Wednesday 26 November 2014

I became insane

Hello fellow Crafters,

It is Wednesday, yay ! Time for another Challenge at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge blog. This week my talented teammate and dear friend Kay set the theme : "In the words of Edgar Allan Poe". This is what she said: 

"My challenge this week is a simple one, but requires a bit of research on your part.  Just as many of the Stampotique Originals' artists design stamps that might be described as a bit "quirky," so, too, was Edgar Allan Poe a bit quirky.  He is a well known author and poet, living from 1809-1849.  His quotes range from the romantic to the melancholy, and from the thoughtful to the murderous!  The choice is yours.  Allow yourself some time this week to combine a quote from Edgar Allen Poe with one or more stamped images to create something unique!"
I have to confess I have never read anything by EAP; shame on me ! But, I did have a look on the internet and found this quote which I though went really well with poor "Checkers".

I started this tag by colouring it with Distress Inks in the colours: Spiced Marmelade, Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs. I used a blending tool. I then splattered some water on it and used Tim Holtz's clock stencil with Rusty Hinge ink. Next I stamped the "Web" with Versamark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. The "Crow Line" was next; I used Versafine for this. I didn't think is was black enough so I coloured them in with a Copic Marker after the ink dried. I also stamped a few extra crows. In the end I covered them with glossy accents too ! 
"Checkers" was stamped on white card stock and coloured with Copics, clear embossed and cut out. I then adhered him to the tag. I made the sentiment with my old typewriter, cut the words out and inked the edges with Rusty Hinge. After glueing the wording to the tag I added two more crows. The last thing I did was put a ribbon through the hole. 

I used the following stamps : 

Even though you might not know anything about Edgar Allan Poe or never read anything  by him, why not play along. The internet is full of EAP words and quotes... You never know, you might just win one of two $30 vouchers to spend in the online Stampotique store. Just remember, no digi's and only one entry per person per challenge. 
Good luck ! 

Thanks for stopping by ! 

Hope you like it...


  1. Mooi! Ik blijf steeds maar nieuwe dingen in de achtergrond ontdekken en toc oogt deze niet druk; mooi gedaan! Groetjes, Gerrina

  2. A fabulous tag once again!!! I love the quote you chose by Edgar Allan Poe, and the atmosphere made here is really perfect, beautiful colours too wow! Hugs, Coco x

  3. The blackbirds on the wire and the quote are fantastic! I love the quote you chose too, wonderful tag!

  4. What a fantastic quote, love the colours of your tag and Checkers is perfect

    Jools x

  5. Zo mooi samengesteld Corrie...een gave tag!
    Hartelijke groet, Alie :-)

  6. Great tag! Perfect stamp and quote, work so well together.

  7. Great tag, Corrie! I am glad that your had some fun and learned about Poe. I love Checkers, and he is perfect for your tag and for the quote.

  8. The background is wonderful, you managed to create such interest and your choice of stamp is perfect for the EAP theme.
    Brilliant (as always).

  9. This is so fab Corrie!! xx

  10. Brilliant Corrie, just love it all! xx

  11. Completely fabulous tag! I love the shimmery cobwebs, great colours, and a wonderful choice of quote - it's brilliant!
    Alison xx