A "Special" Canvas... 54

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 9:32 PM | , , ,

Hi there dear blogging friends! I'm so happy it's the weekend because Scott and I are headed to San Francisco today to spend a several days visiting Jerry :) With that being said, I had to work ahead to complete a few design team projects that I will share with you next week. I had some time so I made a canvas featuring sweet Meredith :)
To create this canvas, I collaged the background with pretty patterned paper from my stash. Once dry, I highlighted each collaged piece using black ink. Black is one of those colors (Orange and Red) that really scare me but I'm learning to like them in small doses ;) How about you? Do you have certain colors that you avoid? Surely I'm not the only one?!
Along with the various blossoms is a special white crocheted one made by my dear sister Tina :) I stamped a couple of different pretty flourishes from MFT Finishing Flourishes, simply trimmed around the edges then using a sponge applicator, applied MFT Hot Fudge ink. I didn't have gray and black flowers in my stash nor did I want to make any so I applied a coat of Gesso to manufactured ones from my stash then once dry, painted the gray / silver ones with acrylic paint and sprayed the black ones with some spritz that I had on hand.
I love to play in challenges because they challenge me to think outside my comfort zone. For color inspiration, I joined along with the Colour Q challenge:
I also played along with Collage Obsession where you are to incorporate "Faces" in your project and with Hels at the Sunday Stamper where the theme is "Squares".

Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you enjoyed my project!
Be Sweet ;)
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54 Sweet Comments So Far:

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

This is absolutely stunning, Mona!!! You are so sweet to play along with us this week at colourQ - Thank you!

Kerry said...

Now this is STUNNING! WOW! I LOVE your color palate and the wonderful papers/patterns! Sweet photo of Meredith surround by all these magnificent blooms! One of your best ever! Thanks for sharing!

sirkkis said...

So many lovly elements! Well done, Mona.

Carol Reisner said...

Breathtaking layout! Amazing embellishments! I really love this mix of colors! Hope you have a fun weekend in San Francisco!

Constance said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the collage of squares and how they are highlighted in black!! So creative! Enjoy your weekend!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Oh dear, this is incredible, Mona!!! Thanks for a major dose of inspiration! Magnificently done!

Ros Crawford said...

This is so lovely ... I love the way you cut out the photo ... and me? I'm wary of distress ink ... I always worry about making things look 'dirty' instead of aged

Hels Sheridan said...

gorgeous canvas, your daughter is beautiful... am so chuffed that my creation inspired you to try the paper blocking technique, it looks fab... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Mona! I love how you used the black to bring focus to the image and the colors really pop! Lovely as always!

Christine L said...

So stunning Mona... Love the colours and all the flowers around the image..

Enjoy San Francisco!

Hugs
Christine x

Pauline said...

Amazing collage frame Mona, I love the papers inked in black! I also avoid black and orange, but when I use them I usually like the end result!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous Mona! LOVE all the gorgeous flowers!! This is AMAZING!

Lizbethem said...

This is really great. I love the way you treated the background.

GabrielleH said...

Wow, Mona, your canvas is GORGEOUS! Such a beautiful combination of colors! Love the collage of DP and the emphasis with black marker! All those flowers are placed so perfectly and Meredith's smile is darling! I think I have a new favorite! TFS!

PaperLover said...

Wow, Mona, this is so stunning!! Very creative collage and I love the cutout photo of Meredith! Your work is always so unique and inspiring!

Sue Marrazzo said...

MONA: The colors are AWESOME!

Lisa said...

Very pretty Mona! I like the way you nestled Meredith among the flowers!

Donna said...

Gorgeous canvas!!! Love the creative use of those flowers! Beautiful colors too! Have a fun weekend with your son!

Courtney said...

Wow, what a stunning layout! I love the pretty collage of squares! Magnificent colors and beautiful flowers! TFS!

Deborah Frings said...

This is a beautiful canvas. I really like the collage and the super photo of Meredith. The flowers, particularly the rolled chocolate rose, are just super. Great work.

Monique1971 said...

Hi Mona, what a beautiful canvas and Meredith is a pretty girl with a wonderful smile! Have fun in San Francisco :o)

Kerry said...

Incredible canvas! I just love these colors and all the squares! So beautiful! Have a fun weekend in SF!!

