Thursday, January 31, 2013

...never fade

Hi dear Copic Lovers,

Today all the snow's melted and it looks like spring outside :) only thing missing are the flowers! So that's why, to make my card, I've chosen the sweet sentiment about friendship "Friends are flowers that never fade".

I've coloured this hyper cute Mo Manning Image with following Copic Sketch Markers:

Skin: E0000, E000, E11, E13, R22 (for the cheeks)
Boots/Shirt: R00, R02, R05, R08, R29
Skirt: G20, G21, BG11
Dog/Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
Shadow: W00, W0, W2

Wish you such friends that never fade...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Best Friends

Hello Dear friends,

Today I have made a Easel Card for you
with a digital image from Cuddly Budly.
They have nice and sweet images

My basic paper is Straw Cardstock from Bazzil.
The color from this paper match very good by so many dessin papers.
It's one of my favorite cardstock at the moment.

The dessin paper is from a paperstack from Basic Grey "Serenade"
I used different dies for the label and swirls.
The butterfly's are from Stampin'Up and de flowers from
Wild Orchid Crafts.

After coloring with the markers I make the sky with decoration chalk
with glitter. You can't see it on the pictures bud believe me, the image shine very well.

And off course I have colored with Copic Markers.
Big dog: E43 E41 W5
Small dog: E55 E33 E53 W5
Doll: W5 W3 W1
Jacket: YG67 YG63 YG61
Ground: W3 E41 E33

I hope you're inspired with my card, and I love to read what you think about
this creation.
 Thank you

Monday, January 28, 2013

Casting Down

Hello copic-fans!

Franz from Italy again to share another of my projects.

I wanted to use a "Craft and Me" image for a long time and finally I chose this one for today's post, she's called "Casting down".
I think she's so romantic and charming, love her dress and all those hearts blown away, I'm a romantic girl, what can I do?!!

Her hair is coloured up with my usual and favourite brown colour combo: E21-E25-E29-E49.
I was inspired to use BV copics for her dress, tried to give dimensionality to it, using the darkest tones on the parts that I think are behind her legs (I mean the back of her skirt).
To achieve this I finally added little touches of black too; I love using it sometimes, but have to be very carefull not to spoil the result at the end!

This is a close up of the image, I used BG and BV colours on her wings; they are transparent, so I mixed colours from the different families on some parts, where they overlap:

I’ve used papers from “Pion Design" design this time, lot of flowers and some fab little swirls from Prima, I love them!


This is my card recipe:

Craft and me - “Casting Down”
Pion Design Patterned Papers
French Vanilla Bazzill cardstock
Prima Mini Swirls - "Say it in Cristal"
Guipure Lace
Ribbons and flowers
Make it Crafty perfect colouring paper
Versafine Ink Pad “Vintage Sepia”
Tools and Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot
Seewing Machine

 E0000-E000-E00-E11 + R000-R00-R20- for cheecks


That’s all from me today!

A big hug everybody,


Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Blog lay out

Hello dear friend, 

Today I have published our new blog design.
Our talented designer Wenda had made
a very beautiful card for us a few weeks ago.

I have used her lovely card to create this new background.
I hope you love our new look as much we love our new look.

Please let us know if you love it (or not)

Big Hugs
Design Team
Copic Marker Europe

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sweet Pea Digi Stamp

Hello Copics fans how are you all? Vicky here today with my first post of 2013.
Today I have used a Sweet Pea digital image by Karen Middleton. Now my most favourite things to colour are faces/skin & hair..........I can totally relax when colouring hair its the one things that never stresses me out. I love Sweet Pea images but its been sooooooooo long since I have coloured one, so here is a beautiful lady for you............
This is 'Tara', isn't she so pretty. I kept the papers light as I wanted the image to be main focus.

I coloured her in the same colours the artist did but I didnt do her hair as light.
Colours I used are...........
Face - E13, E21, E00, E000, E0000 & R20 for the cheeks & R85 for the lips.
Hair - C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C0
Leaves - YG97, YG93, YG91 & used the blender to lighten in places
The background I used G000 & the blender pen again to make it faded in places.
I then added White Liquid Pearls to the berries.
She was then matted onto a Spellbinder die-cut in grey card which I also dabbed with white Gesso.

