Sunday, September 8, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Rowena

Hello Everyone!


I hope you've been having fun with these little Wee images. For today's card I'm showing Witchwee Rowena you can get her in a bundle here: Bundle Rowena, Tabitha, Jack O'Lantern and Half Moon

Here's a little background on Rowena and friends by Amy Young:

Rowena loves to spend crisp autumn nights snuggled up against her black cat familiar, Tabitha. Together they enjoy the glow and warmth of a happy jack o'lantern as they dream beneath a harvest moon.

I wanted to give her green skin because I had The Wizard of Oz on my mind. This could be before The Wicked Witch of the West became so mean. LOL Also, with the green skin I hope I didn't make her look so much like Yoda, because I kept thinking of him too. haha The sentiment is from a retired Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set that I thought went perfectly with her demeanor. I did a combination of marker and pencil. For a the base layer I color her skin, the pumpkin and the sky in Spectrum Noir, the I colored with Polychromos pencils on Kraft Cardstock. For the Skirt I first colored in dark blue and then I used a color shift paint that goes from purple to blue. I wanted to set her in a pumpkin patch... and most pumpkin patches that I've been to have hay all over the ground.






I love that she looks relaxed and unbothered at all. 

Polychromos:
Permanent Green, Deep Cobalt Green, Black, Rose Carmine,
White, Black, Burnt Umber, Burnt Siena, 
Burnt Ochre, Brown Ochre

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Katya Bess

Monday, September 2, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Fauna Meadowdancer Artist Trading Coin

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to share some of the details for the Artist Trading Coin I created on Facebook live at
7 Kids Customers Create! Facebook page you can check out this video here: Facebook Live Fauna Meadowdancer ATCoin This was my very first Facebook live but I wanted to do something to help celebrate 7 Kids Crafts' anniversary.

To start, I used is digital stamp Fauna Meadodancer by Sweet November Stamps. I reduced the size and cropped her so I can fit her into an Artist Trading Coin size which is a 2 and half inch circle. In this case for the 2 and half inch circle I used a punch from Recollections. The wings I used were from a clear stamp set called Fairy Mouse by Pink Ink Designs - that set is no longer available in the shop but there are other sets from the same company available that have wings you can use, such as this one: BEE-utiful.

You can catch the #REPLAY of this video here: Facebook Live Fauna Meadowdancer ATCoin


Fauna Meadodancer by Sweet November Stamps 
Fairy Mouse by Pink Ink Designs


Polychromos:
Skin: White, Cold Grey VI, Warm Grey IV, Black, Dark Flesh or Rose Carmine
Eyes: White, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Ochre, Burn Umber, 
(Copic mulitliner Black or Polychromos color pencil Black for the pupil)
Cadmium Yellow, Sakura Gelly Roll - White for catch lights or eyelights.
Lips: Madder and White 
Flower/Leaf: Permanent Green, Cadmium Yellow, Dark Cadmium Yellow and White
Wings: White, Dark Flesh, Light Cobalt Turquoise, DecoArt Galaxy Glitter (glue)
Hair: (I didn't keep track of my Spectrum Noir marker colors but I used a Red and a Dark Grey) 
White, Madder, Cadmium Yellow
Background: Cadmium Yellow, (Spectrum Noir marker a mid to dark green)
Hookers Green


Here is the full set of Artist Trading Coins.


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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Time to Party!

Hello Crafty Peeps!

I colored up another one of the fairwees from Sweet November Stamps this one is called
Mia's Confetti. You can tell she's the life of the party with her expression and pose. She is full of life and happiness. I colored her up with Polychromos color pencils and I used some Distress Oxides for the background.

Here's a little excerpt of her: "Mia is a wee little ball of energy zooming in a showering everyone with a burst of sparkling fairy dust and colorful confetti! 

Another reason Mia is so happy is because Kelly over at 7 Kids Crafts is having a nice sale,
23% off total purchase (excludes: new arrivals, digitals and mitform castings) Make sure to use code: Humbled 
Just a heads up, the sale ends today.


Polychromos:
Ivory, Burnt Umber, Burnt Siena, Dark Flesh, Rose Carmine, White and Black
Black, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna and White
Dark Flesh, Rose Carmine, Madder, White and Light Cobalt Turquoise

Distress Oxide:
Fozzilized Amber, Broken China, Chipped Shapphire and a little bit of Black Soot

For the sentiment I used:
 The Greeting Farm Clear stamp set called It's Your Birthday



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Sunday, August 25, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Cupcake Cutie

Hello Everyone!

