This world is but a canvas...MFT Creative Challenge 59

Mona Pendleton | Monday, September 17, 2012 @ 9:00 PM | , , , ,


 ***WARNING*** This post contains MANY photos!  Hope you sit back, relax and   enjoy! :) 
Hi there! Welcome to the September MFT Design Team Creative Challenge! Just in case you are not familiar, the MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to create a card or project with no patterned paper. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have put their MFT stamps and/or Die-namics dies to work to create a project for you today!I really embraced this Creative Challenge and had lots of fun creating a mixed media mini album using a combination of many MFT stamps and Die-namics dies. I have lots to share so let's get started...

I started with a blank canvas mini album that I added lots of texture, patterns and color to using a combination of Gel, stencils and heidi swapp Color shine. Once I had the cover and all the pages covered with texture and color, I randomly stamped the beautiful saying from the Die-namics First Class Friend.  

Each page, including the cover features a fun sentiment from Clearly Sentimental about Art.
I stamped one of the sweet birds from Inspired By Caged Bird, cut him out then adhered a metal crown on top of his head. 
Since this challenge is all about not using patterned paper, I stamped my own as well as canvas using the same sentiment that I stamped as part of the background throughout the book from Die-namics First Class Friend as well as the music note image from Inspired By Love. Once all the stamping was completed, I made a few ;) embellishments using Die-namics Leafy Flourish, Die-namics Mini Royal Roses, Die-namics Royal Rose, Die-namics Large Royal Rose and Die-namics Royal Leaves.
Page 1 - I stamped the beautiful heart and wings from Inspired By Love, cut them out then layered them on a doily made using Die-namics Dainty Doily DUO and added another fun sentiment from Clearly Sentimental about Art as well as more roses.
Page 2 - I can't get enough of the beautiful butterflies from Inspired By Butterflies and the coordinating Die-namics! After die cutting and stamping the butterfly, I perched her on top of a doily made using Die-namics Open Scallop Doily DUO
Note the pretty flourishes behind the roses? They were made by stamping one the gorgeous images from Finishing Flourishes then I simply cut them out using a sharp scissors. 
Page 3 - I stamped one of the text images from Die-namics Own Your Story Stamp Set & Four Point Frame on a coordinating die cut from the set then added lots homemade roses, leaves, flourishes as well as other embellishments.
Page 4 - Features a beautiful bird cage as well as another sweet bird image from Inspired By Caged Bird along with more flowers, flourishes and leaves.
and lastly, Page 5 - Features another fun text image from Die-namics Own Your Story Stamp Set & Four Point Frame that was stamped on a coordinating die cut from the set. 
Amongst the rolled roses are die cut canvas flowers that I made by using applying gel to canvas, spraying with heidi swapp Color shine then die cutting using Die-namics Perfect Petal Trio.
Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you enjoyed my canvas album as much as I enjoyed creating it! Remember to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have put their MFT stamps and/or Die-namics dies to work to create a project that does not use patterned paper for you today!
Be Sweet :)

Other Products used:
heidi swapp Color shine: Primrose, Tinsel, Tropicana Teal, Mustard
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 Comments

59 Sweet Comments So Far:

StampOwl said...

You rocked this Mona

Pauline said...

Oh my goodness Mona!! What an absolutely beautiful project! I always love seeing your mixed media creations, this one has to be my new favourite of yours! Stunning! I love the colours, like a little rainbow, and the different elements and embellishments, and the inspiring quotes. A fabulous creation!

Constance said...

OMG, Mona!! So jaw dropping!!! Every page is magnificent! Love the colours and all the amazing embellishments! This is definitely your most amazing project ever!

Cathi ONeill said...

Ok, you are a superstar! Love your work for MFT ( have bought quite a bit from them, you are inspiring me to use them!) but I came to link to your blog by your beautiful mixed media work... This has both and takes my breath away! Gorgeous!

Melody said...

This is just beautiful Mona! Every page is special. I need a class on mixed media!

Christine L said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW!!!! STUNNING...... every detail of it!!!

Hugs
Christine x

Inge said...

Woooow Mona, this is such an AWESOME mini album. Every page looks so very special!!! I am totally in love with that little bird on the front and his crown so, so cute!

Ros Crawford said...

I can't stop looking at this beautiful creative rainbow ... I adore what you have done here ... from the colours to the dies to the stamps and the sweet little trinkets ... It blows me away!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This canvas book is truly amazing, Mona. Every page is a work of art, using so many wonderful elements and color techniques. WOW!

Gabby said...

Fantastic canvas mini book! Love your background canvas and the multitude of wonderful design elements. The colors, textures, all the flowers and layers ... another super project. :)

Helen said...

Oh wow!! Mona this is so exquisitely put together. All those beautiful elements combined to make something so fantastic! I love the way you used all those colours and that texture is beyond amazing! All the MFT goodness just blows me away too!! Your enjoyment and love of creating really shines through on every page. Fab!! ;)))

sandi said...

Wow! This is just beautiful! Love all the pages...put together so beautifully!

Lisa H. said...

your mixed media projects are amazing! this is soooooo pretty!

Heather Jensen said...

Again, I am coming to your house to play! This is beautiful Mona. I love every last detail on each page. The sprayed rainbow colored background is stunning. :)

Hugs~

wendy said...

Stunning!..what a true work of ART...gorgeous

Lisa said...

Glory be Mona this is marvelous! LOVE all of the art inspired sentiments and your layer upon layer of prettiness!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

So amazing Mona...
You know I love all the flowers, and the sentiments are just perfect.Thanks for sharing the great details.

GabrielleH said...

I'm speechless Mona! This mini book I'd the most creative and most beautiful project you've ever created! I love the rainbow of colors and all the amazing details! I'm just blown away! Thanks for making my morning special!

