Category Archives: Copic

You Are My Sunshine (stamping bella)

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Hi everyone! Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week I’ve used Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain. I just love her outfit and the heart shaped puddle. Too cute.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain

We were to use this sketch for inspiration:

April 28

Along with the umbrellas, I (kind of) used the color scheme. My purple turned out quite a bit darker, and I used a lot less orange/red. But close! :)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Rachel Loves the Rain

Copic markers – BG01, BG15, BG45, BG49, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, R01, R29, R59, RV19, RV66, V05, V06, Y21, YG01, YG17, YG23, YG25, YR14, YR15, YR21

I stamped Rachel onto my favorite Copic marker paper and colored with Copics. The tiny purple flowers, as well as the patterned strips, are all from Queen & Company.

Next week’s challenge is to create whatever you’d like. Simply use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy 

Kirarina 2win Oil-based Pens

Today I did a bit of playing around for the first time with Kirarina 2win oil-based pens. Being oil-based, they stick to most any surface, i.e. paper, photos, glass, plastic, cloth, etc. (although they are not dishwasher safe).

Thanks-a-Lot-K2Win-500

These double-ended pens are available in a wide range of 34 vibrant colors as well as black.  The colored pens feature two different colors, one dark and one lighter, each with a medium round nib. The black pen features the same color on both ends but one side has a medium round nib and the other has a fine nib, perfect for detail work or finer journaling.

Kirarina-2win-markers

You can see the nib sizes above. All are round except the one end of the black which holds a fine nib.

Kirarina-2win-with-cactus

I found the color to be quite vibrant, even on this somewhat darker cork paper. I used the black to fill in any tiny areas of the stamped image where  my ink may not have covered completely. It worked perfectly.

Thanks-a-Lot-K2WinCU-500

On the cork paper, I was able to color very easily, leaving a smooth, solid layer of color. I did not need to go over any sections more than once. (On surfaces such as glass, the darker colors will show better.) After coloring, I used a toothpick and Copic Opaque White to add some dotted highlights to the design.

On the Imagination International, Inc. website you can find the Kirarina line of product to include the 2win oil-based pens, 2win fragrant pens, WiNK pens and Cute Puff Paint pens as well as inspiration for each. I hope you’ll check it out! :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Happy Happy Birthday (stamping bella)

Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! Last week’s challenge was to create a birthday or celebration card. I can never have too many birthday cards on hand so this was a welcome challenge.

Stamping Bella Milton

Milton, who comes with the sentiment used on my card, is ready for the party! I colored him with Copic markers, then added a sprinkling of Queen & Company’s rivets in red and yellow.

Coloring Cats & Dogs with Copic Markers

I turned once again to Copic for assistance in coloring animal fur.  The instruction included in Coloring Cats & Dogs with Copic Markers is actually helpful in coloring most any animal. The book covers different types of fur (i.e. long, short, straight, curly), colors, etc.

Coloring Cats & Dogs with Copic Markers

I had a little chuckle in using the tips listed to color this long-haired cat. Poor Milton. :)  I used light feather strokes from the outside edges of Milton’s face in toward the center, leaving much of the white card stock uncovered as highlights.

Stamping Bella Milton (close-up)

Copic markers -B93, B95, B97, B99, R000, R00, R01, R17, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, W3, YG03, YG06, YG11, Y15, Y17, YR23

Next week’s challenge is to use this photo for inspiration:

Stamping Bella April 28 Inspiration Photo

Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Friends are Flowers (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Challenge Day with Stamping Bella! This week I used one of my favorite of the Tiny Townie Garden Girls, Rose. I adore her curly hair and striped tights. Sooo sweet.

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Rose

Here’s the sketch we were to use as inspiration:

April 14

I stamped her onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics.

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Rose (close-up)

Copic markers – BG13, BG32, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, E31, G03, G05, G07, G17, R01, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y11, Y13, Y08, Y18, Y35, YR27

Once colored and assembled, I add a few super sparkly Petite Posies from Queen & Company.

