Friday, October 12, 2018

A special Autumn Fairy card with a surprise!

Hello dear Copic friends,

First of all... thank you for all your visits and kind comments 
on my post last month ( DIY color wheel book here ).
I feel honoured.

But enough , now I will talk about my new creation.

Autumn. I love the warm colours of this season!
So today I have prepared a special Autumn fairy card.

I have started to print out this cutie, 
a digi from the Greeting Farm,
onto Perfect Colouring Paper.

 I have gathered some of my lovely Copic 
which according to me were perfect to colour an Autumn card. 
Please find the complete list below.

Besides the digi 
 the die cuts have got some Copic ink colour too.

I prefer to use white colour stock for my small die cuts
 instead of cutting all small pieces out of all different types of coloured cardstock.

We have enough Copic markers to create some fantastic embellishments I would say!

Before colouring they looked like this…..a little boring right?

Please watch the little colouring video below to see 
what happened to these white die cuts.

Did you like the surprise? 
I thought it was a fun effect !

The text stamp is in Italian but it means:
I wish you to find love, happiness and … a bit of magic!
Suitable for this fairy card, ha ha.

Here is the complete list of Copic which I have used to create this card;

* Copic Opaque White was used to add the dots on the cute little mushrooms.

Copic ;


skin : E 00, E 02, E 13, E 95, R 21
eyes : E 55, E 57
hair : E 09, E 29, E 99
hair clips : R 24, R 29, R 59, opaque white
skirt / top : YR 27, E 97, E 18, E 29
wings : YR 21, YR 23, R 21 ( and some glitter )

die cuts

corn : YR 23, YR 24
mushrooms : E 70, E 74, R 29, R 59, Opaque white *
leaves : YR 23, YR 27, E 35, E 39, E 57
branches : E 47, E 49
other brown : E 55, E 57, E 59
pumkins : YR 14, YR 18, YR 27

other : 

digi:  the Greeting Farm - anniversary fairy
clear stamp (text) : la coppia creativa
dies: Marianne Design, Studio Light , Lawn Fawn
papers: dp and glitter cardstock Avec 
glossy resin : crystal drop Stamperia
glitter glue :  Rayher  
glitter : brillantini Stamperia
satin ribbon 

PS For all Italians or people that live in Italy :) 

I will be demonstrating coloring 
at the Copic stand at Abilmente Vicenza
18th of October - 21 th of October 
 ( Hall 1 stand 271 )

Would love to see you there!

Hugs Blankina

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Winter Background

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a card on which I coloured a winter background. 
The image I used is Oddball Snowman from Stamping Bella.

First I added some shading to the snowman with BV01, N1 and 0

Tree: G24, YG06, YG03

Carrot: YR12, YR16, YR18

Arms and tree: E31, E33, E35

Hat and gloves: N3, N5, N7

Bell: Y13, Y17

Hat and scarf: R43, R24, R46

On the background:
Colours:  B23, B24, B26, B32, BV02

First I marked where I wanted to start the background, using N1

Taking the B32 I used a flicking motion to add colour upwards, starting from where I marked it with the N1. 

Next I added B23, upwards from the N1 and downwards from the top of the paper. 

I applied some BV02

In turn, each time using a darker colour, 
I kept adding more depth until I was happy with the shading, also adding some BV02

Using N1, N3 and 0 I shaded the ground. 

Cut the image down to size, mat it, and pop on the front of a card base. 

You can also add snow by applying some white gel pen, if desired. 

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial

Monday, October 8, 2018

Graduated Colour Background - Too Cute!...

Hello friends,

It's Sue here today to show you a really easy background technique with Copic Markers and Colourless Blender!
Here are the things I've used...
Whimsy Stamps Polar Bear's Christmas Tree Rubber Stamp on Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes,
Copic Markers - B66, B63, B60, BG11, BG10, C2, B52, Colourless Blender Various Ink and a natural sponge.
I started by colouring across the bottom of the design with B52
 ...then with C2...
 ...then B60... Don't worry about it looking messy, this will soon be fixed!
Then I started colouring across the top of the page with B66...
...then B63...
...then B60...
 ...then BG11...
 ...then BG10...
and B60, again, do not worry about it not looking neat and well blended.
I then repeated all of the above steps, colouring the background once more in exactly the same way.
I'm sure you are all thinking Sue has lost her mind to be showing us such streaky Copic colouring but I promise you this will work out fine! :)
The next step is to dab the background all over with a sponge dipped in Colourless Blender.
I did several layers of this, letting the blender dry between each application.
You will end up with something that looks like this, with lots of texture in the background
I finished the colouring the image with Copics.
G28, G24, G21, FYG1
E04, R11                           
YG23, Y15, Y11, Y00
R59, R46, R24                 
E49, E47, E35
I finished my card by sprinkling some Perfect Pearls on the background to add some shimmer, mounting the design on glitter card and adding a silver bow!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

It would be great to see your graduated colour backgrounds! Please share your cards with us at Copic Marker Europe by following the link 
Thank you for popping by, Happy Copic Colouring!