J is for Jellyfish

J is for Jellyfish

I used metallic gel pens in muted shades to colour in this jellyfish and surrounding frame, leaving the entire background white. I do find my mood always affects how I decided to colour in any particular design – different days tend to bring different ideas and motivations.

For this years April Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m colouring my way through the alphabet with a variety of designs – so far, so good! 🙂


I is for Imaginative

I is for Imaginative

Not sure if this is a flowery-tailed fish, or a fishy-headed flower, but it’s a really imaginative design, whatever it is! I like the artistic-licence-loose-link to reality in many colouring in designs, what’s wrong with adults having a little bit of childhood fantasy in our oh-so-grown-up lives? 🙂

I’m offering up an alphabetical adventure in grown up colouring in for this year’s April A-Z Challenge – thank you for looking! 🙂

H is for Hearts

H is for Hearts

I’ve coloured in quite a few heart shapes in my time, especially flowery hearts – they seem to call to me somehow… maybe there’s a soft, soppy romantic hearts and flowers girl hiding underneath my practical, no-nonsense emotional suit-of-armour exterior ❤

For this year’s A-Z Challenge I’ve decided to try colouring in my way through the alphabet 🙂

G is for Geometric

G is for Geometric

I’m not usually drawn to angular, geometric designs – but I coloured this one in especially for this year’s A-Z Challenge, because to be perfectly honest I couldn’t think of any other ‘G’! 🙂

F is for Flower

F is for Flower

Flowers feature a lot in my colouring in – I love the fluctuating flow of the fluid lines, the random radiating out from a central circle. The many wonderful creative possibilities in filling them in are seemingly endless – flowers are fab, and probably rank amongst my favourite subjects to colour in 🙂

As well as covering the letter F for this year’s Blogging from A-Z Challenge, it also works well for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Fab and (with a little bit of artistic licence) maybe even Cee’s Flower of the Day 🙂

E is for Easter Bunny

E is for Easter Bunny

I decided on using the muted shades of metallic finish pencils for this little bunny bearing gifts. I quite liked the gentler tones created with a slight sheen on the page – although I had to try to photograph it without the sheen showing, to keep the colours reasonably accurate 🙂

For this year’s Blogging from A-Z I’m simply colouring in through the alphabet 🙂

D is for Difference

D is for Difference

Historically I’ve always liked to colour in with traditional coloured pencils, just as I did as a child, but recently have been introduced to bright and colourful gel pens. So far I’ve generally tended to use either one or the other, but recently I wondered how they would mix together? So in this image I chose similar colours in both pencils and pens, and completed the left hand side in pencils and the right hand side in pen. To my surprise there’s not as clear a difference as I’d thought there would be, which was an interesting and unexpected outcome… 🙂

For this year’s Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m colouring in from A-Z – thankfully for me grown ups are now allowed to colour in too! 🙂