Monday, October 11, 2010

***A Monochromatic card for House Mouse Challenge #80***

Hello again dear Friends! Its Monday and that means its time for a new House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. We are to create monotone/monochromatic/monochrome cards.  

So what exactly is the Meaning of  mon·o·chrome you say??It is pronounced [mon-uh-krohm]  and it can be a noun; 
1. a painting or drawing in different shades of a single color.
2. the art or technique of producing such a painting or drawing.
3. the state or condition of being painted, decorated, etc., in shades of a single color.

or it can be an adjective;

4. being or made in the shades of a single color: a blue monochrome seascape.
5. having the images reproduced in tones of gray: monochrome television.
As for creating monochrome projects, I dont do that very well! However, I love to see these styles when others create them. :)  I gave it a go here (not sure if I even got it right), heheh, but an attempt. (I also want to apologize in advance for the low lighting/quality pic here)

Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs, Inc., "Having A Ball", #HMC1005, featuring Mudpie, from the year 2003.
Paper: Red tones CS, Red Textured Metallic, Red Glittered Foam
INK: Memento Black, Copics & Marvy LePlume Markers
Accessories: New Spellbinders, Holly Cuttlebug Folder, Red Rhinestones, Red Lacey Glittered Ribbon, Diamond Stickles, Red &White Glitters
Technique: Dry Embossing
Please visit our House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog Design Team for more inspiration:
Challenges this card qualifies for:
City Crafter-#25 Holidays
Craftalicious-#10 Anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful crafty week! :)


  1. This is gorgeous, love the colors and the design.

  2. Told you so!!! I knew you'd come up with something astounding, I could never be brave enough to do a monochrome in RED!!!
    I love the die, it's a fabulous shape, your colouring is as usual -awesome and that ribbon is to 'die for'- gorgeous card!!!
    hugs Heather xx

  3. Glad to see your beautiful work again. Missed it tons

  4. Wowzer HM creation GF picking me jaw off the floor amazing colour combo how brave you are to use RED..dont know why you think the pics no good looks fine to those frames....its truly GORGEOUS..

    smiles teamie Christine xx

  5. YAY!!!!! I can't tell you how happy I am to see your card. You have been dearly missed in the cardmaking world and my world! It's good to see you haven't lost your touch either! As a matter of fact, I think your break has only made your creations MORE goregous!! Wowzers, this one is truly stunning. I LOVE the red, how very brave of you to even attempt it. I LOVE it!! :) Doing the happy dance here to see you back with us!! Yay. hugz, Mary

  6. wow !! what a gorgeous card America !! I LOVE the red ,, really striking and the cute mouse is well ,,, CUTE !! :-)

    so nice to have you back with us GF :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. Stunning! very brave with the color and the result is stunning! thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  8. Hi ya hun
    wowzer ya back with a bang, stunning card, luv the colour, gorgeous design, so lovely to have you back with us hun, scoopy,x

  9. Beautiful .. I adore all the frames ... you did just great! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB

  10. What a beautiful card.. The little image is to cute.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  11. Welcome back to crafting!! Woo hoo!1 This is gorgeous America!! I so love your colors and the coloring of the sweet HM image!! So glad to be able to see your gorgeous creations again!!

  12. Back with a Bang!!! Love, Love, Love the red! Perfect for this challenge! Shapes are so nice and that little mouse, so cute. That big red ribbon....ties it all together beautifully! You didn't lose an ounce of creativeness on your furlough....glad your back

  13. Fabulous creation love the sweet image and the colour. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  14. Really gorgeous! Love the red, it's one of my favorite colors! Awww, that little Santa mouse is adorable!
    Thanks for a great challenge this week!

  15. Hello America!
    You did an amazing job with this card. I love all the red shiny and glimmery papers. It looks so gorgeous and is relly great for christmas.

    Hugs, Natscha

  16. absolutely classy and yet so cute

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