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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Simple Spring Scene


Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a CAS spring scene card using digis by Make It Crafty.


The character I used is Jena Blue Bird from the Meadow Girls Collection. I wanted to make a one layer card with a little something at the top so decided to use Flower Tree Branch by Make It Crafty too, which I pasted several times and sometimes rotated to create the little branch border. I added the Smile sentiment, a digital sentiment by Make It Crafty, then printed my scene and coloured it in Copics. 


Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 70
Hair: E31, Y32, YR21, 24, 27
Eyes: BG000, E31
Dress: B0000, 000, 00, RV14
Flowers: RV11, 14, 17, Y19
Branches: E33, 59, G21, 24, 28, RV17, 19
Ground: E81, 84
Birds: B93, W0, 1, 3


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

Saturday, April 18, 2015

I treasure your friendship

Hi Copic Friends, 

Today I have a friendship card to show you. 
I kept the decorating pretty simple to let the image be the main focus on the front of the card. I used papers by Pion Design, flowers by WOK and Hobbykunst, Butterfly by iamroses, dies by Memorybox and the rest is from my stash.

 I used this cute Saturated Canary image called Sisters and colored with the no-lines coloring technique.  As you probably know by now I love this technique! Here's a work in progress image for you. I love how the characters pop from the page in the process. 


Copic colors used: 
Skin: E000-21-11-13-15, R20-22
Hair 1: E29-27-23-21, Hair 2: E49-47-44-43-
Hair 3: E59-57-55-53-51
Eyes: B91-95-97, E23-25-27, G21-82-94
Green: YG95-93-91
Purple: V28-25-22-20
Grey: W7-5-3-1-00
Blue: B99-97-93-91
I used W3 and W5 to retrace the details around the eyes.

Here's the inside of the card. It's a fun fold with lots of layers.
 I used a tutorial made by Cathrine Sandvik for the card base. 

I used Stempelglede sentiment stamps on the first layer. The inside of the card has room for a message.  



Hope you like my inspiration post today,  
Wishing you a colorful day! 

See you soon! 
hugs, 
Elizabeth 




Friday, April 17, 2015

Winner challenge 38: spring!

Hello dear Copic Fans,

It's me again, Deborah, with the announcement of the winner from challenge 38

"Spring", it is....

Laila

 and this is her wonderful creation!


Congratulations, Laila! Please send us an email to copiceurope@gmail.com

with your request for 3 Copic Sketch markers.


Hugs

Deborah

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Every Day Love



Good morning!
I'm Cristina Valenzuela, and this is my blog card for Copic Europe.

The background is colored with Copic, mixing various shades more than once until they form part of each other. It's entertaining, but the result is beautiful.

My papers are in black and white and colored the stamp has much color, are from Prima Marketing, and the image of Saturated Canary.

I hope you like my card, see you soon again here.


Copic colors I used:
Skin: E50, E51, E02, E000.
Hair: C1, C3, C5, C7.
Tree: E47, E31, E33, E35.
Flowers: RV52, RV55, C3.
Lips: R83, R81.
Kimono: Y28, YR23, Y26, YR31, Y23 // V20, V25.
Obi, bow and skirt: RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91, RV00.
Background: BG18, YG11, YG17, BG11, BG72.

Hugs and Kisses!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Challenge #39: Feathers or fur

Hi everyone!

Deborah here for you with the super fun NEW challenge!

Thank you for all who participated to our latest challenge, it will be a hard time to choose a winner!
There are so many great entries!
The winner will be announced on the 17th of April.

Back to the new challenge.
I'm a real animal lover, especially cats. Are you enjoining to colour animals?
So our new challenge is: 

 "Feathers or fur"

Let us see your cards with animals!!!

I've used a rubber stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Young at heart". It was so much fun to colour!


I've used the papers from Echo Park "Jack & Jill" because it was so old looking and perfect for the old lady.

These are the colours I've used:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000
hair: C7, C5, C3, C1
chair: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31
cat: W7, W5, W3, W1/ RV11
green: G28, G07, G05, G02, G00
pink: RV29, RV25, RV23, RV21
blue: BG09, BG05, BG01, BG000
socks: RV55, RV52, RV10
ground: W7, W5, W3, W1


I hope you liked my card!

Now it's your turn!

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 May 26.

The winner will be announced on May 29.

We are looking forward to see your creations!
Hugs
Deborah

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Clean and simple

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


Im showing a clean and simple card today.
I like to let the image take focus on the card.


As you can see I have used very light colors in my coloring.
BUT even if I want a very light end delicate feeling of the image, I also use the darker colors too when I color! Elizabeth made a very good tutorial on this, showing the difference. So, even if you want a very light look, don´t forget to use the darker colors too, just to get the depth. But don´t use them as much as the lighter ones.

