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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 12:02 AM | , , , , ,

***I have TWO posts today. If you are looking for my Nina B Designs Blog Hop post, please click HERE or continue to scroll down. Thanks in advance :)***

Hi there!  Hope you are all having a terrific weekend! I'm here today with an all new CR84FN Color Challenge! Thanks to all who joined along with CR84FN51 and many thanks to all who leave such kind and encouraging comments :) For the next two weeks we will be playing with the pretty color combination shown below chosen by CR84FN DT member Heather.
I created a page in my art journal featuring a lady inspired by the super talented Julie Nutting, Author of Collage Couture.
I used pretty patterned paper from various Melissa Frances collections: C'est La Vie, Attic Treasures and 5th Avenue to create the dress and the torn strips in the background. The bird was made using a die cut from the Spellbinders Mix'd Media Elements and the sentiment is from the Donna Salazar Banners and Words stamp set.
I attended the Creating Keepsakes Convention this weekend and I had the pleasure of meeting Melissa Frances and her husband :) Here is a photo of Melissa and I:
I took two awesome classes that were taught by Melissa. In one class we made this sweet little tower of stacked boxes:
 and in the other class, we decorated the cover and back of this fun mini calendar book:
Thanks so much for visiting! Please be sure to visit the CR84FN site for COMPLETE information and the entire CR84FN DT for some AMAZING inspiration: Suzanne CzosekDeborah Frings, Heather JensenSue Lelli, Andrea Mathews, Pauline Pollington Lisa Somerville and Shannon White. Be Sweet :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Donna Salazar Banners and Words
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances  C'est La VieAttic Treasures5th Avenue
Die Templates: Spellbinders Bird Sanctuary, Grand Calibur
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44 Sweet Comments So Far:

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous art journal page. Love those strips of paper and the texture on your lovely girl! Cool projects and how fun that MF taught the classes!

Margie H said...

I'm thrilled that you got to meet MelissaF!! LOVE the projects you made in class. Great art journal - love the color combo :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful work, Mona! So very pretty!

Davi said...

Love the new color combo and your new girl is so chic!! Fab job on the background to go with her :)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love the papers in your design-such a pretty lady.
Oh how fun you got to take classes with Melissa-what a great opportunity-The projects are so pretty

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful journal page Mona, she looks like a Spanish dancer. So elegant and graceful!
What fab projects you made at your weekend classes, and what a lovely picture of you and Melissa Frances.

Constance said...

Lovely colours! So soft and subtle! Your girl is extremely elegant; love her gorgeous dress and all her little details! So fun that you got to meet Melissa Frances! What fun to take classes from her! Enjoy!

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful colours, I love your art page. The girl is fabulous , so pretty.xxx

Ros said...

I adore your art work ... she looks lovely and I want her shoes!! Great photos and lovely creations with Melissa ... Enjoy your sunday

Deborah Frings said...

Such an elegant lady!!! I really enjoy seeing your Art Journal creations - they are so inspirational. Great texture too.

Sounds like you've had a really fun time meeting Melissa Francis. Those boxes are super!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh I love her dress and SHOES, Mona! That must be one spectacular art journal to look at! How fun to meet Melissa Frances, too...what beautiful make and takes you created, especially those sweet boxes! Everything in life should be topped with a big beautiful fluffy pink flower...or at least a cherry ;)

Sis Patterson said...

I am totally enraptured by your art journal pages - I love your added texture and movement! The bird, the shoes, and the posture are terrific!

Lin said...

Oh Mona, I LOVE this sweet lady in your art journal!! You are a wonderful artist!

sandi said...

Wow! Love all your creations...just FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shannon White said...

Wow Mona! This is Absolutely Gorgeous! Love your Beautiful Art Journal page! Your girl is so Lovely and graceful! Her dress and sash are so Elegant and pretty! Love the Wonderful stacked tower of Fabulous boxes and your Wonderful calendar project too! 8-)

Hugs & Happy Sunday!
Shannon

Heather Jensen said...

Your fashionista is beautiful! I love her in these colors. It looks like you had a great time with Melissa. Your projects are so pretty. :)

Hugs~

Bärbel said...

