I'd been on such a push to create stuff, for weeks on end prior to the craft shows, that once I got my craft table all straightened up, I realized I didn't have a clue what to do next!! I found zero inspiration on my Pinterest 'Crafts To Do' board or in the tutorials I'd saved.
Around the 18th, I remembered that I had a new Christmas-themed colouring book. Wish I'd remembered a few weeks earlier, but better late than never. I always think I will get at least 3-4 pics coloured in a day but that's never the case. Realistically, it's more like 2 per day. Of course I had to add silver stars and a crescent moon to the Santa pic. This one is mostly done with coloured pencils, although I did use a blue marker over dark blue pencil for the sky.
This one is sparkly gel pens and coloured pencils.
I made a major blunder at the beginning, in that I forgot about the bleed-through on the pages, and the way coloured pencil will rub off on the page it's resting against when you are colouring the flip side. I usually remember to put a white piece of paper between each page but I spaced it. Unfortunately it would be on a picture that contained a lot of snow, ice and clouds. I tried best I could to cover it but you can still see it. This is supposed to be Russell & me as kids, skating on Shawme Pond. lol
Hard to see but I did the church windows in multicoloured gel pens to look like stained glass.
Another case of bleed-through on the page above the roof and near Santa, because I used gel pens on the other side. I didn't realize how bad it showed up till I took this picture. Maybe I'll go back over this and use dark blue pencil for the sky. I just didn't feel like colouring around all those snowflakes.
I really love these vintage pics but there's sooooo much snow and I can't leave it white so I end up using a lot of greys. I have to colour it rather than keep it just plain page to help create that barrier against gel pens on the other side. I really wish these companies would make books with just one picture per page with their backs plain.
I'm still on pace to finish this book by tomorrow night.