Saturday, 26 September 2015

Challenge 3....C = Creepy Autumn Pencil Case Craft Colouring challenge sponsored by Star Stampz

Welcome back to our 3rd challenge here at the Pencil Case - wow time is flying by here!! 

The aim of our blog is to tell you all about our passion for our favourite Pencils!....
The Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour oil based range of pencils have been around for many years and are tried and tested Artist's Quality LIGHTFAST pencils which you will love! They have always been quite difficult to get hold of here in the UK but Premium Art Brands are now the UK Distributor for this great range - and we're here to show you how lovely they are! If you are a UK retailer you NEED to stock these in store - please see how at the top of this page!...78  gorgeous, BRIGHT, Vivid, LIGHTFAST, UV resistant, creamy, buttery, oil based pencils which give you amazing results. If you want to see more come over and join us on Facebook too...
This week we are very thrilled to have the lovely Star Stampz as our Digital Sponsor, make sure you check out their fabulous store for some great images!

So our challenge for you this week is

C= Creepy/Autumn Colours

Perfect for all your Halloween and Autumn Colour makes!

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!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 10 OCT AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST
Prize 1: You can some great digis for the Sponsor's digi store, who are our sponsors for this week - we will choose a winner via Random.org
Prize 2: We also have a set of 12 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 Random.org

So let's get to the Design Team's gorgeous makes for this challenge!...
Scatty Jan I adored colouring my image this week - This one is called Autumn Fall reading and you can find her in the store here . I love using the Autumn colours in the pencils apart from the skin colours I used pencils from the 24 set.....
Colours I have used:
Skin Light skin/Dark Skin/Indian Red/Purple
Hair Dark Sepia/Van Dyck Brown/Gold Ochre
Light Blue/True Blue
Venitan Red /Pompeian Red
Sap Green/Apple Green
Light Orange/Dark Orange

Cara - For my image I went for alternate autumn colours, I was thinking frosty mornings ect, 
as the image has some quite large areas for the background I used some Sansador and a paper stump to blend.  I also made use of my White Graph'it shake marker to add details and my Gold glitter Shake pen to go around the border.  I also went over all of the details with a black fine liner to define the image more as sometimes I go over the lines and they get all faded.


Pencils used:
Sky/Background: Black, White, light grey, Blue Violet, Prussian blue, Light Blue
Skin: Venetian Red, Burnt Ochre, White
Dresses: Blue Violet, Dark Grey, Black, Light Blue, White


YvonneI got to play with this fabulous image called 'Autumn Fall Girl Reading' which you can get hereI loved this image and it was so easy to colour, I made a 7x7 card.  
I coloured the image with the following pencils:
Skin: 32, 89, 92
Hair: 82, 80, 76
Tree: 87, 76, 75
Coat & pumpkins: 08, 13, 15
Boots & Scarf: 39, 38 & 36
Grass and bushes & leaves: 68, 70, 71, 82

Nikky....I went for Creepy Autumn colours for this challenge, I adore this image from our sponsor, it was perfect for this challenge. 
I really wanted to get a nice glow from the fairy wand so I left that area right to the end to make sure I could really get some great blending. I really didnt use that many colours on this image and just laid down lots and lots of layers to build up the colour...I don't know what paper I'd printed this on but it was pretty awful & didn't give a lot of tooth so I need to get rid so I don't end up with more LOL!....
Colours I used: Skin Fairy: 31 Medium Flesh, 82 Brown Ochre, 76 VD brown, 27 Lt Carmine cheeks
Hair: 37 Blue violeet, 36 Dark violet, 41 delft Blue
Dress: 67 Veridian   Wand glow: 83 Gold Ochre, 21 P Geranium Lake
Witch: Hat/dress/shoes: 39 Lt Violet, 37 Blue Violet - + 33 Wine Red on Dress, Cloak Black
Witches face - skin as per Fairy with a layer of 68 Moss Green over the top
Background colours: sky - 15 Dark Orange, Black, 24 Rose Carmine...landscape: Black + violets, Foreground: 67 Veridian + 83 Gold ochre

