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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Happy Birthday to you !!

Hello everyone! Here is Sandra and today I post my latest project for Copic Marker Europe blog.
I want to thank you all great ladies , we  shared a wonderful experience that I will remember forever. Thank you very much!

The stamp I used is "Rebel" of The Paper Shelter , and for coloring I chose the color families I love most of all.
So I go with BG and YR  families I colored this rebel girl , that is also  very pretty and nice!!
What do you think? Isn’t she adorable?
Small details such as buttons, zip and belt buckle I  colored  with beautiful Atyou Spica Pens that add brilliant and glamorous touch.
The card is made using Bazzil Coredinations Brights, pattern Safira, Spellbinders dies, EK Success border punch Distress Ink and a  Stampendous clear stamp for sentiment.
Finally I applied to the lenses of the glasses and smile a touch of Glossy Accents.
Thanks for follow me , and Happy Sunday again !
Ciao
Sandra
Copic used
Skin:E000-00-01-11-93
Hair:YR 12-18-E 17-19
Outfit: E70-71-74-77  BG 10-11-13-15-18
Atyou Spica


Friday, May 29, 2015

Winner challenge 39 "Feathers or fur"

Hello dear Copic Fans,

It's me again, Deborah, with the announcement of the winner from challenge 39

"Feathers or fur", it is....
Annette 

 and this is her wonderful creation!



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

with your request for 3 Copic Sketch markers.


Hugs

Deborah

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thank you for everything

Hi, everyone! Here’s Vili with some new cards.
In Bulgaria every child’s educations begins with kindergarten and continues with primary, secondary, high school and so on. Kindergarten teaches a child how to behave and gives him/her the confidence and strength to keep learning new things, make new friends and work in team.
This is why the very first teachers are the most important in kid’s life. I was asked to make four similar cards for a young lady’s teachers, who played a great role in providing a basis for her education. She and her mother wanted something kind and special, something that says “Thank you for everything”.
So here is what I’ve done:


And a bit closer view:


Skin: E50, E51, E53
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E79
Dress: Y11, YR21, YR24, YR27
Hearts: RV52, RV55, RV66


Skin: E50, E51, E53
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E17, E18, E79
Dress: R32, R35, R37, R59
Hearts: V91, V93, V95, V99


Skin: E50, E51, E53
Hair: T1, T2, T4, T6, T8, 0
Dress: V91, V93, V95, V99
Hearts: Y11, YR21, YR24, YR27


Skin: E50, E51, E53
Hair: E81, E84, E87, E89
Dress: RV52, RV55, RV66
Hearts: R32, R35, R37, R59


Digital stamp: Wryn - Have Heart
Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Challenge 40: all about backgrounds

Hi everyone!

Deborah here for you with the super fun NEW challenge #40!
 
Thank you for all who participated to our latest challenge, it will be a hard time to choose a winner!
There are so many great entries!
The winner will be announced on the 26th of juni.
 
Back to the new challenge.
I love it to create scènes with my stamps. There are also very beautiful background stamps. It would be so much fun if you would try that!
 
So our new challenge is: 
All about backgrounds
 

 
I made this card for the new challenge and used a rubber stamp from The East Wind.
First, I drew some clouds to create a sky and coloured around them with my blue markers.
After that, you can colour your stamp and finish with the grass. 
I kept my card very simple because I wanted to hold the focus on the image.
 
 
Here are all the colours I've used for this image:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000 & R20 for the cheeks
hair: E57, E39, E37, E35, E31, E50
pink: RV29, RV25, RV55, RV52
eyes: E35, YG13, YG17
orange: YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00
clouds: C3, C1, C0
sky: B00, B000, B0000
grass: YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67, G28
 
I hope you liked my card and now it's your turn!
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 June 24
The winner will be announced on June 27.

We are looking forward to see your creations!
Hugs
Deborah

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Simple but glamorous background - Daria Myagkikh

Hi everybody,

Today is my turn to show you something interesting. Hope you'll enjoy it!


What I really love about Copics is opportunity to create something simple BUT very beautiful.

We all know that copic markers is a great instument for coloring images...so last weekend I thought... What about using them with background stamps?!

It was splendid experience to be honest.
I choose one background - stamp it - and then just....meditate with all RV colors that I had :)




The process of creating was easy and relaxing. I stamped background with Momento ink (grey) - took all my RV colors - colored each sell... sometimes mixing two colores - than glued it on grey cardstock - used Ranger stickles to decor cardstock and to add accents. Oh! And one more thing - in the end I outlined several sells with pencil... :)


The key numbers for backgound are:RV0000, RV02, RV04, RV11, RV14, RV21, RV23, RV17, RV 91, RV93



Wishing you a great day and very creative mood!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Life is really simple


Hi everyone, Miranda here again. I recently rediscovered the lovely images by the Emerald Fairy Garden and I seem to use them on a lot of my projects lately...but they are so cute and so much fun to colour them with your Copic Markers. 

The background is made with Dylusions ink and Dutch Doobadoo stencils. I used some stamps by Dylusions and Lavinia too. I found the quote on the internet. 

For colouring the image I used all my favorite purples and turquoises:
skin: E00, 01, 02, 11, 21
hat and trousers: BG01, 02, 05, 07, 09
wings: BG02,05, FV2, BV 01, 02, 04, 08
toadstool; FBG02, BG02,05, FV2, BV 01, 02, 04, 08

for shadows on the toadstool I blended FBG02 and BV00, 01 and a little C3 to create a little more depth. 

have a fabulous day and see you next month
TTFN

Miranda

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Elephant

Hello everyone. 
It's Rozzan from Sweden here today to inspire you.
 I made a card with a digi from coloring pages, a very cute elephant.


Elephant: T0,1,3,5,7 and E000,01,C0
Sweater: BV11,13,17 
Pants: E41,42,43, 47
Hat and Ground: E81,84,87

I like to make my cards in browns and blacks. 
In the corner I have used my new dies from Tim Holtz, I totally love them. 


In the lower right corner I have put several gears in bronze along with some other metal charms. And as always, it's nice to add some small flowers I think. Today it had to be some black roses.


Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day!
You can find my blog HERE and my FB HERE

Hugs from  Rozzan



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Using Copic markers without a previous line art, by Suki Manga Art


Dear Copic friends, today I decided to make a test by coloring a new illustration directly
 without a previous line art.

The result is really different and I think it is also very nice ^__^

 what do you think? Have you ever tried this technique?



These are the colours I used:

Skin: E000 - E00 - E11 - E35
Eyes and lips: R00 - R32 - C3 - V15 - V09 - BV00
Hair: BG09 - B99 - B29 - BG05
 
I also used a white ink pen for little details

I hope you like it!
Feel free to contact me for any question

See you soon! (^O^)/

Suki Manga Art


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Walk like an Egyptian...


Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a 100% Copic scene and this time I'm taking you on a trip to Egypt! I may be dreaming of holidays and sunny days, hence today's trip! I have made a scene combining a Tiddly Inks character and a Make It Crafty background, here it is!


This cute character is part of a Tiddly Inks set of two images called Egyptian cuties and I chose to use her with Make It Crafty Ancient Egyptian City. I coloured the whole scene with my beloved Copics and decided to leave it like that, not even a sentiment on it ;)


Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 70
Hair: 100, B41, T5, 7, 9
Dress and jewels: B00, 02, 16, 37, B66, 69, Y02, 21, 26
Sky: V12, Y000, 00, YR00
Buildings: B69, BG18, E30, 31, 33, 35, G05
Pots: B63, E15, 17, 19, R00, Y15
Plants: BG93, 96, 99, G21, 24, 28
Floor: R00, W1, 3


That's all from me today, I hope you enjoyed the trip;)! Have a lovely Sunday! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Instagram Tilda

Tracy here sharing my Camera Card.  I have used Insta Tilda which is perfect for this shape card.  It's in my usual shabby shic style.  Hope you like it.


All details can be found on my blog tomorrow :)

Copic Markers Used:-
Skin E11, BV20, E00, E000
Hair E25, E29, E49, E50
Top W5, W3, W1
Trousers RV34, RV32, RV00

Tracy x

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Confirmation card

Hi Copic friends, 

Elizabeth here today with some copic inspiraton for you. I made a card for a confirmation, a lovely young woman, using brighter and happier colors than my usual 90's range (with lots of grey in them). 

I used my copics to color the purple butterflies in the same color as the dress. The papers are by Maja Design and some scrap-papers. I used Martha Stewart punches and dies by Memory Box and Tim Holtz. Flowers By WOC and sentiments by Norsk Stempelblad AS. Swirl stamps by Stempelglede.

 The image is by Saturated Canary- with lots of wavy, lovely hair! 
Copic colors used: 
Skin: E13-11-21-000, R20 for the cheeks and R20, E93, E04 for the lips. 
Hair: E59-57-55-53-51-50. 
Dress: V09-06-04-15-12. 
Skirt: B00-02-05, W7. 
For the dotted background: B00-01, C1, W00. 

I used my blender to make the dots on the dress. 

Here's the inside of the card. The sentiment on the bottom is actually a money clip. 

Hope you like it! 
Have fun coloring! 

Crafty hugs, 
 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Video Tutorial - Gradient Background with Copic


Hi!
Surely you remember my last two cards published here at Copic Europe. 

