Sunday, July 8, 2012

Copic Marker Europe Guest


     What a thrill to be asked by amazingly talented Tracy Payne to be a Guest Designer for Copic Marker Europe!  Thank you so much ladies for the invite and all the wonderful inspiration and techniques you share with us.
     I just absolutely fell in love with the multi image set of sailor boys Mo Manning released through Mo's Digital Pencil.  It's such a blessing to be a member of her team and get to work with her images.  I couldn't resist going to one of her stamps again for my guest card.
     Working with Copics has been a slow and steady learning process for me.  Everything I know has been learned through coloring tutorials just like the ones posted on Copic Marker Europe.  I always start with the skin and hair and then choose my designer papers, coloring the rest of the image to match.  In this case I wanted some vintage style masculine papers to go along with the little boy.  I even found a charm in my stash with a British ship on it.
     Here is the list of Copics I used for this card:

Copics
Skin   E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair   E51, E53, E55, E57
Clothing   B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, W1, W3, W5, R35, R37, R39, N1, N3, N5, N7
Boat   E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E000, E00, B0000, B000, B00
Shading  E41, E42, E43, C00, CO, C2

     As you can see I like to use a lot of markers.  LOL
     Once again I would like to thank the ladies at Copic Marker Europe for asking me to be their guest.  It's an honor to have been asked to make a project considering the talent that is regularly shared on their blog.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday--anything goes
Corrosive--sentimentally yours
That Craft Place--anything goes
Art Impressions--metal accent
Sassy Studio Designs--show us your medal
Southern Girls--pearls
Whimsy Stamp Inspiration--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday--encouraging word art
Card A Day--just for men
Creatilicious--anything goes
Cupcake Craftroom--layers
Deep Ocean--sea of love
Papertake Weekly--anything goes
Twisted Tuesday--old stripes
{Pin}spirational--photo inspiration
CMC Copic Challenge--navy blues

     Happy crafting!


Supplies
  • Papers:  7 Gypsies "Venice", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Sailor Boys 2", sentiment from Create with TLC, sentiment background from Nitwits "Aye Aye Captain"
  • Ink:  Copics, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress inks
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections pearls, buttons , jute and charm from my stash

84 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card- your coloring is so wonderful- love your DSP choices and love the sentiment! Congrats on being asked to make a card for Copic Europe!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Adorable and gorgeous all in one! Your coloring is always outstanding, so glad to see they noticed. Congrats on being their guest! They made a great choice!

Allisa said...

Gorgeous, I am in love with this card. You have done such an awesome job coloring your image and your choice of embellishments is perfect! Love the quote as well!

Sara H said...

Oh how I love your card!!!! Your colouring is gorgeous and the whole card magnificent! <3
Hugs,
Sara

Kjersti said...

Your card is so beautiful, lovely colours and a gorgeous layout - and your coloring is fabulous!
Put me as a follower to see more of your gorgeous creations:)
Have a nice Sunday!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Daniele said...

wow your colouring is stunning no wonder they asked you
hugs and best wishes Daniele x

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!!! This is stunning. I adore that image and your colouring is just amazing - it's now wonder you were asked to be guest designer

Hugs Sue

Martinas Welt said...

Such a stunning card! Gorgeous!!!
Martina

Maria Therese said...

Goooooooooorgeous card!! You are one of the best i know at making boys cards!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

It's STUNNING! I don't know where to start! Your papers are fabulous and perfectly positioned. Your buttons and halfpenny are the perfect accent and your colouring is out of this world gorgeous! Hugs, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

and I forgot to mention the fabulous sentiment too!

Alyce said...

Tracy this is just stunning! Wow everything works so beautifully on this one...I love your beautiful colouring and the tones are really lovely. A huge congrats on your guest spot - I am jealous! hehehe :D

Ann Marie Governale said...

Beautiful and sooooo well deserved.. Love your work. Congrats on being featured..xxx Ann Marie

Hazel said...

Hi tracy

This is just a stunning card - just brilliant i love everything about it.

Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me a lovely comment.

Toodle Pip

Hazel xx

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card! Lovely colours, design and an adorable image! Your colouring is as allways fantastic! A lovely sentiment as well. hugs, Marlies

Renee said...

Congratulations Tracy...a well deserved honor! Your talent never ceases to amaze me!
Hugs, Renee

Maria said...

Hi Tracy, Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I can't tell you how happy I am to have wonderful artist and inspirational people available on youtube and personal blogs. I love to see all your creative cards. I have a copic beginner set and haven't used them at all. So grateful you post the colors you use. I hope to try out the techniques soon. Have a great Sunday. Big hug Maria

Jennifer Scull said...

Tracy, is it any wonder that they asked you?! my goodness, dear friend, you are so very talented! this little guy is just as precious as can be. he melts my heart! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

This is ever so precious, Tracy! And that sentiment couldn't possibly be any more perfect!

Danielle said...

I love your card Tracy, wonderful warm colors, beautiful paper, and spectacular layout. Congrats on your guest Dt assignment. Hugs.

Ira Huberts said...

