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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Miss Sunshine


Hello again!

It has been a while since I, Christina, showed you something here at Copic Marker Europe! I am enjoying my summer vacation, slow days, eating and sleeping whenever and wherever I want =)
And enjoying my hobby!

For today's blog post I have made a Clean and Simple card for a Little Miss Sunshine.


The image is from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I quite enjoyed coloring her. I found a matching paper to her dress.

I have used following Markers

Skin E13-11-21-00-000-R11-20
Hair E49-29-25-21
Dress/Bow Y38-19-17-15

That is all from me! Have a Lovely day!

hugs Christina

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Remember...


Good Morning! 
I'm Cristina Valenzuela, and this is my card for July at Copic Europe.

Today I come with blue tones ...
I think Copic has a huge amount of blues, a lot of shades of blue with which it is always easy and fun to work.

My card have papers from Maja Design, with a beautiful fairy from Saturated Canary, I love this picture with that hair.


Copic colours I used:
Hair: E43, E44, E47.
Skin: E11, E02, E00, E000.
Wings and roses: B91, B93, B95.
Dress: B00, B000, B0000, B21.
Floor: E30.
Stones: E43.

For now, that's all!
I hope you like it, see you soon!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Mr Magoo has nothing on you!

This one is for all the myopic crafters and artists out there - yep, I have the eyesight of a mole without my trusty contacts or specs!  And having just had my annual visit to the opticians today (no prescription change, yeay) I thought this goofy little guy was rather appropriate.




As is my thing these days, I have opted for the "no-lines colouring" technique. Now, I won't go over how I do this yet again, instead here is a link to my previous post HERE 

This stamp is quite small and delicate and I felt dark stamped lines would have overpowered the image too much.  I also kept the background very subtle, opting for pale colours and using a squiggly/dot pattern so the main focus is on Mr Turtle whilst he tries to impress the hamburger with his awesome chat up lines!!!


COPIC COLOURS
Turtle Shell/Burger Bun: E40, E41, E50, E70, YR30, E42, E43
Turtle Body: BG90, BG93, YG91, YG93
Glasses: B0000, C00
Hearts: R22, R35, W2
Burger: G12, G20, E31, E74, E77, E79, YG91, W2, Y32
Chip bag: B0000, C00, C0, C1, C2, C4, V20, YR30
Fries: E30, E40, E42, E44, E50, E51, E53, YR30, W6
Background: W00, W0, W1, W2, W4, BG0000, YR30

SUPPLIES
Stamps: Hamburger/Turtle??? by Peddlers Pack
Paper: Personal Impressions Smooth White Card
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Size of card: 3.5inch/ 8.8cm square

Thanks for visiting today, I hope this little guy made you smile - 'cause that's what art should do, right?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Muchness

Alice in Wonderland is definetely my favourite fairytale, I love the characters, the magical worlds and all the odd things that happen. Quite recently I saw part two, Alice Through the Looking Glass. I enjoyed it alot....

It reminded me of this image that I bought some time ago. It's a lovely Mad Hatter by the East Wind. The image is coloured with Copic Markers of course ;-).

I started colouring the face using E50 and E51 for some light shading. When I'm happy with the shadows I use a BV0000 to define them a bit more. For the deepest shadows on her face I use a B0000 also. Than I go to E00, to make the face look a bit warmer. A face is usually built up with cooler and warmer spots depending on where the skin is thicker or thinner. 
Around the eyes I use a W1 and 3 because the eye sockets lay deeper than the rest of the face and therefore cast more shadows than any other part. 

Then I blend all previous layers together with E0000. 




For the hair I used E09 and YR14,15 and 18. Highlights are added with YR23.
This time I started with the darkest colours first. I have used the same colour combinations for the scarf around the hat and the one around her neck.

I have used the BG series for colouring her coat and hat. I started with BG09 the darkest colour working my way back to the lightest colour using BG07, 05 and 02. All layers were blended together with BG01. After the blending the darkest parts weren't dark enough, so I added some BG75 to get more depth. 


The quote I used is by the Mad Hatter, I have written the words with a Molotov acrylic paintmarker (liquid chrome) and outlined all the letters with a Copic Multiliner 0.3 mm. 

And this is the finished page in my art journal.

Have a wonderful day.

Miranda



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

On My Mind


Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today and I thought I'd share something using nice, bright, summery colours...


The image is called On My Mind and it's been drawn by Jeremiah Ketner. I love his art as it really gives you a chance to get to grips with smooth colouring and facial details like shading for noses and the iris of the eyes. And let's not forget about the hair! 

I also coloured the background by hand, rather than using an Airbrush. Firstly, I laid down a rough and messy base coat of Y11. Working from the edge of the paper, I then added a second layer of colour, using Y13 and a dabbing, smooshy action. I didn't go right up to the edge of the image. I waited for this layer to dry and then repeated several times, using Y13 and not coming in as close to the image each time. Finally, just around the edge of the paper, I added some random dots of Y19. 


