Tuesday, November 12, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Bundled Buddies

Hello Crafty Friends

Happy Veterans Day! Today!

I wanted to share a card using this cute clear stamp set called Bundled Buddies by Penny Black. Many of the Penny Black are so cute but I especially love working with the images drawn by Mo Manning. This stamp can be used as a Christmas card but also as a Autumn/Fall or a Winter card.
Time I put this bundle cutie in an autumn colors setting using the Hello Bluebird - Winter Woods Overlay die and I copic colored in some lines to make them look like birch trees. The leaves are left over from my previous project and that die is also from Hello Bluebird - Oak Tree Scene Die which I colored with ColorCraft Brusho powder pigments.

I really enjoyed creating this autumn scene and I hope that you get a chance to grab these from the 7 Kids Crafts store and have some play time as well.



I created this card using the stamp I colored for 
Day#12 of The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge. 
I colored this cutie up with Copic markers.

The background was created with Distress Oxides
and the front overlay I colored with Copic markers.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Thank You FOR EVERYTHING

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you're having a lovely day.  I had a lovely early morning working on the coloring for the background of this little scene using ColourCraft Brusho pigment powders. For the tree and leaves the main color I used is: Gamboge, then a little bit of Leaf Green and a tiny bit of Scarlet. I really love the effects that the Brusho creates and I purchased them for foliage and backgrounds in mind. Next, although not in the 7 Kids Craft Store, Kelly the owner carries a lot of Hello Bluebird items, especially the newer releases. The die set is called Oak Tree Scene Die and the stamp set I used is called Fall Friends.


I used Copic markes to color the critters and the pumpkins. 
For the sentiment I used a gold tinsel embossing powder 
from Recollections that I found at Michael's. 

Here's a little bit of how it looked when I finished coloring in the tree
and adding Brusho to the leaves. To color the grass and the tree trunk
I used Spectrum Noir marker because they are a bit juicier.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Saturday, November 2, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Special Delivery

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you're having a wonderful Saturday and enjoying the new Sweet November Stamps release over at 7 Kids Crafts. There are several new stamps for the month of November. Today is the last day for the special bundle: Very Merrwee Christmas Bundle or you can by them singularly

Here are all of the new stamps:
Santa Bundle
Dancer and Dasher Bundle
Mrs. Claus Bundle
Ming Ming Bundle
Gingerbread House
Noe Bundle


I used Ming Ming Bundle and Noe Bundle. Here's a little excerpt about them: The Noe elf bundle includes the cheeriest little girl elf along with a festive gift bag and the handmade Christmas card that she has made for someone special. The Ming Ming elf bundle includes this happy little boy elf and two wrapped gifts that he is excited to add to Santa's sleigh.

As I was setting them up I knew I wanted them to carry a great big present that was ready to be put into Santa's big sleigh... I wonder who has a huge order of crafty goodies in that pretty present. 



Here is a close-up of: Noe Bundle
I added little eyelashes to make Noe into a girl elf LOL guess 
I wasn't paying attention to the names when I colored them up. 

and here's a close-up of: Ming Ming Bundle


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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Gingy have a holly jolly Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends!

Last week over at 7 Kids Crafts there was a vault release with sweet Gingy. There were 5 images in total.

For today's card I used Gingy with Popcorn by Sweet November Stamps. I colored him up with Polychromos pencils and I used both a soft and burnishing techniques depending on the area I was coloring. I used an older Hello Bluebird sentiment from the Typed Christmas sentiment set. I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair: Nocturne.

I loved coloring and giving little Gingy a background setting for his little popcorn and holly berry garland. I started with some big pine tree needles to emphasize on Gingy's small stature. Then I sort of filled in the background with a big Christmas tree skirt. Then added a dark wood floor, white baseboard and a creamy yellow wall. To add some shine to the frosting and holly berries, I added glossy accents and let dry overnight before cropping down with the rectangle die by My Creative Time.


I hope you get a chance to play with theses cute little Gingys if you grabbed them

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Gingy You're So Sweet

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome the vault week release. Usually the vault images are only available for one week. The Sweet November crew decided to bring back several Gingy digis for you to enjoy. The bundle deal is available for 2 days and today is the last day to get that special price.

Here is the bundle deal: Vault Gindy Bundle Deal there are 5 images in the set, you can buy the bundle deal or  you can buy them singularly.

Gingy with Gum Drops
Gingy with Candy Canes
Gingy with Popcorn
Gingy with Icing bag
Gingy with Rolling Pin

I used Gingy with Gum Drops  and here is a little exerpt about about him by Amy Young:

"While Santa is in the workshop overseeing toy production for the upcoming holiday season, Mrs. Claus is busy baking up all sorts of sweet treats in the kitchen. And she's not alone, she's got help from Gingy, the sweet little gingerbread man brought to life by Christmas magic. Gingy has been sorting the biggest and best of the gumdrops for the special gingerbread house that he and Mrs. Claus have been putting together."



To color him up I used Polychromos pencils + 1 Prismacolor. The background I used Distress Oxides and Colorbox Frost White to create the snow. 


I hope that you like my card and are able to snag that Vault Gindy Bundle Deal by tonight. 




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Saturday, October 12, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Monsters Only

Hello Crafty Friends,

I had used this stamp on my previous post here: Dreaming of a White Christmas and I got so many questions about the coloring that I decided to do a facebook live with it even though I don't think I'm an expert at color pencils at all. You can check out the live here if you have time: Katya's Facebook Live at 7 Kids Customer's Create using Beaming elf. Kelly has ordered more of this cute elf from Penny Black and you'll be able to color him up too when it's restocked. During my live coloring I had a crafty friend, Sheila Fisher said she was planning to use him with Halloween colors. I thought this little elf colored in Halloween colors was a brilliant idea and after the live I had to ask her if it was okay to use that idea and she said yes. Yay! The first thing I thought was to color him up in green skin to make him into a little cute goblin and give him candy corn colored stripes. haha

The colors are listed below.

The Doodlebug papers are still in the shop and you can find them here:
Doodlebug Designs- 6x6 pad Candy Carnival

The banner and the sentiment which are all part of a 90 piece die cut set are available here:
Doodlebug Designs - Chit Chat Die Cuts - Candy Carnival
(note: I did trim the white from the banners/pennant.)


Beaming - Penny Black


Polychromos used:
Permanent Green, Deep Cobalt Green, Cadmium Yellow, White, Walnut Brown,
Cold Grey III, Rose Carmine, Burnt Ochre, Black,
Orange Glaze, Light Cadmium Red, Purple Violet, Mauve

Memento Dual Marker: Tuxedo Black

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Monday, October 7, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: I'm Dreaming of a Bright Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends,


I wanted to share this cute little elf called Beaming, (back in stock) by Penny Black. There are still more cute Christmas Penny Black clear stamps available at 7 Kids Crafts store. I colored image with color pencils. I wanted to keep the card clean and simple so I didn't add much to the background. I also wanted to light up the Christmas lights by plugging them into an outlet so I drew it in just for fun.

I did a live tutorial on how I colored up this image... 
well it was a second card but same technique and same colors were applied. 
Facebook live coloring elf Beaming from Penny Black
to view the video you must be a member of the 7 Kids Crafts Customer's Create facebook group.


I had so much fun coloring up this cutie. 

Color pencils used:
Polychromos and a few Prismacolor)
Deep Cobalt, Permanent Green, Walnut Brown, Burnt Ochre,
(Prismacolor: Eggshell), Sienna Brown, White), 
Rose Carmine, Alizarin Crimson, Dark Red, Cold Grey III, 
Cadmium Yellow, Light  Phthalo Blue, Black


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Saturday, October 5, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Love Potion

Hello Everyone!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

There is a new release this month by Sweet November Stamps at 7 Kids Crafts store.

Wraith Willamina Set
Saoirse The Seer Set
Vampress Mircea Set

The potions are from the Saoirse The Seer Set  here's a little excerpt about it:
Saoirse the Seer may appear to be a wandering gypsy, traveling the countryside in her colorful wagon. But think twice before asking her for an innocent palm reading or a look at your tarot cards because Saoirse's skills are far beyond such trivial fancies. With a magic hand she deftly brews potions that can bend a person's will or alter them in unimaginable ways. And when she gazes into her crystal ball she can see things you may not be ready to know.

For my card I wanted to focus on the just the potions from the Saoirse The Seer Set. I used a window with a ledge from The Brownie Hole Accessories and the spider web is from Bundle Agatha, Ariadne and her Spiderweb to show that some of these potions have been untouched for a long time.

The stone background I just drew in myself as well as the background behind the glass window. I wanted the scene to be a day scene so  you can see the transparency of the glass bottles and potions. Oh yea, I also put the transparency around 40 percent so you can see through the potion bottles as well. I found the potion sentiment online and I liked it because it felt like some kind of twisted romance going on with the person that's "in love." I colored the entire image with Copic markers
and when I was done I used glossy accents to emphasize on the the glass potion bottles.






