Tuesday, October 30, 2012

13 Days of Halloween, Day 12

Hello Everyone!

Just stopping by to show off another little card I've made using digi stamps from Simply Betty Stamps it's from the Alicia Bel line and I think she's so cute.

The sentiment is from Dilo en Espanol Set# 2: Queremos Pastel

I made these roses a while while back with my Spellbinder's die
Rose Creations

Here's a slight close-up with a little bit of better lighting. 
I colored with almost all Copic markers this time exception of the cat's eyes
and the gray stone and gray shingles and window frames- 
those were with Spectrum Noir markers.

I made a little card using Witchy Boo Betty and House of Usher from Simply Betty Stamps; She gave this house scene as a freeby for a day or two a while back on the Facebook fan page and am embarrassed to say that I didn't use it right away.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Katya Bess

I'm entering this card at:
use a hunted house

Julieta's Challenge: Scary Birthday

Day 4: Horribly Haunting
Challenge #68 Herbs/Halloween


Challenge 75: Flowers in 3D

Anything Goes

Dark Gothic or Spooky

Anything Goes with any Artist

Anything Halloween

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I will restore you to health...

Hello Everyone,

I was on a roll with sitting on my craft desk but hadn't been feeling well with too much cramping and back pain... (pregnancy things) So I had to stop :( I tried to color laying in my bed and it's not fast and practical as I'd like it to be plus with kids jumping or rolling around on the bed you can see how much of a challenge it can be LOL... well enough whining.

I created this card with a digi image from Robert Jackson you can check it out here- http://fineartsbyrobertjackson.com/just-hats.html
The digi is called:  Sunday Hat.

You can sort of see the shine/sparkle on her
hat, earrings, necklace, blouse and on her rose, which was
done with my Sakura gelly roll pen.
The Bible verse stamp is from Our Daily Bread Stamps.
I stamped/wet embossed the sentiment in silver 
For the background I chose to dry emboss with an embossing folder
that looks like roses its from Provocraft/Cuttlebug 
(sorry I don't have the name of the embossing folder)
My mom found me this super pretty ribbon at a thrift store (awesome find)
it's from K.D. Richards Inc- The Boutique Ribbon Collection

The rose on the lapel is also a Robert Jackson digi stamp
you can find it here:
and it's called: Rose
The card looks much more sparkly in person I'm just not as good as 
capturing that with my camera. 

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

I'm entering this card at: 
Challenge #2: Those Bloomin Flowers

"Get Well" Challenge

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Big or Small Save Them All

Hello All!

Hadn't posted in a while and I had colored up a digi from Simply Betty Stamps but hadn't done anything with it. I knew I wanted to eventually use her on a Breast Cancer Awareness card... just needed a sketch or something since I'm a little challenged.

I used Betty Little Dark Mistress 
(which is retired as a digi by the way and is now only sold as rubber)
Papers are by: Anna Griffin

I used a quote I found online 
Big or Small Save Them All
I thought it would be awesome to use with this stamp heehee
Thought it was a fun way to show awareness to some that 
may want to avoid something as serious getting screened for this cancer.  
Some cultures as Hispanic/Latinas I've heard that
may skip getting a mammograms or pap smears
because of being ashamed or fear that the doctor may look or touch in a perverted way
and no I didn't read this online... Growing up friends of my mother or 
hearing chit chatter on the bus or street they
would say something along the lines of they went to an appointment
and the doctor wanted to check here or there... and that they will 
never let anyone see or touch them there oooooh no how embarrasing. 
BUT you can't save them unless you get those things checked out. 

Well it's getting late and I have a bunch of things to do tonight and in the morning ugh!

Thank you so much for stopping by... I hope you liked the card. 

Katya Bess

2nd Annual Link Up for Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness)

Sketch: SSS180

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Challenge# 101 Wild at Heart use Animal Prints (I used a pink Zebra print)

Black, White & One Colour

Black & White + 1 other colour or Black & White + a coloured topper

Spooky Girls


Pink It Up


Challenge# 56 Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

JDE Challenge #26 - Sketch - Halloween

Good morning all!

I'm up again hosting at Jackson's Digital Expressions  Challenge :) This time it's a Sketch Challenge.

I "drew" up this sketch using GIMP

You can use any type of gate or fence and you can place them anywhere you'd like (same for the sentiment) But try to keep the general concept of the sketch.
Also you can choose whatever colors you have... I chose these colors on the sketch for clarity.

Okay on to my project:
I used all digis from Robert Jackson and merged them
Hunted House, Uh-Oh and Lil Dracula

The paper is from Carta Bella- All Hallow's Eve
it was off white and of course black bats
but I wanted to make it more colorful  like one of those 
beautiful evening skies with beautiful colors; for that I used Time Holtz distress inks .

The quote is from the movie: Blacula.

I hope you liked the card. 

Make sure to create something cool

Crafty hugs,

Simply Betty Stamps Secret Release # 3: Sneak Peeks Day 3

Hello everyone!

Coming back today with another fun project featuring Simply Betty Stamp

Betty Little Dark Mistress 

Make sure you start from the beginning so you won't miss any of the amazing project. If you're coming from Rachel's page  http://rachelspaperwishes.blogspot.com/ then you're in the right place; if not then your starting point should be at: http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/ 

Super fun image and I do see myself making different cards with it (it'll help my coloring too.)

So here I present her to you paired up with Morning Betty (an older stamp of SBS)

I'm showcasing the card as a filmstrip (snip) inspired by the movie:
Elvira- Mistress of the Dark
This is the scene where her car breaks down in this "conservative town"
where she's told she doesn't fit in.
I cut the film strip with my Cricut but since I don't have a cartridge
with a film strip I just "created" one with my Gypsy. 

Hope you like it. 

Next up is:

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer http://www.aerynkelly.com

Thank you for visiting :)

Katya Bess

Challenges I'm entering:

Your favorite Halloween character

Monday, October 8, 2012

Simply Betty Stamps Secret Release # 3: Sneak Peeks Day 2

Hello again my crafty peeps!

I'm back again with another secret sneak peak from Simply Betty Stamps. 

Make sure you start from the beginning so you won't miss any of the amazing project. If you're coming from Rachel's page  http://rachelspaperwishes.blogspot.com/ then you're in the right place; if not then your starting point should be at: http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/ 

Today I'm introducing: Betty Little Dark Homemaker

I'm not sure who the image was inspired by but after giving it quite
some thought I felt she looked a lot like Morticia Addams about to deadhead a rose...
I found a quote and hand wrote it on the card that reads:
"Oh the thorns are lovely this year." - Morticia Addams

This is the finished card.
(yep those are real thorns got them from my green bin and poked my fingers a few times too LOL)

I decided not to use scrapbook papers this time and go with a garden scene 
from Make It Crafty digi stamps it's called Rose Garden. I decided to make the bird into a crow...

Just when I was done writing on the card I seemed to smudge my image on the face
with some black ink argggg.... but I was able to scratch most of it off {sighs}
then go over it with the color I chose for the skin I almost cried LOL nah jk
Here you can see that I tried to apply "eye shadow" with Star Dust gelly rolls and Atyou Spica.
Also the crow I've seen them in the neighborhood and they seem to have black with shiny 
sort of bluish shine to them. Hope you love these images as much as I do. They were in
digi form for a few days and then were retired to only rubber stamps.

Next in line is:
Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer http://www.aerynkelly.com

Thanks for visiting!

Katya Bess

Challenged I'm entering:
(I'm #123) Down the garden

Friday, October 5, 2012

Simply Betty Stamps Secret Release # 3: Sneak Peeks

Hello there my crafty peeps!

Wooo.... I been on a roll with coloring... and I say that 'cause I'm usually super slow at it or it takes me several days to finish a project LOL (no seriously).

Make sure you start from the beginning so you won't miss any of the amazing project. If you're coming from Rachel's page  http://rachelspaperwishes.blogspot.com/ then you're in the right place; if not then your starting point should be at: http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/ 

So here is my card using: Betty Little Munster Lady.

I still consider myself "Halloween challenged" so I asked my hubby, 
"What does this image look like to you?"
He said, "It looks like a Priest, Mage or Warlock... but then again maybe not Priest
since the costume cut looks sort of 'dark' but it still looks like a conjurer or spellcaster." 
To me all that just means some type of witch LOL I used to play World of Warcraft a long long time ago but I don't remember any of this stuff and 
I don't remember playing with any of those races or classes. 
BUT his info gave me an idea... I have this paper stack named, 
ALL SEASONS by Recollections
I chose two Halloween papers from that stack and fussy cut the potions. 
I tried to hand-write the letters a little sketchy with a white jelly roll 
using the opening lyrics from this song called: 
I Put a Spell on You by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, yep it's an oldie heehee.
I don't know what I'm going to do with this card yet (scratching my head) LOL.

Here is a close-up:
I used Spectrum Noirs on everything except the lips 
and the light part of her hair. 

Anyway I hope I didn't bore you too much with my rambling next in line for the sneak peek is:

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer http://www.aerynkelly.com

Thanks for visiting and go ahead keep on peeking heehe!

Katya Bess

I'm entering this card at:
Day 4: Horribly Haunting

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

13 Days of Halloween, Day 1

Hello Everyone!

Hope all is well. I have a Halloween tag for you today. I haven't really been a "Halloween" type of person but ever since I been following Simply Betty Stamps I'm diggin' the theme. Her stamps are way too cute which I been buying from time to time but haven't had the time to color or after seeing others show case them I get a little intimidated LOL but we all have to start somewhere so I'm starting to use my SBS digi stamps which until recently I was just hoarding them in my computer. Anyway check out http://simplychallengedchallenges.blogspot.com/ there you'll be able to participate on SBS 13 days of Halloween. The first challenge is:

 Trick or Treat for a Tot or anything for a child. 

Challenge Guidelines: 
1. Make anything suitable for a Child, a treat bag, a page layout, card, anything as long as it is Halloween and for a child!
2. There must be at least 6 entries for the prize.
3. Winner will be determined by popular vote by the DT
4. Must be a new project never posted on any online sites

I have created a tag for my daughter Jade. I'm going to tie it to her Halloween candy bucket (some call it "Halloween pail") when she takes it to school on Halloween, when we take her out trick-or-treating and then she can just keep in her room as decoration.

For this tag I used S.B.S.: Pumpkin Mickey Hat Betty Digi
the back just has her first name. 
The tag was cut with my Cricut
 The papers are from a punch pad by Martha Stewart
The sentiment I just typed and printed it out
The sheer ribbon is from the Dollar Tree
And I used a spellbinders die.

I'm still working on my "highlights" and or 
lighting/shading technique with markers
but slowly getting there... 
by observing the lovely crafters at SBS and other groups of course

Here is a close up of the digi image. 
I used Copic markers to color her face, body and costume 
BUT I used Spetrum Noirs to color in her hair. 
I tried to go lightly with the Stikles on the Mickey hat...

My daughter loves her tag hope you like it.

Thank you for visiting.

"Frightfully Scary" projects and cards.  Anything Halloween will do (even cute!).

Halloween Spirit: MUST use Ribbon or Twine

Monthly Challenge of October: Use their BINGO chart. Mine falls under Ribbon, Glitter and a Tag.

Challenge #85... Trick or Treat + a Die Cut or Punch

Halloween (Use at least one item that can be found at Stamping Scraping.

Anything Goes: Disney themed challenge

Freaky and Frightful (Halloween Free 4 All)