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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Colour in Cool Greys!


Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share Black and White inspiration! It's sometimes difficult to know which markers to buy when you start your Copic collection - there are so many to choose from! - but I think buying Grey markers is always a great investment since you can use them for shading and for monochrome images. My C markers were the ones I bought very early and I never regretted that choice, I use them a lot! 

For today's post, I have chosen an image from Make it Crafty called Primrose. 


With black and white, I always try to alternate between light and dark areas so that a light colour will be next to a dark area - not too many dark areas next to each other otherwise you sometimes cannot see the drawing very well. 

So first I coloured the skin, choosing my lightest colours - I used C00, 0, 1, 2. 


Next I coloured the hair with my darkest markers - 100, C5, 7, 9. I even let a very few spots white for highlights.


The flowers were done in a light colour because most of them were next to the black hair, using C1 and C4. For the leaves, I used C5, 7, 9. 
I also added touches of light grey to the banner in C00, 0, 1 - because white is never just white and needs colouring too.


I stamped a sentiment in the banner, added a little heart chipboard and used black Bo Bunny DPs for my base. And voilà! 

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

Friday, January 12, 2018

Happy Day!




Good morning!

I am Cristina Valenzuela, after a time of rest I have returned to the Copic Europe Blog.
Today I have a little spring card for the tones and the flowers, I want to go cold ... and you?

I will leave here a small sample of my step by step.
I have coloured this stamp from Some Odd Girl in soft red tones ... I explain how I do it ...



First I start with my intermediate tone, here I used R22.
I worked with the design paper, so I knew exactly what colour I wanted.
I add shadows and make the folds.



Blend out the previous colour, I used R11.
I colour the entire dress, except for the lightest part, I leave it blank.


Once I have the base, I use red.
For this I used R35, I love this colour!
I add shadows and folds, again, but now in red.


Blend out the previous one with my intermediate colour, R22.


And I end up blending the above with my lighter colour, R11.
Dress finished!



As this little fairy has transparent wings, I thought of teaching how to colour this, today in a simple way.

First I colour the hair, which is under the wings and can be seen through them, I have coloured normally.
Then I add my colours for the wings, first BG32.


Blend this colour with BG11.


And finally blend with BG10 leaving the exteriors of the upper wings in white to make a separation.

And that's all!


Coloured with these Copic:
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E02, E13.
Hair: E57, E55.
Dress: R11, R22, R35.
Wings: BG10, BG11, BG32.
Flowers: R20, R81, R35, R22.
Floor: N1, N3.
Green: G82, YG63.

I hope you liked it, see you soon!

Monday, January 8, 2018

46 shades of grey...

Hello everyone,
It's Sue here today.
I thought it would be good idea to talk to you all about Copic greys!

Copic make 46 different shades of grey in four colour families - Cool, Neutral, Warm and Toner. 
To show you how different each grey looks I have coloured four very cute little dogs, one in each of the copic grey colour groups.
Each colour of grey brings its own tone and feel to a picture.  You can see here how different they are.
Cool Grey (C)
Cool grey has a slight blue tint to it which makes it ideal for colouring snow and anything white.
Neutral Grey (N)
Neutral grey is actually a true neutral grey.
Warm Grey (W)
Warm grey has a hint of brown.
Toner Grey (N)
Toner grey is halfway between neutral and warm.
Copic Greys really are a very useful addition to your Copic collection!
They can be used on their own to create the colour grey or they can used over the top of more vibrant colours to soften them or create shade.

If you are n't sure which colour grey to use for your project then it will help you if you think of the colour wheel and use Warm Greys with warm colours and Cool Greys with cool colours.
I have used the little dogs I coloured in grey to make a very quick and easy card.
The red accessories are coloured with Copic R59, R37, R43.

The dogs are a Mama Elephant Stamp and Die Set called Playful Pups.
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring

from Sue...xxx

Friday, January 5, 2018

Winter Scene

Hi everyone! It's Sandie here and today I want to show you how I colour a Winter scene. The stamp I'm using is Winter Backdrop by Stamping Bella. 

I first start to lay down some colour where I want to add shading. I use C1. 



I add in some B00 over the C1 and pull it out  a little. 


I keep layering up the B00 until I am happy I have enough. 


I go back in and apply more C1 and this time I also apply C3


To blend the colours together I use either the Colourless Blender marker (0) or I use a cotton bud and colourless blender solution and roll the cotton bud along the lines. 


For the trees, I apply some G21 


Then I go over the whole tree with YG03


I finish the trees with G24, adding some texture lines. 


For the windows I apply some Y17 in the bottom corners, then pull the colour out using Y15 and then Y13


The door is R35, R37 & R39


On the rooftop and chimney, I use the Warm Greys - W1, W3, W5 & W7. 


On the tree trunks, as they are so narrow, I just use one colour - E25


To finish off, I add a little bit of shadow underneath the trees and house. 


Thanks so much for dropping by
Sandie


Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year. *Stamping with Copics.*

Hello readers,

A new year lies ahead of us, so this is the moment to wish you a good, loving and especially creative year in 2018.  
The CME Team hopes you will visit our blog as often as you did in 2017, we want to thank you for these visits. 
We will continue to the best we can to inspire you in the coming year with workshops, tutorials and video instructions.
In our team we will welcome two ladies, who were in the team before. Faye from the UK  and Cristina from Spain, welcome back.

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Today I would like to inspire you with my stamping technique “Direct on stamp colouring”with Copic Markers.
I have made already a lot of flower and Christmas cards with this technique.
In a photo-video I show you the instructions for this technique.
Here is the link (excuse me; I could not include it for unknown reasons.)
https://youtu.be/eDGeOJDOh00

In this post I love to show you some of my cards, made with this technique...


first imprint


second imprint


third imprint





For a live video of the stamping proces, you can watch this video...


Thanks for watching, have a nice day.