CARDS, Coloring with Markers, Cuttlebug, dry embossing, Flourishes
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Copic Creation

Hi everyone!!   I’m so excited !!  Today I received my new SU! catalog (wow!  stamp sets) and new stamps I had ordered, as well as my first ever COPIC Markers!!

Now, I am a pretty dedicated card maker/stamper, but  I thought I could go on just fine without these markers. Especially since I have never really liked coloring my images with markers before.  I usually use a watercolor technique with my inks and blender pen, or watercolor crayons.

Even after months of seeing talented stampers using these vibrant colored markers and all the chatter that has been going on about them, I still managed to pass over them when shopping.  I even withstood temptation when my local scrapbook store got them in stock a few months ago!  BUT, what finally did me in, was FLOURISHES!!  They just made it too darn easy to buy them.  I HAD TO!!  Do you know what they did??

They packaged Copics in smart little bundles of natural color blends, making it super easy to figure out just what colors I might use and wanted to buy,  and in small packs of 4 or 5 markers, it was an affordable investment!  To top it off, they started adding great tutorials on how to used copics too!!  I could no longer resist.

IMG_8840 Copics for Waterlily card

I am so glad that I finally did buy these!! They are better than I had imagined by far.  The colors are so vibrant and they blend beautifully too.  I know I need practice with them, but I am pretty confidant that I will get  the hang of  blending and mixing the colors. And heck, it will be just so much fun to learn along the way!  One thing I’ve already realized is that I do not have the proper black ink.  I will have to get one recommended for use with Copics, such as Memento ink.  The permanent ink that I used doesn’t bleed when I watercolor, but it did bleed with these alcohol markers.

So please be kind…this is my first attempt at using COPIC markers, but I am still pleased with the card, and wanted to show it to you all. Above are the markers used for this image.

IMG_8836 Calming Waterlily w 50

I am entering this into the Flourishes challenge for the celebration of their next new release…the challenge was to make a card with the “feeling” of the ocean/sea.  It could be an image or even just a color scheme.

I had just completed this card when i saw the challenge posted, so i think I was on the same wavelength…I love the new In Color Bermuda Bay, and it certainly has an ocean like look to it.  For the image I stamped the lily pads and masked them to add others, and the water ripples, and then the waterlily itself.   I used the floral screen embossing folder on the bottom two thirds of the card as I thought it worked really well with the  look of the waterlily, and  it gave the card some texture and depth.

So, what do you think?   It will be interesting to see how my copic coloring progresses over time…as long as it does progress that is! lol.

Thanks for stopping by, Have a creative day!

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9 Comments

  1. This is my first time at your blog. I found you through the Flourishes blog, through Leslie Miller’s blog. When I first read your story of your battle of wills over the Copic Markers, I thought I was reading my own mind! hehe That’s exactly how I feel about them. I have about 10 here, but they don’t blend well with each other — the colors are too far apart. I haven’t been using them because I don’t want to fall in love with something else that costs a lot. I have all the Stampin’ Up! markers… But, I DO love to color. And your first attempt is so beautiful!! And you’re right about how easy it is to buy them through Flourishes now. I may just have to take the plunge… Keep up the good work! Your blog is GREAT!

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  2. This is beautiful, Deena! Good luck with your Copics journey, and don’t break the bank with these thinsg 😀

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  3. WOW Deena… this is just sooo pretty! You’d never know it was your first time picking up the markers! You’ve got the colors and shading down!

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  4. Hi Deena,
    You’ve made some beautiful cards since my last visit!
    Your first attempt at using markers looks gorgeous!
    Thank you for the link, I really need to see the tutorials!
    Hugs, Alina

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  5. I am right there with you on the Copics…. I so want to buy them, but I want to think it through and make sure I’m getting ones I can use. (I also need to budget for them.) But I now I will get them sometime and I’m really looking forward to it, because I’m seeing such gorgeous work out there! (Your card is lovely, by the way!)

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  6. This looks wonderful! You did a great job with the copics. I have to agree I was withholding as long as I could from investing in them also. I was just fine with my SU markers etc. Then yes FLLC goes and puts the bundles together. that sent me over the edge also. hee hee So glad you are giving them a try and like them. THey are fun… stilling learning myself what works best for me. Great job!

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