Friday, September 19, 2014

Challenge Anything goes extended one month

Hello dear Copic friends,
our challenges was from the beginning of our blog hosted by Barbara Schmattula, now she is not able to do this anymore because of her job.
I want to thank our Barbara for all the work, the ideas, the motivation for the challenges. Dear Barbara from all of us a big thank you. Hope we will stay in contact.

The current challenge Anything Goes will be extended for one month to help our new Challenge girl Deborah to become incorporated. Hope for your understanding. 

There are already a lot of entries, but we can handle more as you know.

Regards Diny  

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gorjuss Little Rabbit

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here with a Gorjuss Girl post in brown today. I love Gorjuss Girls and these stamps being quite big, I thought I would completely put the focus on her.

This Gorjuss Girl stamp is called I Love You Little Rabbit. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured it all in Copics. I started with the background using different shades of brown without trying to blend it all - an idea and technique first used by my friend Zoe - and then coloured my image, using some of the same colours I used for the background. I then added Distress Inks Tea Dye and Vintage Photo around the borders. 

Skin: BV20, E000, 00, 01, 11, 23
Hair: 100, B41, C5, 7
Dress: E41, 42, 43, 44
Stockings: 100, C5, 7, E41, 42, 43
Rabbit: W0, 1, 3, 5
Background: E41, 42, 43, 44, 53

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

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tutorial: Combination for skin colors

Good day Copic Fans. 
I'm Sandra from Italy and today I propose a new tutorial for some different skin combinations . 
Some you can find here, but today I have realized some new that I want to show you.
During ECCP classes we study the Copic Color Wheel and we understand very well how to choose the colors "surfing" between the various families. 
Certainly the easiest method to choose our color palette is to remain on colors that are part of the same family.
So, following this simple rule I made different shades of skin, let's see together 
I started with an olive- beige  palette.
And then  I decided for a dark african skin 
The shades that tend to beige-yellow can be used for the skins of the eastern areas 
After I tried a skin shade with a little bit different dark tones . 
Indian people tones.
In fact, I visited India during my summer holidays and I was very fascinated by the skin of people. 
It 'a dark color, but with a shade totally different from African.
The shade is brown with a gray component, I tried to go using two different types of combo.
The first combo
And the second . I'm really surprise about that combo because I find that has a very realistic look.
Finally another little experiment for you that I made with my favorite skin combo of the moment. 
In both images, I used the exact same colors and I colored the same character .
How you can see the final effect is really different! Look like combo of different colors, instead they are the same. 
This example is to explain you that in addition to the combinations we choose to color our characters, what really makes the difference (an huge different ) is our "hand" and how we use Copic to color. 
With "light" hand
With "heavy" hand
And my collection for skin combos , grows !!I
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, thanks for following me.

Copic used 
Swimming wear BV 01-02-04
Lips :R22- 35
Paper: Perfect Coloring Paper

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Baptism card for a girl

Hi copic lover,
Elizabeth here today to give you some copic inspiration. 
This is a card I made for a friend of mine. She wanted a girlie card to give away in a Baptism.

I made the card using a fun fold to make it special. I used Pion Design papers and only flowers by WOC and charms from ebay to decorate. The sentiments are by Norsk Stempelblad AS. 

The image is by Mo Manning (Mo's digital pencil). Copics used:
Skin: E000-00-21-11-13, R20
Hair: E35-33-31-30
Dress: W7-5-3-1-00, C00
Pink: RV00-11-52, R00-20
I tried to create folds by following the lines of the artist's drawing. For the pink jacket I used dots of RV11 and R00 to try to get a soft look. Same with the underskirt, I used dots of the pink colors, and a thin line of W7-3-00 to create a small shadow under the dress. 

 Here's the card base with a sentiment in front.

The card has a gate fold and the image is on a tag. 

Here's the tag up close:) 

Hope you like it! 
Wishing you a colorful day!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

October 31st

 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 digital stamp designed by The Paper Shelter.
It's time to get ready for Halloween cards, wich I personally love.

Copic Colors:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E02, E21.
Hair: E43, E44, E53, E55.
Dress: V95, V93, V91.
Background: Y32, BV20, BV23, BV25.
Pumpkins: YR61, YR68, YR21.
Socks: BV000, BV00, BV01, N3.
Cloak and Hat: YG91, YG93, YG95.

See you soon! Hugs and Kisses!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dark skies

Hi everyone, Åsa here today with some copic inspiration.

Its already September. Cant imagine how fast the summer went by.
So - have you started on your Christmas cards yet?

I know - still lots of time.
But I have started, just a little bit.

I have used papers from Maja Design - Vintage Frost Basic, and colored all the edges with Distress Ink.

When I have an image that includes lot of "white spaces", as in snow etc, I tend to choose to colour the sky dark. I think it gives the image more effect. Otherwise it tends to make everything blends into each other, As in this cute little image from Wee Stamps, with lots of snow and polar bears.

I have used the following colours:

Sky: B99-97-95-93
Snow: N4-2-1-0-B000-0000-Blender
Polar bear: T6-4-3-1-0
Present: R59-37-35/BG95-93-91

The stars are made with an white ink pen.

I dont know if you can see it in the picture, but its all sprayed with Glimmer Mist to make it sparkle and shine.

Hope you like it. Have a wonderful week.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Autumn Leaves

Hello Copic-fans,

Autumn is coming. I like this season a lot and 
decided to draw some autumn picture.
These little fellows are my lovely phoenix chicks.

At first I made a digital sketch.

