Fun 50

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 8:08 AM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Hope all is well with you! I've been having fun playing with stencils, stamps, texture pastes, paper, etc... again! I'm all over the place with my crafting ~ one day, I feel like making a card for a certain someone or just for fun then the next day, I feel like creating on a much larger scale so I make a 12" x 12" layout or maybe I feel like playing in my art journal or creating a tag. That's what I love about this crazy hobby, it is so versatile and there are so many "things" to create. In my opinion, one can never get bored! :) I'm curious, do you have one type of project that you make or do you mix it up too?

With that being said, today I have a layout to share featuring a photo of myself that was taken while hiking one of our favorite hiking trails in our backyard. 
For the background, I started with a gorgeous piece of 7 Dots Studio paper then added texture using the Brick Wall stencil along with some fiber paste. Once dry, I applied various colored inks and sprays. 
I layered lots of distressed strips of 7 Dots Studio paper then added a variety of blossoms from my stash including a beautiful hand crocheted blossom made by my sweet sister Tina:

After everything was stitched in place and dry, I randomly stamped the chicken wire image from Distressed Background Blocks:
For theme inspiration, I joined along with the 7 Dots Studio October challenge which is to create a project focusing on "Something Done for Yourself" which for me is hiking. Of course I enjoy spending time with my sweet husband ~ Scott and dear sister  ~Tina hiking, biking and lifting weights at the gym BUT when it comes down to it, I do it for myself :) It makes me not only feel good, strong and healthy but allows me to fit in my clothes :)

For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Sketchabilities sketch challenge:
Many thanks for visiting ~ I hope you enjoyed my layout.
Be Sweet ;)
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50 Sweet Comments So Far:

butterfly said...

So gorgeous - I absolutely adore the muted colour palette, and all the fantastic texture and detailing - beautiful!
Alison x

RobinH said...

So beautiful! Love the wonderful texture of the background and split frame photo!

Tracey Fitzgerald said...

Gorgeous, as always!

Lisa said...

Layer and layers of textured prettiness Mona!!

GabrielleH said...

Another stunning page, Mona! How do you create such amazing backgrounds! You are amazing!

dlwidder said...

Stunning page! Love the brick and bg details! Fabulous take on the sketch! I do like mixing things up too...especially when I feel like I'm in a creative slump. I also like to try out different styles. :-) Thanks for playing along w/sketch #101 at sketchabilities!

Kate said...

Jaw dropping page, Mona! Absolutely fabulous!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love the beautiful BG you've created to go so nicely with the photo, Mona!! Another fabulous LO!! TFS.

Redanne said...

Your layout is gorgeous Mona, I just love those muted tones and the way you have mirrored the real stone wall. I do like to mix things up too, makes crafting life more interesting. Hugs, Anne x

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is absolutely STUNNING Mona!

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely fabulous! There's so much texture and detail in this layout - looks wonderful. Great photo of you too!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous layout!!!! Really love your fabulous background! So much beautiful detail!

Penny said...

So incredibly gorgeous, Mona! I really love your detailed background and those gorgeous colors! Really beautiful work as usual!

Davi said...

Gorgeous ,I just love all the texture you created and the colors, wonderful to go with your pic :)

Pauline said...

Simply stunning Mona! Gorgeous textures and layers, and the beautiful flowers too.

Mary Chen said...

Beautiful page Mona! Just love your gorgeous backgrounds!

Bärbel Born said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you for this treasure with the sketch of sketchabilities!

Christine L said...

Wowwww so stunning Mona.... such fabulous textures... and I love the way you've cut the photo too.. brilliant!

Hugs
Christine x

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

Amazing textures!!! & super gorgeous colors !! My absolute faves w/ aqua tones!! :))
Your pic does look fun!! :))
The beautiful blooms finish it off perfectly!! :))

sandi said...

Wow this is just gorgeous Mona! I knew the minute I saw the heading, I was going to love it! Love the mix here....fabulous background! Super sweet pic too!

BevL said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona! Love the colors and the pretty flowers!

Kelly said...

Mona, your page is so gorgeous with all that beautiful texture in the background! Love the photo too!

li-bee-ti said...

What a beautiful page, Mona! I love the texture and colors here. your flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for playing with us at Sketchabilities.

GinaB said...

Beautiful design! Love the colors and textures of your background!

Sharon C. said...

Stunning layout, Mona! Love the photo and how you framed it and the wonderful backgound!

Yolanda said...

Incredible design! Love your background! Absolutely stunning!

Ros Crawford said...

This is absolutely stunning ... I love all the textures and the variety of stencils and embellishments ... You know I love to mix things up too ... I like to try all different things

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Just love all,of the gorgeous texture! And muted colors!

Chris said...

Lovely page, Mona! That background is amazing! Love the pretty textures and those flowers! WOW!

Kelli Burnstein said...

Beautiful! Love the textures and colors! Such gorgeous blooms and love what you did with this sweet photo!

Constance said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your take on the sketch! Incredible background!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful Lo! I love all the texture and pretty metal accents. :)

BethieJ said...

Mona this is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE it!! GREAT photo too!!!
Hope your weekend is FABULOUS!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful layout, Mona! I love that you made a layout focusing on yourself and your love of hiking! The textures on this are amazing! I hope you're enjoying your weekend.. :)

Sue Hester said...

Beautiful page, Mona! Amazing colors and texture!

Kate said...

Lovely page, Mona! Love the textures using those awesome stencils! So pretty!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you cut your photo into three panels, Mona! And I LOVE how the brick you created in your BG mimics the stones! So many wonderful layers and the colors and flowers remind me of YOU! LOVE this LO!

Sue Nader said...

Awesome page, Mona! Really love your beautiful bg and the way you split your photo!

Mary Reidel said...

Wow, so gorgeous, Mona! Love this beautiful background and those gorgeous colors! Stunning mix as usual! TFS!

Julia Aston said...

I love seeing how you put together a page Mona! so many great layers and textures - looks like a great hiking spot!

Erica said...

WOW!! This is beautiful!! Just gorgeous!

Mo Hernandez said...

Stunning! Love your backgrounds so much!

MeredithS said...

So beautiful, Mona! Amazing background!

Lynette said...

Wow, mind blowing beautiful. I love everything, the colors, the textures the techniques. You rocked this one.

Angie said...

Stunning!!! So many gorgeous details to look at. I love how you divided up your photo in three parts to work for the sketch, such a clever idea! The bricks are amazing. Fabulous color!

Julie said...

Amazing page, Mona! That background is incredible! Full of gorgeous detail!

Keren Tamir said...

beautiful mixed media page!! love it!! thanks for joining the challenge at 7 dots.

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Love it!! Love the background and how you used the photo!

Sandi Smith said...

Such a beautiful layout...love it!Thanks for playing along at 7Dots!

Tusia Lech said...

Beautiful layout! I love color palette and the way you have created background! Thanks for playing along at 7Dots!


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