November 11, 2009

Copic Fun!!

How about a little Copic fun today? First I have a fun new card to show you, then I have some Copic prizes to talk about. Let's get to the card first. Today I've used Karen Lockhart's new Candy Wreath stamp to create a whimsical holiday card. This image is chock full of wrapped peppermint candies. I colored the candy stripes with a Copic Sketch R29 red color and then finished up the twisted wrappers with a Copic Sketch BG11 color. To make the candies shiney, I added Ranger Glossy Accents. My image is cut and layered with Spellbinders Square and Scalloped Square Nesties die templates.
For some fun finishing touches, I cut Papertrey Rustic Snowflake patterned paper into strips and adhered them to my card front at a diagonal....keeping with my peppermint stripes theme. Finally, I took my same R29 Sketch marker and drew a red line down a long strip of white satin ribbon. It looks just like peppermint candy, don't you think? Love that look!
Now for the prizes. Copic has added some new regional certification instructors and is celebrating by giving away prizes on each of the blogs listed below!
Winner gets their choice of either an ABS-1 or any 12 Sketch Colors.
Please leave us a comment letting us know either how you use Copics/which Copic products you use/why you love them or why you wish you had Copics. One winner will be chosen randomly from each blog. In addition, Copic will be reading through the comments as well. From those comments, a few other winners will be selected based on a testimonial that we really like. That person will be contacted to use their story for our CHA booth and they would then be given an equal prize to the random winners. Make your comments good! There will probably be 2 or 3 winners chosen total. These will not be announced right away. The drawing begins on Wednesday, November 11, and ends on Saturday, November 14 at 9pm, CST. Good luck!

You can enter for the prizes by visiting and leaving comments at the following blogs:
me......right here :)

Note: If you left comments on my previous Candy Bar Wrapper post, I will make sure that those get to Marianne also. :)

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TN Granny said...

Congrat's to you, your adorable, talented and will do very well with the Copic's Team.

I resisted Copic's for so long then I bought 25 in a Ebay auction and the 'Obsession' started. I started playing with these and begged everyone I knew for images I could color. That's when I realized you need a special ink for the Copic's images but that didn't stop me I continued coloring and following Marianne's blog. I took certification classes in April just a few weeks after major back surgery. I learned so much in that class just fulfilling my obsession even farther. I now have 169 colors in Sketch, Ciao, Original and I even have one in Wide. I dedicate at least one hour a day to Copic's coloring, blending and technique'. I may not be the best but I love coloring with Copic's and guarentee once you work with them for a while you'll feel the obsession also, I cannot endorse Copic's enough, its the best thing to hit the Craft world.
God Bless,
Jeanine
www.blstamper.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! I have been admiring your colouring and card-making techniques for a long time now. I love the results that can be achieved in colouring with Copics. What a great giveaway!

Melisa Hunter

Mel said...

That card is super cute! Love the candy wreath!

Now for the draw. I use my Copics markers to color my stamps. I love using digital stamps and found that when using a copy printer the ink doesn't bleed.

Lisa Bergeron said...

C is for Colour - and there are so MANY colours in the Copic lines.
O is for Outstanding quality and richness of the colours.
P is for the Pained expression on my husband's face when he sees I bought more markers.
I is for I love Copic markers!
C is for (you guessed it) COPIC - yay Copic!

Candy F. said...

It took me a long time to fall in love with my Copics but after a lot of practice, I started to get the results I was looking for. They are so easy to use once you figure out how to use them. The thing I like the best about them is that there is no streaking when you color. I have a mixture of Original, Ciao, and Sketch markers and find that I like all three types. I would love to try the airbrush system out!

AnnElise R. said...

I think you are amazingly talented and love whenever you post a new image colored with Copics!
I would love to try the coloring techniques out for myself but haven't yet been able to afford any Copics. Thanks for the chance to win some!

yvette said...

I have been resisting Copics but tried them at the summer CHA and loved them. They are like no other marker....So I am hooked....I have been saving to get my first set...Thanks for the opportunity to try to win some!!!!

Julie Batta said...

I don't currently own any copic markers but have been wanting some for quite some time. Too much for me to afford right now. But it would be great to get started on some with this giveaway. You make them look so appealing and fun to play with.

veronica said...

i love the way airbrushing looks. i only have one copic, a med skin tone. and i would love to be able to blend and play with more colors. thanks.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is the BEST!! I can't wait for new posts. I don't currently own any Copics, but would love to have some. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jalayne Kubasta
kubkev@comcast.net

Back Porch Stamper said...

I don't have any Copics yet but they are on my Christmas list. I love the beautiful coloring that people are doing with Copics. I can always tell they were used because the color is so vibrant. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

Cindy said...

I have stamped for years and the copic markers are the 1st time I really wanted get out and color with them all the time. The color is so sharp and the shading you can do looks great. A class is a great place to learn how to use them and to learn different techniques. I am sure I am not done learning and having fun with the copic markers.

Karin said...

I love the look of things colored with Copics. I don't have any...YET! I'm hoping Santa will bring them to me this year!

Rita said...

Copic markers bring back my childhood and the joys of coloring. The sketch markers are a reach away on my craft table. I love how the vibrant colors bring my stamped images to life. Copic markers make it easy to blend and shadow, making me look like an artist! The airbrush system is so easy to use and I love the effects I can create with this tool. Copic markers have been a great investment. I am steadily building my collection and exploring the artistic possibilities with these one of a kind tools.

Mish, your blog is on my must-visit list as you are a neverending source of inspiration. This peppermint candy card is just another brilliant example of your creative genius! Thank you!

Isabel Z said...

Whenever I see a card on a blog that really jumps out at me the thing that I notice first is the coloring. This coloring is always done with Copics and I marvel at the richness and vibrancy of the colors. It's as if I can reach out and touch the image on my computer screen. I also love the blending and shading capability--no streaks! I don't own any Copics yet but they are on my wish list and I look forward to owning a set to create with as well as taking a class to learn how to use them to their fullest potential.

LaurieG said...

It is because of Debbie Olson that I am a Copic lover. I owned a bunch and decided that they just weren't the marker that everyone said they were. I posted on a forum about my dislike of them and Debbie responded very kindly and told me to give them a chance and it took practice. I emailed Debbie several times with questions and she very kindly answered all my questions and every single email I sent her.

I had decided that I was going to sell my markers on an auction site because I just wasn't getting the hang of them. I finally took a class at a local rubber stamp store and it literally changed my stamping life. The woman teacher was so thorough with instructing us about how they work differently from other "typical" markers.

I am so glad that I hung in there and learned how to use them. They are the best thing out there. I am so pleased now with the results that I get with the markers that I have.

