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Saturday, 10 January 2015


This week saw the start of a new "Quoth the Raven Challenge"
Challenge #40 is "Snow Poe" ...create something Poesque using white + 1 other colour...
Had to go with black didn't I?

Quote from "The Raven"
 ("Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad face into smiling...")

 I had worked on this icon before so it needed several coats of gesso and paint to block the colours, but it did leave some yummy texture :D

 I already knew the images from Itkupilli I wanted to use.
 Printed out onto plain copy paper the images bond nicely to the wood and painted surface.
I typed out the quote and printed, before cutting up and edging the words with black distress ink.

Couldn't resist that smile :D
But it was just lacking a little something...
Black Diamond stickles!
and a bit of highlighting :D

Enjoy :D XXX



  1. Gina, this is absolutely amazing work! New to QTR and to the DT, but this has just blown me away! And, yes, the Black Diamond Stickles were required here! ;-)

  2. This is so gorgeous! Love the ink blots coming from the raven!

  3. Your in the ZONE! now aren't you! Spectacular Piece,!! Indeed! xoDebi

  4. AWESOME !! This is an amazing piece and I really love your bird image :-) Very thought provoking and brilliantly done :-D Thank you for coming over to play at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-)

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  5. This is gorgeous. I love the gesso texture, the skull's eternal smile and the raven bleeding ink. Inspired!

  6. Poe would approve and probably write a tale about it. Love the black and white balance. And the sight of black evoking smiles. 😊

  7. oh my, this is spectacular! I've gone back a few times now to re-look at this, such a beautiful piece of art. Thank you for playing along with us at Quoth the Raven x

  8. This is a spectacular piece! I love the quote and your interpretation is spot on! Really fabulous work and so glad you chose to play with us at Quoth the Raven this month!