Copics Used...
Background; Y11, Y13, YR24
Skin; E50, E51, E21, E11, E71
Hair; E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Eye Whites; B63, B66
Yellow; Y13, Y19, YR24
Blue; B34, B37
Pink; RV91, R81, R83, R85
Red; R43,R35, R37, R39, W5

Thanks you so much for stopping by... Have a great day.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Un-conventional Chrismas Colours

Hello, hello Copic friends!

Franz from hot Italy here with a new little papercrafting project :)

I started very early with my Christmas cards this year and today I created one using un-conventional Christmas colours... and a super lovely Saturated Canary Fairy!



The card is a clean and simple one, but I used my well loved fuse tool to create a shaker box for the Chrismas ball, just to make something funny and different from my usual :) 




Here is the complete list of Copic Markers I've used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11 + R20 for cheeks
Hair: E50, E51, E53
Eyes: B0000, B93
Lips: RV000, R83
Outfit-Blue - B0000, BG000, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Outfit-Grey: C0, C3
Outfit-Pink: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Floor: W1, W3, 0

Thank you all for reading, have a happy Sunday!
 a BIG hug,
Franz.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tutorial: Dry & Wet embossing



Good morning everyone, today it's my turn to share with you a tutorial.
I made this technique before I met Copic, and now I wanted to see if I can ado the same thing with Copic.
Today I made a tea bag folder, so let's start.

Material needed:
* Glossy Paper
* Embossing Folder
* Versamark
*Embossing Powder
* Heat Gun
* Copic Refill (colour of your choice)


1. Cut your glossy paper and emboss it with your embossing folder
TIP: Don't use very delicate design, it will be hard to achieve a good heat embossing 




2. With the Versamark  Gently sweep the ink on the raised areas 
TIP: Use a juicy Versamark pad, it will give you a better result.

3. Apply embossing powder, with a small brush clear the unnecessary powder


Tip: Delicate powder will give a better result


4. Now we do the fun part.
Take your Copic refill and start to apply drops on the paper.
Here are the colours I used:




This is how it looks when its done:

5. Now its the second fun part: apply it to a card or in my case to my tea folder
My finish tea bag folder is 3"X 3"


6. Cut cardstock "3 x 9". Score it at 3" & 6"


7. Cut it as shown in the picture. 



8. Glue the triangle wing & decorate


Voila... the teabag is done!
Hope you enjoy.
Wishing you a wonderful day.

hugs,

Monday, July 4, 2016

I wish you a happy day!


Hello everyone!

Don't you just love the flowers in nature?
Our garden is already beautiful with all the flowers in bloom at the moment.
When the weather is nice then I'm colouring in the garden, so that I can really enjoy all the flowers.

 
 
At the moment there are lots of beautiful flower stamps in the stores.
I used one of those stamps for this card.

 
 We have an insect and bird friendly garden; during the day there are all sorts of insects, butterflies and birds. 
 

Copics Used...

Flowers: R24, R29, E59
 Leaves: YG23 - YG25 - YG67 - T5
Greenfinch: Y15 - Y26 - BG72 - BG75 - BG78
Branches: E53 - E55 - E57
Robin: E51 - E43 - E33 - E57 - E29 - YR04 - YR07 - YR09
Butterfly: Y15 - Y19 - YR04 abd YR07
Background: BG00 (self-made) - BG000
White Dots : Molotow Arcylic White

 The stamps are from the brand Studio Light.

Thanks for your visits and comments!!
Wishing you a wonderful day.
Hugs,

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Winner challenge #51: Say it with flowers

Hello Copic friends!

Deborah here with the random winner of  challenge #51: Say it with flowers.
 picked by Random.org.




and it is....


Margreet Burger congratulations!!!

Just take a look at her adorable card!

Please send us an email to copiceurope@gmail.com
with your request of 2 Copic Refills of your choice.

Be sure to enter the new challenge "Say it with flowers!" on the Facebook group!

Let's join the fun!

Hugs, Deborah

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Challenge #52: Special occasion!

Challenge #52

Hi everyone!

Deborah here for you with the super fun NEW challenge #52!
Thank you to all who participated in the last challenge in our Facebook Group, the winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on Thursday June 30.

Our new challenge is:

Special occasion!

It can be a card for a new baby, wedding, retirement,... You name it!
Pull out those fabulous Copic Markers and show us what you've created!

My niece and her boyfriend are expecting a baby boy. Yay, I'm so happy! She discovered that she was pregnant when she was already pregnant for 6 months!!! Yes, I know, that's crazy. So everything has to go very fast now.

I've created a card with the adorable "Geeky Love Pregnant" digital stamp by Make It Crafty. I cropped the image and only used the upper part.



Here are the colours I've used:
skin: E04, E13, E11, E00, E000
hair woman: E59, E37, E35, E31
hair man: 100, N7, E47, E43
pink shirt: R89, R39, R85, R83, R81
pants: BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20
green sweater: G28, G46, G43, G40

I've sponged the background with Distress ink and heat embossed some silver hearts around her belly.


Rules:
- You have to use Copic Markers on your creation
- Your creation must be new
- Maximum 3 entries 

To enter, just put your picture in the right folder in the photo section of our Facebook Group before the end of July 28.
The winner will be announced on July 30.