Next week’s challenge is to create a birthday or celebration card. Easy enough. :) (I originally included information for the challenge on 4/28 instead of 4/21. So sorry!) Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

What’s Up Buttercup?

Hi everyone! I so very much enjoyed coloring Power Poppy‘s Countryside Bouquet digital stamp (here), I decided to try another. (I want to color more flowers.) This time I used Cuppa Buttercup.

Power Poppy Cuppa Buttercups digital stamp

I also returned to Copic’s Coloring Foundations – Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers for coloring inspiration.

Coloring Foundations – Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers

I used the buttery yellow marker combination shown below as well as the suggested (YG) greens for the leaves.

Inside page of Coloring Foundations – Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers

One thing I learned from the book today is that shadow can be added to leaves using a V05 marker. Layering V05 over the green creates a deeper green shadow, not violet at all. I thought that was interesting. I never would have thought to try that on my own.

Power Poppy Cuppa Buttercups digital image (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, V05, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y02, Y08, YG17, YG41, YG45, YR14

To create the bluish/gray cup, I lightly colored with BG70 and BG10 then warmed the color by layering W00 and W1 over top.

You can find all sorts of inspiration, education, downloadable color charts, free line art and more on the Copic website. Explore! :)

Thanks  for stopping by!

1amichele siggy 

The Time to Relax (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! (The weeks just go by faster and faster!) Last week’s challenge was to create anything at all. Since it’s the first Friday of the month, the Stamping Bella team is using April’s Stamp of the Month, Uptown Girl Reilly Needs to Relax.  She’s 20% off through April 3oth.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Reilly Needs to Relax

I kept my card very simple, just coloring with Copic markers. I trimmed a small amount from the left and right edges to make room for a tiny bit of patterned paper.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Reilly Needs to Relax (close-up)

Copic markers – BG70, E00, E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E51, E57, E59, G94, G99, R56, R89

Next week’s challenge is to create using this {Mojo}Bella sketch as inspiration:

April 14 {Mojo}Bella sketch challenge

Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions New Release-Wonderful World and Mama & Me

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Taylored Expressions‘ April release previews over the last several days. All new stamps and dies are now available in the TE store. Before you head over, I have two more samples to share.

First, I used a sentiment from Wonderful World with Whole Wide World die set.

Taylored Expressions Wonderful World

I created a background by blending Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio Distress ink onto Sugar Cube card stock. I spritzed some water atop then added a bit of subtle glitter with a clear Wink of Stella brush. I then added a few of the tiniest stars from Little Bits Celebration Confetti.

Taylored Expressions Wonderful World (close-up)

I blended the same inks onto another block of white card stock then die-cut the globe pieces, adding an extra layer to the land.

On my second card I used Mama & Me with new coordinating dies along with On the Line Cutting Plate.

Taylored Expressions Mama & Me

A blue/cloudy sky was created by blending Salt Water Taffy ink over a Cloud Border “stencil” and the banner flags were colored with Copic markers.

Taylored Expressions Mama & Me (close-up)

Copic markers – B01, C1, C2, C3, C4, R000, R00, YV32, Y11, YG03

The sweet elephants were adhered over two layers of Wispy Grass before I tied the Sweet Little One flag to the baby’s tail. 

To see more projects, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our designers. Also on the TE Blog today, you’ll find a list of winners from the preview posts. Maybe you are one of them!

Thanks so much for visiting!  :)

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions Previews – Wise Owl Grad Cards

Hi everyone! Today I have two grad sets to share, created using new stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions‘ upcoming April 6 release. (Tomorrow!)

First I used new Matchy Matchy Grad stamp and die combo. The coordinating Matchbox was embellished with a sentiment from the same set as well as some stars from Little Bits Celebration Confetti.

Taylored Expressions Matchy Matchy Grad and Matchbox

To create the round card, I folded a piece of Chocolate Truffle card stock then taped the Stitched Circle Stacklet die in place with one edge of the die just over the folded edge. I ran that through my Big Shot then die-cut a second (single layer) of Chocolate Truffle to adhere on the front to cover the fold.

Taylored Expressions Matchy Matchy Grad close-up

Copic markers – BG11, E31, E37, W1, W5, W7, Y17, YR18

To allow the card to stand without rolling around, I cut a small sliver from the bottom of the back circle.

Taylored Expressions Matchy Matchy Grad and Matchbox

Inside the card, I stamped a sentiment from Matchy Matchy Grad in Chocolate Truffle ink. 

Next, I used new Little Bits Owl with Simply Said Grad, Block Party Grad and new Matchbox Accessories-Suitcase.

Taylored Expressions Little Bits Owl, Simply Said Grad & Matchbox Accessories-Suitcase

Using Block Party Grad, I created a “perch” of sorts for the new Little Bits Owl. He’s tossing a Little Bits Hats Off grad cap into the Build a Scene clouds along with some Little Bits Grad Confetti.

Taylored Expressions Little Bits Owl, Simply Said Grad & Matchbox Accessories-Suitcase (close-up)

The Matchbox Suitcase Accessories are so cute for turning the Matchbox into a suitcase! On the outside of the suitcase, I stamped and embossed clouds from Matchy Backgrounds.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

question of the day

I hope you’ll stop back tomorrow when I’ll have two final samples using TE’s new stamps and dies. Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions Previews – Super Mom and Paintbrushes

Hi everyone! I’m back today to share two more samples from Taylored Expressions‘ upcoming April 6 release. :)

First, I’ve used new Super Mom stamp and die combo along with Block Party-Mom die.

Taylored Expressions Super Mom

The cloud and brick papers are from TE’s Build a Scene 6″x 6″ paper pack. I adhered a strip of Oreo card stock atop the brick to create a roof or chimney for Super Mom to stand upon. (She flew there, you know.) :)

Taylored Expressions Super Mom (close-up)

Copic markers – B28, B99, C00, C1, C5, C6, C7, 110, R29, R89, Y17, Y18, Y19

The “SUPER” letters were die-cut using Mini Caps Alphas & #s. They’re the perfect size to use with the Block Party-Mom die. Beside the SUPER sentiment, I adhered a single Lemon Meringue Enamel heart shape.

Next, I used new Little Bits Paint Brushes with a sentiment from A Life She Loved.

Taylored Expressions Little Bits Paint Brushes

After die-cutting the paint brush pieces from Toffee and Sugar Cube card stock, I assembled the brushes and used a silver Sharpie to color in the brush band.

Taylored Expression Little Bits Paint Brushes (close-up)

Copic markers – B24, B26, G07, G17, R29, R39, V05, V07, Y08, Y18

I used Copic markers and Glossy Accents to add color and shine, and I added strips of striped Rainbow Brights paper beneath the top and bottom borders.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

question of the day

I’ll be back tomorrow with more previews! Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card I created using Power Poppy‘s lovely Countryside Bouquet digital stamp set. It’s one of my favorites of Power Poppy’s digital images. So pretty. From the set I used only the image, choosing a different sentiment from Cuppa Buttercups Digital stamp set.

Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet

I don’t really have “go-to” colors for floral images as I seem to mostly gravitate toward coloring people. I need to work on that though as I truly enjoy coloring nature/flowers.

Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers

To the rescue comes Copic’s Coloring Foundations – Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers. Inside is the best collection of suggested marker colors for flowers and leaves.

Not only does the book include many marker combinations, there are also step by step tutorials for bringing to life simple as well as complex images.

Wishing-You-a-Lovely-Day-with-Book-Open

On page 15 I found a bright yellow/orange color combination I wanted to use. I did something a little differnt in the centers as the flowers are not quite the same. I love the result. ♥

Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E57, E59, G12, G14, G28, R20, R21, R22, R24, W00, W1, Y08, YR02, YR04, YR09

Within the website you can find much more inspiration and instruction on coloring with Copic markers. Another great resource is Copic in the Craft Room on social media. It’s packed with inspiration, ideas and artwork using various Copic products.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

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