Draw Your Own Accessories

Any occasion, Cards, Love note

Welcome! It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for another Colour Me! challenge post. The challenge this week is to create a project using grey, yellow, and fuchsia.


I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but grey is my favourite colour so naturally I was pretty excited for this challenge. As usual, I have a video tutorial to share. You can watch it below, or on my YouTube channel.

When I started out with my card, I had a vague idea of where I wanted to go. The most solid idea was to use the Waves Background stamp and Distress Ink to create a bold background. I also knew that I wanted to use the large elephant from the Critters in the Jungle stamp set as my grey element.

Once the card was close to being assembled, I realized that it really needed something else. I decided the something else was a tiny and silly hat for my elephant. So, I did something I’ve never done before, I drew my own accessory.


I started in pencil, and once I was happy with the shape, I used a thin marker to trace the outline and coloured it in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I fussy cut it out, and then used a glue dot to adhere it to my elephant friend. I think this simple detail is what really brings this card to life.

Here’s the thing though, I am not very artistically inclined, so this was a BIG leap for me. I feel like my whole world has opened up now since I feel more confident to add my own simple elements to my projects. If you’re not sure about where to start, I recommend Googling some images to get you started and just experiment. I know there are accessory stamp sets available, but if you’re like me and have a limited stash, I think drawing your own really opens up options and helps you get more out of your supplies.

There is tons more inspiration over at the Colour Me! challenge. Make sure to check out the other designers–


Thanks so much for dropping by! Until next time,



One thought on “Draw Your Own Accessories

  1. Julia, another stunning piece of work. I love the effect! Absolutely love the fact that we the bunch of inky fingers can create our very own background! I kinda stop getting pattern papers nowadays! 🙂 Lovely…I can’t wait to see what you create for next week!

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