Merry Christmas 44

Mona Pendleton | Monday, November 25, 2013 @ 10:00 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! Welcome to the June MFT Design Team Creative Challenge! Just in case you are not familiar, the MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we are creating Projects that Warm the Heart.
I created a couple of tags to adorn the gift packaging that contain homemade baked goodies inside for my dear sister, Tina and DH, Scott. They were made with LOTS of love and from the heart :)

 First up is a mixed media burlap tag that was die cut using one of the many versatile dies from the Die-namics Blueprints 9 set.
Once I die cut the burlap paper, I applied a coat of Gesso, added texture and design using the Petal Circles stencil. I added a variety of inks and paint then randomly stamped the text image from Collage Backgrounds.
I topped it off with a pink lemonade die cut Poinsettia and a sentiment from Starry Christmas:
Next up is die cut burlap tag that was made using a Die-namics Decorative Circle Tag STAX die and a store bought treat box that I stamped using the Sheet Music Background stamp:
Once I die cut the burlap tag, I applied a coat of Gesso, stamped the Sheet Music Background then splashed on MIX-ables Steel Shimmer Mist. I topped it off with a die cut wreath and sentiment from Starry Christmas:
I also made a holiday painting that will hopefully warm the hearts of my holiday company. I recently took an online course ~ How To Paint An Owl 2 taught by the talented Juliette Crane so I wanted to incorporate one of my hooties for the creative challenge.
After painting the owl, I added design to the background using the Petal Circles Stencil then randomly stamped and heat embossed snowflakes from Sophisticated Snowflakes:
I adhered a die cut heart that was made using Die-namics Hearts a Plenty die to her belly then outlined and stamped using the polka dot stamp from Distressed Background Blocks
For the title, I stamped one of the sentiments from Starry Christmas then randomly stamped the chicken wire stamp from Distressed Background Blocks:
I think these goodies will warm my loved ones hearts :) Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday if you celebrate and if not, have a great day regardless! Please be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who will be warming your heart today! 
Be Sweet ;)
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44 Sweet Comments So Far:

AmyR said...

These are just fabulous!! Totally blown away by your painting!!!

RobinH said...

Gorgeous tags and amazing canvas! Love this painting! Where does your talent end?

Craftyfield said...

Love your burlap tags and the owl has an amazing coat of variegated paint. Can't help falling for her (it is a she isn't it?) expressive look.

Christine L said...

Gosh you've been busy again!! Loving the beautiful tags on the two edible gifts.... but think the goodies may deteriorate if not eaten before Christmas.... maybe you ought to send them over to me just in case?? lol! And then that beautiful owl..... that certainly is just WOWWWWWWWWW!!

Hugs
Christine x

Ros Crawford said...

I LOVE your burlap tags ... so pretty!! And that owl is darling!! what a great job you did ...

Inge Groot said...

Absolutely awesome projects Mona, totally love the owl painting...WOW!

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

Ohhhhhh, yeah!!! I have a tag challenge coming up & you have given me soooo much inspiration, as always!!! Love the layers & the yummy goodies!! My tummy is rumbling!! Your canvas is beyond amazing -- & I love the colors!! Wow. Just wow !! :))
Super fab projects, Mona !!!!
The 1st tag is my fave & because I have blueprints 9 --- I really hope I can do something similar !!! It won't be nearly as awesome, but I'll link back to you if I can get it done!! :))
Have a happy thanksgiving !!!!

Sue Marrazzo said...

The colors on Peace on Earth
are NEW for you...SO Pretty, Bold and Sweet!

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These projects are fabulous! I want one of those yummy bags! LOL!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE what you've done here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

De hobby droom said...

I love it!! Your painting is so wonderful :)

Barbara said...

I don't know which one I live the best--they're all fabulous, as is everything you do!

Angi Barrs said...

WOW Gorgeous projects! Love how you added the pink clip to the bag too!

GabrielleH said...

Wow, Mona, your tags are stunning and that painting is absolutely incredible! You are so talented! WOW!

Kerry said...

Really love your gorgeous and elegant tags but your canvas is beyond incredible! Love the colors and her sweet look!

Jan Evans said...

So fabulous, Mona! Wow, that owl is incredible! Love the blended colors and her face is darling! What an artist you are! Also, your tags are so pretty! Love the burlap piece and the die cut wreath! Gorgeous white poinsettia too! TFS!

