Monday, June 24, 2019

Home Sweet Gnome

Hi and welcome! Today I have another quick colouring tutorial to share. 
The stamp I used is Gnome Home from Stamping Bella. 

I started by colouring up the little gnome character first. On her skin I used my go-to colours E00, E11, E04. 

On her hair I used E71, E74 and E77

On the hat and hair bows - RV63, RV55 and RV66

On her shirt I used BG13 and BG15. To create the wood effect on the windows and doors I used E30, E33 and E35, and made fine strokes with each colour. I used E30 to fill in the lightest areas and then reapplied fine strokes of E35 

For the bottom part of the toadstool house I used E41, E42, and E43. I started with the E43 in the shaded areas and worked to the lightest colours as there were lots of elements to work around and I didn't want to keep going back to those areas. 

On the top part of the toadstool house I used R43, R24 and R46 as my light to dark shades. When I had the red completed I added some E42 and E43 to the white spots. 

C1 and C3 are the colours I used mostly for metal, and I blend them with 0.  I also used these colours to shade around the gnome and windows, and on the stone outside the door. 

Next I coloured the flowers using Y15 and Y17 in the centres and BG11 and BG13 for the petals. 

The colours I used for the grass are not typical grass colours but I liked how they looked. I first went to all the darkest areas with YG17 and then pulled it out with YG06.  Next I applied some YG23 and finally YG01 as the lightest shade. To get rid of the harsh outer lines I blend out the line with 0. 
This technique also works really well with shadows on the ground and, when using greys, it creates a concrete/cement appearance. 

With the image now ready for a card, I cut at the bottom using a curved die. 

I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial and maybe even learned something new. 
Thanks for dropping by. 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Cicci Colour Skin and Hair

Hi Copic Lovers!
Cicci here today posting, I'm going to show you how I draw and colour this skin tone and hair.

I have used these Copic Markers for both the Hair and skin:

E70 71
E000 00 E21 E04

Step 1
I started to draw a face with E70

Step 2 
I made some texture 
with E000 in the face

Step 3 
Here I added E41 in the face and also in the hair

Step 4
I added E71 on the eyes, on the lips, hair and nose

Step 5
Here I started to blend with E70 

Step 6
I add more E41 and blend E41 together with 
the other colours I have used before

Step 7
Now I add E04 for more depth 

Step 8
I blend with E00

Step 9
Add E41 and blend again

Step  10
I add more E70 and blend it together
 with the other colours 

Step 11
Now I use E21 in the hair and in the face where I want it darker

Step 12
Blend it all together with E00

Step 15
I added in the end, more of E70 and blend it with E000 and E00


For the Eyes I have used E23 15 70 71

Thank you for watching and come again anytime
HUGS from the Copic Europa girls

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Black and White Manga

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a 100% Copic make! No need to have lots of Copics to colour an image, you can colour in black and white - and with a limited number of markers. I used 7 markers for today's post and picked the C family because I really like the Cool Greys but you can of course achieve the same look with the Ts, Ns or Ws. 

My love of manga images is no secret so I chose a super cute Make it Crafty image to colour in black and white, called Debbie's Surprise. The image itself is 15cm high - meant to go into one of my frames, which is why I printed it that size.

When colouring black and white, I always start with the skin and the lightest colours to try not to go too dark - once it is coloured, it's easier to go darker if you feel your skin needs to be darker rather than making it lighter!!! I used C00, 0, 2 and 4 for the face. I placed the shadows in C0 first to see where I wanted the skin to be dark and then coloured from dark to light - C4 down to C00.

I then did the rest of the skin, using C0, 2, 4. If you take a close look, you will see I left some very thin white parts on the edges of the arms for light reflection. I also added a bit of C2 on the eyes for the colour of the iris and the shadow below the eyelash.

I then moved on to the clothes. I chose to go for a dark top, to have some contrast on the image. I did keep the scarf quite light, but still darker than the skin. 
The top was done using C6, 8, 10, and the scarf C2, 4, 6 (where my very darkest colour for skin was C4 in a few places for dark shadows). The idea is really to take the most of the range of tones and not use the same tones on elements that are side by side.

Hair - always last for me! I knew from the start I would make them black - strong contrast with the skin. I used C6, 8, 10 just like for her shirt. 

And here it is framed for my craftroom :)! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

LOTV happy birthday card with video

Hi all Copic friends.

Today I have a bright birthday card for you,
I have coloured up my new LOTV rubber stamp.

A fun card, 
completely coloured with Copic
including the flowers!

My card started like this 

I have stamped the stamp onto Perfect Colouring Paper
 with my Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Some white card stock for the flowers and some green card stock for the leaves.

Here I am half way colouring…

The flowers were also coloured with Copic and some Activator spray.

I have prepared a video,
but I have had many difficulties to upload it as it was a long video.

Here is a super short version..

But after  help from our lovely Virginia from our DT
below you should be able to see the long version too,
please play it forward now and then have to learn how to show the video faster :) .


And here you can see the final result of the card..

 to all of you who celebrate their birthday this month!

The card base was cut with a Studio Light die,
the flowers were cut with the stitched flower die from My Favorite Things
the leaves were cut with dies from My Favorite Things and Marianne Design.

The paw prints stencil and the enamel dots are from Kraftin Kimmie

The stamp is from Lili of the Valley; Little friends

The paste is from deco glass ; moonlight dust 

Copic :

bear : E 50, E 51, E 53, E 55
cheeks bear : R 12, R 14
background : BG 05, BG 07, blender "0"
text ; YR 16, YR 17 , RV 63, RV 66, RV 69
grass : G 82, G 85 
flowers : RV 66, RV 69, YR 16, YR18 , Activator
details : black multiliner 0.3

Hugs Blankina

Monday, June 3, 2019

Create beautiful craft with a smile

Hello everyone,

I made a journal page with the Various Ink, Transotype Synthetic Paper and a stencil.

I taped my synthetic paper to my glass plate, you can also use a craft sheet.

Then I taped my stencil over my paper, I used a TCW stencil 12 x 12.

My first colour that I used is RV29, I dripped it in different holes of the stencil.

Then I took my second colour, Y17, and dripped it other holes of the stencil.

My third colour is R46, I dripped it in the holes without any colour.

Then I set it aside to dry, that takes a half hour to an hour.

After it's dried, I doodle around the images coloured "holes" with Molotow one4all acrylic markers, I used a white and yellow one.

I also used a silver colored Posca Pen.

My page is completed and the only thing missing is a text.
I used a new die of Studio light, with different words.

Various Ink colours used RV29 - Y17 - R46.

I hope that I have inspired you to use your Copic Various Ink a different way!
Have a great day!


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Blue and Yellow

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

I have a bit of a soft spot for gnomes, I love this little guy from Whimsy Stamps. He just makes me smile every time I look at him. I've coloured him a few times already, so I decided I should have another go, colouring him with colours outside of my comfort zone. Blue and Yellow. Blue is just not a colour I normally reach for and yellow. Well, yellow is my favourite colour, but I find it hard to use. 

So, nothing fancy here, just a step by step as I coloured him up...




BV20 and more shading with E51 and YR30



























YR31 AND E70 (E70 For Cast Shadow)










White Gel Pen and Black Multiliner for the spots and plaid

And we're done!

Copics Used...
Skin; YR30, E50, E51, BV20
Beard/ Blue; FB2, B26, B37, B39
Yellow; YR31, Y15, Y17, E70
Silver; N0, N1, N3
Brown; E23, E57, E59
Green; YG01, YG03, YG63

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