Thursday, July 31, 2014

A unicorn!

Hi everyone,

Today it's Deborah from Belgium again!
I just wanted to show you this card I've made for a beautiful young lady who turns 30 years old.
Stefanie is mentally and physically disabled and so sweet! 
She loves horses so much, so I thought this was a perfect image.
It's from Tiddly Inks "Magda and Sparkles".
I know this is a unicorn, but who doesn't love fairy tales? 

First I've made my background. It's the lightest colour and if you make a mistake, it's easy to fix it with the blender or another marker.
If you colour the sky after you coloured the unicorn and the lady, you sometimes take a little colour from the image and smudge it all over your background. 

Yes, a unicorn has pink hair in my mind! ;-)

Here are the colours I've used for this image:
skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, R20 (cheeks) 
hair: E29, 25, 23, 21
dress: BV08, 04, 02, 00
hair unincorn: R85, 83, 81, RV10
unicorn: W7, 5, 3, 1
clouds: C3, 1, 0
sky: B00, 000, 0000

I hope she'll love the card!

See you next time,


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Congratulations !

Hello all Copic lovers and good day. I'm Sandra and to wish you happy holidays I made a card using "Rosetta" a digital stamp from Wee stamps. 
As the name suggests, the main protagonist of the stamp, in addition to the girl, are lots of roses that surround the character. 
Using my beloved vintage colors for the roses I chose the shade of the family RV, while the clothes of the girl as the family BG. 
I had great fun coloring these roses that are really fantastic! To enhance the stamp I stamped with the size of the "important", it measures  11 cm. 
Remain very little space for embellishments, so I made ​​a CAS card with bazzil , paper pattern of the Maya Design and a tulle bow an embellishment die-cut with a Magnolia die ,and little else.
The sentiment is a stamp of Avery Elle  .
I hope you enjoyed my card, I wish you all happy holidays and we find ourselves in September.


Copic used:
Roses:RV99-95-93-91 BG 90-93-96
Dress:BG 70-72-75

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Baby Diary

Hello, Copic fans!

Today I want to show you the last baby thing I made, which is something between a baby diary and a baby album. The mother of the little buddy wanted a book to write down the kindest moments from the routine and simultaneously to put in photos.

I'd been wandering a lot which image to use but in the end the cute, melting smile of the girl from Mo's Chocolate Smile made me use exactly this stamp. I had some demands about the colours - to be something fresh and contrasting at once. Here is what came out:


I don't have a system when colouring the stamps, I don't follow certain steps and every time I start from a different part. Usually I colour the skin first, then the hair and last are the clothes. When I colour the hair mostly I try to make it similar to the person the project is prepared for. In this specific case, the baby is still little so I made the hair like her mother's. I comform with the background papers (or fabric) when colouring the clothes. Sometimes (like now) I add a texture of the fabric of the clothes.

And what would be one 'chocolate smile' whithout a decoration with some little chocolates of polimer clay?

The book has 150 sheets for writing and 16 pages for photos.

Copic Markers used:
Skin:E11, E50, E51, E93
Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E29
Pants: BG10, BG70, BG73, BG75, BG77, W5
T-Shirt and Socks: RV52, RV55, RV66, RV69, W5

Thanks for stopping by!

Vili M.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

When you miss somebody!

Hi everybody!

Recently I discovered absolutly wonderful designer of digi stamps - Aurora wings.
Pretty sure that a lot of you have already know her. :) If not - just visit her website for giant source of inspiration and beauty!
Anyhow for todays entry I decided to use one of the her digi stamps - Viridis Incendia - Carnivorous Plants .
I found it rather challenging for coloring but i TOTALLY enjoyed it...and it was a bit sad when I finished it as in some way I got use to this character :)
So here my card:

For this card I used accetate as a body.
I cut the main character out and glued it on the front. Than (after some correction in photoshop and my doodling) I used the second part of the image to create a background - and glued it inside the card.
Than add sentiment, couple of reinstones, ranger stickles and glossy accents.

That's how it looks when folded

And here you can see a bit of my handdrawing :))

Copics that were used:

plants      - YG0000, YG00, YG01,YG03, YG63, YG67,
 YG93, YG95, YG97, G0000, G21, G28, G40, G82, G85, G99, 

details and accents - RV11, RV17, RV21, RV23, V06

sceen - G0000, G21, G40,G82

butterfly   - Y11, Y19, Y21, YR14, YR18, YR20, E99

That's all for now!
Wish you great day!
Daria Myagkikh

Friday, July 25, 2014

Winner of Challenge 30

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

Here comes the winner of
Challenge 30, "Welcome Baby", it is....

#5 Faye
Congratulation Faye! Please send us an email to
with your request for 3 Copic Sketch markers.
CME team

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Let them eat cake

Hi copic friends, it's my turn again.This time I have made a tag and the background is made with Dylusions ink and Dutch Doobadoo masks.

The image is a cute little witch called spooky birthday by Tiddly Inks. I have coloured her with my copics, using the following nrs:
for the skin:
E000, 00,02,21,11,04
for shading and hair:
C3, 5
for the bag, belt and hair:
BV00, 29
for the dress and hat:
YR15, 16

have a wonderful time,
 see you next month (.... with a tutorial )


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Challenge

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

honnestly, I had expected more entries to our Challenge "Welcome Baby", but it is the Quality that counts, not the number. The winner will be announced on Friday, 25th July 2014.

So let's see, if more of you will like our new Challenge: 

BIG Hair

Here is my inspiration for you: 
The image is from the Artist Catzilla and I found the lines here:

These are the Copics I used:
Skin: E50, E51, E01, E02
Lips: E08
Tongue: E02
Hair: YR14, E08, E19, E59

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  19. August 2014 (23:55).

The winner will be announced   22. August 2014.

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Coloring with copics and do a painting

today is it my turn, Rozzan, to inspire you.
I have choosen a stamp that is a little bigger then usual.
It is a digistamp from Deviant Art.

The reasons I have choosen a bigger stamp to be able to practice on hair.
This time I decided to paint the hair in a color I usually don't.
I often like to use E40-47.... But this time I took a lot of red colors,
I think that this have a really nice effect on the hair.

Under the stamp I put a black paper to get a more clear framing.
and to bring out the stamp more.
Additionally I wanted to "build up" the stamp with 3D foampads
 to get the effect of a painting.

I cut of a corner on the stamp and added one more photo mat.
This I also "built up" with 3D pads.

Here is the three layer of paper, 
I hope its clear and that you see how I have build it up.

The last three papers got to be rectangular, 
from whom the very last again got to be black.

On the flowers I put on some silver "blings".

The "Blings" also "fall" down to the last layer of paper.

And here you see the finished painting colored with copics of course.

These are the colors I have used:
Skin: E0000,E00,E11,E13
Lips: E04 and Eyes: B93
Hair: YR000,YR02,E08,E19,E59
Flowers: C9,C7,C3,C1,C0, Y28

Hugs from Rozzan

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fish Scales Tutorial


Today I have a little tutorial to show you how I color fish scales, or mermaid. 
I got many request for a tutorial on colouring a mermaid/ of fish tail.
So I've prepared a step by step for you. Of course I show you how to do it with your Copics.

 First use a darker color and if possible a different tone to the rest. 
My choice in this example are V-colors, but my darker color is the RV66. 
A color from an other natural blending group, for me important to have two different shades of the same color.

With my color RV66 I have drawn a fine line on the side of darkest shade. 
And then I added very small dots, I adore my brush tips!

The second step: 
I draw a fine line on the opposite side of the darkest shadows with an intermediate color,  my choice is V12. Than I added more dots around this lines, and on the darker previous side
Because I want to have a volume effect, I keep the light in the middle of the tail.
 I have a darker side down, another intermediate up to give volume.

I keep coloring with another, lighter intermediate color, I use V01. 
Added more dots on the previous color and a bit more towards the center.

The central part of my drawing is not white, I have used the V000.
Again add more dots on the above and finish paint spots all the central part of the mermaid tail.

Now repeat again, I start with the darkest outer parts. 
Dots with V06.

 I'm going to the center, using an intermediate color, added more dots with V12.

And again I use V01 for parts around the area for more light. 

And this is my card with my colored drawing. 
The digital stamp is from Tiddly Inks. 
I hope you liked it and do them in practice, summer is the best time for coloring mermaids.

