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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Happy Halloween!


Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a Halloween card! I don't celebrate Halloween but I love making Halloween cards! I went traditional, a little witch in Halloween colours since I like them so much!


This cute little witch is from the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set called My Best Friends Are Witches. I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured her with my Copics starting with the background. Once my image was coloured, I added a bit of Distress Inks around the edges and stamped a sentiment from the CC Designs Spooked Out Set. I then stamped stitches all around my image using a stamp from my stash.


Skin: E000, 00, 11, 71
Hair: E49, 55, 59
Purple: V01, 09, 15, 17
Black Hat: C5, 7, 9
Pumpkin: E09, 18, 84, 87, 89, Y35, 38, YR16, 18
Background: YG03
Ground: W7, 9


Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wooden House

Time flies and it´s my turn to appear here at Copic Marker Europe. The summer is almost over here in Swedena and I´m working my way back into the craftroom. 

Today I´m showing a CAS-card, a card you can use for someone who has moved to a new home.

I just love to color this way, to make it look like wood. The stamp is a freebie and I´m not sure where I found it. Sorry...


A new home, ready for it´s new tennents :-)


Close up of the little house...



...and bow!


I have use the following markers

Wood W6-5-4 / E49-47-44-43-42-40
Bow T5-BG99-96-93-90
Heart R89-(87)-85

R87 is a marker I have made myself by blending Various Ink R89 and R81 in an empty pen.

This is all from me this time! Have a wonderful day!



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

For the wedding couple

Hi Copic friends, 
Elizabeth here with today's inspiration!
Summer is wedding season, and I have made quite a few wedding cards the last couple of months. 
This is one of them. 

 I made a book card with the names of the happy couple, and wedding date on the book end.
The papers are from the Pion Design Wedding Collection.


The image is by Mo Manning. I coloured it using the no lines technique. I also embossed the image 
using Utee Embossing Powder and distressed it with Distress Ink Walnut Stain, 
to make it look old and vintage. 

Here's the image before and after embossing it, to show you the original coloring: 
Copic colours used: 
Skin: E13-11-21-000, R20
Hair: E57-55-53-51, Dress: W7-3-1-00, 
Suit: W9-7-5-3-1
Red details: R56-29-27-24-22-20
Green: G99-94-46-43-40
Dotted background: C1-3, W1, B60


 The inside is decorated like this. 


Hope you like it. Thankfully, the wedding couple did!

Wishing you a colourful day!

Crafty hugs, 
Elizabeth

Monday, August 24, 2015

Let's hear it for the girls!

Wow, it seems like ages since I last sat here in my studio to blog......
.......not surprising really as it's harvest time here in the UK, I'm married to a farmer and normal life gets put on hold at this time of year!

So it feels quite an achievement to be able to say here is my latest post for Copic Europe - 
I hope you like it!


As is my preference of late I have opted for the no lines technique i.e. printing the image at reduced opacity if using digital images or pale ink when using a stamp.

Super Day by Mo Manning
Papers - June Bug Pad by Basic Grey, Blast Off pad by Bo Bunny
Star and large flag dies


Skin: E0000, E000, E00, V20
Hair: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Cape: R20, R21, R22, R24, R29
Sweater: B32, B34, B41
Tights: YR30, E81, B0000, B000, N1, N2
Shirt: B0000, B000, N0, N1, N2
Shoes: R21, R22, R24, R29, B0000, B000,
 B21, B23, N0, N1, N3, N5, W1, W2
Ground: N0, N1

Please note - image has been enhanced with coloured pencils

Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to get crafty

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Forever & Always




Hello! I'm Cristina Valenzuela and this is my card for Copic Europe this month.

I love mermaids, and she is beautiful.
It is a stamp of DigistampAtelier, Coralia.

I used very few colors and soft, have also changed the impression to make a very clear color.

I like to place flowers with images of mermaids, I think that they should like it much flowers ...

My papers are from Maja Desing, and this is all for today!





Copic colours I used:
Background: B0000, B00, BG00.
Eyes: B00, B91.
Flower: BG01, BV11, BV01.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E93.
Hair: B60, B63, B66.
Tail: B91, B93.
Water: B21, B00, B000, Opaque White.
Rock: T1, T3, T5, E70.

I hope you liked it! Kisses and hugs!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Curly Haired Superhero


Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today, and I thought I'd talk to you about Curly Hair :)

I love colouring Curly Hair, it's a chance to be really messy and random with my Markers. I've used an image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps called Toby, he's such a cutie and perfect for some lovely curls... 


