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Monday, March 5, 2012

Copic Color Guide 2 - Nature HOP


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 2: Nature!
Authors Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker have partnered up again with the team at Annie’s Attic 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 introductory suggestions for creating a Copic journal and tips for working with digital images, to explanations of advanced blending techniques and detailed tutorials for coloring specific objects, the book presents useful information in an easy-to-follow format.
A bonus CD comes with the book that 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.
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 the card that I created called "Thanks a Bunch".  All the details for creating this are in the book, so grab your copy or go through the hop and keep your fingers crossed you win one for yourself.  I combined both monochromatic coloring as well as basic coloring and added texture to these yummy apples. I enjoyed making this card and know you will too.


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 on my blog will be closed March 14th.  I am running it a little longer as I will be in Alaska visiting family.  

Winners will be announced on the individual designer's blog.  
Michele Boyer
Lori Craig
Jennifer Dove YOU ARE HERE
Sharon Harnist  
Tammy Hershberger 
Melanie Holtz 
Michelle Houghton
Debbie Olson
Claudia Rosa
Colleen Schaan  
Marianne Walker

Can't wait for your copy? Copic Coloring Guide Level 2: Nature 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 Attic catalog, accessible online at AnniesAttic.com

Have fun seeing all the beautiful stuff showcased in the book!

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Jennifer S said...

I would love a chance to win a copy of the book.

ednamburgess said...

Such an eye catching card. The colors pop right out and get your attention. The book would be a great addition to my collection of copic things. Edna

purplemel said...

This is a spectacular card TFS and the chance to win

Kimberly S. said...

Wow!! those apples look so real! I would love to win a copy of this new book to figure out how to do that!

marose6@comcast.net said...

I want a bite of that apple! great job looks like its a photograph not something someone colored. I'm in awe.Thanks for sharing.

colleen said...

Jennifer - that card blew me away the very first time I saw it... absolutely love it! So thankful that you are sharing your talents with us... and thanks for joining us in the book project. Uber Hugs!
colleen

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on your contribution in this book! How exciting for you~ beautifully colored card!

Jana said...

Are you kidding me? That card is unbelievable! Wow! such inspiration. Thanks for offing this book as a giveaway. Nature is my favorite thing to color.

Anita said...

Wow, your coloring is amazing! Thanks for a chance to win the book.

Susan said...

OH MY!! These are some of the most beautifully colored apples I've every seen! Definitely "Need" this book!!

sskcraftshop @ Hooks, Needles and Brushes said...

I sure would love to have a copy.just too cute...:)

Jackie said...

Your card is gorgeous! I would love to win a copy of this book, thanks for the chance.

ElamDesign33 said...

This is absolutely amazing! Beautiful job!

KalySto said...

Such a lovely chance! Gorgeous card!

Theresa Dagostino Forge said...

The fruit is just jumping off the page!! beautful!

Beate said...

Beautiful coloring of these apples. Congratulations on being published in this book!
I would love to win a copy of this book to see all my friends gorgeous creations!
Hugs and smiles

Mary Brockway said...

Congrats!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, your coloring is so lifelike and beautiful! Can't wait to get my hands on this book...so many wonderful creations!

Danae Fayard said...

Wow! Your work is amazing!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Danae

Annchen said...

wow, what an awesome creation ... love it

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, your coloring is so fabulous, I love it.

Marge said...

WOW -- STUNNING card!!! I totally have my fingers crossed to win this awesome Copic reference!!!

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Isn't this sweet!! Love the different colors of the apples!

Nanda said...

Oooh, they look so real. I want to have a bite hihi……..
Thanks for the lovely changes to win.

Greetings,
Nanda

Luv 2 Create said...

Awesome coloring Jennifer. Gorgeous card. I want to be able to do this. Your card is stunning.
Marcie

Sue D said...

Wow--great coloring and texture on these apples.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

...would love to win. Thanks!

Monique said...

Oh that is so pretty ! Thanks for a chance to win.

Monique

Carol said...

Beautiful coloring, the apples look so real!!

Caroline said...

The apples are so real--want to take a bite. Thanks for a chance to win.

Darla said...

Wow! Amazing coloring!

sugarplum said...

Wow would love to clolour as beautifuly as on your card thanks for the chance of winning the book
Fi

Cardcrafter said...

I love your apples! They are so bright and yummy! Thanks for the chance to win! I also love your website--the book opening with the classes and information is great!

Sharman said...

Wow, beautiful job on this fruit. They look so real...Beautiful card.....

