Wednesday, January 13, 2016

January Anything Goes Poe!

I started the new year off with a shared win with the awesome Susan Renshaw at Quoth the Raven, Nevermore Challenge for December!  My poor humble offering paled in the light of Susan's awesome, super make but I was allowed to share the win of which I am grateful to the amazing Ike , of Ike's Art and Susan!  This month I kinda went in reverse for the new year a bit.  I was moving my crafting spot and decided to deconstruct some past projects as they were piling up fast!  One was an altered book for Quoth the Raven and had some actual dictionary pages from the old dictionary I used to make the book and I carefully removed them treasuring them too much to cover them up or throw them away.  Then a wonderful surprise from another win at Quoth the Raven, an altered puzzle piece by Black Dragon had inspired me so much and I found a huge puzzle piece during the move so this was what resulted!

The clay crow and background piece of page paper came from the altered book torn apart but now for a good purpose!  The dear man himself is a Rick St. Dennis image, Poe 2 and he was found cut out, uncolored and I left him that way.  However, all things I make concerning his face seem to humiliate him so much as did the tassel found on a box I had "altered" long before knowing what altering meant :) The tag is stamped with an awesome stamp from VivalasvegaStamps! and then edged with a Dylusions spider web border stamp. I sprayed it with gold shimmer spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  The odd thing sticking out is an egg carton rose/flower edged in black and some gold shimner spray also.  It looses its effect from this view but then maybe it comes from one of the Master's works? Hmmm, I will never tell, nor will he, even though that tassel is annoying him beyond even his words!  A little moon from a half used sticker kit and the backing is some gold and black patterned paper run through the embossing machine and edged with black soot Distress Ink.  So that altered book and little box of 20 something years live on now in this new piece until the time comes for it to give up its parts for a new beginning!  

Still lots of time to enter at Quoth the Raven and it is "Anything Goes" this month so don't delay go enter your make and get to put that awesome badge on your blog and win something fabulous!

Entering at Quoth the Raven January
Forever Dark 2 Anything Goes with an optional twist of steampunk 


  1. Awesome altered puzzle piece. Thank you for playing along with the Forever Dark Challenge blog

  2. You are too kind, Nan!!
    Love your altered puzzle piece - I am now wondering what Poe make I can put together for the Birthday celebration...

  3. This is a fabulous piece. I love altered puzzle pieces. Thank you for joining us at QTR..Poe.

  4. How super cool and I just adore your clay raven :-) Brilliant creation :-D
    Don't forget to claim your QTR prize then !!

    Thanks for playing again at QUOTH THE RAVEN.

    IKE x

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  5. This is the most wonderful puzzle piece ... beautiful.... i can imagine Poe blowing the tassel.... hope to see you back on the QTR DT soon love xxx

  6. Fabulous piece Nan, I love you little raven :D