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!