Friday, 24 October 2014

Background Alcohol

I'm sorry this post is a little late but I have had this lovely chesty cough bug that everybody is sharing and I have had a very rough week, so I am really late getting my cards done for the Graph'it Markers Challenge which this time round is Extra FX. So I have created backgrounds using my Graph'it Markers and then done something else to them.


One for the girls

and one for the boys.
I have done them both using similar techniques, but using different colours and patterns.

I have used a mixture of red, pink and yellow for the girls and blue, red, green and yellow for the boys. 















I have just taken the different colours and scribbled patches
over different surfaces. I have used gold and silver metal sheets and parchment paper. I have then taken the Graph'it blending solution and sprayed it onto a piece of felt. I have used that to blend the colours together by dabbing the various surfaces. By spraying the blending solution directly onto the inked surface you can get a mottled effect. I have then embossed with folders, die cut or punched the cards, flowers and layers out.


So you don't just have to colour images with your Graph'it pens, you can do other things too. 
Please pop over to the challenge page to see all the lovely ideas my fellow team members have to show you and have a go in the challenge too, you may win a lovely prize.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
7 College Kids Fund - Anything Goes/multifolds
Moo Mania - Metal
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Craft Room - Make your own Background
Parrytime Tuesday - Anything Goes
House of Cards - Dies and Punches
The Paper Girls - Anything Goes

Friday, 10 October 2014

Mistletoe in Pink


It's Crafting Cafe challenge time and this is my card which I hope gives you some inspiration.
The theme this month is Think Pink.
Our sponsors this month are Aurora Wings and this is one of their images called Mistletoe Fairy.


I have coloured her with Graph'it Markers and die cut the image and pink layer, The background card is a scalloped circle which is embossed with snowflaked. I have used distress inks around the edge of Victorian Velvet and Pickled Raspberry.


The added accents are die cut mistletoe with pearl berries. A pink bow, stamped greeting and a little bit of glitter on the boa. Pop over to the challenge blog and join in.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi
Imagination Crafts - Anything Goes
Sister of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Christmas in October
HJC - Anything Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tiptop Tuesday - Non Traditional Christmas
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Make my Monday - Dies/Punches
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
We do Doobadoo - Christmas
Craft Dee Bowz - Anything With a Bow

Friday, 3 October 2014

Autumn Florals


It's new challenge time here at Graph'it Markers and this time the theme is autumn colours. That's my favourite colour scheme, so I really enjoyed doing this one. I decided to use a simple flower image so I could showcase the blending well, which I think looks really good.


I have made an easel card base which I have embossed with a leaf embossing folder. The image, sentiment and layers have been die cut using Grande Nestabilities. Then I have added lots of punched out little leaves.


The Graph'it colours I have used are
Leaves - 8290, 8220
Flowers - 4145, 4175, 5110, 5210
Centres - 1180, 1250

Please pop over to the challenge blog and have a look at the other ideas from my fellow DT mates and join in yourselves you may win a fabulous prize.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafters Cafe - Dies and Punches
Ruby's Rainbow - Autumn Leaves
Sisterhood of Crafters - Lots of Layers
Creatalicious - Flower Power
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Craft-room Challenge - Seasonal Colours
Deep Ocean - At Least one Flower
Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Make my Monday - Dies or Punches
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts - Anything Goes
The Craft Garden - Photo Inspiration


Friday, 26 September 2014

Carol Singers

 
It's challenge time again over at the Graph'it Markers Challenge blog. The lucky DT members challenge this month is to do a light source. That can be quite a challenge, so I hope you like what I've done. I have used a Polkadoodles image called Hollybobs Choir which you can find here if you like it, such a perfect Christmas image.


I have coloured it with Graph'it markers, Then the layers have been cut using Spellbinders grande nestabilities. The Pointsettia's are a Sue Wilson die and finally a beautiful big organza bow. 

Please pop over and have a look on the challenge page where you will find lots more ideas from my fellow teamies. I would love you to join in this month too you may win a lovely prize.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Dies and Punches
ABC Christmas - Something Festive
Crafting by Design - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in September
HJC - Ribbon or Lace
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts - Anything Goes Christmas
Imagination Crafts - Anything Goes
One Sweet Challenge - Holidays are Coming
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting when we Can - Christmas come Early

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Santa's Here


Its my turn to give you some inspiration for this months Craft Cafe challenge Which should be Shades of just one colour
But I started off with mostly reds cause it's Christmas but I couldn't help but add a of some thing else.


I added a bit of Zentagle to the word Believe. This image is from our sponsor Bugaboo, He is a cute Santa with a cute face. The Poinsettia's and leaves have been die cut and the backing paper is Hunkydory. I have coloured Santa with Graph'it markers. Plus a little 3d paste for his beard. Please pop over and join in you may win a nice prize.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Creation - Anything Goes
One Sweet Challenge - Holidays are Coming
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Robyns Fetish - Anything Goes

Friday, 5 September 2014

Hair today, Gone tomorrow


It's Graph'it Markers Challenge time again and this week we are doing Amazing Hair.
I've chosen to make an easel card card this week using craft card.


The image I've used is call Piper with Bunches and is a Polkadoodles image and you can find her here.
I have die cut the layers using Grande Nestabilities and spellbinders dies. The flowers and a bow have been used to decorate.


The Graph'it colours I have used are
Hair - 1210, 2110, 2150, 2180, 3170
Skin - 4115, 4155, 4180
Clothes - 5110, 5120, 5140
9101, 9100
1110, 1130, 1170

Hair is so much fun to colour please have a go and join in our challenge.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes/die cuts
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Autumn Colours
Crafty Hazelnuts - Pattered Papers
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Goes
Imagination - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Anything Goes/Autumn
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Something Sweet
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Make my Monday - Indian Summer

Friday, 29 August 2014

Clearly Transparent


Welcome to our current challenge at the Graph'it Challenge Blog. We have 2 theme's for you to choose from, either the easy flower choice or the harder transparency colouring as showcased by the DT members.


I have chosen to do balloons to show a bit of transparent colouring. The image has been coloured with the fantastic Graph'it pens. Then lots of layers and a few embellishments to complete the card.


The colours I've used are
Skin 4125, 4145,4120, Hair 1250,2105, 2130, 3130
Dress and Shoes 4145,4135,4175,1101,1130,1170,9503
Flower 8110,8120,8280
Balloons 8110,8120,8280,4135,5115,5120,1110,1130, 1230

Please pop over to the blog and join in you could win some pens to try yourself you wouldn't be disappointed with them.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe - Punches and Dies
Simon says Stamps - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Balloons or Banners
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Girly