love FOREVER ~ a mixed media project 66

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 5:53 PM | , , , , , ,

Hi there! Oh dear, the week is nearly half way over already! Where oh where does the time go when I have the day off from work? sigh... I know one thing, I spent some time in my "studio" having fun with some new products that I decided to dabble with and here is what I created:
My inspiration to create this project was a photo taken at my parents wedding on May 21st, 1949. I made a LASER copy of their photo at KINKO's then using a transfer technique, I transferred the photo copy on to a piece of Claudine Hellmuth Sticky back canvas. OK ~ I'm addicted now and want to transfer ALL of my photos! To create the collage background, rolled roses and foliage, I used scraps of patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue Collection. You may notice it's sort of muted? I brushed on  Ranger Studio One Blank Canvas paint after the collage was created. I thought the soft tones would work well with my Vintage Vogue project ;) What do you think?
I used Tim Holtz Mini Hearts set dies to cut two whimsical/primitive looking hearts, painted them and before stitching them in place, I tied a piece of twine around the pink one and added a little metal locket and key that I received from my sweet friend and CR84FN DT mate Suzanne Czosek.
Here's a photo of some of the various dies I used and what I made with each:
and here are a few more supplies used:
Here's the pile of torn paper pieces of various Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue patterned paper used to create the background:
This is what the background looked like prior to cutting using a Spellbinders Grand Labels Four die template:
Thanks so much for looking! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week :) I'll be a bit quiet as I am wrapping up a fun project to share with you on Friday and preparing for the upcoming Waltzingmouse release. Be Sweet!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Say it Loud
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue
Die Templates: Spellbinders Grand Labels FourSizzix Tim Holtz Mini Hearts set, MFT Mini Rolled Roses
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Studio One Painterly Pink, Blank Canvas, Purple Palette, Vintage Photo Distress ink
Other: Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas, buttons & ribbon from stash
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66 Sweet Comments So Far:

Jan Garber said...

Oh, now I think I need to get my parent's 50's wedding picture and do a large canvas project! It would be nice for my mother to have while she is still able to enjoy it. Her eyesight is so terrible, that the picture would have to be much larger. I think your idea is perfect.

~amy~ said...

What a fabulous keepsake Mona!

Mary Reidel said...

Wow, this is truly breathtaking, Mona! Absolutely incredible!!!

Lori said...

Mona, this is such a fantastic project! Your results are amazing! Thanks for the tutorial! I really love all the gorgeous details especially the collage background and the photo transfer! WOW!

tina said...

Amazing... GORGEOUS! Love it.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Fabulous Mona-such a great use of the picture of your parents.
I so love those flowers with the glitter.

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Beautiful Mona! Oh how I love mixed media projects. This is beautiful. Hugs

Lisa said...

Oh how lovely and special Mona! Love the vintage look you've created here. The photo transfer idea sounds like fun!

Linda R. said...

Sooooo pretty my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Mara... said...

I love love this!!! So much fun just playing with crafty goodness. I love the torn paper background and those gorgeous rolled flowers!

Emily Taylor said...

Stunning, Mona! Simply stunning! Love that torn paper bg and the beautiful hearts and roses! Love the colors and love the vintage white washing! This is just amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

Chris said...

WOW, this is magical, Mona! Love everything here! I just love the gorgeous and colorful vintage look! TFS!

Nancy said...

Another incredible design, Mona! I'm so blown away by this one! What a great job using all these different types of media! You are so inspiring!

AimeeOh said...

Mona, all I can say is WOW! Gorgeous project, especially those amazing flowers! I love that gorgeous torn paper background as well. This makes for the perfect keepsake! Truly incredible!

Jennifer Kirkpatrick said...

OMG, Mona, you've created another spectacular beauty! Wow, your photo transfer and that beautiful background paper is phenomenal! Everything is just perfect!

Monia said...

It`s gorgeous! I love every detail of Your work!

Painter said...

Beautiful Mona!

Fiona said...

Amazing, Mona! Love the photo transfer; looks great! Love that beautiful background! It's so lovely with all the torn pieces! I think you are so incredibly talented! Mind= Blown! Cheers!

JGoedes said...

Gorgeous project, Mona! Beautiful shabby chic design with so many gorgeous details! Love the flowers with the dewey glitter! Your photo with the stitching is awesome too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Millicent Forester said...

Absolutely fabulous, Mona! Incredibly creative! Love the colors and the vintage washings! I love it!

Victoria M said...

OMG, this is spectacular! Absolutely gorgeous! Love your creativity!

Deb Lewis said...

Incredible, Mona! I love mixed media project but I'm always so afraid to try one! Your tutorial might just give me the courage! TFS!

Ros said...

This is terrific!! I love the background and all the sweet embellies ... the lock and key is so cute!! And what a keepsake ... mind you I'm still trying to come to terms with how many children your Mom had ...
TFS ... have a good day

Heather Jensen said...

I think this is a beautiful project, Mona. I like painted cardboard frame and that vintage photo of your parents is amazing. Great job girly! :)
Hugs~

Debgem said...

What a wonderful project - great colours and a super picture of your parents. It's fab!

Joanne Leddy said...

Beautiful ... and thanks for showing the "piece and parts" it helps to visualize the process. The only down side is now I want to go buy everything! Those large dies are wonderful!

What a special keepsake you have created - a treasure to be sure!

sandi said...

Wow! Mona this is absolutely STUNNING! It looks gorgeous and that pic is fab too! Love, love, love this!

Laural said...

