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Rio- Ed Wood Style!

I have a card to share with you that I am entering into 3 challenges. That’s a lot for me! First, The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #11, which is to create in Black and White…Ed Wood style! The second is for the Simply Betty Sketch. Yup, I just did a card for that last week (when Miss Rio was green), but you’re allowed to enter more than once, so I figured, why not? The third is for Macabre Monday over at Haunted Design House. It’s a free for all from Barb this week. And while this card isn’t as creepy as some of the other things that I make, it is a little spooky!

Rio-B&W-1

I have to say, I loved coloring Rio in black and white! I really like how her hair came out and the gradation of grays I used in her skirt. Here’s a close up.

Rio-B&W-2

She’s boo-tiful, no? I took a bit of creative license with the sketch this time around, and I am quite pleased with the finished card. I made the sentiment using my Sunset Sizzix font (yup, just used that in my Pirate layout! Did ya see it????). added a rhinestone to the Basic Grey tag, and I just had to use my MS drippy goo punch!

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And there’s is Rio’s little bat! I wonder if he has a name…??? Enjoy your day!

Comments

Unknown said…
YOur card is great!
~Lady B~ said…
fangtastic! I absolutely love it! I hope to join if I can get the wee one settled...he started teething last night.
Andrea C said…
great card, looks fab black and white x
Unknown said…
Ali...This is just simply gorgeous!! I LOVE this card! Xx
Leigh Ann Baird said…
It's freaking awesome!
Barb said…
LOVE Rio in b/w!! Fabulous coloring, and yes... she's JUST spooky enough ;) Thanks so much for playing along with Macabre Monday!
Anita Bownds said…
fantastic colours,i love it...hugz Anita
Alyssa S said…
This is wonderful! Her hair is perfection!!! Great use of all the other elements too!
Eulanda said…
Ooooh very stunning! I love your "Boo" cutout and yup you should like your hair coloring! It IS bootiful!!! LOL!! Thanks for joining us dolls at TBD challenge this week!! Hugs!
Betty Boo! said…
Gorgeous!!! Totally awesome card Allison! Thank you for joining us on our first ever challenge at Simply Betty Stamps!

Betty
Daniella said…
WOW!! I love the grey scale, and the "shiny" hair!! Lovely as always!!!
lady-sonja said…
This is a wonderful card!! Great job!
Hugs, Sonja.
Cheryl Valadez said…
Love Ed Wood! Fabulous interpretation!!

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