Challenge #1 – Orange/Black OR Spooky Background

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Challenge #1 – Orange/Black OR Spooky Background

Hello Colour addicts!!

Did you miss us?!?! We’re Back!!

It is with much excitement that I welcome you back to the ‘Make it Colourful’ challenges. Yes, they are starting up again and I hope you will be able to join the fun each month and grow and expand your skills as we challenge you to pick up your colouring medium and try something new. Don’t feel afraid as it’s just a bit of paper and if you really goof up, you can always throw it away and start again. πŸ™‚

Each month we’ll challenge you to TWO challenges. An easy challenge to whet your appetite and then a hard challenge to get you to explore new ideas and grow more confident.

Want Feedback??
We’re also here to encourage you along the way so if you would like to receive feedback on your project and advice on how you can improve – pop over to the Make it Crafty private FB group and post your project there where we can actively interact with you. Just make sure to let us know ‘what’ you would like advice on or you may not receive the help you are after. πŸ™‚


Easy Challenge – Orange and Black

With Halloween just around the corner we thought it would be fun to bring out the spooky characters, so the easy challenge is based on the traditional colours of ‘Orange & Black’. Simply colour your image making sure that the main colours used are a mix of orange and black.

Here are two examples to help inspire you!








Hard Challenge – Spooky Background

Actually the easy challenge of orange and black was created so I could ‘REALLY’ challenge you to colour a spooky background! heheeΒ 
Initially the challenge was to colour a ‘smokey’ background so if you want to get really creative go for it like Barbara has but otherwise – Spooky background will be perfect!

Check out this inspiration


Jenn came up with the idea of colouring a ghost! Isn’t it the COOLEST idea!
I LOVE it and so I challenged Barbara to do it too of course.
(I love how I get to challenge the girls and somehow I manage to sneak out of doing it myself)




Barbara did this awesome smokey background with her ghost BUT you have to check out her blog to see the WHOLE effect. You wont be disappointed.




Pop back on the 14th of the month to see MORE inspiration from the rest of the team!!


Challenge Details:
A new challenge will be posted on the 1st of each month and finish at the end of the month.
You must include at least ONE Make it Crafty image – this can include a background image and can be combined with images from other brands.
This is a COLOURING challenge and must include some type of colouring whether it be with markers, pencils, paints, distress inks or even finger painting. The choice is yours! πŸ˜€
You can enter as many times as you like as long as each project is a new creation. (No Back linking)
You CAN combine both challenges into one project and enter the same project into BOTH link ups.
You DO NOT have to make a card and can submit your coloured image only. Please make sure you WATERMARK the image with you name.

Winners will be announced on the 14th of the month
There are NO random winners.
The DT will vote at the end of the challenge and ‘One’ winner will be selected from each Challenge
A top 3 will be selected across ALL entries


A $15 Gift Voucher will be rewarded to the winner of each challenge.


Enter your Project Here






  1. Julie D. Richards September 1, 2013 at 4:26 am - Reply

    How exciting. What a great challenge as Halloween is coming up.

  2. sandra September 1, 2013 at 4:53 am - Reply

    Great challenge, and I like that we have a month!


  3. Lynne Walker September 1, 2013 at 5:11 am - Reply

    Lovely you are back, what a great opportunity for people to have fun colouring and get some expert advise. Thanks can’t wait to have a go. Lynne xx

  4. Janice September 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    This will be fun! Will there be a linky? I LOVE your amazing scene with the ghost!

  5. Janice September 1, 2013 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Those images were not there a second ago. Never mind my linky question. Wow awesome designs by a very talented group!

  6. Erica September 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    awesome , can’t wait to get started πŸ™‚

  7. Laura Love September 1, 2013 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    These look like they will be TONS of fun! AWESOME samples from the Design Team! WOW! Can those ladies color! I am hoping to get my “spook” on and play along πŸ™‚

  8. Patti Garrett September 2, 2013 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Never color with orange so this should be interesting!!

  9. Carla Suto September 5, 2013 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Thrilled to see the challenges starting back up here! Awesome inspiration from the DT! That is some amazing coloring!

  10. Andrea Tully September 7, 2013 at 12:19 am - Reply

    Hi Zoey, I have put my entry into the easy challenge and now I’m not sure if I qualify. I thought it was just Black & Orange so I’ve made a black and orange card but is it supposed to be spooky as well?? Andrea.

    • MakeitColourful September 15, 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

      Andrea, it doesn’t have to be a Halloween image to be coloured black and orange so you can definitely use any images as you have. xo

  11. Andrea Tully September 7, 2013 at 12:21 am - Reply

    Sorry Zoe, I gave you a ‘y’. Whoops!

  12. annie September 13, 2013 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Awesome and love this challenge blog which I just found…my card is almost ready…xx

  13. annie September 14, 2013 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Awesome DT projects and fantastic challenge. I decided on the hard one to put a challenge to myself…it was not easy but a lot of playing with just about everything it is finally finished. luv aNNie

  14. Elena de Vicente September 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Fantastic works of the DT! I love the Spooky Background!

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