Saturday, December 31, 2011

How Odd...

Hi again!

I had a request for how I color a Some Odd Girl face, so here's a video showing her face and hair.

Then I went ahead and made a video coloring up the rest of the image. Happy New Year!

The finished card can be seen here.

Matchmaker, matchmaker...

make me a match...
I like to match my marker colors with the colors in the papers I'm using for the card. I'm a bit OCD that way, plus I think it's a good way to stretch outside the comfort zone of automatic color families and play with the vast capabilities of these markers. So while I was in video making mode today became the perfect opportunity to show my process.
The Copic Color Chart can be printed from here
Copic is adding 12 new colors in a couple of months, so you may want to wait until the new chart is out before printing it and filling it out.

Finished card can be seen here.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I love the winter weather...

As requested here is the video of the coloring of Eva and her shovel.

the finished card can be seen here.

And if anyone is interested, I'm giving away a pack of 6 secondary colors of Copic Sketch markers and a Sweet November Fairwee Daphne stamp over at my YouTube Channel.

Friday, December 9, 2011

'No Lines' coloring technique with Carisa

Carisa is sharing how she colors an image with a technique called "no lines" using Copic Markers. She has broken the techniques into two parts, in the first video she does most of the coloring and in the second she finishes up by drawing the facial features back onto the image using Prisma colored pencils. Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More love for the gingers!

Olo! I had a request for dark red hair so with the day off I colored up two of my color combos that I use when I want dark red hair. Hope you enjoy them!

The finished card with Wish Upon a Star can be seen here.

Edited to add: Ooops, the second blending at the 15:20 mark is with YR18 not E18, Sorry!

The finished card with Eva can be seen here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dee Dee is getting ready for some winter fun...

I had a question about coloring Wild Sprout Dee Dee with a dark skin tone, and I thought li'l Dee Dee would be fun on a Christmas card! So here are two videos with Dee Dee, the first one is the coloring of her skin and hair and in the second she get a winter coat with a little help from Wild Sprout Camille.

When I finish the card with Dee Dee I will post a link to it in this post below the two videos.
I have gone back through my prior video posts and added links to the finished cards and will continue to link videos to cards as I complete them.

The finished card can be seen here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Me oh my, I love pie

In this video I finish coloring up Cheeky Cherry Pie

The finished card can be seen here

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Trim up the tree with Christmas stuff

Like bingle balls, and whofoo fluff
Trim up the town with goowho gums and bizilbix and wums
Trim every blessed window and trim every blessed door :)

Good evening! I had a request for a video finishing the coloring of Tree Trimmer Kaylee, so here it is.

finished card can be seen here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Do Blondes really have more fun?

Here are a couple of videos showing blonde hair color combos that I've had requests for.
If anyone has any suggestions for future videos, just leave it in the comments below, don't be shy... I don't bite...much! ;)

The finished card can be seen here

finished card can be seen here.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

More Rockin' Red Hair from Carisa

Hi friends!
We have a new video from Carisa today, yeah! It's a personal request of another great red hair combo that I fell in love with when I saw it on her blog a few months back.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The fur will fly...

So I had some requests on how I color the Sweet November Joe Joe the Werewold stamp so here's the video. This is also how I color any furry animal stamped image.

The finished card using Joe Joe can be seen here

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

You 'glow' girl

After posting my Perfect Poison card the other day on my blog, I thought it would be fun to make a candle glow video. So here it is and I hope you like it...warning though it's another long one. :)

the finished card using this image can be seen here

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Skirting the issue...

hahaha, I crack myself up!
Hi gals! I made this clothing video for Kristy's, Some Odd Girl, birthday celebration and thought I'd share it here too.

The finished card can be seen here

Monday, October 10, 2011

Coloring with Carisa!

Hi there! Today we have a couple of videos from the fabulous Carisa! I love her work and when I saw that she was doing videos I knew she would be a great addition to the Color Me Copic blog! So let's give Carisa a big warm welcome!

In Carisa's words taken from
her blog
Now, I have to admit, I have shied away from doing these b/c I feel like there are plenty of copic coloring tutorials out there but I suppose I add my own spin to it. ;) Thanks to my friends who have encouraged me and been so supportive. The main thing I can stress is you can watch video after video on "how to" color, but you just gotta dig in and practice on your own. Just have fun with it - try new things - color until you are happy. :D

So, here you go. The first video is a skin tone coloring - my most used skin tone combo using E0000, E000, E00, E11, R22, R20, R01. In this video I had my tripod pretty high and I guess I tend to whisper when I'm talking to an empty room, LOL, so I'm going to work on that for future videos.

In this second video I'm coloring hair using a fabulous red color combination YR04, YR07, YR09, R29.
I do move the camera about 3 mins into the video but my hand is sorely in the way a lot. Gotta figure out how to fix that since that is how I hold my markers. LOL

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Snow Friends are the Best Friends!

Hi everyone!
I had to color up a snowman today so I thought I would go ahead and make a video to go with the rest of the 'white' videos. Hope you like it! :)

The finished card using this image can be seen here

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fair hair...

These are three variations on how you can achieve light/white hair on your stamped images. Whenever I want a character to have 'white' hair I think about what kind of environment they are in because the colors around them would be reflected in the white hair which determines the color of shadows and shading that I use to add dimension to an otherwise flat look. And it can be any color you want, just so long as you stick with very light shades of that color and leave a lot of the white cardstock showing. (Edited to add, because I forgot to tell this in the video.)

