Sunday, August 18, 2019

Playing with ink!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share an inky post ;) I decided to have a play with my Copic Various Inks, I find it soooooo relaxing to just add drops of colour to paper and watch them mixing - I love it!

I used Transotype Synthetic Paper and put drops of BG09, 15, B04, 69 on it - I just let them act the way they wanted :)

Here is the result - I just keep playing until I like what I see. As you can see, I also usually use a piece of synthetic paper larger than what I really need, so that I can choose the part of the paper I like the most.

I cut my background and glued it to a white card base.

To decorate my background, I picked some Make it Crafty Chipboard - a Wreath Circle Frame, a Christmas Layered Word and a word from the Celebrate Adapt A Word. I coloured them using metallic pens for a bit of sparkle and white acrylic paint. I then covered them all in Star Dust Stickles.

I then glued everything to my background using Glossy Accents - and decided to add "It's" to have a well-balanced sentiment.

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

Monday, August 12, 2019

Ladybug Flower Bella babycard with video

Hi all,

How are you?
Enjoying your summer and perhaps holidays?

Today I have made a short coloring video for you.
I have printed a digital stamp - from Bugaboo which is called 
Ladybug Flower Bella - onto Perfect Colouring Paper.

Isn't this image sweet?
Perfect for baby or toddlers birthday cards.

I have chosen some pink design papers..and have started coloring..

See the short video below, 
it is a step by step coloring video.

Hope it was fun and useful...

hearts and ladybirds..for this cutie

Here is my final card, I have added some clouds,
some hearts,
and a satin bow with a ladybird sticker on top.

Dies : MFT, love2craft (avec)
Punch:  hearts
Design paper : Craft Sensations 

Copic used :
Skin : E 21, E 93, E 00, E 95
Clothes : R 11, R 12, R 14
Hair : E 29, YR 23, E 51
Ladybird : R 17, R 46
Leaves : YG 03, G 07, YG 01
Sky : B 00, FBG2
Flower : YR 12, YR 18, R 11, Y 11, Y 15, Y 19
Details: white gelpen

Thanks for your visit and comments :)

Hugs Blankina

Monday, August 5, 2019

Textured Clothing

Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing how I add texture on a 'fur' coat. The image I'm using is Zodiac Girl Leo from Stamping Bella. 

First I colour the skin and hair. I use my go-to colours for skin - E00, E11, E04. I didn't add any cheek colour on this image. I also started with the darkest colour and worked to the lightest. I know some people like to do the opposite but this way works better for me. 

For the hair I used E70, E71, E74 and E77. I started with a mid tone, E74, then I dragged that out with some E71. I added the E77 and then went back with the E74/E71. I like to play around a little with it until I'm happy with the colour. I covered all the white space with E70

For the "lion's coat" I am using they Y family - Y21, Y23, Y26 and Y28. 

Again, I use the darkest colour, Y28, to map my shaded areas. I make dots instead of brush strokes. 

Then I add more dots in Y26. 

I completely cover the coat in Y23 dots and then I go back in with Y26 to fill out the colour. 

Lastly, I use the Y28 again and go over the darkest areas. I also use these colours for the lions ears. 

I used the same colour for the boots as I did for the hair, to tie in all the colours. 

Finally, I add some shading on the ground using N1 and N3 and I blend them out with 0. Now she's ready to pop on a card. 

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you're inspired to take out your markers today. 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

It's a beautiful day

Hi everyone.

Hope that you are enjoying the summer.
 This time I have a lovely stamp; Big Sexy Bloom from Power Poppy. 

I have used the Stamping tool from Vaessen to stamp on Perfect Colouring Paper with Fadeout Ink from Inkon3 for a no line effect. 

I forgot to take pictures from colouring the first flower, sorry about that...

The colours I have used are BV13, YR07, YR16 and Y17.

I use the first colour, BV13, to give shade to the petals.

Then I go over this colour with my second colour YG07, to blend these 2 colours together.

My third colour is YR16, this goes a little bit over the YR07 and a little bit further.

And with my fourth colour, Y17,  I colour the rest of the petal.

I repeated this for all the flowers.
When I finished colouring, I put the image on a black,orange and white cardstock mat and added a sentiment with the new Washit ape from Studio light.

I hope you will  have an awesome month of august! 
See you next time!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Lots of zeroes!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today! We all love Copics for their unique, gorgeous, vivid colours but there are also some amazing light, pastel colours among the 358 colours. With that in mind, I decided to use only "zero" colours for my post - 00, 000 and 0000. 

I made a bookmark and used Paperbabe Stamps templates and stamps on it. I stamped a face and shoulder from the Profile Face Left Dinky Stamp set and drew around a hair template with a black Copic multiliner to create my image. 

For once, I did not do the background first as I usually do, but for good reasons: I knew the colours would be very light, so no risk of dragging colour into my character; I wanted a very simple smooth background (when it is a full, complicated background, it can be tricky to colour and I may miss and need to start again); and also I wanted to use the same colours as for my hair and really needed to SEE my character coloured to adjust my background.