I have used Pion Papers, I love these papers, lovely lace, scalloped pearls & some gorgeous flowers on top of some Memory Box die-cuts. I kept the flowers in neutral tones again to let the image shine out.

This card seemed to flow together so nicely & the image I really enjoyed colouring. If like me you love hair & faces then Karen Middleton & Hannah Lynn do wonderful images for this kind of colouring. They are fabulous if you want to practice hair colouring as well as skin colouring & shading.

Thank you for stopping by.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Copic Instructors

I know I am very late with this announchment, but better now than never.
On Wednesday the 14 of November we had a Copic Instructor Class with 12 people, I was assisted by my Instructors Keren, Doreen and Barbara.

On Tuesday the attendees already followed classes from the European Copic Colouring Program. 
On the Instructor Class, one day later,  they al had the task to give a brief explanation of a certain "Copic Topic".

 Laura from Finland is explaning us how she colours hair.

After completing the class we now have 9 new Copic Instructors. The European Copic community is very happy with them.

 Laura, Maria, Yvonne, Alix, Isabelle, Magali, Manuela, Heidi, Helena congratulations!!!!

If you want information about classes, certifications a.s.o. please get in contact with your Regional Instructor, the emaillink is on the left side of this blog.

We now have one or more Instructors in:
Norway, Finland,  Sweden, Danmark,  the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switserland, Israel and the Middle East.

On Thursday we had a very interesting Conference wit all the European Copic Instructors, who were able to come. Wetalked a lot and made plans for the upcoming year, completed the European Coloring Program.
We already set the date for the next Conference in 2013. 

On the 13 November there will be an Instructor Class in Wiesbaden Germany. 
Application only by invitation of the Copic-distributor of your country. 

With the 19 Copic Instructors we hope to inspire and help every Copic-lover in Europe and Israel and the Middle East.
Greetings Diny
Copic Ambassador and Instructor Europe

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Adorable Faces

here am I again. Did not post cards the last weeks, therefore I have a special card for you now, with 4 coloured images.

Perhaps you have seen these images called: So Adorable Vintage, there are six of them. The manufacturer is Sugar Nellie.
In the digital images the shadow is already indicated, to make it easy for us to colour them.
The light outlining gives them also a little bit the idea of colouring without lines.

I immediately was falling in love with this type of card, during one my Copic Colouring Classes a student showed it. In this card you can place two or four images, Norma from the blog frommycraftroom has a great tutorial on het blog, look at the tab tutorials and find a lot of nice cards and other ideas.

My friend Annie and I started again with a crafting afternoon, ones a week. The first thing we made were two of these cards.

I have used Pion papers, love the colors of this line. The leaves at the front are made with dies from Noor-design and Cottage Cutz. De nice white flowers are made with one of the five new Noor flower die-sets, they will be released end of Januari. I made an extra hole in the top of flowers leaves. 

All the faces are coloured with my favorite colorcombo for skin: 
The clothing and the flowers are made with the Copic markers from the V-20 group. 

Hair E25-21-50-29

Hair E53-51-50

Hair E44-42-40-47

Hair E44-42-40-47

To colour these faces was a great practice in colouring hair, my favorite part of an image. I hope you enjoyed watching them and I wish you a lot of colouring -fun.

Do you want to learn to color with Copics, the way we show it here, watch the announcements on the country-blogs from Germany, Norway and the Benelux.
Don't wait to long, because I know the classes in Norway are almost filled.
Did you know there is a DT Call for the German-blog?

So, now I want to thank you for coming by. Have a great day.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Make your own Flowers with Copics

Hi everyone,

Today I have prepared a little tutorial for you. As I had to make a book cover for a girl's bible. Therefore I thought about making flowers matching the design papers and my image colouration. So I want to show you how I made them...

