Thursday, August 16, 2018

LMMS: The Bookworm

Hello and Happy Thursday!

For many, school has begun. My kids started the new school year on August 6th. Felt like a really short summer break, especially when I went to school- it didn't start until after Labor Day in September. heehee 
I had started to customize the hair on this cutie from her name is Polka Dot Pals Lirienne - it's a rubber stamp and she's currently on sale! I also used clear stamp Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces and this set is on sale as well. 

After I inked un my stamp, I carefully tried to remove some of the ink from the hair area.
I wanted the hair area to be light almost like "no-lines coloring," so I can customize and make it 
into curly hair and I tried to not mess with the hair barrettes. 

When I used the clear stamp Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces I didn't line  up the eye holes like
normally because I wanted her to look like she was actually reading. I wanted her to look like she's looking down at the pages of her book. To do this you just line up the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces of your choice slightly above the area you normally would. I then darkened the eyelashes and pupuls with a Black Copic Multiliner pen. (With permission) I customized and worked on squiggly and curly lines following Barbara Sproatmeyer's artist lines. So I tried not to change the hairstyle nor the flow of the hair- I did add some bits of fly-away hairs.

Here is the image before deciding on the color of the book.

Here it is all finished ready to give to my daughter.

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Until next time,

Katya Bess

Thursday, August 9, 2018

LMMS: Happy Birthday Tabitha

Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy Thursday!

I've been having a little fun coloring this this digi stamp from  called Polka Dot Pals Tabitha and using one of the versatile Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces clear stamps. Polka Dot Pals Tabitha has this super cute short curly hair and a cute little tutu and she's all ready for a birthday party. As you can see below, I used a lot of colors. I wanted a very colorful and happy card. I chose the colors of her clothing using colors I thought went well with the Doodlebug Design 6x6 papers called Fairy Tales. 

Here is my completed card using 

Here is a close-up

These are the colors I used for the clothing, wings and birthday hat.
I  tend to make swatches next to the image I'm coloring, 
If I don't I usually don't remember what colors I used.

Here is the full list of my Copic colors used. 
Hair: C9, C7 and a tiny bit of E29
Eyes: C1, C3, E27, E17, Y26, E15 Uni-ball Signo Angelic White
Skin: E11, E17, E13, E11, R22 and E04 
Clothing/Wings/Party Hat: BG05, BG07, Y11, Y17, Y35, YR04, 
YR07, YG07, YG17, V20, V22, V15, V25, RV06, RV09
Woooo! That was a lot of colors but I really enjoy coloring so
it doesn't feel like a lot of colors when I'm having a good time doing so...
It just takes a little longer.

Here is the inside which was just fussy cutting part 
of one of the Doodlebug Design paper.

I hope you enjoyed my card. I hope you can check out all of the 
other cards created by all of the lovely and creative ladies over at:

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Katya Bess

Friday, August 3, 2018

Life With You Is A Fairytale!

Hey There! Just worked on a card with rubber stamp set image from Kraftin' Kimmie called 
Princess Petunia. I really enjoyed coloring this stamp again. I have all of these retired stamps and
had only added the cling backing but hadn't organized them. Last week I was kind of sick so I made sleeves for a bunch of my loose Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. I used this month's sketch and the theme for this week too. 

I had a little difficulty with my lighting. Usually I can get away with the sun outside
but this time I kept getting a weird tone so I added the picture from inside as well before the card was done. 

I liked how the colors pop here more. 

I colored her up with my Polychromos colored pencils. 

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

LMMS: Polka Dot Pals Kyree

Hello there!

Here's a cute little image I've colored before, it's Polka Dot Pals Kyree and a Polka Dot Pals Add-On FacesPDP Kyree is so much fun to color especially fun to create a card just for fun and for birthday cards. The sentiment I used is Better Than Ice Cream Sentiment and it's just $1.00 in the right now.

I colored PDP Kyree with Copic Markers
and the background sky was done with Distress Inks

Here is a little of the process...
I picked out papers from the Recollections paper pad called

Here is are the colors I chose for her outfit
and the ice cream flavors

 These are the colors I chose for the grass.

I hope you liked the card. 

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie: Do I Like Coffee?

