Book of LOVE...MFT January Creative Challenge 54

Mona Pendleton | Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:00 PM | , , ,

***WARNING*** This post contains MANY photos! Hope you sit back, relax and enjoy! :)

Hi there! Welcome to the January 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're going to be product specific and promote the Circle STAX. We'd love to see any creative project that you have to share that is based on the Circle STAX products. Think out of the box, and really WOW us with your circles my friends! 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 so much fun creating a mixed media mini art album featuring Circle STAX while 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, added lots of layers of inks, sprays and paint. Each page features either stenciled circles that I made using a homemade stencil (shown below) or die cut circles made using a combination of Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1 and Set 2. BOTH die sets contain 10 dies each!!! The pages may look similar but like snowflakes, not two are the same ;) 

The cover features a sentiment from DC Coupon Book - Love while the rest of the pages feature sentiments from this month's Triple Scoop FREE set:  You Make My Day.
Using both Circle STAX Set 1 and Set 2 dies, I die cut book page paper, adhered them in place, then doodled around them:
I also added lots of hearts on my canvas mini album using various sized Die-namics Heart STAX dies. Using my homemade stencil, (shown below), I applied paint to the canvas then doodled around to accentuate.











In case you were curious to see how used the Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1, Die-namics Circle Set 2 and Die-namics Heart STAX dies to create my own stencils, here is a tutorial. 

 Randomly place dies on a piece of Acrylic painting paper:
Run through die cut machine, then remove die cuts and dies:
Apply medium of choice:
Repeat previous steps using various sized Die-namics Heart STAX dies:



Here's a photo of the canvas with all the stenciled circles and hearts:

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 :)

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54 Sweet Comments So Far:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I love how you doodled around the circles, that is a fabulous idea!!! Love the colors and the textures, so beautiful!!!

Brenda said...

OMG, this is absolutley divine, Mona! What gorgeous colors! Love the sentiments too!

Linda McClain said...

Oh Mona - This is absolutely stunning in every way. I love all the whimsical details.

Pauline said...

Wow Mona, this is a work of love too! Beautiful!

Helen Berry said...

A work of art and a work of Love!! This is just superb - the colours are gorgeous and I adore the texture and the way you used the cut outs to stencil onto the canvas. The book paper circles are amazing as well. You got me itching to try this Mona!

Ros Crawford said...

Amazing! Love all the stencils and the pretty colours

Christine L said...

Ooh I love this Mona..... and those luscious colours you've used... absolutely gorgeous!!

Hugs
Christine x

sandi said...

Wow! This is soooooooooooooooooo pretty! So artsy! <3

Rhonda said...

I always learn something new from visiting your sweet blog Mona! Beautiful work.

wendy said...

gorgeous!

zehra said...

You are amazing, love the stencil, it is gorgeous

TaraG said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Mona, you are such an incredible artist and work wonders with all those mixed media supplies...this book is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love how you used them Circle STAX die-namics to make your stencil...brilliant! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!
Hugs,t

Lisa said...

So pretty Mona, love the squiggles and doodles around your stenciled images. Wonderful fresh colors too!

Davi said...

So Delightful Mona!! I love the totally fun colors and doodling..a very happy little album :)

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous as always!! Love those colors and thanks for the tut!!

Courtney said...

Incredibly beautiful an so creative! I just love seeing your work!

Melody said...

Amazing!! So creative and fun!

Bärbel said...

Eine wunderbare Idee, die Stanzen gleichzeitig als Schablonen zu verwenden, das Ganze dazu in fröhlich bunten Farben, das ist so schön anzusehen, mein Kompliment, Mona!

Lauren said...

Unbelievably gorgeous, Mona!!! Such beautiful, rich colors and textures!!!

Nancy F. said...

OMG, what a beautiful mini book! Luscious colors! WOW!

Alina said...

awesome, thanks for the inspiration, Mona!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous book Mona. Love the pretty colors and awesome textures.

Tracey Sabella said...

What a gorgeous and encouraging project, Mona, Thanks for sharing the details!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Helen Tilbury said...

Ooops my comment disappeared! I was saying you are so clever & I would be happy with half your talent!!

Tracey said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous!!! A true work of art Mona!!

Lucy said...

Wonderful book, Mona! It's so creative! I just love these bright colors!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! I just LOVE the colors and the circles and the sentiments and how you showed the steps! Just AMAZING, Mona!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - what a lovely colorful book Mona! thanks for sharing the 'how to'!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

LOVE the colors!!!!!! So bright and cheery! I want to know how to paint like that!!!

Nancy L said...

Stunningly beautiful, Mona! What gorgeous colors! WOW!

Keri said...

So beautiful! Awesome colors and I love how you used the circle stax!

Yesnir said...

Stunning project, Mona! LOVE these colors! Every page is magnificent and I love all the hearts and circles! TFS!

JennyGerber said...

Stunning work of art, Mona! I'm totally blown away!

Linda R said...

WOW!! I love every page.. You did a fabulous job. Such wonderful colors you used..

Hugs~

Denise van Deventer said...

Awesomely, vibrant project! Love it!!! ;-)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Amaing project, Mona! Love how you made your own stencil with the STAX! So wonderful and creative!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Gorgeous sentiment book, Mona! Love these colors!

GabrielleH said...

Amazing project! Love the flowers and awesome colors!

Stella said...

Quite the opposite of your style in cardmaking. But I love the mess while you were creating and this book is gorgeous. You gave me a new look on mixed media and I love it. It really is a-ma-zing. Love the shades of green and pink. It must have been a lot of work but it really shows off. Wow!

Mary Reidel said...

Absolutely stunning! Wow, these colors just blow me away!

Dawn said...

Mona, your book is phenomenal! These colors and all the pretty stenciled flowers and circles are gorgeous! I wish I had your talent! WOW!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Mona!!~

Laural said...

Wow, I'm speechless! Amazing how you can put something together like this that is incredible artwork! I love seeing your mixed media techniques! Absolutely stunning! TFS!

Elena C said...

It is a BEAUTIFUL book...The colors are so vibrant. I'm glad you showed in that pic that it was acrylic paints you used. Beautiful work!!!

Crystal said...

Another fabulous work of art, Mona! LOVE these amazing colors! The stencils you made are wonderful!

Lisa S. said...

This is a great little album Mona, love the fun colors and your homemade stencil is so cool. Hugs

Kelly said...

Wow, this is so incredibly beautiful! Just love how you made your own stencils!

1CardCreator said...

This is amazing, you are so talented! ~Diane

BethieJ said...

Oh Mona this is STUNNING! I LOVE it! The colors are so pretty together love how you used the dies to make stencils!!
Have a GREAT day!

Debbi said...

Wow, Mona, this is so magnificent! These colors just pop off the page! No one gets the full use of these wonderful dies and stencils like you do! TFS!

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the colours you used and your homemade stencils are just super! Wonderful work.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is too too CUTE, Mona!!!

FeistyCrafter said...

WOW!! This is amazing Mona!! Looks like a lot of work, but it's so beautiful!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, this is amazing, Mona!! Love the colors and all the pretty details and also how you showed us how you created this!! Thanks for sharing!! Super pretty!!
Hugs, Wendy


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