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Ravenous Ravens: Macabre Monday #65

I LOVE ravens. Love them. They are my second favorite bird (it’s a very close second behind flamingoes). So, in seeing that this week’s Macabre Monday challenge is about Ravens, and I just got the Quoth the Raven stamp set from Smeared Ink (ADORE!!!)…how could I not play along? Actually, if things go my way…I may be submitting more then once, since my favorite movie of all time is The Crow…so the options for me this week are endless! But on to my card…which I hafta say, it really jingles my bells (just tryin’ to get in the Holiday Spirit here, folks!).

Raven-Collage-1

I used 6 -yes 6- stamps on this card! And all of them are from the Quoth the Raven set except for the frame…which is from Smeared Ink’s Nymphs set. And, I only used 1 piece of cardstock for everything. No mixing and matching. I had one piece that I knew would do the job, and lo and behold…I was right!

Raven-Collage-2

The top photo is a little too yellow…where as this one is kinda washed out…put them together and you’ll know what color this card is really supposed to be! I started off by stamping the Raven and cut him out. Did the same for the skull. And again with the frame. Then I stamped my collage using 3 stamps with a pale gray ink (Anna Griffin). I added some chalk to the skull, the frame, the raven’s eye, and the edge of the collaged piece. Inked the edge of the actual card, and glued it all together.

Raven-Collage-3

I am really thrilled with this card. It’s not too complicated looking, but has a lot going on, if that makes any sense. I am going to make some more of them and put them in my Etsy shop. I hope to make some extra bucks for Holiday gifts. Fingers crossed, I’ll get to make something else for Macabre Monday… but for now, I hope you have enjoyed this card! Have an inspiring day!!!

Additional Challenge: Three Muses: Blackbirds

Comments

pat said…
Love your work art, creative and original.
Pat
Ozstuff said…
I am smiling because I am thinking to myself "what better perch for a ravenous raven than a comfortable skull?"
I love your raven and his environment! Your picture is whimsical and clever.
Great artwork.
Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge this week.
DonnaMundinger said…
FABULOUS, Alison! Love how you've done the background and the whole grey and sepia tone of it all. Can't get enough of that great stamp set! Thanks for joining us for MM at HDH! xxD

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