The calendar says April, but the weather still does not herald the arrival of Spring in the Northeast of the United States! That said, I continue to search for Spring's earliest blossoms--in the snow!
Thinking of flowers made me curious about whether Edgar Allan Poe wrote about flowers, and, indeed, he did. His short story Eleonora tells of star-shaped flowers never seen before, and that captured my creative interest. You can read the short story of Eleonora here.
Today's challenge is a creative game of Tic-Tac-Poe! This new twist on an old game is here to inspire you.
I chose to use flowers, Poe and feathers--straight down the center! I have been making a lot of tags lately, so decided I would make one for this challenge:
The background paper featuring red feathers is one of an 8-pack of digital 8-1/2" x 11" images that I purchased and downloaded from Smeared Ink and is called "Poe Boy." The flower, flat-backed pearl, and butterfly are all from my stash. The ribbon is uncolored crinkle ribbon from Tim Holtz' idea-ology collection. The excerpt from Eleonora was computer generated and printed.
I hope you can ferret out some time this month to get inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and our Tic-Tac-Poe challenge this month. This challenge asks that your choose 3 elements from the grid above--horizontally, vertically or diagonally--and use them in your project. The only rule is that it must--in some way--be related to Edgar Allan Poe.