Friday, May 9, 2014

I Salute You: Copic Color Combo - Tahitian Blue

mp050914aHello and welcome!  Marie here with another mini video and tutorial for you.
I have been dreaming of warm and wonderful exotic places lately! Maybe that is why I decided to demo a Tahitian Blue for you this week. LOL I have never been to Tahiti but I would sure like to test it out! But for now, I must be content with coloring the blue and visiting the beautiful tropical land in my dreams.
Featured Color Combo
Tahitian BlueTahitian Blue
B06, B04, B02
Tahitian Blue HITahitian Blue with High Intensity Shading
B06, Bo4, B02 with layered (B06/C5/B06)
X-Press It Blending Paper (X-Press)
Blue layering weight card stock
Red layering weight 65# – 80# card stock
White card stock 100 – 120# for card base
Copic Alcohol Ink Sketch  Markers (.too Corp)
Copic Colorless Blender (.too Corp)
Copic Opaque White Ink (.too Corp)
Copic Black Multiliner 0.03 (.too Corp)
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink (Tsukineko)
Watercolor and toothbrush :D
Calligraphy pen and ink for sentiment.
You can use any sentiment your choose.
Calligraphy pen and ink for sentiment.
You can use any sentiment your choose.
Crafter’s Companion Adhesive
Small Blue Brads
Paper Trimmer
Acrylic stamping block
Scor board and tool
Die and cutter  of your choice  for your sentiment
Swiss Dots embossing folder.
Pop Dots
 Skin Tones:  E11, E00, E00, R20
Hair:   C3, C5, C7, C9
Clothing/Hat:  Featured Combo – Tahitian Blue:  B02, B04, B06 (Intense shadow B06/C4/B06)
Blouse:  R20, R22, R24, R27 (High Intensity shadow R27/C5/R27)
White Scarf:  C0, C1, Colorless blender
Shoes:  C3, C5, C7
Background:  Watercolor, Splatter technique with Opaque white ink.
  1. The image was stamped on X-Press It paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink.  They are both compatible with Copic and ShinHan markers.
  2. A black Copic multiline 0.03 was applied to any area of the image that did not have compete ink coverage.
  3. Tilda is looking straight forward so I decided to have my light source come directly from the front.
  4. I always like to color my skin tones first.   E000, E00, E11 and a touch of R20 to the cheeks.
  5. The hair was colored with a cool gray-black tones using C3, C5, C7 and C9.
  6. The  Tahitian Blue color combo was used to color her skirt and hat.   B02, B04, B06.   For an intense shadow, I layered B06, C5 and Bo6 sparingly in my shadow area.
  7. The skirt and socks were colored using R20, R22, R24 , R27 and for high intensity shadows  I layered R27/C5/R27.
  8. The white scarf was colored with the c0, c1 and Colorless Blender.  I only colored the edges  (shadow areas) so it would look white, rather than a dirty gray.
  9. I colored the shoes with C3, C5 and C7.
  10. C4 and c5 was used as grounding for the image.   I always try to ground my image so it is not floating in the air.   That is….. unless I am coloring an angel or a bird LOL
  11. The background was watercolor.   I masked my image with a post-it note.  I stamped the image on the note, cut the image out and placed it over the image.  I then applied the ink with a splatter technique using a toothbrush.
  12. The top mat was embossed using Swiss Dots.
  13. The folded banners were created by cutting a 2 inch strip of layer weight card stock and scoring it at 1/4 inch, folding it and gluing the bottom to a single strip of card stock.   The brad was applied and it was adhered to the focal image.
That completes my tutorial for today.  I hope you enjoyed it.
Have a wonderful, safe and fun week!
See you next week!


  1. What a fabulous card! It reminds me of Shirley Temple for some reason...maybe it's the salute. The red, white and blue are the perfect color palette. I particularly love the rosettes....what a great touch. As usual your coloring is impeccable. Thanks for being such a fantastic teacher.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I am so glad you liked the tutorial!

  2. Loooove it! Great Colours and love yet again your Little Video.Enjoy your Weekend!

    1. Thanks Jennifer. I hope your weekend was wonderful!

  3. What fabulous colors..Such a beautiful card and great video too :)

    1. Thank you Becky! Your kind comment is appreciated. Thank you for your constant support! :D


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