Reeves Colour By Numbers

If you have been following my blog since the old days, you may remember back in Feb I did a post called Reeves Paint By Numbers: A Creative Way To Relax. Well, fast forward a few months and I am proud to say I’ve now been invited to join the community of Reeves Creatives! Wow! How awesome is that! So expect to see me experiment with Reeves products on the regular sharing my creations on the blog. Exciting!

Reeves are one of the world’s leading creativity and lifestyle brands, they believe creativity isn’t about right or wrong, it is all about expression. Above all, it’s about letting go of perfection and just having fun and relaxing. The first product I am excited to share with you all is this Reeves Colour By Numbers Flash Photography A5 book.

This is such a neat little package. You get a handy clear pencil case complete with 12 colours attached to the book keeping everything in one place. It’s perfect for travelling too, I wish I had this for the plane when I went on holiday last month.  I dunno about you, but when I see nice colourful sharp pencils, I just wanna colour things in straight away.

This book is different from your average colouring book, as the numbers are there to guide you into selecting which shades to use. I like this idea, as you can completely switch off from all thinking and decision making. You don’t need to worry about the outcome as Reeves have got this covered. You can just relax and focus on the colouring knowing your picture is going to look nice.

It’s such a smart idea to have two pencils rolled into one. Each shade is labelled clearly and all you have to do is match this up with the numbers on the drawing. It’s so straight forward and I felt myself instantly relax as the picture began to take shape.

The book features 20 modern, colour by number designs. All you have to do is add your bold and bright colours to bring these black and white photo shoots to life. I love that there is a range of images to choose from such as these vintage girls to pugs to monkeys on the phone. 

Each picture also has an additional page showing what the completed design looks like. This is really cool as you can see which patterns and colours you like before you begin colouring. It’s also a great way to get inspiration if you choose to proudly frame your prints afterwards.

I couldn’t just stop at one picture. This colouring by numbers is pretty addictive and before I knew it, I was working on the next one.

The pencils are such good quality. I wanted to make these prints vibrant and bold and these pencils didn’t snap under the pressure.

I loved watching the patterns emerge as I quietly concentrated on each page. Of course, you don’t need to stick to the rules, if you want say a yellow background as opposed to a blue, I say go for it. It’s all about creativity and expressing yourself the way you want to.

Ta-da! My first two completed pictures, how cool are these! I am very impressed and love that it’s a different and unique alternative to your everyday colouring book. My mum has already put her order in for the picture she wants and already decided where to frame it in her lounge. I know what I am going to be doing over the weekend…!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Are you a fan of colouring by numbers? Why not give this a go yourself and share your creations on social media using #WeAreReeves and #ShowYourColours Click here to buy this Reeves Colour By Numbers Flash Photography A5 book.

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106 Comments

  1. May 11, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    I love colouring things, its such a relaxing thing to do!x

    • May 12, 2018 / 12:19 pm

      Thanks Ellie! 💖 I agree, it’s so calming 😘 xx

  2. May 11, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    This seems to be a fun thing Bexa !! Perfect stress buster 💕
    I’m gonna try my hands on this 😊

    • May 12, 2018 / 12:21 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! 💖 Hope you enjoy! It’s really relaxing 😘 xx

    • May 12, 2018 / 12:26 pm

      Thank you! 💖 xx

  3. May 11, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I acrually really enjoy colouring in, it really relaxes me! This book looks great x

    • May 12, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Thanks so much Aaliyah! 💖 It’s such a calming thing to do 😘 xx

  4. May 11, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    I haven’t done any colouring in in years! I think I need to dig my old books out from whatever draw I put them in haha

    Jade | jademarie.co.uk xx

    • May 12, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      He he, you should definitely give it a go, it’s so relaxing 😍. Thanks for checking out the post Jade! 💖 xx

  5. May 11, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    I absolutely love the idea of these! I do love a colour by numbers. It’s such a great distraction from the stresses of life.

    Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.cp.uk

    • May 12, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Thanks Louisa! 💖 I definitely agree, it’s nice to relax and zone out for a while 😘 xx

  6. May 11, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    I LOVE the concept/idea. Sometimes when I colour I spend too long thinking about what colours to use so I feel like this book is made for me! The pictures look so pretty afterwards too! xx

    • May 12, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      Thanks Sharnah! 💖 I agree, it’s nice to be able to switch off completely and not have to think about anything 😘 xx

  7. May 11, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    This looks like so much fun but so relaxing as well. Perfect for a holiday chilling by the pool activity, I shall have to check them out! Lovely review and congrats on joining the Reeves community! X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • May 12, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa! 💖 Aw yeah, this would be perfect by the pool on holiday, mega relaxation! 😍 Glad you enjoyed the post lovely xx

  8. May 11, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    I have heard of this brand before – for once! I love coloring! I have not done it with proper crayons or color pencils, just on my ipad, but it’s so relaxing! loving what you did! xx corinne

    • May 12, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      Colouring on the iPad sounds so relaxing and pretty cool you can do it anywhere 😍. Thanks for your lovely comment Corinne 💖 xx

  9. May 11, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    Ooh how exciting, congratulations lovely!! I love the idea of this book, it’s a little different to your average adult colouring ones and I sometimes struggle with how much there is on one page to colour in with them. These look really easy to use and like they’re not too intricate so they’d definitely be more up my street. The fact there’s more of a visual focal point is so appealing too!
    Alice Xx

    • May 12, 2018 / 12:37 pm

      Aw thanks so much Alice! 💖 I agree, it’s nice these designs are quite simple and not too intricate and complicated 🙈. I like them as it doesn’t take too long to fill a page with colour. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  10. May 11, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    I love the idea of this, I’ve been looking into colouring as a stress buster and this sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing x

    Ashleigh | http://ashleighwrites.co.uk

    • May 12, 2018 / 12:38 pm

      Thanks Ashleigh 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post! 😘 xx

  11. May 11, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    I absolutely love colouring! I find it relaxes me so much when I’m feeling stressed or down. I love how unique this book is compared to a lot of others you can get now, I’d find it so enjoyable to use. Brilliant review xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • May 12, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      Thanks so much Tiffany! 💖 Colouring is such a brilliant stress buster and so fun to do too. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

    • May 12, 2018 / 1:25 pm

      Thanks Clem! 💖 It’s a really good way to relax 😍 xx

  12. ayse
    May 11, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    This is such a lovely post! I’m such a stationary geek and hoarder and these would be perfect for me!

    Ayse x

    • May 12, 2018 / 1:26 pm

      Thanks Ayse! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  13. May 11, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    This looks like fun, a great way to relax. I am always colouring my little ones books ha. 🤦‍♀️ X x Great pics Bexa.

    • May 12, 2018 / 1:35 pm

      Thanks Kerry! 💖 It’s such a brilliant way to relax, he he I would probably do exactly the same 😄 xx

  14. May 11, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    I loved your painting post and this one is no different! I love the contrast between the photos and the colouring on the finished pictures, you have done such a fabulous job! I have been saying for months I want to treat myself to an adult colouring book of some kind I think it would be really relaxing- I often colour with Leo and love it!
    Congratulations on your invitation to the Reeves Creatives community 😃

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • May 12, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your sweet comment Melanie 💖. You should definitely give it a go, it’s such a fun and relaxing thing to do 😍. So glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  15. May 11, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    I’m not patient enough to relax like that 🙈

    • May 12, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      He he, I’m not a particularly patient person either but I quite enjoyed it 😍. Thanks for checking out the post Viola 💖 xx

  16. May 11, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Wow this is so cool! Sounds like an exciting opportunity. I like the look of this, it seems really good quality too. Wonderful post Bexa xx
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.com/

    • May 12, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment Alys! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  17. May 11, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    I love my adult colouring books but haven’t done one for ages! This sounds like a fab idea I always spent so long choosing colours but with this I wouldn’t have to and it seems super affordable too! Definitely want one of these!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • May 12, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Thanks so much Jess! 💖 It’s such a great way to relax and very affordable too! Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  18. Florence
    May 11, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    The ones you have coloured in are amazing! I love the idea of having a black and white image against the bright colours. I have a few adult colouring books and always like to dip into them when I’m bored – loved this post!

