3 February 2019

VIDEO | Cute Koala - Simple Copic Colouring + Favourite Colour Combos

Hello there, today I have a card to share using the adorable Koala Friends stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh. I was kindly gifted this from a friend at Christmas and I fell in love with it straight away. I thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about some of my favourite colour combinations with Copic Markers too, and how I go about choosing which ones to use.

I am very much a creature of habit when it comes to colour combinations with Copic Markers. I have been colouring with Copics for about 10 years now and I still use the combinations that I used back then! I often use the Copic Colour Chart to see which Copic Markers might blend well with each other. This free chart from Copic can be printed out and filled in with which Copics you have. It uses the numbering system to place colours/shades next to each other. For the most part, the colour above and below another colour will usually mean that it will blend nicely together, but not always!
I do also use the Hex Chart from Sandy Allnock. This chart can be purchased from Sandy's website, printed off and filled in with the Copic Markers that you have. She has laid the colours out by what she feels blends with each other and not by the numbering system that Copic uses. This is really great as you can find some colour combinations that you never even thought of! I share a look at both charts in the video below.

To start my card, I stamped the koala image from the Koala Friends stamp set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then grabbed my favourite Warm Grey Copic Markers and coloured the koalas. For the leaves I used my favourite green colour combination for leaves and foliage. This is a really nice bright green. This colour combination does not use colours next to each other on the Copic chart, it is just a combination that I found and love! I then used browns for the tree trunk/bark (all of the colours I used are listed below the supplies section). Again, this is one of my favourite combinations for colouring wood. Once the image was coloured, I used the coordinating die to cut the image out.
I took an A2 white card base and blended clouds on to the front using the MFT Cloud Stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. I then stamped the sentiment from the set using the same black ink. I cut down two pieces of white cardstock to add to the front of the card, above and below the clouds. These were adhered with foam tape and the koala image added with a combination of foam tape and tape runner. I finished off by adding black glaze pen to the koala's eyes.


Here is the video, showing how the card came together:

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COPIC MARKERS: Koalas - W8, W6, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, R12, R000. Tree trunk - E59, E57, E55. Leaves - YG67, YG17, YG23, YG01.
How about you? Do you stick to the numbering system with colour combinations or do you just pick colours and see what happens? I would love to hear! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!


  1. Such a cute koala and a lovely card Michelle, the design is just spot on. As I don’t have all the Copics, I do tend to stick to similar colour combinations but sometimes I change it up and try some new ones and I often try out combinations that I see others use if I have the right Copics. Really enjoyed the video, I’d love to see another one like that xx

  2. Cute cute little koala family. I only own one Copic so far so am waiting to get more before I give any opinions but I do use Promarkers. I tend to stick with blends that I've found work but do like just trying out new criminal when I'm just colouring for pure fun. Looking forward to growing my Copic collection. Thanks for a great video.

  3. Adorable card! Loved your video showing your beautiful coloring and decision process :)

  4. Really enjoyed your video Michelle, thanks for the great tips and I love seeing your colouring and beautiful blending combinations, great idea with the quilters plastic template x


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