Friday, October 19, 2012

Copic Coloring Guide, Level 3: People Blog 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 3: People! I consider it such an honour to be included in this book along with so many other talented ladies. :) This is definitely going to be a book that you will want to add to your crafting resources. 
Authors Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker have partnered up again with the team at Annie’s and some of the most talented artists and designers in the industry to bring you a quality publication packed full of techniques, theory, tutorials, and inspiration.  The 64-page book is the next step in the Coloring Guide series, offering information and educational material for crafters of all skill levels.
From the how and why behind picking colors and coloring skin to the tips and techniques for coloring hair to the helpful hints on how to create realistic looking clothing and fabric, this book presents information in an easy-to-follow format. 
An included CD contains all of the hand-drawn images used in the tutorial section of the book, along with the assembly instructions for all of the projects, and a number of blank reference charts.
Each participating designer is hopping today to give you a peak at their favorite project from the book - and a chance to WIN your own autographed copy! 

This is the card I have in the book, "Curiouser and Curiouser". It features two of my favourite Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Mad Hatter"...I absolutely LOVE colouring these images!! Alice's hair is a dream to colour with those long flowing locks...perfect for working on your highlights and texture. Both she and the Hatter have amazingly detailed clothes as well. There are some great folds drawn into the fabrics and you can of course add more through use of shading and highlighting. 



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 my post for your chance to win your copy of mine!  Commenting will be closed at midnight on Friday, October 26th.  Winners will be announced on the individual designer's blog. If you've been following along, your next stop will be the very talented Michelle Houghton. If you just happened to pop in at my blog for a visit, make sure to visit all the other designers on the hop to see their gorgeous projects and to get your name in for their book draws as well! Here's the full list:

Jane Allen

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

I just wanted to say thanks again to both Colleen and Marianne for inviting me to be a part of this new installment in their Copic Coloring Guide series. The previous books have been such a huge success, as I know this one will be as well. So make sure to get your copy soon!! 

Enjoy the hop! :)

Blessings, 

Melanie

166 comments:

Margaret said...

Just fabulous! The images are so beautifully created with all your shades and shadows. Outstanding design. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

super cute, congrat's on your participation in the book, this is is so awesome.

Jenny said...

Wow! Amazing Melanie! Congrats to you my friend! what an honour- but you are well deserving:) So much talent!!! xo

Dawn said...

Very cute! I love those Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, too!

Caryn S said...

Incredible card! There is something so vintage about the background DP, Lewis Carroll could almost have illustrated it! Of course the coloring is impressive too!

Maria said...

Your coloring is beautiful I just love the blue

BettyBee said...

What a great card!! Your coloring of their clothing is wonderful! Congratulations on being in this fabulous book. I can't wait to get it, as I have the other two, and they are great. This is exactly what I had hoped for! I would be ecstatic to win a copy signed by you!!

see mary stamp said...

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

Tina said...

OMGosh that hair and dress are GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE LOVE how you did them both!!! Great card!

Shari said...

Cute combination, love the finished producf

Thanks for the opportunity to obtain the third book

Kimberly said...

Oh my your colouring skills are amazing...love visiting...tfs

Anja said...

Your coloring is stunning, Melanie! Congrats on your publication in the new Copic Coloring Guide. Can't wait to hold this new issue in my hands (I already own level 1+2). And of course I would love to win an autographed copy ;o)
Hugs, Anja

Linda Monroe said...

Great idea for a book and a darling colored image.

Jennifer S said...

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

Gramma said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!
Gramma

Whimcees said...

Hello!

You can tell you love coloring - your skill is amazing! Beautiful card! Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Nana Donna said...

Wow your shading and coloring is fabulous. I would love to get my hands on a copy of this book

Creepy Glowbugg said...

I have been an admirer of your wicked coloring skills for some time now. You are an amazing colorist!! I would love a copy of the coloring book, and with your autograph too! Double win!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

colleen said...

Drop Dead Gorgeous! I love this card and the coloring... POW! It was an honor to have you working with us on this publication and I can't wait to do it again!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow gorgeous card! I'm so excited about this new book! Thanks for the opportunity to win an autographed Copy!

