Friday, 22 November 2013

Wk 22 Dark skintones

Hey Graph'It fans! Hope you're all looking forward to a fabulous weekend filled with lots of colouring - this week we have a great challenge for you, but first we have some exciting news!

We have a new Graph'It show on
Create and Craft TV on Thurs 28th Nov 
at noon (time subject to change) 

with Nikky, showing us all some great hints and tips and lots of lovely NEW products too! Exciting! Make sure you tune into the show which is on Sky 671 or Freeview 36 or you can also watch online at

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 10 Donna....Congratulations Donna!

You win a great prize of £30 of Graph'It goodies, woohoo!

We also like to choose a Top 3 faves of the week so this week the Design Team have picked (in no particular order)....
No 3 Dee, No 6 Julie and No 9 Denyse
Well done to all of you!
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 Graph'It goodies!

Remember - you can use ANY brand of alcohol marker to enter our challenges!

This week we decided to stretch the team's imagination and skills a little and gave them a toughie…we regularly receive emails from people asking how to colour different skin tones so this week 
we asked the team to colour 
Dark Skintones

Now we'd love you to have a go at this challenge too - go on, PLEASE try and have a go
It's not as hard as you think! 
We know this one is a little scary so as usual, you can enter an Anything Goes make in the challenge but there will be extra brownie points if you join in and brownie points for anyone who 
shows us how to colour Black Hair!

So 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...When I saw the theme for this challenge my first thoughts were EEEEEK! but i'm actually pleased I tried colouring darker skin tones now, and while it's far from perfect I now have a starting point to work on.  Go on give it a try!!
Graph'its used:
Skin: 3230,3210,4150,4120,4135
Dress and accessories: 5120,5140,5220
Shoes and hair: 3290,3280,3270,3245

Well I am going to admit this challenge really scared me! I have never ever attempted Dark skintones but I have to say I am really pleased at how my card turned out ….
Graph'its used:
Skin: 3120, 3140, 3250 Hair: 9505, 9507, 9509
Coat & Hat: 5280, 5250,5245. Gloves & Scarf: 8270, 8280,8150.
Boots: 3120, 3140, 3290, 4150.

I have enjoyed this challenge, because it isn't very often I use dark skin tones, so it was nice to try out different skin colour combos.The image I have used it from the Polkadoodles Fredericka Cd rom.
Graph'It Markers used.
Skin 4120,4170,4180,3125,5120
Hair 9909, 9905,9501,9107

Simonne ...Slightly scary challenge, lol, but hopefully I've managed to achieve it! I decided to go for a very deep skin tone for my card.

Graph'it Markers used:
Skin: 3190 3160 3140 3120 4110
Hair: 9409 3290 3270 3250 3210
Outfit:1280 1150 1140 (yellow) 2130 2180 2160 (orange)
Tree trunk: 3250 3245
Leaves: 3230 3280 8220

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

You have until  Sunday 29th November 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 6th December 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 so much for choosing my card as one of the Top 3 - Congrats to the other ladies for their stunning creattions!

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  3. Really enjoyed the dark skin tone challenge never done that before but really great fun xx

  4. Have been ill and didn't get a chance to check so, thank you very much for the top three spot for furry friends :) x


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