I have used the following colors:
Skin: E13-11-00-000-R20
Hair: E44-43-42-41
Lilac: V95-93-91-00
Turquoise: BG72-01-0000
Beige: E43-42-41

Hope you all like it.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Colouring Crimped and Ethnic Hair

Hello everybody!
Franz here with a little tutorial for you all today :)
 
 
I chosen a pair of lovely Mo Manning's images to talk about the way I colour curly hair.
There are three different kinds of curly hair in my opinion: Curly, Crimped and Ethnic.
Today I want to have a look to the "Crimped" and the "Ethnic" ones.
 
Here is an image that shows you how I use the marker on these three differes cases:
 
 
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To colour these two images I used about the same colour combo, but in different ways, so you can also see that you can use the same markers to obtain different effects.
 
The first image I chosen is Summer Fairy Finna.
 
First of all I couloured her skin up, since I think it's difficult to colour the hair without colouring skin first.
Finna has lovely crimped hair and I decided to colour them in light brown/blond tones.
 
 
1 - I started with a medium tone since I don't want the hair too dark:
 

 
2-  I added the darkest colour to give a little bit of depth:
 

 
3 - I blended with E15 again leaving some white spaces between the strokes for the highlights:
 

 
4-  Now I coloured the highlights with the lightest marker:
 
 
 
5 - Now I started with E18 again to add some more depth:
 

 
6- I blended with E15:
 
 
7- I added a little bit of colour to the highlights too:
 

 
8- Finally I added some more depth again on the darkest zones with a darker mark (E29):
 
 
10- Here is all the hair coloured up:
 
 
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Now I have Fairy Tabia and her Ethnic Hair
 
I used the same technique (from dark to light) but starting with a darker colour since I want to have very dark hair for her.
 
 
1- I started with E18:
 
 
 2 - I blended with E15:
 

3- I blended a little bit again with E13 leaving some spaces between strokes to have some highlights:
 
 
 
4- I coloured the highlights with the lightest marker:
 
 
 
5- I started from the begin again to add some more depth...E18:
 
 
 
6- Blend with E15:
 
 
 
 7 - E13 and a little bit of E11 for the highlights:
 
 
 
 8 - Here I added some more depth with a darker marker, E29:
 
 
 
Thank you for your attention and sorry if I used too many pics :)
I hope this little tutorial can help you!
 
 
A big hug everybody,
Franz

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Scenes aren't scary!


Hi Everyone :)

It's Faye here today... Every once in a while, I like to push myself to colour a little more than just an image. I like to combine images and make a scene. Admittedly, I sometimes need help creating a digital scene, my eye for sizing is not good, and I'm not as familiar with the newer versions of Word!But, I like to play...

Don't be put off by scenes, I know I was before I tried one for the first time, it felt intimidating! So, I thought I'd show you that by breaking down a scene into more manageable chunks, they're really not scary at all. I have combined two images from Make it Crafty, Park Bench for Two and Flower Tree Branch with two Polka Dot Pals from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Brooke, on the left and Danielle, on the right.


1. Skin
Brooke; E50, E51, E21, E11, E71, Danielle; E000, E00, E01, E11, E71


2. Sky
BG70, B41, B93


3. Ground and Pebbles
E41, E42, E43, E44, W3, W5, W7


4. The Green Stuff!
BG93, BG95, BG99, G43, G46, G99, YG03, YG17, YG67


5. Branch and Bench
E31, E33, W5, W5, R01, R21, Y38, YG03, YG63


6. Hair
Brooke; YR23, E33, E39, Danielle; E97, E99, E17, E18


7. Clothes for Danielle
T0, T1, BG53, BG57, BG78


8. Clothes for Brooke
Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, R81, R83, R85, R39

That just leaves the flowers...


V20, V25, Y35, B26

After all that colouring, I decided to keep my scene in my Journal...

See, when you break the scene down, it's really not so daunting after all.

Thanks so much for stopping by... have a lovely day.
Faye x

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Make a Wish Birthday card

Good Morning everyone, Sarit's is here and I am happy to share with you a birthday card I made.

My friend love blue colors, so I wanted the girl clothing to be with blue colors.
this time I choose the background paper first.
from there I picked the colors.

After coloring the body and the hair,
I took the closest blue color that could mach the background for the skirt 


The red shoes was also influences from the background paper


Sometimes its fun to pick up the background paper before.
for those of us who have hard time to choose colors 
it makes it so easy.

Marker Used:

Face: E000, E00, E21, E13, R20
Hair: YR12, YR14, YR27, E07, E09
Skirt: B91, B93, B95, B97
Shirt: G0000, G000, G00, G02, RV55
Shoes: R27, R59, C1, C3
Earth: E70, E71, E74

Hope I gave you another idea 
have a wonderful day

Hugs, Sarit