Thursday, April 14, 2011

Smeared & Smudged's April Member Blog Hop

She's late, she's late for a very important date... Lost my cable & internet yesterday late afternoon. A horribly strong windstorm came thru yesterday, I swear all I could think as I drove to pick up my younger dd from work watching branches, signs, debris pass in front of the car was "I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!" (complete with music in my head) LOL Well the net is back on, you have my sincerest apologies, so without further ado:

Welcome to the my little contribution of the Smeared & Smudged Forum's April Member Blog Hop!

Most peeps don't know that I am a philatelist and have been one for 50 years. There I've admitted that I am truly a dork! LOL One of my areas of stamp collection is First Day Covers commemorating the life & death of one of my fave authors, Edgar Allan Poe. So rather than displaying them in boring plastic sleeves, they deserve a book of their own, done scrapbook style. Here's the first


Our challenge was to use metal somewhere in our project, so I took a piece of purple embossing metal, stamped the backside and embossed it, covered the front with clear embossing powder & heated. The "Nevermore" border is using one of the stamps from Smeared Ink's awesome rubber set "Quoth the Raven" which commemorates our beloved Poe in SI style. I also colored the SI digi image "Marionette pointing" with prismacolor pencils & layered a piece of black tulle over the border, dancer and Poe. The two small flowers are from Prima.

Hope you enjoyed it! Here's the list of participants:


Terra

Kelli

Lady Brayton

Black Dragon

Alison

Kapree

Alex

Sugar

Jane

Kymberly

Paula

Tori

Lisa

Tiffany

Dianne

Steph

Helen

7 comments:

  1. This is great. What a wonderful way to preserve those treasured stamps

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  2. I love this and just so you know Black Dragon is gonna want it!!!! LOL I love that you didn't put them away and let them get dusty!!!

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  3. What a fantastic way to show off your stamps looks awesome
    Luv Jane xxx

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  4. this is one gorgeous project, love every piece of it just gorgeous umm I am repeating myself but yeah gorgeous

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  5. Loving this! What a fantastic project! All of the elements go so well together and I'm totally digging that purple metal! And yeah...dragon is sooo gonna try to steal this from you!

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  6. This is brilliant! What a great idea, and a perfect showcase! I used to collect stamps many moons ago... I really love this idea, and if I ever dig my old stamps out, I may nedd to do this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. So glad your net came back online! What a wonderful way to protect and enjoy your collection.
    TFS
    -Paula

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