Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A New Video Tutorial for Color Me Copic Club!

Hey, everybody!  I'm back today with a video tutorial that I made for the Color Me Copic Club featuring dotty backgrounds with Copics.  Carlene runs the show over at the Color Me Copic Club.  What?!  You don't know what the club is?  Well, let me fill you in...members of the Color Me Copic Club share ideas and projects in a private Facebook forum and they receive 6 Copic marker colors each month specially selected to round out their Copic inventory.  If they already own some of the colors selected, they just contact Carlene and request other colors instead.  Carlene has created a pretty awesome Copic community and all the cool kids hang out there ;D  She also has a fabulous online store chock-full of way cool paper crafting tools and supplies.  Check it out at Pink Scrapper's Boutique.

Today's video features an easy technique that adds an interesting little detail to the backgrounds of stamped and digital images.  Quick little random dots in an array of colors are great ways to showcase an image or provide a bit of fill for a space that might seem too open.  If I had opted to stay a little lighter with my background dots on this project I could have probably added some spots of liquid appliqué or glitter to resemble snow.  Instead, Lilli Claire - Warm Wishes (by Tiddly Inks), dressed in her gray coat and tights looks a tad goth to me so I went with some coordinating dots in gray, as well.  Change up your colors to achieve different results...bright oranges and soft yellows might resemble sunlight...darker blues and violets might lend itself to a nighttime feel.  I've added some compact dots in darker browns under her feet to mirror tiny pebbles or dirt, which I really like, but some bright greens mixed with olives to resemble grass would have been fun, too.  Anything goes ;D

I've included the video at the bottom of this post, so I hope you'll stick around long enough to take a peek.  Again, I had to fast forward through some of the coloring scenes, just because I am a babbler and don't know when to stop talking.  Watching the video, you'd think I was actually holding a conversation with someone.  Hmmm...crazy?  Perhaps!  Ooops...there I go again...LOL!

Before I dash, I wanted to thank the wonderful ladies who joined me Saturday at Harwood United Methodist Church for a small, but fun, Beginning Copic Class.  It was really nice that we were able to gather and play a bit.  I also want to thank Harwood UMC for generously allowing us to use their fellowship hall for our class.  Pastor Cheri was so kind and showed me around their facility including their Abundant Grace Free Store.  It's a humble store that's abuzz with activity as a number of cheerful volunteers accept donated home goods from a steady stream of kind folks, and assist others who may have found themselves in a time of need.  The whole facility was filled with a powerful positive energy.  You could literally feel it in the air.  If you are in or near the Albuquerque area and have some household items that might benefit someone else through a domestic items relocation program, consider Harwood UMC.  They are good people :)  Read more about their free store here.

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, literally!  Do you have your bird, yet?  What's on your holiday menu?  Whatever it may be, I hope you enjoy it among the warmth and love of family and friends :)

Copic colors used:
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
hair - E15, E13, Y21, Y11
reds - R39, R29, R22
grays - C5, C3, C1
white details - BG10, B0000
background dots - C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, B01, BG10, B000
ground dots - E49, E37, E35, E31


  1. Oh Cheryl this is freaking amazing!!! I love it - those dots are fabulous and I love the white on her shoes!! GORGEOUS coloring!

  2. Love this Cheryl. It really finishes off the cards. Thanks so much for the vid. Tina

  3. Hi Cheryl. I just had to come over and check out your blog. I so enjoyed watching your video on YouTube that I really wanted to see your finished card. She is just adorable and I love the background idea. I also would have loved to watch you color her. You have a very plesent voice about you and you are really fun to watch teaching a new technique with Copics. I have to confess in my 45 years, this has been the most addictive thing that I have ever gotten into. lol... I love coloring with them, and I have so enjoyed meeting all the wonderful people around the world that seem to have this same addiction. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I can not wait to have some time and come back to check out the rest of your work. Hugs, Lisa G

  4. This is GORGEOUS! I love your coloring and thanks for this tutorial. I haven't tried the dots yet, but will now.
    Jo xx

  5. oh oh oh oh oh !!!!:) I have been wondering how people do that so this is soooooo perfect hun!! its fabulous!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  6. This was a great video Cheryl! and I love the finished product! she is adorable! I love the way the dots look like snow!!!! Iv tried this once before and I did NOT have much luck so maybe I just need practice :)

  7. you have made a beautiful card again cheryl, and what a great image.
    gorgeous coloring.

    greetings karin

  8. Fab colouring - the Dotty background looks great! x

  9. Killer video, Cheryl!! You are FAB at making these...just perfect!! I learned so much! TFS

  10. Love the tutorial Cheryl - this is fab technique, the bear was stunning as was the flowing swirly hair shadows.

    This card is so stinking wonderful. I adore it so much, can't even get the words out. The elements are seamless. Just stunning.

  11. Cheryl your card is amazing! I am blown away by your colouring skills and just had a very informative time watching your tutorial, I will so have to try the dots, it looks so effective, thanks so much. Joey xx

  12. Thanks Cheryl for another fabulous video.Your tutorials are the best!

  13. Wow, you are INCREDIBLE at colouring. This image is so beautiful and the finished card is really lovely. Wow! Lee x


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