Saturday, December 28, 2013

Weekly Smeared Ink DT Project and Quoth the Raven, Nevermore Challenge #27

Christmas week was super busy and had to only minutes to keep adding and trying to finish projects.  Got a good hour in today and finished up my Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team project, which only uses Smeared Ink images/stamps and have had Quoth the Raven, Nevermore Challenge on my brain.  So I combined the two and sooo happy with how it turned out.

My oldest son has been into Origami lately, and when I saw the QTR Challenge #27 - Ho Ho Poe - Merry Christmas, I knew what I wanted to attempt.  I asked him to find a raven looking bird, which he did, made, and then showed me how to make.  In my 3D Banner project I used one he made and the one I made.

I tried some different letter dies, but did not like how they turned out, so ended up just drawing my own and cutting them out.  Edges are suppose to be uneven and rough.  Have I mentioned how much I love the  new digital papers from Smeared Ink??  Well I do and this new set, Poe Boy is AWESOME!!  Alright enough out of me until the deets.....

Non Dreary Deets
Letters were done in Basic Black card stock and had drew with pencil.  Cut out.  Used over printed images and traced.  Papers for printed images from Smeared Ink are Scratched and Raven Pattern from the new Poe Boy digital paper set.  Cut and adhere to cut black letters.

Ravens were from random paper then folded. 
I used Black Gesso over most of the main areas.  Let dry.
Sprayed with mixture of Basic Black ink and alcohol to get the parts missed with Gesso.  Let dry.
Spritzed over each with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

Embellies are from Stampin' Up!, Stitched Felt Winter Wishes (retired).
Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim Ribbon (retired) for bow.
Fishing wire/line to hold the banner together.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.


  1. This is a brilliant banner, I love those ravens either end :D Thank you for sharing this with us at Quoth the Raven xx

  2. Eeeek !!! Totally Awesome !! I love thew Origami ravens and this is such a clever idea. Brilliant :-D
    Thank you for playing along with us at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-)

    IKE xx

  3. The Best!
    Good luck!
    Happy New Year!

  4. The origami ravens are so cool! what a FAB idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Quoth the Raven :)

  5. Ok, this is about the most creative thing EVAH! Love, love, LOVE! xxD