my backyard hooter...AMMCC3 43

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 9:00 PM | , , , , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are all having a great day! It's hard to believe summer vacation for Connor and Meredith is almost over ~ only two weeks left! Early Friday morning Scott and I will be driving up North to Prescott to pick Connor up from soccer camp where he has been since Sunday. While I was washing dishes yesterday, this beautiful Great Horned Owl caught my eye as he was sitting on our backyard fence. Not sure if he was looking for my two white four legged furry friends or contemplating a dip in the pool! We live on top of a mountain so it makes for an awesome hunting spot as they can get a good view of the valley below.
On to crafty affairs...

It's time for an all new Mixed Media Color Challenge. Thanks so much to all who joined along with the second challenge ~ so many fabulous projects in the gallery! For nearly the next two weeks, we will be playing with the following color combination: light blue, turquoise and neutral:
I made a 6 x 12 decorative hanging. To begin this project, I created the background using stamped plumeria images from Tropical Sensations and added texture using Concentric Circles stencil along with molding paste and acrylic paint. 
I stamped a sentiment from Cheerful Blessings on a die cut tag that was made using a Die-namics Traditional Tag STAX die then stitched in place then randomly stamped the chicenwire background from Distressed Background Blocks
To make the little house, I cut a 2 pieces of Grunge board. I covered the roof with a piece of dry embossed adhesive foil then sponged on black alcohol ink. I painted the "body" of the house with turquoise acrylic paint, added MS crackle medium then applied another coat of acrylic paint. I finished it with a metal keyhole embellishment, lace trim and a sentiment from Homespun Birdhouse.
I wanted a sandy beach look so I applied fiber paste. Once dry, I adhered my found beach treasures that Sue and I collected when I visited her in May :). I then added color using various mists including my own mixture consisting of MFT Berrylicious ink and MFT MIX-ables Sheer Shimmer Mist:
That's it from me today. 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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43 Sweet Comments So Far:

Dana Nelson said...

Love this!
Can I ask what difference you find between MS Crackle Medium and Golden Crackle Paste? I've started collecting Mixed Media elements in anticipation of participating with this challenge!
Also, did you paint over top of your stenciled fiber paste or did you use some other method to add color?
Thanks!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the house with it's tin roof and pretty lace! And the sand and seashells are awesome!

Love the photo of the owl! I am fascinated by birds, especially raptors! I bet that was so cool to see him!

Isabel Jett said...

Gorgeous , Mona! Love these colors and love the tin roof! So creative!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Great Owl photo...I have always wanted one!
Pretty Art too!

Mona Pendleton said...

Thanks for the sweet comments ladies :) Dana, the MS crackle medium is a completely difference consistency (like honey) and produces a much smaller crackle than Golden crackle medium. When I stenciled the Concentric Circles on this piece, I mixed a few drops of acrylic paint with molding paste. I wasn't happy with the shade of blue so once dry, I placed the stencil back on top and sponged on a darker shade of turquoise. Hope that helps :)

saygee said...

Мона, очень красиво и цвет подобран великолепно и детали рассматривала с удовольствием!!!
фото совы очень впечатляюще. у меня сынишка их любит. спасибо!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Just GORGEOUS, Mona! LOVE the tin roof and those seashells! GLAD the sand dollar made it home in one piece! LOVE the new concentric circles and your BG stamping!

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!! Mona this is gorgeous! Love the mix, texture, and use of the stencil. Perfect for the challenge!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful owl Mona! and SO close up - a little scary with those big talons!! but he looks so sweet sitting there!! Love your project today with the metal roofed house and great seashells!

Mirna said...

Wow, so pretty, Mona! Love all the different textures and colors! That little house is adorable! Love that photo too! That owl looks amazing (and scary)! Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

Absolutely gorgeous decorative hanging, Mona! That little house is so creative and beautiful! Fabulous background and love all those shells! And, thank you for sharing the owl photo. I love owls and you captured him perfectly perched on your deck!

Linda R said...

I just love your hanging. So much wonderful texture going on..

Hugs~

Maria Levine said...

Oh that owl is awesome! And so is your fabulous work of art!

Stella said...

Wo w you started a new challenge blog with Sue! I love mixed media but to be honest .....an absolute beginner with only a few supplies :} Your take on the colors and the stunning summer look of your project is a wonderful way to be inspired....Maybe I'll jump in:)This is gorgeous!

Gale Evans said...

Gorgeous card Mona! Love your pretty textures!!!

Kelly said...

Wow, awesome wall hanging, but even more awesome owl! WOW! He looks fierce!

Mercedes said...

I LOVE your wall hanging, Mona! So beautiful! The sea shells are a nice touch! Wow, that owl looks magnificent! Amazing wildlife in your own backyard! How neat is that?

nmnastali said...

Mona, this is gorgeous & the colors are so soothing!
I am making a card this weekend & attaching shells... What did you use to attach your shells. Simple hot glue or one of the pastes/molding mediums? Thanks for your help!! I can't believe your summer break is almost over!
:(( :((

BevL said...

Beautiful wall hanging! Love the pretty tin roof and lovely textures! Have a great weekend!

BevL said...

Oh and that owl is incredible! He really does look fierce!

Teri Holister said...

What a creative project! Love the cute little house; awesome roof! The sea shells are so gorgeous and your colors are perfect! Reminds me of a lovely little beach house!
Amazing photo of the wildlife in your backyard! WOW!

Debbi said...

So pretty! Love all your stamps and stencils! Just gorgeous textures really make this so unique! Also, thanks for sharing that photo too! What a beautiful owl! Amazing!

Heather Jensen said...

What a cute little wall hanging. Love the cute little shells on the bottom.

LOVE that owl! He looks very handsome. Maybe he will catch those pesky rabbits. :)

GabrielleH said...

Beautiful and so creative, Mona! Love the different textures! The tin roof on the house is so awesome! Perfect beach house! Beautiful owl too; great photo!

Karla said...

Wow, Beautiful house with a tin roof and pretty lace! The background is just gorgeous; beautiful stamps and stenciling. And that owl photo is awesome too! He looks massive!

Carrie said...

Lovely wall hanging, Mona! I really love the beach theme and the sea shells are perfect for this project! Love how you colored and textured the background! Really beautiful! And, wow, that owl look amazing! He/she is so beautiful! Great shot!

Angie said...

Stunning!!! I read every line and looked and looked! Very pretty wall deco!

We are just three weeks away from school starting and it always makes me SAD!!!!

Enjoy the next two weeks!!! Oh and the owl is GORGEOUS!!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

LOVE what you have done & WOW to your beautiful backyard visitor!!

Erica said...

Love this beautiful wall hanging, Mona! Really pretty! Wow, your backyard visitor is amazing looking!

Mary Reidel said...

SO beautiful, Mona! Love that photo too! Owls are so amazing! This looks like a really big girl!

Lisa S. said...

Love the roof of your house and the shells are a wonderful addition Mona!
Sorry I haven't been able to play yet, my FIL is in the hospital and not doing well. Hope I can play along soon though.

Lori said...

Very pretty, Mona! Just love your mixed media designs! OMG, that owl is beautiful! Scary looking too!

Ashley said...

Love the pretty roof on your little beach house! Just adorable! Love the textures and color! The sea shells are a beautiful addition! You are so amazing! That owl is amazing too! WOW!

Mary Chen said...

Love your pretty wall hanging! Gorgeous textures!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw, Mona, that photo is awesome!!! My Pim is a big fan of any birds and he was jealous for a backyard view like this!! :D Can we come to visit?! :) Love your project today, pretty colors and the metal roof and the seaside decorations are perfect!!! Pretty!!!
hugs, Wendy

PapierGirl said...

Great photo - owl's are amazing! Glad he stayed long enough for you to capture the photo. Your wall hanging is gorgeous - love the shells and the colors! :)

Tracey Sabella said...

Oh wow, this is fabulous!! Love the mixed media and that roof is perfect!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Laural said...

Mona, you always blow me away with your gorgeous mixed media projects! Love the colors and pretty textures. What amazing inspiration for the challenge! TFS!

Barbara F said...

Gorgeous project!!! Love your textured background, it is so beautiful! In that photo of the owl is magnificent! So cool!

Lisa said...

This is beautiful Mona! I just love the sweet house with the tin roof. Another fabulous work of art. And that OWL!!! My hubby would LOVE a photo op like that ;)

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous girl!! Love the colors, textures, and elements you used!! Wow...that owl is amazing!!

Jill Norwood said...

Wow that owl picture is great! What a beauty! Your canvas is so inspiring Mona! I love the way you did the roof of the house. Great idea to use the ink on top of the embossing! Thanks for starting this new challenge blog - it is sending my creative spirit in new directions! :)

FeistyCrafter said...

This is amazing work of art!! It would be beautiful in a beach house


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