Thursday, 2 August 2018

STAMPlorations/National Coloring Book Day BLOSSOM BLISS Blog Hop and Linky Party

STAMPlorations is releasing a new coloring book to celebration National Coloring Book Day and we're having a party - well, OK a blog hop and linky party (no cake, sorry)! You can find the blog hop here. I was so excited to be a part of this blog hop, until I realized that my coloring skills need some work! Well, good thing there are 34 card front designs and I'll have lots of practice. One thing I have noticed that it's important (at least to me) to use good quality colored pencils (pencil crayons for you Canadians, eh!). It really makes a difference in the quality of the coloring. I have found that with the better quality pencils, you get better coverage (less individual pencil lines) and the pencils seem creamier (the color gets applied with less effort).

I have three projects to show you.

Love the beautiful coloring pages of the Blossom Bliss. For this card front, I used Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. I had heard a lot of good things about these pencils and they did not disappoint. They are very creamy. I chose to keep a lot of white space on this coloring page and added only a bit of color. The sentiment uses a stamp from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 stamp set.

For this card, I used Prismacolor Premier colored pencils and colored in the entire panel. I added a sentiment using STAMPlorations Noteworthy 2 stamp set.

For this card, I went back to the Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils for this card. I was trying to work on shading (I need more practice). It's very relaxing. The sentiment uses STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 stamp set.

There is a free sampler at STAMPlorations for you to color and link up. We can't wait to see what you'll create. There will be 2 winners from our blog hop and linky party.

  • one (1) will receive a copy of Blossom Bliss and $15 GC to the store -- randomly drawn from entries in the linky party
  • one (1) will win a $10 GC to the store -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and designers' blogs.

Linking up and commenting is from August 2 to 9, with the winners announced on August 10.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Such pretty cards - so lovely in pastel colors!

  2. These are so soft looking - TFS

  3. beautiful work - thanks for sharing:)

  4. Beautifully done. I like that you weren't afraid to leave some white space. I need to try this and try my hand at colored pencils. cake you say? Yikes![Bunny]

  5. Beautiful cards Sue, lovely soft colours and wonderful sentiments

  6. Your pretty colored panels make the sweetest cards!

  7. Beautiful cards! You coloring is lovely, and the simple layouts really let the coloring pages shine!

  8. I love how you left a lot of white in your background and just colored the flowers. It's so light and pretty

  9. Your cards are all so pretty! This new colouring book looks amazing! I know I had fun with the sampler!

  10. Soft colors - so pretty.
    thanks for sharing

  11. Beautiful projects! I love the pretty floral designs and your color combos!


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