All that glitters 61

Mona Pendleton | Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 9:32 PM | , ,

Hi There! Thanks so much for the positive feedback about Scott's handy work with our my blog :) He truly is gifted with his techie knowledge & abilities! If there is something that doesn't look quite right, please feel free to email me :)


I had a little "me" time today so I made this Thank You card using a few of my favorite products. I love the versatility of Claire's background stamps - not only can they be used for stamping your own "custom" DP but for adding that lil' extra something to embellishments like the butterfly on this card. I inked up an image from Musical Backgrounds with SU Basic Gray ink, stamped then using a Spellbinders™ Nested Butterfly die template to cut/emboss a butterfly embellishment - topping it off with a pearl brad in the center of an obnoxiously bright green fabric flower.
For color inspiration, I played along with this week's color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. I have to admit, this color combo was quite a struggle for me! I embarrassingly bought PTI's Enchanted Evening ribbon, ink & paper about 6 months ago & did not even open it until today! Dark colors are not my thing but I really wanted to challenge myself! I would like to give a special thanks to all the DT girls at The Play Date Cafe for the weekly inspiration & encouragement to try something out of our comfort zone :)
For the lil' polka dot background, I inked up an image from Off Beat Backgrounds - another versatile & fun background set :) To showcase the sentiment from Rescue Remedies Additions, I dug out a naked chipboard scalloped frame & glittered it up.
As we are rapidly approaching the end of September that means it is almost time for October Waltzingmouse previews to begin ;) Thanks so much for looking! Have a great day & Be Sweet :)


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Musical Backgrounds, Off Beat Backgrounds, Rescue Remedies Additions, Very Vintage Labels No. 4
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-114 Standard Circles LG, S4-242 Big Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, GC-001 Grand Calibur
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61 Sweet Comments So Far:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oo, love the new look of your blog, mona! beautiful card! love the colors and that satin trim is gorgeous! wonderful stitching! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Jean Martin said...

Your work is always stunning Mona! If you didn't say it I wouldn't even know you struggled with this color combination! This is just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration as always! :)

Laura said...

Great job with the colors on this challenge! I love that beautiful flower and the glittered frame! You are so full of creative tricks, Mona! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy L said...

Stunning card Mona! Love the green you chose and I'm in love with that flower and your gorgeous butterfly! Classic Mona!!!

Beth Newel said...

Gorgeous, Mona! That flower is magnificent!

Lizzy Copland said...

Wow, I really love the beautiful butterfly and flower on your gorgeous card! Your really made these colors work so well! Fab job, Mona!

june lanum said...

beautiful card Mona, you always use such pretty embellishments and put them together so elegantly

Debby said...

You might've found the colours a struggle, but the end result is fabulous!

Millicent Forester said...

Oh Mona, what a beautiful mixture of textures and colours! The glitter is so glam and I love your butterfly with the stunning flower! I find it hard to believe that you struggle with anything! All of your project are incredible!

Constance said...

You just constantly inspire me, Mona! I am loving every single card you create! This one just makes me want to get creating! Love that beautiful butterfly and fabric flower!
Yours is the first blog that I've seen with this modern magazine style! I love it!

Ros said...

This is just fabulous! ... you've done a great job with the colours and made it look so simple ... Think this is one of my favourites ... have a lovely day

cbuswell said...

fabulous card, love the colors!!

Susan Allan said...

I really like this, especially the flower, fabric flowers are just my cup of tea. Have a lovely day.
Sue xx

Emora Designs said...

I LOVE this card, it is absolutely beautiful! I think the colors with the music sheet paper are gorgeous!

Regan

Belinda said...

Oh so lovely!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oooh, yes, I like the new look of your blog!
And you totally rocked the color challenge over at PDCC! It is NOT obnoxiously green! (at least, not in the pic)

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful card from your inspiration photo Mona! love the blue and green and added sparkle of silver!

Lindsay said...

Awesome use of the colors! I love this card Mona!

AimeeOh said...

Working the colors very nicely, Mona! Perfect green in my humble opinion and I just adore your pretty butterfly and fabric flower! Gorgeous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

MONA!!!!!!!!!! This card is absolutely STUNNING!! I love that glittered scallop! I have a square that is glittered--but this is FAB! I love love love everything you make! You are so amazing:) THANK YOU for playing along with the PDCC:) Seeing your artwork is so amazing!! Great job:)

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of this weeks colors. Your blooms looks lovely in the center of the music sheet covered butterfly. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

GabrielleH said...

Stunning is the best word I can find to describe your latest! I oh so love that glittered frame; so fun! And that fabric flower is amazing. Who would have thought to combine that with such a lovely butterfly. Love that music stamp too! There is nothing obnoxious here, lol!

Meredith said...

I was thinking this was way out of your normal colour world, but I LOVE it!! I think you did such a great job, I am glad someone forced you out of your box - and I can say that because you know I love what you make when you're in your box!! hahaha...

Every time I see someone use the polka dots it makes me want that set.......

And I am SO excited for previews to start!!!

Christy Haverhill said...

Fabulous card Mona especially that gorgeous fabric flower! Fine job with the colors too!

Jennifer Jones said...

Oh my, Mona! I think your style is so lovely! This card is such a vintage treasure! My favorite part is your gorgeously creative butterfly with that stunning fabric flower! What an interesting combination!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great color combo, very pretty!

anya said...

Great card, Mona! You did fantastic with the color challenge! Love the new blog look, too - very fancy!

ScrappyFelicia said...

So very beautiful!

Pamela_U said...

Mona, you are one of the few that can pull off the glitter technique so well. I love this beautiful frame and the sentiment within! And your fabric flower is so fabulous! Great job with this card!
I also need to tell you that I love the changes here on your blog! TFS!

SOS said...

