When in ROME... 59

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 11:30 AM | , , , ,

Hi there! It's been a few weeks since I've created a layout and the Prima's April's Build-A-Page sketch  was just what I needed to get my scrap on! For some breath taking inspiration, be sure to check out what the DT has provided for inspiration. If you are like me, you will get caught up daydreaming for hours on end while gazing at the beautiful artwork.
I chose to scrap a layout featuring my hubby and I in front of the Roman Colosseum while on a summer trip to Europe.
I used several sheets of patterned paper from the Prima Botanical Collection and adorned it with quite a few of my favorite things. I combined an assortment of Prima flowers & pearl flourishes along with a variety of die cuts. I pulled out some Mulberry paper to make some foliage using a few Foliage die templates.
I love mixing things up a bit, combining various textures and materials such as: paper flowers, fabric flowers, foil and chipboard. Using Antiquities and Premium Craft Foil, I made a crown and a keyhole.
While I had all these products out, I made a card with a few scraps from the Prima Botanical Collection.
With all the subtle colors in the patterned paper, I thought I would spice things up a bit using Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist to spray the ornate frame. It has such a beautiful shimmer IRL.
In case you are interested, here are a few more pics:
Scott in front of the Roman Colosseum:
 Boggles my mind and is difficult for me to fathom that this structure's construction began in 72 AD!

Here's a peek on the inside:
I hope you enjoyed a few of my vacation pics and thanks so much for the taking to visit me today. I'll be back Saturday with an all new Waltzingmouse Sketch. Be Sweet!

ROME layout supplies:


Stamps: Papertrey Ink Embellishments
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Shapeabilties® Antiquities, Foliage, Nested Hearts Papertrey Ink Embellishments
Patterned Paper: Prima Botanical Collection
Other: Prima pearl flourish & flowers, Spellbinders™ Premium Craft Foil, Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist, Maya Road lace

Mon Amie card supplies:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Fancy Phrases, Faux Fun Circles
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders Antiquities, Labels Four, Fleur de Lis Rectangles, Grand Calibur

Other: Prima flowerTattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist, Spellbinders™ Premium Craft Foil
Ribbon: Milk Chocolate Vintage crinkly ribbon  Courtesy of Kimberly @ My Craft Spot 
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59 Sweet Comments So Far:

justsomestuffimade said...

Love your LO and card today Mona - such Prima loveliness! Those pics of you guys in Rome are great too. I love Italy, but have never got to Rome. It is calling to me though. One day, I hope...
Hugs, Ruth S

Rebekah said...

what a great layout and card! you have been busy! All the embellies and layers.. wow!so pretty!
Love the sneak peeks into your vacation. It looks like an amazing place to visit!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, Mona, all the details in this! The flowers are stunning! Pretty photo as well! Loe what you created here, wonderful to remeber this way and Rome is busy, but truly impressive!
Hugs, Wendy

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely gorgeous layout and card, Mona! I love all the flowers and embellishments!

Marge said...

Fabulous LO, Mona -- must have been impressive to see that structure!

Margie H said...

LOVE this layout, Mona! It's good to SEE you both! LOL!!
Keep those pictures coming - I love to travel through you :)
Have a great Thursday! xo

Evgenia said...

How cy=ute are the photos and the layout totally reflects what is on the picture!

Pattie said...

Love this layout and what great photos to remember such a beautiful place! Love that little pop of purple on your card too!

june lanum said...

Mona your card is so pretty, the flowers, the swirls, the whole thing is gorgeous

Lindsay said...

Wowza Mona! Your LO is gorgeous! I love the rhinestones and lovely flowers! The card isn't bad either! ;0)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wow...a trip to Europe sounds like so much fun. Love the gorgeous flowers. :)

Dawnll said...

This is spectacular layout!
I am just like you dreaming when I look through all the projects at Prima.
Your card is just as beautiful and you have used such yummy supplies

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! Stunning layout and card, Mona! Your pics are lovely and so perfect with all the wonderful embellies! LOVE all the Prima goodness on both!

