Posts Tagged ‘coloring’

Wherever you’re off to, take New York Street Style with you. Transport yourself to bustling New York, and give life to the city. Beautifully detailed outfits, accessories, and hairstyles complement iconic skylines and intricate street scenes. Embellish whimsical, full-page patterns with your own touch and window shop the elegant stores of New York while you make your way through an iconic city. 

This sleek, high-end package has an elastic closure and a satin ribbon marker so you can dip in and dip out of your own New York fashion week. With nothing more than some colored pencils, you’ll be on your way to a perfect New York day.

Paperback, 80 pages

This coloring book has a variety of clearly drawn images in black on thick white paper suitable for crayon, colored pencil, or even marker.  The elastic closure and attractive cover make it more of an art journal than a coloring book.The scenes of people (all girls) and fashion are a perfect coloring escape. There are no faces drawn on any of the drawings and this could be a likable or unlikable quality of the book. (liked by me) Scenes focus on the outfits, accessories, hairstyles, and the activity. Very nice; highly recommend.

 The Blogging For Books book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Picture

Coloring and pop-ups, together at last!
 
First, color the animals in the eight double-page spreads. Then find the pop-up parts in the folder in the back of the book. Color them, then press them out. Fold and glue to the spreads as directed. Presto! You’ve made your own pop-ups!
 
The press-outs’ folder can be hidden once you’ve finished. It’s a great rainy day project, and lots of fun for kids – and parents!

Nicely done with images that are simple but interesting. The pages are just the right thickness for coloring and folding. A pocket in the back keeps pop-up parts stored until ready to complete. This is a great resource for kindergarten and first grade home school art or for family time fun. Highly recommend.

 

Order online at Kane Miller Publishing shopping site Usborne Books & More

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Read Full Post »

Tranquility: A Prayer and Reflection Coloring Journal invites you to mix creative journaling and coloring into your personal time with God. Prayers that focus on topics such as being thankful, dealing with stress and heartache, caring for yourself and others, listening for God’s leading, and waiting patiently on Him will guide your thoughts and calm your spirit. Filled with more than 100 designs to color, plenty of space for journaling, and 40 needs-based prayers, Tranquility will help you express your devotion to God with your whole heart.

Hardcover, 112 pages

Various subjects in this book include a devotional prayer and bible verse along with space to journal and something to color. 

Not fond of the front and back covers which are made of cardboard reminiscent of a composition notebook. The inside pages are a nice quality for writing and coloring. The size (basically 6 x 8) makes it convenient, not too big and not too small. Not my cup of tea, but I recommend it for artsy people of the Christian faith. 

Tyndale House Publishers provided this book in return for this review. All opinions are entirely my own. No other compensation was received.

Read Full Post »

Book Description

The NIV Wonders of Creation Holy Bible explores the wonders of our created world though detailed black-and-white illustrations—each one ready to be filled with the hues of your imagination. From amazing Eden-esque gardens to the creatures God made, this Bible features over 50 ready-to-color pages alongside the full text of the New International Version (NIV) translation.

Zondervan (November 1, 2016)

NIV Bible with coloring pages in it. for ages 8 and up.

The images are typical of the commonly found adult coloring books. Having coloring pages in the Bible adds a personal touch to your Bible. It also makes a nice gift Bible with a some colored pencils or gel pens. Coloring in this book is user friendly since the binding lays flat and the hard cover gives support. The illustrations are printed on thicker paper than the rest of the book.

The BookLook Bloggers book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

The perfect gift for the creatives and coloring-book lovers in your life! Includes bonus activities and kid-friendly coloring pages for the whole family!

