life is good... 44

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, December 1, 2013 @ 10:01 PM | , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! It's Monday so that means it's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's challenge is all about flourishes!

I was inspired to alter a photo frame while combining a variety of flourishes.
I wanted to add texture to the frame so I pulled out the Prima Flourish stencil and some Grunge paste. Once dry, I added a coat of Gesso then painted on various colors of Color Shine. For the title, I stamped a sentiment and frame from Tim Holtz Simple Sayings:
I embellished with die cut elegant flourishes and several Simon Says Stamp Fun Flakes:

In between several of the snowflakes, I layered some pretty Prima metal embellishments:
Thank you so much for visiting ~ I hope you are inspired to join along in the fun!
Be Sweet ;)

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 Comments

44 Sweet Comments So Far:

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, Mona!! This frame is simply stunning with all the texture and wonderful flourishes!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

RobinH said...

Incredibly beautiful project, Mona! That textured background is breathtaking! I love the colors and the stenciled flourishes! So creative! The diecut snowflakes are just perfect with that darling photo too! Amazing!

Penny said...

Absolutely stunning! I think I have a new fav project of yours!!!

Chris said...

Fabulous canvas Mona! All the texture is gorgeous and I love the pink and snowflakes! Hope you had a great weekend. Chris :-)

Trudy said...

Mona, this project is absolutely magnificent! Lovely colours and texture! You always do an amazing job combining all these different media! Cheers!

Constance said...

Gorgeous work, Mona! Love all the lovely flourishes and those colours!!!

Ros Crawford said...

I absolutely love that texture! And the snowflakes are stunning!

soapHOUSEmama said...

stunning take on the challenge!!!

Daria RzepczyƄska said...

Beautiful snowy lay out!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous Mona!! Love the colors and flourish stenciling!!

Angie said...

Gorgeous project!!!! Love the texture and the snowflakes!!!! Sweet photo!

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh.. Mona, this is such a stunning creation! I love the gorgeous soft color scheme and all the textures are so beautiful! :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Mona! Love the colors, all the texture and of course, the sweet photo!

Christine L said...

Stunning pink creation Mona... what a fabulous way to up-cycle a photo frame!

Hugs
Christine x

Casandra Bennett said...

I love the delicate look of those snowflakes. Pretty layout.

Mirna said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Love the background and those beautiful snowflakes!

GinaB said...

Mona, this is magnificent! I LOVE that gorgeous textured background! All the pretty flourishes really make this project dimensional! Also, the die cute snowflakes are amazing! What a beautiful way to turn a photo frame into a work of art!

MichelleZ said...

Yes, life IS good!
And so is this frame!!
The color is fabulous. And I love how you incorporated all of those flourishes. Very pretty!

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

I'm speechless, Mona! This frame is absolutely divine! WOW!

Jennifer W said...

Oh swooooon! What a gorgeous project!! I really love the flourish texture and the gorgeous snowflakes! Amazing project!

Lisa said...

This is stunning Mona!! Not only is your frame a work of art, but the photograph is wonderful. Of course the little sweetheart in the foreground, but the trees and snow are stunning!!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous and colorful frame, Mona! Love the amazing textures! And what a sweet picture! Hugs, Sandra

butterfly said...

Totally scrumptious texture and colours - a brilliant transformation!
Alison xx

Isabel Jett said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! This frame is incredible Mona!!! Love the flourish stencils! Great choice of colors too!!!

Ashley said...

Amazing transformation, Mona! I would totally buy this!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I love how you chose to use your flourishes! They are beautiful! Even the textures in the background! Your piece is my favorite this week!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a beautiful way to incorporate pink with winter! You've always got some super-clever twist in your projects and I look forward to seeing what that creative mind of yours has dreamed up. This has inspired me to expand my holiday color palette and of course, the layered snowflakes are stunning!

Davi said...

Such a beautiful frame Mona! I love the texture you added along with the lovely pink! The snowflakes are a very fun addition to go with the pic :)

Greta said...

Wow--love what you did with the frame, Mona! I've bought a couple & still haven't done anything with them, but you've inspired me!

Natalie said...

Gorgeous frame, Mona! Really beautiful use of those stencils and I absolutely love the snowflakes! TFS!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous altered frame and wonderful pop of colour. Love love the texture and your swirls. You have showcased the photograph beautifully in your always elegant style. Tracy x x

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! This is the Most BEAUTIFUL Project!! I LOVE everything about it!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful color blended together. Love the textures Mona. The snowflakes are so pretty. Love the layering.

Candy C said...

Mona...your picture frame is gorgeous. I totally love the texture and all of the embossed snowflakes. The color you've chosen to use on this is exquisite; especially for a little girl's frame. Love it! Your added flourishes and dimensional layered snowflakes really add a lot of charm to your frame. Love it! <3 Candy

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Beautiful frame, Mona! Love the blending!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

zehra said...

the colors are beautiful, love the flourishes too

barbarayaya62 said...

I'm in love with this frame! Every deatils is stunning! FAntastic work! barbarayaya

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so fabulous.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the stenciled detail and the colors! WOW! That photo is ADORABLE, too!

Suzanne C said...

Yummy colors and perfect for a snowy photo! Love the texture and how you added onto that with the flourishes. Sweet photo and frame!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful altered frame Mona! Love the gorgeous textures and colours. Very sweet photo too!!

Lynette said...

How beautiful is that frame. Gorgeous colors and textures and awesome photo.

FeistyCrafter said...

Love the thought you created a frame that's your own. It's hard to find unique frames or you pay an arm and leg for them. Great colors, beautiful snowflakes and flourishes and cute pic.

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

Lovely frame!! :)) The flourishes look great like blustery snow!! :))


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