No, really? They were these ...





I have received many questions on how I make these backgrounds.

I made a nice video tutorial so you can see the coloring process of this background,
 with the stamp of Mo's Digital Pencil.



Copic colors used:
Background: E18, E08, E97, YR18, YR16, YR65, Y38, Y35, Y32.
Dog: E31, E33, E35.
Rabbit: N3, Blender 0, R00, C1, C3, E93.
Hair: E44, E42, E40, E41.
Skin: E02, E000, E00, E11.
Shoes: W3, W1, W5, R85, R83.
Stockings: V20, V25, RV32, RV35.
Skirt: B91, B95, B93.
Tshirts: BV00, BV000, BV02 // BV29, BV25, BV23.


And that is all!
Kisses and hugs.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Coloring with red...

Hi there everyone, Åsa here today sharing some tips and tricks.

I guess it´s not only me finding it quite a challenge coloring red.

Here comes some tips on what to think about.

In coloring, with any medium actually, choosing paper is one of the most important details to consider for a good end result. When coloring with red, it´s even more important!
Softer papers tend to bleed more than denser ones.

You need a good paper, at least 200 g thick, to avoid oversaturating the paper and causing bleeding.
I have used the Perfect Coloring Paper (250 g).

One more thing to think about is being really careful when laying the ink near the lines of your image. Know that reds will travel along the paper fibers quickly.


Here are my image, colored and ready for the red ink.


I always divides the area into smaller sections, and colors a little bit at a time.
I start with my lightest color R35 and marks out my darkest areas.


Then I do the same but with my darkest color R59.
In this way I can see if the shadows doesn´t look ok already in the first step.
If Im not happy with the result I can adjust it easily just because I used the lightest color.


Then I use my middle color R37 and blend out the area a little bit.
Don´t forget to leave space for the lightest highlight.


Then I use the lightest color again R35 and fill out the rest of the spaces.


And then you just do the same to the rest of the skirt.
I usually use a middle color R39 in the end, just to bring the dark areas a little more.
But with red ink, Im always careful NOT to go over the area to many times. Not making it bleed out.


And here are the end result!


And -TA-DA- the finished card.

I have used the following copic:
Skin: E11-21-00-000-R11
Hair: E49-47-44-43-42
Red: R59-39-37-35

I hope you like it!
Big hugs.



Saturday, May 9, 2015

Revisit your images


Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

Generally, I tend to colour an image just once. What can I say? I'm fickle! I have a few favourites which I may have used a few times, but otherwise, I'm a one time girl.

Last summer, I coloured Sarah, from Make it Crafty, and my goodness, it was a big job. Why? It's not a hugely complicated image, but, oh boy... Sticky Copics! Poor Sarah went into the bin, many times that day, and in the end, I was so frustrated, I stuck different parts of the same image all together, just so I could finish the card. Not a happy experience. And here she is, in all her sticky, stuck together glory: 


Sarah has been hidden in a dark place ever since, so, I decided I should colour her again, to see if I could do a better job this time. Here she is:


I am much happier with this version, I have a card I can use at last! It's interesting to see how my colouring has changed in the time since I last coloured Sarah, so I encourage you to do the same. And keep your Copics clean!


Copics Used...
Old Sarah: Skin; E000, E00, E11, E04, R20, Hair; E51; E53, E55, E57, E37, Ground; T0, T1, Blue; B41, B23, B34, B37, Pink; R81, R83, R85
New Sarah: Skin; E000, E00, E11, E70, E71, Hair; E51, E53, E55, E33, Ground; W0, W1, Blue; B000, B41, B45, Pink; RV10, R81, R83, R85

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.
Faye xx

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Love Coffee!

Hello everybody!

Franz in with a make for you from Italy today :)

I've used a super lovely Saturated Canary girl from Krista Smith; it's one of the stunning 9 images you can get with the Complete Cardmaking Magazine Issue 56, you absolutely have to have a copy!!!


I just loved her outfit and her short hair, I think she's tooo pretty!


I used papers from Maja Design and lots of flowers, ribbons and Laces from "The Ribbon Girl"
 
 
I added a simple sentiment: "I love coffee"...yes, I do!!!
 
 
Here is the complete list of Copic Markers I've used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11 + R20 and Prismacolor Pencils for cheecks
Hair: E13, E15, E18, E29
Outfit - Pink: RV000, RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Outfit - Blue/Violet: BV000, BV01, BV04, BV13
Outfit - Brown: E40, E70, E71, E74, E77
Background: BG000, B0000, W1
Floor: W1, W2, W3

 thanks for stopping by!
 Have a lovely day everybody :*
Franz.