Challenge #19 – Colour A Water Scene

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Why am I not surprised that your entries last week for the Dotty Background were just the bees knees, they all knocked spots off my card.
Pop back to see who the winners are and not forgetting Tuesday for the Hints and Tips section on today’s challenge.

Before we journey on down the page just want to mention that Zoe has a NEW RELEASE of stamps out  Digi and Rubber – this little beauty is called
Sandy at Beach – adorable isn’t she – well just check out the rest here and be prepared to drooooool!!!

Joke Time
There’s this family who had a parrot that was always
embarrassing them by cussing and other stuff.
So one day the boy took the parrot and stuck him in the freezer.
Two hours later the squawking stopped.
The kid checked the freezer and the parrot said, “Okay I’ll stop cussing,
but I have one question”.  The boy said, “What”?
The Parrot asks, “What did the turkey do”??? 😀

Our sponsor for this week’s challenge  is:
The lovely Elaine, owner of Quixotic Paperie

Quixotic Paperie was started in 2009 by Elaine Hughes and stocks a variety of crafty stash.  If Elaine loves it, you will probably find it in stock!
Stamping and colouring are Elaine’s favourite craft pastimes, and so you will find a large selection of rubber stamps from different companies including: SCACD Stamps (Elisabeth Bell, Victoria Case and Carmen Medlin), Whimsy Stamps, Paper Makeup Stamps, The Greeting Farm, Stempelglede and more!

Elaine has generously offered a £10 gift voucher to spend in
her store Quixotic Paperie to the lucky winner!

Here it is challenge time, just take a look at all the inspiration the DT’s have come up with this week – awesome huh
What we want to see is your:

Colour A Water Scene

Let’s head on down to see the DT’s inspiration but before that
we really do have a special once off guest joining us for the
Water challenge this week – none other than

KAREN from Abbey97

Karen  really is- THE QUEEN of scenes
She calls this scene – ‘Fun at the Pond’ and has used both copic markers and coloured pencils – what an amazing creation.
Wow that looks like some party – why didn’t I get an invite??

Alina from SimmsCards is our Guest designer for this month.
Bet I catch more with my big toe than you do with that rod!!

Alina has used the image –
Sam & Dylan Fishing from Characters at Make It Crafty

Bad hair days must be really bad for her!!

Angela has used the images –
Sandy at Beach, The Beach and the Sandcastle all from New Digi Stamps
at Make It Crafty

Blimey she really is having a bad hair day!!

Beccy has used the images –
Siren Lorelei from the Beach collection and Lonely Island from Tropical Island
all at Make It Crafty

Don’t you just love her trousers and matching scarf – how’s that for co-ordination!!

Viv has used the images –
Miss Charlotte from Arr Pirates and Tropical Waterfall from Tropical Island
all at Make It Crafty
Cannot see a ginger hair anywhere Viv – if you would love to know what this cryptic comment means I am sure if you popped over to see Viv she will tell you all about it,  just ask for Patrick???. 😉

Bet you wished you had a waist like mine – oops I mean her

Tracy has used the images –
Hula Girl and Lonely Island all from Tropical Island at Make It Crafty

Oh my isn’t she a little treasure!!

Barbara has used the images –
Alvida the Pirate and Treasure Chest from Arr Pirates also Island Hideaway
from Tropical Island at Make It Crafty

Hope that wind dies down soon it’s playing havoc with my hair
Elaine has used the images –
Summer Dreams also Sandcastle and The Beach all from the New Collection at Make It Crafty


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


Please note: You do NOT have to use Make it Crafty images to join the fun!
but if you do use a Make It Crafty image on your project entry,
we will be making an extra random draw each week, and giving away
two Make It Crafty digi images to the lucky winner 😎 cool eh

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 and add a dotty background with your colouring medium.
You MUST link to Make it Colourful


Submit your project by SATURDAY 28th 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. Alina May 21, 2011 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    very beautiful cards, ladies, I don’t know how to merge digital images, but I will have to figure it out, because your scenes are awesome, I’d love to be able to make something like this!
    hugs, Alina

  2. Carole of Brum May 22, 2011 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Amazing colouring from the DT and Guest designers, and the new images are gorgeous. Ooooh what a toughie challenge this week, never managed to do a water scene yet so will see what I can do. CoB

  3. Michelle May 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Stunning cards by the DT! Have a great day folks

  4. Jenn Borjeson May 27, 2011 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Holy cow – these are amazing. My jaw dropped, I cannot believe the talent here. Your scenes are just stunning, LOVE them all!

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