Copic Blog Hop!

October 19, 2012 |  by  |  Announcements, Copics

Good morning and welcome to a very special blog hop!  I am excited to announce my participation and publication in the new Copic Coloring Guide, Level 3: People!

Authors Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker have partnered up again with the team at Annie’s and some of the most talented artists and designers in the industry to bring you a quality publication packed full of techniques, theory, tutorials, and inspiration.  The 64-page book is the next step in the Coloring Guide series, offering information and educational material for crafters of all skill levels.

From the how and why behind picking colors and coloring skin to the tips and techniques for coloring hair to the helpful hints on how to create realistic looking clothing and fabric, this book presents information in an easy-to-follow format.

An included CD contains all of the hand-drawn images used in the tutorial section of the book, along with the assembly instructions for all of the projects, and a number of blank reference charts.

Each participating designer is hopping today to give you a peak at their favorite project from the book – and a chance to WIN your own autographed copy!
Here is one of the projects I have in the new book, the beautiful stamp is from A Day For Daisies.

To help kick off the celebration of the new book… each designer on the hop is giving away an autographed copy of the book…signed not only by Colleen and Marianne, but by the individual designer too!  Please comment on this post for your chance to win your copy of mine!  Commenting will be closed midnight Friday October 26.  Winners will be announced on the individual designer’s blog.


Jane Allen
Melissa Andrew
Michele Boyer
Jennifer Dove
Beate Johns
Sharon Harnist
Melanie Holtz
Michelle Houghton – You are here 🙂
Debbie Olson
Claudia Rosa
Colleen Schaan  
Marianne Walker
Can’t wait for your copy?

Copic Coloring Guide Level 3: People is now available at many stamping and scrapbooking stores. Visit your local store today and ask about availability.  It is also sold through the Annie’s catalog, accessible online at Annie’s.

For those of you visiting my blog for the very first time please consider subscribing to my mailing list over at the right.  I only send out about 4-5 notes a year announcing the on-line classes I am teaching and the projects I am involved in like this amazing blog hop! In January I will be teaching a new Copic Ink Effects class and you could be one of the first to hear about it and get in on the early bird deal!


  1. Such a sweet image and your coloring is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

    • Michelle
      As a new comer to card making it is great to have people willing to put their creative talent out there to teach others. Thanks for this. For those of us learning to see shading, your work on your blog and in the book will help us learn, will help us create beautiful cards and images and will ultimately help us enjoy our craft even more. Can’t wait to see the book

  2. This will be such an excellent resource. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Thanks for the opportunity to add this volume. Your card is a perfect mother/daughter card.

  4. WOW…stunning image and colouring…love it..tfs

  5. great idea for a book and what a sweet image you have colored.

  6. I would love a copy of this book. It would be so helpful.

  7. Stunning coloring and incredible layout!

  8. Hello!

    What a pretty card – your coloring is lovely! I have this paper and the creative way in which you used it as a frame for the image is wonderful and an inspiration! Wishing you a happy weekend!


    Barbara Diane

  9. Super super card, love the soft coloring. I hope to win a copy of this book, awesome set of atists

  10. You have such a sweet and soft style… just gorgeous! It was a joy to work with you on this project!

  11. Wow! I’m so excited about this new book! Thanks for the opportunity to win an autographed Copy!

  12. Just beautiful!! I love your coloring.. the colors you chose. Its just wonderful! Thanks for the amazing opportunity!

  13. I love the soft look of your coloring…Beautiful!! Congrats!

  14. Dang girl, love the shading you gave the woman’s back and her hair.
    Have a gerat weekend!
    Hugs and smiles

  15. Your colouring is just absolutely stunning! I have to have a copy of that book, but I just checked on and it’s not out in the UK until March 1st 2013!!! Argh! Keeping fingers crossed I win a copy from this blog hop.

  16. This is such a gorgeous card!!!! I love the romantic colours and your colouring is beautiful! Hugs, Brigitte

  17. First of all I love the image you used in the work that was selected! Such a heart string tugging image and then you’ve so brought it to life! Thanks for the chance at winning a little help in the colouring sphere!

  18. Awe….this card reminds me of my mom. Congrats on your name in lights. Thank you for a chance to win this publication with your beautiful work so nicely displayed.

