Friday, 17 February 2017


Hello everyone,
I'm here today with my first project for 

I am so happy to be asked to design there, it is a great honour to be part of such a wonderful and talented Design Team.

For my first project I chose one of my favourite digital images - Wryn - Watcha Doin? by Tiddly Inks.
I had such fun colouring this as I used a great Copic technique to create the pink background.
Before I coloured Wryn, the first thing I did was use my Copic marker R81 to colour the background all around her.  I used the brush tip for the detailed parts.
...and I used the chisel tip for the rest of the card.  (We don't get to use that nib very often but this is a good time to use it)!
Then I dipped a small piece of sponge into some colourless blender.  The sponge only needs a small amount of blender on it so it is a good idea to blot off the excess onto a separate piece of card.
I then dabbed the sponge all over the pink background. You can see the colourless blender bleaching out the pink colour.
It is fine to dab the sponge over the stamped image so that the effect goes right up to the edge of it.  The colourless blender will dry and you can carry on and colour with your Copics as normal.
This is what the background looks like when the colourless blender has dried.  Isn't this a lovely effect!

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  It would be great if you could try this technique and show your cards to us at Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
Tiddly Inks - Challenge #198 Love
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Challenge #108 Simply Love

I have coloured Wryn with some of my favourite Copic combinations. 
Skin - E71, E21, E00, E50
Hair - E70, E74, E77, E79, E29
Clothes - R32, R35, R37, R39, T5
Background - R81, Colourless Blender Refill, Sponge
Ground T1, T3, T5
Other Ingredients
Digi Stamp - Wryn - Watcha Doin? by Tiddly Inks.
MFT Large Rectangle Stitched Frame from Dies To Die For
MFT Roses All Over 6x6 Paper Pad from Dies To Die For
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler from Dies To Die For 
Thank you for popping by.

Happy Copic colouring!

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  1. Stunning card Sue... love your colouring tutorial...
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Where do you get the colourless bleber from ?
    Hugs Sylvie x

  2. A great tutorial Sue, love this technique and the finished card!! Hope you are well xx

  3. Congrats on your new DT and great tutorial-love the technique
    Carol x

  4. Aww so pretty! Love design!
    Lucy x

  5. Oooo what a fabby tutorial and such a gorgeous image too, Luv Sam x

  6. Congratulations Sue :o)
    Wonderful colouring and a lovely background idea.

    Anne x

  7. Gorgeous card my lovely friend - I adore Wryn but I totally LOVE your background technique tutorial - you clever lady.
    Crafty hugs
    Debs xx

    ps - 3 sleeps to go - yippeeee!!!! xx

  8. A great tutorial, but the colourless blender makes me scared! Lovely background and Wryn looks amazing. HUGE congrats on your new DT role - They couldn't have asked a more talented and deserving crafter to join than you sweetie. Mwah. xx

  9. Such a sweet card and thanks for sharing this fab technique with us Love and hugs Carole x

  10. A great tutorial Sue, this is a pretty way to fill in the background, thanks for sharing. Congratulations on your DT position at Copic Marker Europe too, very well deserved and I look forward to seeing more of your fab creations.

  11. Congratulations and what a beautiful project love the spongy background. xx

  12. Congratulations Sue! and what a gorgeous creation!
    xoxo Olga

  13. A fantastic card hun, it's lovely to see how well you're doing with your design teams and blogging :) xxx

  14. Absolutely gorgeous Sue, fabulous background & colouring...Congrats on your new DT :)
    ..Thanks for playing along with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge :)
    Wendy xx

  15. Very nicely done! The bg turned out fab and the layers of paper look really good.

  16. Spectacular coloring, and lovely tutorial for us all to learn from. So awesome that you joined us over at Tiddly Inks!


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