Extraordinary Copic Coloring Guide Blog Hop

**edit to add** Comments are now closed. I’ll announce a winner on July 1st. Thanks so much for stopping by!

What an extraordinary way to start the week! I am excited to announce my participation and publication in the latest book in the series, the Copic Coloring Guide, Level 4: Fine Details! The Taylored Expressions, extraordinary card above is one of my projects in the new book!

Authors Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker have partnered again with  Annie’s to bring you a quality publication packed full of techniques, theory, tutorials, and inspiration with work from some of the most talented artists and designers in the industry.  This 64-page book is the latest in the Coloring Guide series, offering information and educational material for crafters of all skill levels.

From light source to shading and shadows, to mixing mediums and tackling detailed images, this book shows how to take your coloring up one notch further… by focusing on the fine details.  All of the information is presented 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.

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!

Leave a comment below, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for my copy of the new publication, and then visit each of the blogs below for an extraordinary chance to win at each of their pages, as well. I’ll draw a winner on Sunday, June 30th and announce it here next Monday morning. Good luck!

Copic Coloring Guide Level 4: Fine Details is now available at many stamping and scrapbooking stores. Visit your local store today and ask about availability.  It is also sold through the Annie’s catalog, accessible online at Annie’s .

163 responses to “Extraordinary Copic Coloring Guide Blog Hop

  1. Your flower is beautifully done. Love the layout. I’m so excited about this addition to the Copic Coloring series. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Thanks.

  2. I can’t wait to get my copy of this book. The other 3 have been so helpful. I really like the image you colored. Beautifully done.

  3. WOWZA!!! Beautiful!!! Thank you for the chance to win!! I hope you’re having a great summer!

  4. What a stunning card, gorgeous coloring. I need to get to get this book so my stuff will look as beautiful as you ladies 🙂

  5. Love!

  6. Diane Clark

    Love the card! Beautiful coloring.

  7. Gorgeous card!! Love the dimension you created in the flowers, they are just beautiful!!

  8. Your card is so beautiful! Thanks so very much for the chance to win!

  9. Beautiful card. Fabulous coloring and detail in the flower. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  10. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh …. you had me at hydrangeas!
    Beautifully done. Congratulations on this latest publication, Lori!


  11. Congratulations on the new book. This card is such a beautiful example of what can be done with the Copics. Great job!

  12. What a sweet card! I love hydrangeas! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!

  13. What a beautiful card! It just pops out at you with the gorgeous in depth shades and coloring. Thanks for the chance to win the book…..then I can start learning how you make such a gorgeous card!

  14. Such pretty flowers, love that card 🙂

  15. WOW!! You did such an AMAZING job coloring this flower!! What a gorgeous card!! Thank you for the chance to win this amazing book!!

  16. A great card and thanks for a chance to win the book.

  17. wonderful card. I love your coloring and all the layers.

  18. Wow, love how you colored the flower. I have the other 3 copic coloring books and would love a chance to win the 4th. Thanks for the opportunity.

  19. Oh I’d love to win this book. I could really use it. Love your card Lori.

  20. Very beautiful card. I would love to have this book, as I do have other Annie’s Copic Coloring Books. I am rusty at doing copic shading, as all my card making supplies have been stashed away for a little over two years with our busy lifes of building our own home. We are now in, but have lots of outside projects to finish, so card making is on the back burner, as our summer is so short and the snow will be flying soon.

  21. Lori, love this card and the coloring is beautiful. I am very excited about the new book. Thanks for the chance to win an autographed copy.

  22. Karen Wedding

    Congratulations on being in the book and great card. The flowers are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. The eye doesn’t know what is wrong only that something is not quite right.
    Your details make all the difference. Thanks for sharing your lovely work. I hope to get this book as soon as it is out.

  24. Lovely card!! Thanks for the opportunity to win an autographed copy!!

  25. Lovely, lovely, lovely! I would give your book a fabulous home with lots of love!

  26. Debbie Strotz

    Gorgeous! I would LOVE to win this book – my coloring is definitely challenged…could use some guidelines and help!

  27. Chris Handy

    I would love to win this book and learn the new techniques.

