Saturday, January 12, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Hello Gorjuss

Hello Crafty Friends,

This is my first time making a card with a Santoro Gorjuss girl stamp that Kelly sent me to work with, it's called Santoro - Gorjuss Girls Stamp - Summer Days. Actually, this month, Kelly at http://www.7kidscrafts.com/ is having a sale with the Docrafts Santoro Gorjuss Girls. It took me a little while to work on this image but it came alright in the end. I also tried out a new technique that I learned from Amy Young's at athousandsheetsofpaper.blogspot.com. The technique was the very first Walk Thru Wednesday theme on the 7 Kids Crafts Newsletter. This die overlay or "Eclipse Technique" is a pretty neat way to use words especially when you want to say a message but don't want the word to overshadow the image which is the focal point. I really loved trying that technique out and I think any person that loves handmade cards will especially appreciate.

On to my Gorjuss - Summer Days



I colored her up with Copic markers which Kelly has at the 7 Kids Crafts store
and one Spectrum Noir marker on Spectrum Noir Paper.





Ink to Stamp the image:
Memento Tuxedo Black

Copic colors used:
E000, E00, E11, R20, R30, R33
RV02, RV04, RV09
V06, V09, V12 
Y15, Y23, Y26
Y14
Y32, R26, Y28
T0, T1
Spectrum Noir:
TN2

The embossing enamel on the sand is from Stampendous! Aged Ivory
The Hello die is from The Greeting Farm
and the rectangle die is from My Creative Time
The A Happy Hello stamp on the envelope is from 
Gina K. Designs.

Here is some of the process photos I did to create this card.

Here I was trying to figure out a sentiment
and position, finally I picked a "hello" from The Greeting Farm

After cutting  down the card layer with the large
rectangle die, I then cut the hello word die.
Make sure to save all of your little negative space
or colored bits, you'll need them later.
(See photo below)

 I cut the "hello" die several times with white cardstock (all not shown)
then glued one down along with the little colored bits.

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Thank you so much for stopping by

Katya Bess








Wednesday, January 9, 2019

LMMS: Get Well Soon PDP Estrella

Hello Crafty Friends, 

Today I have a card for a family member that has been having some health issues for some time, and sadly she's  currently back at the hospital. I want to give her something to cheer her up and that is allowed in hospital without taking up too much space or denied such as flowers. I wanted to make it very colorful but also wanted to make it somewhat simpler than my usual cards. I used Polka Dot Pals Estrella along with a face from the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces set.



Copic colors used:
E21, E11, E13, R22, R30
E11, E84, W3
E49, E19
R14, R17 BG15, BG18, Y15, Y26
W3, W00

The pattern paper is from 
Doodlebug Designs Inc: Cream & Sugar
All of the dies are from My Creative Time



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Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Monday, January 7, 2019

LMMS: I'm Shearly Sorry

Hello there Crafty Friends!

Llama tell you I had lots of fun coloring this stamp. heehee These are actually two stamps merged together the one on the back is called Lallana Llama and the one in the front is called Lukeelu Alpaca. Both digital stamps along with the sentiment can be found in the Little Miss Muffet Stamps online store. I was totally inspired by Annabel Haines' work, she puts in a lot of pencil details and I'm always impressed by every card she makes.

&


For the background I used
Distress Oxide: 
Broken China
(for the sky)
Distress Ink:
Mowed lawn 
(for the grass)

Polychromos color pencils used are
Fur/Wool: 
White, Black, Ivory, Burnt Sienna, Walnut Brown, Bistre and Permanent Carmine
Colorful Textile:
Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Fuchsia, Crimson, Light Phthalo Green, Indanthrene Blue,
Permanent Carmine, Deep Red, White, Cobalt Turquoise and Ultramarine
Grass Detail:
Olive Green Yellowish and Hookers Green



For more inspiration you can check out
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Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Saturday, January 5, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Nora Northlight

Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and a fabulous new year. I'm excited to tell you that Kelly form https://www.7kidscrafts.com/ had a design team call so I decided to give it a go. I was shocked that I was one of the chosen designers because I felt there was a tough competition, many talented crafters applied besides myself. Before Christmas I was messaged to see if I was still interested, of course I said yes and soon after I received a parcel with some DT goodness. All of the items I received here in the YouTube video 7 Kids Crafts DT Package are all available at https://www.7kidscrafts.com/.

