Thursday, March 23, 2017

Let's go to the beach!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share some sunshine! I know summer is not here yet, but that's not a reason not to spread a bit of sunshine, right? So here is a scene I made using my Copic markers :)

For this scene, I used one of the cute Tiddly Inks characters that has just been released - this one is called Wryn Beach Party. I combined it with my all time favourite Make it Crafty background - The Beach. Here are a few pictures of the colouring process...

I coloured the sky and background first, using BG000 for the sky and BV20, C0 and C1 for the clouds. For the sand, I chose E50, 51, 53 and for my palm trees E37, B39, BG72, 93, 96, 99.

I then did the rest of the background, the sea first, using B00, 02, 04, 24, 37 and then the sand.

I then coloured Wryn's skin (E000, 00, 11, 13) and most of her outfit (see below for all colours).

I saved the hair for last, using C7, 9, BV04 and 100. To finish off the card, I added some Make it Crafty Chipboard (Alpha Mini Caps), coloured them in acrylic paint to match Wryn's glasses and put a piece of paper coloured with my 100 Copic to make the word pop a little.

Here is a recap of all the colours used on this card:

Sky: BG000, BV20, C0, 1
Sand: E50, 51, 53
Sea: B00, 02, 04, 24, 37
Palm Trees: B39, BG72, 93, 96, 99, E37
Skin: E000, 00, 11, 13
Hair: 100, BV04, C7, 9
Glasses: RV04, 09, 69
Swimsuit: R81, 83, V01, 04, 06, 09
Tuba: B34, 37, 39, RV04, 09, 69
Buoy: YG00, 03, 05, 09

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Woodland Guardian

I have made another art journalpage using an image by Tanya Bond.
This is the Woodland Guardian from the Inklings 2 colouring book.

I started with adding a quick layer of E50. I do not bother about colouring smoothly in this stage. I will add many more layers which I will blend together in the end.

With BV00 I add some shadows where I think they should be. 

After the BV00 I added some E00, E000 and blended all layers together with E0000. For some more depth add some more BV00 and W1 and W3. This will give you a warm shadow. As you can see all layers are blended together now.

For the eyes and hair I used some green, YG11, 13, 17,67 and 99.
I start with the darkest colour first working my way back to the lightest. When you are finished you might want to go back and add some more of the darkest colours. With all the layering and blending the darkest colours might be faded a little. Adding some fresh ink will enchance the colours again. 

I used A3 size bristol paper and added a layer of Copic Ink, using the Copic Airbrush and G14, YG07, G85, E57, YR61, YR68 and some stencils. 

In the end, because the background still looked a bit pale, I added Pan Pastels to add some more colour. The Pan Pastels are not opaque so the layers underneath, made with the Copic Airbrush and stencils, are still visible. 
I also stamped a little in the background (stamps by Studio Light).

This is the finished creation. For the dress and headpiece I used YR 27, 20, 21, 61, 65, 23,24, E29, 35,34, 37, BG10,11 and 13 as well. 
I found the quote on the internet, it's by M. Gandhi. I used the Copic Multiliners (brush nib and small nib) to do the lettering.

see you next month

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Hello Copic fans

I am Juanita, the newest member in the Copic Marker Europe team.

Like Diny already told you, I am a dutch girl and live in Switzerland for over 25 years.
I am married and almost 47 years old.
I love to color with my Copics but also paint with Aquarell, Acryl, pencils
 and also like scrapbooking.

I hope that I will inspire you with my work.

  Today I will show you a rose that I have drawn.
If you would like to colour it also, just become a follower of this blog and
write an e-mail to this address:

I will show you step by step how I coloured it.

First I start with B63 and make the shadow.
I start flicking at the pencil line in the direction to the end of the rose leaf.

You put your point straight down and sweep away quickly.

Then I take V01 and colour the whole rose with it.
Also in the same direction.

Now it looks like this.

With BV29 I do the darkest shadow.

Then I take the B69 and go over the BV29 and a little bit further.

Go on with B66.
Just take a little bit of B69 and go a little bit further again.

Do the same thing with B63.

As you can see it doesn't blend very well. Start at the beginning again, and it will look better.

