Thursday, March 1, 2012

MFT Teaser and Copic Giveaway!


Busy day today....with lots to share, plus a giveaway! Scroll right to the end of the post for that!

I love it when we get a new Claire Keay image at MFT! This is "Funny Bunny"! Perfect for this time of year as we are approaching Easter....I know, EASTER!

I colored up this darling image with my copics while demoing at the booth at CHA....now I finally get to show it to you! The bunny was colored using some cool grays and a few BV's (if my memory recalls). I added some spots to the outside using the YR family.

It is a little tricky coloring up an image before deciding on patterned paper....but I seem to have enough of a stash that I could probably color almost any color and have papers to match....lol!

I cut his little ears "out of the box" and gave them a bit of a curl with my fingers to add a little dimension.

Here are the details about the upcoming release on March 6th at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on March 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on March 6th at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on March 6th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
COPIC NEWS!

We are so excited at Copic to introduce to brand new DT members!
A huge welcome to the very talented:
Michele Boyer and Cindy Lawrence! They are both rock stars in the coloring world :)

A lovely reason to celebrate!  Prizes are being given away on all the designers blogs. All you have to do is answer our "burning" questions in your comment.

MY QUESTION:
WHAT TUTORIALS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE?

Comment on these blogs:
Colleen Schaan
Debbie Olson
Lori Craig
Sharon Harnist
Marianne Walker
Sherrie Siemens (me!)

We will each be drawing 3 names to give away a roll of unique 1/4" foam tape as well as a roll of double sided tape!


BE SURE TO VISIT THE NEW DESIGNERS BLOGS.....THEY ARE EACH GIVING AWAY A NEW COPIC CARRYING CASE!
 Michele Boyer
Cindy Lawrence
I will announce my 3 winners on Monday! See you then!

116 comments:

Jenni said...

The funny Bunny is soooo cute!! what a great card! and the answer to your copic question..... I like all the tutorials!! Maybe someday I can be like you! ;)


jennik

Vicki Sopcak said...

I would like to see tutorials on flesh tones/skin, flowers and shading....thanks

Shelly Koskinen said...

I'd love to see tutorials on shadows and shading.

Tiffany said...

I'd love tuts on skin tones and shadows.

JerilynnO said...

I'd love to see tutorials on how to blend skin tones and blend in cheek color so the cheeks don't turn out to be big round pink dots.

StampOwl said...

so cute

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous card! Love that sweet bunny!
On your Copic question, I want to learn to do that faded out area around an image, like you did surrounding the bunny! Love that look!
DeniseB

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I love this card--LOVE the design and your coloring! I esp. love that polka dot background/shading! I would love to see a tutorial on how to do that:) THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Judy DiScipio said...

I'm fairly new to COPIC so would really benefit from tutorials on blending the colors together seamlessly and shading. Would love to watch an expert color some faces so they look natural. :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute card! I would love to see tutorials on how to make backgrounds with Copics

Kathy Straw said...

Such a cute bunny card. You do tremendous coloring with Copics and I would love the see how you add shading below or to the side of an image to make it sem more natural. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Fabulous colouring.Love that cute bunny

Christine D

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love this bunny! Fabulous coloring. I would like to see some techniques like you did on your bunny!

Mary J said...

He he he, he is so much fun!

Colleen said...

Very cute bunny card.
Would like to C shading as well as background coloring
ColleenB.

Maria C said...

great job. love it.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I'm new to Copic so my first area would be skin...
Now that rabbint is just too Cute!!!

zehra said...

Great coloring on the bunny, just love his borders, this is so cute, I would love to learn skin coloring and flower shading.

Julie Ann said...

I would like to see tutorials on shading, and how to determine how to do it.

Carol said...

As I am new to copics. I struggle with shading and shadows. But any tutorial is helpful when new to copics. I love your funny bunny card, it is so adorable.

Cindi F said...

Stunning card! Love the colors and the papers are great!

Kristy Hansen said...

Love your card and the dots around the image. I am new to Copics....hair is area that I need help with--choosing the right colors for hair colors and then getting them to look natural and not end up looking like all one color. I have watched other videos and still don't have it. ksh

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to see more on shading and on blending colors... always a challenge, especially which colors to use! Maybe new techniques too... like emboss resist using copics, or just something entirely new and never seen before.
New to your blog and dt... I'm totally impressed by all this talent!! Would love to win this fabulous prize!

