Challenge #6 – Shadow and Depth

MakeitColourful February 12, 2011 3

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I am a little late this week. Let’s just say it’s been one of those days! heehee

I am so proud of the many of you who experimented last week, blending blue and purple together. I hope you enjoyed the challenge and found something new to take away and continue to try mixing colours together.

As per usual the winners and top 3 will be announced on Tuesday so the team have a chance to tell me their favs. 🙂

This week’s sponsor is Whimsy Stamps

Whimsy Stamps is a family owned business and online store located in the United States. We carry a line of whimsical and fun rubber stamps made from deeply etched red rubber and mounted on EZ mount foam. We also have a digital stamp collection with new releases on the 1st of each month. We’ve recently added an online gallery for our DT and registered users where you can find lots of samples using our stamps. We also have an inspirations blog with daily postings and product info and our featured stamper Saturdays!

I can personally tell you that I just LOVE Whimsy stamps. I have always had the perfect service, some of my most favourite designers are there and not only do they have digi stamps they have rubber for those who like to get their fingers all inky!

The Challenge!

We want you to add shadow and depth to your images

So try and make your images POP off the page.

For those of you who don’t have many colours I created a video some time ago to show how you can add depth using grey.

My example is in copics but remember colour is colour so you could try this with any medium you are using.

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!

Our Feb Guest Michelle!

Images Used:
Carriage of Love from MiC


Medium: Copic Markers

Images Used:
Great Day to Fish from Whimsy Stamps
Country Walk from MiC


Medium: Copic markers

Images Used:
A Girl & her Kitty
from Whimsy Stamps
Crooked Picket Fence from MiC


Medium: Prismacolor Pencils on the dog and Copic Markers on Grandma
Images used: Doggy Says Ruff from Whimsy Stamps
Flirty Seniors from MiC


Medium: ProMarkers

Images used: A Girl & her Overalls from Whimsy Stamps
Petals & Palings from MiC


Medium: Copic Markers

Images used: Dusk by Crafts and Me
Whimsical Log from MiC


Medium: Copic Markers
Images used: Doggy Says Ruff from Whimsy Stamps
Wonky House on Hill from MiC


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

Please note: You do NOT have to use Whimsy Stamps OR 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 and add shadow and depth.

You MUST link to Make it Colourful


Submit your project by FRIDAY 18th 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!

Important: Please help the design team comment on your projects by turning off Word Verification.

If you use Blogger this is how you do it.
To turn off Word Verification, go to Settings > Comments

then change Show Word Verification for Comments to No

Blogger now has a Spam blocker on comments that works quite well so most Spam comments are no longer displayed.


  1. kerry d February 12, 2011 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    OMG!!! Every one of those is fabulous…I especially like Tracys blue skirt it looks so real…you are all so talented..

  2. Vickie February 13, 2011 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe, just wanted to thank you again for an amazing video. The fence did look awesome after you had added all of your shading.
    Beautiful cards by all your DT.
    I did try to add a card to this week challenge but the little froggy is broken atm. I’ll try again later. *Hugs*

  3. Dina K February 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Soooooo sad that I missed out on this! I did play though… just posted to my blog too late. Here’s my card:
    Thanks for the challenge!

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