Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Poe-Apter Chapter

A tale of worry and fear: as she looks through her binoculars, every sailor's wife's fear:
The full picture:

And the wee tot beside her, wailing for daddy...
From my 1-metre-high stack of 12x12 kiwiana papers, a seascape with our "Christmas Tree", the pohutukawa.  We have far too high a death-rate from people swimming, sailing, especially in summer, so it's been in the news a lot lately.  I liked the blankness of the middle - this lady also has a huge gap in her middle as she wonders whether her man will return.  She is from a Graphics 45 steampunk paper collection.

It wouldn't be a post this month without a Word From Our Sponsor, Seth Apter: Robo Ring die (the surround, not the cut-out) layered over the Drip Drop die, Happenings from ConText stamp set, then Barcode from Pattern Play stamp set made excellent sea mist/drizzle/tears.
Also used other Spellbinder dies: scalloped heart, Say What (deleted?),  conversation bubble 4, and probably the gears, though I tend to cut a million from all my dies at once, then they're ready for when I need them.
The wee yacht in the speech bubble is from vivalasvegas stamps.
"Nevermore" is a stamp from Silver Crow Creations, who have so many goodies,including the little people that have fallen overboard, but whose stamps are temporarily unavailable (Get well soon Pete!)

Lost Coast Designs are having a Poe Appreciation blog hop - now we're in!

There will be more posts from my teamies this month, and I've been having a lot of fun with the Drip Drop die, but you won't see them until next month.  Leave us (and Seth) some love below, and your own off-beat, dark or weird makes here


  1. An awesome piece. I love those binoculars!

  2. A great scene and using the binoculars!

  3. EEEEEE! So glad to see us at Dream represented in the hop PLUS sharing all of those goodies that Seth has to offer! Love this piece a lot, Anne. The lady/dress form stamp is such a vivid representation of the emptiness one feels when loosing a mate. The binoculars are outstanding and the tiny scene inside is fabulous! AWESOME as always my dear! xx

  4. That's a pretty cool composition. <3 Thanks for joining the hop!

  5. I love your use of the Drip Drop die! Fab piece!

  6. This is a POEfully surreal scene! I love your story & how you put together your elements right down to the unexpected addition of Carmen's Veranda elf as a sad child! Thank you for joining our Poe Appreciation Blog Hop with Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!

  7. I love how you've put this page together, its wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity :)

  8. Totally love the binoculars, and the treating sentiment: "What would..." Awesome page Anne!


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