April Showers

>> Friday, April 27, 2012

Hi Everyone,
We are continuing along with the challenge ......
April Showers

We love to see what you create & you still have time to enter this challenge.
So why not give it a go!

I have created 2 cards which hopefully give you some inspiration.

Image: Let it Rain (Saturated Canary)

Copics Used:
Skin: E11, E30, E000, RV00, R81
Clothes & Umbrella: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Hair: E000, E31, E34, E25, E27

Stamp: By the River (LOTV)

Copics Used:
Skin: E11, E30, E000, RV00
Hair: E000, E34, E25, E27, E47
Shirt: R22, R24, R27
Grass: YG61, YG63, YG67
Water: B000, B00, B21, B41, B34
Message: E11, E13, E15, E17, E19, E25, E27 B21, B23, B24, B27

Don't forget to stop by the Mad for Markers Store for all your copic needs.

Until next time


Summer Loving!!!!

>> Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

Mel B here for another week of inspiration for you.

I have to say I was a little scared when I first found out about this challenge but once I got started and really thought about how I could incorporate the "wet" look into my images I just kept coming up with ideas. It really is so simple.

Today I have a Magnolia background image to share with you. I have only coloured this image a couple of times because it seems to take forever to colour. I was really happy with the way the sun come out. I really wanted to make it look like a real sunset and I think I got it pretty close.

I coloured the water, then I went over it pretty roughly with a clear spica pen making sure I left a lot of stroke markes. I then covered the entire water with Glossy accents. It is a bit hard to see it in the photo but n an angle you can see the stroke marks which look like ripples in the water.

Copics Used:
E23, 25, 27, 29, 51, 53, 55.
YR12, 16, 02, 20, 21.
R05, 81, 83, 85. 
C00, 0.
B0000, 00, 01, 60.
Clear Spica.
Pink Spica.

There is still a little time for you to get your creation linked to the challenge site. It really is a simple challenge once you start to think about it. If in doubt, just scroll back through all the wonderful inspiration the Design Team have put up for you.

Thanks for dropping bye.

Mel B


It's a BIG DAY for Tobie!

>> Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hi Everyone!

Susan here with some APRIL SHOWERS  inspiration for you.
My apologies for being late with this post. Unfortunately real life often gets in the way of my love for Copics and crafting!
I have used Big Day Tobie and coloured him in with copics. I glossed the icing with some Crystal Effects.
Some Odd girl stamps are available {here} in the Mad for Markers store.

Copics Used:
Skin: E50, E00, E21, R00, R20
Hair: E50, E23, E25, E27
Cake: 0, C1, RV00, Y04
Candles: YR68, Y38, B95
Shirt: B91, 0
Vest: C1, C3, C5
Jeans: B91, B93, 0

Happy Colouring!
~ Susan xxox


Too wet at Mad For Markers

>> Friday, April 20, 2012

Not again! 
We've had so much rain that everything feels damp. Hopefully, this sunshine will stay around long enough to dry everything out before the next rain spell.
My card this time is using a M4M digi from their April release: Mr Doll.
 Have you seen the full collection (here)?

Mr Doll is coloured with E31, E33, E35, E37 (these browns travel with me a lot).
The rain effect was done with my Wide markers B34 and 0 on acetate, plus B000 on E33 for the window pane....

Sydney-siders, have you booked your place for the La-La Land Crafts Project Class with Irina Blount in June? Seating is limited so sign up early here! Follow that link also for further details...

Or for our southern friends, what about the Werribee Copic Colour Day in early June.... further details here and to register click here.

And don't forget to add your entry to this month's


April showers...colouring something wet...with a twist!

>> Thursday, April 19, 2012

Good Morning everyone! Right. I thought i would do something different today with the whole colour something wet challenge.
 Twist it up a little and be a little "outside the box"with the whole theme.
I thought i would watercolour with my copics! Yep! you heard right,water colour......well get the effect of watercolouring with them really! (Well watercolouring is wet isn't it!!!)

There are 3 main things you will need for this technique. colourless blender refill. which you can purchase from Mad for Markers. ( the shop is closed for a bit while Sammi get her home moved but she will open again real soon.) A stamp which has a lot of area that you can colour in, and a little spray bottle like a mini mister that will create a fine spray. Oh and of course your copic markers!!! duh!

