Monday, June 27, 2011

Copic Color Combo Ideas and coloring denim...

Today, I thought I would share a compilation of some copic color combo ideas that I have come across on my Internet browsing travels.

The Color Me Copic blog has a great video tutorial on coloring denim done by The Amazing AMY my personal copic hero!!! I decided to color a little denim myself. For my example image, I chose a stamp from the Miss Anya Hats Off collection by The Greeting Farm. I probably should have worked with full jeans instead of a denim skirt but I still like the look. Amy shows a very neat trick using the colorless blender solution to add denim texture to your image. I need to find myself a denim swatch to use for that. I have added some white detailing to my images using a White Sharpie Poster Paint Fine tip pen.













Many online stores offer copic bundles with pretty good pricing. I like that they take the guess work out of choosing colors. Some of the ones that have caught my eye recently when I was browsing the Splitcoast Stampers site were The Stamp Room and Make It Crafty. I thought I would take a minute to share the color combos they offer in case any one is in need of color suggestions.






Color Combos sold by The Stamp Room:




CAUCASIAN 1- E000 E00 E11



CAUCASIAN 1B- E000 E00 E11 R20



CAUCASIAN 2- E000 E00 E21



AFRICAN AMERICAN 1-E11 E13 E21 E25



SANDY BLONDE- E40 E42 E44



DARK BRUNETTE- E25 E49 E53 E59



BRUNETTE- E25 E31 E50



BLONDE 1- Y21 E97 E99



AUBURN W/ GOLD HIGHLIGHTS- E15 E18 YR21



RED 1- R22 R24 R27 R29



PINK- R81 R83 R85



REDDISH PLUM- RV91 RV93 RV95 RV99



ORANGE RED- R00 R02 R05 R08



ORANGE/PUMPKIN- YR12 YR15 YR18



GREEN #1-G20 YG63 YG67



LEAVES AND GRASS- G20 G85 G99



OLIVE #1- G40 G94 G99



NORTHERN OCEAN- BG70 BG72 BG75 BG78



DARK BLUE GREEN- BG93 BG96 BG99



SKY BLUE- B21 B23 B24



MEDIUM BLUE- B32 B34 B37



DENIM- B91 B95 B97



VIOLET- V12 V15 V17



BLUE VIOLET 1- BV11 BV13 BV17



BLUE VIOLET 2- BV20 BV23 BV25



GRAY PLUM- V91 V93 V95






WARM GRAY- W0 W1 W3 W5 W7



COOL GRAY- C00, C1, C3, C5, C7




Make it Crafty also has some cool videos that are much longer than the standard You Tube time frame.... here on her blog. I just love watching her color and adore her Australian accent!




She uses these interesting color combos... I just love what she calls them and her accent!!!




Light Skin Colour SetE00, E01, E11 for pinkish skin



E50, E53 for a light olive complexion






Hair
Dusty Blonde Set‘YR31, Y18, Y28
Auburn hair – E13, E17, E19



Clothing
Rustic Blue Set B93, B95, B97, B99
Pretty Pink Set – R81, R83, R85, R89



Wood/Trees/Fur
Dusty Brown hair E41, E44, E47, E49



Leaves
Flora Green‘ G40, YG63, G28



Flowers
Purple Set‘.BV00, BV13, V17



Here are the copic color combinations inspired by Paper Trey Ink colors:




Plum Pudding V91 V95 V99




Lavender Moon RV32 RV34 V06




Scarlet Jewel R83 R85 R89




Pure Poppy R24 R29 R59




Raspberry Fizz RV04 RV17 RV19




Hibiscus Burst RV10 RV13 RV14




Sweet Blush R20 R22 R24




Berry Sorbet R30 R32 R35




Terracotta Tile YR65 E08 E19




Orange Zest YR12 YR15 YR18




Melon Berry R01 R02 R05




Summer Sunrise Y32 Y35 Y38




Harvest Gold Y21 YR23 YR24




Lemon Tart Y21 Y26 YR24




Pinefeather G24 G28 BG99




New Leaf YG11 YG13 YG17




Ripe Avocado YG93 YG95 YG97




Simply Chartreuse YG23 YG25 YG95




Spring Moss YG91 YG93 YG95




Enchanted Evening B95 B97 B99




Blueberry Sky B91 B34 B97




Spring Rain B41 B45 B37




Hawaiian Shores BG15 BG23 BG49




Ocean Tides BG72 BG75 BG78




Aqua Mist BG11 BG13 BG18




Dark Chocolate E55 E57 E59




Fine Linen E41 E42 E44




Smokey Shadow T1 T4 T6

Royal Velvet BV13 BV08 BV29

Have A Groovy Day!

