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Wednesday 24 January 2018

Leigh SB's Poe Blog Hop - finishing soon...


The hop starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.
Sign up not required...simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun! The linky is below...

Find more details here 

Each post I am hoping to share 'something Poe' I have made in the past ...

and something I have made for this hop...

At one time I was pretty keen on making fat pages -
 I remember making a partially Poe inspired fat book...entitled
'Create your art as though no-one will see it but you'

These are some of the pages:

The page I am going to share with you particularly is this one:

Not sure if you can see the stencilled image in the background:

Fat pages lost their appeal and I moved onto journalling.
Today I am going to show you a double page spread that I have not shared before.

I scribbled the quotes on myself - 
maybe I should have printed out the words and stuck them on...

Plus, I wrote out the the quote about forgetting something from memory -
 and I forgot a word!!

This page starts with a layer of faux wood effect paper (made using textured paper, glue and Distress Ink).
The top image is a Smeared Ink stamp stamped with black Archival ink on paper from an old book and ripped out.
The cat was die cut using a Tattered Lace die from the same paper and distressed slightly.
Distress Ink is Brushed corduroy

The second page is covered in paper from the old book, with Distress Oxides on top - peeled paint and frayed burlap.
Images are from Smeared Ink, stamped with Black Archival Ink.

I thought you might like to see that I have started using my ATC storage box:

Happy Crafting!


  1. Great pages, Susan! Love them all. Especially intrigued by that faux wood technique paper. Fabulous work! xxD

    1. Score a piece of textured cardstock at random intervals across its widthfrom the wrong side. On the right side apply clear glue randomly along each bump of the scoring. Allow to dry then smear distress ink straight from the pad across the card.

  2. Fat pages come & go, journals come & go, whisky comes and goes... but The Box Lives On!

  3. Great pages, love your ATC box x

    1. Thanks Val! Yep...I am quite pleased with how my box turned out!

  4. I love that you wrote the quotes by hand....makes the pages so much more personal. And still totally loving on that box XXX

  5. Absolutely POEtastic to see your fat pages and the stenciling in the background is a great subtle touch! Your box is definitely now a treasured addition to your decor! Thank you so much for joining the fun again this year! Heads up on what's coming next! Come and get dark & twisty with us for MY DARK VALENTINE BLOG HOP!

  6. Love your art. especially your act box. wonderful Journal pages.

  7. You did a fabulous job on your fat pages! Very creative and so inspiring!

  8. Superb pages :-) I only ever made one Fat Book before they seemed to go out of favour !
    Wonderful to see your Poe works xxxxx

    1. It's been a fun hop...now to start thinking about the Valentine one!

  9. Wonder what Poe would think of
    the use of his material.
    thanks for sharing.


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