Saturday, February 28, 2015

Coloring poppies with Daria Myagkikh

Hi everybody,

Today is my turn to show you tutorial. :)

I thought that it is time to welcome spring. And the best way to do it - is to color some flowers. :)

For today tutorial I chose this splendid image from Aurora Wings:

So first thing that I'm doing before start coloring almost any image is checking how such thing looks like in real life. 
Here some options of poppies that I found in internet.  Apparantly there are a lot of different varieties!

I thought that I will go for classic red and black pallette.
As a reference (and a part of future card...hehehe) I chose this picture:

So lets start with coloring...shall we? :)
I will show you my way of coloring with only one flower (overwise this post will be endlessly long).
First I took YR0000 and moistened the whole flower

Secondly (one after another) I highlighted the most dark places with YR12, R22, R27

Smoothing colors with YR20 (NOT R20!)

Continue adding red colors R32 and R46

Smothing colors with YR20

At this stage adding light colors (on most light places :) ). Using YR20 and R32 for that.

Final stage - adding contrast with R39 and YR0000

So we are done with one flower...whole bouquet ahead :)... 
After some time here is the card that I created. I decided to leave it simple and fresh as coming spring. :)

Easy and Fun! :)

Hope you will find my tutorial helpful and interesting!
Have a great day and bunch of inspiration!

Daria Myagkikh

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Under the Sea

I got this thing with mermaids and I seem to collect quite a few already so when I saw this gorgeous digi by the East Wind (Lucy Loo Mermaid) I knew I had to add her to my collecction and wanted to colour her with my copics.... LOL


The background is made with Prima Colorbloomsprays which have a nice pearly shine. I used the inks with some Dutch Doobadoo stencils. There are some stamps in the background too, from IO and Indigo blue. The seaplants are by Dylusions and the very tiny fish are by IO. 
I found the quote on the internet and wrote it my posca markers and a copic multiliner.

For colouring the image I used quite a few copic colours:
It took me a few hours to colour this mermaid especially the hairs and tail but as long as I can draw or colour I'm happy.... I normally start with the lightest colours first and build up to the darker ones and than back to the lighter colours for blending. 
Because of the transparancy of the copic colours it's also fun to blend different colours like I did in the tail, using a light yellow (Y11) to blend the purples and blues together and ending up with some lovely green. 

Skin: E 0000,000,00,11,21 BV000 R 20
Eyes: BG 07, 09, 57,75 FBG 2
Hair: V 04,05,09, 25, BG 01, 07, 09, 57, 72, 75, FBG 2
Tail: V 04,05,09, 25, BV0000, 000, 23,Y11,BG 01, 07, 09, 57, 72, 75, FBG 2
Shells: Y11,19, BV000, V04,05
fish: Y11, V04, 15

have a colourful day

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lots of Dots

Yellow is not one of my favorite colors, but sometimes you have to challenge yourself and step outside the box.
 I have created a card with a stamp from a coloring book on the Web.

These three colors I have used do not seem to fit together if you use them separately, 
but as you can see I have confused them and I like this very little "special" yellow color.
The three pens are Y28,Y26,Y23

Around the subject do you see many tiny dots, I used confetti technology. I took four pens BV20, BV23, BV29 ,W0 and Blender (0). 
To get small fine dots, hold the pen upright, then you should think about the darkest spots should be closest to the subject and not too many. Then fill in with more dots with the two lighter colors. The dots may well be different sizes. Last, I use the blender to "dampen" the dots. The amount of dots around the subject is a matter of taste, but they should not take the focus off the subject.

Here you see the finished result, a really cute baby cards I think.
Under the picture of a giraffe, I meant to put numbers on the child's age. But I do not know who to get it so I wait until I know who the receiver is.

