Be Brave...September OUAS Challenge 51

Mona Pendleton | Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 3:00 PM | , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are all ready for the weekend! I know I sure am! I'm here to share a layout I made for the monthly Once Upon A Sketch Challenge. I scrapped a photo of Meredith that was taken years ago. Meredith was forever playing with her Barbie dolls as a young girl but she was also ready to rough it up with her big brother Connor! ;0 My kind of girl! 
I was free to choose whatever products I wanted to create with so naturally I reached for my Die-namics and MFT stamps to help me along with this layout. I stamped and heat embossed a pretty butterfly from Inspired by Butterflies on a coordinating vellum die cut which is layered on top of a pretty flourish made using Die-namics LARGE Fancy Flourish. 
I stamped a sentiment from Die-namics Own Your Story Stamp Set & Four Point Frame on a tag made using Die-namics Tag, You're it and layered it on top of a doily made using Die-namics Decorative Doily. Underneath you also see a flourish peeking out that was made using Die-namics Fancy Flourish. I admittedly was pressed for time so I pulled out some manufactured flowers from my stash and white washed painted an Imaginarium Designs small chipboard clockface
The title "tom boy at heart" was made using the fun new Die-namics High-Rise Alphabet, MFT Steel Gray cardstock, a die cut heart that was made using Die-namics Hearts a Plenty which is layered on a white washed chipboard Imaginarium Designs frame.
 This month is a little different as the Once Upon A Sketch DT teamed up with CSI. For complete details, please see the Once Upon A Sketch site. Here is how I incorporated the CSI Case File No 37:
The Sheme: followed the color story
Testimony: Handwritten journaling based on the Inspiration Word: BREAK
Evidence: Used a bookpage and 3 buttons
Thanks so much for visiting! Please be sure to visit the Once Upon A Sketch site for COMPLETE details! I'll be back Sunday with an all new CR84FN Color Challenge.
Be Sweet :)

MFT Supplies Used:
Cardstock: MFT Steel Gray cardstock
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51 Sweet Comments So Far:

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, gorgeous, Mona! Love the vellum butterfly and all the beautiful flowers! Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

Love the frillyness for the girly side of her and the weathered texture for the tomboy in her!

BethieJ said...

Mona this is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE every single detail!!
Hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!!! (I do BELIEVE my MFT order will be here tomorrow! Can't WAIT for it!!)

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Mona. I love the vellum butterfly and pretty die cuts. :)

Hugs~

Davi said...

Gorgeous Mona, love the flourishes and all the pretty flowers.

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely page design Mona! love all the paint and touches of color with the pretty flowers! have a great weekend GF!

Kelly said...

Absolutely stunning Mona! So elegant with all the beautiful flourishes and that amazing butterfly! Love the photo of Meredith and the wonderful journaling! Thanks so much!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Mona, this is your most gorgeous LO yet! Love the flowers and the vellum butterfly! And that little journaling page is amazing! Meredith is too cute for words! TFS!

Karla said...

Wow, Mona, this layout is so gorgeous! That butterfly just blows me away! Love the white washing with the girly flowers too! Have a fun weekend!

Fiona said...

Really really gorgeous design, Mona! So absolutely frilly and divine! Love the painted distressing and the sweet little details throughout! Meredith is a little doll! TFS!

kerenbaker said...

So pretty. Just love the tiny text paper swirls too. I've a daughter just like that too. Love your details.

KathyO said...

Very beautiful and so elegant, Mona! Love the flourishes and the beautiful handmade flowers! That butterfly is breathtaking!

Ros Crawford said...

I can never get enough of you beautiful LO's this is another stunner .... Beautiful and detailed ... Thanks for always inspiring

Lynn Mercurio said...

Such a gorgeous layout, Mona. Your mixture of media and texture is so eye catching. Oh how I remember the hours and hours I and my own daughter played with Barbie as children. She's an iconic doll for sure - spanning 60 years! Your layout captures the short amount of time when our little girls are small and still play with dolls...that's precious!

Pamela_U said...

Beautiful layout, Mona! So much gorgeous detail! I just love being inspired by your incredible layouts!

Mirna said...

Mona, this is so sweet and so beautiful! Love the colors and those amazing textures you achieve with your mixed media techniques! The distressed look and the gorgeous flowers add that perfect vintage touch! And Meredith is such a little cutie! Barbies and tom boys; love it!

Helen Tilbury said...

Lovely layout Mona & great use of all your dies once again :)

Ashley said...

