Saturday, January 21, 2017

Poe'ing on Some More!

Back to the past a bit more Poe for you as we celebrate his appreciation day!

 An altered old book front.

The inside of the book filled with Poe goodies.

Poe, some paper, some fabric, some lace, and thee :)

 Another one of my favs....can you tell I love Poe?

We have some awesome new stamps released this week so check out the Portal information above to see about all the goodies going on!

Friday, January 20, 2017

A Little More Poe!

Yesterday I shared my Poe wreath but my makings of Master Poe have been going on a while!  Thanks to Ike of Ike's Art for introducing me to seeing his work as an inspiration to create a project taking his words from the pages to my being able to hold my interpretation of them!  So to help celebrate the event here they are!

My 2nd all time favorite a little theater with Poe as a puppet!

All time favorite make about Poe after watching the movie "The Raven"!  This was one of the last scenes in the movie where they found him dying (in the movie of poison hence the little green bottle) with the last of the fall leaves falling around him as he sat in a stupor on a park bench. 

ATC with melted crayons: fun to make!

A pocket full of Poesies from Quoth the Raven Challenge. I made a pocket out of freebie raven paper of Ike;s found at Ike's Art then stamped tissue paper with "nevermore" to make a posie before tucking a digi of Poe in my pocket.

That's a quick flash back in Poe time so on to the next lovely! 
AND that secret I eluded to yesterday is:

We will also have NEW stamps to release on January 19th!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time to Celebrate Poe's Birthday!

Good morning and welcome to the start of the blog hop to show our appreciation of Edgar Allan Poe's birthdate!  The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity has the hop details and will also provide you with the Inlinkz Blog Roll code. So let the fun begin...take a quick look here and maybe leave some love? then go get all the information plus a little bit of surprise info!  I have a door wreath to hang on my back door on the inside to give the old guy a nod each day of the hop :)

I used 3 of the Poe's stamp heads from Carmen's Veranda's Stamps.  Painted up with the golden tones of my Gelatos.  Under the one of the right is a quote that I love by the poet!
A close up of the quote edged with Distress Inks in Old Paper.  The wreath is deco mesh by the and gold.  It is about 12 inches in size.
 One of the new release Zentangle Crows (in 4 different sizes) from Lost Coast Designs painted with dark gold Gelatos and he and his pal show up nicely in real life but I was very disappointed when I got this photo in late (too late to redo my crows ..sad face!)
Hope you have an awesome time at the hop and invite lots of friends!  Remember, you need to go to the Portal to get all of the essential information so you can win a prize!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Alice, It's Cold Outside!

Hi my cold and hot friends around the world!  I am freezing in South Mississippi something I can rarely say!  So you know it is Nan with you today! I found a watercolor technique on Youtube (yep, being sick gives one lots of time to watch others and get inspired to do so many things one doesn't feel like doing!) and sadly I can't find it to get the person's link!  I used it to make 3 bookmarks using the Rabbit with watch, Cheshire Cat, Hatter, and Rabbit with trumpet set and Alice from the set with  Queen and Sitting Queen. I sprinkled with acrylic white paint with a lot of water and made some sprinkle stars close to the figures and in the sky.

I didn't want to tape them down to photo because the whole watercolor look and the white trim around it makes for a very loose natural look so I just went with it.

They are stamped in green to keep from overpowering the light colors; I colored them with Prismacolor makers.

I used a limited palette on these to go with the background.

I hope you enjoy our event celebrating Alice in Winterland!  I know I will enjoy saving my space in my book to snuggle back down into the comforter with one of these Alice bookmarks!  All the event information and monthly challenges are all listed at the  Lost Coast Portal to Creativity so go over and have a good look!  Lots of fab chances to get stamp money to shop in the stores!

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Fly, Mona, Fly!

I love all the variations of Mona Lisa that Lost Coast Designs has available and this one, Mona Flying,  is so funky and free spirited it just lifts my heart!  I missed my spot on the actual monthly challenge post for the  Lost Coast Portal to Creativity so here comes Mona and me sliding into 3rd base a little roughed up but here!

The background was made with painter's tape to keep my watercolors inside the frame and then some water and watercolors allowed to run and play!  Mona was stamped then colored up a bit with some Prismacolor markers and the Shadow Frames set circle holds the word Fly from the Old Typewriter Alphabet set.  The "A" in Mona is actually trying to fly right off the paper!  

As always, our information on everything is on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity  including the spot to click for the monthly challenge which is "Anything Goes" (which is what Mona is all set for! ) this month!  Lots of events coming up and all of that info will be right there on the Portal so keep an eye on the Portal!

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