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.


Monday 13 October 2014


Hi Everyone

Just a quick post to share an altered giant peg.

My peg started out life like this

Firstly I took the peg apart and painted it with Ranger Distress Crackle Paint.  Once this was dry a put the peg back together and decorated it using bits and bobs from my stash.

I'm going the enter this peg into the following challenges:

Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything but a Card
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today


Friday 10 October 2014

Graph'It Marker Challenge Inspiration

Hi Everyone 

It's inspirtion time over at Graph'It Markers.  Our current challenge is Autumn Colours 

Here's my card 

I used an image from The Stamping Chef called Jenna . Here's a close-up:

Graph'It Markers Used 

Jeans - 3210, 3245, 3250
I coloured the Jeans first and then dabbed the area using a scrap of denim dabbed with Mix'It Spray 
I then went on and coloured the rest of the image 
Skin - 4120, 4125, 4155, 4170
Cheeks - 4135
Lips - 5140, 5110 
Hair - 2130, 2110, 2105 
Blouse - 9401, 9402, 9404, 5140, 5110


Image - Jenna from The Stamping Chef 
Card - From my stash 
Papers - MME 
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts 
Pine Cones and Mushroom - Live & Love Crafts 
Dies - Magnolia 
Buttons, Twine, Ribbon, Charm and Clip - All from my stash 

Don't forget to hop on over to the Graph'It Marker Blog and check out the inspiration from the rest of our amazing team. 

Thank for stopping by today. 

Tuesday 7 October 2014

D'Arcy's Diary New Release

Hi Everyone 

D'Arcy's Diary is back with a New Release.  

Guess who made the DT?  Yes - ME !!!! 

I'm so excited to be able to play with these lovely images and to be part of this fabulous DT over at Teddy Bo.

There are three stamps in this release 

Here's what I've made 

  Here's a close-up of the coloiured image

Graph'It Markers Used

Skin - 4120, 4125, 4155, 4170
Hair - 1210, 1230, 1250
Cheeks & Lips - 4135
Dress & Socks - 9201, 8240
Top & Tights - 5120, 5115
Shoes - 9201, 8240, 5115, 5120 


Card - From my stash
Papers - From K&Co
Flowers & Leaves - From Wild Orchid Crafts
Dies - From Magnolia 
Button, Ribbon, Embroidry Anglais, Twine and Charm all from my stash 

I also made this card 

I also coloured this image with my Graph'It Markers.
Here's a close-up 

Graph'It Markers Used

Skin - 4120, 4155
Hair - 1210, 1230, 1250
Dress & Socks - 7210, 7220
Shoes & Tights - 9501, 9500
Wings - 9500 with added glitter 


Card and Papers from my stash
Ribbon, Flower, Charm, Heart Doily and Feathers all from my stash 

I'm so happy to be a member of this new Team and I can't wait to show you more projects.