Friday, 11 October 2013

Fri 11th Oct...Week 16 Team B: Shades of Grey

We love Friday's - because it's Graph'It Challenge Day!! Woohoo! 
Before we get to this week's challenge don't forget we have our current

Design Team Call!

...we are looking for someone who ADORES colouring with alcohol markers to join our fantastic Design Team! So if you are a colouring geek like the rest of us here then please email us to apply. You MUST have an active blog and be able to commit to one project a week plus a tutorial each month. We don't care what brand of marker you currently use as we know that you will LOVE using Graph'It once you try them, we just need someone who loves colouring and is able to meet the commitment which will be a minimum of 4 months term. Closing date is 12th October so don't miss this - we have a great team and you will love to be part of it! Send us your blog link and a short bio about yourself and why you'd like to be on the team and why we should pick you.

We also have some FANTASTIC NEWS on Graph'It this week - there are now 7 BRAND NEW and AMAZING NEW COLOURS to collect - YAYY!! 
We are so excited about this as we are all craving new colours all the time!! The new shades just slot into the existing range perfectly and are bang on trend to take us into 2014, make sure you get yours now, they are fantastic. 
Also, don't forget that there are now INTERCHANGEABLE BRUSH NIBS - simply pull out the chisel tip and swap for a Brush nib to give you an additional option with your marker! If you want to save your chisel nibs just place it into a sealable container to be reused again later! In addition there are also replacement Fine and Chisel nibs too, so you don't need to replace your entire pen if you're heavy handed with your colouring and wear out your nibs quickly! 

So, onto the challenge! This week we challenge you to show us your


Restricting the number of colours you use is a really great way of practising your techniques - it takes away the drama of colour choice and helps to concentrate on how you use the pens themselves to blend and shade so if you have never limited yourself this way it's a really liberating way to colour, so we hope you join in this week! Graph'It markers have the widest selection of greys available in most markers AND have 2 unique grey collections - PINK GREYS and GREEN GREYS which are just fabulous! Check them out! 

Remember - 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 last week's challenge. We use a RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR so that everyone has an equal chance of winning. IN ADDITION we also pick a Top 3 and may ask one of those people each month to join us as a Guest Designer. 

So here is today's winner chosen by our random number generator this week:

No. 21....Lisa S

Well done Lisa! You win a great prize of 6 Graph'It markers and a Mix'It Blending palette and Mix'It Fluid! 

We're also delighted to announce that our favourite Top 3 entries are:

 No 2, Nathalie , No 28, Zoe and No 13, Janiel

Please email Nikky here to claim your prize and please grab your blinkies from the sidebar.

The winner of this week's challenge will win a fantastic prize of £30 of Graph'It goodies!

Let's get to the great team creations this week...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 and we have some exciting news to share very soon!....

Cara ... I had the most fun colouring this image ... sometimes its a great way to practice when you limit the colour choice you have. I only have the full collection of the Cool Greys which have a lovely blue tint to them so I decided to give my image an "Avatar" look!....
Graph'its Used:
Cool Grey's from 9100 to 9108
Pinks 5180, 5130, 5120, 5115, 5110

Simonne ... I don't have all the lovely different shades of grey of Graph'it markers (...yet, lol!), so I used my Neutral Greys (9500s) for the grey of my image:
Graph'it Markers used:
Skin: 4180 4155 4115 4125 4120 4150 
Blush: 4145 4135  Lips: 5230 5130 5125  Eyes: 7175 7170 7130 7125
Hair: 9505 9503 9501 9500
Top: 5280 5230 5130 5125 5110
Trousers: 9507 9505 9503 9501 5230 (pink stripe)
Rose: 5230 5125 5110 8290 8280

Kevin... I had alot of fun colouring up this image and using all the grey's the image I have used is Oscar from the Pretty Tuff cd rom from Polkadoodles.

Graph'It Markers used 
Skin 4115..4150..4155..4180..5120.
Clothing & Wall 9101..9107..9201..9403
9501..9905..6290..& blender.

I love using Greys and the Pink and Green Greys are just fantastic, they give a whole new look to your work. Here I used ALL the Green Greys to create this little snowy scene....
...and then spritzed over the whole thing with Mix'It Fluid. I love how you get completely random patterns for the snowflakes. I actually didnt spray properly when I did it so I got these massive big dots of Mix'It which kind of halo'd on the card, but I just took my Blender and then moved it around in circles to define the snowflakes even more. I kind of like the Halo, I think it adds more definition in a way, and the fact they are transparent with some of the image showing through makes them look even more realistic I think.

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

You have until  Sunday 20th October 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 25th October 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. THANK YOU for picking me as one of the top 3!!!! I have tried to email you to get the codes for the blinkie but cannot get the email to work :(

    my email is thank you again Janiel

  2. lovely samples by the design team as usual! I found myself at a loose end this afternoon so have entered.


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