Butterflies and vacation 40

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 9:39 AM | , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend! Scott and I are at our home away from home in San Diego enjoying the beautiful California coast for a few days. There's always downtime in the evening or early morning hours so I brought a few supplies to complete another page in my art journal.
I'm having a lot of fun and enjoying the creative process as I work on my art journal pages playing with various mediums while combining some of my favorite "regular" products such as Spellbinders dies. I made a few butterfly stencils using two out of the five beautiful butterfly dies from Spellbinders Wonderful Wings.
Before leaving home, I created four background canvas's and like snowflakes, no two are the same!
Here's a pic of the supplies I brought with me to complete my art journal page:
Scott has been playing with the iPhone App called Hipstamatic. In case you haven't used it, it is a fun and cool photography app that allows you to alter your photos making them look like they were taken using an antique camera. So here are some photos taken while on our trip. This is a pic taken while we were eating lunch on the terrace at George's At The Cove in La Jolla. We were watching a few people swim ~ (yes swim in the 60 degree water temp) with the California seals:
I love the shimmery metallic pastel colors of these beach cruisers where we rented bikes on Mission Beach:
a whole rainbow of beach cruisers:
A view of Pacific Beach:
We stayed to watch the sunset:
This is Petco Stadium in our backyard:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I'll be back at Midnight Eastern with a CR84FN share. Hope you have a great day :) Be Sweet!

Supplies Used:
Die Templates: Spellbinders Wonderful Wings
Inks & Paints: Too many to list
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40 Sweet Comments So Far:

Ros said...

I love your art work ... so beautiful and I love your photos ... I could do with sitting on that beach just staring at the ocean ...

Pammy said...

Mona, another beauty! Such gorgeous colors! Love the jeweled butterflies! Your DH's photos are incredible too!

PaperLover said...

Magnificent, Mona! These colors are so beautiful! This is the work of a true artist! Awesome photos too! Love that retro look!

Mirna said...

Mona, this is beautiful! I'm really enjoying your mixed media projects! It's so nice to see an artist evolve before our eyes! TFS!

Nona said...

Wow, I LOVE this! So stunning! Love your hubby's photos too. I may have to download that app.

Beth said...

Fabulous artwork, Mona! Amazing colors and those butterflies are so gorgeous! This is so creative; pure eye candy! Incredible photos too! Love that vintage look!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

The photos are amazing love that app-I want an I-phone.
I love that pink bike! lol
How fun to be working on this new medium, it is so wonderful to let yourself try new things- it is looking great. I LOVe the colors-Are those art pencils or pastels your working with?
Hope your weekend is spectacuar-it sounds like you have a great start

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL Mona! Have a fun and relaxing time :)

Isabel Jett said...

Awesome journal page, Mona!!! So colorful! Your butterflies are gorgeous withe the lovely brads!

Jan Hirsch said...

Mona, beautiful work once again! I really love your new techniques! What an inspiration to give this a try! Fabulous results! Love the photos too!

Kelly said...

Beautiful page Mona! Fantastic colors! I would like to give something like this a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy L said...

I absolutely LOVE your second art journal page, Mona! Those butterflies are so elegant with the pretty pearl brads! Love your choice of colors too
Amazing photos by your DH! Neat retro feel! I'll have to look for that app!

Julie Ranae said...

Really love what you are doing with your art journal and what a great treat to have Scott's contribution with those fab photos!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Mona!!! I LOVE the photos you shared too! ENJOY your get away!!
So EXCITED my sweet girl and I got art journals TODAY! Cant wait to start on them! :)
Have a GREAT weekend!

Kerry said...

Amazing Mona! Your eye for color is amazing! Gorgeous mix here and I'm in love with those beautiful butterflies! Tell your hubby that his photos are incredible!

Nancy L said...

This is so pretty Mona! Love these journal pages!!! I need to try one of those tutorials!
Awesome retro photos too!

Donna said...

Beautiful Mona! Another masterpiece! Love those pretty butterflies!

Carol Reisner said...

WOW, what interesting photos and gorgeous art journal page, Mona! Always a treat to visit your blog! Have a great weekend!!!

Kat Hill said...

Stunning as usual, Mona!!! WOW!

Fiona said...

Amazing mixed media project, Mona! I love it! Amazing photos too! TFS!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, one more!! Love it, Mona! You have a real talent for this! Love the black lines around the details on the canvas, really makes them pop-out! Would be a lovely artwork in your craftroom!!! Truly inspirational!!
Hugs, Wendy

Sue Ann said...

What an amazing post today Mona ......... this is for sure your calling because your hands and brain communicate and work so well together. To have the gift of being able to create with your hands what you create with your brain is a true gift. Now those photos ........ LOVE~~ I love bringing back the old it is so cool .......... GREAT POST!!!

GabrielleH said...

Beautiful art, Mona! Love that you used you SB dies for stencils! Those butterflies are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your DH's wonderful photos too!

Monica Lowe said...

Mona, your page is absolutely breathtaking! Love this mixed media stuff; it really shows off your true talent! Awesome photos too! I love the old analog look!

Debbi said...

Gorgeous page, Mona! A true work of art!!! I'm really enjoying your mixed media projects! I want to give this a try real soon! Love your photos also!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love this art page too, Mona! You do it like a PRO, no one would ever guess you just started ;)

AimeeOh said...

So incredibly beautiful, Mona! Wow, those colors are fabulous and those butterflies gorgeous! You are a mixed media diva!!!

Courtney said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!!! I love the pretty background flourish and the rose! Perfect combination! You constantly floor me with your beautiful designs, Mona! Thanks!

Ashley said...

So stunning, Mona! Pure beauty!!! Love those old time photos too!!!

MeredithS said...

Beautiful page Mona! The colors are gorgeous! Can't believe you just picked this up!!!

Millicent Forester said...

Incredibly creative Mona! A creative departure from cards and layouts! So refreshing!!! TFS!

HeatherCz said...

Mona, your journal page is awesome and so colorful! The butterflies are so pretty with the pearl brads! Mixed media is definitely your thing!!!

1CardCreator said...

Love the journal pages and the pics look like you had fun!

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

Beautiful design once again, Mona! Love your mixed media designs!! What an inspiration to give this a try! I also love your DH's retro looking photos! Thanks!

Melissa said...

Mona, this is so beautiful! Love the beautiful colors! Also love those awesome photos!

Shirley said...

Great page with beautiful thoughts too! Envy for you! I spent a semester in 'The Beaches' in SD when I went to University of San Diego for an ABA Paralegal certification. That was many moons ago. It was pretty then too!

Lori Kilterman said...

Wow, beautiful page and beautiful photos! So fun to visit your blog!!!

Yesnir said...

Awesome art journal page Mona! Gorgeous mix of colors and I absolutely love those beautiful butterflies! And your DH's photos are incredible!!!!

GinaB said...

Mona, this project is so gorgeous! Amazing colors! You just ooze talent!

Stephanie Kraft said...

What a lovely page in your art journal! Love seeing you enjoy yourself with mixed media!

Your SD photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!


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