Thursday, June 16, 2011

New E-Team Blog Hop: Part 2 "It's Better with Color" - Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers

Welcome to Part 2 of out "It's Better with Color" series. One of the most frequent comments from our blog hops is a request for more Copic coloring tips. 


The E-Team was challenged with a mission to color away with Copic Markers. We want to see how they color, shade, and create some flower creations their own unique way. They never disappoint with their art and you'll find some kind of WOW in this blog hop.  




Make sure to visit each participating E-Team blog member for a chance to win a gift voucher for joining us in some Copic Coloring fun. One comment per person per blog, please.  You have until today, Thursday, June 16th to Sunday, June 19th to visit each blog participant.  Two (2) random winners will be chosen from the blog hop participants. The 2 winners will each win a $25 gift voucher to eclectic Paperie. Winners will be posted on the eclectic Paperie Blog on Monday, June 20th so make sure you check back to claim your prize.



Linda Duke     





**Linda Ledbetter - is not joining us today but stop by her blog to see what she has been to. 




There is also one additional prize to be won here on the eclectic Paperie blog. Leave a comment  about your favorite Copic marker tips and tricks or even a link to your favorite Copic marker creation. eP Blog winner will receive a box of stamp goodies and 4 of the new Copic marker colors. All
winners will be posted eP blog on Monday, June 20th

We do have Copic ORGINAL and CIAO style markers on sale. We will be discontinuing these two styles from our product offerings. They are marked at 35% off while supplies last. You can also view a new grab bag with this "Mystery Box of Stamps" offering. 

"It's Better with Color!"



-Daisy
"feed your creativity" at eclecticpaperie.com

45 comments:

Queen Mary said...

LOVE the copic coloring hop! Best thing(s) I learned were the variety of media one can use with copics and the texture towel with blender refill! I think I'm supposed to say my favorite technique or something but i can't choose so I'm saying what I learned -- I loved Sherry's bright pop of poppy with the more vintage papers -- everyone had something different going on and that was very cool!

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madoke said...

I love doing your hops-I'm very new to using the the copics so I don't have any tips. Thanks for being in the hop.

Cathy Y said...

Wow, Daisy, as I said on my first comment of the hop: EP doesn't have the E-Team, they have the A-Team!!! Your artists never disappoint.

Lillian Child said...

I'm a newbie to the world of Copic markers, and to coloring on my card creations. I've been wanting to find a certification class in my area, but haven't had any luck to date. But would love to win some Copics to practice with! Thanks for the chance!

Joan V said...

Enjoyed the blog hop and learned so much today. I don't have any tips or tricks because I am new with Copics. I did, however, learn many tips and tricks from the team, today. They each have their own style and I hope to develop my own, also. Here is my blog site with my little creation using my Copics. (the few that I own). http://athomewithjoan.blogspot.com/2011/06/just-swinging-by.html

Darlene said...

I am new with copic and very excited you are doing this hop. Hope to drink in lots of inspiration.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love this blog hop and seeing all the different projects done with the copic markers. I own several of them but still in the learning stage, would love to take a class. Thanks for all the tips your E-team have given throughout the bog hop
Marilyn

Max said...

Each of the demonstrators showed tips and technieques that were well worth reviewing. Starla's advice on following the colours in nature from an image of a real flower was one that I really liked - also colouring the backs of the flowers too. Thanks for having this blog hop on using Copic markers. I have just acquired a set of them and really did not know how to use them. Also, I learned that it is important to choose the right kind of paper to use with Copics so that you don't get the bleed through or the fanning out of colours.

CheckerBeads said...

I think Linda's card is my fave, but they are all awesome. I love how you can color ribbon too- easy to get a perfect match for whatever you are making!

Anne

Julia Aston said...

Loved seeing all the various ways to use the copics - a tip I've read somewhere else that was helpful - if you don't have two shades of color to do light and dark, then just color all over with one color - than re-color just parts of the image with the same color and that will darken that area!

Swedie said...

I learned a lot about Copics from this hop. I haven't used Copics, so I don't have any tips. All the gals did a beautiful job with color.

marilynwillauer said...

Thanks for a chance to win blog candy and see more wonderful creations using Copic markers. I love the blending with them. They are wonderful to use!!!

Janet L. said...

Great hop! I wish I could say I had a tip or a favorite Copic technique, but the fact of the matter is, I don't have any Copic markers---yet, that is.

Kathy Eddy said...

What gorgeous cards your team has shown us here today! I am very new to Copics and wish I could learn hands-on from someone live in person! I think using the right paper is very imoportant and to start with the lighter colors and work darker. My best tip is, Get some of these at the discounted prices while you can gals!