    Florence

    • May 12, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Thanks so much Florence! 💖 It’s such an cool and unusual book! So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  19. May 11, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    Wow this is such a unique and exciting product! I love the fact that you don’t have to decide which colours you want to use cos I’m so indecisive!! Your colourings look great too! May have to invest in one of these 🙌🙌

    • May 12, 2018 / 1:45 pm

      Thanks so much Molly! 💖 I love that you can completely switch off and relax when doing this. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  20. May 12, 2018 / 1:19 am

    I’d really like one of these. I haven’t done any colouring in a while, and I always find it so relaxing! Thanks for introducing me to this book!

    • May 12, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      Thanks Kat! 💖 It’s really relaxing and calming. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  21. May 12, 2018 / 2:12 am

    It is so cool that you got to join the community of Reeves Collectives. Wow, look at you climbing up on the ladder :). The A5 book is pretty neat! Who says coloring is just for kids? It’s a great way to relax. Love the outcome of the coloring. Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

    exquisitely.me

    • May 12, 2018 / 1:54 pm

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment Nancy! 💖 It’s definitely such a great way to relax and chill out. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  22. May 12, 2018 / 11:22 am

    Congrats lovely how exciting! I started colouring this year – I completed one but I’ve kinda phased out of it again now. I used to love doing colour by numbers! xxx

    • May 12, 2018 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks so much Jenny! 💖 It’s so calming and relaxing, I need to keep it up ☺️. So glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  23. May 12, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Lovely ^^ Im not the coloring person myself ^^ Never tried it. I prefer sewing, reading and writing ^^ Hope you have a lovely weekend 😀

    • May 12, 2018 / 2:07 pm

      Those sound like really relaxing things to do too 😍. I love reading as well. Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend Elin 💖 xx

  24. May 12, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    awww love it! I used to love colouring by numbers at school!

    I should start again

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks Kay! 💖 It’s really fun! I’d definitely recommend 😘 xx

  25. May 12, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    Ooo! These look so inviting, I really need to get my hands on some, asap!☺️ I used to really be into colouring, but then got sidetracked into reading. I’m hoping I can get all of my adult colouring books out, and try to relax my mind. This post has given me the drive to do so. Thanks Darling!🌼💕🌸☺️ xoxo

    http://www.beautynbrushes.co.uk

    • May 13, 2018 / 4:49 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! 💖 Reading is such a relaxing hobby too ☺️. Yay, I’m glad this post has inspired you to colour! Enjoy 😘 xx

  26. May 12, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    I love all of these designs so much! They’re so different to your standard adult colouring books! My mum recently started colouring as a de-stressing activity and I think she would love these! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • May 13, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      Thanks Sophie! 💖 It is super relaxing and such a great way to chill. I hope your mum likes these 😘 xx

  27. May 13, 2018 / 7:44 am

    I love colouring books! Nu favorite one is my Sherlock Holmes colouring book.