Susan Martin said...

This is just gorgeous! I LOVE your coloring.. amazing! Love the colors you used and those papers are so great!

Brigitte said...

OMG, your colouring is beyond perfect!!!!! I'm not surprised that you got picked for the tutorial. Hugs, Brigitte

Jennifer Dove said...

Not only one image on the card...but two! Amazing job. Congrats on getting published!

Beate said...

You are a rockstar at coloring! I study every card of yours. LOVE your work.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Vannessa said...

Wow your colouring is just stunning - Alice's dress is beyond amazing! I have to have a copy of that book, but I just checked on Amazon.co.uk and it’s not out in the UK until March 1st 2013!!! Argh! Keeping fingers crossed I win a copy from this blog hop.

Janeice said...

I love the color combinations you chose. What great work.....congrats on the publication....you must feel like you on cloud nine.

Julie said...

Fabulous! I love this card!

Hugs,
Julie

Morag said...

The colouring and shading you used in the hair and dress are AMAZING!!! I am truly gobsmacked!

janice moss said...

"WOW! " is the word I have seen in the comments and its clear to see why! Fantastic! Choose me please! Can't wait to see what you will teach me!

mareda said...

I love the richness of the blues. Great shading,the hair is perfect. I should could use this valuable resource in perfecting hair, skin, and realistic looking clothing.
"Easy to follow". That is what I need!
Thank you for the opportunity to win this book

Dorene said...

Your coloring is amazing. I need more practice coloring, this book would be very helpful.

Susan B. said...

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

Dorene said...

your coloring is beautiful. I need more practice coloring, this new book would be very helpful.

Jenée said...

Your coloring of this Alice image is fantastic. The folds in her dress are so deep and rich -- wowzer, I have a degree in English, and I'm struggling for words to describe your card. Every detail of your coloring is leaving me speechless.

Pamela said...

Love your card !!!!! and thanks for the opportunity.

Debby said...

I can only imagine getting lost in such a project, time would fly and it would be so much fun. I'd love to win an autographed copy of the book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Damasa said...

Love the hair and Alice's dress is stunning! Hair is something I find a challenge so I would love this book so I can discover the right techniques.

Leslie Parks said...

What an amazing work that card is! You're right that the hair and clothing have guides for shading drawn in, which might help make something like this doable for me, but THE FACES do not. You have done an impressive job on those faces.

Kirsty said...

I love those blues! As always Melanie your colouring is superb -- I doubt that even memorizing the book would bring me to your level, but .. hey .. it's worth a shot! Great job.

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful coloring Melanie....Love your shading! Thanks for the Chance to win!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Mojca said...

Great colors! Beautiful. Hugs! mojca

wendy said...

gorgeous coloring...hopefully I can get to that level someday...I just took both Copic classes and learned a ton...now I just need to keep practicing...would love the new book too

Shazza said...

congrats, I am not surprised you are included in the book, your colouring is always amazing. Beautiful card x

Jackie B said...

I love the amazing shading and highlighting you have on the Alice and hatter images. Thanks for a chance to win.

fredalexmom said...

Congrats on your participation in the book. I am always amazed by your incredible coloring and fabulous cards. This book will be a must have if it gives us a chnace to understand how you can create such perfection.

Kyle4143 said...

What fun images! I love this girl and the Mad Hatter too! Congratulations and thanks for a chance to win!

Bast said...

Congrats on being published! Wow that is AMAZING! Your coloring skills are just incredible. Love the hair and the dress colors! TFS and for the chance to win! Look forward to exploring your blog. :)

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

zehra said...

Wow, this is amazingly beautiful love your. Coloring, thanks for a chance to win

Jan Garber said...

Hair, skin, and fabric, it's all so perfect! I'm so glad to see yet another fantastic Copics guide!

Beachsidelynn said...

Spectacular card. Love the blues and teals. Alice is always a favorite. Thanks for an opportunity to win this book.

Billie A said...

Your work always facinates me. I love the folds in her dress, the gentlemans pants and look. The faces and all. It's wonderful work and would love to win an autographed book it would be put to good use. These are the problem areas I have when coloring. Thanks for the chance.

