Friday, 24 October 2014

wk 43... Extra FX Inspiration - Graph'It Colouring Crazy Challenge

Welcome back to another super Graph'It colouring treat!

Our challenge for you again this week is

Extra FX
and this is our 2nd week of this challenge so you can ENTER HERE

This challenge 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!

You can see the winners of our last challenge at the bottom of this post but let's see what the team have made this week!

Nikky...I love making backgrounds and little scenes for my characters when I colour, it can really lift a project and because it's something you do yourself it makes your character or image totally unique which is just fab! 
I decided to actually go really easy peasy but show you a cool background which can really change your images quite dramatically and this is my new fave at the mo...just add colours onto the Mix'It palette and pick up the colour with a blender brush and apply, working from a smallish dot and then extending the colour outwards as you work in a might find it looks a little bleachy and mottled but once you've blended the edges of the circles to make them really soft, go back and add more colour into the centre and it will look perfect! Depending on what colours you use and how daring you want to be is up to you, have a play and experiment! I used this Octavia image which you can get here.

Skin, 4125, 4150, 3120
Hair 5115, 5135, 5140, 5180
Dress: 5135
Background: 5115, 7130, 7110, 4145, 4147, 5125, 7210, 6130  & Silver glitter pen.

I really enjoyed this challenge I had such fun making my background, The image I have used is from Polkadoodles Festive Hollybobs Cd Rom I printed the image twice so that I could cut one out to use as a mask, I created my background by roughly colouring the the whole area with 9101,9102 & 9500, I then masked my image and sprayed some Mix it fluid, I then used the blender pen to remove some colour and give a snowing effect, I also added some Silver glitter pen spots, after it dried off I coloured the image and then added a little frantage to bring the snow effect over my image. I hope you like it.
Skin, 4150..4155..4170..4180
Background,9101..9102..9500 Blender..Mix It Fluid & Silver glitter pen.

Wendy -  For my background I've used this lovely image called 'Octavia thinking' available from Polkadoodles.  I decided to put her in a meadow of flowers.

Graph it colours used:-
Background - 9101  9201  6110  6120  6130  6170  8250  8280  5115  Blender
Skin - 4115  4145  4125  4150  4155  4135
Hair - 4110  3210  3255  3245  3290  1150  1250
Dress - 4120  4145  4175  5215

Cara I decided to colour up a sunset for a background to my little Mr Foxy image.  I used lots of different colours and just layers up the background, finally I went over with the blender pen to soften the edges of the clouds.

Graph'it colours used:
Sky: 2180,2170,2150,2105,1180 neutral greys
Mr Foxy: 3190,3180,3170,3130,2180,2170

Lizzy-  For my background I wanted to make an ominous looking sky.  I made a stencil with different sized circle punches for the clouds and then added in the road and ground below.

Graph'it color combos used:
skin: 4125, 4150, 4170, 3125/ 4145, 4135, cheeks
hair: 1210, 1230, 1250, 3125
shirt: 6140 mixed with 9407, 9404
boots: 3125, 3120, 3110
backpack and leggings: 9407, 9405, 9404, 9402
sleepingbag, shirt, eyes: 9201, 8110, 8120, 8280
ground: 3210, 3245, 3250, blender
clouds: 9100, 9101, 6110, 9104

Janet I've gone for something really different and made all my own backgrounds using Graph'it Markers on metal and parchment paper and then embossing and die cutting them.

one a man's version

and a girly version
I've used a mixed variety of colours that just go together and the blending fluid spray.

Such fabulous ideas on how to create some great effects again this week! 

Don't forget you don't have to use Graph'It markers to enter and you can win some goodies!

Let's get to the winners of our last challenge which was Autumn Colours! selected:   No 3 Coldwaters 

as our goodie prize winner - well done!
email us here to claim your prize quoting code
GIw43001w40 to claim your prize! Whoop Whoop!

The Design Team's Top 3 favourites are:
32 Asha
5 Susan
31 Angelique

There were so many great entries this week it took us aggges to decide - so a huge well done everyone and thankyou for entering!

We'll be back next week to see you all with some fab news!
See you there! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh WOW I am thrilled to bits to have been picked as the winner thank you so much, I would also like to congratulate the top 3 and to say how beautiful and inspirational the DT projects always are. I will send off an e-mail asap.
    lorraine x


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