Sunday 26 June 2011

Make It Crafty - 1st Birthday

Make it Crafty and their challenge blog, Make it Colourful have been the main reason for the improvement in my colouring skills from where I was, even 6months ago. These girls are fantastic.
Anyway, they are celebrating their first year anniversary this month and are having a massive party all July. Several competitions of which this card is going to be entered into one - #5, create a project with Make it Crafty images and coloured with Blue, Mustard/Yellow and Brown (Make it Crafty Logo colours!). They are even giving away an image to celebrate.
I had to make a card for a work colleague and this fitted in just right.
I followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and came up with this.

I have used yellow and mustard (a bit of artistic license lol)
The image itself is cloured with sakura pencils in shades of brown, blue and yellow blended with m.o.
The edges are ink distressed with "faded jeans" DI.
Backed onto some mustard hand made paper and then onto brown.

A few dabs of glossy accents on the flowers on the shoes, eyes and a touch on her ribbon to give the impression of satin.

The little tabs held on with bronze glizzer brads. As is the sentiment banner up top.

The ribbons are dark brown organza, topped with lace that I coloured blue with promarker and topped with a thin mustard organza ribbon.
The flowers have just a slight dusting of diamond stickles.
I have updated the pics as the light seemed to have washed out the colour yesterday.

So that's my entry into the challenges at

Make It Colourful - challenge #5 use the logo colours
Sketch Saturday - Their sketch
Dream Valley Challenges - Ribbon


  1. Wow this is absolutely fabulous!! I love how you coloured her with pencils. The jeans look so realistic and her hair is brilliant! Fabulous idea to add the glossy accents and your card overall is delightful. I am sure your work colleague will be most impressed! Hugs, Zoe xxoo

  2. Beautiful card and colouring, great to see such a happy image, makes me smile every time I look at it. CoB