Saturday, April 9, 2011

Colouring sky with Copics - video tutorial and also a little sneak peek..

The challenge at Make It Colourful is colouring the sky this week - using whatever medium you want. You could enter with the oil painting as far as we are concerned! :)

I did my colouring with Copics and since I've had many questions about my Copic sky/clouds I decided to do a little video tutorial. Scroll to the end of the post to see it.
The April rubber stamp release previews are also in full swing at Whimsy Stamps.

I'm showing you a new stamp by Crissy Armstrong called Come Fly With Me. The card also uses two sentiment sets - Party Mini Letter Seals and Everyday Sayings Mini Postage Stamps. The sentiment stamps were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk.

All those stamps will be available at Whimsy Stamps on Wednesday, April 13th.
I used a digi background stamp called Country walk, cropped out a part of it and erased the clouds from the sky cause I wanted to draw my own.

The turtle was stamped first, then masked and run through printer to get the scene around him.

And yes, I know I managed to colour the balloon to look like a giant floating bottom (or a very ample bosom as per my husband). There were so many markers involved that I was too lazy to write them all into the post but if any of you is really interested in some colour combo then contact me and I'll get my acto together, lol.
Because the image was so busy and papers so modern retro I kept it very clean not to overpower the image totally. I only used a paper piercer and some Card Candy.
And now to my promised tutorial for colouring the sky/clouds with Copics. It's REALLY easy and fun.
The markers I use in video are B0000/91, C00/1, colourless blender.

You can see the video on Youtube HERE.

Challenges I'm entering:
Crafty Ann's -  Raise a smile
C.R.A.F.T. - Animals/pets
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes + Optional - Something New
Tuesday Throwdown - Spring
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Paper Playtime - 2W - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - 2W - Springtime

Thank you so much for looking and happy crafting!


slbt17 said...

Love this Annika!
Thank you for the video, it was fun watching the clouds appear!
Sandra ltb

Unknown said...

Hi Annika, this is really so amazing and shows the big artist in you! Great tutorial and learned a lot from you.
Hugs Ageeth xx

Mote said...

You are a master. I am delighted risovnaiyu lesson in the sky ... I can not draw the sky .... Do not know how to do it with pencils. but your technique is wonderful.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Such a useful tutorial. Thanks so much. Lx

Vicky said...

Hi hunni gorgeous card love the scene you've done & your colouring is outstanding hun....I could sit here all day looking at it. Hope you have a fab weekend hun. Will try pop back later to look at your tute.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Amy Johnson said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I needed it. Cute card! Such a fun image, love the scene.

Pastila said...

Stunning! Love your beautiful works!

Crystal said...

Oh yeah AMAZING AMAZING job with this image Annika, WOW girl you can't get any better than this!!! Fabulous coloring, awesome papers, great details..this rocks!!!! Thanks for the fabby tut too!!!! Happy Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh Annika you master of coloration.
My mouth is open is so beautiful your Card.
Indescribably beautiful!
You a creative weekend
Hugs Karla

Anonymous said...

Oh wowzer Annika!! Your coloring is so amazing girl!! I love the beautiful sky scene you've amazing hun and your layout is just darling!! :) Great sneaky!!

Marley said...

Wow Annika! this is amazing.. Hugs Marley

Unknown said...

Annika this is gorgeous, gorgeous card and the tut is so much better for me then just the pic tut, I have pro-markers and do loads of water colouring and I deff gonna sit down and do cloud the way you do it, thank you

CraftinGranny said...

Adorable card! Fantastic video! Thank you so much. "Hugs" Carol

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning colouring and adorable card!!

shaz earl said...

Stunning card and fab tut thanks for joining us at SFC this week good luck in the draw x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Annika! This is so cute!I love the colors and your coloring is amazing!Awesome job !

Dorcas said...

Nice job, Annika! And I love your card too, bum and all! lol

Donna said...

Awesome card Annika, and I love your tut for the clouds. Not sure mine would turn out as nice but I suppose I could give it a try.
Donna xx

Chrissy said...

Annika...this is totally stunning...the colours are brilliant...great tutorial..many thanks.

Netty said...

Any child would adore this brightly and beautifully coloured card Annika, enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Maria Matter said...

oh this is wonderful, gorgeous coloring hun!
Thank you for playing along with us @ Paper Playtime!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great card Annika! Love the bright colors and all the bits of paper! You are becoming such a pro with your tutorials. Music and all! Great job! Love all the depth you sky has!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic video, the card is a master piece, I didn't even give those things a thought, I thought balloon popping off the page, awesome. :)

Lori m

Merry said...

