Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! 
Today I have a couple of pieces of art for 2 different challenges.
First for Tag Tuesday  I made a tag for the Edgar Allan Poe challenge. I focused in on his poem the raven and used some raven/crow stamps I have to make this tag.
I took my inspiration for this tag from my latest book I am listening to. It is called Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife.

I have to say I am really enjoying this book. I know the legend is that if the ravens disappear at the Tower, England will no longer exist as it is and plunge into chaos. So it is fascinating to learn about living at the Tower and mostly about the ravens that live at the tower (and keep the country stable too.)
And my other page is from my journal and I am linking it up to the Thankful challenge at Try It On Tuesday  
I had started this page and never finished it, and when I saw this latest challenge I decided my background was perfect for a thankful page.
That's all for me today. Thanks so much for visiting, and
I hope your Halloween is spook free.


froebelsternchen said...

An amazing page - wow.. this background is a treasure and a fantastic idea to use it as a gratitude page - so happy to see this linked to Try It On Tuesday ! Thanks a lot dear Erika! And those tag is a stunner as well! I love this special stamp image with the E.A.Poe raven - you put this tag together in a superb way! I love the vibrancy and how it glows ! Stunning!

Happy Halloween my friend! See you tomorrow ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺!
Big hugs,

CJ Kennedy said...

Happy Halloween! Love your Edgar Tag. The Fall Giving Thanks page is very lovely. Enjoy your day!

Cath Wilson said...

What a wonderful background... so much detail and so autumnal. Love the colours you used and echo your sentiments 100%.

Thank you for sharing your art with us at Try it on Tuesday.

Cath x

Valerie-Jael said...

First of all, thanks so much for making inspired tag for Tag Tuesday, I love it! And I know that book. I was born very near the Tower of London, just along the road from there, so grew up with the ravens and their significance. Love the beautiful journal page and the great quote you used. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Divers and Sundry said...

Happy Halloween!

That book sounds fascinating. It's good to know somebody's keeping an eye on the state of the ravens :)

craftytrog said...

Beautiful art Erika! I love your leafy page!
Alison xox

Jeannette said...

loving your halloween page,love the wild birds and the super colors of your great backround.
happy week,dear erika.

hugs jenny

sheila 77 said...

Beautiful words and picture for your "Thankful" page. So true.
Great tag with these subtle Halloweeny colours and the flying ravens. Looks truly spooky.
I always like to see what you are reading and this book looks extremely interesting.
As ever I am astonished at the variety of things you manage to do and all your art too, it's amazing.

Birgit said...

love this tag which is spooky including that Raven butler. I didn't know that about the tower of London so that was interesting. You journal page is so pretty with all the leaves.

Meggymay said...

It is a great Halloween tag and super images you used. The book sounds a good read as well.
I love your fabulous journal page as well, a beautiful background for the theme and you added a great sentiment quote as well.
Thank you so my for adding this to our new TioT's theme Erika.
Yvonne xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful artwork.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your spooky tag! Your journal page is really fabulous and it is a perfect way to give Thanks! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I have visited the ravens at the Tower of London and it is fun to contemplate the legend. These birds are well fed and well cared for.

Darla said...

I saw an interview with the raven keeper on PBS. I would think the book would be good reading. Your thankful page is very attractive.

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous Halloween tag! Wow, your page is so amazing 😀. The background of beautifully coloured leaves with the pops of colour from the die cut leaves and the heart warming words is perfect - I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

Michele said...

a beautifully done poe tag! thanks for linking up at tag tuesday! xo

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Erika, the background looks amazing. Your Halloween tag has some fabulous images and the colours look great.
Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday Avril xx