Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Thinking of You

Hello and welcome!   Marie  here and it is Tip or Technique Tuesday!
I am so excited to share this new stamp I used for the first time this week.   I selected this beautiful flower from Teacups  by Lucy Cromwell (DoCrafts).
There are so many adorable stamps in this set I had a hard time deciding which to use first!    I think I will do one of the teacups next time!
My image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink on Cryogen paper.
The focal image was colored with Sketch Copic Alcohol Ink markers
and I used a Faux Watercoor technique for my background.
The beautiful designer paper is from Wild Rose Studio and called Always and Forever.
Copics Used:
Flower:  RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV19, RV64, W1, G21, G99 and colorless blender
Faux Watercolor Background:  B0000, B00, B21,  RV0000, G40, W1, and Colorless Blender
Opaque White Ink
And since it is Tuesday, I will share some information on Copic Ink.
If you are like me, our Copic markers occassionaly get low on ink and we need to refill the markers.
So how much ink should one use for refilling Copic markers?
This is a little guide.
mpVariousInkVarious Ink Refills 
Measurement lines are marked on the bottle
Contains 25cc of ink.
Can refill an empty Ciao marker 15 times
Can refill an empty Sketch marker 12 times
Can refill a Copic (Original) 9 times
Can refill a Copic Wide marker 7 times
Copic Ciao marker
The Copic Ciao holds  about 1 – 1.5 cc ink
Copic Sketch markers
The Copic Sketch marker holdd approximately 1.5 – 2 cc ink
Copic Original marker
The Original Copic marker holds approximately 2-3 cc ink
Copic Wide markers
The Wide Copic marker holds approximately 3-4 cc ink
How soon you will need to refill your markers will  depend upon the paper you use and your coloring style.
Soft paper will absorb the ink faster and use more ink……   and that means you will need to refill more often.
I am linking this card with the following wonderful challenges!
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark

***Thank you for stopping by.   I always appreciate it so much.   
Stay healthy and happy!   


  1. This is so pretty. Love the pinks and little roses.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

    1. Thank you so much Desire! Will get to your blog today. I always enjoyit!

  2. ABSOLUTELY LOVE the background you made behind the flower. It's gorgeous...do you have a tutorial for that faux watercolor technique...I'd love to try it!

    1. Thank you so much. I am in the process of creating video's for on online class. I can't say more about it yet...... It will be announced soon - I hope :D It will contain a lot of fun background techniques :D

  3. An absolutely gorgeous card- your coloring is so pretty- the flower just pops off the page! And, the coloring around the image- so pretty!

  4. Gorgeous card Marie!! Love what you did around the flower. Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck.

  5. Absolutely stunning coloring. Love the faux watercoloring background!

  6. Oooohhhh this is FABULOUS!! LOVE the colors! Thanks for the tip on refilling the copics. I was just thinking the other day that some of my markers might be getting to that point. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  7. I love how you colored this image and the effect of the Faux Watercolor technique! It's such a beautiful card, Marie!

  8. gosh this background is stunning and really works with this stamp and I love the little extra buds you have added. Thanks for joining us at ATSM X

  9. Very pretty card Marie , i love how you have coloured behind the flower , great work well done
    Thank you for joining us for our "THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR" challenge this week and GOOD LUCK .
    Hugs Elaine

  10. Beautiful stamp Marie, and beautiful colouring.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Beautiful card Marie. Love the background you have created. It really makes the flower stand out. Thank you for playing along with the ATS&M challenge.
    Florence x

  12. Wonderful and thank you so much for joining us at ATSM.


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