Sunday, April 24, 2016

Diana Here's the Scoop

Happy Weekend!

Hi again, here with a little bright and happy card. :) 

I used Diana - Here's the Scoop stamp set and Doodlebug papers from Hello Sunshine. 

She's colored up with Copic makers
Skin: BV31 (you can substitute with any light BV color)
E0000, E000, E01, E21, R30, R20, R21
Hair Y28, Y26, Y23 and Y21
The ice cream scoops are colored with E23, R20 and E000
For the eye-lights I have difficulty using the brush that it comes
with the Copic Opaque White jar so I dab some on a scratch piece of paper and dip a dried
up Sakura Gelly roll on the Copic Opaque White paint
and draw in some circle dots. 
Main image and sentiment are from the Diana - Here's the Scoop set
The dies are from My Creative Time

The clothing is paper pieced using the same Doodlebug papers from Hello Sunshine.

Here is a close up of the image I colored.

Here is is my inspiration... My 3 year old Daenerys.
She was too happy. LOL   
I used the color pallet from her pajamas.
I will have to color an
African American version another time. ;)
here is the card sketch I used:

Thank you for stopping by

Katya Bess

Entering card at:
see card sketch above.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Christmas in April with Felicity

Hi there!

Back again with Felicity - What's Cooking? This time I colored her with a lighter skin tone and made her blonde and with a Christmas theme. This cutie was released just last week and it's perfect for that baker in your life, for a birthday card, for the cooks, for your mom (Mother's Day is going to sneak up on us very soon... hint hint) and for Christmas cards... Yeah!

I decided to make this card a Christmas in April theme card. Oh how fun 
it is to have cards ready before Christmas time. LOL   
I used papers from 
Doodlebug Design: Sugarplums
The sentiment is actually a preview for a stamp set
to be released for much later in the year... 
Am I naughty or what? heehee

Okay, on to how I stamped the image...
First, I stamped the chef hat on 
Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper to fussy cut.
Next, stamped another hat to color in the position you
want leaving enough room for your main image
just like the photo above. Then cover 
the hat with the Masking paper hat image.
After that, you can stamp your main 
image and since the masking paper hat
is covering the hat you intend to color - it 
doesn't get inked and it'll look like
it was part of the image already.

(I really like using this masking paper because you can use it over 
and over again as long as you keep it clean
plus it doesn't take a while to dry like masking fluid.
I like to store it along with the stamp packaging it comes in 
so it's ready and handy if I need it.)
Colored up Felicity with Copic markers

BV31 (you can substitute with any light BV color)
E0000, E000, E01, E21, R30, R20, R21
N2, N4
RV23, RV25, RV29

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Happy birthday to you Brother

Hello there!

Today I  have a boy birthday card for you. I used the James - Happy Birthday To You stamp set.

I wanted a simple but cute card for a male/boy.

James looks so cute and the sentiment is included
and it fits perfectly with my card sketch. Woohoo!
I used Copic markers to color him up.
Skin: Lipstick Natural, Egg Shell, Baby Skin Pink, Milky White, Pale Yellowish Pink
Clothes: Sky, Light Grayish Cobalt, Pale Grayish Blue, Night Blue
Hair and shoes: Warm Gray No 5, No 7 and No 9

The paper is from Doodlebug 6x6 pad called Hip Hip Hooray
but instead of using their string die I just hand drew some because of
the varying heights I wanted to place the balloons. 

I must say that I finally opened my tiny Xyron Sticker Maker
and oh my goodness!!! I love that thing... See I'm so messy
with glue or I get glue coming out from the sides and ugh...
too much too clean up and then I always seem to forget to close the cap
but this was so good and clean! My only complaint is that 
I try to use as least possible but there still some wasted sticker sheet.
Unfortunately James head is too big for the sticker maker. LOL  
but it's not all bad it's actually a great size for coloring if you're
a beginner or up there with the coloring pros out there. 
Anyway, what I want to say is I recommend the sticker maker for those tiny little
pieces oh yea I also used it on his shirt (not the vest I colored that part.)

I fussy cut the inside shirt from the same paper pad.

That is all folks!

Thank you for visiting.

Have a great day!!!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Megan, Hey Cupcake!

Hi and welcome to Day #3 of Stamp Anniething's April release!  
This month is all about being in the kitchen... who doesn't like fresh baked goods, right?

Meet our newest stamp,

Megan is available in the store NOW along with the other 2 stamps we showed  you  this week!!
Here is the Project I made :
Of course I used Copic markers to color Megan, Hey Cupcake!

The paper pad is from Doodlebug Designs
the dies are from Craftin Desert Divas
The embellishments are from Prima Marketing

I used this sketch to create my card.

Here is a close up of my coloring. 

This stamp is available in the STORE NOW!

Thanks for joining us for our April Release
 and have a great day!