I'm not surprised you should be asked to be a GD for Copic Europe Tracy, told you before that you work miracles with those copics of yours! Congrats my friend, so thrilled for you! This card is stunning, it's beautifully layered and your colouring skills are spot on!! Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

Ginny Getty said...

Tracy, you are such an inspiration for me with my own Copic coloring! I always sit and stare and analyze how you get your shadows... and of course I LOVE the Mo images! I follow you on Google Reader - don't want to miss any of your beautiful cards!
~ginny

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, Tracy, this is absolutely amazing! Your coloring is out of this world. Looks like an illustration from a book. And your layering and design is jaw dropping! Congrats on your guest designer spot with Copic Europe!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, Tracy, this is absolutely amazing! Your coloring is out of this world. Looks like an illustration from a book. And your layering and design is jaw dropping! Congrats on your guest designer spot with Copic Europe!

angelwhispers said...

Wow Tracey just look at you a GDT at Copic's!!! well no surprise there girl as your work is just awesome and so inspirational! Love Chanelle xxx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Hey GF! Big Congrats & a WOOHOO to you on your Guest DT card!!! It's amazing! You colored it sooooo well (like I knew you would). Love the variations of colors on the boat sails & his hair turned out great!
What a darling card. Love it!
Huggies & Blessings to you, sweetie ~
Sharron♥

Ballie (Bennarda) said...

Wauuuuuuuuuuuuuw, wath a beauty is this card, lovely. I,m follow you, do you follow my.
Bye-bye Bennarda (Ballie)

http://balliescreationballie.blogspot.com

Karen Letchworth said...

Tracy: This is just AMAZING! Wozers! Thanks for blessing us with this beautiful card in our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. I am SUPER excited to see what else you will create and share with us, and REALLY hope you will join us each week. WOW - I hardly wait to see what's next!
Blessings,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Charlene said...

FANTASTIC coloring!!!!!! Such a sweet sweet card!

Ina said...

Congrat on being asked to be a Guest Designer but looking at the beautiful work you have done on this card it is no wonder they asked you. I am in awe of the talent people like you have in the art of colouring. I love to see your work. You are a very talented Lady,

Carla S. said...

Congrats on your GD stint, Tracy! Absolutely well-deserved! Your card is gorgeous! Exceptional coloring and design, as always! Hugs!

KimCreate said...

Tracey, your coloring is off the charts gorgeous!!!
Kim

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Wow how kool is that, to be a GD on Copic Europe....I'd be up on cloud nine for a long time!

Your card is "Outstanding, love all the details of your work.

Thanks for sharing your art with us at Southern Girls Challenge this round!

Shell~Alaska♥

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on your guest spot! Well deserved! Your coloring is always gorgeous. I love your design and mix of papers you used.


~Cheryl~

Tonya said...

This is gorgeous. I love your attention to detail and the papers you used are beautiful!!

Loz said...

OMG!! This is STUNNING Tracy. Your colouring and layout are fantastic. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Faye's Paper Passion said...

STUNNING card and colouring Tracy. I spotted this beauty on MIM..Faye

Merry said...

Oh wow, your colouring is just amazing. I love the card you have created. Saw you on Make it Monday.

Jennifer said...

Your colouring is impecable! I love the gentle touch you give to them, like they have a touch of real life to them. Such a wonderful chemistry this has and that charm is a great touch!

Kirsten said...

your colouring of the image is amazing. this is such a gorgeous boys card. Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls <3 Kirsten

Asha said...

Oh my Simply stunning! So glad I caught you on MIM#97

Marjorie said...

Wow! Tracy this card is stunning!! Beautiful colouring you really do have a way with your copics lol!! Papers and embellishments compliment this little guy so well...stunning card hun:)
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Paper Panda said...

Saw your card on MIM and came to take a closer look - wow it's stunning!
Mandy x

-x-Nat-x- said...

Wow this is incredible!! Stunningly coloured in and gorgeous image!! And just love the papers you've used too!!! Utterly beautiful!! So glad I came over from MIM
Nat -x-

Susan Martin said...

This is gorgeous.. the papers are just perfect! The coloring.. Wow!

- Susan
http://scrapathousandwords.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

What a beautiful card and a fabulous sentiment Tracy well done Hugs Elaine

Tina Campbell said...

Wow that is a sweet card. Love all the variety of layers. the coloring is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at Card A Day Blog

Time to relax said...

what a stunning card, love the little picture so cute...thanks for joining our Southern Grils challenge...Tanya :)

Exclusively by Mel said...

Tracey your card is so wonderful, I adore your image and fab colouring.
Congratulations on being a GD on Copic Europe.
Thanks so much for joining us at Deep Ocean.
Love,mel. xxx

Lisa M said...

He is sooooooo precious. Your soft colors are so inviting and as always the layering is sensational!! Congratulations on the guest appearance at CE...that's AWESOME. :D Hope you're doing well and again, thank you for taking part in the linky party at MIM.
Big hugs,
Twang

Patty Gorka said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! The layout is so different and your coloring is amazing. Great job! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesday Challenges this week!

