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Friday 21 October 2011

Nevermore quoth the raven! fourth and final post today!!!promise!!!

Hey there bloggers,
Well gingersnap are having some spooky Edgar Alan Poe inspired competitions and this one is ravens.
I started with a copy of the raven that my sister had kindly given to me for this!!!
I tore the pages out of the book , which felt very naughty!
I covered the card with the poem and then coloured using my seasonal Tim Holtz inks that had just arrived and just couldn't wait to be used!!!
I chose seedless preserves and gosh is it gorgeous!!!, and black soot.I then had to add a torn strip, be rude not too, and I coloured this using same DI and overstamped with script using black soot.Then I added some mini staples!!!!
The right hand half was stamped with barbed wire stamp and then a shadowy raven added, I love the way the text peeks through although I still feel slightly guilty about the book!
The tile of Poe was made using an Internet image ,glossy accents and a TIM fragment.
I added a fence using pen nibs, embossed in silver..hope that idea translates from my head to the card?!!!
Finally I finished with the ravens quote...nevermore,using scrabble letters coloured with ink
I am entering this for gc123- Ravens @ http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/
embossing @ http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/  (I used heat embossing on the fence)

I didn't know how this would turn out but I am thrilled and suprised at the finished result, let me know what you think..be gentle!!

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs trace x


  1. This is fabulous!!! Gorgeous colors (yep, I got those DI's too...yum), and a perfect background with the book page. Thanks for sharing with Gingersnap Creations. :)

  2. Hmmmm, what a deliciously spookily goorgeous piece! Love it!! xx

  3. oh hun this really is brilliant the colors are perfect the fence really stands out beautifully to create one,brilliant piece of work hun just love it hugs cherylxxx

  4. WOW Trace this is brilliant! I missed this one last night, think I logged off before you posted it. Those colours are great! Love them! Love the way the text peeks through and that fence is brilliant too! A really stunning work of art! Judy x

  5. Wow, such a lot of thought has gone into this! I love that! The pinky/purple colour is just stunning against the black and I love the scrabble letters! x

  6. Great! Love the nibs and everything.Thanks for joining us at Gingers


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