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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Sunday, July 28, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Steampunk Debutante

Hello Everyone!

I purchased another Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante (Deluxe Collector's Edition) and felt like yes, I can cut the one I already have. haha I love things Steampunk or Victorian Era but always feel intimidated to cut my paper or really I don't feel that I know how to ensemble a great project with such fancy papers.

When I think about the Victorian era I also think about Steampunk. Fancy people of society roaming the sidewalks, many political gatherings, dinners or parties and lots of inventions. Even the houses and gardens that I imagine are beautiful to sit and admire. If I had lots of money for my wedding, I would have chosen a Victorian theme especially after watching a Novela called Alondra.  I was fascinated with their wardrobe in that Novela.

I had so much fun creating this card and with pretty much everything from the Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante (Deluxe Collector's Edition) except for the flowers some are from 7 Kids Craft Store and some are from Not2SshabbyShop. The Sprocket Gears are by Tin Holtz idea-ology that I got from Michael's many moons ago and same from the clocks which are a Michael's brand.

Lots of fussy cutting went down to make this project. Some days I look at it and it looks like a fancy feminine card and other days I look at it like: Oh man did I pile it on too much? But nah, you can't have too many roses or butterflies right?




Here is how the original lady with the corset looks and I added some
color with Copic markers. I forgot to write them down but I did
take note of the Copic Refills I used to tint the flowers to try
to match to the fun Steampunk Papers.

Copic Refills:
R11, YR21, YR12
BG10, BG34
Y21, YR21

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Sweet Summer Life

Hello Everyone!

I hope you got a chance to play with all of the little Tadpoles from the Vault over at 7 Kids Crafts with 3 images by Sweet November digital stamps. Hit the "newest items" button and you'll get right to them and don't forget these vault images are out for just one week... so by this Saturday they go back in the vault. Just three more days until the go back in the vault.

Sweet November - Lily Tadpole
Sweet November - Tadpole
Sweet November - Phoebe Tadpole

Here's a little excerpt for Phoebe:
"It's summer in Sweet November Land and while the mermaids are migrating off the coast we are going to hit the beach and meet some very special pixies who are always up for fun and exciting times when the weather starts to warm up. So grab a towel and slip on your flip flops 'cause we're heading down to the sandy shore where the Tadpole swim team are chillin'. 

Have you ever seen a pixie surf? If not, you are in for a treat because Phoebe is the best on a board in all of Sweet November Land. Just watch as she flies atop the waves doing all sorts of trick moves as she comes back to shore. Phoebe is a little bundle of energy and a total free spirit. She likes nothing more than to spend her days swimming and surfing... always chasing that next big wave. If you are feeling up to it she would be more than happy to give you a lesson or two. ;)"



I used Sweet November - Phoebe Tadpole to create this card as well as Doodlgebug Designs 6x6 Sweet Summer pad. The dies are from My Creative Time except one, the rectangle is from Spellbinders.



I used Copic markers to color her up. 
hair: T8, T6, T4
swimsuit: Y18, E21, E31

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Bee Awesome!

Hello there Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a wonderful day. Today I had so much fun creating a card with Sweet November - Poly Tadpole and the super versatile Pink Ink Designs - Bee-utiful clear stamp set. As soon as as I saw Poly Tadpole I had a few ideas in mind, one of those ideas was to give her wings. 

Oh yea, remember that it's Vault Week over at 7 Kids Crafts with 3 images by Sweet November digital stamps. Hit the "newest items" button and you'll get right to them and don't forget these vault images are out for just one week... so by this Saturday they go back in the vault.

Sweet November - Lily Tadpole
Sweet November - Tadpole
Sweet November - Phoebe Tadpole

Here's a little excerpt of Pixie Poly Tadpole's story:

"It's summer in Sweet November Land and while the mermaids are migrating off the coast we are going to hit the beach and meet some very special pixies who are always up for fun and exciting times when the weather starts to warm up. So grab a towel and slip on your flip flops 'cause we're heading down to the sandy shore where the Tadpole swim team are chillin'.
 
