Drum roll please.......
one of my colouring projects has been published
and appears in
and appears in
Copic Coloring Guide, Level 3: People
...and it is my pleasure to welcome you to
a very special blog hop
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.
|Image: Geeky Love by Make it Crafty|
This is my image that appears in the book and it showcases various techniques that you can use to give texture and interest to your Copic creations.
As you can imagine I am chuffed to bits as this is the first time a piece of my artwork has ever been published!!!
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!
So if you would like the chance to win my autographed copy
then please do not forget to leave a comment here at
Jane's Box of Colours
Commenting will be closed Midnight Friday October 26th (UK time)
I will then announce the winner here on my blog
*** Jane Allen ***
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And for those impatient crafters who cannot wait to get their sticky little paws on a copy:
Copic Coloring Guide Level 3: People is now available at many stamping and scrapbooking stores in the USA & will be available here in the UK shortly.
Visit your local store today and ask about availability.
It is also sold through the Annie’s catalog, accessible online at Annie's.
Gorgeous creation. I love your technique for outlining the image.
absolutely gorgeous coloring, wowzers!
this is so adorable, love the textures and the colors. The image is so fabulous. Congrat's on your participation in the book.
Congratulations! Your image is wonderful and I am very excited about this new book! I would be so honored to have a book signed by you!
Love it, and the other books, so would really appreciate this one
Love it, and the other books, so would really appreciate this one
Your project looks fantastic! Your shading adds so much depth, particularly the skin tones. I have waited for this book to come out and am so excited to see what's in it, since I already have the first two.
Fabulous coloring!!! I so wish I could do the browns that well.
This will be such an excellent resource. Thanks for the chance to win.
Fantastic colouring...great book. Love it..tfs
It must be love...what an awesome image and the copicness is over the top!
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)
Love the way you colored this and what a great idea for a book.
Jane, this is just amazing! your colouring never fails to amaze me! Joey x
I don't do a lot of hops and I just ordered this book two days ago, but an autographed copy is too much to pass up. Your coloring, as usual, is awesome!
Congratulations on being published - your creation is beautifully done! Wishing you a happy weekend!
I would love a copy of this book. It would be so helpful.
So cute!! I had to go check out the website with the stamp, too!!
Fabulous image! Love how you add the texture, I am just learning Copic coloring skills so I would love to win a copy of this book.
How fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book!
Jane, it was such a joy to work with you and have you be a part of this book! Thank you SO much!
Oh Jane Jane Jane. I am ur biggest fan for reals. I love your card. You can sign the book and send it to me :). Better yet just sign the card and mail it :). Hugs!!
Wow.. what a great card! Love that image! Just awesome!! Congrats on getting your card in the book! So well deserved!
Wonderful card you are sharing, and a wonderful opportunity. I can't wait to see the new publication, and would be so honored to have an autographed copy. I am not surprised you are one of the featured artists. Your work is always so gorgeous!
This is gorgeous and I am so excited to get my hands on two of them, one for me and one for my 11 yr. old granddaughter!
What a sweet image and card. Of course, your coloring rocks, as always. Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles
WOW, congratulations!!!!! I love the card you made and your colouring is awesome! Hugs, Brigitte
Oh your image is just the cutest and so gorgeously coloured too! 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.
I absolutely love you technique in shading...boy do I need some practice.
Gorgeous! Your coloring is so amazing!
Drum roll totally deserved! Great job on the colouring of this image Jane! It is spectacular!
I love that these cute folks are wearing subdued colors. So often Copic-colored images are done in vivid, saturated colors. I'm glad this book will contain images colored more subtly.
I love that these cute folks are colored with subtle colors. So often Copic-colored images are done in vibrant, saturated colors. I'm glad the new book will include these more natural hues.
Copic Coloring Guide, Level 3: People. What a fantastic resource. I always have a problem with hair and skin coloring and I know this will help me.
Love your coloring of Geeky Love
You must be so proud! I love the way you colored the card and I want to learn how to do texture with my Copics. I love Copics and want to learn all I can.
Love the rich colors of the card! Your image is so adorable! Well, enough of the exclamation poijts, LOL, great card. thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.
