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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, March 3, 2012 @ 11:05 PM | , , , , , , ,

Hi there! It's been a busy weekend for my family! How about yours? Meredith had horse riding lessons early Saturday morning and while she rides, Tina and I get on average a 15-20 mile bike ride in. While I was with Meri, Scott was with Connor who had his first High School Track and Field Event. Here's a photo of Connor, (the one with the fro :), running the  4 x 100m relay:
and here's another of Connor while in action taking off the starting block:
The Track and Field event started at 10:00 am and lasted until to 7:00 pm. Meri and I met up with the boys at the event in the afternoon. It was a boat load of fun and excitement :)

It's time for week two of the CR84FN49 Color Challenge and we will be playing with the colors shown below:
I was inspired to pull out my art journal and make a She Art page:
I gave this girl an up do:
On this page, I had lots of fun doodling. I dug into my stash of stamps and pulled out two Stampin' Up stamp sets: Doodle This & Doodle That. I purchased the stamps probably ten years ago ~ one which never even kissed an ink pad! YIKES! I am so thankful I hung on to them because surely, I will ink them up again. I went a little wild with the white puffy paint:
Thanks so much for visiting! For COMPLETE details, please visit the CR84FN site and for some fab inspiration, please be sure to visit: Suzanne CzosekLisa SomervilleStephanie KraftSue LelliDeborah Frings, Heather JensenAndrea Mathews and Shannon (Guest Designer)

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee She Art Courage
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57 Sweet Comments So Far:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my goodness I just had to laugh when you said Conner was the one with the fro!There back in style, my youngest son had one for years and I am talking 10 years ago...he would be back in style, but keeps his shaved for his job now.
I LOVE this project with the warm yellows and doodles, I think I like it more then your last Pink/Red one I was in love with.
Thanks for sharing
Have a great weekend

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, they keep getting prettier and prettier! I just LOVE the pearls details EVERYWHERE! STUNNING art! Also LOVE the picture of Conner!

Trudy said...

Oh Mona, what a treat to visit your blog!!! This project is breathtaking! I love the colours and the beautiful details! AMAZING!
Connor looks quite speedy in those photos! Thanks for sharing his fun with us!

Pauline said...

Wow! Mona, this is just so pretty! And how great you finally got to use those flower stamps! A wonderful canvas!

Shannon White said...

Oh Mona this is just Beautiful! Love the all the Sweet Wonderful Flowers and Flourishes! I sure do Love her Sweet paper pieced dress and Darling up do! 8-) And I love the white puffy paint dots too! Just So Cheery and Dreamy all at the same time! Just makes me smile! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Ros said...

Gorgeous page ... this journal will be a treasure ... loving the colours

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love all the doodling! The colors are beautiful. I think the white puff paint adds great dimension! Gorgeous !

Tina said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!

Heather Jensen said...

She is so pretty. I love her head shape too. The puffy paint is just right. ;)

I bet poor Connor was worn out at the end of the day. He looks like he is having fun.
Hugs~

~amy~ said...

Really love seeing your She art....lovely work Mona.

Great action pics!!!

Andrea M said...

Just when I think you can't possibly make anything more incredible, there you go, just blowing my ming yet again! These projects are just on an entirely different level of amazingness!!! WOW!

Sue Ann said...

When are you going to start selling these, I would LOVE to be your first customer!!! You make the world beautiful with all of your amazing art!!! Tea and Mona .......... sigh......... SO HAPPY!!!!

Daniela Dobson said...

Seriously LOVE her!!! Looking at every detail to see how this came about. Did you do a video? I want one!!! I have the same set of stamps. I will have to dig them out.

Lisa said...

Ahhh to be young again and have Connor's energy!! Love this sweet little lady Mona. The sunny yellow is so refreshing and has me longing for spring. Her rosy pink cheeks are a nice touch.

Tracey said...

AMAZING!!!! LOVE the doodles and white accents!!! So funny to be using "stuff" that we probably should have purged many years ago :) I would frame this beauty!!!!

