Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Friendship is the greatest gift

Hi Copic friends, 

I hope you are enjoying Christmas wherever you are! We are having lots of fun and family time here in Norway, today we even had some snow! Finally! 

Here is a Christmas card using the cute Wee Stamp image. 

 The papers are by Studio Light and Papirdesign. 

The image by Wee Stamps/ Sylvia Zet is called "Friendship is the greatest gift". Copic colours used: 
Skin: E13-11-21-000, R20
Hair 1: E37-35, YR24-23-21-20
Hair 2: E49-47-44-43-41
Green: YR67-63-61, G99
Reds: E18-07. R24-22-35
Blue: B21-23-60-63-91
Box: E47-44-43-41
Background: B60-63-91-BV20

Enjoy the rest of your the holidays! 

This was my final post for Copic Marker Europe. 
I really enjoyed sharing my love of coloring with all of you! 
Thanks for having me, I'll see you around!

Christmas hugs, 
Elizabeth xx

Monday, December 28, 2015

Simple Background Tutorial

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a little tutorial on an easy, simple background. I love images with white space around them, but I also like how different you can make your image look by filling that space and adding a coloured background. Even with no background stamps near at hand, you can create simple ones. Today we are simply going to place our character in a room and imagine a wall behind her and carpeting on the floor.

The stamp I'm using for this tutorial is an "old" Gorjuss Girl stamp called Bear Hugs by Sugar Nellie.

Step 1

Stamp your character and with ruler and a Copic Multiliner (mine is black 0.05), draw two lines representing a skirting board.

Step 2

Choose a Copic for your background - mine is YR61 - and colour doing small circular movements. The aim is not to have a totally smooth wall, but rather mimic variations in the paint. 

Step 3

For the carpeting, select 3 or 4 markers in the same shade. I'm going to use E40, 41, 42, 43. First colour the whole floor surface with your lightest marker (E40), then make little dots in the foreground with your darkest colour (E43).

Step 4

Take your next colour, one shade lighter (E42), go over the E43 dots you have just done and widen the dotted area going towards the background. 

Step 5

Do the same with your E41, going over the E42 area and widening that dotted area even more.

Step 6

Take your lightest colour E40 and keep doing dots until you reach the skirting board.

Step 7

Colour the board (E44 here) and your character (details of colours below).

Step 8

With Copic Opaque White or a white pen, add little dots on the wall. (I have also added my sentiment, by Paper Smooches.)

Then trim your image as desired and put on a card :)

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 71
Hair: 100, BV04, C5, 7, 9
Blue: B34, 37, 39
White on Dress and Socks: W0, 1, 3
Bear: E30, 31, 33, 35, R20
Background: YR61
Floor: E40, 41, 42, 43
Board: E44

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

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Happy Christmas everyone

Well, this was Rudolph out for a training run before his epic trip around the world pulling Santa's sleigh with his reindeer friends!

He's now having a well earned rest!

Reindeer Flying by Tiddly Inks
(free with either Reindeer Games or Reindeer Kisses)
Stitched Frame die
White gel pen
Sticky foam pads
Body - RV32, RV34, W1, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, YR30, R20, W8
Antlers - E70, E71, E74
Nose - R21, R22, R27, R39
Background - BG0000, BG000, BG01, YR30, BG10, C00, C0, C1, C2, B0000, B000, B00
Scarf - G40, G12, G21, G46, G28, R20, R21, R22, W2, W4

It is not overly clear in the photograph but I actually printed the reindeer twice so that I could fussy cut one and place it on top of the other with foam pads to give the image a little more depth, oh and I did the same with the frame!

Thank you for visiting the blog today

I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas!!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Majken 4

Hi you all! It's Christina again, my turn to show up here in the Blog!

 It's the 26th of December and Christmas is almost over. Have you survived? Did you get any fun presents? I for one, am having a well deserved break from work, spending the days with my family. It´s quite lovely and I have some time to colour. Not Christmas cards though....

Remember I made a card for an 8 year old girl, earlier this fall. Her name was Fredrika. Well this card is for her little sister who turned 4 at the same time.

The image is from hÄnglar & stÄnglar - a former Swedish Company.

All the design papers are from Maja Design.

I have used
Skin E04-11-02-YR00-000
Hair E51-53-23-YR23
Dress R(87)-85-83-81
Shoes E74-71-70

Have a nice Boxing day!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Snowy Cottage Scene

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a Christmas scene (of course!!), but one with DPs today - I do love using DPs from time to time too and you can still make scenes with them ;)!

