Friday, January 1, 2010

Copic Creations Guest Spot, New Squigglefly Image, Video Demo!

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Happy New Year everybody!
I'm starting off the New Year with the prestigious honor of Guest Designer for the Copic Creations blog! The very kind and talented Mary Giemza, owner and moderator of Copic Creations approached me a little while ago to see if I could help with this week's theme; how to render fur with Copics. I was really excited about this offer and jumped at the chance!
If you haven't seen Mary's blog, you are truly missing out, and I suggest you go check it out now! You won't be disappointed! Also, every artist on the Copic Creations team is fantastic, each and every one of them, and it would be well worth your time to visit them too.
I got so excited about joining in this week that inspiration hit... so I drew a new illustration to help me demonstrate this technique. "Herbie" the bunny hopped out of my pen ready and rarin' to go! He is a digital image and will be available to purchase at Squigglefly this Saturday, Jan 2.
Now I have had it in the back of my mind to do up another video demo for you, and I got some time over these holidays to do just that! My DD Ashley was my camera operator, and she edited the video in iMovie on my Mac. We had a blast giggling together as I colored and she video-taped! I hope you will laugh along with us as you watch our video creation on how to render fur with Copic markers!


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Thanks for visiting, and may your New Year be filled with blessings and your heart full of PEACE!

43 comments:

  1. Oh this is just fabulous what a great bunny and Tut, wishing you a wonderful 2010
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  2. What a brilliant way to start the New Year sweetie, having a good old giggle. My hubby had to get a look in too, he is so nosey and wanted to know what I was laughing at. This aside the video is brillaint, now I need to give this a whirl.

    Hope 2010 brings you all you wish for and then some!
    hugs Bev x

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  3. Oh this video was just the cutest!!! I so enjoyed watching it and laughed right along with you, so wonderful to see the two of you having so much fun. Love the new image dear and thanks for all the great tutorials. Happy New Year

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  4. What an adorable image and wonderful coloring.
    Happy New Year

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  5. Congrats on your DT post Chrissy! It's no surprise as you are talented beyond words. I was thrilled to see you post another vidoe and just loved it. Such a cutie this bunny image. Wishing you a 2010 full of blessings and more wonderful surprises. Hugs, Maria

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  7. I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed watching your video...you and your daughter are just so stinkin' cute!! Oh...and so is Herbie! As always, I love your coloring and beautiful artwork, I'm so happy you joined us this week! Big hugs and much love for the New Year!!

    p.s. I love you more than the markers! ;-)

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  8. Oh wow this is such a super adorable card!
    Your colouring is superb and your detail fabulous!
    Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year!
    hugs
    kim x

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  9. oh I love Herbie Crissy! I also had a blast watching the video. Ashley is right about one thing - we do love knowing about YOU too and not just how you color.

    I do think maybe next time you should film Ashley doing one of her singing videos and see if she can sing and laugh at the same time! LOL!

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  10. oh - and I meant to say that you forgot to say "TA DA!"

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  11. Crissy, you are awesome!! I amin awe of the fact that you can just put your pen to paper and whip up an image as cute as this bunny is. One day I will have to talk to you about drawing an image of my baby girl.

    Your colouring and your card are incredible as always!! Gorgeous!!

    Wishing you an awesome 2010 filled with many many blessings!! xx

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  12. Crissy your tut is fantastic! Your coloring of the fur on the bunny is magnificent!
    Have a Happy 2010!
    Hugs,Connie

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  13. What a great video! Your daughter is quite a character! She may have found her calling! Keep those video's coming...what a cheerful way to start the New Year! And oh...great card...I was giggling too much and got sidetracked in my comment!

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  14. Cute Video! I had a good giggle! Love the new image Herbie He is so cute! I currently do not have any Copics but I may need to give them a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. this is so gorgeous! You can work magic!!!

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  16. Fabulous job, love the video too!!

    Happy New Year!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  17. What a beautiful card Crissy,i love your image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers and details.

    I wish you a very happy new year.
    Hugs Riet.xx

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  18. Oouuuuuuu lala. COmpletely stunning. Your colouring just takes my breath away! I swear my heart skips a beat at each piece. Truly stunning!!!

