Sunday, April 20, 2014

Queen Elsa from Disney Movie FROZEN

This image was a challenge! Elsa's hair is a pale color for which I don't exactly have colors for.  I used my W's Copic Markers for a grayish look and shadows.  I chose the gray's tones because she has an icy look to her and the other lighter colors I have were to yellowish or light brownish.

Her skin was also a challenge.  The skin tones I have, even the lightest, was not white enough. So I went with E41 as a base color and E43 for shadows.  

Snowflakes have a very light blue tint.
I use Stickles Silver color for the glittery effects on her dress.  

Occasion for this card? My daughter's 16th birthday.

Image courtesy of Simply Betty Stamps

Copics Used:

Hair: W1, W3, W5 and 0
Skin: E41, E43, R20, E04, E09
Eyes: B000, B00, B02
Dress: B00, B02, BV00

Sparkle on Dress: Stickles from Tim Holtz Silver

I used Oval Die from My Favorite Things, Snowflake Die from Sizzix.  I usede an embossing folder for the impression of starts on background and used Tim Holtz blending tool to add a light blood shading around Elsa. 

I decided just to stamp a sentiment instead of making a label.  It looks a little unven because of the texture to the cardstock.


  1. I love this!! i think you really achieved the look of her pale hair perfectly! I have been thinking of buying these Frozen images…my nieces are big fans! In answer to your question on my blog regarding pencils and copics- YES, the pencils (being pastels or prisma or whatever) WILL wreck your copics, so you have to colour all of your copics first, and then go in with pencils. Once you start with the pencils, there's no going back to the markers on that image :) Hope that helps! thanks for the lovely comments you leave on my blog! hugs! xo

    1. Oh, thank you so much! I am glad I asked. I really love how the pencils enhance copic colored images. I can use them on their own. They seem fantastic and it gives you a different look.

      Thank YOU for your response to my question!


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