Sunday 19 February 2012

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee was the last complete poem written by the Master Author, Edgar Allan Poe. It tells of a love so great, that when an untimely death befalls the beautiful Annabel Lee, the narrator's fate is that of a living death.
My project this week is a "meander book" made the same size as an ATC. Each page has one of the six verses and a picture that, I think, fits that verse. So a lot of pics. Are you sitting comfy?
The front cover
Pics taken from Moonlight Journey's Annabel Lee callage sheet. A home made lace and ribbon flower and some blood red gems and black pearls from stash.
The jade green cs to depict the sea and black satin ribbons to tie - from stash. All pages have been ink distressed with "stormy sky" DI. Each page also has black textured paper stuck to them.
Page 1 The image is from MirrorCradle.
Coloured with promarkers with chalks for the sea and sky

Page 2 Features one of the Symbology of Angels from Smeared Ink.

Again coloured with promarkers with a background of chalk.

Page 3
The background again from Moonlight Journey. The lady is from Ikesart coloured again with promarkers with a Cherry Pie stamp of Poe himself heat embossed in clear.

Page 4
This picture from Moonlight Journey, I felt, needed no extra embellishment.

Page 5
Just 2 more images that match the melancholy but also joined as the two lovers are joined.

Page 6
The ghost of the narrator as his love lies in her sepulchre.
Soot stamped image of EA Poe from the Quoth the Raven Set from Smeared Ink.

Back Page
This is the same image as on page 3. This time layered up with silicon glue to form a 3-D image and then covered with UTEE

Did you last this long?

I am entering this into the challenge over at
Quoth the Raven - Annabel Lee
Haunted Design House - Love Lies Bleeding - Figurativly taken


  1. Yes, I lasted to the end and I enjoyed every single one of the photos! What a great little book. Thanks for joining us at GTR :)

  2. Beautifully haunting project!
    I may be inspired to create something in that size as well. Thank you.
    We are pleased to have you along for the ride this week at HDH.

  3. Of course, I lasted to see all the pages of your gorgeous book! WOW Helen! I love it! The Master would as well.

  4. OMFG! This is beyond AMAZING! Wow!

  5. WoW - I certainly did last that long. All the pictures are amazing and this is an utterly AWESOME project. Stunning. Thank you for playing at HDH and QTR xxxx

  6. Wow this is really something. Thanks for sharing with us too at HDH xx

  7. wow, this is amazing, what a beautiful piece of work to celebrate the poem annabel lee. Its perfect. heidi x

  8. What can i say Helen? B/day is.... i'm sure you remember.
    I really do need the 'cutting sheet' with those images.... beautiful project my friend...truly stunning.
    Thank you for sharing with us at QTR. much love always x

  9. Wow Croms, this is awesome! And congrats on the win at Quoth the Raven!