31 October 2015

Delicate shades of green in Copics

Copic colours can be vibrant but they can also be used to create soft, delicate shades
and here is an example of this using the no-lines technique.....

As you can see I have also added patterns to the clothing and parcels - those little extra details can really make your colouring stand out.

Tiddly Inks - Wryn Birthday Girl
Various dies

Copic colours:
Dress/Bow - G40, YG11, G12, G21, G46, T1, T2, T3, T4, G20
Ground - W0, W1
Hair - E51, E11, E13, E21, W2, W3
Skin/Eyes - E0000, E000, E00, V20, R20, G43, G46
Gifts - Y0000, Y00, YG0000, YG00, G0000, G00, YG11, G12, R000, R00, R01, RV32, W0, YR30, E50, YR20, W0, W1, G12, YR02, YR0000, YR000, YR00
Shoes - BG10, BG11, BG90, T1, T2

I hope this has inspired you to use some of the softer shades within the Copic colour range and to have a go at adding patterns to your images.

Happy Colouring

27 October 2015

Ghosts, ghouls and lots of chocolate!

Mwah ha ha it's that time of year when I pick up my purple Copics......so it must be nearly Halloween!!

Over at Tiddly Inks we have a new challenge for you:

#169 Spooky Dooky

and here is my creation, I hope you like it

I thought I would give Wryn some zingy green hair.....in fact it ny on glows!!

Background sketching by yours truly
DP and mulberry paper from stash

Copic colours:
Background - W00, W0, W1, W2, BG90, BG93, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, BV000, BG10, BG11
Hair - B00, BG11, BG13, BG23, BG49, BG53, BG57
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E41, R20, V20
Eyes - W10, YG41, YG45
Hat - N0, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N7, N9
Robe - BG13, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV17, BV29
Broom - E43, E44, E47, E31, E34, E37
Cat - RV95, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5
Shoes - W2, W4, W5, E42
Frog - G14, G16, RV34

Additional detail using Caran D'Ache pencils

Please hop on over to our challenge blog HERE for more inspiration from my team mates.  
You will also find information on where to post your entries.............
good luck

Thanks for dropping by

13 October 2015

An autumnal challenge at Tiddly Inks

My personal challenge has been to grow a pumpkin for the first time!
Lets just it's a bit of a "Tiddler", so much so I've named it Peewee!
Oh and he's camera shy (or am I just a tad embarrassed) so there are not pictures (yet)

Anyway, on to the reason you guys are here
Challenge #168 Fall Colours

I love this time of year as the green leaves are magically changing into reds, oranges and browns!
...and it would appear that Wryn loves it too!!!!

Wryn's Leaves - Tiddly Inks
Frame is a cannibalised polaroid frame die cut coloured with Copics
DP - Lili of the Valley Country Gent Pad

Copic Colours
Background - W0, W1, W3, W4, YR30, E30, E31, E34, E35, E50, E40, YG41, YG45, YG61, YG67, G40
Leaves - YR12, YR21, YR31, YR82, Y21, Y23, Y26, YG41, R05, E02, E04, E11, E13, E15, E41, 
E42, E43, E47, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5
Clothes - BG90, BG93, YG61, YG63, YG67
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E41, V20, R20
Frame - E44, E57
Dog - C00, C1, C2, C3, C4

For more inspiration from my fellow team mates and details of where to post your entries
please visit the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog HERE

Thanks for dropping by and happy colouring

4 October 2015

Golden Anniversary

Wow, my in-laws have clocked up 50 years together!!

and here is the card I made for them to celebrate the milestone.......and I took a couple of photos during the process

and here is the finished card:

Stamp: Valentine by CC Designs
Cardstock and Designer Paper from stash
Pencils - Caran D'Ache Luminance and Pablos
Memento Angel Pink ink pad

Thanks for visiting - please feel free to leave a comment, I'd love to hear what you think and whether you like the .... work in progress pictures.