Friday, 7 August 2015

Wk 32 Inspired by Florals - Colouring Challenge at Graph'It markers sponsored by Make It Crafty

Welcome back to another Colouring challenge here with us at Graph'It Markers!
This is the 2nd week of our current theme which is
Inspired by Floral Tones
and this week we are extremely lucky to be sponsored by the amazing Make It Crafty! Make sure you go and check out their fabulous store for some great digis to use with our theme!

You can use any colours or combos of them to fit the challenge!
You have until Friday 14th August  to enter the challenge

PRIZE 1:  Random winner chosen by Set of Graph'It markers
PRIZE 2:  The Design Team's favourite from the Top 3 will win a $10 Gift Certificate from Make It Crafty - How generous!  Whoop whoop! 

Before we get to the inspiration we are excited to announce that we have yet another new stockist for Graph'It, so you can now purchase your markers from 
CULT PENS who also ship International so if you're overseas it's a bonus!

The winner of our last challenge is at the end of this post but let's see what the team have made this week!...

Scatty Jan  I used the beautiful image Exquisite Princess, My teamie Yvonne gave me a lovely colour Palette for inspiration for my colours- Adored colouring her in , such beautiful long hair

The Graph'It Markers I used were
Skin 3120, 4125, 4135, 4145, 4150
Blues 7130, 7125, 7101
Pinks 5140, 5130, 3120
Green 8150, 8160
Graph'It Shake Marker white

Anjie - The image I am using is Whisper Princess.
And the colour palette chosen for me to use was just gorgeous, so pretty!....
The Graph'It Markers I have used are:
Skin: 4105, 4125, 4150, 3120
Hair: 5110, 5115, 5120
Dress: 8115, 8245, 8270
Mix It Palette.
Nikky...I loved this colour challenge! Cara very kindly chose a great palette for me to try and emulate and at first I went 'ewwww I hate yellow!' then I went 'ewwww I hate GOLD!' Then I just picked up my big girl pants and went for it - that's what the whole idea of these palettes is about - instead of each of us choosing the same old colours week in week out and the same combinations, we have to choose something we may not normally go for. And this combo for me sure wasnt one I'd pick but boy! How lovely is it!! 
I love having all our amazing sponsors with us each week and this is our first week with Make It Crafty - I kinda chose this image accidentally and wow - that hair! It made me feel a little faint at first LOL! But it's all about breaking down your image into sections so you don't get overwhelmed, and just tackle one section at a time and work through it. 
This image is called Bella's Party and you can get here HERE....
The real challenge this week for me was how to incorporate the 'GOLD' from the palette, so it was a case of grab my trusty Graph'It Shake Gold Glitter marker and go for it!....
You can see the Gold Graph'It Shake marker more in the hair and on the clothing here. Because the glitter is encased in a clear acrylic medium it deposits really well but you can move it around with a paintbrush or even a blender or marker if you wish. The nibs are fine but not too fine.
You really only see the glitter once you move the paper around so it gives a lovely subtle glittery sheen but unlike some other products out there you CAN actually see it ok! It's also great to just push around with your fingers to get a little sheen and glittery effect. I dont like going too OTT but if you like you can allow it to dry and really build up quite a strong base of glitter by layering.
The Graph'It marker colours I used were:
Skin: 4101, 4105, 4125, 4150, 3105, 4145 & 4135 cheeks
Dress: 1140, 1180, 1250
Hair: 7220, 7240, 7260, 7280
Graph'It Glitter Shake GOLD
Graph'It Waterbased Brushliners (4pk) Greys

Cara I love the images we were given to work with this week... I chose Chantelle at the Races and she has the most stunning hair and outfit .. how I would love to look like that when I went out!!
So here is my lovely colour palette chosen by our boss lady Nikky.

I love this colour palette but I have to be honest I did find it challenging, i'm usually a bold and bright kind of girl ....

...and here you can see I was very naughty and completely strayed from the palette (oooops). 

Now for those of you who struggle with lighter softer palettes like me Nikky did give me a great tip to try next time and that is to work backwards and go from light to dark and that way you get to set out your highlights and hopefully wont lose them like I did!

The Graph'it colours I used were:
Skin:6140,3120,3105,4155,4115 and 4135 for the cheeks.
Hair, Feathers and flowers: 3290,3255,3250,3245.
Pinks: 5180, 5160, 5130
Green: 6170 (for shadows) 8270,8260,8250.

Kevin  I have used this fun image called  Aussie Santa the Floral colour palette I have used was picked for me by Team mate Jan.

Graph'It markers used
Skin 4155.4170.3105.3110
Hair 9500..9501..9503.
Clothing 1130..11.50..8210..8250,
Hat & Sandals 8270..8280..1150.

WOW! More fabulous colouring and inspiration from the team!
So time for our winners from last time, which was the 2 Tones challenge...
Our random winner who will receive a pack of Graph'It markers is
Well done! So please email us here to claim, quoting code: GIw3202
The entries for this challenge were superb and there was some great makes to fit the challenge so we couldn't just choose 3 favourites so we have had to make it a Top 5 this week!

and #16 Patty Sue you are the random winner! 
You have won a set of digis from our Sponsor Kenny K so please email us here to claim, quoting code: GIw3202

So don't forget - the challenge is 
Inspired by Florals

You can use any colours or combos of them to fit the challenge!

You have until Friday 14th August  to enter the challenge

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