Becky said...

Mona, this is amazing!!!!!! Can't get over how incredibly talented you are! Love the gorgeous color and texture which makes every page a work of art! WOW!

Bärbel said...

So ein wunderbares Projekt, Mona. Mir gefallen neben der Gestaltung auch die schönen Farben - es ist traumhaft schön!

Alison said...

Wow, Mona, it's projects like this that make it such a treat to visit your blog! This is absolutely stunning! Your most beautiful project ever! I just love the beautiful colors and all the lovely details and embellishments! And the sentiments are perfect and inspiring on every page! TFS!

Helen Tilbury said...

This is simply superb Mona! You must be so pleased!1

Isabel Jett said...

Falling off my chair... This is so incredible, Mona! Words can't really describe how beautiful this project is! WOW!

Chris said...

Phenomenal project, Mona! MFT must be giddy seeing their beautiful products used so magnificently! I really think this is your most beautiful creation yet! TFS!

Hilary said...

Mona, your mini book is so gorgeous! I love the beautiful colors! All the pretty flowers and embellishments are so lovely! A perfect work of art!

Kim said...

Ummm, I'm not sure what to say, this is simply awesome!!!!

Ashley said...

Incredible, Mona! Love every page!

Mirna said...

Mona, I'm just blown away! Your book is phenomenal! Every single page is incredible, all those colors and textures are beyond amazing! Your talent is endless!

Beth said...

Incredibly beautiful, Mona! Love the rainbow colors and the gorgeous distressed flowers and wonderful embellies! Truly amazing!

Cheryl Simms said...

Love every inch of every page of your wonderful mini book! This is magnificent!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

You are AMAZING Mona! This is absolutely STUNNING!!!

Michele Boyer said...

Mona, everything you create is a masterpiece. Seriously. Gorgeous.

Megan said...

There are TONS of gorgeous details on this! SO PRETTY!

Gale Evans said...

Most beautiful project I've seen, EVER! Wow, Mona you are so amazingly talented! I love this project and could look these photos for days! Thanks so much!

Jan Evans said...

Absolutely phenomenal project, Mona! LOVE these bright pastel colors and all the wonderful dies you used! I'm amazed by all the beautiful embellishments and layers! This is definitely a work of art! Thanks!

Monika/Buzsy said...

I am loving your canvas albums Mona! You are so creative with the textures and images... the colors are awesome and the pretty embellishments are just perfect. Love the dies you use!

Regina said...

Wow, like everyone else, I'm absolutely stunned by your gorgeous book, Mona! You are blessed with immense talent!

Cecilia said...

Lovely book, Mona! These colors are so amazing! I would to learn your mixed media techniques! Your projects are always so awesome!

Cynthia Tomlinson said...

Beautiful and so creative! Every page is amazing!!!!!

Sue Hester said...

Mona, this is absolutely amazing! I really love these beautiful colors and all of the art inspired sentiments and embellishments! This makes me want to buy every single die and stamp you used! Thanks for this incredible inspiration!

TaraG said...

Oh my word, Mona, this is out-of-this-world STUNNING! I am in awe!!!! I love the mixed media style and I SO wish I could do what you do, hun, you are one talented lady!!! Absolutely gorgeous...I LOVE everything but I'm head over heals in love with the perfect petal canvas flowers. You absolutely knocked this challenge out of the park, hun!
Hugs,t

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Okay, well if you ever want to give this away, I will volenteer to take it off your hands! lol. LOVE it and all the deets and flowers are do dads are fabulous, but the crown on the bird is so great, love that!

FeistyCrafter said...

WOW !! No pattern peper, but you still made it colorful and full of texture. Awesome!

Davi said...

Awesome album Mona!! I love the canvas and how you created the beautiful colors and texture on all the pages. All the wonderful elements on each page are fabulous :)

Pammy said...

Breathtaking, Mona! You did such a great job with this challenge! Love the colors and all the amazing details! I'm so blown away!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Wow, Mona, this is your most beautiful project to date, IMHO!!! So many gorgeous details on every page and the colors are fabulous! I love the crown on the bird's head and the wonderful art inspired sentiments! You really did a phenomenal job with this challenge! Nothing else even comes close!

Lori said...

Wow, Mona, I adore you gorgeous mini book with all these incredible die cut flowers and doilies! The misted colors are incredible. I didn't know Heidi Swap had this line! So beautiful! TFS!

Fiona said...

Beautiful and so colourful, Mona! Love every gorgeous page! Really one of your best designs ever! If you ever want to give this away, I'm available!!! TFS!

Crystal said...

Gorgeous work, Mona! Love how you used canvas! All the sprayed colours look beautiful! I love the mix you used! And the white washed embellishments look gorgeous with these pastel colours! You did such a great job with this challenge!

Yesnir said...

Stunning project Mona! I'm totally blown away by the intricate details and gorgeous colors Mona! You put a lot of work into this masterpiece! MFT never looked so good!

BethieJ said...

Mona I LOVE this! So BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
Hope you have a GREAT day!!!

RobinH said...

Phenomenal mini book! So beautiful with these vibrant colors! Love all the embellishments and the sweet sentiments about art! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Linda R said...

WOW! What an amazing canvas journal. Every page is fabulous. I bet it was fun to create.

Hugs~

KathyO said...

Incredibly beautiful! Love the colors on the canvas! Gorgeous!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Wow, Mona! This is a MASTERPIECE!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! What an amazing project, Mona! Love the beautiful splashes of color and all of the amazing elements you've added to each page!

Julie said...

Mona, I'm so speechless! This is absolutely stunning! Incredible colors and embellishments!

Jojorenee said...

just beautiful soft palette!

Keilly said...

Oh my goodness this is just gorgeous, I love the little crown on the bird, so sweet! x


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