Tolle Kreationen, wunderbare Farben, das alles gefällt mir sehr gut.
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your art journal page is so soft and pretty! Love the colors for this week.
Thanks for sharing your photo and story about meeting Melissa Frances! How cool was that???

Beate said...

Your projects look amazing! I LOVE them all. How cool you got to meet Melissa.
Hugs and smiles

Teri Holister said...

Beautiful lady! Love her gorgeous dress! That paper is so perfect! I'm so jealous that you got to meet Melissa Frances! How neat is that!

SimplyMe said...

Wow! You got to attend such a fabulous class and make those beautiful crafts.

Love love your card! I wish I could achieve the same effect. I am going to try, how you layer your papers and add the colors so beautifully.

GabrielleH said...

Love your journal page, Mona! She is gorgeous! Love her hair and that beautiful dress! Love the challenge colors for this week too! So neat that you got to play with Melissa Frances this weekend! What fun!

Stella said...

Ýour projects for the challenge aways tunr out perfect. I love your take on mixed media and this girl is gorgeous. Love the bird too. Fab use of the colors. This is such an amazing blog :)

Good to hear you had a great time:) Love these projects too!

Lori said...

Beautiful page, Mona! Your girls are getting more and more beautiful! I love these colors! Thanks for sharing the projects you made with MF! How fun to get to meet her!

Jan Hirsch said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous and very creative, Mona! You are such a wonderfully talented artist! I would love for you to do tutorials on how your create these gorgeous designs!
Wow, how fun to meet Melissa Frances! Looks like you had a fun weekend!

Carole said...

Stunning work Mona, she is simply beautiful!

Nancy L said...

Exquisite work, Mona! Fabulous colors and beautiful textures! Love the girl's dress so much! TFS!

Vickie Z said...

Becoming speechless...well, my family would argue with that, LOL!! Love it and sounds like a fabulous weekend!!!

Kerry said...

Love the soft girlie colors, Mona! Your mixed media page is stunning! Love that dress so much! Cute little bird too! Love those projects you made with MF! Wow, you are so lucky to have met her! TFS!

Cindy Percovich said...

Beautiful work, Mona! I always enjoy seeing your journal pages! Looks like you have a fabulously fun weekend! Thanks for sharing with us!

Lisa said...

Another marvelous page for your journal Mona,very pretty!

Angie Hewitt said...

Amazing, Mona! This is absolutely stunning!

Ren-Yi said...

This is so fabulous, Mona. I love this new mixed media style for your. the Journal is amazing! Love it to bits.

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE your FUN creation!! The colors and the fun details make it so BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Angi said...

What beautiful projects. It's so cool that you got to meet Melissa. Love those stacked boxes!

Lisa S. said...

So happy you were able to meet Melissa, what a treat! I love the projects you created and MF products really suit your style Mona. TFS the picture!

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, I just LOVE your journal page! She is so BEAUTIFUL in her pose with the bird and the crossed feet! LOVE the subtle text in her skin and the paeals in her headband. LOVE the strips of papers in the background and all of the flowers!
GREAT pic of you and MF! Your hair looks so GOOD! PRETTY projects! You must have had a FUN time!

Isabel Jett said...

Stunning mixed media creation, Mona! I really adore these beautiful colors!
So neat that you met Melissa Frances! How cool is that?

Linda R said...

WOW! I just love seeing your mixed media pages. Looks amazing my friend. I love the photo of you and Melissa. That is so cool that you got to meet her!!

Hugs, Linda

Donna H said...

So gorgeous, Mona! Her dress is magnificent and I love her pose!

Shelly said...

Awesome page; your girls are always so beautiful! WOW! That dress is amazing and I love the background so much! I also love the beautiful projects you did with Melissa Frances! So cool that you got to meet her and take a photo with her! Yahooo!

ShellyM said...

Incredible page!!! I really love how you did her beautiful dress! Great job with her hair and love the bg too!!! What fun to meet Melissa Frances! TFS!!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

This is so amazing - I really, really love it!

Ruth S said...

Love your pretty art lady - her dress is so perfectly put together ;)
How fun to hear about your classes with Melissa too! Rx


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