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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 7:05 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! This week sure flew by for me, how about you? One of things on my to do list is to join along with The Documented Life Project. It's a weekly challenge of sorts that is meant to inspire all to get creative and play in an art journal. I'm feeling a little left behind but not too far that I can't catch up! Week's one theme was to create a page incorporating your front door
To create my page, I dug out Stampin' Up stamps that were from 2007 along with SU watercolor crayons that I am sure are older than that ~ many not even used!
I stamped, watercolored and doodled on a piece of water color paper:
I trimmed my paper to measure 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" then stitched it on an 8" x 8" piece of black cardstock. I stitched on a few pieces of patterned paper for contrast. I die cut a trio of hearts using Die-namics Hearts a Plenty die then stitched those into place as well. I certainly could have layered lots more and embellish my page BUT I am trying to focus on the "artsy" side of it and not get overwhelmed with the process. 
Shifting gears 360 degrees, I have a rather clean and simple birthday card that I made featuring a variety of die cut pieces and a sentiment from Celebrate Big. April will be celebrating her 24th birthday at the end of January so this one is getting mailed to San Francisco tomorrow :)
I layered a die cut Fancy Butterfly on top of a Chocolate Brown Dizzy Doily then layered that on top of a couple of patterned paper Fishtail Flags
For color inspiration, I joined along with the colourQ Challenge:
and for the card sketch inspiration, I joined along with Freshly Made Sketches
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoyed my projects!
Be Sweet ;)
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36 Sweet Comments So Far:

Lisa said...

Love this pretty in pink page Mona! You have a way with layering on the most wonderful elements. April's card is darling, love the little polka dots peeking out. Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

AimeeOh said...

Wow, blown away once again, Mona! Your page and card are absolutely amazing! I really love the stamping and the wonderful colors and the way you mixed in that photo of the door and the pretty hearts! Love it!

Denise B said...

What a fabulous layout and matching card, Mona!!! You are about the most creative girl I know!! These are so gorgeous and so artistic! I just love your work!

Greta said...

Love your page, Mona--wonderful background stamping & the heart on the door is such a great element! Beautiful bd card--will bring a smile for sure!

Feikje said...

Mona... your background paper just blast me away! Wow! Youre projects are amazing!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! Your BG is fabulous ... beautifully done and the finished page is terrific ... Lovely card for April ... she's going to love it!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful page, Mona! Your stamped, watercolored and doodled background is amazing! Love the birthday card, too, as will April!

Linda Callahan said...

Your are an amazing artist! Love the front door page! And your FMS card is CAS perfection! Love the big butterfly!

Christine L said...

Wowwwww both are fabulous Mona.... but I LOVE the watercoloured piece... it didn't need turning into a layout... it was beautiful before also!!

Hugs
Christine x

butterfly said...

Love your stamped and doodled background - worth framing by itself! - lovely work all round.
Alison x

Mirna said...

Really beautiful layout and card, Mona! Love that background with the doodle stamps and the wonderful sentiment! Absolutely fabulous as always!

Ashley said...

Truly amazing, Mona!!! Love these projects! Amazing background!!!

Annheidel said...

Wow, I love your gorgeous background! I have those stamps and it's so great to see them used in new ways. I always enjoy seeing your work.

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

So beautiful, Mona! I absolutely love your gorgeous background!

FeistyCrafter said...

Wow!! The background paper you made is amazing and looks like it took forever to make. Beautiful front door page! Your card is CAS with beauty. As always, amazing projects.

RobinH said...

Mona, your background paper is incredible! Love the colors and pretty flowers! This is an amazing project! Both are so gorgeous!

Brenda said...

Love the stamping and watercoloring in your beautiful background, Mona! You are such an amazing artist! Love your beautiful CAS card too!

Angie said...

Both projects are gorgeous! I love the stamped paper your created! I went and looked at the Documented Life project and it looks so cool! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

HeatherCz said...

Gorgeous duo, Mona! Really love your colors and the sweet doodles and die cuts! Your work is always so creative and inspiring! Thanks!

Joyce said...

What a phenomenal post. So much artsy goodness.

Sue Lelli said...

Your page is just STUNNING! You should design paper! LOVE the pattern you created! And your Love Lives Here front door is AMAZING! I could tell you had FUN! GREAT card too with the pretty butterfly!

Davi said...

Mona love your journal page!! Such a fun dp you created and love the door! Very pretty card also ;)

Tumbleweed said...

Wow, Mona! I love your gorgeous background! Just stunning creation! Beautiful die cut butterfly on your card too! TFS!

Chris said...

Absolutely amazing work Mona! So gorgeous!

Cindy Percovich said...

Mona, your layout and card are absolutely incredible!! Love that gorgeous background paper you created and the lovely card! You are amazingly talented! TFS!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful journal page, Mona, I love your water colored background! thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

NanceB said...

Fabulous background again, Mona! Love how you incorporated the front door photo!

Cindy Lovell said...

Mona,your page is stunning!! WOW! I love everything about it!! And the same counts for your card!! SOOO beautiful!!
Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!!!

Chris said...

Mona, you are so creative! Absolutely love your page and pretty card! What a wonderful background!

Gale Evans said...

Love this page, Mona! The background is amazing! Watercolors and doodles! Magnificent!

Jan Hirsch said...

Fabulous layout and card, Mona!!! So gorgeous and creative! I just love your beautiful work!

sandi said...

Wow! Fabulous! Love both! Great use of reds and pinks! <3! <3! <3!

Stella said...

Although I love the card I must admit that I am blown away by your page. MY oh my.....I can;t get my eyes of it. So lovely! Those hearts...wow!

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

Your doodle page is beyond amazing!! Love how you have come up w: a central theme involving your front door!! Just too sweet & it turned out so beautifully!! :))

I'm sure she will love her gorgeous card!! Happy bday to April !!!

Greta said...

Congrats on the HM at FMS!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, that paper looked like a really expensive and gorgeous design paper!! But you actually made it yourself!!! :D Loooove that!! It's so pretty!!!
Hugs, Wendy


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