Paris, France 34

Mona Pendleton | Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 2:27 AM | , , ,

Happy Monday! Hope you are off to a great start of a new week! I'm fortunate to have the day off from work but I'm on the hook, waiting to check back at 10:15 am this morning to see if I need to report for the dreaded jury duty. One of my least favorite things to do! If you are here looking for my Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge post, I don't have a project to share today because I will be sharing a tutorial on Wednesday so I sure hope you check back then :)

Today, I was playing around for fun and created this layout featuring a photo of myself that was taken several years ago in front of the magnificent Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France. 
To create texture and interest, I used the MPD Brick Wall Stencil. I outlined a few bricks to add depth and sprayed with mist for a little pink shimmer:
I was experimenting with my Ranger Melting Pot and made the butterfly embellishment shown below. Once the UTEE was dry, I popped the butterfly out of the mold, painted with white acrylic paint then applied Ranger Distress ink to highlight the detail:
I completed the layout by adhering a few manufactured blooms, including a metal one and a couple of die cut flourishes made using Die-namics Medium Leafy Flourish:
 For color and other tidbits, I joined along with the Color Stories Inspiration challenge #86:
The Scheme: Use all 5 colors (done)
Evidence: Use at least 2 clues
scallops (lace), architectural accents (brick wall stencil),  2 mediums (acrylic painted background using Gelli Arts plate, crackle coating on background, Gesso stenciled brick, embossing enamel, TA mist, TA Glam
Testimony: Journal about a city (Paris, France)
Thank you kindly for visiting ~ hope you have a great day!
Be Sweet ;)
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34 Sweet Comments So Far:

Ros Crawford said...

Another terrific page ... I just adore your LO ... the textures are beautiful!

Elena Olinevich said...

I feel Parisien air in it, absolutely soft and delicate

Lisa said...

Soft and feminine Mona, very pretty!

Petra Swart said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Mona!! Love your sweet little butterfly and the selection of flowers you've used. Such lovely soft colors and great texture! TFS.

Candy C said...

Mona...your layout of Paris is gorgeous. Love the shabby chic feeling you've given to this. It's just beautiful. <3 Candy

sandi said...

Wow Mona this is absolutely beautiful! Love everything about it! The look of the zipper to the rt. is so neat with your journaling.

Wilma Voermans said...

A beautiful fresh LO!

zehra said...

this is gorgeous, beautifdul picture and page. love the way you did the zipper and the butterfly

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous layout, Mona! Love all the sweet details and that butterfly is gorgeous!

Silke Ledlow said...

TOTALLY GORGEOUS PAGE!!! Love it...hugs ~S~

Isabel Jett said...

Absolutely stunning! OMG! Is there no end to your creativity? Wow!!!!!

GabrielleH said...

Fabulous layout, Mona! Just amazing textures and colors! So girly and I love the journaling! TFS!

Ashley said...

Stunning layout! Love the soft colors and gorgeous texture!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Such a delight!
I have always liked pink and gray together...It's so so striking!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful LO, Mona. I love all the feminine touches. :)

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous! Love the pink shimmer.

Mary Reidel said...

Fabulous layout Mona! Gorgeous colors!

Helen Watanabi said...

Absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking! Love all the texture and girly embellishments!

Norma said...

Lovely and so elegant, Mona! Love the mix of colors and all the beautiful flowers and journaling! I love Paris too! Want to go back one day! TFS!

Christine L said...

Ooooh your layout is absolutely STUNNING Mona... I love the grays with just a hint of pink.... and that lovely photograph... what a perfect way of keeping a memory alive.

And.... I think my favourite flowers are making an appearance again... that beautiful gray one is my favourite even though it's a bought one.. (I think!)

Big hugs
Christine x

HawaiiRenee said...

So incredible, Mona! Really love your color palate and those gorgeous flowers! Awesome journaling too! Thanks so much for sharing!
Aloha,
Renee

Fiona said...

Lovely layout, Mona! So very girly and so pretty! Love the colours and the beautiful journaling! Love how you used that beautiful zipper too! TFS!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful way to remember that day in Paris Mona! love the zipper thing you do (!) and the wonderful brick stenciling! Hope you didn't have to go into Jury Duty and that you could enjoy a lovely day off!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Another fabulous creation Mona. Love everything about it! I have to get some zippers now! :)

Sue Lelli said...

h WOW! So dreamy and Romantic, Mona! LOVE the metal flower, the zipper, your FAB butterfly Your brick stencil and misting! Your wonderful journaling! LOVE it ALL!

Linda R said...

Love this page Mona. Lots of fabulous elements you added..

Hugs~

Kerry said...

Breathtaking layout! The flowers are divine and so are the colors! Really enjoy seeing your gorgeous backgrounds!

nmnastali said...

I adore all things French !! Love the gorgeous background -- & zipper!! All of your fab details -- :)) :))
Those case file challenges are super cool inspiration!!
:)) :))

Pamela_U said...

Lovely layout of Paris! Beautiful colors and background! Your journaling is just perfect too! TFS!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona! I especially love your background with the bricks and that beautiful zipper revealing those gorgeous flowers! Great photo too!

Sue Hester said...

So pretty, Mona! Love the girly feel! These colors are awesome! LOVE that zipper and the flowers! Brilliant! Glad no jury duty for you!

Cindy Percovich said...

Gorgeous! That background looks amazing! The zipper is such a beautiful addition! WOW!

Angie Hewitt said...

Gorgeous layout! So girly! I love that beautiful butterfly and gorgeous background!

PaperMomma said...

Lovely layout of your trip to Paris! Love your background and the added lace! Beautiful color palate and embellishments too! TFS!


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