Challenge #25 – Pleats & Folds

MakeitColourful July 9, 2011 7

Hi Everyone,

We’re back again with a new challenge and we can’t wait to see allt he cards this week! It appears that our Reflections challenge may have been a little scary for some of you or maybe you were all off enjoyign the summer holidays!! πŸ™‚

Before heading into the details of this challenge I regretfully have a few goodbyes as a few of my gorgeous girls have decided they are unable to play with us due to family and life committments. I have such trouble saying goodbye (don’t ask me to see you off at the airport unless you want lots of cuddles and tears!!) that I have been putting this off. However all of these fabulously talented girls have been such an inspiration and such wonderful team members that it was time I officially ‘let them go’.

A huge thank you to all of our previous Colour Addicts!






Again, thank you ladies for all your support, inspiration and fabulous fun personalities!
It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know you all and play along side you. I wish you all the very best in your endevours.


This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Magnolia-licious!



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 is 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


Our last Magnolia-licious winner never claimed their prize so I have not organised another prize for this round.
I will talk to Diana once this challenge finishes and the winner contacts me.
Please ensure that you check back to see if you have won.
You can click the ‘Winners’ link top left to view ALL the winning posts.


The challenge this week is…..

You guessed it

Folds & Pleats!


So by ‘COLOURING‘ we want you to incorporate folds and pleats into the clothing of your characters.

I have made a number of videos on this subject however just ‘QUICKLY’ today I have made another video, attempting to make it a little easier to understand.

My colouring is with copics, however similar ideas would apply to any colouring medium.

If you have trouble viewing this video visit YouTube Here


The fabulous team have created some wonderful examples for you.
Don’t forget the wonderful thing about the Make it Colourful team is that we are all at different levels and are learning and experimenting too!


Our fabulous guest

Vicky has used the following images:

Stairway to Heaven, Mushroom House & Alvida the Pirate



Jen has been practicing her pleats/folds and is getting better with each image!
I am hoping the new video I have created will help more than my ramblings via email! πŸ™‚


Jen has used the following images:

Whimsical Log from MiC
Tilda as Butterfly & Mini Dragonfly from Magnolia-Licious

Jen has also used the Fine Swirls chipboard



Viv has used the following images

Home Sweet Home by MiC

Will you be my Valentine available from Magnolia-licious


Viv has also used the Flower Leaf Frames chipboard



Debbie chose an image with folds that she rendered with a gradient of colour

Debbie has used the following images:

Sitting Annalise from MiC

Sentiment from Magnolia Stamps

Ribbon Candy – based on folk art design by Debbie Mitchell


Debbie has also used the Flower Leaf Swirls chipboard

Barbara has used the following images:
Tiddly Inks – Toasting Properly
Flying Balloon Chair from MiC
Tracy has used the following images
Hello little Butterfly available from Magnolia-Licious
AND a VERY early sneak peek of a new garden element coming to MiC
Doesn’t it look pretty??!!?!Β  πŸ™‚


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

colouring folds/pleats!


Please note:

You don’t have to use a Make it Crafty images, but if you do you could win yourself
TWO Make it Crafty digi stamps!

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 your chosen colouring medium.
You MUST link to Make it Colourful


Submit your project by SATURDAY 16th July 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!


We are currently trialling a different commenting system where we share our thoughts with the top three and honourable mentions each Tuesday!
Please stop back to see what we share each Tuesday and you may be in our top 3 or honourable section.



  1. Mary Lou July 10, 2011 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Hi all~~I started out small πŸ™‚ Zoe your training session was fabulous!!! I will be expanding after viewing your you tube. Have a great day all and everyones work ALWAYS sets me into a jaw dropping and stare moment:)

  2. Helen July 10, 2011 at 5:30 am - Reply

    Yey I’ve dying to have a go at pleats after watching some of your tuts already. Here’s my chance!!

  3. Susan's Crafty Chaos July 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Oh WOW, look at those beautiful DT samples! I’m just updating my challenge blog at the moment, but I’ll be back to watch your tutorial and join in πŸ™‚

  4. Anne Cullen July 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Stunning cards girls, have been practising my pleats but am not getting anywhere fast lol
    Anne x

  5. Joyce July 11, 2011 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Zoe you are truly amazing! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new video! Yes it explains a lot more. Are you still thinking of doing an online coloring class? I sure do hope that you are and I will be there!

  6. Christine (blankiefinder) July 14, 2011 at 2:38 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for the fabulous video, Zoe! It was perfect, just what I needed. Most of my previous fold attempts ended up in the circular file. I just happened to have this Tilda all inked up and ready to colour to match my paper when I saw your video, really didn’t mean to copy yours πŸ™‚ You’ve used my absolute favourite colours, I couldn’t resist πŸ™‚

  7. Nerdette Stephanie July 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    That was a really great tutorial. I gave it a go, but I have done better. Practice makes perfect.

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