sing YOUR SONG...my 1st Fashionista 73

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, February 1, 2012 @ 10:35 PM | , ,

Hi there! Hope you are all having a great week! CHA was quite an experience to say the least! In the past, I walked the show floor for fun this time around, I worked on the show floor for fun. BIG difference! We had lots of laughs and I had a great time :) Met up with some "old" friends and made some new.

The day before I left for CHA, I stopped at a Joann Fabric & Craft store to purchase a Cricut cartridge (that still remains in the box) but when I was in the check out line, I spotted this AMAZING book: COLLAGE COUTURE by Julie Nutting. Oh my! I thought I died and went to Heaven! This book is FULL of Julie's inspiration and she shares some easy to follow instructions.
I GOOGLED Julie and found her blog: Julie Nutting Designs only to discover she too was going to be at CHA! Yahoo! She made some BEAUTIFUL artwork for her publishing company and Prima. I took my book along with me in hopes Julie would sign it and she most certainly did! She is such a sweet soul and an AMAZING artist! If you have a moment, please don't hesitate to visit her blog, leave her some love and let her know I sent you :)
I made my first Fashionista for my sweet sister, Tina using the new Pink Paislee indigo BLEU collection which has a 70's vibe.
Thanks so much for looking! Be Sweet :)

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73 Sweet Comments So Far:

Ellen said...

Mona, glad you are back from CHA! Sounds like a fun time! This project is INCREDIBLE!!! So beautiful and artistic! What a beautiful use of this PP paper! So gorgeous! You are so good at this style! TFS!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Sounds like an awesome time :) One day I hope to make it. Your project is simply stunning. WOW!

Stella said...

My oh my oh my....I am smitten. Not the most brilliant comment but it says it all :)

Alina said...

Woow! It is wonderful! Love your Fashionista!

Deb Hickman said...

Oh wow, i love it, I hope I can get this book in the U.K. You're fashionista is just gorgeous. I'm off to visit Julie's blog now, thanks for sharing.xxx

Diane said...

LOVE your project...wow...I want to do this....thanks for enabling me to buy yet another thing...LOL...we have 2 Joann's now wonder which one I should try.....have to have it...thanks for sharing!!

Kelly said...

Absolutely stunning work of art!! I love your mixed media!

GabrielleH said...

Wow, sounds like you had an awesome time! I will have to look for this book! I love this technique and of course, you make it look so elegant! Gorgeous colors and I love her pose! Thanks for the inspiration!

Veronica said...

WOW, this is so stunning, Mona! You just blew me away again and again! I love your girl! She is gorgeous! I love her beautiful dress; those colors/patterns are beautiful! I love your torn paper wall and the pretty flowers and butterfly! Just awesome design! You are so talented!

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful canvas for your sister Mona, love the girl's bright dress, and the collage background, so pretty!

Heather Jensen said...

She is beautiful Mona. I love her pretty dress. I found her blog a couple days ago through another persons blog. I like the cleaner and more detailed look. Her shoes are amazing. :)

Glad to hear you had such a fun time at CHA. I can't wait to see all the fab new products hitting shelves.
Hugs~

Ros said...

This is beautiful!! I'll be sure to pop along ... thanks for the info

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am so glad you enjoyed CHA, I am exciting to go to summer session and just have fun.
I am in love with your new book find...love the piece you made for your sister, I so have to play around more.
Thanks for sharing, I would like one in PINK please...lol

Lisa said...

Oh Mona...there are no words...SPECTACULAR is the only thing that comes to mind!

Diane said...

Just another "quick" comment...went to Joann's and got the book...woowho!! I have been spending the afternoon reading it...I can hardly wait to start....I sent your blog to my friend in Maryland...she is on her way to Barnes & Noble to get it....see what you inspired...yeah...so fun...thanks so much!!!

Mirna said...

I'm speechless!!! This is so phenomenal!!! Your she art is so beautiful and I love her 1960's look!!! Gorgeous paper especially the book print for the skin!!! Great job!

Jeanne J said...

Mona, you are going off in a whole new direction and I gotta tell you .... I LOVE IT! Your blue fashionista is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. I love the silhouette you created and the pretty background. You are growing artistically and it really shows!

Isabel Jett said...

Wowzers Mona, these is so magnificent!!! Such a gorgeous project! I just love seeing your beautiful artwork!!! You are really becoming a fabulous mixed media artist! Your work is so inspiring! I love every piece you've created!

Sam Marsdon said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Love the beautiful papers especially on her dress! The background is amazing too!! So gorgeous! TFS!

Deborah Frings said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time at CHA!!! Your blue fashionista is so pretty! Great work!

Carol Reisner said...

Beautiful fashionista! Love her beautiful dress! What a beautiful technique! TFS!

Tina said...

Breathtaking work of art Mona! This is so gorgeous! This collection looks so beautiful! I really love here beautiful dress! Great job! Glad you had a great time a CHA!

Mary Reidel said...

You are so incredibly creative! Love this fashionista! Beautiful colors! I will have to look for this book! So neat you had such grand time at CHA!

Sis Patterson said...

I am totally impressed with your latest! And thanks for introducing me to Julie Nutting! Wow... did I say wow?

SusanH said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Mona!! Absolutely beautiful! Wow, you are so good at this mixed media technique! Love the pose and love here dress and the background, especially the torn paper! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Martha W said...

Mona, this is so pretty! Love the DP and the gorgeous dress! I really want to try this technique and will check out Julie's blog and get her book! Thanks for the inspiration!

Paulette Still said...

I love it and so will Tina. What a fun book and even more fun to be signed by the sweet author.

Kim R. said...

So stunning, Mona! Love your she art! This is so sophisticated and elegant! Love the DP so much! Your sis will love it!

Davi said...

OH Mona your new diva is Divine! Love the soft colors and you did a beautiful job on her. Bet you sis will be thrilled :) How fun you got to meet Julie. I just found her blog thru another gal's a couple days ago and ordered the book. Cant wait to get it!!

Lulu/cy said...

very creative and feminie, nice to see a lady in a lady;s dress w/no shame 4 the use of flowers.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Mona!!!

Wauw!!! This is THE perfect book for you!! And I love your first creation here! Pretty colors and lovely design!! Very, very nice! I'm sure you will really enjoy this book!!

Hugs, Wendy

~amy~ said...

Oh mona, your project is super wonderful!!!!!

lynn said...

such a fabulous canvas--love the sweet girl, mona! awesome book cover!

Linda R said...

WOW!! She is gorgeous. My girlfriend has that book and has done a couple of ladies.. Very cool my friend.. I will be posting a she Art girl on Monday that I did in my journal.. I have to say I am not as good as you. But they sure are fun!!!

Hugs, Linda

Pammy said...

Another breathtaking project, Mona! She is so gorgeous and glamorous!!! That book is perfect for you! Can't wait to see what else you create! I'm lovin' it so far!

Gale Evans said...

Mona this is so beautiful and so YOU! That book looks amazing; what a find! Love this style! TFS!

Silvia said...

Oh my sweet Lord! This is amazing Mona! Love it!

Brenda Holman said...

So phenomenal, Mona! You constantly blow my mind!

Julia Aston said...

Oh - how COOL Mona! love your lady and the torn papers! Bet Tina LOVES this!!

Cindy Percovich said...

Incredible canvas, Mona! I love your girl's dress; such beautiful papers and I love that gorgeous background! That book, what a neat find! I will have to look for it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

Amazing artwork, Mona!!! I love your torn paper wall and the pretty flowers and butterfly! And her dress is gorgeous! TFS!

Cecilia said...

Absolutely gorgeous canvas, Mona! Wow, I really love this style! So cool that you found that book and then got to meet the author! Your sister will love this gorgeous work of art! If she doesn't then please send it my way!!! TFS!

Teri Holister said...

Mona, this might be your most beautiful project ever! I love the lines and elegance; and the beautiful colors! Truly amazing!

jan said...

Beautiful!!