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It's Raining Jelly Beans said...

so many cool ideas. Honestly I am not always so inspired by the blog hops but this one was really cool because I had no desire to ever own/use a Copic and now I am thinking about it…..

JoanneO said...

Thanks for the New E-Team Blog Hop! I learned a lot. My tip is get a Copic marker color chart and as you add to your marker stash, color in the new Copics and carry the chart with you when you shop! It will also help when coloring your cards because you can tell at a glance what goes or complements each color.

Auntie Em said...

This blog hop was so interesting. Great tips and ideas from all the artists.
I liked the tip from Latrice on how to add texture to the tree.
Thank you so much such a fun hop! :)

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McStamper said...

I haven't used copics and had resolved I would not start another collection of coloring supplies. But, today, I would say "So much for resolutions!" This is a great hop with so many helpful tips for using the copics and I think I will have to give them a try. Thanks.

celticmystyc said...

Reading directions helps so much.. NOW that I've finished hopping and viewing and being FLOORED and BLOWN away.. I want to add more copics to my mere collection of 10.

I learn something new at each blog and I've attended a copic class last year, so that says a lot.

My favorite "technique" with copics is the shadowing and intensifying the color on an image. They blend so nicely.

aggiesgirl said...

Love these hops and always learn new things...I especially liked the way Broni used little dots of color it made for some interesting texture...these ladies are very talented and I enjoy each one of them

Bast said...

I absolutely love love love copics. My fav e thing to do is color my ribbons and embellies with them I can coordinate with my papers. I use the ABS 2 to spray my white primas to add color.

Thanx for the chance to win. Your DT is really amazing!

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Andrene said...

Beautiful projects!! I like using the tip to tip technique to blend colors. Also like flicking to add colors and am still trying to perfect that one!!

Dee in N.H. said...

You guys just have the most awesome hops! I have yet to use a Copic marker! I know, what am I waiting for? LOL!

Iris said...

Great hop. Iris

savyjade said...

Thank you for this hop. I missed the first and am on my way to check it out. I am just starting to build my copic supply so the tutorials are fabulous. Thank you again.

Sandra said...

as usual, fully enjoyed my visit with your team! Thanks for all the inspiration.
Sandra ltb

rush said...

thank you for showing all of the wonderful things that copics can do. and here i thought they were just for coloring! thank you for the showcase!

Candy said...

I have been taking some Copics classes and have been learning the art of shading. I adore Copics and love working with them! Learning how to color hair has been the most challenging, but when you get it right it is such an accomplishment!

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful blog hop w/loads of inspiration! Thank you! This is one of my favorite Copic designs, http://tinyurl.com/3vybb4y

bethann said...

i don't have any Copics, or any other alcohol markers..... yet. i would love to get some since i see such great coloring w them. i'm green w jealosy.

Tona said...

I really enjoyed the blog hop. I loved Latrice's tip on adding texture & Micki had some great tips about using Copics with different papers.

c.darwin said...

This was a great blog hop!! I was so pleasantly surprised by the team's talent and have mire than a few new blogs that I will follow now. Thanks for all those great copic tips.

Mickie said...

Truly enjoyed the hop and learned soooo much! I am a newbie with the coloring so I really enjoyed all the tutorials. Really don't have a tech to share as of yet but learned a lot from these tutorials.

JoAnne said...

What a wonderful blog hop! I think my favorite thing I am learning about Copic markers is using feathering more effectively. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win a wonderful blog candy.

Meghan said...

Loved all of the copic projects. Beautiful coloring. Thanks to the E-Team.

Yvonne said...

Great projects from everyone!

Linn said...

i so enjoyed this copic coloring blog hop, thanks for the inspiration. i learned quite a bit from all the designers :)

Sue D said...

Great blog hop! It was interesting to see the favorite inks and papers that people use with Copics. Right now I use Memento black ink but I may venture and try the Adirondack inks in the softer colors. I never thought to use kraft paper and found I like the look.

Terri said...

I love hoe the color builds with each layer when using Copics. I can use a light touch and add more as I go.

Denise said...

Very fun and informative hop! I learned some new tips for trying out with my Copics! Loved Broni's technique of adding the dots for a texture and shading.
My favorite tip on using Copics is to invest in a good assortment of colors to blend! So to start out, get a light, medium and a dark in a color.
DeniseB

rocqee said...

I am so new to paper crafting and have been so pleased to partake of the "blog hop". I have enjoyed all the creativity of the E-Team and their tips and tutorials. The tips on how to begin, and enhance with the markers is something I needed.

Shirley N said...

What a fun hop, sure learned a lot along the way! The DT did a fabulous job on their creations, all were so inspiring! I don't have any tips of my own but I see that more and more people are blending by "flicking" rather than coloring in a circular motion. Thanks for the chance to win!