Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Full of Love!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a card full of love! I used one of the Sweet Valentine Girls digis by Make it Crafty called Marcy Full Of Love - of course ;)!

As always, I coloured skin first using E000, 00, 04, 11 and a bit of R20 for the cheeks and mouth.

Next I coloured part of her dress white - using C Copics. I left a lot of white to give the impression of white with shading and coloured using C4 in the places meant to be the darkest, then C2 and C0.

I continued with the reds. To give a bit more depth, I used T5 in the darkest spots, then R39, R37 and R35.

For her black hair, I chose my favourite combo of 100, C9, then C7 and BV04 in the highlights. So all the colours I used for my image are as follows:

Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11
Hair: 100, BV04, C7, 9
Eyes: BG000
White: C0, 2, 4
Red: R35, 37, 39, T5

And there she is on a card:

I matched her with love DPs by MFT and added 4 little Make it Crafty Heart Chipboards coloured in R35 and R39.

That's all from me today, thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Monday, May 22, 2017

making backgrounds with various ink

Do you know that you can make some wonderful backgrounds with the Copic Marker refills (Various Ink)? Let me show you how!

Pick out some nice colours. I've used the same colours as for my image.

Drip some ink on an acetate sheet.

Use a blending tool and a piece of felt. Drip some activator on the felt and press the blending tool lightly into the ink. Move the blending tool over the acetate. Drip some more ink to get a more brighter result. 

Spritz some activator on the acetate sheet and watch what happens. The ink reacts really nicely with the activator. Just play a little with the blending tool, the ink and the activator until you are happy.

To give my creation some more definition I decided to add a border with a thick gloss gel and some sea elements. 
I coloured the gloss gel with mica powders and some black ink. 

The image I used for my creation is by Aurora Wings.
I have used the following colours for this image:

hair: RV17, 19, 55, 66, YR15, 16, Y35, R7, 14
skin: E50, 0000, 000, 00, W1,3, BV0000, 00
eyes; E44, 47, 49
shells: Y21, RV00, R11, 12,  Y0000, BG0000, YR31

have a colourful day


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone! It's Sandie here today with a card I made featuring the super sweet C.C. Designs stamp, Swiss Pixie Rose with Balloon

I stamped the image onto Perfect Colouring Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

To colour Rose I started with the skin, using E000, E00, E11, R20. 

For the hair I used E50, E51, E53, and applied some E33 as my darkest colour. 

For the colouring on the clothing I used my favourite pink colours R81, R83, R85 and R39. 

On the balloon I used Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19. 

and for the shoes, E42, E43, E44. C1, C3, 0

I added some shadows to the white areas using cool greys, C1 and C3. The cool greys have always been my go-to greys, but recently I bought the Neutrals (N) and I am just loving them. I will definitely be using them more. 

I like to melt the C1 and C3 together with the colourless blender. 

I applied white gel pen to make the little dots on her dress, and for the highlight on the balloon and shoes. 

I also added some 'ground' underneath her feet, using the C1, C3 and colourless blender, but the sentiment covers most of it up. 

Thanks for dropping in today. I hope it inspires :)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sparkle and Shine with Copic Glitter Pens

Hello everyone!

Sue here today, to tell you something about Copic Glitter Pens and show you an image that they help to colour beautifully!

If you love sparkly, shiny things, then these gorgeous pens are just for you!

Copic Glitter Pens are available in 24 colours which are sold in two sets of 12 pens. 

The pigment-based archival ink is transparent and can be used over other pens and the beautiful subtle glittery effect is produced by micro glass flakes which really reflect the light. 

The important thing to remember about Copic Glitter Pens is that they must be stored lying down otherwise the teeny tiny glass flakes will sink to one end of the pen and clog the nib. This is different of course to Copic Markers which can be stored anyway up.

I absolutely love Copic Glitter Pens. The nib is really fine which makes them perfect for colouring the tiny details some images have.

I have put together a tutorial where I have used Copic Glitter Pens to colour a lovely image by Stamping Bella - Giftabella.

I stamped the image on Make it Colour Blending Card with black Memento Ink and selected my Copic colours.  You can see that Giftabella has an armful of presents with some fine details which are perfect for colouring with Copic Glitter Pens.

I coloured the image with Copics and left the tiny details until the end to colour with Copic Glitter Pens. I chose five Glitter Pens to go with the Copics I have used - Lipstick, Turquoise, Orange, Pink and Clear.  (The clear pen is my favourite because you can use it over the top of any colour).

I carefully coloured the fine details of the image with a Copic Glitter Pen.

...and I coloured over some of the Copic colours with the clear Glitter Pen.

This is the image when I had finished colouring it and adding the lovely glittery details with the Glitter Pens.

I had great fun making this card and here is the finished design.

This picture shows how sparkly the Copic Glitter Pens are and just how they can make an image shimmer and shine!

