Friday, 20 December 2013

Wk 26: Anything Goes and Pink with a pattern

Hi everyone!
We have some exciting news to share ...

we have a *NEW* Graph'it show on
Create and Craft TV
TODAY at 11.00AM
Nikky will be showing us all some great hints and tips so
make sure you tune into the show which is on
 Sky 671 or Freeview 36 or Virgin 748 or FreeSat 813
or you can also watch online at

Before we get to this week’s theme, we have the winners of Week 24 to announce. Huge thanks to everyone who took part – your creations were fabulous!

So without further ado, the randomly chosen winner of our Colour Mixing/Anything Goes challenge is...
No 20 Lis M
Well done! Please email us here to claim your prize!

And our Top 3 favourites this week are in fact a Top 4:
#20 lis-m, #11 Sue Bearhouse, #15 Lucy Patrick, #10 Coops

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

So onto our new challenge!

This week of course it's Anything Goes
 but the DT were challenged to ...
Go pink with a pattern

You have until 12noon (GMT) on Sunday 29th December to play along – simply follow the theme and add your challenge entry to Mr Linky at the end of this post. We have one change to our rules - you can only enter a maximum of 3 times to make it fair for everyone! The winner of challenge 26 will be announced here on the GI blog on Friday 3rd January and will win a fantastic goodie bag from Graph'It.

Here are our fabulous DT’s creations …

Simonne ... The Graph'it Marker blender pen is perfect for adding patterns and textures to your colouring. I decided to use this really cute Sew and Sew digital stamp, illustrated by Emma Canning for Polkadoodles, for my card.  I created a polka dot pattern on the pink piece of fabric she is sewing in her machine by using the bullet nib of my blender pen to bleach out little dots of colour:
Graph'it Markers
Skin: 4180 4155 4115 4125 4120  Blush: 4135 4145
Hair: 3250 3245 3210 4110  Skirt: 8220
Pink Fabric: 5230 5130 5120 blender
Sewing Machine: 4110
Shading: 9503 9500 blender

Cara ...This was another "challenging" theme for me but once I had decided which pattern to go for I really enjoyed it and the fabulous Graph'it Blender pen worked so well I might actually try more patterns with it now.  I decided to go for a Plaid pattern, I coloured the whole of the pyjamas in my main pink colour and then "drew" in stripes in both directions with the blender, finally I outlined everything with a fine liner.  Hope you like it!
Graph'it Marker's used:
Skin: 4180, 4155, 4150,4135
Pink: 5230,5210,5120, Blender
Hair, teddy and slippers: 3290, 3280, 3270,3255, 3250, 3245

Debbie ... The Challenge for me with this card was to actually take a decent photo of it (so I apologize now for the rather dull photo). I decided to try a check pattern in my cute Little Mouse's Dungarees by colouring with the pink pen then drawing the check pattern on with the blender pen which then gives you a subtle check pattern.
Graph'it Marker's used:
Mouse: 9303, 9305,9507,4145
5130,5160, Blender pen

Kevin What a great time I have had this week colouring up this image, and I have used my blender to pen to make the polka dot dress and umbrella, the blender is perfect for this as it moves the colour away, so you end up with white dots, why don't you give it a try.

Graph'It Markers used
Fur 9501..1210..5110
Pinks 5115..5120..5150..5160
Basket 1270..1280
And the Blender

So that's our inspiration from the fabulously talented Graph'It team this week!

You have until Sunday 29th 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. No more than 3 entries per person in each challenge.
5. Please ensure you follow the challenge theme!

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  1. Thank you for choosing one of my cards in your Top 3, Merry Christmas to you all at Graph'It Markers, XOX Lucy

  2. Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of your top 4!
    Thanks for another fabulous challenge with wonderful inspiration from the DT.
    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas
    Sue xx


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