  19. Beautiful card! Such a lovely image!


  20. Awe! Love this. This is me with one of my Grandchildren! Hope I win one of these books. Great job!

  21. Precious image. I love spending reading with grandchildren. I should could use this valuable resource in perfecting hair, skin, and realistic looking clothing.
    “Easy to follow”. That is what I need!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book

  22. Congratulations & Beautiful, I love the Copic Coloring books, and would love to add this one to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  23. Beautiful card and coloring. Thanks for the chance to win the new book

  24. This new coloring book is, from what I can see, a must have. I have so been in awe looking at the samples on this blog hop. Your card is lovely, and your coloring is fab. All of you ladies are such artists. Great work.

  25. Caryn S. (Scrapnsing)

    What an amazing stamp image. I love how you colored the hair, that is one of my big sticking points. I cannot wait to see this book!

  26. Oh what a pretty card. Thanks for the opportunity!!!!

  27. Love all the wonderful posts and coloring techniques because everyone colors differently. Hair and skin are the two most difficult and I am so looking forward to getting my hands on this book! Thank you for the opportunity.

  28. Good post, thanks) Hello from Russia 🙂

  29. What a beautiful image, and it’s so perfectly colored. I would love to win an autographed copy of this book so I can learn the shading and be able to do such fine coloring.

  30. Since I’ve had my copics I’ve been amazed at what I have achieved but hair is something I find a challenge so I would love this book so I can discover the right techniques.

  31. Fabulous! Most of the Copic-colored images I’ve seen have been in the big-eyed children style. This one is so different and so beautiful! I become more and more impressed with this book as I see the many different types of images that are included for instruction. I sure appreciate you folks.

  32. Beautiful card, Love the soft coloring!! Thanks for the Chance to win!!


  33. Waw great coloring and a lovely image. hugs! Mojca

  34. spectacular coloring…would love to win this book…thanks for the chance!

  35. What a beautiful card. I love the shading you did on the womans back. Thanks for a chance to win.

  36. great card, thanks for the chance to win x

  37. What a neat image! I love it and in so impressed with the highlighting in their hair! Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. I love your technique! I would really love to see more of these fantastic projects from Copic! Congrats to all the girls!

  39. I’m a huge fan of A Day for Daisies and this image is lovely. And your coloring perfect. Thanks so much for an opportunity to win the book.

  40. I love the soft colors and look. I would love to learn the light touch you gave this card. Great looks. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book

  41. I can’t wait to get my own copy!

  42. Thanks for a chance to win level three I have one and two and really enjoy them Enjoy Your work

  43. What a sweet image and your coloring is awesome.
    Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  44. Wow, this is stunning, love it congrats and thanks for a chance to win

  45. Oh, I would love to win a copy of this book!

  46. lovely….and congrats on the book!

  47. Gorgeous!!! The coloring is amazing from the color choices to the shading of each object. Thank you very much for the chance at winning a copy of this book.

  48. So soft and beautiful. What a great image. I love your card. Thanks so much showing it to us. I can see why this would be one of your favorites. I would love to win the Copic book. There is so much to learn with these markers.

  49. What a cozy loving card. I have quite a few markers now and could really use some expert tips on coloring.

  50. Is this the sweetest image or what?!! Beautiful job!!

  51. Love your coloring! I’d lvoe to win this book.

  52. I really love this Day for Daisies stamp but never quite get the hair done right. Your coloring is amazing.

  53. What a beautiful card for someone to recieve. I’m sure a very touching moment for allot of moms out there!

  54. What a beautiful card. Thanks for a chance to win the book.

  55. Wow, that is so beautiful, love your coloring

  56. I love these guides…and have been waiting on this one! I really would like to win a copy.

  57. Awesome card!!! A day for Daisies have such wonderful images and you made the image even more beautiful!

  58. what a lovely image …..

    and your colouring is so beautiful.

    thank you for the chance to win a copy of the new book!

    xoxo Carly

  59. I really love this image x

  60. What a fun image and gorgeous coloring. Congrats on being featured. I love the inspiration!

  61. I love the water colour effect you have created, my copic colouring is always so bright. I did not realise you could get this look with Copics. Thankyou for sharing and for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  62. How beautiful! Coloring images with large open areas like this are so hard for me. I can’t wait to check out the book to see how you did this. Congrats on the publication!