Hello Everyone,

It's been a while since I just sat to color or focus on making a card. Here is what I have created this week. I used a retired stamp from her name is Angie and  Coffee & Friends! set for the sentiment. I can't believe it's retired!!! I will surely miss Annie Rodrigue's new releases at Kraftin' Kimmie- she is definitely one of my favorite artists. Anyway, I used marker paper and I wanted to experiment using colored pencils on marker paper to see how it looked. I'm still not sure how I feel about it, so I I only colored the skin and hair with pencils and then I colored the clothing with Copic markers. I stamped the same image on a Scrapbook paper I trimmed down from Michaels, it's called Garden Party from Craft Smart. I then fussy cut the image I colored and carefully glued her on top with some Glossy Accents.

Here is my completed card

I colored her up and fussy cut her and glued her on top of the 
uncolored image since I can't colored directly on the Design Paper
and I knew I was goin to loose some of the curly hair. 

Here are the Copic Colored I used:

Here is a close up of Angie.

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Thursday, April 5, 2018

LMMS: Polka Dot Pals Febiana

Hello Everyone!

I hope you're having a lovely day. Today I am showcasing a card using Polka Dot Pals Febiana, one of the newest digital stamps from Little Miss Muffet Stamps shop. I also, used one of the faces from Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces set.

Here is what I've created for this Inspirational Thursday. I had so much fun coloring Polka Dot Pals Febiana I colored Polka Dot Pals Febiana as my interpretation for Storm from X-Men. Storm is very powerful and a leader among her mutant and human peers. Because she is so powerful I decided to add that hashtag #girlpower instead of leaving the card without a sentiment.

Copic colors: 
E13, E17, E27, E29, R35
Y23, Y26, Y28, R30, R46, R39
C9, C7, C5
C3, C1

Copic Multi-liner Black

PC PC1063 and PC938

I colored her up with Copic Markers and to add a few gold details I used the Uni-ball Impact Gold, as well as a little bit of Prismacolor to give her some hair strands to her white hair. For her eyes, I colored over the pupils and added Glossy Accents over the entire iris.

For the background I used Distress Ink Weathered Wood from the center and up, then Evergreen Bough to represent an ocean or large body of water. When I was satisfied with covered I went in with Black Soot on the side edges and the top. 

When I was done adding color to the background, I drew tiny lines with my Uni-ball Signo Angelic white pen going in one direction to represent rain.
 Then I mapped out where I wanted to add lighting bolts from where she is lifted in the air. 

The lightning bolts were too light so I used a white Prismacolor to make them stand out a little more- not quite as white as I had hoped but it was good enough. 

It was a pretty simple card to make, the only thing that took me longer was the coloring because I was experimenting with other colors. 

I hope you are able to join in on the 
Anything Goes Challenge 
and also check out the other fabulous designs from the 
Design Team and Guest Designers.

Thank you for visiting,

Katya Bess 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Guest: Glitter Challenge

Welcome to another fabulous Krafty Challenge!
Are you ready for some krafty fun??

We've got a super easy theme for you this week and we hope you can play along!

This week's challenge is all about GLITTER!!!
Submit your glittery design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, April 6th to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.
Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be....
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!! 
What do you think? Worth playin' for? 

We've also got a fun sketch for your inspiration for March! You don't have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time!
Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS are up with FOUR of our amazing stamp sets on 40% OFF! Some of these sets will NOT be restocked in the future so it may be your last chance to snap them up!
Can't wait to see your krafty kreations!! Happy stampin'!

Here is what I created with Glitter!

I wanted to create a fun bookmark for my 10 year old daughter 
Jade Bess she also has a crafty blog :)
I used Rosie Fair as well as the sentiment that came with it. 
The little magical stars are actually from one of the new releases
Kick Ass Birthday  I used Distress Ink Broken China for the background sky
then I also stamped the stars with Distress Inks Broken China 
to give the background a magical look.
I used Copic Markers to color my image

Check out those glittery wings and stars!I love it! :D
For Glitter I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush pens for the
wings and skirt. For the Stars I used Sakura Gellyroll Stardust Clear Pen. 
For the gold necklace, wraps on her wrists and waist I used a new
pen I recently found at Michael's and it's called Uni-Ball Impact Gold.
The gold pen pools a little so I used it sparingly and I manipulated it a
corner of a tiny scratch paper . 
Since it this is a book mart I wanted to make sure the glitter didn't rub off
so I used some Stampendous! Stampin' Stuff Embossing Powder: 
Star Dust Transparent and hit that with an embossing/heat gun I found at
Michael's. Oh yea, even the ribbon looks glittery because of it's iridescence.  
Here is how I embossed it since I didn't have yellow glitter paper. 
It's a cheater method... LOL 

Here's the link for the 

Glitter Challenge

at the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Thursday, March 22, 2018

LMMS: Vega Rise Above and Shine

Today I'm showcasing a card I using Polka Dot Pals Vega

I used Kraft Cardstock and to start off I used
Copic markers. To brighten up the eyes, background,
star and skin I used a little Prismacolor over the Copic marker.
(Not a good idea to do it the other way around
if you want to keep a good Copic brush any. I Actually purchased a Prismacolor
colorless marker to blend/melt away Prismacolor Pencil wax but I hardly ever use it.)

