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: 

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

Step 8

Step 9

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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Halloween Glow

Hi Friends
Today it's my (Cicci's) turn to show you some colouring here at the Copic Europe Blog.
I'm going to show how I make some glow in my colouring.
I have coloured an image from Make it Crafty, called Witchy Concoctions.

I really love this little witch :0))

Making some GLOW

Image 1
I have started with the colour thats going to be the glow at/over the image 
I have used Y02 

Image 2
Blend out the Y02 a little with Y00 and add more Y02 and Y00 around the cauldron

Now  it's time to colour the cauldron. Start colouring nearest the edges with BV25. (This area will be the darkerst part, furthest from the fire. The fire gives you light source.)
Blend out with BV23.

Blend with the C3. Be careful, you don't colour too much dark colours on the yellow parts. If you do, you won't have any glow left!

Add more C3 over the whole cauldron, using light strokes. Don't colour over the fire. Add more darker colours from the C family. I have used C5 and C7.

Blend out the C7 and C5 with C3.

Add a lots of yellow above the fire and on the cauldron and add more yellow (Y02) for the soup.

Here, I have added Y02, Y00 and FY1 for the fire.

The Hat
  Copic Combo; E11, E15, E47, E49, FY1, FYR1 and V05, V04. (I added yellow at the start of the colouring with Y02 and Y00.)
For extra glow on the hat, I have used V05 and V04.

Y00, Y02, E15 

Add some FYR1 on the hat and fire. Blend with Y02 and Y00. Blend E13 in the area you coloured with E15.


Around the cauldron, I have added RV02 for some effect and I used more colours on the hat and the chair; E11, E15, E47, Y00 and FY1. 

I have also added some green in the soup, just some dots, I'm going to blend out later. 

I also blend with B000 over the cauldron on the grey colours. Do not colour too much over the yellow parts because you will end up with green colours! So add B000 with very light strokes.

 As you can see in the photo above I added some more colours for the fire. I used E08 because I want the part thats going to be darker in the fire. I have not taken a marker from the R-family because I think that would be too red. I think E08 would be better for this. Blend E08 with FY1 and Y02.

The Chair
Copic Combo; Y02, Y00, E11, E15.
(The Yellow I added at the start of the colouring; Y02, Y00.)

Blend out each colour with lighter markers. In this case, blend Y02 with Y00, E15 blended with E11 etc.
For the chair I am going to add more layers with E11 and E15 later. I am also going to add a darker marker from the E Family; E47 and E49.

Add E47 for the screws in the chair.

I'm going to do the same thing with the clothes; starting from dark colours and continuing to light markers.

Copic Combo; V09, V06, V04, V17.
(The yellow I added at the start of the colouring; Y02, Y00.)
Add your colours and blend each time. When you add colours on the yellow parts do that with gentle strokes.

Now it's time to make a background for this wonderful image!

This is my Background Combo
Sky: B000, V000, V15, BV02, V25, V28, B99, B39, V01, V04
Trees: E49, E43, E39, E41, E79, E81, E84, E87, E89, E70, E74
Little House: E71, E74, Y13, Y06, Y28
Spider: Black Copic, SP 0.05
Spiderweb: White Gell pen
Forest: E84, E81, YG95, YG99, V20, V25, V28, B99, B39
Carpet: E41, E40, E43, E47, E49, Y21
Ground: E81, E84, YG00, Y02, YG95, Y13, Y06
YG93, YG95, YG99, YG01
Moon: C0, B000, C3, Y00, V000
Stars: White Posca Pen

I added a last touch to the glow and added stronger yellow when I was ready with the whole background. It's easier to see what's missing when you have added all your other colours.
I used:
Y13, Y06, FYR1.
I also made some dots in the glow with B00, V04, YG00 and did some strokes over the cauldron with my gell pen.

Have a great day everyone, and have a wonderful Halloween


See you Next Month