Thursday, June 4, 2009
Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!
I am a transplanted Northerner, living in a wonderful little town (small city, maybe?) in North Carolina. The people are friendly, the environment is safe, warm, welcoming, and it's a great place to raise a family. HOWEVER..... I can't stand the heat and humidity. There, I said it, probably one of only three people who have moved here from colder climates and don't love the weather. Anyway, as the thermometer and hygrometer sore into the 90s, my thoughts turn to fall - crisp nights, beautiful leaves, Halloween! While blurfing, I have been running into a lot of references to one of my favorite poems, The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. So, I thought I'd jump into the Halloween spirit (no pun intended) and share a spooky little ATC. I typed out the poem, strategically placed some of my favorite parts in a square a little smaller than the size of an ATC, printed it, and distressed it. I got the Poe image and butterfly wings off the web as clipart, printed them on vellum, then glued them to the poem. I stamped the raven image (Inkadinkado) on orange cardstock, colored in the moon with white gel pen, then cut slits to slip in the poem layer. I computer-generated the word Nevermore, and inked and distressed it. Lastly, I affixed a black feather with a skull brad (sorry, I can't remember the vendor for the brad, but I got them at Michael's, and I think they're still there). It's never too early to start thinking about Halloween :) Thanks for looking, and have a great one!