Challenge #12 – Colouring Backgrounds

MakeitColourful March 26, 2011 2

It’s another colourful Saturday here at Make it Colourful!

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us this week. I just love experimenting blending colours together and how they can make a huge difference in how the end result turns out. I hope this challenge has given you some courage to experiment with other colours too!


Would you like to join the Make it Crafty team and help to manage the Challenge blog here??
If you enjoy colouring and writing plus of course having a laugh with the fabulous addicts then I would love to hear from you!
I am looking for two fabulous people and you can find all the details here.



I am excited to share that this week’s sponsor is Magnolia-Licious!
A fabulous store selling the beloved Magnolia range of rubber stamps!

A little about Magnolia-Licious (from Zoe’s view!)

Magnolia-Licious was started by Diana Crick and has one of the largest selections of Magnolia Stamps in Northern America.
It has grown quickly with the world-wide love of Magnolia Stamps and the fabulous service that Diana offers.
There is a fabulous Magnolia Yahoo Group which Diana is a member and I often read messages expressing how wonderful and helpful Diana has been.
Magnolia-Licious has recently become the exclusive supplier of the NEW Mini range of Magnolia stamps in the USA.

If you love Maggies then you are sure to love the variety available at Magnolia-Licious!

Diana has offered the lucky winner of this challenge a Romantic Lace Border Doohickey!

hmmm.. do you think I could get away with an alias so I have a chance at winning too? hehee


The Challenge!

Colouring Backgrounds!

There are a variety of examples from the team today, from colouring with paints, chalks, copics, pencils and more!

This is a COLOURING challenge not just a colour challenge.
Entries not following the rules will not be eligible to win prizes. If you are at all confused about whether your entry will qualify, please contact us first.


Inspiration Time!

This week we’ll be saying a sad farewell to our fabulous guest Shirl

Shirl will be flying off now on her balloon chair! hehee Couldn’t help myself!

Meidum: Copic Markers
Images Used: Bon Voyage Tilda (Magnolia)
Wonky House on Hill & Flying Balloon Chair (MiC)

Medium: Copic Markers
Imges Used: Tilda with stuffed animal & Bunny cut out from Tilda & her Bunny (Magnolia)
Tree of Love (MiC)


Medium: Toddler grade box of Watercolour paints

Images: Chasing Tilda (Magnolia)
Hilly Lane (MiC)


Medium: Copic Markers
Colours: Y11, Y21, Y23, Y35, Y38, G20, G21, G24
Images Used: Alva with Flower (Magnolia)
Fairy Tree House from MiC
Also available in rubber!


Medium: Prismacolor Pencils
Images: Hula Kaylee (Some Odd Girl)
Tropical Beach (MiC)


Medium: Copics and TimHoltz Distress Inks

Images: Circus Tilda (Magnolia)
Kissing Booth (MiC)


Medium: Promarkers & Copics
Images Used:
Whimsical Log from MiC


Medium: Distress Inks

Images: Tilda with a Peony, Edwin with egg basket, Tilda with eggs in her apron,
Tilda with Newly Hatched Chicken
& butterfly from FairyTale Magnolia Collection (Magnolia)
Garden Picket Fence, Rainbow Meadow, Wild Flowers (MiC)



Medium: Copic Markers
Images: Longing Tilda (Magnolia)
Open Window (MiC)
Also available in rubber!



Medium: Copic Markers
Images: Tilda picking Lilacs (Magnolia)
Peaches of Plenty & Crooked Picket Fence (MiC)
Peaches of Plenty in rubber!

WOWSERS!! How’s THAT for inspiration everyone!!!



Grab your favourite colouring medium, whether it be markers, pencils, water colours or even digital colouring and see how you go

Please note: You do NOT have to use Magnolia stamps or Make it Crafty images to join the fun!

This challenge is open to Anyone who LOVES to colour.


Challenge Rules

Your project must be a NEW creation

Note: You can just submit a coloured image
(This is a colouring challenge after all!!)

Cards, Scrapbook Pages, ATC, Altered Art & More

The colouring must be YOUR colouring

You MUST colour your digi or rubber stamps with a background.

You MUST link to Make it Colourful


Submit your project by SATURDAY 2nd April Midday Australian Brisbane Time.


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!


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  1. Beccy March 26, 2011 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Oh wow you ladies have totally rocked the challenge this week loving your creations.

    Beccy x

  2. Carole of Brum April 2, 2011 at 1:25 am - Reply

    I am in awe of the DT cards every week, they are always very impressive, but also inspiring too, keep up the great work girls. Have just linked up my card. CoB

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