Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gina K Stamp Out Cancer Blog Hop!

Welcome to a very special Gina K Designs Blog Hop!  As a breast cancer survivor of almost 9 years, I am so excited so share this new stamp set and patterned paper pack, Fight Like A Girl designed by Gina! Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month we are kicking off the first week with this release and a full week of challenges on Stamp TV. Each challenge has a prize giveaway! And a donation to American Cancer Society for cancer research is made for every stamp set sold! So enjoy the hop and then watch for a new challenge every day in the Stamp Out Cancer Forum on Stamp TV!



To color my butterfly, I used 3 colors from the Pinks pack in the 6-pack of Spectrum Noir Markers.   Each 6-pack of Spectrum Noirs are specifically designed to blend beautifully together.   Here I used the DR3, PP5 & PP3.  This is my first finished wing.  I usually work in small areas at a time, so I tested out my colors in one wing and now I'll show you how I did it.


I started out with the DR3 and worked from the center toward the outside.


Then I added some color from the DR3 marker directly to the tip of my PP5 marker and then added the PP5 as the next layer of color and just overlapped the red a bit.


Once the DR3 color ran out on my PP5 marker tip, I added a bit more of the PP5 to my butterfly.  Just overlapping the previous color a little bit.


Finally I added the PP3 color to the entire wing to blend all of the colors together.


Once I finished all of the wings of my butterfly, I stamped the butterfly on my gift bag.


And then I trimmed out my colored image.  The reason I stamped the butterfly on the bag was so that I wouldn't have to cut out the small body or antenna of the butterfly.


Next I popped the butterfly on top of the stamped bag with some foam dots.  Easy as that!





Now it's time to hop!


And our two Guest Designers:

Joyce Casaldi
Joyce Erb

Enjoy the hop and don't forget to play along with all of the challenges this week!

31 comments:

Karen Hightower said...

Kendra I love your bag, it is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial, your butterfly is Gorgeous. :)

Janeen said...

great idea and i love the scallops across the top of the bag.

Beth said...

Love it - cannot wait to try and color the butterfly as pretty as you did! Such a simple, yet beautiful bag idea!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Do darn pretty! Love the scallops and that butterfly is gorgeous. Great looking bag

Dawn S. said...

So pretty! Thanks for the step by step instructions.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful. Love the pink butterfly.

Sharon said...

Love this - so cute! Neat idea to scallop the top edges of the bag. And thanks for the coloring tips!

scrappinmommom said...

So clever and pretty. Love the bag and thanks for sharing the tutorial of coloring.

Lisa K said...

Love the tutorial! Making a bag was a great idea.

Lisa Babitz said...

Your gift bag is gorgeous! I love your butterfly; thanks for the coloring tutorial!

Cheryl Depler said...

I'm leaving a lot of love! Thank you for these beautiful ideas and tutorials. Very nicely done.
As a breast cancer survivor, I appreciate the awareness!

Sue T said...

Nicely done Kendra~

Brenda said...

Very beautiful gift bag. Beautiful colors for butterfly. I always appreciate it when coloring techniques are shared. Thanks for sharing with us.

PJ said...

Great design and very creative use for decorating a paper bag.

very_inky_fingers said...

What a great gift bag! The top looks fantastic.

Helen F. said...

Your decorated bag is such a sweet treat, Kendra. I just love how you colored that pretty butterfly!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a darling way to dress up a plain kraft bag. It is gorgeous!

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a pretty gift bag!

Susan Sieracki said...

Awesome tutorial. Congratulations on your almost 9 years being cancer free...you rock!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is such a great gift bag idea!! Love it!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Love the bag! A great way to give a little gift to someone going through treatment! And I am a 9 year survivor too!💖

Kathy Krug said...

Love the border you created with the ribbons and the beautiful butterfly.

Lynn said...

Really pretty use of the stamp set. I also enjoyed seeing how you colored with your alcohol markers. Not everyone's technique is the same.Thanks for sharing yours.

Gayle said...

Love your butterfly and gift bag.

jandbspiegel said...

What a lovely gift idea - thanks for sharing your coloring technique.

gobarb26 said...

Great bag. I really like the way you described the coloring of the butterfly.

Ann De Valk said...

Pretty gift bag.

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE your goodie bag and your coloring! Beautiful! TFS!!!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Kendra, thanks for showing your coloring! I love this image the best of the set!

Judy Woodland said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. Love that color on the butterfly, and your gift bag is such a great idea. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Lee said...

Such a gorgeous gift bag Kendra! Love the pink tutorial of course! LOL And I'm sure glad you're a survivor...you inspire me and I know I'm not alone in that!!! Hugs!!

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