Friday 23 August 2013

August 23rd Week 9 - Red Hair

Happy Friday everyone and it's Graph'It challenge day!

Last week we challenged you to show us your Whites - but this week we challenge you to show us what you can do with...
Red Hair

So get those super duper colours out and show us what you can do - we want to see all your best techniques! 

Don't forget - 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 7 challenge which was Yellows and Orange. We're so pleased to announce that our Top 2 entries are:
1. Bunny
2. Cris     

We loved all your work and congratulations to Bunny who won our fabulous prize of a 12 pack of Skintone Graph'Its!! 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 Red hair challenge will win the fantastic prize of 6 Graph'It Skintone colours, a Mix'It Palette and Mix'It Fluid, and the 2nd prize will be a 3 pack of Graph'It Romance colours, so there are 2 chances to win this week!

....Let's get to the great team inspiration this week...we decided to challenge Red Hair because it can be so striking to colour a character in different colour schemes to the normal hair colours we all generally choose. Graph'It have many colours in their range which are not available in other marker ranges and their selection of Reds are amazing! Of course we are right in Christmas Season now for us crafters so make sure you check out the reds and greens which are all lush... you can mix Graph'It with other alcohol markers too so it's a good opportunity to try them in some specific colourways and see how you get on if you are wary of buying into a new brand. You can purchase through Premium Art Brands at the top of the page or one of the selected stockists from the tab at the top.

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 decided to go wild and try a really bright red hair combination on the beautiful Sweater Socks Fairy from Saturated Canary.

I used the following Graph'It Markers to colour my image;
Skin - 4110, 4125, 4145, 4155, 4170, 5110
Hair - 5210, 5240, 5245, 5270
Outfit and Eyes - 7240, 7250, 7260
Wings - 1170, 2105, 2110, 5210, 5240, 7240, 0000

I've used one of the beautiful images from the Polkadoodles 'Fredericka' cd and gone for a traditional auburn hair, I don't often colour auburn hair so it was a bit of a challenge for me.

Colours used: Hair: 3160, 3140,3130, 2130,2105
Skin: 4180, 4155,4115,4110, 5125 and 5110
Red: 5145
Jeans: 7180, 7150,7130,7105

Oh I used to have a lovely natural red tinge to my hair but now I can only get it from a bottle!  I have used Sprout from Little Miss Muffet and love the rich vibrant tones you can achieve with Graph'It's.

Hair 2105 2120 2130
Skin 4120 4155 4175 5110 5115
 Pink 5110 5115
Green 7220 7250 7270
Jeans 9100 9103 9104

I have used one of the new images released on last week's Graph'It Show on Create and Craft, have you got yours yet? I wanted to colour her in non traditional Christmas colours, something I find hard to do. I went for a reddy brown colour...

Hair; 3130, 3170, 3180
Skin; 4120, 4155, 4170, 4180, 4135, 4145
Lilac; 6120, 6140
Green; 8270, 8280, 7290
Beige; 4110, 3210
White; 9500, 0000
Red; 5240

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

You have until  Sunday 31st 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 5th September 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.
4. Please ensure you follow the challenge theme!

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  1. Wow thank you for picking my card as winner.. :):):) have emailed..xx

    congrats to Chris x

  2. Beautiful DT creations as always. Fab challenge again. Thank you. xx

  3. Beautiful DT creations as always. Fab challenge again. Thank you. xx

  4. Stunning DT colouring, thank you for a fabulous challenge
    Sue xx

  5. Hi Suzi, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  6. what a great challenge loved every minute of playing with my graphits to get the perfect tone of auburn hair

  7. If I can ever get anywhere near the DT standard with my colouring using GI's I shall be well chuffed. A very talented bunch x


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