Published by Pagina förlag on October 2016
Style: cardstock, pre colored background, single page illustrations
Format: Card cover, Glue Binding, Postcards
I Bring You Flowers is a postcard book that contains 20 nature inspired illustrations to color. The cards can be used for a number of occasions.
I Bring You Flowers – Postcard Book Video Review
I hope you enjoyed the short video review above of “I Bring You Flowers” set of postcards by Swedish artist, Maria Trolle.
I Bring You Flowers – Postcard Book Review
I remember back in late March/early April when I was browsing the Penstore in Sweden buying my first Swedish coloring books. On a whim, and because my birthday is in April I added to my order of Hanna Karlzon coloring books a book called Blomster Mandala and another called Sagolikt.
Blomster Mandala stole my heart with the lovely black cover, so elegant and Sagolikt with the bunny on the cover. These books are among my favorite coloring books that I have bought. It seems odd that I bought based on a whim and because I felt that I deserved a Birthday present for myself 🙂
That lovely black cover that enticed me on Blomster Mandala has also been featured in this gorgeous set of postcards by Maria Trolle.
Cover & Layout
This set of 20 postcards is in book format making it easy to carry and convenient for coloring. The cover is a lovely black matte with copper foil text that gives it a very elegant feel. On the front cover some flowers and a fern frond have been partially colored in. A segment of this image has also been incorporated on the back cover of the book. The s pine of the postcard book is a lovely deep lilac which complements the cover design.
The book measures 17.5cm x 12.5cm.
Usually, with postcard books, the inner cover does not contain information or images. However, with I Bring You Flowers, the front inner cover has a lovely floral design with the name of the book as a tag. On the back inner cover a little butterfly, tag and flower are waiting to be colored.
There are 20 pages of postcards to color plus the front and back inner covers.
The postcards have all been orientated portrait style.
Within the book there are 9 cards that have already been printed with a black background. The cover image has also been included with a black background.
All of the illustrations have been printed on good quality white card stock. The line art is black and crisp and a fine to medium line weight. Visually the art work is easy to see but some of the illustrations may prove challenging if you struggle with small details.
Some of the cards have pre printed messages on them, in English. The text includes “Happy Birthday”, “Thank You” “Congrats” “Congratulations” “Love You” “Thanks” “Love” Often these messages are so well hidden that you may not find them at first glance. Some have veen included in bouquet ribbon and even a shears blade.
There are 5 blank cards that do not contain a message making them suitable for all occasions.
I Bring You Flowers Image Gallery
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Where to Buy I Bring You Flowers
I Bring You Flowers Postcard Book by Maria Trolle has only been released in Sweden at the moment. You can purchase it from Pen Store who ship internationally. At this stage, it is unknown whether an English publisher will obtain the rights to print the postcards in the US or UK.
Happy coloring x