Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mid-contrast coloring

Hello,

today is my first posting for the “Copic Europe” blog. Some of you might know already about this new blog but for those of you who do not.. let me tell you a bit about it.

This is not a new challenge blog! The blog is from Copic enthusiasts to others who like Copic markers. We are going to have each day a posting up, the Design Team is going to provide cards and tutorials, information about Copic classes held Europe and sometimes there are going to be prizes up for grasp.

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I am especially happy to be able to contribute because I am going to be able to represent Germany Smile.  Iam going to post in 2 languages, German and English. The idea of the new blog is to give you some basic information for those of you who just start out and maybe some tips for those of you who are already advanced.

Iam not Copic certified, so all iam going to  be able to tell you is about my style and my experience in paper choice and coloring, but if you have specific questions we have plenty of Designers who can give you the correct answer based on the Copic hand book to any problem you might have.

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Iam calling this coloring: Mid contrast coloring – meaning the lighter areas in clothing and skin still has a good coverage with color
If you color high contrast you would leave white areas or color with a really light color (triple colors) some areas in

Skill level: Medium to intermediate – some understanding in how to achieve folds in clothing and blending several colors together is required 

Additional tip: I used my Copic Multi Liner 0.05 to add a frame to my shape. Simply leave the ring on your paper and trace along the line. This gives interest and saves some time if you are usually sewing on your cards like I do

Copic Glitter pens are nice to add some sparkle to your image without covering all the work you have done on your image.
I used some on clothing and on the seeds. You are maybe able to see that in the shot below.

Colors used: E50-51-34-59-44-40-41-43-0000-000-13-00-55
R20, YG 91-95-97-W0-1-3, BV08,13,02,000, C9, 4-2-1-0-

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Supplies used:
Tilda with seeds through Sir Stampalot
Copic supplies can be purchased through Sir Stampalot
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink, Ribbon: Stampin up, gems: Recollection
Dies: Magnolia, circle Spellbinder, Martha Stewart punch, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts
Papers: Maja Design “Fika”

This card is going to be for sale in my Etsy store later today.

47 comments:

Bribrie said...

J'adore ! Comme tout ce que tu fais, c'est toujours trés bien réussi ! Bravoooo

Jannie said...

Oh wow this is such a beautiful card!
Love your paper and your details are gorgeous!
Such a sweet and beautiful image!

Hugs Jannie

Mariska said...

See, that's what I mean... total perfection my friend :).

xxx
Mariska

Mariska said...

Oh... love your picture on the Copics Europe blog!

Squirrel x said...

Claudia my sweet, you are just so talented hun! Hugs Sxx

Rene' Sharp said...

Your cards are breathtakingly gorgeous. I absolutely ADORE your blog. Am so excited about this new blog, off to check it out now. Smiles from South Africa :)

Marian de Maijer said...

Heel mooi je kaart
Groetjes

Shazza said...

wonderful!!

Mandy said...

Oh wow Claudia this is absolutely gorgeous, your colouring is always stunning :)
I am so in need of tips as I'm just learning to use copics so I'm off for a look at the blog
hugs Mandy xx

Tracey T said...

Another beautiful card, perfectly coloured as always. I'm off to check out this new blog - sounds like it is just what I need! Hugs, Tracey x

Tanya said...

Another beauty! I love visiting your blog!

Ludkasz said...

very, very, very lovely:)

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful coloring and details claudia.
gorgeous card.

greetings karin

Janny said...

What a beautiful card, and what a beautiful flowers, and the colouring is so beautiful.
hugs Janny

Zulma said...

Gorjuss!What a great tecnique Claudia. LOL!beautiful d/p and flowers. Congratts in your new DT.
Hugs, Zulma

doris said...

Fantastisch!!

GLG Doris

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card, love the papers and the colouring is mind blowing, gorgeous.
Luv CHRISSYxx

LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous card as always...love your
coloring.
hugs Linda

Debbie said...

Stunning as always Claudia!!! You just have a knack for colors making whatever you put together work. These colors are magnificent.

Hugs
Debbie

Kit said...

such a beautiful card

Lene said...

You color so beautyfully. Not certified...?? Could have fooled me :) Love your cards and copic coloring. I am excited about the new blog and wish you all the luck with it. Mabye later you could make a challenge blog too ;)

Hugs

pernilla/pillan said...

Sooo beatiful as always. Maybe a silly question but, is it copic sketch och copic ciao you are using? Hugs...

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely beautiful Claudia!

CraftyC said...

Another gorgeous card Claudia and I must check out the copic blog!
Clairex

Danielle said...

Hello Claudia, very beautiful, love this rich cherry color, and the gorgeous cluste. Tilda is wonderfully colored, and I found very interesting all reading your tips on coloring. Will follow this new blog too. Thank you!
PS: very nice picture of you on this blog!
Hugs.

Debby said...

Beautiful card.love that berry paper !!

Sharon Keanly said...

Am also impressed with your colouring technique and will go check out this new blogs. hugs Sharon, South Africa

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Gogeous card Claudia, wonderul colours and details, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Janette said...

Hi Claudia, A very beautiful card, your detail is wonderful, just adore your colouring technique.xx

Pinkllilac said...

Stunning card Claudia,the image is fab and really beautiful colours and details
Hugs Linda

Monique said...

That's so pretty Claudia.

Hugs Monique

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card.

Marie-Anne

Jo Ann said...

Not certified? And I consider you the best color artist in all mediums!

Archies Mum said...

Loving your card, gorgeous colours you've chosen and those flowers are perfect

Miranda said...

What a lovely card have you make.
I collor not so long with Copics, and I use your blog as inspiration.
You color so beautiful.
( sorry my Enlish is not so very good)
Greets from Miranda from Holland.

scrappinpeg said...

Really beautiful Claudia

Molecraft said...

Beautiful card Claudia, perfect colouring as always!
Helen x

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Franz♥ said...

Stunning card Claudia and good luck for this new adventure!
Fra.

Helen said...

Gorgeous, great tips on colours

Manuela said...

Hübsche Karte, Claudia! Deine Coloration ist einfach perfekt und vielen Dank für die tolle Inspiration.
LG Manuela x

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card sweetie!

Meretekj said...

Wonderful and sweetie.
I love your colouring!
Hugs, Merete

Frea said...

Gorgeous card Claudia, you are the best at colouring with the Copics, I'm still struggling a little bit with them, even though I do enjoy using them. I'm trying to learn from you! Joined the new site already. Thanks for the inspiration hun. Hugs, Frea

Juls said...

such a gorgeous card! Hugs Juls

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