Monday, June 24, 2013

Copic Coloring Guide 4: Fine Details Blog Hop...and a Giveaway!

Hey creative friends!! :)

Welcome to a very special blog hop!  I am excited to announce my participation and publication in the latest book in the series, the Copic Coloring Guide, Level 4: Fine Details!




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 latest in the Coloring Guide series, offering information and educational material for crafters of all skill levels.

From light source to shading and shadows, to mixing mediums and tackling detailed images, this book shows how to take your coloring up one notch further… by focusing on the fine details.  All of the information is presented 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.


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! 

If you've been hopping along, you will have arrived here after visiting with the lovely and talented Sharon Harnist. (If not, it begins with a gorgeous sampling of work from Jane Allen. )

I can't tell you how excited and honoured I am to be a part of this book, and to have the opportunity to work alongside such lovely and talented artists. This is the project I have in the book. It features a pretty mermaid stamp from the Sea Jewels set by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I coloured her with the "no lines" technique" by stamping her in a very light ink. I love this technique as it produces such a different effect from having that typical black outline...it almost looks more like a painting. It is a bit more challenging than working with clearly defined lines, but you will receive fantastic instruction in the Copic Coloring Guide 4 to assist you in working with the no lines technique. You can also find the full list of Copic colours, products and paper used on my card in the book. 



BLOG CANDY: To help kick off the celebration of the new book... each designer on the hop is giving away an autographed copy of the book...signed not only by Colleen and Marianne, but by the individual designer too!  Please comment on this post for your chance to win your copy of mine!  Commenting will be closed at midnight on Sunday, June 30th, 2013 EST.  Winners will be announced on the individual designer's blog, so make sure to check back to see if you are a lucky winner! 

Can't wait for your copy? The Copic Coloring Guide Level 4: Fine Details 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.

Next on the hop is the very talented Kathy Jones

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Blessings,

Melanie

119 comments:

Judy Cook said...

Melanie so sorry you are going to a funeral. My thoughts are with you.

Debbie Strotz said...

I am so incredibly color challenged - I could really use this! Hope I win!

Shazza said...

Hi there, will be back later to see your creation x

Lori said...

thanks for the chance to win!!!

Cynthia Xavier said...

Your mermaid is outstanding. I need all the help I can get. This book would do the trick.

Maria said...

oh wow what great prize, thanks for the chance to win. The card turned out super cute

Patricia said...

Anyone with a Copic needs this book, wonderful coloring and giveaway!

Karen Wedding said...

Great coloring on the mermaid. She's very cute. Love the die cut corners on the card.

Brenda Lee said...

My, oh, my! Melanie, I can only imagine all of the hard work that went into creating this gorgeous card. I'm mesmerized by the mermaid's tail. As I stare at the image, I'm in awe of all the details in the coloring...from the highlights in her hair to the shading of her skin. You did an incredible job. Lovin' the layout out too.

LynneM said...

Love your vibrant color choices and the lovely blending! A winsome image, and done excellently! Thanks for the chance to win your autographed copy of the book.

Dreamtime Designs said...

Beautiful colouring. Wow would the book really help me to accomplish that wonderful colouring? I need it :) Thank you for the opportunity.
Hugz, Lisa.

Lori Aragon said...

Hi Melanie! You know that I've always admired your coloring :) You continue to amaze me!!! Beautiful Beautiful card!!! Congratulations on being a part of this Coloring Guide :)
xoxo

Kathi said...

Wow! Awesome coloring on the mermaid! Everything is just so incredible! Adorable card as well! I would love to win a copy of this 4th Copic Coloring Guide to learn some new coloring techniques, especially the no-line coloring! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win it!

Colleen Schaan said...

LOVE your card and I'm so pleased that you joined us again for this publication! Your work is amazing and it's been a pleasure!

Deborah R said...

Wow! I've never seen coloring so beautiful. Hope I can do half as well.

Julia said...

I love the detail on her tail, excellent coloring!

Regina Hamilton said...

Your mermaid is stunning. Sorry you had to attend a funeral.

Kimberly S. said...

WOWZA!!! Your mermaid card is BEAUTIFUL!! Absolutely GORGEOUS coloring! I love all the embellishment details you added!

Susan Kennedy said...

So gorgeous!!! Love the colors.. the papers are perfect!! Your coloring!! WOW!! that must have taken some time. I love the detailing of her scales.. Just gorgeous!!!

Lynne said...

Condolences. Thanks for taking the time for us to show off your lovely card.

marilynwillauer said...

WOW what a gorgeous job you've done on your coloring, I'm so impressed!!! Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful tutorial book on coloring!!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Your card is truly amazing...

Patricia said...

What a beautiful mermaid. Would love to win the book so that I could color as well.

Chris Handy said...

I would love to win this great technique book.

