Friday, 13 December 2013

Wk 25 - Anything Goes with Background Effects and Mix'It Fluid....

Hi everyone and welcome to a brand new Graph'It Markers challenge!

It's only 12 sleeps until Christmas Day! Woohoo!
Have you put Graph'it Markers on your Christmas List?  We hope so!

Before we get to this week’s theme, we have the winners of Week 23 to announce. Huge thanks to everyone who took part – your creations were beautiful and it was so difficult for the DT to choose their top 3 favourites.

So without further ado, the randomly chosen winner of our Vintage Polka Dots challenge is...
Well done Caroline! Please email us here to claim your prize!

And our Top 3 favourites this week are:
#1 Valerie Ward
#3 Lisa S
#6 Sue Bearhouse

Well done everyone!! Don’t forget to grab your blinkies from the sidebar.

So onto our new challenge!

The challenge for all of you at home is
Anything Goes....

But, this week Team A was challenged to ...
Use Mix'it Fluid to create a background

Mix'It fluid is basically the same solution that is in the Graph'It blender pen but because it's a fine mister spray it means you can do some amazingly creative things with it! You can use it just like you would an ink spray but instead of adding colour you can take it away! Imagine the's amazing when used with stamps, masks, a paintbrush, fabric, there really is a multitude of things you can do so make sure you try it out!

If you have the Mix’it Fluid, we’d love you to have a go at making your own background.  Claire has done a fantastic tutorial to show you how easy it is - click HERE or scroll down to take a peek at her post.  For those of you who haven’t bought the Mix’it Fluid yet, your challenge is ...


You have until 12noon (GMT) on Sunday 22nd December to play along – simply follow the theme and add your challenge entry to Mr Linky at the end of this post. The winner of challenge 25 will be announced here on the GI blog on Friday 27th December.

And last but by no means least, here are our fabulous DT’s creations …

Claire C ... I've made a background with my Graph'It markers, Mix'It fluid and a stencil, and if you scroll down I've done a quick tutorial on how to do this technique. The image is from the PolkaDoodles CD Angelberry Christmas:

Graph'it Markers used:
Skin: 4170, 4155, 4115, 5115
Clothes: 5130, 5125, 5115 plus cool greys 9104, 9102, 9100
Background: 5160
I've also used 5125 to colour the pearls

Jane: I used 4 different shades of Graph'it Markers to create a snowy sky background for my cute little Polkadoodles snowman. I used the broad nib to draw wide stripes which I blended together and then sprayed with the mix it fluid to create a mottled effect. I then added dots for the snow using the glitter Shake it embossing pen

Graph'it Markers used:
Sky: 7260,7240,7220,7210
Red: 5245, 5220, 5210
Green: 8270, 8260, 8220
Snow: Shake it glitter embossing pen

Iris:  I used four different shades of markers, an acrylic blog and the Mix It fluid to create my background (the teal one right behind the image). With the broad nib I scribbled all four shades onto the acrylic blog, sprayed it with the Mix It fluid and stamped onto white cardstock.

Graph'It Markers used:
Sign: 3120, 3140, 3160, 3190
Snow: 9100, 9101
Scarf & Hat: 7210, 7220, 7240, 7260, 7290
4175, 4135, 4145, 4120,4125
Penguin: 9109, 9107, 9105, 9103, 9101
2105, 2110, 2150
9101, 9100, 7105, 4115,9303
Candy Box: 4150, 4120, 5210, 5220, 5250, 3180
And the blender pen!

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

You have until Sunday 22nd December at noon GMT to enter by adding your creation to Mr Linky below - don't forget you have the chance to win a fabulous prize!

Please check our rules for all entries:

1. All entries MUST follow the challenge theme.
2. Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the linky tool - this saves us from searching your blog for your entry.
3. No back-linking to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our voting.
4. Please ensure you follow the challenge theme!

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  1. Thank you so much for the top 3 spot and well done to your other winners too.
    Thanks for another fabulous challenge with wonderful DT creations.
    Sue xx

  2. Thank you so much! Congrats to the other 3 winners, too!


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