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE my Copic Ciao’s. I was introduced to them my by dear friend Kathy one month ago. She MADE me try hers….I had been resisting all weekend at our girls retreat…I was afraid to LOVE them and start a new addiction. Finally she got tired of my drooling over her shoulder at her amazing creations, so she told me to sit down, be quiet (not her exact words), and shoved one in my hand…..oh my, the rest is history. Thanks to her peer pressure…My name is Tracey and I am a Copic lover :)))

Lana said...

I like many others held off getting Copics but then I had one of THOSE days and just jumped in and bought a few online and WOW I am so glad I did. I can now color my art projects almost pain free. Several years ago I hurt my back and found out I had a muscle disease and arthritis and had to quit doing all the things I loved doing and had to find something to keep from going crazy LOL Well you guessed it I found rubber stamping and now I am crazy addicted to it and NOW I have found the Copics and I am over the edge LOL doing what I love doing.
Thank you
Lana Edwards

Maylee said...

I've been using the Sketch for almost a year now and I can't go back to anything else! I'm a card maker and the colors that copics have just makes the images I color come to live! Thank you for a chance to win! I need ALL the colors!

scubasubie said...

Congrats and Hello from Idaho! I LOVE MY COPICS! They make me feel artistic - even when I know I am not. I love how well the colors blend together - and the blender pen is my lifesaver when I go outside the lines. Will never color with anything else ever again!

Sara said...

I have been using copic markers for more than seven years and I am in love with them! The tight seal helps the ink last for a very long time (I am still using some of my first markers, and have not needed to refill them yet). I also really appreciate that copic helps me reduce waste, by providing not just ink refills, but also nib replacements.

Brenda Cook said...

COPIC markers are what creative dreams are made of.

I have been eyeing them for about a year now.

Wish there was someone local that could provide demos and explain their how to effectively use them.

Maybe one day....I will have some Copic markers.

BTW....I do have them on my Santa Wish List!

Brenda Cook
brenda@cardscraps.com

Cammie said...

I use the few Copics I own to color stamped images. Very simply coloring with Copics is fun and relaxing. I enjoy them as much as I enjoyed my box of Crayolas when I was much younger.

Nancy said...

I love the way you colored the candy! I never would have thought to use BG11 for the wrappers. I am learning how to color and blend, as the Copics give me more confidence in my abilities. And now I'm learning about colors, with your help!

Joella said...

What a cute card! I love the effect Copics can have. Right now I only have some pale gray & blue for shadows and pale skin colors for skin. I hope to add to my collection as I learn more!

Liz said...

Love your card! I actually don't have any copics and I've been thinking that it's not going to be much longer until I can't hold out anymore. I love all the projects you ladies do with them and I think the Copics add so much!

stampencamper said...

congratulations on being a regional instructor, your talent, no surprise. I use my copics for creating greeting cards, do not have the airbrush sy. Copics give such a vibrant bending of colors.
I need more copics to play with

Harriet Hensley said...

I love this card.... and I love my copics... I resisted getting them but one day I couldn't resist any longer and broke down and bought some.... I color everyday with them..

Mish Mash you are an inspiration to me and I love all things that you make....

Thanks for opportunity to win some more copics...

Stefanie Staniak said...

I've been hooked on Copic's since my 2009 retreat where I had the opportunity to try all the colors and just play. I took a certification class and haven't looked back since. Marianne's blog has taught me so much that now I too feel like an artist!

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

Congrats! Keeping my fingers crossed for certification in Northeastern Ohio!
I love my Copic Sketch markers and while I only started with a few fleshtones and a blender, my collection keeps on growing.
Copics are most definitely like potato chips or oreos or M&Ms (all good things)--you can't have just one!

Shirley N said...

I love my copic markers! I have both sketch and ciao makers and the Spica glitter pens and I use these to make cards. I have tried so many different coloring mediums and although I have a long way to go to become proficient in it, these markers have proven to be the best choice for me. It is fun to work with and even at the beginner stage that I’m in, this is the first time I am happy with my coloring and feel confident that with more and more practice, I can be even better (whereas with the other mediums I would give up using them very quickly and not even feel motivated enough to continue using). My wish list is very short now—my list from 1 to 10 starts with 1st choice: copics and ends there!

Love your card--beautiful!

Sally said...

I've been buying Copics one at a time for the past several months. But, I know as soon as I take Sally Lynn's class next week, I will be trying to find the best price so I can buy a whole set. Just like your wonderful samples, I always see creations that truly pop because the creator used Copics. The makers and airbrush really add to the final product creating depth, layers, dimension and over the top color. P.S. I am a PTI fan, too. Thanks for all you do to inspire our creativity.

thestampinglady said...

I only have 4 copics and they are not in the same color family, so no blending for me. Being unemployed for a long time now, I would love to win some. I am tired of missing out on the fun.

Your card is spectacular today. It really looks yummy--pun intended.

Karen S said...

I have 2 sets of Ciao markers. I am a demo for The Angel Company and we just started offering these.
Copics make my cards look professional.

Jackie said...

I never thought of doing that with ribbon - what a great idea! I love my Copics and use them all the time. I could use more practice with the shading and blending but sometimes I get lazy and just color like a kindergartner - but even that looks wonderful! I have colored ribbon, gemstones, pearls, silk and paper flowers....they are awesome!

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Kara said...

I love the effect that copics add to a stamped image. My husband finally purchased some for me for my birthday this year and I have since added more to my collection. I just love to blend colors for a realistic look.
Kara

nina said...

Copics are definitely my latest healthy obsession. Well, not so healthy for my wallet, but hey! I get a lot of mileage out of those pens. I love how they blend and how they make images come alive. A colouring trend that is surely here to stay! Oh, and I love your card - and how you customized your ribbon with the Copics. I always wondered if that could be done with Satin ribbon (mostly have seen grosgrain coloured) and now I have my answer!

ana roat said...

I got to use copic markers for the frist time this weekend and they rock big time. I would love to have a set.
Thanks for the chance!
PS the candies look real-awesome little card!

The McCullough Family said...

How fun! I love that Copics step up my coloring to the next level. I only have a couple, but go to them time and again!

Robyn said...

I have just started using copics and I really love the rich, vibrant colors. I enjoy learning new techniques. Now, I just need more markers - I only have 7.

Anne said...

Missy Mish Mash. I feel like I know you. I read your blog every day and miss you when you don't post one. So I read again what you had written. Love, love the Copics. They make me look talented. I am so happy I discovered them. They have found a good home and soon, I hope, will have more to join their little family.

Sue in Grapevine said...

I've just recently started using Copics, but love how they make me look like a super artist even though I'm not!
I had forgotten about using them to color ribbon. Thanks for the reminder.

Ronda C. said...

That card is sooooo cute! I love it! Congratulations! I love Copic Sketch markers. I don't have many, but I am slowly building up my supply. I love your blog and check it daily for inspiration.

