Nature 43

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, February 2, 2014 @ 11:38 AM | , , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a layout to share featuring a photo that was taken while we were visiting Jerry and April in San Francisco. Can you believe I actually used a colored photo rather than black and white??? I printed the photo in both variations but so much of the detailed brick and stone work seemed to have been lost in the black and white version. 
To create the background, I started with a pretty piece of 13arts patterned paper, applied a thin coat of gesso. Once dry, I stamped a trio of Winged Beauties and the chickenwire design from Distressed Background Blocks. For texture, I applied the brick wall design using the Brick Wall stencil along with fiber paste followed with several different shades of pink paints. Once dry, I added more design using the Teardrop stencil:
I embellished with all homemade flowers and foliage using the following Die-namics dies: Die-namics Leaf-Filled Flourish, Die-namics Plentiful Petals and Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses:
For color inspiration, I joined along with Scrap Around the World:
while focusing on the color combo shown in this photo of the inspiration board:
and for sketch inspiration, I joined along with Once Upon A Sketch where the theme is "Addicted to..."
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great week!
Be Sweet ;)
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43 Sweet Comments So Far:

Isabel Jett said...

Super gorgeous, Mona! Love these colors! Your backgrounds are always mind blowing! WOW!

Ageeth Holster said...

So beautiful!

Lynette said...

Your background is absolutely stunning to showcase this pretty photo.

Lisa said...

I agree mona the color photo is so pretty on your lovely page!

Di Garling said...

Beautiful take on our challenge Mona, and your photo is just superb too. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Scrap Around the World. Cheers Di
PS. Mona your layout was showcased on our Facebook page last week, hope you saw it. xo

Jo said...

mt gosh, you just constantly make the prettiest things!!!

Stella said...

All the details, shades of pink and use of dies and stencils. This is beautiful Mona; love it!

sandi said...

Oh Mona this is just beautiful!!!!! I'm right with you when it comes to enjoying the natural beauty!

Kerry said...

Brilliant!!! Love the beautiful pinks and your background is amazing! Great photo too!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful work Mona. I always love that you give details on your art pieces. I'm trying to learn.

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful LO! I LOVE your colored photo, such pretty details. The butterflies and die cut flowers look amazing. :)

Angie said...

Your black and white photos are always gorgeous but this is really amazing with the colored photo! Beautiful layout!!!

Davi said...

Beautiful Beautiful Mona, love your colored picture and the pretty pink colors with it!

Adriana B said...

this is amazing, love the textures and the photo is delightful too :)

Mary Reidel said...

Amazing Mona!! Amazing background! Love the beautiful photo as well!

Sue Lelli said...

You find the BEST challenges to play in! I LOVE this LO and your photo in color just POPS! FAB thing to be addicted to and I LOVE all of the MPD products you used! So Pretty!

Lizzy Hill said...

Wowsies! It's certainly a great addiction...unlike some, LOL....thanks so much for joining us at OUAS - I just adore your butterflies & how they sorta merge into the bg...& those flowers!!! STUNNING:):) And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!

Christine L said...

So beautiful in my favourite colour (you would never have guessed would you??)... a fabulous photograph surrounded by such gorgeousness!!

Hugs
Christine x

Heather Jacob said...

this is so organic and inspiring Mona, love love love x

Patricia said...
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Patricia said...

I certainly agree that the colour photo was the one to go with! Such a fitting photo as well for our sketch and a very healthy addiction to have! Thank you for using the OUAS challenge as well...stunning work!

Ruki said...

just beautiful!! love the background

Casandra Bennett said...

That is a gorgeous photo. I'm so ready for Spring.

Mirna said...

So gorgeous, Mona! Absolutely stunning background! Love the photo too!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a beautiful photo! You accented it perfectly with that gorgeous background!

Ellen S said...

So beautiful, Mona! Really can't wait for Spring now!! Colors, colors colors!!! WOW!

Val Thorpe said...

Yes I have to say that I agree with you Mona there is so much to be addicted to outdoors... such a beautiful photo and a stunning layout. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS this month. :D

Yesnir said...

Amazing layout! Such beautiful colors and texture! Love that you used a color photo! Perfect!

Helen Tilbury said...

Wonderful page as ever dear Mona! Thanks for joining in again!! Great job!!!

Janice Nicholls said...

Oh My this is so Gorgeous!!

Veronica said...

Beautiful! Love that you used the color photo! Stunning!

Tusia Lech said...

Beautiful! Romantic! Sweet! And I love gardens, flowers and nature. Thank you for playing with us at Scrap Around The World.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is super pretty and so arty! Fantastic!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous photo and LO. I love the texture of your background. Love it! -- Mary Elizabeth

Eila Sandberg said...

Chiming in with all that has been said already! This is such a beautiful page! love the stonework in the photo and the pretty background work. Thank you so much for joining in with us at SATW!

Christin aka Umenorskan said...

Lovely layout, love the way you were inspired by my moodboard. Thank you for joining the SATW challenge!

Creation By Song said...

Gorgeous layout!! Love the soft colors and the beautiful background work!! Thanks for joining us at Once Upon A Sketch :))

Wilma Voermans said...

Wow Mona, what a great layout, the colors, textures and that picture! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!!

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

I love the color pic!! It captures those gorgeous flowers!! :))
Love the layout & the inspiration colors!! It's perfect -- as is all of your work!! :))

langeatheart said...

Wow this is really gorgeous! I am making a list of all the things I want to buy now after seeing your page! lol Love the dies & stamps& stencils! I am so glad you went with the color pic it's gorgeous I love gardening and flowers and this photo is stunning. I love the whole brick element. I have to re-read this a few times to look really carefully at all that you've done! Awesome! All the best!http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/ Drop by sometime would love some advice! :)

Zanka said...

What a wonderful take on the moodboard, you captured the beauty of this place perfectly! Thank you for playing along at SATW!

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning page Mona...just love the details and colouring! You really are so great at that...and the result, is a gorgeous and beautiful page! ;-)

Jelissa Mei said...

lovely design and textures Mona. Like you, I'm a big fan of Nature as well! thanks again for joining us at OUAS :)


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