I decided I wanted to use my Quoth The Raven set from Smeared Ink. I started with a small square frame that I had stashed and distressed it a bit with ink; then stamped some background in the bottom left corner (hard to see in the pic) using black stazon. I tea dyed some cheesecloth to make it look old and brittle, and draped it around my frame.
The center anatomical heart was simply stamped with stazon and then aged using Tim Holtz distress ink, no coloring involved. I splashed it with some water to give it the effect that you see.
After adding my main image to the frame, I embellished with nails and black hemp rope. Then I decided to make my heart "bleed". Do you like my gooey drops? I got the effect by using hot glue and then painting with deep red nail polish. The hemp on the right side is meant to look like stitches with a bit of oozing.
Finally, I stamped my word "Scary" from Lonely Boy and Puff onto a scrap piece of cotton, and dyed with distress ink and water. I attached with a brad, and voila! A really simple project that will look great with all my other scary decorations. I think I will make a few more of these small frames to go together as a cohesive collection, so you may see some similar ones later in the month.
I hope you enjoy my kinda grotesque experiment, and that you are also having a blast hopping through all the 31 Days projects! I know I've seen inspiration galore and can't wait to try some of the ideas from our Wicked Blog participants!!
Don't forget that there will be prizes throughout the month, and you never know when or where it will be, so be sure to keep a lookout on all the blogs! If you need a refresher on the rules and how to win, you can find them HERE. Now off you go to check out all of the Day 3 projects! Have fun!