Flower Designs is a super pretty colouring book by designer Jenean Morrison from Memphis, Tennessee (one of my favourite places on the planet! BIG Elvis fan here :). Jenean has a successful background in art; her paintings can be found in another of my favourite places, Las Vegas, in the prestigious Bellagio, Mirage and Aria hotels. Very impressive!
Flower Designs the most popular of four colouring books Jenean has produced, and was even an Amazon bestseller for 8 weeks earlier this year. I think I've heard enough- let's have a look inside!
This is just a sample of the 50 beautiful flower patterns included in the book, most of them finished in a mid-thick line, all of them printed on one side. There are tiles, bouquets, mandalas, repeat patterns... lots of different styles, all centred around petals and leaves. Intricacy varies from highly detailed to fairly simple, for whatever complexity you feel like doing on the day.
Some of the illustrations have borders, others don't, but none of them go right to the edge of the page or into the spine, which is great. I hate it when you have to almost crack the book in half to colour into the binding!
The book is paperback with a quality gloss finish cover. The paper is bright white but unfortunately quite thin. My triplus and stabilo pens did bleed through, but as I said the pages are one-sided so it doesn't really matter. I would still put some scrap paper between to be on the safe side. I forgot to do it this time when using my alcohol markers and ruined the following two designs :(
I'd recommend this book for colourists who enjoy fine detail and taking their time on an image, as most of them are quite elaborate and would take a while to complete. If you also like colouring repeat patterns and tiles, you'll love this one :)
Jenean also sent a beautiful postcard with the book, made from very thick 1mm card. I'll be including one with the giveaway, more about that below!
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here: