Every other Wednesday its my turn to post on the SMEARED INK DT BLOG..... i affectionatly call it Dragonsday instead of Wednesday. I had a look at some challenge sites last night and decides to make something that i could enter in a few of these.
My friend Susan ...of Craftchaos designs discovered a Hallowe'en challenge blog.... there are a couple of Vintage challenges , a couple of distressing challenges and a couple wanting your favoutire stamp/things.... so with these in mind .... i set about my project.... well as soon as favourite image/stamp/thing is concerned Poe comes to mind.... and the other day i was asked by one of my girls what FASCINATION meant..... so i used my love of all things Poe as an example for her.... and this is the basis of my wall art piece.I found a brilliant sketch at OUR VINTAGE AFFAIR.... http://ourvintageaffair.blogspot.com/ (THE SKETCH and FLOWERS, INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE HANDMADE YOURSELF. )
I started off with a piece of T!m Holtz paper that i ink , sanded and distressed I used my favourite stamp set from SMEARED INK.... the wonderful QUOTH THE RAVEN... stamped the wire mesh randomly over my distressed paper..... i used a white pencil to just slightly high-light some of the swirls.... i coloured some gems with 'Umber' promarker to make the curve of the sketch.... i wanted a frame for Mr Poe...so i made one from thick card.... did a cracked paint effect on it...... stamped and masked Poe.... stamped the wire over my mask, and coloured with the same distress inks i used for my background. I placed my Poe image in my frame and used UTEE.... i made 3 tiny paper roses and added some metal leaves i coloured with Umber promarker..... I found lurking in a box some acrylic words.....i think i brought these in 2007 then promptly forgot them..... so i used 3 of these that i attached to some backing paper with diamond glaze..... tiny brads to fill the holes..... the word Fascination is a MAYA ROAD DIE-CUT.... that i distress ink then triple embossed.... the same tiny brads added.... i made 3 tiny pencils..... as Poe's writting is another of my favourite things..... then just mounted it onto distressed blue, then distressed brown card stock.
Blue and brown arnt colours i usually use but i think they have a lovely vintage feel.
If you have a few minutes to spare sometime please come and check us our on the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM.... the link is on my side bar..... i shall enter this Mr Poe piece into the following challenges.....
http://happichallenge.blogspot.com/ FRAME IT..... i made this frame from 4 layers of thick card....
http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ SHOW A FLOURISH..... the flourishes were all ready printed on the paper but i have 'highlighted' them
http://halloweencardmaking.blogspot.com/ TEARING OR DISTRESSING...... not sure if this is Hallowe'eny enough.... but what says Hallowe'en better than POE?
http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/ 'BINGO' my line is GEMS, FLOWERS and DIE-CUT.
http://www.frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/ VINTAGE PHOTO OR PICTURE...... i hope my stamped image of Poe counts.... if not i am sorry.
http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/ MY FAVOURITE THINGS..... Poe... ink...distressing... SMEARED INKS QUOTE THE RAVEN STAMP SET...... paint.... dirty hands and inky fingers!
http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/ VINTAGE...... i hope this piece has the Vintage feel.
http://desertislandcraftschallenge.blogspot.com/ i used...PROMARKERS, DISTRESS TOOL, CRYSTALS, DIAMOND GLAZE AND POP-DOTS.
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ FAVOURITE STAMP/IMAGE.... my favourite stamp plate... QUOTE THE RAVEN from SMEARED INK.... Poe is my fascination!
http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.com/ HANDMADE EMBELLIES..... i used the acrylic words i found lurking.... and i made the frame, flowers and pencils.
Thanks for visiting and making it to the bottom of this really ultra long post.... sorry if i bored you to tears!