It had to take photos from at a slight angle because it was hard to see the pretty spiderweb that I went over with Sakura gellyroll Clearstar and 
also the gloss effect from the Glossy Accents on the potion bottles. 

I used all of these Copic markers
I know seems like a lot to most people.


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Sunday, September 29, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Spread a Little Holiday Cheer

Hello Everyone!


I hope you all are having a great day. For this card I mixed some digi, clear and rubber stamps. First I printed Emaline's gift (Sweet November vault digi stamp) on Kraft Cardstock because I find it easy to color with my Polychromos pencils.  I also printed another one of her the same size on basic printer paper so I can create a mask.

After fussy cutting that mask I used some daubers to color in the background with Distress Oxides and the snow at the ground was with ColorBox Frost White. You can probably hit that with the heat gun but because of my erratic schedules I just set it aside and worked on it the very next day. All of the inks were completely dry, and I felt it needed a little more of something.

I realized that I had purchased this Snowy Afternoon Flakes stamp by Studio Light from the 7 Kids Crafts. I was afraid that I wouldn't get a good impression but the impression was pretty good. I stamped it with  StazOn Pigment Snowflake. I did mess up on my card though. LOL I'll show you my practice paper so you can see how good it stamped on the very first try and then I'll explain what I did wrong on my final card. Hopefully you won't make the same mistake as me or if you do how you can disguise the little accident. (My kids say "Happy little Oops" that they learned from their art teacher or maybe it's a "Happy Little Accident" as Bob Ross would say. haha 




Yes, I keep pieces of scratch cardstock and reuse them because I don't like to waste my  paper...
Can you see? That was just one stamp and I didn't have to condition the stamp at all. The paper was nice and flat but on my card I had a slight shift on the snowflakes because my paper was slightly curved and I should have used a washi tape to hold it down. The stamp is large and covers about
5.5 x5.5 so I couldn't use a magnet on the top of the card. So my suggestion is to use washi tape
but as I mentioned before I failed to do that part. 


Here you can see that I was trying to hold it down as I was trying to put the stamp press on it
and it's where I should have used the washi tape instead. 
I didn't mention that I did cut a piece of paper
to a rounded shape so I can cover the face. I know snow goes everywhere but because I put so much emphasis on her little facial features I didn't want to cover them up with snowflakes. 

To try to fix my error I tried to use a Sakura Gellyroll Clear star to hide some of the flaws in the snowflakes that I messed up on. It's not too noticeable now. The sentiment stamp is from The Greeting Farm, and the cursive writing I wrote myself because I felt there was too much negative space. 


Anyway, that was too much rambling on my behalf. I hope you learned something and I hope you like the card even though there are human errors on it. LOL  

Thank you so much for stopping by, in a couple of days Sweet November Stamps will have a brand new release. All I can say is that is Halloween-ish. heehee

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Design Team's cards and live videos


Thank you,

Katya Bess 



Wednesday, September 25, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to share my latest birthday card. I haven't made too many 6x6 cards this year but I wanted to add lots of birthday balloons to make the card look more festive. (the balloon dies are from a CC Designs that I purchased a long time ago and name is not on the insert) The Happy Birthday die and the stamp are both from The Greeting Farm. You can find the clear stamps from the Miss Anya Samoyed set here. The birthday die cut I used is Happy Birthday and I loved it because it was smooth cut without me having to trim off edges or fussy around with it and it's also on a good deal. The fun papers are from Doodlebug 6x6 pads: Fairy Tales and the other one is called dot-grid-daisy-strope rainbow petite prints


I colored the image with copic markers and stamped
the dress and bow on one of the Doodlebug 6x6 papers: Fairy Tales pad
because I thought it was a cute and festive for a party or birthday dress. 

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Boo is Helping out

Hello Everyone!

I know it has been a while since I posted. I'm hoping that in the next few days I can catch up and post a few more cards or Artist Trading Cards for you all to see.

For this card I wanted to do a big mash up of images from Sweet November Stamps. I used a mermaid called Treasure (I believe she was a vault image), I cropped her and I drew a long skirt and for her arms and torso I just colored it both dark gray and black to give her that corset look with a long sleeve shirt. I used Free Witches Hat (literally it's currently free $0.00), I used Boo's Pumpkin and Tabitha (which comes in a set.)

