Wednesday, 30 August 2017


I know you already had a  glimpse of the beautiful new STAMPlorations colouring book for National Colouring book day but today we are here with some of my fellow STAMPlorations DT ladies to showcase the book and some projects we made from the coloured pages for the official Bloomtangled Blog Hop and Linky Party.  And of course we want you to have some fun too, you can comment on the main blog post and all the designer's posts for a chance to win some prizes. On the main blog post you will also find a download from the colouring book. If you download the page, colour it and turn it into any kind of project you can link up and win even more prizes.

First I'll show you some pages I coloured with different mediums. 

Coloured with Faber Castell Albrech Durer watercolour
pencils and light blending with a little water.
Gansai Tambi watercolour on clear gesso.
Sharpies work really well with the colouring book -
I just love the vibrant colours.
Of course I wanted to turn my coloured pages into some projects. I used the page I coloured with Sharpies and made two cards by die cutting the coloured page using the Crazy Double Running Stitched Rectangle, matting it onto pink and purple card and adding black and white die cuts. 

I used the watercoloured page to decorate my bullet journal - I die cut a large panel of the page again using the Crazy Double Running Stitched Rectangle. I added some die cuts and used the Sketchy Alphabet stamps to create the letters to spell August. I inked through the ARTplorations Ethnic Organic One stencil using Distress ink to create the background for the journal page. I used leftover strips of the colouring book page to decorate the weekly spreads.

I also made another card from a page I coloured earlier for National Colouring book day. Again the beautiful florals just needed nothing other than a simple sentiment 

I love the page I coloured with watercolour pencils, so I haven't had the heart to cut it yet!

Card: white 250 gsm card, pink and purple card, scrap of black card
Colouring: Sharpies, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Faber Castell Albrech Durer watercolour pencils, Gansai Tambi watercolours
Dies: Crazy Double Running Stitched Rectangle, Fabulous word die, Hello word die, Gorgeous word die, Seriously word die, Awesome word die, Celebrate word die
Stamps: Bold Sentiments FabulousSketchy Alphabet
Other: ARTplorations Ethnic Organic One stencil, Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder


cm said...

Gorgeous showcases of your colouring pages! Love how you used snippets for your planner!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

WoW !! I love the colours you choose.

Marsha said...

Really like how you used pieces for your day planner. Clever.

Karthikha said...

Wow!! Gorgeous creations! Love the vibrant one a lot!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love how you added strips to your planner, genius! Your cards are all gorgeously colored. I didn't know sharpies could color so beautifully.

nancy littrell said...

All your beautifully colored Bloomtangled pages are so pretty made into finished cards, Karola. TFS all your projects. Hugs..

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you used the coloring
in your journal. Great way
to jazz up boring pages.
thanks for sharing some
wonderful projects.

Heather said...

What a fabulous bunch of coloring pages and cards! Love how the different coloring mediums look; all are so beautiful!

Craftyfield said...

Very inspiring! The snippets add such a pop of colour to the journal.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love what you've done here! You even made use of the leftover bits in your planner! My favourite card is the final card - love the colour combo and fun sentiment! Thank you for inspiring!

AlisonC said...

I love the pinks and purples of the first card. Thanks for the inspiration, there are so many choices.

Bobby said...

The variety of mediums and colors give a whole different feel to each of your pages, Karola, All of them are lovely but I agree with you on the watercolor pencil one. It's color is so soft and gorgeous.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

so pretty :) love it! thanks for sharing

Craftychris said...

All so gorgeous! Love the planner pieces! xxx

ionabunny said...

These are all gorgeous. Oooh sharpies! Was using distress inks but I do like my sharpies. Not sure if the print out will take it but might give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugz

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow . Awesome colouring..great cards..

Marianne said...

What a fabulous way to use your beautiful colouring pages. Thanks for the inspiration!