Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Two More Garden Inspired Coloring Books - and Giveaway!

Winner is chosen: Anne of Boulder, Colorado, chose the Winter coloring book. Congratulations, Anne!

I am not an artist. I raised one and she can draw just about anything. Me? Squares, triangles and stick figures! Quarter inch seams are so exciting; I like to have that sort of control!

Schiffer Books sent me two more review copies of these beautiful coloring books by Kristy Rice. Then I got nervous because they were beyond my squares, triangles and stick figures. Here is the cover of the Fall collection

Kristy Rice's Fall Cutting Garden Coloring Book

Just like her Spring and Summer books, this is also a 60 page book with 25 watercolor pages for coloring. (Click that link and you can read my review of those.)

There are tips and hints on how to use both watercolors and colored pencils. Lots of color illustrations.

Let's see a few of the pages:
Autumn Leaves with watercolors

And a few pages from the cutting garden:

A page from the Fall Cutting Garden
 and one more . . .

A lovely page asking for COLOR!

And how about an owl? (Or maybe he belongs in the Winter book?)

Owl in the Berries

Which takes me to the Winter book:
Winter Cutting Garden book by Kristy Rice
And a few of the awesome pages:
Amaryllis
 And how about some animals, hum?

Winter Animals to Color!

What a beautiful fox!


Take a visit to Kristy's web site to see a lot of her work, be inspired by her gorgeous flowers and artistry and generally pretend you can do the same thing (by buying one of her books!)

The books are beautifully done with tri-fold covers to help keep your place and lots of sample pictures. If only I was the coloring kind . . . But if you are, YOU CAN WIN ONE OF THESE.

I have both the Autumn and Winter coloring books. Tell me if you like to color and if you do, let me know which one you would like. I will randomly draw a winner Sunday October 8th. Contest is over Saturday, October 7 at midnight.

Contest is open to USA residents only (it's the cost of postage; if you want to pay postage and live outside the USA, just let me know and I'll include you in the drawing.)



35 comments:

  1. I do like to color and either would be great Thanks! cork@pa.rr.com

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  2. NEAT GIVEAWAY! I'D LOVE THE WINTER ONE! THANKS!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  3. Those books are amazing! I would love the fall one if I was lucky enough to win. I will have to look for these at my bookstore. They are just lovely!

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  4. I haven't colored in an adult coloring book yet. The pictures are lovely.

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  5. I would love to color in the Fall book. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  6. They are both lovely! I'd be thrilled with either--if I had to choose, I'd probably pick the Winter book, but either one would be a happy surprise.

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  7. I do love to color. Both of these coloring books are great! I might like the fall one a little more though. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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  8. I haven't colored in years. Since I'm a gardener the spring/summer book speaks to me.

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  9. My daughter is encouraging me to start coloring to stimulate my brain and while both are great,I would pick winter if I needed to choose one.
    Ðebby, you are so sweet to share these!

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  10. Love to color summer works for me - thanks.

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  11. I like the winter edition, although both are beautiful. I see some thread art using the pictures.

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  12. With the cold settling in here in Colorado I would go for the Winter book. Have bought a couple of wonderful colouring books but given them to little people. Now it might be my turn. Thank you Debby.
    sewanne@ttlclick.com

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  13. I think they are both beautiful, especially the fall book. Her drawings are great since they look more artistic than coloring book-y!

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  14. I love to color, though I'm not great at it! I would love to win the winter book. Thank you for the opportunity to win! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

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  15. I LOOOVE to color!! :) Love the Autumn book,,,but was hard to choose one :) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

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  16. I would love to color the Fall book. Thank you for sharing this amazing artistry.

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  17. I haven't got into coloring yet, but I keep thinking I should--especially when I see beautiful designs like these!

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  18. I can't decide which I like more. Fall is my favorite time of the year but winter would give me chances to play with colors I seldom use. Of course I wouldn't use it in the winter. (it' too cold here.)

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  19. Both books are cool! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  20. I love Fall so the Autumn Book intrigues me. Thanks. I hope I'm the lucky one.

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  21. Coloring is a great thing to do and very relaxing. I like both books. Both seasons, Fall and Winter, have their own set of colors, feelings, and emotions. I think I would like the Winter book the best. Thank you for this great giveaway.

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  22. These are beautiful books. I do love to color and would like the winter book.
    Tellsuz(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  23. Hello Darlene; I am not a coloring person, but you choose if I should be entered or not. I would love to use the Winter Book with the animals you shared to copy and "paint" with embroidery stitches! So, I respect your choice to enter me or not to enter me! Have a great day!

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  24. Maybe the Autumn one, although I would be very excited to receive either one. I do like to color, but my teenage granddaughter is really quite the artist--might give it to her!

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  25. I love everything Fall! That's my choice. Thank you for sharing! 🍃🍁🍂🌻

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  26. I color pages AND color with threads. I'd love to try to digitize some of these

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  27. the winter one would be my favorite to color.

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  28. Thank you for the chance to win one of these beautiful books. I'd love to have both, but either one would be awesome. I enjoy your posts.

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  29. I would be pleased with either of the two coloring books. If I had to choose, I would pick Winter.

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  30. Either would be great but I guess I love the colors of fall most of all seasons. Thanks for your blog and all you do for us.

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  31. I like to color, but I have no time these days, so don't pick me. I'm just commenting on that fox - wow, so pretty! And the bouquet from fall is also appealing.

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  32. Oh how beautiful. I do love to color, never outgrew it. Either would be appreciated if I were to win, but I may choose the autumn.

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