Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Design Team Members

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Welcome to the Copic Family!

It has been a while since we added anyone new to the Copic team, and so it is with great excitement that we are pleased to announce TWO new designers to the Copic Papercrafting Team:
Congrats!! We are so happy to have these talented ladies sharing their skills with those of you who are craving more wonderful projects and ideas for using Copic Markers.

And, if that news wasn't good enough, we are celebrating with some amazing giveaways...

Please visit Cindy & Michele's blogs for a chance to WIN a new Copic Carry Case! Read their blog post, leave a comment, welcome them to the Copic team, and you will be entered to win a case.

Cindy Lawrence
Michele Boyer

But while you are here on my blog, leave a comment on today's post and let me know:

What is your favorite Copic skin color combo?

I am giving to THREE lucky winners, two rolls of the popular XPress-It double sided tapes. Each winner will receive one roll of the unique 1/4" foam tape, and one roll of our regular double-side tape. (Contest only open to US and Canada). Please make sure I have a way to reach you, a valid e-mail address or blog site, as it is hard for me to find winners sometimes.

Winners from my blog will be announced Monday. March 5th

To celebrate, this weekend all of our other designers and instructors will also have giveaways, so check them out. Some will be celebrating today, some tomorrow, so check both days.

Sherrie Siemens
Colleen Schaan
Debbie Olson
Lori Craig
Sharon Harnist

Again, we are really looking forward to working with Michele and Cindy, and we thank you for helping us give them a warm welcome to the team!

137 comments:

ednamburgess said...

My favorite skin colors are almost always Y000, Y00 and Y02. Once in a while I try something new but always come back to these. If they look to light, I go over them again to add a little more color. Thanks for all your interesting articles. edna

Swr4him said...

I like E11,E13, and E15. I have not tried this tape and it would be wonderful to receive some. lol

Carol L said...

I usually use the E00, E000, R0000 and a dab of R00 on the cheeks with a colorless blender, but I experiment with other colors too, depending on the image.
Thanks for the chance to win this awesome-looking foam tape! There is a serious need for this product and I'm glad to see it's readily available now!
cbacres at comcast dot net

wings love'n crafts said...

Marianne.. I truly believe that you made the right choice, Cindy and Michelle are great!!!

I'm looking forward to use the tape!

thanks!

slbela59 said...

I use E50, E51, E53 alot. I haven't tried this tape but would like to. thanks for the chance to win!!

Bonnie Brown said...

My favorite skin colors are E000, E00, E02, R20. Love my COPICS!!!!

wings love'n crafts said...

uuppss... I forgot to answer the question... I only paint anything but skin.... I'm scared to do it.... I tried once and the little girl looked like she just came out from a tanning salon!

Marge said...

One of the first Copics I bought was "Skin White" (E00), but I soon learned it was too dark. Now I use E0000 & E000 and a bit of E00, but I'm so far from a good artist and skin is something I usually avoid coloring! Anxious to try this new tape!!!

Clare said...

Hello! I like the skin to be a little more "rosey-cheeked", so I use R00 Pinkish White, R01 Pinkish Vanilla, R20 Blush and V000 Pale Heath.
Thanks for the chance to win some of this fab tape!

C2 said...

I like E000, E00, E11, E93 for skin colors, although I occasionally branch out to others.

Susie said...

E00, E21, V01

Ellen said...

My favorite skin combo is EOOO,EOO, EO1 and R20. I love my Copics!! Thanks fro the chance to win!

goodie girl said...

I am new to copic. This is helpful to read. I have E00 and E02.

LaJanette said...

My FAVE color combos are YR01, E00, E000 and after the Intermediate class I am finding myself adding BV00 a whole lot:0) I really like the peachyness of the YR01 on my skin tones; makes me think of young and vibrant skin.

What great fun news for the two ladies:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Donna said...

I ran into a tutorial for coloring skin on someone's blog and that's what I've done every since. I know that I need to branch out but here's what I use: Y00, E00, and R20. Thanks for the chance towin!

fantastik_rose said...

my dream is to use copic markers $_$
but i use on the run and i take them with me every where i go " i like to draw fast thing all the time
i like to make a tower with them and see the beautiful colors >____< i wanna win plz i need them !!

Lisa Lynne said...

I usually use E000, E01, and E02 with a little R20 for cheeks or lips.
You've chosen 2 great new team members. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Dawn said...