Margaret said...

Very striking card. Love the contrasts. I'd also love to win a copy of the signed book.

Alex said...

Wow, great colouring! Please, an I win the book? ;-)

cassie said...

This book sounds incredible. A CD with the images would really help. Thanks for a chance to win an autographed copy!

featheredheaven said...

Awesome card! Would love to win the 2nd book, I already have the 1st one and love it!
Thanks
Sue O

Dawn Hunt said...

Oh my gosh! I love this...I'm a nature girl. Great card!

Dorinda said...

I truly can't believe what wonderful coloring all the DT does.
I would love to win this book in hopes of someday dicovering half that talent

Maria said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! Spectacular!
Hugs,

Maria B.

P.S. thanks for the chance to win!

Renae said...

I like your card. I would really like to win the book also.
Thanks

BeverlyBL said...

Oh, my goodness!! Your card is stunning. Will this coloring guide teach me to do this?! Have a wonderful trip. Hope to win when you get back. Thanks for the opportunity.

Charlene said...

Beautiful coloring, inside and out. Congratulations,and Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

Stunning work!!

neddgirl said...

I love your use of Copic marker.

Rebecca
brrck@yahoo.com

Carol E said...

Such a beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing it and the chance to win.

Regina said...

Jennifer!!!! I agree with Susan when she said that these are some of the most beautifully colored apples I've every seen! You are an inspiration!!!
I also would love to have this book on my hands!!:))) Thanks a lot for the chance !!
Have a marvellous week!!
Regina

Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful card, amazing coloring once again. Congrats on the opportunity! I hope I win your copy!

Donna said...

Jennifer,
Such a great card, so vivid and artsy and just a cute and great design!!! Thanks for sharing and also for a chance at this awesome book!!
hugs
Donna

mamichelle said...

Congrats on your publication! This card is fantastic! Thank you for the chance to win.

Molossus said...

What a fantastic work of art! I'd love having a book that gave instructions for work like this!

F said...

Amazing work. I have never seen coloring like this...amazing!!!

Tami B. said...

I hope I can find this book at my local store. I so need help with my Copic coloring.

judy anderson said...

If I don' t win I can always purchase one. The best gift would be to spend the day with you. Oh I already spend three hours however I want a WHOLE day. Love you jenn

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card! Your coloring is gorgeous. I can't wait to get a look at this book to learn some new Copic techniques.



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Janine said...

Beautiful card and yes please I would ove to win the book.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

The coloring on your apples is amazing. What great inspiration. I'd love to win this book. I love my Copics

CLM-cindylu2u said...

OMG, your work is fabulous, I need this book, I want to color like that!!
Cindylu

Anonymous said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!
I hope I can learn to color and shade as good as that. thanks for the chance to win the book.

Debby said...

I would love to win this wonderful prize! I need all the help I can get and I'm sure it's filled with a ton of tips and hints!

Brenda Lee said...

AAAAAHHHHHH-MMMAAAAZZZZIIINNNNNGGG!!! My jaw literally dropped when I saw this card.

Tammy G said...

I would love to win a copy of this GREAT book.. thank you

Lorraine said...

OMG, your coloring rocks! Can't wait to see the new book! Thanks for the chance to win!

KarenH said...

Would love to own this fabulous book.

Bast said...

Wow your card is stunning! Gorgeous coloring! Thanx so much for sharing. :)

KimMJ
ast830@comcast.net

Dalon Gage said...

just discovered this blog today and LOVE it!!! hoping to arrange a trip to take a class later this year :-) woohoo!!!! the book looks amazing - can't wait to check it out :-)

Marie said...

Oh those apples look amazing..love to win a copy of the book. thanks

Sara said...

Wow what a card!! Amazing! I would love a chance to win this book.

Debbie said...

Wow! What a great card and amazing coloring, Jennifer!
TFS ;- )

Christi said...

WOWZA! Your card and coloring is STUNNING!! Thank you for the chance to win this book! It is exactly what I need!

For You By Me, Liz said...

YIKES...your card is fab. Love the design and the colors...well, the colors!!

Charlotte said...

What a gorgeous image, so beautifully natural your colouring! Love it!

AdProf said...

Super excited to see the book! Can't wait to pick up some new ideas and techniques to try out.

Sarah/WAstamper said...

WOW! Your coloring is amazing! I can't wait to get a copy of this bbok.

Jessica Fitzgerald (aka MommaJess) said...

