Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Quickie CAS-The Raven...

                   The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more." 

I LOVE Halloween and the festivities and decor that go along with it.  I also am a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe, so I  am pretty excited that raven's are all the rage this year.  I am working on a banner that includes some raven's for my fireplace this year.  
Here is another Quickie CAS tip:  Don't be afraid to use patterned paper on your CAS cards.  I usually try to stick to one pattern and keep it simple.  In this case, I used one tiny strip of BG's Eerie on the left side of my card.  It doesn't detract from the focal point which is the raven image, but it draws the eye in and helps to balance out the card.  The raven image is Inkadinkadoo-found it in the dollar bin at JoAnn's! :)
Thanks for stopping by! 


Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily,

Oh, love this card! That stamped image is really wonderful, a perfect scenery and even more perfect with Poe! And that printed paper strip completes the card! Love it!


Melina said...

Love this! Great CAS :)