I think I usually use E00 and E000 with a little pink on the cheeks, but I'm usually coloring old people (I love the golden oldies stamps)!!

Alyssa S said...

I usually use E000, E00, E02, E11 and a little R20 on the cheeks. So excited for these ladies! They are extremely talented!

Paper Scraps N More said...

Since I am so new to copics I dont' now the combinations but I am simply loving that everyone shared so now I need to run to the store, buy some more copics and try these out. Thanks for this oppurtunity

Cyndie said...

Oh goodie! My favorite skin combo is R00, E00, and E11! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carrie said...

My favorite skin color combo has been e000, e01, e11 or e0000, e00, e02

Jill Angel said...

Welcome to the new DT members. i like E00, E000 and some R20 most of all but I try alot of new stuff.
Jill
Jilliree@aoldotcom

jennifer said...

I like to use YR00, E00, E51 and E93. great giveaway! queendragonfairie at yahoo.com

Vallarie Clegg said...

I've taken one copic class and that was on skin color and hair...so I've only tried E000, E00, E11 and R20...I took this class a couple of weeks ago so I'm sooo new at it. But then, I only bought my first copics a few weeks before that...hehehe I'm so hooked! scrappinvall.blogspot.com

Carol said...

I usually use E11, E01, E00, with R20 for cheeks. I haven't tried the tape so would love to win some.

Susan Goodell said...

For skin tones I usually use E000, E000, E00, and R01. Thanks for sharing all the great tips you do.

LauraLee said...

I am new to copics... so right now I really like combining E00, E01, E11.

lauraleelien at yahoo

sandy said...

My favorite skin colors are E00, E11 and E15 with RV21 for cheeks. Thanks for the chance to win this really neat looking tape. Sandy

Leanne said...

Oh fun stuff, and my skin color combo are E00 E50 E11, unless I go darker, but that is my fav. Have a great day....awesome prizes!

marose6@comcast.net said...

I use E00, E11, E15 with R20 for cheeks if its young skin I use a little R000 it give the skin a pink tint. This new tape looks like it will good to try!

Kate Stockman said...

I'm new to copics so this is a question I would like the answer to.

Jenskaroo said...

I like to use E50 & E51. I usually add in R20 for the cheeks :-)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I like E00, E000, and E11

Wendy said...

Good afternoon Marianne!! My favorite skin color combo is E000, E00, E11 and BV00!! Thanks to you, the BV00 came in to play!!!
wendyjo72@gmail.com

Bella said...

my favorites are E00, E50, E23, E55, and R00

Jan Castle said...

I experiment...depending on who I am coloring...asian, caucasian, etc. Really don't know what combo is best for a particular race...would love a tutorial on that! Thanks for the chance to give that interesting looking tape a try - I use pop up tape a lo!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

kim.scrapper said...

My favorite I have been using is E0000, E000, E00 and R20. Thanks, Kim (kim.scrapper@yahoo.ca)

Brenda Lee said...

Well, coloring skin and hair is where I need the most help!!! I have used E000, E00, and E02 as a combo. I also like YR0000, YR000, and YR00.

Colleen said...

I don't own any copic markers as yet but the case looks like it really would be pretty handy to have
ColleenB.

Trisha said...

I guess I do not have a favorite skin color combo yet. I bought the skin tone color set and am still not quite happy with it. Thanks for the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Jill said...

Well let's just say I haven't really tired to color skin--I'm afraid I'll mess it all up. Maybe I will get some tips from the others answering this question.

Carol Meadows said...

I like to use E00, E000, E02 and R20 for skin. Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Judy Cook said...

I use E00 and E11 a lot. Probably because I'm not sure what else to use.

Cheryl said...

My favorite is E21, E00, E000 with R20 & R30 on the cheeks.

Thank you for the chance to win!


email: shestamps11-blogs(at)yahoo(dot)com

marymac said...

I prefer E00, E000, After reading the other coments I think these may be a popular choice.

Bonnie said...

I avoid skin. Don't know how to make it come out looking like skin.

Brenda S said...

My favorite skin colors are E00 and E50.
bks0610@comcast.net

Judy DiScipio said...

I use E0000, E000, E00 and R20...but am always looking for alternatives. Would love to win the tape. It sounds like a must have. :)

JerilynnO said...

I don't have any good skin combos yet. That is what I need the most help with. I would love a nice honey brown combo for a set of gorgeous ethnic stamps I got from Rubberneckers a couple of years ago and I'd love a great suggestion of what to get in the fleshy tones and the best "cheek" colors and how to blend them.

Heidi said...

I usually use E00 or E000, E20, R20 -- but I'm always open to new ideas!!

Unknown said...

My go-tos are E0000 and E000. I need to expand my skin horizons.

Kimberly S. said...

My favorite combo for skin is E000, E00, E01, and a little E11, and a dash of RV10 for the cheeks. I haven't tried this tape, but I'd love to! Thank you for the chance to win!!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

E00, E01 and E011. I don't have to many, buying a few at a time. Thanks

CLM-cindylu2u said...

ooops, just in case forgot to leave my Email
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Lori Barnett said...

amazing news!!! love both of those ladies work! my fav skin color usually starts with E000 or E50 and then a couple up from those :) Actually depends on what color I'm gonna do the hair.

featheredheaven said...

Lately,I have been playing with Copics E11,E00,E000 for skin color. It's not the only combo I have been practicing with. Practice makes perfect!
Thanks!
Sue O

neddgirl said...

I just started using Copics and don't have a favorite yet.

Rebecca
brrck@yahoo.com

Tiffany said...

I like E000, E00, E11, and R20 for skin tones!
tiffany dot wan at gmail dot com

joy said...

I used E11 and E00. I know I need to add more color variety and look forward to learning more.

Die Cut Lady said...

I love anything purple for flowers they are so pretty.Thanks for all of the great info!

Tracy said...

I had just found your blog through 2 peas on a discussion about Copics and what could ruin your tips. And someone posted a link to your blog.
I have been checking out your posts for the last hour!!!
My go to colours for skin are E0000, E000, and E11.
I need to experiment with other colours though. Great question.

zehra said...

I don,t own comics but love dark color skin shades

Simply Sandy said...

My favorite skin colors are E000, E00, and E02.

Vicki Sopcak said...

When coloring Flesh Tones I tend to favor: E00, E11, E31, E33

Shelly Koskinen said...

EOO, E11, and E13 are favorites. There are so many to choose from...it's hard to narrow it down.

Denise Bryant said...

Have not done much yet with skin tones, but I have E00 and E51 and R11 for a bit of blush. I need some tutorials!
DeniseB

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a great giveaway!

I'm so new to Copic coloring--I literally bought 65 in Dec. and used them for the first time last month! I will be bookmarking this post so I know what skin color combos to use! LOL! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Candy said...

E000, E00, E11 and R20 for blush on cheeks and lips

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Will really I'm new at this.. very new ... so a favorent is not the question is more like what do I have.....!E000 E11 and E30.
But need help

Karen W said...

Fantastic give a way and wonderful hop, my favorite skin color is E00 skin white, I use it all the time. I have almost all of the copics and love them!!!

Lisa H. said...

my go-to skin color combo I got from Sherrie....E51, E21, E33.....with a touch of Salmon pink to the cheeks. thanks for a chance to win and LOVE the two new additions to the team...great picks!

Evette K. said...

Newbie here...need all the help with how to use Copic markers. I have about twenty of them. Know I want and NEED more!!! LOL As for the tape I love the sounds of it as I use a lot of tape. I make alot of things needing this type of tape. Thanks for the chance of winning. ekc

Julia said...

Would love to try the tape. Just started using copics and I love them already!

Carla S. said...

Thanks for the chance to win the tape! My favorite skin combo is E000, E00, E11 and a little R20 for the cheeks.

Lucy Chesna said...

E00, E21, V01
Thanks

Angie said...

Newbie here! I haven't tried skin color yet! I can't wait to get some markers though!!!! I have a yellow, green and blender right now!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

I have a bunch of Copics (probably 100 or so), but really don't know how to use them. I can take tips from the other commenters, as I haven't really used mine for skin yet.
Thanks for the chance to win.

ellen a said...

if i have to do skin tone, I usually reach for E00, E01,E02. Sometimes i'll try to add Vo1 or BV00 or R20. Not really a skin colourer

Marina said...

I'm so new to Copics that I don't have my favorite skin combination. In fact I don't even have enough practice to color skin :)
Thanks for the chance to win.

lainey said...

It depends on what type of face I'm coloring (human or animal) but I usually use E00, E30 or E50. I like to add a little pink for the cheeks and use R20 or R81.

