Sunday, 4 August 2019

National Colouring Book Day with STAMPlorations

Did you celebrate National Colouring Book Day on Friday? I have to admit I missed it, but the great news is that over on STAMPlorations we celebrate all month! Today I'm here to showcase some projects for the STAMPloraitons National Colouring Book Day linky party. I love colouring. Usually, I colour stamped images, but sometimes it's lovely to not have to think about creating an image to colour, but just pull out your pencils or markers and get going. I love it if I am in a creative slump and really can't get going at all. And a colouring book is great to take away when travelling, all you need is the book and a small number of pencils. Sometimes not having access to a large selection of colours can be really interesting too. Great entertainment on long flights!

If you want to join us for National Colouring Book Day, there is a free digital colouring page for you to download on the STAMPlorations blog. You can also win great prizes (including a colouring book!) if you comment on the post or join the linky party using the free digi.

Did you know that there are three STAMPlorations colouring books? They are perfect for cardmaking and other types of crafting, you could use them for art journals, tags, ATCs or just to colour for the joy of colouring! I created two projects using a colouring page from the Bloomtangled colouring book.

Just getting started...
I used Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils for colouring the page. I used the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies to cut a panel for my card from the coloured page, and matted it onto black card. I then found a perfect strip of vellum in my random stash box, and heat embossed a sentiment from Noteworthy 2 in black shimmery embossing powder to complete the card. 

I used Stitched Tags Nesting Dies to die cut a tag from the rest of the colouring page, and adhered it to a white card panel cut with the same die. This time I used some water to blend the colours. I think they become more vibrant this way. I used the leftover piece of the vellum to stamp the sentiment, again from Noteworthy 2. I hope these projects inspired you to colour something, and don't forget to download the free digi and join us for the linky party over on the STAMPlorations blog.

I'm linking up my card over at Fusion Card ChallengesJust Add Ink where the challenge is "Just add C" (my C is colour, colouring, colouring book and contrast) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where Anything goes this week. I'm also linking up my tag over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is bright and cheerful.

Colouring book: STAMPlorations Bloomtangled
Stamps: STAMPlorations Noteworthy 2

There are some great offers in the STAMPlorations store in August, including (of course!) a colouring book sale!!
Clear Stickers are 30% off with code CLEAR30
Coloring Books are 25% off with code COLOR25
Clear Stamps* are 25% off with code STAMP25


Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful card and tag! I love the patterns and your coloring is amazing...fabulous take on the inspiration photo! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Fusion!

Janis said...

Soooooooo pretty!!! Love the vibrant colors and how you used vellum so your gorgeous backgrounds wouldn't get hidden.
<3 J

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Suzanne Harkinson said...

Janis took my comment!! I love the vellum too so none of your beautiful coloring is hidden!

Jan said...

Such beautiful, vibrant colouring and I love how you've used the vellum to carry your sentiments on both the card and sweet tag. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

KimB said...

I'm loving all those vibrant colours and how you blend them in to create such a fabulous end result. Great idea to take some of that colouring and turn it into a card and tag too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

Chantell Randall said...

Fabulous colours and patterns. This must have taken some time to colour. Chantell Just Add Ink

terrie said...

What a great and fantastic card and bookmark...the colors are so vibrant....tfs

Tina Z. said...

Wow, both are fantastic, so vibrant.