OMG, Mona, this is beyond amazing! Absolutely mind blowing! Wow!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a beautiful and creative project, Mona! Love the vintage photo of your parents and how you made such a wonderful keepsake to cherish!

Barbara said...

I am so in awe everytime I visit your blog! Your work is so amazing, Mona! I love these beautiful mixed media project! It will make for a wonderful keepsake!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL!!~

GabrielleH said...

Mona, once again this is breathtaking! Love that corrugated and painted cardboard along with the torn paper background; it's so shabby chic and colorful! Great transferred image of your parents; love that technique! Can't wait to give some of this a try! Thanks for inspiring me!!!

Stella said...

NO( matter what style or technique. You create magic; and I love it! :)
Such a fabulous way to create a precious keepsake with that wedding picture of your parents. Your rolled flowers and hearts are stunning!

Courtney said...

Phenomenal design Mona!!!! So much beauty all in one little place! Love all the various techniques and media you used! You just oooze talent!!!

Norma said...

Mona, all I can say is, you are amazing!!!!! What a fabulous project; a perfect keepsake that could be the centerpiece of your home! So stunning with that beautiful vintage flair! WOW!

Amanda R said...

Mona, I love everything you create but I have to say that this is absolutely awe-inspiring! Gorgeous!!!

Lora DeJardins said...

Mona, what a gorgeous what to treasure your parents wedding! This is absolutely divine! Great job with the mixed media! I love it!

RobinH said...

Mona, you are so talented!!!!! This keepsake is incredible! Thanks so much for the helpful tutorial! It really helps visualize how you got such gorgeous results!

Tracey said...

WOW oh WOW!!! This is an AMAZING masterpiece Mona....so many special details to adore!!!

Angie Hewitt said...

Breathtaking keepsake Mona! This should be cherished forever! So creative and gorgeous! WOW!

Lucy said...

Great job, Mona! This is stunning! Love the torn paper background and the sugared flowers!

Nancy L said...

Incredible, Mona! This is a spectacular mixed media project and a gorgeous vintage masterpiece! TFS!

Debbi said...

Mona, what else can I say but this is gorgeous! Every little detail is perfect! What an amazing keepsake and wonderful tribute to your parent's wedding!

Beth said...

Incredible, Mona! A work of art! Thanks for showing how you created it!

Ashley said...

Mona, I love this gorgeous project! Love the beautiful torn paper background and the neat photo transfer! All you stitching is pure perfection and those flowers are amazing! I could go on and on... Thanks so much for sharing how you did it!

Sue Lelli said...

OOOH! I LOVE this collage and all of the new goodies you played around with! LOVE the lock and key from Suzanne! GORGEOUS flowers, too! So PRETTY!

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful wall hanging,the paint effect and collage look fab and gorgeous photo.xxxxxx

Trudy said...

Super gorgeous, Mona! I just love that shabby chic look! What a marvelous keepsake!

Helen Watanabi said...

Mona, this is incredible! I love the pretty washings of the background and the lovely flowers! That Photo transfer technique is amazing and I love that you stitched everything together! This is a mastepiece! TFS!

Davi said...

Very cool transfer technique Mona! Love this altered creation with the fabulous pic of your mom and dad and the wonderful elements including those delightful flowers! A very special way to display that treasured photo ;)

Erica said...

Mona, I really love this gorgeous wall hanging! So stunning! That torn paper bg is so neat and so is that photo transfer! I bet this was fun to create! TFS!

Pauline said...

Amazing project Mona!! Love the tag, and the wonderful paper piecing you have created here, a very special project!

Pammy said...

Gorgeous, Mona! I really love that torn paper background and the beautiful hearts and flowers! Also, the corrugated backing is gorgeously colored to perfection! Great photo transfer technique too! I really want to give this stuff a try as well! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ashley Hughes said...

Gorgeous project, Mona! I would love to give something like this a try!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super gorgeous. I love the flowers and the metal locket. :)

Olivia R said...

Mona, your work is always so fabulous and inspiring! This is a work of art! It is so incredibly gorgeous! All these different types of media and the beautiful details really is breathtaking! What a way to remember your parent's wedding forever! Bravo!!!!!!

Kelly Meinertz said...

Incredibly beautiful, Mona! I love the torn paper piecing and the beautiful flowers! So creative! TFS!

papertrails leaver said...

I had to comment on this gorgeous creation Mona! It's just too beautiful to not let you know! Thanks for sharing the how to as well. :-) Amy

Marie said...

What an amazing work of art. The layered torn paper is a perfect background for the fabulous photo. What a wonderful daughter you are.

Natalie said...

Wow, Love your gorgeous wall hanging, Mona, it is truly breathtaking! Absolutely incredible!!!

Linda F. said...

Wow, Mona, this is spectacular! Love the photo transfer of your parent photo; what a neat technique! Also that background torn paper is amazingly beautiful!!

Mary Chen said...

Mona, what an incredible project!! It is magical! Love all the mixed media!!! I just love the gorgeous and colorful vintage look! TFS!

Andrea M said...

*GASP* WOW! Talk about GORGEOUS crafting!!! OMG Mona- SPECTACULAR!!! Love the pics of the process… thanks for sharing!

Deana L said...

Incredible project, Mona! It just takes my breath away! Incredible photo transfer technique; I definitel want to try this! I also love that painted corrugated cardboard frame and your torn paper background! It's all pretty darn amazing! You constantly inspire me! Thanks!

Donna H said...

Beautiful! WOW!

jeanie g said...

I absolutely love your project!!


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