Monday, January 19, 2009
Today Is the Anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday
Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe!
I do apologize up front for the quality of photos. The tulle overlay on the card made the camera crazy.
I belong to an on-line group, called Quilt Art. At the beginning of the moth we got to talking about it being the 200th anniversary of the birth of Poe and his poem, The Raven. We ended up deciding to do a fibre postcard challenge incorporating themes from Poe's works, especially the raven. This is one of my efforts.
To make this card I thread painted the house and tree on a layer of fabric and a layer of Timtex (thanks, Lynda). It is my version of one of the houses in Baltimore that Poe lived in. The tree is in front of the side where he lived. The ravens were laser printed on paper and then torn around for a feathery effect. They where then trapped under a layer of tulle, I also stitched around the ravens to keep them from moving around too much..