Tuesday, March 25, 2014

JIC DT: Monochromatic SSD

Hello Crafty Peeps :)

Here with another Design Team A card for Just Inspirational Challenges. This week I'm very happy that we got to have Sassy Studio Designs as our sponsor. Thank you very kindly SSD (even my hubby likes the image- I think it's the hair... what do you think? [giggles])

Her name is Sexy Cupid Sassy and you can purchase her at http://buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/ on blog date Feb. 15, 2014.

When I got my image I was too excited about the image and realized that I hadn't colored her as a monochrome (ooops!) LOL So I'll have to post that one another day, plus it's not a card yet. Ha! Okay, I colored this one in Sepia sort of tones with Copic markers - mostly E30's.

The Paper is from Prima Marketing: Julie Nutting "Buff A4 paper pad"
I bought from one of my favorite small business online shops:
ah she (Kina) still has it on sale 40% off. I also bought the tiny clouds from her shop
but couldn't find them anymore to give you the link. 
The sepia was a little challenging for me... 
I was almost getting used to coloring with the same
color combo for skin/hair/eyes
In the end even with some marker and paper booboos I had fun... just don't look too close. 

 Have to give credit to the poet. I found this Haiku online. I read it and I instantly loved it :)

Beautiful angel 
With dark brown eyes staring with 
A heart filled with love 
Haiku poem by India Wilridge

I felt like it matched this image wonderfully. 
Here's an extra picture- it shows the colors a little truer than the first picture 
and shows the tiny dies a little better.

Don't forget to visit
and enter the challenge and of course the sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs.

Thank you so much for visiting. 

Katya Bess

Entering my card at:

Monday, March 10, 2014

JIC DT Spring Challenge and Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our first Just Inspirational Challenges DT Anything Goes Blog Hop. 
If you're just paying me a visit- thank you very kindly but if you'd like to win some prizes you can hop along and start at Caroline's page. I've included a list of the hop at the bottom of the post for reference. 
There will be more details about the special prizes and all of the sponsors at http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

If you'd like to participate in the challenge:
You must be a follower at "Just Inspirational Challenges" Blog.
Leave a comment on the blog of every member of the DT participating in the blog hop. 

This is the card I created with the image provided by: http://www.encinostamps.com/ 
The image is called Annie as a Baker (if you'd like to buy it, just click the link.)
I had to retake the photo in the daylight... although the other photo (below) wasn't so bad 
just that I wanted to show the truer colors.

I love this 6x6 paper stack it's from Prima and it's called The Optimist 
I bought it from Kina at the http://www.thestamproom.com/, she is just awesome seller
and has some very good deals every month. Check out her store sometime. 

Here is the inside. I fussy cut part of a paper and added it to the top. 
I thought it would be neat to write a note inside with an opaque jelly roll, 
so I went with the black chalkboard paper. 

I used the sketch on the right to help me complete my card. :)

I hope you like it. Next in line for the hop is Pam

Thanks for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Entering my card at:
Use the sketch provided

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Egg-stra Special Friend

Hi Everyone,

Here with another fun project and monthly challenge at SBS.

I used SBS digi stamp Chickie Elisabete and for the background I used a Magnolia cling rubber stamp but I used baby wipes to change a few lines as well as paper piecing. I hope you like it... took me some time to make this card but it was fun either way.

 Something new I tried. It's an easel card with two mini easels...
The sentiment us is one of SBS digis that came with the monthly challenge images. 

Here is some of the paper piecing and altering the image a bit with baby wipes... 
This is before I colored a little bit with my Copic markers. Took me a while to finish it because 
I hadn't noticed that my baby ran off with my rubber stamp. I saw that she took something 
and ran off I just looked for my scissors and saw that they were still on my desk so I didn't bother
to run after her... now I can't find my Magnolia stamp :( (booohooohooo)

Close up of Cheekie Elisabete. I love her. 

Thank you so much for looking. I hope you liked my card. 


Katya Bess

I will be entering my card at: