Book Title:
Stress Less Coloring: By The Shore - 100+ Coloring Pages for Peace and Relaxation
Book Series:
Stress Less Coloring
Publishing Date:
May 1st, 2016
Adams Media
I received a copy from the publisher


An enchanting way to relieve stress!

Stress Less Coloring -By the Shore will inspire you to find peace and relaxation in the beauty of oceanic designs. By concentrating on coloring and shading any of the 100 stunning fantastical designs, you'll calm your mind in a creative, relaxing, and therapeutic way. From schools of tropical fish and magnificent coral reefs to mysterious shipwrecks, each stress-reducing page invites you to express yourself using your own unique palette to decorate the designs.

My Review

The Stress Less Coloring series started a few months ago and has been putting out some quality, original coloring books for coloring enthusiasts everywhere.  The latest installment in the series is Stress Less Coloring – By the Shore and features a ton of ocean and beach themed illustrations that are perfect for the start of summer!

As soon as I saw this book, I fell in love with the designs.  I’ve had the chance to check out a few other books in this line of coloring books, and since every one that I’ve seen is full of high quality illustrations that are simply stunning and a lot of fun to color.

slc - sandcastle

The variety of images in this book is amazing – if you can picture it being ocean/beach related, it’s definitely in here.  The paper is a nice, crisp white, and only printed on one side, which is another thing I love about the Adams Media coloring books.

I used PrismaColor colored pencils and found that they work well for these books, and they blend quite beautifully to make a one of a kind picture.

slc - dolphins

Some of the illustrations do tend to run into the spine of the book, but I haven’t found it difficult to color them, so it hasn’t been an issue for me.  I have colored in these coloring books with gel pens and markers in the past, and I have found that as long as you put a blank sheet of paper in between the pages, you will end up being just find (there won’t be any bleed through).

slc - mermaid

While most of the designs aren’t quite as intricate as other coloring books, such as Secret Garden or Lost Ocean, some of them do tend to be a little more detailed.  It’s so nice to have a choice between the two, because sometimes you are willing to devote more time to coloring, such as making it a project for a rainy afternoon, and yet sometimes you only have a half hour and might want something a little more simplistic.

slc - lighthouse

Either way, if you’re looking for a perfect summery coloring book, this is definitely something you might want to check out.  It’s a great choice if you want to do something beach-themed and don’t have the option to go to an actual beach!  By the Shore is a definite favorite of mine that I know I’ll be bringing out to color in a lot.

5 stars
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2 Responses to Stress Less Coloring – By the Shore

  1. danielle hammelef says:

    These are gorgeous! I love the beach and have been looking at coloring books for a new way to relax.

    • Kelly says:

      Thank you so much! This is definitely one of my favorite coloring books (and I have tons of them), so I really recommend this. There are tons of gorgeous pictures and patterns to color. Definitely a great one to grab!

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