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Love music? Then you are going to adore this Free Coloring Page inspired by Ain’t No Mountain High Enough! Plus, I’m showing you how to create your own custom coloring page!
For as long as I can remember, music has been a huge part of my life. As a kid, I spent long afternoons transcribing the words to my favorite songs that I had taped off the radio. I knew every song on the soundtracks from Dirty Dancing, Reality Bites, and Pulp Fiction, my fave movies. Do you think between mentioning tapes and vintage movies that I’m showing my age a bit? Ha!
As I got older, I went to tons of shows and concerts. Even now, hearing certain songs bring me right back to a certain time period in my life!
Music is what gets me through a tough day, and sets the mood for the perfect night out. I love to surround myself with it!
One of my favorite Dallas discoveries is a grocery store called Tom Thumb (cute, right?). I’ve been there a few times and love it. I always find everything I need (and more), and it’s so organized and neat (the opposite of every NYC store I ever shopped in). The last time I was at Tom Thumb, I spotted Diet Coke “Share A Coke And A Song” near the registers (there was more in the soda aisle, too). I took my time finding the bottles with my favorite song lyrics … there were so many to choose from!
Tip: if you’re a music lover, you probably know all about the Shazam App which allows you to identify music that’s playing around you. If you don’t already have it, what are you waiting for? It’s available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, and other devices, and if you scan the “Share A Coke And A Song” packaging, it will tell what song the lyrics belong to … pretty cool!
Are you feeling lucky? Then, enter the Share a Coke Sweepstakes at cokeplaytowin.com/shareacokesweepstakes for a chance to win tickets to the American Music Awards, plus a 1 year premium music membership, $50 iTunes Gift Card, and more! It starts today, so don’t delay!
“Share A Coke And A Song” is all about expressing yourself, so I had fun taking a few selfies. I think I need to up my selfie game … ha. Which one is your fave?
One of the Diet Cokes I purchased had the lyric “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” on the bottle. I love that song so much, and I used it to inspire this free coloring page!
I had so much fun with this project. It turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself! You can download my free coloring page at the end of the post.
I used a combination of watercolors and gel pens to color it in.
Even though I love drawing, this was actually my first time creating my own coloring page. It was so fun that I thought I’d share my tips for how to create your own coloring page. We’re entering party season, and a custom coloring page is the perfect addition to any event (think baby showers, family reunions, birthdays, and more)!
And don’t worry, I have plenty of tricks that will make it easier than you’d think.
- inspiration (I found mine in the lyrics on the Diet Coke bottle.)
- plenty of paper (Printer paper works great.)
- pencil and pencil sharpener
- painters tape (or other low tack tape)
- extra fine point black marker
- scanner and printer
To begin, draw a rough sketch of where you want everything layed out. It doesn’t need to be perfect, and you can move things around later. You’re just creating a guide.
For my free coloring page, I wanted the song lyric on the bottom with a large heart taking up most of the page. In the center of the heart, I quickly sketched some mountains and a river to reference the song lyrics.
Tip: if you’re not a drawer, or something’s not turning out how you’d like, look for royalty-free clip art online. Print it out, then trace over the clip art’s outline to incorporate it in your drawing.
Move the paper to a flat surface and work on adding more detail to your sketch. If you get to the point where some parts of your drawing are working and some parts aren’t, tape the new drawing back up to the window.
Trace over only the areas that you like. Then, take the paper down and work on improving the other parts.
Keep repeating this process, until you have a drawing and layout that you like.Because my coloring page had text, I started to focus on that before I got too far with the rest of the page. I used the same drawing and tracing steps above until I liked the layout.
Tip: if you don’t feel comfortable with hand-lettering, play around with different fonts in a word processing program until you get something you like. As a general rule, pair fancy fonts with plain fonts, and don’t use more than 2 to 3 fonts total. Print it out, then trace over the words to incorporate them into your drawing.
Tip: you’ll get smoother lines, if you pull the marker toward you, rather than pushing it away from you.
The last step is to scan your drawing and create a PDF. That way you can print out as many copies as you’d like and share your coloring page with others.
- Choose a focal point for your coloring page. The eye should be naturally drawn to this area of the picture, so don’t clutter up the page with a lot of unnecessary items.
- Vary the width of your lines. You want mixture of thick and thin lines. The heavier heart in my free coloring page is a good counterpoint to the thin vine.
- Overlap elements in your drawing. Notice how the vine twists around the heart in my page and the leaves overlap the landscape?
- Add lots of little details. Part of what makes adult coloring books so fun are all the details! Add an extra row of petals on your flowers, draw a center line in your leaves, or dot your i’s with hearts.
- Personalize the coloring page with names, favorite song lyrics, and other favorites.
- Practice makes perfect! Drawing is a skill that can be learned. Keep practicing, and you’ll be amazed by the results!
To get my free coloring page, just click anywhere on the image below (except the “Pin Me!” button). For best results, print the PDF on high quality paper and make sure your print settings are set to “shrink to fit”.
Don’t forget to enter the Share a Coke Sweepstakes at cokeplaytowin.com/shareacokesweepstakes for a chance to win tickets to the American Music Awards and more! It just might be your lucky day!
Do you have any favorite song lyrics?
I’m linking up with I Heart Naptime.