#34 Challenge – Make It Purple

JLJDesigns September 10, 2011 18

Thank you to all who participated in our Look Mom, No Lines challenge.  We love looking at your cards in the new gallery.  Our sponsor this week is Some Odd Girl.

Winner will win 3 digi stamps of their choice.

Here’s a little info about Some Odd Girl from Kristy: Some Odd Girl is the place to find fun and quirky digis that I know you will love! Some Odd Girl was inspired by two great friends who are such dolls! They took one of my pencil drawings and made it into red rubber and that act of generosity spiraled into what you see today. I am a married momma of 2 who has a hubby who not only loves me but supports my crafting and my site as my IT guy. What more could a girl want? I am an artist born who started out with pencils then acrylics and now also scrapbook and am a cardmaker. I design things that I love and hope you have as much fun with our stamps as we do!


This week our challenge is to color with purple.  Your card should feature purple prominently, but does not need to be only purple.  The MIC DT have made some great cards in the gallery.  Be sure to leave them some love!


The most helpful tips for me on a color challenges are to see the colors that others have used to get a particular effect. Angela has used V99, V95, V93, V91 for a wonderful spooky effect.

Anneke has a tutorial on her blog for coloring greyish purple.

Marianne Walker has some great coloring examples with purple – including this one on adding texture.

Are Promakers your thing?  I love the purples in this tutorial at Passion for Promarkers.


Happy Colouring!




Things to know!

All entries should be submitted by Saturday the 17th September midday QLD Australia time.
Entries can be submitted up until you can no longer see the gallery available!
At this time the gallery is hidden so the team can place their votes for the top 3!

If you have trouble uploading your photo, reduce the size of your image to 800px wide or high.
If you are unsure how to do this, uploading your photo to your blog and then saving it again from your blog will automatically resize the image for you.

MiC Weekly Prize

All entries using a Make it Crafty image will go into the extra draw for a chance to win two MiC digi stamps!


This is a colouring challenge

You don’t need to make a full card/project

You can submit a coloured image ONLY!

You can use ANY colouring medium
Markers, pencils, paints, finger paint and even electronic computer colouring!

YOU MUST have coloured the image YOURSELF.



Have fun, experiment and enjoy the challenge!



Update 9/12/11

We’ve had a lot of questions about how to enter the challenge.  The challenge is entered by uploading your card to the gallery.  Here’s a link to step-by-step instructions with pictures.  I hope they help.  http://www.4shared.com/document/8oDMazGe/upload_to_gallery.html
Here’s the link to the gallery: http://www.makeitcrafty.com.au/gallery/
You’ll need to register in order to upload.



  1. Lou September 11, 2011 at 5:02 am - Reply

    I made a cute purple card today so I would like to share it if thats ok?
    Here it is
    hugs Lou xxx

  2. Penni September 11, 2011 at 6:26 am - Reply


    I’ve made a card using purple for your challenge.
    You can find it HERE

    I have registered with your Gallery, but don’t know how to upload my pictures (I’m sure it very simple really) !!!


  3. June September 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Hiya thanks for the chance to enter my card is here huggies June xxx ps cant upload to your gallery eeek!!!!!

  4. flutterbytrina September 11, 2011 at 9:55 pm - Reply
  5. kimberly September 12, 2011 at 2:44 am - Reply

    Oh thanks so much for letting me play. I’m glad i found you, i’m your newest follower. Here is my purple inspired card, i hope you like it…kim

  6. i don't do straight September 12, 2011 at 11:06 am - Reply

    I Love the colour purple. Please visit my blog for my entry :-


    Fiona. x

  7. Debra September 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    I too am having trouble figuring out how to enter in the gallery lol! Sorry! I am registered as well. I am entering this colored image and I have another entry as well. Thanks for looking:


  8. Debra September 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm - Reply
  9. Jocelyn aka JoBear2 September 12, 2011 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    How cool to have an Aussie challenge – I am so glad I found you!! YAY! I am in Melbourne, Victoria. Just joined your forum/gallery and popped my purple card in there in the Purple Challenge Category – TIA for peeking! Fab DT cards – wow!! I will definitely be playing again now that I have discovered you.

    Aussie Jocelyn

  10. Leah Ann Gast September 13, 2011 at 7:23 am - Reply

    I cannot find where to enter the Purple challenge ugghh!

  11. JLJDesigns September 13, 2011 at 8:10 am - Reply

    The challenge is entered by uploading your card to the gallery. I know we’ve had a lot of questions. Here’s a link to step-by-step instructions with pictures. I hope they help. http://www.4shared.com/document/8oDMazGe/upload_to_gallery.html

    Here’s the link to the gallery: http://www.makeitcrafty.com.au/gallery/

    You’ll need to register in order to upload.


  12. Debra September 13, 2011 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Hi Jen
    Thanks for trying to help figure this out. My member screen does not have the “upload photo” option it goes from Profile to log out. When I check my profiled, it says “registered 9-3-11” “Status” unregistered. Then my email and password. Can you help? Thanks in advance

  13. Sharon September 13, 2011 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Sorry got confused with uploading to Gallery. Hope its OK to leave my entry here.


    Many thanks, Sharon

  14. anita kejriwal September 14, 2011 at 5:26 am - Reply
  15. Hazel September 14, 2011 at 6:45 am - Reply

    My card is here x

  16. MakeitColourful September 14, 2011 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I am sorry ladies, but because the team are using the gallery to select the top 3 – we can’t accept entries in the comments.

    If you are having trouble using the gallery please contact me using the Contact Us link at the top of this page and I will help you through uploading your project.

    Once you get the first one up – you’ll find it easy from there on!

    Hugs xxoo

  17. kimberly September 15, 2011 at 3:16 am - Reply

    WOW,,,purple has turned out to be a great color to use…i’m lovin it. This is my second purple image in a row…thanks for letting me play..

  18. Peggy R September 15, 2011 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    I love this challenge! Here is my card

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