Monday, 14 January 2019

Butterfly Gala Colouring Techniques

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  At my class on Saturday afternoon we made a collection of butterfly cards using the Gingham Gala suite.  While I was preparing the cards for the event, I considered the different ways that colour could be applied to the butterflies and I thought I'd share some of them with you.

The range is quite varied and you can pick the technique that appeals to your particular style or the supplies you have on hand!

For the first technique, simply stamp the butterflies on to coloured card using black ink.  Punch out, and you have two coloured butterflies!


The second technique simply switches the ink to one that matches the coloured card stock.  This gives a more subtle colour to the butterflies.


Next, I stamped the butterflies on to thick Whisper White card using Black Memento ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends.  I picked colours from the Gingham Gala papers: Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight.  I'm not sure if there is a butterfly species with this colourway, but it was quite therapeutic to do!  I used the bullet tip to colour as some of the sections are rather small, and I felt had more control that way.


The Stampin' Write Markers were the next medium I used.  This time I stamped using Black StazOn and I used the same three colours.


Next I switched to using ink from the ink pads - squish a little ink from the inkpad onto an acrylic block and use that as a palette.  You could of course use a drop of reinker.  I picked the colour up with a blender pen and coloured in the wings.


I also tried picking up the colour with my Wink of Stella pen.  It works just like an Aqua Painter, with the added advantage of sparkle!  You could of course use an ordinary Aqua Painter instead.


Watercolour pencils don't come in exactly the same colours, so I used: Pacific Point, Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight, again with Memento Black ink.  Different shades can be achieved depending on how much pressure is applied while you are colouring.  An alternative look could be achieved by blending with either a Blender pen or an Aqua Painter.


The stamp set comes with some solid stamps designed to fill in the wings.  The stamps are photopolymer and easy to line up within the outline.  I stamped off onto a scrap piece of paper before stamping into the wings so that the colour was light and subtle.

 
The final technique uses daubers to apply the ink from an ink pad to the butterflies.  I saw this idea suggested by another demonstrator, Patty Bennett.  I love the way this turns out.  It looks quite messy to start with, but as soon as you punch out the shapes all you are left with is pretty butterflies!


One colouring technique I haven't tried yet is the Brusho crystals.  I am sure that they would give a unique finish each time. 

Which look do you prefer and which technique will you try first?

If you need any supplies please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop.  You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

As always, happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code XADHBUEU to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards.  To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:














































View the Spring/Summer catalogue HERE.

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2019%20Occasions%20Catalog/20190103_OCC19_en-UK.pdf

Sale-A-Bration is a wonderful time in the Stampin’ Up! calendar and the fun continues until 31st March 2019.  There are opportunities to earn FREE products – and who doesn’t like free products!

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/Sale-A-Bration%202019/20190103_SAB19-1_en-UK.pdf

From 3rd January through to 31st March Sale-A-Bration rewards can be earned by shopping, hosting or joining.  You can view the brochure HERE and the details of the offers are summarised below:


You can earn a FREE product every time you reach a threshold.  Spend £45 (before shipping and handling) and choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  There isn’t a limit – for every £45 you spend, you choose another FREE product, there are lots to choose from.  Level 2 rewards can be selected when you spend £90 – look for the reward icons in the brochure.

For example, for a £90 spend you could choose two level 1 rewards OR one level 2 reward.


HOST
From 3 January, hosts with qualifying orders can receive an additional £20 in Stampin’ Rewards.  See the table below showing the qualifying amounts and additional Stampin’ Rewards that can be received.  Hosting does not necessarily mean holding a party.  A £150 order starts to receive Stampin' Rewards, and an order of £200 earns £20 more in Stampin'Rewards.  Win win!


Shopping from the new catalogue, the annual catalogue or the clearance rack will all count towards the Sale-A-Bration rewards. 

If you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration there are two starter kits to choose from that are hard to resist!  The kits are the best bundles of Stampin’ Up! products that you can buy and during Sale-A-Bration the bundles have £40 more free products than usual.

1.      Get £170 worth of Stampin’ Up! Products for just £99

2.     Get £170 worth of Stampin’ Up! Products AND the exclusive Craft & Carry Tote (valued at £47) for just £125.  The tote is fabulous!




Just wow!  An amazing catalogue filled with new products and the superb Sale-A-Bration promotion happening at the same time!  What are you waiting for?

To SHOP click HERE!

