Challenge #1 – Warm or Cool Colours

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Yay! The day has finally arrived where we begin the new challenges at Make it Colourful.

We hope that all of you who love to experiment with colour will join us on this new venture. The colourful challenges will all be FUN but we hope to inspire you and push you to experiment as you try new things and learn along the way.

The first few challenges will be easy as we get into the swing of things and then every once and a while we will throw you a curve ball! This we hope will help you to throw all your fears aside and play with new ideas and grow.

This weeks sponsor is Make it Crafty

Make it Crafty specialises in digital stamps that you can combine with your favourite characters.

There will be two random prize winners

Prize 1
Copic Ciao Warm Colours
R22, R27, R29

Prize 2
Copic Ciao Cool Colours
B00, B02, B05

The Challenge!

For our very first challenge we would like you to create a project
COLOURING predominantly with either WARM or COOL colours.

This is a COLOURING challenge not just a colour challenge.
We are getting some entries that do not have any colouring.
Please note these entries will be removed.

How to pick your colours?

I began creating a colour wheel to share with you but as I was researching I came across this interior decorating web page that explains a lot of different aspects about picking your colours for the home. These same principles apply when selecting colours for your projects. So rather than reinventing the ‘wheel’ (pun intended) I would like to suggest having a look at this page here.

This is a great representation of warm and cool colours on the colour wheel.

Inspiration Time!

We are very excited to have Mary Giemza joining us this week

Mary is an inspiration to many with her incredible depth and shadows
as well as her special talent in choosing and combing colours.

Warm Colours
Medium: Copic Markers
Images: Tilda & Edwin Dancing combined with the
Tree of Love from MiC


Warm Colours
Medium: Copic Markers & Prismacolor Pencils
Images: Peachy Tilda combined with
Garden Picket Fence
& Peaces of Plenty from MiC


Warm Colours
Medium: Copic Markers
Images Used: Prince Edward Island combined with
Peaches of Plenty
and Petals & Palings from MiC


Cool Colours
Medium: Copic Markers
Images: Sapphire Sitting Fairy combined with Hidden Forest Seat


Warm Colours
Medium: Copic Markers
Images used: Run Away Cupid combined with Petals & Palings


Halfway between Cool/Warm Colours
Medium: Copic Markers
Images used: Tilda combined with the
Tree of Love from MiC


Cool Colours
Medium: Copic Markers
Images used: Sailing Leaf from MiC


Warm Colours on clothing with a ‘Spring’ background
Medium: Copic Markers
Images used: Hanglar & Stanglar combined with Daffodil Dell from MiC


Cool Colours
Medium: Copic Markers
Images used: Aussie Santa with Aussie BBQ

So grab your colouring medium, whatever that may be and see how you go
colouring predominantly
with either WARM or COOL colours.

You do NOT have to use Make it Crafty images to join the fun!

You can colour with ANY mediums whether it be markers, pencils, water colours or even digital colouring.
This challenge is open to Anyone who LOVES to colour.
The colouring MUST be YOUR colouring and use either WARM or COOL colours

To enter the challenge, simply post your NEW project to your blog, link back to Make it Colourful
and drop back here to link us directly to your post by the end of Friday!

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!


  1. Theresa Gerber January 8, 2011 at 10:47 am - Reply

    WOWEE , have been waiting for this to go live, DT , your cards are super stunning !!!

  2. Carol January 8, 2011 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe, just a quick question. I made a card just yesterday with one of your digis, would it be eligible to enter this challenge? Please say yes, as I was quite pleased with the outcome! Awaiting to hear from you. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

    • MakeitColourful January 8, 2011 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Carol, I am happy for you to enter it into the challenge, but I do hope that you will also play again using the inspiration of these fabulous ladies. 🙂 hugs xxoo

  3. Carol January 8, 2011 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Awww thanks Hun, will definately be entering another card into the challenge as I am currently busy with. The inspiration is absolutely fab, what a talented dt you have!! Lotsa luv xxxx

  4. Yone January 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    HI !
    Love this challenge blog ! I’m now your follower ! Hugs,Yone

  5. Maz January 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe!
    What fabulous cards. This is going to be so much fun.
    Can we use any medium on this challenge and do we need to use one of your Digi’s
    Your card couldn’t be more Aussie. The colouring is totally awesome.
    Hugs Maz

  6. MakeitColourful January 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Hi Maz, I have updated the post to help clarify your questions. Thanks hun. hugs xxoo

  7. Charlene January 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Fabulous cards ladies…you have all really outdone yourselves! Thanks so much for sharing your incredible talents!

  8. Tracy January 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Way to Go Teamies, you have opened the challenge with awesome projects.
    Hugs Tracy x

  9. Donna Sullivan January 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Incredible cards! It’s not just coloring! Presentation makes a big difference! I wish I had some of these cute stamps! For now I will have to go with what I have! Did I read somewhere there is a limit to submissions? (Too much blog hopping this week!) Thanks for this challenge, it’s going to be awesome,challenging and inspirational! Cannot wait to see the submissions! <3 D

  10. Ellis January 8, 2011 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I just added my card and I hope it works in the cool color range! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  11. xGemmax January 8, 2011 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Ive added a card just hope it ok for the challenge which i think is fabbie by the way and stunning DT work too :o)
    hugs and xxx

  12. cg January 9, 2011 at 12:49 am - Reply

    I’m such a copic newbie, but your tutorials have really helped me out and I’m excited to try this challenge.

  13. FitterTwit January 9, 2011 at 5:29 am - Reply

    OOOOO… lots of submissions ALREADY and they are all so much fun!!! Great job DT, your projects RAWK!!!

  14. Theresa Gerber January 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    My card is in, let me get off my behind and maybe get another done !!
    Thanks for all the inspiration !!

  15. Tanya January 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Oh I like the challenge, thanks for a chance. I’ve already done three cardsfor you!!

  16. Mary Lou January 10, 2011 at 1:34 am - Reply

    Goodness gracious~~I am in love with this new blog!! The info is outstanding and the creations are GORGEOUS!!! Great incite and beauty!!!
    Blessings and hugz

  17. Coby January 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Congrats on your colourful new challenge blog Zoe.
    And thx for referring to his blog, i posted my card 😉

    greetz coby

  18. Sonja January 11, 2011 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Lovely colors at the team!!!
    Wonderful creations:)

    Sonja x

  19. Tanya January 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    I love all cards
    Fantastic colouring and stamps

  20. lis-m January 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Hi..naughty Mr Linky wont let me link my card..its here..–-warm-or-cool-colours hugsx

  21. Julie B.x January 12, 2011 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Good luck with the new challenge,there’s some fantastic inspiration from the DT,Great challenge too,Julie.x

  22. Mazz January 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    hey ZOE, what an extraordinary challenge! “Cool” colours included (pardon the pun LOL) “Cool” cards too…just wondering if a LO is accepted or only cards?? and did you mention the deadline?? txMz:)

  23. Gab January 15, 2011 at 6:18 am - Reply

    I did a card but forgot to post it … next time!

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