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Mona Pendleton | Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 11:56 PM | , , , , , ,

Hello there! Hope you are having a great weekend! I had some "me" time tonight so I made a layout featuring a photo of Scott and I standing in front of THE St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. I can't even begin to tell you how amazing the inside is! 
I made a trio of flowers using the following Die-namics: Large Royal Rose, Upsy-Daisy and a Mini Royal Roses die.
I added a Fancy butterfly then for added interest to the background, I randomly stamped the polka dot image from Distressed Background Blocks and the text image from Collage Backgrounds:
I've never made an exclusively black and white layout so I took on the September Scrap Around The World Challenge for "color" inspiration:
and for sketch inspiration, I joined along with Keeping the best sketch challenge:
Thank you for stopping by ~ I hope you are inspired to create!
Be Sweet ;)
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40 Sweet Comments So Far:

Di Garling said...

Great take on this challenge Mona & I really love all your little handmade blooms too. Beautiful layout. Love it. Cheers Di

Helen Tilbury said...

Wonderful layout and love your monotones. That is a super sketch too!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Thank you for your entry at SATW! Oh I wish I had some 'me' time - haven't had any all month :(

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I'm loving the black and white ... this is amazing ... love the circles and the stunning flowers!

sandi said...

This is just beautiful! Great color combo and the flowers and butterfly is the perfect accents around the circle!

Cathy said...

Beautiful page Mona, the painted circle detail looks fabulous and I love your handmade flowers!!

Davi said...

Mona I LOVE this stunning LO!! The B&W stripes are wonderful with the very cool circular framing you created and of course the flowers ;)

Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE LURVE LURVE this!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Mona! Love all the neutrals... the result is simply stunning!

Pauline said...

Beautiful Monochrome layout Mona, love those handmade flowers!

Ashley said...

Absolutely incredible, Mona! WOW!

Keren Tamir said...

Love this LO!! its amazing!! thanks for joining us at SATW!!

butterfly said...

LOVE those circular swirls echoing the dome... what a fabulously elegant look in b&w, and a great photo too.
Alison x

Gayle Price said...

Beautiful page...it has a really elegant, serene sort of feel to it; possibly because of how perfectly you have arranged all the gorgeous ( especially those flowers ) elements. I love how you have used the b&w of the mood board for your page. Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Scrap Around The World this month.

BevL said...

Lovely page, Mona! Wow, love your techniques! SO pretty!

Sue Marrazzo said...

What a SWEET work, and nice photo, too!
Me time is so important....Thanks for sharing, Mona.

Cindy Percovich said...

OMG, this is such a fabulous layout, Mona! Love the black and white motif! LOVE those circular swirls! Brilliant!

PaperMomma said...

So beautiful, Mona! Love these flowers and the neat circles! TFS!

Beth said...

Really love those swirls, Mona! Looks amazing in monotone! So creative as usual and very inspiring!

HeatherCz said...

Lovely page! Really love how you did the pretty swirls! Looks amazing! Awesome photos and flowers!

Alison said...

So pretty, Mona! Love the mono chromatic theme! Absolutely stunning!

Fiona said...

Stunning page! Those swirls look so beautiful! Works perfectly with the black and white palate! Gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

You should create with black and white more often, Mona! THIS LO is just STUNNING! LOVE the big circles that draw your eye to all of the FAB elements on your page! LOVE!

Eila Sandberg said...

Very elegant and classy layout Mona! I particularly love the painted circle and your darling blooms with ther de luxe centres. Thank you so much for joining in with us at SATW with this marvellous page of yours!

Julia Aston said...

Great job with the b&w Mona! Love how you did the circle piece on the sketch - wonderful flowers and super way to remember a lovely stop on your trip!

Lisa said...

We would love to make this trip someday, what a cute photo of the two of you with a fabulous background!!You do black and white LOs well Mona! I like your fancy butterfly!

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

Gorgeous neutrals!!! :)) :))
I loved all of Rome & need to take my hubby to Italy -- he has never been... & that's practically a crime in my Italian family!! ;))
Xo

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Very pretty in black and white! LOVE the circles!!!

Linda R said...

What a awesome page. I have to say you rocked the Black and White challenge my friend..

Hugs~

Kerry said...

Beautiful page! The monochromatic palate is gorgeous! Love the pretty swirls and the beautiful flowers! You are so darn talented!

Lisa S. said...

Love your take on both of the sketches Mona! This LO turned out beautifully. :) Hugs

Stacey Pembroke said...

Wow, gorgeous monochrome colored layout, Mona! Simply incredible!

Chris said...

Superb layout Mona and the design is superb! Love the flowers you made and how you focused with the large outer circles! Chris x

MichelleMc said...

Completely gorgeous, Mona! Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Keeping the Best.

Alexandra Polyzou said...

STUNNING PAGE!!!I LOVE EVERYTHING ON IT!!!THANKS FOR SHARING IT AT SATW!!!

Wilma Voermans said...

Love your page Mona,lovely take on the moodboard, wow! thanks for using the sketch from keeping the best!

Angi Barrs said...

Beautiful! That butterfly is stunning!

Katya Pogodina said...

Amazing! thanks for using the sketch from keeping the best!

Cheryl said...

This is so beautiful, Mona! You're talent is unending!

Petra Swart said...

This LO really takes my breath away, Mona!! You have done a fantastic job with the black and white!! I love all your work, but this is surely one of my favs from you! TFS.


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