Thursday 20 May 2021

Favourite Colouring Medium (and why)

Welcome to As You Like It Challenge

Our fortnightly challenge is a home for you to create something 
which gives you a warm "inner glow" of pride, without lots of entry rules.

Usually we provide a few options for you to choose from. 
You just need to select and use your favourite option in order to join in. 

For a chance to win our prize or top-3 spot, 
you need to tell us why you've made your choice.
That way our team and readers can appreciate why it's your favourite.

eg, if the theme is 'favourite animal' and you decide on 'bunny', tell us why.
eg, you love Thumper, the rabbit from Bambi !

So get crafting and remember to have fun 
and enjoy your crafting time.

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 
Our winner is:

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

and our Top 3 are

#15 Sarah R

#2 Stempelfrida

#7 Tinstar designs

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

So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Polkadoodles Ltd

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:

I've tried H2O's, Promarkers, Pencils, Copics, Zigs and Docraft Artiste pens in the past but always come back to watercolouring with my DI reinkers like a comfy pair of slippers!  I really should try harder with the other mediums, but I actually find the watercolouring quite therapeutic and I like the way they blend and shade.

I like to play with watercolor and colored pencils, but alcohol markers are my favorite.  I love the wide range of colors and the fact that even I can get them to blend.  

My favourite colouring medium is alcohol markers. I use Promakers and Copics. I have tried other brands but don't find they suit me.  I love how Promarkers and Copics blend and the selection of colours.

When I started making cards, I started colouring with pencils and they always have stayed my biggest colouring love. I think they are really easy to colour with although there is always room for improvement. 

I started with Copics and like that they are refillable, are good to blend and have a great variety of colours. I like to have a little go with Zigs now and again, but Copics are my first choice.

It's always been Promarkers for me, they blend beautifully and the colour families work so well. I have pens from all the other well known brands in my work room but somehow always go back to the good old Pros no matter how hard I try not to!!

It's watercolours for me, usually Distress Inks (ReInkers) as I have for this card, although I do occasionally have a dabble with my Zigs.  I've tried alcohol markers but never felt the love, and occasionally I'll dabble with pencils, but the comfort blanket is the DIs.

My favorite colouring medium is Copic markers. I love the way they blend and the bright colours. 

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
Don't forget, you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to be eligible to win.

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


  1. Just wanted to say fab DT cards - full of inspiration. Also thanks so much for picking my card as a Top 3, am very happy! Congrats to the other winners as well. Sarah

  2. Thank you so very much for choosing my card as one of the favourites! Congratulations to the winner and all favourites.
    Kind regards from stempelfrida