To JOIN click HERE!

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Butterfly Gala Take 2 for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop, January 2019


Welcome to my blog today.  I am taking part in Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop with other demonstrators from all over the world.  There is no given theme for this hop, but you are sure to be inspired by the creativity from the whole group.


I have chosen to use the Butterfly Gala suite for my card today because I am totally taken with the subtle gingham papers and the stunning butterflies.  The papers are so fresh and remind me that we don't have long to wait for Spring.  So, using each colour in the Gingham Gala paper pack I've made a selection of cards using the same card recipe.


I love making cards.  There are those specifically for birthdays, anniversaries, congratulations and thank you's, as well as those sympathy cards that everyone dreads having to send.  The sentiment for this card is one of those fabulus ones that are wonderful to put on a card to send out of the blue and for no particular reason!


It is stamped onto a Stitched Shape die-cut circle of Whisper White that sits on top of a Basic Black Starburst punched circle.  For each card, I stamped and punched a set of butterflies: one large and one small that are layered on top of each other, and then an additional small butterfly to accompany the sentiment.  Each butterfly is coloured using the ink that corresponds with the paper and the appropriate solid stamp.

Have you seen the Sale-A-Bration organdy ribbon?  It's a pack containing five spools of ribbon and you can choose it for FREE when you make a qualifying purchase.  They coordinate perfectly with the papers,as do the adhesive backed sequins that are also part of the suite.  To finish the cards I have added three basic rhinestones: one to the single flower sequin and one to each of the butterflies' bodies.

I'm really happy with these cards.  Not only is the card recipe simple and easy to replicate, but I have chopped and used some pretty papers instead of hoarding them!


Each piece of 6" x 6" paper will make two of these cards, with an extra strip of paper left over.  I used the fabulous New Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the strips for a bonus card, which was inspired by one of the samples on page 34 of the Spring Summer catalogue.  I've added a flower sequin to four of the strips and there was a perfect place for a butterfly next to the "a little note" sentiment.


Now all I need to do is to put pen to paper and send out a whole bunch of happy cards in the post.  Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and for being part of our blog hop!  I really hope that you find lots of ideas that inspire you to create something special.  You are currently at my blog - Karen Henderson.  So check the list below to see who is next on the list.  Make sure you don't miss any!

Blog Hop List:

 
If you need any supplies please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop.  You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

As always, happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code XADHBUEU to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards.  To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:





























































View the Spring/Summer catalogue HERE.

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2019%20Occasions%20Catalog/20190103_OCC19_en-UK.pdf

Sale-A-Bration is a wonderful time in the Stampin’ Up! calendar and the fun continues until 31st March 2019.  There are opportunities to earn FREE products – and who doesn’t like free products!

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/Sale-A-Bration%202019/20190103_SAB19-1_en-UK.pdf

From 3rd January through to 31st March Sale-A-Bration rewards can be earned by shopping, hosting or joining.  You can view the brochure HERE and the details of the offers are summarised below:


You can earn a FREE product every time you reach a threshold.  Spend £45 (before shipping and handling) and choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  There isn’t a limit – for every £45 you spend, you choose another FREE product, there are lots to choose from.  Level 2 rewards can be selected when you spend £90 – look for the reward icons in the brochure.

For example, for a £90 spend you could choose two level 1 rewards OR one level 2 reward.


HOST
From 3 January, hosts with qualifying orders can receive an additional £20 in Stampin’ Rewards.  See the table below showing the qualifying amounts and additional Stampin’ Rewards that can be received.  Hosting does not necessarily mean holding a party.  A £150 order starts to receive Stampin' Rewards, and an order of £200 earns £20 more in Stampin'Rewards.  Win win!


Shopping from the new catalogue, the annual catalogue or the clearance rack will all count towards the Sale-A-Bration rewards. 

If you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration there are two starter kits to choose from that are hard to resist!  The kits are the best bundles of Stampin’ Up! products that you can buy and during Sale-A-Bration the bundles have £40 more free products than usual.

1.      Get £170 worth of Stampin’ Up! Products for just £99

2.     Get £170 worth of Stampin’ Up! Products AND the exclusive Craft & Carry Tote (valued at £47) for just £125.  The tote is fabulous!




Just wow!  An amazing catalogue filled with new products and the superb Sale-A-Bration promotion happening at the same time!  What are you waiting for?

To SHOP click HERE!

To JOIN click HERE!