Babs said...

Another fabulous card! I love how you put your cards together, nothing short of amazing. Have a lovely day!
Luv, Babs xo

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! Your coloring is amazing and this card is just too cute!

Thank you for playing along with the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is fabulous. I love the colors and papers. I saw it on Make it Monday.

Pia S said...

I love everything about this card! The image is SO sweet and your coloring is amazing! The sentiment is also very sweet, and just perfect to go with this image. The papers are beautiful and a good match to everything on this card!
I spotted this on MIM.

Marlena M. said...

Your coloring skills are SPECTACULAR! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work at Word Art Wednesday. ;)

jimlynn said...

Oh my goodness!! This is just stunning. LOVE the entire card - from the image all the way down to that little charm. Such beautiful coloring too! Fantastic card.
Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational challenges.
Lynn

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

What a gorgeous card!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge this week! Be sure to drop by Tuesday and get {PIN}spired again!!!

~DEANNE~

Kristina said...

This is so fab too! Love the LO! Love your coloring skills!
Peace,
Kristy

Sheryl said...

Another STUNNING and GORGEOUS Card! So very PRECIOUS!
Hugs, Sheryl

Soma said...

This's awesome.............Love the image & little charm............thanks for joining us at sassy studios dare to be sassy thursdays!!!!!

SOMA
SSD ( DT ).

Gerrittina said...

What a great card. Really gorgeous. I keep an eye on you (as a follower ofcourse). :)

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Congrats! You are the winner at {PIN}spirational Challenges for last week! Please visit the blog for my email address and send me a message so I can pass your email address on to the sponsor.Thanks for participating! Be sure to check out the new challenge posted today!

Corrinne of Pin & Tack said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot! Your coloring is just gorgeous, so I'm not surprised that they'd want you to join them :)

Btw, I found you on MIM.

I would be oh, so joyed if you joined us at Tuesday Alchemy http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com for our No Work, Just Play challenge this week :)

Happiness!

Wanda Cullen said...

Stunning card!! Your coloring is amazing and I love the way you list your colors with the different parts of the image.

Tammylee said...

Wow, your coloring is awesome and I love the layout! Saw this on Make It Monday and had to have a closer look!

cinmfoster said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at A Card A Day Blog.
Cindy F.

Seafield Jo said...

Saw you card at Make It Monday so came over for a closer look. It's a gorgeous card, your colouring is fantastic and I love your layout and colours.

Jo x

catherine said...

Saw this on MIM Tracey and wow what a stunning card. Just love the colours you have used
x catherine

Dawn B. said...

He looks like he could just jump off that card your coloring is so good. This is awesome. Love it. Congratulations.

Starla B. said...

This is so stunning! Your coloring is just amazing, and your papers and design are perfect. I sincerely hope you email a link to your card to Paulette at Create With TLC. She loves to see cards using her images or sentiments, and she likes to show them off on her blog. Thanks so much for playing along with our Show Us Your Medal challenge at Sassy Studio Designs!

xx Star (SSD DT)

~Tammy~ said...

What beautiful lifelike colors! An amazing image and lots of wonderful layers! Thank you for joining us this month for the layers challenge at The Cupcake Craftroom!

Karal Schuknecht said...

I saw this on MIM and it is absolutely stunning.

Julia said...

Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
I saw this on Make it Monday!
These are my entries: #77, #163, #183, and #258 and would love it if you could visit.
Hugs,
Julia

NickelNook said...

I've got some catching up to do, my friend! This little fella is adorable! He looks just like my nephew a couple of years ago! Love both your wonderful coloring and design on this one! :o)

Debra Pate said...

Beautiful Card Tracy! Your coloring is wonderful and the layering looks great!!! I saw it on Make it Monday.

Debra Pate
Fabulously Creative
http://debrapate.blogspot.com

Bettina L. said...

This is beautiful Tracey. Love the design with the vintage layers and gorgeous colouring. Saw you on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. Glad I Did. TFS. Bettina xx

sue law said...

Just saw you on MIM, thoroughly deserved to be asked to be a Copic Europe designer. One of the best cards I've seen for a long time. fab layout, fab colouring, excellent sentiment....what's more to say!
Suex

Marie Gamber said...

Wow! I am loving this gorgeous card you created. Your coloring is fabulous! So beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at CMC!
Hugs,
Marie XX

Marie Gamber said...

Wow! I am loving this gorgeous card you created. Your coloring is fabulous! So beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at CMC!
Hugs,
Marie XX

Dana said...

Stunning card. I love your coloring.

Kathy said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Such pretty coloring and lovely sentiment, too. Thanks for playing along at The Corrosive Challenge Blog this time around.

Kezzy said...

Wow your card is amazing, I spend every evening catching up with your posts in bed, and have spent alot on MME papers after seeing your creations. Your colouring is absolutely amazing and thank you for joining us at That Craft Place challenge blog :-) Kerry x

Ruby said...

Such a fabulous card and congrats on your guest dt too. I LOVE how you've coloured the hair. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at Color Me Creative!