Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday with Poe, part deux

With Halloween fast approaching I'm adding to my Poe tribute collection of projects. When I was on the Smeared Ink Design Team, I started doing a sporadic Saturday with Poe and I've decided to continue on spending my Saturdays with him. This week the theme on the Smudgy Antics challenge blog is to use paint, messy & fun!

I flipped over a 10x10in canvas to use the wood as a frame & painted it black. The piece of pp in the center is from the "Street Lace" collection by Die Cuts with a View. I've distressed the edges with Pumice & Black Soot Distress Inks. I then stamped a verse from "The Raven" as well as a raven from Smeared Ink's "Quoth the Raven" rubber stamp set (my favorite set of theirs!) I also used some ephemera from a Joggles image sheet I had. I also used a Dusty Attic candlestick embossed w/Platinum UTEE and a couple of DA ravens painted black & embossed w/clear UTEE. The POE letters are from Making Memories.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Smeared & Smudged Forum's Member Blog Hop!

Hard to believe, but it's already September. And, once again, time for our monthly Members' Blog Hop over at the Smeared & Smudged Forum. Each month we have a fun blog hop with a different theme. This month we were asked to combine two or more images into a new one, lots of possibilities. For my project I chose to combine the Jack in the Box from Smeared Ink's "Jack" rubber stamp set & Edgar Allen Poe's image, also from Smeared Ink. I also used The Octopode Factory's new Mad Hatter Digi. All were colored with Derwent Inktense Pencils & Tombow markers. I mounted them on a couple of older pieces of patterned paper, and all will be a part of a book for my DD, Becca. Sorry for the lateness.....

If you're not a member and you like the freedom to stamp and create the art you want to, it's time to join our little group! Besides, it's free. Our hop and forum is hosted by Smeared Ink who has the most awesome, edgy digital & rubber stamps. Check them out!

Next on the list is the lovely Kelli But, here's the whole list, in case you're lost:

Black Dragon
Lady Brayton

I'm also entering this on Lily's The Octopode Factory Challenge Blog where the theme was stripes.

Thanks for looking