Happy Monday! I have two things to share today. First and foremost, I made a new card over the weekend. I know, shocking, right? I was watching a True Blood Marathon all weekend...I wanted to watch from the very beginning up until the new episode. I came in half way through the series and so I wanted to fill in all the blanks before starting the new season. Well that was a whole lot of episodes...I had to watch all of season 1 and part of season 2 and half of season 3 so I figured why not play with my copics too! Well that turned into me rearranging all of my markers and finally coloring in the 2011 Copic Marker Color Chart with all the new colors. That is the second thing I wanted to share. Below is the new 2011 chart. I am just 12-13 colors away from having all the Copics that I care to own. ( I don't really have any interest in all the greys or fluorescent markers).




Card Supplies: Lil August digi by Tickled Pink Stamps, Sentiment Amy R Stamps, PTI Cardstock and patterned paper, Copic X-Press It Blending Card, Nestabilities, Prima pearls/rhinestone flourish, Rain Dots, Tim Holtz Symphony Tissue Tape, Basic Grey trim, Pear Tart Memento Ink, Copics: skin-E00, E11, R20, hair- YR30, YR31, E23, clothes- BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, BG53, headphones- C1, C5, C7

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Father's day card and Copic Storage

I just wanted to share the Father's Day card I made for my Dad over the weekend. It seems monumental that I actually made two cards in one week so I am very proud. Apparently he liked the card because it is prominently displayed on the top of his entertainment center(right above the TV).

Cool Find: I found these cool clear bins called Stack Binz at Harmon Discount for $5 to put my overflow copics in. I was using the plastic containers below from Michaels and the 12 marker plastic cases some of them came in, but they kept getting knocked off the top of my main wooden storage unit that my Dad built for me, so when I saw the bins at Harmon I knew I had to get one.


Before:
This is the medium size Stack Binz and it just fits the size of a copic marker.


Here are my 50+ overflow copics and spica pens tossed into the bin!
After:

Here is a close up of the image from my father's day card.

Copic colors used are below:
Supplies: Copic X-Press It Blending card, PTI Cardstock, DCWV Safari Stack, Raffia, Foam Dots, mini clothes pins, Copics (ciao C7 E08 E42)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Scrapbook Expo 2011 and Michael's has copics




Copic markers are now available at Michael's! The color selection is very limited but the price is good with the weekly coupon if you buyone at a time.

They have a page with instructional videos and information too.

There is also a store on line called THE STAMP ROOM that has copic bundles...which means no-brainer color choices. The bundles are fairly priced.


Back in April, I attended the annual Scrapbook Expo in my town- Somerset NJ. I love to go to this show every year because I am able to buy all sorts of cute things I would usually only be able to get on-line and everything is all in one place. Some times I will go to the classes and the crop party but this year I just walked around and watched the demos.

I mostly picked up copics and some Nesties because they had good prices on those. And TRIM! I got so many different trim and embellishments - mostly white so I could customize them. I sae a cool demo at the Rubber Cafe booth using their sheer glue and glitter that was inspired...they stamped with the glue and they made awesome glue dots with it. Got my first Mo Manning stamp too!





























































































HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!




Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Father's Day Grandpa!

I feel like I have been gone from my blog for ages. Haven't gotten to do any crafting lately beyond working on some wedding invitations for a friend. I made this quick card for my grandfather for Father's Day and I thought I would share it with all of you out there in bloggyland!


I hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day Weekend!

Supplies: PTI cardstock, Best Creations paper, X-Press It Blending Card, Post -It Craft Paper Earths, Stampin' Up! Stamps, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Tim Holtz Alterations Vintage Market die, Stampin' Up edge punch, pearls from stash, Copic Markers- E07, G82