MakeitColourful August 1, 2014 2

This month we will be changing to include only one colouring challenge per month. It’s time for you to pull up your big girl panties, crawl out from under the table and tackle the harder challenges. No more taking on the easy challenge!

Atmospheric Perspective


I was watching a video recently when I learned of the term ‘Atmospheric Perspective’ which is a term for describing the hazy look of mountains far off in the distance. Essentially what happens is the further away the object is, there are more particles in the air between you and the object and so the object tends to fade, become cooler in colour and looks further away.

There is a whole huge explanation to how this works but I’ll let the videos explain that! 😀 This is quite a tough challenge and the team and I struggled as we played around with ideas for this challenge but I promise once you give this a shot you’ll be so proud of yourself!!


Here are some videos of different artists explaining the process which is helpful.


Photo Inspiration

Also, here is a link to a google image search on Atmospheric Perspective – This is a perfect challenge to use a reference example to help!


Pre-Made Scenes

Also if you would like to use one of the pre-made scenes at Make it Crafty >

You might find this quick little video I made useful. It shows how you can use MS Word to reduce the transparency of a section of the image which will be helpful when you are trying to create the ‘misty’ feel in the distance but want the front to be bold and bright.

I have also created a new video for those of you who would like to create your own scene using MS Word with Make it Crafty digi stamps.




Before you freak out, it is important that you know the images you are about to see were really tough for us too! We struggled as well and we were sharing our progress with each other in the design team group asking each other for support. Don’t be afraid because YOU can do it too and yo’re more than welcome to share your progress, possible disasters and when you triumph with us in the Facebook group here.


Please welcome our new Inspiration Dt Members
Andrea, Carla, Dorinda and Sadia!

Image: Gumnut Flower Girl, Outback Old Shack,
Eucalyptus Tree, Australian Outback Elements


Image: Miss Hood and The Hidden Forest


Image: Country Love Walk and Chelsea Hugging Legs



Images: Carriage of Love, Enchanted Castle, Maiden with Long golden hair


Image: Cynthia and Cobblestone Path


Image:  Girls Secret Swing, Dandelions, Shrubs Background, Country Walk

Faye Wynn-Jones - girls secret swing


Image: Mushroom Forest digi stamp


Image: Shady Spot


Eiffel Tower




Images: Summer Dreams, Tree Mound, Grass,
Dandelions & The Valley Above



Image: Forbidden Tower Digi Stamp



Images: Daddy & Lucy Butterfly, Country Walk, Tree Mound, Shrubs



Images: Girls Secret Swing, Country Walk, Grassy Foreground,
Rocks Base, Rocky Tree, Wooden Fence



Before entering please read…

Challenge Details:

  1. You must include at least ONE Make it Crafty image – All other entries will be disqualified.
    Your one image can include a background image and can be combined with images from other brands.
  2. 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!
  3. You can enter as many times as you like as long as each project is a new creation. (No Back linking)
  4. You DO NOT have to make a card and can submit your coloured image only.
    Please make sure you WATERMARK the image with your name.

Winners will be announced on the 14th of the following month

There are NO random winners.
The DT will vote at the end of the challenge and ‘One’ winner & Top 3 will be selected


The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to spend at Make it Crafty



With the new Make it Crafty Photo Gallery active I would like to move all entries over to the Photo Gallery.
All you need to do is log in to your Make it Crafty account and then upload your photo.
Select the ‘Atmospheric Perspective‘ photo album during the upload process and once your photo has been approved it will be live in the gallery.

Here is a quick video showing how to upload your photo.


  1. Maria August 2, 2014 at 12:46 am - Reply

    Amazing and super challenging, challenge, Zoe!! Woo-hoo!! Lets get to it… well, I have to wait a few days before I try it. 🙂

  2. Holly Tracy August 2, 2014 at 1:10 am - Reply

    oh my goodness this looks pretty tough. You guys did a great job with it! I hope to give it a try this weekend 🙂

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