Sunday, June 29, 2014

Earth Colours

Hello there!

Here is Vili from Bulgaria. 

Today I'm gonna show you my first card for Copic Marker Europe. I wanted it to be something really special. I love stamps with clothes with many folds so I chose Mo's Digital Pencil "Wiz". I adore all the earth colours and that's why I coloured the image mostly with "E-colours".

Here's a closer look:

The beard of the wizard looks grey but it is in sand tones.

No matter which colour I paint with I always use W7 or W9 in order to strengthen the folds:

Copic Markers used: 
Skin: E11, E50, E51, E93
Beard: E40, E41, E42, E43, W3
Robe: E81, E84, E87, E89, W7
Hat: E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Crystal Ball: B60, B63, W3
Background: E50, E51, E53, E55, W3, W5, Colourless blender

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!
Vili xxxx

Thursday, June 26, 2014

World of colors from Daria Myagkikh

Hello everybody,

My name is Daria Myagkikh and I was so lucky to be invited to join this fabulous design team.
This is my first entry for our blog and I decided to dedicate it to my absolute passion - coloring. :) 

I created a background with the watercolors (just had fun splashing around).
Than it was time for my adored Copic Markers! The digi stamp "Jo painting" by Mo Maning was one of the best images to implement my idea - simple card with the self-portrait. :)

The key numbers for image are:

            Skin  - E000, E01, E11, E50, R11 (for cheeks)
           Hair  - E53, E44, E47, E49, E79                  
           Jeans - B91, B93, B95, B99                          
           T-short - R32, R35, R46                                    
          Shoes and brushes - E53, E44, E47, E49, E39                                          
           Sketchbook - E53, E34, E37                                                
           Glass and bracelets - Y00, Y21, Y35                                                        
            Water - B0000, B000, C0                              
           Walls and Floor - C0, C3, C5, C8                                                

I cut all details out, add some ranger stickles on T-short + bracelets and glossy accents on glass with water and mason jar.

To change the color of the sentiment I also used copic marker.
The alphabet itself was beige so I colored it with E99 for more brownish effect.

So all details were prepared - the only thing that was left is to gather it all together in one card. :)
Hope you will find it inspiring and we will see your projects soon... for example in our current challenge over here

Wishing you a great day and very creative mood!
( this post is posted today by mistake, should be here on Saturday 28 June)

airbrushed canvas

Hi Miranda again.
Today I have a canvas to share. 

First I coloured this fabulous image by Aurora Wings. 
Copics I used are:
BV00,17, 25, 29
V17, 15, 05, 09
RV0000, 63,17, 19, 32
B02, 99,95, 93,79
YG03, 17
E000, 01,02,13,17

Then I glued the images on my canvas and started adding a lot of embellies, flowers, leaves , metal items, wooden items  and rhinestones. I also used some stencils with modling paste in the background (e.g. Bubbles by Dutch Doobadoo). I glued everyting down with gel medium and after it dried it I coloured it white with gesso. Had to add two layers to cover alle the colours underneath. So don't worry about matching the colours for your are going to paint them white anyway, so a good chance to use all the ones you still have lying around in the wrong colours, isn't it.
When dried I coloured the flowers and other embellies with the airbrush and my copics. Using a few of  colours as I used  for the image. 
For the finishing touch I brushed some inka gold (purple and golden) over de embellies to give them a extra shine. 

have a fabulous day
and if you have any questions about this technique, just pop me an email or leave me a comment


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Coloring Curls- Tutorial

Hi, I'm Elizabeth. So happy to be here at CME! I want to show you a way to color frizzy curly hair with Copic Markers. I love curly hair, but it can be hard sometimes. I found this is a way to do it. The trick is to use very light moves with the tip of your marker. 

I chose this beautiful image, Mothersday- daughter by Saturated Canary. I colored the skin first to make sure the chosen hair colors matched. 
Copic Markers I will use for the hair is: E49-59-39-35-33

 Start with your darkest marker E49. Use the tip of your maker to make the curls. You can practice on a scrap piece of paper to get the movements right. Make very light swirls, barely touching the paper. I'm careful to follow the artists drawings when coloring, starting near her face and coloring towards the tip of the hair. On the right picture you can se the strokes I made.

 Next, repeat the movements using your second darkest marker E59. As you can see I leave some white space between the strokes, filling it marker by marker, so the strokes have to be very thin.
I repeat the swirling moments over her whole hair. 