Ronda C.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh that card is awesome!!! I only have about three copics. Love them!!

Anonymous said...

I love Copics and hope to win some. My collection is small because of budget limitations, but I buy one when I can and my collection will keep growing. I use them to color stamped images to make cards. Some of my cards have gone to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan so they can send them back to their loved ones. Robin P.

Rhonda said...

I didn't know what a Copic was until I started following the talented bloggers such as yourself. I am now hooked. They make anyone who uses them look great! I have started collecting the Sketch markers.

Thanks so much!

Alexis said...

What a great stamp!!! I have two Copics and they are for shadowing....I would love some more but I am not great at coloring. :)
Thanks for sharing!!!

katrynka said...

I love that wreath, I think the glossy accent really makes it great, and the peppermint strip ribbon is fabulous!

I do not have any Copics yet, and have not yet had a chance to take a class to learn some shading techniques, but I am very eager to try them.

Kathy W said...

I think that Copic markers and Lockhart stamps are a match made in heaven. I really like your wreath card, especially with the Glossy Accents on the candies. I am a Copic sketch marker beginner and got hooked after participating in a make and take with Marianne at our LSS. The markers made me feel successful as an artist, and my images blended so nicely creating such depth that I haven't been able to yet achieve with my colored pencils. My collection of markers is pretty limited, but slowly I add a color here and there as the budget allows. I really appreciate all the blogs who give color tutorial, step by step instructions and the markers used. That really helps a lot! Thanks for the chance to win.

ahuerta said...

I love the look of Copic coloring, shading, blending,and contouring, and I want to be a part of this artistry! They are high quality, long lasting, and provide a stunning effect. They are a great investment for occasional crafters to professional designers. I'd consider myself somewhere in between, so I know I'd benefit from the Copic Effect.

momcgw said...

Wow, great card. Thanks for sharing the opportunity to win some copic products.. I am partial to the sketch markers which I am using. I bought a couple and started to play....needless to say I didn't have a clue how to work them so I took a class....then another, and then another...with each class I got a little more confident and bought more makers....I really love the markers. They produce such wonderful color and I still love how the blender pushes away the color to soften the area you are coloring....what an amazing product you have here...thanks so much for sharing.

AShu93 said...

I like how you did that ribbon! I like how Copics work on so many mediums.

Mary said...

What is better than coloring. Copic Coloring!! There is so much to learn. Different ways to create the look you are going for. i am new to Copics. Only bought my first ones this year. Slowly learning by trial and error. Took my certification class with the best, Marianne Walker, Thank You. I hope to get good enough to teach locally so others can benefit from such a great product. I enjoy using them to color by hand and airbrush. Thank you for such an amazing product.

Mary
http://crafty-cabin.blogspot.com

Andrea M said...

I love my copic markers! They are one of my favorites among my craft supplies. They're so versatile and coloring with them is so much fun. Would love to have the ABS 1 :)

Allison Cope said...

Congrats Michelle! I am a confessed Copic marker addict too! Love 'em! I'm even trying to get some of community scrappers hooked on them! I love my Sketch Copics and my air brush system!

Marge said...

Mish, your card & that RIBBON are fabulous!!! Main reason I purchased my first few Copics: for coloring embellishments -- plain & simple! However, now I'm totally hooked & need many more to enhance my very lacking coloring skills. With all the hints/tips/tutorials and wonderful blog presentations & videos you ladies have provided, I'll be an "artist" in no time! :-)

kroppykat said...

Copic markers make me an artist! The professional results available with Copics is unmatched by any other coloring medium I have ever used!
Mish, love the way you colored the satin ribbon to match the candy . . . You ROCK, girlfriend!
Hugs,
Colleen

Darsi said...

I don't have any Copic's but I have been admiring them for awhile now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Paula said...

Copics, they are like potato chips, you can't have just 1! (big grin!). I love my Copics, they were responsible for bringing me back to the rubber stamping world! The way they blend...WOW! I just love them, the moment I used them it was a piece of cake...so easy! Where have you been all my rubber stamping life? LOL... right now I own the Ciao's and the Sketch's...I think I have about 50 (never enough though), my next purchse is the air gun...how fun would that be! Love my Copics...no doubt about it!
Pleasantly,
Paula

Anonymous said...

With Copics your cards look like little pieces of artwork. I love them, they are easy to use and the results are spectacular. I would love to try the ABS-1.
thank you for this wonderful giveaway
BMZ

Jen said...

I love how you finished off the candies with the glaze to make them dimensional! You are so creative!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and for giving us a chance to win some fab Copic markers!

Margie H said...

Michelle! I LOVE this card!!!! YUMMY! LOL!

I need to "lift" this idea - it is so cute. But most likely need to practice first :) LOL! I'm still a beginner but I already love the colors that I have (but I need more!)!! The markers really make my projects vibrant...OK, off to practice some more ;0)

smahrty said...

I have admired your creations for a while now and love what you do with the copics, expecially when mixed with PTI! I dont own any but am saving up for some. Thanks for all the inspiration and congrats on the team gig.

Deb (dcorder) said...

I've been learning to use my new airbrush system...still have some things to learn! :D

Tricia said...

I only have a few Copic Sketch markers, but I love the way they color! I need lots more practice, but I hope to build my collection of markers to color images for making cards.

Kori said...

I don't own any Copic's but would love to get in on the fun. As a 30 something I am known to pull out a coloring book and crayons just for my own coloring pleasure.

scrapfancy said...

I love to color and has been my favorite then to do since a child. The copics let me play and have sooo much fun. I also use the air can and this gives me even some more possiblities on my cards. "The child in all of us is there to create and be free with art"

michelle in mi said...

I have found myself reaching for my Copic's more than any other coloring tools out there. I have watercolors,watercolor pencils,water based markers,watercolor crayons, pastels, chalks,colored pencils,crayons, oh I'm sure there are more things I own along these lines. None of them provide me with the ease,convenience and most of all fun to create a more professional looking image and card. Whenever I mail my cards out to friends & family I inevitably get a call with "How did you do that?". The cards they are usually refering to are the ones I've created with my Copics.

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Spicey Cat Chick said...

Wahoo! What a CUTE image with perfect coloring and the most scrumptious peppermint ribbon to match! I love COPICS and am slowly growing my collection and skills. I dream of becoming certified and as long as I'm dreaming, I'd love to one day be worthy of being on a DT for the products. I have a ways to go, but each step is so much fun!

jan said...

Its time to get started with COpics, what better way than to wi n a starter set! Love your creations Michelle!

Jo Eades said...

I was so excited to get my Copics, but I really haven't used them very much - bad, I know. What I'd really like to see is a certification course in AUSTRALIA, please, pretty please, with a cherry on top!

buzzy said...

