Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Sepia Bookmark

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a simple bookmark, with a vintage feel to it. To create my bookmark, I used the cute Mayleedee stamp by Paperbabe Stamps. I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black and then die cut my image with an MFT die.

To colour Mayleedee, I used only W Copic Markers. I started by colouring the skin, using W00, 0, 1, 3 and coloured her clothes and hair using W5, 7, 9 to create some contrast. For a more vintage look, I then used Distress Inks (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo), putting the image back in my die, as you can see below. 

As a final touch, I added 2 little butterflies in Sepia Archival Ink and a Prima sentiment that seemed perfect with the look in Mayleedee's eyes. And to me, reading is about dreaming and escaping - a perfect little bookmark for myself!

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

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hello : a geometric patchwork card

Hello Copic fans,

Today I will show you the making of my geometric patchwork card.
I have chosen some bright colours as it is Summer!

I have cut a sheet of Perfect Coloring paper in half.
I have just used my "special ruler" you can choose the angle you wish,
and I have started to draw lines with my cool grey SP Multiliner.

After having drawn different triangles I have started colouring with my Copic Markers,
first colour : Yellow (as the sun) 

Second colour chosen : green (as the green grass in the mountains)

A close up :

Third colour chosen: Blue green (as a fresh sea!)

After having coloured these three groups of triangles,
 I have used some SP Mmultiliners. 
I have drawn coloured lines on top of the original grey lines. 

Now I had to choose what to do with the design,
I thought it might be nice to make a card.

So I cut up the coloured block of triangles,
added some black lines on the edges with the chisel side of a 110 (black) Copic Marker.

Now I have played around with the different pieces.
I have added some doodles too with the same coloured SP Multiliners.
Some dots, some checks, some hearts and crosses.

Also a little lettering , I have cut a piece of PCP which I have coloured Yellow,
and with a black SP Multiliner I have added a simple "hello" text.

I was missing something on this card
 so I have decided to add two pieces of pierced paper too,
in some shocking pink! (RV25).

If you wonder why I have chosen pink? 
Perhaps I was inspired by some pink flamingos!

Hello Summer ! 

This is the final result, I hope this geometric patchwork card 
might inspire you to do something like this too.
It is again a little piece of anti-stress Copic colouring :) .

Thanks for visiting, please find all Copic used below.


Y000, Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08
YG03, YG06, YG07, YG09, YG23, YG25
BG0000, BG000, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09

SP Multiliner 0.3 cool grey
SP Multiliner 0.3 yellow
SP Multiliner 0.3 sky blue
SP Multiliner 0.3 olive
SP Multiliner 0.3 black 

Hugs, Blankina

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Less Monday, More Summer!

Hi everyone! It's Sandie here and today I am sharing my colouring on a card I made which features Rosie and Bernie stamps from Stamping Bella. I masked two stamps to create a little scene. This was such a fun card to make and I used lots of colours. 

I started by colouring in the tree. On the leaves I used some greens I don't normally use, but they turned out really well so I will be keeping this combo to mind for future use. 
G03, G07 and YG05

For the trunk of the tree I chose E21, E23 and E25 

On Bernie's mane, I used B00, B02, and B05

On the flowers and lei I used the following colours. I also used these for Rosie's lei. 
- Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17

V000, V12 and V17

BG11, BG13, BG15

R81, R83 and R85. 

To finish colouring Bernie I used :
R20, R01, V000, V12 and V17
N1, N3 and 0 for shading and blending. 

To colour Rosie I used : 
Skin - E00, E11, E04
Dress - BG13, BG15, BG18, R81, R83, R85
Glasses frames - R81, R83, R85

For the glasses I used C5, C7 and C9 and then some white gel pen for highlight. 

On the coconut I coloured with 
E42, E43, E44, YR30, YR31
YR12, YR16, R35 (umbrella and straw)

I completed Bernie by colouring the drink, umbrella and straw with 
YR30, YR31, Y13, Y17, R32 and R35

Finally, I added some "sand" underneath the characters with YR30, YR31, E42 and E43. 
I smoothed the edges with colourless blender. 

