Thursday, April 17, 2014

A little cutie...

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

I have used this little cutie from Wee Stamps, together with some favourite papers from Maja Design.

I have used the following colours:
Skin: E11-21-00-000-R20
Hair: E55-53-50
Clothes: B02-01-00-000 / N3-1-0
Flowers: Y24-23-21-20-000
Green: YG63-G24-21-YG03

Hope you´re having a wonderful Easter holiday!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An easter basket for all of you

Hello Copic Lovers!
This is Kathrin here today showing you another creation colored with those amazing Copic Markers.
And since easter is very close now I though I'd make an easter basket...

The image I used is one of those Digis by Christa Smith/Saturated Canary and is called "Egg-stra Special". Isn't she just too cute and I love all those layers the dress has because this is so much fun to color. And those rain boots are just amazing, exactly how you imagine someone working on a farm. 
With the big basket full of eggs I am sure she will now go to dip dye these to be prepared for a colorful easter.

The basket itself has been cut from craft colored cardstock and I used the Woodgrain background stamp by Stampin'Up to add the texture.
All the other sides have been decorated with grass and yellow tulips as well.

An well, what would an easter basket be without some chocolat in it? So I filled this up for all of you - feel free to take some! ;)

These are the Copics I used to color the image in:

Skin: E13, E11, E51, E30, E000
Cheeks, Lips: R00, R01, R02
Hair, Gum Boots: E34, Y21, YR30
Blues: B05, B01, B000, B0000
Greens: G46, G43, G40, YG11, YG0000
Eggs and Hen: N3, N1, C00
Sole of boots: N6, N3, N1

So, here's wishing all of you a very happy easter!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Butterfly on Design Paper

I am glad that I can post a  card today. As an administrator I always admire the work our DT is doing for the CME blog.

I love to let you see, that it is possible to colour directly on design paper. First you need to a test on the paper to discover how much ink the paper can carry. Is it bleeding very quick, take than the technique from dark to light and use less color. Is the paper not so absorbant than you can also use the layering technique from light to dark. What gives more depth.

If this is abacadabra for you, try to take some classes with our Copic Instructors. We offer the ECCP programm in almost every European country. In one of the tabs on this site, you can find information and links to all the countries that offer them.

I made this card with a butterfly stamp from Studio Light, on a show in the Netherlands and people were wondering how I made this. I took a nice piece of design paper, in this case the paper from Janneke Brinkman from Studio Light (also available in Germany and the UK). It is a very nice soft coloured paper with flowers on it. I stamped the Butterfly wit with Memento in a dark red color.

Mostly I advise people who want to start with Copic colouring, to take first flowers or butterflies, much easier than colouring faces and hair from cutie stamps. To get familiair with the techniques it is better.
It will cost you less sweat.

I started with the  R89 on the spot that need to be the darkest, than I added the R85,83 en 81. At the end I went back with the R89 for deeper shadows.
To give the wings more accent, I took  the new Opaque White bottle to give these small white accents.
You can also use a white acrylic marker.

Then I cut only the wings, not the body, I curled the wings over a marker.

I rolled some cutted roses, took some Dutch Paperart leaves from Dutch Doobadoo and made a label to complete my card. With a glue gun I added the pearls in the roses.
I love these nice stamps with sayings,
therefore I stamped one in Versafine Black on the card, to make it more visible.

A clay butterfly was also allowed on my card, he became some glitter. 
I glittered also the wings with a Spica Atyou pen.
Here is my colour palet

Thanks for fluttering by, hope to inspired you a little bit.
Regards Diny

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Hello copic fans,

It's my turn today (Wenda ) to show you a card. I made one with a stamp "Sweet Elin" from "Nellie Snellen" de card I made for the daughter of Nellie Snellen, she asked me cards to make for her shop. 

Of course I colored with copic's my favorite color medium.
On the card I have put a few flowers and the corners I made with the "Melting Pot" and colored with "Perfect Pearls".
The Text stamp is from "Lydia Boode" 

 The colors used are:

Skin :  R22 - R20 - E11 - E00 - E000 
Hair : E37 - YR24 - Y26 - Y15 - E50
Rose : RV99 - RV95 - RV93 - RV91
Purple : V17 - V15 - V12
Background : BV20 - BV0000

I hope you got new inspirations to make your own cards.

Have a nice day.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tutorial : Combinations for skin colors

Hello dear Copic lovers and welcome back . 
Here is Sandra from Italy and for my new post I want to share a tutorial for combinations skin colors . 
I'm always looking for new color combinations for the skin, and I hope that my tutorial will be helpful for your inspirations.

Using the beautiful image "Cali Girl" of Satured Canary  and Perfect Colouring Paper, I experimented different types of skin.
I have to admit that I like a natural,  clear skin tones  tending to shades of beigebut in some cases it is necessary to change!
For example, to color the skin tone this girl in bikini , it is definitely better go with darker skin tone that simulates a beautiful tanned skin
I've divided the different  skin combinations  by “ethnicity”, but of course you are free to experiment with color and combos you prefer most!
I go with the first combination with pink shades using Copic  R family .
In my opinionthis shades are very suitable for babies skin  coloration because  is very delicate and fresh.
For  next combinations I go with  Copic  E family .
These skin tones can be considered "European" with neutral-beige  tones. 
I started using very light  tone like E0000  , then move to increasingly darker shades like 

After the European , I  go with  "Latin" skins  that have a darker  olive skin tones

Finally I go to the "African" skin very dark , I really love this beautiful  true effect !
At the end I used black bazzil cardstock and a Tim Holtz die to create different tags . 
I assembled tags all together with metal ring, so I can add new anytime !!

