Good morning and welcome to a very special blog hop!  I am excited to announce my participation and publication in the new Copic Coloring Guide, Level 3: People!

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

From the how and why behind picking colors and coloring skin to the tips and techniques for coloring hair to the helpful hints on how to create realistic looking clothing and fabric, this book presents information 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, and a number of blank reference charts.

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!
I have two cards in the book, one of them showcased here created with a darling Saturated Canary image, the other one with a darling Whimsy image.
To help kick off the celebration of the new book… each designer on the hop is giving away an autographed copy of the book…signed not only by Colleen and Marianne, but by the individual designer too!  Please comment on this post for your chance to win your copy of mine!  Commenting will be closed at midnight on Friday, October 26th. Winners will be announced on the individual designer’s blog.
Can’t wait for your copy?

Copic Coloring Guide Level 3: People 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Good luck on winning a copy of that book! Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

207 Responses to “Copic Coloring Guide Level 3 FAVORITES”

  1. Wowzers! She is just beautiful. Your coloring is outstanding and your card design with all the pretty extras is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

  2. Hi Beate! I just found your blog! Where have you been hiding??! LOL or better question, why haven’t I ever found your fabulous blog home! I’ve been a long-time fan for some time now but, didn’t know you had such a great resource here. Anyhoo…So glad! I’m now a follower. 😛
    How exciting to be a part of the Copic Coloring book!! woo-hoo!! This card is absolutely gorgeous!! I look forward to my visits here. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  3. Whooo Hooo congrat’s on your participation in the book! This is so awesome, love the coloring and the cute image.

  4. How EXCITING! No surprise since you are a ROCK star! LOVE this Beate!!

  5. So pretty. Color and the card creation. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Very cute!!

  7. Adorable. I covet your mad coloring skills and I would love a copy of this book.

  8. great card. love the coloring you did

  9. This is gorgeous, and I’m sure the other project you have in the book is, too! Congratulations! I have the other two books, and am very excited about this one. It is exactly what I am need. I would be so honored to have a book signed by you! I, too am happy to have found your blog. see you on SCS all the time, but will follow your blog now, too.

  10. Beate I am never surprised at how amazing the coloring on your projects is! I am delighted that you are a part of this book (which I am absolutely getting whether I win it or not!) and can’t wait to learn from you.

  11. Love your card. Used to check out your work when on scs, and am happy to folow your blog now. Got the first two books, and do need this one. Thanks for the opportunity

  12. This will be such an excellent resource. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Beautiful card. Your coloring is always exquisite! Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Beautiful card, Beate! Congrats on your publication in the new Copic Coloring Guide. Can’t wait to hold this new issue in my hands (I already own level 1+2). And of course I would love to win an autographed copy ;o)
    Hugs, Anja

  15. this image..i have her as well..great colouring..tfs

  16. Beautiful coloring, Beate — I love this image!

  17. love the strawberry blonde hair you did on this girl.

  18. Hello!

    Your coloring is always so beautiful Beate! I love the Copic markers and this book would be a wonderful gift to win! Wishing you a happy weekend!


    Barbara Diane

  19. OMG Beate amazing coloring and congrats on being publised!!
    Big XXX Heidy

  20. Fabulous Beate… I’m a huge fan of SCS and you, of course.

  21. I would love a copy of this book. It would be so helpful.

  22. Lovely,your coloring is very beautiful.Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  23. WOW, Beate, this is stunning!! Congrats on having two cards published and SO deserved because your coloring is always beyond fabulous!! She just pops off the page!! The depth and dimension you add to images never ceases to amaze me!! You are so incredibly talented!! Have a great weekend and congrats again!!

    Hugs, Lisa 🙂
    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  24. I love the way you colored her dress and stocking. Would love to win a copy of this book showcasing all these amazing artists

  25. That is not surprising at all that you have a couple of cards in the book, Beate! Your work is always so inspiring 😀

  26. You are amazing! I always love your projects. Thanks for the chance to win book 3.

  27. Beate, my friend… thank you so much for working with us on this project… your work is absolutely stunning and so inspiring! Love ya!

  28. Wow she is gorgeous! I’m so excited about this new book! Thanks for the opportunity to win an autographed Copy!

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  30. Wow! I love that blue! Just gorgeous! Fantastic card. Thank you for the amazing opportunity!!

  31. Your coloring is amazing So vibrant and wow…..

  32. As always your colouring is just stunning Beate! I have to have a copy of that book, but I just checked on and it’s not out in the UK until March 1st 2013!!! Argh! Keeping fingers crossed I win a copy from this blog hop.

