Challenge #24 – Blending Outside The Colour Family

Make It Crafty August 7, 2015 0
Challenge #24 – Blending Outside The Colour Family

Hello Everyone!

Thank you so much for all the fabulous entries for the CAST SHADOWS challenge. You all did a fantastic job! I was so excited to see all the amazing entries last month.

You can find out who won here, and be sure to see the entries in the gallery here


Please give a big welcome to Heidy who has officially joined the Make it Colourful team! I’m so happy that you will be continuing your journey with us Heidy. <3


This month I want you to pretend you don’t have many colours to blend with and I want you to use this opportunity to try blending different shades together to create a ‘new colour’. When I first started colouring with Copics I grew my collection really slowly and got great pleasure in experimenting with the different shades to try and achieve a colour I was aiming for. I even remember having personal challenges with my friend Barbara who would always be encouraging me to buy new colours, she would show me the new colours she had and I would try and create those colours using what I had, claiming I didn’t need to buy the new ones. 🙂

So that’s what I want you to do. I want you to look at your different shades in a new light. How can you blend them together to create something new? Mix reds and yellows, greens and yellows… blues and purples and so on…  don’t go for the complete opposite as you will end up with a muddy brown colour. Use shades of colours that are closer to each other on the colour spectrum wheel.

If you need help or advice pop over and join us in the Facebook group here.

The oh so talented Marika has created a video to share how she coloured and created her card for this challenge.


The amazing Design Team Inspiration


Images: Enchanted Unicorn digi stamp (or rubber)




Image: Debbie’s Surprise digi stamp




Image: Lilli Faye digi stamp (or rubber)



Images: Steampunk Chesire Cat



Image: Stumpy Fungi House digi stamp


Image: The KingFisher Bird Digi Stamp


Image: Butterfly Lily Digi Stamp



Image: Mermaid Oceane Digi Stamp



Image: Cici Digi Stamp



Image: Lou Gives digi stamp


 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 Blending Outside The Colour Family 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:

Blending Outside The Colour Family Challenge

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