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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, September 8, 2013 @ 9:01 PM | , ,

Hi there! Hope you had a great weekend! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! The week's challenge theme is all about embossing! So fun!

I was inspired to create an embossed heart embellishment and heat emboss on a canvas.
To begin, I painted gesso on a burlap canvas, layered with various patterned papers and tissue tape, added color using Color Shine sprays. Once the sprays were dry, I randomly stamped the background using images from Ultimate Grunge followed with the polka dot stamps from Mixed Media which I stamped using VersaMark ink then heat embossed using white embossing powder.
For the focal point, I made a heart shaped embellishment using Ultra Thick Enamel, Heat It Ink, the Melting Pot and the Scalloped Lace tread. To highlight the beautifully embossed lace design on the heart, I lightly applied Gold acrylic paint.


 Comments

54 Sweet Comments So Far:

Petra Swart said...

This is soooooo beautiful, Mona. I love the bg you've created on the burlap and your heart and wings are absolutely stunning. Your creativity is just amazing!! TFS.

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous Mona...love the background and love that heart! Fabulous!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning! That heart looks amazing!!

Redanne said...

I just had to come over from SS to say how beautiful your canvas is! I love the wonderful background you created with the paint and paper and the hearts are divine! A wonderful piece of art.

Redanne said...

Sorry Mona, I should have said - I hope you don't mind but I have pinned it...

Riikka Kovasin said...

Stunning piece of art!

M@rjan said...

So beautiful, Mona! Love the colors too!

Adriana B said...

This is amazing , love the layers and that heart - I truly Love :)

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! What a super canvas ... Love that heart!

Candy C said...

Mona...your canvas is so pretty. Loving the grungy look...yet still so shabby chic! I guess it is the white that brings that out. :) Anyway, I love your UTEE winged heart and the way you have finished it off...so beautifully done. That is such a lovely mold and the gold highlights on top of the tealish base is very striking. Love it all! <3 Candy

GabrielleH said...

OMG, this is absolutely gorgeous, Mona! What a beautiful work of art! AMAZING!

Monika/Buzsy said...

This is beautiful Mona. Love the embossed grungy looking background. Great colors. The hand made heart embellishment looks fabulous! So many great textures! Thanks for the inspiration.

Yesnir said...

Love your latest canvas, Mona! Beautifully shabby chic! That UTEE winged heart looks magnificent! Love all the pretty colors and the perfect sentiment! You are so talented! TFS!

Anna-Karin said...

This burlap canvas is gorgeous Mona! I love the textured background and that UTEE heart is SO pretty.

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

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! Now that is art with heart...!!!! You can make me one anytime... LOL
Those colors are fabulous and the layers superb!!!
Thanks for sharing your über talent with all of us!!!

Isabel Jett said...

Stunning canvas, Mona! I'm so blown away by this background and that pretty winged heart! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gale Evans said...

Beautiful canvas, Mona! Love the teal and golds together! Amazing heart too! Very shabby chic!

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous! Love those wings!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous creation, Mona. The embossed hear and wings are amazing! Great design. :)

Lisa S. said...

Love the burlap background and the composition of this piece Mona! Such amazing inspiration!!! Hugs

BethieJ said...

Mona this is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE every single detail!!
Have a GREAT day!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the heart you made! WOW! This is so GORGEOUS! The burlap canvas with your colors and the wings is so Pretty! LOVE that sentiment, too!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Mona! Your heart embellishment is amazing and I just love the texture of paint on the burlap!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous canvas Mona, the backdrop is perfect to,showcase the wonderful heart . The layers in the background are lovely. The wings add wonderful dimension and the star of the show has to be the UTEE heart, the texture and detail is amazing. Love this. Tracy x

Olivia R said...

Gorgeous, Mona! Love that beautiful heart you made! Love those gold highlights! You are so amazing with these canvases!

Kim R. said...

Wow, Mona! Fabulous layout! Really love that gorgeous winged heart!

Paper Profusion said...

Totally stunning Mona - fantastic use of techniques - truly inspirational canvas (and heart!). Nicola x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous burlap piece! I just love the background you created :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Pauline said...

Simply gorgeous Mona!

MichelleZ said...

Mona, your embossed heart is beautiful! And I love that you added the gold. So striking! It makes a wonderful addition to your beautiful project.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Mona!! I just love your embossed heart, all the texture, and the added gold!!

Jan Evans said...

WOw, Mona, this is such a gorgeous example of your incredible creativity! Really love that heart and the beautiful golden highlights! So elegant! TFS!

Sue Hester said...

Stunning, Mona! Your work is always so beautiful!

Tumbleweed said...

Really gorgeous canvas, Mona! So inspiring! Love the UTEE heart! Just gorgeous with the gold tones! WOW!

Laural said...

Gorgeous artwork, Mona! That winged heart is amazing! Thanks for this inspiring piece!

GinaB said...

Breathtaking project!!! Really love the colors on this canvas and that UTEE winged heart looks magnificent!

Carol Reisner said...

Holy cow, Mona, this canvas is incredible! I really love that UTEE heart and how you colored and highlighted it! So stunning with those gorgeous wings! What a true work of art!

Teri Holister said...

Absolutely incredible, Mona! Swooon! I'm speechless! WOW!

Constance said...

Really love your canvas Mona! The winged heart is absolutely divine!

Mary Chen said...

Wow, Mona, what a beautiful canvas! Love the mix of teal and gold! Fabulous UTEE heart too! Very shabby chic with the gold highlights! Another magnificent work of art! TFS!

Carrie said...

So beautiful, Mona! You are such an incredible artist! This canvas is stunning! That winged heart is amazing and I love how you did the background! You are truly an inspiration! Thanks so much!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I am going to have to get the burlap canvas and try this as the effect is beautiful! Love the wings and the embossed heart layered! Fabulous design Mona!

Angie said...

Beautiful! Love how the gesso looks on the burlap! Absolutely love the heart!

Angie said...

Beautiful! Love how the gesso looks on the burlap! Absolutely love the heart!

sandi said...

This is just beautiful! Love the burlap background!

Lisa said...

Love the fancy embossed heart Mona. It looks so pretty with your soft background colors!!

Ashley said...

Stunning technique, Mona! You really are a master of this mixed media stuff and all your creations are so beautiful and inspiring! Love that pretty heart! Stunning!

Helen Watanabi said...

Beautiful canvas with such a gorgeous background and that elegant winged heart! Absolutely stunning!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Mona! Your projects always make me want to sigh and think of happy things. I adore your style, which comes across consistently, but your creations are always unique and exciting to see. You've got skills, my friend, and I'm so glad that I'm able to bask in your inspiration here!

Kelli Burnstein said...

What a magnificent canvas! WOW, I love the pretty winged heart with the sweet golden tones! Really amazing background behind it too! I could just peep at your designs all day!

Linda R said...

What a amazing piece Mona. I LOVE the burlap canvas, it gives this a wonderful look..

Hugs~

Sandra said...

gorgeous burlap piece, Mona! Love the background you made and the pretty heart! Hugs, Sandra

butterfly said...

Such amazing textures against the burlap - and that heart is absolutely to die for!
Alison x

Heather Jensen said...


What a beautiful canvas, Mona. Love the metal heart. :)


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