Your coloring is beautiful, I would love to win the new book
Gorgeous card and coloring.I would love to have a Copic guide. There is so much that I need to learn and a singed copy would be even better
CONGRATULATIONS you famous artist person!! Wow hun, that's just fabulous but I am really not surprised - your skill level is off the scale and I often look at the work and think "why the heck am I bothering with my mucking about with inks!". You are totally AWESOME! Hugs, Sxx
Congratulations on your image being published!!!! thanks for the opportunity to win a signed book.
I would so love this book to help me with my techniques for colouring hair and skin.
I would love to win this book because I'm new to Copics and do not know all the tips and techniques. I'm intrigued by the texture you can get with just markers.
Wow, your card is adorable, love your coloring. Thanks for the chance to win.
Would love a copy of this book, as a former China Painter I need to learn different techniques!
How wonderful it would be to win this amazing book! Fabulous card...thanks for the chance!!
Congrats Jane, Love your coloring...Would Love to win this book!
What a lovely card! I love the muted colours you have selected and the background is gorgeous. Just so you know, regardless of whether or not I win the book, I'm buying it anyway!
Such pretty colors and a cute image. Hugs! mojca
I'm just starting to color with copics and love the way you did the faces and hair. The clothes and texture are wonderful as are the soft colors you used thanks for the inspiration.
What a great image! You should not to be shocked to have been published! Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win!
well done, fabulous colouring x
Congrats! Your card is just to cute. Love it. TFS and for the chance to win!
Congratulations Jane. You deserve it, your colouring is amazing!
Love your card, a fab image and gorgeous papers too.
Wow, this is gorgeous, congrats and thanks for a chance to win
how sweet that your published, congratulations. This is for sure the book that I am looking for. I have been wanting to know how to do fabrics and people. Id love to win this book thanks for the chance, YOUR work is awesome, colors and life like is so awesome.
So many things to learn from you gals! I need this book! Congrats!
Congrats on being published. I would love to win this book to help me with my coloring skills.
Thanks for the chance.
How wonderful to be published. Congrats. Thanks for a chance to win this book.
Congratulations Jane, I can hardly believe it was the first time you were published - your colouring is soooooooo good they are a bit late in my opinion!!
Fabulous work as always
I've just got back from my holidays and now I have to unpack!!
HUgs Laurie xx
congrats to you! And i can see why your in the magazine! nice work!
Congratulations on being published - quite deserved, your colouring is fantastic
Fabulous card!! I love the background and can't wait to see the technique you used. Congrats on being published!! :)
Oh, how I would love to win this. Your coloring is absolutely fabulous. I just love those deep rich colors you used in this image. Thank you for the chance to win.
Your coloring is wonderful. I really need some tips from this book to help me out!
Oh my!!! This card is absolutely beautiful. Your talent is amazing!!
How can I ever learn to shade skin like ya all if I don't have the guidebook?!?! Thanks for the chance to win.
So cute. Love the image and of course your expert coloring. I just found your blog through the blog hop and plan to look at some of your other art work.
Love, Love, Love your coloring style. Thia image is adorable. Congrats on your having a place in the new book.
Love your coloring! I'd love to win this book.
Congrats! Love all the texturing in the background!
Congratulations on your image being published!!!! thanks for the opportunity to win a signed book.
This book looks awesome!
I love that image geeky love its awesome..... Great job and congrats on the book
I love that image and am really looking forward to the new book to learn techniques from different artists.
I love these guides...and have been waiting on this one! I really would like to win a copy.
I love this MiC image. I'd really like to learn how to do the background like your example here. Thanks for the chance to win :)
Thanks for the chance to win the coloring book.
LOOVE the card!! It's stunning and obviously deserves the publication! (Using one of my favorite MIC images has absolutely nothing to do with it)
Congratulations on being published! How exciting! I'm new to Copic markers and would love to add the autographed book as a resource to improve my coloring skills!
How wonderful to be published! I love my Copics. My first 2 Copic books are autographed so I would love to add book number 3!
congratulations! and now wonder ... its sensational!
I would love to win a copy of this book. I have the other two and would really enjoy learning from this one too I'm sure.
Thank you for the chance.
I love these colours. X
I love your colouring Jane,when I grow up :) I want to colour just like you!.
Congrats on getting published that is fantastic news and so well deserved, I too like many would love a signed copy of this awesome book.
