Tuesday, August 02, 2016

{SPECIAL EVENT} Celebrate National Coloring Book Day with the STAMPlorations Girls + Download the Color Blooms Page Sampler & Link Up!

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Today is National Coloring Book Day and we're celebrating here on the blog! The STAMPlorations girls took out their favorite coloring mediums and started coloring a page from COLOR BLOOMS, our first coloring book for grownups -- specially created for the cardmaker, crafter, and mixed media artist in you!

We'd love for you to celebrate this event too so we've made the Color Blooms page sampler available for everyone to download, print, and color! And for a chance to win a copy of the Color Blooms coloring book, simply share a photo of the Color Blooms page sampler that you've colored and link it up at the end of this post. The linky is open until Sunday, August 7, so you have plenty of time to have some coloring fun!

Here are samples of how the STAMPlorations girls colored the pages in Color Blooms.

Tanja used Inktense pencils, Stabillo All pencil, and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to color her page.

Deepti used Sharpie markers to color the dogwood.

She used Kuratake Gansai Tambi (left) and Twinkling H2O (right) to color the rest of the flowers on the same page.

LauraJane used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to color the dahlia.

Kim used Spectrum Noir markers to color the sunflower.

Then she used regular Crayola markers to color the zinnias.

Shirley used Distress inks as watercolors to color the page: top right DI direct on paper; bottom left, DI on clear gesso.

Then she used Tombow markers and Distress markers to color the page: 

Top right, Tombow markers applied direct on paper; bottom left, applied on clear gesso.

Top left, Distress markers applied direct on paper; bottom right, applied on clear gesso.

Linda used Inktense pencils (with a touch of water) to color her page.

Monika used Promarkers to color her page.

Julie used Marvy LaPlume felt pens (top left), Conte A Paris Pastel pencils (top right), Daler Downey watercolor pans (bottom left), and Copic alcohol markers (bottom right) to color her page.

Lynne used inkagold as paints to color the dogwood page.

And she used oil pastels to color the daffodil page.

Melissa used Inktense pencils to color the seashell cosmos.

Tenia used Marvy Uchida watercolor crayons to color her page.

Shery used Cretacolor Aquarelle Oil Pastels to color the zinnias.

She used BIC Marking permanent markers to color this page.

On the page featuring the seashell cosmos, she used Chameleon pens.

And here are samples of how the STAMPlorations girls colored the Color Blooms page sampler. (You'll be able to download the sampler and color it too!)

Karola used Distress inks.

MariLynn used Crayola markers.

Shery used Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to color the page sampler printed on mixed media paper.

Come celebrate National Coloring Book Day with us by downloading the Color Blooms page sampler. Just click on the download graphic.

Download here
(Having trouble downloading? No worries! Just email sheryruss@gmail.com and the sampler will be on its way to you.)

For a chance to win a copy of Color Blooms, simply print out the sampler, color it with your medium(s) of choice, and share a photo of the colored sampler in your blog. Then link it up below on or before Sunday, August 7, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).

Want another chance to win? Visit our Facebook page -- like, comment, tag a friend, and share the post we have on there about our coloring event!

Happy coloring!


  1. A gallery of inspired colouring here, using such a variety of mediums! Thank you for the sampler, Shery! I'm excited to colour it up!

  2. Wow..So excited n inspired after seeing all the coloring done by the team !

  3. First time I will be doing a coloring page! Thanks for the challenge and for the download - blessings

  4. Thank You for the page Shery! Love the inspiration by the Design Team!I'm going to get my glasses on and see what I can do. Hugs.

  5. Wow..great samples with all the different color mediums. TFS girls. Hugs, Nancy

  6. Congratulations Shery on your Coloring Book. Wonderful creations teammies; love them all. Hugs xx

  7. What a fantastic idea Shery, congratulations!!!!

  8. hope to find time to color the sample.
    You´re artworks al such inpirational ---TFS
    CU hellerlittle

  9. WOW... So happy get to color with your sampler, Shery! LOVE this way of celebrating National Coloring book Day! THANK YOU!!

  10. How fun. Cannot wait to colour along. Thanks!

  11. I loved this post showing all the different coloring products.

  12. Beautiful coloring book and page. Thanks for sharing with us. I loved seeing all the DT's samples.

  13. Dear Shery, thank you for the awesome colouring page! I've been wanting more practice with my new Bic Mark-its and I really had fun with your page! I would be thrilled to win your colouring book! I have recently taken an interest in the adult colouring craze and I am loving what I'm seeing of your new book! Your DT's samples are gorgeous! I really like how the text on the pages makes the florals pop! Your pages are different than any of the books I've looked at! - I really like your style! And I didn't know there was a national day for colouring books so thanks for letting me know!

  14. Thank you very much for this sampler page. I didn't know it is so much fun. I am just sad I can not print it on watercolor paper at home - it is just too thick. I loved your projects and coloring and so many bright colors. Beautiful book.


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