I'm in a NY State of mind...PDCC 45

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 9:00 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Are you ready for the weekend? I've been counting the days and the time has almost come! Scott and I are taking a trip to New York City leaving bright eyed and bushy tailed Saturday morning! I was born and raised in Up State NY and haven't been to the city since the early 90's. I'm looking forward to paying my respects at Ground Zero and taking in some beautiful sites all around the city. 

 I'm so excited and honored to be joining along as an Alumni Guest Designer over at The Play Date Cafe Color Challenge! They are celebrating their 3rd Anniversary with a BIG celebration that you surely don't want to miss! For COMPLETE details, please be sure to visit their blog ~ click HERE
Let me tell you, this color combination was quite THE challenge for me! I couldn't rely on patterned paper to help me with this one because I don't own any in this color spectrum. I made this rather clean and simple card simply by combining a few stamped images along with a dry embossed background. I think the stitching on the card was the most time consuming ;)
I stamped one of the lovely sentiments from MFT Inspired by Autumn on a die cut Natural cardstock tag that was made using Die-namics Tag You're It die. I stamped the pretty leaf images from MFT DC Thankful Leaves on coordinating Whip Cream cardstock die cut leaves made using Die-namics Fall Leaves
I wanted to play around in my art journal that has been sitting on the shelf, collecting dust and this is what I came up with:
I combined various sprays and inks, chipboard pieces, metal trinkets and manufactured paper flowers that have been sitting on a shelf in my craft closet for years!
For the splashes of gold, I used the heidi swapp Gold Lame Color Shine and for all the black, I used the heidi swapp Black Magic Color Shine
My card layout was based on the current Tuesday Morning Sketches:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ hope you join along in the fun! Have a great day/evening!
Be Sweet ;)

MFT Products Used:
Stamps: Inspired by AutumnMFT DC Thankful Leaves
Dies: Die-namics Fall LeavesDie-namics Tag You're It
Cardstock: Whip CreamNatural, Kraft, Wild Cherry
Other: Hemp
Chipboard pieces: Imaginarium Designs
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45 Sweet Comments So Far:

Kerry said...

Wow, Mona, for someone not used to working with this color palate, I have to tell you that you did a spectacular job with this challenge! Your card and your art journal page are absolutely fabulous! WOW! Love the colors on your canvas and all the wonderful embellishments! Everything turned out gorgeous! TFS!

Martha W said...

Kerry is right, you did a great job with these brighter colors! Simply amazing as always! I'm pretty sure you can make anything look incredible!

Jan Evans said...

Beautiful work, Mona! Love your canvases! Perfect application of these wonderful colors! You really make it look easy!

Carol Reisner said...

Very pretty, Mona! You did a great job with these colors!

Pauline said...

Two beautiful projects Mona! I love the leafy autumn themed card, and your mixed media piece is amazing!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I agree with that the color combo was a little difficult for me also. You did a fab job.

Constance said...

LOVE your card and canvas! Just yummy colours! You did such a wonderful job!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, Mona, you rocked both of these projects. You'd never know this isn't your normal color pallet!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Tracey Sabella said...

Oh, and have a lovely trip to NY City!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the leaves! The colors are gorgeous! Great job on your journal page, too! All of the flowers are beautiful!
Have fun in NYC!!!

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful trip you will have ... look forward to seeing you photos .. Beautiful art page ... Just love the way you did those colours ... and you card as always is a joy!

Heather Jensen said...

I think your CAS creation is quite pretty. I love the fall colored leaves. Your journal is stunning...you always add such amazing detail to them. :)

Have loads of fun in NY. I can't wait to see the photos.

Hugs~

Angie said...

Wow!!! Beautiful card!!!! Absolutely love the bold colors on the leaves and the gorgeous button! Wonderful notebook!!!! Have fun in NY city!!!!

Davi said...

Love what you did with the color combo Mona! The card is beautiful and your journal page is STUNNING with all the fabulous details :) Have a fab time on your trip!

GabrielleH said...

Beautiful card and canvas!!! I love these colors but would probably have a hard time with them too! I think you did a great job with them! I really love the details in your canvas! Hope you have a fab time in NYC!

Jan Hirsch said...

Mona, your journal page is so stunning!!! Love what you did with these colors! Love your beautiful card too! Have fun in New York! What a great city!

