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!



5 comments:

  1. Congrats on your DT position, fab card xx

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

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

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  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

    My Challenge Blog: http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com
    My Shop: www.ikesart.com
    My Blog: http://suzy-ikesworld.blogspot.com

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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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