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  19. Hi Crissy - so fun to read you're a Mac girl too! going on 20 years of "apple" here! lol
    Loved watching your video this a.m. and had to laugh at the narrative from your daughter! What a delight! Your bunny is adorable and I'm gonna have to try coloring more animals so I can try this too!
    Thanks so much for sharing and I look forward to more from you! I enjoy coloring your images so much!
    Pam Going Postal

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  20. Hi Crissy wow your cards are just amazing and this one is no expection, I love the shaded background around the image, and the frame is beautiful, thank you so much for your lovely comments on my card hugs Jill xx

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  21. Hi Crissy! Such a delightful way to start a new crafting year....visiting your blog and finding your wonderful new character Herbie and brilliant tutorial! I just about fell off my chair laughing and your beautiful Ashley did a fantastic job as camera woman/editor/commentator :D, I think this is the way forward for craft tutorials! Your colouring is superb, Herbie is gorgeous and so is your wonderful card. Happy new year my talented friend, I wish you all the good things in life for 2010. Hugs, Chris x

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  22. Hi Sweetie! :) I just ADORE this image you've made and the coloring of yours is always over the top!! Thanks for sharing all you do!! Happy New Year to you!! HUGS

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  23. Hi Crissy! I seriously haven't laughed that hard in a long time! Your daughter is not only gorgeous, she's VERY funny. I hope you saw my comment next to the link to your tutorial on the CC blog ~ Yes, we love YOU much more than your markers! :) Too funny. I can't thank you enough for doing all that you did to help make this challenge such an awesome success! You really are an amazing lady - I truly LOVE every single image you have illustrated and your coloring is such an inspiration to me! You're awesome. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And, Herbie is simply adorable - not sure if I'm going to use him for a Valentine's day card or Easter card! such decisions! Big HUG, Mary

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  24. Oh that is hilarious, I love seeing Mother's and daughter's interacting like that (since we all know it isn't always like that with daughter's LOL). Oh and a great technique that I will use over and over again. Thanks for sharing with us and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Patricia
    the PaperTemptress

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  25. Fantastic bunny- amazing coloring.

    The video with your daughter (who looks just like you) was hilarious and instructional.

    Looking forward to using your images for the Squigglefly DT.

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  26. hee hee What a cute video, Crissy, and I learned a lot about your technique, too! *wink* Hope you have a wonderful 2010!!

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  27. Your tutorial with your daughter was delightful, and fun! I loved watching it!! You so need to YouTube this!! What a lovely daughter, you both are stars!! Crissy, I can't believe how talented you are, everything you touch is gold! Amazing coloring, amazing original images!! What a great source of inspiration you are! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  28. Wow fab card I love it the image is lovely and the colours you have done it in are gorgeous. The papers you have used are cool.
    Big hugs Hannah x

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  29. Adorable! Love the border and your beautiful coloring!

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  30. LOVE THE VIDEO! VERY HELPFUL. WHAT AN ADORABLE FAMILY YOU HAVE. YOU LOOK LIKE "THE SISTER.....NOT THE MOTHER"

    THANKS

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  31. Hey Chrissy !!! So I'm at Melanies house right now and she told me about this video and how cute you and your daughter were in it so we watched it together now and oh my word!!!!! Hahah you guys had me cracking up!!! Lol thanks for this and keeping it so original! I love your amazing colouring! ....Ok back to our colouring now :). Bye bye

    Amy

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  32. Crissy, your card is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for "guest-starring" on our challenge. Your designs are amazing. You are so very talented. Thanks for sharing your talents. Hugs,

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  33. Oh my! This is just the cutest bunny! I love how you created his fur! Awesome amazing coloring!!

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  34. I just love this bunny, Crissy! I had to have him as soon as I saw your card
    He's printed and will be colored soon! Keep up the great work!
    You're inspiring!

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  35. These are SUCH gorgeous cards! I love watching you work. What a treat to see your copic tricks! You have mad skillz.

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  36. P.S. Your DD is a fantastic video taper I'm still giggling! Not allowed to have fun when you colour bunny rabbits. heeheeheeheeeee

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  37. Oh what a fun and fabulous tutorial this is, Crissy! Thank you for both the wonderful instructions and the good belly laughs! I was cracking up so much that my daughter came in and asked me what was going on! :) LOVE your work, and your coloring is manificent! hugs!

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  38. Wow. I absolutely loved this video. You two were totally gorgeous. I can't wait to watch all your other videos. Love the techniques you shared. Thank you.

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  39. hello, it's was nice to see that funny video hahah very cute, and I have a quistion where you get that lovely bunny stamp? I liked so much I looking for that bunny stamp. thanks a lott and i can't wait for to see other video's hahah (I am sorry for my engelish it's not so good hope you will understand) and I follow you're blog it's funny and beautiful.

    lots greetings maranda

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  40. LOL! I really enjoyed your video. Your coloring is brilliant. Now I'm off to watch the rest of your videos.
    :0) Angela Wood

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  41. awesome, fun, funny, informative video-thanks!

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  42. OMG, I totally loved the video and was giggling right along with you and your daughter. LOVED it... and loved the interaction between you two. Oh and yes, the coloring tutorial was great too :-)

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