Cockatoo on an Out of Focus Background

Lucy July 21, 2016 2
Cockatoo on an Out of Focus Background

Well here’s a post I really didn’t want to write. The wonderful Make it Colourful Challenge is coming to an end and taking an extended break. This means it’s the end of my time as a MIC Gal.

Being part of the Make it Crafty DT has been like a dream come true. It’s been an incredible challenge and has really really pushed my colouring & imagination skills. At times I’ve literally lost sleep wondering how I’ll achieve the challenge brief, but each time I’ve gone for it and often been amazed by the results. I feel like my colouring has come on leaps and bounds through meeting the set challenges and I’m incredibly grateful for that.

One of the most amazing things has been the people. Zoe is an absolutely incredible person and my fellow MIC Gals are the nicest bunch of people ever. I truly feel honoured to have been part of the DT for the past 10 months. Thank you so much Zoe for having me.


So lets make the final challenge go out with a bang. It’s a stonker of a theme it must be said – but doable. All you need to do is make part of your creation ‘Out of Focus’.

I had great fun playing and getting messy making the backgrounds for these cards! I used a technique I’ve seen online dropping drops of Copic Refill Ink and Rubbing Alcohol onto pieces of card. It’s very hit and miss. I had some that turned out nicely and some that weren’t so successful but oh it was fun!

My first card features Cockatoo Digi Stamp

2016.07.01 - MIC Cockatoo 1

I love how it turned out!

Here’s a close up of Cockatoo. It’s hard to see but I used W2 & W3 to add some shading to him. I kept it subtle as he’s such a lovely bright white.

2016.07.01 - MIC Cockatoo 2

I used Dream from the Doodle Dream Word Chipboard Set and coloured it with green Copic and then added Glossy accents.

2016.07.01 - MIC Cockatoo 3

2016.07.01 - MIC Cockatoo 4

I mounted it so it’s almost freestanding between the raised Cockatoo and the card base.

2016.07.01 - MIC Cockatoo 5

Products Used:

Cockatoo Digi stamp

Doodle Dream Word Chipboard Set

Copic Refills used for background:

YG11, YG21, YG07, YG25, G24, G82, Rubbing Alcohol

Copics for Cockatoo

W1, W2

Y11, Y15, Y17, YR24

N3, N5, N7, N9

C7, C9

Here’s were to enter the Out of Focus Challenge. We’d love to see you enter


  1. Dawn Sirdefield July 22, 2016 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    Ooh Lucy that is so gorgeous hunni. Love those vivid greens really make Cockatoo “pop”. It is sad when things come to an end but maybe there will be another door opening somewhere for you. Xxx

    • Margery August 6, 2016 at 3:15 am - Reply

      jajaja… muchas gracias señor…en serio. aunque no me siento “de los mejores” trataré de que ustedes crean que meresco el tópico. Si no: moriré en el intento… Muchas gracias por el apoyo al Monito en su tinta. Niñato parido en este mundo virtual un día de taq.os…nuiéranlo…ódienlo.t. Pero no dejen de visitarlo!!!!

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