Friday, 28 August 2015

Interesting Backgrounds...............................


It's time for a new challenge at Graph'It Marker Colouring Crazy Challenge and this week we are sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and our challenge theme is 'Create an Interesting Background'.

 The prize our fab sponsors are sharing is Prize is 2 images, 3 if used a Stamping Boutique image!!

I got to play with Princess Jennifer Latte Bubble Bath

Now we were challenged to make interesting backgrounds so I picked this for my colour palette:

I wanted the blues for the 'bathroom' and I loved that there was some purple in here too. Of course, my purple is a little bit darker but hopefully you'll forgive me :)

So I attacked my poor image and cut out the inner frame and round the image itself. I then scribbled some markers onto acetate, spritzed with some Mix It Fluid, swirled it around and pressed the card onto it.

I thought it was kinda cool..............?

I then coloured in the image itself, veering slightly off path with the purple, I went a bit darker than the palette......ooopsie!

I made a simple 6x6 card where the whole focus is the image.  I went round the image with a marker just to offset the white, I really love that this is free hand and not precise, I think it matched the image well, so I decided to do it with the sentiment too.

The markers used are as follows:

Skin: 4105, 4125, 3110
Hair: 3105, 3110, 3160
Bath: 7215, 7130, 7170, 6130, 6140
Towel & Headband: 6130, 6140
Latte: 9102, 9100, 9500, 9501 blender
Bubbles: 9501 & blender
Background: 6130, 7125, 7115, 7170 Mix It Fluid

What do you think? Does it work?

Don't forget you do not need to use Graph'It Markers to enter our challenges, pop on over to the main blog and see how to enter and get some inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.


Yvonne x


  1. Where do I get the Mix It Fluid? Cannot locate it on-line. Thanks -- Fran

  2. Hi Fran - you can get it from Polkadoodles shop here:
    Or from Your Creativity Store here:

  3. This is so pretty! I love how you did the background!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  4. Great card yvonne love the background x