Sharon

Lisa H. said...

ooooo! Sherrie....what a cute, cute card. I would love to see how you do that dotted/stippled technique....I need to see how the pros do it (I winged it on my card today, like it, but need some practice!). thanks for a chance to win.

Evette K. said...

Newbie here so any and all help with tutorials and what markers are needed first, etc, etc, So far I have about twenty makers and need help in what markers I should have. TY. Love your creations so much and glad I found u via the giveaway. The tape appears to be the tape I have been looking for for a long time. I use alot of tape as I make alot of my own flowers and other things I need a fast sticking and durable. TY for the chance to win some. ekc

Mary Lou Kemp said...

I love this little bunny boy and really like the way you used small dots of color outside the image. So to answer the question asked I think it would be nice to see more color blending and the use of the blender pen.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Your card is just adorable and I absolutely love how you colored your little bunny image.

I would love to see a tutorial on how you did this image, especially the little dots of color that you added. I am seeing this more and more and would love to do it as well.

Michele Boyer said...

So cute, Sherrie! I LOVE the texture on the bunny suit!

So happy to be part of the Copic team with you! I haven't stopped smiling. :)

kathy/North Carolina said...

I was so filled with delight upon seeing this card, I actually laughed out loud! Just precious!

June W said...

Would love to see more tutorials on coloring flowers and other nature images. Love today's bunny!

Carla S. said...

Your card is adorable, Sherrie! Fantastic coloring! Thanks for the chance to win the tape! I would love to see tutorials for coloring ethnic skin and hair. I never seem to get it to look right.

Michele and Josee' said...

I would love to see more tutorials on adding dimension to the image with shadowing (ground) and backgrounds.

Kimberly S. said...

I would like to see tutorial on how to air brush with Copics. And different ways to air brush with them.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a sweet bunny! I'd love a tutorial on choosing colors for the dotted backgrounds!

Angie said...

Sweet card!!!!

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I only own 2 copics so far. I can't wait to add more. I would just love to see photo tutorials of the coloring! I am going to "follow" your blog now!!!

Marge said...

I'd love a tutorial with more airbrushing information and different ways to utilize the air brush for our projects. Can't wait to try this tape!

wendy said...

whow love the coloring ... I must learn how to do that!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Airbrushing and the basics. I need help with it all, as I haven't used my Copics nearly as much as I should. Thanks for the chance to win.

Angel said...

Wahoo, more goodies! FIRST, I ADORE the coloring on that funny bunny! Just FAB! Second, I'd love to see different background techniques shown! THANKS!

ellen a said...

i would luv a chance to win the type. haven't tried it yet! I'd luv to see a tutorial on the highlighting aspect of the position of a light source. i know that shading is the most popular but i get the shading, i don't get where to choose to highlight an object/person areas where the light would hit it/them.

lainey said...

I would like to see more blending or shading techniques, I seem to have the most difficulty with that. Thanks for the chance to win!

Marina said...

Very nice card!
I'm just doing my first steps with Copics so all tutorials are welcome.

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Sherrie your coloring always leaves me speechless! I LOVE the dotted background!!

Gorgeous!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Cheryl Winget said...

I would love to see some tutorials on using Copics to create interesting backgrounds for images. That tape looks great - thanks for the chance to win. Cheryl W

Coleen said...

I'd love to see tutorials for shading and how NOT to bleed the,ink,out of the image.

marose6@comcast.net said...

love the bunny! as for the copic question skin and hair but really any tutorials. I love to she how to shade and blend. I need much practice to one day be as good as you.

Elle said...

I LOVE the bunny! You can't get cuter than this! As for Copics, I would love to see tutorials on coloring hair-something I STILL have trouble with.

Lori Barnett said...

THUD!!!! That funny bunny is perfect! How exciting to have the 2 new ladies on the team. I love their work. I would love to see a video tutorial so I can watch you do the dotted backgrounds. You know...sometimes watching someone do coloring in action helps old people like me understand it better ;) hee hee hee. Thanks for the chance at winning some tape. I would love to try it!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Id like to see a video on colouring leaves. I have trouble maintaining highlights and making them look realistic.

