Wednesday, January 18, 2012

House Mouse Black & White Challenge #111

I've been trying to use some of the older stamps in my collection that haven't seen any love in quite a while. This stamp was given to me by a friend several years ago, and this is the first time it's seen any ink! It's probably a collector's item by now, but it was time to put it to use and have some fun with it. I decided to play along with the House Mouse Challenge #111, which is to use only the colors of black and white.
I made the herringbone background with strips of dsp  scraps in black & white, and just stamped the image in versafine black ink. I added a sentiment from Melanie Muenchinger's Hoppy Birthday set which seemed to work perfectly with this image since it's called "pogo." I added some Viva white pearl pen accents on the scalloped punched sentiment border, and added a little snippet of knotted ribbon to the corner of the image.
That's my take on the black & white challenge :)
Make it a great day!

Carol

19 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I sure hope you are lucky again this time, Carol! That is one fantastic background you have created here. I have yet to try the Viva pearl pen, but it looks super. Keep warm, as that wind is whipping!

jimlynn said...

What a cutie this little guy is! Love this in the black and white - and the herringbone makes it pop!
Lynn

Susan (rainy) said...

Those House Mouse images are always so so sweet. Carol this is just darling. Love how you added some interest with the patterned paper and herringbone design.

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining our challenge House Mouse & Friends with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

nwilliams6 said...

Darling! I love that image - glad you dusted it off for this challenge. Great card.

Sue from Oregon said...

This is a perfect B&W creation and so love that background too! I drooled when I first saw this stamp...probably is a collector edition now!

Joanne (jojot) said...

that bkgd is AWESOME....my kind of colors too.....and the image/sentiment pair so nicely together...fabbo

Jennifer said...

Oh how cute! I mean C+U+T+E! Love this image and you've created a darling black and white card. So glad you joined us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge!

Mousie Cheers!
Jennifer

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carol :-) the image is adorable , I have never seen this stamp before and it is just sooo cute ! all the detsils are fab and I love the pearl dots along the border, lovely touch :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, You can even make a black and white card Stand Out In The Crowd. This card is adorable and I love that stamp which does go so well with the sentiment. We're back home but still have a couple of very busy days ahead. Talk to you soon.

America said...

Oh WOW!! That is one FABULOUS Bg you've created here Carol. Very creative and fun and striking all at the same time. Great details on this SUPER Adorable HM card.Glad you dusted off this stamp. :) Thanks so much for playing with us at House-Mouse & Friends MC. We enjoy having you play along hope you will also join us again next time for the blog-hop. :)

Christine said...

Wow Carl am loving this sweet cute guy..not seen this stamp before..another for the never ending wish list..lol.. great take on the BW theme ..

thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends chall this time..dont forget to come back nxt wk..its our new year blog hop with awesome prizes on offer..

smiles Christine x

downrightcrafty said...

oh super cute and gorgeous take on the theme really pops off the page. Thank you for joining us at the HM&FMC with your lovely work
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have candy if you are interested :)

Sue said...

LOVE your background, so wonderful! That stamp is so cute, love the mice prints he's stamping. Thanks for joinin us, Carol, at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Glad you dusted off this beauty and shared it with us.

Hugs
Sue

Benzi said...

Carol, this is the cutest! Love it in b&w only. You're right...the sentiment is perfecto.

Wendy said...

Such a sweet card and you just gotta love House Mouse and those cute sentiments! Love your black & white as well, Carol! :)

JD said...

Adorable, I rally like when you use the herringbone background...I keep wanting to try that, I really like the look of that technique.

Shannon White said...

Goodness this is So Darned CUTE!!n8-) lol Just makes me smile! Such a Darling little House Mouse hopping on the stamp! So Adorable! Love the sentiment and your Fabulous herringbone BG too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Rica said...

How adorable, I love your herringbone - what a stunning background!!!
Such a sweet Mouseie - I love those prints - I think I've need more, I've worn mine out!!

Thanks so much for joining us the House Mouse and Friends challenge.
Love
Heather xx