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Mona Pendleton | Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 5:30 AM | , , , , , , ,

Hi there! Hope all is well! It's time for an all new Once Upon A Sketch Challenge! The journaling theme this month is "My Happy Place"

Here's the sketch we will be playing with:
I scrapped a photo of myself that was taken at one of my most favorite happiest places ~ Venice, Italy. The city is quite beautiful to say the least and is a definite must see!
To create the background, I combined pretty patterned from the 13arts Faces of Spring collection along with the Rose Builder stencil, stamps, lots of texture mediums and acrylic paints. Once the background was completed, I embellished with a variety of die cuts including a pretty butterfly made using Die-namics Fancy Butterflies dies.
For the title, I framed a sentiment from Tropical Sensations:
I journaled on a die cut tag which I embellished with a die cut gear that was made using a die from Time Pieces. I added a crackle coating to the Imaginarium Designs chipboard Swirl Designs pieces that are adhered on top of the photo:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you liked my layout. Please be sure to visit the Once Upon A Sketch site to see what the participating DT members have created.
Be Sweet ;)

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31 Sweet Comments So Far:

Lisa said...

Beautiful page Mona!! Love the soft colors and those pretty scrolled corners on your photo!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So soft and pretty! I love the flourishes behind the flowers, too. Beautiful colors!

Melody said...

Beautiful Mona! Love all the texture and soft colors.

Pauline said...

Stunning layout Mona, lovely textures and such pretty embellishments too.
I love Venice, we went 2 years ago and stayed in a beautiful hotel, I can't wait to go again one day!

Caroline said...

Beautiful page, loving the bg with all the texture & the way you have done journaling is great! :)

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous! Love the beautiful blooms!

Paper Profusion said...

So beautiful Mona. I love its soft gentleness. Happy Weekend. Nicola x

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

Hi Mona!! Venice is def in my top 5 for happy place along w/ the island of Capri off the coast!! Going to Italy is my fave place to visit by far!!
Love your pic -- & layout is gorgeous, of course !! The gears & frames are great accents -- I really love that font from the tropical sensations set, too!! :)) I would love it if you sold sentiments in your fun fonts --I'm always looking for sentiments for my characters -- & not just the PI font, you know what I mean? :)) :))

MeredithS said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona! Love the blooms and the pretty butterfly! That's a great photo too! I would love to visit Venice!!!! TFS!

Alison said...

So beautiful, Mona! Your layouts are always so incredible!

Kim R. said...

Gorgeous page, Mona! Absolutely heavenly background! Those flowers are beautiful and i love your color palate!

Silke Ledlow said...

So many fabulous details Mona! I love this scrap page :) !!! Have a great weekend, hugs ~S~

Davi said...

A very beautiful LO MOna, I love the soft colors and wonderful texture :)

Diane said...

A beautiful layout and a beautiful lady!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Gorgeous! I really love the neutral palette & pale shabbiness of this one!

Christine L said...

A beautiful photo of you and a fabulous layout.... and a fabulous place too!!

Hugs
Christine x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just lovely, Mona! So glad you captured a memory at your happy place!

Mary Reidel said...

So soft and beautiful! Love the pretty background and the soft pretty colors!

Mary Chen said...

Love the soft and pretty feel of this page! Love all the pretty details,especially that pretty photo!

Lynette said...

I hope tovisit Venice one day...on my bucket list. Your black and white photo looks so good on the muted background colors. Gorgeous background work.

Sue Hester said...

Very beautiful page, Mona! Just amazing

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous page The background look soft and pretty. And I LOVE the name of the theme for this month. HEE HEE... I would LOVE to go to Venice some day..

Hugs~

Jan Evans said...

Amazing texture in your gorgeous background! Love that photo! Have a great week!

butterfly said...

So delicately shabby chic - enchanting! - just like Venice itself. I love the extra texture from the stitching, and beautiful composition.
Alison x

Julia Aston said...

How lovely Mona! love the sewing layers, the stenciling and beautiful flowers - I keep seeing new things each time I look at it!

Mirna said...

Incredibly gorgeous page, Mona! I would love to visit Venice one day! That photo is awesome and I love your beautiful background!

Gale Evans said...

Fabulous layout!!!

Kerry said...

Once again you have blown me away!! Love the soft and girly feel of this layout!! So many beautiful details!

Constance said...

Gorgeous layout! Really one of your most beautiful ones to date!

sandi said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Wow!

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE everything - all of the layers and details - but especially LOVE the frame around the sentiment!


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