Monday, January 23, 2017

Love you!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share some love, because February is just around the corner, so Valentine's Day coming :)

The image I used is one of the new Valentine images being released this week at Make it Crafty. I coloured my image first, using purple and pink tones to make a girly card. I coloured the skin first, then the hair to avoid dragging dark colour onto the skin. For her outfit I did the same, the pale "apron" first, then the purple dress. I finished by the balloons.

Skin: E000, 01, 11, 13, R20
Hair: 100, BV04, W7, 9 
Eyes: B00
Dress: C00, 1, 2, V000, 01, 09, 15, 17
Balloons: RV000, 00, 02, V12, 15, 17
Ground: C2

(sorry, I forgot the skin tones on the photo! - see list above)

I then added several Make it Crafty chipboard to my card - the word LOVE (in 1.75 inches size), 3 letters from the 5mm Alphabet Cap Set and a little heart from the Mini Hearts Chipboard Tinklings. I coloured them with my black Copic marker and the pink is acrylic paint. 

And to finish off my card, I used some pink heart DP by Toga to match the theme of my card.

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

Friday, January 20, 2017


Hi my lovely Copic friends, 
hope you all had a wonderful holiday and you've started 2017 healthy and colourful.

My post for today is all about aquaholics. I came across this word on the internet and I really liked it, it sounds so funny and it suits the image I used for today's project very well. 

My projects is an art journal page. I used one of my Gelli-plate backgrounds from my stash. The background is made with acrylic paints and art foamies. 

The image is by Line Artsy by a wonderful artist called Gloria.

I have coloured this pretty mermaid and fish with Copic Markers and coloured pencils.

I started colouring with the Copic Markers. Coloured pencils are usually oil or waxed based. If you use your coloured pencils first you might end up with clogged Copic nibs. So to avoid any clogging use your Copic Markers first. 

I started with adding green shadows using the BG70. Then I build up the skin using the E50, 00 and 000. The mermaids hair I've coloured with BG07,70,72,75 and 78. Start with using your darkest colour first and use this on the shadow parts of her hair. After I used all my colours from dark to light I go back to the darkest colour. With all the blending the darkest colour might have faded a little, so you need to add a little of the darkest colour again to create more depth. In the end I thought the hair looked dull, so I added some YG13 to get it a bit more sparkly. 

For the fish I used BG02, 05, 09, 11, YG03, 11, 17 and Y17. 
For the orange parts of the fish, the veil and the mermaid's lips I used the YR01, 02, 14,15,16 and 18.

When I finished my Copic colouring I got out my coloured pencils and added some more depth to the colouring. 

I have found this funny word on the internet and wrote it down on my page using a Copic Multiliner. I coloured the letters with Copic Markers (YG13) and some coloured pencils. 

 And this is the finished page. Hope you like it. 

Have a wonderful day


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Bookmark with Feathers...

Good Morning! I'm Cristina Valenzuela.
First of all, happy new year!!!
I wish you a year full of good things and a lot of colours.

I have a project a little different than usual for me.
I tell you a little ... I have decided to work with greys because I have an eye problem, my perception of colour is a bit different these days.

So I have chosen this beautiful drawing for colouring, it has lots of grey tones, but it also uses blue, brown and pink. I do not know if you can really see it, because they are colours tinted with grey, forming a set where nothing stands out too much.

One of my personal challenges of this new year is to make one bookmark per week, an easy way to use many of the drawings that we colour for the pleasure of colouring. I hope you like my idea, and encourage yourselves to do the same.

For colouring I have used the following Copic:
Lots of Greys: T1, T0, T3, T5, C0, C1, C3, W3, W5, W1, N1, C5, C7.
And other colours: 
E04, E00, E11, E70, E71, E81, BG10, R27, E31, E33, E47, E44, E43, E41.

For today, nothing more, I hope to have something full of colours next month.
Thanks for your visits and comments.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Necklace with Copic

Hi everyone,

Lately I find myself playing with copic and drawing jewelry. (never learned Jewelry design, one of my dreams)
For the most coloring I used  grays for the silver and Y family for the gold,
adding colours just for the stone and gems.
It feels different then colouring a digi stamp
Today I want to share a necklace I draw

Its free hand drawing , tracing the pencil sketch with gray multi-liner with a little black multi-liner to emphasizes the dark areas.

Here are the copic I used:

Pearl: N0,N1,N2,N3,N5, RV00, B91, White colour pencil
Stones: B21, B24, B26, B29, White colour pencil, White gel pen
T3, T5, T6,
Shadow: N8, N7, N5, N3, N1, Blender
Gray & Black 0.1, 0.5 Multi-Liner

Wishing you a wonderful day

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Hi Everyone, it's Saskia here.

