Friday, November 28, 2014

Winner challenge 33

Hello dear Copic Fans,

It's me again, Deborah
for the Copic Marker Europe Blog Challenge.

It was so difficult to choose a winner, there were so many entries and it was so close but...

The winner of
Challenge 33, "no lines technique", is....

Look at her beautiful CAS design and the gorgeous colouring!

Congratulation, Netty! Please send us an email to
with your request for 3 Copic Sketch markers.

Big Hugs,
Deborah Deruyck
CME team

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Hello everyone!

It's Vili here today and I want to show you one of my most favourite things connected to the childhood and to which I still feel a special gentleness.
The circus theme makes me turn back in time and surround myself with merry-go-rounds and ice-cream.
Maybe for this reason or maybe because of the colourful paper block,
while making a card for one little sweetie, who will turn 5 soon,
I was so inspired I decided to surprise her with one more pied subject.
So, because I wanted everything to be finished and full, I decorated a box, too, where the wonderment will be put.
The natural choice of stamp was Fair Carousel, combinated with Make It Crafty's Frenchie Claudine.
Of course, everything had to be childishly colourful and enjoyable,
so I prefered a combination of bright pink, red, and light blue, with some white accents added.
Here is what I got:

This is the card for the little pumpkin:

And that is what is hiding in the box:

I decided to surpise the birthday girl with an album,
where to put all the photos from the birthday party:

This time I changed my usual decorations - in the end of the edge I put a band of balls,
I thread some hearts on a leather tape and find a place for one really nice clown:

The album has 12 inner pages and its size is 21 to 21 cm.
I added a big pocket and 12 more carton pages, where, besides photos to be put,
a description can be added, too.

And this is the whole set fot the little princess:

These are the B-Day invitations which I made to look as curcus tickets:

Copics used:
Skin: E11, E50, E51
Hair: E41, E43, E44, E47, E49 
Dress: BG10, BG53, BG75, BG78, W0, W3, W5
Icecream: E31, E33, E35, E37, E49, R32, R35, R37, R59, R81, R83, R85, R89
Carousel: R32, R35, R37, R59, R81, R83, R85, R89,
BG10, BG53, BG75, BG78, W0, W3, W5

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Vili  xxxx

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Challenge 34: Anything goes!

Hi everyone, 

Deborah here,
it's time for a new challenge at the Copic Marker Europe blog.

You made it so hard for us to choose our favourite! Thanks to you all!!!
The winner will be announced on friday, november 28.

We have a great challenge for you this time!
Did you see that awesome freebie Miranda drew??? Love that little girl in the boat!
This is the perfect time to use it, because our new challenge is

Anything goes!

Double your chances to win by using Miranda's freebie! 
So create any card with or without that gorgeous image!
If you missed the freebie, here's the link.

I have some inspiration for you:

I've made a christmascard in non-traditional colours for this challenge with a large rubber stamp of Mo Manning. I love those winterfairy's!
 The card is 15 by 15 cm and I've used 3 different designpapers. The blue and pink colours are my favourite one's!
The flowers, pearls and the snowflake are the finishing touch.

The colour's that I've used for this image:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000
R32, R20
hair: E37, E35, E33, E31, E50
pink trousers: R85, R83, R81, RV10
wings: BG09, BG05, BG01, BG000
band in the hair: G28, YG67, YG63, YG61
fur: W5, W3, W1

I used dots from the Molotow marker for the swirl and added some snow on the ground with my snowpen.

And here's Miranda's wonderful creation to inspire you with the freebie, click here for more info about her creation:

So now, it's your turn! Show us your work, and you can win
3 sketch markers of your choice.
Please be aware that only entries from those living in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are possible. 

To enter visit our Challenge page and enter your link in Mr Linky
before the end of december 24, 2014.

The winner will be announced on december 26.

We are looking forward to see your creations!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Hello dear Copic-Fans,
today I show you a new artwork from the story I am currently
working on.

As always I start with a digital sketch.