I am loving the texture you have used in the image. The boys jumper looks so realistic with the texture showing at the front. I also like how you have added texture to the wall and floor. Thanks for sharing your creation with us and for the chance of winning an autographed copy of the new book.
Wow! Gorgeous card and so deserving of being featured. I'd love to win this book. Congrats and thanks!
Congrats on the publication! Your card is sooo cute! And, I love your coloring on that sweet image. Can't wait to check out the deets on how you did it.
Such a cute image. Thanks for the chance to win the book.
Love the style. I need to learn how to do this. Guess that's why I need the book.
Congrats on being published! your card is gorgeous, I love that image. Thanks for the chance to win!
Thats great, well done....
Congratulations on being published. Your coloring is spectacular. I can't wait to get the book.
Can't wait to get the book!
Congrats on this cool card and thanks for sharing your talent with us
Wow, such a beautiful card. Love that incredibly fun image, and your coloring is fabulous. Congrats on your very first publication, and thanks for the chance to win!
How sweet is this image, and the coloring is incredible!
love this card can't wait to get this book
Congrats Jane on your first publication! LOVE the textures and shading in your card. And thanks for the chance to win an autographed copy of this newest coloring guide (I already have 1 and 2).
The depth of color used in the project is outstanding. Thank you
Love it, so cute.
kidshomelove at yahoo.com
What a fabulous card Jane! I love the use of the grey tones to add dimension - I need to do that more often!
Congrats. Love your coloring, I really love how you did the background.
I love your design and these guides and have been waiting for this last one - shame we can't get it here in the UK until March 2013.
Sabrina--Hi I am just starting out with copic coloring and so far what I have been seeing I just absolutely love. You card is beautiful and so innocent looking. With him stealing a kiss. Congratulations on getting your card in the book.
Congrats. That is an amazing image and LOVE your card. I would so LOVE a copy of this book to help me become a better Copic colorer!!
Gorgoreous coloring. Would love to win a copy of this book.
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Nice coloring job and thanks for the chance to win.
Amazing card! Its truly stunning. Congrats! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book.
Thanks for the opportunity to win this book! I ADORE the image you used, so very sweet!
Great coloring...thank you for the chance to win this book!
Congrats on being chosen for the publication! Cute design and love the coloring. Thanks for a chance to win!
Adorable card, love it! I love Make it Crafty as well as your nice job on coloring. Everyone has done a beautiful job on their contributions to the new book, congrats! I can't wait to color!
Hoping to win....thanks for the chance.
I LOVE the stamp you used and your coloring is fabulous!
What a sweet card! I love your coloring and that image! Too cute! Hugs, Christy
Fun image, great colouring and I would love to win the book. Thanks
Wow....I really LOVE the colors you used for this. The book would be a great addition in my collection!
Love your colours thanks for the chance to win :)
Such beautiful coloring!!!!! love this image....thanks for sharing...
What a nice job you did. I see why your project was picked. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Congrats on being published!! I'll bet that is a fantastic feeling!!!! Great coloring on your card!:-)
Congratulations on your publication Jane. This sample is definitely print worthy. :-) Gorgeous technique. Hugs!
Jane, congrats on being selected to have your beautiful image in this new publication. Fantastic coloring and shading. Might have to buy this book if I am not lucky enough to win it.
I love ur coloured image its looks fatastic! congrats on having ur work included :)
And thanks for the chance to win a copy. I havnt been able to purchase any of these books as yet so it would be so great to win one to start me off.
Wonderful card and congratualtions from me too.
Absolutely adorable. Congratulations on being in the book, an honor that you obviously deserved. Can wait to see what you color next.
So exciting! I can hardly wait to get the book let alone an autographed copy! I'm swooning!
Oh my gosh, your card is gorgeous! So glad I found your blog. I did a quick look around and will be back for more of your gorgeous work for sure!
I would love to win the new Copics Coloring Guide Level 3: People. Thanks for the chance!
Gorgeous coloring technique. This card is super cute. 1st time here, but will return.
Jane, this is a fantastic design. I think it could be used for a variety of occasions. I'm looking forward to reading about it in the book. Best wishes on the sale of your book and the publishing of works to come.
Gorgeous card. Your coloring is fabulous!
Aww so cute!! I love the image and your coloring is just awesome!!
Congrats! Very nice coloring!
Love love that image! Congrats on being published!
I'd love to win a copy. I need to work on my hair colouring.