This Christmas season, celebrate the birth of our Savior through beautiful design and devotion. Grab your colored pencils, cozy up with your favorite blanket and a cup of tea, and settle in for a night of peace and wonder with All Is Bright. For lovers of the Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest coloring books, All Is Bright is the perfect way to transform the Advent and Christmas seasons for your whole family, re-centering the holidays on the miracle of Jesus’ birth. Combining 31 days of rich content by the beloved and inspirational Nancy Guthrie with intricate designs that will reconnect you with the heart of Christ, this coloring book devotional journey reminds us all of what the season really calls us to: worship.

paperback, 96 pages

LOVE this book. Each day in the month of December there is a devotion (left side) and an image to color (right side). There are some additional activities at the end of the book as well as a few larger coloring pages for little ones. The pages are thick so if using a marker it won’t show through. You could copy the devotional/coloring pages to make this a family activity. Since I have 2 year old at home, I’ll probably not complete each coloring page this year but add to the coloring next year. I highly recommend this book for oneself or gift giving. Both the devotions and images are very nice. It’s a great way to start December. This coloring advent calendar is available October 1, 2016.

Tyndale House Publishers provided an advanced reader copy of All is Bright in return for this review. All opinions are entirely my own. No other compensation was received.

 

Read Full Post »

Paper back, 96 pages, Zondervan.

Wonders of Creation explores the wonders of our created world though detailed black-and-white illustrations—each one ready to be filled with the hues of your imagination. From amazing Eden-esque gardens to the creatures God made that still ramble through our world, this ninety-six-page book offers hours of coloring inspiration and relaxation for any age.

Adult coloring books have recently become very popular. And this is the nicest of them that I’ve seen. It must be that I like this particular collection of plants and animals. Most of the coloring scenes are a single page design. Some are a double page spread. The printing is on both sides of the page. No text. Quality paper and ink (no smudging when coloring).

A relaxing and a creative outlet for adults. Ages 8 and up.

The BookLook Bloggers book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

Read Full Post »

A TreeSmart Giveaway

JUST FOR YOU!

Last year I did a review for TreeSmart recycled newspaper pencils. I’ll love them forever! And I want to share that review again this fall along with a giveaway for the Start Now Set ( 24 rolled up recycled newspaper pencils) and the Mini Color Pencils in Tube (12 colored newspaper pencils).

The review:

TreeSmart makes pencils from recycled newspapers. What a smart idea! Take a look at the TreeSmart process.

Made in the United States,  TreeSmart pencils keep tons of newspapers out of the landfill and minimizes the cutting of trees.

TreeSmart sent me some to try. They are wonderful!

They are so unique in look and feel. The pencil is rounded with a smooth barrel on which the newsprint is clearly visible. It sharpens easily, actually better than most regular pencils. The no. 2 graphite writes smooth and the eraser is latex-free and smudge proof.

The  mini colored pencils were comparable to other wood-made colored pencils. The set contains 12 colors. The lighter purple color wasn’t purple but more of a flesh tone color and very close to the brown shade.  Also, the two blues are very close to being the same shade. They sharpened nice and the graphite stayed strong during coloring.


I am truly wowed by these TreeSmart pencils! Why would I need a pencil made from a tree again?

Save a tree! Reuse a newspaper!

Enter the Giveaway for the TreeSmart Start Now Set and the TreeSmart Colored Pencils

Six (6) winners will be selected!!

Entry #1. Did you know that recycling a two-foot stack of old newspapers saves one 20 ft. pine tree? Visit the TreeSmart website. Then leave a comment telling me you did for a chance to win this giveaway.

Entry #2. Watch the You Tube video about TreeSmart pencils. And be sure to leave a comment for another chance to win.

Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. I will use Random.org to pick the winners! Please be sure to leave your email address. If I have no contact information, I can’t award you as winner. Contest ends October 29@11:59 pm est. (available only to US residents) The winners will be selected at random using the integer generator from Random.org. The winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize.

I received pencils and colored pencils from TreeSmart in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

 

Thank you everyone for entering!!

The winners are: Susan S, Elaine L, Jody B, iambea, and Kid of the King. #30 was in the selected numbers 2x and won twice!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

7 30 17 37 30
40
Timestamp: 2012-10-30 12:01:24 UTC

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »