Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Let the games begin: I

Good morning crafters and all alike!

I hope you're having a wonderful day. Just to let you know today is the kick-off of a wonderful month at www.JacksonsDigitalExpressions.blogspot.com (J.D.E.'s blog) with the DT showcasing
the July release also the introduction to new DT members.

Here is my take on  "Lil Street Baller II" one of July's releases.
With all of the rave about the 2012 Olympics I decided to use this image.

I made this a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 sized card. 
I got to use some Prismacolors this time (woohoo). 
I ordered a box of 72 prismacolors and still not here yet...
The weird part is that a friend of ours is moving from his larger home to a smaller place so 
he was getting rid of stuff... he gave me some dishes (I want them but I don't get excited over no dishes LOL). So in the box he put some marker pens didn't check if they worked or not but there was a  box of 36 Berol Prismacolors. I must say I love them; even after I use the OMS the colors still look vibrant! The only place I use my Kho-i-noor was the skin since I didn't like the browns for the skin tone I was trying to achieve. Don't get me wrong I still love my Kho-i-noor pencils they all give a different hue from the Prismas so I'm not giving them to my kids like I did with my Crayola pencils LOL.

My hubby also bought me an Otte-Lite (he surpised me with one) I guess the YouTube video worked. He knew what to get me and they were on clearance at Michael's. I guess if I want something I'll have to show him YouTube videos so he can see what I want and what I want to use them for. Still working on my staging though.

For the background with a combination of laziness and too much work to do around the house and with my kids I didn't build anything special like a "box" I just used 2 blank canvases I have.

The "gold" medal prop is my daughter's pre-school graduation medal (the front side has a teddy bear and it says "graduate") 

The quote I just had to come up with one I kept trying to find one online and I guess I was giving myself a headache yesterday trying to find something "adequate" and today I just thought of that without even really thinking about it (it's like what the heck why didn't that happen yesterday?)

The reason I said "it tastes like gold" is because I noticed (when did watch the Olympic games I will try to watch more this year...) when a winner was presented with a metal they would bite it. I don't know if it's tradition or if the're really testing if it's real gold/silver/bronze or not. I recall my parents use this bite technique to check their gold. I don't know if that really works or not I know I'd be fooled so I'd rather take it to a professional if I really needed to check something being "real."

Sorry for the long post. Have fun and thanks for stopping by!
Remember to stop by at Jackson's Digital Expressions and join the "anything goes" challenges; you can use ANY stamp (Using any of Robert Jackson's digis is always a plus though.)

bye for now,

-Katya Bess  

I entered my card at: 


  1. All I can say is AWESOME!! I don't have this image but now I am thinking about getting it!!! Great card, thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. AWESOME card...I love your coloring!

  3. what a wonderful card. And your sentiment is so perfect with this image! Your coloring is stunning, and I too want to get my hand on a set of 72... right now I have 60... and missing that extra 12 lol. I will have to take your trick about making my hubby watch youtube... I wonder if it will work because your picture came out amazing. Really love the proping as well. Such a great idea. My comment is turning out to be just as long as your entire blog!lol sorry...

  4. Love your card! The image is adorable and your sentiment is so clever! :^)

  5. Your card is colored and staged beautifully! The sentiment is too funny:)

  6. This is so cute and sometimes it is all about the presentation.


  7. Katya-Bess this is FAN-TAS-TIC. That image is awesome and I love the message (we'll see where the glory goes though when the games start - come on Team GB!!). Thank you for joining us at the new Kenny K challenge site, it's great to have you here and I hope we will see a lot more of you too. Good Luck and take care,

  8. Great card and awsome image. You`ve done a fantastic job colouring it. Thanks so much for entering our patriotic challenge over at Kenny K`s Krafty Krew. Hugs...Mona

  9. You have create such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca


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