Pamela_U said...

OMG, Mona, just when I thought I was finished being blown away by you (after your last beautiful wall hanging), I find this amazing project on your blog!!!! OMG OMG OMG, this is so incredibly beautiful; both the layout and the card! I love all the gorgeous Prima flowers and other embellishments! This is absolutely phenomenal!

Dawn said...

Beyond gorgeous, Mona! Me=Speechless!!!

Sheri L said...

Mona, your projects are always so elegant and detailed! I just love seeing your latest! This card and LO are so breathtaking! I love your photos too! TFS!

Cindy Percovich said...

What a gorgeous creative LO, Mona! I always enjoy your LOs so much! This is definitely my new favorite. I love the photo which matches the elegant papers and the beautiful flowers! Love the pearly bling too! TFS!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful LO. I love all the Prima pretties you used. The card is dalring. I bet that was amazing seeing the Colosseum. I couldn't imagine something still around from so long ago. :)
Hugs~

Teri Holister said...

Mona your layout and card are so magnificent! Really so vintage and classic! I love all the beautiful Prima goodies and I think these photos are amazing! What a site to behold! TFS!

Nancy L said...

These designs are so fabulous, Mona! Everything is just so perfect! I love all the pretty Prima flowers!

Suzanne C said...

Speaking of getting lost in some beautiful work! :) Gorgeous and love the layers of lush flowers and dies! Beautiful pictures of your vacation. (Very jealous looks like a lot of fun!)

Sue Hester said...

Gorgeous card and LO Mona! I love all the magical flowers and embellishments! This is one of your best LOs ever!!! Fabulous job!

Carol Reisner said...

Mona, I love these photos of you in Rome! What a dream vacation! Your layout is a perfect match to the location! Perfectly vintage and color coordinated! I love all the gorgeous Prima embellishments! It adds so much to your design! TFS!

Natalie said...

Incredibly gorgeous layout and matching card! Love the papers you used and all the pretty flowers! Magnificent photos too!

Daniela said...

Layout and a card!!! Wow. I love how you used the Botanical collection for your layout. So pretty. Those flowers are beautiful and I love the yellow title.
Thanks so much for joining Prima's BAP!

1CardCreator said...

39 pages of Prima flowers later, ha ha ha. Gorgeous lay out and card Mona. I love, love love all those beautiful flowers you chose. Awesome pictures of Italy too.

Davi said...

Awesome page Mona,,Those flowers are absolutely stunning and you used them so perfectly! Great pics you shared also. ;)

Jen said...

What a beautiful layout Mona. I have never scrapped a day in my life. I would love to give it a go but wouldn't even know where to start. Needless to say, I can admire and appreciate a goodie when I see one. The follow on card is so pretty. I love that you can actually bring yourself to use these bits of gorgeousness and fabulous keepsakes. What treasures both card and layout are.

MeredithS said...

Amazing layout and card, Mona! I love it when you have a larger canvas to work your magic; the results are always astounding! Those Prima goodies are just perfect! TFS!

Debgem said...

Hi Mona - what a super layout. Love the colours and all those wonderful embellishments! I've never been to Rome, but it certainly looks like a place to add to my "Go to" list. Great card too.

Mary Reidel said...

Oh, so very beautiful, Mona! I want to buy every single Prima embelli you used! This is your best LO ever! TFS!

Ros said...

This is absolutely amazing!! I love those papers!! I can't begin to tell you how wonderful this LO and card is and such a gorgeous photo too ... I know what you mean about the colosseum ... I went to see Herculaneum in Italy (thought it even better than Pompeii) ... blew my mind!! Have a lovely weekend and thanks for the inspiration

~amy~ said...

gorgeous...the layout...the cards...the pics!

Julie said...

Absolutely divine layout and card Mona! Love the Prima beauties!

Mandy Diehl said...

Gorgeous LO and beautiful card! Also, your photos are amazing! I would love to see the Roman Colosseum on day!

Julie said...

