Friday, September 20, 2019

Love at Christmas

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share some Christmas inspiration. I picked an adorable stamp by Penny Black, called Nose to Nose and decided to have a play with my airbrush.

I masked my stamped image to protect my bears and created a hill with Post-It notes. I did not go to the trouble of cutting the mask between my bears because I had in mind to draw a background after airbrushing.

Above, you can see what it looked like, once the airbrushing was done. I used B02, BG15, BV34 and a bit of V01.

I removed the masks, and then realised that I really liked the look of the sky and should not draw a background on it... so, more masking, this time to do the space between the bears lol!

I used B02 and BG15.

I then coloured the bears. I used W0, 1, 3, 5 for their fur, C5, R35, 37, 39 for the red scarf, and RV63, 66, 69 for the pink one.

Next I added a bit of C2, BG000 and B00 for the snow (yes, white always needs to be coloured a bit!). I also added some stickles on the ground and white acrylic paint with a Molotow marker for the snowflakes.

Bears: W0, 1, 3, 5, R20
Red: C5, R35, 37, 39
Pink: RV63, 66, 69
Sky: B02, BG15, BV34, V01

Using two rectangle dies, I created a frame for my cute pair.

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

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Autumn Wishes..Lady Mushroom (Glimps)

Hello Copic friends,

One thing I love about Autumn are the lovely warm colours...
So today I am showing you a card in autumn colours with a lovely digital stamp from Glimps.

I have printed the image onto Perfect Colouring paper with my printer.
Below you can find some steps of the colouring;

 Mushroom :
E 40, E 43, E 44, E 47, E 79

Skirt :
RV 93, RV 95, RV 99

 Mushroom :
R 32, R 37, R 56, R 59

Shirt/ Boots :
E 93, E 95, E 97, E 99

YR 20, YR 23, R 27, E 44

As you can see on the photos during my colouring I had in mind another kind of background,
but when I have started to assemble the card I thought it was too dark.

So I have chosen some other papers and background colours to give it a different look.

Here you can see the final result.

The image : 
Lady Mushroom ( Glimps ) 

Hearts (Cuttlebug)
Circles ( Studiolight)
Little Mushrooms (Marianne Design)

Inks : 
Ground Espresso (distress oxide ink).
Berry Bliss ( Kraftin Kimmie )

On the mushrooms I have added some crystal drops  ( white dots ) 

Enamel dots:
  Kraftin Kimmie.

Glitter :

Plain ( Avec )
DP ( Tedi )

Copic : 
Skin : E 51, E 53, E 55, E 93
Hair : YR 20, YR 23, R 27, E 44
Mushroom :  E 40, E 43, E 44, E 47, E 79, R 32, R 37, R 56, R 59
Skirt : RV 93, RV 95, RV 99
Shirt and Boots : E 93, E 95, E 97, E 99

Thanks for your visit, 
Hugs Blankina

Friday, September 6, 2019


Hi everyone. It's Sandie here and today I am sharing my Copic colouring of these gorgeous Danielle Donaldson Blossoms from Stamping Bella.

I decided not to use the full length of the stems, so before I stamped the image I placed a strip of washi tape across the bottom of my Copic paper

This is how I choose my colours. I take a strip of copic paper and test how different colours blend together 

For the blue flowers I started with the darkest colour, B14. Then I brought in the medium and light colours, B01 and B000

When I had the blue flowers coloured, I took the B14 again and added depth around the stamens. 

For the pink flowers I used RV23, RV21 and RV10. Again I added depth around the stamens, this time using RV25

Once  had the flowers coloured, I removed any blue and pink, that spilled over onto the stamens and leaves, using the colourless blender, 0. 

For the stamens I started with YR24, then applied some Y15, and finally Y13. 

I applied YR27 to the stamens, again to give it depth. 

On the leaves I used G24, G20 and YG00

I then brought in G28 and reapplied the previous colours.

To finish the blossoms I applied some white gel pen. 

I peeled back the washi tape, added some black and white bakers twine under the Blossoms, and created a frame around the blossoms using a scoring board and embossing tool. The black panel behind the image makes the blossoms pop out from the card base. 

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I hope you're inspired to take out your markers and colour something up. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

"Be creative ..."

Hello Copic lovers,

I want to show you another way to use your Copic Various inks. 
It's also the workshop that I will be teaching at the Stempel Mekka in Hagen, Germany. 

The supplies you need are:
Synthetic paper A4
Various ink, I used 2 colors
A straw
Craft sheet

To protect your table, place your synthetic paper on your craft sheet.

Spray some activator on your paper and put some drops of the first color, V17, on your paper. Work fast, because it's still alcohol.

Blow through your straw to distribute the color. I forgot to take a photo of that, sorry.

The next step is to drip some activator on your page, in a different place than the first and drip the second color, R46. Again blow through your straw to distribute the second color.

Your repeat these steps until you are satisfied with it.

When the page is dry, I used gold foil. It will stick to the darker colors on the page, because this is sticky.

I just love how my background turned out.

From this page I can make 2 cards, I cut it through the middle.

For this card is use the new Grungestamps from Studio light.

The first flower is colored with R59, R46 and R14, in this order.

The second flower is colored with V17, V15 and V12.

I also use a butterfly from a new Grunge stamp from Studio light.

It's colored with the same colors as the flowers.

I glued my flowers and butterfly on my page.
The text is washi tape, also from studio light.
With a Molotow acrylic markers made the white dots in the flowers, butterfly and page.

The colors I used are:
Various ink V17 and R46
Flowers and butterfly, R59, R46 and R14 / V17, V15 and V12.

If you have the chance, please visit the Copic stand at the Stempel Meka in Hagen, Germany and say hello to Diny, Yvonne and me!

Untill next time!

Monday, August 26, 2019

99 problems

Hi Copic friends, today another post by me, Miranda. 

I made an art journal page using the new Dylusions stamps which I coloured with Copic markers. 

The background is blue yellow and green and I decided to use the same colours for my images. I start with the skin tones and use E50 first.

Use BV00 for shading. 

Add E00 on the BV00.

Blend all layers together with E000.

I use RV20 for some rosy cheeks and blend this colour in with E000. 

Her eyes will be green, start with YG11.

Add some YG13.

And the YG17. 

Finally I use YG67.

Blend all layers together with  YG 11 and YG 13. 

I use the same greens for other images. Start with YG11.

Use YG 13 to create some depth.

Use YG17 next. 

When you have added all the layers, blend them together with YG11.

Sometimes I start colouring all the parts that need to be green first and than add all the darker hues. But sometimes I start colouring and finish that one image completely before I start colouring another image. Both ways work for me. 

The roses in her hair will be yellow, I start with Y13. 

Next layer is Y13. 

Final layer is Y18. 

Blend the layers together with Y11 and Y13. 

Her eyeshadow will be yellow too. Use Y11 and Y13. 

The rest of her hair is going to be blue. I start with B12. 

Add the B14. 

And the B16.

And finally the B18. 

Blend all layers together with B12 and B14. 

Colour all the other elements using the same blues. 

Finally I use Y13 and Y15 for some small parts. 

Cut out all the images and make a nice composition on your background. 

Add some doodles and a nice quote with e.g.  Copic Multiliners  and voila my page is ready. Hope you're liking it. 

See you next month