Thursday, 17 May 2012

QUOTH THE RAVEN - THE RED DEATH http://poequoththeraven.blogspot.co.uk/


Beloveds,
His Minion IKE has been struck a blow which renders all crafting skill as useless, so alas, she is still unable to offer you some creative inspiration.  However, such a blow was naught compared to the creeping insidiousness of The Red Death.

Now - a tale of dread horror I tell to thee. Oft said that the Plague creepeth into every nook and cranny and that no man escapeth Death, regardless of age, creed or wealth.
The tale is of Prince Prospero. He hath organised a Masked Ball for the entertainment of his friends. Outside, the Plague is all around, but he hides within his castle with his friends and doth lock the doors against the dreaded pestilence. Therein lie 7 coloured rooms, the last of which is black and red and contains a clock of purest ebony, which striketh upon each hour with a clamourous din. Each other room is bright and dreamy and filled with music, but the last is avoided by his guests due to it's ominous ambience and the clock. All is well until the strike of midnight and a new Guest appears. His mask- the face of a corpse, and his garments are a funeral shroud. Prospero is angered that someone of such little humour would arrive thusly, but the guests are in dread fear of this stranger and fall away from him. He walks through each room and Prospero catches him at the last - the black and red room with the ebony clock. When he confronts the figure, Prospero dies. His guests enter the room to attack the figure but find that there is nothing beneath the costume and mask. They all then die, for the Red Death hath infiltrated the castle. Darkness and decay, and the Red Death have at last triumphed.
Read Ye the dread tale HERE.

Fiona and i have still managed to make an inspiration piece each ..... Ike wrote the wonderful introduction to the new challenge.... THANKS IKE.... you are a star!
 I altered a china mask..... i used stamps from SMEARED INK's, ''AS DEATH'' and ''QUOTH THE RAVEN'' stamped onto tissue and adhered to the cream painted mask. Once dry i coloured the images with promarkers as i wanted quite bright colours. I then painted on the red drips, finally outlining in black. Below are better views of the images. We hope you'll have time to join us this fortnight....you have til the 30th to come up with something.




 I'll enter the following challenges......

 http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ ANYTHING GOES
http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/ ANYTHING GOES
http://www.tando-creative-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/ ALTER IT
http://jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.ca/ ALTERED ART/ANYTHING GOES
http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/ ANYTHING GOES.
Thanks for stopping by....BDx


24 comments:

  1. Oh for goodness sakes woman!! How do you do these amazing creations. I sometimes wonder if my craft stuff is wasted on me haha. Seriously wonderful mask and fabulous challenge. x

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  2. Great mask...and creative way to use the theme too ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  3. Fabulously AWESOME - love the vibrant colours on this. It's FANTASTIC :-) xxxx

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  4. Oh you are so very very talented!!!!! This is beautiful...... and I have the perfect spot for it :)

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  5. I love, love, love it Ike. I told Kristy I wanted to try to do a mask. They seem like they would be so much fun! Yours is fantastic!

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  6. Little can be said when the art say's it all..stunning captivating and marvelous ..wow..thank you for sharing a awesome story and incredible art.
    susan s.

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  7. This is a stunning mask! Beautiful work and I am so glad that you have shared your art with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions. I hope we will see your creations in all our future Altered Art Challenges!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT Coordinator

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  8. OMG girly, Your mask has turned out so FAB! It is beautiful! I watched this movie, I didn't read it. I know Im lazy! Eventhough it was an older film I loved it and the meaning! It's a cool flick. But your masker is cooler then the movie. I so love this!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  9. .... words cannot express how stunned I am by your art! This mask is beyond amazing!! You are such a true talent with everything you touch! A real inspiration to ther rest of us lowly subjects.

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  10. WOW!! This is so awesome!! It really is stunning and the coloring is just gorgeous! I'll have to try this technique! Thanks for joing us at Jackson's Digital Expressions this week...and hopefully in future challenges too!!

    Kathi
    DT Member

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  11. WOW!! This is so awesome!! It really is stunning and the coloring is just gorgeous! I'll have to try this technique! Thanks for joing us at Jackson's Digital Expressions this week...and hopefully in future challenges too!!

    Kathi
    DT Member

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  12. WOW! What an amazing mask! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.
    Berit x

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  13. Fantastic, love it. Right up my street. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

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  14. Your mask is just amazing! I love the vivid colors and the images you have on it are simply amazing! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  15. This is beyond amazing, absolutely stunning, beautiful piece of art, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

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  16. How amazing your art is. Your mask reflects attention to detail and your love for what you do. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with the folks at JDE.

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  17. wow this is so gorgeous, it got me to pay at Quoth the Raven, love your mask

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  18. Very interesting mask, great job!!!

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  19. This is a great mask. I love the detail you put into it. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

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  20. WOW, I do love your take on this!!! Fabulous work! Thank you for joining us over at Tando x

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  21. Congratulations! You were the winner of our Altered Art Challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions. Please e-mail me at bydesign613@hotmail.com. Wonderful project!

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  22. This is stunning! Thanks for linking it to Tando.

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  23. I just love this mask, it makes me want to g back to Venice, I love everything about this project.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :)

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