Poe heart

My altereddesigns yahoogroup is going all spooky for Halloween.  The first challenge in October is to make a dark heart, and by dark I believe they mean the mood, not the shading.  Who has a darker mood than Edgar Alan Poe? (okay, H.P. Lovecraft,  but I wasn't interested in going there)
I was pleased at how easily this came together once I had the idea in my head.  I printed Poe with my computer, and all the other images came from the nevermore stamp set by amuse studio.  I distressed the edges a little with Bundled Sage distress ink - I felt it would give a more chill and putrid feeling than the usual antique linen distressing.

The second October challenge at altereddesigns is to do a Poe-themed gothic arch - I wonder if anyone would mind if I did the same general thing in a different shape?

Challenges:
Juliet Arrighi

13 comments:

Creepy Glowbugg said...

I really like how this looks. Great idea and wonderfully executed. We love Poe in the dungeon at HDH. Thanks for sharing with us.

ike said...

Wonderful - this is very clever :-) I LUV anything POE. Thank you very much for joining us at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE :-)

IKE xxx

p.s. Maybe if you like POE you might like to check out Quoth The Raven Challenges
http://poequoththeraven.blogspot.com/

blackdragon said...

I love this fractured heart, the images are haunting. I havent seen that stamp set by Amuse studio.... i shall have to check that out.
As Ike said...please check out Quoth the raven if you like Poe.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at HDH.. BDx

Andrea C said...

Gorgeous entry. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x

DonnaMundinger said...

What a fabulous mosaic of dark images. Love this so much. Thanks for joining us in the dungeon at HDH. xxD

Steph said...

Fabulous project. Love the combination of all the images. Thanks for joining us at LOC.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A fabulous collection of images and that EAP has been collaged into a heart shape is so apt. Thank you for sharing your art with us at HDH :)and at Delicious Doodles

lorraine reeve said...

so cool, love the way it all comes together thanks for joining us at punkyougirl. and LOC

CG said...

Really lovely project, so creative! Living in Baltimore, I definitely have a soft spot for Poe! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog; they always make me smile. Best, CG

Chris said...

I like it better in Orange!! :)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning heart you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “Friday 13th - unlucky for some!!!”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I have nothing Poe in my stash- loving how this came together!

Jacki Daniels said...

great piece love it thanks so much for playing along at PYG this month
Jacki xx