To create these, I've punched several Flowers and Leafs out of white Bazill Paper.
Then I started colouring the leafs
with two shades of green (YG93, G85)

 And now I've coloured the flowers in different shades of pink.
Some lighter and some darker, to get a natural effect. I just love how easy it is to blend colours with Copic Markers... :D Rather sharp or soft blending... everything is possible... the way you like.
I also coloured the backside of the flowers with a middle tone.
(RV000, RV00, R81, R83, R85)

I sticked them together in several layers and formed the flower leafs.
 Then added a pearl in the center to give it that romantic touch.
 So now I have the flowers and leafs colours matching the design
papers and image coloration...
For the coloration of my Mo Manning image I've used following colours:
YG91, YG93, RV000, RV00, R22, R81, R83, R85, BG10, BG11, BG13,
E0000, E000, E00, E11, E51, E55, W00, W2

Hope you enjoy this little spring breeze through all these snowy and gray days :)

Wish you a great & colourful new week,

Saturday, January 19, 2013

It's never too early for a christmas card

Hello everyone!
This is Kathrin here today - after quite a while without crafting or internet I am back.
And so I am happy to type today's inspiration post for you.
Hello Ihr Lieben!
Hier ist Kathrin - und nach einiger bastel- und internetloser Zeit bin ich endlich zurück. 
Und darum freut es mich besonders, dass ich den heutigen Inspirations-Post für Euch schreiben darf.

I hope you aren't too sick of christmas cards - because this is exactly what I have to show today: a christmas card... You can never be to early, can't you? And I used no traditional colors.
Ich hoffe, Ihr seid nicht zu froh, keine Weihnachtskarten mehr sehen zu müssen. Denn das ist genau das, was ich Euch heute zeigen möchte: eine Weihnachtskarte. Naja, man kann nie zu früh dran sein. Und ich habe keine traditionellen Farben verwendet.

The image is by CC Designs. I totally think this is an elf - and so of course she needed green clothes. Here's a close up:
Das Motiv ist von CC Designs. Ich bin mir sicher, dass das ein Elf ist - und darum brauchte sie grüne Kleidung. Hier ist eine Nahaufnahme:

Besides the different shades of green I also used some black to make the shadows deeper.
Ich habe neben den verschiedenen Grüntönen auch schwarz verwendet, um die Schatten noch tiefer ausfallen zu lassen.

The card itself has been made using papers by Magnolia and GCD, the poinsettia die and the leafes are by Magnolia as well. The saying is a stamp by Catslife press.
I also added some Crackle Paint to the edges of my papers.
Die Karte habe ich mit Papieren von Magnolia und GCD verziert, die Weihnachtsstern-Stanze und die Blätter sind ebenfalls von Magnolia. Der Text ist von Catslife Press.
I habe außerdem die Ränder meiner Papiere mit Crackle Paint eingestrichen.

And these are the Copics used:
Und mit diesen Copics habe ich coloriert:

Skin/Haut: E13, E11, E51, E30, E000
Cheeks/Backen: R22, R20
Dress/Kleid: G29, G28, G24, G21, G20, 100
Hair/Haare & shoes/Schuhe: T8, T6, T3, 100
fur brim/Fellrand: W5, W2, W1, W00

So, hope you liked my card - and am wishing all of you a happy day!
Ich hoffe, Euch gefällt meine Karte, und ich wünsche Euch einen tollen Tag!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Many dots and pink

Hello Copic fans,

Today it is my turn to show you a card and this time it is one with a picture of Kenny K ,  with the name Queens Cutie

I wanted to work with pink colors and I think that has succeeded.  For the paper I have choosen one with dots.  These dots can be found back in the part I made with a die of Memory box. The roses are made with a stans of My favorite things and after punching out you can roll them till these beautiful roses, easy to make and lovely to use on cards. Besides, these kind of dies are handy to use the small scraps of paper.