Helen Watanabi said...

Wow, gorgeous colors and flowers! Very creative! I love the collage of squares! Just breathtaking! Have a fun weekend!

Jen said...

Wow! Such a fantastic page! The flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Tina Mechum said...

Absolutely stunning work, Mona! So inspiring! Have a great weekend in San Fran!

Davi said...

Totally FAbulous Mona!! Love the colors, the touches of black look beautiful, gorgeous flowers and all shows off Meridith perfectly ;) Have a wonderful trip and visit with your son!

Yapha said...

Wow! What a spectacular canvas! The collage is phenomenal! Thanks for playing at ColourQ!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER Mona...this is so beautiful! Such great details and I l.o.v.e how you used the CQC colors...thanks for joining us! Hugs ~S~

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Mona!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I do have colors.. orange and brown are my I am scared to use them much! I hope you have a FABULOUS time in SF visiting Jerry!!
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Isabel Jett said...

Absolutely amazing mixed media piece, Mona!!!! LOVE these colors!!! The collage is gorgeous! Meredith is so pretty!!! Enjoy your weekend!

Gale Evans said...

Wowzers, Mona! This is so beautiful! Love this technique!!! Fabulous!!

Amy Rohl said...

You continually amaze me, Mona! This is just gorgeous. Have a great weekend!

Hilary said...

Love this beautiful canvas!! Amazing design!! Hope you are enjoying your SF weekend!

Carol Reisner said...

Wow, Mona, you are so incredibly creative! Your canvas is absolutely divine!! Love the squares and the wonderful mix of colors!! All those flowers are gorgeously surrounding that fab photo of Meredith!! Perfection!

Yolanda said...

Fabulous project Mona!!!! Just amazing!!! I want to learn how to create such beautiful things!!! Have a fun weekend!

Jan Hirsch said...

So pretty Mona!!! Your best canvas ever!! Love the collage!

SusanH said...

Lovely work Mona!!! You are so talented! WOW!

Tracey McNeely said...

Mona this is a stunning layout. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

PapierGirl said...

Stunning as always Mona! :)

PaperMomma said...

Awesome canvas! Mona, you are so inspiring! I love this so much!

HeatherCz said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous canvas. I really love the collage and the beautiful photo of Meredith. The cluster of flowers is divine! TFS!

Fiona said...

Oh my, Mona, I am blown away by your magnificent canvas! Such gorgeous elements! I especially adore the gorgeous collage of pretty squares so wonderfully highlighted in black! Meredith's photo is so sweet; I love how you cut her out! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for this inspiring project!

Jennifer W said...

So stunning, Mona! Really fabulous mix of colors and patterns! Meredith is beautiful too! Hope your weekend is going well!

Julie said...

Mona, I really love your gorgeous canvas! So beautiful!

Trudy said...

Beautiful colors! Love this gorgeous design! Wonderful photo too!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Stunning canvas, Mona! Love how you've highlighted the pieces in black - makes it more dramatic and really makes Meri's photo pop - she's so beautiful!

ShellyM said...

Beautiful canvas!!! Love the way Meredith is surrounded by these beautiful flowers!!! The collage of squares is magnificent!!!

Yesnir said...

Stunning, Mona! Love these colors and the beautiful blooms! VERY sweet photo of Meredith too; such a pretty smile! TFS!

Cheryl Love said...

Wow, this is amazing, Mona!!! Just love the collage!! Such beautiful colors!!! TFS!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful

RobinH said...

So beautiful! The collage is gorgeous and I love how you highlighted each one in black! They really stand out! Love that photo of Meredith; so is so beautiful and surrounded by the pretty flowers! TFS!

KathyO said...

Absolutely STUNNING! So pretty, Mona! I love the mix of colors! Those clusters of flowers are beautiful! TFS!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful canvas, Mona, love all the embellishments you used! I always enjoy seeing your projects here at the colourQ, thanks for sharing with us this week.

Lisa S. said...

Love this photo of Meredith and the paper collection you used. :) Actually I'm a big fan of accenting with black, it adds a bit of drama I think. Your LO certainly pops in a wonderful and exciting way Mona. It's pastels that scare me lol. Hugs


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