  63. This book will help improve my coloring so much. Thanks for a chance to win.

  64. Great coloring. I am amazed at the coloring of their hair and the way you colored the her back. I have so much to learn.
    God bless,

  65. Congratulations on being published. Your coloring is spectacular. I can’t wait to get the book, but thanks for the chance to win an autographed copy. I have the first two, so to get this one from you would make my day.
    Hugs, Patricia

  66. Love your work! I will be following!

  67. What a lovely card the thought behind this is so great….and so different from the others. As a teacher I think this is wonderful Mom and daughter reading together Thanks so much for sharing it

  68. Wow, such a beautiful card. Love the image, and your coloring is fabulous. Congrats on your publication, and thanks for the chance to win!

  69. What a beautiful image, and what a beautiful, delicate job you did of the coloring!

  70. love your work can’t wait to get this bok

  71. Wow, what a change from the other images. The colouring is so soft and subtle. While the wide eyed images are all the rage, it is refreshing to see something a little different.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win an autographed copy of the new Copic book!!

  72. Such a cute card and lovely use of color. Thank you

  73. So beautiful!

  74. What a gorgeous image Michelle! I love all the hair and back ground details! Congrats on your publication!

  75. Your card is gorgeous! I love how you created a watercolored feel using the Copics. Thank you for the chance to win your autographed copy.

  76. Such a tender moment portrayed so beautifully

  77. Congrats on getting published. What a sweet image and a great job on coloring. I would LOVE to own this book so I can improve my coloring!!

  78. What a beautiful card. I love how you colored the how and the high lights. I have a long way to go.

  79. Congrats on being published in the book, your card is so beautiful and the coloring looks great, can’t wait to learn how you made it look water colored! Thanks for the chance to win!

  80. Beautiful image. I have the other two books and would love to win a copy of this one. Congrats on making the cover.

    gjrmjw at msn dot com

  81. Thanks so much for the chance to win this book! I am new to Copics, but love them so much already!

  82. A very subtle image and coloring on your card. Thanks for the chance to win.

  83. Lovely card Michelle..thanks for sharing and the chance to win this informative book!
    Paper Hugs,

  84. What a beautiful card, your coloring is amazing. Love it. Thanks for the chance to win.


  85. I think you did a great job on your card. Everyone’s contribution to the book is fabulous and I can’t wait to start coloring!

  86. Hoping to win….thanks for the chance.

  87. Congrats!! What a sweet image! I love your card design and colors. Thanks for a chance to win!

  88. Oh, I love your image. That is a company I had not heard of, but will check it out! Lovely coloring.

  89. Michelle, I have had so much fun following you around. So glad to see your work in this book and certainly not surprised. Beautiful!

  90. Beautiful coloring! Congrats on being published. Thanks for the opportunity to win a gook I could really use. I need help with my coloring with Copics.

  91. So totally different than all the rest, I love your shading.

  92. Love the soft colouring of that image. Thanks for chance of winning the book.

  93. The coloring is so delicate and perfect for the image. A well deserved spot in the book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  94. This looks so delicate and beautifully shaded 🙂 thanks for the chance

  95. What a sweet card. The coloring is soft and subtle. Reminds me of my sister with her daughters. So lovely!

  96. Congratulation!!! Such beautiful coloring!!!!! love this image….thanks for sharing…

  97. Love this sweet image and the coloring is wonderful. Really looking forward to adding this book to my collection.

  98. Congrats !!!!

    Adorable. The book will be great, but signed will be terrific, good-luck everyone.

  99. Congratulations on being picked for the book. Love how all your colors blend so nicely. You picked a very nice image. Thanks for the chance to win a signed copy.

  100. So lovely. 🙂 Tammy’s images lend themselves to beautiful coloring. Congratulations on making the book!

  101. Love the coloring of the lady’s hair; I can see why you were selected to be published in Copic’s 3rd book, which I would like to win.

  102. such a cute image. I love your shadin looks great. Thankyou for the opportunity to win a copy of such a helpful and inspiring book


  103. Love the card and your coloring is so subtle. How exciting to be chosen to participate in the book, your talent and style show you are one of the best.

