Sunday, July 12, 2009

HMF#46 - no colouring

Happy Monday all you House Mouse & Friends Lovers.... America has issued us our challenge for today -
NO COLOURING of any kind. You can not use any kind of colouring medium - no pencil crayons, water colors, chalks etc. You can use coloured or patterned papers and whatever other colourful embellishments you would like to add, as long as you don't colour anything. Nothing at
all - no HM&F images or any other image, no scenes or backgrounds.

Here is my take on the challenge...

I made this mini photo album for this challenge. I will be giving this to my parents for their 57th Wedding Anniversary. It measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2". I used this adorable House Mouse Image called "Sunflower Smooch on the album cover. No colouring mediums were used.. all parts of the image were paper pieced. I stamped the mice on creamy caramel cardstock, sunflower was stamped on harvest - white core textured cardstock and the stem on a pale green designer paper. I used my exacto knife to cut between the mice and into the sunflower and around the leaves. I stamped the stem and leaves twice, so I could layer (paper tole) the image. I also used my embossing tool and rubbed on the back of the images to give them more dimension. For the mini album cover I used a textured basic brown card stock. I made 4 pages for inside the album. I sewed the pages into book - 1/4" in on left side. The designer paper is from Paper Pizzaz called Barnwood - I matted the dp with kraft cardstock. Sponged edges with basic brown. Made the center square 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Sewed edges with brown thread. Attached the Smooching Mice, attached the brown gingham bow with a brad. Attached the corner tab, hinges and "Love" brad sentiment.
Below is picture of my parents on their wedding day.
Below is a picture of my sweet Mother holding my older brother Michael.
Below is a picture of my siblings and me - many years ago - Celebrating Christmas

There are 5 more pages to the mini album. I am very, very pleased with how this turned out.
Please make sure you check out what the other House Mouse & Friends DT members have come up with to inspire you. Remember to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your card or project.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little piece of the blogging world. '
Happy Stamping


  1. ohmygosh, is this ever ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome work Pat! Its creative and FABULOUS!!!! GREAT, GREAT take on my colorless challenge!!! Love this! tfs

  2. Beautiful work Pat, this is a wonderful album. I really like the front hinges and your mice look perfect.

  3. Beautiful Pat ;)

    Janneke X

  4. Wonderful job! This is just wonderful!

  5. What a fabulous project Pat. Love how you've created a coloured/non coloured image - you know what I mean!! The little (non colured) mousies on each page are a fantastic touch.
    hugs Heather xx

  6. What a marvelous job you did with this! There is no way I could tell that you didn't color anything! Great work! Best, Curt