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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

quoth the raven

one of my fave themes at the new mm&m challenge:
black bird - schwarzer vogel
(i decided to go with ravens, not the "blackbirds" in the narrower sense as turdus merula; dt: Amsel)
i took the silver/blue altered book, which has been my first one, started in 2003...
 
 
i just recently had bought some stencils from umr (they have a huge collection) and one of them was this: 
 

with a wet Baby wipe i dapped the stencil, and after drying the Silhouette appears (works fine with dye-inked pages):

now the difficult part: to choose among all my raven stamps
(i have about 40, plus 20 from green pepper press and others, which are not sorted into the raven-box, but in "Company"-boxes...)

 
 
for the Quote i took one of my ma Vinci Alphas: 
 
 
recently i bought a White inkpad from stampin´ up (a Company of which i have almost nothing, but i was told they have the best White inkpad, so i had to have it)
actually it really stamps very juicy, almost like acrylics - but it has to be heat set for drying. (it does not even dry over night by itself.) Long heat Setting! really Long!!
but i had thought about embossing and decided against the shine of that, i think it Looks better this way (the Background looking through):
 

 
i went for green pepper press stamps, as they are beautifully big.

 
then added postal stamps (e.a.poe) and stuff...
[actually now i think i should have enlarged the postal stamps and printed them... too late...]
 


finishing touches were shading the letters etc and adding quite some dyed cheese Cloth (so i link it to mix-it-monthly)
 
 
and of course also to art Journal journey: BIRDS, BEASTS and HUMANS
 
 
edit: and there is a challenge named http://poequoththeraven.blogspot.de/ 

20 comments:

  1. Deine Journalseiten sind sehr schön Geworden, und du hast einen Riesenauswahl an Rabenstempeln - beneidenswert! Danke fürs Mitmachen bei AJJ und MM&M! GLG, Valerie

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  2. Wow, liebe Johanna, das ist ganz einfach brilliant gewerkelt. Ich liebe E.A. Poe. Du hast Recht, es ist ein tolles Thema.

    Danke für's Mitmachen bei MOO-MANIA & MORE

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  3. Ha, Raben kann man wirklich nicht genug haben - die Stencils sind klasse, auch recht groß! Wunderbare blaue Seiten sind das wieder geworden.
    Es stimmt, das StUp-Weiß trocknet wirklich langsam, aber es ist tatsächlich richtig toll weiß.
    LG Ulrike

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  4. Ha, Raben kann man wirklich nicht genug haben - die Stencils sind klasse, auch recht groß! Wunderbare blaue Seiten sind das wieder geworden.
    Es stimmt, das StUp-Weiß trocknet wirklich langsam, aber es ist tatsächlich richtig toll weiß.
    LG Ulrike

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  5. Gotta love this one. That stencil is awesome. You must have read my mind because I was going to use that one, too. Now I have to rethink what I'll come up with. I would never try to use the same quote because your art is SO much lovelier than mine. And you got a lot of movement the way you did the stencil. This is truly wonderful, dear Johanna.

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  6. I wrote the above wrong. I meant you must have read my mind because I was going to use that QUOTE, not stencil, as I seem to have implied (grin).

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  7. Die Doppelseite ist fabelhaft Johanna-- meine Güte hast Du viele Raben in allen Variationen! Beneidenswert!
    Ich bin ganz überrascht wie schnell Du bist mit dem Schwarzer Vogel Thema! Aber gut es ist ja DEIN Thema..somit freue ich mich direkt schon auf noch mehr..und soviel sei schon mal verraten, es passt auch irgendwie perfekt zusammen mit dem kommenden Art Journal Journey Thema für März!
    Aber mehr verrate ich noch nicht!
    xxx
    Susi

    Danke für so eine schnelle und prächtige Arbeit für Moo Mania & More Challenge!

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  8. I'm loving how you are giving us so much information and I really enjoyed reading this several times over.
    Great result with the pale "black" ravens and the white lettering.
    I am astonished that you have so many raven stamps but of course we are artists and must have our supplies.

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  9. Tolle Seite und eine klasse blackbird stempel Sammlung!

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  10. Na diese Journalseite ist Dir ja ganz toll gelungen liebe Johanna: herrliche Motive, tolle Farbgebungen, interessant und kreativ gestaltet. Ich habe auch eine diverse Rabenstempelsammlung aber nicht sooo viele.

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  11. A fabulous page, Johanna. I love those raven stencils and I am going to have to get that white ink pad! Jx

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  12. Joanna, would love to have you some play at "Quoth the Raven, Nevermore" challenge blog! I love your work here!

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  13. Was für eine wunderbare Seite und mal wieder hatte ich das Gefühl, dabeigewesen zu sein beim Kreiren! Klasse...Ohh Du hast ja eine Menge Krähen-Stempel, wie genial, da findest Du immer den Richtigen ;) aber das BEste ist ja die Schablone und der Effekt, den sie hier bringt! Das Tuch passt auch so perfekt dazu!! Das weisse Stempelkissen ist ja auch sehr verlockend ;) Du Glückliche hast es ja nun schon :) ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

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  14. Oooooooh - I really love these pages. Gorgeous colour on there and you have such a fabulous collection of stamps. I am insanely jealous :-D !!! :-D
    Thanks for coming over to show us at QUOTH THE RAVEN. I hope we can persuade you to come join in some Challenges :-D
    Hugz
    IKE x

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  15. You get the prize for submitting your wonderful raven pages to all of those great challenges Johanna!
    That blue is right up my alley and ravens/crows are such fascinating birds. WOWEE on your raven stamp collection...hard decision indeed!
    The touches of gauze I really like alot too!
    It's all good as the saying goes :-)
    oxo

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  16. Your talent and stencils - a marriage made in heaven!

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  17. Was für eine super Doppelseite. Danke auch für den Link... da werde ich mit Sicherheit bestellen, Schablonen kann frau nie genug haben :D.

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