27 July 2015

Copic Europe creation

Hello there, here is my second post for the Copic Europe Design team
and I've opted for something with a real summery feel.

So here is Wryn from Tiddly Inks enjoying a day at the beach.

Sweet treat Wryn & Wryn Beach Bonanza - Tiddly Inks

Sand - YR30, E40, E41, E42, E50, E51, W0
Sky - B0000, B000
Brolly - E70, E71, E74, B34, B32, B60, B41, N3, N2, N1, N0
Cone - E50, E51, E41, E42
Ice cream - R30, R20, R21, R22, G0000, G000, G00, W0, W1, W2
Bucket - N0, N1, N2
Shell/Fish - BV20, V20, YR21, YR24, E11, E01, R11, R12, E31, E30, E00, YR12, E08, T0, T1, T2, N0, W0, W1, R00
Hair - E40, E42, E43, E44, R89, R83
Flowers/Sandals - E33, E37, R11, R12, W1, R00, R01, W0
Girl - E0000, E000, E00, R20, V20, B41, B45, W7

Enhanced with coloured pencils

I have had several requests to clarify what I mean by "enhanced with pencil"........

Basically colour your image as you would normally with your markers, then with colour matching pencils go over the top in areas you wish to improve.  I use this method to define shadows and highlights, add fine detail & correct areas that have been blighted by the dreaded sticky Copic issue.  
This double colouring technique works especially well with hair - I can get the minute detail of hair strands that is just not possible with markers alone on small images such as the Tiddly Ink above.

I have been using coloured pencils for yonks so I have amassed a huge collection, meaning that colour matching is not much of a problem for me - but please be aware in order for this "double colouring" to work well you need to ensure your pencils match your markers as closely as possible......or your pencil enhancement will stick out like the proverbial sore thumb!!

It also works best with pencils that hold their point, allowing you to add fine detail, but buttery enough that they blend with one another easily on top of your marker work...........and please don't forget to spray your finished piece with fixative.  Pencils do not adhere well to Copic card, it's a tad too smooth for them to key properly so I always spray my combination pieces with Winsor & Newton Professional Fixative - but if you haven't got any or can't afford to splurge on some you can always use my old school days trick.......hairspray!!

Just be careful & don't spray it too close to your work or it will affect the underlying Copic work - been there, done that, wrecked hours of work!!!

I primarily use the following pencils to enhance my Copic colouring:

 Caran D'Ache Pablo's
Caran D'Ache Luminance

and to a lesser degree
Faber Castell Polychromos 
Derwent Artist

Thanks for dropping by

21 July 2015

Tiddly Inks Summer Challenge

Hello there, another challenge for you guys to have a go at.....

#162 Summer Song
A fun challenge where your creation is inspired by a Summer song

I chose "Summer Sunshine" by The Corrs

Bugs & Kisses - Tiddly Inks

Copic List
Girl - B12, E0000, E000, E00, E40, V20, R20, R22, R24, R59
Dress - YR30, E81, E42, W2, W4, R12
Shoes - E11, E13, E15, E25, W7
Flowers - R20, R22, YR20, YR21, YR24, R11, R12, RV42, W2, YG41, YG45, YG67
Ladybirds - R20, R22, R24, W2, W5
Grass - G20, G50, G43, G46, T5
Sky - B0000, B000
Hedgehog - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E70, E71, E74, R20, E49
Girls wings & headband - R22, R24, R29, R59, W7

enhanced with coloured pencil

I cannot wait to see the songs you choose and the cards you create!

For more inspiration and details of what you could win and where to post your entries
click HERE


7 July 2015

Tiddly Inks challenge time

Wow, how time flies!!

We have another challenge at Tiddly Inks
#161 Anything goes

Willow the Greeting Fairy by Tiddly Inks

Words - B21, B24, B28, R21, R24, R27
Background - B0000, B000, B00, N1
Dress - R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, R59, BG000, W0, W1, W2, W3, YR21, YR27, W4, B41
Fairy - E0000, E000, E00, E41, E40, R20, V20, BG70
Boots - W0, W1, W2, W4, BG000, R24, R59
Stars - B41, B34, B000
Hair - B41, B21, B45, B97, N5, N7
Wings - BV0000, BV000, BV00, RV00, RV02, N1, N3, B000
Enhanced with coloured pencil, white and clear star gel pens

For more inspiration and where to post your entries
please click HERE


6 July 2015

Without Words July Challenge

Hello all!
It's time for another challenge over at Without Words

Colour Challenge - Blue & Brown

We thought we'd have a change from the traditional summer colours and go for something different and here is my card.......

CC Designs - OMG Cake

Top - B41, B32, B45
Trousers - E11, E13, E15, E17, W6, W4, W2, W1
Jewellery - E41, E43, Y23, Y26, Y28
Chair - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, W5
Hat - B91, B93, B95, B12, B14, N1, N2, B000
Cake/Plate - E23, E27, BG0000, N0, N1, E30, E31, E33, B00, N2
Shoes - B91, B41, B45, E70, E71
Floor - E50, E81, E21, W1, W2
Girl - E0000, E000, E00, E41, V20, R20, B00, W2, RV32

 enhanced with coloured pencil

This month our wonderful sponsor is:

so for more inspiration from my teamies and where to post your fab entries
please click HERE

3 July 2015

Toot toot, its Fabby Friday!!

Are you enjoying the sunshine?

Well here is a beautiful image Christy created recently
and I thought I'd share it today for Fabby Friday

another clean and simple card :)

But a mega list of Copics!!

 Girl Hair - E40, E41, E42, W2, W5, W6, E97
Top - YR20, YR23, YR27, YR82, W2
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E40, E41, V20, BV20, R20
River & Bank - G40, YG41, G12, G24, YG67, W4, E40, E41, W1, W3, W5
Mermaid Hair - Y32, YR21, YR04, YR12, E08, YR18, YR27, E19, W4, W6
Skin as above
Tail - BG10, BG11, BG23, BG13, W1, W4, E93
Sea - BG0000, BG000, G00, BG11, BG23, B91, BG53, E93, E95, C3, G43, YG61

and a smidgy bit of enhancement with Caran D'Ache pencils

Thanks for dropping by
stay safe in the sun - don't forget the sunscreen