Saturday, October 18, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Good morning Copic friends, Elizabeth here today with some inspiration for you.
October is breast cancer awareness month, so I decided to make a couple of cards to remind you all to check yourselves! My thoughts go out to all the strong and beautiful ladies currently fighting every day: Stay Strong Ladies! 

Lots of artists have made images to fund or support breast cancer research and help raise awareness. I   have used two of them: One from La La Land Crafts and one from Art by Mi Ran.

I made a gatefold card with lots of Maja Design papers.

Here's Awareness Ribbon Marci by La La Land Crafts. Copics used:
Skin: E000-04-11-13-21, R20
Hair: E29-25-21
Dress: BV29-25-23-20, W7
Pink: R89-85-81
"White": W7-3-1-00

 The sentiment inside is a Bob Marley quote: "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have!" 

Here's my second card:
 I used the same Maja Design Papers, just added some blue ones. The sentiments are by La La Land crafts.

The beautiful image is Heartfelt by Art by Mi Ran.
Copic colors used: 
Skin: E000-04-11-13-21, R20
Hair: E39-35-31-30-59
Skirt: BV29-25-23-20, W7
Pink: R89-85-81
"White": W7-3-1-00

 I made another sentiment inside this card, a quote I found online.

Hope you like my cards, and don't forget to check yourselves!
Thanks for stopping by, 
Wishing you a colorful day! 

Crafty hugs, 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Winner of challenge 32

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 32, "Anything goes with copics", is....
Congratulation, Laila! Please send us an email to

with your request for 3 Copic Sketch markers.

Big Hugs,
Deborah Deruyck
CME team

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Love is in the Air

Welcome to the blog of Copic Europe, I'm Cristina Valenzuela

Today my inspiration is a tag, I hope you like it. 
My choice of colors are shades of purple are colors that I really like working.
The papers are from My Mind's Eye, Jubilee collection.

The stamp is from Saturated Canary, coloured with Copic:
skin: E000, E00,E02, E21, E11.
hair: E47, E44, E42.
dress: RV91, RV93, RV95.
shoes: N5, N3, W7, W5.
socks: C3, C1.
ties: V12, V17.
background: V000, V01, gesso and sparkle.

See you here soon!
Visit us for more inspiration! Hugs.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New challenge: No lines technique!

Hi everyone,

As you all know Barbara/Kreativmonster left our team, so someone had to take over the challenge.
And I'm so excited to share with you that I will do that! 

You made it so hard to choose a winner with those wonderful creations! Thanks to all of you!!!
The winner will be announced on friday, october 17th.

Our new challenge is:

No lines technique

Here is my inspiration for you:

I made this card for the birthday of a fantastic friend, she was very happy with it.
The card base is 14 x 14 cm and the image is a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
Love those classy ladies and I thought this would be perfect for this technique.

I stamped the image with Memento Desert Sand and coloured it like usual and I just used my copic multiliner to give an accent on her eyes and pupils. 
It's not difficult!

Here are the colours I've used:

skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E29, E25, E21
eyelids: E79, E77, E74, E71
eyes: B14
lips: R59, R35, R22
dress: W7, R59, R37, R35, R22
ground: W7, W5, W3
background: W41

And I did the inside too because there was no sentiment on the outside.

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 25th November 2014.

The winner will be announced 28th of November 2014.

We are looking forward to see your creations!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White little dots...

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

I wanted to show how I use the 'new' product Copic Opaque White in my colouring.

I like to use it, pretty often actually, on my backgrounds.
But I also use it on my motifes.
And as today, also on my embellies.

I have used blue, beige and creme details on the whole card, And combined the same colors in the image/motife. The papers are from Maja Design.

The image is from Saturated Canary and are coloured with the following Copic:
Skin: E13-11-00-000-0000-R20
Hair: E49-44-43-42
Wings: BG10-000-0000
Dress: B97-95-93-91-000

Hope you like it!
Big hugs!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Winter is coming

Hello dear Copic-Fans,
Currently I'm working on a book project.
A good friend of mine will write one of my stories as book for me,
which I'll illustrate.
This is a triple ACEO/ATC- Card with the
main characters.

Here you can see some WIPs (Work in process).

Colours, which I used:

E57.E53,E51,E50, E29, E00,E000
Y35,Y21, Y11,Y000
BV31, BV29,BV25, BV23, BV20, BV17, BV00,BV000
B99, B97, B95, B91B41, B34, B24, B000
R89, R81, R59, R34

I hope you like the card.

