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Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, April 2, 2013 @ 8:41 AM | , , , , ,

Hi there! I'm so proud of April because she will be graduating from Arizona State University on May 10th then she is packing her bags and relocating to San Francisco to start her life with Jerry :)! Last weekend, we spent all day Sunday making 25 invitations for her graduation ceremony which involved a photo shoot in my backyard courtesy of Scott of course ;) 
I made a canvas for April / Jerry featuring one of the photos that were taken that day:
To create this canvas, I first applied a generous layer of Golden fiber paste which creates an awesome textured background to work with.
 Once dry, I applied MANY layers of various paints and inks.
 I finished it off with a few chipboard pieces that I coated with embossing enamel for a white shimmery look and adhered various blossoms and Prima trinkets.
I am honored and thrilled to share a few cards that I recently had published in the awesome Simply Cards & papercraft magazine which is full of a ton of inspiring projects from crafters around the world! I personally believe that getting published is like winning the paper crafting lottery :) The one below was featured in the Simply Cards & papercraft 106 issue:
and the two below were featured in the Simply Cards & papercraft 107 issue:

For color inspiration, I joined along with The Play Date Cafe which happens to be April's favorite color combo :)
Many thanks for visiting! I hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet ;)
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34 Sweet Comments So Far:

Sue Lelli said...

CONGRATS on the FAB pubs! And I LOVE that canvas with the textures and the lightbulb and the birhouse and flowers! But who could go wrong with that Pretty April for a model! Jerry will LOVE this!

Lisa said...

Well I think Sue summed this up perfectly, I agree with everything she said!! Another lovely work of art Mona and a big congrats!

Ashley said...

Wow, this is absolutely breathtaking Mona! I too agree with everything Sue said! Magnificent project!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful graduation invites and the canvas is just gorgeous! Congratulations, April!

And congrats to you on your publications, Mona!

Pamela_U said...

Incredible canvas, Mona! Absolutely stunning colors and love the clusters of flowers! Love those pretty invites too! Big congrats on your latest publications!

Irina Gerschuk said...

fabulous!!!!
And congrats with the publications))))

sandi said...

Wow! What a gorgeous canvas! Stunning! A big congrats to you on your publication....great cards!

Sam Marsdon said...

Incredible canvas! What an amazing background; love the color and the wonderful texture! WOW!
Also, congratulations on your publications! All your art is magnificent!

Christine L said...

Beautiful canvas... And such a fab of your gorgeous daughter... So hard when they move far away isn't it?

Well done on your publication too!

Hugs
Christine x

GabrielleH said...

Wow, amazing canvas and invitations!!! April is so pretty and I love how wonderfully you embellished your canvas! So stunning! Congrats onore wonderful published works! So beautiful!

Gale Evans said...

Gorgeous art Mona! Wow, such beautiful colors!!! I absolutely love that background!!! Lovely photo of April too! Congratulations on those wonderful publications!

Pauline said...

Wow Mona, what a wonderful canvas, so much texture and in such pretty colours too.
Big congrats on being published with your beautiful cards, I will have to look that last issue out when I get home ;-)

Julia Young said...

Amazing canvas! The colors in your background are awesome and I love all the added texture! What a beautiful way to present that lovely photo of April! Wow, your mixed media techniques are amazing! Congrats on your new publications! So cool!

~amy~ said...

Congrats on your daughter's graduation!!!

Gorgeous projects and awesome pubs!

Yesnir said...

Wow, Mona this is a gorgeous project! Really love these colors!

RobinH said...

WOW, what an Incredible canvas, Mona! Such gorgeous colors! Goes well with the pretty photo of April! Congrats on your awesome publication projects! All are divine! TFS!

Crystal said...

Fabulous project! I love that canvas and the pretty photo of April! Congrats to her and congrats to you for your beautiful published designs!

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats on your achievements! Ad what a lovely canvas ... I'm sure this will be treasured ... love that BG and the gorgeous embellishments

Julia Aston said...

What a great photo of April - how lucky is she to get these 'professional' photos done and a card artist to design her invites!!! Love the page you made with all the pretty accessories on it! Congrats to April on her graduation and congrats to you Mona on the pubs! Good news all around!

Angi Barrs said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate graduation! And congrats on your pubs too!

Linda R said...

Congrats to April.. How exciting to get to move to SF.. I love that city. Your layout looks amazing.. And how exciting getting published. Your work is awesome...

Hugs~

Shelly said...

Wonderful canvas and invitations! So creative!!! I love the awesome texture ! Congrats to you and to April!

Julie said...

So pretty, Mona! I just love that beautiful canvas; the purple background looks amazing! Sweet photos of April too! Congratulations on her nearing graduation and congrats to you on you latest publication!

Kelly said...

Beautiful projects, Mona! I really love the pretty colors! April looks so pretty! Congratulations of your recent publications! WOW!

Davi said...

Such a gorgeous canvas Mona, fabulous texture and colors ;) Congrats on your publications :)

Tumbleweed said...

Amazing canvas and invitations, Mona! Such wonderful colors and texture! Love seeing anything mixed media you create! Congrats on your beautiful published designs!

Cecilia said...

Absolutely breathtaking Mona! Amazing background; love the textures you create! What a gorgeous keepsake! Congratulations on your latest published cards! They are so gorgeous!

Amanda R said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the beautiful colors! How exciting for April. What a big move! Congratulations to her and to you! Your published cards are so beautiful! TFS!

AimeeOh said...

Mona, those graduation invites are so pretty! Love the photos of April! And your canvas is breathtaking! Love the pretty background; awesome colors and texture! What a wonderful keepsake for her! You are so sweet! Congrats to you and another publication! WOW!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lot's going on for you! Congrats to you on being published again! What a milestone for April! I love the invitation. Simple, but elegant. The page is lovely Mona. The background texture and colors are awesome and the flowers are soooo pretty.

Mary Reidel said...

Oh my, what an Incredible canvas, Mona! I absolutely love that gorgeous background! Big congratulations on your publication with those beautiful cards!

Erica said...

Beautiful and so colorful, Mona! Love the texture too! Amazing keepsake! All your published cards are incredible too! Congratulations!

Petra Swart said...

Great texture on that canvas, Mona, I love it and your published cards are super!

Rachel W K said...

This is a beautiful creation with the colors! Congrats to April on graduating from ASU (I graduated from UofA!) and congrats to you and your beautiful publications! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com


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