Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poe-etic Blog Hop

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Woo Hoo! It's time for the August Smeared & Smudged Member's Blog Hop. The hop theme is called Poe-etic! What a great way to celebrate the master of mystery and the macabre! I have created a mixed media piece for my Poe-etic entry!  My Poe masterpiece is created from a wooden block, an old wooden spool and a rectangular block from a game similar to Jenga.

The Edgar Allan Poe image and the word "nevermore" are digital stamps from the Quoth the Raven set by Smeared Ink. The crown is a page from a damaged book that was cut with the Cricut machine, painted red and stamped with a chain link pattern stamp from Great Impressions. The wings are from a Tim Holtz clear stamp collection set. Once I assembled my Poe bust, I put it through the laminater to give it stability.

The images around the base of the block are from collage sheets. They have been decoupaged onto the block base. I added the Edgar Allan Poe quote "to elevate the soul, poetry is necessary" . The piece is embellished with black and red rhinestones, lace flowers that I painted black, striped ribbon yarn and black eyelash yarn.

 Please leave me a comment about my Poe-etic assemblage piece and then hop and bop over to the next blog site which is


 I am entering my altered piece into the following challenges:

That Craft Place - vintage
The Crazy Challenge - #127 anything goes
Craft Your Passion - #124 (three flowers with 3 red rhinestones)
Created With Love - #3 (three flowers with 3 red rhinestones)
Simon Says Stamp - no rules
Bearly-Mine - #49 anything goes
Creative Card Crew - #17 newsprint
LEJ - #17 vintage
Tammy's Scrapin - #24 anything goes

As always, Smeared and Smudged have given the members a great blog hop theme. Visit the participating "hoppers" and leave them some love. Also check out the creations on the above mentioned challenge sites. You will be amazed and inspired to start a crafting project of your own. 

~ chasing after my paper whims ~ wendy


Marissa Isabel said...

I love the idea of taking different things and put them all together!
LOVE your poe-tic piece, specially the crown :)!! So clever!
Thanks for sharing your project at Simon Says Stamp and Show!
Love your pug, I have one too...
marissa amaya

craftin-dawn said...

Very interesting and creative! Like how you incorperated the 3 flowers and 3 gems in the flowers! Thank you for playing along at Created With Love Challenges

Candy C said...

Wendy, this is a really cool Poe piece. I like all of the elements you've added to build and create such an interesting piece. That sentiment is so true, isn't it? Poe was sometimes a very "dark" poet. I think you have captured him perfectly with this piece... Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Rose Petal said...

Hello Wendy. Well this is a definite work of art. So full of textures. Love the flowers and gems too. Thnanks for sharing at Created with love.
Sandra xxx

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is such a cool piece of art. I love all of the details you have included. Very creative and fun from every side. Thanks for joining us in our Power of 3 challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Laura B said...

What a beautiful art piece! So cool!:)

Julia said...

I love this, you are a very talented lady. Love the sentiment.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous project I love that image and your beautiful colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

I Don't Do Straight said...

So cool!....FAB :)

ike said...

Woah - what a cozmic creation - I LUV this piece :-) xxx

Vee Cassidy said...

Brilliant project Vee xx

Vee Cassidy said...

A brilliant project. vee xx

Mian said...

Wow, this is such a cool project! Love it!!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Craft Your Passion this week.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Craft Your Passion
August Guest Design Team Member

Maura said...

Cool! Love Poe in the ink pot!

Netty said...

Brilliant project and adore the hanging below, x

Happycrafter Shell said...

What a creative creation!! loving it!! xxxx

Jane said...

A fantastic piece of work love it
Hugs xxx

Suzanne C said...

Love the clever design. Brilliant poe etic design! Love your details! Glad you joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

About Me said...

I love your assemblage - lots and lots of details. Awesome!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

This is very different but I like it very creative to be sure. Love the vintage look of it. Thanks for playing along with Creative with Love Challenges.

Desire Fourie said...

Wendy this is so beautifully designed and the colours are perfect. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps from DS4J to the value of 20$.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

KraftyKoolKat said...

Awesome work. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew and good luck.


Kristina said...

OMG I freaking love this!! You make the best looking stuff!! Just awesome!

Terra said...

Oh my, I love him! What a creative way to use the spool and blocks, I especially love the crown and what an awesome idea to put it through a laminator! I'll be stealing that idea for sure, I hope you don't mind :)

~Lady B~ said...

I adore your piece! I'm really digging Poe with his colorful wings and crown! You've added so many details. Love it!

lisa aka b.creative said...

What a great crown and that little scarf is brilliant. xxlisa

Wendy said...

lol...Terra if you have a laminator...go ahead a use it! I happen to have one because I make a lot of laminated jewelry works great for giving paper stability and will not be stealing my idea...have fun with it!!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Brilliant piece! I just love everything about it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Very unique and creative piece.Amazing from every angle and so well thought out.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Tammy Ortiz said...

I Really have enjoyed your Blog. This creation is really sharp, full of Talent.
Best Of Luck in the challenge.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A fabulous project. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Ellen said...

Great project, love it! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Kezzy said...

Wow fantastic project, amazing. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Sorry I'm late with commenting I have been away :-) Kerry x