Tuesday, 21 October 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 21

Wow - can you believe we're over 2/3's the way through this amazing blog hop organised by Smeared and Smudged?! Hope you're enjoying it as much as I am :). If you've gotten a little lost along the way, the blog roll is on my sidebar :)

Today I am sharing a tag I've made, with reference to Edgar Allan Poe, the gothic writer and poet.  He was one of the first gothic style writers, and in my mind his work The Raven is inextricably linked with Halloween.

I got a wonderful quote sheet from Gecko Galz to use in one of their challenges, and I have also shared this on their Facebook page :o)

I started with a Ranger tag in Kraft card (size 6 1/4" x 3 1/4") and firstly blended distress inks over it.
I used Dusty Concord, Brushed Corduroy, Faded Jeans and Spiced Marmalade to create a nice background on the tag.


I've then used some of the quotes from the Gecko Galz page, again having blended over them with distress inks, added a stamp of E A Poe himself from a Wendy Vecchi set, and a lovely little raven laser cut from That Craft Place.  I've then finished with a metal MME sentiment 'be an original' and a Tim Holtz pen-nib.  The ribbons are a velvety brown one, a striped organza one and a thinner cream coloured one.



I hope you like it :o)

Thanks for reading

Stefanie xx

I wish to enter this tag into the Quoth the Raven - Challenge 37 'Tag Along' here:  http://poequoththeraven.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/quoth-raven-challenge-37-tag-along.html

Tag Along - #60 Poe - here: http://tagalongchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/tag-60-edgar-allen-poe.html#comment-form


and also the Gecko galz Papercrafting Challenge page on Facebook - here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/654948344560159/

26 comments:

  1. Such a nice tag, your colors set the mood nicely. Love the pen nib and Poe himself. ~kim

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    1. Thanks Kim - you are too kind :o)

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  2. Cool tag! Love the moody background and your collage elements, embellies and stamp are beautifully arranged. Hope to play with the Gecko Galz in this one, too. xxD

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    1. Thanks Donna - it's a great theme for a tag - was so glad to find Gecko Galz too :o)

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  3. Love this quote. Great Poe inspired tag.

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  4. Wonderful tag! Love the Poe elements and the pen nib is awesome! !

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    1. :o) Thanks Nanette - glad you like it

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  5. Beautiful background! Love the Poe elements. Great tag!

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    1. Thanks Susan - was really pleased with the background :o)

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  6. this is the most unique Poe project I have seen yet. I love the tag. The inkwell pen is ingenious

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    1. That is so kind Rebecca - thank you :o)

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  7. I'll call this tag an original.
    Your background colors turned out fabulous.

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  8. Wonderful tag, I love that you added a pen nib.

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    1. Thanks Steph - glad you like the pen nib :o)

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  9. This is a very cool tag. That background is fabulous and I love all your added extras. Great quote section too. Brilliant. Thank you for coming over to play at QUOTH THE RAVEN. :-D

    IKE x

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  10. Wicked cool Poe inspired tag! I love all the elements!

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    1. too kind Leigh - but thank you :o)

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  11. Fab card featuring Poe! Love the background!

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  12. Lovely tag--love the little pen nib! A perfect addition.

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  13. That quote is from one of my 2 favourite Poe poems... can never quite decide if I like that one...'dream within a dream' or 'alone' best. Love your tag... beautiful and haunting.
    Thank you for joining us at QUOTH THE RAVEN this month .BDx

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  14. I love all those embellishments you fellow POE lover!

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