Friday, 6 September 2013

Background Effects with Graph'It Markers...Week 11

Hi Graph'It fans - it's Friday challenge time! 

So let's get to the challenge! Last week we challenged you to colour Reds and Greens - but this week we want you to show us your....

Background Effects

You can use ANY brand of alcohol marker to enter our challenges!

Before we get to this week's inspiration and prizes, it's time to announce the winner of last week's challenge. We're so pleased to announce that our Top 2 entries are:
2.  Laine

We loved all your work and congratulations to Lucy who won our fabulous prize of 6 Graph'It Skintones, a Mix'It palette and Mix'It Fluid!! Laine has also won this week and will be receiving a 3pack of Graph'It Romance colours too! Well done! Please email Nikky here to claim your prize and please grab your winners blinkies from the sidebar.

The winner of this week's challenge will win a fantastic prize of 6 Graph'It Xmas Colours - perfect for this time of year!

So let's get to the great team inspiration this week...Remember to join our Facebook group too, Graph'It Markers UK, where we have daily inspiration and share some of our favourite makes & hints and tips every day, it's a great place to be!

I've used an image from the fab Polkadoodles CD 'Here Comes Christmas' , coloured it with my Graph'Its and overlaid it with acetate. My background was actually created on the acetate by colouring with 7130 for the sky and 1280 for the light from the lamp, I sprayed with Mix'It spray to create the snowy effect ... easy!

Colours used: 
Greens: 8120, 8110. Red: 3160, 5245, 5220
Blue: 7130,7125,7110,7105. Black: 9909, 9507, 9505, 9503
Skin: 4180, 4155, 4115, 4120

I also used an image from the PolkaDoodles CD 'Here Comes Christmas'. I wanted to create a winter sky so I used 3 different shades 7105 7110 9100 layered over each other and then used my Blender to bring them together and  lighten some areas, really easy and very effective I think!
Hair - 1210 1250 2120
Skin - 4120 4144 4170 5110
Skirt - 9100 9103 9104
Red - 4220 5245 3170
Brown - 9401 9403 9405
Other - 9501 9502

I love this image from the Polkadoodles BonBon Belles CD Rom, it just says summer to me. And, with all of the space around the toadstools and birdhouse, it works really well with the smooshy, dotty background I love to do with Graph'It Markers...
 Background: 9100, 9102, 0000
Toadstool Stems: 3210, 4110
Toadstools: 3170, 5240
Birdhouse: 3245, 3250, 3255, 3190
Flowers 1110, 1150, 1250, 6140, 61807130, 7170

The only stamp used on my card is the sentiment, I played with my Graph'It Markers, Mix'It Fluid and a Stencil to create my background effect.
5245, 9909 and Mix'It Fluid.

I love thinking of different background effects I can do with my Graph'Its but this particular one is a very old favourite of mine...
I used the Premium Art Brands Snowy Cottage and Winter spruce stamps on this and created a sky and snowy scene. The snow is made using Mix'It fluid....this stuff is SO addictive, I find I just sit there trying to think of new ways to use it all the time! 
sky/blues: 4120, 7220, 7240, 7250, 7260, 7270, 
Trees: 7290, 8280, 8260
Windows:1170, 2180

So there is our inspiration from the fabulously talented Graph'It team this week!...

You have until  Sunday 15th Sept at noon GMT to enter below by adding your creation to Mr Linky below - don't forget you have the chance to win a fabulous prize! The winner of this challenge will be announced on Friday 20th September here on this blog. 

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  1. I am so excited to have won such a fantastic prize!!! I have just emailed Nikky, thank you so much!!! XOX Lucy

  2. had great fun with this challenge


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