Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Poe - Horror stories

I am just catching up with the Gingersnap Creations Edgar Allan Poe month and this challenge was called Horror Stories, so here is mine.

Poe wrote a number of short stories and poems and I looked him up to refresh my memory, what surprised me though was when I looked for images of  'The Masque of the Red Death' there was Vincent Price staring back at me and reminded me I had probably seen the film in my youth when I used to go to Saturday afternoon pictures. I loved horror stories way back then - now I really hate watching anything like that, tooooo scary!!!!!!


This is a hybrid piece. I downloaded images from Scrapbookgraphics.com and used them for the base background and then added the title, charm, buttons, skull (one of my moulds) and black enamel accents with tiny red seed beads in it. I am going to add this to my journal OR if I get time I an going to make a Halloween book. I think the journal will win!


You can see that the backing paper is actually made up of layered pages of Poe's poems.



Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you are getting some crafty time to make things.

Please don't forget to add any of your Halloween projects to my linky HERE - I am going to give one of my Halloween tags away to a random chosen person at the beginning of November.

Have a great day.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



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19 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is wonderful.. love the layered ages and the embellies
Lisa x

Netty said...

Smashing page Brenda and the red skull certainly made me giggle, terrific. x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic page, love the red skull, Yvonne x

Rebekah said...

Stunning work as always Brenda! Hugs Rebekah xx

donna said...

Wonderful collage Brenda. The background is super and I love the banner title...hugs ..Donna

Gina said...

Fabulous idea to use the poems as background paper!! :D XXX

Suze Bain said...

Ooh, this is fab, LOVE the background and that red skull. xx

Irene said...

Brillant creation Brenda, so love the red skull.
See you tomorrow, looking forward to it.
Irene xx

Kathyk said...

FAB project from you, as always, and I'm LOVING your spooky bunting too. I recently bought some bunting images and hope to be making use of them some time soon

Happy Tuesday

Kathyk

Margreet said...

I don't like Halloween, but I do like your card, especially that cool skull!
xxx Margreet

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, how cool - a wonderful card and the skull is outstanding.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A very inventive take on the Poe Challenge Brenda, but I'm with you on the scary stuff these days - can't bear to watch it on TV/Film. (I'm such a whimp!)
You've done an awesome job - (I do rather like that skull)!
Have a scary-free week - hugs, Sylvia xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great!

Lucy x

Terry said...

Brenda, using Poe's poems for the background is so clever! Love the design and the red skull is too awesome! Aren't you going to miss this Halloween Spirit?

craftymonster81 said...

OMG this is fab, I love that little skull and I ink well looks great too
Lindsay xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is super Brenda, I love the Edgar Allen Poe theme, everything looks just perfect.
hugs
Lorraine x

Cazro said...

Brilliant. You never fail to provide an awesome project. Caz

Ali Manning said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations :)

Shar said...

Great Poe piece! Love the pennants!