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

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lola Addams

Surprise! Two posts in one today and this one for a very special gal... it's Betty's Birthday from Simply Betty Stamps!! Her design team has thrown together a surprise blog hop in her honor and as the November guest I am very happy to join. So without further adieu...


Birthday Blog Hops are always fun way to celebrate. :D You should have arrived here from LEA but if you want to start at the beginning then that would be with SUZI.

I made this card to send to Betty and wanted a cheerful yet creepy feel so I used lots of black with a touch of sunny yellow. The image I used is Lola Addams from Simply Betty Stamps, of course, and the moon was a Martha Stewart label that I colored in with N0, N2, N3 and N4.

Most of the card is paper from My Mind's Eye but I did add a skull charm in the lower left corner and binoculars which is a rub-on. I attempted to add faux stitching around the outside but neither the black nor the white showed up very well... so look closely for those details. Te he

Thanks for stopping by and your next stop on the hop is over to LADY B. Then be sure to check back the rest of the weekend as it's going to be busy with lots of new inspiration coming your way!!

Agent Popcorn

It's another challenge day at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and our theme this fortnight is "Simplicity with a charm." Make sure you check out the DT projects over on the challenge site! Sometimes it's hard not to put all the embellishments on so this really was a challenge for me. However, in the end, I had to add a couple of embellishments. He he he

However, to distract your eyes from the embellishments and help give it a more simple look, I did use a plain decorative paper! That count's right?! The charm I used is an owl and was one I was going to save for a reading card, however, I figured the "night owl" was also a good fit.

For my project I used Agent Popcorn from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Comfy Chair from Make it Crafty. The pairing makes for a good movie night. ;D

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Bows and Berries Challenge #13 - clean and simple
Take a Word Challenge - sewing
ATC Challenge #14 - anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #16 - something with wings (owl)
Stampavie and More Challenge #155 - anything goes