Monday, 15 November 2010

Ravens, ravens everywhere!


It's time for another Macabre Monday challenge over at the Haunted Design House, and this week Barb has challenged us all to use a raven as our main focal image. I decided to make a 4x4 and used a raven brush by flordelys, available at DeviantArt HERE

The patterned bp are from the Bittersweet aset at Crafty Chaos Designs The bg text is a quote from King Solomon's mines, and it says:
Out of the dark we came, into the dark we go. Like a storm-driven bird at night we fly out of the Nowhere; for a moment our wings are seen in the light of the fire, and, lo! we are gone again into the Nowhere.

Here are the challenges I'm entering it into:
The Three Muses - blackbirds
Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or only two colours. I haven't followed the sketch on this one, but I have limited myself to only using purple and black
One Stitch At A Time - favourite colour. Mine is purple, in case you were in any doubt :P
Sweet Stop Sketches - followed sketch 82
Totally Papercrafts - black and purple
Something Completely Different - wings
Drunken Stampers - stitching

19 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Susan, you make the most wonderful cards, always so beautifully co-ordinated. Love the design of this and your image. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Taluula said...

A very striking and beautiful card and a lovely interpretation of the Three Muses theme for this week.

Dawn said...

Lovely 4x4 and I love the images and colour combo you have used thanks for playing with the SCD team

Love Dawn

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Absolutely fantastic Susan. Love the papers, the image and the inclusion of the prose makes this extra special
Helen xxx

Dora said...

Wow this is beautiful, so elegant, love those purple papers. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

cardcrazy said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at the Drunken Stampers!

Artyjen said...

Love your digi piece and the quote is a spine tingling good one :) Thanks for playing at SCD this week
xoxo Sioux
P.S. I had a raven visit me in the garden at the weekend but could not get to my camera in time!! Will have to keep on the look out ;)

Dezinaworld said...

I adore this one Susan, i love the colours and contrast and your passion for colour always shines out in your work
hugs June xxx

Josephine said...

Lovely card, and really dramatic colours!

Thanks for sharing your favourites with us at One Stitch at a Time this week!

Janet said...

Love your layout,the colours are fab
Janet x

indybev said...

Great blackbird piece! I love the accompanying text as well. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

oh hun yet another brilliant creation the colur tones on here work so well together too,
bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Ozstuff said...

My goodness, your artpiece is so dramatic and beautifully designed. I love it!

Thanks so much for taking part in the challenge this week.

Tanya R said...

I have never thought to use purple and black, now this I will have to try, you have inspired me. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
Hugs
Tanya

Paddington fan said...

Very striking nad dramatic card! Love the colour! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this time for our colour challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

Laura said...

Hopefully I found you this week! Very striking image and as you say macabre.Thanks for joining us at SCD this week.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is just stunning - the bird silhouette looks amazing with that gorgeous DP. Love the quote and the Carpe Diem ( from one of my all time fav films.. Dead Poet's Society ).
Thanks for joining our Black and Purple challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Margreet said...

great card with dramatical colours....love it...thanks for playing with OSAAT's fav colour challenge!
xxx Margreet

Kelly Schelske said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!