Margie H said...

Oh, Mona! LOVE your color challenge take - BEAUTIFUL page!! Wonderful :)

Our busy weekend will be next weekend - college open house, ACT practice testing, 12 hr charity crop and my brother visiting from Japan all at the same time! LOL!!

Wonderful pictures of Connor - great job, Scott! LOL! Hope you all are relaxing today! xo

Diane Jaquay said...

I love all your "girls", and this one particularly delights me because of the YELLOW! Beautiful, just beautiful!!

Mirna said...

Beautiful project, Mona! I love these colors and it's so funny how you pulled out those old stamps! They are gorgeous and perfect on this beautiful project! I have lots of old ones in a box and now I might just have to pull them out! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol Reisner said...

Beautiful girl, Mona! I absolutely adore her hair and beautiful dress and those lovely "pearls"! Also the back ground is gorgeous, so interesting and fun! Love those pretty flower stamps; glad you didn't get rid of them!
Connor's photos look amazing! He is quite the athlete!

Suzanne C said...

Love your mixed media background. Your doodling is fantastic and your girl adorable! Great photo's!

HeatherCz said...

Awesome canvas, Mona! Love that background!!! Those stamps are definitely a keeper! Great photos of Connor too!

sandi said...

Oh this is just soooooooooooooooo cute! I love the yellow!

Kerry said...

So beautiful, Mona! You are such a great artist! Love the mix of colors and the wonderful stamps! She is gorgeous! Love the photos of Connor! What fun times!

Debbi said...

So beautiful, Mona! Love the background, especially the doodles! The girl's dress is magnificent! This project is a true work of art!

Laural said...

Such a lovely girl, Mona! Love the pretty bg and the sunny colors! Just lovely! Connor looks awesome; I hope you had fun watching him!

Vickie Z said...

Whoa...y'all are definitely in shape... I'm a sad sack!!! Love the colors and puffy paint...in particular along hairline but, everywhere's good too!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

LOVE your latest addition to your art journal! She is beautiful and the doodling and colors are wonderful!

Great pics of Connor! Wow! That is a long day! It's great to see him so focused and in action!

JennyGerber said...

Mona, you are so creative!!!! This is gorgeous! Love the beautiful background you created and your girl is so beautiful! I love how you did her hair and her pretty dress! Thanks for this inspiring piece!
Connor looks great! Sounds like you all had lots of fun yesterday!

Ellen S said...

So beautiful and inspiring Mona! I'm very close to buying my first workshops from Christy!!! Thanks!

Davi said...

Conner looks like he is very focused on his running, be the is fast. Sounds like you had a great ride with your sis. I am Lovin this creation Mona :)You did a fab job on your girl and all the stamping and doodling and puff paint make the coolest bg to go with her!!

Linda R said...

WOW!! Your gal looks so darn cute.. I love the beautiful yellow colors.. I just love to play with puffy paint.. Maybe a little to much.. It looks like you guys had a fun and busy weekend. Those photos are great..

Hugs, Linda

PaperMomma said...

Beautiful girl you created Mona! Love that dress and your background is dreamy with those cute doodles! So funny that you hadn't used these stamps before! Glad you hung on to them!
Thanks for sharing those photos of Connor! Oh, to be young again!!!

Donna H said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Wow, your talent has no bounds, Mona! I love your She Art; what a beautiful girl! Her dress is so pretty and your background is magnificent with all the wonderful doodles and flowers! Also, I love the sentiment! Just perfect!

Mary Chen said...

Mona, this is absolutely stunning and I really love that gorgeous background you created! Bravo!

Helen said...

What a fantastic journal page - I LOVE the yellow. I think her dress is just perfect and the up-do - too cute!! Puffy paint looks fun, must try that. All the doodling looks amazing over that wonderful textured background - theres always so much lovely detail to absorb on these pieces.

Deborah Frings said...

