Friday, March 29, 2013

Life & Death Fat Page

I created this fat page (5x5) with newspaper and paint. I stenciled the background with paints and then added a rubber stamped image of Edgar with a stamp from Smeared Ink. I used three stencils to add the square, circle and dots. I masked Edgar and spritzed with copper glimmer mist. Many of Edgar's writings were inspired by Dante's Circle of Hell. The card is embellished with a steampunk cog and a black brad.

I am entering this fat page in the following challenges:

Stampotique - #93 stencils
Smudgy Antics - no markers or pencils
Smeared & Smudged Junk Funk - use newspaper
Haunted Design House - Dante inspired
Simon Says Stamp & Show - quotes
Simon Says Challenge - anything goes
Divas by Design - add metal
Left of Center - alternative art
Cute Card Thursday - #262 brass in pocket
Spooky & Scary - Poe



ike said...

Wonderful project Wendy. I love the newsprint back and how it goes on EAP's face. FABBO :-)
Thanks for playing along at Haunted Design House.
IKE xx

Candy C said...

Your card is awesome! There is so much truth to that sentiment, isn't there? The black and white is very striking and I especially like the red circle that you have masked behind Edgar Allen Poe. I also like the combination of the book text and the polka dots. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Lisa Carroll said...

Fabulous creation! Wonderful mix of elements, colors and textures... love that quote, too! :) Thank you for joining us in "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xxo

Carla said...

love this....great details and Poe image looks great!

I Don't Do Straight said...

Great Image and sentiment, as Ike said the newspaper background showing through on Poe's face is FAB! Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House and Smudgy Antics :)

P.S. Quoth the Raven, Nevermore ( are running an Anything Poe's challenge at the moment, this page would fit the challenge perfectly :)

Carla said...

and thanks for joining us at Left of Center!

DonnaMundinger said...

Love the way you stamped over the text, Wendy. fab project! thanks for sharing with HDH. xxD

Nellie van Leeuwen said...

Beautiful very strong creation! Love it. Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

Ally White Cat said...

This is awesome always looks so cool and your piece is awesome.Thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics.
susan s

Sue said...

Love this Wendy, very striking. Thanks for sharing with us at Stampotique. Sue xx

mark gould said...

Very cool, Poe is always great to see. Like the others I love the news print showing through. thanks for joining us at hdh

Deb said...

Fabulous card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Awesome fat page, love the techniques and imagery! Thanks for playing with us at Smudgy Antics!

Happycrafter Shell said...

Brilliant fat page! the News print showing through poe is great. Thank you for joining us at Smudgy antics and Left of Center x

Anna Lilja said...

Really great, cool Edgar Allan Poe creation! Love the idea with the newletter going sideways trough Poe! Thanks for joining Smudgy! :))
Hugs Anna

~Lady B~ said...

I just love this!!! The ladies have said it all. Fantastic piece! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

This is another corner that loves that newsprint. A fabulous FB page
Thank you for sharing your art with us at Smudgy Antics

Dani Rogall said...

thanks for sharing your card by TMTA & more. I like your compositon!