Journey...January OUAS 34

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, January 1, 2013 @ 7:11 AM | , , , , , ,

Happy New Year dear blogging friends! Hope you all had a safe and fun New Year's Eve celebration!!! With the beginning of the New Year comes a new sketch over at the monthly Once Upon A Sketch Challenge! Here's the fun sketch we will be playing with all month long along and  the theme is "The start of something new..."
I always get a kick out of the surge of members that flock to the gym on or about New Year's Day already dressed up in their brand new tennis shoes and gym outfits! As the days, weeks and months follow, the crowds die down as members "fall off the fitness wagon". I admit, I am addicted to exercise and have been ever since a teenager. Surely I'm wearing away my joints but I love to cook, I love to eat and I'm willing to do what it takes so I can enjoy all of those things :)

This mixed media layout features photos of Scott and I that were taken on top of a mountain named South Mountain that we hike in our backyard. We use to hike this trail a few times a month then it became more like a few times a year. In 2013, we are getting back in the habit of hiking together more often than not.
I had a lot of fun layering a variety of textures, techniques and mediums on this layout. Using various Die-namics dies, I made a few rolled flowers such as the one shown below that was made using Die-namics Royal Rose.
and more blooms made using Die-namics Large Royal Rose and  Die-namics Royal Rose.
Thanks so much for visiting! For some AMAZING International inspiration and complete details, please refer to the Once Upon A Sketch Challenge blog.
Be Sweet :)
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34 Sweet Comments So Far:

Ruth S said...

A lovely layout to start off 2013 Mona! Your hiking idea is an inpsiration too ;)
All best wishes for the New Year, Rx

NanceB said...

Beautiful way to start the new year! Love the painted embellishments! Awesome take on this sketch! Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

Beautiful layout!!! Love the mixed media touches! Very inspirational, both creatively and health-wise! TFS!

Lisa said...

Love the soft colors Mona and your journaling note! I could walk from here to the moon, not sure about the hiking part give me a levle path!
Wishing you a blessed New Year my friend and looking forward to your 2013 creations!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful!! I adore your LO ... And well done you for keeping fit!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Mona! What a fabulous page. Love the colors with the B&W photos. Awesome textures. The flowers and gears look great...

Sue Lelli said...

What a GREAT goal to scrap! LOVE the title and your pics! You guys are so good together and so darn FIT! Happy New Year!

Laura said...

Awesome layout! Love the fitness inspiration! Happy New Year!

Carol Reisner said...

Stunning layout! Best wishes to you for the new year! Thanks for all the inspiration you provide!

Wendy ten Hove said...

This is so pretty! Love the details everywhere and the subtle colors that bring it all together!
Happy new year, Mona!
Hugs, Wendy

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mona, what a beautiful layout. Wonderful textures and colours, and I like those elegant flourishes. Happy new year to you all xx

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So inspirational...I must admit...I am one of those that starts back to the gym in January!!!
Your LO is so pretty! Just love the flowers and the embellies!

Melissa said...

Phenomenal layout Mona! Love the beautiful flourish and gorgeous flowers! TFS!

Julia Aston said...

Happy 2013 Mona! I just love how you bring a page sketch to life - what a great resolution - to be more active - Kent and I want to take that on as well!

Ashley said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love your flowers!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Impressed as always - amazing how can you make both cards and LO so beautiful!

Mary Reidel said...

Very beautiful, Mona! And your hiking is very inspiring! I want to get more active for 2013 too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Buffy said...

Stunning scrap page Mona. Gorgeous flowers.
Keep climbing mountains
Buffy x

Ellen S said...

Wow, Mona, this is amazing! Love the flourish and those beautiful flowers! Your healthy habits are inspiring me too! Thanks!

yvonneschneider1 said...

Wow, another gorgeous and inspiring layout! Love your color palate and all the beautiful flowers! Amazing details and perfect take on the sketch!

Jill Norwood said...

Love this layout Mona! Love the flowers and the distressing!
Just gorgeous!

Michelle J said...

Absolutely stunning layout! Those flowers are gorgeous!

BevL said...

Love the pretty mixed media texture and colors! You are such an inspiration in so many ways!!! TFS!

Kate said...

Awesome layout, Mona! Such beautiful use of colors and texture as always! Your healthy lifestyle is as inspirational as your beautiful designs! Thanks and have a fun 2013!

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

Incredible layout! Love those flowers and flourishes!

Linda M said...

Gorgeous! Love these colors! Your blooms are magnificent! Happy 2013!

Linda R said...

What an awesome page. You nailed this sketch. I just love seeing your mixed media pages. I am hoping to get to play more with mixed media this year...

Hugs~

Erica said...

Mona, this page is so stunning! Great photos and I love your story! Very inspiring! Thanks so much!

HeatherCz said...

Gorgeous page! Love the mixed media background you created! Absolutely beautiful embellishments! TFS!

Sam Marsdon said...

Amazing layout Mona! Love the flourish and those gorgeous flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous MM layout, Mona! Enjoy your hikes with Scott and Happy New Year!

Lisa S. said...

Mona, this LO is fantastic and I love the colors you used. It's great that you have this trail close by and that Scott enjoys hiking with you. Have fun in 2013!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous layout! I've never tried mixed media, but you make it look wonderful :)

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow!! Such an amazing LO!! I always love your mixed media work and your handcrafted flowers!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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