Cheryl Winget said...

Usually, E00, E000 & some R0000 seem to work okay, but I'd love to learn to use other colors. Skin is tough to color realistically! Cheryl W

Diana C. said...

My favorite skin color combo is 000, E00, E02. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Brenda said...

My favorites are E00 & E01 with a little E000 E00 & E01 too.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I'm Causasian so I use mostly E00, 21 with E93 for cheeks. And E04 for lips

lindagrady said...

My usual favorite skin colors are E000, E00, E02, R20. I struggle sometimes with getting the colors to blend the way I like them to.
mlgrady@peoplepc.com

KarenH said...

Congratulations Cindy and Machele!
I am still new at sken colors, so I am learning.
KarenH

Flo - Sweetideas said...

I like to use E11 E00 E000 with R20 for the cheeks.

Lili said...

My favorite skin colors are E000, E00, E11 and R20. I love my copics! Thanks for the chance of win.
Congratulations on the new team members! What a great team you all are.

Stephanie said...

I use E0000, E000, and E00 for skin and add more of E000 at cheek areas after the area has dried. Nice to hear that you have two added people to your design team.

Geri said...

E00 and E11 are the only two face colors that I have so I guess they would be my favorites! I also use R02 for the cheeks! The new team members are an awesome choice. Thanks for a chance to win a great prize.

smahrty said...

If i actually knew what i was doing i could tell you my fave skin combo. i usually will google it and review tutorials.

lennie said...

I have yet to use my copic markers on skin! I like flowers!

DJreflections said...

I like to E000 and E00 and the R00 too. I need to expand my copic collection.

digirl said...

loved seeing the comments from everyone else- I am going to try some of the combos listed-- I like 33,35,53. I am LOVING the LEvel 2 guide-- just arrived in the mail- love the CD so I can practice your images! Brilliant idea!!! Hoefuly I will have time this weekend to really practice! thanks, Diane

jonim52 said...

My favorite skin colors are E000, E00, E11 and a dash of R02.

Heidi said...

I've been using E000, E00, E11 and R20 for skin tones. I'm open to trying different combinations but that's my go to combo.

Heidi from smileyguydesigns

A Crafty Person said...

My skin combo of choice would be E00, E000 and E02. Thank you for the chance to win some great new tape.

cathyellie said...

To be honest I am a copic newbie and have just completed my first copic class, so I am just going by my color chart E000, E00, E11. I am SO IN LOVE with the copic markers!

Corinne said...

My favorite combo is E000, 00, 01, 11
Thanks for the chance to win...
Hugs

purplemel said...

I love them all but the B00 B02 B04 B05 I think are my most fav Love your articles TFS
purplemel2@yahoo.ca

Margaret said...

I tend to go with E50, E51, and E53 for my skin tones. I'm really looking to branch out though and try some other combos.

marthacreates said...

My favorite combo is E51, E53 and
E55 for hair coloring.
Would love to try out the new tape!

Hugs,
Martha H.

DistinctiveLMNts said...

I usually use E000,E00,E01, RV10 for lips and cheeks
Thanks for offering a giveaway.

Gale said...

Easy E00, E02, E51, E53

Nancy said...

Wow, there are a lot of different color combos for skin - many that I hadn't even thought of! The colors that I use the most (right now) are: E000, E00,E01, E02, R20 (for the cheeks) I may add a little E11 in the shaded areas.

Carly said...

skin ... well I generally use E000, E00 and E02 .... It works for me ... and hey if it ain't broke don't fix it :) Or maybe I'm just afraid to try new things LOL

Cheryl O said...

My most frequent colors are: E000, E00, E11, and depending on the hair color E13. I'll also use R20 for shading the cheeks and also sometimes use E04 (a tip I got from "guess who's" blog or given on SCS). Adds just that right hint of shading to the face.......

Thanks for the chance to win the tape, looks really cool!

Cheryl O said...

Oops, I forgot to ask you, would you suggest some skin colors for Asian skin? I have need for those skin tones and they never seem to be shown any where, and I'm having difficulty creating them.

Thank you, Marianne.......

Donna said...

My old standby is E000, E00, & E11, with R20 for blush. Sometimes it looks a little dark for what I'd like, but other combo's just haven't worked for me. I may try some of the combo's others have posted though. Thanks!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

To be honest, I've never really tried coloring skintones. So I don't have a favorite combination.