  28. Lori, your card is absolutely beautiful! Your coloring of the flower is just awesome! I would love to win the 4th book in this series to complete my set, thank you so much for the opportunity to win it!

  29. Oh Lori! This is just beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous! I have a hydrangea right outside my craft room window! Congratulations on being published and I can’t wait to see the book! Thank you so much for an opportunity to win a copy. 🙂

  30. Beautiful card! I love your coloring and the charm is so cute!

  31. Your hydrangeas are colored beautifully!!

  32. I love your card. I have so many flower stamps, and I am usually stumped at how to create dimension with them. I love how you’ve layered different parts of the image to create even more dimension to the card.

  33. Congratulations Lori,I am so happy for you,thats so exciting!!I cant wait to get my copy!!!

  34. jennifer Dove

    Beautiful as always lori! Your creations are always inspiring!

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  36. I feel like I can reach out and touch the flower.
    Thanks for a chance to win.
    Blessing’s Jocelan

  37. Lori Gauerke

    Amazing Card, thanks for the chance to win!!!

  38. Marlys Justice

    What a beautiful card. Hope I win

  39. Beautiful flower. I need all the help I can get. This book would do the trick.

  40. maria mendoza

    love the card

  41. Such a beautiful card. The coloring of the hydrangea is gorgeous. I think this guide will come in handy for us beginners. Thank you for the chance at winning it.

  42. Lynne Malinowski

    Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. Love the vibrant blue! Very sweet card.

  43. I adore your card Lori! The lace, twine and charm add just the look I love to compliment your gorgeous flowers 🙂 I’d love to see inside this Coloring Guide as well!

  44. Very pretty card. Love the hydrangea!

  45. Lovely card, love the flowers, wonderful coloring, thanks for a chance to win

  46. Lori, thank you so much for all of your friendship and support for these books. I’m so thrilled that you have multiple projects published in this one and I can’t wait for you to see them in print! Thanks again, always a pleasure.

  47. Very nice coloring. Can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

  48. Hydrangea is one of my favorite flowers and there are tons of them on my block in about 6 wonderful colors. When I was younger we called them “snowballs.” Fantastic job coloring the image…great card.
    Thanks for the chance to win the new book. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  49. Beautiful flowers! Can’t wait to get this book.

  50. I really like your project, beautifully colored! Thank you for sharing!

  51. Can’t wait to see the newest book. 🙂

  52. Congrats-such a beautiful card, love the lace & charm, beautifully colored flowers!!

  53. Marilyn in E-Town

    Beautiful card! Love the trim and simple heart, adds a lot to your gorgeous coloring!

  54. Stunning!! I love all the detailing.. the stitching is great. I love the die! and the lace and the charm! Just wonderful!!! Your coloring is amazing!!!

  55. Lynne Ingram

    Your flower looks like it was just picked from the garden. So much to learn using copics and the books are so helpful.

  56. Oh, my – there’s my favorite flower!!! Love your shading of the petals!

  57. Lori, you always add the best details to your artwork and of course I love your coloring! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  58. The coloring on the flower is beautiful. Would love to win this book.

  59. Amazing coloring on your card!!!

  60. Beverly Perdue

    Your card is beautiful. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower. Thanks for sharing.

  61. The hydrangeas are beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win a free copy of this fantastic new Copic book.

  62. Hopeful Crafter

    I just love the card you posted, just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

  63. Love your card!

  64. Congratulations on publication, Lori. Your card is just beautiful, as are all the others I’ve seen on the blog hop. I can’t wait to get the new book! Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  65. Love the layering of this flower. Stunning!

  66. Lori, this is so pretty!! I’m working on a hydrangea tonight and didn’t care for how it turned out so I’m going to try again! Cannot wait to get the book to help me!!

  67. It looks just like my hydrangeas that are blooming now! Beautiful card, Lori, and the coloring is so life-like! Perfection!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  68. Beautiful blue Hydrangea card.

  69. Beautiful coloring and can’t wait to add this one to the collection!

  70. I can only imagine how beautiful this publication is with that talented group! Your card is gorgeous Lori!

  71. Beautiful, beautiful card. I can’t wait to see this book and thanks for the chance to win!

  72. Beautifully colored hydrangea! Would love to win this book, need some copic time! Thank you for the chance!

  73. What pretty coloring. I love the embellishments you added. The colors of the flowers are so beautiful. I could use a lot of help with shading.

