Saturday, November 12, 2011

Falalala Lexi

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


  1. Congratulations on yor DT position at simply betty stamps!
    Your image is so perfect, I am in admiration, I tried to make a lighting since a lamppost but I failed, I am going to follow your exemple now! I like the mixture Halloween / Christmas. I look forward to seeing the other half of the image:)

  2. Congrats on your DT position! Your page is AMAZING!!!! I just stared at it for a while trying to take it all in.


  3. Congrats... and this is fantastic! Love the lightning effect. Definitely one for the techniques and tutorials file for a newbie like me! =) Happy crafting and good luck with your DT gig!

  4. Congratulations, I'm sure they are extremely happy to have your talent with them. Hugs lin

  5. Wow! Look amazing! Great Creation.
    Congrats for you new DT position at Simply Betty Stamps! ;-)

  6. Congratulations, Barbara:-)! On your DT spot and on your page! Fantastic scene and colouring, can't wait to see the whole page:-)! Thanks for sharing your lightning bolts too, very helpful:-)... Hugs Delphine xxx

  7. Beautiful! Love how you added the background. It's perfect!


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