 Then I go over again with E39. Filling the white spaces, but make sure you don't cover it all. 

Go over again using E35 and E33. Be sure to leave some white space here and there.

Finally I go over one last time with the darkest marker, E49 to make shadows under her cheeks to make the curls pop. And finally the lightest marker, E33, to fill inn just a little more of the white spaces. Keep using the swirl movements.

Time to finish up the rest of the image and make a card.

Copic Markers used: 
Skin: E13-15- 21-53-50, R20, Eyes: B97-93-91
Daughers hair: E49-59-39-35-33
Mothers hair: Y21-26, YR24, E 23-25-29
Dress: B97-95-93-91
Mothers clothes: W7-3-1-00, V99-95-93-91
Flowers: G82-94, V99-95-91, V06, W7-3-01-00, Y38
Paper: B91-B60, W3
I used Copic Opaque White to make the dots on her skirt. 

 Here' s the finished card. The beautiful papers are by Maja Design, I used a Spellbinder floral oval, swirl by Memorybox and a Martha stewart punch for the butterfly edges. Flowers are WOC, Sentiment by Norsk Stempelblad and postmark stamp is Kort og Godt.

Hope you like my tutorial. Good luck coloring curls!
Crafty hugs, 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

I've Flipped for you!

Hello Hello Copic Lovers!
Franz from Italy here again with some copic inspiration...
I've a new Mo Manning funny image to share with you all today:

Really too fun, doesn't she?
I realized a cas card for her using some bright papers and strasses here and there:

Papers are from Magnolia and Echo Park;
I used a Dutch Doobadoo mask  (Stars) to create the stars here and there.

 Here is the complete list of Copics markers I've used:

+R20 for cheecks;

White-Grey: W1-W2-W3-W5
Blue: B0000-B91-B93-B95-B97
Yellow-Orange: E08-Y02-E00-E0000;


thanks for stopping by,
 I hope you liked it :)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Winner of Challenge 29

Hello dear Copic Fans,
It's me again, Barbara/Kreativmonster,
for the Copic Marker Europe Blog Challenge.

Here comes the winner of
Challenge 29, "Under Water", it is....

#4 Elena

Congratulation, Elena! Please send us an email to

with your request for 3 Copic Sketch markers.




CME team

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hearts, Tulips and Airbrush!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here with some Copic inspiration and a simple airbrushed background. One of the reasons I LOVE my airbrush is, if you are like me and colour images first, it is perfect to make your own papers and have an exact colour match with your image. Here is my card...

I used the cute Ualani by Little Miss Muffet Stamps and coloured her with my Copics. I die cut her with an ovel die by My Favorite Things, then used my airbrush to add a bit of colour around my image. If you are careful, there is no need to mask your image to do so. For the background, I used a heart stencil by Kesi' Art and picked 4 Copic markers I used to colour my image. I then added a little wooden heart coloured with a red Copic.

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 02, 11, 23, R20
Hair: E49, 53, 55, 59
Outfit: R81, 83, 85, V09, 12, 15, 17
Glasses: V09, 17, 15, Y26
Tulips: YG01, 03, 17, R32, 35, 37, 39, 89
Heart background: R35, 83, V15, 17
Image border: V01

That's all from me today! Have a lovely day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Challenge!

Hello Copic Fans,
It's me again, Barbara/Kreativmonster for the
Copic Marker Europe Blog Challenge.

One more time you made it hard for us to choose our favourite!  Thanks to all of you! The winner will be announced on Friday, 20th June 2014.

Our new Challenge is an easy one, for sure:

Welcome Baby

Here is my inspiration for you: 

The card is 15x21cm, it is for a collegue of mine and all the other collegues want to sign on it, too.

The image is a stamp from Liliy of the Valley, I love their baby images!

For the inside, I used a mask and my Copic Airbrush System with RV21.

When I use the Airbrush, I love to add some sprinkles, it makes it look more lively. To add them, I placed RV23 with the brush nib first into the Air Grip.

These are the Copics I used:
Skin: E50, E51, E02
Rocking Horse Teddy: E70, E71, E74, E77, E79,
 BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Clothes: RV21, RV23
Shadows: W0, W1, W3, W4, W6, W7

So now, it's your turn! Show us your work, and you can win
3 sketch markers of your choice.
Please be aware that only entries from those living in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are possible.

To enter visit our Challenge page and enter your link in Mr Linky
before the end of 22nd July 2014.

The winner will be announced 25th of July 2014.

We are looking forward to see your creations!
for CME team

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wonderful summer...

Hi there everyone, Åsa here today with some copic love.

The last week has been filled with exams, students, graduation and the summer holiday´s start here in Sweden. And this week we celibrate a holiday thats called Midsummer, so because of that Im being inspired to make a summer card.

I have used wonderful papers from Melissa Frances, and this time I picked the papers before I started to colour the image. Its much easier to get the image to match with the papers when you do it in that order. BUT I usually don´t do that, and that almost always ends with sighs and draging my hair...he he...

I have used the following colours:
Skin: E11-21-00-000-R20-11
Hair: E49-44-43-42
Sweater: BV25-20 / N4-1-0
Dress/Shoes: V95-93-91
Flowers: BV25-20
Green: G28-YG61-BG93-YG03
Tree: E44-43-42
Sky: B000-B0000-BG0000

The little white dots on the image is made with the little Opaq white bottle, with the built in fine brush. Love it!! It gives dimension and contrast to the image.

Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Welcome Noemi!

Hello dear Copic fans.
I'm Sandra and today I want to propose a particular project.
Instead of the usual card , for my new project I created a photo frame to give a wish to my colleague who has had a baby.
First of all, I colored with Copics two images of Wee stamps that are called Flower Fairies.
These digi stamps are really sweet and they fit perfectly  to the project I had in mind  .
I used the palette of vintage colors that I love sooooo much : is the color of the RV and W family.
I alternated the two stamps in color so that the two fairies are similar and well balanced, but not equal !
Once I have finished coloring, I took the "Art Triptec " from  Dutch Doobadoo. A MDF tri-base frame.
I colored it with an acrylic paint "taupe color" that  fit very well with Copic W that I have used in the coloring.
Using the Versamark ink I stamped directly on the frame some  Inkadinkado flower stamps and I embossed with a sparkling embossing powder antique rose.
I chose a Bazzil , Maja Desing paper and I completed the project creating  the embellishments using a lot of dies : from   Go Kreate , La La Land Crafts, Magnolia, MFT, Marianne Design, and for the name "Noemi" I use an alphabet from  Tim Holtz ,
I assembled the three parts of the frame using a satin ribbon with the words "it's a girl." 
All over my roses I applied Distress Rock Candy always from Tim Holtz for a sparkling effect.
I hope you appreciate my project, see you soon!

Copic used:
Skin: E0000-000-00-01-93
Hair: E 40-42-43-44
Dress:RV 91-93-95 W 00-01-03
Flowers: YR 20-21-23 -27- BG 91-93

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Shelley the little mermaid… just to say goodbye

Hello dear all Copic friends,
It’s Cinzia here  to share with you a new card, the very  last one I made  for Copic Marker Europe blog. I’ve been a CME DT for two years, and for me it’s been a very special place where to improve and put myself to the test, but as all beautiful things end, I need to step down from this fabulous experience ‘cause of my personal and family commitments. 

Let me thank you and wish all the best  to all the ladies of CME  Team, from  Diny Sprakel, a perfect team leader so sensitive and always understanding, to all the DTs  very kind and inspirational mates.

And a special thanks to all of you that have followed me post by post in these years… your support and attention has always kept me motivated and let me feel appreciated. J J J

For my card I used one of my beloved images by Sylvia Zet  called “Shelley” this cute little mermaid is perfect for this period of the year as the summer is sprung, the papers are from Magnolia and Prima, the dies are Magnolia, Marianne Design and Memory box.  In the inside of the card there’s a sentiment by Dutch Doobadoo 

Here is a close up of the colored image

And here is a close up of the inside of the card that is decorated too

Copic  Markers:
Skin: E0000, R000, E00, E11, R20 and R22 (for cheeks)
Hair:  E 50, E53, E55, E57
Tail :  BG15, BG45, BG49, RV12, RV 15
Turtle:  YG0000, YG00, YG91, YG93, YG97, E55, E57
Sea: BG000, BG01, BG05
Ground: W00, W1, W3, E71,
Shadows:  BG0000, BG000, BG10

Thank you very much for your visit
Wish you all the best