Monday, June 23, 2014

Chillin' Like a Villain

Hello Crafty Peeps.

Happy  Monday :)

Okay I'm using Chillin' Lola Limited Digi once more. I had to make another card since I messed up on the last one. This time I didn't use any pattern or designer paper nor any embellishments just to make sure I didn't forget and add anything I wasn't supposed to. LOL

So I hand drew the sand and sand skull then I inked it with my Copic brown multiliner. It's a lot thinner than I'm used to but it worked wonderfully for this challenge. Erased all of my pencil guidelines and Copic colored away :P

This is what I came up with. I wanted to make it emo style but girly at the same time. 
 I had so much fun making my last two cards at the beach and I even took a little longer on the writing on the sand to make it pop a little more. 
Even though I can't swim; the beach is one of my most favorite places to be. :) 
I think I should have written a different message but maybe I'll do that on my next beach card. 

This is part of my process. 
 I drew in the lines then inked it with my Copic Multiliner.
This is how it looked before I colored Lola and before I trimmed it to fit on the card.

Hope you liked my girly emo card. 

Thanks for looking. 

Katya Bess

Challenges I'm entering:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Emo Lolita at the beach

Good morning Everyone!

Just doing a short post to to show my card. 

I used Chillin' Lola Limited Digi from SBS (click on the link to find her.) She was on sale for $1 for a limited time. 

There is a mini challenge going on now to create our own scene. I had so much fun creating my background and I decided the colors based on my little embellishments. LOL I used Jolee's Boutique dimensional stickers as inspiration for my colors. I got so much into the coloring that I forgot the rules. LOL oh well. The rules were: "...I want to see your best backgrounds! Create a summery background right behind Lola. Add sand, a sky, water for the ocean, anything! Using JUST your markers, pencils, watercolors, distress markers. No stencils, stickers, designer paper (this includes digital paper), or stamps! Winner gets the rest of this line free! That's 5 more Summer Emos! Upload you project here in this album labeled Summer Chillin' Lola! Now get going!" 

Wasn't too hard right? BUT I just had to "mess it up" by adding pattern paper and dimensional stickers. Anyway, I can't use it for THAT challenge but i still liked my card so I will show it off either way. I have a crafty friend who said she won't be participating because she can't draw... I told her this and to other people as well. If you want to participate and don't feel like you "draw" better than someone else- DO IT ANYWAY- you'll never know what they're looking for or how they are judging the creativity. Just do it for fun.                        

I used My Pigma Sensei pen to draw in the towel, the beach palm, beach and sand. 
The dimensional stickers are from Jolee's Boutique called "Beach Fashion" Aren't they cute?
I wanted to use more but then I realized that I wasn't supposed to use that either... grrr. 
The inside I just matted it with pieces I cut from the main image I drew up for the background and
papers from My Mind's Eye: Miss Caroline that Roz W.  sent me in a swap.
Oh and lastly I added glossy accents to the drink she's  holding but it got messed up. grrr.

So much for a short blog... that was long as heck! 

Anyway thanks for looking and reading if you did. :)

Katya Bess
I entered my card at:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

JIC DT: Around the World with SSD

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to show my little card... took me forever and a day to make it. LOL I had fun except for the stopping and stopping and stopping to do errands or whatever...

I originally wanted to do something else for the background but then I went to the site and I noticed the company is out on vacation or something... aaaaaah!!!! I had to draw my own background looking at various photographs trying to not copy but take elements into my imagination to make my own Egyptian Oasis.... After I drew my image I inked it manually then scanned it so I can print more in the future.

Here is my card I made for Team A's DT at Just Inspirational Challenges.
I used Bonnie of the Nile (Cleopatra) just click on the link and you'll find her there or just go to and look around for yourself. ;)

My completed card.
The entire image was colored with Copic Markers and I use Copic Spica Atyou sparingly.

This image is also the inspiration photo for the JIC challenge this week. 

 Wrote my own sentiment like a vacation photo or vacation postcard. LOL 

I used a piece of left over Spectrum Noir paper, colored it and cut it like a wooden stick.

Here is the image of the Oasis I drew up. I colored it a little more at the bottom then trimmed after I decided where I was going to write my sentiment and glue my SSD girl. 

Thanks for looking. 

Katya Bess

I will enter my challenge at:

Friday, June 13, 2014

Corinne's Girly Swap 2014

Hey Hey!

Hope everyone is doing well.  Today is the big day that we're showing off our swap goodies. Yay!
You should be coming right over from  Sam Slater's blog. If not use the blog hop list at the very bottom as your guide.

Okay, yy swap buddy is Tanja Charles I was happy to get her 'cause well she is really a friend that I get to chat with almost everyday. LOL Sometimes is just to check up on each other sometimes is silly randomness but mostly is CRAFTY stuff which is my favorite thing to do. :) Although we chat often.... You know that woman didn't want to tell me what she really wanted until one day along with another buddy BreAnn, we took pictures of our dies and let me tell ya she IS late to the die party (she said so herself).... very very late. LOL jk Tee just teasing. So since she's a good buddy and it's her birthday month I decided to buy her some dies along with other crafty goodies of course.

Still waiting on the mailman for mine though... darn post office.... We love them and we despise them at the same time. LOL So I will have to update my post for ya gals and gents.

"I got a package! I got a package! I got package Hey Hey!!!"
So excited to use these things I don't have that color catch it all for my sprays I only have 4 but 
now I need more... I do really need to start smashing little life things or color combos. LOL
Tanja made the colorful beads. Can't wait to use the glitter and everything else. 

Thank you so much for my crafty goodies. 
Tanja got me these crafty goodies.

Anyway here is the card I made. I used Copic and Copic Atyou pens to color her. I used just click on the link and you'll find her there.

The Paper and the brad is from Bo Bunny: Isabella Collection.  I tried to color the image to sort of match the papers or as close as I could with my limited Copic collection. I used roses from my stash... well from Orchid Crafts. The dies are from La La Land Crafts and from My Creative Time. 

This is what I got for her.  A few things I didn't have myself so I got doubles and some things I wanted but it was the LAST. Is that baaaaad to get things for myself too or what? Good thing it was my own money and not my Hubby's or he would wrung my neck. LOL jk... 
he supports me in my crafting... or so he says....  I beg to differ much of the time.

I tissue wrapped everything for the swap in WHITE
and the one BLUE one is for her birthday... not for the swap\ or swap hop.

This is what I got for Tanja

1.Betty Roberts
 2. Corinne Jones
 3. Anita Blake
4. Tanja Charles
5. Jackie Randolph
6.  Melissa Varga
7. Darcy Schroeder
8. Rochelle Ayris
9.  Debbie Miller
10. Helen Smith
11. Jackie Rakoski-Diediker
12. Erin Stephenson
13. Sam Slater
14. Katya Bess (you're here)

Thank you so much for visiting. 

Katya Bess

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Fangtastic TSC digi

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.

This image I actual colored a whiiile back and just now getting to share it online. I actually won this image since I helped name it. Yay!!! Her name is Fangtasia (just click on the link and it'll take you straight to the shop or just go to and look around. When I saw this image all I could think about was Pam from TrueBlood LOL. I imagined her watching over the club with her blonde hair and cute outfit. So this is why I colored her blonde with blue eyes.

There is some blog candy running at where you can either with some  Delicious Doodles or The Stamping Chef... will try to get in on that. :P

Thank you so much Tamara for choosing Fangtasia as the name of this digi making me the winner. Woohoo!

Okay on to my card.

 I colored my image with Copic markers, Copic Atyou Spica glitter pens and Sakura Gelly Rolls
You can see some of the shimmer on the red paper...

Not good lighting but you can see the shimmer on her clothes, necklace and eyeshadow a little better.

I usually color in a certain order: skin, hair, clothes... then whatever is left such as a background.

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Challenges I'm entering:
Anything Goes
Follow, add blog badge for Candy

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

JIC DT: Handmade Flowers

Hi Everyone,

Here with another JIC DT card.  We have a few sponsors this week and I'm using one image called Summer Flower you can find her at

I loved working with this cute little image and I had a play with her hair and made it blue. :) This go around the challenge was to make a handmade flower and I used my spellbinders dies to and Viva Decor Pens to make some daisies.

I used Copic Markers and loved using different dies. 
 To make the flowers I used Spellbinders and a McGill stylus to shape my flowers and leaf.
I added Viva Decor Pearl Pen for the flower centers. 

Materials used:
Copic Markers
Kate & Co/My Minds Eye: Oxford Lane 6x6 pad
Spellbinders dies
My Creative Time Doily Die
Cottage Cutz Die

Thank you for visiting. Don't forget to join in on the fun
and the theme is: HANDMADE FLOWERS.

Thanks for looking,

Katya Bess

Challenges I will enter:
Use lots of flowers. I have handmade flowers, flowers in the image and flowers in the flourish die and flowers on the paper.
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Sunshine or Yellow. twist: Childlike Playful image

Monday, June 2, 2014

JIC DT: Monthly Challenge theme: Summer

Hello Everyone!

It's been so long since I've posted. Been having this weird cough for a couple of months. Turns out it was some variant asthma and bronchitis. Yucky stuff! Spent most of the time either catching up on things because I was sleeping a lot more or trying to sleep from not feeling well on top of that my kids have been sick tool. Now I'm feeling much better but still have to finish up my meds... according to doctor... booo I hate medicine.

Sorry about that! Let's talk about the fun stuff now. LOL So here again with another Just Inspirational Challenges Design Team Challenge... The theme is SUMMER. Our sponsor this month is Time for Tea Designs and I used Butterfly Fairy. There is another digi but with a toadstool and I kind of wish I used that one. lol Next time... next time.

Although it's hard to believe I used loads of Copic Markers for this little image. I sort of put together my card before I colored my image. I just needed some color inspiration and I grabbed some papers from BoBunny Country Garden 6x6 paper pad.

Materials used:
Copic Markers
Bo Bunny: Country Garden 6x6 Pad
Prima Marketing: Say It Crystals
La La Land Crafts: Butterflies Set Die
Magnolia DooHickey Dies: Lace Coaster
Wild Orchid Crafts: White Open Roses
Copic Various Ink & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Don't forget to join in on the fun


Special Thanks to  
Bunny Zoe's Crafts and Time for Tea Designs 
who are this month's sponsors at J.I.C.

Thank you for visiting. 


Katya Bess