Thursday, November 30, 2017

LMMS Let It Snow

Hello Crafty Friends, 

I hope you're all having a wonderful day. Today I'm sharing a card I made using 
Polka Dot Pals Alpini and Polka Dota Pals Add-On Faces  from  Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

I wanted make a winter card and create an Aurora Borealis in the background. 
I haven't practiced much with coloring Aurora Borealis but I noticed that they are
always random shapes and colors. In the future I will try it out with dark edges and stars.

I used Copic markers for the entire image along with Rubbing Alcohol. 
Some of the colors I used are
BV01, E0000, E51, E53, E55, R21, R30, R85, E97 and Y19
E11, E25, E23
BV00, V04, RV00, RV21, B0000, B00, B01, B02, B02, BG000,
BG13, BG15, BG32, BG72
W5, W7 and W5
G85, G99 and BG96

After I colored the sky I got a thick napkin and rolled a tip and dripped some
rubbing alcohol on random spots. 

The rectangle die is from My Creative Time. 
Then I hand wrote the sentiment. 

That is it for now. 
Please check out the awesome and talented ladies over 

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

Thursday, November 23, 2017

LMMS Winter Cheer Simone

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving Day!

I hope you are having a wonderful day wether you stay at home or had to go to work. Today I'm showing a card with an image called Jr. Hatter Simone from  Little Miss Muffet Stamps This time I decided to color her blonde and put her somewhere cold but she looks really cheerful despite the cool climate. LOL

Here is my card. I used all Copic Markers for this image.
Here are the colors I used on Jr. Hatter Simone
skin BG000, E0000, E000, E21, R20, R30, R83
hat, skirt and boot socks V17, V15, V09, V06
leggings and shirt BG10, BG32, BG72
hair E50, E51, Y00, Y21, Y26
boots E21, E33, E34, E35
sky B21
water B02
snow B00
penguin C7, C4, C3, YR16, Y38

The papers are from Doodlebug Design called Frosty Friends
I really wanted to use some of that paper because of the cute penguins and then I 
layered more that I usually do that I ended up covering all but one little
penguin. LOL
(I think I'm gonna try and use up all of that paper so I can buy myself 
a new Doodlebug paper stack maybe not this one or maybe yes. haha)
I was trying to look for some flowers that grow in the Arctic and I did
see some flowers similar to the white and purple ones I have.
The white and purple flowers were gifted to me from my Crafty Friend
Carmen Shannon a few years back along with a bag will of random flowers-
it was really nice of her.  :)
The corner and border snowflake punches are from Martha Stewart that
I've had for years and both are under used. lol 

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-Katya Bess

Thursday, November 16, 2017

LMMS Itzel - Thanks

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I'm back with an inspirational card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. I'm showcasing a brand spanking new stamp called Polka Dot Pals Itzel along with the Polka Do Pals Add-on Faces. I'm having so much fun adding the new faces to the stamps because they make the Polka Dot Pals so versatile.

 Here is my card using 
Polka Dot Pals Itzel

I was excited to color this image and wanted to add lots of color.
Everything was colored up with Copic markers and I added eyelights and 
polka dots on the headband with my Uni-ball Signo Angelic White pen. 
I've been taking my photos outside in natural light and I got lucky with 
this one because it stormed for the past 2 and half days. 
The die is from My Creative Time.

Here is a little close-up I wasn't done coloring yet but here you can see
the expression on that little mouse in her pocket. heehee
I wonder if it's cold, or if it sneaked in her pocket or if she ran out of
food or crumbs.

Here is a little of the process... Copic Explosion! 
This is when I was pretty much done with the coloring.
I know I get really messy when I get creative. 
(I do put all of my markers back when I start a new image. lol)

I hope you liked my autumn outdoor scene card. 
Please take a moment to check out the fabulous
creations done by the very creative ladies in on the 

Thank you for stopping by
Katya Bess

Thursday, November 9, 2017

La Catrina

Hey Everyone!

Hopefully all have been having a great time using the new Polka Dot Pals Add-On Faces clear stamps. There are 4 Polka Dot Pal Add-On Faces that are actually available in digital form as well which is what I used for this stamp because I had ordered the clear Polka Dot Pals Add-On Faces and I just got them in the mail today- Woohoo!

Okay, on to my card... I was inspired by La Catrina which is a fancy or elegant female skeleton and is the image of "death" and one of the main images for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead in English.) La Catrina is usually dressed in fancy European (usually French) hats and dresses from the early 1900's or in Traditional Mexican Folkloric dresses. On Halloween, November 1st and November 2nd some people dress as La Catrina or get skull candy facepaint. People sometimes tell jokes and act out humorous skits about death as well as perform traditional folkloric dances. I don't celebrate this holiday but I always have fun watching the performances or have painted a few faces myself.
For the dress I was inspired by the beautiful stitch work of the Traditional Mexican dresses from the State of Nayarit. I was also Inspired by one of the quotes Frida Kahlo said and I hand wrote it in Spanish. Frida Kahlo endured so much pain both physically and emotionally throughout her life but transferred and expressed all of her love and sorrow into her words and her paintings. To me she always represents a very inspirational and strong woman. For my rendering of this Remata I chose this quote of Frida Kahlo which she said on her final days:

"Espero que la salida sea alegre,
y espero no volver nunca mas."
(I hope the exit is joyful,
and I hope to never return.")

I colored the entire image with Prismacolor Pencils on 
Kraft Cardstock and hand wrote the words with a 
I tried to make the background a little creepy.

That is it for now sorry I'm a bit behind on the Day of the Dead image. 
There are workers outside of my house and I excavating to install
fiber optics on my street but in the mean time there 
was no internet and I couldn't update any of my software.
I hope that you still find the card a little bit inspiring.

For more inspiration make sure to go check out 
the rest of the DT work

Thank you for stopping by
Katya Bess

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Polka Dot Pals Faces Release Week

Hello Everyone! 

It's the release that you've been waiting for ... the new and improved Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces is here! These adorable and quirky faces are a fun way to customize your Polka Dot Pals rubber stamps. The clear stamps also make it easy for placement. This set features 32 high quality photopolymer clear stamps of faces and glasses sized for both the large and small Polka Dot Pals.
We're celebrating this release with a grand sale AND we have some fabulous guests that have joined us! Visit each of the four days for inspriation and get your Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces today. Let's celebrate!
During these four days ...
Buy the new Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces and you'll also receive the Little houses clear stamp FREE!
15% OFF all Little Miss Muffet brand stamps
(Check the Make it Crafty section too for some holiday sales)

Lastly, you'll get FREE US shipping on mailable orders over $35.00 or a $5.00 shipping credit for International Order. There's no better time to shop for rubber stamps at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Oh yeah!
All promos are automatically added to the cart during checkout - no coupons needed!

As I finished coloring her skin and bright red hair, 
Pipi Longstocking came to mind.
I colored her with mix matched stockings,
I colored her house
"Villa Villekulla" bright yellow
as I remember in the live show
and in a movie I saw when I was a child.
I added a design paper that had wildflowers
The paper is from Echo Park
and it's called Homegrown

 Here is the card I created with
I colored my image with Copic markers.

Don't forget to check out 
the cards all of the mega talented ladies

Thank you very much for visiting.

Katya Bess