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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 4:34 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are having a great weekend! All is well here :) I've sort of been in a blogging funk lately so I thought I would take a break from the computer. It was awesome! I was very productive and can't wait to share what I've been working on in a few weeks. 

Today I have a Finnabair mixed media inspired canvas featuring a photo of Meredith that was taken recently while she was at a riding lesson. 
I added lots of texture and interest using the Graduated Diamonds Stencil along with molding paste and randomly stamped the text stamp from Collage Backgrounds.
I combined a variety of metal trinkets from my stash ~ some are over 15 years old ~ I don't even think Making Memories sells them anymore! 
I'm so proud of the red hearts because I made them using my UTEE melting pot that I've had sitting on a shelf in my craft closet for probably a year! YIKES! Needless to say, I am addicted to creating my own embellishments now so you will most likely see them popping up here and there ;)
I played along with the fun Papercraft Star challenge which my dear friend Sue introduced me to. She recently joined their talented DT and has nothing but awesome things to say! I didn't know what I was missing! In support of her, my sweet blogging friend Ros and the talented DT, I joined along with their current challenge which has the beautiful photo shown below as a starting point for inspiration. I opted to focus on the color scheme.
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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38 Sweet Comments So Far:

Linda R said...

This looks amazing Mona. I am loving all the wonderful texture and what a great photo of Meredith.

Hugs~

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUl Mona! So many pretty layers and details to drink in, love it!

Sue Lelli said...

I am in AWE! LOVE all the metal trinkets and the hearts you made are beyond GORGEOUS! Great photo of Meredith! LOVE the locks and keys and diamond stencils and your flowers! THX for the shout-out and for playing with us at Papercraft Star!

Davi said...

This is BEAUtiful Mona! I love the texture and the colors! The embossed hearts really look lovely with the sweet pic of Meredith.

Mary Reidel said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning Mona! These colors are gorgeous and I love all the wonderful embellishments! WOW! Breathtaking!

HeatherCz said...

Amazing work, Mona! So pretty! Those metal trinkets and your beautifully made hearts are incredible! Never heard of a UTEE but I'll have to look into it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tina Mechum said...

Wow, this is jaw dropping! Such gorgeous colors and I love all your embellies! Those hearts you created are so beautiful! Love the metallic colors! TFS!

Constance said...

OMG, this is gorgeous, Mona! What lovely colours and textures! Your hearts are so pretty! I will have to check out the UTEE too! TFS!!!!

KathyO said...

Incredible, Mona! Truly stunning! Love that photo of Meredith along with these elegant trinkets and hearts! Phenomenal!

Pauline said...

Just beautiful Mona, wonderful warm colours, and fabulous textures. Stunning canvas!

Petra Swart said...

Such a lovely project, Mona!! I love all the metal tinkets - such a lot of detail to enjoy!! Lovely texture and great colors!! TFS.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness this is stunning .. I love the trinkets and the textures ... your heart is so pretty too ...Thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star!!

Lisa S. said...

I'm with Sue, the hearts are so pretty and I love the metal embellies on this LO. The photo of Meredith is great too! Hugs

Paper Profusion said...

This is stunning Meredith with lots of gorgeous scrummy texture. Nicola x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous canvas, Mona! Love the sweet photo and all the metal trinkets surrounding it!

Gale Evans said...

Stunning canvas! Axing colors and textures! Love all the pretty trinkets!

joyce said...

love, love the color palette. The textures really shine through, beautiful work.

Lauren said...

Gorgeous and so creative, Mona! Finnabair must be blushing! Your beautiful style makes these techniques so much more interesting! Love the stenciled texture and your custom made hearts! Sweet photo of Meredith too!

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful canvas. I like the colors you chose to work with. Such a sweet photo of Meredith.

sorry to hear you were in a funk. I wondered why I hadn't heard from you in a while. I can't wait to see what you created while you were away from the computer. :)

Angi Barrs said...

Love the beautiful photo and the hearts too!

Casandra Bennett said...

This is so lovely. I really like the splashes of color you added. :)

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful way to highlight this photo of Meredith! love all the gold with the touches of color! I have a melting pot as well and have not used it much! I'll be interested to see how you use it Mona!

Jan Hirsch said...

Mona, this canvas is breathtaking! Love the golds and splashes of beautiful color!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh my! This is simply fantastic!! Love all those metal details! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star.

Deanne :)

Ashley said...

Phenomenal canvas, Mona! WOW!

Brenda said...

Absolute perfection, Mona! Really love this style! Compliments that sweet photo so well! You really have such a beautiful style!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wonderful mixed media project Mona! Love all the metal embellishments along with your hand made heart. Thank you for joining us this week over a the Papercraft Star.

Anitra

Kerry said...

So pretty, Mona! So many gorgeous details! LOVE the metallic colors! Stunning!

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!! This is just beautiful Mona!

Pammy said...

Incredibly gorgeous and elegant! These colors are so pretty on all the lovely embellishments and the background! You are so talented! TFS!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful

Veronica said...

I'm speechless! This is a magnificent canvas! Oh my!

Mirna said...

Wow, Mona, this is jaw dropping! Absolutely stunning project! Love those metal trinkets and those beautiful hearts you made with the UTEE!! And what gorgeous colors! WOW!

GinaB said...

Gorgeous, Mona! Really one of your best ever!

nmnastali said...

Amazing amazing depth !!!! I agree w/ Gina's comment right above me... One of your best ever !!! :)) :))
Plus, I love the riding pic !! :))

Jan Evans said...

So stunning! Really amazing project! I have to agree with the last two comments (GinaB and nmnastali), this is one of your most amazing designs ever!!! TFS!

Angie said...

Gorgeous project!!!! I love all the gold and metal accents! oh my, I just looked up youtube on using the melting pot....I should not go blog hopping! :) This looks like so much fun and your hearts are amazing! Am I correct in guessing that you embossed a paper heart with an embossing folder and then covered it with UTEE from the melting pot? It's a fabulous look!!!! TFS the challenge you played. I hope I can play some time.

Kelly said...

Mona, you are amazing! I absolutely LOVE everything about this gorgeous canvas! These colors are magnificent! All the metal trinkets and handmade hearts are fabulous! This is perfection! TFS!


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