What a fabulous journal page - it's so inspirational, and I'm definitely going to have a go - once I get my craft room set up in my new house!! Love the image and the words.

Sounds like you all had a fabulous weekend! Great photos of Connor!

Deb Lewis said...

Beautiful page, Mona! I love how you did her dress and the gorgeous and intricate background! Have a wonderful week!

Sally said...

I LOVE this SO MUCH!!! It is so sweet and so much fun!! LOVE all the little details. Every time I look at it I see something different!

Kat Hill said...

Gorgeous design!!! You do such creative work!!! Love that background so much! Thanks for sharing the track meet photos of Connor! Sounds like you all had lots of fun!

Jennifer Kirkpatrick said...

Mona, I just love seeing your mixed media projects! This is absolutely stunning! TFS!

Carole said...

I love what you've done Mona. Beautiful work and this is one of the ways I like to teach my journal classes. I like them to use different mediums in their journals and sometimes the weekly assignment is done on xtra large cardstock, approximately 18 x 18. It seems to work really well.

Angi said...

Super artistic! I love the little pom poms around her hair. :)

Julia Young said...

Totally gorgeous, Mona! I'm blown away by all the lovely doodles and texture! Love seeing the photos of Connor too! TFS!

Sue Hester said...

Inspiring work and incredibly beautiful!!! Love the mix of colors and the wonderful background! So much interest throughout! TFS!

Natalie said...

Beautiful addition to your wonderful journal, Mona! Your girl is gorgeous!

Tammy L said...

Beautiful, Mona! I love how you did her dress! The puffy paint is wonderful and your background is gorgeous! Love your mixed media projects!
Thanks for sharing Connor's awesome photos with us too!

Laura said...

Mona, your latest journal page just blows me away! How did you get that background to look so beautiful! WOW! And I love your girl! She is beautiful! TFS!

Constance said...

Beautiful journal page, Mona! Wonderful use of these summery colours! I love your girl's beautiful hair and dress! The doodles are amazing and add so much interest! TFS!

Lisa S. said...

I'm a fan of yellow so I'm lovin' the colors you chose for your art page. Naturally I'm going to have to take this class too! :D The She Art girls are so much fun and the possibilities are endless. Your girl has such a softness about her and I love the puffy white dots everywhere, perfection!

Caroline Moore said...

GORGEOUS journal page!!! Do many beautiful details!!! Your creativity just blows me away!

Stella said...

I love to look at photos. Sharing bits and pieces of your life is always fun and I love to read the stories that go along with them. And this ART page. Great to see you lost yourself in puffy paint. Dont; worry. It's not too much and looks fabulous. And isn;t it wonderful to finally have a purpose for these - amazing - stamps!
I love this; another piece of art :)

Stella said...

I laways love to look at photos. Sharing bits and piece sof your daily life is always lovely to see. And the stories that go along are always fun to read.
Your art-page :). Don't worry about the puffy paint. It looks lovely and adds a bit of dimension that looks perfect! And fab use of these -amazing - stamps. These "oldies" are doing great hee hee!
Love it!

Dawn said...

Soooooo beautiful, Mona! Love the pretty background with those perfect doodle stamps! Glad you didn't give those away! You are so amazingly creative!!

SimplyMe said...

Oh wow! Should I stop drooling on your art work?
While I am at it, I wanted to ask, do you mind me copying your work in one way or another, because I would love to try this too.:)

Angie Hewitt said...

She is so gorgeous, Mona! So many gorgeous details! Love those doodle stamps and so glad that you didn't get rid of them! Sorry to see that you didn't do a video tutorial on this one. I know those are probably a PITA but we love them! Thanks, also, for sharing the photos of Connor! Sounds like you guys had lots of fun! Thanks!

Kelly S. said...

EEK, love the updo look for this girlie! Super sweet with the springy scene and her little arms folded behind her back. Love all the little pearly accents!

Julie Marshall said...

Gorgeous...love the yellow and the updo.


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