Captured Memories 43

Mona Pendleton | Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 10:48 AM | , , , , , ,

Happy Friday! I'm so happy the weekend is here and I have the day off from work to play :) I pulled out some of my favorite products and created a layout featuring a photo that I took a few years ago of Scott, Connor and Meredith while we were on spring break hanging out at Walt Disney World.
I started by creating several sheets of my own paper using the 12" x 14" Gelli Arts printing plate and a variety of acrylic paints:


Once the paper was dry, (takes only a few minutes), I added lots of texture using fiber paste along with the MPD Square Motif stencil. I altered a few pieces of chipboard with embossing enamel then adhered a variety of flowers.
I randomly stamped the chicken wire design from MPD Distressed Backgrounds using MFT Kraft ink. I have really been having fun experimenting with a variety of crackle producing products like you see on the chipboard heart. I haven't decided which I like best but when I do, I will share. 
I played along with a few challenges: The Sunday Stamper challenge which is to use "embossing powder", (I heat embossed the chipboard pieces), for sketch inspiration, I joined along with Let's Get Sketchy:
and for color inspiration, I joined along with Sketchy Colors. Both of which I needed to jump start my crafty mojo :)
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
post signature



 Comments

43 Sweet Comments So Far:

Lisa said...

Mona this is gorgeous! What wonderful colors and I LOVE the pretty lace trim peeking out!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous layout, Mona! Love the background you created, the added textures and bit of lace!

JennyGerber said...

Stunning, Mona! Wow, I love the colors of your gorgeous background! That Gelli plate sounds amazing! Also, it's so good to see how you use your pretty stencils and stamps! Thanks so much!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Mona, I love the colors and the layering is gorgeous too! Love that little piece of lace peeking through the top of the page too. ~Diane

Sue Lelli said...

Love the BG you created! Love the flowers and the FAB photo!

joyce said...

Oh this is so very yummy! I adore those stencils too and I'll have to check them out.

Pauline said...

What a stunning layout Mona, I love your handmade paper in these fresh lemony tones, and the little peeps of pretty lace, the gorgeous flowers and flourish. Beautiful!

Margie H said...

Beautiful colors and I love how that fiber paste works! Hmm...maybe another thing to play with! LOL! Thanks for stopping by my blog - made me smile :) Have a great weekend xo

Casandra Bennett said...

Beautiful handmade paper! Love the shabby chic feel of this layout. Cute picture, too.

Kelly said...

WOW, this is so beautiful! LOVE that background and all your pretty embellies, especially the lacey ones! Wonderful photo of the family too! TFS!

Silke Ledlow said...

SMASHING....I love these bright colors and how you created your own paper! Thank you for the quick tutorial! You rock Mona :) !!! Have a great weekend, ~S~

Tracy B said...

Great take on the sketch! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining in at LGS

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the WHOLE design!! The colors and the FUN flower cluster really adds to the whole design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Sue Lelli said...

I neglected to tell you how much I LOVE the lace peeking out on the edges and your stitching! I keep coming back to look at it and see something new nd Pretty every time!

Davi said...

This is gorgeous Mona! I love the yummy greens and yellows, the little peek a boo of lace and flowers :) Have a great weekend!

Constance said...

So beautiful, Mona! Love the mix of colours and the beautiful lace and flowers! So inspiring! Have a creative weekend!

Ros Crawford said...

What stunning colours! This is so fresh looking and as always beautifully done!

Tine Kristiansen said...

WOW!! This is stunning! Love the back ground :)

Thank you so much for joining us at Sketchy Colors.

Hugs Tine

saygee said...

Мона, очень красиво и фактура и цвет и исполнение!!!

Christine L said...

Stunning Mona.... and I never thought I was say this, but I LOVE that green(such a pretty delicate shade...)! Fab photo too... and a lovely way to keep memories!

Hugs
Christine x

Debbie P said...

Your layout is absolutely amazing! Beautiful job using the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

MichelleMc said...

This is positively gorgeous Mona! Love it! So glad you joined us at LGS!

Carol Peixoto said...

Beautiful tae on the sketch, Mona! I love that green! Thanks for joining in at LGS!

Hels Sheridan said...

Absolutely stunning creation, Mona, this is a master piece... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous Mona!! Love how you used your stencil and chicken wire stamp!! The stitching looks wonderful and love the lace peeking out!! Great pic of the fam!!

Jan Hirsch said...

Amazing looking backgrounds! Love your mix of colors!!!

Mary Reidel said...

Beautiful work, Mona! Love your created paper! So gorgeous!

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

Stunning page, Mona! I love your take on the sketch and these colors are magnificent!

Jennifer W said...

So gorgeous, Mona! Love the colors and love the sweet photo!

Tumbleweed said...

Just plain gorgeous, Mona! I really love how you created your own bg paper! It's beautiful! Love the colors!

PaperMomma said...

Love the elegant mix of colors and embellishments, Mona! Absolutely stunning layout! Really love the flowers and the lace peeking out from behind the gorgeous background! So creative and inspiring! Thanks so much!

Angie said...

Stunning!!! The color just jumped out at me! It's gorgeous!!! I love seeing the MPD distressed stamp in use because I bought that one, now if I could just get a little time to play (away from my deadline work)! I definitely need the KFAFT ink...not sure why I forgot to buy that last month and the Gelli plate is making me crazy!!! :) (I have LIKED Gelli Arts on FB and keep seeing awesome creations) I am thinking that maybe I will have to beg for a "summer present" from DH...DEC is just too far away! I love your gorgeous embellishments with the addition of the yellow among the white! The lace peeping out is so soft and pretty.

Shannon White said...

Wow Mona!!! This is Absolutely Gorgeous!! It should be framed! Just Wow!! Love the soft springy colors and wonderful textures! The flowers and peeking lace are such Wonderful touches!! Super pic too! Just Gorgeous my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

JennyGerber said...

So beautiful, Mona! Love the peeking lacework and the beautiful flowers! Magnificently done! Have a great week!

Carol H said...

Absolutely gorgeous page, Mona! Fabulous colors and embellies! Love your take on the sketch!

Fiona said...

Really gorgeous, layout, Mona! I love how you created that incredible custom paper! The colours are beautiful! I also love the layers and the pretty lace peeking! Brilliant ideas as usual! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous page Mona. Love the background with the touch of yellow and white. Great textures... the stitched and distressed edges look great! Pretty flowers as usual! :)

sandi said...

Wow! This is just beautiful! Love the lo with the gorgeous colors/mix....stunning!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Gorgeous, Mona. I love all the dimension and how the bits of lace peek out from behind your layers. The yellow and green is so yummy together, and reminds me of citrus! My mouth waters looking at this layout...LOL

Linda R said...

This page is gorgeous. I just love the colors you used.

HOpe you have a happy week my friend.

Hugs~

RobinH said...

Stunning! I absolutely love that bg you created! WOW!

Pammy said...

AMAzing! Love the your created background! Such gorgeous colors! The crackled paint on the heart looks amazing! Love the photo too! Thanks for sharing!

Eila Sandberg said...

These colours are stunning as is your page! totally adore your background work. Love the crackle effect on the heart. xoxox


Thank you so much for leaving a sweet comment!


 
Cupcake's Creations Copyright © 2010 Prozine - Designed by Lasantha customized by Scott Pendleton for Mona
Banner graphic elements courtesy: House of Three
Home | RSS Feed | Comment RSS