A few months ago someone asked me to make something special for a very special occasion. So I coloured this lovely Fairy from The Paper Shelter for her.

 I created the background using the Airbrush with these Copic Markers : YG03-YG25-G14 and B01-B04-14.

I have used these Copic Markers:
Skin: E000 - 00 - 11 -21
Eyes: YG03 - G14 - G07
Hair: BV00 - 02 - 04 - 08
Stars and stones : BV20-23-25
Orange Shades: Y32 - 35 - Y38 - YR04 - 07 - 09
Green shades: YG03 - 11 - 17 - 23 - G07

The lines around the outside of the fairy, I made black again whit Copic Multiliner BS 
I hope you have read this post with pleasure.
Until next time.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Copic Year!

Hello all!

Happy New Copic Year!
It is such an honour to start the new year with my first post on the Copic Europe blog, 
my name is Blankina and will be posting my doodle orientated designs on a monthly base.

Hope you all had a terrific good start in 2017.

I have prepared a doodle design for you..
Do you like to doodle too? It is a perfect anti-stress,
just get some Copic Multiliners and let your fantasy flow.

To start with I have drawn a design with a pencil , 
all by hand ( using just a ruler and some other help instruments now and then ) .

I have written the text happy new Copic year first, 
and later I have added some circles and lines around the text .

As next step I have copied the pencil drawing onto Perfect Colouring Paper , 
after I have started to emphasize the lines with a black Copic Multiliner.

I personally love to use the SP multiliners, 
these are the refillable version and come in different line widths, 
for this drawing I have used the line width of 0.1 and 0.3.

You can get caried away,  adding bits and pieces , detail after detail.
It is fun to has become a mix of doodeling and handlettering in the end.
Just add some stripes, dots , circles and zig zag movements wherever you like.
Some lines were accentuated with a black sketch  ( 100 ) too .

To give the design a touch of colour I have chosen 
some "golden" colours from the Yellow family. 
I hope it might inspire you to doodle too!

I have used the following Copic products:

Copic Multiliner SP 0.1
Copic Multiliner SP 0.3
100 , Y 21, Y 23, Y 28

Again the best wishes for a colourfull and healthy 2017,
thanks for visiting!

Hugs Blankina

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Introduction New DT members

as promissed before, I love to introduce the new DT Members.

Sandra Catarino 
Copic Instructor Portugal

Hi, I am Sandra from Lisbon, Portugal. 
I am a mother of three lovely and joyful boys and a foster mom for two cats. I have a business and economics background, and I discovered Copics a few years ago when I opened a scrapbooking store, which I closed already. 
I am a perfectionist and love to learn, so in 2013 I attended the Copic Standard and Intermediate Designer Courses, in the US. 
In Germany I attended all the European Copic Colouring courses from 2012 to 2014, and finally became an European Regional Copic Instructor for Portugal in 2014. 

want to continue learning Copic and share it with fellow crafters and Copic fans. That’s why, last November, I attended a Copic boot camp in Arizona, USA, and I am already planning to attend the next ones.

And one of my favourites (and hubby’s) work. I put this on a tag and gifted it so I don’t have a better picture 
Happy new year!
Copic Instructor Italy

Hi all Copic Europe lovers, my name in art is Blankina. 
I was born and raised in the Netherlands, but after having worked in several countries Italy has become my new home in 1996.  
Now I dedicate most of my time to my family , blog and my Copics, 
I am proud to be a Copic Instructor for Italy.

As a child I used to draw a lot but after having discovered stamps things slightly changed , 
now I mostly colour my stamped images , with Copic offcourse.
On this blog I hope to show my "doodle" side too, 
love to use my Copic Multiliners and get "lost", 
I normaly just start on a sheet without knowing what it will become, very relaxing.
Hope you will enjoy reading my posts on this blog and I love to see you on my personal blog too.

Groetjes Annemieke

We wish you both a very good time at CopicMarker Europe

A New Year and changes in our DT

Hello Copic lovers and followers,

on this last day of 2016,
 I want to thank my DT members for all the beautiful creations they have showed us on this blog. 
So much inspiration and ideas, from the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU Girls.

Also a big thabk you for the people who visited our blog, I know that in these days other social media forms are more popular, but to explane the techniques  we need the blog. I
t would be great when you find time to make a comment, my girls would love it.