Alshandra said...

Such a gorgeous card with absolutely beautiful colouring - love the detail. Love the other books and can't wait for this one too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Beverly Perdue said...

Melanie,
Your card is so cute! Love the mermaid stamp. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Donna said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

nckaren said...

Hi, Melanie. What a cute mermaid! I love the stitching and the flourishes. Congratulations on publication in the book, and thanks for the opportunity to win. Peace!

Dania said...

Gorgeous card and love this technique. Beautiful work.

Arnette said...

So Cute, I love the colors. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

Natalie said...

Oh my what gorgeous coloring!! Wow! So pretty, what a fun card. Can't wait to get my copy of this book!

Anja said...

Congrats on being published with your amazing creation, Melanie! Your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win a copy :o)
Hugs, Anja

Colleen said...

:} what a cute little mermaid.
I really could use this as I need all the help I can get when it comes to coloring so thank you for this opportunity.
ColleenB.
Texas

Amanda R said...

Congrats Melanie! Well deserved if I do say so myself!

Amy Heffernan said...

This is outstanding Melanie!! I love the way you do the mermaid scales, and the hair is spectacular. I don't know how you get such fine detail using the no-lines technique?!

Linda R. said...

Great card. And I can't wait to see the book. Just what I need to keep improving my copic skills. Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna said...

Wow...I just keep going back to see all the detail you've colored on the mermaid. So beautiful. I'd love to replicate your coloring, so I know I need this book! Thanks for the chance!

Bunny said...

What a great card. I love the sewing, the coloring, the pearl embellishments and the die cuts. The only thing that scares me is the no line coloring. Yikes, I need the book to help me not color outside those "no lines". Thanks for the chance to win.

Debi said...

OMG, that hair coloring...fantastic.
Thank you for sharing

Gab said...

Wow, wow, wow! Just love your card. The stamp is so cute and you coloured her to perfection! Great colours too!

Sabrina said...

Such a darling card! You colored her beautifully!!

AGMaz said...

She's beautiful! Great job with her scales!

Lori Rider said...

This is just beautiful - love the coloring and thanks for the chance to win!

Margaret said...

I love the beautiful colors you used. Would love to win a copy of this latest addition to the Copic Coloring books.

Pat A said...

Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful book! Your coloring is beautiful!

Julie Allen said...

Your mermaid is beautiful, as is your card. Can't wait to learn to color her.

Mickie said...

Oh my goodness! Your mermaid's body is absolutely stunning!! I love it.

Tami B. said...

Wow, what I wouldn't give to be able to color like that!

Ellen said...

Her tail is over the top Amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely card! Very nicely colored.

Sara said...

I love the papers you used on that card. The coloring is gorgeous.

Sharon Roselli said...

Love the colors in her fish tail! your coloring is awesome. someday with lots more practice I will color half as good.

Cheryl said...

This is absolutely gorgeous coloring! It's PERFECT! Looking forward to the tutorial in the book!

Vicki B. said...

Adorable image, your coloring is amazing!!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! I'm so excited about this new book. I think it would really really help me. :)

Trisha said...

I love the no line technique, also. Beautiful card and thanks for the chance to win a copy of this great new book. pat n bob cuddy at gmail dot com

Shazza said...

wow this is an amazing card, colouring is awesome x

Connie Walsh said...

I really like your mermaid. She is so cute. I like how your colored her.

sskcraftshop @ Hooks, Needles and Brushes said...

Wow...hope to win..looks great book.

Patti McDermott said...

Beautiful image. I have your other books and hoping I can get this one FREE. Thanks for offering a chance to win one.

Cat Spicer said...

WOWZA! The texture you created in her hair and tail are AMAZING!!!

Moosisk said...

I just LOVE how you colored this adorable mermaid! Her eyes just POP against all the lovely colors. Thanks for the chance to win the new Copic book, too. :D

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Great coloring job on this cute mermaid.

Audrey Benno said...

Congrats on the new book! I look forward to using it so I can make cards as beautiful as yours!

Jan Castle said...

WOW...the little mermaid really pops off the page! Thanks for the chance to win Book 4! I love detail work so this would be a good book for me!!!!

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

So pretty, I love how you have done up her tail and the deep colors are beautiful :)

JoanneO said...

Melanie, you colored the mermaid's tail so perfectly! Loved how you did the hair, also. Thanks for the chance to win the new Copic book.

carol9999 said...

So cute, hopefully when I win this new book I can do better.

Lea said...

Your no-line coloring is simply the bomb! Great card! Congrats on being a featured artist! Beautifully done!

Shirl said...

Wonderful matching of colors on your card. The shading on your mermaid is quite good. Thanks for sharing.

Swr4him said...

Great coloring!

Kate Block said...

