Challenge #31 – Ground your Subject!

MakeitColourful August 20, 2011 10

Hello Everyone,


Huge thank you to those of you who took the plunge and participated this week! It was a tricky one I know but you all did a fabulous job!

This week Make it Crafty is sponsoring the challenge and I am offering the winner the latest release Urban Street Elements Collection.

Should the winner already have this collection I will be happy to make arrangements for something different. πŸ™‚


The Challenge!!

This week we want you to GROUND your subject!

So rather than allowing your character to float in the air, add some shading, ground, grass or a whole scene if you like.
Just make sure they are standing on something!!


Our fabulous August guests



Big Tree &
Freebie Image – Rosie goes to School




Summer Dreams


The MiC Girls!



Zoe all Excited – MiC


Butterfly Leaves


Cici – MiC




By the Window

Gentleman from Flirty Seniors



Lasercut chipboard
Swirly corners




Slimy House, Alyssa Elven Princess, Cobblestone Path




Urban Street Elements
Pebblestone Patch
Open Window




Freebie Digi
Christmas Elves

FB Group Freebie
I think they did a fabulous job!!

Make sure you pop back for some tips tomorrow with Jen!



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

colouring a GROUND


Please note:

You don’t have to use a Make it Crafty image, 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 27th August 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. Carly W August 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Oh wow! gorgeous! The first (and actually only)time I used shadow was actually on a card I entered in a challenge here … with those gorgeous little elves. I was really happy with it but have not done it since. So will be fun to give this a go and hopefully learn how to do it better πŸ™‚

  2. Michelle August 21, 2011 at 3:34 am - Reply

    such beautiful cards from the DT!

  3. Alina August 21, 2011 at 4:17 am - Reply

    absolutely beautiful cards, ladies!
    I’m not sure about my card, but please remove my entry if it doesn’t fit the challenge!
    hugs, Alina

  4. Zoe August 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Your card is fine Alina – There is ground and you ‘grounded’ the trash can. hehe

  5. LindaS August 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card and creative grounds. I always enjoy your creativity and cool ideas for challenges and for the first time dΓ³ I hope to partipate and not just looking.

  6. Craftingallday/teresa August 22, 2011 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Thanks for the great challenge, your DT cards are amazing. Teresa xx

  7. KraftyKaren August 25, 2011 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Wow!! I love this challenge blog! I think it’s a fantastic idea setting different challenges like you do (I have gone back to have a good nosey! Hehe.) I’m still learning with my colouring and this is such a good way to challenge myself to new things. Fantastic creations from the DT too! I’m in awe of the creations on here. Both from the DT and the entries so far.xx

  8. Dianne August 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Wow stunning creations from the Dt and thankyou for a fabulous challenge
    Hugs Dianne xx πŸ™‚

  9. Janette August 26, 2011 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Stunning cards from all the DT…have entered twice, but think my first one won’t qualify anyway, sorry got mixed up there, please feel free to remove….fab challenge by the

  10. Lynn Beaumont August 27, 2011 at 4:29 am - Reply

    I just made it by the hair on my chinny chin chin:) Adding my card that is:))
    Wonderful inspiring DT cards:)
    Thanks for the challenge:)
    Lynn xxx

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