Archive | October 2017

Tall cake

I’ve been enjoying colouring up images by Mo’s Digital Pencil the past couple of weeks. This tall cake one I bought specifically to use for a couple of birthday cards I had coming up. Isn’t she the best?!

For the cake my sister insisted I needed to have some glitter. I used mostly transparent glitter, but with a bace layer of R00 and R12. As you can see from the colour list below, you don’t need to use a lot of Copics to colour up a pretty image and make it into a card. This time I stuck with just 2 colours for most of it, sometimes 3 if I was colouring up bigger areas. It was fun colouring up a lighter image again after the very bright contrast ones I’ve done in the past few blog posts!

I’ve used a fair few dies on this card: butterfly and leaf die by Precious Marieke, border die by La-La Land, alphabet die by Kaboks and gratulerer by Papirdesign. The flowers are as usual by Wild Orchid Crafts. And I used a bit of white acrylic paint around the edges of most elements.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E25, E29, E31, (clothes) W1, W3, YG01, YG03, YG67, (cake) E41, E43, R00, R12, Y13, YG16, (plate) C1, C3

Ellie Elf with her presents

It is the middle of October, and Copic Marker Norge is back with its regular monthly challenges! This time around we’re starting Christmas a little early.

I recently bought one of those stamping platforms. I love it! I am finally able to stamp properly, I’ve started embossing and I am once again using my stamps to colour up. For this reason I went with a rubber stamp for this card. One I once won. It is from Stamping Bella and I think it’s “totes adorbs”!

The card is being kept reasonably simple with a magnolia die cut border, some shiny purple card candy from Craftwork Cards and some paper scraps I had laying around. I believe the paper is by Creative Imagination, Lili of the Valley and Papirdesign. The sentiment is from Norsk Stempelblad, where I finally played with some embossing!

It was quite a fun image to colour up, actually, so I am sure there will be more of this kind before Christmas is upon us!

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E25, E27, E34, (outfit) V09, V12, V15, V17, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, (presents) YG03, YG67, G99, Y13, Y19, Y38, (floor) E41, E43, E44, E47

Best of the bunch

It is such a beautiful day today. All the various colours of autumn being highlighted by the sunshine and bright blue sky. A perfect day for a walk in the forest or around the lake. I have yet to decide which it will be!

Today I am showcasing a card using Mo Manning’s Best of the Bunch. It is totally adorable and I am certain it will appear on the blog more than once! I had a lot of fun colouring it up and I am quite pleased how it turned out. I’ve used paper from Papermania, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and dies from Precious Marieke and Papirdesign.

The dog was coloured mostly using flicks and then some harder shadows on his belly, bum and on his face.  The lighter the colour, the longer flicks I made, and did this both on the brown and grey parts of the fur. I kept most of it white as I wanted contrasts.

On the bench I’ve added a lot of smaller dots. This is to make it look like a stone bench. The dots were all random, but I tried to keep them situated somewhat like the original image even if I added a lot more of it. The majority of the darker dots are close to the edge and on the darker solid colour. Then the lighter dots are on the lighter colour. Again I tried to keep a lot of contrast.

The ground has also been made with many dots, although these are smaller than the bench to make it look like gravel.

Finally a tip: always colour the colour red as the last colour of your project. I find that red will easily bleed into other colours if I colour red first and get another, lighter, colour close to the red. It is terribly frustrating when you are pleased with your image and just added the final few bits and you get close to the red and want to just pull your hair out and never colour again… If you just use the red markers at the end of your project, you can usually avoid such unfortunate mishaps!

Here is, as usual, a different view of the card. You can see both the bench and the gravel quite well on this.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E25, E27, E31, E34, E49, (bench) W2, W3, W5, W7, W9, (gravel) C3, C5, C7, C9, (red) R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, (outfit) E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, (leaves) YG03, YG67, (simple blue background) B000

Halloween with Gossmere

It’s Tiddly Challenge time! Woo! Aaaand it’s October! You know what that means, right? Oh, yes! Spooks!

I used Gossmere and once again had fun playing around with my copics. I just tossed various zig-zag lines for the sky and went over with the clear marker, drew the tree and the moon myself. I’ve also drawn the spider web. Raven die by Noor Design and the text die by Papirdesign.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E25, E27, E31, E34, E49, (dress) Y11, Y13, Y38, YR15 BV02, V09, V17, (sky, moon and ground) BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, Y11, Y13, Y38, 0, W3, W5, W7, W9

Oktober og Rosa Sløyfe-aksjonen

Copic Marker Norge has made an annual event of contributing to the breast cancer awareness month of October. The DT have all made cards to sell for this event, and this post is for my contribution. The rest of the text on the page will be in Norwegian, but if you are interested in purchasing the card by contributing to this great cause, contact me and I shall provide the required information in English for you.

Da er blitt oktober igjen og Rosa Sløyfe-aksjon til inntekt for brystkreftforskning. Hos CMN ønsker vi også i år å markere dette ved å selge kortene våre til 100kr – og oppfordre alle til å gjøre det samme.

Pengene kan settes inn på CMN Designteam sin innsamlingsside.

Her finner du også informasjonen om hvordan du går frem for å kjøpe et eller flere av kortene vi har for salg.

Vi tar selvfølgelig også imot donasjoner fra de som ønsker å delta uten å lage/kjøpe kort.

I fjor fikk vi inn 1250 kr og håper på vi slår dette i år. Også denne gangen er det Kjersti som ordner i stand. Det er mange kort og vi håper dere har lyst til å være med i år!

Dersom du ønsker å kjøpe er kort til 100kr, ta kontakt med meg gjennom kommentarfeltet, kontaktskjemaet, eller facebook. Du kan se hva de andre selger ved å benytte linken øverst i dette inlegget.

Kortet jeg selger har jeg laget spesielt til denne begivenheten:

Motivet er fra The East Wind, og er selvfølgelig fargelagt med Copics. Jeg har forsøkt meg på en blanding av rosa og gul til kjolen. Dies fra Papirdesign, Precious Marieke og Magnolia. Jeg har brukt Distress Oxide og frantage på motivet.

Copics brukt: (hud) E000, E00, E04, E11, R20, (hår) BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, 100, (kjole) Y00, Y11, RV00, RV02, RV04, R39, R81, R83

Her har jeg endel av kortene jeg har laget i år for CMN, og Tiddly Inks, og noen andre også. Det er mulig å kjøpe disse kortene for 100kr/stk. Alle kortene mine har ett tall slik at det skal være enkelt å si hvilket kort det er snakk om. Hvis jeg husker riktig er ingen av disse kortene dekorert inni.

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Dersom du ønsker noe spesielt laget, så er det bare å ta kontakt så skal jeg se hva jeg kan få til for deg. Det blir sannsynligvis lagt til flere kort her i løpet av måneden.