Challenge #17: Watercolour Effect

Make It Crafty January 3, 2015 0
Challenge #17: Watercolour Effect

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for joining us throughout 2014. There were a few changes throughout the year but it was great to see many of you join us and build your confidence as you experimented with our challenge ideas.

This year we have more challenges in store for you but we’re going to change the dates. From next month the new challenge will go live on the 7th of the month and will end at the end of the month. So you will have 3 weeks to participate in the challenge before we vote and announce the winners on the 7th of the following month.

I love seeing all the entries in the MiC store gallery, so we will continue to accept entries through the gallery each month. If you haven’t yet uploaded a photo to the gallery, there is a quick video at the bottom of this video.

SAD GOODBYE

Before we get on to the challenge I have a very sad goodbye.

Today we will be saying goodbye to a long time MiC Gal, Barbara aka Forgotten Scraps. She has been by my side for over 4 years now and it is hard for me to let her go, but I am sure that she wont be going too far. 😉

Barbara, there aren’t enough words for me to express how much I adore you and how thankful I am to have had the opportunity to have you by my side through this journey. Love you. <3

You can continue to follow her amazing journey through her own store Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

On to the first challenge of the year!

WATERCOLOURING (Effect)

This month we want you to try watercolouring OR you can go for a watercolouring look using another medium!

The team and I have been having a blast experimenting with watercolouring this past month and I have to say, coming from a COPIC background it is quite the task to learn to be patient! Plus you lose all that control you are used to as the water runs, the colours all run and argh!!

But… once you start to get the hang of it, learning how it kinda works, it really becomes fun. you can drop a colour into another colour and watch as the paint fingers expand and ripple into the other colour. Creating unique backgrounds is so much fun too.

There are sooooo many videos on Youtube to help you get started but here is one that I thought was a good overview on some of the items a beginner should consider getting when they first start out.

 

Don’t forget to pop over and join us on our Facebook group.

THANK YOU TO OUR FABULOUS GUEST SANDY

A huge thank you to Sandy who has joined us over the last few months. She is an amazing artist and I am so happy she has taken the time to hang out with us and share her incredible ideas. Thanks Sandy!!

And once again she has totally rocked this challenge and created a fabulous video sharing how you can achieve a watercolour look using your Copics!!

 

Sandy

 

 

The amazing Design Team Inspiration

 

Andrea

Image: Magnolia Flowers

  Andrea

Carla

Image: Happy Daisies

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Carla-02

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 Delphine

Image: Roses of Love

Delphine

 Dorinda

Image: Peace Lily

Dorinda

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 Faye

Image: Peace Lily

Faye

 Jennifer 

Image: Happy Daisies

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 Kay

Image: Happy Daisies

Kay

 Nicoletta

Image: Roses of Love

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 Rosie

Image: Roses of Love

Rosie

 Ruby

Image: Peace Lily

 Ruby

Sandy

Image: Peace Lily

Sandy

 Stephanie

Image: Roses of Love

stephanie

 Zoe 

Image: Happy DaisiesRoses of Love, and Peace Lily

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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

Prize

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

NEW WAY TO ENTER

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 Watercolour Effect Challenge 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.

Add Your Entries Here:

Watercolour Effect Challenge

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