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Quoth the Raven - 31 Days of Halloween!

"Once upon a midnight dreary,
while I pondered, weak & weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore - 
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door - 
"Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door -
only this and nothing more."
Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven

Who doesn't know this famous quote from Poe's poem The Raven?
His poems & stories are so creepy & dark that of course many of his works conjure up thoughts of All Hallows Eve
So what better subject for a day in our
31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop
with the team at Smeared Ink!

If you've been following along all month, you know that our challenge is to create Halloween or Day of the Dead-themed projects with some kind of stamping on them. It's been really cool to see all the different work out there!

It's Becky here today to share my 2nd project for the month & not my first Poe project! {My first one was published in Somerset Studios last year!}...

To see more detail about how I created this project, visit my personal blog HERE.

Happy Haunting!


  1. Oh Becky, your Poe project is stunning! off to your blog for a closer look! Fabulous work! mo x

    1. Thanks Maureen! It was fun & challenging to make!

  2. This is a piece of art! Great combination of colors.

  3. WOWOWOW is what I think!!! fabulous use if color and texture.

    1. Thanks Jean! Tried to use all my AP goodies in my stash on this one! :)

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    1. Thanks - it's actually an 11x14 canvas panel board! More room to play!

  5. Spooktacular Poe creations today! Love all the details and the various layered elements!

  6. Wow Becky this is fantastic. Love all the colors, stamping and dimension. What a great piece of art!

    1. Thanks! It was fun to create all those layers!

  7. Oh wow!! This is fantastic! Love all the details and texture you added! Wonderful job!

  8. Beautiful! What a fabulous collage. xxD

  9. Thanks Donna! Sometime collage can be intimidating! I just rolled with this one!

  10. WOW! This is AWESOME... Love all the layers, textures, colors and images... I think Poe would approve!!! :)

  11. Fabulous Poe projects indeed! Edgar would approve!

  12. Wow. this is amazing project. I love all the images and layers. I really like the purple background for Poe. It definitely sets off the image.

  13. Amazing, and so much detail. Love it. Now I need to check out your blog so I can see it even better.


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