Monday, October 5, 2015

Day 5 of 31 Days of Halloween

This year I am participating as a Wicked Blogger for the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop hosted by Smeared Ink.  You can find the list of blogs that are participating on the right.  Hop along and WIN some prizes!

Poe Calendar Page

I'm not usually a "Poe" crafter, but he fit in perfectly with the raven heart thing I started.  This started as a 4 by 4 on a mat board but then I realized it would work very well as my October calendar if I added a little something (Poe's head in the corner).

For this calendar page I stamped the large handwriting text in green and then I started gluing down ripped pieces of a book around the edge.  After that I went around the edge with green and black gelatos - and smeared and smudged them with my finger until it turned black.  Then I stamped Poe, the Raven, and the books, candle, paper and carefully cut them out (I cut the candle off so as not to burn the bird).  Glued them all down and stamped the dangle heart and colored the heart and book marker red.  I have a nevermore stamp I could have used, and I don't know why I didn't… maybe I'll rework my 4 by 4...


The best part is now my October calendar page is done, and I'm 5 for 5 on the 31 Days of Halloween! 

16 comments:

Tina henderson said...

halloween so has to have a poe make, such a fun creation x

silvia said...

I adore your calendar page!! LOVE the heart holding raven!!!

Sari / Granne said...

Awesome page, love the images and the pieces of an book page.

valscraftings said...

Love your calendar page!

Carol said...

Great calendar page - love the raven and Poe x

Karen Buchanan said...

Love this calendar topper!

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Great background on this piece--the torn paper book pages work perfectly!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great page.
Have to remember that when (if) I get my calendar for next year started.
thanks for sharing.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love your Poe calendar page - perfect for October!!

Susan Salyer said...

oh such wonderful journal art..love the calendar page love the Poe images. Happy Day 5

DonnaMundinger said...

Poe is the perfect addition here! Love your stamps and torn background, too. Fabulous calendar page. xxD

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Wicked cool calendar page, you can't go wrong with Poe!

Rebecca pettit said...

Perfect page darling. Love the color and the layout. Really do not just saying it to comment. Super

Nan Bourdeu said...

love your calendar love Poe and the raven of course! fab xx

BurningRubber said...

You know it is getting late. LOL I kept reading you put something in Poe's head in the corner. It took me a few tries to get past that.

Lyneen J said...

GREAT POE calendar page... love the bird holding the heart on a string... POE-tic justice. TFS!