A Warm Copic Welcome, a Fond Farewell, Hop and a prize!

Today the Copic design team is joining together for two reasons. (Three, if you count the hop prize but first a little info regarding why we are hopping.)

Today we wish to extend a very warm welcome to the a-MAZING-ly talented Jennifer Dove who has joined our teaching team. If you are unfamiliar with Jenn’s work, you must click over to her blog. (You will be there a while as it is truly amazing. She is SO talented!) We’re very excited to have her join us.

On a somewhat sad note, we bid a fond farewell to Lori Craig. I say “somewhat” because while Lori is leaving the teaching team, she is moving into a new position, representing Tommy Art for Imagination International, Inc. She won’t be far at all (and I’ll still be bugging her).  We wish her the very best in her new position!

Here’s a peek at something I created using Tommy Chalk-based Mineral Paints and Mixed Media Stencil Paste. (Also available are metallic paints as well as specialty products, additional pastes, coatings, waxes and varnishes.)


I painted Pale Blue and Vintage Green Chalk Color onto white card stock then applied Stencil Paste over top. I wanted the die-cut “Sending” to match perfectly so I painted Vintage Green onto scrap card stock then die-cut the painted strip once dried. (It dries very quickly.)


Tommy Paint provides deep opacity with excellent coverage. Available in 40 colors (!), two sizes and the packaging is recyclable. That’s always a bonus. 🙂


To celebrate our hop, we are giving away a new Copic small sketchbook and Doodle Pack. Please note that the color of the Doodle Pack MAY BE DIFFERENT. Simply hop along and comment on each post for a chance to win. Commenting closes 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, May 28. The winner will be announced Tuesday morning, May 30th on Michelle Houghton‘s blog. Here are your hop links:

One final note: You can find a list and description of available Copic classes for the remainder of the year HERE and schedule HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting and hopping today! ♥

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SUPPLIES   Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Prayers, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous MM103 (butterflies with stencil)   Dies: Simon Says Stamp Sending, Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1   Ink: Taylored Expressions Sprinkles and Sugar Cube   Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube and Heavyweight Vellum  Other: Tommy Chalk Color Pale Blue and Vintage Green, Tommy Light Stencil Paste, silver cord, white embossing powder, X-Press It 1/2″ and 1/4″ Double-sided tape



42 responses to “A Warm Copic Welcome, a Fond Farewell, Hop and a prize!

  1. Lovely card……those chalks look amazing. Good luck to Jennifer and Lori!

  2. Great card!

  3. Becca Yahrling

    This card is just gorgeous! Love these two colors together and that
    stencil is beautiful.
    And best wishes to Lori and Jennifer on their new endeavors.

  4. I love the colors you chose for this stunning card! Thank you for sharing!

  5. I love your card. I have not seen or heard of Tommy before. Looks like something else I can get addicted to! LOL The colors you chose are amazing! Great job, Michele

  6. Congratulations, I am willing to learn from anyone who wants to teach me!!!

  7. Oh my gosh I love this card and that medium! Can’t wait to see more projects with the Tommy Art products.

  8. Natalie Godfrey

    Really cute card! Love the color and design.

  9. beautiful card!!!

  10. Those paints look like a “must put on my wish list!” Lovely I wish everyone well in their current and upcoming life journeys

  11. Beautiful card, Michele!!! And a big congrats to both Lori and Jennifer! 😍

  12. Those paints look amazing! Love the color combo. Wishing Lori all the best and a warm welcome to Jenn!

  13. Denise Bryant

    Love the look of the paints you used on your pretty card! Can’t wait to try these! Congrats to Jennifer and Lori!

  14. Lovely card! Those chalk paints are amazing.

  15. Michele, your card is GORGEOUS! Loving those inks……!!! This is a new company to me but I love what I am seeing!
    I will be sorry (and missing) Lori and her work here as she has an amazing talent!
    As for Jennifer, I have seen her work a number of times and she is very talented as well! So I will look forward to seeing more!
    Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize. WOW!

  16. Absolutely a beautiful card! I would love to try the paint you used. Congrats to both talented ladies. They are amazing artists.

  17. Niki Jorgensen

    Beautiful card, Michelle – The Copic instructors seem like a tight knit group and it must be hard when one of your team members moves on… lucky for us Lori isn’t going far away – and the Tommy Paints looks to be a really fun product. And who better to step into the mix but wonderful Jennifer Dove. YAY Team!

  18. OH my I just love that card…..going to have to play with these new paints, they look fun. Thanks for the chance to win…

  19. Beautiful card!

  20. Beautiful card Michele! Congrats to Lori and Jenn!

  21. Stacy Daniels

    I am just learning about these paints. However, i think I havo have them.

  22. Kathy J in Ellicott City

    Your card is beautiful! The background is great!

  23. Beautiful card and congratulations to both ladies.

  24. I really like the way your card looks, it’s beautiful! I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try stencil paste though. I always enjoy the way you color your cards. I’m hooked on Copics and got my 12 year old granddaughter hooked on them also:-)

  25. Susan Nichols

    Just getting started to play with mixed media. The Tommy line looks like it will be a lot of fun!

  26. Lovely card. Love how soft the paint colors are.

  27. Beautiful card, so soft and elegant. Love it!

  28. Carla Hundley

    Beautiful work on
    this card. Love the
    background colors.
    Carla from Utah

  29. Butterflies always seem to make a card much more elegant and this one makes it whimsical too. Congratulations to Jennifer, such a great teacher and amazing artist! Congrats to Lori too as she is on to her next adventure.

  30. Jennifer is so fab and beyond talented. Just finished her Boot Camp. Your card is lovely.

  31. Miriam Prantner

    Love the look of those paints! Beautiful card!

  32. Arianna Barbara

    Oh wow!!! Your card is simply stunning!!! i love so much all the details and colors!!! Great technique!!!

  33. Wow it looks like fun

  34. Debbie Pippin

    Love the luminescence of your card. Beautiful. Thanks for opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  35. Gorgeous card, Michelle!

  36. LOVE LOVE LOVE this BEAUTIFUL Card!! CONGRATS the Jennifer and to Lori!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Memorial Day Weekend!! =)

  37. I really like the 3-D effect on this card.

  38. Angela Watson

    Congrats and what wonderful news! Also, just as wonderful, is the use subtle use of the silver on the flowers. Great job!

  39. Beautiful card! Congrats to Lori and Jennifer!

  40. Pretty butterfly card–I like the soft colors.

  41. This is beautiful! I love the colors. I’ve never heard of this chalk paint, but sounds like a great medium to play with!

  42. I love how this turned out… So pretty! I think that Vintage Green may be one of my very favorite colors – and I love the stencil paste! Thanks for your kind words, all of your support and your friendship – means so much! Coffee soon?

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