Thank you for visiting

Katya Bess

I'm entering my card at:

see card sketch above

What's Cooking Felicity?

Hi and welcome to Day #2 of Stamp Anniething's April release!  
This month is all about being in the kitchen... who doesn't like fresh baked goods, right?

Meet our newest stamp,

Felicity will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we will be showing  you  this week!!
Here is the Project I made :
Felicity, What's Cooking? comes with a little sentiment and chef hat
but this time I didn't not use it. Maybe next time. ;) 
Colored her with Copic markers
E04, E50, E51, E21, R21, R20, R30
W5, W7 and W9
For the dress designer papers I used
My Mind's Eye Kate & Co: Cambridge Court
I love the femininity of the papers and how I 
picture some kitchen, dresses and aprons were designed back in the day
I used roses from Wild Orchid Crafts but I bought them 
from Jaime's Not 2 Shabby Shop.
There was a page from the pad that had several little images
to cut out and I hand wrote 
"A recipe for a friendship"
The dies are from My Creative Time

Here is a close up of my fussy cutting on the clothing
and the coloring.

This stamp will be available in the STORE Friday!

Thanks for joining us for our April Release
 and have a great day!

Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sweetie Pie Liberty

Hi and welcome to Day #1 of Stamp Anniething's April release!  
This month is all about being in the kitchen... who doesn't like fresh baked goods, right?

Meet our newest stamp,

Liberty will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we will be showing  you  this week!!
Here is the Project I made :

I kept thinking on all of the yummy sweet potato pies my MIL makes for
our family Thanksgiving Dinner
but I only had pumpkin paper haha not my favorite 
but there have been a few I've enjoyed. :P

Then as I colored this stamp I kept thinking of all or should I say few
pie songs I know and probably... or most likely... well heck 
definitely have nothing to do with real pies. hahaha
Do you remember that song by Domino called Sweet Potato Pie?
Or the one by Warrant called Cherry Pie? or maybe a newer song
called Trap Queen by Fetty Wap... I was very disappointed
that he really wasn't in the kitchen cooking pies for his baby
but I'm guilty of still jamming that song 
and putting that sweet image in my head. 
Yes, I'm weird.  haha

I used Copic markers
and dies from 
La-La Land Crafts and My Creative Time
The big rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts that I got 
from The Not2Shabby Shop I just colored it with a Copic refill R37
the paper is from Doodlebug Designs called Fall Friends
I used sketch from Mojo Monday

here is a close-up
I fussy cut her and paper pieced her dress, apron and hair bow. 

This stamp will be available in the STORE Friday!

For more inspiration from my the DT visit here:

Thanks for joining us for our April Release.
Have a great day!

Katya Bess

Entering card at:
use sketch

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Yellow Polka Dot Tankini

Hi there! It's theme week at Stamp AnnieThing
and this is what I made...

It was an Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot "Tankini..."
I used  Lorraine - Sunshine so I could give her a yellow polka dot tankini
because I couldn't take that
song out of my head after seeing the theme for this month. 

I used some pretty basic colors

Copic colors used:
E50, E51, E21, R30, R20 and R21
W9, W7, W5
Y19 and Y15

For polkadots I used several paper pads
Some were from Echo Park, Doodlebug, and a couple of others... 
the sunshine sentiment comes with the cute Lorraine stamp
but the Hello word die is from The Greeting Farm

Here is a close up of 
Lorraine - Sunshine

It's time for another Theme Week!
This time its all about using POLKA DOTS!

We would love for you to participate with us in our THEME WEEK, and its quite easy to do so!
Simply create a project using ANY Stamp Anniething product (as your main focal point) in the set "theme" for that month.
Post your project to the corresponding album over at our Face Book Group page (Stamp Anniething Stampers)!
You may enter as many projects as you wish, but you will only be counted as ONE entry person.
A minimum of 5 people (not including DT Members) is needed in order for a prize to be given.

So here we go for March's Theme Week!

Make ANY project using Polka Dots!!!

All projects must be uploaded by midnight PST April 8th to qualify
Again, a min of FIVE entries for a prize win!
I hope you liked my card 
and I hope you are able to join in on the fun.

Thank you for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Katya Bess

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Fluffy Bunny - Conejito Pelucita

Hello and happy weekend!

Today I'm showing a card I created for my mother. My mother grew up taking care of many animals  she has always had chickens, parrots, pigs, cows and horses among other critters. When I was a young child I remember having rabbits and turtles too. To this day my mom still has lots of chickens and a bunny. She had a very soft white bunny named Capullo (pronounced Kah-poo-yo)
but it went under the fence and she never found it again... now she has one that my baby named Henrietta. Henrietta is sort of grayish brown color and my kids love being around her especially my youngest daughter Daenerys. 

I created this card using the stamp Melanie - Need a Hug. I felt this was the perfect image to make a card my mom and color Melanie as my daughter and no she doesn't have purple hair but I'm sure she wouldn't mind that. LOL   

I used Copic markers to color her. 
I came up with this purple hair combo which is one of my favorites to use
V04, V06, V09 and V17
For the bunny I used E70, W0, W1, W3, and a very tiny bit amount of W5.
The paper is from Wild Rose Studio and it's called Blackberry Lane
and I printed the poem on top. 

The poem/song is from a Spanish Gatorade commercial called "Conejito Pelucita" which translates to Fluffy Bunny but I'm not sure who wrote the poem.... It's a really cute though!

Here is a close-up of my coloring and paper piecing.

Thank you for looking.

Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Make a Splash - Audrina with MiC

      Hello Crafty friends,

Katya Bess, here and I'm showing you a card I made with
As I sat here and thought to myself,
 "Hmmm what colors should I use today?"
I have some "go-to" colors but I try not color the same 
all of the time since I like to challenge myself
the only problem is, this method 
takes longer than usual to finish- although very fun
and relaxing it's still time consuming.
So some strategies I have for myself is to choose one
of these: chose realistic colors, go monochromatic, pick
analogous colors (which means colors that are next to each other in the color wheel)
or I go with complimentary colors (colors opposite to each other) 
and sometimes not exactly the opposite but still complimentary
(colors that are analogous to the complimentary color.)
I hope I didn't confuse you. :P

So, since I chose this lime green hair I chose a purpley 
mermaid tail with various pinks... I don't know
I think it goes together okay...  
I was going to go with a bluish or greenish hue
for the skin and then thought we have been 
having blackouts because of the storm here in the Bay Area. LOL  
This is how I also chose my coloring... the weather and upcoming events. 
(haha yea don't laugh)

Alright... too much rambling on my behalf
here is my card...

Audrina - Make a Splash  was so much fun to color! 
Since it was raining so much all I could think about was 
WATER and I chose to color a little mermaid for you all. :)

The ocean floor is a rubber stamp called 
Sandy Seafloor Rubber Stamp from Make It Crafty
but I actually got it from The Stamp Room, one of my
favorite small business crafty shops but
it's closing down :( Make sure you stop by Kina's shop
to give her some support- her customer service is AMAZING!

The scalloped die is Fancy Frame Dies from Craftin Desert Divas
The white rectangle die is  Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
From My Creative Time.

I chose Copic BG01 for the water making sure
that I gave it at least 3 coats- that is very important so it doesn't look
too streaky and doesn't really matter if it doesn't look
completely the same color since some areas will touch and 
it will have more that 3 coats, it is under water after all and 
water is constantly in motion and reflects lights and shadows in different directions.

Now for the bubbles you wants to use a much lighter color
I chose Copic B000, this sort of bleaches some of the color out
but not completely... just draw some random circles and fill them in
and they don't have to be perfect
in fact, making them a little more wonky will make them somewhat realistic.
Lastly where ever your light source is coming from you want to use
the Copic Blender (Copic 0) and highlight and finalize that water bubble look - 
I chose my light to come from the left and 
I don't always follow light source since light is tricky but I try.

I hope you get to try it out some day with this cutie. 
Here is a closer look at her and the subtle water bubbles too. :)
I used one of my favorite pens - Sakura Clear Star Gellyroll
to give her some sparkle on her star and the pearls on her hair.
I used Copic Opaque White to highlight her eyes
I don't know why I keep using the brush it comes with 
I made a big glob on her eye and had to make the eye-lights
different than I normally do. LOL   

I usually don't talk this much in person... 
(just in my crazy head. LOL) 

I hope you have a lovely weekend
enjoy it to the max!!! 

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Abigail - Lucky friend

Hello Crafty Friends,

Katya Bess here with a little card I made using Abigail - Glad We're Friends.

I wanted to create a scene expressing the little sentiment on the card 
and also a theme for the month of March.
Abigail looks so cute with her pigtails sitting on the "floor" so I decided 
to sit her out in a field of grass and flowers. 
I stamped her first, then I masked her with "stamping mask paper"
from Inkadinkado. It's simple and much cleaner than with masking fluid, 
after that I stamped the background, lastly I colored her up.
Then I realized I wanted to draw a little four leaf clover on the grass.
Very easy to create a full scene. 

I chose a contrasting color to the grass like a red shirt and a red layer
but it doesn't look Christmasy.

some of the Copic markers used:
E33, E99, E97 and YR24
R17, R27 and R29
G07, G09 and YG67
B0000, B000 and B01

stamps used:
Abigail - Glad We're Friends
I'm a Lucky Girl Stamp & Die 
Magnolia Cling Stamp called Chasing Butterflies Background

The dies are from:
My Creative Time Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
I'm a Lucky Girl Stamp & Die 
Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frame Dies
Here is a close-up of Abigail - Glad We're Friends
the background and the little four leaf clover I hand-drew.
There are a few more details on my blog.

I hope you liked it
and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.