It feels like I've been gone from my craft room forever even though only a week has passed by.  I did do a couple live crafty videos while out of town for 7 Kids Customer's Create!  and I was a nervious wreck. LOL If you have watched them let me know what you think and I'm open to suggestions because I am still learning.


On to my card, I wanted to make sure I colored her up pretty big without cropping her. I knew that while I was going to be out of town I was going to use my Polychromos pencils so I printed her on Kraft paper. I kept this card pretty clean and simple because I wanted to put details on her face and the whip frosting of the cupcake. Isn't Josie adorable?! When I looked at her I imaged her with dimples. At first I was a little sketchy on how it was turning out but as I kept coloring it came out alright, I think.

Cupcake Cutie - C.C. Design



Polychromos (in random order) used:
Ivory, White, Black, Burnt Siena, Burnt Ochre, 
Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Umber, Dark Flesh, Black

Light Cobalt. Turquoise, Light Phthalo Blue, Cobalt Turquoise,
Dark Flesh, Madder, Rose Carmine, 
Cold Grey, Warm Grey IV


Here is the coloring of Josie when I first started.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Summer/Beach Swap Card


Hello Everyone,

This card is for a swap buddy in Florida, so I wanted to create a beach scene using the image that was sent to us by Ann Kelly from Stamp AnnietThing.  I've done several cards with beach scenes before but the waves here were totally inspired by Amy Young's latest beach cards. My daughter has a similar hat but I actually took the color inspiration from multicolored hat I saw online. 

I used Copic markers to color entire image but I did add a little color pencil on the eyes to make her blue eyes stand out. I added uni-ball Signo Angelic to the eyes and to the foam details at the edge of the shore. At the end I drew in some flying birds (but don't look too closely... heehee) I chose this hair and skin color because I wanted the little chibi to sort of look like her. :D  


Thank you very much Ann for the free digi stamp and 
for having this little swap. 


Thanks you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Sunday, August 4, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: The Fragrance of a Rose

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all having so much fun as I am, with these gorgeous Summer Garden ladies Sweet November Stamps. You can find these sweet images at 7 Kids Crafts.

If you checked out the links above you would have noticed that there are several lovely Summer Garden lady fae in this collection as well as a lots of add-ons to fill in a background or foreground. 


A little bit on this card. I wanted to play with Rose Fae again only I wanted to give her some bright colors. Her eyes are already so mesmerizing but I wanted to give her some blue eyes and blonde hair. She has a beautiful red rose as a crown and a bud growing out of her hand. I meant to draw a long stem but I got carried away with coloring her dress and now the bud looks like it's growing out of her hand, but I suppose it still works.  



Here you can see the shimmer- Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen

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Friday, August 2, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Blush

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all having so much fun as I am, with these gorgeous Summer Garden ladies Sweet November Stamps. You can find these sweet images at 7 Kids Crafts.

August 1st and 2nd there will be a Sweet November Summer Garden Bundle Deal Just click the link for the special price.

If you checked out the link you'll notice that there are several lovely Summer Garden lady fae in this collection.

Sweet November - Peony Fae
Sweet November - Rose Fae
Sweet November - Dahlia Fae
Sweet November - Gerbera Daisy Fae

Plus lots more  add-ons

A little excerpt on Sweet November - Rose Fae:

First along the garden path is Rose. Everyone knows that Rose is the queen of the summer garden, her beautiful blooms standing tall and proud above all the other flowers. She is as sweet as the fragrance of her flowers and even more lovely than an entire bouquet.

For this image I kept thinking she looked like a mixture of Snow White, Rapunzel and even Elsa from Frozen. After I colored her hair black I was thinking I should have colored her hair blonde instead... but maybe for another card right? I used Polychromos on Kraft paper to color her up but I didn't press very hard or tried to burnish to keep the soft look.




Here you can see some of the shimmer on the sheer fabric of her dress. 
I know it's a little hard to see the shimmer with my lighting. 

Polychromos:
White, Warm Grey II, Warm Grey IV, Black
Dark Flesh,  Chrome Oxide Green

Distress Oxide:
Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: You've been in my thoughts

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to the Summer Garden by release Sweet November Stamps over at 7 Kids Crafts. The design team has some really beautiful cards to share and I really enjoyed coloring this month's release. Because these images have many details I really wanted to use my colored pencils to give them justice. I am sure that anyone can color them beautifully with markers or other mediums but for my ability I wanted to use pencils. I get a little more control using colored, plus I hadn't used mine in a while. I wanted to use only Polychromos pencils but I didn't realize that I grabbed a couple of Prismacolor pencils as well.... shows my organization heehee but I did like the colors when I laid them down on Kraft Cardstock..