Kind regards,

Friday, October 10, 2014

Stippling Tecnique for backgrounds

Hello everybody Copic friends!

Franz here again with a little photo tutorial about how I colour background using the Stippling tecnique.

Here I used one of the colour combo that I prefer for backgrounds: W1, W2, W3, W5, 0 (here I used some touches of B0000 too :)

I start making some dots with the darkest colour (W5) here and there around the image:

Then I use the lighter one (W3) to blend a little and to draw some more dots all around the image:

Here I blend with the lighter one again (W1) moving away from the image:

...and I continue moving away making little dots with W1:

Here I added a little touch of colour adding some B0000 all around the image again:

...and finally I blended with the blender (0) all around:

That's all!

I wrote some other tutorials about colouring this lovely Mo's image called "Amanita" for the "Bella and Bronte's Clubhouse" on FB; you can find them on my blog if you like:
To see how I coloured Amanita's skin have a look here :)
To see how I coloured Amanita's hair and dress have a look here :)
To see how I coloured Amanita's mushroom have a look here :)
Thank you so much for reading, I hope this can help!
A big hug everybody,

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oh Happy Days !!

Hello everyone Copic lovers here is  Sandra and today I want to share a project that I feel particularly "mine." 
For this card I chose to color the digital stamp "Undetected" on the routes of The Paper Shelter

The girl protagonist of the stamp is fantastic, and she likes me immediately ...a lot.
Even when I was younger (just few years ago..LOL)  my dream was to own a big bike and run free on the US highways.
So,  when I saw this digi stamp I immediately thoughthey, this is me !! 
I chose to go with red copper for hair which are very similar to mine, and then  colors have guided me in the  pure fun of  coloring! I drive by all the details and I enjoyed it a lot !!
To realize the card I used the bazzil Coredination Bright Colors Go Kreate and Tim Holtz dies ,Avery Elle clear stamp,  Bo Bunny pattern paper, frantage  and a copule of  small metal embellishments has completed the project.
As final touch, I used Spica pens to color  the small details and give a touch more glamor .

Thanks for following me, see you soon.

 Copic used:
Skin: E000 / 00/11/93-R20 / -B00 22/02 
Hair: E04 / 07/08/09/93 
DressYR20 / 21/04/07 / 09- N0 / 1/3/5 
Moto: N0 / 1/3/5-B21 / 23/32/26-Y11 / 15/18
Helmet: N0 / 1/3-YR 04/07/09
Boots: YR 21/04/07 - E 31/33/35/37
BackgroundW 00/1/03

Spica : Clear/Gold 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


"we delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty "

hi dear COPIC friends, today it's my turn again. 
And I have another art journalpage for already know by now how much I love making backgrounds with stencils and stamps, so I couldn't resist making another one

The background is made with Dylusions ink and Dutch Doobadoo stencils (flowers, clouds and Alphabet 2).
The image is by Prima Marketing and those new heads are fabulously big...and so much fun to colour. The other butterflies are by Impression Obsession.

All the butterflies and the girl are coloured with my copic markers and I used the following colours:

V15,17, 28
and 100 (black)

All the colours that I used for the girl (expect the skintones) I used for the other butterflies as well.

I found the quote on the internet and thought it was so pretty that  I had to use it on my page.

have a wonderful day 
see you next month



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Autumn Song

Hello everyone!

It's Vili here today and I want to show you that almost every stamp can be put on an autumn card.
I love the fall, especially the way it looks in my region - on the Black Sea's coast.
Here it is warm and sunny, the leaves which fall from the trees are orange and fly,
carried by the gentle wind.
I never miss the opportunity to make an autumn card and I'm sure the proper decorations
can turn almost every card into an autumn one.

For today's card I chose Mo's Digital Pencil's Shall I Play for You,
a stamp, which brings a lot of positivism and high spirits.
I added some yellowing leaves and dry twigs.

 For the colouring of the stamp mostly used were the autumn tones - browns and greens,
and the sky is made with blue and grey:

Copics used:
   Skin: E11, E50, E51, E93
Clothes: E11, E13, E17, E18, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Hat and Stole: YG91, YG95, YG97, YG99
Drum: YR16, YR20, YR21, YR27, BG000, W5, W7
Background: BG10, E40, W1, W3, Colourless Blender

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Vili  xxxx