Oh so the colours you have used and that streamer the turtle is holding really seems to pop off the card. You so cracked me up about the comment about the balloon as I must admit that was my first thought when I saw your card. You card is so beautiful...oh and thanks for the tutorial.

Heather Rogers said...

So vibrant and beautifully done. I love how real all your work is. Amazing! :)

Betty said...

Wow amazing colouring, love the cute dragon, and thanks for the tutorial its brilliant.

Thank you for playing along at C.R.A.F.T this week with this gorgeous creation.
Betty x
(GD for April at C.R.A.F.T)

CraftyC said...

Wow, another gorgeous card Annika. Your very clever and I always admire you beautiful colouring skills!

Di said...

ARRRRHHHHH!!!!!! this is just Stunning!
Its great to hear your voice and what did you say you "almost felt like an artist" hun you are one! this is so clever.
Unfortunately i only have copic ciaos and they dont seem to make a really light blue only B00 so i will have to order some.
Do you use special paper?
Fabulous Aniika and thanks for sharing!
Hugs Di xxxxx

Sheila said...

Niks... you ROCK!!!, your card is awesome and your Vid, is even more so.
I have drool dripping off my chin as I look at this sweetie.
Shesh xx

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful my friend, I love your creations and this one is no exception!!


Viv said...

Very cool tut Niks! You make it look so easy! And I love your floating bottom! LOL! Gorgeous, bright card and just perfect as it is!

Lorraine said...

Wow, thank you for sharing your awesome video! It confirmed what a talented artist you are! I've never seen someone create a gorgeous sky this way!

Iulia said...

Another brilliant piece of art, Annika! Love that gorgeous image and the balloon/bosom:)) I use Promarkers, still your tutorials are so helpful!
It's so generous of you to share your talent with us!
Love your coloring and your design work is gorgeous too!
Hugs to you and have a great Sunday!

angelwhispers said...

You have blown me away again this is just sensational!!!! What a fabulous image and background and the colouring is just awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing Love Chanelle xxx

Anonymous said...

I have been watching all your videos and they are so informative girl! This cloud one was amazing! I am so trying it!

craftyb said...

fabulous card Annika and your colouring is totally awesome! Thank you for taking the time to share the tutorial! bx

(I really appreciated your generous comment about my colouring - i do struggle with my colouring and do aspire to do MUCH better - but that will come with practice i hope!!)

Crissy Armstrong said...

You make it look so easy! I want to try it! Thank you for posting this great tutorial. You're a star!!

MoonDust Bath and Body said...

I have an award for you at my blog..
come grab it.

Shirl said...

Another amazing tut, Annika! I really enjoyed watching how you created the clouds... I think I'll need tons of practice to achieve what you have here....thanks for sharing it with us :)

tiggertastic said...

I am so pleased i am following your blog, i know i don't have copics, but i can still enjoy seeing how you create your cards, just stunning, life like quality every time

sarah x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Anika!I love the colors and all the details!Beautiful colors

Norma said...

Annika, oooh what a fantastic tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing. I learned a lot.


Tine said...

Fab, bright card Annika. Gorgeous.
Tine :)

Candy said...

Love your card Annika.
THANK YOU for the cloud tutorial.
It was magnificent!!! I learned sooo much and LOVE IT.
I will be trying it out soon :o)
Hugs, Candy

Dawn B. said...

Annika this is amazing.. You did a super job on this tutorial. Thank you for sharing..

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Diane said...

Such and adorable card, watched your tutorial, will definetly try this.

angelwhisperssh said...

Thankyou for sharing this. x

CarlaKH said...

wow this is sooo cool! I love the card and the tutorial is Fabulous! I cant wait to try this.

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Just look at all the piercing! You do have a tool right, like one of those fancy roller ones? This is such a fun scene and I love how you set it up! Your color, of course, is fantastic and that brown is like yummy chocolate! The sky is so much fun - I *need* to give that a try but if you can believe it I'm afraid to mess it up. LOL!

Anonymous said...

thanks Annika! I want to try this cloud designing! Thanks for taking the time to make the video! Your sky is awesome!
Pam Going Postal

Darla said...

Thanks for taking the time to such a great tutorial to share with fellow stampers. I really learned alot and can't wait to try the technique. Your efforts are much appreciated.

Pocono Pam said...

Awesome tutorial cannot wait to get homew to try it!

Céline said...

fab card Annika and thanks for this wonderful tutorial easy to follow.

kezmc said...

I absolutely know you are an artist! That was beautiful and you inspired me.

Related Posts with Thumbnails