As a newcomer to the Copic trend I have much to learn! I appreciate that even at my beginning level and with only a few markers I can achieve very impressive results.

Nancy said...

I own a tonne of Copics, got certified at CHA in January 2009 and right now, I use copics as a colourful display on my desk!

Sad, eh? I love them tough… just need to be inspired to colour! And I wish I had more confidence to play with them… and do it well!

Karla Sue said...

I have admired Copics used by several artist and have yet to buy myself any. I have several different kinds of markers that don't even begin to measure up to the look of Copics! I want my own set so I can have beauifully colored cards too! Copics are so vibrant and look wonderful on anything that I have seen done with them. Thank you for this opportunity to be able to have my own starter set!

Janet L. said...

I've never had or tried the Copic markers, but after reading the card making blogs, I'm thinking I'm really missing a wonderful opportunity to enhance my cards. When there's been a stamp to color, I usually use my watercolors or colored pencils with mixed results. I'd love to be a winner, learn to use them, and become a Copic advocate!

Kathy V. said...

Oh Mish, how stinkin' cute is this?

I understand people's reluctance to try Copics--they are an investment. But I'm dedicated to cardmaking and papercrafting and I consider Copics an investment in my "art". I love how easy they are to blend, how they don't cause my paper to pill even when I work and work an image, how I can make new colors by combining two or more, and how I can save money by refilling them whenever I need to. Besides, I don't have to spend a small fortune on matching embellishments. With my Sketches I can color my own to match whatever I'm doing! How cool is that?

Love the candy cane ribbon, by the way.

Little GTO said...

I love the fact you can change the nibs and reload
Sharon

Frank said...

Now that is one cool wreath stamp! I'm going to have to go check it out...

Lately, I've been playing with hair color and with airbrushing using my Ciao markers. I am really loving the results.

Congrats on your new assignment!

Lori said...

Love my Copics, love my stamps, love my stamping stuff and love my family in that order. he he!

Since the newest chapter of my life has begun and I am wheelchair bound I really appreciate the Copics. I am on a mission to own every singe one.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I totally get the Copic craze - I've seen some amazing work done with them! I, however, seem to be Copically challenged - I can't figure them out! I'd love to win a set since I can't seem to make sense of the few I have, and a tutorial! :) Thanks for always being such an amazing Copic inspiration!! :)

Kelly said...

I love my copics, and hope to be able to take a certification class soon.... Congrats!!

Maureen said...

Oh how cute! Love the card! So glad to have found you and your blog. Congratulations!

I have just started to use Copics, and am loving the way I can shade and colour... I use my Sketch markers to colour in a few stamped images, and I have also used them to make my very first original drawing of four deer (I needed to create it for a blog post I was writing). I absolutely love them and am spending a lot of time reading blogs like yours to learn as much as I can!

Lisa said...

I am absolutely coveting the copic markers! As of yet, I haven't been able to make the purchase but I want to! In fact, I'm going to put those on my Christmas list. My husband has a copic marker in black and he guards it like it is gold!

Love the peppermint card ~ so cute!

Mary Duffek said...

I am not sure who doesn't love Copic markers....I Love them! To color, shade and blend...ahhh heaven. I still want to take a certification class...but practice several times a week...Gotta love em.

Thanks for a chance to win, I really want the new sketch lighter colors....the 0000 line...ahhhh blending/highlighting heaven.

melissa.flieg said...

I love my copic sketch markers. They are my favorite way to color. The color selection is so large and they blend so well. I'm hoping to get an ABS soon.

Kimberly said...

I love the versatility of the copics, and you don't need a lot of them to have a wide variety of colors. Just a few basic colors in deep and light shades to blend and you have practically any color and shade you might need. Of course, the colorless blender is an absolute must :)

Cindy Vernon said...

I love how copics have made me a better cardmaker and scrapbooker. They blend so well, make it so much easier to highlight parts of images and just give a more polished look to my products. I am so happy that I discovered them!

Connie said...

I don't have any Copics yet but I so want to give them a try. Your Copic team is amazing and the coloring results from using them is beautiful. Makes my coloring look terrible. I am never happy with it. I would love to win such a generous prize. Your wreath card is stunning!

kristie sessions said...

I wish I had copics because they are obviously the best coloring medium around. the markers i have don't last and definitely don't have any blending capabilities. Please pick me!!!

Geri said...

I am now a believer! I heard all the hype, but never really listened or tried, but then one day.....now I am part of that hype and will tell anyone and everyone about these amazing markers...whether they want to hear it or not!

Becky said...

I love the look that these markers bring to a project. I have 3 of them and that's not nearly enough. I hope I win.

Alanna said...

I haven't been able to get any Copics yet but I certainly enjoy looking at people's art and coloring. Hopefully I'll be able to start my collection soon.

Anonymous said...

How fun it must be to be on the Copic's team! I would just love to
take a class!!!! Have only a few
Copics, but am enjoying learning
how to use them. Love to shadow
with the light gray. Thanks for the opportunity. Diane H.

Connie P said...

I love your cards. And I would love to win. I am just learning to use the sketch markers. I love the look and I make cards.

annesatx said...

I only have a few Copics so far but I love how easy they are to blend. They make me feel like I actually have some talent in coloring in images! Of course, I'd love to win some more and be able to expand my options when it comes to coloring images. Thanks!

Ivy said...

Everyday I check your blog to see what fascinating things you've come up with and I am never disapointed. Copics is one thing I do not own but would love a chance to win some to try and create more interesting cards and tags just like you. I love coloring and really only color when an Adult Special Needs group that I'm involved in decides to color. Be back tomorrow for more inspiration. Thanks again for a chance to win.

Jennifer Scull said...

I don't own any copics but hope to one day. until then I will just drool over all of the neat things I see everyone create with these faboo markers! maybe Santa is reading this...... :)

Alyssa B said...

What's not to love about Copic markers? I LOVE them. Well, what I have seen, cause I am yet to get any....

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I have about 50 copic ciao markers with a few sketch thrown in there. I have not tried airbrushing and would be interested in trying that technique.

The Princess said...

My obsession with Copics started after taking a holiday card making class at a LSS. I LOVE THEM!! The colors are so vibrant and rich and gives you the look of a laser printer, or better!! I love blending the colors, also...I am still very new, so experimenting a lot. But, so far, I am in LOVE!! Thanks for this opportunity to win your drawing. I hope I have some luck!!

Sincerely, Sara
sarabrinker@gmail.com

Dianal said...

Congratulations on being a regional Copic team member!! I am just starting out using Copic's and only own a few of them.
I love this card with the peppermint candies on it ... the glossy accents make them look so 3-D too!!!

Donna K said...

