Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Happiness Blooms from Within

Good morning Copic friends,

I have made an art journal page with a twist using the lovely Paperartsy stamps.

This is a two-layered journal page. I cut out some circles from the black page and added some doodling (love this in combination with a realistic drawn flower). All the images are coloured with Copic Markers. All the images outside the circles won't be coloured. They are covered by the black page and won't be able to catch some light. The light makes everything look brighter, more colourful and cheery, don't you think so too? 

This is how the pages look from the inside. 

In the photo video I'm showing you my colouring process and the numbers of the colours I have used for my project.

Hope you have enjoyed my blogpost, see you next month


Friday, November 22, 2019

Cicci Colours a Leaf

Hi Copic Lovers
Today its Cicci posting and I'm going to show you how I did this autumn leaf
I made a painting for  a friend with some of these leaves. You can see the painting here at the end
Have Fun!

I have used these markers
Y02 04 06
YR21 24 18 14 
E15 13 19
R24 14 59

Step 1
First a draw a leaf 

Step 2
Make some strokes with Y02

 Step 3
Make more strokes with Y02
You can use Y04 if you like

Step 4 
Draw some lines for a  little edge  on the leaves 

 Step 5
Use YR21 for more lines on the other lines you have colored before

Step 6
Use YR24

 Step 7
Now you can start blend with  Y02 04 and YR21

 Step 8
Add R24

Step 9
Add E08 on the R24

Step  10
Blend all together with R14

Step 11
Add a dark red. I have used R59

 Step 12
Blend with R24

Step 13
Add E18 

 Step 14
Now you can blend a lot with YR14 YR18 and Y02

At the end I did a little stroke  under the leave with Y06
You can use what yellow you like and I also added E13 

 Step 16 
A did a few little lines with E18

I did this  paiting for a friend with some leaves 
and I did at the same way at this leaves on this painting

Thank you for visiting us here at the Copic Europa blog today
Hugs and Smiles

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ice Christmas Penguin Scene Card & Video

Hello all,

Today I have a Christmas card for you..with lot of ice.
I hope it might be useful for all Copic card makers among us. 

First of all I have printed the sweet and oh so cute digital stamp
called  "Ice Christmas" from LOTV  onto transotype Perfect Colouring Paper .

Here it is ,
now let's start to colour...
I have started with the lightest colour B0000.

After having coloured the ice blocks I thought it was fun to draw an icy background too.

I am not an expert but it is great to try new techniques right? 
And practice is always the key.. It was such fun to do too ! 

Of course the cute penguin needed some colour too.

Below you can find the colouring video,
step by step to give an idea how I have created this card.

Was it clear?
It takes quite a lot of time to create videos but if they are helpful for you it is all worth it.
 It would be nice to receive some feedback in the comments .

Buon Natale means Merry Christmas in Italian...

Copics used :

Ice : B0000, B000, B00, B01, C 2, C 4
Background : B0000, B 01, B 02, C 2, C 4 , 
SP multiliner cool grey
 BG 11, BG 15, B 01, BV0000
Penguin : C 0, C 2, C 5, C 7, C 10
RV 0000 , RV 11, "0" , YR 21, YR 23
Scarf : RV 02, RV 04, BV 0000, BV 000
Envelope / ribbon : YG 00, YG 03, YG 23
Presents : RV 0000, RV 11, RV 02, RV 04
Accents: white gelly rol pen
Glossy accents
Sentiment stamp from craftemotions

Hope this hand coloured Christmas card will be appreciated, it was sure made with love.

Thanks for your visit and your kind comments,
Hugs Blankina

Monday, November 4, 2019

Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone,

A new post from me, Cordine, this time a Christmas card in monochrome with a touch of color.
I used a digi stamp from Powerpoppy, Ultimate Poinsettia. I have printed it in light grey for a no-line effect.

I only use the following colors :
C7 - C5 - C3 - C1 - C0

First I take a Multiliner 0,3 Cool Grey for the inside of the flower.

Then I begin the color the stamp.

After almost everything of the stamp is colored, I color 1 of the berry branches red for a splash of color. The colors I used is R59 - R46 - R14.

I glued the colored stamp on black-red- white cardstock, stamped a text and it's a Christmas card - my first for this year!

I hope that I inspired you to try this sometime!
Have a great week!

Friday, November 1, 2019


Hi Everyone, it's Faye here :)

I thought I'd drop by and show a card I made using some rather mischievous toads from Whimsy Stamps. The set is called Mistletoads and each toad is getting up to something fun. Anyway. I thought you might like to see my colouring process for this image. So here goes. My light source is coming from the top left and I am mostly colouring from dark to light...

I like to lay down some of my medium colour first. I do this for a couple of reasons. First, if I change my mind about where I am going to lay the shading, I can disguise this by going over the top with a darker colour. I also find some of my darker colours can be a little tricky. They play a lot better if they have a bit of ink to sit on.




Fill the remaining white spaces with YG01 once the ink is dry. You don't want these colours to blend.

W3 and W5 for cast shadows (under his chin, for example).

Add E84 and E87 to the spots on the toad, this makes him look a bit more dirty ;)

Also use E84 and E87 for the rope.





B60 and blend out with 0
















And that's the toad done!

Here's the complete list of Copics...
Green; YG01, YG03, YG63, W3, W5
Brown; E84, E87
White; B60, C1
Pink; R30, E04
Gold; YR31, Y26, YR27
Blue; B21, B34, B37
Red; R22, R14, R27

And this is the card I made for him...

That's all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a great day...