Challenge #6 – Brown, Brown & Brown

Make It Crafty February 1, 2014 6
Challenge #6 – Brown, Brown & Brown

Welcome back Colour addicts!!

We’re down to our sixth challenge, the second for the year and we’d love to see your wonderful work of art!

A big wow to those who took on the challenge! Just a little more you’ll see, you’re the artist you thought you could never be. Never think it’s not perfect or don’t think it’s not good enough. Remember how art is self expression, just be yourself and show us what you got and you might just be this year’s lucky winner for February!

Please welcome Amy!

Let us give a warm welcome to the design team’s newest addition, Amy Heffernan. Amy will be taking the plunge to challenge herself and share her gorgeous colouring with us all. I’m sure you will find her wonderful creations inspiring!

Here is Amy’s first creation as an MiC gal!

Image: Seductive Barbs

Amy Heffernan - Seductive Barbs

Take a moment to view the gorgeous creations Amy has shared on her blog here


The Challenge

We challenge you to TWO challenges at the start of each month. The easy challenge to tickle the artist in you and the hard challenge to bring out the artist in you and help you learn and explore new colouring ideas.

Want Feedback?

We are no experts in this field that this has been a challenge for us too. We are here to give you the encouragement to help you move along and to give you feedback and advice about your project to help you 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. :)

Easy Challenge – Practise colouring with Browns

 Get those “browns” out and practise colouring hair, clothing and trees with brown! You only need to have part of your image coloured with brown to enter the easy challenge.

Hard Challenge –  Colour whole image with Browns (monochrome)

 For the hard challenge I want you to try and recreate an old looking photo using sepia tones. You can not add any colour to the image, including no skin colours.
Ideally when practising this technique you will use just one set of colours across the whole image.



Image: Carefree Elise

Faye Wynn-Jones - Carefree Elise (plain)


Image: Artistic Delphine

Jennifer Dove - Artistic Delphine


Image: Classy Victoria

Rhea Weighand - Rhea


Images: Seductive Barbs
Outback Object Elements Digi Set & Wombat & Joey Digi Stamp

Barbara - Seductive Barb & Australian Outback Collection


Image: Dreamy Vanessa



 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! :D 
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 following 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. Alienka February 6, 2014 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    I wonder what copic colors considered brown? Since Exx family consists both brown and skin colors, it’s hard to distinct one from another for me 🙂

  2. Janice February 7, 2014 at 5:52 am - Reply

    Amy welcome and congratulations to you! Beautiful card!

  3. Ann-Marie Johansson February 8, 2014 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Forgot to watermark my card before I published it here and now I can´t delete it. I have fixed it in my blog so if you click on my card you will see the watermarked one. Hope thats ok or if not I hope you can help me correct my mistake.

  4. Carla Suto February 17, 2014 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Fantastic DT inspiration! Thanks for another stretch challenge!

  5. annie February 19, 2014 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Awesome, been a while since I could enter due to other commitments but wow these are gorgeous.xx

  6. Niedlichstempler February 20, 2014 at 5:04 am - Reply

    Hi there,
    WOW the DT inspirations are awesome 😉 Thanks for this realy great challenge, it was soooo much fun to color a whole image with only 7 markers… I never try it before… but I am sure, it will happen again *LOL*.
    Hugs Nicole

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