Live...A Mixed Media Color Challenge 2 51

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, June 27, 2013 @ 8:55 PM | , , , , , , , ,

Hi there! I'm so happy the weekend is here! My sweet sister Tina has returned home from an extended work trip out of town and we have a lot of fun activities planned :)

I'm also excited because there were so many beautiful projects in the gallery for the first Mixed Media Color Challenge! Thanks to all who took the time to play along and thanks to those who left encouraging comments. Today I'm here with Mixed Media Color Challenge 2. For complete details and for more inspiration, please be sure to visit A Mixed Media Color Challenge.  
I made a layout featuring a photo of Meredith, (taken several years ago), saddling up her horse.
To create this layout, I first used the Gelli Arts plate along with acrylic paints to make the background.
Then I added lots of texture using MPD Graduated Diamonds stencil along with fiber paste.


and randomly stamped the polka dot image from MPD Distressed Background Blocks using Bubblegum ink

Once the background was complete, I was ready to embellish with lots of goodies! Layered behind the photo of Meredith is a BINGO card that was stamped with the BINGO card image from LLD Document It - Bingo on a coordinating die cut that was made using Die-namics LLD Insert It - 3x4 Insert.
I added a trio of heat embossed chipboard decorative pieces as well as a painted chipboard sentiment.
For sketch inspiration, I played along with sketchabilities:
I was having fun playing around with this color combination so I pulled out my art journal and created a page that is QUITE different than my layout. It's a bit abstract and not so organized which I find very challenging. One of my personal goals is to conquer the abstract, graffiti journaled look. 
I combined lots of stamps from the following sets: MPD Blooming RosesMPD Distressed Background Blocks
The sentiment is from Clearly Sentimental about Art and is layered on top of a die cut heart that was made using Die-namics Layered Heart.
To add texture, I used the MPD Stone Wall stencil along with fiber paste:
The circles were made using Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1 and Die-namics Circle STAX Set 2. The little flowers and flourish were stamped using images from Pretty Pocket.
I smudged on yellow oil pastel around the circles and heart then randomly flicked on black acrylic paint.
Here are a few steps taken along the way as I created in my art journal. First I painted two pages using the same colors as used to make my layout.
Then I randomly added interest to one of the pages using the following stencils: MPD Rose Builder, MPD Graduated DotsMPD Stone Wall and MPD Delicate Doily.  
I felt as though the black designs were screaming at me so I simply dry brushed on white acrylic paint to tone it down. 
That's all from me today. I hope you find the step shot photos helpful ~ any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please be sure to visit the Mixed Media Color Challenge site for some fab inspiration from Sue and for complete details on how to join along.
Be Sweet ;)
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51 Sweet Comments So Far:

Natalie said...

Wow, Mona, these are two beautiful projects! Love the elegance of your gorgeous layout! The clusters of flowers are so pretty and contrast nicely with the beautiful background! Sweet photo too!
Your art journal page is so gorgeous too! Love it all! Thanks for sharing!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous layout Mona, I love the pretty colours and the softness the gesso brings. Great step by step tutorial too!

jeanie g said...

Your page is simply gorgeous Mona! I love the mixed media b/g and all the little extra touches to you made to distress the paper. You are so creative and the tutorial is brilliant. Thank you for sharing. I am a new follower and will be checking out the Mixed Media Colour challenge.

Fiona said...

Both of your projects are simply stunning , Mona! Love the mix of colours and the pretty textures! The tutorial is so helpful! Thanks!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Beautiful post, Mona! Really show off your incredible creativity! Love the backgrounds!

Christine L said...

Woww Mona... all are fabulous.... I love the faux zipper effect on the layout.... and of course, the pinkness of everything today!!

Hugs
Christine x

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful crafting Mona - love the sweetly soft STUNNING layout and your journalling looks super too! Nicola x

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful work here ... that LO has me swooning ... It really is stunning!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Two wonderful projects! Your LO is gorgeous ! Love the flowers and all of the chipboard details! And your journal page is awesome, too. Thanks so much for sharing the step by step photos. I like seeing your thought process. It really helps. Your color selection is so fun! Can't wait to try it!

Lisa H. said...

so many pretties! that layout is gorgeous. I love how you used those zippers and to have that bit of lace peeking out is a great touch. I can't wait to play with these colors.

Davi said...

Love love that beautiful LO with the yummy colors and all the wonderful elements! Your jounal pages are beautiful too :)

Casandra Bennett said...

Where do you get the fiber paste? Is it easy to use? I'm curious about this.

1CardCreator said...

Stunning, I just love the torn paper with the zipper pull and lace, wow, that is just over the top cool! ~Diane

Mirna said...

Wow, these are stunning projects, Mona. Really love your girly layout with the soft color, lace and flowers! The zipper revealing the pretty lace is ago brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa said...

Mona I am drinking in every drop of prettiness from this page! LOVE the zipper accent with the pretty lace. My favorite part of your journal page is the sweet sentiment!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your Pretty LO with the zipper and lace and flowers and chipboard! Just GORGEOUS! And your graffiti page is so Wonderful, too! Love how you swiped the gesso over the black roses and sprayed flecks on the page! FAB inspiration!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! Amazing projects, Mona! Your layout is so lovely and detailed! And your art journal page is super creative.. ♥

Angie Hewitt said...

Magnificent collection of projects, Mona! Really love seeing these mixed media designs! So inspiring! Love how you used the zipper on the layout and your created background paper with the Gelli plate! So beautiful! Your art journal page is beautiful too! Thanks for showing your steps! You are so talented!

Kerry said...

Both of these are absolutely stunning, Mona! Love the pretty backgrounds -- perfectly matching the challenge colors! Thanks for the mini tutorials too!

Melody said...

I can't tell you how much I LOVE that scrapbook page! The distressing, the edges of the lace peeking out, the little zipper (I guess I need some of those), the pretty colors, just really beautiful!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, this is so soft and pretty, Mona! Love the colors you used! I like it to see how you created this background! Perfect!
Hugs, Wendy

MichelleMc said...

This is so gorgeous Mona! Love the soft colors and techniques!

GinaB said...

Mona, you are such a wonderful source of inspiration! Both of your designs are so incredible! Love the colors and pretty textures! That layout is truly stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, Monica!! These are absolutely stunning!! Wishing you a lovely day, Cindy! Happy Birthday!!
Blessings, Tracey

Camila Borssoi said...

Your layout is gorgeous! Love all the details and the colors, wonderful! Thank you for joining us at Sketchabilities.

zehra said...

Wow these colors are gorgeous love the layout and the art page steps are so helpful one day I will be brave to try it all

Carol Reisner said...

Love the pretty layout and journal page! Really amazing details! Love the colors and textures!

SusanH said...

Mona, you are just amazing! Both of these are so incredibly gorgeous! The backgrounds you create should be sold as DP sets! Really beautiful use of the challenge colors and I love the textures you add as well! That layout is stunning with the beautiful flowers and the peeking lace! Great idea for the zipper too! I am swoooooning! Thanks so much!

Nicolle Kramer said...

Gorgeous layout! Love all the techniques. Thanks for playing along with us at sketchabilities.

Heather Jensen said...

Such a beautiful LO. The pretty zipper and lace detail add a nice feminine touch. Great journal page too. :)

Anne said...

Mona, your mixed media projects are so magnificent! I love seeing what you will do next and I love your little tutorials which are always so instructive! Thanks so much!

Sketchabilities said...

Mona, i love the colour combo, and all the details with the gelli plate that you achieved, beautiful details as always. thank you for joining in with us over at Sketchabilities!

Ashley said...

So beautiful, Mona! Love the colors and pretty textures!

Angie said...

Oh my!!!! What a soft romantic layout! I liked the zipper on your more masculine layout BUT really love it with the touch of lace! Stunning color you achieved with your Gelli plate!!!! I look and look and still see something I didn't see before on the layout! Gorgeous!

I also like the art journal! Stopped and looked at a magazine and B&N this week that got me thinking I REALLY want to try it. Love your pages!!!!

GabrielleH said...

Gorgeous projects, Mona! I really love the beautiful colors and texture of that layout and your art journal page! Thanks so much for the mini tutorials, they are really helpful and inspiring! Have a great weekend!

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mona these are simply gorgeous! Love your dreamy looking lo and your book is fabulous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful mixed media projects Mona. The colors are so pretty. LOVE the scrap page. The edges, the zipper pull, the lace... so many gorgeous elements... the flowers are lovely as usual. :) Enjoy your weekend.

Maria said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mona!!! All your creations are so soft and lovely with fab texture! Your tutorials are so very helpful and inspiring! Thank you so much!!!

Jennifer Pratt said...

Stunning projects!!!! I LOVE your backgrounds!

BevL said...

Love what you did with these colors! Stunning layout with such beautiful details! Love the zipper revealing the pretty lace! Also, your art journal page is so beautiful with the hearts and bubbles! TFS!

Donna said...

Wow, Mona, your mixed media projects are just amazing! Love the pretty colors so much! That zipper is the perfect accent and really draws your eye to the gorgeous lace! Brilliant idea! TFS!

Mary Chen said...

Amazing projects, Mona! Love seeing how you create such stunning works of art! WOW!

Amy Beckett said...

Wow, stunning work, Mona! I absolutely love your backgrounds! Thanks so much for showing your steps for both of these gorgeous projects! Always a pleasure to see what you do next! Love it!

PaperMomma said...

Two fabulous designs, Mona! Love the colors for your challenge and you have made them look amazing! Love the pretty lace with that zipper and of course your background is amazing on both! So inspiring! Thanks so much!

AimeeOh said...

Simply gorgeous, Mona! Do you ever make anything that's not breathtaking??? I think not!

Kelli Burnstein said...

Wow, two gorgeous projects, Mona! Love that zipper and the lace on your layout! Also, the colors on your art journal page are wonderful with the shapes outlined in black! Everything is so beautiful! TFS!

Sally Cranney said...

This is beautiful!! Love the soft color palette and all the masking techniques you used! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!

Mary Reidel said...

Wow, Mona, what a stunning layout with such gorgeous details! Love that zipper revealing the beautiful lace! So gorgeous!

Maria said...

Just gorgeous, Mona! Love the beautiful soft color and sweet photo! The lace peeking out is so pretty as is all the extra touches with zipper, paints, ink, and fiber paste! Also, love your journal page with heart, circles and perfect sentiment! Take care and Happy 4th!

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful page Mona...those colours are just delish! Stunning in every way!

Silke Ledlow said...

Amazing scrap-page Mona! Every detail is perfect...and of course the journal looks fabulous too! You are so inspiring...hugs ~S~


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