The finished card with Seraphina can be seen here
The finished card with Aurelia can be seen here.
The finished card with Celestina can be seen here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Here's my second 'white' video, coloring up a ghost. :)

The finished card can be seen here

White on white...

So I've had some requests for coloring, snow, hair, ghosts and since I my schedule was changed this week and I found myself with some extra time I thought I could get started on these. Here's the first, coloring white clothing.

The finished card can be seen here

Friday, September 16, 2011

coloring skin - dark

Here's the last of three videos on my coloring combos of skin.

coloring skin - medium

Here's video #2, my usual suntan/medium skin tone.

Finished card can be seen here

Coloring skin - light

Hi there!
I had some requests for how I color the skin on my images so here is the first of three little videos.

The finished card can be seen here

Sunday, September 11, 2011

More two tone hair coloring fun!

Here's a couple more examples of the two tone hair coloring.

The card using Kraftin'Kimmie Monique can be seen here

Fun with two tone hair

I had some time this afternoon, so I went to my request list and thought showing how I color two tone hair would be fun!

The finished card using KK Perfect Poison can be seen here

The finished card using the Spesch Cinderella can be seen here

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Seeing Sepia...

Jenny from Sister Stamps requested a sepia tone coloring tutorial and I thought it sounded so fun that I got it done after work today!

The finished card can be seen here

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gorjuss Warm Grays

Here is a video that I did using the fourth group of grays, the warm grays.

The finished card can be seen here

Thursday, August 25, 2011

'Piece' of cake!

My blogging friend, Shirl, asked if I had a video showing paper piecing -I didn't but I decided to make one for her showing my process for doing it. I do use my Copics just a bit to finish the image off.

The finished card can be seen here

Way down yonder in the pumpkin patch...

I had a request to color the pumpkins in the scene with Witch Brigitta, so I went ahead and finished coloring the fall scene but my flip ran out of room and the coloring of the moon didn't make it on the video...sorry about that!

The finished card can be seen here

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Whose is that face in the mask?

As I was beginning to make a card with Tickled Pink's Vampire Lestat I thought his cape would be the perfect chance to do a video on how I shade the folds in clothing. It's also a peek at another grouping of grays, I used the neutrals and a red color combo.

The finished card can be seen here

Monday, August 22, 2011

Witchin' Style

Since I had Witch Brigitta started I went ahead and did another black combo for her clothes and hat.

The finished card can be seen here

It's not easy being green...

well, why stop at just one Halloween image today! Here's Swiss Miss Witch Brigitta that I've decided to go all witchy on and give her light green skin with beautiful dark green hair! Elphaba eat your heart out! ;-)

The finished card can be seen here

They're creepy and they're kooky...

and all together spooky...
Hi Everybody!
I had a request for coloring black clothing so in keeping with my current Halloween theme I decided to color Swiss Pixie Rosalie into a kind of Wednesday type character from the Addams Family.
Here's the video

The finished card can be seen here

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Off with their heads...

In this final video I share a quick head swapping altering technique.

The finished card can be seen here


I'll start out warning you that this video is looong (22 minutes) but I am coloring up two images! So now our li'l zombies need to be perfectly, disturbingly coiffed. These are a couple of hair combos that will make any image look ghoulishly grand! ;)

The finished card can be seen here


Hello Friends!
With Fall right around the corner I've been anxious to create some fun Halloween cards. So I thought I'd share the color combo and how I color up not only zombie skin but also pale vampire skin as well. This is the first of three videos creating these zombie like characters. Hope I don't gross you out, LOL! ;)

The finished card can be seen here

Monday, August 15, 2011

Part two: coloring the mason jar

Here's the second part of the Fairwee scene, coloring the mason jar.

The finished card can be seen here

A not so 'wee' coloring video

Hi again!
Had some requests on how I colored my mason jar lids and I thought I would go ahead and tape the whole process. I broke it down to two videos and this first one is me coloring up Fairwee Josie...I just made it in under the 15 minute mark, so be forewarned! :)

The finished card can be seen here

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tails of Mermaids part 2

Here my other way of coloring up mermaid tails, enjoy!

The finished card can be seen here

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Siren songs and Mermaid tails...

This is the first of two videos showing the different styles I use to color up mermaid tails, enjoy!

The finished card can be seen here

Monday, July 4, 2011

Coloring "Super Hero" Blue-Black Hair

Just thought I'd share another video I got done...about adding some blue to black for extra depth and texture. :)

The finished card can be seen here

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Denim Look with Copic Markers

Hi gals! I know that Color Me Copic is taking a break but I got this little coloring video done and thought that I would share it here as well.
Happy crafting!
Amy :)

The finished card can be seen here

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Goodbyes :0(

As some of you know, I'm a full time mom and full time grad student.  I'm also in the middle of building a new house and trying to sell my current one and I'm moving into the new one soon.  I've also recently made a few fabulous DT's that take up what little time I have left so unfortunately CMC has kind of been left behind at the moment.

I've gone back and forth a LOT but I finally decided that we are officially on hiatus until further notice.  I can't guarantee we'll come back but I also don't want to say that the occasional post may not appear.  This site was my brain child and I put a lot of time and effort into it, but I just don't have the time right now to devote to it.  I hate to disappoint all of you who have emailed and posted telling me how much you love it, I'm so sorry! 

The site will stay up for you all to reference and if any of you have done Copic tutorials that you'd like to share, I will most definitely post them!

Thanks for all the support and good wishes and hopefully someday we'll be running at full steam again :0)