Monday, November 15, 2010

Macabre Monday Ravenous Ravens

Had to get my creep on this morning for a new Macabre Monday. This week we've got Ravenous Ravens and I just HAD to break out my Quoth the Raven set from Smeared Ink. This is my attempt at being "collagey". LOL I started with the Ink Spot Digi background from Tiddly Inks (makes great blood spots too! ;D ) which is part of the Love Hurts set. ALL of the rest of the stamps are from Quoth the Raven from Smeared Ink. (Sorry I can't get a direct link to the set, but it's one of the unmounted stamp sets.) I started by cutting a book with my Nesties and stamped the exerpt from the Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven". Added a few more quotes. Then I stuck a skull and wings on Poe (easiest way to make him bald) and stamped him again so I could cut out his eyes and add them to the skull. I thought about adding some blood drips but thought that might be a bit much for a Monday. Consider this "pre pecking". Y'all did see the movie "The Birds", didn't you...shudder!
I had a fun time inking and popping to give plenty of dimension. By now SandyE should be coming to and ready to give me a ration of S**T for this card, but I'm extremely fond of it. (You know I love you, Sandy but just HAVE to tease! LOL) Anyway, my Sinister Sisters have knocked this challenge out of the park so have a look see at their masterpieces HERE. And come on, I know you've got some closet creep left before we're TOTALLY CONSUMED by "Good Cheer" (and actually, that ain't gonna stop the Macabre Minions), so why not try and play along. I want to see some NEW FACES over at Haunted Design House. (Creepiness LOVES company!) Come back later today for my BBTB2 project which I promise isn't the least bit creepy.


  1. YIKES!!! Love the eyes peering out through the skull sockets! Dig it all in b&w! I miss being creepy. I'll do my best and try to play along. This work all week crap is for the BIRDS! hee hee!

  2. Edgar Allen Poe would be safe and warm here, this is stunning, Hugs

  3. Donna! I just got this set!!! I am SO gonna play along this week!!! Your creation is amazing! I love that you covered Poe's head with the skull!

  4. Hi Donna,
    You really go in for the macabre. These cards are always so well put together. Great crafting.
    Fiona x

  5. I came to see the BBTB2 darling card, but for now I will tell you how much I love your macabre stuff.

  6. Wow Donna! YOu have really embraced your dark side haven't you? Hooray for creepy!! I think I may have to get this set since you and Lynx have made some really awesome stuff with it.

  7. This is AWESOME!!! Love it, love it, love it!
    hugs, Sharon

  8. it! all details are awesome. i might have to give a try to all this creepiness because i love u,
    ;)..that is next year, lol

  9. This is awesome Donna. So much detail. It looks like the eyes are following you!

  10. Oh-oh! Of course, I had to run into your macabe; unfortunately, I have to admit................... I LOVE IT!!!

    Darn it!!! LOL!


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