Saturday, 30 January 2016

Wk 12 - L= Love/Romance Craft Colouring challenge with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils & Molly Harrison Art

Welcome back to a new challenge today!
Can't believe we're virtually in February already - and that means the token lovey dovey challenges are up so our challenge this week is
L = Love/Romance
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you coloured it with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like). Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 13 Feb AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....

This week we are very very happy indeed to be kindly sponsored by the amazing 

https://www.etsy.com/search?q=molly+harrison
Molly is a world reknowned artist and her work is just amazing so make sure you head over to her 
Store and pick yourselves out some amazing art to colour up - you will be spoiled for choice. Molly doesn't often sponsor so we are very very excited to be able to use her images this week and they are devine! She also has a great selection of Adult Colouring Books and Colouring Page downloads so make sure you fill your boots while you're there....

Prize 1: Molly has very kindly donated a set of digi images to our winner for this challenge which will be chosen by Random.org - yes, you can win this set of stunning images:

Prize 2 Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils  - 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 see what the team have made....


Jane – Yes I love colours and hopefully I have used the colours of love in my project this week! J This simply stunning image is called PINK FLOWER FAIRY and the colouring of her was a real labour of…well…love!
Colours used: Skin: 89, 30, 31, 32
                        Dark Pinks: 33, 93, 94 - Lighter Pinks: 27, 28, 29
                        Yellows: 83, 6, 5, 2 – Green: 74 – Tree Trunk: 76, 80, 82
                        Shading: 96, 97 - White

Scatty Jan Loving my image this week using the lovely  Fairy from the printable flower Faires, How lovely is she, I adore the flowers


Colours used
32, 30, 76,89
67, 68, 70, 71
99, 97, 197, 195
94, 91, 92, 90, 26


Cara I had another stunning image to work with this week, this is Enchanted Garden, I went for traditional colours of love, I printed the image rather tiny too so my pencils had to be sharper than sharp for this project!



Colours used:
Skin: 30,31,32
Red: 75,92,24
Hair: 80,82
Butterflies and wings: 24,29,30
Background: 53,54


Lou: I decided to layer my image up, Bufferfly Flower Fairy, to create a faux stamping technique. The top two layers have been coloured with my pencils, but the last layer with pan pastels.



Colours used: Skin - light flesh and medium flesh
Wings: light flesh (with glitter highlights)
Dress: red violet and magenta
Tights: dark carmine and scarlet lake
Flowers and butterflies: red violet and magenta
Greenery: sap green and apple green


 







Wow!! Stunning colouring from the team for such stunning images! 
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So, onto our winners from Week 1 - January Colours.....
Design Team's Top 3 favourites are:
19 AJ
7 Sheila
16 Jacki D
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We were very kindly joined by one of our favourite sponsors 
 

Prize 1: You can win a $6 voucher for digital stamps from Little Miss Muffet  -  winner via Random.org....Little Miss Muffet Stamps will award one $6.00 Gift Certificate towards anything in the LMMS Store, including Digital Stamps, Rubber Stamps and/or Metal Dies. 

Winner chosen by Random.org is No 18 Teresa - well done! Please email us here to claim your prize quoting code PCW3001 in your email
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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, winner via Random.org

UNFORTUNATELY no-one added UK next to their name for this prize so we have been unable to fulfil this one - please ensure you add UK next time if you want to win this great prize, it is a condition of this prize as we are unable to send outside of the UK : C
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Remember you have until 13th Feb to enter - we look forward to seeing your entries! 
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Saturday, 16 January 2016

wk 11 K = kraft/black - Colouring Challenge with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils

Welcome back to a new challenge! 
K = Kraft/Black
Yes, did you know that in the print industry K is the term actually used for Black print ie CMYK is cyan, yellow, magenta, black!
So we thought we'd try and make the challenge a little easier for you...
This challenge can be interpreted as you wish - you can colour ON kraft card, use kraft as a paper etc or colour in black/grey tones, use black papers, ribbon etc, the choice is yours, just do something within the theme - it's entirely up to you and is a nice generic theme to follow
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
coloured it with ANY medium  
(pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 30 Jan AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
This week we are very kindly sponsored by the amazing Art of Ching Chou Kuik
So make sure you check out their amazing Store - full of fabulous art for you to colour with any medium!
Prize 1: Ching Chou Kuik have very kindly donated 2 digi images to our winner for this challenge which will be chosen by Random.org
Prize 2 Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils  - 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

Because of the Christmas break we don't have any winners to announce today but will announce the winners from our Week 1 challenge next time.

So let's get onto the inspiration from the team...

