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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Having Fun With Colour (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I am sharing some of my colouring pages from the A4 Colouring Pages Kit with you today, two of which you may have caught on the recent TV shows on Hochanda. These fabulous pages are so relaxing to colour in a vast range of mediums, and Sue's designs will really capture your imagination. The beautiful floral designs are absolutely stunning, and having the practice pages included in your pack of pages gives you the confidence to try out any colour combinations before you make a start on the main designs themselves.

I used colouring pencils on all three of my designs, as I love to use pencils, but I have used different types of pencils on each design, and you can find full details of each project on my blog.

For my first design, I used water based pencils, choosing vibrant shades of blues and plums for my design. I coloured the design in full, and then went over the design with a water brush, to blend the colours, adding more shading with the pencils again afterwards, if necessary.

For my second design I used oil based pencils, blending the colours together for a natural effect in Autumnal tones.
Finally, I wanted to create a project using a colouring page in a more versatile way. I cut the top of one of the pages down to size, and coloured this with cheaper pencils, using a much smaller colour palette, to tone in with the background card that I had chosen. I added a row of faux stitching around the edge, and matted the page and background card onto a large black card blank.

I had a small section of colouring page left, and so I coloured part of the foliage, which I cut out, and added to a strip of the same background card, die cut into a tag shape. I matted this onto black card, and added a sentiment from the Amazing Mackintosh Words stamp set, which had been stamped onto a scrap of card left from another project. I also added faux stitching around the sentiment. Some green ribbon was added to complete the tag:

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. With all pencils they look great!

  2. Beautiful colouring on all five, I love the subtlety of them all.

  3. Beautiful colouring techniques Judith and all the different pencils have worked really well. I love the way you have cut down the last one and used the leaves on the tag too. x

  4. Fabulous colouring Judith. It's good to see how a smaller portion of the design works so well. A large image can be a bit daunting. I love the colours in the cut down one.
    X Chris

  5. Exquisite coloring, well done Judith! xox

  6. Wow! Such wonderful creations - fab colouring.

  7. Awww... Both designs are just fabulous, such a great colouring on these beautiful stamps!


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