Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Winner of challenge #53: Fantasy!

Hello Copic friends!

Deborah here with the random winner of  challenge #53:Fantasy.
 picked by

and it is....

Karine Pillet congratulations!!!

Just take a look at her adorable tea box!!!

Please send us an email to
with your request of 2 Copic Refills of your choice.

Be sure to enter the new challenge "Say it with flowers!" on the Facebook group!

Let's join the fun!

Hugs, Deborah

Monday, August 29, 2016

Challenge #54: Skin!

Challenge #54

Hi everyone!

Deborah here for you today with a super fun NEW Challenge #54!
Thank you to all who participated in the last challenge in our Facebook Group, the winner will be chosen by and will be announced on Wednesday August 31.

Our new challenge is:


Let us see that you can colour some skin, it can be on a man or woman but some animals have skin too, like a snake. So that can't be difficult.
Pull out those fabulous Copic Markers and show us what you've created!

I used the digital stamp "Double Eyelashes" by The East Wind. You can see there's a lot of skin on this image. I really enjoy colouring skin. My tip for you is try to keep your nibs clean and refill your markers often. You will see the skin colours are blending very smooth.

Here are the colours I've used:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000
hair: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31
eyeshadow: E79, E77, E74, E71
red: R59, R46, R24, R22
pink: RV17, RV55, RV52
green: G28, G24, G21

- You have to use Copic Markers on your creation
- Your creation must be new

To enter, just put your picture in the correct folder in the photo section of our Facebook Group before the end of September 27.
The winner will be announced on September 30.

Now it's your turn! Show us your work, and you can win 2 Copic refills of your choice.
Please be aware that only entries from those living in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are eligible to win.



Saturday, August 27, 2016

ルナ, When a dream come true, by Suki Manga Art

Dear Copic friends, how are you? did you have a funny summer?

 here I am to show you my own version of a human Luna ルナ (Sailor Moon character)

One of my favourite scenes is when Sailor Moon gives Luna the ability to transform into a human for a night as Princess Kaguya.

I hope you like it  (^ 3^)

These are the Copic colours I used to create it:

Skin: E000 - E00 - E11 - RV10
Dress: Y08 - C3 - C5 - C7 - 100 - W03 - Y08
Hair: C3 - C5 - C7
Eyes: BG01 - BG05 - B24 - B29
Background: E50 - E11 - Blender
Flowers: R32 - R29 - RV25 - R59 - G14 - G17 - BG09 - Y08 - E35 - E11

I used also a white ink pen to add little details.

Have a nice day, See you soon! <3

Bye! (^___^)/

Suki Manga Art

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Halloween scene

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a Copic scene, a Halloween one this time using Penny Black stamps.

I stamped my Penny Black Dark House and die cut it with an MFT die. I created a background behind the house (moon, trees and hills) and coloured everything in Copics. On another piece of paper, I stamped the little hedgehog from the Bewitched stamp set, coloured him and then did some fussy cutting. I put him on foam pads and added a little black stitching thread behind the balloon -though you cannot really see it on the photo. 

Sky: B34, 37, 39, V22, 25
Moon: E40, 50, Y000, 00, 32, W1
Hills: YG03, 95, 99, C7, 9
Grass: C7, 9, RV99, YG67
House: E13, 19, 29, 50, 51, 51, W1, 3, Y000, 00, 15, 19, YR16
Hedgehog: E000, 01, 11, T1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Hat: V09, 15, 17, YR04, 07
Balloon: Y32, 35, YR04, 07, W1, 3

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

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Wedding Card

Hi you all!

Hope all is well! My summer vacation is over and I started back to work last Monday. But that is ok, I have lots of energy and I really enjoy my job.

Today's card is for a friend's wedding!

I really wanted to keep the colors light and soft but I don't know what happened. The wedding cake is a bit soft, but that's all =). The stamp is from Magnolia and I like it. It's a bit simple when you compare it to their other stamps, not much to color you would think. I got to practice my coloring-white skills.

I have used the following Markers

Cake W3-1-00-000-Blender
Bow BV04-02-01-00

Have a nice weekend!

hugs Christina

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Anyone for cake?