  74. I can’t wait to see the new book.

  75. Very Beautiful Lori! I hope I get my hot little hands on this one! Lol. I so need all the help I can get. I took your course a couple years back in Boston, but still have trouble. Anyway thank you for a chance to win! Hugs Traci ; 0)

  76. Beautiful. Thank yo for sharing.

  77. Wow the colouring on those flowers is stunning. What a pretty card

  78. Beautiful card! Thank you for a chance to win an autographed copy of the lastest book in the Copic Coloring Guide series.

  79. Floral anything always catches my eye. You’ve done a great job! Thanks for sharing!

  80. Beautiful coloring on this card! Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. I love the coloring, i need more practice to get this good.

  82. Edna Burgess

    Beautiful card. The flowers seem to pop right on the page. Great shading. I try but mine don’t always come out the way I’d like. Would love winning the new book. Edna

  83. Your card is beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful book!

  84. Julie Allen

    Oh! Love that flower.
    Also would love to “win” the new book.

  85. Lovely flower – just love it!

  86. I am always in awe of people with such beautiful coloring skills.

  87. Shirley Smith

    I love copic and love to learn more….I just don’t measure up to the pros!

  88. I guess I had better get this book, and practice, practice more…way cool.

  89. Gorgeous card! I love the blues.

  90. Sharon Roselli

    Beautiful blues, love the shading. Thanks for giving the chance for us to learn from you.

  91. Those flowers are gorgeous.

  92. Lori your card is BEAUTIFUL! And, I have to tell you…I took your Copic class in Peachtree City, and now I’m on the Friends of Flourishes Design Team!!! I’ve wanted to be on their DT forever!!! (Well, for 2 years…that’s how long I’ve been stamping.) But, I do believe what I learned in your class helped me get noticed!!! Thank you SO much!!!!!! 8~D

  93. Wow! I super duper want this book! 🙂 Can’t wait to leaf through it! Hope I win! 😀

  94. Beautiful card, Lori. Great coloring. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful new coloring guide. pat n bob cuddy at gmail dot com

  95. Wowzers. love your card Lori, could I possibly be so lucky to win? Hoping so!!! Would love to win this book!

  96. such a beautiful card! love the shading on your flower! really looking forward to any and all tips I can get from this new book. 🙂

  97. Ohhhhhhh Lori … what a beautiful card. It’s extraordinary and just plain gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! The flower looks a lot like the one on my own front porch that I get to admire each and every day! 🙂 Congrats on having your card be a part of this wonderful book!

  98. lovely card, sweet flowers x

  99. Thank you for sharing this. I would love to win a book.

  100. Wow…hope to win..looks great book.

  101. Beautiful! Beautiful image. I have your other books and hoping I can get this one FREE. Thanks for offering a chance to win one.

  102. Beautiful coloring! Love the layout! Can’t wait to get this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  103. WOWZA, you can certainly rock flower coloring, Lori! I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time and was thrilled to take the Basic Copic class from you and Debbie in MN a few years ago. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  104. I just LOVE how you colored the hydrangeas on this card. Fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win the new Copic book, too. 😀

  105. How pretty. Congrats on the book. I love the series. Thanks. Sandy C.

  106. I love the layering effect of your hydrangeas.

  107. Audrey Benno

    Great card! I can hardly wait to get the new book!

  108. Janet Castle

    Beautiful in blue!!!! Thank you for the chance to win Book 4! I enjoy detail and would love to win this book!!!

  109. I love the dark shadows under, it brings out such depth and really beautiful 🙂

  110. Joanne O'Brien

    I love your flower, such perfect coloring. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  111. Gorgeousness for sure! Congrats on being featured in the new book! Hydrangeas are one of my favs and yours is lovely!

  112. Beautiful flowers! Love the lace and trinket detail on the card.

  113. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing your talent and love of copics. Shirley

  114. Beautiful card. Thanks you for giving us a chance to win a copy of the Copic Coloring Guide, Level 4 fine detail book. If not I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  115. Love the blues. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  116. Great flower-hydrangeas are one of my favorites-Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win

  117. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the book.

