Copic Creations Challenge ~ Ethnic Skin Tones



Time for a new Copic Creations challenge ~ Ethnic Skin Tones.  

Our sponsor is a wonderful children’s book illustrator, who creates some amazingly detailed images ~ Philomena O’Neil.   Phindy is relatively new to the papercrafting world and we’re VERY excited to help showcase her images.   You can read all about her on the Copic Creations challenge blog.  Each CCDT member received one of her images for their card.

This little cutie is named For You.   She definitely reminds me of a typical little “helper” in the garden!



She was, of course, colored with Copics, cut out and mounted with dimensionals.  I used Distress broken china for the background highlighting.   The DP is from the Basic Grey lemonade collection.   Spellbinders Mega Nestability Labels Eight  was used to cut out the image background on this card.   The sentiment is from the PTI flower garden sentiments set.



I hope you can stop at the Copic Creations blog to take a peek at the AWESOME cards by the super talented Design Team ~ You won’t be disappointed!


Copics Used:   R30, 32, 81, 83, 85;  YG01, 03, 23, 25;  Y00, 08, 11, 15;  E11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 25, 31, 50, 51, 53;  W0, 1; C3, 5, 10;  T1, 3, 5


  1. Awesome coloring Mary! Love the pretty papers you’ve used too. 🙂

  2. Hello Mary and Happy New Year Wishes to you!
    Your card is beautiful and your coloring is fantastic! I love the way you brought your image to life and the detailing is superb!

  3. just amazing Mary…

  4. Wow what a wonderful card and fabulous colouring.
    Warm winter wishes Marja

  5. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Fantastic card- beautiful beautiful coloring! The image is also adorable!!!

  6. I just love this card. A gorgeous image and she has been beautifully coloured!!

  7. This is gorgeous!! I LOVE IT!

  8. OH MY GOODNESS MARY….the coloring on this is incredibly perfect. WOW!!! You are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your talent. Can I PLEASE have a little of that Mary coloring sense sent my way?? 🙂

  9. This is so beautiful it makes me want to cry. Mary, each one of your creations is more awesome than the last!

  10. WOW! This is such a gorgeous card Mary! Love the pretty coloring you do, so awesome!!
    These were such fun images to color!
    Jodi =)

  11. Love your card. I really like learning how to use my copics along with the challenges. Perfect combination!

  12. Cheryl Rowley says:

    Mary, nobody does it like you! What a fabulous card! You’ve used the perfect pink to go with her glowing skin! Love the pink “crocs”
    A beauty fer sure!

  13. you never cease to amaze me! Stunning!

  14. OMG………..this card is simply gorgeous…..your colouring is amazing……it all just jumps off the page……STUNNING…. Just purchased some copics…….so far only done 1 card…………… Any tips would be greatly appreciated….haven’t even had a chance to do a class yet…..

  15. The Multi-Cultural stamps are the best! So glad to see Philomena O’Neil. is working to bring everyone together!
    And needless to say…Oh so very adorable! Mary the completeness for your cards are WOW!

  16. Thanks for the heads up on Phindy. She does some really really nice digis! She’s bookmarked! You are the best!

  17. What more can I say that hasn’t already been said? Every thing you color is perfect and so inspiration. I love this!

  18. Just wonderful !!!!!

  19. Absolutely stunning!!!

  20. Hi Mary – Isn’t she just the prettiest thing ever in pink!!! And such a proud little gardener too! lol Awesome card and lovely coloring! thanks so much for sharing!
    Pam Going Postal

  21. Oh Mary….this is stunning. Those colors just pop right off my monitor!! Love this!!

  22. Not only is your coloring fabulous, but your whole card is just perfect. I love how it all comes together so beautifully. That image really is adorable and I love the sentiment you put with it. I think I want an outfit and clogs like hers…..too cute!

  23. Mary, this is gorgeous, you captured this iamge perfectly. Love the layout and colors you used as well.

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