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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Simply Betty Challenge-Ravens

It's Day four for Simply Betty's 12 Days of Halloween challenge. Our challenge for this project was to incorporate ravens and to also use this quote on our projects:
His voice was very soft and slow as he quoted The Raven from Edgar Allen Poe: "and my soul from out that shadow lies floating on the floor shall be lifted? Nevermore.
I pulled all my inspiration from Tim Burton's short entitled Vincent since that is a line from that movie. Vincent Malloy wants to be like Vincent Price and when I think of Vincent Price I think of vampires and other horror creatures. I chose Vampire Christian from Simply Betty's Emo Halloween digi line for my image and then tried to recreate the feel of Vincent's room with my paper and the window. The paper in the short film is kind of a distorted checkerboard pattern. I couldn't find what I was looking for, so I made my own version in Omni Graffle. Kip taught me how to do some things with that program a few weeks ago so when I couldn't find paper I wanted to use, I thought I would give it a try on my own. I had to get a could of more tips to get started, but I was very happy with the result that I got. I varied the size and shape a little and then colored them with various shades of gray. My glittery ravens and brads came from Joann's and I used some corner accents that were cut out using a Sizzix die.

8 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

OK, I have to tell you I LOVE this Simply Betty line! So adorably scary! And I love your coloring, sister!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness how cute is this!!! Great coloring and color choices!!! Have a great day!!!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is such a great card, love it and those birdie brads, perfect touch!

Cindy said...

Great job with this. It is just perfect.

Betty Boo! said...

You totally captured Vincent's room! That is super cool!!!! Thank you for joining us on the 4th day!

Betty

Scrapping Julie said...

ooooo .. me likey!!!

Heather said...

cute card. love that background paper..

Teressa Thompson said...

oh oh oh - have I told you lately that I love your halloween cards? Not in a day or two... well.. I LOVE you Halloween cards! LOL

Sooooo scary cool!