Hello there, today I have an adorable dinosaur who is celebrating his birthday - stamped on white card with Memento Angel Pink ink for that soft, hand drawn look and enhanced with coloured pencils.

As you can see I have opted for a very simple layout on this card, allowing the image to be the focal point!

Cake: E42, E43, E44, E47, E71, B01, B02, B04, Y15, YR04
Grass: G20, G12, YG61, YG91
Dinosaur: B0000, W1, W3, W8, YR30, YR20, YR21, E81, E84
                 Y26, Y28, E40, E41, E42, E43
Hat: BG11, BG13, BG18, BG05, BG09

Stamps: Birthdaysaurus by Whipper Snapper Designs
Paper: Personal Impressions Premier Quality Smooth White Card
Colouring Medium: Copics (colour list above), Caran D'Ache Luminance and Pablo pencils
Tools: Corner punch, Washi tape
Size of Card: A2 (USA)

Happy Crafting

Monday, August 15, 2016


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

Today I come with RV tones...
I feel very comfortable in all colors with saturation 90's.

My card have papers from Maja Design, with a beautiful girl from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Copic colours I used:
Hair: E43, E44, E47.
Skin: E11, E01, E00, E000.
Background: B000, B0000.
Floor and flower: YG61, YG63.
Dress, boots: RV91, RV93, RV95.
Socks: RV32, RV34, T1, T3.
Watering can: E70, E71, E74.

For now, that's all!
I hope you like it, see you soon!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Sponged Background

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here :)

Today, I'm sharing how to create a sponged background. I actually did this technique a few weeks ago and made a very similar card, but I wanted to show how different the result looks, just by using more or less Colourless Blender. In the version I created previously, I kept my sponge very wet. But in this version, I used less Blender as was more controlled with it.

So, let's get to it!

I used a piece of sponge like this, but play around with different materials and find what you like.

 This is another of my favourite texture rags, but it didn't look right with the image when I tried it this time, so I opted for my trusty sponge!

I am using Thinkingoyouabella from Stamping Bella. She's perfect for this kind of background.

First of colour all around the image with T3, T5, T7 and T9. (You will see I have been very messy. It doesn't matter, as the texture rag will tidy all of this up.)

Next, squirt some Colourless Blender onto a plate and then dab the sponge into it. Wait a few seconds for some of the alcohol to evaporate. Starting in a corner, press the sponge onto the ink and hold in place for about three seconds.

Repeat this process, moving around the image until all the ink has been sponged.

The Colourless Blender has displaced some of the background ink onto the image, so push it back into the background before you colour the image.

Time to colour the image...

And then a card for her to live on... clean and simple of course!

Copics Used...
Background; T3, T5, T7, T9, Colourless Blender
Skin; E000, E00, E21, E11, E71
Eyes; B24, B37, C3
Hair; E51, E53, E55, E33
Top; RV63, RV55, RV17, RV69

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Friends to the end!

Hello Copic fans!

I've a new little papercrafting project for you all today...

I've chosen a lovely image from Lili of the Valley for my card and I coloured up these two lovely girls in shades of red

I created a shabby chic card for them, just the perfect style for about all Lotv images, I think!

Here is a side view

...and here is the complete list of Copic Markers I've used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11 + R20 for cheeks
Hair: E50, E51, E53
                   E000, E13, E15, E18
Outfit-Blue: BG000, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Outfit-White (Warm Grey): W1, W2, W3
Outfit-Red: R11, R20, R27, R29, R37, R39
Floor: E40, E70, E71, E74

Thank you all for stopping by
 a BIG hug,




Monday, August 8, 2016

Tiddly Ink - Slider Card

Hi Everyone,

Just came back from a wonderful vacation in beautiful Italy.
We visited a Buffalo Farm.
The Hostess was extraordinarily kind. I decided to send her a card with some goodies to say thank you.

 I want to share with you, a slider card I made for her.
I used Tiddly Inks - girl with pot of flowers digi stamp.

