Cotton + Steel Coloring Book

02-cotton+steelLast night I spent the evening…. coloring! One of my favorite fabric designers has made the cross over to adult coloring books – Cotton + Steel!

Their new book is filled with fun images – some with familiar themes like their popular horses, tiger, and typewriter designs and a slew of new ones: sugar skulls, snow globes, quilt and even abstract designs. There’s something for everyone inside. The best thing about this book (besides the pictures), is that the pages are perforated so you can remove them! This made it so much easier to ‘get in there’ and color the illustration, 02-cottoncolorplus I am thinking that if I really like what I made, I can either hang it on the fridge (with the rest of our artwork and awards) or I can stick it in a frame and rotate out the designs in my sewing room!

Here’s a little preview of what I started – I went right to the purses (I almost went with the design you see behind it because their dresses looked fun to decorate)! As a side note, I also used gel pens (this set had neon, metallic, and glitter) instead of colored pencils because I’ve seen a lot of talk about how people like this medium. I think it gives you a lot less blending opportunities (and it smudges easier), but definitely has more ‘pop’. Next time, though, it’s back to the pencils!