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Saturday, March 26, 2011

BACKGROUND colouring at Make it Colourful! Magnolia-Licious is our sponsor!

challenge time, folks! and oooohhh, this was a FUN one! have you visited Make it Crafty yet? have you seen all the AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS scenes/backgrounds that Zoe offers in her store? these are all such fun images, and coordinate wonderfully with all your character stamps...

so this week, the addicts of Make it Colourful want to see you

and our sponsor for this round... the fabby Magnolia-Licious! look what Diana is giving away to the lucky winner of this challenge:

HOT, right?! well this is a COLOURING challenge, not just a colour challenge, so bust out your Copics, or your ProMarkers, or your Twinkling H20s or, like me, your Prismacolor pencils, and have at 'er! :) here ya go:

deets - i dragged my pencils across the sky for some fine line detail, and i overloaded the colour and blended lots with white to achieve the mottled, grainy look of sand:

i paired up the Make it Crafty "Tropical Beach" image with Some Odd Girl's "Hula Kaylee", and added some of the gorgeous "swirly corners" - Zoe's laser-cut chipboard flourishes... they are SO much fun! lots of beautiful detail, loads of versatility (i painted mine orange), and many designs to choose from (she has THESE hot new laser-cuts in the shop and i am kinda obsessing).

wanna play along? CLICK HERE to see what the ridonkulously talented Colour Addicts have done with their backgrounds (oh my gosh, this team rocks!), and you have until next Friday to join us for your chance to win that yummy Magnolia die!

(by the way, if you're interested in JOINING the Colour Addicts and helping with the challenge blog, CHECK THIS OUT! trust me when i say that you'd be in VERY good company!)

playing along at The Crafty Pad - their challenge is "use a digi" - i went with two :)

tomorrow is my craft fair! looking forward to checking out funky vendors and hopefully selling my inventory down a LOT, so i can keep making MORE! :D


  1. Sweet scene, Leah! Love that cute image- they are the cutest! Fabulous coloring and sentiment too! hugs, Angela

  2. This is GREAT! Love the beach background, and those laser-cut chipboard flourishes too! Really glad you made it over to THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

  3. Fantastic scene Leah! The gradients of colour in the background makes me feel the sense of relaxation and peace that come from being on vacation. I can almost feel the sand between my toes. Fabulous hun. Mega Hugs, Maria

  4. Oh, I love this one! You really DO do wonders with those pencils - I love your coloring! The technique you used for the sky and sand really pulled of nicely! Such a fun card and I wish I was there! :D

  5. This is just so fabulous! I LOVE how you created the sky and sand and I love the colour you used for the water. Kaylee looks absolutely adorable with this scene. Oh and I actually had to check to see if 'ridonkulously' is a real word. Sounded good! hahaa Hope you have a great day at the fair! hugs xxxoo

  6. such a gorgeously stunning card!!! makes me want to go on hols and hit the beach!! Hugs Juls

  7. I really enjoy your relaxing scene Leah.You know i've been waffling in the group i haven't made my rounds of visiting blogs YIKES!

    The coloring is wicked with those strokes.

    Do you know i have never colored one of those cute girls!They are super cute never realised.The first time i saw them was here on your blog lol!!!

    THEY ARE ADORABLE and the colors you use to color them is fantastic.Take care,Ruby♥


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