Challenge #7 – Smooth Gradients

MakeitColourful February 19, 2011 7

Hi Everyone,

The weekend has rolled around again and we know what that means? COLOURING time!!  hehehe

What a fantastic turnout for our Shadows and Depth challenge. It’s amazing how just some added shading can really make an image ‘pop’!

Don’t forget to stop back Tuesday to see who the winner will be PLUS of course we will have our Tuesday Tip!

I have a little sad news to start us off today.
One of our gorgeous teamies Sandy has decided to step down. She is as crazy busy as I am and something had to give way. Sandy started back on the team when I first begun Make it Crafty Learning challenges last year and has been a wonderful asset to this team and a wonderful friend to me. (Of course we will still be friends!!) We have all grown to love you Sandy and you will be missed but you haven’t gone far! Wishing you all the best in your craft endeavours!! Big Squeezes! xxooo

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 SOON TO BE RELEASED Digi Stamps from Make it Crafty!

Pippy Bug Catcher

Ali Skipping

For more fun images jump on over to Make it Crafty!

The Challenge!

This week we want you to practice SMOOOOTH colouring and create gradients.

So when you colour dark to light try and keep a very smooth transition between each shade of colour.
You might even like to try gradients between different colours.

How about a personal challenge of creating a real rainbow??
Just blend the colours Red to Orange to Yellow to Green to Blue to Indigo to Violet
I tell ya what, if you attempt to create a ‘real’ rainbow in your creation I just might throw in some more prizes!!

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!

Medium: Pro Markers

Medium: Copic Markers & Prismacolor Pencils
Imges Used: Longing Tilda (Magnolia)
Open Window (MiC)


Medium: Prismacolor Pencils
Racing Rick – Coming soon to MiC!!


Medium: Copic Markers
Images used: Little Dream (The Greeting Farm)
Tree of Love (MiC)


Medium: Copic Markers



Medium: Prismacolor Pencils
Images used: Bunches ( Mo Manning)
Petals & Palings (MiC)


Medium: Copic Markers
Images Used: Hanglar & Stanglar


Medium: Prismacolor pencils
Images used: Tilda with Balloon (Magnolia)
Peaches of Plenty (MiC)


Medium: Copic Markers
Images Used: Hippy Chick (Simply Sassy),
Garden Picket fence & Peaches of Plenty (MIC)

Medium: Copic markers
Image: Pippy Bug Catcher (Coming Soon)


Grab your favourite colouring medium, whether it be markers, pencils, water colours or even digital colouring and see how you go
keeping your colouring REALLY smooth! Create gradients with colour!

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 smoothly to create a gradient transition between your shades or colours.

You MUST link to Make it Colourful


Submit your project by FRIDAY 25th 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. Vanessa T February 20, 2011 at 8:28 am - Reply

    WoW I absolutely LOVE the inspiration and the coloring that you all display is fantastic. So glad I found your site 🙂

  2. Dana February 20, 2011 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Great work by the entire DT!! Wow Zoe, really ?? A rainbow? Let me see if I am up to the challenge. That might be a lot of fun to try!

  3. mimibricole February 21, 2011 at 2:20 am - Reply

    thanks for this fabulous card and great inspiration ladies!!

    thanks also for those “tips”, it made me want getting my Prismas out of my drawer, and I’m glad I gave them a try!

  4. Debra Barrett February 21, 2011 at 4:51 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe,
    Just a note to say thanks for providing these challenges. I read all your tips,watch your videos and still have a long way to go LOL! I think I usually just say “oh I can’t do that” but now..I realize..I have to jump in a give it a whirl. I know my first attempts..or years attempts won’t be great but hopefully with challenges like this..I can learn and get better. Have a great week.

  5. Mary Lou February 22, 2011 at 4:09 am - Reply

    Hi again~~Just me(hee hee) I have to say that this blog is so educational, adventurous, and impressive to little old me!!!!
    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so very much ladies~~you all rock!!
    Hugz forever

  6. Donna Sullivan February 22, 2011 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    Learning all the ins and outs of this blogging stuff, when I have my blog up to snuff, I will figure out how to link an image and enter this challenge. I come every week and check out all the entries. Awesome work by everyone! To #24 this week, I just LOVE the name of your blog!, really clever name! And great work too!

  7. Micki February 24, 2011 at 12:43 am - Reply

    WOW, I almost changed my mind and didn’t enter this challenge. You girls do AWESOME work. Wow and that sums it up for me (still trying to pick up my jaw 🙂

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