Hello everyone! Friday again, the weeks certainly are flying by!
Time for a brand new challenge to start today and we thought we'd go back to one of our favourites and something we ALL struggle with I think
Yep, it sure can be hard to get the hairtones right sometimes, although if you follow the Graph'it colour chart it's pretty easy! But we all struggle to come up with different combinations week in week out so we thought we'd try and give you some ideas this week.
You have until Fri 19th Sept at noon GMT to enter the challenge and you can use any colouring medium to enter - just please follow our rules over in the sidebar. Our random winner will receive a set of markers to try and the Design Team will choose our fave Top 3 for design and technique!
We have a new team member to introduce to you today - the lovely Lizzy Smith has joined us with her Graph'It markers and she is LOVING them! She says she's going to ditch her other brand - wow, that's some testament huh! We all adore Lizzy's colouring - she is truly talented at the colouring malarky!
If you haven't yet tried Graph'it and are wondering what the points of difference are, basically:
168 colours and growing
New Trend colours each year mean you can stay on top of art and fashion trends
Vibrant, rich colours
Great colour chart - we've started the range with all the steadfast basics you need and are adding to those to help you build your collections
Colours which are not available in any other marker - unique!
Fantastic blender which actually does BLEND, not just blur! (Our blender is highly recommended by the UK Pencil Society for using as a pencil blender with brands like Prisma pencils to replace Sansador)
Easy to follow colour blending system - follow the number groups and it's easy!
A broad chisel tip and a bullet nib as standard
Interchangeable and replacable nibs - including an awesome brush nib which can replace your chisel if you wish
20% more ink than most other brands
Amazing value for money - you're getting a PREMIUM quality marker for around half the price of it's biggest competitor and 20% more ink! (for this reason they're not refillable because economically they would then have to cost a lot more money)
ergonomic designed barrel meaning your hands don't tire so much - this feature has already been copied by other marker brands but the composition of materials used for the barrel really do make a difference - these don't slide around when your fingers get hot and sweaty
Superb blending means you can use and blend with your other brands until you build up your collection - meaning you don't have to make a huge one off investment all at once (although you'll want to anyway LOL!)
I'm sure there are lots of great benefits to Graph'Its that I've missed out but if you haven't tried them yet give them a go - but remember you NEED that colour chart so you can blend using the colour system!
I love colouring hair, the wilder the colour the better so this has to be one of my favourite challenge themes!
I chose to use this amazing image Kawaii from the Dollie goes East collection CD rom , she is also available as a digital image for instant download here.
Skin: 3120, 4155, 4150, 4115, 4135
Pink: 5230, 5255, 5270, 5280
Blue: 7165, 7160, 7150, 7140
Green: 8270, 8260, 8250, 8240
Orange: 2180, 2170, 2160, 2150
Kevin.....I thought it would be fun to do something a little different with hair colour for this challenge....
Eyes & Lips 7240.7260..5210.5215.
Anjie - This image is perfect for this challenge as it does have amazing hair! It is from Polkadoodles and she is called Luna, you can find her here.
The colours I have used are:
Hair: 6110, 6120, 6130, 6180
Dress and shoes: 9502, 95.3, 9504, 9505
Lizzy- I love to color hair. It has to be one of my favorites so I love this challenge. I thought this image would be a blast to use some fun colors on. Guess what, I was right. It was a blast!...
Graph'It Markers used:
Hair: teal, 7220, 7250, 7260, 7270, 7290 blonde, 1210, 1230, 1270, 3125, 3250
Skin: 4120, 4125, 4150, 4155, 4180/ 4135, 4175
Pink: 5110, 5130, 5140
Lips: 4135, 4175, 5130
Janet - For my card I have used Piper with Bunchs a Polkadoodles image, I think she is so cute and being as it's now autumn I have used my favourite warm colours.
I have used Graph'it colours
Hair - 1210, 2110, 2150, 2180, 3170
Skin - 4115, 4155, 4180
Clothes - 5110, 5120, 5140
1110, 1130, 1170
Wendy - Hello Crafty peeps. I've used the lovely Amelia Roses image and coloured with Graph'It markers....
I've used the following Graph'It colours:-
Hair: 9500 9501 9502 9503 9505 9509 9909
Skin: 4115 4125 4135 4155
Clothes: 1130 1150 1180 1280 2120 8220 8240 8280 8290 7180
Flowers: 5215 5240
Background: 4150 9101
Nikky...I'm being really naughty this week because I haven't had chance to actually make a card with this but it fits the theme so well I thought I'd share. Over at Kit and Clowder this week there's a competition going on for colouring funky hair colours and this is mine (you can also get this digi free if you go to Kit and Clowder's facebook page). The image is my new Luna digi...
The photo has made the skin look really dirty on this, it doesnt look like this really, don't quite know what's happened with my camera LOL
The focus here was very much on the hair and I used:
7210, 7220, 7240, 7290
6130, 6140, 6170, 6190
So there's your challenge this week - loads of ideas for great hair combinations so just go for it - there are no rules! We'll see you back here next week for last time's winners and more inspiration - we're looking forward to seeing your amazing makes!