You've done it again. I would never have thought to use the marker to put a stripe in the ribbon. You'd think it would bleed. Just a darling card as usual. I love Karen Lockhart's designs and they're perfect with Copics. I have a bunch of colors but would love more training on how to best use them. I do it at a very basic level.

Cindy H. said...

Congratulations on being on the 2010 COPIC Blog Team!! I love this adorable Christmas card! Those candies really stand out so beautifully.

I have a growing collection of COPICs and I love them! I started with Original COPICs and the smallest version of the ABS because I wasn't sure I would use it - ha!, I use it a lot:) This fall while on vacation I decided I needed the ABS-1:) I own some Originals and some Sketch COPIC Markers. The only thing left is get more COPICs and haunt all the COPIC blogs!!

Aimee said...

I use both copic sketch and copic caio markers and love them both... They are perfect for my papercraft projects.

beadz said...

I love all of my Copic products - they are amazing!

hugs,
Gini
beadz@bellsouth.net

Shazhank said...

My Copic Story.
I was doing some DT work for a stamp company {I will not mention} and the company had promised to reimburse me for the purchase of some Copic markers. The day I submitted the purchase information the owner started to be very rude.
So I decided to reigned. I only asked for the reimbursement and forgot about the stamps that the were to send. I never posted on my blog or contacted the other DTs to say what happened. I just slipped away.
Well the truth was I could not afford the Copics and got no reimbursement. So I tried to sell them on-line since I had only used them 2 time for the DT. I thought I live near an art school and a Animation college thought it should sell fast. Well, it never did, in 2 months i got 1 inquiry.
I started to use them again. And the images looked so great! Now I am IN LOVE with COPIC but I still can't afford to buy any more... I would totally appreciate the gift if I was chosen.~thanks

Janet said...

I use the sketchmarkers and just love them. They are so versatile. I love the effect they give an image. So wonderful. I know I'll be using these wonders for years and years.

Scrapthat said...

WOW that Card turned out magnificent! Your Candy just POPs off the page!
I don't have any copic Marker's but I love the look and it's fantastic that you used them with Glossy Accents that is a technique I would be trying for sure! I wondered if they would bleed...and now I know!

sarita said...

i don't have any copics and would love to have some to make my card making go up a notch! thank you for the chance to win some.

Jinny Newlin said...

I do not currently own any Copic markers but would absolutely love to try them out. I've seen so many gorgeous projects boasting their beautiful color schemes and love the shades of vibrant color they create. I'd also really love to try etching into them with a blender pen... such a neat technique! Thanks for the chance to win!

DB said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the candy wreath! Our stores here don't carry Copic markers, I really wish I had some. The images people color with them look so beautiful and I love the air brushing that people do with them.

debb said...

Beautiful card (excuse me while I go get a peppermint!. I love to color with my copics!

Nora said...

I'm up to 70 COPIC Sketch markers in my collection & would love to add more. They're the easiest to use of any marker I've ever tried. When I play with digital stamps or traditional ones, my COPICS are what I reach for every time!
Thanks for the chance to win - either one of these will make a fantastic addition!
-hugs-

Janet said...

Michelle - this is a wonderful card - I just love it.

I am relatively new to copics and to be honest, the intimidate me. I see so many beautiful creations using them and when I try, it just doesn't look that good; however, I am signed up to take a class next weekend and can't wait to get started.

Thanks

Janet

Jacque said...

I would LOVE to win the Copics. I only have two...that's all I can afford right now...and they're GREAT!

Anonymous said...

I love to color with my girls. This would be more bonding time with new toys :)

ElleK said...

Well, I am a copic newby and am just learning. I'm addicted! I love the way you blend them, I love the richness of their colors, I love that when I use copics my projects have what has alluded me before, beautiful colored artwork. I have tried other marker and like some but nothing compares to Copics! I am on a quest to collect all of them. Thanks for adding the colors/numbers of which copic markers you are using. This helps sooooooooooooo much! ElleK

MaGoooo said...

I just LOVE how easy my copics are to use!!!

Jessica Canham said...

Adorable card! I bought my first Copic markers because I loved the vibrant colors and the fact that they blend seamlessly, without lines, and don't pill the paper, unlike water-based markers, no matter how much you color over the same spot. The range of colors is unmatched. My artistic coloring ability has really blossomed from using my Copic markers and following the Copic designers' blogs. They are undoubtedly one of the best investments in my stamp room!

AHadley said...

One of my favorite things about Copics is that I can take ANY paper and match a stamped image to it. It gives me so many possibilities in my papercrafting! Blending the colors and shades is also a lot of fun, I never get tired of it. Thank you Copic for giving me the power to create!

Patricia said...

I love copics and have 2 sets of ciaos that were a gift from a dear friend. I started with some that I got off of ebay but I tend to use the ones from the set as they go together so well. An airbrush system would be so cool because so many are showing what you can do with it.

Library Lady said...

Why do I use Copics... because they make coloring fun again!

Barefootstamper said...

Congratulations on another great Copic Team! I'm very excited about someone being in Atlanta!!!

Lorraine said...

Your card is lovely! Congratulations on making the team!!! ;)

I love my Copic Sketch markers and using them to color images for my cards and scrapbook pages. They make it so easy to blend shadows and highlights. The huge variety of colors available make shading and adding depth to those images so much fun! I love the professional look they allow me to achieve. My cards are so much improved with the quality results!

TFS! Have a wonderful, colorful day!

Amanda Sewell said...

How ADORABLE! I love that stamp!

I use the copic ciao markers, because I am a beginner, but I love how smoothly they go on the paper, how easily they blend, and how awesome and vibrant my finished projects look! Copics are AMAZING!!!

BishopsMommie said...

wow... awesome awesome prize.. so I have started collectiong them 1 by 1 at hobby lobby and am totally hooked I use them to color images from rubber stamps..I am not good with blending yet..but am working on it... I so love them,!!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. I'm new to Copics. I have several but don't feell I can shade well. Hope to learn soon.

Anonymous said...

Those peppermint candies look good enough to eat! Thanks to all you great bloggers and your beautiful work, it has inspired me to get started with Copics. I just wish that I had more time to play with them.
carol b.

Deanna said...

Like wow... first of all you are amazing with copics! I could anly dream to be that good! Second of all... I love them and use them so much in cardmaking and scrapbooking! I actually spent 11 hours this weekend helping my local scrapbook store do demos!

So I guess I could say I love them enough to color for 11 hours straight... lol. (ok so I ate lunch and dinner... I am not crazy)

I can't wait to add more to my ever growing collection, currently at 139! Thanks for this opportunity!

Go Mish! :)

Jenn said...

I haven't tried Copics yet - I'm currently coloring with PrismaColor colored pencils - but I can't wait to try them. They just add something special to each project and I love the vividness of the colors. Thanks (to both you and Copic) for the chance to win.