Ok as I pick my jaw up off the floor, I must say that your coloring is simply amazing. I could only dream of doing something that pretty. Thanks for the chance to win the book and learn

Sanjukta Ghosh said...

amazing work ! I would love a chance to win a copy of the book.

Carol said...

Love your apple card! I have the first book so I need this one! Would love to win!

dmbennett said...

Love your apples. wish I could color like that.....
Would really love to have book 2. I have the first one and have learned lots from it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Redonna said...

Very nice card. Love the sepia image in the back. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the new book. *crosses my fingers*

emily said...

love the card, and thanks for the chance to win : )

Debora said...

Oh wow! That is an amazing card! I'm so excited to see all the projects and would love to win this book!

sa_homespun / Michelle van Wyk said...

I just love Copics and am so new to them..this book would be so awesome.. thanks for the chance to win ! Hugs, Michelle van Wyk

My Handmade Expressions said...

Wow your coloring is stunning! I can't wait to see the magazine. Thanks for the chance of winning.
Hugs,
Paola

Michelle-a-bella said...

WOW, what gorgeous coloring, the fruit looks so REAL!!! Hope you had fun in Alaska!

Made just for you by Cindy Rhew! said...

Wow! Is this book going to help me learn to color like you?!! Sign me up, cause this is fantastic!!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love the coloring on the apples! Thanks for a chance to win the new book... it looks fabulous!
DeniseB

Deborah said...

What a clever idea, layering the black and white version beneath the colored version. It really makes you look at both the design and the color, sort of a Wizard of Oz moment.

jackib said...

Your card is amazing - I hope I win this book so I can use my copics a little more effectively! Thank you for the chance.

steph said...

WOW what an amazing card. Love it. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kelly said...

Stunning card. Wish I could colour like you. Stunning x

Susan R. said...

My daughter and I just started using copics and we love them. Would love to have the book to help us perfect our coloring.

Jennifer R. said...

I would love a chance to win this book!! I love the Copic markers.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...fantastic project!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

Darcy said...

That is just gorgeous! Love the texture.

Sandy said...

Wow! This card is amazing!

wilcoxdesigns said...

The apples are amazing! I'd love to win this book.

terri d said...

Your apples are amazing! I'd love to win the book for some of that extra copic teaching. thanks for the chance~

Alyssa S said...

Amazing coloring!! Can't wait to get my inky fingers on this book!

Louise said...

Oh my gosh, these apples are just beautiful! Your coloring is amazing!!!

Have a good trip and thanks for a chance to win the book!

Brenda said...

They look yummy enough to eat!

Linda S said...

Stunning card! Thaks for the chance!

pescbrico said...

Very stunning image! thanks for the chance to win :)

Dutch Girl said...

Your project looks like the real thing!!

Danielle said...

Hello Jennifer, wow. these apples are as beautiful as they look so natural. thank you for the inspiration. and the chance to win. Hugs.

Moosie said...

I have the first book and refer to it all the time. The idea of a CD with book two is AWESOME!

Your apples are amazing. I would love to be able to color as realistic as you do.

Susan said...

Your apples look good enough to eat right off the card! Can't wait to get a copy of the book!!

Kelly G said...

Wow!! Amazing coloring...looks absolutely real. Maybe someday I'll color like that!!

Asmah Zainl Abidin said...

I adore your monochromatic coloring - absolutely stunning and realistic! Would be awesome if I win as I'd love so much to learn how you did it. Well done Jennifer! Thanks for the chance to win.
Fondly,
Asmah

Angela B. said...

This book is a must have in my collection!!!

Sally-Ann Huson said...

Wow your work is amazing. This book is surely a Great Prize!

Julie said...

I would love a chance to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Julie G

Jean McKenzie said...

WOw oh wow - just look at that beautiful shading! So much more I want to learn about using my Copic markers and I would love to win this book - many thanks for the opportunity to do that!

Judi said...

Seriously -- I thought I was looking at patterned paper when I saw your card! Your skills and this book are the perfect match :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Brenda S said...

Would love to,win an autographed copy! Thanks so much!

Nana Jo said...

Fantastic coloring. Love it.

Great give away too.

mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

AprilsL8 said...

your apples look good enough to eat!!

JulieF said...

THanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Great card. So real looking.

Cecilia Reyes said...

Such a wonderful card!!! Love that shadows...

A Crafty Person said...

So excited for a chance to win an autographed copy of this book.

magratnj said...

The apples are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

Leta said...

Your apples are so appealing...would love to have a signed copy of the book

Indy said...

Incredible shading!

