I sponged the background with Antique Linnen, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge Distress inks.
I stamped and masked the following stamps to create a stamped collage:
- Candle (Stempelwinkel)
- Raven & cobweb (Oxford Impressions)
- Book (Third Coast Rubber Stamps)
- Gothic Text (Lost Coast Designs).
I cut some bits and pieces out of my ATC base to create my favourite shape. I added a finishing touch by inking the borders with gold metallic ink (which is not visible on the scan).
After I’d finished the previous ATC, I still felt something was missing. I always do when there’s no sentiment… Anyway, when I was browsing through my stamps, I came across an Oxford Impressions word stamp spelling “nevermore” and that was just exactly what I needed. So I added this “final touch” in the top left corner.
I think my ATC is more in balance now. Hope you feel the same way!