#44 Shading Red

JLJDesigns January 27, 2012 6

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


Our challenge this week is to shade with reds.  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 guest designer this week – Dena.  A little bit about Dena:

1.When did you start crafting and what made you start?  I have been a crafter all my life.  My Grandma would do all sorts of crafty activities with me when I was a child and it just stuck.  I love all things crafty!
2.What’s your favourite colouring medium?  Distress Inks are my favorite coloring medium.  They are so easy to work with and mix to get amazing colors.
3. Where do you craft?  I have a study desk in my front room.  I am not one to lock myself away from the rest of the family.  I enjoy being in the middle of everything!  My desk stays quite clean since it is the first thing you see when you walk through my front door.
4.What is your favourite MIC image/s?  Oh I love the scenes!  They are so fun to use in a mix and match fashion.
5.Do you have a favourite type/style of card that you like to make?  I tend to use bold and bright colors.  I like “happy” cards.

Here’s Dena’s fabulous card for this week’s challenge.



Marianne Walker has a great post about blending reds with Copics.  In honor of our guest designer, I went searching for a tutorial on getting started with Distress Inks.  I found this one that includes some tips on using reds.



Make It Crafty is sponsoring this week.  Zoe is offering the winner a $20 store credit!  The winner is…Craftdee Donna!  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…Vittory!  Please choose 2 single digis (no sets, please!) and  Contact Us to claim your prize.

 Top 3

Please claim your badge in the sidebar.




Sandra P



All entries should be submitted by Wednesday, February 8th 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 600px 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





  1. Keryn January 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    oh WOW what absolutely superb samples seen in the Gallery, they really are all stunning and so so inspiring!
    Im going to go away and see if I have any red that I can play with now!
    Keryn x

  2. Sandra P January 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Hi! Oh I am so happy! Thank you for coming top 3. I will wear the badge with honnor! hugs Sandra

  3. Monique January 31, 2012 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    I love the challenge. I just entered through the gallery for the first time :)).

    Hugs Monique

  4. Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer February 1, 2012 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    wow! I’m so happy! Thank you so much. My blog will wear the badge with pride!

  5. Craftdee Donna February 1, 2012 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Yay!! I won your challenge, thanks so much… and I’ll be in touch, Donna

  6. Corinne February 9, 2012 at 7:36 am - Reply

    I tried to enter the RED challenge but I missed out on your time.. I was thinking about OUR time ( Ohio, USA ) and never even thought about what time it is OLD Australia time…:-( I will post my pic on the Make it Crafty facebook page!
    Thanks anyway, can’t wait to see who won.

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