I was given a chance to play with some of Tracie Stroud Designs' kits last week and look what I found in the store:
Aren't they gorgeous? Well, what better way to use these than in a small colouring book. so of course, I then needed a kit for the covers and I used the Equanimity kit and Artsian papers:
I love all those papers and the artsy effects ;)
All I did was print out some of the papers then cut them down to 4" by 4". For the colouring pages, I opened a blank A4 file and then added guidelines at 4" and 8" horizontally and vertically to create four 4" by 4" squares. I dragged each colouring jpeg into one of the squares, resizing them to fit into the 4" by 4" space. then all I had to do was print and cut out each square:
I added a binder ring on one corner to hold the pages together. I then just printed some of the mandalas from the kit, adding a doily to one and a punched paper layer to the other as decoration for the front covers.
These were so easy to make and would make a great children's colouring book for when travelling to help keep them occupied. Mind you, this would probably be better with older children due to the more complex patterns!