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Monday 31 October 2011

Manuscript found in a bottle, Poe style for gingersnaps,second post today!!

Hey there bloggers,
Well I have to say, despite not being sure, I am LOVING the go Poe month of challenges at gingersnap, this using alcohol inks, @ http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/  ,make sure you hop across and see the fab dt work, and entries.
This was not something I had turned my hand to before and I can honestly say I have loved all four of the challenges and will be sad to see the month end...I will even miss Poe!!!
Anyway, enough waffling..here is my piece:
The challenge at gingersnaps this time was using alcohol inks, which I definitely don't use enough!!!
I started by making a background piece using alcohol inks, I also applied them to a fragment and then removed the colour from centre using blending solution.The alcohol inks were also applied to a stampbord tile.
Once the background was dry I added strips of tissue tape,.....,
The other half of the card was covered with text from a book kindly given to me for this by my sister.
I chose manuscript found on a bottle... I made a scroll from a piece of the text and added some inside a bottle...which I dripped alcohol inks down the outside of.
The stampbord tile was over stamped with pen nibs and Poe added.
The tile had a picture of Poe added. To complete the card the pieces were assembled and then a pen nib added.
I am entering this for the following challenges:
alcohol inks @ http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/
anything goes @ http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
anything goes @ http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/
anything goes @ http://www.comeandgetitchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by and taking time to look , it means a lot!
leave a comment and let me know what you think!!

ta trace x
have an inky day!!!


  1. A fantastic Poe creation, love the little bottle and the Poe image. I'll miss the Poe month, too ;)

  2. Fabulous Poe creation Trace, I really love your use of Alcohol Inks and the pen nibs stamped on one side. The fragment is a lovely touch as is the little vial. Tracy x x

  3. Lovely idea and I especially love the way you dripped the AI on the bottle - cool!

  4. Such a unique and creative creation. The blood,lettering all so awesome
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  5. OMGoodness another brilliant creation! Superb! and absolutely perfect for Gingersnap Trace! Good luck with your challenges. Judy x

  6. Eeuurrgggg - what fun Trace, your design and your colours are fantastic, I love all tour amazing little details especially your ..... blood!!!!!

    Thanks you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  7. Oh wow - this is fab! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  8. So much to love about this Poe-themed masterpiece ... so glad you got inky with us at Gingersnap Creations.

  9. Terrific Poe piece and such fun ways to use AI! The bottle is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

  10. Wow, this looks amazing - I love the colours and all the details! Thanks for joining our Anything GOes challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  11. This is so gorgeous! Love the nibs on the bright red. Congrats on the Ginger Gem win!


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