Saturday, 10 October 2015

WK 4....D = Darks (Halloween/Autumn) - Lyra Rembrandt Polycolours challenge blog

Hi everyone! Welcome back to our brand new challenge this week!

Before we get to business have you seen the amazing Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils on Hochanda TV yet? 
Watch out for the colouring shows as these amazing pencils are making regular appearances and are selling fast - plus you can pick up some hints and tips...if you want to learn all the best techniques and get real-time input from our UK Brand Educator and the Design Team though, make sure you come and join us on Facebook where we can help you with any questions and where we're all posting regularly with you on our pencil journey! 

We are sponsored by the very cute and lovely Melonheadz for this challenge - if you havent seen their store before make sure you pop over, there are some mega cute image sets on sale, we've had a hoot using these designs! 
Our new challenge for you today is

D = 

Dark Colours 
- think Halloween/Autumn colours!

So you can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you coloured it with a medium (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like) - our only other rule is that you can only enter twice!

Prize 1: You can a great digi bundle for the Sponsor's Melonheadz digi store, who are our sponsors for this week - we will choose a winner via

Prize 2: We also have some Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils to give away - to win this you need to be in the UK so please add UK next to your name in your entry - if you're in the UK and don't add it after your name we won't count you in the draw and you could miss out.  Again we will choose a winner via

So let's see what the Design Team have made this week! 

Scatty Jan Ohhh think darks was a bit tricky for me I soooo wanted to add some lights in. I used the lovely Witches clothes Line bundle adding in a few cut spiders/ bats/web/grass and gravestone.  I added in a few bubbles to the cauldron and to give some background 

The colours I used are
Purples 033/034/035
Greens 073/074/075
Greys 097/098/199
Blues 049/050/051
Orange 009/013/015
Skin 030/032/076/094
White 001

Yvonne - Hello there! I am on holiday but still had time to play with this fab bundle from Melonheadz called  Halloween String Beans and these are so much fun! I loved colouring these up.  I opted to make a stepped step card - as I thought their long legs would lend themselves well to the stepped card.   I used papers from the Polkadoodles Halloween Papers bundle 1 and 2, the pumpkins and sentiment is from this too, you can see the range here.  All the colour combos and close ups of the images are on my blog!

Susan - The images I have used are from the Feelin Witchy Bundle I had so much fun playing with these images....

 these are the pencils I have used
Skin - 32 ,31 ,30
Hair - 75
Greens - 68 , 67, 70 ,71
Burnt Ochre ,87
Delft Blue ,41

Nikky...It can be a bit tricky when you think 'Darks' but you can actually achieve this quite easily - really it just means contrast, if you get really good contrast between light and dark this will make your image really pop and the darks then become much darker without really being too hard to achieve. Optical illusion!
I adored this image from our lovely sponsor Melonheadz...this was from the Wizards Bundle here - they supply you with a bundle with little supporting elements so I pulled them all together in Word and just made my own little scene....I should probably have gone much darker but I really wanted to get a nice glow effect going on...
Colours I used are (sorry this might not be 100% as I forgot to write them down!)
Skin: 82 Brown Ochre, Umber, Light Carmine
Clothes: 55 Night Green, Violet
Cauldron & Cat: Black with a little Violet added
Bubbles: Night green, Veridien, Violet, Gold ochre
Background: Gold ochre, light carmine
White 01 to blend

Cara....I used the Halloween Stuff bundle by Melonheadz, I absolutely adored working wit the images, I combined two of the Zombie images, I think they are adorable and a bit like me and my husband.  I used my browns for shading on this card as I wanted the colours to look quite dirty ... as zombies do of course!

Pencils used:
Skin: 68,73,76
Browns: 75,76
Orange: 13,15,17,76
Blue: 44,51,Black

Challenge 3 is still open for entries until NOON GMT today, 10th October and can be found on the post below so chance for a last minute entry if you missed it last time!! 

So it's time to announce the winners of our 2nd challenge 
B = Bright

Wow! so many entries again - thanks to everyone who entered!

We have 2 prizes....

Prize 1 =  a $12 voucher for the Sponsor's digi store, chosen via
Well done! Please email us here and quote code PC0021 to claim your prize!

Prize 2 = We also have a set of 12 Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils to give away to a Random UK  winner via

Well done! Please email us here and quote code PC0022 to claim your prize!

And the Design Team's Top 3 favourite entries are:
It was SO hard to choose our favourites this time there were some stunningly creative entries and some awesome colouring skills going on - thankyou all so so much for joining us and entering and we would love you all to come and join us on our Facebook group too! 

PLEASE PLEASE remember to add UK with your entry on your name if you want to be considered for our pencils prize - this can only be sent to UK entries and if you dont have UK with your name you won't be in the random draw! I know there were loads of you there who were UK but to keep it fair we have to stick to the rules so please remember to add UK so you don't miss out on the chance of a great prize. 

Thanks to all of you who entered - we look forward to seeing all the entries for our next challenge and we'll be back again next week!

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  1. Thanks so much, i'm so chuffed to make your top 3!! Congratulations everyone and a big thank you to the DT for all the inspiration
    Claire xx

  2. Woot! Thanks you so much for the random winner and DT fave pick! Congrats to the other winners too!
    Hugs, Vannessa

  3. oops forgot to add uk after my name can someone amend please