Friday, 17 October 2014

Graph'It Marker Challenge - Create a Background Effect

Hi Everyone 

Time for another challenge over at Graph-It Markers.  Our theme this time is to create a background effect. 

Here's my card 

The image I used is a Ballerina by Morgan Fitzsimons at MorgansFaeWorld on Etsy. 

Here's a close-up of the image

Graph'It Markers Used 

Skin - 4170, 4125, 7120
Hair - 9404, 0000
Dress - 1180, 1110, 1250
Ballet Slippers - 4135, 5140
Background - 8240, 7220, 1170 with Mix'It Fluid 


Background Photo Tutorial 

You will need 
Graph'It Markers (three colours makes a good mix)
Mix It Spray
Tim Holtz Ink Applicator and Felt 
Photo Paper - Glossy or Satin finish (I used Satin finish)

1. Using the chisel tip of your marker, dab ink randomly onto the felt

2. Take your second colour and dab the felt

3. Take your third colour and continuing dabbing

4. Make sure you fill all the gaps with ink

5. Liberally spray the inked felt with Mix'It Spray

6. Dab all over your paper with the ink filled applicator

7. Continue dabbing until you have the desired coverage.  The more you dab, the more mixed the finish background will be 

Here's the finished background 


I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Kit and Clowder - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Make your own background

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you like the background effect I've created.
Don't forget to visit the Graph'It Marker Blog and enter our challenge.


7 comments: said...

Love this background. Thanks for sharing your how too. Have a lovely weekend. X

Unknown said...

Totally gorgeous hun, I love the background and has given me some fabulous ideas, thank you for showing us how xx
Sandie xx

Angie said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting At The Weekend! Angie-DT

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations. Louise x

Unknown said...

Penni this is amazing! I love the zesty colour scheme and your tutorial is fab!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Eve's Been Reading said...

This is awesome Penni, thanks for the tutorial :)

Anjie said...

Great make, and great idea for the background!