Sunday, November 1, 2015

Coloring Books are Good for Your Soul

The gals at Mountain Plains Crafters had a great time last week hopping along showcasing  Adornt's Art Play Paintables. This week we are highlighting their new line of coloring books.. With designs by Lindsay Ostrom, Carolee McMullin, Stephanie Ackerman, and She She Designs,  these are printed on heavy watercolor cardstock and have both large page-sized designs as well as some smaller Art Play sized options. There are 8 coloring books with a variety of themes- Christmas, Halloween, Live Simply and Critter Friends to name a few..

I decided to use my coloring book -- Live Simply by She She Designs -- to make some cards representing support for Cancer Awareness. I used 2 of the larger designs and cut them apart to make cards out of them. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it always gets the most publicity. But I wanted to spotlight a few others that have touched my life. And show my support for all those whose lives have been impacted by cancer -- patients, family members, friends, supporters, caregivers.. I used  Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Stampin' Up Markers to color the designs. I colored directly onto the paper and also used the acrylic block technique & my water brush. I used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush for highlights. The sentiments are from the Unity Stamp Company kit "All Things Are Possible".

Endometrial Cancer Awareness Card using Peach
Yellow is on each card as the Cancer Survivor color
For Darlene

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Card using Pinks, Teals & Purples
For all those fighting the fight with me
We've Got This !!

Breast Cancer Awareness Card using Pinks
For Denise


All Cancers Awareness Card using Lavenders
For all those touched by cancer


I hope you enjoyed seeing what you can do with the coloring book pages. Please visit each blog to find the word clue then follow the directions on the Adornit blog for your chance to win one of their coloring books ... I've had such fun with these products and hope you have been inspired by all of us at Mountain Plains Crafters. Thanks for visiting Meticulosity. Head on over to my craftily fantastic friend Sheryl's blog for more inspiration from these amazing coloring books..

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Thanks so much to Adornit  for enabling our Coloring Book obsession !!





29 comments:

  1. Oh Debra each of your Cancer Awareness cards are so beautiful! Too hard to pick a favorite one! I am sure all those you dedicated to someone special will appreciate it! I love these new Adornit Coloring books and papers!!

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  2. gorgeous cards...love them all Debra!

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  3. Beautiful cards. Thanks for highlighting the different cancers and their "colors".
    Great idea that they pages can be cut up to make greeting cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  4. Lovely card. And I love the way you use your art to promote cancer awareness

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  5. Beautiful cards, Debra. All your friends will be so touched that they are so loved.

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  6. What a great idea! The cards are fab!

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  7. You are awesome! I love that you are using your creativity for cancer awareness. It's been a while since I checked in with you. I hope you are feeling better and getting stronger every day!

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  8. BEAUTIFUL works of Art!!! TFS!!!

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  9. Beautiful coloring and
    great savings. Another
    wonderful blog hop.
    Carla from Utah

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  10. I just LOVE all the colors in all the cards you made. Cancer has touched so many in my like. What a great way to honor.

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  11. Gorgeous coloring. I lost my brother to brain cancer last march and I love all your cards. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful cards, Deb and I love crafting with a purpose!

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  13. Beautiful Cards, love your coloring. Crafting with a cause is always rewarding.

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  14. I really love how you leave some of the flowers uncolored. It's so cool. I love all your projects. So awesome. Cancer SUCKS. Love ya!!

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  15. Beautiful cards my crafty friend! Love the various cancer colors represented!

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  16. I LOVE how you did the card for Denise... leaving some of the flowers uncolored - wonderful!

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  17. LOVE the images and LOVE your colouring!!!
    LOVE how you have dedicated each one for different cancer awareness too - I agree with Sheryl, cancer SUCKS and we all need to be warriors together!!!

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  18. Oh wow! Love how u used the different color themes for each type of cancer. Very nice!

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  19. Oh wow! Love how u used the different color themes for each type of cancer. Very nice!

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  20. Debra - it's no secret that I adore your creative coloring; I yearn to be able to color like you do : ). Thank you so much for showcasing these specific designs, the flowers and lettering are amazing! Thank you too for always sharing the specifics of your favorite pens & markers. I'm adding to my shopping list!

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  21. Beautiful cards Debra. I especially love the middle one where you selectively colored the flowers. The ones you left white really make the colored ones stand out. I struggle so much with leaving white. You made it look so easy. Great job.

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  22. I love these coloring books. Thanks for introducing them to me :)

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  23. I love your creations! How inspirational, colorful and amazingly creative! What a great way to utilize your coloring abilities as well as your compassion for Awareness Causes. Love your blog and am a new follower <3 Can't wait to see your future creations!

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