Monday, March 30, 2015


News is out....there are some changes happening on our home front. We are just back from a vacation....the last one for a little while. I am heading back to school! Things will be very quiet on my blog as I imagine all my free time efforts will be for my studies. If inspiration does strike I will be sure to post it :)

I am leaving my blog up so that you can still access my tutorials/videos. I am looking forward to this new adventure. School has changed a lot since I was there. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Copic Technique

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Sympathy cards are not really a "joy" to create but can be good for the soul. This one made with a little copic technique. To get some pretty color on this Thomas Kincade image I added drops of Copic Various Ink to the stamp itself (BV00,G20, T2, BG70 and E31), let it dry and then spritzed lightly with blender solution and stamp. The second step (to get some good detail on this stamp) was to stamp again in the EXACT same spot with natural hybrid ink from MFT.

Embossed sentiment in gold and a little embossing over the edges along with a VERY simple layout for this busy scene.

I am heading to Calgary this weekend! Woohoo...and it looks like I am bringing some BC sunshine along with me....yay! See many of you soon!

More copic classes and details can be found on my Details page or the Copic Website....don't miss out!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Through the years.....

 We have been putting our heads together to create FANTASTIC educational classes for our papercrafting copic users!

What a journey!!!!

I thought it would be fun to look at a few years of our team.....committed women to bringing the very best of their talents to teach :)

You really should take some time out and attend a certification or workshop to see!
 Today some new locations have been added to the workshop list....

We have CHARLOTTE, ORLANDO and LYNDHURST added to classes that are open for application. You can find more info on those classes HERE on the copic website.

Don't forget to check out the other classes that are open....the full list of open classes are on my COPIC DETAILS PAGE HERE.

Seeing some of you VERY soon in Calgary and Portland! Yay!

Our most recent photo....adding in sweet Michelle!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Colorful Copic and ART SQUARES blog hop!

Welcome to the Colorful Copic & ART SQUARES blog hop! 

You are in for treat today as Copic pairs up with the ever popular Art Squares by Inchie Arts.  There are so many things to love about this pairing!

Did you know:
Art Squares are the perfect canvas for creating small-format art!
They come in 6 sizes (1 inch, 1.5 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, 4 inch, and ATC).
Art Squares come in 7 colors (black, dark gray, light gray, kraft, dark cream, light cream and white).
They are perfect for wet or dry mediums. 
Copic markers and inks look amazingly vibrant and deliciously rich on Art Squares!
Copic multiliners glide smoothly across the surface.
Work on the “top” or toothy side for the best results.
You can mix and match your mediums! No warping, bending or curling. 

You can find more information about both Copic products and Inchie Art Squares at the links below.

Copic Website
All In An Inch - Inchie Arts Blog

Our teaching and design teams have been challenged to put marker (or ink) to these precision-cut matboard surfaces and see what happens!  (You are not going to BELIEVE these samples… trust me - they rock!)
First up....I used a large 4x4 inchie in white to make this sweet little scene. I stamped with Taylored Expressions "Tanner" set. I then put my copic markers to work! I used a few stencils to airbrush the background (the trees and the the clouds). This would be super easy to mat on a card front or adhere a picture of your pooch to the backside! 
Next up is a sweet little duo with a valentines' theme. These are created on the 2.5x3.5 size inchie ...the one on the left in white and the one on the left in cream.

The squirrel is from MFT's "Cute Critters" set and the elephant duo is from Paper Smooches "A little lovin".  I used X-press its' new product "Stencil Sheets" to create the heart mask and put my airbrush to work. I love coloring with my copic gray markers!
Last up is a sweet little owl from Paper Smooches "Chubby Chums" set on a 2.5x3.5 inchie....I just did this inchie landscape instead of a profile orientation. I used my copic multiliner to draw his little wire perch and airbrushed with a cloud stencil the background.

Hope you enjoyed all the critter lovin' in this stop on the blog hop!

Hop along with these talented designers as they show you some more interesting and exciting ways to pair up two great products! 

Elizabeth Allan
Jill Foster
Michele Boyer
Lori Craig
Sharon Harnist
Michelle Houghton
Dina Kowal
Cindy Lawrence
Lisa Lee
Debbie Olson
Colleen Schaan
Sherrie Siemens You are here!
Marianne Walker

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Coming Tomorrow!

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A little blog hoppin' fun coming your way tomorrow! Here is a tiny peek!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Winner Winner!

T-shirt winner!

Blogger Sharman said...
Congratulations to all of you for acquiring Jennifer. She is truly a rock star and your team is now even strengthened even more..
February 6, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Please send me your address and shirt size via link to my email is on the sidebar of my blog :)


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Friday, February 6, 2015

A Colorful Copic Welcome!

It’s our pleasure to welcome Jennifer Dove to the Copic Fine Art Teacher Team!
What exactly is the Fine Art Teaching Team and what will Jennifer be doing with Copic?  Well, the Fine Art Teaching Team is made up of a number of professional artists and instructors who travel across the country demoing and teaching at fine art stores and art schools.  Jennifer has already been busy booking demos and classes in her area! 

Jennifer has been using Copics since 2010 and her passion and enthusiasm are apparent to everyone she works with.  As an artist by nature, Jennifer is currently busy teaching Copic Boot Camp retreats, working on her own DoveArt Designs stamp line, and designing in mixed media, jewelry making, card making and altered arts.  She also has a number of video classes available with Annie’s Publishing.  She is very excited to be adding this new teaching venture into her line-up. 

We know that Jennifer will ROCK THE SOCKS OFF of those art schools and stores and we are so thrilled to be able to welcome her to the Copic teaching family. 

To see more of Jennifer’s work, check out her blog at

In celebration of Jennifer’s joining us, we want to give YOU a chance to celebrate too.  Our current Papercrafting Teacher Team has joined up for a welcome hop and we are EACH giving away a Copic T-Shirt to one lucky winner.  All you need to do is leave a comment to enter a chance to win one of these!!!! I will do a drawing on Sunday night and announce my winner Monday! Good Luck!
Visit the blogs below for your chance to win & make sure to stop by Jennifer’s Blog and give her a big welcome!

Lori Craig
Jennifer Dove
Michelle Houghton
Cindy Lawrence
Debbie Olson
Colleen Schaan
Sherrie Siemens that's me!
Marianne Walker

Here is a little Inchie arts project....made me think of Jennifer when I was coloring it up!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Back from CHA!

My days in California were filled with classes, classes and more classes! We all had so much fun debuting our new workshops for 2015 with copics :)

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 I am showing off one of my favorite images that we color together in the skin and hair class....oh I just LOVE her! This one Colleen Schaan colored up!

There are lots of workshops on the schedule right sure to check out Copics page of classes and you can also find out classes that are open on my Copic Certification page HERE.

I will being seeing you very soon CALGARY! If you have taken the hair/skin workshop in the past we have COMPLETELY NEW images for this year so you can take it with a fresh look! 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New For 2015!

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One of the MANY things we did at our Copic Team Meeting was add some new images to our is a small peek of one of the added images to the Intermediate Certification....working with red and linear light! Yay!

Be sure to check out several Copic Certification classes for 2015 that are now on the Copic Website HERE....

Don't forget the workshops! This is an awesome opportunity to stretch your skills and have fun in a class setting as well! HERE is the link for those....

Wishing you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and looking forward to seeing some of you in the New Year in Anaheim :)