Judy Cook said...

I'd love a video on how to shadow images. I have trouble figuring out where they need to be.

Kimberly S. said...

I LOVE all the coloring you did to this little bunny!! I still haven't mastered this technique yet....I tend to want to blend the colors too much. I love how his ears are outside the box and that you curled them a little....gives them a realistic dimension!!

Kimberly S. said...

A tutorial on this type of "dotted" coloring would be FANTASTIC!! And teach us "over-blenders" what not to do. :O)

Barbara said...

So cute, Sherrie!

Annette said...

tutorials: hair,shadows, and small area details...

Flo - Sweetideas said...

So cute and I love the way you did the background around the image.

KarenH said...

Would love to see tutorials on blending of hair color and skin tones. Thanks.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SOOOOO cute! AMAZING coloring and I LOVE the layout! AWESOME giveaway too!!

tweetybugshouse said...

to cute

Dawn said...

So adorable Sherrie!

Brenda Lee said...

Tutorials on refilling and changing nibs would be greatly appreciated...Also skin and hair coloring. Thanks!! :)

Meghan said...

I'm pretty much a beginner Copic colourer so any tutorials would be welcome. The dots you put behind the bunny stamp are so perfect and so creative!

wustaz said...

I lovery all the tutorials.... I would love a basic one again. thanks for the chance

wustaz said...

I mean love..... darn autocorrect!

Laraine R said...

Great card! I love all tutorials!

smahrty said...

Since i am a beginner, any tutorials are good with me. I love watching/learning the step by step process for any colors/any image.

Naomi said...

What a great idea with the bunny ears. Such a sweet card. Being a beginner I would love to see a tutorial on the 'finer details' the things beginners miss that actually make all the difference

lennie said...

I would love to see tutorials on how to use copic markers in scrapbooking. I would also love a coloring book, full of images that I can practice on. It would help to have an example with each image.

digirl said...

Hi-- I love MFT stamps-- and I love how you colored the cutest bunny ever! I would love to see tutorials on ethnic skin and hair.... a variety of shades of African American skin tones! Thanks- Diane

DJreflections said...

I would like to see more tutorials on copics used with embossing folders and on animals.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

AY CARAMBA! Your coloring is absolutely off the hook! Such cool techniques...I'm very inspired. Have a great weekend Sherrie! ♥

Trisha said...

I would love some more help with coloring hair. Thanks for the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Jenskaroo said...

As a Copic newbie, I appreciate any & all tutorials! :-) Ones that I'd be particularly interested in are tips for deciding where/how to add shadows.

Love your bunny card!

Trisha said...

Love this card. The way you colored the bunny and highlighted around him is fabulous. I don't want more tutorials--I just want you to come to my house and give me one-on-one lessons, ha ha. I can dream, can't I? patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

A Crafty Person said...

I would love to see some tutorials on shading and giving bunnies like in your cute card more depth and interest. Thank you for the chance to win the new X-Press mounting tape.

Corinne said...

would love to see some tutorials on scenery...
Thanks for the chance to win
Hugs

DianeL said...

As a semi-beginner, I devour any and all tutorials and am so appreciative of people sharing their knowledge

purplemel said...

Would love any beginning tutorials amstill trying to master my growing collection of copics plan to take a class in spring in another city. TFS your knowledge

purplemel2@yahoo.ca

Mommy said...

I want to see tutorials on skin, hair, shading/shadows etc. I am new to copics and need to learn it all!!!!

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

LOVE this card! I super love your coloring on and around the image. I really like the dots! What a nice touch!

XoXo,

Katie

marthacreates said...

Love your bunny! Any tutuorials would be greatly appreciated!

Margaret said...

I would love to see more color spotlight types of tutorials. I think these are invaluable to beginners and seasoned users.

Megan McDonald said...

great card.. love the spots around the bunny.

mplsbetty said...

Wonderful card. Love the modern papers as a background. The bunny really pops!

Eulanda said...

Hi Sherrie!! Hope all is well and thanks for the chance to win some very cool tape! As for a tutorial....funny you should ask. I was here a few nights ago trying to find a tutorial on coloring RAIN!! When the raindrops are actually a drop. What do you color the drop and everything around it? I'd like a different take on that. Good luck everyone! Hugs!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Hi Sherrie, great card. I just love this bunny set.

