Monday, 8 October 2018

Can it be.....?

Hi everyone! It's been a busy but lovely weekend. Yesterday I went with friends to Happy Stampers - Sarah was demoing in the afternoon so we made the most of the morning!
Yes, I did manage to spend a little bit of my cash, and as you might imagine it was mainly on stamps!
I fell in love with this cheeky Raven by Crafty Individuals and although I wanted to play last night I was just too tired.
Today following Church, then lunch out with son and grandchildren I had time to play before it got dark.
I made a background using Distress Oxides(Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso and Mustard Seed) After adding a little bit of stencilling, dots and Roman letters I stamped the image. I stamped a line of the Edgar Allan Poe verse onto green card and used Kaisercraft letters for the title ('the' was one of Alison Bomber's words from her quote stamps)I then added a film strip stamp to either side.

Now, here's the little tale that has me linking to Art Journal Journey and Linda's theme - Creature Comforts
Back in the 60's Hammer Horror films brought out quite few scary films...and some not so scary, such as The Raven, which starred Vincent Price (who starred in quite a few Hammer Horrors) and Peter Lorre, as quite a perky looking raven during parts of the film.
Although I had seen one or two of the scary ones this film was more humorous than others!
These days I am not so keen on horror films as they have become way too gory and lifelike.

Thanks for looking, Chris 


Brenda Brown said...

Great raven page Chris as well as a trip down memory lane.I useed to love going to saturday afternoon pictures to see all the Vincent Price films but like you I hate watching them now. Hope all is well with you xxx

My name is Erika. said...

This is one cool raven image Chris and I can see why you were excited to stamp with it. It makes a fantastic page. Glad you had time to play with it and share it with us also. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can see why you were drawn to this raven. It is unbelievable. I'm not just impressed with this, I;m in love with it, too. I'm simply thrilled you chose to share it with us at Art Journal Journey, too. It's great that you have given us so many lovely entries already this month at AJJ. Thank you, dear friend.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful new stamp, have fun with it. Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

what a lovely, fluffy, raven stamp! Glad you enjoyed PS - I think I saw you from the back, in a photo!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love this journal page Chris. This stamp came through my door on Saturday and I couldn’t put it down. Keep up the good work x

froebelsternchen said...

Fantastic new stamp! You always should buy stamps as you make the most out of them! A fantastic page and a totally agree with you about the today's horror films.
Maybe I got just too old! Lol!
Happy new week busy Chris! Thank you for showing the new stamp for AJJ on this glorious page! You rock!

Hugs, Susi

craftytrog said...

I love that raven, and I love your page Chris!
Glad you enjoyed the show!
Alison xox

Neet said...

A very unusual raven stamp here - not the usual sleek type so because of its difference I want one. I love it. He is a bit scruffy and without that wicked look in his eye could be a fledgling - well that is my interpretation Chris.
So sorry I missed Port Sunny and I did miss you all (main reason for going rather than buying is tying up with friends). Next time if we don't fit in something before.
Did you book the crop in your diary?
Glad you had a good time and I just love your raven age - great quotes and everything.
Hugs Neet xx

Mrs.B said...

No wonder you fell in love with this raven stamp - he has go a very cheeky look! Great page.
Avril xx

Divers and Sundry said...

Love that raven! And I agree about the joys in those old horror films with their fun touches of humor. I prefer my horror to be less torture-porn and less slasher-y, definitely!

Rita said...

The old horror films are not even scary by today's standards. Not being a fan or horror films, I do prefer the really old ones. I love crows or ravens so I love that stamp. Sounds like you have a good time. :)

Linda Kunsman said...

This is a fantastic page Chris, and I do love that raven stamp! I have seen most of the Vincent Price horror films and much prefer the old films. Haven't seen a newer one in a LONG time and I'm OK with that:) Thanks for another wonderful page for AJJ!

Cath Wilson said...

What a fab stamp, Chris! I was so miffed I didn't make Port Sunny (trains were off because of the Giants Spectacular :-() and now I'm even more miffed to see that amazing, it will have to go on my list... which is getting longer by the minute!

Glad you had fun. Hopefully, I'll see you next time :-)

Cath x

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing page! I love the grungy background with your fabulous raven stamp - beautiful 😀. Wishing you a happy and creative new week! J 😊 x

Meggymay said...

Sounds like you have had a busy but good weekend. This is an awesome page Chris, your new raven stamp looks great. I wonder how many stamps came home with you, a few knowing how you love stamps.
Yvonne xx

ChrisO said...

Love the page Chris. I don't know how you had the energy after all day at Port Sunlight. It was so nice to see you again. Chris O. Hope this works.

Caty said...

This is a gorgeous Art page Chriss !! I love this raven, it´s wonderful over the beautiful background. The colours are fabulous, and love this fils strips too. I wish you a very nice afternoon, Big hugs, Caty

Heike`s AugenBlick said...

Wow...I love your Raven stamp images..I am a big fan of stamps... You created such a beautiful art journal page !! Have a beautiful day xoxo

Heike`s AugenBlick said...

I love what I see I am your new follower. Xoxo Heike

Little Artbee said...

Oh Chris the raven looks wonderful and the page you created with him looks also great.
I love that raven stamp so much. Hope you feel fine.
Wish you a nice autumn time.