Oh wow, Mona, your layout and card are so beautiful! I love all the gorgeous Prima flowers and other embellishments! Fabulous photos too! What a great way to remember an awesome trip! Thanks for sharing with us!

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, Prima should be AMAZED at this FABULOUS layout! LOVE the BEAUTIFUL variety of soft subtle Prima flowers and your background papers are the perfect backdrop for that picture of the two of you! LOVE the flourishes also!

GabrielleH said...

Mona, you are so good with this vintage design style! Your LO and card are awe inspiring! I love how your photos match the design and vice-versa! All the beautiful Prima flowers and embellishments are fabulous! I also love those PTI stamps! I could look at these for hours!

Helen Watanabi said...

Gorgeous layout and matching card, Mona! I really love the Prima papers you used and all those beautiful flowers! Your layouts are always so inspiring, just like your cards! Magnificent photos of Rome too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous layout and lovely card, those Prima products are just beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Kathy M said...

So elegant and so beautiful, Mona! Great take on the sketch! That LO is just divine! All those embellies are just gorgeous! TFS!

Ginny said...

Mona, your layout is breathtakingly Beautiful! Your fabulous paper choices and embellishments look absolutely wonderful together. Love it! Your card is also lovely with the same wonderful products you chose. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos, too. It is amazing that the building is still standing all of these many years later.

Sue Ann said...

WOW that is just crazy beautiful!!! The details is what really puts me over the edge on your cards and layouts!!! Simply beautiful!!!

Martha W said...

WOW Mona, you are so incredibly creative! Your LO and card are absolutely stunning! I love all these magnificent Prima flowers you used and all the bling! I also love your beautiful photos from your trip to Roma!

Shannon White said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! 8-)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hey Mona! Prima should snap you up as a designer! Your work is STUNNING, as always! And what a good-looking couple you and Scott make. :) I sure look forward to the day when I can visit Rome myself. It IS mind boggling the age of Coliseum and so many other beautiful buildings in Europe.

Hope all is well with you, my friend. May 13th is coming up fast!

Hugs,
Lisa

Angelica said...

Absolutely stunning layout and card, so many little details to look at, can't seem to get tired of staring at them. Also fantastic photos of your vacation.

Isabel Jett said...

Mona your layout and card are so so beautiful!! Really so vintage and classic! I love all the beautiful Prima goodies and I love your beautiful photos too!

Anonymous said...

Stunning!! Hugs Linda Duke

Hélène said...

Your work is very beautiful !!! and it is funny because I was also in Rome two weeks ago :-) !

Fiona said...

Fabulous designs Mona!!!!! This LO is breath taking!!! Love all the beautiful Prima products!!! Love your card too!!! TFS!!!!

Constance said...

Amazing photos, Mona! That place is magical;that it has survived for so many years!!! I love this gorgeous scrapbook page!!! So elegant with all the bling and regal flowers!!! Wow!!!

Kelly said...

Wow, I love all the gorgeous Prima goodies on this card! Really amazing designs!

Stella said...

I never get tired of Rome and your creations :)
I've been there too and the Colosseum is impressive and beautiul.
These Prima beauties are perfect for a LO with this picture; the both of you look so happy and relaxed. The flowers. foil, well everything..is to die for :)
And your card? You never cease to amaze me; even when you are using your scraps :). Wow!

JGoedes said...

OMG, Mona, your card and layout are so phenomenal! Love the BG papers and all the lovely embellishments, especially those Prima flowers! These photos of the coliseum are so incredible! What a trip!

Jan Evans said...

Wow, Mona, I love your beautiful photos from your trip to Rome! That coliseum is amazing! Your LO and card are absolutely stunning! So many gorgeous elements! I love all these magnificent Prima flowers you used and all the pretty bling! So awesome!

Silvia said...

I have never seen such a beautiful scrapbook page, Mona! Your are so talented! Love the card too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous projects Mona! Love the lovely colors and flowers! I'd love to see that in real life one day. :o)

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Beautiful layout and card. Love the sewing on the card. It pulls the card together. Thank you for sharing your lovely creations.


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