Saturday, June 18, 2016

All Kinds of Coloring Fun!

Hi There!

On my last post, I shared a picture of seahorses that I had finished coloring in the Lost Ocean coloring book. I was deciding what I wanted to color next. Welll, Jessica and I had gone to the book store to see if they had a book she wanted and I can no longer resist looking at coloring books. Jessica tried to get me away from the table, but I just have to pick them up and flip through the pages. It's become a bit of a joke between us, actually. I spotted one that captivated me. And when I flipped through it, I came across a page that made me gasp. Then and there I decided the book had to come home with me. 
This is the cover of the book. 
Joyous Blooms to Color by Eleri Fowler. 
Look at the flowers and the butterflies. I am smitten. 

I chose to wait on coloring the page that made me gasp. I'm too afraid I'm gonna mess it up. The page I decided to color has a nice big bee front and center. It made me think of my sweet and talented friend Barb. She loves bees. :)

Here is the finished bee. Oh my goodness, I had so much fun coloring this. The paper of this book is like a smooth cardstock and my pencils blend SO nicely. I wanted to make the wings look iridescent. I wasn't quite getting the look I wanted until I added a bit of green. Swoon. Then I added some Wink of Stella. Oh my gosh. It's very pretty in real life. 

Here's the bee with the flowers around it colored in. Photo taken on a different day, hence the difference in lighting. 

And here's the finished page. 
I'm very happy with how it turned out. Jessica loves the peach looking flowers. I got that color combination from watching a colorist on You Tube. It's Henna, Peach and Light Peach in the Prismacolor pencils. I also thought about coloring in the center behind the bee, but that's a big space and I'm not that confident that I would do a decent job in that big of a space. Maybe someday. 

And here's some "coloring" of a different sort. My Jessica loves nail polish and nail art. She watches many tutorials on how to do different things with nail polish. She became smitten with an idea using glitter polish and liquid highlighter pens of all things. They look like regular highlighter pens, but the barrel says liquid highlighter. Anyway, take a look at the end result of her efforts.

Isn't that neat? 
I'm so impressed that she has the patience to do this. 

We've sure been having fun coloring these days. 
Gotta love summer break inspiration. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

I hope you have a great day.


Kay Miller said...

WOW!!! Your colored page is stunning! Your shading is amazing and the wings do indeed look translucent! You did a gorgeous job on that! But the best of all is hearing about how much fun you had! You're making me want to color :) Jessica's nails are SO neat!! That seriously looks like fun! I want to do mine! heheh! You guys have a fun week!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Jeanne ... your colouring is AMAZING! What a stunning page ... looks as though it should be framed! Fun nails ... so shimmery! Hugs, Anita :)

Patti said...

Awww this is sweet! no doubt your daughter inherited your wonderful coloring skills!!

Your coloring page is really amazing!! Do you frame your art!? I am wowed!!

Don't be scared to work on the "Gasp inspired" page!! YOU can do it!! : )

Alanna said...

WOW Jeanne, your coloring page is so beautiful. The detail in your bee and on its wings is just amazing. I can't wait to see what you do with the page that made you purchase the book.

And Jessica's nails look so cool. I'm going to have to show these to Reynna - she would love them.

I hope you are not melting like I am in this near 100 degree heat -- definitely too hot for my taste. :)

Pop's Cards said...

This is stunning, I look online at some but you cannot see in the pages so I just have the one, I do like the look of this one though, I am trying to finish a x stitch for my pal and I am almost done so may get to open mine :0) hugs Pops x

cm said...

Oh my STARS! Jeanne, I can see why Joyous Blooms called your name, because WOW! Your colouring of the flowers is gorgeous, and the bee...GASP! Stunning! You are work mega-major-magic with your pencils. I agree with Jessica: the peach is beautiful; applauding how you figured out the 'perfect' blend of colours. I wonder if this colouring book might be somewhere in my vicinity. We have a really cool bookstore, so I'll take a wander there at some point. Truly in awe of your creativity! Thank you SO SO SO much for your sweet comments and delight at my "new" news! I wouldn't be doing this without special friends, like YOU, supporting and encouraging! You're a treasure! Oh yes, Jessica's nail art: glimmery glitzy gorgeous! A WOW for her, too!
Hugs and love,

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Your page is just brilliant! I, too, gasped when I saw it! Excellent work, my friend! As for Jessica - very creative work on her nails! When did she get so grown up?!

Barb said...

YOU are amazing! This is SO gorgeous! You really are the Master of Colored Pencils! Your artwork is so smooth and blended so nicely. I can't stop staring at it! And of course you know I LOVE the bee!

Jessica's nails are super cute! Great job, Jessica!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Those nails are bedazzling, Jessica! She certainly has her mother's love of color, doesn't she?! Your bee and floral wreath, OMGee, Jeanne, is simply divine! Talk about smitten! What amazing talent you have with those pencils!! This should be framed!! Hugs, Darnell

Michele Kovack said...

Your colored page is absolutely amazing!! I love Jessica's nails too! They are right up my alley as I LOVE my glitter!!