Friday, 28 February 2014

Wk 9 Graph'It colour challenge...Colouring Denim 2

Hi everyone and it's Friday again, where does the time go!?!

Last week we set you the challenge of 
Colouring Denim 
and this week we are bringing you some additional inspiration for this challenge with some more inspiring colouring from the team....

Many people seem to really struggle with choosing the right colours for denim and it can be a tricky one but this is where Graph'It really do excel - they have some great colours for denim and as well as the usual blues which most people tend to choose try using the Cool Greys and even the Green Greys for a really great Vintagey, washed out denim look.

You have until Fri 7th March to enter this challenge so that's another week for Denims - so come on, get your entry in and add your link HERE (please don't add to this post, it needs to be with the original post Linky HERE)....

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 7th March at midnight GMT to enter.

Now, we don't have any winners to announce this week because we've changed our deadlines to fortnightly to give you more time to enter, and today is the final day to enter our Week 7 challenge which was Florals/Love so if you didn't get chance to enter be quick as it closes today! We'll be announcing the winner of this challenge next Friday 7th March and there's a great prize up for grabs.

So let's move on to see what the team have made for us....

This has been an amazing challenge and a challenge for me ,I 'm not very good at colouring denim and need some practice ,well I need lots of practicing when it comes to colouring ,so I thought I would get the new Colouring Secrets DVD by Nikky.  It' the best if you need help or info whether you're a beginner or advanced - take it from me you will be amazed, it's a must have.
Well back to the challenge this is what I came up with...
Graph'it markers used
Skin 4115 ,7170 ,4180
Hair 1210 ,1230 ,1270 ,3140 ,3210
Denim 9100 ,9101 ,9102 ,9104 ,9105 ,9106 and blender fluid
Top 7250 & blender pen
Trim on Pants 5210 ,5215
Under skirt 8220 ,8240 ,8250 ,8260 Shake White pen
 For more info pop over to my blog

Claire C I've used one of the lovely Dollie Daydream images from the Dollie Daydream Girl Talk collection and die cut some of the fabby Denim from Dutch Doobadoo for the flowers
Colours used:
Hair: 3210, 2105, 1230,1210
Skin: 4180, 4155, 4115,4125 (blush: 5135, 5110)
TShirt: 9100, 9102 
Denim: 7180,7170,7130, 9104, 9102

Iris - I love to use the Cool Greys for coloring denim and to give the jeans dress a bit more of a blueish look I've  added 7130/Celestial to my choice of Cool Grey markers. I also used the fabulous denim fabric from Doobadoo on my card as well as some paper and cardboard laser cuts (leaves, hearts and crown)

Graph'It Markers used:
Jeans/Denim: 9100, 9101, 9102, 9103, 9104, 9106, 7130
Skin: 4180, 4155, 4115 Cheeks: 4135, 4145
Hair: 3180, 3170, 3130, 4180, 4155, 4115
Red: 5210, 5220, 5250, 3180
Yellow: 2110, 2105, 1130, 1150
Grass and gravel: 8280, 8290, 3230, 3210, 3290, 3270, 3245
I've also used the Blender 0000 and the Graph'It Shake Silver Glitter Pen

Kevin I really don't colour enough Denims and really must do more, for my card this week I have used this gorgeous image From Elizabeth Bell.
Graph'It Markers used
Jeans/Denim 9100..9101..7125..7105
Skin  4115..4155..4135..4170..4180
Hair  3130..3140..3170..1270
Clothing 6140..5120..6110..1210..1140

Jane: I used a fabulous image from the Dollie Daydream Polkadoodles CD for my card. I have had a break from crafting for over a month due to an operation on my hand so it was lovely to Challenge myself to colour denims. I chose to use Darker colours to colours my denims as a contrast to the rich reds and pinks I used for the T-Shirt.
Graph'it Markers used:
Hair: 1270, 1230, 1270
Denim: 7119, 7130, 7109, 7215
T-Shirt: 5220, 5245, 5210, 5140, 5130, 5120
Skin: 4170, 4155, 4125, 4145

Fabulous inspiration again this week! Don't forget, if you need some extra colouring help and want some tutorials you can get the official Graph'It Colour Secrets DVD where Nikky shares loads of hints, tips and techniques with you here.