Marlys said...

Congrats on you being featured in the book. I have book one and two
and would really love to have three.

Karen said...

Love your project!

scrappingnana said...

Wow, what amazing coloring. Your shading and all the details are awesome. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

Renee G said...

congrats!

Alyssa S said...

Gorgeous coloring! I can't wait to learn some tips from the master herself!! ;o)

Kathi said...

Congratulations on being part of this wonderful book.

As always, your coloring is amazing and your card is wonderful too!

Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic book!

Gloria said...

All I can say is "Wow". What an awsome job on these images. Thanks for the chance to read how to do this. I would love to win this book.

Brenda Lee said...

Wowza!! Absolutely stunning!! The colors are amazing...love the bright blue. And I have no words for the coloring other than....AAAAHHHH-MAZING!! Thank you for the chance at winning a copy. After seeing your piece of art, I definitely need the book!! :)

Kathyb said...

Such an artful card! Love to get some tips from this wonderful book!

Andrene said...

Speechless - this is beautiful. Awesome job!!

justmeonly said...

Love your coloring! I'd love to win this book.

Marcy said...

Love the depth you get with your colors! Just beautiful! Congrats!

Darlene L said...

WOW what fabulous coloring. I want to win so I can learn to color too! Love all the colors and paper.

Leslie said...

It's no wonder you were chosen - your colouring is professional and fantastic! Congratulations!!

Tracie Nicole said...

This is adorable work..... Beautiful job well done

Carmen said...

Love your cards and of course your copic coloring. I had to subscribe. Thank you for sharing :)

Rebecca Nufer said...

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

Amy Heffernan said...

This is fantastic!! Definitely something to inspire. Thanks for a chance to win :)

Nina said...

WOW!! LOVE the blue dress!! totally stunning!! I usually check out your work on FB and it's ALWAYS stunning!

Carly said...

aaammmm .... wow!

that's all I can say ... just blown away by this amazing colouring!

Wow!

Can't wait to see the new book .. the other two don't leave my desk!

xoxo Carly

Samantha Briscoe said...

I love the depth of your shading, really want to learn this.

Donna said...

Congrats on being featured and why not, your project is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

EmbossingQueen said...

Your colouring is just perfection! Something for me to aspire to. The fabric folds and the shading on both your images are fantastic. Thankyou for sharing such a gorgeous creation and for the chance to win a copy of the new book.

Cheryl said...

Wow! Amazing coloring going on here! The detail on the folds and hair is beautiful. Congrats on the publication--I can certainly see why they wanted you in the book! :)

Karen A said...

You are so talented - I can only hope to be 1/10th the copic magicin you are - Amazing thanks for the opportunity to win.

Dana Desmond said...

When I look at your card, it makes me "curious" as to what will happen next. Love the style.

Scrappy Canuck said...

Congratulations on the book, and the card is amazing!!

Peggy said...

Amazing coloring. Love the papers and stamps.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Sherry said...

What an interesting card....I love the vibrant blues of her dress and thought it was an unusual pairing of personalities..thanks so much for sharing it

Patti J said...

Your card is fabulous! Congrats on your publication, and thanks for sharing!!! So excited to have a chance to win this book :) Thanks!

Paper Crazy Lady said...

What a fabulous card. The coloring is marvelous, and the design is so inventive.

Debbie Tucker said...

love your card the coloring is just great can't wait to get this book

Dianal said...

Great card Melanie. Love the choice of colours. Congratulations for being published in the new book too!! Thanks for the opportunity to win an autographed copy!!

Jeri PZgirl said...

So cute, and beautiful use of color and technique.

Kristi said...

Gorgeous job! She is so pretty!
kidshomelove at yahoo.com

Janet Hindman said...

So inspiring!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Stunning card Melanie! Congrats on your publication! Lovin' your colouring!

KellyRae said...

Beautiful card, Melanie! Your folds and shadows are amazing. The images glow with coloring depth. Thanks so much for the chance to win your autographed copy!

Willsnan said...

Congrats on your inclusion in the book - your design is awesome.

Margaret said...

Congrats on the book, your coloring just jumps off the page, wonderful

marla said...