 Skin : R22 - R20 - E11 - E00 E000
 Hair : 110 - N9 - N7 - N5 - N3 - B60
 Pants : B99 - B97 - B95 - B93 - B91
T-shirt : C4 - C2 - C1 - C0 - C00
  Shoe sole : N9 - N7 - N5 
 Pink : C6 - C4 - RV19 - RV17 - RV55 - RV63

Hopefully I did inspire you with my card.

Hugs Wenda

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

NEWS and New Challenge/Neuigkeiten und neue Challenge

Hello Copic fans,
 Hallo Copic-Fans!
It's me again, Barbara/Kreativmonster and before I start the new challenge for you, I have some news for you.
Ich bin's wieder, Barbara/Kreativmonster,  und bevor ich die neue Challenge für euch starte, habe ich Neuigkeiten für euch, die besonders für unsere deutschsprachigen Leser interssant sein könnten.

As our network of Certified Regional Copic Instructors is spreading all over Europe, North Africa  and the Middle East, we want to build up a network of Copic Marker Blogs in every country. Right now there are Copic Marker Benelux, Copic Marker Norway, Copic Marker Finland and yesterday, we launched the

Copic Marker Deutschland Blog!

 This is why there will be no more german translation of  posts and tutorials from now on. We would be very happy about your visits at all of our blogs, because they are all different, only the love of Copic Markers is common to all of them.
So wie sich unser Netzwerk von Copic Instruktoren über ganz Europa, Nordafrika und den Mittleren Osten ausbreitet, so möchten wir ein
Netz mit Copic Marker Blogs in jedem Land aufbauen. Wie ihr bestimmt wisst, gibt es schon Copic Marker Benelux, Copic Marker Norwegen, Copic Marker Finland und seit gestern den  

Copic Marker Deutschland Blog!
Deshalb wird es ab morgen auch keine deutschen Übersetzungen aller Posts und Tutorial hier mehr geben. Wir würden uns freuen, wenn ihr alle unsere Blogs besuchen würdet, denn sie sind alle unterschiedlich, nur die Liebe zu Copic Markern ist überall dabei.

Of course, we want you to visit this blog, too, so let's start  our new Copic Marker Europe Blog Challenge. As we have all  made so many Christmas projects and cards during the last few weeks, there must be a lot of other projects and cards waiting to be created.
This is why our new challenge for you is an easy one:
Natürlich möchten wir auch, dass ihr weiterhin diesen Blog besucht, daher nun zur  Copic Marker Europe Blog Challenge. Nachdem wir alle in den letzten Wochen so viele Weihnachtsprojekte und -karten gemacht haben, warten bestimmt viele andere Projekte und Karten darauf, gebastelt zu werden.
Daher ist unsere neue Challenge für euch eine leichte:
  Anything goes with Copic Markers
Alles geht mit Copic Markern

Here are some of the DT's projects as inspiration:
Hier sind ein paar Werke des Designteams als Inspiration:

So now, it's your turn! Show us your work, and you can win
3 sketch markers
of your choice. As usual, we want you to use your Copics for your project.
Of course, we are happy about participants from all over the world,
but we can only send Markers to winners who are living in Europe,
North Africa and the Middle East.
Also, jetzt seid ihr dran! Zeigt uns Eure Werke, ihr könnt
3 Sketch Marker
 Eurer Wahl gewinnen. Wie immer möchten wir natürlich,
dass ihr eure Copics für euer Projekt verwendet.
Natürlich freuen wir uns über Teilnehmer aus der ganzen Welt,
aber wir können die Marker nur an Gewinner schicken, die in Europa,
Nordafrika und dem Mittleren Osten leben.

To enter visit our Challenge page 
 Enter your link in Mr Linky
before the end of  14 February.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday,  20.02.2013.
Auf unserer Challenge Page könnt ihr euch eintragen.
Tragt Euren Link in Mr. Linky ein
Teilnahmeschluss ist der 14. Februar 2013.
Der Gewinner wird am Mittwoch, dem 20.02.2013, bekannt gegeben.

We are looking forward to seeing your creations!
Wir freuen uns darauf, eure Werke zu sehen!
Hugs/Liebe Grüße
CME team