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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop: A Dream Within A Dream by Leigh!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to my Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop!

Recently the Mayor of Baltimore declared Poe's birthday, January 19, an official city-wide Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day so I decided to celebrate with an impromptu blog hop!  The hop starts today and because it's spur of the moment this will be a progressive hop spanning over the next 5 days and you can join the hop at any time, no need to sign up!  You have until midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun!

Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda are sponsoring this hop, but ALL stamps of Poe and related imagery by other companies can be used, and one participating blog will be randomly selected to win a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV!  For all the info on how to join in the hop please click HERE!

Today I'm sharing a handwritten and rubber stamp illustrated poem by Edgar Allan Poe
"A Dream Within A Dream"

Awarded Top 3 at Quoth the Raven Challenge blog 

I stamped Poe from Carmen's Veranda onto watercolour paper with a combination of Black Soot and Tea Dye Distress Inks and created a watercolour painting using a water brush.  Once dry I added the journaling segments using Lost Coast Designs large journaling stencil and applied Tea Dye and Black Soot Distress Inks with an foam ink applicator.  I hand wrote the poem with a black Micron pen and added white details with white acrylic paint.  I trimmed the painting and distressed the edges with Tim's Paper Distresser tool before layering it onto black and brown cardstocks and then framed it.  My Poe Living Dead doll and his Raven are pleased with it I think, LOL :0)

Thanks for visiting with me today and I hope you will enjoy my Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop!  We will do this again next year so mark your calendars ;0)  Now off you hop to the next project in the Inlinkz Collection below and don't forget to comment each day for the chance to win that $10 LCD/CV spending spree!

I now submit my offering to
Quoth the Raven - Anything Goes
Dream in Darkness - Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Forever Dark *


  1. This is beautiful and I want a Poe doll! Thanks for this awesome hop.

  2. Fab project - as always - love your hand written poem xx

  3. Oh, that is super awesome. I love your handwritten section - super cool :-)
    Thank you for this great Hop :-D


    IKE xx

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  4. Leigh, you are the Poe-master!! Love your card and I think Mr. Poe would love it, too!! XOXO-Shari

  5. Thank you for the fun Hop! What a gorgoues creation, WOW. The handwritten poem is stunning, love how you've done this! Happy EAP day from Baltimore! Best, CG

  6. This is amazing... I thought the background was a stamp... YOU WROTE ALL OF THE TEST!!!! Love the image of Poe... I know some stamps I must get!!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Stunning and that handwriting is AMAZING! Must get that journaling stencil but your handwriting is gorgeous! Fabulous xx

  8. Me again with a Hat on - Thank you for coming over to play at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-D

    IKE xx

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  9. Stunning vintagey Poe piece, love it Leigh! Thanks so much for playing along at Dream in Darkness!~kim

  10. Hand wrote? WAU!!! I'm just so amazed, gorgeous piece made in such a talent. Thank you for joining Dream in Darkness January challenge, hope to see you back in February.

  11. Love that you hand wrote one of my favourite poems Leigh. Sorry I couldn't complete the Hop.... huge family issues :( Thanks for joining us at QTR... and for giving our challenge a shout out. much love xxx

  12. Fantastic piece Leigh! Thanks for sharing is with us at QTR x


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