Remember - you have until Fri 7th March to enter this challenge so add your link HERE (please don't add to this post, it needs to be with the original post Linky HERE)....

See you next week for a brand new challenge and the winners of our last challenge!

Friday, 21 February 2014

Week 8 Graph'It Colour challenge.... Colour denim

Welcome to another challenge!

Firstly, don't forget there is still time for you to enter our last Week 7 challenge from last week so make sure you get your entries in here.

Our challenge for you this week is

Colouring Denim

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 7th March at noon GMT to enter.

The winner of our Week 6 challenge is

Random Winner #7 Sue J

and the team's favourite Top 3 are:
#18 Angelique
#16 Deonna
Well done everyone!! Email us here to claim your prize 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 February!

Anjie - The image, papers and sentiments are all from the Pretty Tuff CD Rom.  I've added faux stitching around the paper and sentiments and added some die cut banners from Tattered Lace.
Here is the image coloured with the same colours but using the Mix It Palette and a brush tipped blender pen
Doesn't it look different! I have to say I am very impressed with the Mix It Palette, I thought it was something I didn't need, how wrong was I!
The colours of the Graph'Its I have used are:
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170, 4715
Denim: 7109, 7110, 7115
T-Shirt: 5210, 5215, 5220
Bear: 2105, 2110, 2120

Zoe - For this week's challenge I had a play with creating texture on clothes and in particular denims. Once I finished colouring my image, I sprayed some Mix It Fluid onto a textured towel. I then dabbed the cloth onto the coloured jean's, not rushing to allow the fluid to lift some of the colour and to leave the impression of the cloth.

The Graph It's I used are - 
Skin = 4115, 4120, 4125, 4135, 4150, 4155, 4170
Hair/shoes = 3190, 6160, 5140, 4150
T-shirt/bag = 7140, 7145, 9103
Denim = 9100, 9102, 9103, 9505, 7180

Nikky...I haven't had much time this week as I've been away at the UK Craft trade show at NEC but I really wanted to join in this challenge...
I used my Dollie Daydream digistamp and I'm a bit obsessed with colouring water at the moment as you might have guessed. Actually, if I'm honest this was the first and just about the only image that I had to hand last minute LOL! I absolutely adore Graph'It Cool Greys for colouring Denims and that's what I've used here with a very limited colour palette of only Greys (other than skintones).

The Graph'It colours I used are:
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170, 4175, 4145
Jeans: Cool Greys 9101, 9102, 9103, 9105, 9106, 9905, 9909
Umbrella and background: Neutral Greys 9501, 9502, 9102

Fabulous Projects from the team! We'll be back next Friday with lots more inspiration for you so see you then - in the meantime don't forget to get your entries in to this one! :D

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Friday, 14 February 2014

Week 7...Whimsy/Graph'It challenge....Floral/Love

Hi everyone - Happy Valentine's Day and welcome back to another fabulous Colour Challenge! 

This week we are all UBER excited at Graph'It because we are teaming up with the amazingly talented Design Team over at 
We are a family owned art stamp company dedicated to providing crafters around the world with whimsical and fun stamp designs. Our exclusive products are great for card making, scrap booking, and many other crafting projects.

Woooo!! So exciting!! 
Here on the Graph'It team we thought it would be kinda cool to challenge the Whimsy Digital Design Team and see what we all came up with and the results are stunning! 
Those peeps over on the Whimsy team sure are talented, that's for sure, so make sure you go and check out their blog HERE!

So our joint challenge this week is all about Florals/Love 
Whimsy were kind enough to supply us with all the digis for us to use this week and they have an array of amazing designs so make sure you head over there and go digi shopping NOWWWWW.....
This same challenge theme is running on the Whimsy challenge too so you can join in both our challenges at the same time! Woohoo!

You do NOT have to use our products to enter! 
You can use any kind of alcohol marker you wish!

As it's a special challenge week here on the Graph'It blog we will give away the following this week:
1. Our overall Random winner will receive a 12 pack of Graph'It markers worth £30
2. Each of our GI team members joining in the challenge will be giving away a pack of 3 markers worth £7.95 BUT you must leave a comment on each blog to be in with a chance of winning! Each teamie will choose a winner from their blog comments.
The Graph'It challenge is still separate to the Whimsy challenge so this means that you have TWO chances to enter the same project on both blogs : )


You can check out the winners from our week 5 challenge at the end of this post.

OK, so let's get to the good bit and find out what the Graph'It team have made....

Anjie - The image I have used is Danii. The papers are a mag freebie from HOTP.
The Graph'It's I have used are:
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170, 4175
Hair: 1210, 1230, 3110, 3140
Jumper & heart: 5210, 5215, 5220, 6160
Boots: 3110, 3120, 3140, 3170, 3190
Trousers: 9103, 9104, 9105, 9106
On the flowers I have used the Gold Glitter Shake Graph'It Markers

Claire C I've cased a gorgeous project Nikky made ages ago in sepia tones, but coloured it differently for my project. The rose stamps were from the Polkadoodles Pen&Paper Circle Club and the focal image is Danii from Whimsy Stamps.
I've used the following Graph'It markers
Pinks: 6160, 5180, 5160,5125,5115,510
Greens: 8280,8250, 8240
Skin: 4180, 4175, 4155,4115,
Blues: 9502, 7130,7125,7105

Zoe - I have used this gorgeous "Danii" from Whimsy stamps image as the main focus on my "Love & Florals" Smash book page. The flowers are from Cherry Blossom collection from Polkadoodles.
The Graph It's I used are -
Skin = 4120, 4125, 4115, 4155 + 4170, 4135, 4150 (for blush & shadows)
Hair = 3190, 6160, 5140, 4150
Reds = 5210, 5215, 5220, 5245 + 3190 (shadows)
Browns = 3190, 3255, 3270, 3280, 3130,3150, 3170
Denim/blue flowers = 9100, 9102, 9103, 9505, 7180
Greens = 8260, 8270, 8280

Nikky....How exciting to be joining up with the Whimsy team! 
The image I have used is Whimsy's/Chrissy's Float My Boat which is just so adorable I couldn't resist and I hope I did it justice.
I was really bad and forgot to write down all the GI colours I used because I got so carried away with colouring this, but the kitty is coloured using 4120, 1150, 1250, 3110, 3125, 3150, 3180 and 3290 for the dark bits (I think!). For the water I used the Cool Greys which are very blue together with 7115 and 7119 and neutral grey. For the sky/clouds all I used was 9101 together with my blender pen to create the fluffy clouds. On the boat I just used Neutral Grey 9500, 9502 and 9505. If you do try to recreate this apologies if it's not the same as I'm trying to remember the colours and my memory isn't the best!

Kevin I have used this gorgeous image called Gracie from StampArt Design by Kathryne available from Whimsy stamps.
The Graph'It's I have used
Skin 4110.4135,4155 & 4170
Hair 1140.1150.1250.1280
Clothing 9101,7125.7105
Fence 3170.3110,1250,1270.1280

Susan I think this image is so cute its from the Marika Collins collection ,her name is Elfie and she is available from Whimsy Stamps....
Graph'It's I have used
Skin 4115,4135, 4145, 4155,
Hair 1210, 1230, 1270,3210
Top 5110, 5115, 5125
Skirt 9101, 9102, 9104, 9107
Graph'It Shake Silver and white also the blender

Iris:  My creation today shows 'Cute Cupid' from Whimsy Stamps Crissy Armstrong Digital Collection. Awww, look at those cheeks and chubby  arms and legs...sooo cute.
For the deeper shadows on his skin I used a light violet tone (6110) in addition to my usual skin colors.