Now before you go screaming"OH NO"don't colour in with your markers on stamps it will ruin them. i assure you as long as when you finish you give them a really good clean with either colourless blender or some staz on stamp cleaner they will be fine. at the end of the day staz on is solvent based and does not seen to damage the stamps. Its all about the cleaning after!
All you need to do is grab your copics and go from light to dark and colour your stamp. do not worry if it dries that is where the blender and mister comes in.
Once your image is coloured pop a little of your colourless blender into your mister and spray LIGHTLY onto your stamp with the ink on it. Then stamp.
You do not have to use watercolour paper for this. any paper is fine. i used kraft card. it bleed a little but hey! i was going for the watercolour look!!!

Here is the card.

And here are the copics i used.

As you can see i also used my copics and colourless blender to colour my ribbon and also my flowers. I saturated them both first with blender before colouring them with the chisel end of my copics.

I hope you have a go at this as it is lots of fun and you can get some great effects.



Lala @ mad for markers...

>> Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hey everyone..
Hope you are all well..I have a card to share with you using a Lala land stamp..
she is such a cute image to colour!!
As our challenge is to make things look wet, I have coloured her using copics and then added some dimensional magic and dripped it on to make water drops!!

Here it is...

Here is the copic markers I used in colouring this image..

Have fun with the challenge, cant wait to see what you create!!

Hugz ashlee


April Showers - Cheeky Beach

>> Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It is the third week of the Mad for Markers April Showers Challenge.  This week I decided to cut the rubber on my Cheeky Beach stamp as we are still getting warm weather and I feel like being at the beach although I am sure it will be turning to showers by the end of the week!

Copic Colours
Skin - E11, E50, E51
Hair - E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Bathers and flower- RV21, RV23, RV25, 0
 Ball - Y15, YR12, RV25, YG06, V12, V15 and V17

If you want to know anymore details about my card you are welcome to check out my blog here

Cheeky Beach and all your copics can be purchased at the Mad for Markers store.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx


Alicia makes Syren all sparkly!!

>> Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! Just popping on to share this card from Alicia who is still having internet issues.. poor Alicia! She has no problems colouring though check this out...

Alicia used the following Copics...

Skin: E00, E11, E04, R20
Hair: R59, R29, R35
Blues: B29, B18, B24, B93
Outline: C1
and added lots of Kindy Glitz to give her a bit of sparkle and help achieve that wet look.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!

***** Oh and I just realised it's Alicia's birthday today!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Alicia!!! Hope you have a super special day!! ******


April Showers

>> Friday, April 13, 2012

Hi Everyone
Welcome to another Friday here at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog.
We love looking at your creation, so please keep them coming.

I would love to share 2 cards I have made for this challenge .....
April Showers

Image: Brella Fairy (Some Odd Girl)

Copics Used:
Skin: E11, E30, E000, RV00, R81
Hair: E00, E31, E3, E25, E27
Eyes: B34, B21
Leaf: YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG97
Dress: R81, R83, R85

I have used Glossy Accents for the water droplets, here is a close up

Image: Umbrella Lula (CC Designs)

Copics Used:
Skin: E11, E30, E000, RV00, R81, Copic Opaque White
Hair: E000, E31, E34, E25, E27, E47
Hat & Jacket: B00, B21, B23, B24, B26
Umbrella, Y000, Y02, T04, Y06, Y08, E70, E71, E74
Water: B00, B21
Duck: Y21, Y23 C0, C1, C2

Don't forget to stop by the Mad for Markers Store for all your copic needs.

Until next time


Splish Splash

>> Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hello to all our followers.

I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather. In North QLD it is getting very cool at night and it just lovely. Better than the heat we have been having.

We are into our second week for our current challenge which is to create something with a "wet" look. This is proving to be a hard challenge for a lot of people including some of our DT members. It is great to see every ones interpretation of it though.

This week I have decided to use this cute little image that I found. I love the way this little boy is splashing in the puddles and it reminds me of the saying "Sing like no one is listening, Work like you don't need the money. Dance like no one is watching" etc..... Well you get the picture anyway!!!!!!

I have used Glossy Accents over the puddle to make it look more like water. I love the effect it gives it.

You still have heaps of time to get your creation linked to the challenge, just remember you must use your Copic Markers on your creation and please list the markers you use in your post, it makes it so much easier for us to see what combinations you have used.

Copics Used:
E23, 25, 27, 29, 40, 41.
YG61, 63, 67.
R35, 37, 39.
B01, 91, 93, 95.
YR12, 16.
C8, 10.
Black Spica.

Thanks for dropping bye

Mel B


Time for Tea

>> Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hi Everyone!
Susan here with some inspiration for the APRIL SHOWERS challenge.
I have jumped right out of the box with this one but tea IS wet... right???

I have used the Tea-rrific set from The Greeting Farm... available {here} in the Mad for Markers store.

