Challenge #16 – Use Black and a Splash Of Red

shirlc April 30, 2011 9

Saturday and we all know what that means …
if you don’t … where have you been?? 😉

(don’t forget to pop back tomorrow to see who the
winner’s are for last weeks challenge)

Joke Time
My boyfriend thinks that I’m a stalker.
Well, he’s not exactly my boyfriend ………. yet
quickly moving on

Our sponsor for this week’s challenge is:


Today is their FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!!!

And to celebrate, Christy has released a whole heap of new images AND is having a treasure hunt blog hop!!

Tiddly Inks offers digital stamps and digital papers, created by Christy Croll. Christy is a self-trained illustrator who likes simple, cute and quirky drawings with a sense of humor.  She draws what amuses her, which means some days it is quirky and cute and other days it is a bit of twisted gothic feel.

From Christy
Personally, I hate doing dishes and folding laundry, so my house is often a mess … but I try every once in a while to clean it as quickly as I can – don’t look behind the pile in the closet.  😀 I have one daughter who makes me smile, inspires me, and for so many reasons, she is my everything.  Most of my illustrations revolve around something she did or said, but the rest of the time, they are inspired by other people’s kids and animals…maybe yours.

My life is too short not to be doing something I love
and that is what art is for me:
It makes me smile; it makes me laugh and without a doubt it is something I love.
And if my art makes you smile, then I have just doubled the fun.

Challenge time and lots of inspiration from the Design Team.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with when you use …

Use Black With A Splash Of Red


Not even going to ask why the little guy looks squashed!!

Beccy has used the images –
Circus Tent from  The Carnival Collection at Make It Crafty and
House Mouse Weightlifting from Joanna Sheen
Colouring mediums used are – Derwent coloursoft pencils and Gamsol.
Dove Grey, Persian Grey, Black, Scarlet.

Lara Croft eat your heart out!!

Annika has used the image –
Tanker from Tiddly Inks

The house in the background is a VERY early sneak peek of what is to come at MiC!!

Colours are a range of warm greys and a touch of 100 (black).
Reds are R39/37/24/01/000.  Most of the black/grey highlighted areas were given a tiny touch of R000 or R01 to echo the red sky.   R24 and R01 was scribbled onto an acrylic block, then wetted the sky, area by area, with W1.  Some red was picked up from the block with the W1 and carried  into the sky near the horizon in light sweeping motions.
Basically used reds as paint and W1 as a brush.

Just hurry up and take the photo, this pose is killing me!!

Tracy has used the image –
Cordelia from New Digi Stamps at Make It Crafty
Colours are – C-8 through to C00, Reds R39, R37, R34.  Coloured her tail then decided to use a piece of mesh and the airbrush to give her some criss crossy texture with a splash of some frothy white paint.


Is it just me or does this guy look like Count Dracula??

Viv has used the images –
You and Me from Tiddly Inks
Hidden Forest Seat from Landscapes at Make It Crafty
Colours are – Red R30, R32, R35, R37, R 59.
Him N0’s – N1, N3, N5, N7, N9
Her N0’s – W1, W3, W5, W7
Vines – W1, W3 & E43

Think he’s just stood you up hun!!

Magali has used the images –
Tree of Love from Scene Objects at Make It Crafty and
Heartbroke Happy plus a sentiment from Tiddly Inks
Colours are –  full range of warm greys + R27, R29 and R59

Just can’t get the staff anymore!!

I have used the images –
Old Oak Tree from Scene Objects at Make It Crafty and
Pirate Jane from Tiddly Inks
Coloured images with Pro Markers and used distress inks for the edges.

Who’s for testing my buns?

Jennifer has used the images –
Ginger Housewife from CharactersKitchen Wall from Scene Objects and Swirly Corners all from  Make It Crafty
Colours are – Copic recipe for her dress: R24,R29,R39
went over some parts with R20 and added a hint of E09 for shading.
Red flowers: R24,R29 and tiny bits of R39
His clothes: C1,C3,C5,C7 and went over the border lines with 100
His shoes: C1,C3

Wonder if their names are William & Kate, ahhhhh
wasn’t that some wedding!!

Ruby’s images are –
Garden Picket Fence from Scene Objects at Make It Crafty and
You and Me from Tiddly Inks
Copic recipe for her dress – R24,R29,R39  – went over some parts with R20 and added a hint of E09 for shading.
Red flowers – R24,R29 and tiny bits of R39
His clothes –  C1,C3,C5,C7 and went over the border lines with 100.  His shoes –  C1,C3

Spookiest fairy tree house I’ve ever seen!!Elaine’s images are –
Fairy Tree House from Houses at Make It Crafty and
Gossmere from Tiddly Inks

Not sure if  I want to try that cake!!

Barbara’s images are –
Alchemist Chamber from Houses at Make It Crafty and
Pinky from Tiddly Inks
Colours used are –  reds R30, R12, R14, R24, R37, R59
blacks too: W00, W1, W2, W4, W6, W8 and C3, C5, C7, BG70


Sneaks in at the last minute… hehee

Pirate Jane from Tiddly Inks
Sneak peek of the soon to be released Pirate Ship and Lonely Island from MiC
Zoe thought she would pretend she could paint.
Medium: Acrylic paints – Mixed own colours from Red, Blue, Yellow, Black & White

Just one more balloon and I have lift off!!

Carisa’s images are –
Flying Balloon Chair from Make It Crafty and
Come In Cuteness
from Tiddly Inks
Colours used are – Reds: R24, R27, R49, E09
Blacks: C3, C6, C8, 100


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

Black With A Dash Of Red

Please note: You do NOT have to use 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 bright colours.
You MUST link to Make it Colourful


Submit your project by SATURDAY 7th May 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. Corry April 30, 2011 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    OMG SeriouSLY! This has got to be the best set of DT cards I have seen in a long time. Your probly thinking I say that to every challenge right, but NO………. I DON”T! These are truly remarkable. What a fantastic team! Great job!

  2. Christy/Tiddly Inks May 1, 2011 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Ladies, I love each one of these cards…what fantasticly inspiring beauties!!! Amazing!

  3. Jenn Borjeson May 1, 2011 at 12:39 am - Reply

    OMG – I am with Corry, these are the most gorgeous cards I’ve seen…. I want to participate in this challenge, but I don’t think I could even come close to creating something as gorgeous as what your DT has done! LOL 🙂

  4. Helen Laurence May 1, 2011 at 12:42 am - Reply

    Another fab challenge ladies & wow your cards are just fantastic! Enjoy your weekends hugs x

  5. Alina May 1, 2011 at 2:20 am - Reply

    Awesome cards, ladies, my compliments! Fantastic colouring!
    Hugs, Alina

  6. Debbie Pamment May 1, 2011 at 10:53 am - Reply

    WOWsers gals – these are GORGEOUS!!!

  7. Sandie May 2, 2011 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Fabulous DT inspiration!! Loved this challenge 😀

  8. Dilsaver Designs May 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    I love seeing all your DT’s work, just fabulous. Thank you for the fun challenge, Christy sent me over 🙂

  9. Debbi Glennie May 7, 2011 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Hi ladies,
    came screaming in by the skin of my teeth this week – gorgeous creations from the DT

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