Bookends 53

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 5:57 PM | , , , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! I'm looking forward to the weekend ~ no big plans just some family time :) I have a layout to share featuring a photo of my sweet Westies ~ Gretchen (on the left) and Griffin (on the right). Scott snapped this photo of them while they were doing what they do best ~ lounging around. 
After layering a few pieces of patterned paper, I added texture using the Petal Pattern Stencil and molding paste. Once dry, I applied various colors of paint, sprays including MFT MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist. I embellished the layout with a stamped butterfly from Winged Beauties:
It's been awhile since I made a Large Hybrid Rose so I pulled out that die and put it to good use along with Die-namics Large Royal Rose and Die-namics Mini Royal Roses:
To add some additional interest to the background, I stamped the text sentiment from Collage Backgrounds and completed the layout with a stamped title made using Document It - Captured Memories:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the 13arts Challenge #10 where we are also to use at least 2 different medias (I used: Gesso, various colored paints, molding paste, various colored mists) and 2 different stamps (I used: Winged Beauties, Collage Backgrounds and Document It - Captured Memories).
I couldn't resist playing along with the pretty color combination at The Paper Players challenge:
Thanks so much for visiting! 
Be Sweet ;)
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53 Sweet Comments So Far:

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous, Mona! A work of art....too pretty to be in a scrapbook, it needs to be framed!! Your little pups are adorable! So glad you were able to play with my colors this week!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous layout. Love the texture and all the wonderful elements.

Sue Lelli said...

THIS is my friend, Mona, at her BEST! LOVE the BG! LOVE the flowers! And that photo ~ priceless!

Kerry said...

Gorgeous layout! I love these colors and the pretty roses! But that photo really makes this layout special! I love seeing your sweet little pups! Just darling!

Teri Holister said...

What a beautiful work of art Mona! Love the background! Awesomely gorgeous textures and colors! Your stencils really add so much to your designs! Love the photo of the Westies too! They are just too cute!

Helen Tilbury said...

Totally gorgeous Mona! And what sweet doggies you have too!! Great photo!!!

Fiona said...

Gorgeous layout! Dreamy background! Your pups are so darling!

Constance said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona! Sweet photo and magnificent background colour and texture! Those roses are so gorgeous! TFS!

Petra Swart said...

What a super sweet photo, Mona and great, great work on putting the whole LO together!! So much detail to enjoy. Beautiful!! TFS.

Ros Crawford said...

Look at those cuties! I love the page ... beautiful textures and I love the black and white butterfly!

Daryjka said...

I love it! Great colors, gorgeous picture, brilliant! I'm really happy that I found your blog today :)

sandi said...

Wow Mona this is just beautiful!!!!!!!! Love the sweet pic as well....too cute!

Julia Aston said...

What a great memory Mona - your pups look just adorable! Love your great florals! Have a fun weekend!

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely beautiful Mona. I LOVE your flowers and layout. As for those westies - they are so soo adorable! Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous Mona!! Gretchen and Griffin are adorable....they look exactly like my two!!

Pauline said...

This is stunning Mona, gorgeous colours and those butterflies are beautiful. Sweet picture too!

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

Very sweet layout! Magnificent background! WOW!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful layout, Mona! Love the sweet photo of G & G!

Pammy said...

Wow, Mona this is so stunning! Really beautiful background! Love the pretty texture! And the photo of your puppies is so adorable! Thanks so much for sharing!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona...a masterpiece for sure! Your attention to detail is fabulous. And what a perfect picture of the furbabies! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Melissa said...

Lovely layout! Love the beautiful background and the pretty flowers and butterfly! Great photo of your puppies too!

Carlie said...

Absolutely gorgeous layout! Would love to know how you created this beautiful background! It is perfection!

JennyGerber said...

Beautiful layout! Wow, love the pretty background! Sweet photo of the pubs!

Carol Reisner said...

Very beautiful layout, Mona! No one does backgrounds better! Absolutely jaw dropping! Love the texture so much you get from those beautiful stencils! I must get some! Sweet photo of your little fury friends too! Have a great weekend!

Christine L said...

LOL They certainly are bookends Mona... fabulous photo... and perfect background for it.. loving the flowers and embellies.

Hugs
Christine x

Ayeeda said...

Wow stunning page Mona! Love the soft look and all the texture:*

M@rjan said...

Like the photo, so symmetrically too ;) And the backround is gorgeous! And the way you placed your embellishments. A beautiful lay-out!

Lisa said...

Look how cute they are!! Max snuggles into the arm of the sofa like that too. Darling page Mona!

Linda R said...

What a beautiful page. And that photo is adorable..

Hugs~

Anne Marie Hile said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mona! Such a beautiful layout to showcase that fabulous photo. Wow! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Betty Wright said...

So sweet and beautifully done, Mona!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Fab layout, and love those home-made flowers,

Lucy x

Christy Haverhill said...

Stunning! Wow, Mona, your layouts are always amazing!

PaperMomma said...

So pretty, Mona! Really love that gorgeous background and those lovely flowers! VERY sweet photo too!

Penny said...

Fabulous layout! Love the texture and colors of your background! The photo works perfectly with this design! Your pups are adorable!

Sharon C. said...

Love the little bookends, Mona! SO sweet! Your layout is amazing! Wow, your backgrounds are so stunning, always!

Di Garling said...

Great take on this challenge Monarch, fab background & that photo is priceless. Cheers Di

RobinH said...

Amazing background! So very beautiful, Mona! Lovely photo of your little puppies! They are darling! Thanks for sharing!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Amazing! So gorgeous! Love the texture of your pretty background! Darling pups too! Great photo!

Lisa Griffith said...

so adorable Mona! what a cute photo, and your textures and flowers here are just beautiful! Hugs, Lsa

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful LO of your fur babies. Love the textured background and pretty butterfly. :)

AimeeOh said...

Gorgeous! Love the beautiful background and the beautiful flowers! Simply amazing! Love the sweet photo too!

Jan Evans said...

Absolutely stunning layout with the most beautiful textured background ever! Really love the pretty colors and the gorgeous flowers! Great photo of your puppies too! Thanks so much for always sharing with us!

Mandy Gwelton said...

Amazing layout, Mona! Such beautiful colors and the pretty roses! Those little friends of yours are just darling! Thanks for sharing!

BethieJ said...

This is STUNNING Mona!! and such a SWEET photos of your Westies!!
I am so EXCITED my MFT arrived the other day and I HOPE to get some PLAY time in this week... (I have a FEW MFT orders that are in need of attention! LOL!)
Have a GREAT day!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Super gorgeous!!!! It's so funny how they lay on opposite ends like that!!! Lol My dogs would always lay as close or on top of as they could!!! :))

This color combo is really stunning!!
Great memories on a beautiful layout!!
:)) :))

Ewik21 said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the sweet photo too!

JGoedes said...

Absolutely stunning background! Gorgeous colours and I love the butterfly and the sweet photo!

Mary Reidel said...

Magnificent layout! Gorgeous textures and colors! Never a dull moment with you, Mona! Always breath taking and inspiring! Thanks!

Angi Barrs said...

Loooove this page. The photo is so fun!

KathyO said...

Stunning page, Mona! Love that bg and the darling photo!

Pasja Kati said...

OMG. This is amazing. Thank you for playing with 13arts. XOXO

AgnieszkaD said...

WOW! Amazing page! Thanks for playing with 13arts :)


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