Monday, May 16, 2011

ABC Monday - Copic Coloring Book

Today is ABC Monday at Bug A Boo Stamps Catch The Bug and it's my turn to show you my "Anything But A Card" project!

I wanted to share my Copic coloring book that I put together using Bind It All covers, pages and my Bind It All.  I've been adding to it for about a year now so you may have seen the front cover before today.  I used a couple of Bug A Boo Stamps Toppers to decorate the cover of my coloring book and the fonts are computer generated and everything is colored with Copic markers.

This is one of my first entries in my coloring book, way back before I really knew what I was doing coloring so disregard my coloring directions pictured here!  (April 2010?) This is also one of the first Bug A Boo Stamps images I bought. It was before I was on their design team, I was new to digital images and loved this little bug in the jar.  I still do!

This is the page next to the ladybug in a jar also before I knew any coloring techniques.  

In this layout I've learned how to color and was practicing hair colors.  (January 2011?) One of the reasons for making a book like this was to be able to record what Copic markers I've used for specific hair, skin, clothing, etc. colors and also techniques I've learned.

The last page I'm going to share with you today is Itchy by Bug A Boo Stamps.  I really like the brown color combination and wanted to be able to remember what it was when it's time to use it again.  You can find all the images I've used today at the Bug A Boo Stamps online store here.

I hope you enjoyed my Anything But A Card project for Bug A Boo Stamps today!  I'll be showing more peeks into my coloring book in the future - this one is almost full & it's almost time to make myself a new one.
Creative Cowgirls - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Anything Goes 


Bonnie Weiss said...

Your Copic colouring book must be an invaluable tool in your crafting arsenal, Jan. It's such a good idea.

ileana said...

This is a wonderful project! thank you for sharing it, hugs!

Misty said...

Thank you Jan, this is very interesting. Even though I don't color, I enjoy seeing others work and you do such lovlies!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Marilyn said...

What a great idea Jan! Also a fab resource to have handy.

Min said...

Jan, your album is awesome - love the way you keep track of colors! Just might have to give that a try! =) Great ABC!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

nanavf said...

I love this idea!!! I use Copics and I'm going to "borrow" your idea.

Jodie Mackrell said...

Jan, what a neat idea! great job!

Lori said...

Oh, I would love to have your book!!! Your cards are the best colored I've seen. Good job. Love your work!

Scrappychick said...

Fabulous Jan!! Love your hair color combos...I may have to try some, hehe!!

Andrea6760 said...

Hi Jan,

I saw your Copic book on the Bugaboo challenge site and had to come check it out. What a great idea! Hope you dont mind if I 'borrow'(LOL) some of your Copic combos! Its an absolutely great idea.

Happy Belated birthday to your daughter Jenny and please give Maxine puppy kisses from me!


Unknown said...

Fabulous project! Thank you for joining us @ Creative Cowgirls Challenge!

stampingmarianne said...

Wow, such an original book!!
Love it!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

Tammy said...

Jan this is AWESOME! What a fantastic way to keep track of your Copic color combos!! I LOVE this!
Hugs, Tammy :)

elvira said...

I love your copic sample book, I'm saving to buy some copics. Please keep sharing more of your samples pages, they are beutiful :)

ThePurplePlace said...

I totally LOVE it! And now that I know you created it with a Bind It All, I'm very excited, as I won a Pink one just two weeks ago. Yippie!! I would to try and create some fun little books and a Copic book would be very useful for me too!

I love that you keep updating it and think it's great to go back and look at the changes in your coloring skills. You've now mastered Copics and all of your projects are fabulous!!

:) Hugs,

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my gosh Jan...I love this idea. Wow. How cute and great idea.

Melissa S. said...

Jan this is fantastic. What a great idea. I will have to make one for myself and my granddaughter. Thanks for shareing.

Melissa S. said...

Jan this is fantastic. What a great idea. I will have to make one for myself and my granddaughter. Thanks for shareing.

Janell said...

WOW! Jan this is great. Awesome idea!