Friday 25 September 2015

Wk39 Christmas Colouring Craft Challenge at Graph'it markers with Polkadoodles & Cult Pens

Welcome back to another fabulous colouring challenge here at Graph'It! 

This week our challenge for you is to use
Now the team have used a colour palette but you can enter ANY Christmas colours you like and your project can be anything you want, it's up to you.
Closing date: Fri 9th October, the winners will be announced the following week. 

Our Digi Sponsor this week is the fabulous store at Polkadoodles so make sure you head over and grab some great images to colour up!

Here are the colour palettes we've used which we thought would be some great inspiration for you if your mojo is running a little low...
We have some great prizes for you this week! 
PRIZE 1: 3 digi images from Polkadoodles, our sponsor this week
TO WIN: - random winner from the Design Team's Top 3 favourites, chosen by
PRIZE 2: 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!

 Nikky....I always love using my Graph'It markers, they're so vibrant and I love making backgrounds for my images with the blender and Mix'It Fluid and Palette....the image I used is Octavia which can be found here from Polkadoodles....
I coloured the background with dark blues and outlined some tree silhouettes...I dont often use the really dark blues so it was nice to go really bold and dark for a change. I took the dropper out of the Mix'It fluid and just randomly dripped drops of fluid on the background...I'd like to say I planned this planet background but it was accidental LOL. I then just got my blender and created circles and stars by spreading the fluid around before it evaporated off. I had to trim a lot off this as the card was going to be massive if I'd kept the background going as the image was printed quite large. I then added some swirls using the blender pen and then added rings around some circles to make them into planets using my desert island White Graph'It Shake pen which I cant live without....
I wanted it to look like she was walking on ice so I made sure the floor was done in a lighter blue and then added plenty of grey and again used my White Graph'It shake for the snow - if you scribble it on and then spread it with your finger really quickly you can get some amazing soft blends which are perfect for adding highlights into areas where you failed to leave enough white, I just love how the snow is coming up over here boots with the grey cast shadow underneath, I think this makes it look really 3D and icy.
Colours used: Skin: 4101, 4105, 4125, 4150, 3105, 3120, 4135&4145 cheeks
Hair: Neutral Greys
Cloak: 6150, 6160, 5280
Cloak Fur: 4110, 4101, 7220, 9101
Background: 6190, 6185, 7190, 7185, 7175, 7165, 7160

Caroline ....I have used Oddella with heart which i think is such a cutie. I placed Mix'It fluid in a  water brush and picked ink up off the Mix'It palette, then put small dabs where I wanted them and went straight over them with a piece of spritzed jute. When i was happy with the whole thing I then lightly spritzed the whole background.. I did all this before i coloured my digi in.
Skin 4105, 4125, 4150, 3105
hair 9909 5520, 5545, 9506
clothes 8220, 8260, 8270, 5210, 5220, 5245, 1170

Yvonne - I chose to colour Robin for this challenge from Polkadoodles Work & Play Festive Hollibobs which you can get as a digi download, a CD-Rom or as a single digi.  I coloured the backing card with my markers, namely 9101, 9102, 9103 and then I lay a template of stars on string (ok I made the name up but that's how I think of it), I then took a deep breath and spritzed it with my Mix It Fluid.
I coloured Robin with the following markers:
Skin: 4125, 3105, 3110 & mix it palette
Hair: 3105, 3110
Jacket and Boots:  5210, 5220, 5245, 5280
Scarf, Mitts and Jeans: 9101, 9102, 9103, 9104
Hat: 5210, 5220, 5245, 5280, 9101, 9102, 9103, 1210, 1230, 1270, 3110
Mistletoe: 5220, 5245, 8250, 8130, 8160
I went over the 'snow' with Graph'It Marker Silver Glitter pen.

Claire C I've coloured this gorgeous image 'husky hugs' from Octavia Frosted Winter Collection, I adore this image!! I created my night sky by colouring up with lots of dark blues and blue greys and then splashing on some Mix'It Fluid, easy peasy :-)

Colours used:

Background: 9104, 9102,7185, 7175,7170, 7130 plus Mix'It Fluid, Blender pen,White Graph'It Shake Pen
Skin: 3105, 4150,4125, 4105 plus 4135
Hair: 3245, 3120,1230,1210
Clothes: 3160, 5145, 5120,5110 plus 9509,9507,9503,9501

So there's our inspiration for this week, hope you found some ideas for your own backgrounds too - go on, have a go!
We'll be back next week and will announce the winners from the last challenge - we look forward to seeing all your wonderful makes!

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