Coloring books. All the rage in all the stores I visited in the US. And now I get it. It's SOOOO relaxing to color. Takes me right back to my childhood days - me, a coloring book and my box of Crayola 64!
Just keep watching cuz there's a blog hop coming your way on August 31st where you'll see tons of inspiration using the new Color Blooms coloring book from STAMPlorations. I've got two sneaks for you today.
I brought back some dreamy Altenew products with me this trip and decided to have a play at the August challenge over there. Here's the inspiration.
I chose a page to color from Color Blooms that features one flower but is divided into four panels. I opted NOT to color two panels and see what I could do with them. Here's option #1.
Using my new products, Wild Hibiscus and the Red Cosmos mini inkpads (Coral Berry is a fabulous color and oh-so-flamingo!) I stamped my cardbase. Added a heat embossed sentiment and then just fussy cut a grouping of blooms from the coloring book page and adhered them, leaving the edges unattached so there is some lift to them. See?
For option #2 I got a little zentangled.
Used a black Sharpie to add pattern to some of the blooms. For this option I chose the panel with some text in the BG to ensure white space, and then I even left the outer petals of the blooms white for even more! You'd get a completely different but also cool look if you zentangled everything.
To bring in the "flamingo" I swiped three strips of CS with the pinky tones from Red Cosmos, adhered them to CS and die cut CUTplorations Smile. Added a heat embossed secondary sentiment from Persian Motifs and an enamel sticker. Thought it mimicked a flamingo's beak ;)
Hope you like what you see here. Come back for the blog hop on the 31st for more ideas, won't you?