Work in process pictures

I used the "Perfect Coloring Paper" because it's one of the few papers
on which the blender works like an eraser.
With the blender I drew the light cones.

For the fly agarics I used Copic Opaque white.


Yellow: Y35, Y32, Y17, Y15, Y11, Y00
Yellow-Green: YG93, YG67, YG63, YG21, YG13, YG11, YG06, YG00, YG0000
Green: G46, G43, G21, G17, G07, G000
Yellow-Red: YR61, YR15, YR14, YR12, YR02, YR01, YR00
Red: R59, R43, R37, R35, R32, R29, R27, R22, R12, R02
Red-Violet: RV42, RV34, RV29, RV11
Blue-violet: BV3,1 BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20, BV02
Blue: B60, B24, B12, B00
Blue-Green: BG93
Violet: V95, V20
Earth: E34, E33, E31, E27, E25, E13, E11, E07, E04, E00
Warm-Grey: W5, W3, W1

See you next time.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturated Canary: Pixie Dust

Hello everyone!
It's my turn again to post my Copic creation, I hope you'll like it!

I've chosen a fab image from Krista Smith and Saturated Canary again, a super cute Pixie...
 I love fairies, wizard, elves, pixies and all fantasy creatures!

Isn't she too lovely? And colouring her has been a real pleasure, I had lot of fun! 

Papers are from Maja Design again and all the embellishments from The Ribbon Girl.

 Here is the complete list of Copics markers I've used:

+R20 for cheecks;

 RV000, RV00, R81, R83, R85, R89, E57;

B0000, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
V1, V4, V6
BG000, BG01, BG05, RV00, RV000, Y000, Y11, Y15, 100;

Y000, Y11, Y15, BG01, BG000, YG69, YG63, YG03, YG000;

B0000, BG000, BG01, BG05, C1, C3, Distress Inks

C0, C1, C3, C5.

 thanks for stopping by, speak soon
 a big hug everybody :*

Thursday, September 4, 2014

You're BEE-utiful!

Hi everyone!!

Today it's my turn again, Deborah, to show you a creation I've made with Copic markers.
Did you enjoy your summer?  I did, but I can't believe that it's almost gone, so sad.
 So I've made a card with a touch of summer in it, to forget those rainy days!

For this card I've used this "bee-utiful" girl with a flowerdress who is looking at a bee. 
I think she is cute!

I've coloured her using the no-lines technique for a softer touch. I really like the combination of no-lines and blonde hair colours. I've added some black details, like her eyes, with a Copic multiliner.
After I've coloured her, I created a sky and some grass for the outdoor look.

And here are the colours:
Skin: E04, 11, 21, 00, 000
Hair: E50, Y21, YR23, YR14, E35
Dress: N7, RV69, 66, 63, 10
Bow: YR07, 04, 02, 00
Bee: N9, 7, 5, 3 and Y17, 15, 11
Clouds: C3, 1, 0
Sky: B00, 000, 0000
Grass: YG13, 17, 67, G14, 7

That's all from me today, see you back soon and thank you for your visit!!!

Hugs, Deborah

Monday, September 1, 2014

Love potion

Hello everyone Copic lovers.
I'm Sandra and after returning from vacation, I propose a new project .
This time I let myself be inspired by an “ Incantation” a digital stamp from The Paper Shelter
The character is a beautiful witch with a book that preparing love potion ... (this is what I think ..LOL). 

I chose to use very strong and bright colors for a scene and cheerful  and "magic"

So for the clothes I go with YR and BG colors family, honestly  I can not stay without it, I really really  like!
To realize the card I used Cardstock Color core brights color embossed  with texture dots Cuttelbug, October Afternoon pattern paper and a border punch from Martha Stewart.
The sentiment is made with white foam colored with Broken China Distress Paint
Finally, I added a small glass bottle from  Tim Holtz full of blue beads the same you can see in the image of the digital stamp
Thanks for having me followed, see you soon.

Copic used:
SKIN: E000-00-01-02-93-95
HAIR: C00-1-3-5-9
DRESS: YR 00-04-07-09 - BG 000-01-05-07
BOTTLE,BUBBLE: B000-00-02-05
BOOK:Y21 -E31-35-37-BLENDER

Sunday, August 31, 2014

How to make deep folds

Hello everyone!
It's Vili here today and I want to show you my way of making deep contrasting folds.
As you've may already noticed I use from really dark to really light shades. I colour pretty confidently without worrying for the final result.
I chose Mo's Alisa With Roses because her dress is suitable for my aims. I coloured the skin. the hair and the basket beforehand and now I'm starting with the detailed explanations:

I'm thinking of making the dress in the pink-purple range so I chose these colours:

I always start with the lightest colour in order to 'wet' the place I'm colouring:

After that I mark the places where the folds are with the darkest colour: 

I continue with a lighter tone:

And a lighter one:

With the lightest colour I fill the most protruding sections:

If I think a place should become lighter, I slightly touch it with the Colorless Blender. These are mostly the sectors with many folds, like the one around the waist: 

After I have finished colouring the picture I put a contour. Here I don't mind about the direction of light and don't look for the places with the most thick shadows. I try to make the picture look more contrasting on the main background. I place contour all around the image:

I  put in some darker tones:

Then comes a careful 'washing' of the two colours with the lightest grey:

And the picture is ready:

And this is the card which I made with this image:

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Vili  xxxx

Copics used:
Skin: Е 000, E11, E51, E93
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E29
 Clothes: RV10, RV63, RV66, RV69
 Shadows: W0, W3, W5

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