Starting with my lightest colour, in this case, E31, I roughly draw lots of little 'c' shapes over the hair area, turning the paper around, so that the little 'c's all point in different directions.

I do the same thing with each of my Markers, getting darker as I go along, (E34, E99, E37 and finally E59.) and use less of each colour as it I build the layers of curls.

This is a great technique for being messy with your Copics. In fact, one of mine dripped a glob of ink on the hair just as I finished and I was able to correct the accident. You'd never know... I think I would have cried if it had been straight hair!

Here he is in full Superhero Glory...


And busting through the card he is going to live on...


Copics Used... 
Skin; E50, E51, E21, E11, E04
Hair; E31, E34, E99, E37, E59
White, C0, C1, C3
Yellow; Y23, Y26, E33
Turquoise; BG11, BG13, BG18
Blue; B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Red; R32, R35, R37, R39

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have any questions about this project, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Have a great day.

Faye xx

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

tutorial with Copic Opaque White


Today I'm going to tell you something about the Copic Opaque White.
Copic Opaque White is a waterbased paint that you can use in your copic creations.
You can apply the paint with a brush and  if you want to use it with a dip-pen you need to dilute the paint, but it will be less opaque then. You can use the paint on all kind of materials like your Copics, acrylic paints, pencils , but please do not use your Copic Markers on the Opaque White, it will ruin the tip of your markers. 
I have been using the Copic Opaque White for writing my quote.
I wrote down the lines and letters first, I used a mechanical pencil for this so I can remove the lines after I finished writing the quote. 


In the first layer I simply trace the pencil lines with a tiny detail -brush and the Copic Opaque White.


Just trace the pencil lines.


After I traced the letters I added some extra lines to make the letters stand out a little more. I filled in the spaces between the lines with the Copic Opaque White.




I wrote down the whole quote this way. After you are satisfied clean your brush thoroughly and let the paint dry. Sometimes you need a second layer of paint (this depends on the media you are writing on, if you used inks they might bleed through, but with Copic Markers of acrylic paints, you will be ok and just 1 layer will be enough). 


And this is the finished page in my art journal. I used the Copic Opaque White for adding some little bubbles in the background and for the highlights in the ladybug's eyes too. 
this cute ladybug is by Aurora Wings and off course coloured with Copic Markers. I used :
E00,01,02,11,21
BV01
100 (BLACK)
C01,03,05,06,07, 09
R20,24,27,29,89
YG05,17,67


And this is a little example of some doodling with the Copic Opaque White.

have a fun and creative day and see you next month

hugs 
Miranda 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

On the Beach!

Hi everyone!

Franz here today with a new little Copic project :)

It's a very very hot summer here in Italy and I love going to the sea and playing with my little ones, like this lovely Saturated Canary Girl:



I created a simple card for her using some papers from My Mind's Eye and a lovely sentiment that is a die cut (Label Art) from Dutch Doobadoo, love them sooo much!



I used one of my summer favourite colour combos: orange/yellow and blue, and the confetti technique to colour the sand


Here is the complete list of Copic Markers I've used:

Skin: E00, E11, E13, E15, E18+R20 and Primacolor Pencil for cheecks
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E35, E37
Outfit/Bucket Orange: YR02, YR07, YR09, E08
Outfit/Spade Blue: B0000, B00, B01, B05, B06
Background: B0000, B00, Y000
Sand: E11, E13, E15
Duck: W1, W3, W5


 Thanks for stopping by,
 Have a lovely day everybody :*
Franz.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Read a book card

Good morning everyone! It's Sarit here.
Today I want to share with you a card I made for a friend.

I choose School Girl digi stamp from Tiddly Ink because she LOVE to read.


I love this cute image, usually I use it on bookmark but this time I wanted make a card.

I started with the hat. To give the hat more realistic look I continue the medium color to the light color with light strips. 



On the hat, I punch a small flower and use Flower Soft in the center.
When I finished coloring I cut the image and glue it on a die cut.

Here is the complete list of Copic Markers I've used:
Hat + Shoes: BG11, BG13, BG18, R81, R83, R85
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, BV02, E93
Hair: E50, E51, 53, E55, E57
Dress: Y17, Y38, YR15, YR16
Books from the bottom: R27, R59, Gold gel pen, E41, E43, E44, B63, B66, E33, E35, E37, YG07, YG09, G17, YG00, B24, B28          

See you next time
Hugs, Sarit

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fairy Village

Hello everyone,

Today it's my turn, I'm Saskia from the Netherlands.
I love fairies, so today I have a little Fairy Village for you. 