Here you can see some WIPs

Scan 1 
Scan 2

Colours I used
E59, E53, E51, E43,E37,E33, E29, E21, E04, E00
BV60, BV31, BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20,BV00
Y35, Y28, Y26, Y21, Y11, Y00, Y000
B99,B95, B93, B91, B45, B01, B00
R59, R46, R22

Blue, Grey, Brown Multiliner
Copic Opaque White

Kind regards,

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Copic ECCP in Classes in Italy, Austria and France

there also classes in France.
tought by Delphine

we are proud to announce new classes in Italy.


                     IN WILHERING
                     10.00 BIS 13.00 UHR  (EINE EINFÜHRUNG IN DAS "GEKRITZEL" VON MUSTERN)

AM FR,  2.
                     IN WILHERING
                     10.00 BIS 13.00 UHR   BEI INTERESSE HIER, ODER AUF DER SHOP-HOMEPAGE!!!

                     IN WILHERING
                     14.00 BIS 17.00 UHR  ES SIND NOCH PLÄTZE FREI!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Colouring Red using E29 for Shading

Hi Everyone,

Tracy here.  I thought with Christmas around the corner I would show you how I colour red using E29 for the shading.

The image is by Mo Manning.  Today I'm using R35, R37, RV29 and E29 for the shading.

As the mushroom is round both the left and the right side will be shadowed.

Start with R35 and lay down some colour.

Add some shadow on the left and under the spots using R37

Blend out using the R35 again

Using E29 lay down some shadows remembering to shadow under the white circles and along the edge.

Using the R37 and this time work away from the where the E29 ends and colour towards the E29.  This will ensure that you don't pick up the E29 and drag it out.  We want to create deep shadows to give your image definition.  

To ensure you don't pick up the E29 you can swipe your marker after each stroke onto a scrap piece of paper.

Blend out using R35 to give a smooth gradient.

Create shadows over the new white circles and the edge of the mushroom.

Lay down some R37 under the E29.

Add RV29 under the R37

Blend out using R35

Repeat the process on the right had side starting once again with R35.

Reds: R35, R37, RV29, E29
Skin V20, E000, E00, E11, E3 and R20/R22 for bush
Dress and Flower RV99, RV95, RV93, RV000
Inside mushroom W9, W7, W5, W1, W00

Hugs Tracy x

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sailing girl, a colouring tutorial

Hi everyone, today it's my turn again and this month I have a colouring tutorial for you.

I drew this image a little while ago and thought that it was perfect for my little tutorial for this month. 
In this 1st step I coloured the face using a basic of  E000 and E00.

step 2: creating depth
to create more depth I used  E000, E00,E11, E21 and BV00 (for shadows) as a 2nd layer. 
Starting with the lightest colouring working in layers to the darkest and then back to the lightest again. For some extra shades I used the BV00, my favorite. 

step 3: colouring the rest of the face and the hair.
For the eyes I used B41, B95 and B99, starting with the lightest colour first. Used a little BV00 for the eyes too. The inside of the eye (the eyeball) catches a shade too. For the lips I used R20 and R11.

I love redheads so for my girl I used E77, E15, YR15, YR16 and YR14. This time I worked my way back from the darkest colourto the lightest. 

step 4: Colouring the cloths. 
For her sweater and hat I used B63, BV17, BV34 and B31. This way you will get a lovely lavenderpurple. Her dress is made with RV02, RV09 and RV06. This time I started with the lightest colours first, layering the darker colours and then go back to the lightest again to give them a nice blend 

step 5: colouring the boat
For the boat I used E70, E71, E74 and E77.
I used the darkest brown to create a woodgrain.

step 6: finishing your image
We are nearly there. I decided to colour the flag in the same colour as the dress, using RV01, RV09 and RV06. 
For the little gull I used some greytones like C1, C3 and C5. 

And this is the finished creation. I fussycut the image and glued her on my tag made with Dylusions inks and Dutch Doobadoo masks. I also decided to give the dress some checkers.
The quote was found on the internet. 

And before I finish I have a little surprise for you. I decided to give my drawing away as a freebie. You can use it for your creations, you can share it, but please mention that I drew it.  Hope you like it. If you pick it up, please leave me a comment. 

have a wonderful week and enjoy your freebie