Susan - I just love this image that I have used .It is Autumn Fall from Star Stamps Lots more details on my blog


Pencils used = Skin 03 -32 -87
Hair 80 -87 -75
Coat ,Tights Pumpkins 87 -89 -87
Boots 87
Tree 80 -75 -76
Pencils used:
Sky/Background: Black, White, light grey, Blue Violet, Prussian blue, Light Blue
Skin: Venetian Red, Burnt Ochre, White
Dresses: Blue Violet, Dark Grey, Black, Light Blue, White

Wow, beautiful colours and amazing makes!

The Design Team have certainly had some fun using their Lyra Rembrandt Polycolours!! 

We really hope you'll join in the challenge with us and come back regularly to join in the fun - we will be here every 2 weeks so we can't wait to see what you enter - just use Thumblinky below!

The winner of our Week 2 challenge will be announced on the next post on 10th October....
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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Challenge 1 Winners

Challenge 2 is still open for entries and can be found on the post below! 

Time to announce the winners of our first challenge 
A = Anything Goes

Wow! so many entries for our first week - thanks to everyone who entered!

We have 2 prizes....

Our random winner of a $10 Polkadoodles digi voucher is
Well done! Please email us here and quote code PC0012 to claim your prize!

Our 2nd UK winner of a set of 12 Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils is
Well done! Please email us here and quote code PC0011 to claim your prize!

And the Design Team's Top 3 favourite entries are:

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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Saturday, 12 September 2015

Wk 2...B=BRIGHT, The Pencil Case Crafting Challenge

Welcome to the 2nd Crafting Challenge here at The Pencil Case!
Our lovely Design Team members are all here to show you how amazing 
Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils are and to show you some fun ways of using pencils along the way!! 
THE PENCIL CASE FACEBOOK GROUP IS HERE - PLEASE JOIN US! We have some loovely people in the group and we are learning about pencils together so it's a great platform to learn and share together!

WATCH ON CREATE AND CRAFT TV 

18TH SEPTEMBER, WITH NIKKY HALL

Nikky will be showcasing all about these amazing pencils and showing how to use them with your other mediums to get some amazing results so tune in to see some great techniques and education! We've put together a special kit using some of our favourite tools so don't miss this show!
You can watch on Sky 674, Freeview 36, Virgin 748, Freesat 813 or watch online HERE live or later by viewing the programme in the schedule.

The Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour oil based range of pencils have been around for many years and are tried and tested Artist's Quality LIGHTFAST pencils which you will love! They have always been quite difficult to get hold of here in the UK but Premium Art Brands are now the UK Distributor for this great range - and we're here to show you how lovely they are!
The Lyra Splender Blender is reknowned as being the best pencil blender available and is widely used by Artist's with other brands of pencils too...
These great pencils are really smooth and buttery in texture and consistency and offer a fantastic range of bright, vibrant colours which blend really easily and work on a fantastic array of different surfaces. 
They are German manufactured which means superior quality to many other well known brands and being high on the Lightfast Scale means that unlike many other brands you can be assured if you colour an image with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour the image wont be all faded in 2 days from sitting on a windowsill - UBER important to us as crafters! 
The points stay much sharper than many other pencils and they have fantastic quality leads which are water resistant and don't give wax build-up to give you that 'blooming' effect many other pencils are synonymous with. 
Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour will also combine with your other oil-based pencil brands too, expanding the range of colours you might have in your collection.

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils are available from 


and other good Art & Craft stores across the UK.  
If you are a retailer and would like to stock this product please contact us HERE.

So let's get to the challenge....

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous
So make sure you go over to their lovely Digi Store for some great images to colour in! 
Prize $12
This week our challenge is

B = BRIGHT

This can be bright colours you've used, bright papers, whatever you wish so long as the make is lovely and bright in colour! Easy peasy!

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!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 26 SEPT AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST
Prizes: You can win a $12 voucher for the Sponsor's digi store, who are our sponsors for this week - we will choose a winner via Random.org
We also have a set of 12 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. Again we will choose a winner via Random.org


Nikky...Unfortunately I havent been able to make a full project this week, but it's all about the colouring, right? This image was actually the first one I coloured with my Rembrandt Polycolour 2or 3 months back when I first got them and it blew me away with the vibrancy of colour...
There are a few things I'd change about it but for me the first time you pick up a new tool to use it the results are always really important for me so I wanted to share this with you. This image is also on a really smooth paper (my 160gsm Ultimate Graphic) which doesnt have too much tooth but it still produces amazing results which is testament to the quality of the pencil. I can't remember all the colours I used unfortunately as I didnt write them down at the time stupid me *bashes self around face with a wet fish*....(image Oddella from Polkadoodles).
I really hope you can join me on Create and Craft on Thursday where I'll be able to show you more in the flesh! The biggest thing I love about any kind of pencil is the texture - if you want smooth you can use a marker but to really add depth and major texture use a pencil and for me, I think that makes great results more achievable, especially if you are a learner and less confident or struggle with your blending.

Scatty Jan  Ohhhh lovely challenge Bright Colours . I decided to make a little bag which I cut on my portrait . I then coloured up the wonderful digi from the Serenity Collection from Polkadoodles She is a dream to colour up using the pencils . I finished off adding Glamour dust to her wings for a little sparkle.
The colours I have used are
Skin 032/092/032/094
Blues 53/554/55
Pinks 28/29/93



Cara - I love love love bright colours and these pencils are so vibrant it makes this challenge a breeze! I used this chance to stretch out summer a little longer and make a very sunshiney card!


Colours used:
Skin: White, Burnt Ochre, Venetian Red, Van Dyck Brown and Rose Carmine
Hat: Burnt Ochre, Raw Umber, Van Dyck Brown
Hair and Skirt: Burnt Ochre, Ochre, Dark Orange, Light Orange
Shoes and T-Shirt: Black, Viridian, True Blue


Yvonne - Hello there everyone! I have been having so much fun with these pencils and I decided for my 'bright' challenge I would go for the pinks, you can achieve really deep and pastel tones with these pencils and for a lover of all things pink - that's a huge tick box for me! I coloured Serenity Fairy Kisses from the Serenity Collection.  
I used the following pencils:
Skin: 32, 89, 92
Hair: 83, 87, 76
Dress: 29, 28, 27
Flowers & Butterfly: 47, 48, 44


Susan - This is the image I started earlier and have just finished her . Wandering Star from the new collection Frosted Winter.....I am just loving these amazing Pencils!....

Pencils I have used
Skin - Venetian Red ,Burnet Ochre ,White ,Rose Carmine ,Van Dyke Drown
Hair - Cream ,Van Dyke Brown
Clothes - Light Blue ,Paris Blue ,Prussian Blue
Pink Madder Lake ,Rose Madder ,Light Carmine ,Rose Carmine
Boots , Van Dyke Brown ,Dark Sepia

Lou: For the bright challenge I have used a Saturated Canary image coloured of course with my pencils. Colouring the image was a breeze and am amazed at how sharp my pencils remain even after using them over and over again!
 The colours I used were:
Skin - white, ochre, gold ochre pale geranium
Hair - dark sepia, van dyck brown, black, white
Dress - Moss green, light orange, light blue, dark carmine, canary yellow
Boots - moss green, olive green, black
Balloon - light orange, white






Wow, some stunning work!
The Design Team have certainly had some fun using their new Rembrandt Polycolours!! 

We really hope you'll join in the challenge with us and come back regularly to join in the fun - we will be here every 2 weeks so we can't wait to see what you enter - just use Thumblinky below!

THE PENCIL CASE FACEBOOK GROUP 

IS HERE - PLEASE JOIN US!

The winner of our Week 1 challenge will be announced next Saturday....
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