A "sweet" canvas... 53

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 12:25 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are having a great Thursday! I have the day off from work so I decided I would create this mixed media canvas featuring a photo of sweet Meredith and Griffin :) I pulled out a few of my favorite products and had lots of fun!

This project started out as something VERY different than the outcome. The canvas was originally covered with collaged tissue paper, inks and the photo that I started a few weeks ago. I didn't like the way it was looking and lost my mojo so I set it aside until today. 

I decided to completely change it's course. I applied a variety of texture pastes, spreading around the canvas with an assortment of texture tools. Once dry, I painted on a THICK layer of white acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, the fun began as I colored and embellished the canvas.
 I stamped a sentiment from MFT Clearly Sentimental about You on a die cut made using Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX. The little banner was made using Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX.
 I applied a small amount of gesso on a few metal embellishments and adhered a little sentiment light bulb to a fabric butterfly. I painted the Blue Fern Studios Organic Vine chipboard piece with white acrylic paint.
For color inspiration, I joined along with The Play Date Cafe:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet ;)
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53 Sweet Comments So Far:

Teri Holister said...

Magnificent canvas, Mona! Love that textured background and the sweet photo!

Angie said...

Oh! What a fabulous art piece! I love how you used the light bulb as the body of the butterfly! Wonderfully creative!

Kristi said...

Oh my, how gorgeous! I've seen those little bulbs around and couldn't think of what to do with them, but you've used it wonderfully! Thank you for the inspiration!

Hugs,
Kristi♥

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS!!! This is an amazing canvas Mona! The butterfly is so cool! Hugs ~S~

Ashley Lydia said...

great Idea with the little light bulb

Lisa said...

Goodness gracious this is as pretty as can be Mona! I love the "sweet" light bulb as the butterfly body!!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous layout, Mona! Love the flowers and butterflies on this page! The textured canvas background is stunning!

Valerie said...

How lovely is this. Love your dog. Too cute.

g said...

so so beautiful! the background textures are so awesome & i just love that little lightbulb butterfly embellie- CA-UTE photo too!!

Chris said...

Gorgeous canvas Mona! Absolutely stunning!

Brenda said...

Mona, this is so incredible! Love the pretty flowers and that butterfly is amazing! TFS!

Pauline said...

Wow Mona, what an amazing canvas of Meredith and your sweet dog! Beautiful flowers, and fabulous textures make this a very special wall hanging.

Mary Reidel said...

Absolutely incredible, Mona! Love the beautiful texture and those gorgeous blooms! You are so incredible with these mixed media gorgeous projects! I just love seeing what you will do next! Thanks!

Carol Reisner said...

OMG, Mona, this is so magnificently beautiful! Love the colors and that beautiful texture! Sweet photo of Meredith and her dog! Just love it! TFS!

Fiona said...

How gorgeous, Mona! Love the pretty flowers and the white textured background! Bravo!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the textured background! And that butterfly is fantastic! Very pretty LO!

~amy~ said...

wow mona...this is gorgeous!

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Helen Berry said...

Wooooweeeee!!! Total perfection! LOVE how the little lightbulb is the body of the butterfly - genius :). Gorgeous - that is all!!

Anita Christensen said...

This turn out so pleasing to the eye!

1CardCreator said...

Totally gorgeous Mona! ~Diane

Ros Crawford said...

Oh WOW!! This is just amazing!! I love the texture ... Beautiful work my friend

Angi Barrs said...

This is sooooo gorgeous!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Mona! I love the great textures on the white background and the mix of flowers and embellishments around this sweet photo!

GabrielleH said...

Absolutely gorgeous canvas, Mona! I really love that white textured background so much! Those flowers are awesome! And I love that photo of Meredith! So sweet!

Donna said...

Magnificent canvas, Mona!! Really beautiful work; love that background! Such gorgeous texture! Love that photo of Meredith and griffin!

Ashley said...

Incredibly gorgeous! This turned out so beautiful!

yvonneschneider1 said...

Wow, Mona, you are so talented! Your canvas is phenomenal! Simply gorgeous!

Kat Hill said...

Gorgeous!!! Such beautiful background!

Davi said...

Beautiful Mona!! Love the wonderful textures and all the white! REally shows off the beautiful flowers and picture of Meridith and Griffin. Love that butterfly too :) Have a great weekend!

Deborah Frings said...

What a fabulous canvas - there are so many gorgeous details. Lovely photo and pretty colours!

Sue Hester said...

Wow, Mona, this is your best canvas to date! I LOVE those gorgeous blooms and the way you did that darling butterfly and the light bulb! So creative! Gorgeous background with fabulous texturing too! And that photo of your dog and beautiful Meredith is just so sweet! Thanks for brightening up my evening!

Trudy said...

Yes, this is a very sweet canvas, Mona! Love the photo and love the beautiful flowers and that magnificent butterfly! Have a wonderful weekend!

Deb Hickman said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona. I love the white textured vp background, it makes everything else pop! Have a great weekend. Deb x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous canvas page Mona. Love the white textured background, the pretty flowers... the bright colors look great... and oh, my... that butterfly is just sooo creative! Have a wonderful weekend.

Helen Watanabi said...

So stunning, Mona! That background is incredible! Love the texturing! My favorite is that wonderful butterfly/light bulb combination! How creative! TFS!

Pammy said...

OMG, Mona, your canvas is awesome! I love the beautiful flowers and that butterfly! And that textured background is so pretty! Just amazing! TFS!

Gale Evans said...

Phenomenal canvas Mona! Amazing texture and darling photo! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this layout! ooooohhhh The wonderful cute dog in the picture makes it all that more precious!

MeredithS said...

Amazing project!! Wow, love the pretty clusters of flowers!

Caroline said...

So pretty, Mona! Love that background! The texture is simply gorgeous and the butterfly is amazing! Darling photo too!

Jennifer W said...

Wow, Mona, this turned out so incredible! Love that butterfly!

Crystal said...

Mona, this canvas is so stunning! The photo of Meredith and Griffin is adorable -- love the B&W choice. Also, your background is really beautiful; the texture is gorgeous! Love these techniques! So stunning! And those flowers and the lightbulb butterfly is absolute perfection!!!

JGoedes said...

Very pretty, Mona! Really love your canvases!

Lisa S. said...

That is the sweetest photo and the texture is amazing on this LO Mona. Gorgeous color scheme as well. :) Hugs

Mirna said...

Amazing canvas! I LOVE that gorgeous butterfly! What a great idea to use the bulb as the body! Looks amazing!

PapierGirl said...

Gorgeous canvas - I love all the texture and love the bulb in the center of the butterfly! :)

Julie Ranae said...

Your canvas work is absolutely gorgeous, Mona! I'm so glad you were inspired by our colors over at The Cafe again this week. We LOVE having you!

Yesnir said...

Wow, what a very sweet canvas, Mona! I really love that photo and love the beautiful flowers!

Angie Hewitt said...

Amazing canvas with the most darling photo of Meredith and her pup! LOVE that white textured background! Absolutely divine! And the pretty butterfly looks amazing! Great use of that light bulb!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful Mixed Media piece of Meredith. I am sure she loves all the great projects you have made. :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning canvas Mona....the photo and blooms just pop off the white background! Love the background work to...! Gorgeous project!

Rachel W K said...

the textured background is beautiful. it really sets up the photo and embellishments nicely. wonderful canvas! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
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