It's a little hard to see but I added a little bit of Sakura GellyRoll Metallic Gold
to line the inside of the star that PDP Vega is holding. I then added some
Glossy Accents to the star to give it a 
little shine and emphasis to whomever looks at the card in person.
Another part I like to focus on especially with the 
Polka Dot Pal images is the big beautiful eyes. 
I used a White Prismacolor to color the sclera (aka whites of the eyes) 
then go in with the Black Prismacolor pencil to line and highlight
the eyes, eyelashes, and eyebrows. I used a little bit of PC 947
and a little more with PC 945 to define the her facial features such as:
jaw line, chin, sides of cheekbones, hairline, temples, eye crease, sides of nose
and a little for shadowing the ears, hands and legs.
When I was done coloring her face I went in with
Uni-Ball Signo Angelic White pen for the eyelights.

For the background I used Distress Inks:
Evergreen Bough and Black Soot
then I used a PC1011 PDP Vega to illuminate the area around her.

Then I added little stars all around with my Uni-Ball Signo Angelic White pen
when I was done just for a little more interest.

The clear stamp sentiment and square die is from My Creative Time.
The scalloped die is from Craftin' Dessert Divas

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The challenges are ALWAYS Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting. 

Katya Bess

Thursday, March 15, 2018

LMMS: Kaari butterfly

Hello there!

I'm back with another Inspiration Thursday card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Today I had a little fun working with Polka Dot Pals Kaari digi stamp plus a Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces clear stamp and The Corner Park Background. The I had started coloring some of the Polka Dot Pals Kaari image for Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Marker challenge and I finally finished coloring it. When Barbara, artist and owner of Little Miss Muffet Stamps posted the The Corner Park Background, I was inspired to color and add PDP Kaari to create a scene. I was undecided on the sentiment so for now.

I used Copic markers to color her up.
For the eyes and wing details I used a
Uni-ball Signo Angelic White pen as well as a Yellow Sakura Gelly Roll.
and I was inspired by the colors of a Monarch butterfly.
Another reason I was inspired is because someone I know
is moving; not very far away but she rented the same home for 
close to 30 years... sometimes even though we may not want to 
change is necessary. The situation is very sad and frustrating at the same time.
She will have to downsize immensely, travel further for work
 and leave or give away most of her precious plants. 
For that and many other reasons I wanted to make her a card to cheer her up 
during this difficult transition. 

I specifically chose these images: because of the butterfly and the outdoor scene .


Please make sure to link up at: 

as always the challenges are ANYTHING GOES

Thank you very  much for visiting. 

Katya Bess

Sunday, March 11, 2018

March Kraftin' Kimmie Release Day Hop

Woohoo! It's here! It's here!!

Today we are celebrating the 

amazing release of ALL of our 

NEW March Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL THREE new sets will be available this afternoon 
in the Krafty Shop!

So let's have a big happy hop around the design team blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!
First up is

and lastly....NINO-MITE PALS!
ALL the new sets will be available individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our March Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all THREE of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!


Happy Sunday Everyone!

 I hope you've enjoyedall of the fabulous cards everyone had created for the 
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp Sneak Peeks.
Thank you very much Kim Reid the KKS Guest DT package and  for letting me join in this month. 
I had loads of fun creating all of the cards for the hop/

Here I'm using Birthday Bianca again because I just love this image! :P

I colored Birthday Bianca with Copic Markers,
The sentiments are from the same Birthday Bianca set
and the design paper is from Doodlebug Design.

Here's a close-up

Copic Recipe:
E50, E51, R20, R30, E04, E11
E23, E37, Copic Multiliner Black, Uni-Ball Signo White Angelic
Y08, Y19, Y26, Y28
V04, V06, V05, V06, V09
RV06, RV17, RV09
BG02, BG05, BG07
YG06, YG07, YG17
YR04. YR07, YR09

Distress Ink:
Spun Sugar and a tad big of Gathered Twigs
but then I filled/blended it in with Copic E42 and E43
Dies are from:
My Creative Time and from CC Design

Thank you so much for visiting. 
Don't forget to check out all of the fabulous
Kreations (links below)

~Katya Bess