#38 – Colouring Snow

JLJDesigns October 14, 2011 1

 Our sponsor this week is Make It Crafty.   The prize this week is a $20 store credit!


We hope you enjoyed having two weeks to complete the challenge.  We have another small change for this challenge and then we should be done with changes for a while.  The winners of the previous fortnight’s challenge will now be announced in the challenge post.  We’ll have one long post every two weeks, but you’ll have two whole weeks to read it!


Our challenge this week is to colour snow.  You can check out the DT’s challenge projects in the gallery.  Be sure to leave them some love!


All entries using a Make it Crafty image will go into the extra draw for a chance to win two single MiC digi stamps!  This prize does not include collections.



Please welcome our first guest designer this week – Kaylou.  A little bit about Kaylou:

1.When did you start crafting and what made you start?  I first started crafting properly fifteen /sixteen years ago when myself and my Hubby (I know we are not technically married) Lee first bought our house… I have always loved colouring  and art since I was little… although I did fail my art exam at school…Ssshh! I was obviously doing the wrong kind of ‘creativeness’….lol.

….and I have been hooked since then.

2.What’s your favourite colouring medium?  I have a few different mediums I like to work with such as distress inks, Koh – i- nor pencils and  aqua markers,my absolute favourite though are promarkers…..I like the different effects and styles  you can create with them….what I usually will do is look at the image and the theme and choose a medium that suits accordingly.
3. Where do you craft?  Where do I craft….ha haaaaa….occasionally my  children remind me  that it is actually a dining room and not a craft room….lol… so yes the dining room we have quite  a big dining table ( well you would with four children) but I like to craft there and it’s nice when the kids do things at the same time.
4.What is your favourite MIC image/s?  Ooooh my favourite MiC images I think are the Steam punk ones the Elizabeth J images is gorgeous, they made me think more about my colouring and where I add my details….. but I am loving those new naughty Elves…
5.Do you have a favourite type/style of card that you like to make?  I’m not sure If I have  a style I like to stick to although I do tend to make 6×6 cards, I love  to try new things and have a go at different styles..I usually have quite a few idea buzzing around my head what I would like to do , but I just never have enough time, sometimes they  works and sometimes… well I call it a learning curve!

Here’s Kaylou’s fabulous card for this week’s challenge:


Please welcome our second guest designer this week – Trudie.  A little bit about Trudie:

1.When did you start crafting and what made you start?  I have always been arty-crafty and did a fashion design and illustration course at college. I used to design and make wedding dresses, even starting my own wedding planning business but due to rapid decline in my health, unfortunatly I had to give all this up. I am not one of those people who can just do nothing, my mind is always active and my hands needed to be to. I guess this is when I started with the crafting side of things. I have tried everything from jewellery making, fimo sculpters to oil painting and novelty cakes. I still love doing the cakes now when I am well enough. I guess I started playing with colouring about a year ago but never did very much. It wasn’t untill this May that I saw the ‘Fairy House’ image used on a card and fell in love with it. I did a search, found it and have been hooked ever since! This is when I started to collect my pro markers and copics and the obssession started!!
2.What’s your favourite colouring medium?  Without a doubt its my copics…. I still use the pro markers with them as I don’t have the full colour range yet…..:-(.
3. Where do you craft?  We live in a small 2 bedroom flat and short of selling my son I won’t have a craftroom here so I have taken over the dining room table. Our living area is one large ‘through room’ so my stash seems to spread itself everywhere!! Luckily we have a nice big table but I thin we will only ever eat very important meals (like christmas dinner) off of it again because I hate having my things moved!!!! When my health is really bad I lay on the sofa with pens around me and just colour lying down!!! 
4.What is your favourite MIC image/s?  Wow, now this is a question!! I have to say I think my favourites are the Steampunk images. This release just grabbed me! I also adore the manga style images and the elements are great to work with. I guess my favourite is whatever I am colouring at the time!!
5.Do you have a favourite type/style of card that you like to make?  I don’t think I do really. I enjoy the building up of scenes and colouring more than anything…… the images and size then dictates what needs to be done with them. I am still used to working big (a college thing I guess!) so sometimes my colourings end up in frames as pictures!

Here’s Trudie’s fabulous card for this week’s challenge:





**UPDATE** Zoe has uploaded a new coloring video to YouTube – coloring red and snow.  The snow coloring portion is at the end.

Marianne Walker has some great tips about coloring snow and cold things – snowmen, snowy trees,  and icicles




Make It Crafty is sponsoring this week.  Zoe is offering the winner a $20 store credit!  The winner is…ninagal!  Please Contact Us to claim your prize.

We had several entries with Make It Crafty images.  The winner of two digis of their choice is…Toni!  Please choose 2 single digis (no sets, please!) and  Contact Us to claim your prize.

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All entries should be submitted by Wednesday, October 26th midday QLD Australia time.  All entries must be posted in the gallery to be eligible for prizes and Top Three.  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.  You may find these directions helpful:  http://www.4shared.com/document/8oDMazGe/upload_to_gallery.html

If you’re still having problems, please contact us so we can help.

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!

Happy Colouring!

The Colour Addicts




One Comment »

  1. colleen October 15, 2011 at 4:40 am - Reply

    A GREAT challenge and two wonderfully talented new guests. I’m headed over to the gallery to drool over the DT samples now!

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