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  It would be great if you could try this technique and show your cards to us at Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link

Copic Markers 
Skin V20, E00, E000, E0000
Skirt & Shoes BV08, B69, B66, BV13, B63, B60
Gifts BG09, BG49, BG45, BG15, R59, R56, R45, R14, RV66, RV17, RV55, YR09, YR07, YR04, YR14, Y38, Y35, Y32
Ground W5, W3, W1
Copic Glitter Pens -
Lipstick, Turquoise, Pink, Orange, Clear

Other Ingredients
Giftabella by Stamping Bella
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Memento Ink Pad in Black
MFT 6x6 Paper Pad Dots and Stripes Brights 
Lawn Fawn Stitched Oval Stackables
Whimsy Hand Stitched Rectangle
MFT Stitched Labels
(all from Dies To Die For)

Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring!
love from

Monday, May 8, 2017

How I create mountains using Copics

Hello Copic lovers.

Here is Juanita again, and I would like to show you how I create mountains using Copics.

 After I drew the lines with a pencil, I started with the chisel nib of B32 and made strokes from the top to the base of the mountain.

Then I took C2 and did the shadow side of the mountains in the same way.

 With C6, I made darker parts for shadow. I used the brush nib for this.

 The darkest parts I did with C8. I always start at the top of the mountains.

 For the lighter side of the mountains I used C1, C2, B45 and B0000. With C4 I made some fine lines to show the shadow on the lighter side. On the dark side, I used C4.

 I made some more depth on the bright side with C4 and C6. On the dark side I made the whole mountain darker with C6, C4 and C2. I wanted a rough structure that's why I did not blend all the colours. This style makes it simple to do mountains like this.

I also put some B45 on the dark side and some more shadow on the lighter side to finish the image.

 The eagle digi is from and I coloured it with;
E71, E74, E77, E79, E27, E29, E47 E57 
White parts E81, B000, W3
Beak YR15, YR27

 Here one more time the colours of the mountains:
C1, C2, C4, C6, C8, B32, B45, B0000

This is the card i made with it.

 The blue cardstock is from Papicolor. The bright one is called Celeste and the dark one is Aquablue.

I hope you like it and wish you all a nice day!

Hugs Juanita

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tutorial transparent colouring of balloons

Hi Everyone, it's Saskia here.

Because many people are big fans of cutie prints, I have chosen this time an image from Wild Rose Studio.

I want to show you today how to colour transparencies with Copic Markers.
I'll do this with the help of some photos. I chose to use the no-line technique because you get much more effect on transparency.
In advance, I decide what the colours of my balloon should be.  
I chose a blue, pink and green balloons.

 Step 1: Print your stamp with a light ink like Memento Angel Pink. Because you have a light colour, the colours disappear a lot while colouring.
Step 2: Make a small mask of a balloon. 
Step 3: I draw the line with a light colour blue, because this balloon turns blue.
Step 4: This is also repeated with the other balloon that you can not see all outside lines.
 I also did this in a light colour.

Step 5: Pull the balloon's outer lines completely into the colour of your balloon.
Now you to decide what order of your balloons are.
NOTE: This is important for your work order.
Step 6: Start the balloon on the back, this colour will be the first one. You only colour the parts that overlap the other balloons.
Step 7: Colouring the surfaces that overlap the other balloons in the corresponding colours.
Step 8: Now you do the same with the front balloon.  Here too you just go over the other colours.

 Step 9: Now you slowly shape your balloon. First, take a little shadow with a slightly darker colour.  Step 10: Take care to fill the balloon slightly further with a lighter colour.  
Step 11: Afterwards, you will expand some more colour,
putting the darkest colour on your shadow side.  
Step 12: Now you really start dressing the balloon. By slowly building your colours.
Step 13: With the one lightest colour you close almost the entire balloon.
Step 14: The last part you colour this with your lightest colour to make it look like light.
Step 15: Then the rear balloon could look like this.
If you are not happy, repeat steps 11 through 14.
Step 16: Actually, we start again from now on, but now for the second balloon.
First, you will apply your shadow a bit with one darkest colour.

Step 17: Carefully build the shape here too. First give shape to your lightest colour.
Step 18: Then you're going to shape your balloon with your middle colour, then your lightest colour. But make sure you leave a light space in the overlap of the balloon.
Step 19: Now you are going to apply the true shadow with the darkest color.
Step 20: Now you're going to colour the rest of the balloon, make sure you open a very big hole for the light effect. These you will create in the next steps.

 Step 21: With the lightest colour you will close almost the entire balloon, But here you leave a gap.  Step 22: Now, you will close the last one.
Step 23: With the outer balloon you will do something else (not much).
Here you first set a shadow with the darkest colour.
Step 24: With the middle colour you will shape your balloon.
But here too you leave a big space in the middle.

 Step 25: With the lightest colour you colour the balloon so that you have a nice light area.
Step 26: Then it might look like this when you're done.
I stamped a few extra balloons that I coloured the same way.
As a background, I used a technique you learn in Copic Coloring 2.

As a last detail, I have stamped some clouds and added text.
I used the following Copic Markers to colour this print.
Green balloon: YG01 - YG05 - YG07
Blue balloon: B00 - B01 - B02  
Pink balloon: RV52 - RV55 - RV63  
Elephant: C1 - C2 - C4 - C6 and RV52 - RV55 - RV63, Multiliner Warm Gray 0.5mm  
Background: BG0000 - BG000 - BG00 (self made)  
Clouds: C00 - C000 - C1
Balloons Lines: Multiliner Warm Gray 0.5mm

I hope you have read this post with pleasure.
Until next time!