Monday, July 13, 2009

House Hunting

It was my turn to name the challenge at House Mouse & Friends this week and I chose to go with ***NO COLOURING**** :). For me, that's like taking a mini-vacation from coloring mediums 'cuz I soooooo dont like to color! LOL!! Sooo, hurray for no COLOURING! Ya' cant color a single thing. So aside from stamping your images, dont use any chalks, pencils, inks, markers, or mediums - of any sort anywhere else on your card. DO use all types of colorful embellishments, DPs, tools and whatever else your little heart desires. JUST DONT COLOR IN ANYTHING! Nothing. Nada. :)

This is what I ended up with.....


I used the Stampabilities, HMD stamp called "House Hunting" on this. It is not colored. Instead, its stamped multiple times on different colored/textured papers, then the sections are individually cut out & re-pieced together for this look! Like Paper Piecing!! Silver brads, MS borders, a double key charm and black twill finish off my card. Not bad for no coloring huh?? :) IT CAN BE DONE!!! :) Now its your turn to give it a try!!! :) And dont forget to stop by our HM&F Blog for more inspiration from the rest of our DT & to see what they came up with for this crazy challenge at: House Mouse & Friends

Thanks for looking & Happy Creating!
America

23 comments:

Kirsten said...

Wow this is stunning...think i may struggle with this challenge no colouring to me is like no crafting lol but i'll have a go hugs kirsten...x

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohperfect and stunning, love your layers.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous! Oh I love the way you used the colored papers. So looks like you colored this... Fantastic job.

Jeanette - said...

This is so pretty America! I love all the details you added!

Becky said...

WOW!! This is amazing, so creative.

Connie said...

WOW, you did such an amazing job with this challenge! Your image looks as though it is colored!! Great pieceing!!

jannekescreations said...

Great card America ;0)

I love to color my imagages but like this challenge ...

Janneke X

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my WORD, LOVE all the details on this!!....the keys hanging from the black ribbon, the color combo, that edge punch...AWESOME, girl! Your cards ROCK!

Rica said...

Fabulous challenge America, great fun.
Love how youv'e achieved a coloured image without colouring it - fantastic and gorgeous details.
Hugs Heather xx

Danni said...

Amazing creation!! Just amazing!! Great job!

Sue said...

oh my what a fabby card, luv the mices, stunning creation, sue.x

Patricia Rose said...

Absolutely fantastic, America... I love that cute paper pieced HM image... love the dp, key and ribbon embellishment. Awesome challenge... Hugs

Michele said...

Gorgeous card America. Love the cute image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Maria said...

LOL! No coloring. . I know you don't like to color so it's a perfect challenge for you! You sure did a splendid job with the challenge. Your card is awesome even without coloring! Beeautful card as always!

Maria

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theneon said...

no coloring you say -- why would you ever, ever, want to color when you can make something this outstanding without?

mycardz said...

I LOVE your card! You did a truly awesome job, you are the master of intricate, detailed cardz - no coloring needed!

I hope you know I'm totally kidding when I've been whinning about not being able to color for this challenge. It really was a GREAT and REAL challenge for me! I definitely need that sometimes. But,I have to tell you...I LOVE coloring way too much! (must be something missing from my childhood!):) hugz, Mary

Norine said...

love this card the colors go so well together so cute
Hugs
Norine

Emily Leiphart said...

I love this so much! I've been trying to figure out how to incorporate newsprint into my cards. The theme is perfect and hits home as I am house hunting! ;)

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

I could have sworn you cheated on your own challenge and colored your mousie, because he looks so colorful. Very clever, paperpiecing him. I absolutely love your layout. It's awesome. Thanks for a great challenge. It's causing me to think about what other stamps I could get away with not coloring. :) (The image I used is another one I got from you....I've really put those to good use. Thanks again.)

Maria Matter said...

this is a perfect take on this challenge! Beautiful!
blessings, Maria

mycardz said...

Just checkin' in to be sure you're okay! We missed you in this week's HM challenge. Hope everything is okay!! hugz, Mary

ChristineCreations said...

You've achieved such a cool 3D effect on this card! Fantastic! No coloring would kill me! LOL!