Nancy L said...

Simply gorgeous, Mona! I wish I could do something like this. Maybe I'll have to track down that book! Thanks for inspiring!

sandi said...

Oh this is just too sweet! Love what you've created!

Caroline said...

Mona, this is so gorgeous! I'm nearly speechless! What a neat book you found and even neater that you got the author to sign it! What fun!

Monica said...

Incredibly beautiful and highly creative, Mona!! I absolutely love it!

Katrina Turner said...

Oh wow, this is amazing!! I bet your sister loved it! You really do have a talent for this kind of art Mona! I'm off to check out Julie's blog. TFS!

Norma said...

Gorgeous project with such a neat looking fashionista! So creative! That book looks like it would be great! So fun that you found the author and got her autograph!

Vickie Z said...

LOVE!!! Hoping to mess with the She Art this weekend!!! Love the girl...strips of paper and honeycomb!!

Vickie Z said...

Oops.... Book looks fabulous and how wonderful to get the autograph!!!

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Mona! This is Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love the Beautiful color combo and Design! Just Wonderful Lady! So Fabulous you got to meet Julie and she signed your book at CHA! Bet it was an Amazing time! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Kerry said...

Wow, how exciting that you got to meet Julie and have her sign your book! Must have been so fun to be at CHA! One day... Love this beautiful canvas! The background is amazing with the torn papers and the splashes of color and butterflies and flowers! The girl is magnificent! Love her incredible dress! Such beautiful textures and patterns! You are so gifted, Mona!

PaperMomma said...

One of your most gorgeous projects ever, Mona! I love this style! That book was a great find!

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Debbi said...

Fabulous design, Mona! I love your she art; this one is so sophisticated! Great choice of colors! That book looks like it will be awesome! So great that you were able to meet the author at CHA!

Fiona said...

Oh, so very pretty, Mona! The height of elegance! Really great job with the gorgeous background; I love the colours and textures there and in her dress! What a neat direction you are going! I hope this book is available here in the UK! Thanks for inspiring!

Chris said...

Gorgeous art, Mona!!! Love your Fashionista; she's so beautiful!

Lora DeJardins said...

Gorgeous gorgeous fashionista Mona!!! Love this technique and style! I thinks it's so neat that you got to meet Julie at CHA!!! I will have to go visit her blog! Thanks!

Laura said...

Sounds like a fun time at CHA! So cool that you got to meet Julie and that you love her book! I love this gorgeous project that you've created! It really is a masterpiece! TFS!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, Mona! I can see why you were excited to start on this project! It is definitely your style! Love your elegant lady and all the cool blues!

Ashley said...

Phenomenal work of art, Mona! This is so fun and exciting!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Oh wow, Mona, this is so breathtaking! Love the pretty blue color palate and the gorgeous textures! The background is perfection and I love the girl's amazing dress! So fun that you got to meet the author at CHA! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Catherine said...

Beautiful fashionista, Mona! So creative! I will be looking for this book tomorrow! TFS!

Marie said...

Fantastic fashionista, Mona. You never cease to amaze me with your marvelous creations.

Mary Chen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mona!!! She is so beautiful and I love these colours! That book looks intriguing; I will have to look for here! Thanks so much!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

OK Ms. Mona....it's time to do a video tutorial so the rest of us can learn your beautiful techniques! Love the girl, but I especially love what you did on the background! How did you do that? Huh?

Jan Hirsch said...

Wow, Mona, I'm blown away and totally speechless! What a beautiful work of art! I love this technique and love your take on it! Perfection!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Wow, I LOVE your canvas! Now I think I need that book!

KathyO said...

OMG, Mona, she is so gorgeous and glamorous!!! That book is perfect for you! Absolutely fabulous design! You really rock, Mona!

Angi Barrs said...

Wow...your fashionista is gorgeous. Off to check out her blog. :)

Andrea M said...

Mona! Your fashionista is STUNNING! WOW! Love the beautiful blue!
What a find in that book! Love when happy coincidences like that happen :) So great you got to meet her too!


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