Friday, July 12, 2019

Retro Beach Card with Video

Hi all Copic friends from around the world!

It is hot is Summer and many people think about going to the beach.

Today I have coloured up my fun retro stamp from the Greeting Farm,
she is a " cheeky " stamp from the 10 year celebration rubberstamp set which I have recently bought.

I have stamped her with some black Krafty Kolours hybrid ink onto Perfect Colouring Paper.

And have started to give her some nice suntan with my Copic :)

I have prepared a short video for you,
enjoy watching my colouring step by step.

Half way colouring...

Did you like my little video?
Hope so..

Here is the final result, I have tried several card designs 
but in the end I have chosen a simple
card design to give that retro touch!

Papers from Craft sensations,
stamp The Greeting Farm ( 10 years celebration rubberstamp set )
dies : Marianne Design and Modascrap

And last but not least;

Copic :
Skin : E 11, E 13, E 15
Eyes . YG 91, YG 95
Bikini : R 24, R 29, R 59, white gel pen
Hair : C 4, C 5, C 9, B 24, B 28
Shell : E 50, E 55
Flower : RV 11, RV 14, RV 19
Lips : molotow red pen 

Enjoy your Summer and do not forget to bring your Copics with you on your holidays !

Sunny Hugs 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Cork Board Background

Hi everyone. Today I am sharing with you how I coloured a cork board background. 
The stamps and dies I'm using are all from Stamping Bella 

To colour the cork board I used E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E25 and E27

Stamp the cork board onto copic colouring paper using memento black ink. Taking the E35, and then E33, start making some dots alternating between the colours. 

Keeping adding dots with the E33 and E35 and blend them a little by dabbing E30 on them. 

Keep going with the dots until you have the whole area covered. 

When you are happy with how the darker colurs look, fill in the white spaces with E30. If you need to, reapply the darker colours. 

Apply E27 in a fine line all around the inside edges. 

Blend the E27 inwards with E25 to give a darker shadow on the edges of the cork board. 

To colour the frame, use E35 on the inside then blend out a little with E33 and finally E31 around the outside edges. 

To add elements to the cork board I coloured up some Rosie and Bernie stamps, and also some washi tape stamps, and cut them out with matching dies. 

Colours used:
Skin - E00, E11, EO4
Other colours - BG01 BG53, BG57. 
V000, V04, V06
RV10, RV02, RV04, RV06
C1, C3, 0
Black Gel Pen (Frame)

Create a card base and layer the elements onto the cork board with 3D foam tape to complete the card. 

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you are inspired to take out your markers today. 

Friday, June 28, 2019


Hi everyone!! It's Virginia here with my June tutorial for you. 

I've not done a completed project yet. I'm still thinking about what to do with my coloured stamp but, the thing is that in Spain, where I live, it is coming into wedding season. For this reason, I've been working on something useful when I colour my wedding stamps, and one of the most difficult things for me is thinking about the backgrounds. 

Today I want to give you a new inspiration to your wedding projects.

I've used this sweety Tiddly Ink stamp. I think is the ideal stamp for a wedding project.

The Copic colours I've used are:

Skin: E13-E21-E00-R21
Bridegroom suit and shoes: N9-N7-N6-N5
Bride dress and shoes: R85-R83-R81
Ground: G46-G43-G40-YG21
Sky: B0000-B91-C1-C00-Blender
Heart and roses: R39-R29-R21-R14

As usual, here you have a very simple step by step video tutorial:


And remembar that I have a step by step video tutorial about how to do the sky on my YouTube channel:

And that's all. I hope you like my tutorial and hope it will be useful for you.

See you next month. Bye!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Burn the Letters

Hi everyone
We have our first tropical week this year, so time for a sunny page, with a gloomy quote ;-).

Start with Y15 and use Y19 for some shading. 

Blend Y19 with the Y18. 

And use the Y15 for a nice colour scheme. 

Sometimes the lightest colours bleach out the darker ones, just add more of the darker colours to give it some depth. 

The head will be pink and I use the RV02. 

For shading add some RV04 and RV06. 

Blend all layers together with RV02. 
In the end I decide to use some FRV1 to make the pink a bit more tangy. 

With the Y18 I add some spots on the head of the cat. 

Use the Y15 and RV02 for the wings.  

I also add some R35.

For shading use the RV09, YR16 and R39.

Use the RV06, YR16 and R37 next.

Blend all layers together with RV02, Y15 and R35. 

Time to start colouring the girl
I start with E50.

Use BV00 for shading. 

Add  E00  on the BV00 and blend all layers together with E000. 

Use R35 for her hair and lips.
Y13 for the flower and RV00 for her spectacles.

Add RV39, Y19 /Y16 and RV06 / RV09 for shading.

Use R35, Y13 and RV00 to blend the layers. 

Add some of the darker colours again if they bleached out too much (when you were blending them with the lighter colours). 

For her hat I use Y15, RV02, R35 and YR16. 

Use the darkest one of each colour, Y19, RV04, R37 and YR18 and blend them with the 1st layer. 

Use the YR16 for her dress. 

i also use RV02 and R35. 

Add some shading on her boots and socks with Y18 and  RV06.  And use R39 for shading the dress.  

Blend all layers together with YR16, RV 02 and R35.
Now I notice that I forgot some shading on her dress. I add it quickly using the Y19. 

Blend the yellow with YR16 and cut out all the images. 

I found this funny quote on the internet. I also added some washi tape around the edges of the page. 
Finally I use a black marker to enhance the black parts of the images. 

enjoy and have some fun
see you next month again

Monday, June 24, 2019

Home Sweet Gnome

Hi and welcome! Today I have another quick colouring tutorial to share. 
The stamp I used is Gnome Home from Stamping Bella. 

I started by colouring up the little gnome character first. On her skin I used my go-to colours E00, E11, E04. 

On her hair I used E71, E74 and E77

On the hat and hair bows - RV63, RV55 and RV66

On her shirt I used BG13 and BG15. To create the wood effect on the windows and doors I used E30, E33 and E35, and made fine strokes with each colour. I used E30 to fill in the lightest areas and then reapplied fine strokes of E35 

For the bottom part of the toadstool house I used E41, E42, and E43. I started with the E43 in the shaded areas and worked to the lightest colours as there were lots of elements to work around and I didn't want to keep going back to those areas. 

On the top part of the toadstool house I used R43, R24 and R46 as my light to dark shades. When I had the red completed I added some E42 and E43 to the white spots. 

C1 and C3 are the colours I used mostly for metal, and I blend them with 0.  I also used these colours to shade around the gnome and windows, and on the stone outside the door. 

Next I coloured the flowers using Y15 and Y17 in the centres and BG11 and BG13 for the petals. 

The colours I used for the grass are not typical grass colours but I liked how they looked. I first went to all the darkest areas with YG17 and then pulled it out with YG06.  Next I applied some YG23 and finally YG01 as the lightest shade. To get rid of the harsh outer lines I blend out the line with 0. 
This technique also works really well with shadows on the ground and, when using greys, it creates a concrete/cement appearance. 

With the image now ready for a card, I cut at the bottom using a curved die. 

I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial and maybe even learned something new. 
Thanks for dropping by.