Copics Used:
B91,B93, B95, B97
R000, R12,R14
YG61, YG63, G99
E51, E55, E57
Happy Colouring!
~ Susan xxox


Alicia colours something wet :)

>> Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hiya all.. am posting this for Alicia who is having some internet issues poor girl!!! Hope they get fixed soon!! So anyway... she writes.....
Good morning,

I have a mermaid to share today.
I challenged myself to colour a background for her as well.  I havent put her on a card.  She is kind of like a mini piece of artwork.  I coloured the mermaid first with these colours:

Skin: E04, E11, R20, E00
Hair: Y06, Y17, Y38, E35
Bubbles: B00, B02, B05, BG000

Then I followed a utube video on how to colour water and used the following Copics:

Water: B39, B24, BV17, B12, BG01, BG10, BG000

It was certainly a challenge for me but I enjoyed it!

I hope you have a beautiful and happy Easter weekend.

Alicia xx


Passion and Contentment at M4M

>> Friday, April 6, 2012

This month at Mad For Markers it's 'April Showers - colour something to look wet'.
So I decided to try my hand at Syren sitting on a rock in the middle of some water.... not sure how well it worked but I like the tension between trying for a mermaid or being content without....

Today I'm also celebrating Good Friday because of how good Christ's death is for me.
Christ's passion provides my contentment! 

Sentiments are from Maya Road.

Have you booked your spot for Werribee on the 2nd of June... if not then BOOK HERE!


Water in a fish bowl.

>> Thursday, April 5, 2012

Good morning everyone!
boy oh boy, i have been reading up on colouring a wet look or water these past few days. i was worried about this challenge as it is not an easy  thing to colour a wet look image.
for my card i did not want to use glossy accents etc for the wet look, i really wanted to get the effect just with my markers. so i went to one of my favorite blogs and searched it to find a tutorial on colouring water and there were heaps!!! this is the tutorial i used from I like markers. it really helped me get the grasp on how water looks in glass.
I used a greeting farm image for this card Oliver from my favorite things. you can find many Oliver and Amelia stamps over on the mad 4 markers website.
Here is my card.

Along with the glass of water tutorial to get the goldfish looking right i also used a faded jean effect of Olivers jeans.

Here are the markers i used.

I think next time i might have a go at colouring a pond or lake for my wet effect!

Tara :)


its a shower...

>> Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hi everyone...
I hope you are all well and excited about the new months challenge..April showers.
To start I was a bit unsure of what to do..but you can colour puddles..make raindrops, choose underwater scenes and the lost goes on lol!!

Here is what I have coloured to show you today..I also added some dimensional magice for that extra watery sheen!!

Have fun and cant wait to see what you colour..

p.s all copic colours used are listed beside the image in the picture..

Hugz ashlee


April Showers - Mermaid Syren

>> Tuesday, April 3, 2012

This month at Mad for Markers the challenge is April Showers - colour something to look wet!

Well I struggled to get my image to look wet by colouring alone so I put a little gloss on to give my little image the wet look that was needed.

Copic Colours

Hair/Left Shell - RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14
Skin and cheeks - E50,E51, E11, E20
Tail - BG11, BG15, BG18, BG23
Middle Shell - E30, E33
Right Shell - BV01
Eyes - B34, B41

If you want to know anymore details about my card you are welcome to check out my blog here

Syren and all your copics can be purchased at the Mad for Markers store.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Mad For Markers [home link]


April Challenge....April Showers

>> Monday, April 2, 2012

Good morning Copic Lovers,
With this year just flying by it is time for us to announce our April Challenge...

April Showers

It's all about colouring something to look wet... think water, beach scenes, bubble baths, fishing, mermaids, snow or the obvious, rain....

To inspire you to get into some wet colouring, here are a couple of links to some great tutorials from Marianne Walker....
And here is a little coloured inspiration from me....

Be sure to check out our Store blog tomorrow for a video tutorial from Sammi and of course there will be more inspiration from our wonderful Challenge DT here over the coming month.

Till next time,
Rach xoxo


Winners from Monochromatic March

>> Sunday, April 1, 2012

Good evening Copic lovers... Here at last to announce the winners of our latest challenge... There were some wonderfaul Monochromatic creations! Thanks to all who played along!! :)
My old Friend Random.org has chosen a winner and that is... Henny - please email me if you would like to be a guest designer for us this month!!

And our top 5 for this week (as voted by you and the Design team) are....


Please email me for your top 5 blinky!!

Come back tomorrow to see our new months Challenge!!


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