I hope that you enjoyed my tutorial thank for following  . See you soon at the next project!
Copic used for bikini: BV 01-02-04


Saturday, April 5, 2014

A romantic Easter

Hello dear all Copic friends,
It’s Cinzia here today  to share  with you a new card  I made for Copic Marker Europe blog.
This time I used a very  pretty  image by Sylvia Zet,  one of her latest digi image,  you can’t help to love this little young shepherdess and her lamb, she’s too too cute, as all Sylvia’s images!!!

The gorgeous image is called “Mary”,  the sentiment is from “Magnolia”, the papers  are Maya Design from the “Sofiero collection, the dies are Magnolia Doohickeys for the lave and the bottom side doily , Spellbinder "Floral Ovals", Memory Box and Cheery Lynn Design for the butterfly, Go Create Frilly die. 

Here is a close up of the colored image:

And now a close up of bottom side…

Copic  Markers:
Skin: E0000, R000, R00, E11, , R22, R20
Hair and Hat: E 40, E11, E43, E44
Dress :  B000, B00, BG01, BG05, C0, C02, C03
Shoes: E 40, E11, E43, E44
Flowers:  RV000, RV10, RV13

Thanks for dropping by and  visit me today and for your lovely comments.  
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!  J


Friday, April 4, 2014


hi ya all, Miranda here again.
Today I have a canvas to share. I printed the image quite large so it took me a lot of time to colour it. It's a image by Rick St Dennis which he drew especially for me. I love mermaids, seahorses and steampunk, so I thought a combination of these three would be so cool....and it turned out  exactly the way I wanted it to be. 

The background is a combination of acrylic paints, modeling paste, ink and copics and Ducth Doobadoo masks. The embellies are by Dutch Doobadoo (paperart gears) , craft emotions (wooden items)  and the hobby craftshop (roses and metal items). Covered all the embellies with gesso and ink, copics, paint and glitter. 

used copic colours:
Y11,Y21, Y0000
YR15, YR23, YR 16, YR07
YG03, YG25,YG17
E000,E02, E13, E17
C5, C3
BG0000,BG18, BG15, BG75, BG49,BG15

have a wonderful day


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hoola Hoop Love

Hi Copic fans!
Franz here with a 100% Copics project again!
The protagonist of my card is Hula Hoop Love from Saturated Canary and I coloured her with the no lines tecnique again:

 Here is the card, papers are from Maja Design and all the embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl:

a side view...

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

+R20 for cheecks;


White: W1-W3-W5
Violet: V000-V1-V4-V6
Blue: B0000-B91-B93-B95-B97-B99


Let's have fun with your Copics and the no lines colouring technique!
thanks for watching :)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A card for a boy

Today is my first blogpost here at CME, Rozzan from Sweden.
It's a honor for me to be here and I hope I can inspire you.
The cards I do is often sweet and cute,
so today I have done a card that is a little bit tougher, since it is for a boy. 
The stamp is from webb and the paper is from K-Designs.

 I have used the following Copic Markers:
Grå: C 9,5,3,1
Guld: YR 27,24,21,20

I wish you a good day.
Hugs  Rozzan

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A heart of flowers

Hello copic fans,

It's my turn today (Wenda ) to show you a card. I made one with a stamp from "Wild Rose Studio" de card I made for the daughter of Nellie Snellen, she asked me cards to make for her shop. 

Of course I colored with copic's my favorite color medium.

The roses are hand made.

These flowers are a die from "Memory Box" and also colored with copic's

 The colors used are:

Flowers :  RV69 - RV55 - RV17 - RV02 - RV00 
Grass : YG17 - YG25 - YG03
Sky : B34
Heart of the flower : E18 - YR27 - Y26 - Y15 - Y11
Elephant : T6 - T4 - T2 - T0 - R22 - R20

I hope you got new inspirations to make your own cards.

Have a nice day.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Candy time!!


I think it is time for a Candy.
 We want to reach at least 1400 Followers, if you help us, we will give a change to win a great Copic accessory, the Copic Carrying Case. It will be without markers, sorry.

There is place in it  for more than all your 358 Copic markers, you can also put your Spica's or Multiliners in it.
It is very lightweight, incase you want to travel accompanied by your markers.
We will send it only to European contires and the Middle East.

What do you need to do:
1. Be or become a follower

2. Enter your name in Mr. Linky .

3. Place our candy on your blog, or share it on Facebook

4. Put a comment under this post, were you tell us what you think about this blog.

Good luck
The CME team
Diny Sprakel 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gorjuss Happy Day!

Hello Copic lovers! It's Delphine here today to share a 100% Copic scene about Spring. I am in spring mode and need some sunshine! Here is what I've done...

I love this adorable Gorjuss Girl, it's an "old" Personal Impressions stamp called Bluebird's Proposal. I stamped it and coloured the whole background adding some bushes in the distance using my Copics. The sentiment is from a Tiddly Inks set called Ellie Says Be Happy. As a finishing touch, I punched a little flower and added a Doodlebug pearl. Here is a close up on my scene and the list of all the Copics I have used...

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 02, 11, 23
Hair: W5, 7, 9
Outfit: RV52, 55, V09, 15, 17
Log: E31, 35, 39, 59
Bird: B95, 97, 99
Grass: G28, YG03, 17, 67
Bushes: G24, 43, 46
Sky and Clouds: BG000, BV20, C00, 0

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