Challenge #4 – Colour on Anything BUT white card stock!

MakeitColourful January 29, 2011 6

Hi Everyone!

Wow what fabulous entries last week. It has been wonderful to see all your vintage photo creations! I personally am still in the process of leaving you all some love but I will be around before the winners are announced on Tuesday where the team will also 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
new collection of laser cut flourishes from Make it Crafty!

These are fabulous to colour with your markers, emboss with embossing powder or liquid pearls or whatever you can think of!

Flower Leaf Embellishments

Frame Corner Flourishes

Swirly Corners

The Challenge!

We have a tough one for you this week! But it should be fun and we hope to stretch your imagination!

We want you to colour on ANYTHING but White card stock.
The team have come up with a few creative ideas to share with you and get you inspired to play!
Some ideas…. Tissue paper, Kraft paper, Acetate, Vellum, Fabric, Shrink Film, Embellishments!

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: Prismacolour and Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
Mixed Media: Kraft
Images: Fairy from Crafts And Me
MiC image – Katies Swing available from the Help Katie Appeal digi collection


Medium: Copic Markers
Mixed Media: Printable Fabric Sheets
Colored on “Printable Fabric Sheets for InkJet Printers

Images Used:  Geeky Love from MiC

Barbara also shares her experience colouring on fabric for the first time!

Attached is my attempt to color on fabric with Copic Markers.  I quickly discovered a few things… there is no blending, no going back in to add a small touch of color, the colors bleed quickly even after they “dry”, details are difficult and do it quickly… also… hold your breath!  A few of the trouble areas you can see easily… like when I used C00 to outline the image, some of the blues and reds seeped out; and also trying to do freckles is impossible as they look more like zits!  LOL!

This was Barbara’s First attempt
I am probably going to get in trouble for sharing BUT scroll below!

Check this out!

This is Babara’s second attempt!


Medium: Copic Markers
Mixed media: HP Iron-On Transfer for Color Fabric
Images: Rocker Roxette from MiC

Please note: We researched and found out that it is possible that high pigment colours such as red may bleed when washed.


Medium: Copic Markers
Mixed Media: Tissue Paper
Colours: E00, E33, E35, E39, E40, E49, R20, R22, R29, Y18, YG03, YG63
Images used: Ornate Floral Scroll from MiC & sentiment from
American Arts Stamp

Our very own Lydia has a fabulous tutorial on making candles with digi stamps.

This was Danielle’s first attempt at making candles and she is hooked!!
I’m jealous. Wish my first attempt turned out this amazing! 🙂


Medium: Memento Markers
Mixed Media: Vellum
Images used: Free MiC image ‘Tulip‘ available from the Make it Crafty group on CDAC

Sandy shares how she created this fabulous idea!
Doesn’t it just remind you of parchment craft?

I changed the line colour to light grey, printed the image on 36# vellum with my ink-jet printer, dry embossed from the back and then coloured with memento markers.


Medium: Copic Markers and prismacolor ‘white’ pencil
Mixed Media: Kraft
Colours: E02,01,11,13,30,31,33,35,42,43,
G12,24,28 V04,12,15 & R32,81,83,85,89

Images used: Flirty Seniors from MiC


Grab your favourite colouring medium, whether it be markers, pencils, water colours or even digital colouring and see how you go
colouring on anything BUT white card stock!

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 on anything but white card stock.

Please note:
This challenge will also allow you to enter by colouring your own embellishments, BUT you CANNOT have an image coloured on white card stock!
If you do this, you MUST mention details on how you coloured your embellishments in your post.
Embellishment ideas: ribbon/lace, buttons, laser cut board, white flowers, rhinestones, pearls, gems etc…

You MUST link to Make it Colourful


Submit your project by FRIDAY 4th Feb 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. cg January 29, 2011 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    WOW, what inspiration!

  2. Anne May January 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Wooow,the DT projects are so fantastic:)

  3. Jen McLaughlin January 30, 2011 at 12:54 am - Reply

    WOW WOW WOW, I get so inspired from this blog. Great projects.

  4. Rene January 30, 2011 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Grace and I were working on her Valentine’s Day shoebox for school when I saw your challenge! What a fun idea…I can’t wait to see what everyone does!
    Rene 😀

  5. Mary Lou January 31, 2011 at 2:27 am - Reply

    OMG~~ Zoe!! You and your DT are Unbelievably Amazing!! I just love it here!!!

  6. Kathy February 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    I had a lot of fun playing in this challenge.

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