Friday, 28 March 2014

Wk 13 - Springtime Pastels - Graph'It Colour Crazy challenge inspiration

Hi everyone and welcome to another Friday of colour Inspiration! 
Before we get to the challenge we have some TV news - you can catch a brand new
Graph'It colouring show on Create and Craft TV on
Monday 31st March at 9am with Nikky
A great opportunity to get loads of hints and tips on colouring (no matter what markers you use!) from Nikky and a chance to really see Graph'Its in action to make your own mind up if they're as good as we say they are! Don't miss it!! 

Our Week 12 & 13 challenge is 
Springtime Pastels
You have until 4th April at noon GMT to enter this challenge and our Random Winner will receive a pack of Graph'Its to try! The Design Team will also choose their favourite Top 3 and we will announce the winner on 11th April.

This week we are announcing our Week 10 Male theme winner...
Chosen by Random.org our winner is
No 20 Diane
Well done Diane!! Please email us using code GIWK130001 to claim your prize HERE

The Design Team's favourite Top 3 are:
#4 Sue
#7 Lucy
#25 Jane
Well done everyone, we loved your makes this week! 

So let's get over to the Inspiration for the challenge - to enter this challenge
don't forget we have that great prize to go for!

Claire I've used one of the gorgeous new images from the Polkadoodles Work and Play 1 Collection, I love this glamorous singer!
Colours used: hair 3180, 3250, 3245,1230
Skin 4180, 4155, 4115, 4120 and 5110
Dress: 5110, 5115, 6140, 6130

Susan -This week I have used one of these cute stamps designed by Nikky Hall. She is from a collection called Tatty Twinkle and was a sell out range of stamps on Create and Craft this week - watch out for more Tatty Twinkle shows coming soon!...
 GI's used Hair 3210 ,3245 ,3255 ,3270
Skin 4125 ,4115 ,4155 ,4145 ,9401
Dress 7125 ,7130 ,1210 ,1230 

More gorgeous inspiration from the Team! 
To enter this challenge:
don't forget we have that great prize to go for!
You have until 4th April at noon GMT to enter this challenge and our Random Winner will receive a pack of Graph'Its to try! The Design Team will also choose their favourite Top 3 and we will announce the winner on 11th April. See you next week!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Wk 12 Springtime pastels... Graph'It Colour challenge

Hello and welcome back to another Graph'It Colour challenge!
Spring is a-coming here in the UK, the flowers are all springing forth with their glorious colours so this week we have challenged the team to use a 
Springtime Pastels
theme
You have until 4th April at noon GMT to enter this challenge and our Random Winner will receive a pack of Graph'Its to try! The Design Team will also choose their favourite Top 3 and we will announce the winner on 11th April.

When you look at the Graph'it Colour chart it can appear that because the colours are so very vibrant and rich, that there aren't any pastel tones, but this is very far from the truth. Pastels are very often represented by wishy washy pale colour tones which don't make much impact but by keeping the depth of the pigments so rich Graph'it have some lovely pastels to offer us. Try 5110, 5115, 6130 just for a start.

This week we don't have a winner to announce as we are now a fortnightly challenge but will announce our Week 10 winner next Friday. You can still enter that challenge HERE if you're very quick and get your entry in today!

Watch out for news of another Graph'It show coming up on Create and Craft at the end of March - we'll have more news on that for you next week : )

So, without further ado, let's get the DT inspiration!...

Anjie...The image and sentiment is Dollie Daydream - Sleepyhead Digistamp, which is also available in the Polkadoodles Etsy store.  I have made rolled roses from the same papers and added some die cuts. 
The Graph'It Markers I have used are:
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170, 4175
Clothes: 6110, 6120, 6140
Pinks: 5110, 5115, 5125

Zoe - I really enjoyed this challenge as I usually colour bright, bold colours so I had to rein myself in to colour pastels! I used this pretty girl character from Candy Doodles collection.   I created a simple white background using the fabulous fence & lanterns from the Doobadoo range as well as some pastel coloured flowers, gems & Candi from my stash. I also used my blender with all combinations to lighten and blend where necessary.
The Graph It colours I used are -
Skin = 4120, 4135, 4145, 4150 & 3120, Hair = 4150, 5140, 6160 & 3190
Shoes = 5115, 5120 & 5130, Jeans = 9100, 9102, 9103 & 9105
Top/hairband = 4110 & 1210, Dress: 6140,6120,6110,5110
Hair: 3180, 3150,3145, 1230, Skin: 4180, 4145, 4115, 4124 

Cara...I decided to use my mix it pallet for this challenge to help me achieve a soft watercolour effect to my image. I stamped my image on Watercolour card which worked really well with the blender which I used to "paint with". It also helped having the Brush nib on the blender pen.  I was a little scared to use this technique before but now I've taken the plunge I really love it and will be using it more often!
Graph'it's used:
Skin: 4175, 4170, 4135
Hair: 3820, 3255
Pink: 5120, 4135
Blue: 7130, 9120
Green: 8290,8280,8260
Mix it pallet and blender pen.

So there's your inspiration from the team - gorgeous as always! Don't forget to please follow our rules in the sidebar which are very simple and easy. Thanks for joining us and we'll see you next week! x

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Friday, 14 March 2014

Wk 11 Graph'It Colour challenge....Male Colours Week 2

Hi everyone, welcome to another day at the best colour challenge around!

This is our 2nd week looking at the challenge theme of
Male Colours
and we have lots more inspiration for you this week from the team.

