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 Annieโ€™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 Annieโ€™s Attic catalog, accessible online at AnniesAttic.com
Have fun seeing all the beautiful stuff showcased in the book!

207 thoughts on “Copic Color Guide 2 – Nature HOP

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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

  6. Oooh, they look so real. I want to have a bite hihiโ€ฆโ€ฆ..
    Thanks for the lovely changes to win.

    Greetings,
    Nanda

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. just discovered this blog today and LOVE it!!! hoping to arrange a trip to take a class later this year ๐Ÿ™‚ woohoo!!!! the book looks amazing – can't wait to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. 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.

  19. 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*

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

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

  23. 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!

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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!

  28. Seriously — I thought I was looking at patterned paper when I saw your card! Your skills and this book are the perfect match ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  29. 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!!!

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

  31. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  36. 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 havenโ€™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

  37. 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!

  38. 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

  39. 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.

  40. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. 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 =)

  42. 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!" ๐Ÿ™‚ Donna

  43. 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!!!

  44. 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!

  45. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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

  47. 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

  48. 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!

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

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

  51. 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:)

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

  53. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings,
    Adriana xx

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

  55. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. That Copic coloring guide looks awesome. I need help with the shading and all the projects look like they will be terrific like your card.

  59. Jennifer – your card is so amazing – WOW! I'm just learning all about Copics and have started a modest collection – boy would I love to win this book – fingers crossed!

  60. I LOVE this card! you must have put a ton of time into it! I can't wait for my copy, I hope one day I can color like you!

  61. Your card is gorgeous! I've been playing with this stamp too ๐Ÿ™‚ I'd love a copy of the new coloring book thank you for the opportunity to win it!

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