Challenge #3 – Vintage Photos (Monochrome)

MakeitColourful January 22, 2011 11

Hi Everyone!

I am absolutely gob-smacked at the support we are receiving with our new challenge blog! It is so exciting to see so many colouring enthusiasts and it is so wonderful to receive your encouraging comments. The whole team truly appreciates your support.

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 have Tuesday Tips and Q & A, so if you have a question to ask the team about colouring, just scroll down this page and find the questions form on the right hand side in the side bar!

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
Following Digi Stamps from Make it Crafty!

Geeky Love and Tree of Love

The Challenge!

We are challenging you to COLOUR in Monochrome.
Your whole image should be coloured with one shade of colour ranging from dark to light.
We will let you get away with a small amount of another colour.

The idea is to recreate the old vintage photos our parents, grandparents and great grandparents would share with us.

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!


Medium: Copic Markers
Colours: N9/7/5/3/1/0
Images: Girl is from A Day From Daisies combined with
Kitchen Wall
from MiC


Medium: Prismacolor Pencils
Colours: Black and White
Images Used: Alf from the image Flirty Seniors from MiC


Medium: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol
Colours: PC944, PC945, PC947, PC946, PC1019
Images Used:  Fairy Tree House from MiC


Medium: Copic Markers
Colours: Available on Carisa’s Blog
Images: Geeky Love from MiC


Medium: Copic Markers
Colours: W0, W3, W5, W6, C0, C1, C2, C4, C5, C7, N1, N9
Images used: Girl from TGF combined with the
Open Window from MiC


Medium: Copic Markers
Images used: Ornate Floral Scroll from MiC


Medium: Copic Markers
Colours: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, Y26
Images used: Hanglar & Stanglar
combined with Tree of Love from MiC


Medium: Copic Markers
Colours: T0, 1, 3, 5, 7
Images used: Tiddly Inks image combine with
Lovers Pavilion from MiC


Medium: Copic Markers
Colours: E30,31,33 E40,41,42,43,44 E50,51,53,55,57

Images used: LOTV rubber stamp
combined with the Fairy Tree House from MiC


Medium: Copic Markers
Colours: C9, C8, C7, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C00
Images used: Carriage of Love combined
with Daphne Princess from MiC


Medium: Copic Markers
Colours: W0, W1,W2,W4,W6,W9, E50
Images used: Lilith & Luca from Tickled Pink
combined with Old Oak Tree and Garden Picket Fence from MiC


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

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
Cards, Scrapbook Pages, ATC, Altered Art & More

The colouring must be YOUR colouring

You MUST colour your digi or rubber stamps in monochrome colouring

You MUST link to Make it Colourful


Submit your project by FRIDAY 28th 11:59PM 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. ~Vittory~ January 22, 2011 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Wow! What a great challenge! I even know what I would like to try to colour! Now I just need to wait till my babies will have their nap. =)) All team’s works are so gorgeous and outstanding

  2. Tracy Valure January 22, 2011 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Wow! These are ALL amazing!!!

  3. Nana Vic / Nightowl January 23, 2011 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Oh my, your design team have done an outstanding job of providing some inspiration. I really am going to give this a go. Checks list and squeezes it in. *hugs*

  4. KellyRae January 23, 2011 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Absolutely fabulous inspiration cards. I had to try it, not once but three times. It definitely is a little harder than it looks.

  5. Theresa Gerber January 23, 2011 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Totally OTT and stunning work DT !!! WOW i am awe-struck once again, i can see there is still a long road for me, but i will watch, look and learn !! Thanks for showing, love them all!!
    Zoe, when you read this, can you just let me know if you ship to SOUTH AFRICA pretty please, i urgently need copic’s !!
    thanks………lot of hugs

  6. Jen McLaughlin January 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    WOW! These just get better every week. I didn’t get my reds turned in but I had fun doing it. You’re DT are just fabulous. They continue to awe me every week.

  7. ~Vittory~ January 24, 2011 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Weeeeeeeee…I’ve made it. But I used a little bit other colours too for flower and green leaves. Hope it’s ok. If not I will make another one…=))))

  8. Nana Vic / Nightowl January 26, 2011 at 3:57 am - Reply

    Yeah! I finally get to play. Thank you to the design team that provided the inspiration and the examples of your creations. Awesome. Your tips above Zoe, also helped me get my project done. *Hugs* to all and Happy Australia Day to all here in Oz.

  9. Tracey Wilson January 26, 2011 at 4:04 am - Reply

    wow! i just did this LAST week lol!!! wonder if i have it in me to do it again…lol!!! maybe i will try!

  10. Teresa Manchas (catz) January 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Soooooooo much fun! Very challenging, but that’s what made it so fun! I just purchased that little guy, and he is so darn cute, never have seen cupids quite like these, they are just rich in personality! Love them so much, cannot wait to make more! Thanks for the fun! Catz

  11. Kathy January 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Yay, I finished this week. What a great challenge. I really enjoyed colouring my little project. The DT have done a great job.

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