Remember you don't have to use Graph'It to enter but please follow the challenge rules which are in the sidebar for you and you must be a follower to win that random prize. 
The winner of this challenge will receive some great Graph'It stash and you have until Friday 21st March at noon GMT to enter. 

The Random Winner of our Week 8 Challenge which was Colouring Denim is 

No 2 SHAZZA 

- well done! Email us here to claim your prize!
The Design Team's Top 3 are:
#9 Coldwaters, #11 Lucy and #7 Coops

Well done everyone, thanks so much for joining us and don't forget to grab your blinkies! We will be asking someone from this month's entries to join us as a Guest Designer in April.

So let's see what the Design Team have for you in the way of extra inspiration with Male colours this week - and don't forget to drop by next week for a brand new challenge!...

Kevin I have made a Rocker card  using this fabulous Drummer boy image from the New Polkadoodles Work & Play 1 Cd Rom but you can also get this as a digi too here. The images in this collection are fun and lovely to colour too.
Graph'It Markers used
Skin 4110..4150..4170..4180
Hair 3130..3150..3170
Clothing 9101..9102..7125..8280..8270..8240..9503..9501..9505
Drum kit 9501..9503..1250..1210..1140

Zoe  - So for this card, I used my Graph It's to create some of the background as well as colour the main image. The image is Emma Canning - Web surfing which is perfect for those boys young & old! I used inks to start the background but then used my Graph It's through a stencil to build depth. I added extra accents from my stash.

The Graph It's I used are - 
Skin = 4125, 4115, 4155 & 3210
Hair = 3125, 3150, 3170 & 3290
Laptop/background = 9100, 9102, 9103 & 9105

So there we have some extra inspiration for this great theme - don't forget you don't need to use our products to enter but you MUST follow our rules and be a follower of our blog to be considered for that random prize! 
To enter pop over to last week's post HERE and add your link!
We will see you back here next week for a brand new challenge ! 

Friday, 7 March 2014

Wk 10 Graph'It Colouring challenge - Male Colours

Hello and Happy Friday everyone, it's the weekend already!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the last challenge which closes today - we hope you're loving the extra inspiration week we're bringing you now and the extended deadlines : )


So what do we have for you this week then?....This week our challenge is 

Male Colours

I love using masculine tones in my colouring, it can make a card look totally different even when it's not a male themed card. It's quite interesting that the team all went for male cards! 


Remember you don't have to use Graph'It to enter but please follow the challenge rules which are in the sidebar for you. The winner of this challenge will receive some great Graph'It stash and you have until Friday 21st March at noon GMT to enter. 

The Random Winner of our Week 7 Challenge which was Floral/Love isNo 42 Michele 
- well done Michele! Email us here to claim your prize!
The Design Team's Top 3 are:
#12 Lisa, #11 Julie and #41 Jane

Well done everyone, thanks so much for joining us and don't forget to grab your blinkies! We will be asking someone from this month's entries to join us as a Guest Designer on our last post of March.

So let's see what the Design Team have for you this week - and don't forget to drop by next week for some more inspiration for this challenge!...

Nikky...I might be cheating a little with my male colours but I really don't use yellow much for female themed projects and find I use it way more with masculine things. I wanted to show how you can apply the masculine colours but still use them on a very feminine project. You can see more of how I made this here.
Graph'It colours I used:
Uniform: 1230, 1250, 1270, 9403
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170, 4175, 4145
Pole: 5245, 9403

Anjie...
The image is from LOTV. The papers are from the Pretty Tuff CD Rom which is fabulous for male cards of all ages. The honeycomb embossing is created using the  Doobadoo Chicken wire/Honeycomb Mask/Stencil. The embellishments are from the Doobadoo Laser cut paper leaves and the Doobadoo Kraft die cut crowns.  
The Graph'It Markers I have used are:
Hat & Dungarees: 7220, 7240, 7260
Dog: 2130, 3250, 3160, 3180
Bench, Shirt & Shoes: 1210, 1230, 1270
Grass: 8130, 8150, 8160

I've used the following Graph'It Colours:
Greens, 8220, 8240, 8120
Browns: 3245, 3250, 3130, 3150,3180
Skin: 4180, 4155, 4115,4125 (5110 blush)
Blues: 7130, 7125,7105
Mix'It Palette and blender pen

Susan - This week I have used the new collection by Polkadoodles - Work and Play 1... It is just adorable. I have coloured him with my Graphit Markers (listed below ) the papers are from the new CD, and have you seen my cogs, well they're from Doobadoo...
List of Graph'its used
Skin 4110 ,4115,4155
Hair 3210 ,3245 ,3255,3270
Overalls 9100 ,9102 ,9103 ,9104
Top & gloves 1230 ,1250 ,2180
Tools 5240 ,5245  9501 ,9503  boots 9506 ,9508


Iris - Here comes another male card...lol Didn't even think to make something else than a male card. As soon as I read male colors I was also thinking male card. My image is by LOTV, as is the sentiment.

 Colors I've used:
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4180, 4135
Hair: 3190, 3140, 3120
Shirt: 7290, 7270, 7250, 7220
Pants: 3210, 3245, 9400
Package: 9400, 9401
Tag: 4110, 4120
Silver Graph'It Shake to outline the train die cut.

Fabulous inspiration this week!
Don't forget the challenge is Male Colours but you don't need to make something for a man!

Remember you don't have to use Graph'It to enter but please follow the challenge rules which are in the sidebar for you. The winner of this challenge will receive some great Graph'It stash and you have until Friday 21st March at noon GMT to enter.
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