11 May 2011

Edwin all grey

Hello everyone, I've had another attempt at using copic markers to make a card, I'm actually booked in to do a class on Sunday so I'm hoping to learn, in the mean time it's  watching tutorials and playing around self teaching.

I have to say, I do get rather intimidated by the amazing creations I see on some European sites!  Some cards I feel are a tad overdone as in too much embellishment or too many patterened papers which take away from the focal point of the card.  Mind you, that is only my opinion for what it's worth, but it also sort of explains why I only use the markers now and then.  Maybe I just need a confidence boost!

I got this little fellow in a parcel earlier this week.  Edwin from the Magnolia butterfly series.

If you're familiar with copic cololuring please feel free to pass on your advice, I'm open to suggestions and comments which point me in the right direction.

Edwin coloured using  C1; C3; C5

Butterfly coloured using B21; B23

Mad for Markers ~  Grey Challenge


  1. Love the colour combo and the distressed appearance of this card... those buttons look AWESOME!!!

    xxx Monica

  2. There are lots of videos on YouTube on colouring...

    Happy crafting,


  3. I think you've done a lovely job of colourng here. Love the monochromatic look you've gone with.

    I too feel quite intimidated by my copics and find I don't use them nearly as often as I'd like. Not many classes available in Canberra unfortunately.

  4. Love your combination of colours on this card Kasey! Thanks for joining in the grey copics challenge at Mad for Markers.
    Susan xxox
    PS Copic Oz has some great tutorials that are easy to follow.

  5. This is great.
    Have fun at your class on Sunday.
    Thanks for joining in at Mad for Markers

  6. You have done a great job with the greys...thanks for joining us at mad for markers, hope to see your creation in the next challenge :-) it's going to be fun!! From ashlee
    P.s I have some candy on my blog atm just look for the lala candy badge in my sidebar!

  7. Great card Kasey! It looks great with the Grey then the blue butterfly! Best advice is to keep practising.. and having shading, high contrast really brings an image to life! Good luck in your Copic playing.. it's so much fun!

  8. What a great card! Thank you so much for joining in our Mad for Marker's grey challenge.
    Alicia xx


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