Wow, what a fantastic first week for the new challenges! We were absolutely blown away by your support in our new venture of colour madness and thank you all for playing along with us!
The winners will be announced on Tuesday after the team get together to pick the top 3. So make sure you pop back Tuesday to see if you have won, PLUS we’ll be having a Tuesday Colouring Tip and have also going to set up a form on the sidebar where you can ask us a colouring question to which we will select questions we can answer (heehee) and will be posting them on Tuesdays!
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 One Random Prize winner who will win the
Cupid Collection Digi Stamps
Just in time for your RED Valentine’s Day projects
We are challenging you to COLOUR with Red.
So something on your coloured image must be coloured in red.
Note: Your whole image does not have to be coloured in red.
you must write in your post which red colours of your particular medium you used – whether it is markers, pencils, paints or ink.
For example: I use Copics Markers: R22, R24, R29 & E19 to make my red.
Please make sure we can see it in your post and if English is your
second language we will understand if you have missed this detail.
This is a COLOURING challenge not just a colour challenge.
Entries not following the rules will be removed and a message will be left explaining why. If you are at all confused about whether your entry will qualify, please contact us first.
Colouring with Red!
Red is one of those colours that is very rich. Depending on your preferred medium it can be difficult to colour with.
When using markers, getting a nice smooth gradient can be quite the challenge and I have a little tip for marker uses.
Deep red markers have a very high pigment and if you start with your darkest colour it often soaks right into the paper fast and can be harder to budge leaving a line along the area you are trying to blend.
So if you lay your lightest colour down first, then add some medium colour, followed by your darkest colour, it allows the darker colours to sit on the surface longer whilst you blend the shades together before it soaks into the paper.
Things to think about when colouring with red.
Red has quite a large viewing band on the Electromagnetic Spectrum and we all see colours differently.
You may decide to use red colours in the middle of the viewing band, or colours closer to yellow or even very dark burgundy red.
You can get creative when you colour with reds and introduce your oranges and yellows for your highlight areas as often seen in real life.
Take Autumn for example. The richness of this pile of leaves has an amazing range of colour from golden yellow through to deep rich reds.
Medium: Copic Markers
Red Colours: R22, R24, R27, R29, R46
Images: Whoopsie Cupid from MiC
Medium: Copic Markers
Red Colours: R20, R22, R24, E19 (on bow) R20 on cheeks
Images used: Whoopsie Cupid from MiC
Medium: Copic & Letrasets Markers
Red Colours: Copics R0000,R00,R20,R22,R24,R29,RR39
Letrasets Hint of warm 9
SO LET’S GET COLOURING!!
Grab your favourite colouring medium, whether it be markers, pencils, water colours or even digital colouring and see how you go colouring with RED colours.
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.
Your project must be a NEW creation
Cards, Scrapbook Pages, ATC, Altered Art & More
The colouring must be YOUR colouring
You MUST include some RED in your colouring
You MUST link to Make it Colourful
Submit your project by FRIDAY 21st 11:59PM Australian Brisbane Time.
If you do not have a blog, you can email your submissions to info [at] makeitcolourful.com
We’re looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations!
The Colour Addicts!