Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Birthday - Copics

Yesterday was a happy day for me. My ghosh i got so much mail. My awesome Magnolia DT package with so many faboulous stamps, papers and embellishments arrived. I had to mount my stamps right away and start playing. The first pick for me was to make a card with cute lil Edwin :-) You can find him and the fence in the new "Shabby Chic" 2008 Summer Collection.

Since Nikki and Donalda asked me a couple of questions about Copics i thought i am going to use my markers on the card and take a few more extra pics for you to show how they work. On this card everything is colored with Copics, except the sky. I do have the airbrush system for the Copics (note you can use only the Airbrush with the Sketch) but i ran out of the Air can so I used instead Pebbles Shimmery Chalks. The clouds were stamped with cloudline from Art Impressions . I inked with bashful blue, stamped once of and than onto my image. All the edges are slightly distressed with Heidi Swapp's Paper Distresser. This tool rocks and it is very good in price. This card is made for the new Challenge Blog "Saturdays Workout".
Viel Glueck und Spass mit eurem neuen Blog Sandy und Heike :-)
Supplies used:
Magnolia Shabby Chic Summer 2008 Collection, Sentiment Stampin up (Free SAB Set cut apart from Lots of Thoughts), ArtImpressions for grass and cloudline
Embellishments: SU antique Hodgepodge, Prima Flowers (can be found also in Magnolia's Shop)CS/DP: Stampin up

Here are the colors i used for Edwin

Here is how Edwin looks once colored in. As soon i know where my images will be placed on the card I will add more highlights with the Copic blender pen.

Markers used for the fence

once the children are cut out an i know where i will place them, i will add with a deeper shade green shadows in the grass.


Here are the Copics i used for the dog


I had planned to add the dog but felt that it would have been too much. I know this picture is not very good cause it was getting dark inside. A litte more information how i colored: I used first E31 on the paws, nose and end of his ears, went than over the entire image with E34 added shades with E27 and blended again over the image with E31. If your paper is well saturated with ink from the back of the CS you will get the best results.

47 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutley fabulous Claudia!! Love the bright colors and that funky orange Prima is super!!Kelly

Ying Pang, said...

stunning card with new stamps:-))

CC said...

wow, wieder so eine Traumkarte. Wunderschön, die Farben sind super.

Liebe Grüße, CC

Hanne said...

Lovely card with great colours and colouring, Claudia!

Have a nice Sunday!
Hugs from Hanne:)

Heidi said...

This is so wonderful. I just love it. And I really like the new stamps. And your coloring is so beautiful.

Hugs from
Heidi

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Claudia, was für ein Traum von ener süßen Karte. Und endlich mal jemand mit Distressed Rändern. Wunderschöne Farben und danke fürs Tutorial.

Vielen lieben Dank Claudi für diese wunderschöne Karte zu Saturday´s Workout.

stampingbalou said...

Claudia, die Karte ist ja sowas von perfekt ! Der kleine Edwin ist sowas von cool und die Farben, die Du benutzt hast, sind einfach genial. Und das Edgen steht Deinen Karten richtig gut...

Vielen lieben Dank für diesen absolut wunderschönen Beitrag zu Saturday´s Workout...

Katharina said...

Na die neuen Magnolias sind ja zuckersüß und in deinen Händen goldrichtig! Deine Farbwahl und die dazupassende Coloration ist wieder einmal fantastisch!

Sandra said...

Great card! Never used copic markers but this result makes me want them to!

Femmy said...

fantastic!!!

Ineke said...

Great colors.......wow !
Love your cards !

Barbara Hagerty said...

Great card! Thanks for the information on the markers! I haven't used them, but my daughter LOVES them and uses them in comic book artwork. Your card is beautiful!

Debbie said...

Wow what a fab card Love the new stamps

Heike said...

Wow, die Karte ist wunderschön, die Farben sind ein Traum.....

Die neuen Motiven sind wirklich total süssssssss.......

Viv said...

Another stunner Claudia! You keep on coming up with all these lovely topics and cards. I just LOVE visiting your blog. Viv xxx

Doris said...

Fantastisch!!!!!!!!!!!!

