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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 4:58 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! I wanted to create something today but wasn't up for the usual card, layout or canvas so I reached for an art journal and had some fun! I wasn't sure what to use as a focal point so I made a silhouette pattern simply by tracing around one of the gorgeous models that I cut out from an online store catalog. Worked like a charm :)

I combined lots of stamps, stencils, paints, gelatos and rub ons to create this page. I randomly stamped a dandelion image from MPD Dandelion Wishes on the silhouette prior to adhering her to the page. I wish I would have colored her first then stamped to get a clearer image. I tried to line up and stamp the images but honestly, I wasn't thrilled with the outcome but I learned something :) I topped off the dandelions with a few drops of Perfect Pearls.
I randomly stamped the checkerboard and chickenwire images from MPD Distressed Background Blocks and added lots of rub ons from my stash.
For more layers and design, I randomly stenciled acrylic paints using with MPD Graduated Dots and MPD Delicate Doily stencils. I'm playing along with the current "Diamonds and Pearls" theme at Ink on My Fingers.
Here is what the naked page looked like prior to adding all the "fluff" :)
Thanks so much for visiting!
Be Sweet :)
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35 Sweet Comments So Far:

Carol Reisner said...

Beautiful page, Mona! Love the colors and love how you used your stencils and stamps! SO PRETTY!

Ashley said...

Awesome art journal page! So creative!

Margie H said...

Very cool! Never saw those papers coming underneath...I remember this collection too. LOL!! So clever in using up your rub-on stash :) Hope you and Scott are doing well! Have a great weekend & Mother's Day xo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwww! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee the colors!!!

Alison said...

LOVE these colors, Mona! Absolutely fabulous page! Thanks for sharing!

MichelleMc said...

Such a fabulous journal page! Love the colors and your mix of techniques! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wilma Voermans said...

This kind of projects gine so much fun to make, love it with all the colors!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Awesome work!!

Lisa said...

How pretty Mona! I really like your happy spring colors. Thanks for sharing the before and after photos ~ quite a transformation!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE seeing what the page looked like before all of the layers and LOVE seeing it transformed! The silhouette is a FAB idea and the dandelions peering through are an interesting detail! Looks like it was a FUN play day!

Pauline said...

What a fabulous page Mona, the silhouette image is so effective, a great focal point! And I love the different stamps and textures you used, gorgeous page!

Fiona said...

Lovely art journal page! Great use of colour and I love how you worked in all your beautiful stamps! TFS

Crystal said...

Fabulous page, Mona! Looks like you had lots of fun make this beauty!

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful ... those stamps look really fabulous

Hels Sheridan said...

oh my word Mona, this is STUNNING! I love how you made the background, those layers are gorgeous... and then adding all the other layers over the top - perfection! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper x

PapierGirl said...

Beautiful Mona and so creative!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Absolutely adore the colors!

Sue Marrazzo said...

What a GREAT looking page!!!!!!

Davi said...

Very fun journal page Mona, love all the colors and the movement that you created :)

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous and so original Mona! ~Diane

GabrielleH said...

Awesome page, Mona! These colors are magnificent!

SusanH said...

So colorful, Mona! I love what you did with your stamps! Fabulous design as usual! I could go on and on but I'll just say that I love it! TFS!

PaperLover said...

OMG, this is so gorgeous! LOVE that silhouetted figure and how you outlined her and used your pretty stamps! Absolutely breathtaking in all it's colorful glory! TFS!

Mandy Gwelton said...

Gorgeous work,Ina!!! Very inspiring! Have a fun weekend!

Erica said...

Love this colorful page, Mona! Awesome layers and love the stamps used! Very inspiring! Thanks so much!

Chris said...

Lovely work, Mona! Love seeing your art journal pages! This one is gorgeous! TFS!

Kerry said...

Beautiful, Mona! You are the master of color and texture! Have a nice weekend!

Penny said...

Gorgeous page!! Love how you started with the paper pieces! Beautiful colors and textures!! TFS!

Stella said...

I always enjoy being here. Mixed media ia not my forte but definitely something to try in the future. And this is a wonderful way to get inspired. It's amazing to see what you made with all these different supplies and it looks gorgeous. Yes you had fun; yes it turned out great and yes....be proud of it. You did a fab job!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Mona! Thanks for showing your naked page before your amazing transformation!

AimeeOh said...

What a fun project! Love the mix of colors and beautiful texture!

GinaB said...

Absolutely fabulous and so creative, Mona! Love seeing what your paged looked like to begin with! Amazing technique!

Laural said...

Beautiful art journal page, Mona! I really enjoy seeing what mixed media magic you will wow us with! This page is gorgeous and so creative! I really love how you incorporated your new stamps!

Linda R said...

Looks amazing my friend. I always enjoy seeing your mixed media work..

Hugs~

Helen Tilbury said...

What a fun page - it looks amazing - you're very clever!!


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