Thursday, February 17, 2022

Creating Art With Copic Markers and Mariola Budek Digi

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye. 
Dorothy Parker

Hey there from Nannyland,

I've been eager to color one of Mariola Budek's stunning digital images for awhile and this one caught my eye right away. Her gorgeous cascading locks were a delight to color in warm shades of brown.  The foliage has beautiful simple lines, so I just went with the flow in cool floral hues. 

My favorite Copics for coloring skin are E04, E21, E11, E00, and E000, with R20 for a little cheek color.  The E04 looks very dark at first, but when it's used sparingly to create cast shadows, it creates beautiful depth and dimension.

Mariola Budek digi, Copic markers, Spellbinders frame die,
 Heartfelt Creations stamps, dies, mold; gold leafing pen, assorted gems

To finish my card, I die cut my favorite Spellbinders frame in white and mounted it on a light blue 5 x 7 card base.  I traced around the colored image using the inside of the die for my guide and fussy cut it, leaving some areas to overlap the frame.  The flower and leaves are handmade from my Heartfelt Creations stash.   I edged the sentiment tag and image panel with a gold leafing pen and added some Elizabeth Crafts peel off sticker gems to bring a little sparkle to the pink flowers in the image.  

I absolutely love the simple beauty of Mariola Burdek's beautiful art.  I can't wait to choose another gorgeous image from my digital library and lose myself in coloring! 

Thanks for visiting Nannyland.
I'll just be here blissfully creating until your next visit.  
Nancy (aka Pink Panoply 
Playing Along With:


  1. OH MY WORD! This is gorgeous! Your coloring is outstanding! Beautifully done Pinky!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


    P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your EMBOSSING FOLDERS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE. Hope to see you there!

  2. Wow!! Your colouring is amazing. Must have taken you a long time. I love the pretty frame you've used too.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  3. Mind-blowing colouring and this stunning design! I love the frame and the flowers too, they compliment her beautifully!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

  4. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
    We really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  5. Wonderful card, your colouring is gorgeous.. love the hair! Thanks for playing at Through The Craftroom

  6. Wow! Gorgeous. Love how you've colored this. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Challenge!! - Linh (DT)

  7. A beautiful image and your colouring is perfect to show it at it's best. The die you've picked is perfect to frame the image.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  8. A truly beautiful image, and beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  9. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  10. She truly is stunning! So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  11. Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  12. This is absolutely stunning. I love how you colored her hair...and everything else. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Diane CT

  13. OH! be still my heart, this is a true piece of art, such wonderful colouring on this beautiful image. The frame and flowers really show her off. Stunning work. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT