Marker Geek Monday: Easy Winter Background using Copic Markers (with video)

Hi folks, Elaineabella here wondering where another week has disappeared to! We’re hurtling toward the festive season, so I’ve got a Christmas/Winter themed post for you today featuring one of our fantastic new Christmas stamps: Chickadeer!

Join me by clicking through to read the post, watch a colouring video showing exactly how I coloured a winter background for Chickadeer and pin a step by step guide for easy reference.

At the end of the post you will also find links to some other recent colouring related posts that you may find useful!

Marker Geek Monday: Colour an Easy Winter Background using Copic Markers. Click through to read the post, watch the video and check out the step by step guide!

Stamping Bella – Chickadeer stamp:

If you haven’t taken a look at the Stamping Bella Holiday 2016 release yet, what are you waiting for? 😉 Little Chickadeer has a host of other festive friends of all shapes and sizes, all ready to make your Christmas crafting magical (and inject a healthy dose of festive humour).

Here’s the card I created for the release:

Marker Geek Monday: Colour an Easy Winter Background using Copic Markers. Click through to read the post, watch the video and check out the step by step guide!

As you can see, I coloured a simple winter background for little Chickadeer to drag his presents through. Actually, are they his presents he’s hauling, or is he being generous and delivering some? I’m not entirely sure. Either way he looks very pleased with himself!

The background I coloured could not be easier to do. Seriously. Backgrounds do not need to be terribly complicated and involved to make an impact, in fact it’s often better if they’re not over the top. Grab your markers and have a go!

Colouring an Easy Winter Background using Copics:

Colouring Video:

Watch my simple colouring video for the background colouring below or in HD over on YouTube.

Full Copic marker info is included on the video.

You can also watch a speed colouring video showing how I coloured Chickadeer himself over on YouTube: Copic Colouring Stamping Bella Chickadeer.

Step by Step Colouring Guide:

Marker Geek Monday: Colour an Easy Winter Background using Copic Markers. Click through to read the post, watch the video and check out the step by step guide!

Please feel free to save this image or pin it to your Pinterest board. It is intended for your reference. I do ask that you do not repost this image on your own blog or directly send the image to other people, instead please direct them to this blog post to obtain it for themselves.

See? Easy!

Top Tips:

  • Work quickly when laying down the ink, this will help you with blending.
  • Layer, layer, layer! Repeat steps 3 & 4 to achieve the desired effect. Layering will cover up any patchiness.
  • Don’t try to be “perfect”. The sky isn’t one perfect solid block of colour, you don’t have to try and make your coloured background that way!
  • When using the Colourless Blender, return to the same areas to strengthen the effect, leaving time for the ink to settle and dry each time.

More Colouring Fun:

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve published a few other posts on my Marker Geek blog that you may find helpful/fun to check out! Here are the links (click the images to visit the posts):

Marker Geek - Colouring Pumpkins with Coloured Pencils. Click through for video and pencil combo guide! Marker Geek - Copic Pleats and Folds Festive Edition. Visit to watch the video and read the post!
Marker Geek - Easy Copic Background. Click through for more info! Marker Geek - Colouring & Shading Copic Reds. Click through for more info! Marker Geek - Colouring Reflective Christmas Baubles. Click through for more info!

Over To You!

If you try out the techniques or colour combos shown in this post with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk colour!

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above.  To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

If you’re on Facebook join us in our private chat group Stamping Bella Sistahood to share your creations there and chat all things Stamping Bella related!

Until next time, HAPPY COLOURING!




  1. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    Can I ask a question? I only have about 4 Copic markers but have tons of other markers. Could I try this with some of them? I like what you did and I think I can do this. I have the Santa stamp and it would look good with a background like this. When I do it, I’ll send it in.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing! I sometimes struggle with what kind of background to do. Your tips help so much! Thanks! 🙂

  3. A wonderful tutorial and a fabulous card – thank you Elaine!

    Christine x

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