Sunday, 1 April 2012

Grimm's Grimmest


There was once a poor woman who had two children.  The youngest had to go every day into the forest to fetch wood.  Once when she had gone a long way to seek it, a little child, who was quite strong, came and helped her industriously to pick up the wood and carry it home, and then before a moment had passed the strange child disappeared.  The child told her mother this, but at first she would not believe it.  At length she brought a rose home, and told her mother that the beautiful child had given her this rose and had told her that when it was in full bloom, he would return.  The mother put the rose in water.  One morning her child could not get out of bed.  The mother went to the bed and found her dead, but she lay looking very happy.  On the same morning, the rose was in full bloom.
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

The Macabre Monday challenge at HDH this past week has been Grimm's Grimmest.  I think the story above is pretty grim, but it did inspire me to make the card I have to show you today.

Both images are by Victoria Frances, I added glossy accents to the blood. The cameo image of the Grimm bothers, I borrowed from the net.  Everything else is from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge(s)

Thanks for stopping by and please call again :)

Take care

Fiona. x


  1. Fiona-an absolutely stunning card. Vee xx

  2. WONDERFUL - lovely piece and such gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at Haunted Design House. :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Hi Fiona wow what a beauty you have created here love it simply gorgeous
    Jacki xx

  4. WEll mrs once again you have excelled yourself! This is so freaking GORGEOUS. Love it so much and the little cameo is tops xx

  5. So hauntingly beautiful! Love the card and the story. Fabulous work as always, my dear. Thanks for joining us again at HDH. xxD

  6. Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration story for your project! Those Grimms were aptly named weren't they?
    Stunning piece Fiona! Thank you for joining us this week at HDH!

  7. wow awesome, this is sooo beautiful

  8. Absolutely stunning Fiona, again!!