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Friday 25 July 2014

Airbrushing at Graph'It Colouring Challenge

Good morning folks, I don't seem to have done much blogging lately, its been soooooooo hot I've just come home from work and collapsed in a heap lol. Anyway today's project is for our new challenge at Graph'It Colouring Challenge where our theme is 'Airbrushing' but if you don't have an air brush don't worry cos neither do we lol, we've improvised - I've used the tube from an old biro to create my background. Its a really fun technique and my teamies have got loads of inspiration so I do hope you're going to play along although you don't have to use the technique to enter - the theme for challenge entrants is 'Hot colours'. There's a fab prize of Graph'It goodies for our lucky winner and you've got to be in it to win it!!

I created a stencilled background by embossing the stencil with my cuttlebug and then adding PanPastels in shades of yellow. Next I added some depth and shading with my Graph'It markers. I replaced the stencil and then added some shading using my trusty Graph'Its and my old biro tube as an airbrush. I found it works on the chisel or brush nib rather than the bullet nib and you have to play around as you get different effects depending on how hard you puff lol! I had sooooo  much fun, small things please small minds and all that . When you've finished you can clean your stencil with a little spray of Graph'It Mix'It fluid too.

I made a little frame for the image with more PanPastels and Maimeri Light Modelling Pastel through a Dutch Doobadoo chicken wire stencil 

I've added a sentiment created using a Chocolate Baroque stamp and used a Prima Doll stamp too, she's been coloured with Graph'Its and layered up on 3d foam pads

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Crafters Cafe: anything goes
Crafty Sentiments: hand coloured image
Creative moments: anything goes/one flower
Inky Impressions: No designer paper
Ladybug Crafts: summer flowers
Little Miss Muffet: anything goes
Paper Shelter: anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty: anything goes

Well as usual i'm rushing off to work, hopefully I'll be able to get home in good time and enjoy the sunshine when I get in .
Thanks so much for visiting today, have a lovely day 
Claire xx


  1. WOW this is simply stunning :)
    Sandie x

  2. Hi Claire! I'm blown away but your innovative ways of creating this... airbrushing with a biro... wow! I'm still trying to imagine how it's done so please share your tips on this as I would love to try it... :)
    Fab creation! Gorgeous colours and textures... good luck with the challenges.
    Ingrid xx

  3. Just gorgeous, and even though this is done in a colour that is not normally my favourite I really really love it!
    Thanks for having me join you on the DT for a couple of challenges!
    Mandy x

  4. Claire, This is just so gorgeous and such a great technique. Thank you for the how to, you did a fabulous job on improvising and it turned out beautifully. Will have to try this.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

    PS. I am having a bit of a Blog Candy event on my Doodle Pieces and would love to have you play along.

  5. wow Claire this is totally stunning I am completely blown away by it, the depth is amazing and the prima doll works beautifully!
    have a great weekend!
    hugs xx Cara xx

  6. Gorgeous card love the airbrush effect. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxx

  7. Oh my word Claire this is a beauty, the image, the stenciling and colours look amazing.
    lorraine x

  8. WOW!! This is stunning!! I love how you used that Prima doll. All the texture and the colors are so lovely. Beautiful card!!

  9. Wow! this is amazing Claire xxxx

  10. Such a fun mix of interesting elements, Claire! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  11. Gorgeous card, Claire. You've done such a nice job of keeping your card visually appealing using the same color palette and different textures on each section. Thanks for playing along with our Hand-Colored challenge at Crafty Sentiments. Good Luck! Cathy xx

  12. This is just so gorgeous! I love everything about it, the colours, the textures, the image...everything! :)

  13. Stunning. This is absolutely beautiful.

  14. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  15. Great use of the Prima Doll. Love the card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our Anything Goes challenge.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

  16. Love your card. I love Prima Doll and you have both. It is only problem would be that it is too nice to give away. lol


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