Memory... 49

Mona Pendleton | Monday, June 3, 2013 @ 5:34 PM | , , , , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are off to a great start of a new week! I had some time to play so I pulled out some of my favorite products and created a layout featuring a photo of Jerry, April, Scott and myself that was taken after April's graduation ceremony last month. 
I combined various flowers that I've collected / hoarded over the years as well as a few metal trinkets. For texture, I used fiber paste along with the MPD Graduated Dots stencil. The fancy chipboard piece that runs across the top is the Blue Fern Studios Symphony Border that I altered. 
For added interest, I randomly stamped the checkerboard image from MPD Distressed Background Blocks using MFT Berrylicious ink. The little doily peeking out from under the metal trinket was cut using a Die-namics Mini Doily Circles die. I dug out a fancy Tattered Angels chipboard frame from my stash, (remember these?), and gave it a fun crackled appearance using various acrylic paints and crackle medium then I framed a stamped sentiment from MPD Dandelion Wishes.
The banner was made using some of my own painted papers along with two different sized Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX dies then topped with some beaded trim (another item I hoard when 50% off :) that may be found at Hobby Lobby.
I'm really lovin' the big 12" x 14" Gelli Arts printing plate because I have the freedom to create whatever colors of paper my heart desires. I use Canson 138 lb Mixed Media 14" x 17" which makes for an awesome weight that accepts paints, sprays, ink, etc... 

Here are the 3 papers I created along with SUPER inexpensive paint (40 cents per bottle!!! ~ thanks to my dear friend Sue Lelli who enabled me ;).
Here is what my page looked like after adding texture and stamps prior to attaching the photo and embellishing:
For inspiration, I played along with Scrap Around The World which consists of an international team of crazy talented inspirational crafters! I also joined along with Hels Sunday Stamper challenge which is a Dream theme.
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it. I'm going to hand deliver this one to Jerry and April when we visit them in July :) Have a good one!
Be Sweet ;)
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49 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful way to preserve this wonderful memory for April - everyone looks so very happy at this occasion - and you can tell it's really sunny with everyone squinting through their smiles!! Love the flowers and acrylic paints on the background and over all the accents - love it, Mona!

Lisa said...

Beautiful photo and LO Mona! I love the cluster of blooms, such wonderful textures. The lock and key are lovely additions too.

Anne said...

Magnificent page, Mona! Love all the beautiful texture and the soft colors! A true work of art! Thanks for this amazing inspiration!

RobinH said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mona! Another breathtaking layout with amazing mixed media techniques! Thanks for sharing!

Carole Beath said...

I can't say this enough. Your work always makes me gasp with awesomeness of what I see. This LO is absolutely fantastic. The faces are all beautiful, enhances to the utmost with your paper techniques and those oh so wonderful flowers scattered about.
Wow...
Carole

Sue Lelli said...

I have to say THIS is my most FAVORITE LO you have ever made! REALLY! LOVE the banner under that FAB photo and your metal and blue fern wood and the colors! So PRETTY! FAB paper you made with your gelli! Dis I mention the flowers? LOVE it all!

Margie H said...

WOW! Lovin' that texture :) Great take on the challenges! Wonderful picture of you all! Congrats to April - they will love this sweet gift!

Cathy Lane said...

I always so enjoy looking at your work Mona and this one is no exception...just beautiful!! The soft colours are so feminine and ice-cream and candyfloss comes to mind :)Love it!!

Christine L said...

A fabulous memory... and a wonderful way to keep it... but I can only hold out sooooooo long before I have to try this mixed media... Please stop tormenting me!! hehe!

Hugs
Christine x

Ros Crawford said...

How very beautiful this is ... I love the colours and the banners are stunning! Loving all the trinkets and flowers too

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow Mona, your art is immense and what a stunning LO you created... LOVE that photo, you all look so happy. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Leonie said...

OH this is Divine, the colours and details are superb!! I really want to get my hands on a Gelli Plate, they look like so much fun. Thanks for joining in at SATW. :)

Heather Jacob said...

wow Mona, this is super duper delish ... loving the layers and the pastels ... love every inch x

Casandra Bennett said...

This is so pretty. Have a wonderful week!

Kerry said...

Wow, Mona, this is absolutely magnificent! LOVE the soft pastel colors and the pretty texture everywhere! Really fabulous design and the photo is wonderful too! WOW!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what an absolutely stunning page!! Love the soft colors and sweet family photo. Thanks for sharing your techniques!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Pammy said...

Mona, you are amazing! This layout is so stunning! I LOVE the gorgeous textures you create! Your stencils and stamps add so much beauty to this page! The chipboard pieces and banner are awesome too! TFS!

Beth Newel said...

Totally stunning, Mona! You are such an inspiration!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Gorgeous, Mona. I'm truly inspired and interested in finding some of that fiber paste...it looks like great fun to place with!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! What a stunning layout, Mona! LOVE the background you created and all of the details and embellishments surrounding the sweet photo!

Kathy M said...

So pretty, Mona! I just love seeing how you create such gorgeous paper and add the pretty texture! Your layouts are so inspiring! Thanks!

BevL said...

Breathtaking layout!!! That Gelli plate seems amazing! I've loved all your projects where you've used it! The colors are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, I love it!

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous! Love the beautiful key and flowers!

Helen Tilbury said...

So pretty & lovely Mona! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SATW again!! Love your soft colours!! Oh if only there were bargains to be had here like in the US! No paint here cheaper than R40 which is $5!!!

Sue Nader said...

So gorgeous, Mona! How do you create such gorgeous bg paper and texture! Really makes your pages stunning! Always wonderful to see your creations!

Gayle Price said...

This is such a wonderful page !! So soft and "dreamy". Beautiful artistic detailing with expertly executed techniques. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Scrap Around The World.

Isabel Jett said...

Very beautiful and creative! So many gorgeous details! Your background is amazing!

Davi said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mona!! So many wonderful details, especially love your banner :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the colors! And the banners! And the flowers! Just so pretty!

Linda R said...

What a fabulous page. I just love that banner. And the photo of you guys looks wonderful..

Hope you have a wonderful week..

Hugs~

Jan Evans said...

I'm absolutely blown away! This page is simply divine! WOW!

Helen Watanabi said...

So incredible, Mona! Love all the beautiful pastels and texture! Those banners are magnificent and I love the pretty chipboard pieces! TFS!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Fabulous layout! Love the color palate and the wonderful photo! Thanks for showing how you created the beautiful background!

Pauline said...

Another amazing layout Mona, I love these pinks and blues together. Absolutely gorgeous!

Eila Sandberg said...

Ooooh this is absolutely DELISH Mona! love how you made those papers yourself with the paint, it really does look like icecream. This is such a gorgeous page in true Mona style, really really love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at SATW!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful pastel LO Mona. I like the fancy chipboard at the top and pretty flowers scattered about. :)

juscrap said...

Gorgeous pastel page Mona! Love love love.Thanks for playing at SATW.

Carol Reisner said...

Wow, this page is absolutely amazing, Mona! So much talent in one person!!! Not fair!!! :)

Courtney said...

So beautiful, Mona! Love the soft colors and all the pretty embellishments! That Gelli plate seems like a must have! TFS!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love the pastels and your 'dreamy' take on the moodboard at Scrap Around the World. Thank you for playing along, Mona!

Lisa S. said...

I love that stencil Mona and your new stamps. Mine are in and life is calming down so hope to get crafty this weekend. :) A wonderful LO which your son will greatly appreciate! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL MONA!! I LOVE that banner and all of the other added details!! ;) Makes me SMILE!! ;) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Deborah Frings said...

Wonderful layout! The colours are just so pretty! And that's a fabulous photo - so nice to keep the memory like this!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous layout!!! Wow!!! :D

Zanka said...

I love the softness and the shabby, truliy chic look! Thanks for playing along with Scrap Around the World!

Alexandra Polyzou said...

STUNNING!!!!LOVE THE COLORS YOU USED, THE SOFTNESS OF THE PAGE!!!THANKS SO MUCH FOR PLAYING ALONG WITH Scrap around the world!!!

Zeneva said...

This is SO pretty! Love the details and softness!

Christin aka Umenorskan said...

Stunning layout. Thanks for joining in at SATW this month


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