Here is the open card:

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E04, E21, R20
Hair: E53, E55, E57, E59
Dress: R35, R27, R39
Shirt: G000
Shoes: Y35, Y38, YR16
Pot: E41, E42
Flowers: RV02,RV04

Wishing you a wonderful day

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Nature sprite ............

 Good Morning everybody!!

Today I have a modern Sprite for you. The thing about this
Nature sprite is that she is just like a sweet hippie girl.
First I created this background with the gelli-plate. I used some old foam stamps and stencil by Plaid

 The swirls are made ​​with a black and purple Molotov Acrylic Marker.
The image is by Sara Burrier "Nature sprite portrait 3"

skin: E0000 - E000 - E00 - E11 - E21
eyes: YG03 - YF05
hair: E29 - E53 - E57 - E59
top: Y26 - Y35 - Y38
wings, feathers and jewellery:
BG10 - BG13 - BG15, E33 - E35, V000 - V01 - V12 - V15 - V17,
YR04 - YR07 - YR09 and Y26 - Y35 - Y38
flower and leaves: Y26 - Y35 - Y38 and YG03 - YG06 - YG09
butterfly: E33 - E35, YR04 - YR07 - YR09 and Y26 - Y35 - Y38
Thanks for your visits and comments, hugs!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

I am a dragon; a tutorial about Copic Markers and colouring pencils

And that is true, I am a DRAGON. I am born in 1964 which is the year of the Dragon....

I just love combining Copic Markers with another colouring medium. That way I can get the best of both. For today's tutorial I used Copic Markers in combination with colouring pencils. 
I used Canson Illustration paper because it's suitable for both Copics and pencils. 

Most quality pencils  are either oil or waxed based. That means that it is better for your Copic nibs to do all the Copic work first and than add the colouring pencils later otherwise the nibs of your Copics get greasy and you"ll have to clean or replace them. 

I have made this photo-tutorial in which I would like to show you how I have coloured this lovely dragon and fairy by Selina Fenech. 

Copic Markers

I started with a layer of E50. I add the layer quickly not bothering about streaks because there are many other layers to come.

My 2nd layer is with E51. I add the E51 on the paces where I want my shadows. 

Than I add more shadow using the W1 and BV00. By blending the warm W1 with the cool BV00 you will get a nice shadow colour. 

I love purple hair. The combination of V12, 15 and 17 gave me a wonderful purple. I started with the darkest colour first. Add your darkest colour where you want your shadows. Then add V15 leaving some white spots for the highlights. Add your lightest colour V12 last. 

Because the drawing by Selina is a fairy and a dragon, it's very important to keep a balance between the both of them. So I move on to colouring the dragon now. And I will return back to the fairy later. 

I decided to use the same purples for the dragons, I started again using the darkest colour first, the V17. Than I used the V15 and V12. I also had to decide now which other colours I should use for the fairy and the dragon. Purple is great with many other colours too like green or blues, but I like a bit of contrast and went for a warm yellow- orange, the Y32, 35 and 38. I also added some YR04. 

I did the wings first, this time I started with the lightest colour. I don't want the wings to be too dark. I used Y32 from inside out and added V00 from outside in so the colours met in the middle of the wing. Carefully I added Y35 and a tiny bit of Y37 in the orange part of the wing and used the V01 and 12 for the purple part of the wing. 

The dress is coloured with the V00, 01 and 12. 

I coloured the dragon's eye orange first, but while colouring the dragon's skin I didn't like it any longer. I removed the colour with a blender marker and as you will see later, the eye will be a dark piercing blue.

The dragon's skin is quite large part to colour. I used the lightest colour first which is the Y32. I have added a quick thin layer not worrying about any stripes or spots. There are many other layers to come and in the end all the stripes will be gone.

The dragonfly's wings and dragon's eye are coloured with the B0000, 32, 34, 37 and 39. 

After I was happy with the Copic work, I got my pencils out for adding more and deeper shadows and some details.

I used a very dark orange, and red for more shadow on the skin. 

Added a bit of more colour to the dress.

And this is how the drawing turned out after adding colouring pencils. You probably will notice more depth and highlights in some parts of the drawing. 

I cut out the fairy, dragon and dragonflies and glued them on a art journal page. 

see you next time

happy creating