Friday, 24 January 2014

A Scary Story...

Left of Center Creative Challenges

This is pretty exciting as I am showing you my first DT inspirational card for LOC!!

The current challenge (#23) is Scary Stories!

I chose to depict Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem 'The Raven'.

The lovely Lenore is lost and a Raven comes tapping at the window - only to croak one word 'Nevermore!'

I was fortunate enough to be able to use Ikesart's digi Lenore and free Raven paper.

I wanted to start by using backgrounds that might suggest a supernatural theme - so I got out my Tim Holtz Distress Inks, smeared them on my craft mat, spritzed them with water and allowed them to seep into my cardstock...(Wrinkle Free Distress Technique)

 I used lots of colours but finished with 'seedless preserves' which is a super mulberry colour!
 I used this to distress around the edges of my shapes too.
I then scored and folded a card base with a 'purple-y burgundy' cardstock.
I used a nesting window shaped die to cut around Lenore, which I had printed on white card and coloured with Promarkers - Amethyst, Gold, Ivory and Cool Grey 4.
 A smaller window die was used to cut out the Dimensions Crafts Raven stamp - stamped with black Versafine onto one of the backgrounds. I used a purple cardstock to mount each piece.
Using my computer, I overprinted the Raven paper with
'Quoth the raven, "Nevermore".'

This is how I assembled the parts...adding a ribbon of similar colours to the backgrounds.

Hope it inspires you to have a go at the LOC Challenge!

I am also submitting it to 
Quoth the raven Challenge - Anything Poes

Happy Crafting!


  1. Congrats on your DT position, fab card xx

  2. Fabulous first card for LOC Susan! love it! mo xxx

  3. Love your card Susan, that background is just gorgeous!
    hugs Jo x

  4. CONGRATS on your DT post at LOC - I am sure you will have fabulous fun there :-D
    This creation is GORGEOUS and I adore your home made backing papers.... just amazing colours. So glad you liked my image.

    I hope you will come over at play at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES and QUOTH THE RAVEN with your fabulous creation :-D :-D

    IKE xx

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  5. Oh my goodness I just love the background you have created! Also love your choice f colours and composition for this card.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Quoth the Raven


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