A Cameo appearance... 50

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, May 11, 2010 @ 3:00 PM | , ,

Hi Everyone! Thanks again to the girls at 2Sketches4You for choosing my tag (click HERE) as the winner of "Card Of The Week" in last week's sketch challenge & to the girls at City Crafter Challenge Blog for selecting the same tag as their winner of the Terrific Tag challenge! Yipeeee :) One of my other recent creations is featured on the Melissa Frances's Blog today (click HERE) to see!!! I had some time today to play with my papercrafting goodness, so I made a card & joined in the fun with these 2 awesome challenge sites again!
Here is my take on these dynamic duo challenges:To create the scalloped border, I broke out one my new toys :) Spellbinders™ Big Scalloped Border Petites. This particular border die template not only cuts the border shape but also embosses! You also have the ability use it as a stencil! All 3 features wrapped up in 1 product! I will be sharing a promised tutorial Thursday featuring these techniques in greater detail :)
For sketch inspiration, I was inspired by Kazan's Sketch #52 from 2Sketches4You:& to color my world, I was inspired by the beautiful color palette chosen by Heather for this week's City Crafter Colors Challenge. Heather referenced the movie Pretty In Pink from 1986 - just happens to be the year I graduated from High School! Time sure does fly!From a bird's eye view :)
These colors scream elegance to me, so I decided to feature a gorgeous Melissa Frances cameo embellishment centered in a tissue paper flower made from recycled tissue paper from my Mother's Day gift! The background was embossed using the Spellbinders™ Flourish Impressabilities™.

The photo above was taken at a Cameo Shop located in Sorrento, Italy where the craftsman skillfully carve cameos by hand. I so regret not buying one - I guess this gives us an excuse to return! LOL

Now that I spent the early part of my day off playing with my toys, I better get some chores done before the hubby gets home! Maybe you will come join the fun in some of these challenges? Thanks for looking! Be Sweet

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Season's Of Love - Tags

Paper: Melissa Frances DP, Gina K. Luxury cs, Papertrey Ink, recycled tissue paper,

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up

Other: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities S4-250 Big Scalloped Circles SM, S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG, Shapeabilities™ S4-081 Tags Five, Borderabilities™ S4-242 Big Scalloped Border Petites, W-001 The Wizard, I2-1009 Flourish Impressabilities™, Husqvarna sewing machine, brads, ribbon, button & pearl from stash

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50 Sweet Comments So Far:

Mary Reidel said...

Gorgeous beyond words, Mona! I love the combination of that paper flower and the cameo! You are so creative! Also, thanks for sharing your Italy photo!

Yesnir said...

I'm breathless! This is such a phenomenal card! I love your take on the sketch! What a super talent you are!

Carly said...

Absolutely stunning!! This is truly art! Gorgeous!

Silke Ledlow said...

Congrats on your winning creations Mona!!! Your card today is gorgeous!!! Love the tissue flower and the fab cameo!!! As always your design is flawless!!!

How fun that you enjoy Italy too...I can't wait to take my girls there...my grandparents are Italian :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love everything here! The tissue paper flower, the cameo, the little tag, the ribbon..... my list can go on and on 'cause I love everything here!

Andrea M said...

Mona! Congrats on your recent wins! That tag is fantastic - no wonder they loved it!
This card is.... I'm speechless. Just when I think I couldn't love one of you cards more... this one comes along! I love EVERYTHING! The cameo is a perfect addition - soooo elegant. W-O-W! The recipient of this card is going to be soooo lucky :) Have a great evening!
Love the blog makeover - it's fun to change things up a bit :)

Cecilia said...

Mona, You are just too good! This card is so fabulous and special! I wish I could buy it from you right now! It's truly a masterpiece! I love that beautiful flower1

Millicent Forester said...

Amazingly beautiful! I can't extol the beauty of your flower and cameo loudly enough! Everything is spot on! Simply amazing!
Cheers!

Pammy said...

Love the flower and cameo, love the scalloped border, oh well, I adore this card! Just incredible stuff once again, Mona! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Jen Johnson said...

Mona, you are just so amazing, GF! Wow, I think I want to case this card entirely! I love how you made that scalloped border and I that flower is absolutely "to die for"! You have knocked my socks off once again! Too freakin' amazing!!!! Love it so much!

Sue said...

Mona--This card is just so stunning. Beautiful colors, flower and cameo and background are great. Love the ribbon--such a lovely light pink. What a wonderful job...once again. Sue M.

Julie Ranae said...

Beautiful work, Mona....I love cameos, but mine are pretty much 'costume' priced : )

You have been a busy girl...LOVE the new look!

Heather Jensen said...

Congrats on your win in both challenges! I was a lovely tag. :)

I love your card for this weeks challenge too. The Cameo and scallops are so pretty! Thanks for playing along this week at CCCB.
Hugs

Kim said...

Mona,
This card does scream elegance! I LOVE that rose and cameo. OMG, you can come to my room and play any day! Imagine how much fun that would be...
Blessings,
Kim xXx

june lanum said...

Mona the card is beautiful, I think you could cover most of the challenges going with that card

Davi said...

Mona, How funny I was just looking at City Crafters and 2S4Y and thinking what a cool sketch to use with that yummy color, and there you have done it!! With that ever fabulous style I might add! :)

Julie said...