Very nice. I love it!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Mona. You did very well with the colors. I love the butterfly done in the musical paper and your flower is really cool with the gem inside. Those blue cupboards in the inspiration piece are pretty funky! o do a close up, they looked like milk crates, lol. ~Diane

Ann said...

Beautiful - I love that colour combination. Do you remember that old saying "blue and green should never be seen without a colour inbetween" - I never could understand it as I think blue and green look great together.

Andrea Ewen said...

Super beautiful and chic, Mona! Love that fabulous stitching and wonderfully shabby flower! You did a great job with the colors, sometimes it's good to work outside our "creative zone" to see exactly what we're capable of...and ususally we're pleasantly surprised :) Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe!

Sue Nader said...

I love the beautiful glittered frame, Mona! There is just too much to love about this card! No problems with the colors; they look great! Great choice with the fabric flower on the butterfly! Stunning card!

Julie Ranae said...

So nice to see your name pop up this morning as an entry and it's so wonderful to have this creation hanging in The Cafe gallery : ) You really made the colors work in Mona-style!

HeatherCz said...

Mona, I love your take on these colors! A slightly kinder and gentler version! Your fabric flower is such a gorgeous touch and I absolutely love the sliver glittered frame! It really draws your eye to the beautiful sentiment! TFS!

Betty Wright said...

Mona, this is scrumptious! Fabulous dimension and textures! Really impressed with the different colors of sewing stitches. You have to rethread for that, right? LOL! It is an extra effort detailing that I totally noticed. I am just venturing more into sewing machine stitching. Totally rocked the inspiration picture!

Claire Brennan said...

FAB.U.LOUS - wow your blog is stunning!!!!!! Pat on the back that man!!! Perfect match for your Stunning cards Mona!!! This is one COOL blog!

Kim said...

Love this gorgeous card. YOur butterfly is fab and so is that incredible shabby flower! You did a marvelous job on the color challenge! Love it!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Julie said...

Mona congratulations on your beautiful new blog! Your DH could make a living with those skills!!! Thanks for sharing this fabulous card! It's such a beautiful vintage design and I'm in love with that butterfly!

Silvia said...

Oh, Mona! another beautiful color combo. Love how these colors look together. The balance on your card is perfect!!!! Tell your hubby he did a super duper job designing your blog!!!! I really love the way it looks..

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Mona! The sparkle the rose the musical background...you bring it all together so perfectly!

Anne said...

Wow, love the colors! Green is my favorite and there is nothing obnoxious about the green you chose! You have such a wonderful design "eye"! When you are done with that phenomenal butterfly please send it my way; it is gorgeous!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just love your beautiful card, Mona! And yea for "me" time!!

Andrea M said...

First of all Scott is brilliant! The blog looks and functions amazingly!!! Secondly, you are brilliant too! I can't believe the magic you worked with these colors!!!! I love the blue ribbon against the green card stock - such a great accent. And the flower on the butterfly .... WOW!!! Fabulous as always!!!

Mara... said...

I love the silver glittery frame!! And I DO love that color green, the fabric flower is great!

Heather Jensen said...

Very pretty Mona! Love these colors and the way you used them. That color blue satin ribbon is stunning. :)
I just found a JoAnn that is an hour away. IT says online that it is a large store. yeah! :)

NanceB said...

Fabulous new blog, Mona! I love the makeover! What a way to showcase your beautiful creations like this gorgeous card! I love what you did with the colors and that fabric flower is a awesome touch!

Stella said...

This is such a gorgeous take on the challenge at PDCC. Every detail is elegant and the result is.... fabulous. It's my favorite for this week; you got yourself a winner :) !!!

Julie said...

Fabulous card! I want that fabric flower; it's so perfect with that music stamped butterfly. Shabby chic at it's best! TFS!

Marge said...

Another WOW, Mona, despite being out of your comfort zone!!!

Cheryl Love said...

Fab glittery card, Mona! Love the vintage style! Great flower on the beautifully stamped butterfly!
Oh, and your hubby did a great blog makeover! I bet everybody will have to do a makeover now, lol!

Dana said...

Oh my goodness, this card is amazingly delightful! You made those colors shine!
This blog is amazing as well! Great job!

Barbara said...

How did you come up with the idea for your butterfly! Wow, it is gorgeous; I love that fabric flower! You did a perfect job with the colors too; no problems here! You are a fabulous designer!

Mary Reidel said...

Love that glitter Mona! You are so brave to use it! It never looks good when I try it, lol! Perfect colors, don't ever worry about that; you always do such a perfect job with the colors! Love that butterfly too!
Also, Your new blog is so gorgeous and very user friendly!!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your new blog design! LOVE this card and that grren bllomer is a color I personally LOVE! LOL! FAB details with the glitter and butterfly and stitching and polka dots! STUNNING!

Suzanne C said...

Elegant and beautiful as always. Such soft shabby chic style always to be found here. :) Glad to have you playing along with us again! :)

Courtney said...

Wow! Love that gorgeous butterfly! You always come up with the most creative stuff! Awesome glittered frame too!

Irene Oden said...

Oh my, Mona! Another beautiful card using that gorgeous glitter! So very pretty and also that butterfly is so creative! What a lovely green fabric flower! Your colors are just right!

Fiona said...

You are just amazing Mona! Everything you make is drool worthy! The glittered frame and sentiment is totally fabulous and that butterfly with the flower is incredible! Fantastic job and very inspiring!

Chris said...

Another absolutely fabulous card, Mona! You are on a roll (constantly)! Actually do you ever make a "bad" card? Impossible! Love the glittered frame; so eye catching but I really love your butterfly! That fabric flower is gorgeous! Speaking of gorgeous, your new blog design is stunning! It neat to see so much of your awesome creations without tons of scrolling. Love the layout!


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