Kim Kelley said...

I am constantly trying new ones. But my go to is Eoo, E11 and E13.

Dana said...

Two fabulous ladies added to the team. My favorite skin combo is E13, E11, E00 with a touch of E93. I'm loving using E70 as a light "eye shadow" on the eye.

FrancineB said...

I wouldn't consider it my favorite, just the one I've been working with the longest is E11, E13, and E15.

Linda S said...

I seem to use E00 and E02 all the time. Thanks for the chance to win!

kacee said...

Hmm> I don;t really know what I use because I just keep working at it till it looks like what I want! I color mostly flowers so I am not a good one to answer this question.

d'Dragon said...

I don't yet have any favorites for skin colors that I've developed myself, just trying out different combos from tutorials online; example: E57, E74 & E35 for African-American, E000, E11 & E13 + R20 for Caucasian, E13, E35 & E21 for Latino.

Diane said...

I like E50, E21 and E33 for skin color. Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway.

ddlady said...

Marianne, I have a set of 6 skin tones (E00,E11,E13,E15,E18 & R20). I haven't done any experimenting with them yet. I really should take a class. Thank you for the chance to win some of the tapes!

OwnedbyCritters said...

I like starting with a nice saturation layer of colourless blender, then add in either R0000, YR0000, or E0000 to set in my pale highlights. From there, I like deepening the tones with E00, E02, E51, or R30. For shading, so much depends on direct or reflected lighting, but I really like combining the caucasian skintones with a BV or V series, since it provides such a contrast and looks good for deep shadow.

luvthatstampin said...

I love reading all these comments. Some of the skin combinations are really cool. I use EOOO and EOO, with E11. When in doubt, I go to Suzanne Dean's suggestions for combinations.

Stampin_melissa said...

I usually start with E00 and E02, however I have recently bought E51 and E53.

mikki said...

My favorite skin combo is E11,21 and 00. Works for lighter african american skin tones as well as tanned caucasian tone.

Lorraine said...

I think my go to colors for skin are E000, E00 and E11. But would love to try different combos!

Linda said...

My new fav skin combination is e50,e21,e33,e93and e04

Cathy Y said...

One I use a lot is E00, E02, with RV10 for cheeks.

JoAnne said...

My favorite is almost always E50, E51,, E53 with a touch of R20. I just completed a wonderful class with Jennifer Dove here in Phoenix and she introduced me to many other color combinations that I am experimenting with. Thanks for all the teaching, sharing and inspiration. Your work is wonderful!

BethMcBeth said...

I always enjoy adding YR68 to every skin tone combo. I gives it a bright or more fleshly feel to the skin. Otherwise I usually pile on some E00. E02 and then some #51 followed by other reds and browns.

Sue D said...

I usually use E00 E21 and E31 with RV 21 for cheeks.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Susan said...

Since I started following your blog, I've learned SO much about coloring...of course it's only a drop in the bucket of knowledge I'd love to have!! Can't wait to try that new foam tape!!

Beate said...

That is very exciting that Cindy and Michele join the team. They are both so amazingly talented. No need to enter me in the drawing. I just wanted to say hi.
Favorite skin color combos:
E0000, E00, E01
E00, E01, E11
E50, E51, E53.....all with a dash of BV00
:)

Hugs and smiles

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

I owuld love to try this tape. My fave skin colors are E000, E00 & E002. I haven't ventured more than that.

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh I'm sure I'm too late, but my favorite colors are E13, 11, 01, and 00. Now I'm going to sift through all your comments and see if I can find any new interesring combo's to use. :) Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration!
hugs, Sharon

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh and forgot to say a huge congrats to Cindy and Michele! What awesome additions!!!!
hugs, Sharon

Debora said...

I've only colored about 15 stamped images and my fav is E000,E00,E11. But Sunday night my E00 ran dry. I just bought it this past November. So now I'm using E50,E01,E13
Any idea of why my marker ran dry so soon? That's not normal right?
Would love to win the tape and can't wait to get my copy of the new Copic book.

7daysofdoodles said...

My favorite skin tones are:
Y000, E000, E00, E02 & R20. I am looking forward to learning more this weekend at my intermediate class.

BMXMOM said...

I have not tired this tape. Thank you for all your articles. I look forward to reading them. I have been reading them for along time. And have really helped with coloring & etc. Thanks.