 The backgrond is a combination made with Dylusions Ink and Airbrusch. This was an experiment, so I can't tell the colour combinations. Sorry, I will write them down the next time.

 

The house and fairies are stamps from Lavinia Stamps.

Fairy Wings: YG23 and Y08
Houses: Orange/Yellow Y15-Y19-YR04-YR09
Houses: Purple BV000-00-02-04
Houses: Auqa BG10-11-13-15
Tufts of grass: Multiliner black 0.1mm

Until next month.
Have a colourful day.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

An Album For a 9-year-old Birthday Girl


Hello everyone!
It's Vili here today, sharing a new album for one cute 9-year-old birthday girl:


This time I used a rubber stamp just because there is no digital one. 
 Usually, I prefer digital stamps because there are more opportunities for changing the size, rotating the image and so on.
The party's theme was 'Gojuss's girls', who the little birthday girl is in love with, so the choice was completely logical:







If you're asking yourselves what is this keyring, I tell you right away - this is the invitation for the party, which I made from playing cards, topers and other embellishments:


Copics used:
Skin: E50, E51, Е53, Е93
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E79
Clothes: RV63, RV66, RV99, W0, W3, W5


Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!
Vili M. xxxx

Monday, August 10, 2015

Blooming beauty from Kellee Riley

Hi everybody!
Daria is here :) 


Couple of weeks ago I came across absolutely stunning artist - Kellee Riley. If you never heard this name...please follow this link and just enjoy!!! 
So...on 18th of June she had a birthday...and she decided to make splendid present for all art-lovers - freebie.

I was absolutely carried away by this image...so today I'm showing you card that I made with it:


The key numbers for image are:

Skin  - E000, E01, E11, R11
Hair - E53, E44, E47, E49, E79, E34, E39, E74
Flowers and leaves V0000, V000, V01, BV00,Y00,Y11,Y04,Y19,BV00,BV02,BV08, BV11,RV0000, RV02,RV14, RV21
B000,B21,B91,B93
YG91,YG93.YG95



Wishing you a great day and very creative mood!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Winner challenge 41

Hello dear Copic Fans,

It's me again, Deborah, with the announcement of the winner from challenge 41

"Summer vibes", it is....

 Check out her gorgeous summer creation!



Congratulations, Frouwkje! Please send us an email to copiceurope@gmail.com

with your request for 3 Copic Sketch markers.


Hugs

Deborah

Saturday, August 8, 2015

passing to eternity

When I saw this fabulous image by Concetta Kilmer for Sweet Pea, I had to buy to it.
I love sugarskulls. Sugar skulls have lot of meaning in Mexican culture and they are the main symbol representing Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Ancestors who have passed away are represented by clay molded sugar skulls which are painted and decorated, the names of the departed are added to the forehead of the skull and then the skull is placed on the grave stone to encourage the departed loved one to appear on the Day of the Dead. The skulls are not frightening or morbid, and they generally contain a lot of colours. The tradition of sugar skulls helps to let the living know that their loved ones have found peace. The souls of the departed have moved on to a higher existence free from any pain, suffering or anxiety that they had to deal with in the mortal world. The skulls are designed to be bright and cheerful, being a celebration of the life that once was.

Off course I coloured this wonderful image with my Copic Markers.
The quote is by Shakespeare. 


The background is made with Dylusions inks and paints and Dylusions stencils. I left the face white, because people that dress up for the day of the dead, wear a sugar skull make up too. I just added a few shades with BV0000 and 01.

The eyes are coloured with YG05,17,67 and 100 (black). The white in her eyes is done with some Copic Opaque white. The fleshtones in her eyes are coloured with RV 11 and 13 the shades with BV0000 and 01.

The lips and flower are coloured with RV04,06 and 09.

Her hair is coloured with a whole variety of black and grey colours. I used 100 (black) and C00,3,5,6,7 and 9.

Her bow is coloured with YR07, 15 and 16 and the dots with RV06 and 09.

  
The Skulls are coloured with black and grey colours, 100 (black) and C00,3,5,6,7 and 9.
The leaves are coloured with the same colours as her eyes, YG05,17 and 67. For the flowers I used RV04,06 and 09 and for the small ones Y13,15 and 17. The tiny raindrops at the end of the swirls are done with YR7 and 16. 
The cute little hearts are coloured with R35 and 39.
For shading the skull I used the BV0000 and 01.


A close up of the eye. 


A close up of the hair. 



See you later this month with a tutorial about the use of the Copic Opaque White

have a colourfull day 

Miranda