So, I coloured the skin first, in E000 and E0000. As you can see, I left some parts uncoloured to have a few highlights and still create some depth despite the use of 2 light-coloured markers.

I then coloured the hair in Bs and RVs. I used B00, 000, 0000 from the roots and RV00, 000 for the tips. I also added a touch of C0. After the hair, I finished colouring the skin of the shoulder and coloured the lips and eyelid in RV00.

For the background, I used the same idea as for my hair, with the same 2 colours to have a nice harmony. I started at the top with RV00, then RV000, 0000. Then I started from the bottom of my bookmark going towards the middle, using B00, then B000 and B0000. I left an uncoloured white part in the middle.

As a final touch, I added silver stars in gel pen, drawing them with the help of a stencil, plus a few dots and white highlights in gel pen too.

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

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Christmas in Summer

Hi everyone, it's Virginia here again, with a new tutorial for Copic Marker Europe. 

Summer is scorching in Spain and I try to keep my mind on fresh things: ice-creams, beaches, lemon hail and... Christmas time!!! Lol. So, I've finally decided to prepare my tutorial related with this season. And, to be honest, I've also seen crafters on the Internet doing Christmas projects so,  I'm not the only crazy person!! lol.

I'm spending some days on the beach, with my family, so you can imagine that I'm not really plenty of tools and different supplies to do an impressive project. That reminds me of that days when I started to do scrapbooking and how lost I was with the only few Copic Markers I had. I`ve tried to imitate that stunning backgrounds with antique appearance and it seemed to me extremely difficult. Years later I discovered how easy it is and with my tutorial I want to encourage you, who are starting to colour, to try it.

Here you have an step by step video tutorial with the process. You can find the stamp I've used in El Rincón de Setter .

The Copic Marker colours I've used are:

Background: E44-E43-E42-E41
Skin: R81-E13-E21-E00-E000
Hair: E35-E57-E47
Dress: YR27-YR24-YR21-Y00
Ribbon: RG97-YG95-YG93-YG91
Christmas Balls: R89-R39-R29-R24-R14-YG97-YG95-YG-93-YG91-YG21-B39-B37-B34-B32

And that's all. I hope you like my tutorial. Have a good summer!

Friday, July 26, 2019


Hi lovely copic friends.

The weather is way too hot at the moment and it's very hard not to stick to your paper while colouring, but I've managed to colour this cute colouring page by Color 'n' Chics.

I have coloured her with my Copic markers and added some coloured pencils in the end too. I just love the combination of Copic markers and coloured pencils, they just seem to be a perfect couple. 

In the photo-video you can see how I've coloured this lady and the colours I've used. 

Have a wonderful day

Monday, July 22, 2019

Eye, Grey and Mulitliner Cicci

Hi Copic Lovers!!

Cicci here today posting.
I hope you are all having a great time this summer!! 
Here in Sweden we can colour a lot because there has been a few rainy days over here.

Today I'm going to make an eye using Copics from the Grey family and then I'm going to use a multi-liner, so for this you need:

Copic Combo
C10, C7, C5, C3, C2 
Multiliner 0.5 Black

Step 1
I start to make a circle for the eye

 Step 2
I just follow the circle with C7

Step 3 
I draw some lines to remind myself to leave some space for highlights, so I do not colour this area

Step 4 
I'm using the big side of the marker this time to make a thicker line around the circle using C7 again

Step 5
I add C3 and blend a little at the same time 

Step 6
Here I add C5 and blend a lot between the edge of C7 C5 and C3  I want as little edges as possible

Step 7
I add more and blend with C3 

Step 8
I added B39 around the circle 

Step 9
I add C7 in the middle

 Step 10
I make a few lines with C5

 Step 11
I add lines in the middle circle with C7

Step 12
I make lines the same way at the outer circle with C7 

 Step 13 
Here I start to use the multi-liner SP 0.5 Black. I start to make a lot of little lines 

 Step 14
Now I add some C2 almost over the hole eye

 Step 15
I add more of C5

 Step 16
Add more of C7

 Step 17
This is a fun part!
Blend a lot at the area that needs to be blended with C5 and C3

 Step 18
I add more with C7 in the edges of the circle

Step 19
Time for more colouring with the same multi-liner I used before 

Step 20
I blend and make some more lines with C5 

 Step 21
Here I use C7, C3, and the multi-liner
Add and blend

 Step 22
Blend with C2 over the eye. Remember to leave some area for the highlights

Step 23
Here I add some highlights with a white Posca pen

Step 24
Now the eye is ready and I start with a background. I colour around the eye with C5

 Step 25
I repeat this again and this time I use C7 C5 C3
Add and blend

Step 26
Here I add the darkest of the C-family, C10

Step 27
I colour the edges with C10  

Step 28
Now I add C7 C5 C3 C2 and blend a lot

Step 29
I made some details in the end with the white Posca and the black multi-liner 


Thank you for sticking with me to the end ;0)
It was a long one today!

Have a wonderful day everyone, and see you in August!!

Hugs and Smiles
from us here at Copic Europa blog