    • May 13, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      That sounds like such a fun colouring book! Thanks for checking out the post Manon 💖 xx

  28. May 13, 2018 / 7:48 am

    Congrats Bexa – you deserve being part of their creatives for sure! I love the look of this colouring book and it’s so neat with the pencils too. Loved your finished pieces as well! xx

    • May 13, 2018 / 5:17 pm

      Thanks so much Rebecca! 💖 That’s so sweet of you! I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  29. May 13, 2018 / 7:52 am

    I’ve seen this kind of coloring books in some bookstores but have never actually tried one. I like the idea of coloring by numbers! A must try x

    Tyas | wepsgallery.wordpress.com

    • May 13, 2018 / 5:19 pm

      Thanks so much Tyas! 💖 I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

    • May 13, 2018 / 5:28 pm

      Thanks so much MJ, glad you enjoyed the post ☺️ xx

  30. May 13, 2018 / 8:41 am

    Ohhh I love coloring in!
    It such a relaxing space to be in. I used to do it lots when I was dealing with a burn out. It would be creative relaxing for me and it felt as if I was doing something productive.
    These are stunning Bexa. Nice coloring work as well. For your next session consider glitter gel pens. They are so cool to color with 🙂

    • May 13, 2018 / 5:36 pm

      Glitter gel pens is an amazing idea! Thanks Rose! 💖 That would look brilliant. It’s definitely a relaxing and calming activity, glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  31. May 13, 2018 / 8:48 am

    The combination of the colored patterns with the black and white photography is amazing! I think this is one of the most unique coloring books out there. I’d love to color by numbers, as I’m usually a bit too lazy to decide or I keep using the same colors over and over again.

    x Envy
    verdwaaldinvertaling.blogspot.com

    • May 13, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks so much Envy! 💖 It’s such an awesome book isn’t it, the pictures look great framed on the wall. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  32. May 13, 2018 / 10:04 am

    I actually haven’t done anything like this for years, but I love the Vintage Girls designs so I may have to take a closer little look at their website and treat myself, I used to find colouring so therapeutic when I was younger.. 🙊

    • May 13, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! 💖 The vintage girls are so cool, it was so fun and relaxing to colour in. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  33. May 13, 2018 / 10:39 am

    I love the two in one pencil colors! I haven’t done anything but digital color in so long but I used to be a huge fan of paint by numbers. Might have to look into this, seems like a nice low key activity.

    • May 13, 2018 / 6:19 pm

      Thanks Kristin! 💖 The two pencils in one is such a cool idea! It’s a really chilled activity, glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  34. May 13, 2018 / 10:53 am

    Patricia is such a talented artist and she absolutely loves to coloring and drawing! I have to show her this post, she would love to get to know that notebook 😀 Thanks for bringing colorful vibes to our day!
    xx

    Patricia & Miguel
    http://www.freeoversea.com

    • May 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment 💖. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post & hope Patricia does too! 😘 xx

  35. May 13, 2018 / 11:02 am

    I’ve got to try this! I have a number of colouring books but I always find I can get more stressed by trying to decide what colours to use. This looks like the perfect solution. Much easier than a painting by numbers too.

    • May 13, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Thanks lovely! 💖 I agree, colouring is a bit easier than painting and less messy 🙈. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  36. May 13, 2018 / 11:07 am

    I’ve never tried that before but I am intrigued and those prints look so modern and cool! I bet it would look amazing framed! Imagine a small gallery wall made from them!Perfection!

    • May 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks so much Maria! 💖 Definitely, they would look awesome framed, I can’t wait to do some more. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

    • May 13, 2018 / 7:13 pm

      Thanks so much! 💖 Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  37. May 13, 2018 / 11:21 am

    Love a little colouring session, so very zen! Congratulations on being invited to be part of the community of Reeves creatives!! So cool!

    • May 13, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      Aw thank you so much lovely! 💖 Colouring is so relaxing isn’t it, I felt very chilled afterwards 😘 xx

  38. May 13, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    This is so cool! I love coloring books and I like that these have the images on top so it’s not just the pattern. I also like that it’s a color by number because that makes it more effortless and relaxing as you don’t have to think about what colors or worry about if it’ll look good. I’m definitely going to have to check these out!