These are the colors I have used:
Yellow: Y23,26,28 and  brown: E70,71,77
Hooves: T0,1,2,4 
Rosette: BV20,23,29
Around the subject: BV20,23,29,W0 + Blender
Ground: YG91, W00

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Jareth, the Goblin King, by Suki Manga Art

Dear copic friends, today I will show you my fan art inspired in Jareth, the Goblin King
He is a fictional character created by Jim Henson and the main antagonist of the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth.
 Jareth is a powerful, mysterious creature who has an antagonistic yet strangely flirtatious relationship with Sarah, the film's protagonist

These are the copic colours that I used:
Skin and eyes: E000 - E00 - E11 - E35 - YG11 - YG06 - BG49
Hair: C1 - C3
Clothes:C1 - C3 - C5 - C7 - E35 - E37 - E29 - BG49 - B99 - BG09
Jewels: Y08 - W3 - C3 - YG06 - G17
Background: C3 - C5 - C7 - 100 - Blender
For little details I used a white ink pen
I hope you like it!
See you very soon, bye! (^_^)/
Suki Manga Art

Friday, February 20, 2015

Winner challenge 36

Hello dear Copic Fans,

It's me again, Deborah, with the announcement of the winner from challenge 36

"Flowers", it is....

Congratulation, Frouwkje! Please send us an email to

with your request for 3 Copic Sketch markers.



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Challenge 37: Things with wings!

Hi everyone!

Deborah here for you today with a super fun new challenge!

First of all, thank you for playing along with our last challenge! We'll announce the winner on friday 20th of february.

Who loves fairy's or animals with wings? I do, and I hope you too!
This time our challenge will be

  "Things with wings"

So pull out your fairy, animals with wings, etc... stamps out and join the fun!

For this card I've used my Tim Holtz butterfly border again, It's one of my favourites and also good for the challenge!
I love this fairy stamp from Tiddly Inks and it was so fun to colour her up!

I've added a bow, pearls and flowers to this card to finish it.

Here are the Copic colours:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E49, E47, E43, E41
pink: R89, R85, R83, R81, RV10
green: N7, G28, YG67, YG63, YG61

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  the 17th of march 2015.

The winner will be announced 20th of march 2015.

We are looking forward to see your creations!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Party Girl!

Good morning Everyone,

Tracy here sharing a card made using the new release stamps at Noor!DesignUK.  This little lady is called Party Girl in Hat.

I have added Dutch Doobadoo A5 Craft Borders to either side of the base of the card.

The Dutch Doobadoo Cardboard balloons go perfectly with the party girl.  The first balloon nearest to the image was coloured using BG75, BG72 and BG70.  The other two balloons had a mixture of crackle paint, acrylic paint and gesso.

The image is surrounded by a Noor!Design Grunge Frame inked with Iris Staz-on onto accetate and positioned over the top.

I have used the new flower circle border across the bottom of the card cut from kraft card.

I have used the new vintage flourish leaves and you can see a close up of the flower circle border die and the Dutch Doobadoo kraft borders on the edge.

The Let's party text was cut twice from the matching papers on two colours.

The new star border at the top of the top, one cut in kraft card and the other again in the papers to match.

You can also see the beautiful butterflies and the grunge frame.

Copics Used:-
Skin E000, E00, E11, E04, E21 Blush R22, R20
Hair/Shoes E23, E29, E50
Dress V17, V15, V12,V000, BG75, BG72, BG70
Socks W5, W1
Background BG70, V12, W5, W1

Hugs Tracy x
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Daria Myagkikh - Forget boring lessons! Study is FUN!

Hi everybody,

Today I would like to show you deffinatly non-traditional project :).
The story is - My older daughter takes classes with a speech therapist. She is only 4 and it is not very easy for her. There are many exercises that she has to do. 
One of which is gymnastics for lips and each exersise has its own name - Frog, Lion, Elephant and Baloon. Speech therapist was kind enough to give Tonya four cards - so she will remember what to do at home.

Weeeeeeeell... I thought that those cards are a bit boring...and created my own...with the help of stamps and Copics of course.

On the up right corner you can see "original" cards. I used four images from Mo Manning to create more colorful and fun equivalent.  I think that result is worth my efforts.
Well my daughter certainly think so :) 

Lets have more closer view....shall we?! :)


I deliberatly made very simple decoration - nothing should destract Tonya's attention from the picture - dots, machine stitching and names (so we can learn English words as well...hehehe).

If you ask me...I would say that my favorite card is with the let me tell you the key numbers of markers for that image.

The key numbers for image are:

            Skin  - E000, E01, E11, R11(for blush)
Hair - E31, E34, E51, E53, E99
 - RV0000, RV02,RV14, RV21,RV17
 - B00, B000, RV0000, RV00 
Frog - YG00, YG01,YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97, G99, E84 (B00 for the eye)
Background  - B000 and C0

Add a bit of glossy accents and ranger stickles on wings of fairy - and voila!

By the way for those who are interested - you can find how I store those cards in my blog...;)

Wishing you a great day and very creative mood!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

"The last sad melody", Creamy Mami fan art by Suki Manga Art

Dear Copic friends, how are you?

Today I will show you a fan art inspired in "Creamy Mami".
 She is a magical girl and singer from an anime of 80's.

I hope you like it  ^___^

I used the following copic colours to create it:

Hair: RV04 - V12 - BV00 - V09
Skin and eyes: E000 - E00 - E11 - R20 - BG49 - V09 - B00 - B29
Dress: Y08 - Y06 - Y38 - E35 - W3 - C3

I used also a white ink pen to add little spots and shines

See you soon! (^_^)/

Suki Manga Art

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Cute as a Cupcake!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today, to share a simple 100% Copic card as I like doing! I have made the most simple background and used one of Tiddly Inks latest stamps released, called Cute As A Cupcake - just because I love cupcakes!!

I stamped this cutie from the Cute As A Cupcake stamp set and coloured her with my Copics. I also coloured the little heart which comes with the set. I cut everything out to pop my elements on my background - a very simple one I did using my beloved airbrush, once I had masked the borders of my card to leave a white frame around.

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 11, 70
Hair: E53, 55, 57, 59
Dress: BG000, 01, 02, 05, C1, Y11, 21, 26
Shoes: BG000, 01, 02, W0, 1
Table: C0, 1, 3, R81, 83, 85, 89
Cupcakes: E31, 33, 35, 37, R00, 02, 22, 24, 81, 83, 85
Background: R20, RV02, 04

Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely yummy day everyone! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Playing with snow

Good morning,

Tracy here and with all the recent snow I thought I would make a winter card to share with you.

The image is by PPinkyDollsart called Playing with the snow.

I hope you like it.

Copic Markers Used:-
Skin E0000, E000, E00, E21, E04
Hair E21, E23, E29, E50
Dress/Scarf RV34, RV32,RV00, RV0000 G20 G94
Boots and shading W5, W3, W1 and colourless blender

Hugs Tracy x

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

For a new baby boy

Hello copic friends, 

Elizabeth here today to give you copic inspiration from Norway. I made a card for a new baby boy. I love this Mo Manning image, you can use it for so many occasions, and I decided it could be a boy or a girl, depending on the colors used.

The colors are neutral so I could go either way... this time it's a boy!
I used Pion Design papers and some sweet newborn charms and sentiments. Pretty simple decoration really. Dies by Magnolia, Spellbinders and Memorybox. Flowers by WOC and Kort og Godt. 

The image is Baby Fairy with Ladybug digi from Mo's Digital Pencil. 
Copics used:
Skin: E13-11-21-000, E93, W5
Wings and clothes: W7-3-1-00
Hair: E44-43-41-40
Ladybug: E18-R27-24-22
Ground: W5-3-1-00

Here's the inside of the card with a couple of sentiments about the newborn baby.

Hope you like it! 
See you next time, 
have a wonderful week!