I'll admit that I'm more than slightly obsessed with the video game Dragon Age: Origins. I really love the Gray Warden motto so I thought it would be really cool to have it cross stitched. I designed the border myself, and even though it's pretty simple I'm still proud of it. I tea-dyed the aida, then hand painted the "blood stains" with acrylic paint mixed with a medium to make the paint permanent on fabric. The paint was much more vibrant on regular aida, I think the tea affected how the aida took it. But I still think it looks cool.