Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday Sharing

Happy Weekend Copic Lovers,

I am having an extra long weekend thanks to the public holiday, for Australia Day. Our national day of celebration, has left me feeling a little patriotic. I have spent the last couple of days, colouring up all the Aussie images I have in my collection, a couple I am sharing with you today.

This is Digger Marci, she is a relatively new release from La La Land Crafts Stamps - designed especially for us Aussies.

Copics Used:Skin -E11, E01, E000/Cheeks RV42
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y25, YR23
Boots - E31, E33, E35
Shorts -YG97, YG95, YG93
Top - YG95, YG91
Dog Tags/Socks - W1, W3, W5
Flag - B18, B16, B12, R27, R24, R22

I used a white gel pen for the stars and the outline of the Union Jack.

I also made a discovery when colouring this image and I want to share that today too :)....just in case it had slipped your attention, as it had mine! When I opened the packaging of my Digger Marci stamp, I noticed there was a  "bar-code" on the back that said "scan for Copic Marker colours used". I have often looked at the packaging image and wondered what colours were used and if I could reproduce the same look.... and well, now I can! - how cool is that?  All you need to do is download the QRReader app to your iphone ( it is available in android as well ) scan the code and up pops a document with the list of Copics used....isn't technology wonderful?! next time I colour my Digger Marci stamp, I can refer to this reference and experiment with some colours I may not have, necessarily chosen -  love this option! * Please note - not all the packaging of these stamps have this option, but you will find most of the newer releases, do have this feature.

Our own wonderful "Boss Lady"- Sammi here at Mad for Markers created some fantastic Australia Day Freebies to share with you -

....and I just couldn't wait to colour the Aussie Gal and Mr Cool Ray. I saved the images emailed to me, in a word document - resized them to fit on my card, then printed them (on my home printer ) onto some X-Press IT A4 Blending Card

Copics Used:Skin -E11, E01, E00, E000/Cheeks RV42
Eyes - B12, B16
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y25, YR23
Dress/Shoes - B12, B16, B18, R27, R22
Sun - YR23, Y23, Y21, B16, B12
again, I used a white gel pen to add detail and the sentiment was also printed on my computer.

We would love to see your creations using these Aussie images - feel free to share them on our Facebook Group Page and while you are there, remember to send Sammi some love.

Happy Colouring,

Chris x


Sammi said...

Gorgeous cards Chris!! Marci looks lovely.. love her rosy cheeks AND what a bright fun card that last one is.. what a thrill to see my aussie gal there! THANKS for using her!

riliska said...

It is cute really! Love this nice image! Your colouring is very gentle and good!