Saturday, April 26, 2014

A birthday snail

Hello everyone!
This is Kathrin here today with another creation to share with you.

It's my twins' 13th birthday today and this is the card I made for Pia:

I made the exact same one for Natascha just using red and pink instead the blue and turquoise. You know how life is - they want to be separate persons but still look very closely what the "other half" gets... ;)

This cute snail is by Lelo Design and I love all of these snails they create! Sometimes I am having troubles coloring these because I tend to make the snail itself in skin colors and then use browns for the house, which sometimes looks a bit un-colorful. But now with the blue house I had lots of fun coloring this cutie in!

I added a fence in the background and also some grass. 
Those hearts on stems are made using a set of cutting dies I bought recently at a stamp fair. They are a bit tricky to attach but look so cute!
The saying is by Whiff Of Joy.

These are the Copics used for coloring:

Snail: R02, R01, R00
Cheeks: R32, R000
House and blue balloon: B95, B93, B91
Bow and turquoise balloon: BG18, BG15, BG11, BG10
Shadow: E43, E41, E40

Off for celebrating!
Have a wonderful day everyone and if you're curious - the pink and red version of the card can be seen on my blog today.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Winner of Challenge 27

Hello dear Copic Fans,
It's me again, Barbara/Kreativmonster,
for the Copic Marker Europe Blog Challenge.

Here comes the winner of
Challenge 27, "Birthday", it is....
#15 Elizabeth
Congratulation, Eluzabeth! Please send us an email to

with your request for 3 Copic Sketch markers.

CME team

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Banners Kiki La Rue

Hello Everyone,

I have a little CC Designs image for you today.  She is called Banner Kiki La Rue.  I have added some honeycomb from Dutch Doobadoo, really loving this honeycomb.  The frame that Kiki is in is by Marianne Designs.  The flowers are a combination of Prima and Kaisercraft.

The lasercut butterflies are also from Dutch Doobadoo and they have many A5 lasercut packs to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.  I have added some flat back pearls to the centres of the butterflies.

Copics Used:-

 Skin E000, E00, E11, E04 and R20 for Blush
Hair E43, E44, E47, E49, E53
Dress/Banner/Boots BG72, BG75, BG70

Hugs Tracy x
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New Challenge

Hello Copic Fans,
It's me again, Barbara/Kreativmonster for the
Copic Marker Europe Blog Challenge.

As  everybody expected, there were a lot of beautiful entries to our  last challenge "Birthday" and for us it was difficult to find out our favourites. Thanks a lot!

Our new Challenge is an intersting  one, it is 

Out of my Comfort Zone

As this is very different for everybody, there are no inspirations this time. We want you to choose colours, you never use, or techniques or images or styles, whatever you do not do usually, do it NOW.

So now, it's your turn! Show us your work, and you can win
3 sketch markers of your choice.
Please be aware that only entries from those living in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are possible.

To enter visit our Challenge page and enter your link in Mr Linky
before the end of 20nd May 2014.

The winner will be announced 23th of May 2014.

We are looking forward to see your creations!
for CME team

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Airbrush again...

Hello, dear Copic Fans,
it's me again, Barbara/Kreativmonster, to show you a Copic inspiration.

This time, my card is a combination of airbrush and colouring,
 I like that very much!

Again, I used some of the great masks from Dutch Doobadoo for the background with my Copic airbrush-system, I really love these masks!

You don't need many colours for this, I used V22, V25, RV59, G40 and G43.
Around the image and for colouring the image I used the same colours as for the background.

Here you can see the masks I used:

I hope, I can inspire you to use our Copic Airbrush-system, 
it is such a lot of fun!
Big Hugs

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Hello! I'm Cristina Valenzuela
On my card for today I have used a stamp that is slightly different. 
This is a drawing of Chrishanthi, a Greek artist known for her sweet and a bit gothic style. 

This digital stamp is called Dewe. 

We are used to color stamps that are completely clean, without traces or shadows, but what happens when the artist has already added shadows? 

The normal thing is to use these lines in our favor. So, this will be the part where I will make my shading. Instead of colouring as if these shadows do not exist, this is where I will put my darker colours to make the blending with my Copic. 
The result is an aged colouring, and with much volume. 

