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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Annabel Lee for the Quoth the Raven Nevermore Challenge

It was many and many a year ago
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I love this poem by Edgar Allan Poe, if you have never read the whole of it then you really should give it a try and maybe the raven too, both are worth taking the time out for them.  If you have a kindle they are available as one of the free downloads at the moment.
What I wanted to do for the 'Annabel Lee' Challenge over at Quoth the Raven this fortnight was to put acrylic to canvas, but unfortunately for me my 2nd daughter used the last 12 x 12 that I had, she produced a fantastic painting of the rainforest and mountains in the distance and monkeys. It was brilliant! So I have had to move onto my second idea.
This gorgeous Sweet pea stamp has been coloured with a mixture of my whisper and promarker pens. I added some black butterflies, a wee copper toned sail boat and made up a bouquet of flowers.
These flowers I intermingled some pretty charms (starfish cos its by the sea) and some angels (as that is who carries her off) Black lace to co-ordinate. 3 pieces of pretty heather sprays and last but not least a gorgeous handmade button that I bought when I was on holiday last year in Devon.  The old lace was the very last piece that I had left from some that I had purchased also whilst on hols. wierd huh? This was meant to look a bit like the old nets that you see draped about the tiny ports with flotsam and jetsom caught in them.
Any hoo, I toyed with the idea of some glitter on her wings, but I think I prefer her like she is not too over the top. Just a soft and subtle image within the boundaries of the whole picture.
So the Quoth the Raven challenge finishes this wednesday so I had better get a move on and get this posted.
Quoth the Raven. - Annabel Lee
Top Tip Tuesday - Magical Mystery Fantasy
Stamptacular - ch152 - Charm Me!
Sweet Stampin - Bingo -(Lace, Buttons, Charms)
Flutterby Wednesday 190 - Anything with wings
I love Promarkers 104 -Nature
Thanks for popping over,
Heidi x


ike said...

FABULOUS and I love that image. All your embellies fit perfectly with the Challenge and I am so glad you came over to play at Quoth The Raven :-D xxxx

ike said...

Ooooh - and I LOVE your little owl on your Blog - so ceeeeuuuute xx

Yvonne said...

She is lovely, Heidi!

brenda said...

What a really stunning piece Heidi.

And I love the poem, I have several poetry books which I often paw over along with inspirational quotes, but confess I'm not familiar with this one, Poe's not one of those seems to crop too often in those I have.

Have a good evening.

B x

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

This image is so wistful. A great choice. A beautiful piece of artwork.
Thank you for the kind comment on my blog :)

Sandra said...

So Stunning Heidi:) Sandra H

Tine said...

Hi there Heidi. Your card does fit in with the challenge you made it for. Rather thought provoking. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, what a lovely image and nice poem too. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

I Don't Do Straight said...

Beautiful card....... the image and the embellishments all work so well together......FAB!
Thanks for joining us at Quoth the Raven :)

Spyder said...

Fabulous image and yes... I swapped the yellow lid for the yellow punch!


blackdragon said...

Heidi this is so lovely.... delicate, Annabel Lee.
Thank you for joining us at QTR...i really love coming to see what you have made. love BD x

Janneke said...

What a pretty card ..
Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges.

Janneke XO

Natali said...

This card so unusual and absolutely amazing!! Great job!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “BINGO” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

xxxtglxxx said...

Heidi, I am so impressed with this hun! :) Stirring extract from the poem (I love Lady of Shallot, and The Ancient Mariner - both epics!) and sucha beautiful interpretation.

The background looks amazing, beautiful charms and embellies and a perfect image!



Bettina L. said...

What a sweet card. Like the mystery about it and that flower arrangement is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Evelina Wikberg said...

Hey Heidi! Gorgeous card. Love the heather too! Hope you are having a fab weekend. Not seen you all week at the school. <3 xxx

Deneen said...

Great project, love the sprig of flowers and the boat charm. Thanks for joining the Mystical, Magical, Fantasy Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.