Saturday, November 18, 2017

Christmas Hugs!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here to share some Christmas love! For my card today, I used a sweet couple of hedgehogs from the Penny Black Christmas Hugs stamp set.

I die cut my image with an MFT oval die and started colouring the background.  Oh and why should the sky always be blue ;)? I decided to go purple-pink for a change and used BV000 and V01 for a pastel sky.

I then decided to fill the background a little, so I added trees in the same shade as the purple of my sky just a bit darker, with BV00. 

Next I coloured the skin (E000, 0000) and clothes of my hedgehogs. I used V09, 15, 17 for the dark purple, and V01, 04, 06 for the light purple. The red colour of the boots and scarf was done using R35, 37, 39 and C5 for more depth. The gloves are R22, 24, 27. 

I coloured the hedgehogs' backs in W3, 5, 7. I then continued with the white fur using C0, 1, 3 and I added some shadows - as you can see below the scarves for example.

Lastly, I grounded my critters using C1, 3 and the pink from my sky V01. 

Here is the list of all the markers I used for my image: 

Sky and trees: BV000, 00, V01
Snow: C1, 3, V01
Hedgehogs: C0, 1, 3, E000, 0000, W3, 5, 7
Purple: V09, 15, 17
Light purple: V01, 04, 06
Dark red: C5, R35, 37, 39
Light red: R22, 24, 27

I wanted to frame my image so I painted a Make it Crafty Scribble Snowflake Oval Frame chipboard with a white Molotow pen.

I am really into chipboard so I chose a chipboard sentiment too. The bottom layer is coloured in white paint again to match the frame, and the red word is Copics. I love that I can use my markers not just on paper only - and here I wanted to achieve a blended look on my chipboard word so I used R35, 37, 39. I then put Star Dust Stickles on my sentiment.

And here is the finished card! I mounted my frame on Doodlebug DPs and added gold to my frame with acrylic paint, 3 little stars and a chipboard heart coloured in Copics and covered in glitter. 

That's all from me today! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great weekend! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sending you love!

Hello Everyone.

It’s Sandra from Portugal.

Today I am bringing you a quick card made from a lovely digistamp from Polkadoodles, called “wishes”.

The first thing I coloured was the dress using R30, 20, 21 and 22. I used the same combo for the en pointe shoes.

I then coloured the skin with E000, 00, 11 and 21,  with E93 for the cheeks.

To colour the hair I chose E42/44/47/49, one of my favourite combinations for hair. I then used BG01/05/07 for the pigtails’ bows.

To finish, I coloured the flowers with V12/15 and YR20/21/61/65, added some touches of E40 to the envelope and coloured the heart with the same BG combo used before.

I hope you like it!



Sunday, November 12, 2017

Felicity at Christmas

Hi Everyone, it's Saskia here.

It's almost Christmas. Before we know it, it's 2018.
A new year full of new opportunities.
For me personally, it will be year with a lot of changes. 

 This time I have transformed a summer image into a Christmas image.
I have coloured Felicity in the traditional Christmas colours,
so you too can create a Christmas picture.

Because I'm so busy with my studies and work this time I only have a photo tutorial for you.
But I think the pictures give enough explanation: 

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Step 10

The image is a digital stamp "Felicity" from Alicia Bel.

I used the following Copic Markers to colour this image:

Skin: E000 - E00 - E21 - E11
Hair: R35 - R37 - R39 - C7 - C9 - 110
Red tones :  R35 - R37 - R39 - R59
Green tones: YG01 - YG03 - YG06 - YG09 - G07
Shoes: C5 - C7 - C9

 I hope you have read this post with pleasure.

Until next time!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Let yourself sparkle...

Good Morning everyone.

It's Sue here today.

I have written a tutorial which I hope will help you colour your Christmas images as I have used Copic Colourless Blender to create a festive glow!
I have chosen an image which I think is perfect for practicing this technique as it has a lot of light bulbs!
Sassy String Lights by Kirsten Winkelbauer for Whimsy Stamps.
First I coloured the background around the image with
B34 - it doesn't need to be too neat.
Then I coloured more of the background with B37 - I am working with my Copics light to dark here.
Next I added B39.
I then coloured the background again with the same colours to smooth out the blending transitions.
I was finally happy when the image looked like this and I was then able to start creating the glow around the lights using Colourless Blender and a Cotton Bud.
I dipped the end of the bud in colourless blender and pressed the end down on top of each bulb, the effect will look like this.
It is important to keep the bud still and just place it down once on each light to begin with.
I then carried on placing Colourless Blender on every bulb. I let the blender dry and then went round again repeating the same process, I did this three times as it helped to really bleach the centre of each bulb.
You can see that some of the blue colour has run into the image.  Don't panic! This can easily be pushed out with a Colourless Blender Marker.
I then coloured the rest of this gorgeous image.
Skin - E71, E51, E50, YR32.
Hair - E42, E43, E44, E59.
T Shirt -RV69, R39, R35, R35, R32.
Once I had finished this, I went round again with the colourless blender and the Cotton Bud so that the same glow could be created in her hair and on her shirt.
I added some colour to the light bulbs and finished the image with
YR16, Y02, YG97, YG03.
Finally, I added some detail to the background with a white gel pen.
I had such fun doing this!  It would be great if you could try this to and show us your cards at
Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Unicorn fairy

Hi there, Elena F here from Scrap-lanak Ganbaran

I made a card with a Saturated Canary digi coloured using the no lines colouring technique.....I really love to colour this way.

Here the finished card picture:

Here is the close up picture for the coloured digi:

The list of markers I've used to colour the image:

Skin: E0000, 00, 21, 11, 13, R20, 22
Hair: C9, 7, 5,  R89, 83, 81
Dress: BG15, 13, 11, 10
Wings: B000, 0000 BV20, BG10

Here a few step by step pictures on how I coloured her hair:

I hope you found this post inspiring.
Thanks for sticking with me to the end!

Elena F.