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Saturday, June 6, 2015

"Spirits of the Dead" Poe art for Forever Dark Challenges DT

Howzit Friends!
I'm back today to share the 2nd project I made for the launch of our new 'dark and twisty' challenge blog called Forever Dark Challenges!  We have TWO fangtastic sponsors this month and we had the pleasure of creating with the digi images they provided us with!  On Tuesday I blogged about the card featuring digi stamps by ArtiDoodles, click HERE to go check it out if you missed it, Teri's images are simply divine!  Now I'm thrilled to share the card made with Ike's fabulous digis!

June 22 Update:  Yay!  This Poe project won the Ike's World #39 Challenge, Squeeee! :0)

Ike is offering 3 digi images
Teri is offering 3 digi images

Delicious Doodles Stamp
 "Spirits of the Dead"

 "Be silent in that solitude,
   Which is not loneliness—for then
The spirits of the dead who stood
   In life before thee are again
In death around thee—and their will
Shall overshadow thee: be still."
E.A. Poe "Spirits of the Dead"

And just for fun my beautiful Gothess, Evangeline Ghastly, wanted to pose with her favourite poet ;0)
I combined the image of the women with the raven "Poe's Death Bed" with "Candle Poe"
in Photoshop CS6 and printed out the image onto Neenah Solar White cardstock.  To create the fancy fold card I scored where I wanted the fold on either side of Poe's head and then fussy cut the portion that was above the scored line with an Xacto knife.  Once his head was free I folded the card in half. 
I coloured the images with Copic markers and the background was done with Derwent Pastel pencils and blended with a Dove blender pen.

Come and indulge your dark side and play in our Forever Dark Challenges!

I'm entering this one in
Ike's World Challenge #39 - Lyrics
I design for Smeared and Smudged - Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * Forever Dark * Altered Eclectic Challenges *About Art Accents


  1. great project: I sent you several e-mail since Thursday they all are coming back "saying not delivered" maybe you can check your spam? at both emails addresses that I have from you. I could only communicate with you through here...to let you know...

  2. Eeeeek !!! What a totally AWESOME stunning project !! I let out a girly squeal when I saw this and I LUV your Gothess behind there - she is super. :-D Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES and QUOTH THE RAVEN. It's a delight to have you there :-D

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  3. This is fantastic so much detail .Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

  4. You captured the essence of the Quoth the Raven challenge this month, Leigh! Amazing project. Glad to see you at Quoth the Raven!

    Kay Wallace
    Quoth the Raven DT

  5. Leigh, how wonderful this is!! Combining the two images is something I would have never thought to do and it is so awesome!! And that background behind Poe is beyond fabulous it makes and the candle makes it look like it is illuminating!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream in Darkness this month! ~Nan, CT~

  6. Love the uniqueness of this, it's brilliant! Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  7. It's me again with another hat on!! LOL I just realized this is titled "The Spirit of Poe" and that is just what this fab piece is!! Awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Dream in Darkness this month! ~Nan, CT~

  8. OOPs! Wrong title but you get my drift as you can understand Nan speak! lol

  9. Wow!! This is just stunningly cool and you are a GREAT colorist! Amazing design.

  10. What fabulous colouring! I love the way you combined the two images and the fussy cutting to make the fold, this is just gorgeous! Mo x

  11. Stunning work Leigh! ...and we both chose the same Poe poem to inspire us lol. Must get me one of those Easel Dolly's :D XXX

  12. really spooky but nice thanks for joining ike's art challenge
    Lynne DT x

  13. Ooh brilliant combination of images and love your colouring. Thank you for joining Dream in Darkness second challenge, hope to see more of your makes. P.S. That doll is awesome

  14. I saw this awesome piece than the name..oh squeel! Please never stop amazing me because you haven't yet! Thank you for joining us at Ike's world challenge.

  15. Love your Poe, awesome pop up! Beautiful coloring, great all around. Thanks so much for playing with us at Dream in Darkness!~CT kim

  16. This may be one of the most beautiful cards of POE that I've seen - and being on IKE's Team I've seen alot. Your coloring is out of this world - how you've joined the images crazy great. I'd love to know the proces of creation. Just know it is rapture! best, samara DT IKES

  17. Gorgeous Leigh....simply stunning.
    Thank you for joining us at QTR for our picture inspiration challenge. BDx


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