Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Happy National Coloring Book Day!


August 2 is National Coloring Book Day! I have just come out with my first coloring book mainly for cardmakers, crafters and mixed media artists: COLOR BLOOMS. The STAMPlorations girls are celebrating today in a fun coloring event on the STAMPlorations blog

We are sharing pages in the book that we colored using our favorite coloring mediums and we are inviting everyone to join in! There is a Color Blooms page sampler that is free to download. Print it out, color, and then add it to the linky by August 7, Sunday, for a chance to win a copy of Color Blooms.

Here's the sampler I colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I printed it on mixed media paper.


For the page below, I used BIC Marking permanent markers. I was pretty surprised at how well the markers blended on the page. As expected, the markers bled on the back of the page (which is why I recommend either placing a thick cardstock underneath or tearing out the page before coloring), however, they colored the flowers beautifully.

I dusted off my Chameleon pens and colored the seashell cosmos.

And here's a fourth sample. I cut out 2.5" by 5.5" inches off the page with the large zinnias and decoupaged it onto balsa wood. I applied clear gesso and then started coloring the blooms with Cretacolor Aquarelle oil pastels. (I have a tutorial on this one posted here.)

I hope you'll join us in celebrating National Coloring Book Day! Happy coloring!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


  1. Gorgeous projects and fabulous and vibrant colouring, thank you so much x

  2. Your blooms tuned out beautifully Shery. I'm playing with mine right now :-) TFS all the info and emailing me the down load. Hugs, Nancy

  3. WOW... Shery, this pages are gorgeous, bright and vibrant. THANKS a bunch for the sample page!

  4. I love the color blooms page! Thank You! Gorgeous coloring on your pages, pretty blooms.

  5. I really like the samples using various products. Thanks for the freebie


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