Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Le Loup Garou (Or GM 17 & SSS)

Odd that the concierge would caution her against going out on just this particular night.  Odder still, was that a gentleman would toss his lovely homburg on the ground.  Still, she was a modern girl and in Paris for an adventure.  If she had only paid closer attention in French class she might have understood the concierge when he said “Le loup garou”.

This week’s Grungy Monday is all about Rock….Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress crackle paint and Rock Candy Distress Stickles no less.  One of the best things about these challenges is the journey that I take from my original idea, to the end results.  Often miles apart.
I picked up this postcard at flea market.  I’m sure in its day (postmark is 2/10/1908) it was considered romantic.  However, no doubt influence by current pop culture, I find it interesingly creepy.  Full moon, dark sky, sinister house in the background….
I scanned it and shrunk it down to about ATC size.  With TH stamps, I stamped and embossed the clock and luggage sticker.  Both got a nice coat of crackle.  When the crackle was ready, I rubbed block soot DI into the cracks and wiped off the surface.  The frame holding the ATC has rock candy stickles smeared on it.  I scanned the map from inside cover of an old French text book (1948), printed in on cardstock and cut a tag using my TH die.  And of course, it’s stamped with a flourish and blinged and fluffed.
Fabulous that I actually finished a challenge before Sunday!  Maybe I’ll have time for another one this week.  Speaking of that Simon Says anything goes….so here goes


  1. I love the romantic, vintage feel to this piece! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  2. This is a beautiful piece, lovely use of the postcard! Valerie

  3. This might be one of my favorite of your pieces yet! I love the boudoir feel, and agree the postcard is somewhere between romantic and Night of the Living Dead! Bwwaaahahahahaha! Cool!

  4. This is super Gothic romance perhaps ;0)What ever it's stunning ;0) Dxx

  5. this is incredibly beautiful. Such a lovely piece you created!

  6. This is such a beautifully romantic and detailed tag. I love the main focal image!