I used the adorable Lucy With Scarf and Roberto's Rascals Winter Cottage both by CC Designs. I coloured them with my Copics, cut them out and picked DPs by Bo Bunny. I put my images on foam squares for a bit of dimension, then added a few Snowy Days Enamel Dots by CC Designs. The sentiment is by Paperbabe Stamps, from the Sparkle Bright Sentiment Set.

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 71
Hair: BV04, C7, 9
Purple: V09, 15, 17
Aqua: BG02, 05, 07, 09
Beige: E40, 41, 42

Sky: BG000
Cottage: E50, 51, 53, 74, 77, 79, R81, 83, 85
Smoke: C1
Trees: C0, 1, 3, G28, YG03, 17
Snow: BG000, C0, 1, 3

Thank you very much for your visit and have a lovely Christmas everyone! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Good Morning!
I'm Cristina Valenzuela and this is my card this month for Copic Europe.

My last card this year is a Christmas card.
I wish you a happy holidays with peace and love.

Copic colours I used for this Saturated Canary stamp:
Background: W1.
Roses: RV95, RV93, RV91.
Leaves: YG61, YG63.

Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E02.
Lips: E04, R81.
Hair: E42, E43, E44, E47.
Dress: Y13, Y21, Y16, Y18.

Baby Boy: 
Skin: E000, E00.
Hair: E51, E53.
Blanket: BG10, BG72, B45.

Next year we continue to see us here with a lot more inspiration and beautiful things to share.
Thank you very much for keep visiting this blog!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2015


Hi Everyone, it's Sarit here today :)

Brrrrrrrr……. Its cold outside…….. My Christmas cards are almost done. Today, I'm sharing a card I made for a friend. On this card I used the Skater Wryn Digi Stamp from Tiddly Inks.

I know it's not the usual Christmas colours, I want it to be a bit different. I chose the BG family for the hair, I wanted it to be light and breezy and used light colours. On the face I used my usual face colours, but this time I didn’t take the dark colours so "far" just a tiny bit to emphasize the shadow.

I used acetate for the front and attached the image on it. On the hat and sleeves I added Aileen's true snow (love it!) 

 Here are the Copics I used...

Face: E000, E00, E21, E93 
Hair: BG10, BG11, BG32, BG13 
Hat: N0, N2, N1, N0 
Dress: YR61, YR63, YR68 
Gloves: BV00, BV02 
Skates: N0,N1,N3,N4 
Silver Pen 
Aileen's True Snow 

Thanks for stopping by.

 Big hugs

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Love RED!

Hello Copic Lovers!

Franz from Italy here to share my latest make with a super lovely Saturated Canary image, coloured 100% with Copics of course!
I found this girl too sweet and as soon as I saw her I thought of  RED, the most Christmas colour of all! RED is her skirt and about all of my card too! 

RED is one of the hardest colours to manage I think, but it can give you lot of satisfaction!
After some attempts, I think I have found the markers combo that works better for me and now I'd love to colour every image in red! Maybe also because Christmas is just around the corner?!!

Here is the complete list of Copic Markers I've used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11 + R20, R22 for cheeks
Hair: E00, E13, E15, E18
Lips: R20, R22
Outfit/Red: R20, R22, R35, R27, R29, R59
Outfit/White-Grey: W1, W2, W3
Background: C5, BV23, 0

 Thank you all for reading,
 All my warmest wishes :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Penguins in love!


Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

 Well, it's time to face the music. Christmas, despite my best efforts to ignore it, is coming and it's time to address two facts:

  • I don't have enough Christmas cards for all the people I need to give them to

  • It's time to start making some of the cards I don't have enough of

Ok, crack open the Mulled Wine!

So, I love Penguins, these two from Little Miss Muffet Stamps are adorable. And obviously, Penguins love Penguins. How else do we get Baby Penguins after all? Really? We need to have THAT chat? Hmm, maybe another day. For now, here's a card for a Boy Penguin to give to a Girl Penguin he likes the look of at Christmas. He's shy, you know. Maybe she'll get the hint...

Copics Used... 
Sky; BG70, BG72
Cheeks; R11
White; C0, C1, C3
Black; N5, N7, N9
Yellow; Y11, Y15, Y35
Green; YG03, YG17, YG67, N5
Red; R35, R37, R39, N5
Pink; RV52, RV55, RV66

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

Monday, December 14, 2015

Love you more than Coffee

Hi Everyone.
This is my 2nd post this month...

I took a break from Christmas cardmaking to make this card. I wanted to make a special card for a dear sister.
When I saw this image, I knew immediately that this was the right one for her.

 We are both Vanilla Latte Macchiato lovers.
And  I  love my sweet sister Wendy above anyone else.
This image says everything I want to say to you more than coffee. 

 This image is by Mo's Manning and is called Coffee.