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.
Love your card.. and the textures do add a warmth to the card.. looks like you can feel what the sweater is like just by looking at the card
Horray for you. Who wouldn't love this book on their craft shelf,
We are so lucky we get to see your work online your so talented Jane
Congrats, Jane! Your coloring is amazing and this is an honor well deserved.
Wow! What fun!! Congratulations! You so deserve this! Would love to win this since being certified in copics, I have struggles with just this problem of making my images come to "life" like yours!
this is awesome. i love the textures and the coloring and the layers too. great job and congrats on being published.
Hey Jane ... is it still "Geeky Love" after 30+ years of courtship and marriage when my eyes light up and I get goose bumps when "he" walks into a room? I think so! Adorable image and great art work.
WOW! Congrats on the publication and your card is lovely!
Congrats on having your card published in this fab reference book! Can't wait to see a copy!
Love that image! Congrats on being published!
Your coloring is fabulous no wonder this card was published. I'd love to have a copy of this referece book. I hope it is available in Canada.
Congrats on being published. The card is awesome and the coloring excellent. I'm crossing my fingers.
Congratulations on being published. I can see why, your image is so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win
Haha i love that image. Wonderful card!
Gorgeous coloring on your card. I would love to win your signed copy!!!
Love the muted colors of your image. Glad to see an image like this included. It's something I have wanted to learn.
Congratulations!! You must be thrilled to be in the book. It's wonderful that there's a cd with images included so we can try coloring exactly what's in the book. Thank you!
Congrats! I would love to win, so pick me!! lol
Love your colored picture! I've already purchased the book, but it would be awesome to win a signed copy!
Awesome coloring. Great book. Thanks
Very nice card. Your coloring is amazing! Hugs! xx
Love the vintage look of the coloring on that Geeky Love image! Crossing my fingers for a win!
While I admit I tend towards the bright vivid colors, I could certainly use some direction in using basic colors more effectively. Your card would be a great inspiration.
Love this fabby colouring. well done on the book. Jen x
Love the card it is so adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win this oh-so-awesome book.
Love your adorable card...thank you so very much for the chance to win!
Congrats on being published in one of the most coveted books! Would love to win a copy!
Love your Card and Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book full of great coloring techniques.
I just want to start comment by saying I recently bought this book and I love it. My favorite of the 2 I own which is book 2 and 3. Especially the prepared cards in it. great tutorials. very helpful indeed. The blank color charts were and are a great help. thank you all
HUGE 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 dotty background! A fabulous card! Hugs, Lesley
I am really intrigued by this background texture, paper towels, terry cloth? Uhmm , got to get that book!
Wozzers... such talented ladies. Thanks for sharing your awesome inspiration with us.
Congrats on being published! Your coloring is beautiful!!!
Congrats on the publication! I love your shading and air brushed background! Stunning card!
Beautiful card. Can't wait for the book to come out.
Congrats and the card plus coloring equal AWESOME! Thanks for sharing and offering a chance to win the book.
Your work is always among my favorites & this is no exception! i love how you coloring their faces..the colors you're using. It makes them look soo real!:)
I visits your blogg very often, and get soo much tip and inspirations..always!
Crafty hugs, Ellen
Jane, wow congratulations on your 1st publication!! That is amazing and must feel so special!
Your card is so wonderful! I love how you have coloured the background and the way you coloured the image is awesome! Such a great card, glad it is out there for the world to see!
Congratulations Jane, a fabulous piece of work, thanks for all of your inspiration.
Thank for the chance to win another great Coptic book. I have 1&2, 3 will be a must have. Congratulations & thanks again...ttfn sue
Thank you for a chance to win. I hope to become as half as good as you are
Petra from Holland
I do like your post; our DD just got engaged, so I found your image especially sweet! Need lots of coloring help, so would be thrilled to win this book!!!
What beautiful coloring. I love your card.
I am not surprised that you were chosen to be in the book. What a gorgeous card and such a fun image to color. Thanks for the chance to win! I don't think I will ever be able to color people as well as you all, but would love to practice more with the guidance of this book!
Woweeeeee, congratulations on being published and what an entrance. Spectacular as always. Such an inspiration.
Hugs Tracy x
Wowowowowonderful your colouring!! Thank you for the great opportunity to win this fabulous guide.
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