GLG Doris

Marja Sch said...

What alovely card and beautiful coloring. I love to work with copic and mix the colours on a plastic palet.

Deb said...

Fantastic card as always and your tutorial is fascinating, enjoyed reading this!

Conniecrafter said...

Darling scene, and just love your coloring!

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh you are so good at that. Thanks so much for all your help dear. I am so glad you finally got your DT package I know I can't wait to see what you do but I know Magnolia is going to be so proud for your work is always gorgeous

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Gorgeous card, Claudia!!! I'm so jealous.....does that mean mine will be coming soon????

Elizabeth said...

Wow, what a fabulous card!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Claudia, Thank you so much for your wonderful advice. Your card and colouring is so beautiful. Such a great mail day for you to receive all the new Magnolia stamps, papers and embellishment. I have now purchased 72 copics so cannot wait for them to arrive. I was so nervous spending this much for them and hope I like them as much as my Prisma! Hugs, Nikki x

Cheryl Richter said...

Wow Claudia, what a beauty again! This Edwin is adorable :-D. And the colors are great together with the colors of the fence. Great work!

Hugs, Cheryl

truutske said...

Whow...this is really stunnuing work.
Love it so very very much.

Willy said...

Beautiful and lovely card!

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

I am glad your package has arrived ;-) The card looks really great. Colouring is lovely as ever!!!

Ila said...

Wow Claudea this is Amazing!! I love the new stamps....Edwind and especially that fence!! Your coloring and tips with the copics is wonderful!!

Marlou said...

more stunning work from you Claudia!!! thanks for your wonderful inspiration!! :) :)

Sara in WI said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for the Copic marker tips. I'm just learning how to best use them!

Silvia said...

Was für eine wunderschöne Karte, sie sieht traumhaft aus und gefällt mir sehr gut.

Leonie said...

Lovely card with the bright orange!

~ Leonie ~

MichelleO said...

Well Happy Birthday! Wonderful Card and love all the instructions. I place another order yesterday... I am thrilled to tell you I have that Edwin... that dog... and that fence coming! And a WHOLE lot more than I budgeted for he he he =)

Gill said...

Your Edwin card looks great, so vibrant, I've got to get myself some of those copics!
lv Gill x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous vibrant card, just love those colours you've used and Edwin looks great in those colours.

Terrie B x said...

Wow Claudia..I love him..You card is beautiful...I love the distress look .I seem to be doing it on almost everything I do at the mo...
"Thankyou" for all your Inspiration:)xxx
I havent heard anything Claudia? about The Ribbon Design Team....will let you know if I do..Have a great week...Hope you are all well:)x

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is fantastic, your color is awesome thanks for sharing.

Trina said...

This is beautiful!! I love the new fence. You did a great job coloring it! Your layout is great too, and I love the new edwin! Great job!!

Monica said...

This was wonderful. The colours where in such good harmony...

bastelkueken said...

mensch Claudia.... die sieht ja wohl umwerfend aus -bin mal wieder hin und wech

megastamper said...

oh wow clauida, einfach nur traumhaft schön. die farben leuchten wieder traumhaft schön und das layout ist der knaller. echt toll!
lg
bea

little angel said...

beatiful card!
little angel
http://lepetitmondedechristine.over-blog.com

ink'n'rubba said...

fab card and great tips on using the copics. I ordered the dog and the fence last night just before my email dissapeared! hopefully I wont have to wait too long for them to arrive.

All Pink girl said...

Absolutly brilliant ,love it ,Dawnxxx
top work xxx

Nixe07 said...

Oooh Claudia, die Karte ist der Hammer. Soooo genial coloriert und dann die süßen neuen Motive, schwärm! Die Farben sind wirklich toll, sie leuchten so schön. Eine wirklich traumhafte Karte hast du da wieder gezaubert.
LG
Moni

CraftyC said...

I've just purchased 1 copic marker as not to sure on how to use them. Tried watercolouring on paper with it but was too dry. I love the way youhave used your copics, colouring is lovely!
Clairexx

Jay Jay said...

Deine Edwinkarte ist wirklich superklasse geworden, alleine die Farben sind ein Traum!