Friday 2 August 2013

2 August Week 6 - Jeans & Denim

Welcome to another great challenge! 

Last week we challenged you to colour Blonde Hair - but this week we challenge you to show us what you can do with colouring...

Jeans and Denim

You can use ANY brand of alcohol marker to enter our challenges!

Before we get to this week's inspiration and prizes, it's time to announce the winner of our Week 4 challenge which was Black Hair. We're so pleased to announce that our Top 2 entries are:
1. An
2. Lucy

We loved all your work and congratulations to An who won our fabulous prize of over £30 of Graph'It goodies!! Well done! Please email Nikky here to claim your prize and please grab your winners blinkies from the sidebar.

The winner of this week's challenge will win a fantastic prize - a 12 pack set of Graph'It Skintones from Premium Art Brands - so if you're dying to try these wonderful new markers make sure you're in it to win it!

Let's get to the great team inspiration this week...we decided to challenge denim and jeans because there are SO many different colour combinations and cool techniques for getting a great denim look and it's one of those things we get asked about all the time. Graph'It have some fantastic colours which are great for denim...the selection of blues is one of the best around and even the Cool Greys are stunning for stonewashed denim effects - go check out the colour palette. Before we get to the team inspiration, remember to join our Facebook group too, Graph'It Markers UK, where we have daily inspiration and share some of our favourite makes & hints and tips every day, it's a great place to be!

Simonne ... All my digi images and papers are from the Polkadoodles Bonbon Belles double CD and I used them to create a scene for my card. As I don't have the cool greys (...yet, lol!) I used the deepest aqua colour (peroleum 7290) with my Denim (7180) Graph'It marker to achieve a deep shadow for my jeans:

Graph'it Markers used:
Skin: 4155 4125 4115 4120 4135 4145 ... Hair: 3245 1280 1230 1210 4110 ... Jeans: 7290 7180 7115 7110 7105 ... Fence: 3250 3245 3210 ... Trunk: 3250 3245 ... Greens: 8260 8240 8220 0000 ... Purples: 6110 6120 6130 6140 6180 ... Turquoise: 7260 7240 7220 7210 ... Bird: 9503 9501 9500 0000

I've decided to go with a dark bleached denim look and I also followed the colours through into her hair (I do like to co-ordinate) but it does show that you don't need the full Graph'it Marker collection to colour a decent image - I basically used skin colours, a few greys and a few blues.

Graph'it Markers used:
Skin: 4125,4145,4155,4135
Clothes,hair and blue parts of weights : Black, 7180,7170,7160, 7130,7110
Grey's for weights: 9108, 9106, 9104

Kevin  I have used this gorgeous image from the Polka Doodles Pretty Sweet cd rom and went with the washed out jeans look.
Graph'It markers used.
Skin 4115. 4135. 4145. 4155. 4170
Hair 3190. 3150. 3125. 3110
Top & Shoes 1130. 1150. 1250. 2140
Jeans 7105. 7125. 7180

I wanted to achieve and older worn denim look so added Cool Greys as they have a lovely blue tinge to them and they blend so well with the other Blues.

Graph'It Markers used: 
Jeans - 7180, 7110, 7115, 9104, 9102
Tee - 1250, 2105, 1210
Hair - 3280, 3255, 2245, 1250
Grass - 8280, 8240, 8220
Skin - 4180, 4170, 4155, 4110, 5110
Cloudy Sky - 7105 & Blender

So there is our inspiration from the fabulously talented Graph'It team this week!...

You have until  Sunday 11th August at noon GMT to enter below by adding your creation to Mr Linky below - don't forget you have the chance to win a fabulous prize! The winner of this challenge will be announced on Friday 16th August here on this blog. 

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  1. Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of your Top 2, I'm thrilled! XOX Lucy

  2. Stunning DT creations, amazing colouring. Thank you for another fabulous challenge
    Sue xx

  3. lovely examples and such a great excuse to use my graphits and an image i love

  4. Hello, I think I have dome something wrong adding my card as the picture is not showing .........lovely cards from the DT members

  5. Wow just recieved my prize thank you so much
    *needs full set*

  6. Thanks for the share. and keep up the amazing work.


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