LOVE all the detail in this card! Not only the detail in the coloring of the hair and tail, but the details in the assembly of the card! All the pearls and stitching add so much!

Patricia St Martin said...

Just stunning!!! Beautiful card. Thanks you for giving us a chance to win a copy of the Copic Coloring Guide, Level 4 fine detail book. If not I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.
Patricia

kbowne837 said...

Love the card and all the shading on the mermaid. Very realistic. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win

Kristin said...

Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the book. Love her tail colors.

TN Granny said...

I have all 3 books and love each and every one of them. I love the mermaid you colored and the card is awesome.
Stamping Hugs,
Jeanine

Zenita Smith said...

Awesome job!! Can't wait to learn this technique!! Thanks for the chance to win one of these books!!

Christi Conley said...

Love your technique - I would love to hear people say "YOU colored that?"

Sylvia said...

I'am a follower of youre blog Melanie. This card shows why. Your coloring is amazing!.
Regards
Sylvia

Julie Ann said...

Love the mermaid card you made it is amazing and can't wait to see the book.

Anne Lise Johannessen said...

Very nice coloring!

Sherri said...

What an absolutely darling card. Looking forward to book 4 and everyone's artistic work.

Ann said...

Love the detailed scaling on the mermaid. TFS

Linda said...

Your coloring of the mermaid is so amazing. Can't wait to see this new book and thanks for a chance to win a copy too!!!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Gorgeous coloring on the card! Wish I was half as good at it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous and such a sweet image too. Love how you've coloured the Mermaid. I need to get this one to add to the other three in the series. Thanks
for the chance to win x

CASTOWNE said...

Her scales look 3-dimensional because of your fabulous use of highlighting and shading! Great card!

sudukc said...

Would love to add this book t my copic library

Heidi said...

Your coloring ROCKS and I love the layout of this card. Thanks for your chance to win.

Christine Nixon said...

Great job, Melanie. Congratulations on being selected for publication in this wonderful book and thanks for the chance to win an autographed copy!

Brenda Poe said...

Would so love to win! Love Copics & your coloring on your card. I need more training.

Anne Molberg said...

Love your card!! Wish I could be so talented...

RachelV said...

How did you do that? That mermaid tail, the hair, the scales...unbelievable! Can this book really help me do that? Wow!

Marie said...

Loved the hair coloring, very detailed. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Crafteezee said...

Wow love how you have coloured her, beautiful detail.
Hugs Tracy x

Teresa said...

Just awesome, your copic coloring is just wonderful. Your samples are always my favorites because your coloring is like a work of art. Thanks for the sneak peeks and the chance to win.

StampinwithAloha said...

Wow! I want to learn this technique!

Elaine Hughes said...

Congrats Melanie! Well deserved, of course! Your card is gorgeous. :)

wendy said...

congrat's on being featured, lovely card! fab coloring!

Amy said...

Very inspiring card! I even have the beautiful floral paper and now have tons of ideas flowing of what to do with it! I would love to see your card in print in the new book and am sending positive vibes out I am lucky enough to win it! :D
Thanks so much!

Donna said...

Amazing card!

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness. That card is beautiful. You are so talented. Thanks for the chance to win.
:)

steph said...

Love this card. Looks like it's going to be a great book.

Unknown said...

Look at the shading on that mermaid tail! I have to get practicing.... Thanks for sharing.

Dolores said...

That's a fabulous card. I need more tips for using my Copics.

Sue D said...

So colorful and I like the no lines technique.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Jody said...

very cute card, I love, thanks for the chance to win

Carole RB said...

Very nice coloring. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Have a great weekend

lennie said...

Thanks for the chance to win a book! Love your work.

Retro Dolly said...

Excited to see if I win a copy of the book. Thanks for an opportunity to win. :)

Tracey Jean said...

Your colouring on this mermaid is fantastic...

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Amazing coloring! The book sounds fabulous.... lots of tips and ideas! Can't wait to see it in person!

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous coloring on your card. This book sure will help me learn better. Thanks for a chance.

Shannah said...

Ooooh I would love, love, LOVE a special signed edition... Thanks for the chance to win one!! The Copic Coloring Books are such a fantastic resource - I can't wait to see this latest one and learn some new techniques. Your card is bright, fun and fabulous! Hugs, Shannah xox

Mary Walk said...

Wow, the detail on the mermaid's hair and her tail are beautiful! Love the color choices as well. Can't wait to buy my book, but I must say a signed copy would be pretty special!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

I can't WAIT to get my hands on a copy of this book....to add to my collection! Congrats again, Melanie!! This card is a stunner!

Carol said...

Looking forward to learning more techniques from this new book. I love the first three.

Sarah said...

I would love the chance to win! Your colouring is fabulous, Melanie!

bhelenj said...

Love the mermaid coloring.