The coloring is absolutely fantastic and makes the dress on the girl come alive and look like there are layers. I would so LOVE to learn to color like this and so this book would be an amazing help.

Unknown said...

What an amazing card. I love the colors. Congrats!

Jenn said...

Congrats on being published in the book, your coloring is fabulous and I love the images! Thanks for the chance to win!

M.J. Rutledge said...

I have the other two books and would love to win a copy of this one.

gjrmjw at msn dot com

Melissa Phelps said...

Kraftin Kimmie stamps are what got me started using Copics! They are a match made in heaven - and your skills are AMAZING! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

Stephanie said...

Wow! Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jan Castle said...

WOW...all that hair! Great card...thanks for sharing and the chance to win this informative book!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Heike's Creativeplace said...

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

Hugs
Heike

Heidilynn said...

Love the layers! Patterns! Colors! and coloring! Simply amazing. Congrats!

Ddmac58 said...

I always love your coloring and keep hoping for a tutorial or two or...LOL! I adored your turtle in the last book and Alice in Wonderland is just gorgeous, I had to order her because of you! LOL Everyone did a fabulous job with this book, I can't wait to start coloring.

Darlene G said...

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

PJ said...

Congrats and thanks for a chance to win this awesome publication!

Cathy Y said...

I have those Alice stamps!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Swr4him said...

Folds are my favorite item to color and yours are perfect in this image. Just beautiful!

JoanneO said...

Congrats! Must be quite a thrill to be published! Your coloring is so perfect. I can see why you were picked to be in the book. I love the shading and shadows you created. Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win this much needed book.

TN Granny said...

Melanie,
Your are so talented and amazing with the coloring. I love all the shading and your card is precious.

Janine said...

If I could only learn to colour half as well as you do then I would be well chuffed. That card is wonderful. Thanks for chance of winning.

stamps&cars said...

I love the intensity of the colors on your image! It deserved to be in the book! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Christy said...

Wow! This card is STUNNING! I LOVE your coloring, the layers, the stitching, and those images! Love this card! Hugs, Christy

sue morris said...

Wowee! This is fantastic. Such an awesome card! I love the distressed look with this. Fits these images perfectly and your coloring is just superb!

Gloria Westerman said...

Congratulation!!! Such beautiful coloring!!!!! these images are prefect together...awesome work........thanks for sharing...

StampinwithAloha said...

No wonder you were published - this is gorgeous! Bookmarking your blog so if I don't win the book at least I can learn from your samples! Congratulations!

Julia said...

Congrats !!!!

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

BeverlyBL said...

Love the intensity of your colors. Great job! Like your paper picks, as well. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Scrappin Simply with Shannon said...

Wow this book sounds like a dream come true! Can't wait!

Love how you have coloured those images.

Tracy said...

Your coloring is stunning and so is the amazing design of your card. Congratulations on being included in the book!

Opal said...

Your coloring is stunning. Congrats on being selected to be published in Copic's 3rd book. Hope I can win it.

Danie said...

WOW and STUNNING are the first two words that came to my head when i saw your card. It is beautful congrats and well done

xx

ferrellgraph-x said...

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

Cindy H. said...

OMGosh, what an awesome card and awesome coloring!! Congrats on it being published! Thank you for the chance to win an autographed copy of this new book.

Pamela Harrington said...

Hmmmm...Curiouser & Curiouser. I have gone through the entire blog hop but I am drawn back to your AMAZING card. It is beautiful!! Everything about it. Yours is the only one I have left a comment on. Hhhmmmmmm :)

ehbost said...

Beautiful coloring job. No wonder you are in this book of great talents. Great card design. I'm loving this palette, right now. Whose papers are these? I'll be looking to you for more inspiration. TFTOTW!

Loster said...

I love the stamps you chose for the card, and how you accented the stamps (and your fantastic coloring) with paper blocks, etc. I'm interested in learning more from the book. Best of luck with this and future publishings.

Kim said...

Your card is beautiful. The colors are gorgeous.

Playing with Paper said...

Oh my word, your coloring is stunning! The details on her dress...fabulous!! Congrats!

T Young said...

Fantastic card! Love your colour choices!

