Quoth The Raven, ‘Nevermore’

I was clicking around the internet yesterday and came across Simply Steampunk Challenges. I love steampunk and I love challenges so I decided to have a go. The current theme is ‘Create your own background’. It’s been a while since I did this so it was great to get my inks out and play around.

It was also a great excuse to use some new stamps from Visible Image.

edgar card

For my background I die cut a circle to use as a mask for the moon, then applied Broken China, Dusty Concorde, Faded Jeans, and Weathered Wood Distress Inks to create the night sky. I then removed the mask and stamped the bats (from the Edward Is Immortal set) with black Memento ink.


Across the bottom I stamped the fence (from the Isabella Lost Love set) and barbed wire (from the Molly Rules set). I rubbed some Antique Gold mica powder over the darker areas of the background to add a metallic sheen (which is hard to photograph!)

fence and wire

I used my Spectrum Noir pens to colour the image of Edgar:

Clothes: IG2, 4, 6, 8, LV1, 2, EB1, 2

Raven: GG3, 4, JG1, 3, 6, 7

Skin/ Hair: TN3, FS5, CR1 EB2, 6, 7

I then cut around him and used 3d foam to attach him to my card.

edgar stamp

A closer look:

edgar close up

I am entering this card into:

Simply Steampunk Challenges – Create your own Background

Visible Image – Use your Favourite stamp

Addicted to Stamps – Make your Mark

Colour Throwdown – #284

Paper Pretties – Make your own background

Stampotique Designers Challenge – SDC139 Masculine

Creative Moments – Anything Goes / Steampunk

The Artistic Stamper – Letters, Words and Numbers

Creative Corner Challenges – A Little Birdie

Left of Centre Challenges – Favourite Books

18 Replies to “Quoth The Raven, ‘Nevermore’”

  1. A clever combination of inks, stamps and masking providing a fantastic, if not somewhat spooky, scene! Well done! So glad that you submitted your artwork to the Stampotique Designers’ Challenge this week!

  2. lovely card…always envious when people are great at doing non cute stuff

    thanks for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES and good luck on winning our prize.

    Love Melxxx

  3. Thank you so much for joining in our current challenge Favourite Book, over on the “Left Of Centre Creative Challenge” blog.

    Brilliant make. Love the great detailed explanation of what you have made and how. Great image and well coloured. The background is great and I love the diecut fence. Everything works so well together.

    I hope you will continue to join us for more of our future fortnightly challenges… We are a dark and alternative based challenge blog, and we love when people experiment with their darker side…we all have one 🙂
    We have great sponsors who provide amazing prizes and currently we have an ANYTHING GOES challenge to celebrate our 1st Birthday, fancy joining in with that as well?

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx LOC DT Member

  4. Gorgeous project love your back ground and your coloring is fantastic thanks for joining in at Simply Steampunk Challenges and Left of Centre Challenges. Kay (DT)

  5. Lovely creation, really love the dark theme of this one, thanks for sharing with us at Creative moments this fortnight

    Zoe DT xxx

  6. Great card, I love all the accessories you have used with Edgar, they add to the atmosphere. Thanks for joining us in the Visible Image Challenge, and good luck, hugs, Pauline DT member xxx

  7. What a fabulous card. Love that image, the coloring… the moon looks awesome with the bats… great sponging on the background. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  8. Wow that background is gorgeous. The colours are amazing! Great use of lots of the stamp sets to, really well thought out and they all look great used together xx Thanks for joining us at Visible Image for this months challenge. I hope we see you again soon, Good luck. Hugs, Samantha K x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.