  104. So exciting! I can hardly wait to get the book let alone an autographed copy! I’m swooning!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer Ferrell

  105. This is such a soft, almost watercolored look, that is so sweet and lovely! Congrats on being published. Thank you also for the chance to win the autographed book.

  106. Beautiful, delicate, touching. You’ve captured the essence of this stamp. Lovely papers used. TFTOTW!

  107. Your design exudes the feeling of togetherness with someone special – there’s nothing more beautiful than the love of a mother and child. I look forward to learning more about how you colored the image. Best wishes for this and future publishings.

  108. This is gorgeous! Your colors are amazing.

  109. Wow….it reminds me of a painting! The coloring is perfect! Congrats!!

  110. Fantastic card. Congrats on being featured in the magazine.

  111. What a soft and beautiful card!! It looks watercolored: it’s nice to see Copics used in a different way! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  112. Well what can I say, but my daughter is one amazing artist. I would love this book just to have her “published” work! As always, I am blown away by your talent Punkin!

  113. I’d love to win a copy. I need to work on my hair colouring.

  114. Love your card – the design and colors are gorgeous!

  115. Wow I’d be THRILLED to win a copy of the new book. I can never stop learning how to use those copics!
    thanks for a chance to win. Your coloring is AWESOME on this card.

  116. Your coloring is beautiful! Congrats on being published…what an honor! Patty

  117. Love your shading on the woman’s back and how well you really made them “life like”! Congratulations and would love to win this book!

  118. wow, what great color tones you have. just gorgeous. congrats on being featured. love the layers too.

  119. Beautiful card! love the paper you used!

  120. Beautiful card! I love that image; it’s so sweet!

  121. I’m a big fan of A Day For Daisies. Love the flow of lines in her images which sometimes I find dificult to color but you have done a fabulous coloring this image. Thank you for the opportunity to win this guide.

  122. Very precious image and card. Congrats on your publication in the book. Also, thanks for offering a chance to win a book.

  123. Congratulations! Your coloring is just amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  124. What a beautiful image and card! New to comics so would love to win! Thanks for the chance

  125. Sweet card. Great coloring, you did such a great job. Thanks.

  126. Congrats on your publication Michelle. That is awesome!!! 🙂

  127. Congrats on being published with this beautifully colored image.
    I would love to win your copy.

  128. Great card! thanks for the chance to win!

  129. Lovely coloring! Already purchased the book, but would love to win a signed copy!

  130. Great coloring. Would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks

  131. Aw, that image is sweet! This is the first image on the blog hop that I haven’t recognized — I love that I’m seeing some new images/artists as well as some I have seen and admired before. I like how soft the coloring is on yours, too. It’s great to see such beautiful, contrasting styles among the contributors! The book must be great with such talented artists contributing!

  132. Such a beautiful image, so beautifully coloured. Love your make. Jen x

  133. Cute card! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this oh-so-awesome book!!!

  134. Great job on the book! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of it.

  135. Love your card..thank you for the chance to win!

  136. Love the artwork. Can’t wait to get the book!

  137. What a great card! As I go from blog to blog, this book keeps getting better and better. Congratulations on you inclusion in the book. I love your background for the blog.

  138. Great Card ~ Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book full of great coloring techniques.

  139. Great card and giveaway!

  140. It never ceases to amaze me the different looks you get with Copics — your card is soft and oh so lovely!

  141. Your coloring is just amazing! Thanks so much for sharing all your talents with us. I can’t wait to get the book!
    Keep creating!

  142. I would love a chance to win the book. I have enjoyed taking all of your classes.

  143. Have one and two coloring books…must have three too. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  144. What a precious image; need all the coloring help I can get, so I’d be thrilled to win this book!!!

  145. Love your card and the feel of the image. It looks like you sketched this as they were in front of you. Adorable!

  146. CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING PUBLISHED!! YOur card is beautiful!


  147. This is such a sweet image and really beautiful card. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of what is sure to be an amazing resource for coloring!

  148. Adorable and I haven’t seen this image before, very peaceful, just what I could do with, some meee time. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Hugs Tracy x

  149. I love your coloring! You did such a wonderful job on the hair- how beautiful!

  150. What a lovely image and the coloring is so beautiful!

  151. A huge congrats on being in this book Michelle!!!


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