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'Spirits of the Dead' ATC Tree

...Shadowy, shadowy, yet unbroken,
Is a symbol and a token.
How it hangs upon the trees,
A mystery of mysteries!
-E.A. Poe

ATCs abound at this month. I could not stop at just one. Poe requires a branch-filled mobile.

Ingredients for your creative soup:
Spray painted twig

The card blanks are perfect for cutting in half (2.5"x3.5") to make 2 ATC blanks.

Choose your alpha images. GRUESOME!!

Gel medium under and over:

Some Poe on the backside:

More gel medium:

Closeups with the embellishments:

The bat was just hanging around. 
Note to self-find a raven:

Some pom pom and inked cheesecloth trims:

Poe to go:

You can never have enough Poe:

Hope you are now inspired to join the ATC fun this month with our awesomest of Design Teams!

How YOU can participate...
During September for ATC Awesomeness!  

Create your ATCs and share them with us!
Prizes will be given weekly by random drawing to one lucky person.  You simply send a photo of your ATC creation*, we will add it to the blog.  You can submit any day of the week.  Each Sunday a prize will be displayed on the Blog.  The following Sunday a prize will be awarded.  You can submit up to three photos each week.  It's not mandatory, but we would really like for you to incorporate AlteredPages products with your ATCs.   Prizes include papers, stamps, art pencils and more! 
*Send your ATC photos one of two ways
Email to:
Post on Facebook:
Very important to ADD hashtag 
#SeptemberATC  so we know you want to be entered in the prize drawing.
Thanks for joining us and we hope you play along! 

Ciao for now,
-Trish Alger


  1. HOLEY POE! AMAZING ART from an amazng artist!

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    2. Thank you Jean for your awesome encouragement!

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    2. Thank you so very much Michele!

  3. this is terrific - just love the idea and the resulting piece - I'm inspired to make something similar! remember, imitation and flattery and all that ... !

    1. Thanks Tristan! Steal away! Can't wait to see what you create!!

  4. Amazing Trish! I just love it!

  5. Fabulous and spooky to boot, a great Halloween Project! xx

    1. Thank you Danie! I was going for spooky, glad it worked!


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