Heather said...

Love your bunny, so cute. Love tutorials on new techniques e.g. how you create the dotty background behind little bunny :)

ddlady said...

Sherrie, as usual, your coloring with the copics on the bunny card is wonderful. As alot of the others have said, I would like tutorials working with skin tones and cheek coloring. Thank you for the chance to win the tapes.

Carly said...

I would love to see tutorials on blending blues in the lower B numbers ...

Cheryl O said...

Thank you for the chance to win.

I would like to see a tutorial for coloring Asian skin,
coloring fruits, backgrounds, and shading. I'm not asking for too much am I..... hee hee

Thanks for all your help so far, it's fun to follow the various blogs and learn.

renee said...

you continue to delight and teach me with your posting..thank you! i would like to see more letter journaling with copics..thanks for the opportunity to win.

Donna said...

Fur, Fur, Fur! I have a hard time coloring Fred Bear to look like I want. I've tried the colorless blender saturating a fabric, but he came out with lines, & the copics bled outside the lines. Not what I wanted. Thanks for the chance, & I do love the new Funny Bunny stamp!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

I would like to see a tutorial on coloring African American skin tone.

crafternz said...

Love the colouring of the Bunny and how you create the dotted background...

FrancineB said...

A tutorial consisting of tips for newbies would be good for those of us who just discovered the joy of Copics.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherrie,

That bunny is so cute!!!I think I've come a long way since my copic course and I just love coloring with these markers more and more...to me there's nothing like them which is what I tell everyone when speaking with friends and strangers...Tutorials on asian skin coloring and shadows would be a great help...keep up the good work inspiring us with your sweet cards...hugs...
Denise Trottier

Nancy said...

What an adorable bunny! I like the way you colored the fur. I would like to see more tutorials on how to color fur, shading and highlighting on clothing, how to color water or other 'movement'... clouds, backgrounds and skin.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Dana said...

First I have to say your bunny card is too darn cute. I would like to see a tutorial on coloring life like nature scenes. Like the sky/clouds and grass. Thanks for a chance to win.

Hugs and love
Dana

Amrita said...

would love tutorials on coloring with blacks and grays. thanks!

kacee said...

I would like a tutorial on just about any techniques. I am not very good at this coloring but I love my copics and would like to do a better job.

Wendy said...

I am always wanting more airbrush tutorials!!! Thanks for a chance to win the foam tape!!!
wendyjo72@gmail.com

d'Dragon said...

I'd like to see more tutorials about using the colorless blender - thanks!

Diane said...

I would like to see tutorials on shading and creating shadows. Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway.

luvthatstampin said...

I need a tutorial on how to make a realistic sky. I haven't really seen anything that looks simple, yet realistic. Your cards are so adorable! I'm really going to have to look at the MFT site again. Haven't been there is awhile.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, I so love what you did with Claire's little bunny! since I am such a copic newbie, I love your step by step coloring guides to Copics. they really help me a lot. :)

Stampin_melissa said...

Hmmm, a tutorial I'd like to see is shading faces. So many images leave out noses or just use dots for eyes and I find myself trying to add these features in with my shading.

mikki said...

Would like to see tutorials on
blending/shading
Skin tones
highlighting how-to

Cathy Y said...

I would love to see a tutorial on skies & clouds.

Linda said...

I'd love to see a tutorial on ski tones but more pecific faces and how to add depth,
Thanks so much for the class Saturday in Edmonton. , it was great
linda

Lorena said...

Hmm... what kind of tutorial - I love the speed drawings - seeing all the colours that go into a creation ... but I love the concept of how you shadow and light source... it really makes the image pop if you can understand that.

thanks for the chance to win!

Lorena
www.scrapingcorner.blogspot.com

BethMcBeth said...

I would really like to see more tutorials about non Caucasian skin tones. Everyone mostly colors in skin tones like they are pale vampires.

Sue D said...

I would like tutorials on creating textures--like on your bunny.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Would love how to learn animals such as turtles, bunnies & skunks.

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Would love how to learn animals such as turtles, bunnies & skunks.

Debora said...

I would love to see more tutorials on detailed pleats and folds.

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! I love the little polka dots behind him, great job!

steph said...

This is wonderful. I'd love a tutorial on textures.