Friday, 11 December 2015

WK 49/50 - GOLD OR SILVER Craft Colouring Challenge by Graph'It Markers

Welcome back to Week 2 of our current challenge which is

Gold or Silver
and you can
You can interpret this challenge as you like - we have some colour palettes below for inspiration but basically anything including gold or silver can be entered!
You can enter ANY kind of make you like, whatever colours you like and your project can be anything you want, it's up to you. 
You can use any colouring medium you like to enter, you don't have to use our products!
Closing date: We are taking a little break over Christmas, so we are extending our closing date for this challenge to Fri 25th December, the winners will be announced on our first post of the New Year which is on Fri 1st Jan!

Our Digi Sponsor this week is the fabulous Digital Delights, who have a fantastic selection of images for you to use, so head over and fill your shopping baskets!

Digital Delights by Louby Loo is your one stop shop for all your digital stamps, paper piecing and digital products which are instantly downloadable. 

There is a wide range of digital papers and cut files for all your crafting projects and their low prices reflect the belief that crafting should not only be fun but affordable too!!

Our prizes for this challenge are:
Prize 1: A $5 gift voucher for the Digital Delights store - TO WIN: - random winner chosen by random.org
Prize 2: - 2 images from the Stamping Boutique store - if the winner used a STAMPING BOUTIQUE or GLITTERBABE image they will receive 1 extra image of their choice making a total of 3 images....TO WIN: - random winner chosen by random.org
PRIZE 3: A set of Graph'It markers, Kindly donated and sponsored by the amazing store

TO WIN: - random UK winner chosen by random.org (we can only post to UK residents so if you wish to be included in this draw please state UK with your name to make it a little easier for us to select our random UK winner).....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 this week...

The team have also used these colour palettes for some inspiration this week...

Claire C Claire C I loved colouring this cute little chap, he really makes me smile. Colours used: 
Penguin: 9909 9507 9505 9503 4105 4147

Beak and feet: 2180 1170 1150

Reds: 3180 5280 5220 5210

Greens 8190 8180 8160


Nikky....I havent had chance to put this little fella called Baby Snow onto a card yet but he was really great to colour. 
I didnt follow the gold and silver theme but I did try and follow this colour palette instead...
Now I have to admit I was really lazy this week - I printed him onto a really duff 80gsm copy paper which just happened to be in the printer and didnt realise till i came to colour him, but I didnt have much option by then so I had to just go with the duff paper and the feeling of dread, knowing how much my markers would bleed.
What happened next was a complete accident really - yes, honestly! I coloured up really quickly and as the paper was almost like blotting paper it soaked the ink so fast I realised that I was getting a bit of a watercoloured look completely unintentionally so I just went with it. I just added my blender to smooth out the blends back into the white paper and left it at that, but was super careful with the reds and made sure I coloured inside the lines - I've got so used to Graph'its not bleeding ever that it was a real shock to the system, I felt like I was colouring with some of my markers from the bad old days LOL.
I wanted to give a feeling of depth and temperature so I added a little blue shadow snowman behind him for a background effect and lots of snowflakes and some snowballs. When you colour snow it's important to pay more attention to the shadows to give yourself a feeling of depth otherwise it just looks one dimensional - make sure you get blue greys and some neutral greys involved in the shadows too....
Colours used: 7101, 7105, 7110 cheeks 4145
Red 5245, Green 8110, 8120, orange 3150
Grey 9400, 9404, Blue grey 9101, 9104
Lots of blender

Anjie...
The colours I have used are:
Elf skin: 4105, 4125, 4150, 3120
Bears: 1230, 1250, 1270 and Mix It fluid on my jumper and pressed on the bears.
Bunny and Mouse: 9500, 9501, 9502, 9503
Reds: 5210, 5215, 5220

So it's time for our Week 47/48 Winners!
Our prizes for this challenge are: 

PRIZE 1: a £10 gift voucher from Polkadoodles, our sponsor wk 47
TO WIN: - random winner chosen by random.org
#77 Norma - well done! email us quoting code GIw50001 to claim!

PRIZE 2: 2 digi images from All Dressed Up, our sponsor wk 48
TO WIN: - random winner chosen by random.org
#29 Bernadet  - Well done! email us quoting code GIw500002 to claim! 

PRIZE 3: A set of Graph'It markers
Goes to #55 Jackie C - well done please email us quoting code GIw50003

Well done to all our winners!

Remember, the current challenge is 
GOLD OR SILVER 
and you can
See you next week!

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