Treasure (vault image)

I colored everything with Copic markers except the "gold metallic marker pen"

Here's a little background on Boo's Pumpkin: "This darling little specter can be found haunting the pumpkin patch every October night leading up to Halloween. He is searching for only the biggest and best pumpkins out there because those special gourds make for ideal jack o'lantern carving."

When I first saw Boo, I knew I wanted to put him in a scene helping out mom. I didn't want him to actually be a ghost but to be dressed up as one for Halloween. I chose Treasure to be the Mom because she looks as if she's ready to catch the big pumpkin, as Boo is bringing it to the front door. I also loved the way her hair is flowing and you can tell it's a windy autumn day. I used my own door as reference (it's actually not wood nor that color lol) but I wanted an open door. Then I added a brick siding in various Yellow-Reds and Earth tones.  Oh yea, I colored little curious Tabitha as a black tuxedo kitten sneaking next to Treasure to see what is going on. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it.


Here are some of the Copic markers I used:
E00, E11, R20, 
Hair: C9, C7, YG07, YG67 
Eyes: YG07, YG67
Lipstick: RV19, RV99
Outfit: FV2, BV17, T6, T8
Kitten: C7, C5, C4
Ghost: C1, C0, RV00
Bricks: E97, E99, E04 
Wood: E17, E59, E18
Pumpkin: YR04, YR24
Metal accessories and hardware: Gold Metallic Craftwork Pen 

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Entering card at:

https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-107-for-child.html

Sunday, September 8, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Rowena

Hello Everyone!


I hope you've been having fun with these little Wee images. For today's card I'm showing Witchwee Rowena you can get her in a bundle here: Bundle Rowena, Tabitha, Jack O'Lantern and Half Moon

Here's a little background on Rowena and friends by Amy Young:

Rowena loves to spend crisp autumn nights snuggled up against her black cat familiar, Tabitha. Together they enjoy the glow and warmth of a happy jack o'lantern as they dream beneath a harvest moon.

I wanted to give her green skin because I had The Wizard of Oz on my mind. This could be before The Wicked Witch of the West became so mean. LOL Also, with the green skin I hope I didn't make her look so much like Yoda, because I kept thinking of him too. haha The sentiment is from a retired Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set that I thought went perfectly with her demeanor. I did a combination of marker and pencil. For a the base layer I color her skin, the pumpkin and the sky in Spectrum Noir, the I colored with Polychromos pencils on Kraft Cardstock. For the Skirt I first colored in dark blue and then I used a color shift paint that goes from purple to blue. I wanted to set her in a pumpkin patch... and most pumpkin patches that I've been to have hay all over the ground.






I love that she looks relaxed and unbothered at all. 

Polychromos:
Permanent Green, Deep Cobalt Green, Black, Rose Carmine,
White, Black, Burnt Umber, Burnt Siena, 
Burnt Ochre, Brown Ochre

Thank you so much for visiting. 

Katya Bess

Monday, September 2, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Fauna Meadowdancer Artist Trading Coin

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to share some of the details for the Artist Trading Coin I created on Facebook live at
7 Kids Customers Create! Facebook page you can check out this video here: Facebook Live Fauna Meadowdancer ATCoin This was my very first Facebook live but I wanted to do something to help celebrate 7 Kids Crafts' anniversary.

To start, I used is digital stamp Fauna Meadodancer by Sweet November Stamps. I reduced the size and cropped her so I can fit her into an Artist Trading Coin size which is a 2 and half inch circle. In this case for the 2 and half inch circle I used a punch from Recollections. The wings I used were from a clear stamp set called Fairy Mouse by Pink Ink Designs - that set is no longer available in the shop but there are other sets from the same company available that have wings you can use, such as this one: BEE-utiful.

You can catch the #REPLAY of this video here: Facebook Live Fauna Meadowdancer ATCoin


Fauna Meadodancer by Sweet November Stamps 
Fairy Mouse by Pink Ink Designs


Polychromos:
Skin: White, Cold Grey VI, Warm Grey IV, Black, Dark Flesh or Rose Carmine
Eyes: White, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Ochre, Burn Umber, 
(Copic mulitliner Black or Polychromos color pencil Black for the pupil)
Cadmium Yellow, Sakura Gelly Roll - White for catch lights or eyelights.
Lips: Madder and White 
Flower/Leaf: Permanent Green, Cadmium Yellow, Dark Cadmium Yellow and White
Wings: White, Dark Flesh, Light Cobalt Turquoise, DecoArt Galaxy Glitter (glue)
Hair: (I didn't keep track of my Spectrum Noir marker colors but I used a Red and a Dark Grey) 
White, Madder, Cadmium Yellow
Background: Cadmium Yellow, (Spectrum Noir marker a mid to dark green)
Hookers Green


Here is the full set of Artist Trading Coins.


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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Time to Party!

Hello Crafty Peeps!

I colored up another one of the fairwees from Sweet November Stamps this one is called
Mia's Confetti. You can tell she's the life of the party with her expression and pose. She is full of life and happiness. I colored her up with Polychromos color pencils and I used some Distress Oxides for the background.

Here's a little excerpt of her: "Mia is a wee little ball of energy zooming in a showering everyone with a burst of sparkling fairy dust and colorful confetti! 

Another reason Mia is so happy is because Kelly over at 7 Kids Crafts is having a nice sale,
23% off total purchase (excludes: new arrivals, digitals and mitform castings) Make sure to use code: Humbled 
Just a heads up, the sale ends today.


Polychromos:
Ivory, Burnt Umber, Burnt Siena, Dark Flesh, Rose Carmine, White and Black
Black, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna and White
Dark Flesh, Rose Carmine, Madder, White and Light Cobalt Turquoise

Distress Oxide:
Fozzilized Amber, Broken China, Chipped Shapphire and a little bit of Black Soot

For the sentiment I used:
 The Greeting Farm Clear stamp set called It's Your Birthday



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Sunday, August 25, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Cupcake Cutie

Hello Everyone!

It feels like I've been gone from my craft room forever even though only a week has passed by.  I did do a couple live crafty videos while out of town for 7 Kids Customer's Create!  and I was a nervious wreck. LOL If you have watched them let me know what you think and I'm open to suggestions because I am still learning.


On to my card, I wanted to make sure I colored her up pretty big without cropping her. I knew that while I was going to be out of town I was going to use my Polychromos pencils so I printed her on Kraft paper. I kept this card pretty clean and simple because I wanted to put details on her face and the whip frosting of the cupcake. Isn't Josie adorable?! When I looked at her I imaged her with dimples. At first I was a little sketchy on how it was turning out but as I kept coloring it came out alright, I think.

Cupcake Cutie - C.C. Design



Polychromos (in random order) used:
Ivory, White, Black, Burnt Siena, Burnt Ochre, 
Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Umber, Dark Flesh, Black

Light Cobalt. Turquoise, Light Phthalo Blue, Cobalt Turquoise,
Dark Flesh, Madder, Rose Carmine, 
Cold Grey, Warm Grey IV


Here is the coloring of Josie when I first started.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Summer/Beach Swap Card


Hello Everyone,

This card is for a swap buddy in Florida, so I wanted to create a beach scene using the image that was sent to us by Ann Kelly from Stamp AnnietThing.  I've done several cards with beach scenes before but the waves here were totally inspired by Amy Young's latest beach cards. My daughter has a similar hat but I actually took the color inspiration from multicolored hat I saw online. 

I used Copic markers to color entire image but I did add a little color pencil on the eyes to make her blue eyes stand out. I added uni-ball Signo Angelic to the eyes and to the foam details at the edge of the shore. At the end I drew in some flying birds (but don't look too closely... heehee) I chose this hair and skin color because I wanted the little chibi to sort of look like her. :D  


Thank you very much Ann for the free digi stamp and 
for having this little swap. 


Thanks you for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Sunday, August 4, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: The Fragrance of a Rose

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all having so much fun as I am, with these gorgeous Summer Garden ladies Sweet November Stamps. You can find these sweet images at 7 Kids Crafts.

If you checked out the links above you would have noticed that there are several lovely Summer Garden lady fae in this collection as well as a lots of add-ons to fill in a background or foreground. 


A little bit on this card. I wanted to play with Rose Fae again only I wanted to give her some bright colors. Her eyes are already so mesmerizing but I wanted to give her some blue eyes and blonde hair. She has a beautiful red rose as a crown and a bud growing out of her hand. I meant to draw a long stem but I got carried away with coloring her dress and now the bud looks like it's growing out of her hand, but I suppose it still works.  



Here you can see the shimmer- Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen

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Friday, August 2, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Blush

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all having so much fun as I am, with these gorgeous Summer Garden ladies Sweet November Stamps. You can find these sweet images at 7 Kids Crafts.

August 1st and 2nd there will be a Sweet November Summer Garden Bundle Deal Just click the link for the special price.

If you checked out the link you'll notice that there are several lovely Summer Garden lady fae in this collection.

