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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 8:36 AM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are all enjoying the weekend! Yesterday, Scott and I joined went to a Spring training baseball game with a few friends who were visiting from out of town. The weather was perfect: blue, sunny skies and 80+ degrees. Surely helps explain the sold out stadium. Tina and I are going for a bike ride then April is coming over today so I can help here make her graduation invites which takes place on Friday, May 10th. 

I made this mixed media canvas featuring one of my favorite photos of April and Jerry.
I combined a bunch of manufactured flowers, chipboard and metal embellishments from my stash.
I painted a layered of Gesso on all the embellishments then I sprayed the flowers with various colors of ink:
Flower and metal embellishments can be a little pricey so I stock up on them when they are 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby.
I also made a birthday card for my dear friend using the same techniques and same color scheme. I created the background by collaging tissue paper on a piece of canvas paper, painting a layer of gesso, applying some molding paste to create texture then randomly sprayed some color.
I added a stamped bird image from Inspired by Spring and duo sentiments from Birthday Sentiments. The flowers were made using Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses, the lock and key were made using Die-namics Keys and Locks.
For sketch inspiration, I played along with Unscripted Sketches.
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet ;)
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45 Sweet Comments So Far:

Jytte said...

Beautiful creations!!
I love them both!!

Have a nice day :)

Tracey said...

WOW!! Incredibly stunning Mona!! Your work is always incredible!!

Kerry said...

OMG, absolutely stunning layout and card! LOOOOVE all the beautiful texture and the flowers! WOW!

Sam Marsdon said...

So incredible, Mona! These two designs are magnificent! The texture is brilliant! TFS!

Ashley said...

So pretty Mona! Love your techniques! Very inspiring!

Sandra said...

Really really pretty, I love the flower clusters. Hope you got the invites finished.

Silke Ledlow said...

Mona, the page and the card are fabulous! Every embellishment is just added perfectly :) !!! Hugs ~S~

BetsyK said...

Stunning, Mona! Absolutely gorgeous layout and card! LOVe what you do with that gesso!

Yesnir said...

Mona, this is so pretty! Those flowers and other embellies are magnificent! Just perfect!

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness girly your page is fabulous. Just the look of all those pretty flowers layered up has me smiling. And that card is gorgeous.

Hugs~

Lisa said...

What pretty projects Mona, love the shabby weathered look and all of your fun elements! Hope we get to see the invites ;)

Sue Lelli said...

I am in LOVE with the technique you used on the canvas! It makes the flowers look so GORGEOUS! I can see why that's a FAV photo of yours! LOVE the card! LOVE the flowers and the mixed media effects!

Laura said...

Fabulous page and card! Love your beautiful mixed media techniques!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Wow, Mona, these two are absolutely breathtaking! Love the white washed and misted flowers! So many gorgeous embellishments! Truly inspiring! Thanks so much!

Karla said...

SO beautiful, Mona! How do you create such beautiful things? Love the embellishments you used/created! TFS!

Crystal said...

Very pretty card and layout Mona! The mixed media touches really make these designs special!

Mary Chen said...

Gorgeous work, Mona! Really inspiring! Love the shabby look and all the pretty embellishments!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I wish we had some warm weather ... Your canvas and your card are so lovely ... I love that print background with the pretty flowers ... and I love the key and lock ..
Thanks so much for you kind comment on my attempt!

Mirna said...

Love how you created such beautiful texture and that weathered look! Both of these are phenomenal designs! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer W said...

Gorgeous designs, Mona! Really love the pretty clusters of flowers!

Adriana Benitez said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous work. So many beautiful details! Thank you for sharing your work with us at Unscripted Sketches!

Courtney said...

So gorgeous! Love those flowers and how you textured and colored them! Both projects are breathtaking!

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous creations. I really love that canvas!

Jan Evans said...

Awesome creative projects, Mona! Beautiful mix of the textured background, chipboard and those flowers! Amazing!

Isabel Jett said...

Really beautiful designs, Mona! The clusters of flowers look incredible!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful projects Mona - love the techniques you are using here. What a lovely page of April and Jerry!

Christine L said...

Both stunning projects Mona.... you really are tempting me to try mixed media...

Hugs
Christine x

Jennifer Kirkpatrick said...

Wow, this is so pretty, Mona! Both are absolutely divine!

Mercedes said...

Fabulous layout and card, Mona! You really make mixed media look amazing! Love the girly shabby look! So beautiful! TFS!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Both are beautiful creations, Mona. I love how you transformed the flowers with gesso and paint. TFS that idea! I'm gonna try it!

Brenda said...

Two gorgeous designs, Mona! Absolutely stunning! Really makes me want to jump right in with mixed media! Very intimidating! Thanks for making it look easy and beautiful!

Chris said...

Stunning work, Mona! Both of these really look amazing! Love the texture the gesso gives and how you colored the pretty embellishments!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous projects Mona. Love the designs on the background and all the pretty flowers. The colors are so beautiful and soft. Love the gears too!

Carol Reisner said...

Another stunning, detail filled project, Mona! Love your technique and the pretty embellishments! Sweet photo too!

sandi said...

Beautiful creations! Love the soft mixed media look and the paste on the card. So pretty!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so beautiful, love the fabulous designs.

Bärbel said...

Ein wunderschön gestaltetes Layout und auch die Karte ist ganz bezaubernd!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

BevL said...

Both of these are so gorgeous, Mona! Love the soft colors and the added texture! Great photo of Jerry and April too! TFS!

NanceB said...

Wow, very pretty card and layout, Mona! Love all the embellishments!

Pamela_U said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mona! Really amazing how you use these mixed media techniques! Such breathtaking designs! TFS!

Geri said...

Absolutely stunning creations! I have never seen such beautiful rolled roses! This really is a fabulous photo and you have captured the moment beautifully in a creation that they will treasure forever!

I am in awe of your ability to combine elements so perfectly to create an absolute delicious combination of colors, texture, and design elements! It is so nice to have you visit and share your talent with us at Unscripted Sketches.

Jan Hirsch said...

Wonderful combination of elements, Mona! Looks so shabby-amazing! Sweet photo too! TFS!

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow...the softness that you have created on this page and card is just amazing! Love the colouring and love the resultant projects! beautiful work Mona!

scrapbaby! said...

Beautiful! Love the depth and detail. Your friend should feel very honored to get a card this beautiful!

A great card! Thank you for joining us at Unscripted Sketches :)

Shannon White said...

Wow!! these are both soo Gorgeous Mona!! Love the Fab mixed media Canvas and card! both are soo dreamy and Beautiful! so loving all the Wonderful flowers and textures! Such a Sweet pic of April Jerry too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon


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