Wendy Thompson said...

Beautiful colouring, I wish I was this clever. Thanks for the chance to win such great blog candy

Anonymous said...

This is amazing work! I'd love to win a copy of the copy book and learn some of your technique.

html said...

Wow!! Those apples look so real and yummy! !

Simply Sandy said...

How cool another guide!~Thanks for the chance to win!

marilynwillauer said...

Oh My Gosh!!! Seriously that doesn't even look like something anyone colored. . . your work is over the top TERRIFIC!!! Maybe if I win the book I could come close to be that good. Thanks for a chance at winning!!!

Judy G said...

Wonderful job! Thanks for the chance to win, too.

joy said...

Oh my, what wonderful depth you have created with your coloring! This would be a great book to help with my techniques.

Miss Scarlett said...

Seriously phenominal work!

Isabel Palencia said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful book!

Blessings!

Isabel
roses4lola@yahoo.com

Susan B. said...

After readin' the first book.. I was excited to get into playin' with copics. Now I just love them more then my colored pencils. I'd love to win this book. LOVE THE APPLES :D

Christophe said...

(☞゚∀゚)☞ Thanks for the chance to win.

Judi said...

OMG! I can hardly believe that your card was coloured with Copics, it's AMAZING, no wonder they asked you to participate!

Keeping my fingers crossed that I'm lucky.

Judi x

cgargus said...

Wow! Amazing! It looks like a print, not colored. Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Joann6274 said...

Wow this is just some amazing coloring!!! I never would have guessed it was hand colored, looks more like a painting!

Anso said...

Such a pretty card! Crossing my fingers & hoping I'll be lucky :)

Anonymous said...

wow! those colored apples are amazing. I'm hoping I win this book

cassie said...

sorry - the anonymous comment above is mine (don't have a blog)

~Kathryn

Lois Michael said...

You never cease to amaze me, Your card looks like a photograph. Enjoy Alaska and thanks for the chance to win this nice little book.....Lord knows my mojo needs a kick in the rear.

Diane said...

Your card is gorgeous, the apples look so real. Would love the chance to win this book.

Leah Crowe said...

holy WOW!!!!!
The colors are so rich and inviting in this coloring.. it's truly a work of art. I love it!!! *crossing my fingers* Sure hope I win!! :)

lindaannga said...

OMG!!!! What a beautiful card! I need this book!

Cindy H. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!! Love the design and coloring. I'd love to win your autographed copy of the new Copic Coloring Guide!

sudu said...

Would love to win a Copic book of any kind! Thanks for the chance.

Sandra said...

Wowee! Your card is awesome Jennifer, and so very unique. You definitely have this craft down thats for sure. Your blending is fantastic.
I have been colouring now for a little over one year and still haven’t tackled landscapes due to a lack in confidence. I would love to have this in my collection as I am sure it would be very helpful. Thanks for giving us this opportunity to win it. S

stmpjunkee said...

I am amazed at how you can capture the colors & light source so well... and then doing the same image in black & white? WOW! Thank you for sharing your talents & congrats on being published!

Sherry said...

Wow what an interesting card love the visual look of it Love my copics too and would love to learn more on how to use them thanks for the chance to win this great prize

JoAnne said...

Jennifer, as always I love your work. I am still finishing my book and have taken your idea to use the office supply store to make more practice copies. Miss your classes. Book looks wonderful and a must-have for me.

Tiffany said...

I adore the talent by these two ladies! I would love to win!! =)

Notnefs said...

WOW, your card is AMAZING!!! Those apples look SO real. This book is also amazing and i would love to win it, thank you so much for the chance :)

Jennifer Dove said...

can i win my own autographed book so i have one to put behind glass :) first time I have ever been published...

Karen said...

Your card is simply awesome! Would love to be the winner of this book.

scrappinpeg said...

Wow your coloring is awesome. I'd love to win an autographed copy of the book..... Thanks for a chance to win.
xoxo
Peggy

Gezusfreek said...

I'm really enjoying this blog hop and giveaway. Looking forward to seeing the winners. Here's hoping a get picked. lol

Michele Boyer said...

Wow! Your coloring is AMAZING! All that shading on the apples! Absolutely stunning! Congrats! :)

Shari said...

Jennifer, your card is wonderful! Love the colours you chose for the apples. Your colouring is amazing! Thanks for the chance to possibly win a signed copy of the new book, it would look great in my craft room with the 1st book =)

Marie said...

Great card love the coloring. This book will make a my collection complete. Thanks

Donna said...