Sweet November - Peony Fae
Sweet November - Rose Fae
Sweet November - Dahlia Fae
Sweet November - Gerbera Daisy Fae

Plus lots more  add-ons

A little excerpt on Sweet November - Rose Fae:

First along the garden path is Rose. Everyone knows that Rose is the queen of the summer garden, her beautiful blooms standing tall and proud above all the other flowers. She is as sweet as the fragrance of her flowers and even more lovely than an entire bouquet.

For this image I kept thinking she looked like a mixture of Snow White, Rapunzel and even Elsa from Frozen. After I colored her hair black I was thinking I should have colored her hair blonde instead... but maybe for another card right? I used Polychromos on Kraft paper to color her up but I didn't press very hard or tried to burnish to keep the soft look.




Here you can see some of the shimmer on the sheer fabric of her dress. 
I know it's a little hard to see the shimmer with my lighting. 

Polychromos:
White, Warm Grey II, Warm Grey IV, Black
Dark Flesh,  Chrome Oxide Green

Distress Oxide:
Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: You've been in my thoughts

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to the Summer Garden by release Sweet November Stamps over at 7 Kids Crafts. The design team has some really beautiful cards to share and I really enjoyed coloring this month's release. Because these images have many details I really wanted to use my colored pencils to give them justice. I am sure that anyone can color them beautifully with markers or other mediums but for my ability I wanted to use pencils. I get a little more control using colored, plus I hadn't used mine in a while. I wanted to use only Polychromos pencils but I didn't realize that I grabbed a couple of Prismacolor pencils as well.... shows my organization heehee but I did like the colors when I laid them down on Kraft Cardstock..

August 1st and 2nd there will be a Sweet November Summer Garden Bundle Deal Just click the link for the special price.

If you checked out the link you'll notice that there are several lovely Summer Garden lady fae in this collection.



Here is an excerpt of Sweet November - Gerbera Daisy Fae:

Next along the garden path the happy Gerbera Daisy Fae welcomes all with a cheery disposition that matches the flowers she so loves. There is a happiness in this corner of the garden that is completely irresistible. One can't help but smile as you watch the daisies sway and dance atop their long stems and Gerbera Daisy dancing right along with them.


To create my card I use 4 different sets listed below: 





I used lots of colors to color my image. 
Polychromos  + a couple Prismacolor Pencils:
Ivory, Burnt Sienna, Walnut Brown, Dark Flesh, Light Flesh, Cinnamon, Indian Red, Dark Chrome Yellow,  Black, Warm Grey IV, Warm Gray II, White, Chrome Oxide Green, Pale Sage (Prismacolor)
Kelly Green (Prismacolor), Limepeel (Prismacolor), Emerald Green, Hooker's Green,
Dark Cadmium Yellow, Dark Cadmium Orange, Deep Red, Dark Red, 


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7 Kids Crafts: Day Dreaming

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all having so much fun as I am, with these gorgeous Summer Garden ladies Sweet November Stamps. You can find these sweet images at 7 Kids Crafts.

August 1st and 2nd there will be a Sweet November Summer Garden Bundle Deal Just click the link for the special price.

If you checked out the link you'll notice that there are several lovely Summer Garden lady fae in this collection.

Sweet November - Peony Fae
Sweet November - Rose Fae
Sweet November - Dahlia Fae
Sweet November - Gerbera Daisy Fae

Plus lots more  add-ons

A little excerpt on Sweet November - Peony Fae:

"Finally we come to the beds of peonies at the end of the garden and resting among her blossoms is Peony Fae herself. This dreamy little Fae is a bit of a romantic and much like the frills and ruffles of the petals on her flowers she loves all things girly and pretty."

For this image I kept thinking she looked very dreamy and she had a vintage vibe going on so I wanted to color her in grey tone but with a pop of color. I used Polychromos on Kraft paper to color her up but I didn't press very hard or tried to burnish to keep the soft look.

I love the way Amy Young drew her with a big natural afro and her big Peony flower on her head looks like a very large fascinator, you know like the ladies from church wear.

I am using Sweet November - Peony Fae (cropped)




Here you can see some of the shimmer on her sleeves. 
I know it's a little hard to see the shimmer with my lighting. 

Polychromos:
White, Warm Grey II, Warm Grey IV, Black
Dark Flesh, Dark Cadmium Yellow, Chrome Oxide Green

Wow! That was probably one of my shortest complete color lists 
I have besides when I color sepia. LOL 

Distress Oxide:
Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

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Katya Bess