Wednesday, 1 March 2017


I had this in mind when we were participating in the

 Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop some time ago...

But somehow I haven't touched my journal for ages...

Anyway I opened to a new spread and started applying pieces
 torn from an old yellowing book.

I then used Paper Artsy chalk acrylics 'bora bora' and 'mushroom'
 through a couple of stencils.

I then added distress inks around the edge - wild honey and black soot.
 This photo gives you an idea of the result:

I then overstamped with black Stazon some old Smeared Ink stamps and then added some diecuts - in particular 'drip drop' (the fabulous Seth Apter die) cut out twice from some Tim Holtz Designer Paper.
 (How I managed to get SALT so prominent I do not know!!)
and the others from black card.
The cat is a Dragons Lair digi printed on orange card and cut out.

I will link this to Dream in Darkness February Challenge...
it seems I have some similar ideas to Kim!!

I am now working on page 2...

Happy Crafting!


  1. A very Poe-imaged piece. And yes, it's serendipitous the way words show up on a diecut. Seth's dies are so versatile and getting used "eveerywhere" haha. Now you're hinting Poe and Vampires had a nodding acquaintance? Thanks for sharing at Dream In Darkness

    1. Yes, it's a fabulous Spellbinder die designed by Seth Apter - I love has appeared a few times in my makes recently!! Who knows about Poe?

  2. Gosh I love that die! Cannot get enough play time with it! So happy you are hooked too :)
    Love all the awesome Poe-ness Susan! Love your page and the start of the next. Thanks for sharing (and the shout-out) with us at Dream in Darkness!

  3. Fab spread - made me want to dig my AJ book and start playing, those dies are awesome and love the Poe theme. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream in Darkness!


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