Thursday, January 19, 2017

Poe Appreciation Day

In 2016 the Mayor of Baltimore declared Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday, January 19th as an official city- wide Poe Appreciation Day. At the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity we thought we'd join the fun with a 5-day progressive blog hop.

Here is my card for the hop, featuring one of the new and fabulous stamps released today, this a new zentangle raven from Lost Coast Designs, dressed smartly in his hat and heading to the party : 

The raven is stamped and coloured with copics, then I fussy cut him and added a hat with a pom pom. 

The background is made using nuance powders and the new zentangle feathers stamps

To get the effect above I sprinkled some different colours of  nuance powders onto my craft mat, spritzed it with water and then stamped into it and onto the water colour paper. I love the colour variations. Water soluble powders are so versatile. I lightly sponged the outside of the card with black ink.

The words 'Its a Party!' are from the Party Words set.

I hope you are enjoying the hop, and perhaps feel inspired to add your own creation :)

Read more about the bop, and the new release from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda :

Thanks for stopping by, Nikki x


  1. I MUST get some of these zentangled ravens!

  2. So happy to see some color for the old guy's birthday! :) He deserves a little happy time! Love the background!

  3. Such a fun and funky take on a Poe gloom here that's for sure! Fab background to showcase our new Mom Raven!

  4. I love the jaunty hat you gave my Raving Raven design. Just what it needed!

  5. Gorgeous background. And the black of the raven and sentiment work together so nicely against it. <3

  6. Those new birdies are just awesome, and love your party take on the Poe theme.

  7. This is AWESOME! And what a cool blog hop! LOVE it!


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