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


  1. Hi Janet! First time here so it was great to take a peek at some of your other pages while I was here. Thanks for sharing your projects with us on the Moo Mania & More challenge. Hope you are feeling much better now.

  2. Great card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  3. Wow what fantastic pieces here...amazing artwork! Thank you for sharing with us at MOO MANIA & MORE Challenge Janet!

  4. some great metal art

  5. Cool technique! I especially like all the flowers. Thanks for joining us at House of cards!

  6. Jan, these are awesome! LOVE the metal and the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  7. Hi Jan,

    Gorgeous cards, really love the girls one the colours are so beautiful.

    I do hope you are feeling better, there are lots of bug going around which seem to be lingering.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Great set of cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  9. Sooo beautiful pieces

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

  10. Oh my, stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House of Cards. Hugs, Anita DT HOC

  11. Beautiful colors. Thank you for playing in our challenge at


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