It's a Mystery 52

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 10:01 PM |

Hi there! Hope you had a super weekend! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's theme is: "It's A Mystery".

Have you ever wondered who that man represents in the Winged Things 2 stamp set? Was he an inventor from days gone by who dared to dream or was he a sketched image dreamed up in an artist's mind? It's a mystery to me!
I created a canvas featuring the mysterious man in the Winged Things 2 stamp set. I imagined him to be an inventor during the Industrial Revolution and  ran with that theme!
After layering strips of French Industrial paper on the Burlap Panel, I added texture using the Mini Harlequin stencil. Once dry, I randomly spritzed with various color washes.
I embellished with plenty of metal trinkets:
and die cut chipboard pieces:
Thank you for visiting ~ I hope you enjoyed my canvas!
Be Sweet ;)
Products Used:
Tim Holtz Winged Things 2, Tim Holtz Burlap PanelTim Holtz Keyholes, Tim Holtz Buckles, Tim Holtz French Industrial paper, Tim Holtz Sizzix Mini Gears Set, Tim Holtz Sizzix Steampunk On The Edge, Tim Holtz Sizzix Weathered Clock, Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears, Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge, Crafter's Workshop Mini Harlequin, Paper Artsy Grunge Paste, Claudine Hellmuth Gesso, Archival Jet Black ink pad, Tim Holtz Filmstrip Transparent Ribbon, Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Paint, Ranger Adirondack Butterscotch Colorwash, Ranger Adirondack Stream Colorwash, Ranger Adirondack Espresso Colorwash, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Black Magic, Tim Holtz Philosophy TagsTim Holtz Pen Nibs
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52 Sweet Comments So Far:

HeatherCz said...

Wow, Mona, this is so incredible! Love all the special detail and the vintage touches! Really creative! And, yes, who is that man???????

Ros Crawford said...

So imaginative and very cleverly done!Love the colours and all the trinkets

Lynette said...

I love the grungy feel of your project...and it is so rich in texture. Well done.

Christine L said...

Definitely a fabulous grungey/antiquey feel to your wonderful canvas Mona.. all those little details make is truly unique!

Hugs
Christine x

Mirna said...

Love this look, Mona! Perfectly gorgeous and grungy at the same time! Brilliant!

Ruki said...

love this! so grungy and cool

Candy C said...

Mona...your piece is so cool! And YES...I have wondered about that winged man! He's such a dapper fellow...wings and all. :) I love the added gear that you've placed over his eye. That looks very cool on your very grungy, steampunk feeling piece. The colors, the textures and the gears all work so well together. <3 Candy

Davi said...

Love this one Mona!! The textures, colors and industrial look are wonderfully grungy and have that mysterious look :)

BethieJ said...

WOW! This is FABULOUS Mona!! GREAT job!!!
Have a WONDERFUL day!!

soapHOUSEmama said...

WOWsers! Amazing as always! Love all the texture!

Julia Aston said...

Wow Mona - what a cool canvas! So many layers and fun things to look at!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Your imagination translates well, I love it.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Mona, love this piece, the colours really caught my eye and I love the gear/cog on his eye too. The texture and dimension is absolutely amazing. Love the touch of stencilling in the backdrop and the addition of the papers. A wonderful unique piece of art. Tracy x x

Anna-Karin said...

This is so cool Mona!! Love all the layers and details and wonderful distressing. Fabulous textures as always.

Meihsia Liu said...

What a fabulous piece! Mona. The colors and all the embellishments are just fantastic! :)

Lisa said...

Love all of the masculine elements Mona! The gear over his eye looks like we're peeking into his creative mind!

Lori said...

So lovely and grungy! Love all the distressed elements! Really so pretty!

Cindy Percovich said...

Wow, this is so amazing, Mona! Love the grungy look!

Sandra said...

Ohh Mona, this is such an amazing piece! It's so rich with lots of different colors and texture! Love the funkyness! Hugs, Sandra

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful project, Mona. The texture is amazing! And yes, I actually HAD wondered who that guy was. What a fun mystery!

Karen Petitt said...

Wow, what a fab project and great texture! Popped over from Simon Says to see what your mystery was, TFS x

butterfly said...

Glorious painty inky effects on all those fabulous metal and chipboard shapes - this is wonderful, Mona!
Alison x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Cool concept, Mona! I agree!! No idea, but it's fun to ponder :) I absolutely love the blending of colors on this piece!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Fabulous, Mona! Love how cool and creative this is!

Suzanne C said...

Wow Mona! This is awesome. I love how you placed the man and the little gear over his eye! The background with the panels are gorgeous! This is such a cool textured project I keep looking at all the wonderful details you placed in the canvas!

Linda M said...

Mona, this is amazing! Love the layers of details and details! So creative

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Look at your steampunk self!!!! Love all the details!! And that paper! Fabulous piece!!!!

Dodie said...

Wowzers! Love every little last detail of this creation!

Oxana said...

oh my...what a stunning project, I especially love the colors and the texture ^.^

yyam said...

Goodness. The textures here are amazing!

Erica said...

Incredible canvas, Mona! So many gorgeous details and beautiful grungy texture! Really stunning! TFS!

Laura said...

Fabulous project, Mona! Absolutely incredible!

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

Amazing details, Mona!! I can see your inspiration with the industrial & steam punk elements!! :)) :))

Donna Phelan said...

Love the aged look and vintage vibe and that crazy mysterious man! :)

Chris said...

Beautiful grungy look! Amazing how everything looks so naturally distressed! And I want to know who is that man? :)

Gale Evans said...

Phenomenal canvas, Mona! Love the layers and colors!! Amazing looking distressing too!!!

Pauline said...

Wow! What a fabulous grungy canvas Mona! Fabulous textures and colours!

Angi Barrs said...

A beautiful work of art! Love the colors!

Wendy ten Hove said...

And to me it's a mystery how you keep on creating these amazingly colorful and creative pages, Mona!! Loooove this one - and, yes, who is that man?! :) Gorgeous colors!!
Hugs, Wendy

Angie said...

Wow!!! So much fun to look at!!! Now you have made me wonder about the mystery man!!!

MichelleMc said...

Oh my! This is an absolute jaw-dropper, Mona! I love it! I'm blown away by your creativity! Thanks so much for the inspiration =)

Ashley said...

Absolutely beautiful, Mona! So creative!

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! Mona this is beyond Awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

sandi said...

Wow Mona, I am speechless! This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shauna Nelson said...

So phenomenal!!! Love the vintage distressing and all the pretty layers!

Laural said...

Fabulous grungy canvas, Mona! Very steampunk and that mysterious man really makes it! Great job!!!

barbarayaya62 said...

Wonderful canvas! I love all the layers, the textures and the colors you used! Stunning work! BArbarayaya

Fiona said...

Really lovely work Mona! Love the pretty texture and colors!

KathyO said...

Lovely elements on this canvas! Really love the pretty layers and interesting textures!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! This is Fantastic for the mystery theme! Love the sentiment and all of the clever guy details and the layers and colors! FAB canvas!

Heather Jensen said...

What a fabulous work of art. I love all the texture and details. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I sound like a broken record, I'm sure, but once again, this project blew me away! This is one of my favorite ones ever! Your artwork is always so full of so many things to look at. I just stare at the screen, coma-like, with my eyes darting over all the components. I especially love the color palette on this one and those extra spritzes of color are amazing. Love this and always love the work that you do!


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