Great card and a perfect take on this interesting sketch! I absolutely love that rose with cameo! So creative and unique!

Tatanky said...

So elegant and beautiful. Congrats on winning two challenges. Your tag is gorgeous. I'm a true fan of your style. I just love when I see there's a new entry in Cupcake's Creations because I know I'm going to love it :D

Carol Reisner said...

Mona, you are such a talented gal! This is breathtakingly gorgeous! What lovely colors and I love the embossing throughout. Of, course that rose and cameo are spectacular! Wow! Congrats on your challenge wins! I also love your blog redesign! Very pretty!

Michele Gross said...

Mona this is so stunning! Your cards are so amazing. I'm always awestruck at your work.

Mara... said...

sooo sooo pretty!!! I love that pink flower, so much texture and fun. And I love the scallops at the bottom, I might have to try that sketch!

Mandy Gwelton said...

So beautiful, Mona! My God, this is such a stunning creation! That flower with the cameo is such an eye-catcher! You've really outdone yourself again! Also congratulations of winning the two challenges!

Silvia said...

Wooo hooo!!! Yes, I saw your tag on 2sketches4you blog. Congrats Mona! Your work is really beautiful and so inspiring. About this card~ Just stunning!!! The colors are my favoritie ones and the sketch is great too! I love the pink shade, it is beautiful. The embossing is great and add texture to the card. What else can I say, you are amazingly talented!!

Linda Robinson said...

LOVE IT! I love the scallop border, can't wait to see your tutorial....I also love the cameo flower.
so elegant! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at the CCCB!

1CardCreator said...

Kudo's to you Mona! I am so happy to see your beautiful work featured in so many prominent places. Today's card is beautiful too, I love the cameo center. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! LOVE the cameo and the recycled tissue for your flower!!! Also LOVE seeing all of the spellbinder's products!

GabrielleH said...

Wow this is so beautiful, Mona! I love that cameo in the center of the flower. Great idea; it turned out perfect! It's so neat to see you featured everywhere! I sort of feel like I knew about you before everyone else!!! :D

Lizzy Copland said...

I love cameos and this card is so incredible with that gorgeous cameo in the center of your beautiful rose! Great job!

Helen Watanabi said...

Mona, I'm in love with this card! It is so beautiful! Great job with that beautiful flower and your border is amazing! Great use of both Spellbinders and Melissa Frances (congrats on being featured on her blog!)!

Mary Chen said...

So very pretty! That cameo is gorgeous! It looks real! Your cards are always so elegant and graceful! Congrats on your recent challenge wins and the Melissa Frances feature! What a great week for you!

Stacy said...

Beautiful card Mona!! Love your flower :) We went to Italy last summer, I have a few regrets for missed purchases too. :(

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just gorgeous, Mona! Love the scalloped borders! Congrats on your recent wins, too!! Hugs!!

Julia Young said...

Mona, OMG, this is so stunning! I love that cameo! Great idea to mix it with your beautiful paper flower! Great sketch to play with; you totally worked it well! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Your blog is always a treat! This is pure gorgeousness!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

gasp! breathtaking card! What a fun trip it must have been to see the cameo maker in Italy. Such a beautiful hobby and detailed.

Heather Gates said...

very pretty!

Ginger said...

So gorgeous, Mona! Most beautiful flower ever! Congrats on your wins!

Tina Mechum said...

Great job with this beautiful card! You are so incredibly talented! That flower is amazing and breathtaking!

ShellyM said...

Wow, I saw your card over on the MF blog! Way to go Mona! This card is fabulous and it looks great on her site! What an honor! Congratulations!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*THUD* OH MY WORD!!!! This is totally incredible!!!

Suzanne C said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the design and the cameo is such a lovely touch. Congrats on all your wins! No surprise here!!!

PaperMomma said...

Mona, this is incredibly gorgeous! I love all the beautiful embossing you did and that Spellbinders border is just perfect. Everything fits the sketch so perfectly! And of course your rose and cameo are heavenly! Great job!

AimeeOh said...

Mona, great job with this challenge! I love that cameo flower and the gorgeous border! You rock!

Laural said...

OMG, Mona! You are even more amazing than I thought!!! This card is 100% gorgeous! All I can say is WOW! That flower with the elegant MF cameo is phenomenal! They need to put all of your vintage creations on their blog! You are incredibly talented!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--that tissue flower is BEAUTIFUL! And the cameo--oh my! SUPER great touch for the card--so clever! AND AMAZING:) LOVE your style and creations:)

Mirna said...

Now this is what I call a true masterpiece!! Absolutely gorgeous design, Mona! You are really gifted! That cameo rose is so dreamy and divine! Wow! Another magazine cover in the making!

Jessica Hernandez said...

Very gorgeous card! Probably, this is the most incredible flower that I've seen! You are so talented! Also, congratulations on being featured on the Melissa Frances blog and your recent challenge wins!

Kazan Clark said...

Mona this is simply stunning my friend!!! Wow :) I loved the picture of the craftsman too - I think this is reason enough for you to return for sure!
Hugs
K

Emily Taylor said...

OMG, this is a gorgeous vintage card! So elegant! You really do amazing work! I'm so glad I clicked on your site!

Joanne Leddy said...

Very pretty card...love the cameo!


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