Friday, 18 September 2015

Wk 38 - Patterns - Craft Colouring Challenge with Graph'It markers, Cult Pens & Nikki Burnette

Welcome back to another new week at Graph'It Colouring Challenge!

You can see Graph'It markers on 

tune in to join Nikky in a special Mixed Media show! Great chance to pick up some hints and tips and there are some great products on the show too!

This week we are thrilled to be sponsored by the fabulous

Nikki has some amazing art for you to colour so make sure you head over and have a nosey around her store!

This week our challenge is
We want to see any of your colouring makes which include any kind of pattern - as an extra twist we made the Design Team use one of the palettes below so you can also use these if you wish! Great colours to inspire you a little along the way! 

The closing date for this challenge is Sat 2nd October and we will announce the winners on 9th October.  You can use any colouring medium you like to enter, you don't have to use our products!

We have some great prizes for you this week! 
PRIZE 1: 3 digi images from Nikki Burnette, our sponsor this week

TO WIN: - random winner from the Design Team's Top 3 favourites, chosen by
A set of Graph'It markers
Kindly donated and sponsored by the amazing store 

Cult Pens have a fantastic Graph'It Promotion on at the moment, 3 for 2  HERE so head over there and grab some bargains - you can get a FREE tutorial DVD!!

So let's see what the team have made for you!
As an extra twist we made the Design Team use one of the palettes below so you can also use these if you wish but you don't have to! Great colours to inspire you a little along the way! 

Nikky...Wow, Nikki Burnette has some amazing art in her store perfect for us crafters to colour and practice! I picked this beautiful image called MINA when I saw the challenge. I feel like I cheated a little with the pattern but I really really wanted to colour this and make all that water - it just seems to me like this is a porthole and she is swimming through it from the sea and all that water is gushing through....I used the Blues colour palette but I had to add some purples and greens so in the end it changed, but hey! that's what colour palettes are there for - to inspire us and help us along the way.
The main challenge for me here was that I used the Blender and Mix It fluid and Palette very heavily on this image to give me loads of really lush blending and effects.

The Mix'It palette is a substrate which allows you to custom blend your Graph'It colours onto and then pick the colour up with a blender to give you a much softer instead of adding colour to the image and then trying to blend it out ON the paper, you mix the colour with Mix'It fluid, use the blender to pick it up and then apply - resulting in soft fluffy clouds like on this one - just keep using your blender pen to soften the edges as you build up the colour in layers....(you really need to do this with a brush nib)
I used the same palette technique on the water and on the tail - helping me create an almost luminous effect because you can add more and more layers without worring about blending everything out and making a mess - you need to practice a little first. I used my Graph'It Shake white pen (desert island product for me) to add definition to the water coming through the porthole and to add splashes.
Colours used:
Skin: 4101, 4105, 4125, 4150, 3105, 6110 lilac, 6130 Lilac cheeks 4145, 4135
Blues/greens on mermaid and sea: 7220, 7240, 7260, 7280, 6145, 6150, 6155, 6195
Reds: 5220, 5245, 5280

Claire C I've had fun with my Mix'It Palette and Fluid along with my blender pen colouring this gorgeous image from Nikki Burnette

I have to confess I've lost my list of colours but I used my blender pen to create the brick effect on the wall and I used my Mix'It palette to create the sky and candlelight effect

Yvonne - Hi there everyone! Well these images are GOR-geous! I loved the image I got to play with, the challenge was a stinker though! Lol!!! I used 'Serafina & Firenze' and you can find it here.  You see the rule of thumb is and always should the background FIRST! So obviously, I coloured my image and it took me ages and I was sooooo happy with it and then I remembered I was supposed to be creating a pattern........uh-oh! Then I thought, embossing folders, they are patterns and you get embossing folders with clouds on them, soooooo lets do a background with clouds. 

With my Mix It fluid, my Mix It Palette and my blender pen I went for it and to be honest I am not 100% sure it worked, BUT I gave it a go! I coloured the image with the following markers:

Skin: 4125, 3105, 3110, mix it palette
Purples: 6130, 6140, 6150
Greens: 8290, 8270, 8245
Wand: 3255, 3230, 3120
Bird: 3120, 3230, 3255, 1210, 1240, 1280, 7125 (eye)
Witchy power glow: 1110, 1180
Greys added into to clothing: 9502, 9503, 9500
Clouds: 9501, 9500, 9101 - lots of blender
Sky: 7101, 7105, 9100, mix it palette
Mountain path: 9500 (base) dots of 9101, 9501, 9502, 9503, blender! 

Oh and although I started off with the traditional Halloween palette, I think it's safe to say in the end I used both!!!! :) 

Amazing colouring from the team, Wow!!

So time to announce the winners of our last challenge which was Week 35, Anything Goes/backgrounds, sponsored by Stamping Boutique.

Our random winner chosen by is No 16 Elena F
Well done, please email us here and quote code GIw38001 to claim your prize which is a set of Graph'It Markers supplied by our sponsor Cult Pens!

The Design Team's Top 3 are:
No 6 Jacki D - congratulations, you were the Top 3 random winner
and have won 2 images from our lovely sponsor The Stamping Boutique!
please email us here and quote code GIw38002 to claim your prize!
No 29 Darlene
and No 16 Elena F - wow, stunning make!

There were some amazing makes this week and some stunning background ideas - we found it so hard to choose, so big thanks to everyone who entered!

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