I'm definitely "keeping my fingers crossed," which isn't always easy with a copic in hand! But hey, how can I go wrong with a #1 product like Copic Markers and your beautiful examples to follow? Those apples are definitely "delicious!" :-) Donna

Dawn said...

Those fruit look so real! I'd love a chance to win the book. thanks!!

Krista said...

What a stunning card! Gorgeous colouring! Thanks for the chance to win!
Krista

Lisa H. said...

THIS is one stunning creation. I know this book will be FAB! thanks for a chance to win.

Maria K said...

Your apples are stunning...the colors and shading are just great! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my, your coloring made those apples look totally delicious! Thank you so much for a chance to win a copy of the book. Have a great day!!!

Barb said...

WOW-- a chance to win this outstanding book--and a signed copy too!

Great cards on your blog--thanks for the inspiration! And, thanks for the opportunity to win!

Bobbkat said...

Beautiful work, I could learn so much from you!

Mandy said...

Those apples look good enough to eat, mmmm!!!
Would love to win a copy of this book!! Just starting out and need all the help I can get :-D

Mason said...

These apples look great! I'm loving the contrasts. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

Darlene G said...

Wow, I could really use a coloring guide.

Zenita Smith said...

Love your card and the way you used monochromatic and normal coloring!! I tried monochromatic for the first time this weekend and really enjoyed this technique!! Thank you for the chance to win this book. I have the first one and will have to get this one too!!
Z
scrappinwithz@hotmail.com

candice said...

i heart copics! thanks for a chance to win the book! i really do need to learn how to use these, just bought set D and E. still saving for sets A-C!

Kris Turner said...

Love, love, love this card - so creative and the coloring is gorgeous! Thanks!

Kylie C said...

OMGoodness! One day I want to be able to colour like that! Insprirational!!

Renkata said...

Sensational colouring.

Anna Seniw said...

This book sounds fabulous and would help in my coloring technique with Copics. Would love to win an autographed copy! Thanks!

corinne said...

Stunning card, it makes me want to make more cards. What inspiration this book will be. Thank you for a chance to win

Jan Castle said...

WOW...looks good enough to eat!! Thanks for the chance to win.
Jan

Pamela A said...

Holy Cow - this is such a beautiful card, I'm in awe! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous book!

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, love your work and loved the first book, and would love to win the second book....the question is can I wait to see if I win a signed copy...or just order one....yikes....thanks for the opportunity:)

Daisy said...

I covet every and anything Marianne is involved with, especially an autographed copy! Thanks for a chance to win =o)

Margaret said...

Love the card you did... absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for the chance to win the new Copic book!

Adriana Morales said...

Wow! This is the first time I see fruit coloured.It is truly a work of art. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this brilliant book :)

Blessings,
Adriana xx

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Very nice card. Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks.

Amery said...

Great card! Thanks for the chance to win! Would be great to have as a reference to get more use out of my Copics!

bzyPTmom said...

Wow, your card is awesome! I would love to win this book, thanks for the chance!

Robyn said...

Stunning image! The colouring makes them look ready to eat :)

GlendaP said...

I am really interested in learning more about coloring with Copics. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

Gwen said...

Thanks for the chance to win this new book.

mea5798 said...

hwat a lovely card jennifer! thank you for aharing!
marie

BMXMOM said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!
I just love your idea.

Delana said...

Jenn, you're a great teacher and I would love to win an autographed book!

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Oh my world, I have never seen such stunning work,this is truly amazing,
I so wish i could do this technique, now I REALLY need this book,
Thanks for sharing your card,
Love it
Hugz
Kenzie :-) xx

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous card! Your coloring is amazing! Thank you for the chance to win!

JessicaK said...

Wow, that image is amazing, it's so realistic.

Fran said...

Wow! Love this unique card. Hope you are having a great trip.

iScrapNxs said...

Fabulous artistic card! The book is a must-have! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Melanie said...

The new 'Copic Coloring Guide, Level 2 Nature' is just what Copic Colorers have been waiting for, the chance to extend our skills beyond the basics.
Jennifer, I love your card with all those apples in both color and monochrome and cannot wait to read all the techniques, tips and tutorials in the book.

Melanie said...

The new 'Copic Coloring Guide, Level 2 Nature' is just what Copic Colorers have been waiting for, the chance to extend our skills beyond the basics.
Jennifer, I love your card with all those apples in both color and monochrome and cannot wait to read all the techniques, tips and tutorials in the book.

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