Thursday 13 March 2014

Favourite Colouring Medium (and WHY)

Thank you to everyone who entered our texture challenge. 

Our winner is:

#2 Macarena
I'm afraid that I can't show you just one picture of Macarena's project, because one picture would not do it sufficient justice. 
So I'm going to indulge you with a few pictures, 
so you can behold the beauty and FABULOUS texture of her project:

I particularly love the script text on the side:

Congratulations Macarena Please email us at to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

And our Top 4 (I couldn't drop it down to just 3) are:

Lucy Patrick
I always adore looking at Lucy's work and this one is another stunner.

Nellie's card was just so pretty, 
I loved all the flowers and the gorgeous colouring.

Kat W
What can I say ... pink, cute image beautifully coloured, stitching, 
gorgeous flowers and a spot of lace.
All my favourite things in one card. 
ps my b'day is in Oct, Kat!!  ;0)

Alycia Clark
This was so simple but just so elegant. 
I really love this and might have to seek out the die.
The butterflies look like they're all about to take flight straight off the card.

Congratulations and please grab our *Top 3* badge to display on your blog:

So, onto our 23rd challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is 

Its a small independently shop in Penrith Cumbria UK

Penrith Crafts
(please like us on Facebook to see some gorgeous goodies from the store and designs
from our very own Samantha who works there)

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Colouring Medium (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:

My favourite colouring mediums are Distress Inks 
(I use the reinkers and a paint brush).  
Some of my favourite designers use them, and I aspire to be a fraction as good as they are,  so I have to keep practising!  
It's been my new year's resolution 2 years running to use the DIs more, 
instead of reaching for the copics (which I also love!).  
So here we go, watercolour painting with DI reinkers.

Oh, it's so difficult to chose!
I LOVE all sorts of mediums for colouring but I love Spectrum Noir pens for colouring images.  The way they blend is great, and they are so quick and easy to use too...


My favourite colouring Medium are Copics ... 
They are so easy to use and I just love the variety of colours on offer.


Promarkers for me...every question!! I have been bold, in the past, and tried other alcohol markers but for blendability and precision, above all else, Promarkers are my most favourite colouring medium in the whole, wide, world!!


My favourite  Medium is Copics.....I love vibrant colours on an image and that is what 
copics do. It makes your images pop!

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Colouring Medium (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. So excited to see my card in your Top 4, thank you so much! Congratulations to all the winners, XOX Lucy

  2. Such a gorgeous selection of DT creations. Thank you for another fabulous challenge theme!
    Sue xx

  3. All of you have awesome colouring skills. Annette you do not need to keep practising any more! Thank you for the gorgeous inspirations and another great challenge x

  4. Fabulous DT creations like always
    congrats to all winners
    hugs Tamara

  5. Wow! Thanks for picking my card. :) Gorgeous entries and congrats to the other winners as well.

  6. Thanks for another fun Challenge!!! And Congrats to all the winners!!! Fun stuff!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  7. Thanks for the amazing inspiration ladies. :) A great challenge theme. Hugs

  8. Fabulous DT creations and Challenge!