Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Paper Doll Sophia

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
April Blog Hop

Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured April 28
Paper Doll Sophia

Featured April 29
Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go

Featured April 30
Big Trees

Featured May 1
Small Flowers

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015, on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday, May 1, 2015, at 10:00 PM EST.

I took an on-line Copic marker class last year, which I thoroughly enjoyed.  I decided that for the two days that we are highlighting Sophia and her wardrobe, I will share some techniques I learned during that class.  I have no cards today, just two photos of Sophia in her outfits.

I colored this outfit with red Copic markers and then, using a blue marker, I made a plaid skirt and collar.  Pretty easy, right?

Here she is, perhaps dressed for work.

I made the stripes using the Copic colorless blender.  "Blender" is really a misnomer . . . it's more like a "color mover."  Here is how I achieved the stripes.

First, color the entire area in your color of choice
. . . in my case, blue.

Then, using the blender, start drawing in your stripes.  What actually happens is the blue color moves away from where you are striping.

Here is what your striping looks like when you're finished.

I hope you give that fun technique a try.  Now it's time to visit the blogs of the rest of the team.  Hopefully, you'll get some inspiration from everyone this month.  Be sure to comment as often as you can.  You might win a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!


Vickie Y said...

Thank you for sharing the Copic Blender technique. Your paper doll Sophia with her outfits ... beautiful!

wannabcre8tive said...

Love the outfits, you did an awesome job on them.

kReN said...

Thanks for the mini Copic tut. Keep them coming. I like how you finished off the outfits. TFS?

stamping sue said...

You did a fantastic job/art with the copic marker coloring. I still haven't jumped on that band wagon but appreciate the beautiful coloring done with them.
stamping sue

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois, Outstanding work by YOU!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Great job on your Sophia!! Her clothes are great! Nice Copic usage!

MariLynn said...

Great outfits. Thanks for sharing about the blender tool.

Jane said...

These dolls are really cute Lois! Love the stripes and thanks for the tutorial.

Terri Winske said...

Love the coloring techniques......thanks so much for sharing them! It's just the right touch for her dress. Very nice card!

Pam MacKay said...

Awesome tutorial! Love your Sophia!!

Stampsnob. said...

So cute , love the blue and would wear the plaid with a bit longer skirt Both are lovely ............Lis Dt

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful work Lois! The plaid and stripes look wonderful and are great examples of how one can personalize these paper dolls!

Peggie Sue @ Maxx and Boo said...

These ladies are super cute! And thanks again for the great tips for our Copics!

ionabunny said...

She looks lovely in both colours. Hugz