Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Oh Poe!!!!

Challenge 113
Oct-POE-ber - Celebrating Edgar Allan POE / Halloween

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For this card I went all arty lol.  I started by getting a copy of the poem, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe and using it to create my design paper using Photoshop.  I also added the IKEsART image, Lenore and reduced the opacity of this to make it more of a watermark.  Once printed I coloured the background with Distress Inks and and for Lenore I used water colour pencils.  This layer was mounted on black card and then some Tim Holtz Crackle solution was smeared around areas of the background and put to one side to dry well.  For the raven I used Ike's image Raven Poe an printed twice on two different types of black card, one matt and the other a little shiny.  With the shiny printed raven, I used the lines that would normally be used for shading and fussy cut them so, once the matt raven outline was fussy cut I could place the shiny layer on top.  With the Lenore layer dry I added so DP to the base of my card, added the Lenore layer and then the raven with his wiggly eye.  To complete the front of the card I added a Happy Birthday die cut.

Close up of the raven -  I have played with the image colour settings so the layers are clearer..

I then used the DP and black paper to create a decorative edge inside the card.

  • image - The Raven and Lenore , by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Distress Inks and  water colour pencils
  • other items - Border die, sentiment die, design paper.
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  1. This is just an AWESOME card Meems :-D I love how you put the images together and the inside is beautiful too. Thank you for making this for me at IWC
    IKE xx

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  2. Oh wow! This is just fantastic . I live about a 30 minute drive from Edgar Allan Poe's home . I have only been there once and that was on a school trip . I would like to go back again .




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