Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Poe, The Black Cat, Gingersnap!

The Black Cat
I am pleased and honoured to be a Visiting Artist for the month of October over at Gingersnap Creations! Thank you Ali for the invite. Very excited! 

The other Visiting Artist is Melissa Ustik. Melissa is a an amazing artist and I love her creativity. The October Muse is Mary Green. Mary is so awesome! She creates fabulous Gluebooks, something I haven't really tried yet, but want to give it a go. All the DT and special guests are fabulous! Please make sure you have a look at their fantastic artwork. What creative minds! I'm awed! (visual here: mouth hanging open)

For the month of October the theme is Stuck on Poe. The first challenge of the month is the Chestnut Challenge: Horror Stories.  I have chosen Poe's short story "The Black Cat"

Tag Supply list:
- Tim Holtz Texture Fade, Brick. I used the technique mentioned in his book, "A Compendium of Curiosities"; page 40, Double Distress. DI Fired Brick, Black Soot, Pumice
- Hinge is from TH Grungeboard Plain Elements; DI ink Black Soot; then smooched with finger some Distress Stickles Pewter.
- Little black mice are Martha Stewart Halloween mice edge punch
- Blood splatter stamp is Martha Stewart Vampire set
- Quote is from web
- Tissue Tape script is from Hobglobin set
- Axe ad Poe portrait from Google images; used an oval Fragment Charm and Glossy Accents for Poe's portrait
- Cat image is from Caisidyrose on Flickr
- Chain clip is TH

Some closeups. Click on photo for larger images:
Had to disfigure the poor thing to go along with the story! Go here and read the story, if you are not familiar with it.
I stamped a spider on the left side. See the blood on the axe! Love those blood splatter stamps!
Boy, talk about crooked! Well you know what I say. If it's not crooked, it's not handmade!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a look around and leave a word or two before you go. It's going to be a fabulous month! So head on over to the Gingersnap Creations Challenge and see the other awesome artwork! Get inky and join in! It's going to be a very bumpy ride!


Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun fun- love all of the details- the opening in the brick, the vermits on the bottom and the sentiment panel! Love it!!! Congrats for the Oct delight of visiting artist at Gingersnaps!

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE that background. Beautiful x

Sharon said...

Absolutely fantastic Debbie - just perfect for the theme!!! And congrats on being a visiting artist at Gingersnap Creations.

craftattack said...

Great work, and congrats on being visiting artist! Valerie

Jingle said...

This is absolutely fantastic!!!

Ali Manning said...

This is gorgeous, Debbie - I love the deep red you chose! So glad you're joining us this month :)

johanna said...

coool, i love this!!

inkypinkycraft said...

Congratulations on being visiting artist, love the tag, the axe is great!!!enjoy and well done again hugs trace x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous tag, thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

2amscrapper said...

fantastic! I love the brick wall!

Bubbles said...

Ooh... I like him :) Looks a bit like one of my old one-eyed cats :)

I do read a bit of Poe... but find his life story so much more interesting... I've jujst been reading about how the murder story he wrote of Marie Roget was based on a true story, a real person Poe knew (Maria Rogers)... and her murder has never been solved...
*ooooohhhhooooohhh* creepy moaning music *lol*

Marjie Kemper said...

Debbie, this is so cool! I love the hole in the wall... so clever! And the colors and dangling trinket.... love it!

Shar said...

Perfect! You have captured The Black Cat story wonderfully! Fab piece!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful! What a lovely idea to make an album with your Poe items for your visiting artist month,

Lucy x

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