Now it's your turn! Show us your work, and you can win 2 Copic refills of your choice.
Please be aware that only entries from those living in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are eligible to win.

Hugs,

Deborah

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Winter Birthdays

 

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

Now, I know we are in the middle of June, but, once we have passed Mid-Summers Day on 21 June, my mind ALWAYS starts wandering towards That Thing On 25 December We Don't Mention. Bleurgh! And because you can be sure that even though I think about it for many months, I also bury my head in the sand about it for many months too.

So, come December, when really, I need to have a lovely big stack of cards ready prepared for That Thing On 25 December We Don't Mention, I find myself rushing around, promising myself that next year will be different. Ahem!

To ease myself into the process of making cards for That Thing On 25 December We Don't Mention, I thought I would share a Winter Birthday Card. Yes, you read that right. After today, I will not be making anything vaguely That Thing On 25 December We Don't Mention related until approximately 17 December...


There. That wasn't so bad was it?!


(Sorry for the misty looking close up photo. Obviously my camera was traumatised by seeing snow in June!)

Copics Used...
Skin; E50, E51, E21, E11, E71
Hair; E55, E57, E59
Snow; C0, C1, C3
White; T0, T1
Turquoise; BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18
Pink; R81, R83, R85
Burgundy; R56, R59

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer Fruits and Sunny Days!

Hello there, who cannot resist a sweet, ripe peach at this time of year?  I certainly can't and nor can this little girl by Mo Manning.

It is another "no-lines" colouring primarily in Copic with a little bit of pencil enhancement to assist with some of the finer, fiddlier details that I just love to add.

To achieve the softer no-lines look I printed Mo Manning's digital stamp using Apple Pages and reduced the opacity of Peaches to 20%, thus printing the image in pale grey rather than the usual black.  The same sort of effect can be achieved using Word or a similar program.

When you add colour to your printed image the lines are less obvious enabling you to create a much more delicate, realistic piece of work.







     COPIC COLOURS:
     Background: B0000, B000, G0000, G000
     G00, T0, T1, T2, YG0000
     Apron: YR30, E50, W00, W0, W1
     Sandals: E41, E42, E43, W1, W2
     Skin: E0000, E000, E00, V20, R20
     Peach: YR20, YR00, YR02, R32, Y32, W1
     Butterfly: YR0000, YR000, YR00, Y000
     YR02, W1


SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Digital image - Peaches by Mo Manning
Paper: Personal Impressions Premier Quality Smooth White Card, Bazzill
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers (colour list above) and Caran D'Ache Pablo and Luminance pencils
Tools: Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Scalloped Circles, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Quickutz Cookie Cutter Circles, Epson WF-7515 printer & Apple Pages
Size of card: 13cm



As always thanks for visiting             

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lots of Love & Fairy Dust


Good Morning! 
I'm Cristina Valenzuela, and this is my card for June at Copic Europe.

I love purple, lilacs, violet tones, but sometimes it's difficult to find papers of these tones.
I used here some papers from Kaiserkraft.
And the stamp is from Funky Kits, these little fairies are adorable.


Copic colours I used:
Skin: E00, E21.
Hair: E74, E71, E77.
Skirt and socks (greens): YG01, YG25, YG23, YG03, YG63, 
shirt and socks (pinks): R81, R83.
Wings: BG10, BG01, BG23, BG32.
Squirrel: E44, E41, E43.
Background: BV11, BV13, V000, V01, B60, BV000, V17, V15, Blender 0.
Floor: YG63, YG91, YG93.


Thanks for the visits and comments, hugs!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tutorial, how to colour classic shojo manga style with Copics, by Suki Manga Art

Dear Copic friends, today we have a new manga tutorial!!!  \(^O^)/

 I will show you step by step how to colour a classic shojo  manga style girl.

This is a very easy and detailed description about the process, I hope you enjoy it!

This is final result after complete this tutorial, I hope you like it ^__^




First of all I start coloring the skin

1)  E000 for the clearer areas of the skin. You do not need to cover all the area of the paper


2) E00 to add light shadows.


3) I used RV10 on cheeks to add blush and make up


4) Apply the shadows of the skin with E21 for the darkest areas


5) I used RV24 as lipstick


6) R25 to colour the dress


7) RV95 to add shadows on the clothes


8) I choose BV13 to colour these little grapes


9) and BV08 to add volume to them


10) YG06 for the leafs


11) and G17 for the shadows of the leafs


12) Next step is to colour the base of a blonde hair with Y11


13) I used Y08 to emphasize the ringlets


14) Then, with E11 I apply little shadows to create more volume


15) Flowers has many different colours, this time I used RV10 for the petals


16) And B00 for the little flowers


17) With B12 I add depht


18) I decided to use also R81 for the base of the petals


19) I used R32 to then mix it with the final colour... 


20) and RV25 for the deepest part



Last steps are to add little details with colored ink pens. I also added few flowers as backgroung.

What about how to colour manga eyes? *_*  you will find here another tutorial about this subject: Tutorial, How to colour manga eyes



Thanks for visiting this tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it!

See you soon! (^o^)/

Bye!


Suki Manga Art


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