Nikky...This image called HERE WITH ME is completely stunning, I love it! I decided that the image was such a standout piece I didnt really want to overdo it and wanted to just add tone to really emphasise the beauty of the artwork, so I literally just coloured this with a Black pencil. Yes, Black only, then I blended it with the Light Grey - you know that awful really light dirty grey you thought wasnt useful?  I use it all the time for blending where I want to add just a touch of colour, it's great for blending into white. Finally I just used Dark Sepia in some strategic points - hair and skin and just the tiniest flick was all that was needed....
Scatty Jan How much fun did I have colouring up this lovely image from our sponsor this week- She is called Key Of Love and you can find her in the store right here
I used the following colours
Skin 30, 32, 92, 94, 89
Hair 299, 199, 196, 095, 096
Greens 59, 63
Blues 45, 48, 50
Reds 18, 21, 24, 90
White


Jane – Hello everyone! I decided to decorate a Kraft gift bag and I also coloured on Kraft too and WOW what a gorgeous image I had to work with, she is called SPRING SAKURAI really enjoyed working with this image and my beautiful buttery Lyras just glided over the Kraft card.  


Colours used: Skin: 2, 76, 80, 82, 32 
Hair: 99, 97, 27, 28, 29
Greens: 65, 67, 68
Flowers: 34
 White


Cara I also used the image Here With Me, she is stunning!! I wanted her skin to look like she was part of the tree so I added more browns to blend her in, With all of the greens and browns I used I decided to add a pop of colour to her hair .. who doesn't love blue hair right???




Colours used:
Skin: Black, Dark Sepia, Van Dyck Brown, Raw Umber, Light Flesh
 Night Green, Sea Green, Peacock, Aqua Marine
Olive Green, Cedar Green
Dark Violet, Violet



Wow! Stunning makes from the team, totally loving everything they did this week!
So if you want to join in just add your entry to Mr Linky below!



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Saturday, 2 January 2016

Challenge 10 - J = January Colours Pencil Colouring Challenge with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils

Hello, welcome back with a brand new Year and a brand new challenge! We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy, Crafty New Year!
Remember that you can see lots of shows on Hochanda  TV showcasing Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils so make sure you watch out for them in the schedules....

Our challenge to start the New Year is
J = JANUARY COLOURS
This challenge can be interpreted as you wish - it could be blues for winter, purples for Amethyst which is the January precious stone, the choice is yours, just do something which reminds you of January - it's entirely up to you and is a nice generic theme to follow
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
coloured it with ANY medium  
(pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 16 Jan AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
This week we are very kindly joined by one of our favourite sponsors, the fabulous

Prize 1: You can win a $6 voucher for digital stamps from our sponsor,  - we will choose a winner via Random.org....Little Miss Muffet Stamps will award one $6.00 Gift Certificate towards anything in the LMMS Store, including Digital Stamps, Rubber Stamps and/or Metal Dies. What a great prize! Make sure you check out the amazing LMMS store HERE now!


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 Random.org

You can see all our winners from the end of 2015 at the end of this post.

So let's see what the team have made this week! ....

Jane – Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!  Well here we are in January and, although it has been unusually mild here in the UK, I always associate this month with dull, grey and cold days.  So with this in mind my January Colours are blue and grey.  This precious image is called  CANDY FLOSS CREW DAISY WINTER and she was a joy to colour in this limited palette.  Enjoy your day! xxx




Colours used:
            Greys: 99, 98, 97, 96, 95
            Blues: 51, 48, 46
            Cheeks: 90


Scatty Jan - Wow into January already , Happy New Year everyone - For my 2016 Glasses I have used the lovely image from Little miss Muffet Candy Flos Crew Bailey Winter, you can find her in the store here . I loved colouring her up...


Colours used
Skin - 21, 30, 31, 92
Blue - 46, 48, 50, 51
Grey - 96, 97, 198, 299


Cara - Happy Happy new year everyone!!! Wow great minds must think alike as I also went for blues for my January colours! I also added a pop of bright pink to represent the excitement a new year always brings!  I also coloured up  CANDY FLOSS CREW DAISY WINTER  and I used her to make a New Year Card.


Colours used:
skin: 87,90,24,32
Blues: 47,48,49
Pink: Dark and light Carmine
Hair: 75, 76


So it's time to announce last time's winners!....

Wk 7 G = GREEN....CLOSING DATE: SAT 5 DEC
Prize 1: 3 lovely digis from our sponsor,  Digital Papercraft store  -  winner via Random.org

Random winner: Prize 1: a great digi bundle for the Sponsor's store,
well done! Email us HERE quoting code: PCW9001 to claim your prize please

Prize 2:  Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils  - 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

Random UK winner:  Prize 2: We also have some Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils to give away...
well done! Email us HERE quoting code: PCW9002 to claim your prize please
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Wk 8 H = HEARTFELT....CLOSING DATE: SAT 19 DEC
Prize 1$10 digi voucher from our sponsor,  POLKADOODLES  -  winner via Random.org

Random winner: Prize 1: a great $10 digi voucher for the Sponsor's store,
well done! Email us HERE quoting code: PCW9003 to claim your prize please

Prize 2 Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils  - 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

Random UK winner:  Prize 2: We also have some Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils to give away...
well done! Email us HERE quoting code: PCW9004 to claim your prize please

Thankyou all for entering - we really appreciate you taking the time to join in with us and it's a joy to see your lovely creations each time! See you for the next challenge and don't forget to come and play with us on Social Media!

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