Here is the card I created with digital stamp
Sweet November Digital Stamp: Winter Fairytale - Nora Northlight
and a clear stamp sentiment from
Witt and Sass Stamp Company Clear Stamp - You Are Beautiful set
both can be found at: https://www.7kidscrafts.com/




Here are the Polychromos (and a couple of Prismacolor) color pencils I used:

Skin: Ivory, Burnt Sienna, Caput Mortuum and Medium Flesh
Hair: Black, Cold Grey VI and White
Cloak and Gloves: Walnut Brown, Burnt Sienna, Beige (Prismacolor), 
            then White, Ivory and Walnut Brown for fur
Dress and Boots: Brown Ochre, Burnt Sienna
Snow: White, Cold Grey III and 20% Cool Grey (Prismacolor)
Sky and Water: Sky Blue. I added Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the water. 
Wings: Copic Y21, Outlined with Cadmium Yellow, added dots and stars with Cadmium Yellow and then added Spectrum Noir Sparkle on top. 

The large rectangle die to cut the top layer and small dies to make the sign post for the sentiments are from My Creative Time tiny tags and the fence that I cut to use one portion of it is from La La Land Crafts. I used a little bit of Gathered Twigs distress ink on the sign post. 


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Thank you for stopping by

Katya Bess





Thursday, December 6, 2018

LMMS: Christmas boy

Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope you are all having a beautiful day. For today's inspiration I have a card I created using Polka Dot Pals Eric and  Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces (digital) both of these are digital stamps from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

and  

Close-up

Polychromos color pencils I used were:
Ivory, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Medium Flesh,
Dark Flesh,Brown Ochre, Dark Cadmium Yellow, White,
Cold Grey III, Cold Grey VI, Black, Hooker's Green, 
Olive Green, Alizarin Crimson, Dark Red and Indian Red

For more inspiration from the Design Team and Guest Design Team
over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps check out the 

Thank you for stopping by,


Katya Bess 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

LMMS: Neva Jingle all the way

Good morning!

I hope you're all in good spirits. Today I have a jolly little card I've created with non-traditional Christmas colors. I used a rubber stamp and a clear stamp set from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This rubber stamp is called Polka Dot Pals Neva and the clear stamp set is called Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces
             Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces              

Some of the Copic markers I used:
Outfit-
RV52, RV55, RV34
YG05, YG09, G16
BG45, BG49, BG78

Present-
Y08 and Y35
Y17, R29 and R24

Jingle bells
Y08, Y35 and a tiny bit of Y26

The die is from 
called Merry Christmas Ribbon (Elites)

The paper if from Doodlebug Design and it's called 
Christmas Town
The stars which are from the Doodlebug Design Chit Chat
also from Christmas Town and I added glossy accents for extra dimension.

That is all for now.


Thank you for stopping by

Katya Bess 

Friday, November 23, 2018

LMMS: Chrissie Let It Snow

Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope you've been having a lovely day/evening. It's almost that time again... Christmas time and some of us (me actually) don't have enough Christmas cards created! Yikes! Every year I grab a new Christmas cardstock or paperpad because I think I'll be working on Christmas cards all year long and then I don't get to make as many as I want. Luckily it's still November and have a chance to make cards for a few family members, some teachers and some of my crafty friends- I hope!

On to my card....
I started with a rubber stamp Polka Dot Pals Chrissie from
Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I also used Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces clear stamp set
I had lots of fun coloring her up on Kraft colored cardstock- to me it gives her
a slight vintage look.
I colored her up with Copic markers and then went in with a few stores of
Polychromos colored pencils.


Some of the Copic colors I used were 
B32
R17, R46, R59
Y15, Y35, Y23, Y26, Y28, 
W9, W7, W5
YG63, G94
W3, W1
then I laid a little color pencil on top for lighting
Uni-ball Signo White Angelic for the snow and eye lights. 

