Thursday, 23 August 2012

Poe-etic Blog Hop at Smeared And Smudged

Blog Roll:

Good Evening / Good Morning, All

Welcome to the August Blog Hop from Smeared and Smudged Forum.
It is all about the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe (hence Poe-etic).

I have chosen The Valley of Unrest, a very beautiful poem full of rich imagery 
using flowers, gemstones, and shades of purple.

It reminded me of Medieval Scots Court Poetry in that respect and, interestlngly enough, Poe mentions the Hebrides in the verse!

I have printed out the poem in full for you to enjoy and it has been
die cut and inked and mounted onto purple cooredinations which
has been embossed and sanded and all of this has been mounted onto
cream webbing.

I put a photograph of the man himself into a cameo and placed it centrally
tied with purple/silver cord.

On the right hand side I have stamped La Blanche lillies in purple ink
a few times to resemble the lilies over the unnamed grave in the poem.
The gravestone is from Smeared Ink and it has been placed under the lilies and
falling gems to represent the scene from the last six lines of the poem.

I also added a couple of little die cut leaves I covered
with micro beads (love the texture). and placed them around
the grave.

Everything has been mounted onto 12 inch by 12inch
scrapbook paper which has purple and violet tones, dreamy purple
flowers and random words.
I think it ties everything together. 

I hope you enjoy the poem and the blog hop!

 The blog roll is on this post and
also on the sidebar.

Vee xx

I would like to enter this into

Simon Says Stamp and Show

where the theme is 

No Rules



  1. Very nice!! Love the colors.. and that mesh in the back is really cool..

  2. Really beautiful! Love the cameo and the webbing.:)

  3. Absolutely stunning work, Vee. So evocative and well themed with the purples and golds. The mesh is inspired and the poem is fundamental to your well thought out design.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  4. Great creation Vee! Love the layout and the images you used. Especially love the EAP cameo embellie. Great work!

  5. Lovely scrapbook page, truly beautiful.

  6. So very very pretty, beautifully done :)

  7. so pretty, love the comeo, beautiful page

  8. Utterly gorgeous - love the colours and the Poe pendant rocks ! :-) xxx

  9. Thanks very much, everyone. Vee xx

  10. Oh my goodness, this is stunning Vee. I can see how much thought and effort you have put into this, your attention to detail is wonderful.

    Hugs Sue

  11. really beautiful! I love the colours you have used on this and the layout! xxx

  12. Fantastic work love it
    Hugs xxx

  13. Beautiful art work. I love your idea and expression beautiful.beautiful.
    susan s.

  14. Vee your work is gorgeous and is always very special. This is brilliant.
    Hugs and well wishes
    Lisa xxxx

  15. I love the colors you chose for your card - wonderful background - most awesome!

  16. Thank you very much everyone for your lovely support; you are all very kind and I appreciate the time you have taken to look and leave comments. Vee xx

  17. Wow Vee this is simply wonderful, love the shades of purple and the fantastic mesh!

  18. Very pretty Vee, and congrats on your new DT spot at DD!

  19. Vee, this is a beautiful piece! I really adore me some dark gothic and guts and gore, but there is something about art that is subtly chilling that I really love. The words that come to mind when I look at this are beautifully haunting, and I believe you captured the essence of the poem. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  20. Your work is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the colors and textures you have used...they are very fitting with the poem. You have created more than a piece, you've created a mood. Awesome work!

  21. I love the feel to this project. Yes it´s lovely. xxlisa

  22. great tribute to Poe. I like your layout and love the mesh gives a great touch. Very nicely done.

  23. Thank you very much everyone; what wonderful comments. xx


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Vee xx