Coffee and Colour Morning – Ashburton

I’d like to offer any local adult colouring enthusiasts Ashburton/Devon area to a coffee morning with a nice colouring twist

It will be at my home for our first meeting and then once I know numbers I will arrange a venue

I will supply tea/coffee, snacks and even colouring supplies if needed.

Would just be nice to meet and get to know a few like minded people and share colouring tips, advice and show off our art works

If you are interested in coming along – please comment with the best day of week and time for you to attend

Limited Palette Project

I’ve never done a colouring with a limited palette before so I got my husband to pick an image and a small selection of colours for me to work with


The pencils are from WHSmiths and the image is from Colour to Create Magazine Vol5

It’s quite hard going for me using these pencils – as i’m having to be quite firm with them and it is causing problems with my Carpel Tunnel and Fibromyalgia making it painful to colour for longer then maybe 30 minutes at a time

But this is how I’ve done so far


The colours are very very pale – but I quite like it and I totally love this image

Finally completed – this one has taken me a good 3-4 evenings to complete – very happy with the outcome. The WHSmith pencils did ok but were hard work and I had to use an awful lot of pressure to get the amount of colour I wanted and would ideally have liked a more intense colour.

Here is the finished colouring


Review: Colour to Create Magazine Vol 5

This is the first time I have seen this magazine after sending husband out to WHSmiths to get me some Pencils on our recent short break as I had forgotten to take mine he came back with this as well and I must say I am quite impressed and taken by it.

It appears to be a monthly magazine and costs £5.99 there are 48 images which are A4 in size and single sided.

The paper is good quality and fairly thick but you do get a little bleed through when using pens but as the images are one sided I did not find it too much of an issue.

Images are varied and include animals, plants/flowers, mandalas and pretty patterns.

Among my personal favourite images are: A parrot on a flower background, A fairy in amongst some plants/flowers and some very cute lizards

I have included some images of the cover and some colourings I have completed and some works in progress

Pencils lay down well on the paper and I will definitely be colouring many more images from this magazine and buying future issues.

I would like to see some slightly more detailed and finer images and less of the generic pattern images – but other than that I give this magazine a solid 8/10

  • This magazine was purchased by myself and is a personal review – I have not been paid or requested to write it and all opinions and views are my own.


Fairy Fun

I have just finished this cute fairy pouring a teapot in a woodland/flower background.


It has taken me 4 days to colour in

This image is from Colour to Create Magazine vol 5

For this project I am using pencils and pens purchased on holiday from WHSmiths – just a standard 100 mixed pencil pack and mixed 24 felt tip pens – so nothing special or expensive

I am very please with how the fairy turned out and I coloured and shaded her quite heavily and used pens to make her pop a little from the background.

I think it works well and my sister who is fairy mad has claimed this colouring wanting it framed for her wall.