New classes

Classes in Hagen Germany

after Stempelmekka

Monday: 15.09.2014
09:30 - 12:30 : Basic Class
13:30 - 16:30 : Specials 3 (Airbrush, non-cute)
Mercure Hotel Hagen (near Stadthalle Hagen), Wasserloses Tal 4, 58093 Hagen


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Challenge

Hello dear Copic Fans,
It's me again, Barbara/Kreativmonster for the
Copic Marker Europe Blog Challenge.

I am very happy, that "Big Hair" found more response, that's great!
The winner will be announced on Friday, 22th August 2014.

This time, it will be very easy for all of you, our new Challenge is 

"Anything goes with Copics"

My inspiration for you is this card with a sad girl from Saturated Canary telling you Good-Bye, because I am leaving this blog and this challenge: 

I really loved to prepare this challenge for you every month, but my "real" job is eating me up alive, so I have to reduce my activities in my sparce free time and have decided to concentrate on administrating the German Copic Blog.
It is breaking my heart to leave this wonderfull team of talented and gifted ladies, especially as I have been in this team from the beginning of this blog, but I can't help it. 

As I do not own a sentiment-stamp saying Good-Bye, I wrote it with BG75.

These are the Copics I used:
Skin:E50. E51. E01, E02
Hair: E50, E51, E31, E33
Top: YR00, YR01, YR02, N3, BG72, BG78
Skirt: BG70, BG71 (selfmade), BG72, BG75, BG78, N3
Balloon: BG70, BG71 (selfmade), BG72, E07, E08, E09
Airbrush: BG70, BG72, BG75

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  16. September 2014 (23:55).

The winner will be announced 19. September 2014.

We are looking forward to see your creations!
Hugs and Good-Bye
for CME team

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hair tutorial from Daria Myagkikh

Hi everybody!

Today it is my turn to create a tutorial for you. I am very excited as it is my first Copic tutorial!
So I decided to show you my way of coloring hair - as I find it most relaxing, interesting and enjoyable thing to color :)

So for this post I decided to use image from Artist Catzilla (you can see her library over here)

I start coloring all pictures with the skin because of two reasons.
1. It is the most noticable part of the picture (the first thing you will look at is a face). So if I made any mistake there I would not use spoiled image.
2. Skin is lighter than the hair (Almost all the characters that I color are brunettes). So if you accedently touch dark hair with your light marker - a bit of dark color will stay on the tip. You may not notice it and when you continue coloring skin - you will have a blur right in the middle of characters face. :)

Any way let's start creating our hairstyle :) This lady will be a brunette (as usual in my case he-he)... I would say with dark walnut color.

I use a classic way of coloring - "from light to dark". So I started with the lightest color - E53.  With the flicking motions I added color to those places which would be the darkest. Do not rush to color every bit. If you are not sure - just leave it blank. 

Than if you are happy with the result start adding darker shades.

Е44 и Е47

So we have the structure of our future hairstyle. I like it! :)
That means that we can continue adding more colors.
And again - from light to dark:

Е53, Е44

This time I will add E49 for more deep dark brown.

After that I would like to soften strong contrast. I use Е53, Е44 again. :) 


Finally we have our brunette girl ready...but do you remember - we decided that it will be dark walnut color. So I used E79 for this purpose and final touch - Е53 to gather all shades together.


And....the only thing that is left is to create a card...Here what I came up with:

Easy and Fun! :)
Hope you will find my tutorial helpful and interesting!
Have a great day and bunch of inspiration!
Daria Myagkikh

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Winter in August!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today with some Christmas inspiration and a bit of airbrushing with my Copics. It's never too early to start on those Christmas cards, isn't it!

The image I used is a Paperbabe Stamps called Dillon Frost Sprite. I stamped Dillon in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and masked my image. When I want to airbrush something, I always start with the background because if things do not turn as I want, I can easily start again. I used three different blues here though you really cannot tell from my photo, going from the lightest to the darkest - again, if your background is not dark enough, you can always make it darker, but not lighter. Once I was satisfied with my background, I took the mask away and coloured Dillon in Copics. I added a bit of glitter tape and a Make It Crafty snowflake chipboard painted in white acrylic and applied white paint from a pen around my image for a more frosty look and a few snowflakes. 

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 11, 23, R20
Hair: E47, 53, 55
Eyes: BG02, 05
Sweatshirt: BG01, 02, 05, 07, 09
Trousers: E41, 42, 43, 44
Snow: C0, 1, 3
Background: B37, 66, 69

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

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dashing Through The Snow

Hello Everyone,

I have a christmas card to share with you and it's only August, lol, I blame Lili of the Valley myself for bringing out such cute stamps, lol.

This little chap is dashing through the snow or hurtling more like.  I have used the new Marianne Design Window Die to make a winter scene.

I made an Aperture with the window and added accetate so I could attach the snow die cuts.  The tree is also a Marianne Design die with some snow tex added for texture.

This is what it looks like on the inside.  It's very difficult to photograph as the accetate reflects the light.

Here is the little chap with a little chunky white frantage dotted around.

All the papers used are from Michelle Roos Digital Paper Collection and I used Winter Frost.  

The next picture looks wonky but it's not really, just the angle that I took the picture from.

Copics Used:-

Skin E00, E000, E11, E04 Blush R20
Blues B91, B93, B95, B97
Snow/White BG0000, BG000, C5, C3, C1
Browns E53, E50, E49, E47, E44, E43, E40, E31, E25

Hugs Tracy x
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Holiday Album- coloring a larger image.

Hi copic friends, 

Elizabeth here today to give you some copic inspiration. I find that coloring larger images is a fun challenge, and a nice way to practice coloring technique. Here is the front of an album I made for summer holiday scrapbooking. Size of album is 30 x 26,5 cm ( 12 x10 1/2 inches).

I love coloring this image! So many details. I used paper and postmark stamps by Kort og Godt, map stamp by Magnolia, and some dies and wooden charms to decorate along with some tickets from my drawer. 
I used the W's to create a frame on the corners of the image.

The image is Pack Light by Saturated canary. It's a digi, so I printed it in size 22 x 16 cm ( app. 81/2 x6 1/2 inch) Copic colors used:
Skin: E13-11-21-00-000, R20
Hair: E29-25-21
Sweater and green details: E89-87-84-81
Skirt, bow, sock: V17-15- E57
Suitcase 1: E18 -09-08 -13
Suitcase 2: V99-95-93-91
Blue details: B99-97-95-93-91
Camera: W9-7 -5- 3, YR24-23-21, E35
Shadow: W5-3-1-00

 I did not have sticker letters in the right color so I took some white ones and colored them using V15 and V17 to mach the colors on the image.

This is how it turned out 
(the colors don't show to well on this picture, but it is the same color as the skirt)

Some details. I used Crackle paint on the clock and camera diecuts to give it structure.

 Hope I gave you some inspiration to play with your markers! 

Thanks for stopping by,
Crafty hugs, 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Marie Masquerade

Hello and Good Morning! 
I am Cristina Valenzuela, with a new card for the Copic Europe blog.

For my card this time, I have used a rubber stamp designed by Jasmine Becket-Griffith. 
There aren't many stamps from this artist, I love her. I really like the gothic and romantic air of her art.

I chose the black with pink to give a casual feel that reminds me of the burlesque style. 
I have added white paint, as you can see by the texture on her dress, which was applied using a brush so it is diffused the color. 
Everything else is Copics, Perfect Colouring Paper, which is my favorite to work with Copics. 
Lastly my choice of papers are from American Crafts, Plus One Collection.

Copic Colours:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11 and cheeks: RV21.
Hair: E44, E43, E41, E40.
Eyes: BG00, BG02, B24.
Boat: E49, E47.
Blacks, on dress and Mask: N3, N5, N7.
Feathers: R85, R81.
Golds on Mask and Boat: Y35, Y28, YR31, YR23.
Dress: R30, R81, R83, R85 and white acrilic paint.

See you soon! Hugs and Kisses!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Baptism present

Hi there Everyone,
Åsa here today with some copic inspiration.

Today Im showing a baptism present I have made for my sister in laws little son.
They made the whole reception/party in blue theme, so I had my colors made up for me.

Here are the card and present together.
I have wrapped the card up in some foilpaper.

Here is a close up on the card, all in clean and simple style, with the little boy´s names on the front.

When I do clean and simple cards I like the image to pop a little more then usual. To make that impression I always lay a grey shadow around the image. My favourite grey shadow colours are the W´s and the N´s.

Here arethe colours I have used:
Skin: E11-21-00-000-R11
Hair: E49-47-44-42
Blue: B97-95-93-91
Wings: B91-000
Green: YG97-95-91-03
Needle: N6-4-2-0
Shadow: N4-2-1-0-Blender

I hop you like it.

Have a wonderful August.
See you soon again!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Desolation of Smauglock

Hello Copic-Fans!
This is my 2nd entry and today I'll show you a fanart.
I'm not only a Copic artist, I also love to draw comics/doujinshis(Japanese term for fan-comics)/mangas.
As a huge fan of the BBC TV-show Sherlock and the Lord of the Rings
/the Hobbit, I started a few month ago a crossover-comic/doujinshi and this is the cover.
It's a parody and I thought a funny illustration in Chibi-style would fit well.

At first I made a digital concept picture.
Making a digital sketches can help a lot and gives you an idea how to colour
the outlines with Copics.

I started with grey outlines an marked the highlights with a yellow Multiliner.


For the gold I used the confetti stroke/technique.

Alternative scan

Copics I used:

RED: R89, R59,R46, R43, R37, R22
BLUE: V95,  R22,B99, B97, B95, B91, B45, BV29
EARTH: E87, E84, E74, E71 E55, E44, E43, E37,E35, E33, E31,E27. E18, E15, E13, E04  
YELLOW:  Y35,Y32, Y26 YR00,Y17, Y15,  YR13, Y11Y04.Y21 Y00
YELLOW-RED:  YR23, YR20, YR14, YR13, YR12,YR00
YELLOW-GREEN:  YG95, YG67, YG23, YG21 
GREEN: G94, G46, G28,
GREY: N3, C3, W3, W1

I'm sorry, I mixed a lot of colours an can't tell exactly which one I used for what.
I can only tell for sure, that I used
for Skin: E53, E50, E21, E00, R12
and for shadows:  B60, BV31, BV25, BV23, BV20, BV11 (these are my secret weapon, I use them for EVERY picture)

Additional Material:
 Multiliners in different colors an pencils for the background

I hope you like the picture.
If you want to read the doujinshi/comic,
you can find it on Deviantart and Animexx.

See you next time!