Saturday, March 22, 2014

Left of Center Favorite Book

Playing "catch up" here with a project that has been on my desk for awhile.  It fits in nicely with the current Favorite Book Challenge at Left of Center so I photographed it with the book itself, The Unabridged Edgar Allen Poe

The gorgeous Annabel Lee 2 is from Ike's Art and I've merged it with one of the digital papers from the Poe Boy pack from Smeared Ink.  Annabel is colored with Copics but the lovely blood drips are part of the digi paper.  WooHoo!  I printed the paper several times so I could fussy cut and pop the skull and raven.  I've used the "feathering technique" from Ike's fussy cutting and feathering video available in the Mixed Media University Group on the Smeared and Smudged Forum for the raven's feathers.  Always lots of good stuff going on there.

I was also following the Tic Tac Poe Quest over at Quoth the Raven using the center horizontal row of Skull, 3D, and Emboss. I've used the Cuttlebug Fanciful Labels to cut, dry emboss and ink.  The sentiment is a past offering from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club.  (Forgotten lore indeed.  Bet there's tons of it in the Unabridged Poe, it's 1124 pages long!  Haven't quite made it through, yet.)

Here's the dimensional shot.  The quill pen is part of the design, layered between the image and frame.  The lovely framing uses two of the dies from my new Spellbinders Enchanted Labels 28. 

I'm also adding this to the Left of Center First Anniversary Anything Goes Challenge.


  1. Wow wow wow Donna, this is stunning. The image is great and her hair is beautiful. The dimension of this is amazing and so well put together!
    I have a Poe piece to make soon, I might bend your ear for some help.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  2. FANTASTIC... this is another DM masterpiece !!!! I love how you give your heroins red hair like you !! Superb creation Donna - I adore it.
    Thank you for using one of my digis and thank you for playing at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-D

    IKE xxxxxxxxx

  3. What a gorgeous piece of art, Donna! Just beautiful and moody and goth and gorgeous. Love it! Hugs, Kath

  4. Ahhhhh, very clever and well put together! All of your fussy cutting has paid off!

  5. absolutely AWESOME card Donna! LOVe LOVE LOVE your colouring.. so beautiful <3
    thank you for joining us on the favourite books Challenge !
    Rachel xxx

  6. Wow Donna, this is amazing! I have always loved your layers and love it on this card. That image is awesome and you have colored her so beautifully, those digi papers are so cool too. Goes so well with your book! Hugs

  7. Love the dimension on your project, Donna! Fabulous coloring and just an all around amazing creation!

  8. Ohhhhh Donna!!! This is ALL kinds of fantastic awesomeness!! So many amazing components to admire!!

  9. Amazing work Donna!! I love your creativity and this tag is just superb! Fabulous colouring, love the fussy cutting and layering! So much work and patience gone into this! It's awesome! Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight at Left of Center! Dont forget we also have our Anything Goes Challenge with 11 sponsors till the 31st of March, why not link up there too!

  10. Beautiful my minion sista... but expect no less from you.
    I always do my heroines with red hair too... hadnt ever thought about it being because i'm a copper-top too.
    Thanks for joining us at QUOTH THE RAVEN always xxxBDx

  11. Donna this is fantastic!!! I love all the dimension on this piece. Thank you for sharing with us at Quoth the Raven xxx

  12. Great choice on the book and your creation just looks immensely cool and lush. x


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