Shannon Fralish said...

Mish Mash is my FAVORITE blog and I visit at least once a day (sometimes more!) Your work, Michelle, is outstanding and you are a shining example of a Copic artist. I love using Copic markers on all my crafting projects from scrapbooking, rubber stamping, color coordinating embellishments and just making the ordinary EXTRAordinary! The huge variety of colors is like a grown-ups big box of crayons...I'm so glad to see the new set of colors has arrived, too. I check out lots of blogs on a daily basis and the best ones always use Copics!

Stacy H. said...

I've been eyeing Copic markers for months, as I see so many wonderful cards so artfully complemented by the assortment of colors. I'm intrigued by the ability to blend colors and would love the opportunity to try out a set of these markers.

Wendy said...

LOVE my copics. Love the colors, tips, how they blend, everything. I am in need of new colors, so I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

Jenstampz said...

Copic markers are a true staple for all of my handstamped projects. I switched over from pencils to Copics. I switched because you cannot get the vibrant and seemless color anywhere else. Copic markers also allow for incredible shading. I use Copic Ciao markers and the Sketch markers. I also have the airbrush system. My 13 year old daughter also has fallen in love with the Copics. When I first purchased them I did not want my daughter to use them for fear of ruining the tips. I gave in and found that the tips are still in great condition. These markers last and give a nice complete look to my projects. A must have for all crafters.

Chris Simon said...

I am completely in love with my Copics. This came as a suprise to me, since I swore that I wasn't going to buy them. And now, here I sit, with probably 75% of the colors, and more on the way! I love the way that the colors blend, and the fact that such a wide range of colors are available.

Anonymous said...

I resisted buying Copics for a long time, but have finally succumbed! Oooiiyyeee!!!! I am a lowly lowly newbie to this. Will there ever be a certification on the West Coast?
Thanks for all you inspiration!
Jenni King

Whimsey said...

Oh wow; what a cool card; love those peppermints!

I have been pining over the airbrush system for a year now; I would so love to win that!!

Thanks for the chance!!

liannallama said...

so so pretty! you always make the cutest projects!

I adore my Copics and love using them for everything! There are so many fun techniques besides coloring on paper. You can color many surfaces and even color direct-to-rubber to stamp an image. What a fun product and it adds a little life to a boring project!

Anonymous said...

This blog hopping is sure fun to do. There are certainly alot of new ideas available and so many fellow artists. How lucky are we. I am a very brightly colored woman. I wear bright, eat bright and especially color bright! These Copic markers are definitely the brightest markers around. They help me to create wonderful BRIGHT cards, scrapbook pages and altered objects.

Pamm said...

I use Copics to color stamped images, and ribbon, and Prima flowers and eyelets and dew drops and rhinestones and......, well, you get the picture! They seem to make my work come alive and my cards and altered things are no longer one dimensional! I would love to learn to airbrush. That is my next project! Thanks for the chance to win!

Catherine Doucette said...

I love the little glossy candies...good enough to eat!

Well, I am a tried and true fan. I used other markers, and didn't really understand what was so special with Copic's...until I tried them! Wow, instant love. You can tell the quality as soon as pen hits paper, then you can't stop using them! I buy a few every month to slowly add to my collection!

Robin said...

Mish - I really enjoy your blog. I have lots of copics and would love to attend one of the certification classes. I am currently addicted to using the airbrush system.

Linda E said...

What an fantastic card. I have not gotten a ticket for the Copic bandwagon yet. Quite honestly, I'm a little afraid to take the plunge because I don't know where to start and, frankly, I'm a fraid that once I start using Copics, I won't be able to stop! I just love all of the beautiful work I see here and on other blogs that is the result of coloring with Copics. Winning a Copic would certainly get me started.

Lynne Phelps said...

I am a novice with Copics, and have taught myself through Marianne's and others blogs plus YouTube!! I worked with watercolor and with Prismacolors for many years, primarily coloring in stamped images. But my true love is illustration, and I hope one day to produce a line of digi-stamps designed for coloring, so I recently purchased the 10-pen Multiliner SP set. I have the 36-color Sketch set plus about 12 more colors purchased individually, and I need MORE!! All 24 colors of the Atyou Spica glitter pens are on my wishlist as well!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Love your card! And love the coloring especially. I don't own any Copic markers yet. I don't color well so I'm hesitant to invest the money on something I'm afraid I won't make a success. Maybe some of those new instructors will hold class way down here in South Florida!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Congrats on making the design team...that's awesome! I have some Ciao markers, not many, but wish I had more. I don't know how to use them well, but would like to take a class sometime.

YouInkIt said...

I grew up loving coloring books. All you had to do was give me a coloring book and a big box of crayons and I could easily entertain myself for hours. When I started stamping, I thought I would love to color in images - but to my surprise, I didn't! In fact, I hated it! I tried nearly every coloring medium available, but I just could not get the look nor with the color range that I wanted. So, I restricted myself to buying solid imagine stamps or ones that needed very little coloring. After reading all the rave reviews about Copics, I was convinced that I needed to give them a try. A few weeks ago, I attended a short 2-hour Copic class and fell in love! Not only do I have plenty of options with 334 colors, but I am also learning to get the exact look that I want with their awesome blending abilities. I have finally found my perfect coloring medium!

Carrie said...

I love copic sketch markers because they make it so easy for someone (like me) to show some artistic ability. They really do add pizzaz to all kinds of images and the colors choices are endless. Of course, do to budget reasons, I agonize over which few to purchase next because I want them count.

Elaine said...

The very best thing about Copics is that there are so many colors...Something for everyone and everything!

Tamara said...

Congrats Mish! You are AMAZING and will be a great addition to the copic team.

I loved reading TN Granny's comment. I hope she is one of the winners.

I have continued to resist the copic craze because I fear it will be like my nestabilities obsession. Once I get one, I want them all. From everything I have read and seen about copics I think they are amazing tools. I haven't ordered them yet because of the price point, and also because I want to be able to try them before I buy the, and there aren't any retailers in my area. I love the idea that they blend so nicely, and that they can be used on non-porous surfaces.

MaryBeth said...

I love how realistic your card is. The colors are so vibrant! I don't have any copics but would love to win some and see what everyone is talking about. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kathryn B said...

First of all I love your card! I love using my copic sketch markers for my card making. They are the caviar of markers. Once you've used them you will never want to use another kind of marker. Images come alive when colored in with them.

anni said...

Your blog is the first one I open up just to see what new creation you have posted. Hate that I always miss your Etsy goods.

Love the Sketch Copics that I have. Hoping to one day be able to color like all the Copic Certified Instructors. Your work is amazing.

kacee said...

Why I wish I had copics..you mean why I wish I had more copics. I have several, but my goal is to eventually have them all. The colors are so easy to blend and color with. Makes everything look good. I certainly not the best in technique, but I'm trying and look for all the help I can get from other crafters out there on the web.

Cheri said...

Cute, cute cute card! What a fun wreath! Oh how I would love to sit with a rainbow of Copics around me while I work! They are so easy and fun to use. . . quite forgiving for a beginner too! Thanks for a chance to win, Mish!

jen said...

I am always so inspired by the way your images 'come to life' with the perfectly blended copic coloring! I would love to have my own to play with- they are on the wish list for sure! :)
Congrats to the new team!

zonieflygirl said...

I have been in awe of all you ladies and your copic abilities. After carefull reserch (reading all your blogs, checking all the sites and their prices) I finally made my first purchase. I am working on perfecting my skill and look forward to purchasing more markers. I started out with caio markers (because of the price) and purchaed a few sketch because they had the color that I wanted. Thanks for all you do.

Charmaine said...

I finally took the Copic plunge this past September. I was eager to try, but just couldn't afford it. So, for my birthday I asked my family to just give me money to buy some and I got it. I bought my first grouping of Copics, in PTI colors, and love them! I used them to make all the thank you cards for my birthday gifts...everyone got to see first hand what I bought with the money they gave me in the coloring I did on the cards.

Charmaine

Michelle said...

Ohhhh I love the idea of drawing a line down the center of ribbon. I gotta be honest - I don't color. I have heard all about Copics and how fab they are but to risk not using them or having to learn, I couldn't make the investment. However, if I won them, I would try and then who knows where my Copic collection would take me. Knowing that I can use them to embellish ribbon and even clear bling does have my thoughts tilting that way now...I was always so focused on having to color images and never thought of other things I could do with them!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

I recently started creating cards and found copics....I read about the craze and kept seeing such gorgeous creations colored with them. I just had to pick some up to play with. I am still learning the ropes but with a little practice I can see how great these markers can be. They are so great they make you want to color everything!! They blend so beautifully and help you to create fabulous projects. I cant wait to learn more techniques and to get more colors. My goal is to color just as wonderfully as all of these fabulous ladies!

Summer Braxton said...

I do not have any Copics markers, but I am ALWAYS impressed with how awesome they are. I've been dying to make the investment into these professional markers, but I want to learn to use them right. So glad to hear there are more instructors out there to teach us.

angeland said...

Love the way you did the wreath. Copic markes seem to be really great to have. I don't have any but would love to have a set.

Gail S. said...

Oh my goodness! I would LOVE to win this! I live out in the country where we do not get many Copic retailers so this is fantastic! Tho I can order them online - I have picked up a few copics when I have gotten to the big city (2 hours away). I would love to be able to have more to paly with!!

Linda Peo. said...

I LOVE. LOVE. LOVE Copic Sketch Markers! I'm still experimenting with the ones I have, but I don't think I'll ever have enough until I have all 322 of them. The colors are so luscious, I just want to "lick them". Copics have the transparency and beauty of watercolors, but are so much more convenient, and portable. No water to spill, or brushes to clean (the brush is already built in). I won't leave town without them!

Sheryl said...

I kept reading about how great the Copic markers were and looked all over for them locally. I finally found a place with a small inventory and add a new one to my stash whenever I feel the need for a treat...it beats indulging in a chocolate binge...and I have something left afterward besides more inches on the hips. I love the fact that you can color without obscuring the stamp detail

Anonymous said...

Bravo for your blog and all your beautiful projects and techniques.
I recently discover Copic Markers and I felt in Love with them. For now I own 24 of them and I am waiting for 24 others..... I just purchase them. I only have Sketch. In my area, nobody knows what is Copic Markers, I need to go near Montréal to buy them. I make cards with lots of stamping, so it's the best thing to work with. (sorry for my poor english, it's not my first language)
Take care,
Nathalie Jolicoeur

Cindy said...

Looking at Copic markers is like going into a candy store when you were a child! Not knowing which ones to choose first! I'm new to card and gift making and have not as of yet gotten any. What a wonderful start this would be! Thank you for this oppurtunity!
strick60@live.com

Megz Mom said...

Michelle, it was following your rlog that fianlly sold ne on Copic markers. I think you are one of the most talented and original designers I have seen. The Copic use in the paper crafting community has a wonderful resource in you. Thanks.

Carol said...

Copic fun! is right! I've always enjoyed coloring with other (nameless) markers and Prismacolor pencils, but, I have never colored as good as I do with the Copics. My collection is currently small, but I have purchased wisely, after studying your and other blog team members blogs, and buying 2-3 colors within a 'color family'. My ability to shade and bring my stamped images to life is amazing! The resulting vibrancy and dimension is just beautiful. I've learned alot from you...thanks!

Lisa Lynne said...

Congrats on your design team membership! And these are GREAT prizes!

I use Copic Sketch Markers for coloring stamped images on hand-made greeting cards. I've been making cards for over 15 years, and have gone through many types of markers. They all either fade, wear out, or dry out so quickly that the true cost was astronomical. When I started using Copics last year, I found not only the solution to those problems, but the ability to truly create the color shading effect that makes each and every card stunning. They've really opened up a whole new way to create cards, and have revitalized my creativity!

snarflemarfle said...

Great giveaway! I love my copics (all 10 of them) and would love to add to my collection!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I love the candy cane stripe in the ribbon. You are so clever. Now I have another way to use my Copic markers. I did not know they would work on ribbon. I use copic markers because of their blend ability, but I keep on finding out that they are so versatile. They work on so many different surfaces. Instead of having to buy a lot of different markers for different surfaces, I can buy just one.

Sharron said...

My Copics are just about my best investment yet. I held out but when a store I visit when in Kansas City had an introductory class, I had to sign up. Before class I made a list of favorite colors from blogs I visit often and after class I bought what I could afford. I am still a real novice but love to play! There is something so relaxing just to sit down and color. I have began to want to add color to everything! My initial purchase was all Ciao markers but I have purchased some Sketch markers at Hobby Lobby when I needed something new! Actually I have done better than I thought I would with my limited supply by mixing and blending with what I have available. Needless to say, I love Copics and would recommend them as my favorite coloring tool.

Yvette said...

I've been adoring your blog for about 6 months now! I found you through PTI! I'm a newbie copic user and am so amazed by your creations! Looking forward to learning more from you!!

Amy said...

I have never used Copics before. I'd want to, just to see what all the fuss is about! They always produce such amazing results, as you always demonstrate!

Cheryl said...

Great giveaway! I bought the Ciao Copic markers because of their price point. I use them mostly to colour in my stamped images since every card I saw I fell in love with was coloured with these markers. I'd be happy to get some more to my collection.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy said...

Love Copics! A gift of 36 was given to me and I just looked at them for the longest time. Then I decided I needed to learn to use them because I use a lot of digital images. That was just a couple of months ago. Then this month I was asked to do tutorials on Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot ... Copics and Digital Images, the Basics... it was very helpful for beginners to hear it from a beginner and now hopefully more of those Copics that were just sitting are hitting the paper!

Reality Show Reject said...

I have never used copic markers but have seen the beautiful creations from Debbie and want to learn to color like her! I like the idea that more instructors will be available across the country. So maybe I'll be fortunate enough to take a class or two. Thanks for sharing!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

The copics actually make me look like I know what I am doing LOL !!! I never thought of myself as ever having any artistic ability but now I think I just may have a little talent here thanks to copics. Would love to have some classes in the Phoenix
Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies
and conrats to the new DT members.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I am so impressed with the beauty I see when people use copics. I don't have many, so haven't really learned how to use them.

Anonymous said...

I only have three copic markers which I use to shade images. It is so nice of you to give some away!

C Burke

Loydene said...

Copics look like they'd be fun to use ... and could help anyone become a better "shader"!

Gardeningal2003 said...

Michelle, you're the best! Everything on your blog is absolutely awesome, and I'm hooked. I love my Copics and am so happy to see that you're a part of the Copic team now!!

Coloring with them just makes me happy - happy to look at the colors and pick which ones I want to use; happy to be coloring; and happy when I look at a card which I know will "WOW" someone when I send it to them. Now I should stop blog-hopping and start card-making! Have a good one!

Katie Lyn said...

Great blog! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my copics. I use them on my paper crafts like cards and fun stuff like that. I love the ability to blend and create the illusion of texture. I love your blog and have it book marked. I check each day to see what new goodies you have to show us! Thanks mich!

Katie Lyn said...

Great blog! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my copics. I use them on my paper crafts like cards and fun stuff like that. I love the ability to blend and create the illusion of texture. I love your blog and have it book marked. I check each day to see what new goodies you have to show us! Thanks mich!

nkm said...

Oh, Mish, I absolutely love your blog, your beautiful work inspires me, I always want to try one of everything!! Copics are intriguing me and now I find you are "cerified"...I am probably "certifiable" but I do "need" some...have been resisting but you are going to put me over the edge...hope I am lucky in the draw!!! Thanks!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous Design Team- you are so talented! I am very excited to see more certification classes in the works- I really would like to take the class to learn more about coloring with Copics! I finally broke down last year at Christmas, and bought some Copics...I do not have hundreds, but also have the airbrush and compressor- Oh they are so pretty!!! I love the Copics and how they make my cards look so much more vibrant. My Mom teaches China painting and has such an eye for color- I cannot paint freehand, but when I use stamps and the art is done for me I am excited to find ways to make my cards look pretty! Thanks so much!

Dawn said...

Michelle, I love your blog! You are truly gifted and I love to try to imitate your work. I have noticed that the card(s) are done with Copics. They are all beautiful and I hope that I will be one of the lucky recipients to finally own Copics. My family and ESA sisters would get all handmade cards this year for Christmas done with Copics, of course! Thank you for the opportunity to win.
In His hands,
Dawn Womble

JeanFB said...

Oh My Gosh, I am addicted to Copics! I first saw Copic coloring on Kelly Lunceford's blog (Flutter by Atomic Butterfly) and then quickly found Mish's blog (Mish Mash) and was totally intrigued. I couldn't find Copics near where I live, so bought another brand, which didn't have much variety in the way of color. Finally, I found some Copics in the next city over from me, and bought about a dozen. Oh, was I hooked! I'm primarily a cardmaker/scrapbooker and am now on two design teams, and I just can't put my Copics away! So far my marker of choice is the Sketch. What I'm salivating over is an airbrush system, but I'm not sure where to start. Boy, would I love to win one... thanks for the chance! And Mish, thanks so much for your continued Copic coloring inspiration!

Sandy in FL said...

Beautiful card. What you do with the coloring amazes me. I have been trying very hard with my copic markers to get better at blending the colors together, each time it is looking better and better.

TinaC said...

What a wonderful prize...!!! Currently I only suffer from Copic Envy...!!! I get so inspired by all your blogs but don't have the money to invest in markers. So...I'm limited in my creativity at the moment because of that. Would love to win...would love to try out a new art form. Everything is so beautiful you create...!!!

sillyleann said...

I think Copics are BEAUTIFUL!! I was so intimidated by them at first. I would admire all the gorgeous projects made and drool. I bought 2 coordinating colors and failed miserably. But the copic community is LARGE and very gracious. I watch and read so many online tutorials and finally *somewhat* mastered a technique I am happy with. I use my copics for crafts, but I have caught myself reaching for them for helping kids with homework to household items. Great product!

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful card!! I'm loving the few copics I have, just need to get more to color more things!!

Val said...

I love the Copic Sketch markers. They never roll off your table...the brush nib makes colouring so easy and the colours available are gabulous. You can make all your embellishments match with just a few swipes of your brush tip. The papers never "pill", no matter how much you layer, blend or shade your colours. You certainly can't do that with watercolour markers. These markers are the very best you can get!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

I'm running out of original answers to the questions, so I'll just say one more time, I love my Copics. I only have a few, but I love how much variation I can get with just those few markers. They are worth every penny.

Stampintonya said...

I use my copics for paper crafting, stamping and changing colors to embellishments. these markers make images pop off the card and are so easy to blend and work with! Thanks for the chance to win more great product!! Tonya Davidson, stampintonya@yahoo.com

Jen Book said...

Oh Wow, a chance to win some copics!! I only have a few Copics(like maybe 5)and am sure I don't use them to their full potential! I have always loved to colour (a colouring book and a pack of Crayons would keep me entertained for hours as a child) and Copics have put the "fun" back into it :)I have tried many different types of colouring mediums since I've begun stamping and have not found anything that I truly love until Copics! I also love the flexibility that I have with them and that I can customize any embellishment to match the project I am working on. I look forward to taking a training course some time in the future.

Mish I LOVE your blog and faithfully check it daily. From reading it for so long I feel like I know you (which makes my husband laugh - he doesn't get the whole Computer thing!! lol)and really miss it when you don't post.

Thanks for all the inspiration!

Jen

Debi L said...

Michelle, I have been a huge fan of yours already, because of Papertrey. I have gotten so much inspiration from your posts. I love to be able to connect with people from all around the world and see all of the talent out there. Getting to PLAY with Copics would be fantastic, because that is what papercrafting does for me. PLAY!!! I have always had some sort of creative outlet, but I think papercrafting is here to stay, not just for me, but for all.
There is just so much versatility, and Copics would just be that WOW factor for me.

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