The Copic colours I used are: 
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E02, E50.
Hair: E51, Y28, Y21, E44.
Dress and Eyes: B000, B00, B01, B02, C3.
Hat: C7, C5, BG05, BG02.
The background colour is V91, and I made a polka dot pattern with my Blender 0. Then I used Activator to stamp a fabric texture and give more depth to the drawing. 
I have also embossed the background and the card.

I hope you liked my card! 
I'll see you soon, kisses!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A little cutie...

Hi there everyone,
Åsa here today with some copic inspiration for you all.

I have used this little cutie from Wee Stamps, together with some favourite papers from Maja Design.

I have used the following colours:
Skin: E11-21-00-000-R20
Hair: E55-53-50
Clothes: B02-01-00-000 / N3-1-0
Flowers: Y24-23-21-20-000
Green: YG63-G24-21-YG03

Hope you´re having a wonderful Easter holiday!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An easter basket for all of you

Hello Copic Lovers!
This is Kathrin here today showing you another creation colored with those amazing Copic Markers.
And since easter is very close now I though I'd make an easter basket...

The image I used is one of those Digis by Christa Smith/Saturated Canary and is called "Egg-stra Special". Isn't she just too cute and I love all those layers the dress has because this is so much fun to color. And those rain boots are just amazing, exactly how you imagine someone working on a farm. 
With the big basket full of eggs I am sure she will now go to dip dye these to be prepared for a colorful easter.

The basket itself has been cut from craft colored cardstock and I used the Woodgrain background stamp by Stampin'Up to add the texture.
All the other sides have been decorated with grass and yellow tulips as well.

An well, what would an easter basket be without some chocolat in it? So I filled this up for all of you - feel free to take some! ;)

These are the Copics I used to color the image in:

Skin: E13, E11, E51, E30, E000
Cheeks, Lips: R00, R01, R02
Hair, Gum Boots: E34, Y21, YR30
Blues: B05, B01, B000, B0000
Greens: G46, G43, G40, YG11, YG0000
Eggs and Hen: N3, N1, C00
Sole of boots: N6, N3, N1

So, here's wishing all of you a very happy easter!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Butterfly on Design Paper

I am glad that I can post a  card today. As an administrator I always admire the work our DT is doing for the CME blog.

I love to let you see, that it is possible to colour directly on design paper. First you need to a test on the paper to discover how much ink the paper can carry. Is it bleeding very quick, take than the technique from dark to light and use less color. Is the paper not so absorbant than you can also use the layering technique from light to dark. What gives more depth.

If this is abacadabra for you, try to take some classes with our Copic Instructors. We offer the ECCP programm in almost every European country. In one of the tabs on this site, you can find information and links to all the countries that offer them.

I made this card with a butterfly stamp from Studio Light, on a show in the Netherlands and people were wondering how I made this. I took a nice piece of design paper, in this case the paper from Janneke Brinkman from Studio Light (also available in Germany and the UK). It is a very nice soft coloured paper with flowers on it. I stamped the Butterfly wit with Memento in a dark red color.

Mostly I advise people who want to start with Copic colouring, to take first flowers or butterflies, much easier than colouring faces and hair from cutie stamps. To get familiair with the techniques it is better.
It will cost you less sweat.

I started with the  R89 on the spot that need to be the darkest, than I added the R85,83 en 81. At the end I went back with the R89 for deeper shadows.
To give the wings more accent, I took  the new Opaque White bottle to give these small white accents.
You can also use a white acrylic marker.

Then I cut only the wings, not the body, I curled the wings over a marker.

I rolled some cutted roses, took some Dutch Paperart leaves from Dutch Doobadoo and made a label to complete my card. With a glue gun I added the pearls in the roses.
I love these nice stamps with sayings,
therefore I stamped one in Versafine Black on the card, to make it more visible.

A clay butterfly was also allowed on my card, he became some glitter. 
I glittered also the wings with a Spica Atyou pen.
Here is my colour palet

Thanks for fluttering by, hope to inspired you a little bit.
Regards Diny

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Hello copic fans,

It's my turn today (Wenda ) to show you a card. I made one with a stamp "Sweet Elin" from "Nellie Snellen" de card I made for the daughter of Nellie Snellen, she asked me cards to make for her shop. 

Of course I colored with copic's my favorite color medium.
On the card I have put a few flowers and the corners I made with the "Melting Pot" and colored with "Perfect Pearls".
The Text stamp is from "Lydia Boode" 

 The colors used are:

Skin :  R22 - R20 - E11 - E00 - E000 
Hair : E37 - YR24 - Y26 - Y15 - E50
Rose : RV99 - RV95 - RV93 - RV91
Purple : V17 - V15 - V12
Background : BV20 - BV0000

I hope you got new inspirations to make your own cards.

Have a nice day.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tutorial : Combinations for skin colors

Hello dear Copic lovers and welcome back . 
Here is Sandra from Italy and for my new post I want to share a tutorial for combinations skin colors . 
I'm always looking for new color combinations for the skin, and I hope that my tutorial will be helpful for your inspirations.

Using the beautiful image "Cali Girl" of Satured Canary  and Perfect Colouring Paper, I experimented different types of skin.
I have to admit that I like a natural,  clear skin tones  tending to shades of beigebut in some cases it is necessary to change!
For example, to color the skin tone this girl in bikini , it is definitely better go with darker skin tone that simulates a beautiful tanned skin
I've divided the different  skin combinations  by “ethnicity”, but of course you are free to experiment with color and combos you prefer most!
I go with the first combination with pink shades using Copic  R family .
In my opinionthis shades are very suitable for babies skin  coloration because  is very delicate and fresh.
For  next combinations I go with  Copic  E family .
These skin tones can be considered "European" with neutral-beige  tones. 
I started using very light  tone like E0000  , then move to increasingly darker shades like 

After the European , I  go with  "Latin" skins  that have a darker  olive skin tones

Finally I go to the "African" skin very dark , I really love this beautiful  true effect !
At the end I used black bazzil cardstock and a Tim Holtz die to create different tags . 
I assembled tags all together with metal ring, so I can add new anytime !!

I hope that you enjoyed my tutorial thank for following  . See you soon at the next project!
Copic used for bikini: BV 01-02-04


Saturday, April 5, 2014

A romantic Easter

Hello dear all Copic friends,
It’s Cinzia here today  to share  with you a new card  I made for Copic Marker Europe blog.
This time I used a very  pretty  image by Sylvia Zet,  one of her latest digi image,  you can’t help to love this little young shepherdess and her lamb, she’s too too cute, as all Sylvia’s images!!!

The gorgeous image is called “Mary”,  the sentiment is from “Magnolia”, the papers  are Maya Design from the “Sofiero collection, the dies are Magnolia Doohickeys for the lave and the bottom side doily , Spellbinder "Floral Ovals", Memory Box and Cheery Lynn Design for the butterfly, Go Create Frilly die. 

Here is a close up of the colored image:

And now a close up of bottom side…

Copic  Markers:
Skin: E0000, R000, R00, E11, , R22, R20
Hair and Hat: E 40, E11, E43, E44
Dress :  B000, B00, BG01, BG05, C0, C02, C03
Shoes: E 40, E11, E43, E44
Flowers:  RV000, RV10, RV13

Thanks for dropping by and  visit me today and for your lovely comments.  
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!  J


Friday, April 4, 2014


hi ya all, Miranda here again.
Today I have a canvas to share. I printed the image quite large so it took me a lot of time to colour it. It's a image by Rick St Dennis which he drew especially for me. I love mermaids, seahorses and steampunk, so I thought a combination of these three would be so cool....and it turned out  exactly the way I wanted it to be. 

The background is a combination of acrylic paints, modeling paste, ink and copics and Ducth Doobadoo masks. The embellies are by Dutch Doobadoo (paperart gears) , craft emotions (wooden items)  and the hobby craftshop (roses and metal items). Covered all the embellies with gesso and ink, copics, paint and glitter. 

used copic colours:
Y11,Y21, Y0000
YR15, YR23, YR 16, YR07
YG03, YG25,YG17
E000,E02, E13, E17
C5, C3
BG0000,BG18, BG15, BG75, BG49,BG15

have a wonderful day