Mousferatu – Monochromatic Challenge at House Mouse & Friends and a Study in Prismacolor Grey Tones

It’s a new challenge today over at the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog and I’m very excited to continue on as a guest designer for them this month.  If you are interested in playing along, the theme this time is “monochromatic” and you have almost two weeks to submit your entry.  I’ve been in an early Halloween mood lately, so I was immediately inspired to create my own greyscale “movie clip” with one of my favorite stamps, “Interview With a Vampire”:
I thought this was a great opportunity to do a study of sorts with all of the grey tones in my Prismacolor set…I had never really compared them side by side, so now I have a nice reference for future use.

The hands, feet, tails, and faces were all colored with “French Greys” and blended with baby oil.  Vampire mouse and his cape were colored with all “Cool Grey” tones (along with some black and white), while the other mouse and his garlic were colored with the “Warm Greys”.  I blended all of these with baby oil except for the garlic where I wanted to retain some of the texture.
Luckily I found some patterned paper from DCWV that incorporated both warm and cool grey tones, otherwise this may have turned out a little unbalanced.  Something about Halloween or Autumn reminds me of tickets (maybe its the fairs, hayrides, and haunted houses?) so I carried the ticket theme throughout using Sizzix Ticket Framelits and a Ticket punch from EK Success.  I didn’t have the appropriate size ticket shape to mat the sentiment, so I just cut my black rectangle to the correct size and notched the corners using a Fiskars Medium Heart Punch.
Thanks for stopping by and I’d love to hear any comments you may have!
Materials Used
     “Interview With a Vampire” – HMJR1097 by Stampabilities
     Sentiment – “Spooky Night” from American Crafts
     Printed cardstock – “The Midnight Spell” stack (DCWV)
     Prismacolor colored pencils and baby oil
     Glitter Ribbon – Celebrate It (Michaels)
     Charcoal Embossing Powder – Zing (American Crafts)

8 Comment

  1. Sue says:

    Annie, your card is so cute. Love this image and it is perfect for the monochrome challenge.
    Love how you colored it up, awesome.


  2. Gorgeous card Annie πŸ™‚ I love this image and your colouring is fabulous ! Love the papers and whole design of this ,,, super cute πŸ™‚

    Lols x x x

  3. Gorgeous card Annie πŸ™‚ I love this image and your colouring is fabulous ! Love the papers and whole design of this ,,, super cute πŸ™‚

    Lols x x x

  4. oh this is gorgeous love your mono colour and fabulous stamp beautiful
    hugs Kate xx

  5. Heather says:

    A gorgeous card Annie, I do love the sweet image – great colouring. – A fabulous CAS style and loively papers!!

    Heather xx

  6. Tracy says:

    Hi Annie
    Fabulous creation, love the fun image.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  7. Gail says:

    Hey Annie I was reading your future posts to get here!
    Love the Halloween card with the little bag, the autumn one where you used perfect pearls (I need to use mine more!), and everything in between!
    Oh yeah, this HM Halloween card is wonderful!

  8. America says:

    LOVE YOUR monochromatic take here. Gorgeous House-Mouse creation and coloring. Thank you for being our fab Guest Designer at House-Mouse & Friends MC. We love your work. πŸ™‚

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