Graph'It markers used:
Skin: 4180, 4155, 4115, 4135, 4145, 6110
Rose & Heart: 8110, 8120, 8140, 8160, 5210, 5220, 5250, 3170
Hair: 1250, 1230, 1210, 3180
Wings: 9400, 4110
Scarf: 1230, 1210, 9400
Outline: 9100, 9101, 9102
Blender Pen 0000

So there's the Graph'It team inspiration - now make sure you go and check out the Whimsy Team too! Remember you have to leave a comment on EVERYONE's blog on the Graph'It team to be in with a chance of winning both challenges and the candy for this blog too!  We look forward to seeing your creations!Go go go!!!!.....

Finally, before we finish this week we need to tell you our Winner from last time which is
Random winner #6 Tip Top
Congratulations! Please email us here to claim your prize!
and our Top 3 are:
#22 Coldwaters, #26 Lynn and #30 Lucy

Well done everyone, we loved seeing your makes this week - thanks for taking the time to enter!

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Friday, 7 February 2014

Wk 6 Graph'It Colouring Challenge....Lovey Dovey

Hello everyone and welcome to another colouring challenge with us!

Firstly, don't forget that you can see Graph'Its on Create and Craft TV again today at 2pm - make sure you tune in for some more lovely products and techniques and there is something SPECIAL on the show! You can tune in on Sky 671, Freeview 36 or watch online at on their schedule both live and after the show.

So our challenge for this week is Lovey Dovey! 
Show us all your heart themed, romantic makes! The design team have made some lovely makes this week.

Remember you don't have to use Graph'Its to enter but we'd love you to join in our theme this week! 
The Random winner will get some fab goodies to play with and you have until Sunday 16th Feb to enter this one so get on with all your Valentine's makes and enter them! Please make sure you follow our rules, only 2 entries per person!

You can see our winners from last time at the end of this post - let's see what the team have made!...

Iris: Even if I don't send out many Valentine cards, I enjoy making them. So this weeks theme really suits me :-) Looking forward what you all come up with!
  Graph'It markers used:
Grey: 9500, 9501, 9503, 9505, 9507, 9509
red/pink: 5215, 5240, 5280, 5115, 4135, 4145
Blender and Mix'It Palette

Claire  I've used one of the gorgeous images from Dollie Daydream goes East and coloured her with my Graph'Its, the backing paper and sentiment are from the same cd

I've used:
Skin 4180, 4155, 4115, 4120 (with a little 4135 and 5110 for her cheeks and lips)
Reds: 5180, 5145,5125, 5120
Hair 9900,9507,9505,9503
Mix'It Palette and blender pen

Susan My card this week is all about love,its a bit of an odd colour but it started life as last weeks challenge card. I was a bit stuck for something as I have now changed onto team A so I had to make it fit LOL!...
Graph'it markers I have used Skin 4115,4155,4175,4135 blusher
Hair 1210,1260,3210,7220
Dress 7140,7145,7155,7160
Wings 9100,8110.blender and Silver shake
tights 1210 and blender
AMAZING makes as always!

Our Random Winner from Week 3 is

No 23 Susie Sugar
Well done!! You've won some great stash so email us to claim it!
Our fave Top 3 from the same week are:
#40 Karen
#25 Wishcraft
#42 Lucy
Well done everyone! Grab your Top 3 blinkies!

Remember you do NOT have to use our products (although obviously we would love it if you did) , just add your entry to Mr Linky below and pinch our badge for your blog sidebar.

1. No backlinks
2. Please FOLLOW the challenge theme!
3. ONLY 2 ENTRIES PER PERSON ALLOWED to make it fair for the random winner!

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