Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Flower Challenge

Hello Everyone!!!  It's the last Wednesday of the month, so that means it's CHALLENGE time again!!!  This month I want you to be inspired by FLOWERS!!!  I'm sure by now you all know that I *LOVE* flowers and I want to see what YOU can do with them!!!  Just like your Copics, flowers come in all the colours of the rainbow so lets see some colour as we wonder through this beautiful garden of creativity!!  You aren't just limited to flower images, you can also use floral paper and embellishments!  Let your creativity run wild!!!!

What's the Challenge?: Create a project (card, layout, off the page) using your Copic Markers to colour some FLOWERS!!!

Is there a Prize?: YES!!!  A Flourishes Stamp Set and a Memento Ink Pad!!

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 28th May, Australian EST (4am USA EST)!!!

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

Happy Colouring!!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Thank you ALL for sending in your gorgeous Easter creations. 

So now, without further ado, the winner this month is......Tracy C (no.11).!!!

Well done!!!

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

Thank you again for ALL your entries!

Copic kisses .... Mandi-Lee
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Copic Sketch 25th Anniversary Set

Copic is proud to be celebrating the world wide 25th Anniversary. Help commemorate this event by owning a special limited edition set of 36 Sketch Markers. The set offers a range of 36 vibrant Colours as well as the unique feature of a dual brush and fine point nib. Contact your local Authorized Copic stockist today to place your pre order. Stock is strictly limited so be quick and don't miss out on this once in a life time opportunity. (Stock available September 2012).
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Flourishes Blog Hop Winners

Thank you all for entering our Flourishes Blog Hop!! We had soo much fun reading all of your comments.

The winners are....

Facebook- Sally Haden Richardson
Copic Oz - Lyndall
Kathy's Blog - Ellena Elizabeth
Copic Me - Kasey in Oz
Congratulations Ladies, please send us an email with your address so we can get your stamps off to you.
We also have another VERY exciting anouncement to make later this morning so please keep an eye on our facebook page! 
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Flourishes Blog Hop!

 Had enough of Easter Eggs? It's time for some REAL Blog Candy!
Have you heard?????  Flourishes Stamps are available in Australia NOW!!!!  X-press Graph-x, who brings us Copic Markers are now the exclusive distributor for Australia / New Zealand!!!  To celebrate the launch of X-Press Graph-X new range of Flourishes Stamps, join us in a special blog hop for a chance to win a set of Flourishes Stamps - now available in all good papercraft stores.

Check out the latest Copic OZ tutorial  using the new Zinnias set and leave a comment on...

Haven't heard of Flourishes stamps before???  Let us tempt you with images from a few of the sets available......

You have a chance to win on each of the sites, but only until MONDAY - so get hopping and commenting for your chance to win!!!!  This is open to Australian and New Zealand residents only and winners will be announced 10am (AEST) Tuesday. 

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For the Love of PINK!

Hello Everyone!!!  I'm sure by now many of you are aware of my love of all things floral and today I'm going to show you how I would colour some Zinnias in one of my new favourite combos!!!  I was so excited to see the beautiful candy pinks join the Copic Family and combined with the new Pistachio greens they make a fabulous combination!!!

Today I've used 'Zinnias' stamp set by Flourishes Stamps as my floral inspiration!  :)  Stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and then I've coloured a few petals in RV000.  I wanted a very pale base, it makes the darker colours really pop with the contrast!

Next I've flicked in a little RV52.  Start from the centre of the flower and flick outwards following the shape of the petal.

Next, flick out some RV55, but not quite as far as the RV55.

To make the contrast stronger, add some RV66 to the centre part of the petals.

Blend your colours - always blend with your next lightest colour!!  I decided my petals were a touch pale, so I flicked out my darker colours a bit more.  If you want them lighter, leave more pale areas!

Don't forget, experimenting with different combos can result in awesome finds - try other combos and keep a copy in a sample book!!!

Here I've used the same image, but used RV10, RV13, RV14, RV17!

Too bright for you??  Tone it down with softer, dusty (more grey) colours such as R81, R83, R85.

I really liked my RV000, RV52, RV55 and RV66 combo looked and I finished all the flowers and then coloured the leaves in G40, G43 and G46.  I've very lightly flicked out some B0000 around the flowers and completed my card!!
Hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial - why don't you play around with all the pink shades in the Copic Colour Wheel and find a fab new combo for yourself!!!

Happy Colouring!
Kathy  :)Pin It