At the end of this DT period we say good bye to Christina(Sweden) and Esther (Spain), both a big hug to thank you for you work for the CME blog. We will stay in touch. 

When two people are leaving, we needed two new DT members. Our Copic Instructors from Italy and Portugal are joining us . Blankina en Sandra welcome to the crew. In a separate post I wil introduce the new girls on the block. 

May I wish you all the best for 2017 and we hope to see and hear you here all a lot of times in 2017

Kind regards Diny Sprakel
administrator CME

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Welcome to the world!

Hi Copic lovers,

Deborah here with some new and fresh inspiration for you.  Because Christmas is over, I decided to make a new start. And I'm going to start with the begining of life, so I made a babycard for a babyboy. 

I didn't wanted to made a blue card for a boy, so I made it in fresh Lemongreen. 
The stamp is one by Neat & Tangled and is called "Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee Stamp Set". How cute are those little critters? I didn't coloured the animals with many details but kept it simple, that matches the drawing much better. Even the design is simple.

Here are the colours I've used:
sheep: E25, E55, E53, E51
E44, E43, E41
bunny: W7, W5, W3, W1
chicks: Y28, Y26, Y21
Y17, Y15, Y11
banner: N5, YG09, YG06, YG03, YG00
gras: YG67, YG17, YG13, YG11
sky: B0000, B000, B00

Thank you for stopping by, 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tutorial: Rainbow eye by Suki Manga Art

Dear Copic friends, 
today I would like to show you how you can mix a total of 22 Copic markers 
to create a colourful rainblow eye.

Please try to do it yourself, I am sure that you will enjoy it.

I hope you like it ^__^

1) First of all I used Copic multiliner 0.1 warm gray colour
 and Copic multiliner 0.05 black to crate the line art

2) Then I started to apply shadows below the eyelid.

Colours used are: W1 - C3 - C5

3) Now we can add colour for the skin around the eye

Colours used: E000 - E00 - E21 - E35

4) On this step I proceed to apply the colours following this sequence: 

G14 - YG11 - Y08 - Y00 - E11 - Y38 -  RV04 -  RV10 - V12 - BV00 - B05 - BG01 - B00 

For the lacrimal caruncle I used: R81 - R20 - RV95

5) Then I used W3 - W1 to add profundity and shadows.

For the pupil I used V09 - BV13

6) I used W3 - W5 to apply more shadow under the upper eyelid

7) To colour the eyebrow I only used E11 - E35 - E99

8) Last step is to apply bright reflections with white ink and thin lines with FB2 - E71

and.... this is the final result and all the colours used during all the process!

FB2 - B05 - BG01 - B00 - G14 - YG11 - Y00 - Y08
 - E00 - E21 - Y38 - E35 - E71 - V09 - V12 - RV95
 - RV10 - W1- W3 - C3 - C5 - B66

Have a very nice 2017! \(^O^)/ BYE!

Suki Manga Art

Friday, December 23, 2016

Gorjuss Christmas

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a Christmas card - of course, featuring a Gorjuss Girl - I just love these stamps :)

This Gorjuss Girl is called Ladybird. I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and die cut my image with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle. I first coloured the background, then my image using Copics. I then added a bit of shading to her skin using my Polychromos. I stamped little snowflakes in Versamark using a Bo Bunny snowflake and embossed them in white. I did the same for my sentiment, by CC Designs. Finally I applied some Distress Inks around my die cut image to make it pop a bit more.

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 11, 13 + pencil
Hair: 100, BV04, T7, 9
Pink: RV55, 66, 69
Purple: BV00, 02, 04, 08
Background: BV02, C2, 3

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day and a Merry Christmas everyone! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Monday, December 12, 2016

Meribelle the Mermaid

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :) 

So, Christmas is coming and Christmas is coming FAST! When we get to this point in the proceedings, I like to take a break. Ok, so I have a rebellious streak. But, it's nice to step away from the red and green, the cute elves and do something completely different..

 This sweet image is called Meribelle Pretty, (from Polkadoodles) the perfect name for her, don't you think? 

I coloured the background with Copics. The trick to colouring a large area smoothly is to use the chisel nib and have a lovely juicy marker. It can get messy, so make sure you have something underneath!

Copics Used... 
Background; BG10, BG11, BG53
Skin; E000, E00, E21, E70
Hair; N3, N5, N7
Mermaid Tail; BV0000, BV01, BV02, BV13, BG10, BG11, BG53, RV10, RV11
Starfish; Y35, Y38, YR14
Shell; E41, E42, E43

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.