Friday, 17 October 2014

wk 42...Extra FX - Graph'It colouring challenge with tutorials

Welcome back to your Friday Graph'It colouring treat!

Our challenge for you this week is

Extra FX

Which basically translates as some extra little colouring effects we want you to show us! This can be spotty effects, textures, backgrounds, fancy schmancy - the result is up to you! 

You have until Oct 31st at noon GMT to enter and you can use any brand of alcohol marker to enter - our random winner will receive a pack of Graph'Its and the DT will choose their Top 3!

Now last week we had a tutorial from Nikky and although this doesnt follow the theme for this week let's see the next video.....

Nikky...Hi again! I've had a bad week with hurting my back and having waited all week for it to wear off it did so this morning only I awoke to a really nasty cold, bad throat and no voice! Why am I telling you this?...in the hope you'll forgive me for losing/deleting the other 2 videos in the series we started last week!
I filmed all 4 together at the same time and on this week's version for hair the first video gets cut off when my battery died right near the end (I'm forever the professional haha!)...so there was 2 videos for this section and then a 3rd for the clothing but I *cough cough* appear to have deleted them both! I'm not in any state to re-film this for you this week so can only apologise but I still wanted to share this with you and I promise I will do a PROPER series in the next couple of weeks again!
So here is round 2 of this image...

To make it extra hard for the DT for this challenge they all had to add some kind of background effects, so let's see what they've made!....


Yvonne - Hi there everyone. Well I made my first Halloween card earlier on in the week and I made a lovely Halloween sky with Distress Inks, after I was finished I thought to myself, I bet I could do that with Graph'Its, so here is my effort at my own background using these fabulous markers. The Spooky House, Dracula and the Mummy are all available as instant downloads from Polkadoodles. 


Markers used are as follows:
Sky:  2105, 2110, 2120, 2140, 2160, 2150, 2180
Grass:  8280, 8270, 9504
Dracula:  4125, 4155, 4170, 6140, 6175, 6185, 9505, 9507, 9508, 9509, 9905 & 9099
Mummy:  9500, 9502 and lots of Blender
 House Windows:  1150, 1250
Pumpkins:  2110, 2150, 2180



Penni - I decided to create a different type of background, more abstract / fantasy


Graph'It Markers used 
Background - 8240, 7220, 1170 with Mix'It Fluid 
Skin - 4170, 4125, 4120
Hair - 9404 and 0000
Dress - 1180, 1110, 1250
Ballet Slippers - 4135, 5140

Here's a close-up

There is a Photo Tutorial on my blog showing how I created this background effect. 


Anjie - When I saw this challenge I must admit I panicked a little bit, well quite a lot actually! While I'm ok at colouring images, creating backgrounds I can't do! Anyway I had a go and this is what I came up with.

To create the background, after colouring the sky I used the blender to take out some of the colour in the shape of clouds.
The colours I used are:
Skin: 4125, 4150, 4135, 4145, 3120, 3210
Hair: 3210, 3245, 3250, 3255
Clothes: 8130, 8140, 8150, 8160
Sky: 7105
Grass: 8110, 8120, 8130, 8240, 8270
More info on the rest of the card is on my blog


Claire Boelema - I've been poorly this week and as such didn't have time to spend colouring up images and creating fancy backgrounds. So I made a really quick background using Graph'It markers, acetate and Mix It Fluid. Full details can be found on my blog.


Graph'It Markers Used
1180, 2150, 5160 and 7290
Mix It Fluid


Claire C I've used my Graph'It markers to colour the leaves on the background of my card as well as the main image. I'm really loving this technique as the markers create a gorgeous effect on Maimeri Iridescent medium




colours used: 
Hair: 3145, 3120, 1230,1210
Skin: 4180,4155, 4115, 4125 (plus 4135)
Dress: 4135, 4145, 5115
Greens: 8220, 82508280
Browns: 3180, 3160, 3145, 
Leaves: 2150, 5280, 1270, 8280 and Mix'It fluid


What fabulous ideas the team have come up with! 

The winners from our Pink/Light Source challenge are:


#3 Vic

Well done! Email us at sales@polkadoodles.co.uk quoting code GIw420001 to claim your prize of a fab set of Graph'it markers!

And the Design Team's Top 3 this week are:
#13 Coops
#12 Nini

We'll be back next week with the winners from the last challenge and more inspiration - can't wait to see your entries for this challenge!
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1 comment:

  1. Been looking for another colouring challenge blog - glad to have found you :)

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