Debbie said...

Your card is beautiful and so is your journal!
I really like the sentiment on the card!!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Angie Hewitt said...

Gorgeous work, Mona! Love how you approached these colors! You are just so talented!

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow I love your fun art journal page & the colours in your card are so strong and nice! Have a wonderful weekend away :)

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card! I love the leaves and that bow!! Your art journal page is Amazing!! Reminds me I need to pull mine out and make something! Thanks so much for joining us for our 3rd Anniversary Celebration at The Play Date Cafe.

GinaB said...

Beautiful art journal page, Mona! Amazing colors; you did a great job with these!

Debbi said...

Very beautiful project, especially your art journal page! Magnificent colors!
Hope you enjoy your weekend in New York!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful projects, Mona! Your card is just lovely and your art journal page is stunning! You really made these colors work together!

Hope you and Scott have a fabulous time in NY!

Deborah Frings said...

I think the card is simply lovely! The sentiment and leaves are just super. And the art journal is awesome!!

I hope that you both have a wonderful weekend in New York!

Diane Jaquay said...

Gasp, beautiful work, Mona! Love the red/purple color combo on your card, and the journal page, WOW!!! Thanks for always inspiring :)

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful card and notebook Mona! I love the color of the leaves and the seam binding on your tag. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Please join us at our Pink Birthday party, you have until the end of the month to play along.

Julie Ranae said...

Mona ~ it was so great to have you back in The Cafe as an Alumni designer. As always, you nailed the color story, even if it was a challenge ; ) The card is beautiful and I always love seeing what you do in your art journals.
Have a great trip with Scott... 'see' you when you return : )

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these ae so beautiful, LOVE your journal, so fabulous

RobinH said...

Wow, Mona, your card is gorgeous and so is your amazing journal page! Love how you used these colors! Great job! Have a fun time in NYC!

Yesnir said...

Gorgeous project Mona! Love your card with the pretty leaves and that bow!!!! You did great with these colors! Also, your journal page is truly magnificent! TFS!

Helen said...

Oh my goodness - you've completely knocked our socks off with these Mona!! The card is simply beautiful - great layout and love those leaves! The journal mixed media is totally jaw dropping - the colours, those fabby chipboard pieces - I'm going back for another look

Helen said...

P.S. Hope you have a blast in NYC!

~amy~ said...

Wow...such awesome eye candy! Love your card...and your journal...it is gorgeous! Have a super fun time in NY!

Pam Hendricks said...

Super beautiful combo! Really love what you did with these colors; brilliant!

wendy said...

this is beyond gorgeous, Mona

Cheryl said...

Wow! Your card turned out beautifully! I love that the top panel is actually a tag, and the vivid red and purple colors are amazing together. Fab job on that art journal, too! Hope you're having a blast in NY!

Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week, and be sure to check out our Pink Birthday Party challenge that's going on until the end of October.

Theresa said...

Mona, what an amazing card. I also love the notebook. It's always so great to see you play with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Stacey Pembroke said...

Awesome duo Mona! Love what you did with these colors! Both are outstanding,especially that art jornal page! Hope you have fun in New York!

Alicia said...

Perfectly gorgeous projects, gor-g-ous! I am so glad to see your creative face back at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Veronica Z said...

Wow, both your card, and journal are beautiful! I agree, the colors were challenging, but you knocked it out of the park! It was great seeing you at The PDCC this week!

Angela said...

Wow, awesome projects! Love the scrappy vibe of the card and the journal cover turned out really cool...I'll bet it was fun to make! Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches...hope you come to play again!

Rachel W K said...

so stunning, i love them both. such a great interpretation of the color story!

Marlena M. said...

Both creations are awesome Mona! Beautiful work. Hope it was a nice vacation for you both~

Cindy Haffner said...

Mona how very BEAUTIFUL!!~

Lisa S. said...

I've been out of town too so here I am playing catch up. ;) It is always a delight to visit your blog and it's kinda cool when I have time to savor several posts. Kind of like Christmas morning and opening presents. :) This color scheme may be out of your comfort zone Mona but you've done an amazing job with it! Love the sentiment too.
Hope you are having a wonderful time on vacation!
Hugs,
Lisa


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