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Monday, January 13, 2014

"Poe Weeps Alone" A dark Valentine for the Smeared Ink DT!

Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  I've had a fabulous vacation and now here's my first project for 2014!  I'm thrilled to be on the Smeared Ink design team for the new year and this year I'm inspired to create a series of Keyhole creations using digitally altered photos of vintage door keyholes that give you a peek into a strange world beyond.   So here's a rather dark Poe inspired Valentine for you featuring Smeared Ink's Poe stamp from their exclusive rubber club set 'Quoth The Raven'.

I stamped the image of Poe and coloured it with Copic markers, scanned it and then merged it with the digitally altered photo of a vintage heart shaped door keyhole.  The photo manipulation and my completed creation was designed in Photoshop CS6.

I've entered this one into the Anything Poes challenge quest #28 over at Quoth the Raven ;0)

...just a note about stamping and scanning...many stamp companies and some of Smeared Ink's Rubber Club artists don't allow you to stamp, scan and then digitally alter the images so just be aware of each companies policies.

In case you missed the news about our Smudgy Antics challenge blog here's the scoop....
We have bid a fond farewell to our Smudgy Antics Challenge blog and have moved the challenges  back home to the Smeared and Smudged Forum to join all of the other fun challenges and events that are going on there every week!  The Smudgy Antics Challenges are "Anything Goes" all the time and can be found in "The Challenger" group on the forum and we will continue to offer a prize from the Smeared Ink shop!  Membership to the Smeared and Smudged forum is free so hope to see you there!
Happy Stamping!
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  1. So very happy and thankful that you are on the SI DT, woo hoo! I am excited to see upcoming projects with the Keyhole theme. Love this piece and the mystery of what is beyond.

  2. Ooooh !!! Great to see you back again and this is an amazing piece. Great idea with the keyhole :-)
    Thank you for playing along at QUOTH THE RAVEN too YaY !!

    IKE xx

    p.s. The Master hath fixeth the Linky :-D

  3. Welcome back, Leigh! love your fab keyhole design and super quote from the Master. xxD

  4. Love the keyhole Leigh and of course the quote. Fab piece, Thanks for sharing with us at Quoth the Raven :)

  5. It looks sooooo real! Well done! And thanks for the reminder/warning about stamping and scanning. Most of the time I don't think to read the TOU!

  6. Leigh, this is such a cool idea, and the execution is perfect! Beautiful color choices. I too am looking forward to seeing all the keyhole projects you have in store for us. So glad to have you back!

  7. I really love this piece Leigh, Think the Peeping Poe looks fab with the red behind him.
    Thank for you joining us at Quoth the Raven xxx


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Leigh S-B