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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, September 5, 2013 @ 8:55 PM | , , , , , ,

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by :) This afternoon, Scott and I drove Connor to Tuscon which is a 1 hour and 1/2 drive away, so he could attend a rock concert with a friend. While he was at the concert, we went to dinner and a movie. Just felt more comfortable doing that with him than him making that drive so late at night.

It's time for an all new Mixed Media Color Challenge! I'm so happy to see so many beautiful and inspiring projects in the gallery week after week. For nearly the next two weeks, we will be playing with the following color combination: Orange, Yellow and Kraft/Brown:
In all honesty, I can't even begin to tell you how difficult this color combination was for me to create with!!! The color orange is at the VERY bottom of the totem pole of my favorite colors. I love to see the color orange in use on others projects but I seem to have a creative block when it comes to using it. Once I got over the feelings of impending doom and knew I had to just get over my fears, I created this layout featuring a photo of Meredith and Connor that was taken several years ago while we were on Spring Break vacation visiting Disney's Wild Animal Park in Orlando, Florida. That mural painted on the wall behind the sweet photo is a real work of art!
I pulled out a piece of patterned paper, applied a coat of gesso then using the Brick Wall Stencil and modeling paste, I added some texture and design.  
I added a few flowers and chipboard pieces from my stash:
and for background color, I simply combined various colors of Distress Stains. When the ink was dry, I randomly stamped the text stamp from Collage Backgrounds:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Skissedilla challenge:
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit ~ I hope I have inspired you to mix things up! Please hop on over to A Mixed Media Color Challenge for COMPLETE details on how to join in the fun and for some awesome inspiration from Sue!
Be Sweet ;)

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36 Sweet Comments So Far:

nmnastali said...
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Kim said...

Your piece is beautiful. The orange tones came out fantastic! Your orange is like me with blue. I can only handle so much blue.

Elena Olinevich said...

those colors look like fall, but I feel summer sunshine there. Great.

nmnastali said...

I love this sketch & how you showcased your pics!! The flowers are beautiful !!
:)) :))

Mary Chen said...

WOW, this is so incredibly beautiful, Mona! Love the colours and love the pretty tags with ribbon and flowers! A work of art!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

You did a fabulous job with these colors! Your LO is perfect for that photo. I really like the pieces of ribbon and the gorgeous flowers!

Constance said...

Gorgeous, Mona! Really amazing use of these colors! WOW!

Ros Crawford said...

A beautiful combination and like you I panic with orange but your page is stunning and I think you rocked it!

Julia Aston said...

I will have trouble with orange as well Mona! I love how you used the colors on another great page! That brick wall is just a super background - pretty flowers and text stamping!

Mirna said...

Gorgeous! You really don't seem to have ANY problems with these colors! This is magnificent!

Chris said...

Wow, Mona, another phenomenal layout! Love the clusters of embellishments and the lovely photo! You did an excellent job with these colors! Magnificent!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous!

Lucy x

Lisa said...

Sounds like the perfect plan with Connor Mona, I would have done the same thing!! Your page is beautiful, love the warm earthy feel and sunset of colors!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Mona! Love how you used the orange (fear no more.. you definitely conquered it)!

What a perfect evening... a fun night for Connor plus dinner & a movie for you and the peace of mind knowing he didn't have to drive late at night!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the brick wall and the way you used the colors! No one would guess you didn't like using orange! The colors remind me of a tiger so your LO is PERFECT for that FAB photo! LOVE it all!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Well you got past the Orange hurdle with flying colors, lol, this is so fabulous, love the color combination and the fabulous design.

Pammy said...

Stunning layout! Love the way you mixed these colors! So rich and elegant! Gorgeous embellishments and photos! Well done!

PaperMomma said...

Gorgeous and so shabby chic! Just like you, orange scares me too! You did a fabulous job with all of these colors! Very inspiring! Thanks!

Veronica said...

Wonderful layout! Wow, I LOVE these colors! Very inspiring! Sounds like you all had a fun evening!

Lora DeJardins said...

Stunning work, Mona! Glad you all were safe last night and everyone had fun! Smart parenting!

Fiona said...

So beautiful! You don't seem to have any problems at all with orange! This is gorgeous!

Heidi said...

Absolutely magnificent layout! Really love how you used these colours! So stunning!

Naomi T said...

Brilliant layout! Absolutely stunning in every way! Love your use of these colors! Don't worry, you are doing just fine with the orange! :)

Wilma Voermans said...

Gorgeous LO!!!

Laetitia67 said...

oh WOAW!!! arsty backround work!!!!! just an amazing page!
thanks for playing with us at skissedilla ;)
bizzzzzzzzz

Jan Hirsch said...

Wow, what a phenomenal layout! Really love your approach to these colors! No problem with orange here! Looks absolutely amazing!

Scarlett said...

Oh I love this and I think you rocked the orange pretty doggone well! ;) The background here is marvelous and I really like the cluster you created. The black and white photo really pops from it all. Great page! Thanks so much for joining us Skissedilla. :D Scarlett

Petra Swart said...

You did a GREAT job with the orange, Mona!! Love the flowers and how you've done the whole LO. TFS.

RobinH said...

Amazing job with all the colors, including the oranges! WOW, this is a magnificent layout! One of my new favorites! Swooooon!

Alison said...

Really amazing design as usual Mona! Such beautiful use of these colors! Just elegant! Love it!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous layout! So pretty! The orange tones came out so beautiful!

Linda R said...

Your page looks wonderful.. LOVE the colors.

Hugs~

Heather Jensen said...

This is stunning, Mona. You would have never known you had problems creating with these colors. Love it! :)

Martha W said...

Lovely and so elegant, Mona! You did an wonderful job with these colors!

HeatherCz said...

No worries, Mona, your command is color is never in doubt! This is absolutely magnificent! Could not imagine any better mix of these pretty colors! TFS!

Maria said...

Oh, my! You really made the colors work for you, Mona! You layout is so lovely! Perfect colors for the photo of Meredith and Connor with tiger in the background! Love the text, flowers, and light bulb! What a beautiful creation...well done!


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