Pixie Polly is the fastest swimmer on the team and wins all the races that she enters... well, unless she challenges a mermaid, but even then it is close. And if she's not splashing in the waves Polly can be found catching a few rays on the beach sipping her favorite strawberry lemonade. She's simply a spunky little gal who is always looking for the next good time."

Okay here's my card:


Here is part of my process in photos:




I hope you can see the sparkle better. 


Copic colors used:
E0000, E00, E21, E13, R21, R30
E79, E29, Y21, Y32, E57, T8
T8, T6, T4
Y18, Y21, E31
Y23, E30, Y21, E70, E71

Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle on the veins of the wings
and on the tiny little bee, in between the Bee Awesome sentiment. 
Uniball-Signo Sparkling Gold for parts of the honeycombs.

Distress Oxide:
Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy

Light Brown and Gambogue

I painted fragments of the honeycombs with a little bit of Brusho.
I tried to control the Brusho by mixing a tiny bit of Light Brown (not really light by the way)
and some Gamboge on a separate piece of paper. I also didn't want to went the paper very much because it's not intended for water use. Some of the crystals have other colors so I noticed that some
looked more blue, more sienna or more red. Because of the variation in colors
I only used a very little amount with a small watercolor brush.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Hello from the Beach

Hello Everyone!


It's Vault Week over at 7 Kids Crafts with 3 images by Sweet November digital stamps. Hit the newest button and you'll get right to them and don't forget these vault images are out for just one week.

Sweet November - Lily Tadpole
Sweet November - Tadpole
Sweet November - Phoebe Tadpole

Here is some excerpt for Lily Tadpole: "It's summer in Sweet November Land and while the mermaids are migrating off the coast we are going to hit the beach and meet some very special pixies who are always up for fun and exciting times when the weather starts to warm up. So grab a towel and slip on your flip flops 'cause we're heading down to the sandy shore where the Tadpole swim team are chillin'.

Sure, little Lily loves to jump into the waves and splash around with all her pals but she may just love lounging on her beach towel even more. There's nothing more relaxing than sunning on that white sand with a good book and a friend or two to chat and gossip with. If you have the time to settle down next to her I promise that you will get an ear full of all the latest going-ons in Sweet November Land. Just be sure to borrow some of Lily's sunscreen so you don't get burned while hanging out. ;)"

Today I'm sharing the card I created with Sweet Pole - Lily Tadpole and a Make It Crafty Background rubber stamp is called The Beach. The "HELLO" writing on the sand drew/wrote in myself. I created a frame with two rectangle dies from My Creative Time. The paper is from Doodlebug called Sweet Summer still available at 7 Kids Crafts.


When I was done with the skin I put the image aside and put the markers away so I only
have the skin colors and the hair colors.

Copic Markers:
E0000, BV00, E00, E21, R11
W00
Polychromos:
Caput Mortuum

W5, W7, W9
Don't forget to add your Sweet November projects with last month's and this month's Sweet November digital stamps releases over at 7 Kids Customers Create! Facebook group


Thank you so much for stopping by

Katya Bess

Monday, July 15, 2019

Aloha!


Good Morning! 

Just wanted to share a card I made with the rubber stamp I colored for Day 25: of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. This one is from the Aloha Kit. All of the stamps in the Aloha Kit are super cute and I have colored only one before this one. I had this Doodlebug paper out on  my desk so I decided to pull out my Aloha Kit- good thing I had already cut the rubber stamps too. The aloha sentiment is also from the same kit I just stamped and cut around. The rectangle die is from Our Daily Bread Designs, the small circle die is from My Creative Time and scalloped die is from



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Katya Bess

Sunday, July 14, 2019

I am this deep...

Hello Everyone!

I want to share a bookmark I created using a Fathom Calmsea a Sweet November vault image as well as Bobber (the nicest looking angler fish out there.) Since she is deep in the ocean I wanted to create a dark scene and light up or glowing in certain areas with stars and with the bioluminescent anglerfish. I created the sentiment myself that says, "I am this deep..." That is to represent the deep ocean waters but also to represent how deep someone gets in a book but only stop because your eyelids won't give in anymore. haha I used lots and lots of colors that I just play around with my desk has lots of markers all over it at the moment... I was really fun to create this bookmark that I just may make another one soon.


Sweet November Stamps: Fathom Calmsea
Bobber also from Sweet November Stamps




I have this rainbow thread that I like to use for bookmarks and the Bead Landing 
star with pearl charm I purchased from Michael's.
I used Nuvo Dream Drops - Dragon Scales for Bobber and 
Nuvo Dream Drops - Fairy Wings for her peal belt.
You can't really see it on these photographs but I added lots 
of shimmer to the stars with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.




Here is the back


I was debating if I wanted to laminate this bookmark but
I wanted to show off the Nuvo Dream Drops and I'm not sure
if they would melt in the laminator. So I used 110 paper as a
sandwich between the color image and mermaid tail papers
from Echo park that I got from 7 Kids Crafts the paper is called
Echo Park: Mermaid Dreams. I used a tiny hole puncher
before gluing them together so I can add the little string through it.
I hope you can give this deep in the ocean look a try.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Thursday, July 11, 2019

HB2U Francisco

Good morning!


Today I'm sharing a birthday card that I made for my brother Francisco. Chico (Francisco's nickname) has a big birthday today, he turns 30 years old.

Chico is very caring, giving, helpful, thoughtful and a funcle. heehee Chico doesn't have children of his own so he likes to get little toys or books from Walmart or Thrift Town for my kids and my nephews too. The kids could of been having a bad day but when they hang out with Uncle Chico he makes them laugh with silly/corny jokes, most of the time he makes them two or three batches of quesadillas, gives them soda (which we don't buy for our home) or he gives them ice cream and blows up lots of balloons for them likes it's a somebody's birthday.

For today's card I also used my Day: 6 and Day: 26 images of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge. For Day: 6, I colored Buddy Ian from The Greeting Farm. For Day: 26 I colored the HB2U from the Mini-Remix Balloons set by The Greeting Farm and the cloud shapes are from a die I made into a stencil from Land of Oz set by Stamp AnnieThing. Then I tried to draw a little bit of the San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge peaking out from the Bay Area fog. I don't really like the fog when I'm driving but it does really look cool (when I'm not driving. ha) Another thing is that a lot of the redwood trees get watered with fog. I still haven't gone up that hill next to the Golden Gate to take that must do photoshoot that most tourist seem to do. When you look at it in person or in photographs it seems like you're up in the clouds with all of the angels. heehee or at least that's how I think of it.

Oh yea so on to the card, I popped up the balloons with foam tape and drew some thing lines with silver Copic atyou Spica only because it's not really that shimmery and makes pretty thin lines.



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Katya Bess

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Hello Gorgeous

Hello Everyone!

I hope you're  having a wonderful day.

I'm finally showing the card I created with the image I colored for Day: 19 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I used one of the Cheeky Girly Girls and one of the sentiments from the same set from The Greeting Farm. I used paper from Doodlebug Designs called Hello. 


Copic markers used. 
E00, E11, E13, E25, R21
E18, E15, E13
W9, W7, W5
RV13, RV17, RV19

Thank you for stopping by.


Katya Bess

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

For A Star Student

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to share my completed card with the image I colored for Day 24 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. To make this card I used Taylor - Think Like A Proton. I created this card for my daughter Jade. I was inspired to use a different hair color copic combination when I saw Stephen's Facebook live video while coloring Cleopatra.




I colored her up with Copic Markers.
The Background is done with Distress Oxide. 
The Stars are from a Memory Box stencil called Stars Star Show
The tiny little stars are from one of the Grab and Box- I think it was the Star Wars one.
The letters are from a Tim Hotlz/Sizzix set I got on Clearance from 
7 Kids Crafts clearance section. 

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Katya Bess

I will be entering my card at:
Stars! (Must have some stars on the project)


Sunday, July 7, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Flying by to say Hello

Hello Crafty Friends!


