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: