I'm so excited to say that I'm the new DT member for Simply Betty Stamps! Whohoo! So I guess you could say my guest term was super short! he he he. To kick start the celebration right, I'm joining in on the Sketchy Zombie releases and today we're showcasing Falalala Lexi!
Of course with a Christmas release I had to combine it with some winter scenes so I used Winter Park from Make it Crafty as the background; as well as a few snowflake chippies too (Mix 'n Match Centres). ;D Finally, I used non traditional colors and even a few left over Halloween embellishments to finish up the project.
As you may have noticed I created a journal page, but you're only seeing half of it! The other half will wait a few more days but I wanted to show the lightning bolt in detail. As part of a super-super difficult challenge this month, Make it Colourful is challenging you color storms with lightning bolts. Since I wanted the Zombie Christmas theme to be dark in nature I thought, sure, why not! LOL
I first colored the lightning bolt with a gel pen so I could see where it was. Then I started building up the colors around using the Neutral grays - keeping it darker around the outside and lighter the closer I got to a white line. I also added some B91, B93 and B95 once I had the gray tones laid down. Finally I went back over the white lines with the gel pen again to brighten them up.
Hope you liked the first day and make sure you come back for another six days of more previews with Simply Betty Stamps!! :D