Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Stuffie Gang

Hi everyone, it's Sandie here and today I am sharing how I colour The Stuffie Gang using my Copic markers. This cute stamp is by Stamping Bella. 

My favourite blending card to use is Holtz Perfect Colouring Paper. I stamp, always when using Copics, with Memento ink. 

Starting with the Bear





I go back over the Bear using my E70's until I am happy with the shading. 

For the nose C9, leaving a little white spot for highlight. 

For the ears - R20 and R01

Next I coloured the Pig. I went dark to light on this one



YR00 to bring it all together. 

For the Owl


I go back in with E41 to blend it out. Use the darker colour to add shadow as desired. 

E25, E27

YR12, YR18

For the grass - 





C3 and C5 for the little pebbles. 

Hat - B02, B05, V12, V15, BV20

For the Flag  - BV20 and C5

I went dark to light on the balloon too. I like how these blend in this way



Pop the image on a card base with some striped paper and you're done! :) 

Thanks for popping in today. I hope you're inspired to take out your markers and colour a little. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Queen of Hearts

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here! Today I have chosen to share a Copic card using a beautiful digi stamp called Queen of Hearts, by Paperbabe Stamps. I used the faint line version of the digi which comes with the regular digi with black lines, to have a softer look and nicer contrast with the eyes - very convenient!

I coloured the skin first, using E000, 00, 11 and RV02 for the cheeks and lips. 

I then coloured the background quickly using RV00. As you can see, I have drawn a square around my image - I did that with the die I knew I was going to use, to know where to stop colouring. 

I then coloured her hair with E19, YR27 and YR23 - a combo I don't often use but quite like! I also coloured her eyes in V12 and RV02, as a reminder of the background and pink on her face.

Next I did the crown. The red is R35, 37, 39, the gold is Y26 and the black is C9.

I then decided to add a bit of texture to my background, so I picked a Paperbabe Dot Stencil and applied brown ink using a dauber on my stencil. I then cut my image to fit the size of my die.

At last, I added the frame (MFT die) plus three Make it Crafty Heart Chipboard that I coloured in R37, then covered in stickles. To have matching hearts everywhere, I also added stickles on the heart of the crown.

Here is a recap of all the Copics I used:
Skin: E000, 00, 11, RV02
Eyes: RV02, V12
Hair: E19, YR23, 27
Crown: C9, R35, 37, 39, Y26
Background: RV00

That's all from me today! Thank you for looking, have a nice Sunday! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sunflower Tutorial

Good Morning! I'm Cristina Valenzuela, and this month I come with a flower not exactly from this time, but it's a beautiful flower, and one of my favourites, a sunflower.

I'm going to do a simple step by step with the colour process.

I start with Y11 to decide and to leave marked the highest parts, of more light, of each one of the petals of the big sunflower, and the small one.

To have volume the lightest part will be in the center of the petals, towards the outside.

With Y19, a pretty intense colour, I coloured the interiors of the petals and the exteriors to give them volume, to give the effect of curves.

 I add a darker colour, YR24 to the interiors of the petals.

And I obscure these more by laying down E17.

Everything that is around the center of the flower has this colour, but the petals that are above have a lighter colour on both sides of each.

Now I blend the Y19 from before with a bit of Y18, they are similar, you can change to a similar one, Y17, Y15 or use the one before.

I colour the center of the sunflower, it has a base with a very light greenish yellow, YG00.

If you do not have it, something that looks like it.

I add a greener tone to add dots, YG13.

 I continue adding dots with E47, a dark colour, especially for the outermost part.

I use E37 which is clearer towards the center.

One clearer, E34, also dotted, covering more center.

Very dark, E49, you can use any brown, add more outside.

I use E34 again to cover and unify tones.

 To colour the leaves I made it very simple, dark green, in my case G28, I have coloured the centers of the leaves, the stems and the parts that are below or need to have more shade.

I have blended it by using a much lighter green, G21, I have covered everything except the high and outer parts of the leaves.

An almost colourless green, G20 for the exterior of the leaves.

And sunflower finished!!!

Copic colours that I have used:

Sunflower: Y11, Y19, YR24, E17, Y18, YG00, YG13, E47, E37, E34, E49.
Leaves etc: G20, G21, G28.
Background: B000, BG0000, Blender 0.

I hope you put it into practice and you liked it, see you again soon ...

Thanks for your visits and comments!!!