    Megan xx insidemegansmind.com

    • May 13, 2018 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks so much Megan! 💖 It was so relaxing and I could really switch off and chill. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  39. May 13, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    I loved this post Bexa. Coloring by number so much fun. I used to do that when my kids were younger and enjoyed it very much. But now I got one the Pixel Art color by number on my iPad it is so addictive. I would love to try these books. And I also love the 2-in-1 color pencils here. 🙂

    Via | http://glossnglitter.com

    • May 14, 2018 / 6:25 am

      Thanks so much Via! 💖 Pixel Art does sound really addictive, I’d love to give that a try! Those pencils are so cool aren’t they 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  40. May 13, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    I love coloring to help me de-stress. Love your photos!

    • May 14, 2018 / 6:40 am

      Aw thank you so much! 💖 xx

  41. May 13, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    These look Fab, i don’t think i’ve ever done a colour by numbers before! I love colouring but just haven’t found any time for much of anything lately! I Love how everything stands out, vibrant colours! Do they have others like this, with things other than the models? Thanks for sharing.

    Laura xx
    http://www.directlylaura.com

  42. May 13, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Wow! This is so beautiful. Love the black and white photography and the colored patterns in the back. Such a great way to spend some quality time on weekends.

    Love,
    Anjali
    https://www.laughingmirror.com/

    • May 14, 2018 / 6:58 am

      Aw thanks so much Anjali 💖. It was so lovely spending some time this weekend relaxing and colouring 😍. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  43. May 13, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    This is such a great idea but I think I would probably decide to mix the colours up a bit so that nobody else will have the same pictures as me! Congrats on joining the community of Reeves Creatives – I’m so jealous (kidding… kind of!) <3 xxx

    • May 14, 2018 / 7:23 am

      Thanks Em! 💖 That’s a great idea! I’ll probably do my own colours on some of the other pics and hope they turn out okay ☺️. He he, thank you, I’m really excited to be part of the community 😍 xx

  44. May 13, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    I love colouring so much! This looks perfect to help relax and everything! Omg I just love it!! I honestly love that its colour by numbers because I always put the wrong shades side by side ahaha! Great post Bexa! Get your creative on!!
    Neve |https://lifewithneve.com/ x

    • May 14, 2018 / 7:24 am

      Thanks so much Neve! 💖 It’s such a great way to relax and not do any thinking 😍. So glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  45. May 13, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Let me just say how much I admire your pictures. Like for me, I need to go hiking and take long far cycle trips to get beautiful picture of nature and its lovely elements. But your pictures are created right from you room.
    Like I don’t know how but u end up making the simplest thing lovely and beautiful.. ❤❤

    • May 14, 2018 / 7:31 am

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment, you are so sweet 💖. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

    • May 14, 2018 / 7:40 am

      Thanks so much lovely! 💖 It’s the perfect way to relax and de stress. Glad you liked the post 😘 xx

  46. May 13, 2018 / 11:49 pm

    Wow, this looks really neat. I’ve never seen coloring books like this. It’s definitely a unique spin on coloring.

    • May 14, 2018 / 7:45 am

      Thanks Sarah! 💖 I agree, I love the pictures as they are so different and unique 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  47. May 14, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Love the colour by number books! As much as I enjoy the ones without numbers too, you’re totally right that you can just shut your mind off and completely relax without stressing what colours go where – perfect for if you’re hungover or need to take your mind off something. I’m really digging the black and white vintage girl designs, I’ve not seen any colouring books like this and they look really lovely completed 🙂
    Great post, Bexa! I’ll definitely be looking into investing into one of these books. xx

    Jessica | jessinwonderland.com

    • May 15, 2018 / 6:18 am

      Thanks so much Jessica! 💖 Definitely! The book is so good for switching off and zoning out completely. It’s such a nice distraction and very calming too 😘. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  48. May 17, 2018 / 10:58 am

    To me, nothing could be more fun than coloring. That feeling when you see that you are getting closer to what you started. This looks like an amazing product to use and recommend.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • May 18, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      Thanks so much Katya 💖 Colouring is such a fun activity, I always feel so calm and chilled afterwards 😘 xx

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