Friday, 12 June 2015

WK 24 - Blues/Birthday Graph'It Colouring challenge sponsored by Di's Digis

Welcome back to another Friday of colouring!

Today we have more inspiration for you for our
Blues/Birthdays challenge
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which is kindly sponsored by the fabulous 

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You can enter anything that fits either of the themes! 
You have until Friday 19th June to enter

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER - 
YOU CAN USE ANY COLOURING MEDIUM YOU WISH! 
PRIZE 1:  
Random winner chosen by Random.org: Set of Graph'It markers
PRIZE 2: 
A random winner from The Design Team's Top 3 will win a $12 voucher to the Sponsor's store this week - how generous!

The winners from our last challenge are at the end of this post, but in the meantime let's see what the team have made for us this week: 

Yvonne -  This week I am bringing you 'Princess' from the new Serenity Collection from Polkadoodles.  The papers are from the same collection. I used the following colour palatte.


I used the following markers:  Skin: 4125, 4150, 3120, 4145
Hair: 3110, 3140, 3160
Dress & Wings: 7125, 7130, 7170
Crown: 1110, 1140, 1180
Flowers: 4145, 4135, 4175

Nikky...We're all trying to use colour palettes for inspiration to stretch our colour choices more but I have to admit I'm finding it rather hard LOL! I'm kind of a get on with it gal when it comes to my colouring and I just go with the flow but this was the palette I had in mind for this week...
Gorgeous tones! I'm such a muted fan it's really hard for me to venture into the 7150 area which is round where you will find cyan and the brighter blues shown on the palette here. Cyan is a cornerstone of any blue combination, it's one of the core colours which make up the entire colour wheel along with magenta, yellow and black, so it's important. When i'm trying to choose a blue I always look at cyan as my midtone and then tend to choose more of a muted version so the 71's are the colours I tend to use more in my colouring. I veered off this colour palette a little as I was viewing it on my phone and didnt realise I had a colour filter applied as I was viewing it haha! I'm such an idiot sometimes LOL! I basically used the palette as a guide but went with a more muted version of the colours as I wanted a really soft look to my sad little girl (this is Oddella Twigs from Polkadoodles).  
I actually added way more colour to this than I originally intended, I wanted to show you that you don't always have to colour really heavily, sometimes a few flicks of well placed colour is all you need so really I just paid attention to the face, hair and the water so this only took about an hour to colour...
I used:
Skin: 4105, 4150, 3105, 3120
Hair: 7101, 7105, 7110, 7119
Clothing: Dress 4110, 3210 Tights: 6180, 3210, 4110 with Grey brushliner Boots 3105, 3210, 4110
Water: Grey Brushliners plus 7150 applied over the top, 8120 for the grass
Graph'It White Shake, Graph'It Fineliner .005 and Graph'It Brushliner (all 4)

I am also loving using the brand new Graph'It waterbased Pigmented Fineliner pens - these are super fine and are available in a range of different size blacks which are perfect for getting into those tiny areas and adding some really dark black shadows just where you need to fill in - you know where you get a tiny bit of white that you just cant get even the finest nib into. The .003 Fineliner is just sublime and there is only one other pen brand that has this tiny size, it's so fine it's barely there but they finish off your images perfectly.

Graph'It have also just launched a new set of Black and Grey Fine Brushliners - and OMG you NEEEED these!!! The fine brush is just superb! These are currently available in black and 3 shades of grey and again are waterbased pigmented. I have been experimenting a little with these and I'm loving using them again just to finish off and add some extra definition to my work at the end. I used them here on the water under her feet - they blend a little but allow you to still get some texture and the brush is just amazing to work with, again if you find it hard to get the fine alcohol marker nib into some areas these are perfect for assisting you. They are really designed  for sketching and drawing but I am seriously in love with them.

Scatty Jan wooohooooo just love a bit of Oddella, this image is Oddella bow and you can find her in the Polkadoodles store here. Coloured with my Graph'Its a perfect match! I went for a more grey/blue colour theme using the colour palette for my Inspiration- Daring myself to use some darker skin tones which I adored using.

Graph'Its colours used
Skin 4125, 4135, 4145, 4150, 3120
Hair 9407, 9405, 9403, 9502, 
Clothes 9100, 9102, 9104, 9105

Anjie - For my card I have used the beautiful Serenity Stardust image from Polkadoodles. More details on my blog.
The Graph'It Markers I have used are:
Skin: 4105, 4125, 4150, 3120
Hair: 4120, 7122, 7125
Dress: 7140, 7150, 7160

   Kevin    For my card I have used this fabulous cheeky cowboy image from Polkadoodles Work & Play collection 3 I have given him rosy cheeks as he has been singing his heart out.

Graph'It Markers Used
Skin 4120.4155.4170
Blues 9101.9102.7125,7130.7180.7190
Browns 1270.1280.3125.3150.3160.3245
Reds 5220.5240.
White pen for spots on the scarf.


So remember, our challenge is
Blues/Birthdays and you can

Our random winner from our Crafty Sentiments challenge is
#12 Aunty Sue
Well done! Please email us here quoting code GIw24001 to claim your prize!


EDITED 12/6/15 - WE HAVE KINDLY BEEN CONTACTED BY AUNTY SUE WHO REQUESTED THIS BE RE-DRAWN AS SHE IS ON THE CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DT AND WE DIDNT REALISE THIS. SO THIS PRIZE IS NOW OFFERED TO OUR NEXT RANDOM WINNER FROM THE TOP 3, WHICH IS 
Please email us here quoting code GIw24001 to claim your prize!
THANKYOU AUNTY SUE - HOW KIND OF YOU! XX


And the Design Team's Top 3 favourite entries are:

#3 Ulla
#9 TMD
#7 Rora

Well done #7 Rora - you have won our sponsors prize of 3 Crafty Sentiments digis! 
Please email us here quoting code GIw24002 to claim your prize!
Thanks so much to everyone for entering your work was amazing!

See you all next week!

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