Ivy and the Inky Butterfly

Ivy and the Inky Butterfly

A Magical Tale to Colour


From the international bestselling illustrator and Queen of Colouring Johanna Basford comes a lavishly illustrated fable to colour and bring to life - a girl named Ivy stumbles upon a secret door leading to the magical world of Enchantia...

'The colourists have a queen, and her name is Johanna Basford' -- New York Magazine

'Consider trading in your yoga mat for a set of markers and peruse the gorgeous gardens of Basford's imagination' -- The Huffington Post

A charming story that interacts playfully with beautiful, colourable artwork in ink evangelist Johanna Basford's signature style, Ivy and the Inky Butterfly is a one-of-a-kind adventure for the whole family and readers of all ages to customise, colour and cherish.

For Ivy and the Inky Butterfly Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette. The smooth, untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniques with coloured pencils, or are perfect for pens, allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.


  • The colourists have a queen, and her name is Johanna Basford.
    New York Magazine

About the author

Johanna Basford

Johanna Basford is the ink evangelist and creator of Secret Garden, Enchanted Forest, Lost Ocean, Magical Jungle, Johanna's Christmas, Ivy and the Inky Butterfly, World of Flowers and Worlds of Wonder. Johanna's intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved by her many fans; to date she has sold over 21 million colouring books worldwide. Visit her online at johannabasford.com or follow @johannabasford.
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