Challenge #28 – Colouring Dark Skin

MakeitColourful July 30, 2011 4

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had fun colouring up your different embellishments last week!

This weeks sponsor is the adorable Crissy Armstrong

A little about Crissy
I draw illustrations for Whimsy Stamps where I have both a rubber and a digital collection. Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Wags ‘N Whiskers Stamps, Squigglefly, and High Hopes Stamps also sell my illustrations in either rubber stamp or digital formats. I work from home in lovely Canada where I live with my husband Mike and our two cutie-pie mutts, Avro and Spitfire.

Crissy is offering the winner their choice of three digital stamps from the
Whimsy stamps line she illustrates.



The Challenge!!

We want you to colour your characters with dark skin!

This was a tough one! So often many of us stick with what we are ‘used’ to and colouring dark skin is not something many of us do on a regular basis.

We hope that you’ll give it a try this week with us.

Crissy has some of the most adorable little girls that are perfect to practice your dark skin on.


Our newest team member


Vicky used the following images:

Snap Dragon Garden & Fern Log from MiC

Maya Making Wishes from Crissy







Hearth and Home & Comfy Chair from MiC

Nose to Nose by Crissy



Skin: E00, E11, E13, E25, E29, E59 and E49

MiC: Victorian Chaise

Whimsy: Can I Kiss You? by Crissy



Tiddly Inks: Froggy Thoughts



skin colors E25, E47, E29




Skin Colours:
Copics – G20, E51, E13, E35, E21, E27
Prismas – 947, 944, 997, 1033. 1034

Maya Blowing Bubbles by Crissy




Grab your favourite colouring medium, whether it be markers, pencils,
water colours or even digital colouring and see how you go

colouring Dark Skin!


Please note:

Now you don’t have to use a Make it Crafty image, but if you do you could win yourself
TWO Make it Crafty digi stamps!

This challenge is open to Anyone who LOVES to colour.


Challenge Rules

Your project must be a NEW creation
Note: You can just submit a coloured image
(This is a colouring challenge after all!!)
Cards, Scrapbook Pages, ATC, Altered Art & More
The colouring must be YOUR colouring
You MUST colour your digi or rubber stamps with your chosen colouring medium.
You MUST link to Make it Colourful


Submit your project by SATURDAY 6th August Midday Australian Brisbane Time.

If you do not have a blog, you can email your submissions to info [at]


We’re looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations!

The Colour Addicts!


We are currently trialling a different commenting system where we share our thoughts with the top three and honourable mentions each Tuesday!
Please stop back to see what we share each Tuesday and you may be in our top 3 or honourable section.




  1. Sharon.C July 30, 2011 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    this is the perfect challenge for me as I have searched high and low for different combinations of dark skin colour and have made myself a colour reference please see blog x

  2. Happy Days July 31, 2011 at 12:04 am - Reply

    WOW awesome DT samples. I’m so glad I’ve found this site, so inspirational. Not sure wether I’ll play along as my skills are a bit ;/ but will definately give coloured skin a go. xx

  3. Carly W July 31, 2011 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    wow wonderful DT cards! and already some truly lovely entries! I didn’t make mine into a finished project as I want to save them for a scrapbook page I’m going to make.
    I had heaps of fun! and for once am totally happy with my colouring (well the colours but it is a bit messy).

    And as for ‘Happy Days’ comment above mine … give it a go! I have started entering challenges (and my skills are also ;/ ) and nope have not won any but I get such a kick out of seeing my card up there with totally gorgeous creations and I feel proud of giving it a go. So try .. you may be pleasantly suprised …. your skills are probably better than you think.

    Happy crafting everyone 🙂

  4. Debra Barrett August 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Zoe thank you so much for the challenge!!! *hugs*

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