  33. Oh my, your SC image is just STUNNING! Everything is just beautiful from the coloring to the colors you’ve used. Wonderful sample. Congratulations on being selected for publication (however, there is no wonder as to why you were selected!!!).

  34. Your card is great!!!!! I love your pleats! Hugs, Brigitte

  35. Your amazing, I absolutely love the coloring of the dress…so vibrant. I would love a to win a copy of this book. Please pick me

  36. Beautiful card! Your coloring is fabulous!


  37. Both the hair and the dress are stunning!

  38. you deserve it!! such beautiful coloring– and the BLUE! not an easy color…and it looks perfect!!
    congrats to you<3

  39. Gorgeous card and her dress is fab!

  40. Beautiful card, I would love to win a copy of the new book

  41. This would be a wonderful resource to have and to learn from. Thanks for the opportunity. I love your card today. I need lessons on those terrific folds.

  42. Congratulations & Beautiful, I love the Copic Coloring books, and would love to add this one to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  43. My favorite images of all times. Great Coloring!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  44. I am always in awe of your coloring abilities and would love to win an autographed copy of this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. Wow, your card is adorable, love your coloring. Thanks for the chance to win.


  46. Would love a copy of this book, as a former China Painter I need to learn different techniques!
    Beautiful work!
    Diame DeMartini
    Novato, CA
    aka Glamour

  47. Absolutely beautiful!! Love this, and I would love to win your autographed copy! Thanks for the chance!!

  48. Since I’ve had my copics I’ve been amazed at what I have achieved but hair is something I find a challenge so I would love this book so I can discover the right techniques.

  49. Amazing coloring Beate an I just loveeeee SC images. Your card is just stunning. Hugs! Mojca

  50. Beautiful card…Love your coloring! Thanks for the chance to win!!!


  51. Wow these cards are simply beautiful! I would love to win a copy of the book. I have so much fun coloring with my copics but I have a lot to learn.

  52. Beautiful hair and skin! Can’t wait for the book so I can learn how to duplicate that ethereal quality! Not to worry either, because even if I don’t win, I’ll still buy the book!

  53. What an amazing job you did on highlighting her hair. A really great image and card. I’m so excited on having a chance to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance.

  54. breathtaking coloring…would love to win this BOOK..thanks for the chance!

  55. Absolutely beautiful! Love how her dress pops!

  56. always love your colouring, this is no exception, fabulous!! x

  57. Wow that is just GORGEOUS! I love the colors you chose for her dress it really pops! Congrats on being being published. Cannot wait to see this issue! 🙂

  58. Beautiful card, Beate, as always. I would love a copy of this book and it’s precursors as I don’t have a clue as to where to begin. Copics seem so intimidating to me. I know they are pricey but think I can handle it now. Want to learn from the best with the best.
    Becky J.

  59. Wow, the skin and the dress is fabulous, congrats and thanks for a chance to win

  60. It’s no wonder you gals are featured in this book! Wow! Congrats on your cards!

  61. Love the pleats and drape of the dress. Beautiful coloring.

  62. How exciting! Congratulations. It is not surprising that you are participating considering the beautiful coloring that you do. Love your card.

  63. Beate, I love your work and always watch your videos. I love how you did this little image and the looks of the folds, dress pattern and all the details on the image. I would love to learn this technique and thanks for the chance to win this autographed book. I know it will be used faithfully.

  64. Beate,
    Your work is always art. Love the image and the colors. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

  65. Very exciting! Your coloring is always amazing!

  66. Beautiful, beautiful coloring. You definitely are a wonder with Copics. Congratulations on being published!

  67. Love the folds in her dress! Thanks

  68. So pretty. Your coloring and shading is awesome. Would love to win this fabulous book.
    Thanks for the chance.

  69. always love your work ! congrats!

  70. Your card is fabulous. The image is beautifully colored and the design is great.

    Thanks for the chance to win a free copy of this wonderful book!

  71. Beate, you always amaze me with your gorgeous creations. The card is stunning and the coloring is perfect! Wish I was that talented!!

  72. Beautiful job on the hair and folds in the dress. This is a gorgeous card.

  73. Skin and Hair Oh my.

  74. Soooo beautiful!!! I will practice a lot to find out if someday I can do something so cute as this image. Congrats!

  75. The blue in her dress is absolutely fabulous. I love your Splitcoast stampers work and just signed up to follow you here, also. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this wonderful book!

  76. Beate,

    The card is adorable. I am always amazed at your coloring ability. Great job. I would love to learn how to color people like a pro.

    God bless,

  77. She is beautiful!! And the card design is perfect. Love it!!

  78. Lovely card. Great skin and hair. I am envious. Can’t wait to get this book.
    Congrats on being included.

  79. Love your coloring! I’d love to win this book.

  80. She is beautiful Beate. your coloring is fantastic. you deserve to be in that book. 🙂


  81. Wow…beautiful as always!

  82. Oh, If I only had half of your talent Beate! I just wish I could produce results like this, so a copy of this book would be VERY helpful. LOVE your blog and follow it all the time!

  83. WOW-this card is amazing. The colors are so vibrant. I need to win this book so I can learn how to do that-LOL!

  84. WOW what awesome coloring. I love the pleats in the skirt. I want to win so I can learn to color too!

  85. Oh my (: I love it. Your card is beautiful. I wish how to know to coloring like you. You are amazing.

  86. I love the way you make her eyes draw you right in! She is beautifully brought to life with your coloring. Love my other copic books and can’t wait to see #3. They have helped so much I can’t believe how far my coloring has come. I love my Copic markers!! Thank you and the other designers for sharing your talent with us.

    Keep up the beautiful work,

  87. I love these guides…and have been waiting on this one! I really would like to win a copy.

  88. WOW!!! Her dress is absolutely stunning!!!! I would love to learn to color like that!!!

  89. oooh! that blue! wow! I have coloured this image myself many times … but never 1/2 has vibrant as this …. !!!

    I would love to win a copy of the book to help me on my colour journey. The other two have been so helpful and have been very well read 🙂

    xoxoxo Carly

  90. Wow this is amazing.

  91. Beautiful coloring as always! Thanks for the chance to win a great book.

  92. Beate – You coloring is just beautiful. I’m hoping one day I will be half the artist that you are. Have a wonderful weekend.

  93. You are the master! I wish you could rub some of your skills off on me.I so drool over your projects. Guess I definitely need this book! Thanks for the fun hop!

  94. Beate, your coloring on this is amazing! Beautiful hair and dress, and I love the dots used for the background. Congrats on the publication!

  95. This is an absolutely gorgeous card. I love how you have coloured the folds on the dress and that hair is to die for! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and the chance to win a copy of this new book.

  96. Especially love the coloring of the dress. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  97. Your cards are amazing. I love your videos as well. You explaint everything so clearly.

  98. Congrats on having cards in there! Your colouring totally rocks and wish I could colour like you!!! That blue dress is amazing….seriously!! Love it!

  99. Love your card … it is absolutely beautiful. Hair and skin are two areas I really need to improve on. Thanks for an opportunity to win an autographed copy of this new book!

  100. Congratulations on being published. Your coloring is spectacular. I can’t wait to get the book, but thanks for the chance to win an autographed copy. I have the first two, so to get this one from you would make my day.
    Hugs, Patricia

  101. I love the deep rich blues in her dress it makes this card really stand out thanks for sharing her with us

  102. Congratulations an another fabulous publication! I love these Copic books – can’t wait to get this one! Beate, your coloring is simply divine. Her dress is amazing – the depth of your shading, make it truly look like an elegan fabric. Well done! Thanks for a chance to win!

  103. Amazing coloring as usual. Looking forward to getting this new Copic publication.

  104. Excellent coloring! I’d love to be able to do fabric that well.

  105. love your card hope to be half as good one day

  106. Gorgeous coloring Beate, such a sweetie!

  107. YOU are amazing!!!! You can do everything! This card is stunning, just like everything else you make. Keeping my fingers crossed that I WIN your signed book. I will be jumping with joy. Thank you for a chance to win.

  108. You’re awesome Beate! I love your work, the color in this project jumps off the page. You do such a good job explaining techniques to others that have much less experience. Thank you!

  109. Amazing coloring of this darling Saturated Canary image – the blues and yellows just pop. Thank you for the chance to win your autographed coloring guide.

  110. Gorgeous job!

  111. A truly beautiful card Beate! I love all the pebbled back ground – such a great colouring technique!

  112. Love the blue colors

  113. Lovely card design and a brilliant chance to win a signed copy of the book.

  114. Congrats, your coloring is wonderful

  115. Wow what great cards you created and colored. Congrats on getting published. I love how your images just pop and have so much dimension to them. I would LOVE to own this book so I could improve my coloring!!