For the colored layered background I used a die from
My Creative Time and the die for Let It Snow sentiment
is a die from Our Daily Bread Designs.

Here's a close-up
I really enjoyed making this card. 
I think I will make more in different colors- at least to practice.
I've been playing along with 
#thedailymarker30day coloring challenge and really enjoying it
especially with this card- I finished all of the coloring in one day.


Don't forget that there are Anything Goes challenges over at
There's also a sale going on at the shop various stamps

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess
Entering card at:
Christmas Is Coming (#143)


Thursday, November 15, 2018

LMMS: Starbrite bookmark

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a project for the new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, I created a bookmark for my littlest one. Daenerys, will be 6 years next week and she's having so much fun learning and reading new words. It may be a while for her to read chapter books but she's extremely advanced and smart that I'm sure she'll be wanting more bookmarks made to read between school books and personal books. For the bookmark I used Polka Dot Pals Starbright. I colored her up with Copic markers and the blue part of the sky closest to her body is with Copic markers as well. The rest of the background was done with Distress Inks. The stars and dots were done with Sakura Stardust Gellyroll and the white stars were done with Uni-ball Sign White Angelic. 


I wanted to make her clothing very girly and colorful.
Luckily I had a twine/tassel with similar colors. I was looking
for my white and gold and saw this colorful twine and thought it would 
perfect for this bookmark.

Here's a close-up so  you can see a few of the spots with Sakura Gellyroll 
Stardust pen- it does look a little weird on the phone but in person
it looks very sparkly and more uniformed. 

I think what took the longest to color 
was the hair and ruffles. It was actually pretty pretty quick and easy to make.
My older daughter's friends are already asking for bookmarks from the last time I made her 
some bookmarks. 

That is all for now. 
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Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Monday, October 22, 2018

LMMS: Festive Days

Hey Crafty Friends,

I hope you're having a great day! I'm here trying to stay warm and coloring away while I have laundry going... Thanks goodness for automatic washers and dryers. LOL For this week's inspiration card for  Little Miss Muffet Stamps I've created a card using Polka Dot Pals Renata and Polka Dot Faces Add-On Digital.  The background I drew in myself because I wanted to put PDP Renata in a more authentic and traditional setting for the folkloric dress she is wearing. I added more ric rac trim to her dress and there rest of the line work was with a Sakura Pigma Sensei 0.4 pen. The pencils I chose to color this image were all Polychromos.

                                                                   Polka Dot Pals Renata 
                                                        and Polka Dot Faces Add-On Digital.  
                     Last year I created a completely different looks with the same stamps. 
                                           If you'd like to check it out clic this link right here: 
                                       http://kattyxotica.blogspot.com/2017/11/la-catrina.html

              

Here is just a little Close-up


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for more inspiration make sure to go check out 
the rest of the DT work


Thank you for stopping by
Katya Bess


Monday, October 8, 2018

LMMS: This Little Light of Mine


Hello Crafty Friends,

I've been working on some Christmas cards... crossing my fingers that I don't run out this time. This is a simple card I created with Jr. Hatter Kit with the new Jr. Hatter Add-on Faces Set A (Digital.) I'm really loving all of the new faces to customize them all. To decorate the bottom portion of the card I used an accessory of Christmas string lights from the Holiday Truck set.


I colored her up with Polychromos color pencils:
Skin: Ivory, Walnut Brown, Burnt Sienna, Indian Red and Medium Flesh
Outfit: Alizarin Crimson, Middle Cadmium Red, Dark Red, Caput Mortuum
Hair: Black, Cold Grey VI, Cold Grey III and White
For the lights:
Alizarin Crimson, Dark Cadmium Yellow, Cobalt Turquoise,
Dark Cadmium Orange, Crimson and Emerald Green +
Olive Green Yellowish for the light wire sockets.
For the lights of the eyes I used a Uni-Ball Sign Pen Angelic White.
For the background Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn
The rectangle die is from My Creative Time.
The sentiment is a clear stamp from Some Odd Girl.



I hope you liked my simple card and don't forget
to check out the 

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess