Friday, April 6, 2012

An Altered Box Inspired by Helen and Edgar

I discovered another incrediably inspiring challenge at Quoth the Raven, Nevermore (what a fun blog name). The blog challenges are inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's writings, I have always been a fan of Edgar so I was so excited to find this challenge. The current challenge is based on Poe's poem, To Helen. This is my creation:

I printed out a great vintage image of a woman by the sea from the Graphics Fairy, and I distressed it a bit. I glued it to an old box and covered it with layers of Modge Podge and Sparkle Mist. I printed out the words to the poem and with the graphic image as a watermark behind it. I made the flower out 4 punches from a Punch-A-Bunch Flower Punch. After I distressed and glued the layers together, I coated it with a layer of Modge Podge so it would blend with the texture of the box. My Mom loves Poe so I thought I would put some of his poems inside the box with a few fun things for her to put on her cards (she is 76 and loves to make cards) and give it to her as her Easter present.

I can't wait to see what Poem or story is the next inspiration piece.

Happy Good Friday and many hugz!!


  1. WoW - that is stunning. What a fabulous prezzie for your MuM. Super job with that lovely image. Thank you for joining us at Quoth The Raven and I hope you will come again :-D
    Ike xx

  2. Beautiful Box...... I'm sure Mum is going to love her prezzie. Thanks for sharing with us at Quote the Raven ......Can't wait to see what you come up with for our next challenge:)

  3. I love to come see what is on your kitchen counter. This box is sure to please your Mom as she is a fan. I think it is great that she loves making cards, too.

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend, Nancy!!

  4. This is so hauntingly beautiful. Thank you for joining us at QTR.