Copics I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11. R20 
Hair: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44.
Tail: RV66, V01, V000, V12.
Background: BG10, BG11, BG13.

Hugs and Kisses!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Suki Manga Copic illustration

Dear Copic friends,

Nice to meet you, my name is Esther and I am from Spain.

 My nick name is Suki Manga

It is a pleasure for me to collaborate with Copic Marker Europe.

This is my first entry and this time I would like to show you one of my illustrations created with Copic Markers.

This is the creation of an Original Character.

As you can see in the images below, when the line art is ready I start to colour the skin:

Skin: E00, E11, RV10

Then I colour eyes and hair. I use white ink for final details on the hair.

Eyes: B05, B29, B00
Hair: E37, E35, E29
Clothes: YR07, E37, Y38, E71, E50, C3, C5, C7

I also used “0 -Blender copic” to create a texture with little dots for the plush cat.

Cat: 0, E35, E00, E11

I hope you enjoy this illustration.

See you soon!

Suki Manga Art  (-^_^-)/

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thinking of you...

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here with a 100% Copic Make It Crafty scene! I have used an adorable girl from the latest release and a little background...

This cutie is Jacinta Sitting Thinking and I have merged her with Park Bench For Two, and simply coloured my scene with Copics. I tried to add pleats to Jacinta's trousers, inspired by an image coloured by Zoe. I added a Make It Crafty sentiment from the Just Wanted To Say Sentiment Set. 

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 11, 23, R20, 22
Hair: E53, 55, 57, 59
Eyes: BG000
Sweater and Top: RV63, 66, V09, 15, 17, W00, 0, 1, 3
Trousers: B32, 34, 37, 39
Bench: E30, 31, 35, 39, 59
Greens: G28, YG01, 03, 17, 67
Ground: E40, 41, 42, 42, 43, W1, 3, 5
Sky: BG000, BV20, C00, 0, 1

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

Monday, July 14, 2014

Peek A Boo

Hi Everyone,

I'm back from holiday, well actually we got back last Sunday but was hard work trying to stay awake until bed time when you arrive at 4:30 in the morning, making it 34 hours since you last went to bed.  Not a good idea going to work the next day either, so it's been a long week to say the least.

I have used Candibean image called Peek A Boo image, isn't she a cutie and she's for my niece's 3rd birthday today, so you can see one of the new numbers from the Marianne Design's July release, so handy to have.

The papers are just my new favourite, My Precious Daughter from Pion Design.  Totally in love with these and of course all available from Live and Love Crafts.,

The Viewfinder called Lovely View is also from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, I couldn't find my embossing mat, umm that's because I've tidied up you see, but is definitely one to have in your stash.

Copics Used:-
Skin E00, E000, E11, E04, R20 for blush
Hair: E25, E29, E31, E47, E50
Pink: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV69
Violets: BV000, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Terracota pot:: E09, E17, E19, E53
Green: YG13, G20, G94, G99
Bear: E35, E31, E50

Hugs Tracy x

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Happy Birthday: Using W7 to create shadows

Hello Copic Friends, Elizabeth her today to show you a frame- card with two Magnolia images. The images are colored using some of my favorite Copic colors this summer.

Usually I love the soft tones, recently I have been experimenting with using more color and deeper shadows on my images especially on clothes.

I use my W7 on the deepest shadows to create contrasts. It goes with lots of colors, so don't be afraid to try even if it scares you, just be sure not to use to much and to blend well with the color you are using! I have used W7 on her hair, shirt and pants, even for the white lace!
Copics used:
Skin: E50-21-15, V95 and R20 for the cheeks.
Hair: E29-25-21, W7
Blouse and bow:BV29-25-23-20, W7
Pants: BG75-72-70, W7
Lace: W7-3-00

Here's the front of my card. 

I used another Magnolia image on the inside of the card. 

 Same thing on this image, I used my W7 on her hair, clothes, even on the flower in her hand. 
Copics used:
Skin: E50-21-15, V95 and R20 for the cheeks.
Hair: E29-25-21, W7
T-shirt and shoes: BG75-72-70, W7
Shorts and hat:BV29-25-23-20, W7
Lace and socks: W7-3-00
Flower: RV99-95-93-91, W7, G46-40, W1

Hope you like my card,
Wishing you a colorful day!