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Simply Betty Sketch

Did you know that Simply Betty Stamps has a sketch challenge going on right now? And that the prize is to be the August Guest Designer??? Now that is a prize I really want to win! Here’s the sketch:

And here’s my card:

Rio-Sketch-1

I’m in the mood for green, I guess! I started off with my fabulous Rio stamp, and inked her up in Ice Jade from Color Box (one of my fave inky colors eva!). Then, using my colored pencils, I used various shades of green to complete her. Here’s a close up.

Rio-Sketch-2

I like her as a pretty zombie…don’t you? I’m actually kind of inspired to do more monochromatic Rios. I already stamped her out in some other colors. Hmmm…I can even use one for the Burtonesque Dolls Challenge this week! Let’s just see if I have time… But back to this card!

Rio-Sketch-3

In keeping with the green thing I had goin’ on with Rio, I chose various scraps I had to finish the card up using funky cardstock in all assorted greens. And a single rhinestone to top it all off!

I really like this sketch. I am going to try and use it again. Maybe with another of my funky colored Rios or perhaps Christian! We’ll see… have an inspiring day!!!

Comments

Oh, I love the green and your take on the sketch! good luck with the challenge!!! My fingers are crossed for you. :D
Barb said…
Rio looks great in green! I'm luvin' all of the patterns and that one singe gem... great job on the challenge!
ladybrayton71 said…
great take on the sketch! I want your Braaaaains!
Alyssa S said…
Love the green! That is so fun! I'm really wanting to try the whole monochromatic thing...but I was thinking B/W or sepia - love the thought of other colors!! Great card!
Shelley said…
Alison I love the zombie look! The green is great.
Betty Boo! said…
OMG I just love the way you color combo! Did that make sense? Ha! You rock Allison!

Betty

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