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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 10:01 PM | , ,

Hi there! ! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Thanks to all who joined along with last week's challenge! This week's challenge theme was inspired by the following lyrics ~ "this is where the cowboy rides away..." Will you use Tim Holtz western stamps? Do something cowboy inspired? Maybe do something with a setting sun, or about saying goodbye? Maybe you'll be inspired by old western movies, the desert, cactus or just colors that remind you of the weld west. Feel free to run wild with the lyrics from a catchy tune of your own! 

I was inspired to create a Western themed canvas collage featuring a photo of her very own Cowgirl Meredith:
I combined a variety of Western themed stamps:
textures using a Woodgrain embossing folder and embellishing with a variety of metal trinkets:
I combined a variety of colors that remind me of the Wild West including: Broken China Distress Paint, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink ad Tea Dye Distress Ink.
I added contrast and texture using Gesso and the Bubble Stencil
Thanks so much for visiting! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created! 
Be Sweet ;)


 Comments

43 Sweet Comments So Far:

Debbi said...

Beautifully done western themed page, Mona! Amazing layers and details! Really creative! TFS!

Jan Hirsch said...

Beautifully done, Mona! Love the western theme! Just perfect! Awesome metal trinkets and sweet photo!

Ageeth Holster said...

Beautiful creation Mona.
Love it.
Hugs Ageeth

Ros Crawford said...

What a perfect! perfect! page for that prompt and the photo ... Amazing! Love what you did here ...

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the tags with the texture and the verdigras embossing on the brass charms. Beautiful design and fantastic details!

sandi said...

Wow Mona this is fabulous! Love the theme and gorgeous colors/mix here......perfect!

Anna-Karin said...

Wonderful piece Mona and a perfect photo for the challenge. Love the different textures, stamp and all the bits and pieces here.

Meihsia Liu said...

What a fantastic creation, Mona. Love all those mixed media elements on this piece. There are so many beautiful details. Fabulous design ! :)

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful creative piece and I love the design with all the interesting layers and elements you've used to build it up with!! Really looking forward to working alongside you on the SSS team... :)

Christine L said...

Wonderful western themed collage hon... so many fab details!! But I think the best western 'thing' I could be inspired by is maybe Clint Eastwood!! hehe! He may be old... but he still has it!! hehe

Hugs
Christine x

Lisa said...

Ooooh how fun Mona!! I'm sure Meredith will love this one. I like the stamped tags with the cute buckle. Fabulous LO as always! Hope you're doing well ;)

Julia Aston said...

Love all the metal elements on this wonderful equestrian page Mona!

Sandra said...

Such a fun collaged canvas! Really sweet picture! Great textures too! Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

Tammy L said...

Wow, Mona, this is a awesome page! You've totally captured that western feel! Great colors and layers and I love the metal details! Fabulous take on the challenge!

Stella said...

Gorgeous color scheme; great photo! Love the way you framed "live".

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Cool project, and great pic! I love the embellishments and added texture to the piece :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Great job with the western theme! I especially love the color combo!

Isabel Jett said...

Awesome project, Mona! Love this western theme! Your embellishments are just perfect!

HeatherCz said...

Beautiful page, Mona! Love all the layers, texture and distressing! Really creative design!

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

Awesome !! I love the tea stain distress ink -- that's a fave @ my house. :))
Your did a beautiful job w: all of the elements -- & turned it into a fab page w: tons of texture!!

Greta said...

Love the buckle, all the texture & the turquoise--wonderful canvas, Mona, for that great picture of Meredith!

Davi said...

A beautiful western themed canvas Mona! The canvas, woodgrain and colors really say southwest along with the buckle and cool concho looking embellie :)

butterfly said...

Love the turquoise accents on this fabulous piece - great textures from all the different materials too.
Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

I would be stumped by a challenge theme like this but you have done a terrific job Mona as always. A beautiful feminine take on the theme. Nicola x

BevL said...

Beautifully done, Western themed page, Mona! Love the many gorgeous layers and all the fab details! Those metal pieces with the oxidized distressing look amazing!

Kathy M said...

Beautiful and creative! Meredith will love it! Love the pretty tags with the buckle and the way you've distressed everything! So eye catching! TFS!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Gorgeous piece!!!

Heather Jensen said...

Super fun western LO of Meredith. I like the metal buck on the tag. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! You really are the QUEEN of mixed media! I just sat at your piece and was blown away by all of your textures, techniques and materials. I'm always impressed at your creative vision and how you tie everything together. I was particularly amazed that the stamps meshed so well! They're totally different styles, yet it gives the piece a fantastic eclectic vibe. Great work, as always.

MichelleMc said...

Oh this is super gorgeous!! Love love love it!!

barbarayaya62 said...

Gorgeous mixed media interpretation of the theme cowboys! you have made it special with these colors so soft! BArbarayaya

GinaB said...

Amazing page! Love the western theme! So many fabulous details!

Fiona said...

Magnificent piece, Mona! Love your colours!

Kerry said...

Fabulous creation, Mona. Love all your gorgeous mixed media elements and incredible details!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE all of the metal trinkets and the white gesso bubbles! FAB stitching, too! Super LO, Mona!

Deb Lewis said...

What a fun project! Love the pretty metal embellishments! Amazing western theme! TFS!

Gale Evans said...

Beautiful theme Mona! Love the colors and all the layers and details!

Denise van Deventer said...

Soooo fun and very cute...love all the elements! Definitely "Howdy Gal"!!!!! ;-)

Ruki said...

such a gorgeous page! love the colors

Chris said...

What a fabulous creation, Mona. Amazing how you used so many pretty embellishments! Really creative!

GabrielleH said...

Wonderful take on the challenge theme! Meredith looks great surrounded by all the neat distressed embellies and layers! Love the colors and distressed metal trinkets, especially the buckel! TFS!

Eila Sandberg said...

LOVE this canvas Mona! it's got everything to wow without being overloaded with cowboy stuff, gorgeous with the canvas and metal details, your personal twist and voilĂ ! a gorgeous project! xoxox

Candy C said...

Mona...your wild est piece is so pretty. You always have a way of creating something with a shabby chic flair to it! Love the touches of blue and white among the sepia tones. The photo of Meredith is a great focal point on your piece. Love the machine stitching and canvas patches around her. Your other textures of the woodgrain look, the metallic pieces, etc. all really work so nicely together. <3 Candy


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