  118. I have all 3 books and love each and every one of them. I love the blossom you colored and the card is awesome.
    Stamping Hugs,

  119. Such a pretty card. Thank you for the chance to win!

  120. Lori, you are the one that started me on my adventure with Copics and I have learned so much since that first class. I own the first 3 books and still look at them all the time for help, can’t wait for this new one to learn even more!!

  121. You make it look SO easy & SO beautiful!

  122. What a delicate card and colored image. Love the simplicety. It makes the image show better. Thank you for the chance to win.

  123. Very nice!

  124. Love your card – can’t wait to see the book.

  125. Love the hydrangeas one of my favorite flowers . The card has such a soft feminine touch with the lace. Thanks for the chance to win

  126. Michelle Meyer

    I love the hydrangeas and have always wanted to be able to color flowers so they look lifelike and effortless! Just beautiful! Im excited to see these techniques in the new book!

  127. I am so excited to learn more about coloring with Copics and to learn from the best! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this book!

  128. Love your card, it is gorgeous!! Can’t wait to see this new book, and thanks for a chance to win a copy!!!

  129. Wow! Your card is so stunning! Excited to learn more about copics! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  130. Have I picked up any markers besides Copics in the last year? No! because of wonderful Copic classes I took and the great guides from Colleen and Marianne. Another guide with more techniques will be VERY welcome.

  131. Have the other books, would love to have this one too.

  132. Hi Lori, your card is gorgeous. I hope your summer is off to a good start. I have been so busy at work I haven’t had time to notice that it is summer. Our weather hasn’t been the best yet. Thanks for offering up the book, I am sure it is amazing. I hope you are having a lovely day.

  133. The colors used make the flower look so real

  134. I love flowers and this card rocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

  135. Christine Nixon

    What’s not to love about flowers and one so lovcly as this is twice as nice! Thanks for the chance to win the latest Coloring Guide, too.

  136. Would so love to win! Love Copics & your card; I need more training.

  137. Anne Molberg

    Thanks for the chance to add this book to my collection!!

  138. I would love to win this book so I could learn to color like that! Beautiful!

  139. This is great. More ideas to play with my copics. thanks

  140. Very inspiring and I love the colour blue. Gorgeous.
    Hugs Tracy x

  141. Wow, what a beautiful card. You are very talented. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

  142. What a lovely card. Thanks for the chance to win.

  143. I have a long way to go to be as good as y’all!!! Thanks for the chance to win a book.

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  145. I have the first book and love it. What a fun giveaway!!! Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful blue and vintage looking lace!

  146. Gorgeous, Lori! I need more therapy – coloring therapy that is!

  147. Love copic markers and thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

  148. beautifully colored card!…thanks for the chance to win an autographed copy !

  149. Amy Shepard

    What a beautifully colored hydrangea!! And how exciting to be published in the new book which I would love love love to get my hands on! Thanks so much!

  150. Beautiful card, love the Victorian look!

  151. Love it. Great new book.

  152. Please enter me in the drawing.

  153. Gorgeous coloring of these flowers.
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  154. Beautiful card. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Have a great weekend

  155. Thank you for the opportunity to win a book. I would love to learn more about using my Copics.

  156. Crossing my fingers in hopes to win a copy of this book.

  157. The colouring on that bunch of flowers is pretty cool. I’m looking forward to owning this book to learn some new techniques…

  158. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous card! Hydrangeas are a favorite of mine, and I love your coloring! The book sounds fabulous! Fingers crossed…

  159. Love your card and coloring.This book sure will be a great help. Thanks for a chance to win.

  160. stunning card, Lori. LOVE these magazines, can’t wait to see it. thanks for a chance to win.

  161. Ooooh I would love, love, LOVE a special signed edition… Thanks for the chance to win one!! The Copic Coloring Books are such a fantastic resource – I can’t wait to see this latest one and learn some new techniques. Your card is beautiful! Hugs, Shannah xox

  162. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. Definitely will be getting a copy, but a signed one would be more special! Love your card…those were the flowers my girlfriend used for her wedding! So beautiful and brings back fond memories!

  163. Carol Melançon

    Looking forward to learning more techniques from this new book. I love the first three.