Here are the colours I've used for this card:
Skin: E000-00-04-11-21
Hair: E43-50-53
Pink shades: RV00-R81-83-85-89
Turquoise shades: BG11-34-45-49 
Background: G0000-000-00 and Blender

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

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Winner challenge #45: Christmas

Hello dear Copic Fans,

It's me again, Deborah, with the announcement of the winner of challenge 45.

"Christmas", it is....

#19 Lizland!

 Check out this gorgeous Christmas card!

Congratulations, Lizland! Please send us an email to

with your request for 3 Copic Sketch markers.

Hugs Deborah

Saturday, December 12, 2015

dreams are forever

This month I have 2 posts to share...
On the 7th I had an art journal page with a skin tutorial for you. Today I have  an art journal page to share, using the same techniques as on the 7th.
Again I used an image by the East Wind. 

First some layers with E00 and E01. Instead of using BV00 for the shading I used a blue hue, the B41. Keep adding layers until  you're happy with the result and then blend all layers together with the E0000. For the lips I used R20 and E04.

For the hair I used the B12, 14, 18 and 41. I started with  B18 and work my way back to the lightest blue, B12. Then go back to the darkest colour, add another layer to get more depth. 
For the dress I used YR61, 65 and 68.
The flowers and ribbons are coloured with Y19, 23,15 and YG03,05,17 and 67. I used the YR61, 65 and 68 for some of the flowers too. 

and this is the finished page...
The background is made with Dylusions Paints and stencils

The quote was found on the internet and handwritten with Molotov Markers and Multiliners by Copic. 

Have a fab Xmas and a very happy and creative 2016.
See you next year.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Challenge #46: Anything goes!

Challenge #46

Hi everyone!

Deborah here for you with the super fun NEW challenge #46!
Thank you for all who participated to our latest challenge, it will be a hard time to choose a winner!
There are so many great entries!
The winner will be announced on sunday December 16. 

Our new challenge is:

Anything goes!

So no excuse for not entering the challenge, right?

Here's my inspirational card for you. I've used "Holly Wreath Fairy", a digital stamp by Crafts and Me. The design of my card is pretty simple.

I've heat embossed the die cutted sentiment in silver and added some sequins on my card for the extra bling bling. I didn't wanted to have a traditional Christmascard, so I've used a lot of pink in my creation.

Here are the Copic colours I've used:
skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, RV32
hair: RV10, R89, R85, R83, R81
eyes: E37, E35, G17, G11
wings: R85, R83, R81, RV10
white: C3, C1, C0
greens: G28, YG17, YG13, YG11
red: R59, R37, R24
yellow: E35, YR23, Y17, Y15
blue: B00, B000

We made a Facebook group Copic Marker Europe and from now on, the challenges will be played over there. So be sure to add yourself to the group!

To enter, enter your picture in the right folder in the photo section of the new Facebook group
before the end of January 10 2016.
The winner will be announced on the 12th of January.

 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.



Thursday, December 10, 2015

Facebook group!

Hi everyone!

I'm here to announce something special...

We made a Facebook group!!!

Whoohooo! Be sure to add yourself to the group and from now on, the challenges will be played over there! Feel free to show us your work!

See you over there!


Making clouds with the activatorspray

 Hi Copic friends,

This is my first Copic Tutorial for the Copic Marker Europe Blog.
 I decided to teach you how to make clouds with the Activator Spray.

Start with making a background with your Airbrush.

For the next step you will need a rubber stamp (I'm using a cloud-stamp  by Katzelkraft), an acrylic stampingblock, a bottle of Copic Activator and a tissue.

Spray the Activator on the rubber Cloud stamp.
Remove the excess of the Activator Spray from your acrylic stamping block with a tissue.

Tip: Do this immediately after spraying because Activator Spray evaporates very quickly.

Stamp the clouds on your background. 

Press it gently and let the stamp rest for a few seconds so the Activator Spray can react with Copic Ink.

When you remove the stamp, you will see that the ink has been diluted  by Activator Spray.
It  looks a bit smudgy now, but the print will get more crisp if you give the spray a litte time to dry.

I've  used different cloud stamps  to create  a beautiful cloud cover.

I've used a limited range of Copic colours.

So you can see that you can create maximum impact with just a few colours.
All the stamps I have used, are by Kaztelkraft.

Here are the colours I've used for this project.:

Sky: B04

Grass: YG05
Blue shades: B000-B00-B01-b02-B05
Orange/yellow shades: YR02- YR04-YR07-YR09 and Y11-Y13-Y17-Y19
Yellow shades:Y11-13-17-19
Orange shades: YR02- YR04-YR07-YR09
Green shades: YG01-YG03-YG05-YG09
Grey shades: C0-C1-C3
Pink: R20
Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,