Amazingly elegant!!! Wow, I love these flowers!

Debbi said...

Mona, this is so phenomenal! What lovely colors and textures you've created! And the photo of Meredith captures the sentiment and journaling conveyed! Absolutely perfect and so creative!

Kat Hill said...

Gorgeous layout! Meredith is so sweet! I love the theme! Beautiful flowers and breathtaking vellum butterfly! Wow!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love all the details.

Lora DeJardins said...

Oh Mona, your layouts are always so spectacular! Love the pretty butterfly and those blooms! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Linda R said...

What a wonderful shabby chic page. I love it...

Hugs~

Ginger said...

Gorgeous vintage layout! LOVe those beautiful blooms! Darling photo of Meredith! Amazing how quickly they grow up!

Deanna said...

Another stunning layout! Love how you add so many beautiful details! Your journaling is so inspiring! Great job!

Lisa S. said...

I love seeing you have a new post because it means more eye candy. Yay!!! What a sweet page and great interpretation of the OUAS and CSI challenges. This LO is a home run Mona, have a wonderful weekend and I'm looking forward to the new CR84FN color challenge. :-) Hugs

Kerry said...

Love your gorgeous LO! Sweet photo of Meredith and I love all the beautiful mixed media touches! Awesome details!

Catherine said...

Oh Mona, this is so beautiful! I always enjoy your gorgeous layouts; just can't get enough of them! Such beautiful details!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a gorgeous page Mona. Lovely embellishments and textures. You sure know how to use your supplies and create a well balanced lay-out. Also love the butterfly!

Nancy L said...

So beautiful, Mona! Love the theme! Those flowers and flourishes are incredible!

Mary Reidel said...

Fabulous layout! Love the beautiful vellum butterfly and all the incredible flowers! Sweet photo of Meredith!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such an amazing LO!! Love the flourishes die cut from the script paper and your fab stitching!! Gorgeous page!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Laura said...

Beautiful LO! Love the gorgeous die cuts especially that phenomenal butterfly! So shabby chic!

PaperMomma said...

Absolutely stunning LO! That vellum butterfly is breathtaking! Great job!

Trudy said...

Stunning! Your layouts really look amazing, Mona! So elegant and creative! I LOVE the textures and pretty flowers!

Deborah Frings said...

Another stunning layout! So many beautiful details and I adore the vellum butterfly. Great photo too!

Gale Evans said...

Awesome layout, Mona!! You are so creative with the mixed media techniques!

RobinH said...

Incredible, Mona! What lovely colors and textures! That butterfly is absolutely magnificent!

Jan Evans said...

Fabulous layout! I really love those flourishes and the gorgeous flowers and vellum butterfly! Amazing work once again!

Tumbleweed said...

Gorgeous details, Mona! Outstanding design! Love the pretty flowers and all the layers and texture! Darling photo of Meredith too!

Helen Watanabi said...

Wow, Mona, this LO is absolutely stunning! Love the photo of Meredith and the sweet journaling! It's so elegant with all the beautiful flourishes and your gorgeous vellum butterfly! Love the photo of Meredith and the wonderful journaling! Thanks so much!Thanks so much!

Lori Kilterman said...

Really awesome design, Mona! Love all the vintage distressing and the beautiful flourishes and flowers! I wish my layout could look this beautiful! One day...

Kathy M said...

Spectacular layout once again Mona! Love all these special details and your fab stitching! Very inspiring! Thanks!

AimeeOh said...

Stunning layout! Love the white washing and the elegant details! Fabulous!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful layout, Mona! Love the vellum butterfly and the sweet photo!

Lora DeJardins said...

Phenomenal layout, Mona! So very beautiful! Love the flowers and that amazing butterfly!

Sam Marsdon said...

Gorgeous Mona! So elegant and creative! Incredible details! TFS!

Donna H said...

Beautiful layout, Mona! So many lovely details and I adore that vellum butterfly. Your journaling is wonderful too!

Donna said...

So lovely, Mona! I love this shabby elegant design! That butterfly is gorgeous! Meredith is so sweet; I love that she has both the Barbie/girly side and the tom boy side! I miss those days with my daughter! TFS!

Hilary Stock said...

This is absolutely beautiful Mona! Your details are so perfect especially that butterfly!

GabrielleH said...

Mona, this layout is absolutely stunning! Love the elegance the flowers and flourishes give! The white washing looks amazing! And what a darling photo of little Meredith! TFS!


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