Helen L said...

WOW!! That is some amazing coloring on an amazing card!! I love how you did her hair, and the dress just glows!! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Kathy JH said...

Congrats on being published! Your card is fabulous! Love the hair on both Alice and the Mad Hatter!

Rebecca Ednie said...

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

scrappinpeg said...

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

Patty Cooper said...

How beautiful! Congrats on being published!!! Patty

christi said...

can i just say wow! the colors are so rich and wonderfully shaded and the layers are spectacular. what a great card! congrats!

jordanbev5 said...

Congratulations! The shadowing of the fabric folds is so beautifully done! Just a gorgeous card!

CherryBlossom said...

WOW! Amazing card!

BrendaB said...

Such fabulous coloring! Her dress looks so realistic!

In paper heaven said...

Love your card and all the fine details in the coloring. It is obvious I have so much more to learn about copics. Thank you for the chance to win this guide.

Karen said...

Fabulous card and the color choice, love it! Congrats and thansk for sharing with us.

Diane said...

Congratulations! Your copic coloring is amazing and the card is so vibrant. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pam said...

Amazing....gorgeous coloring! Thanks for the chance to win your copy.
Hugs.....Pam:)

lennie said...

Great card! thanks for the chance to win the book!

d'Dragon said...

Beautiful coloring! Already purchased the book, but would love to win a signed copy!

Cowgirlscrapper said...

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

disneylisa said...

Oh, Alice again. I have a different Alice image but can't do her justice like I've seen here. I could definitely use some help from this book and the beautiful examples.

Jenny said...

Fabby colouring, love your great card layout :) Jen x

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Holy hanna-banana! Your colouring on this card is phenomenal. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this oh-so-awesome book!!!

Lisa D.

Debbie Nelson said...

Cute card....thank you for the chance to win!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Wow Melanie! Your coloring rocks girl! I love both of these stamps too!

Diane said...

Beautiful!! I like the rich blues you used in the dress. Thanks for a chance to win.

Diane said...

Beautiful!! I love the how rich the blues in her dress look.

blizzardstripes said...

Love the vibrant colors ~ Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book full of great coloring techniques.

Flo said...

Love the play on Alice in Wonderland. Wonderful job coloring the image in the rich jewel colors. Congrats.

GrammaBird said...

You have certainly mastered the bold and beautiful colors, you are truly an inspiration.

Jodi said...

Holy moly - your coloring is to die for... Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talents with us. Can't wait to see the book.
Keep creating!
Hugs,
Jodi

Calvin Patrick said...

Love the colors you used cant wait for the book to come out

Ellen said...

Melanie..you're one of my top coloring artist
Congratulations on being published! I can see from this card why you deserve to have been!
Your colouring is magnificent right down to the shadows and beautiful blending! I must have this book, and learn more about coloring..from you girls, but it would be very nice to have a signed copy, from you!:)
A fabulous card!
Crafty hugs, Ellen

Petra said...

Thank you for a chance to win your book.
I hope to become as half as good as you are

Petra

sudukc said...

Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win coloring book #3, I have#1&2. This would be great addition.

Marge said...

WOW -- amazing work on your project! Need lots of coloring help, so would be trilled to win this book!!!

Amy said...

Great work. I would love to add this to my copic books.

Shari said...

Melanie, congratulations on being in book #3! Your colouring always amazes me! Love the vibrant blue dress on Alice and you have coloured the folds amazingly!

Hugs;
Shari

Stacy B said...

This card is absolutely beautiful. I love, love, love how the images pop off the subtle background paper (which I also love). Such great work! I would love a chance to win this book with so many talented artists' work inside. Thanks!

Crafteezee said...

Hi Melanie, love love the colour blue of Alice's dress, my ultimate favourite. The layout is fabulous, but then again I didn't expect any different from you.
Would love to win a signed copy from you. Thanks for the chance.
Hugs Tracy x

alexisssantoro said...

So amazing! So bright, bold and creative! I love it!!

Pam Caudle said...

Love the card...colors and blending are great. Thanks for the chance on the drawing.

Charo said...

This is a great card and the colors are so intense, I would love to read the tutorial!