Sunday, 10 February 2013

Changing pens


Now you may be wondering about the title of my post today. Then again, you may not! I have been thinking for a while of changing from Promarkers and Flexmarkers to Copics and last week decided to buy 6 to give them a try. I have to say I absolutely love them. I have learnt an awful lot using Promarkers but am now selling them and as I sell some will buy more Copics. It will take me a while so for the moment, like this card, I shall be using both. So, the hair, boots and skin are coloured with Copics. Not perfect I know, but it takes a bit of practice learning new colours and of course I only have 6 to play with. I have sold some pens though and have 21 more Copics coming. I am selling them on some Facebook groups at the moment but if any of you are interested then please e-mail me.

So, onto my card, whihc is a Simply Sassy image from Sugar Nellie. The papers are First Edition Blank Canvas and I've simply added some pearls and Cheery Lynn die cut butterflies. Minimal embellishments for me but it didn't seem to need any more as the image is quite large and the papers so pretty and sparkly.
Challenges
The Sugar Bowl Anything Goes 
Saturated Canary Colour challenge 
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes 
Flutterby Wednesday Open (butterfly or fairy) 
Divas by Design Winged things

39 comments:

Jackie said...

A gorgeous card Marianne. I never could get on with promarkers, I love my copics even though I haven't used them much just lately :o)
Jackie xx

Linda said...

What a beautiful card
hugs Linda

A Casa di Ale said...

Bellissima card, bella la carta che hai scelto, carinissimi i decori
Ciao da Ale

Sue - bearhouse said...

So beautiful Marianne. I love the sweet image and your colouring is wonderful.
Sue xx

rachel said...

fabulous card Marianne - I have been thinking about doing the change to copics but with the price of them I'm afraid it will be a very slow transition for me - promarkers are good and I've been happy with them - but copics - well - they are nice aren't they? xx

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Gorgeous card! Love the papers and your Copic colouring looks great.

Lisa x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello Marianne, your card is beautiful and I love your colouring especially her hair.
I have been thinking about changing from promarkers to copics.. Some of my promarkers are running out so thought I may have a change instead of replacing them. But I am still undecided. X

madebylilly said...

Lovely card. The colouring is really good, especially as it's your first go with Copics. Have never used them before (I'm a Spectrum Noir girl) but saw a show with them on C&C the other day, and I must saw I was tempted to try them out.

Lilly xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Marianne great image and lovely papers...I have copics and love them I they are expensive but well worth it...

Anne

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, what a stunning creation, hugs Pops x

downrightcrafty said...

love the papers on this one quite a vintage feel and super image
Hugs Kate xx

julie_woolston said...

Wow Marianne this is absolutely stunning, I love it the colours are so rich.

Hugs Julie x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Marianne great colouring and great papers.
I have to admit I was not happy colouring until I got my Copics and I wouldn't swap them for any crafty stash
jacqui x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Marianne. I love this image, she's fab. I love the colours and papers too.
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Lovely card Marianne. I love my copics, even though I'd still say that I'm learning. I couldn't really get to grips with promarkers, I prefer the brush tip.
Good luck with them.
Sarah xx :0)

Claire Murphy said...

wonderful card, lovely coloring and the papers are so pretty! Claire xx

Juls said...

Just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Sandra H said...

Hi Marianne your card is so pretty the colours are gorgeous as is your image so beautifully presented too! x

Pami said...

Gorgeous card hon, love the colours on this, may need to look at this papers myself! I switched from promarkers to copics a while ago and don't think I could use promarkers again! Once you get used to the soft nib there is no going back!!

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card at the Sugar Bowl this month, Pami x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and gorgeous papers. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Marianne, adorable image and coloured so beautifully, love the papers.
Wendy xx

Sonia said...

Hi my dear friend^_^
What a wonderful card, the image is so tender and cute^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Katina said...

Absolutely gorgeous Marianne! Your colouring looks fab.
xx

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card Marianne and beauitfully coloured!
Hugs Lynsey x

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card Marianne and beauitfully coloured!
Hugs Lynsey x

coops said...

so gorgeous Marianne.really love this sassy and your colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous colouring Marianne, love the sweet image and papers,love the design too..fabulous card.
Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesdays..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Vicky said...

Oooh gorgeous as always hun...and lovely layout too...and BLW I LOVE my copics...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

mags said...

A gorgeous card Marianne. Love the image which is coloured beautifully and the lovely papers.
Mags
x

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card Marianne. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.

hugs Anke

UTs Hobby Time said...

Beautiful card. Love the pattern paper and the image.

rachel said...

just popping back to say thanks for linking up with Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Kat W said...

I am also in the 'should I switch from ProMarkers to Copics?' club and your fab colouring on this card is certainly tempting to do it!
Kat x

Margreet said...

gorgeous card with lovely colouring...I must say I love colouring with copics more than with ProMarkers...thanks for sharing with Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Danni said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Rebekah said...

This is stunning Marianne i adore your colour choices Thanks for entering at saturated canary and Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Wendy said...

Great card Hun thank you for joining us at the sugar bowl xxx Wendy

Erika said...

Hi Marianne, loving your entry to the SB, just my colours and great LO too. Thanks for taking part in the Sugar Bowl challenge and good luck.
Crafty hugs Erika. x

Pami said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, love the pretty papers. I hope you are still loving your Copics!! Thanks for sharing at the Sugar Bowl this month! Pami x