Thank you so much for dropping by, and I hope you're inspired to do a little colouring today. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tulip with Copic's on stonepaper by guestdesigner Juanita Tschumi

Hello everybody

Today I will show you how I made this tulip
with Copic's on stonepaper.
 This paper is absolutly great to work with!

It's a thin paper and usable on both sides.
The paper weight is 144 GSM 
and it has micro-perforated pages so that you can tear it out of the book.
The Copic stay's longer wet on the paper, so you can do more things with it.

This is the stonepaper I have used, 
it's from Transotype,
a brand of Holtz Office Support GmbH in Germany.

I have made a film for you, spoken in englisch and with some music.
Sorry for my englisch, it isn't very good.

I have used Copic's, alcohol and a drinking straw.

I hope you liked my film and see you next time.

Hugs Juanita

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Building a background

Hi there Copic loversElena F here from Scrap-lanak Ganbaran.

For my latest DT project I have built a background matching the theme of the stamp I used.

I stamped my rubber Gorjuss Girl stamp (how much do I love rubber stamps?!) in Memento Desert Sand Ink to colour her using the No Lines Colouring Technique. I love to colour this way.

Here you've got the picture of my project:

...and here's a closer look at the colouring:

I'm going to show you in pictures how I built this scene.

I take my ruler and draw a central line, which is going to be the center of the perspective.

At an 80 degree angle I draw the angle for the two walls.

Then using the same angle I draw an open door to make my scene more interesting and I draw by hand the decoration for the door.

I draw a chimney, also respecting the 80 degrees angle.

Then I start colouring my stamp, as you can see in the next step pictures:

I love to colour skin in E0000, 00, 21, 11 and 13.This is my super favourite skin combo.

Then I colour in dark blonde her hair using  E57,35 and 31.

Then I took my sepia Multiliner to add details to the eyes, a very few tiny lines in the hair and in the contour of her face. See how different she looks? There is much more depth.

Then I colour her dress using  BG10, 11, 13 and a few tiny touches of BG49.

Now I start coloring my background in a light pink using RV10, R81, 83.

To colour the incoming wall (darkest for the shadow) I draw across the line with the marker and the ruler and then I add straight lines to blend all over.

As it appears she is decorating the room...a little BV11 colouring.

Then I took My R43 to make a patterned wallpaper look.

I colour the door in E43, 42, 41, 40 and the dark shadow of the other room in N5 and 7 (not shown in the picture).

Finaly I coloured the chimney C1, 00 and blender and the inside of it with C7 and C5.

I hope you found this post inspiring.
Thanks for sticking with me to the end!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

If the shoe fits..

Good morning Copic Friends.

There are 2 ways to start colouring. Sometimes I just start and choose the colours I love to use. I let the images inspire me. 
But I demo at craft shows and shops a lot too and on those days I make lots and lots of backgrounds. So on other days I choose a background I have previously made and become inspired by this background to choose the colours. 

For today's creation I have chosen a background I made some time ago. It has a limited palette of colours, pink, blue and  violet, so I decided to use the same colours for my images. 
The images are by Dylusions. 

I always start with the face first. I used E50 as a base colour. 
Add BV00 for shading. 
Add E00 to get a warmer skin tone and blend all the layers together with E0000.

For the pink part of the images, I start with RV21. 
To create more depth use RV29 first than RV25 and RV23 and blend the layers toegther with RV21. 

I use the BV series next. I start with BV00. Use BV02 and BV04 to create more depth and blend all layers together wih BV00. 

The toadstools will be blue. Again I start with the lightest colour first; B23.
Use B29 next and then B28, B26 and B24. Blend all the layers together with B23. 

 Use the same blues for the border; B23, 24, 26, 28 and 29. 

Cut out all the images and glue them on your background. 
I found this funny quote on the internet. 

Have a fabulous day,