August 1st and 2nd there will be a Sweet November Summer Garden Bundle Deal Just click the link for the special price.

If you checked out the link you'll notice that there are several lovely Summer Garden lady fae in this collection.



Here is an excerpt of Sweet November - Gerbera Daisy Fae:

Next along the garden path the happy Gerbera Daisy Fae welcomes all with a cheery disposition that matches the flowers she so loves. There is a happiness in this corner of the garden that is completely irresistible. One can't help but smile as you watch the daisies sway and dance atop their long stems and Gerbera Daisy dancing right along with them.


To create my card I use 4 different sets listed below: 





I used lots of colors to color my image. 
Polychromos  + a couple Prismacolor Pencils:
Ivory, Burnt Sienna, Walnut Brown, Dark Flesh, Light Flesh, Cinnamon, Indian Red, Dark Chrome Yellow,  Black, Warm Grey IV, Warm Gray II, White, Chrome Oxide Green, Pale Sage (Prismacolor)
Kelly Green (Prismacolor), Limepeel (Prismacolor), Emerald Green, Hooker's Green,
Dark Cadmium Yellow, Dark Cadmium Orange, Deep Red, Dark Red, 


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7 Kids Crafts: Day Dreaming

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all having so much fun as I am, with these gorgeous Summer Garden ladies Sweet November Stamps. You can find these sweet images at 7 Kids Crafts.

August 1st and 2nd there will be a Sweet November Summer Garden Bundle Deal Just click the link for the special price.

If you checked out the link you'll notice that there are several lovely Summer Garden lady fae in this collection.

Sweet November - Peony Fae
Sweet November - Rose Fae
Sweet November - Dahlia Fae
Sweet November - Gerbera Daisy Fae

Plus lots more  add-ons

A little excerpt on Sweet November - Peony Fae:

"Finally we come to the beds of peonies at the end of the garden and resting among her blossoms is Peony Fae herself. This dreamy little Fae is a bit of a romantic and much like the frills and ruffles of the petals on her flowers she loves all things girly and pretty."

For this image I kept thinking she looked very dreamy and she had a vintage vibe going on so I wanted to color her in grey tone but with a pop of color. I used Polychromos on Kraft paper to color her up but I didn't press very hard or tried to burnish to keep the soft look.

I love the way Amy Young drew her with a big natural afro and her big Peony flower on her head looks like a very large fascinator, you know like the ladies from church wear.

I am using Sweet November - Peony Fae (cropped)




Here you can see some of the shimmer on her sleeves. 
I know it's a little hard to see the shimmer with my lighting. 

Polychromos:
White, Warm Grey II, Warm Grey IV, Black
Dark Flesh, Dark Cadmium Yellow, Chrome Oxide Green

Wow! That was probably one of my shortest complete color lists 
I have besides when I color sepia. LOL 

Distress Oxide:
Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Steampunk Debutante

Hello Everyone!

I purchased another Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante (Deluxe Collector's Edition) and felt like yes, I can cut the one I already have. haha I love things Steampunk or Victorian Era but always feel intimidated to cut my paper or really I don't feel that I know how to ensemble a great project with such fancy papers.

When I think about the Victorian era I also think about Steampunk. Fancy people of society roaming the sidewalks, many political gatherings, dinners or parties and lots of inventions. Even the houses and gardens that I imagine are beautiful to sit and admire. If I had lots of money for my wedding, I would have chosen a Victorian theme especially after watching a Novela called Alondra.  I was fascinated with their wardrobe in that Novela.

I had so much fun creating this card and with pretty much everything from the Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante (Deluxe Collector's Edition) except for the flowers some are from 7 Kids Craft Store and some are from Not2SshabbyShop. The Sprocket Gears are by Tin Holtz idea-ology that I got from Michael's many moons ago and same from the clocks which are a Michael's brand.

Lots of fussy cutting went down to make this project. Some days I look at it and it looks like a fancy feminine card and other days I look at it like: Oh man did I pile it on too much? But nah, you can't have too many roses or butterflies right?




Here is how the original lady with the corset looks and I added some
color with Copic markers. I forgot to write them down but I did
take note of the Copic Refills I used to tint the flowers to try
to match to the fun Steampunk Papers.

Copic Refills:
R11, YR21, YR12
BG10, BG34
Y21, YR21

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