The best thing is to do one leaf at the time.

Then I go with V01 over the B63 and a step further again.
Then blend it with V000.

The next photo shows you how I flick the end of the leaf with RV13.

After I have done all the petals, it looks like this.

Then I take a white gel pencil and the Copic glitter pen "Blossom"
and made some highlights.

After that I take the Copic Gasenfude and doodle some lines.
The circles I did with a Pronty mask.

I made gemstones of it, the same way as the rose, using B66, B63, V01 and V000.

For the shadow under the rose and gemstones I used
 C3, C2, C1, C0 and C00.

I just made a simple card with my rose.

The digi looks like this, I would love it if you coloured it too.
So become a member and write a e-mail!

One more time the colours I've used:

Rose and gemstones: BV29, B69, B66, B63, V01, V000, RV13
Shadow: C3, C2, C01, C0, C00

I hope that I inspired you to get colouring.

Have a great day!

Hugs Juanita

Friday, March 17, 2017

Glitter and magic...

Good Morning everyone,
It's Sue here today with something sparkly!

Last year I was asked to do a fun feature for the UK craft magazine, Making Cards.

I was asked to colour on glitter with my Copics!
This was such a fun technique I thought I would share it with you all.
Here is a photo of the ingredients I used to complete this super technique.
I stamped the image on to card with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
Then I used a piece of double sided adhesive sheet to completely cover the card.
I generously sprinkled glitter all over the card until it was completely covered and shook off the excess.
Then I rubbed my finger in small circles all over the card to firmly fix down the glitter.
This is the effect you will have.  (Isn't this gorgeous! Don't be tempted to stop here though!  It's time to get your Copics out)!
I then started to colour this sweet image using my Copics, starting with R83 to map out my darkest area.  I coloured on the glitter in exactly the same way as usual to blend the colours and create light and shade.
The only thing I was careful with was to make sure I stopped colouring just inside the outline of the image so that the ink did not bleed into the glitter outside the image.
You may see little bits of glitter sticking to the nib on your Copic marker.  Don't be worried by this, it is not a problem.
I simply swooshed my nib in a little pot of Copic Cleaner and dabbed it dry on a piece of paper towel.
I carried on colouring with markers R59, R85, R83, R81 until I had finished the first piece of my image, this sweet unicorn's mane.
I carried on colouring with Copics, I was really careful to stop colouring just inside the outline of the image to prevent the colour bleeding into the glitter outside.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  It would be great if you could try this technique and show your cards to us at Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link

I coloured this pretty unicorn with some of my favourite Copic colour combinations
Mane and tail - R59, R85, R83, R81
Unicorn body - W5, W3, W1
Horn - B95, B93, B91
Ground - W3, W5, W1
Background - BG01, BG000, BG0000

Other Ingredients
Rainbow and Sentiment from - MFT Magical Dragons
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring!
love from

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monochrome Colouring

Hi everyone! It's Sandie here and today I want to share with you how I do monochrome colouring.

I will be using cool greys, C1 through to C9, and Black 100. My stamp is Penelope has a Pencil, from Stamping Bella. The paper I use for all my copic colouring is Holtz Perfect Colouring Paper. 

As this is a CAS card I want to position Penelope so I used the Misti to stamp her out. 

I also added the sentiment at this point. 

To start with, I took the lightest colour, C1, and I marked out where I wanted the shadows to be. 

I followed in with C3

Then I brought back in the C1 to blend it out. 

To add deeper shadows I added a touch of C5 under the hairline and around the face, and also on the arm. I softened the C5 line by dabbing C3 along it. 

For the hair, I started with C7. This was my middle colour.

I used C9 for the darkest parts of the hair

And I finished the hair with C5. I also started the pencil with the C5 

I finished the image, going over each area until I was happy with the shading and the colour. 

To make her ribbon more defined, I used some Black 100 on it. 

Here I added some more shading underneath her arm, on her shirt. I think this gave her arm more definition. 

Once I was happy with my image, I cut my card pieces and stuck it together. 

To complete the card, I took a copic multi-liner and did a little doodling around the edges. 

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and are inspired to try it yourself.