I hope you're all having a marvelous day. I've completed a card with the Day: 14 image I colored for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I finished this card on the very same day I completed the card and I've been trying to be patient to show you all. I purchased this set from  Hello Bluebird and it's called Maverick and now Kelly at 7 Kids Crafts carries these Hello Bluebird stamp and dies. I just love the storybook type of images they have and are really fun to work with especially because somehow they remind me of Calico Critters.



 There are several dies in the Hello Bluebird website that go with this set
but I didn't get any of the dies. I did some serious or at least I thought it was some
serious masking until I saw Amy Young's 4th of July card and Oh my word! I was my face was
stuck with a wide eye and open mouth in admiration. Amy
has some super talent and dedication. Oh yea, back to my back, heehee After I masked everything
(including that cloud in the middle... I was just too lazy to stamp and hand cut another mask) I used
Distress Oxide: Tumbled Glass. 
I found that I much prefer this color over Broken China for a soft blue "day" sky. 

Photo for Day:14 for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Distress Oxide:
Tumbled Glass

Copic makers:
E40, E70, E71, R30
W00, W1, W3
Y18, Y26
B24, B21, E11. E0000, YR12
B000, B0000
E21, E23, E25
R05, R24, R46, R59


I hope to see you around the 
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with your creations and inspirations. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 

Katya Bess



Wednesday, July 3, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Shake, Shake, Senora!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I completed the card I was working on with Pearl Tidepool on Day 12 of the 30 Day Coloring challenge. This digital stamp is not in the Sweet November Vault so she's no longer available. Vault images are only available for usually one week. Keep an eye out for the next Vault release which is usually around the 22nd of each month. There are usually announcements on the 7 Kids Customer's Create Facebook  so if you like what you see or would like to see more, make sure that you join the group.

While I was making this card I kept thinking and playing Caribbean music either in my head or on my computer while I colored. Some Bob Marley, some Third World, some Harry Belafonte... some Reggae and some Calypso. I decided to give her some dreadlocks by adding some texture. With the salinity of the Caribbean sea and the hot sun her hair now has that sun-kissed color. The music notes are from a Hello Bluebird set. The rocks with coral and barnacles are from a retired Kraftin Kimmie / Moonlight Whispers stamp set. 

Pearl Tidepool
Copic markers used:
B02
BV34, E13, E23, E25, R22 
(Polychromos: Rose Carmine, Caput Mortuum, Cinnamon)
R29, R46
E97, E99, E37
E84, E87, E74, E79, YR24
Y06, Y08, YG05, YG07, YR14, YR16, R05, R17



Thank you very much for stoping by.

Katya Bess

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: But I'm a Mermaid

Hello Crafty Friends,

Here's just a short blog today showcasing: Sweet November: Minnow, Sweet November Ocean Background Builder #1 and Sweet November Ocean Background #2

For the sentiment I just created it myself by finding some random mermaid quote online. 


is the newest release for July 2019



Thank you very much for stopping by!


Katya Bess

Sunday, June 30, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: On the way


Hello Crafty Friends,

I've been having fun coloring these super cute Dreamerland Crafts stamps this one is called On the way. I also used a flowery Doodlebug Designs 6x6 paper called Sweet Summer to stamp on and fussy cut her dress. The die is from Mama Elephant called Creative Cuts, Framed Tags Artist Mat. The grass die is from My Creative Time. For the frame I got inspiration from Nichol Spohr and used the 3M Foam Tape to the back of the frame to add dimension.

7 Kid Crafts  has the adorable  Dreamerland Crafts stamps & washi tape for 20% discount when you use code: DREAM at check out.

I imagine this little girl on her summer break. She's on her way to the ice cream
truck just down the driveway with her sweet little kitten. Her Mommy is 
trying to keep up to capture this sweet moment. :D 

Doodlebug Designs 6x6 paper - Sweet Summer
Doodlebug Designs 6x6 paper - Gighand-linen rainbow petite prints



Copic Colors used:
E00, E11, E13, E21, E30
C5, W7, W9
Y02, Y08 / E33, E55, E37
RV02, RV09, RV55, C0, C1, C4, C7 
C3, C4, R30

B000
YG23, YG17
T4, N6


Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess