Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Let's Get Sporty!!

Hello Everyone!!  It's the last Wednesday of the month and that means it is Challenge time again!!  This month I want everyone to get Sporty!!!  You could incorporate your Father's Day cards into this challenge, but it's not essential!  Girls or boys, we all love our sport --- what's YOUR favourite sport??

For my sample, I've used Footy Luka from La La Land Crafts.  This little dude comes with a plain jersey, but since I love my boys in Red and Black, I've drawn in a sash with a .3mm multiliner to create an Essendon Bombers football uniform!  :)  Personally I think he turned out a little like Hirdy which is perfectly fine with me!!  LOL!!  However, I can see that I will be drawing in vertical stripes and colouring them black and white (Collingwood for the FIL) or yellow and brown (Hawthorn for my Dad) - don't you just love the versatility!  What team do YOU go for???  :)

Colours used for my sample...
E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E50, E51, E53, YR31, C3, C5, C7, R22, R24, R29, R59.

What's the Challenge?: Create a project (card, layout, off the page) using your Copic Markers to create a Sporty Theme!!! Doesn't matter what image or sport you use - let's see some sporty creations!!

Is there a Prize?: YES!!  This month it's a Pack of X-Press it Blending Card and a Copic Swatch Book!!!!

Who can play?: This challenge is open to EVERYONE, including international!

How do you enter?: Use the inlinkz below to connect to your blog or online gallery and upload it prior to 6pm Monday 26th September, Australian EST (4am USA EST)!!!

I can't wait to see what you create!!!

Happy Colouring!!!
Kathy  :)

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Just a quick little post to say to say a big thank you to everyone who follows Copic Oz! To celebrate reaching 300 followers we are giving away some blog candy. Leave a comment (before midnight tonight AEST) on this post telling us why you are ready to sparkle in Spring! The 30 best comments will each get a Spica pen. Please note that this is only open to Australian residents.  

Also don’t forget that we will be at the Melbourne Paperific  Craft Expo… Come down and say Hi! (and check out our super cute new La La Land Craft release!) Keep an eye on our facebook page to stay up to date with all of the Paperific fun over the weekend.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's All About The Hair Challenge WINNER!!!!!!

Hello Everyone!!! It's that time again when we announce the winner of this month's CopicOz HAIR challenge!!!

Thank you so much to all the people who joined us for this Challenge!!! Your creations were simply amazing!

Without further ado, the winner this month is......CARLY W (Shelby In Colour)!!!

Well done!!! ... and thank you for ALL your entries

Carly, please email us your address so we can mail your prize to you!!!!

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Copic Girls Night In

Copic Australia is pleased to be supporting Girls Night In, 2011. Copic Stockists all around Australia will be hosting events to raise funds for research, prevention programs & support services for women’s cancers.

Please see the list below of participating Copic Stockists to locate an event near you. More events will be posted as details are provided.

(Isabella Plains)
7.30pm onwards

Mad For Markers (Wolli Creek)
7pm onwards

Ritzy Bitz (St Georges Basin)

Scrap Your Socks Off (Ingleburn)

ScrapAWhile (Taree)

Scrapbook Superstore Pty Ltd (Penrith)
11am onwards

Stamps and Stuff (Windsor)
10am - 12:30pm

Crafty Divas (Palmerston)
7pm onwards
Crafty Divas []

A Crafters Passion (Berserker)

Arnolds (Rothwell)

Arnolds (Rothwell)

Creative Scrapbooking (Burleigh Heads)
9:30am- 5pm

Discount Art Warehouse (Fortitude Valley)
5pm till late

Photo Continental (Mt Gravatt)
9:30am- 4:30pm

Photo Continental (Mt Gravatt)
2:30pm- 7:30pm

Scrapbook Fantasies (Gladstone)
9am- 3pm

ScrappyTech (Longreach)

Paper Flourish (Para Vista)
7:30pm onwards

Beach House Blvd (Spotswood)
7pm till midnight

Create on Ormond (East Geelong)
11am onwards

Debling In Design (Frankston)
10am-10 pm

Fat Cat Scrappin' (Warragul)
6.30pm till late

Little Bits Keysborough
5.30 pm Onwards

Scrap 2 Relax (Drouin)
10am & 7pm

Scrap Haven (Sunbury)

Scrapbooking Allsorts (Whittington)
1pm onwards

Scrapville (Wodonga)

Talk Scrappin (Portland)
7pm onwards

The Crafty Witch (Timmering)
12:00:00 AM

The Imagination Factory (Ballarat)

Made with Memories (Rockingham)

Scrappy-Go-Lucky (Safety Bay)
6.30pm till late

If you can't attend an event in your area but would like to donate to this wonderful cause, click here to visit our page on the Girls Night In website... 

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dark Skin Tutorial

Hello Everyone and welcome to another CopicOz Tutorial!!  In March I did a Light Skin Tutorial and this month I decided to do darker skin following the same concept with light source and blending but using a darker range of colours.  Today I'm using one of the new La La Land Crafts stamps called Marci with Flower, she's cute isn't she!!  :)
Begin by colouring your base layer with E11.  It's OK if it's not totally smooth, there will be plenty blending.
I've assumed the light source is coming from the top right, so I've added E13 a little heavier on the left side.  (I'm showing the colour before blending - once you've added your E13, blend with E11 to smooth it.)
Next, take E15 to deepen the shadows, don't add too much and then blend with E13 and E11.
Next use your E18 to really deepen those shadows and use the lighter colours above to blend.  You don't need a lot of E18, but remember the more contrast, the more interesting your picture will look!  Once again, blend with your lighter colours, E15, E13 and E11.

 To cool those deepest shadows down and make them a little deeper, use BV00 (or if you want a lot of contrast, try BV13!). 

Finish colouring your image in your favourite colours!!
Copic Colours Used
Skin - E11, E13, E15, E18, BV00
Mouth - E04
Hair - C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Shirt/Shoes - Y21, Y35, Y38, YR24
Jeans - B91, B93, B95, B97
Flowerpot - E97, E08, E19
Flower - R81, R83, E51, E53, G24, G28, E35, E37
Spade - C0, C1, C3

I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial and if you create some darker skinned people projects, we'd love to see them!!  Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog so we can see what beautiful work you are creating!!!

Happy Colouring!!!
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