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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Mr and Mrs Poe..........D

I made this project just because I felt like it.  I painted the canvases in various colours - I say various colurs because I couldn't get the colour right for me.  The inside I used a contrasting colour not that you can see it due to the photos and trimmings of lace and die cut edging.  The lace I pleated and sticking using my glue gun... wow that was messy lol.

The front canvas I used various stamps to try and create a graveyard scene using trees, ravens in the sky and grasses.  The cross I made out of broken lolly sticks and treated them with rub n buff.  I painted the name Lenore on the cross using white ink pad and brush. 

I used verdigris embossing powder made by WOW for all the stamp embossing on the back canvas, the iron gate fence diecuts with a little rub and buff on .  This was to give the effect of age.  I won the embossing powder in a previous challenge and I just love the Verdigris......
Lenore was the fiance of Guy De Vere who would not mourn the young womans death but celebrate their ascension to a new world.  Unlike Poe's other poems relating to the death of young women, Lenore implies the possiblility of paradise. (Wikipedias explanation lol)  

Perched on the cross is a raven I printed from the internet.

The back canvas I simply used various stamps to try and create Poe writing his poem.

The inside of the canvases are taken up with photos of Poe and his wife Virginia with birth and death dates.  I am sure they feel happy to be together in my creation.  He certainly loved her.

I used a couple of hinges to marry the two canvases together.

I do hope you like this project as I enjoyed doing something different.

I do hope I have managed to inspire someone out there and please call back soon.

Hugz Elaine xxx

This has been entered into the following challenges    


  1. Well Elaine, this is certainly a less conventional take on romance and love! What a stunning pair of canvases, and what joy to have chance to do something just cos you want to :)

    Thanks for entering the WOW! Embossing Powder February Challenge, and good luck!


  2. This is totally different and I love it! It's such a fab creation! Thank you so much for entering your project at TSC!


  3. Wow, how cool and fantastic, I really love it. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

  4. Gosh Elaine this is stunning! Very artistic and creative. It has a beautifully haunting impact. Nicola x

  5. This is an absolutely FABULOUS creation. So much thought and work gone into it and you created a masterpiece. Stunning !!
    Thank you very much for playing along with us at QUOTH THE RAVEN - Anything Poes. :-)
    IKE xx

  6. Wow! This is beautiful! I love the two canvasses hinged together to form two shadowboxes! Stunningly detailed and artfully crafted! Brilliant idea!
    Thanks for sharing with us at HDH!

  7. I appreciate you going out of the box. Very nice. Thanks for playing with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  8. Fabulous work Sweetie, you may have inspired me.....
    Thank you for joining in the Crafting Cafe Challenge x

  9. A really fabulous project! LOVE the elements you used! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

    PS: A gentle reminder that in order to be considered/chosen for our Top 5, you must have our challenge picture in your entry post and only link to 10 total challenges. HUGS!

  10. Hi Elaine! What a masterful project! So much thought and creativity have gone into your creation. Thank you for joining at FSC and as well thank you for joining us at Inkspirational. Hugs, Yvonne

  11. Oh this is wonderful! Love the use of the canvasses and and how they link together. And the story is so hauntingly beautiful. Thanks for joining us at HDH. xxD

  12. So Stunning & so different, i was totally drawn in,
    Thank you for joining us at
    The Crafting Cafe
    Hugs Debbie DT

  13. Stunning creation! I love the design and those hinges are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  14. Oh, Miss Ellapu! You never cease to amaze me! I love your take on this creation from Poe. Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week. fHope to see you again soon!

  15. A stunning piece of work. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge. x

  16. Great work Elaine & how nice to have the time to do something just because you could! Well done you!Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafting Cafe for our first ever challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  17. What a fantastic and original project!
    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft on this challenge :)

  18. A wonderful creation, fabulous design and your canvases are so beauitully coloured.

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  19. What a fabulous project Elaine - totally spooky; a great interpretation of a theme. Thanks for joining us over at the WOW! Embossing Powder Challenge x

  20. wow, beautiful, so much work and detail has gone into the two frames.a great take on the challenge. thanks for joining us at haunted design house

  21. What a dreamy, moody, INTERESTING project! Very artistic and creative! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!

  22. Wonderful project Elaine, the colours are lovely and so many lovely details to look at.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  23. Fabulously different take on our 'show some love' challenge..lovely canvases..Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

  24. What an amazing and creative project! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this week! Join us tomorrow for our new fun challenge.

  25. Hi Elaine
    I'm here from the Outlawz. Love your creations I've become a follower. I would love to invite you to visit my blog and become a follower of mine.

  26. Awesome Creative PLay, Gotta love getting messy! Thanks for playing along with us at WOW Embossing POwders

  27. what a fabulous piece! took me ages to look at all the details on there, love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Quoth the Raven

  28. A very different but stunning project. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck.

  29. Wow, lots of work in this project, an interesting take on the "Love" theme. Those hinges look great.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Gingerloft this fortnight.

  30. WOW this is really stunning. Just love how you have done this!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  31. Really lovely creation. Thanks for entering our FSC show some love challenge.
    Fliss x

  32. The time and craftsmanship you did on this project is superb. I also love working on canvas but your technique is already a work of art on itself. So glad you played along with us at The Crafting Cafe.
    xx Ria

  33. It's such a cool creation Elaine. Thank you so much for joining us at Oozak Challenge :o)


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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