Kim Price said...

OH wow your tags are amazing and that's just the sweetest little mixed media owl! Beautiful work!

Amy Rohl said...

I don't know how you do it, Mona. Each of these is just fabulous - love the pink poinsettia, just gorgeous; and the burlap tag, just my style; and then you end with a big bang - the hooter makes me smile!! Wow.

Lisa said...

Your packages goodies look fantastic Mona!! An your little hoot is ADORABLE, great job!!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful projects! Your owl is darling. :)

Michele Boyer said...

Wow. You have created the most beautiful tags ever. Seriously. That first one..I can't stop looking at it. And I adore your owl. So *very* sweet. :)

Teri Holister said...

Gorgeous!!!! Those tags are beautiful! Love your sweet little owl too! Amazing

Angie said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the pink tag! So beautiful with the gesso to soften the burlap a bit. The wreath tag is so fun and the Owl, Oh my!!! Such a cutie. Great colors too!

Isabel Jett said...

Absolutely stunning projects Mona! Your tags are so pretty and elegant! Really love the colors on your gorgeous owl painting! Very cute!

Greta said...

You always amaze me, Mona! Love the tags & your painting is incredible! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such gorgeous tags!! I love how you used the burlap as your base!! Such an adorable owl!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Mary Reidel said...

Lovely tags, Mona! Love the pretty poinsettia and your owl is absolutely phenomenal! What talent!

RobinH said...

Super gorgeous projects, Mona! and your painting is so amazing! Love the colors and the darling face on the sweet little owl! Great job with the eyes too! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ruki said...

love your packages! specially the poinsettia, it's fantastic. And the owl painting is awesome!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love the fabulous tag and gift bag. Fabulous.

Julia Aston said...

I just LOVE the burlap tags Mona - with all the different media you used on them - what a wonderful way to decorate a gift bag! and your owl is just so sweet! that must have been a fun class!

BethieJ said...

Mona EVERYTHING is BEAUTIFUL!! They will for sure be LOVED by all!! That owl.. oh my gosh what a FUN class that must have been!! (was it online or in person??!! Just curious! hee hee!!)
Have a WONDERFUL day and I hope you and your family have a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Lynette said...

Mona, your tags are gorgeous and I am sure they will be put away as keepsakes by your sisters. So much gorgeous texture. Such a cute owl :-)

Linda R said...

Your whole post has me smiling. So many wonderful projects here. I just LOVE your mixed media piece...

Hugs~

Cindy Percovich said...

Wow, Mona, these are all so beautiful! Love the gorgeous tags and especially that wonderful owl painting! Just adorable! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Pamela_U said...

Magnificent duo of tags here Mona! So gorgeous colors and beautiful dies! And your canvas looks amazing! The little owl is magnificent! Must have been a fun class to take! Looks like you learned a lot! TFS and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sue Lelli said...

As if your burlap tags weren't GORGEOUS enough, then I scrolled down to that DARLING owl canvas! Oh, Mona, she is not just any ordinary owl ~ she makes my heart melt! And i LOVE the BG you created and your snowflakes. FAB showcasing of the products!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your tags are beautiful! My favorite is the pink one! Love that poinsettia and the colors! And your owl is absolutely adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the bg, too!

Davi said...









Love your beautiful tags Mona, They are such fun additions to your treats! You owl is tooo cute love the colors and his sweet little face! Happy Thanksgiving ;)

Mary Reidel said...

WOW, these are all amazing, Mona! Really love your tags but your paint is absolutely magnificent!

Pauline said...

Beautiful tags Mona, and I love your owl painting, she is so adorable!

KathyO said...

Really awesome tags and painting, Mona! I'm just drooling over your designs! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Mercedes said...

Wow, what gorgeous projects! Amazing tags and that painting is so fabulous! WOW!

butterfly said...

Glorious creations all round, Mona - I think I love this owl even more! And the tags are really lovely. What fabulous gifts there will be under your tree...
Alison xx

Lisa S. said...

Another owl (I'm workin' my way backwards lol) and it's delightful. They are so sweet and I love the sugary colors. :) Great MFT projects as well! I can hardly believe how soon Christmas will be here. Hugs


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