Our sponsor this week is Make It Crafty. The prize this week is a $20 store credit!
Our challenge this week is colouring with green. You can check out the DT’s challenge projects in the gallery. Be sure to leave them some love!
MiC WEEKLY PRIZE
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 designers this week – Angela and Melanie. We’re welcoming Angela back. Here’s her fabulous card:
A little bit about Melanie:
1.When did you start crafting and what made you start? I’ve always had a love of art and all things crafty. As a young girl, I was always gathering up odds and ends to stash away for crafty projects. Drawing has always been a passion of mine, and I used to spend many hours with a sketchbook in hand. As I got older, my artsy side went on a bit of hiatus as my focus turned to other things. A few years ago, the pastor of our church contacted me and asked if I would be willing to create some handmade cards for a Christmas fundraising project for some local charities. I went to the dollar store and armed myself with some stickers and various trinkets and tried to create some “nice” cards. lol I soon got frustrated with my attempts and googled “handmade cards” for some ideas. This online search led me to several blogs where I learned about the world of stamping and Copic markers. I was absolutely floored by what people were creating! After doing some research for a couple of months, I made the plunge and bought my first three sets of Copic Ciao’s. I was completely hooked after my first five minutes of colouring.
2.What’s your favourite colouring medium? My Copics! I love the vibrant colours and blending capabilities of these markers. I have occasionally added some additional shading with Conte Crayons or pencil crayons. I think it’s great to experiment with different mediums to achieve various effects.
3. Where do you craft? Currently, all my crafting is done at my dining room table. My hope is to have my own craft space within the next year or so as I would love to have everything easily accessible and well organized!
4.What is your favourite MIC image/s? That’s hard to narrow down as there are so many fantastic images! I adore the elves, fairies and mermaids. I also love Chantelle at the Races, Elizabeth and Juliette…just to name a few! I love working on images with intricate hair and clothing.
5.Do you have a favourite type/style of card that you like to make? I am a complete sucker for cards with a vintage flair. I love distressing, sewing on cards and crocheted trim. Browns, blues, greens and teals are the colours I often gravitate towards.
Here’s Melanie‘s fabulous card for this week’s challenge.
TIPS AND TRICK
Green, green, green – so many shades and colors. Annika has a great video tutorial on coloring green leaves with prisma pencils on craft in this blog post. Trying to figure out what Copics to use? Check out this post by Marianne Walker.
SPRING COLORS WINNERS AND TOP 3
We had several entries with Make It Crafty images. The winner of two digis of their choice is…mommahobbit! Please choose 2 single digis (no sets, please!) and Contact Us to claim your prize.
All entries should be submitted by Wednesday, March 21st 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!
The Colour Addicts