04 October 2011

Loveable Mermaid

Mermaid Digital Stamp
Get in the groove for luau or tropical fantasy with this hip mermaid coloring page.

Use this lovely lady-fish to creat a tee shirt transfer or digital stamp for paper crafts, or just color in the details with markers or colored pencils.

Nothing fishy about this lovely mermaid - she's giving us a friendly sign and wearing a big smile.

Free for any non-commercial use. Fee free to share this page as a link ...

23 August 2011

Play Ball! Baseball Cap Coloring Page

baseball hat coloring page
The baseball season is coming down to final playoffs - for players of all ages from tee ball to MLB. Color in your team hue and add numbers or logos to this outline drawing of a baseball cap.

Baseball hat coloring page is also a handy digital stamp. Free for non-commercial use, download from the web site.

06 August 2011

Happy Kangaroo Coloring Sheet

This week I'm drawing animal coloring pages, animals from places far from my home. Australia is about as far as you can travel from the USA .

Here's a happy kangaroo picture just off my drawing board. He's joined the free animal coloring pages collection at Lee Hansen Graphics.

Happy Kangaroo coloring page is a free download you can use for non-commercial use. Check the site's terms of use. Enjoy!

16 May 2011

Spotted Salamander Coloring Page

The next printable nature coloring picture in my wildlife series is the spotted salamander. These blue black beauties with yellow spots grow up to 6 inches long. I hear they mostly journey at night, so you may not have seen one in the wild unless you go out looking for them in early spring on a full moon evening.

Printable salamander coloring page, free for any non commercial use.

12 May 2011

Slow and Steady Turtle Coloring Page

Spring time brings back all the wetland creatures who sleep in the mud during the cold winter months.

Here's a new printable turtle coloring page that's realistic enough to satisfy adult coloring fans but simple enough for younger artists to tackle with earthy or bright colors

26 March 2011

Gnome Sweet Gnome Coloring Page

I'm still chuckling to myself after viewing the animated film Gnomeo and Juliet.

Seeing all the cute garden gnomes and other statues in the film brought spring just a few steps closer, and so will coloring in this cute little old guy. Grab a copy of this gnome coloring page from the Fairy Coloring Pages collection and add your own spring hues.

01 February 2011

Will the Ground Hog See His Shadow?

At our house it's doubtful that Punxatawney Phil will see his shadow on Ground Hog Day - we're getting hit with the snow storm of the century.

The bad weather just makes it perfect for a Ground Hog Day arts and crafts day. This new printable ground hog coloring page is ready to go, and free for home or classroom use.

26 January 2011

Review: Creative Platypus Coloring Crafts for Adults and Kids

The creative folks over at Creative Platypus, LTD in Eugene Oregon recently sent me a sample packet of their popular adult coloring products to play with and review. The samples I received are spread all over the studio right now, and it's hard to decide which one to try out first. They include two types of adult coloring crafts: quality line art drawings and black velvet coloring crafts.

The collection of artistic coloring posters features beautifully detailed drawings by different artists, each printed on heavy white stock. The coloring posters in my sample set range in size from 10" x 14" mini-posters printed with detailed outline drawings of endangered species, wildlife, fairies and pets to a challenging, highly detailed   22" x 32.5" surrealistic cats art poster.

My favorite in this set is the cats art poster. It's an engaging drawing of 2 cats stepping out of a picture frame that looks like a window and into a reading room filled with books, flora and fauna. A mouse sits on the table reading a book by candle light while birds perch on the picture frame watching as the cats reach for a fishbowl. This big (22" x 32") poster is delightful as a black and white drawing; when colored with markers or colored pencils it will be a gorgeous work of art to frame or mount.

The second collection in the samples is a set of heavy outline fuzzy black velvet coloring craft pieces in various sizes and shapes featuring both secular and Christian themes. The smallest black velvet outline pieces are sturdy die-cuts printed on extra heavy card stock and fitted with hangers or magnetic backing. These ready to color in and create door hangers and small signs could be gifts for friends or family members. Also included in this set is a large square velvet poster with a Celtic mandala and a set of four Christan mini posters.

A unique activity piece round out the velvet outline pieces:  a double-sided 10" x 16" die-cut cross with a floral velvet coloring craft on one side and on the back a series of scene panels filled with people, animals and angels. The back features a word puzzle plus a hidden picture game with more content available for the activity at the web site. They also offer a package of holiday fuzzy hanging crosses to color.

Stuff2Color artists and creative minds at Creative Platypus have put together a collection of wonderful coloring crafts that will appeal to older kids and adults. If you're looking for artistic resources for your classroom or home school students, teen or adult activity group or even just for yourself, visit Stuff2Color.com to see what they have to offer.

25 January 2011

Dazed 80's Printable Coloring Page

It's always fun to find a new site offering original,  printable coloring pages and coloring books. I just discovered another one with pages that will appeal to kids and one retro coloring page that tugs at my baby boomer heart. It's for kids but it's also a cool adult coloring page.

My Paper Monkey offers a unique selection of printable coloring pages - simply sign up to login and download the freebies.