  116. Your card is so precious. It wants me to get my copic markers out right now and practice. Congratulations

  117. Congrats on being published in the book, your card is so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win!

  118. Beautiful job. Would love to win a copy of this book.

    gjrmjw at msn dot com

  119. Absolutely beautiful card! I am fairly new to Copics & truly appreciate the chance to win this book!

  120. Your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  121. Darling card Beate…thanks for sharing and the chance to win this informative book!
    Paper Hugs,

  122. Love, love, love your card! This floored me! Congrats and thanks for the opportunity. Simply amazing!

  123. Your card is just gorgeous, love it! Everyone has done a faulous job with the new book and I can’t wait to start coloring!

  124. Hoping to win….thanks for the chance.

  125. Congrats on your inclusion in this awesome publication! Thanks for a chance to win!

  126. Oh, I love Saturated Canary digi stamps! Your coloring is great – love how you did the hair.

  127. Beautiful Beate. Love how you colored the hair and dress.

  128. Beate, I still hate that you are not in the Dayton area. I remember having so much fun in the Copic coloring class at Simply.

  129. You must be thrilled to be published! Congrats! I lovethe way you colored your card…. just beautiful. I could use the book to help me with my Copic coloring!

  130. I can’t wait to see this new book, I know ask the past two have really helped me also. Love your card it’s darling.

  131. Love the way you have coloured her – the folds and that hair. Thank you for the chnace to win.

  132. I always get so much inspiration from your cards and this one is no exception. Great job!

  133. Your image coloring is bright and wonderful. Thanks for the chance to get the book!

  134. So cheerfully coloured thanks for the chance 🙂

  135. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win! 🙂
    Have a lovely day!

  136. Congratulation!!!!! Oh Beate I knew you would be in this book….how amazing and awesome…your work always inspire me….thank you so much for sharing this awesome card with us….

  137. Beautifully colored- really outstanding. Looking forward to learning how to color people better using the new book.

  138. Congrats !!!!

    Adorable. The book will be great, but signed will be terrific, good-luck everyone.

  139. Wow – gorgeous! I hope with enough practice I can get close to being a good as you! Thank you for the chance to win a what looks like a wonderful resource for us beginning Copic users!

  140. Congrats on a great job and getting picked to be in the book. Your little lady is just perfect. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

  141. This is just so sweet; wonderfully colored. Would love to win the book!

  142. Beautiful Beate! The decorative base card is really pretty and your coloring is so vibrant. Congrats on making it into the book!

  143. Fantastic work on that dress! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  144. First, congrats on having one of the images in this new book. Beautiful coloring; may be if I am lucky enough to win this book some day I’ll be able to color and shade like you. I enjoy all your techniques and have learned so much from you.

  145. wow! absolutely amazing coloring, Beate! love love love this and congrats on the publication!!

  146. WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! Truly spectacular 😀

  147. wow your card is absolutely gorgeous! i love it. congrats on having ur work included in this book and thankyou for the chance to win a copy 🙂


  148. Wow…….I just love your coloring Beate!!! Congrats that is Awesome!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!

  149. how beautifully coloured is this image! just beautiful

  150. Wow, wow, wow. Her hair is so stunning. I cannot wait to get a copy of this book. Your work is exceptional and congrats on being in the book.

  151. So exciting! I can hardly wait to get the book let alone an autographed copy! I’m swooning!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer Ferrell

  152. Congrats on your participation in the coloring guide. Your coloring is is absolutely amazing.

  153. Wow, I can see why this card was published – it’s gorgeous!! Congrats! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful new (autographed!) book from Copics.

  154. Beautiful card. Love the palette. Love the ‘wide-eyed’ girl stamp. She’s so coy. Great papers used. Really want this book. TFTOTW! Have loved your style on Spellbinders. MUST FOLLOW!!

  155. Bette – I love the way you colored her hair and her beautiful dress. I can’t wait to read more about it in the book, as well as see what other design you have to share with us. Best wishes on this and future publishings!

  156. Congrats! Looks like a beginner with Copics like myself will learn a ton from this book!

  157. Gulp! Wow, that colouring is just amazing! Looking over at Annie’s to see about downloading the online version 🙂

  158. Wow, Bette!!! that is a beautiful card!! I love the coloring you did on her hair and dress!! No wonder it is in the book! 🙂 Can’t wait to see the book (and I’m crossing my fingers too!) Have a great week!

  159. Beautiful card! The dress is colored amazingly!

  160. Beautiful card! I love the glow that you created around he,

  161. A beautiful card!! the colors are vibrant and shadowing and highlights are perfect. So happy to find your site. Thank you for the chance for the drawing.

  162. gorgeous card – love the coloring- this is the perfect theme for book 3 – I need help in coloring people, so I can’t wait! thanks so much!

  163. Absolutely love your card. I’m still trying to learn how to highlight and blend the colours. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  164. Wow your coloring is beautiful on your card. Thanks for a fun chance to win a copy of the new tutorial book. I’d love to win!
    Peggy B.

  165. Beate, I love your work! Your coloring is so good….her hair is perfect and I love your blue combination. I hope I win a copy of this book—I could learn so much!!!

  166. What a beautiful card Beate! Congrats on your publication!

  167. I just love your card, and am particularly impressed with the shading on the folds of the dress! Wish My shading was as spectacular as yours.

  168. Congratulations!!!! Your work is stunning and you so deserve this!! This Saturated Canary girl is so beautiful, and such a delight! Would love to win this amazing book since being certified, this would be so helpful!

  169. wow, the colors are so intense and the shading and layering are wonderful. congrat! love to win the book.

  170. Your card would make anyone feel special, Beate! You are obviously very “special” yourself and I look forward to seeing your Whimsy image! Thanks for putting a smile on my face and making me feel just a little special too.

  171. WOW! Your card is beautiful! You are just so talented!!

  172. Gorgeous card! I love the shaped background!

  173. Beautiful and vibrant coloring. Thank you for the chance to win this guide.

  174. What a beautifully colored image. This card is beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us and congrats on the publication.

  175. Your copic coloring is amazing. No wonder they asked you to join in this publication. Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win.

  176. Wow that is gorgeous. Love what you have done around the girl as well!

  177. Your card is gorgeous, Beate. I’ve admired your work and tutorials on SCS for along time. Would love to win your copy.

  178. Beautiful card. That is a striking color of blu. Love the background, and that yo u did it on the sentiment tag too.

  179. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  180. Beautiful coloring on your card! Already purchased the book, but would love to win a signed copy!

  181. Great coloring. Would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks

  182. Beautiful! This book is exactly what I need — I watch tutorials online over and over, freezing it at certain points so I can “catch up” or try the techniques. A book might be easier to follow!

  183. Beautiful work, which doesn’t surprise me at all since I’ve been following you for years.

  184. WOW amazing folds. What a beauty creation… Love it! Jen x

  185. Wow. The colouring on this card is just beautiful! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this oh-so-awesome book!!!

  186. Great job! Thank you for a chance to win a copy of the book!

  187. Love your card…thank you for the chance to win!

  188. Some day I want to be just like you…you are awesome!

  189. What a beautiful card. I love Saturated Canary images and you colored it wonderfully. I really like the die you used for the back layer too. Thanks for a chance to win.

  190. Pretty Card ~Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book full of great coloring techniques.

  191. As always a fantastic card! Thanks for all the inspiration and most of all for sharing your talent; it gives me hope. I have all the other books so this would be a nice addition; of course if I don’t win I’ll be buying it lol!

  192. Holy moly… your coloring is awesome and amazing! Thanks for sharing your awesome inspiration with us.
    Keep creating!

  193. Congratulations on being published! I can see from this card why you deserve to have been!
    Your colouring is magnificent right down to the shadows and dotty background! Love these Saturated C image.;) i must have this book, and learn more about coloring..from you girls, but it would be very nice to have a signed copy, from you!:)
    A fabulous card!
    Crafty hugs, Ellen

  194. Congratulations on being published. Your card is fabulous with amazing colouring.

    Liza x

  195. Thank you for a chance to win. I hope to become as half as good as you are
    Petra from Holland

  196. Congratulations & thanks for the chance to win a copy. I have #1&2, #3 will be a great addition

  197. ADORE your gorgeous sample; always LOVE your crisp, clean work, Beate!!! Need lots of coloring help, so would be trilled to win this book!!!

  198. Your work is always amazing! I would be thrilled to have a signed copy of this book!!!

  199. Beate, congratulation on having TWO cards in the new book! YOur Saturated Canary image is beautiful! Love the vibrant blues you used!


  200. Such a gorgeous card…I love the vibrant blue dress…simply beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book, I can’t wait to see more!

  201. Congratulations on being published in the book. Your colouring is awesome and that is my favourite colour blue, just beautiful. Love your card.
    Hugs Tracy x

  202. I love your card! It is beautiful, bright, and bold! I love the coloring on her hair and her dress! Thanks for sharing!

  203. B- this is great coloring. I will be on the look for this book

  204. Wow, the blues and the folds of the dress are fabulous. LOVE the hair color!!

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