Friday 9 August 2013

9th August Week 7 - Summer Sunshine

Welcome to the Graph'It challenge! 

If you have just come across our blog and are a new reader let me explain what this is all about! Graph'It are the new kids on the block in terms of alcohol markers, being launched in 2012 in France - but they are making an absolute storm in the colouring world where the quality, features and fantastic pricing of these markers is kicking up a real fuss amongst professional graphic artists, art students and industry professionals, but also amongst we crafters who are addicted to colouring in our digi images and stamps along our crafty journey! Graph'It are fast becoming THE marker to use amongst crafters! You can often see team Leader Nikky Hall on the UK's crafting TV channel Create and Craft demonstrating techniques and showing us what these pens can do, but we also have lots of information here for you which is updated all the time too. So make sure you join us weekly for our colouring challenge here!

Next Create and Craft TV show
Sunday 18th August at 2pm - join Nikky live with some great hints and tips on 
Sky 671 and Freeview 36

Last week we challenged you to colour Denim and Jeans - but this week we challenge you to show us what you can do with...
Yellow and Orange

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:
2. Michelle Shirley

We loved all your work and congratulations to Merkkari who won our fabulous prize of £30 of Graph'It goodies!! Well done! Please email Nikky here to claim your prize and please grab your winners blinkies from the sidebar. Don't forget to follow the blog and add us to your subscribe lists - as you can see below this post we are adding new tutorials and information regularly so don't miss out! 

The winner of today's yellows challenge will win the fantastic prize of 12 Graph'It skintones from Premium Art Brands, worth £30! 

....Let's get to the great team inspiration this week...we decided to challenge Yellow and Orange because sometimes they can be the colours we tend to ignore. Graph'It have many colours in their range which are not available in other marker ranges and their selection of yellow and oranges are sublime! Perfect for blondes of course but they work with the browns and earthy colours so well too... go check out the colour palette above. 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!

I've used yellow and orange as the main colours for my image, but then I added a splash of hot pink with my DP too. These colours scream summer to me. I love watching sunsets in the evening, when you get one with the hint of pink in it too, you know you're in for a corker the next day!
Graph'Its used: Skin; 4120, 4155, 4170, 4180, 4135, 4145, Hair; 2130, 3150, 3180, 3190, Yellows; 1110, 1150, Oranges; 2150, 2180, Background; 9100, 0000, Ground: 4110, 3210
I enjoyed using this colour combo, its so zingy and refreshing, took me out of my comfort zone but that's a good thing!!
SKIN 4120 4155 4170 4145 5115 HAIR 1210 1230 1280  ORANGE 2105 2110 YELLOW 1130 1150 GREEN 8260 8270 PUPPY 9401 9403 9407 JEANS 7105 7140 SHOES 3245 3250
I've used one of the fab images from the PolkaDoodles CD DigiStamp Heaven. I don't usually use yellows and oranges but the Graph'It range is fab so it makes a lovely change to use these zingy colours. I've used
Hair: 3210, 1270, 1130, 1210
Skin: 4180, 4155, 4115, 4125 and 4110
Dress: 1250, 1180, 1150, 1140 and 1110
Dog: 2130, 2120 and 2105
Grass: 8260, 8250, 8240
I decided to try a different skin tone this week, to go with the bright orange hair and yellow and orange outfit.
I love how it turned out, here's the colours I used;
Skin; 2160, 3210, 3255, 3270
Hair; 0000, 2150, 2160, 2170, 2180, 3210, 4175
Outfit; 1150, 1170, 1180, 2150, 2160, 2170, 2180
Background; 0000, 3210, 8220, 8260, 8280

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

You have until  Sunday 19th 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 23rd August here on this blog. 

Please check our rules for all entries: 
1. All entries MUST follow the challenge theme. 2. Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the linky tool - this saves us from searching your blog for your entry.  3. No back-linking to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our voting.

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  1. ooooo now this was a challenge for me i love yellow but rarely use it on cards really pleased with what i came up with though!!!

  2. Nikky, I have uploaded the wrong card and I can't change it. Please can you help?

    Sally xx

  3. A tricky one for me but not for the DT it seems! Fab creations. xx

    Sorry the linky does not appear on my page :(

  5. Are these available in the US and if so, from whom? Thanks.

  6. Lovely cards good luck all


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