Sunday, July 22, 2012

Challenge - Music Mayhem

Good Morning! It's time for Macabre Monday with Haunted Design House.  But first, there were some requests for the stamp maker of last week's image and I'm sorry, but I have no idea who it is.  It's an unmounted stamp, made of thin blue rubber.  If anyone knows, I will happily give credit.

No, on to the challenge - this week's theme is Music Mayhem and needs to use a song or song title as your muse. 

I immediately went to "Animal I Have Become" by Three Day's Grace.  The chorus is:

"So what if you can see the dark inside of me
No one will ever change this animal I have become
Help me believe it's not the real me
Somebody help me tame this animal I have become"

which totally screams Werewolf to me. 

I found an extremely cool werewolf photo on the web - my view of werewolves came from The Howling so they always look like this in my head - and this guy was so beautiful.  I thought about doing something ripped and tattered and torn, but I like the counterpoints of being human and in control vs. the wildness in being an werewolf and decided to go with something classy to offset the animal.

I don't have any good framing dies, so I made my own - I gathered some punched fleur de lis' and glued them upside down (sideways, bottom out?) to the back of my photo. 

The flowers were white and boring, so I splashed them with some black ink and added the leaves in the same color red as the card.  I printed out the line from the song (because for some reason, I thought it had to be on the card.  Apparently, I like to make up my own special rules for the challenges) and added it to the bottom of my pic. 

I used an embossing folder from Stampin' Up on the left and a die from Papertrey Ink for the cool cut out on the right.  It's one of my favs.  The leaves are from Sizzix.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Animal Crackers (werewolves count, right?)
...Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
Bloggers Challenge - Die Cuts
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - No Rules!

Thanks for stopping by!


mark gould said...

great image you found, and I love the fram you made with the fleur de lis die. great piece. love the texture of the layers, mark

Sarah said...

very unusual and dramatic...Thanks so much for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Margreet said...

Fab card...thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Suzi said...

Great colour combo and layout. Thank you for joining us over at Joanna Sheen with our Animal Crackers challenge.
Suzi x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab design, I love the image, thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

A great card...thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Rebekah said...

Wonderful work thanks for playing at Divas by design hugs rebekah x

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for joining us at HDH!!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cool, love the werewolf! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Andrea C said...

Looks gorgeous sorry for late comment but better late than never and so glad I came by to see this amazing creation. xx