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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 5 of Simply Betty's 12 Days of Halloween

And on the 5th Day of Halloween my Ghoul love gave to me...five flying ghosts whispering in the wind. Here's the inspiration for my card today: the last challenge referenced The Raven which made me pull out my book with the Edgar Allan Poe poetry in it. After I read The Raven, I turned to my all time favorite poem, Annabelle Lee. After seeing the theme for this day's challenge there was my inspiration! The cold wind that killed Annabelle Lee "came out of a cloud by night, chilling and killing my Annabelle Lee......For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams of the beautiful Annabelle Lee." I decided to do a night scene with the ghosts of the poet and Annabelle Lee. Both of my images were printed on vellum and then colored on the reverse side with Copic markers. Vellum is not the best surface for coloring and shading with Copics, but I really wanted the transparency so they would look like ghosts. Since the poet joins her in her tomb by the sea at the end of the poem, both of my images were done to look like ghosts.
Supplies: images are from Simply Betty Stamps, paper is DCWV, ribbon is Making Memories, bat and tombstone are Martha Stewart and the ghost border punch is from EK Success. The vellum is from Papertrey Ink and I love it!

6 comments:

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Your gorgeous project fits the challenge at Papercraft Star perfectly this week. I hope you consider entering it! Also, it's not too late to enter our $25.00 gift certificate give-away! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

Grace said...

Oh Gina what a truly inspired creation this is! I love the vellum and how it does give that ghostly look! Awesome job!!!

The Mama Monkey said...

I LOVE your ghosts and ric rac!! Perfect for this card!

Karin said...

Love that vellum and that tip about coloring on the reverse side...I will have to try that. I like the semi translucent look. That ric rack and the ghosts are fab too!

Catherine said...

Awesome! Absolutely AWESOME! What a great pairing of images, love the background, and the embellies are perfect! FAB job!

Angela said...

Great job on this Gina!! SO glad you made it to the next round!! I really love the idea of printing them on vellum. Great job and I love you created a card that goes along with the story!!
Hugs:)
Angela