one of a kind 49

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, March 9, 2014 @ 9:01 PM | , , ,

Hi there! Hope you had a great weekend! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's challenge theme is all about Distressing! From inking edges brown to Tim Holtz distress products, sanding paper to aging with tea stain ~ how will you distress? Can't wait to see what you create!

I was inspired to create a card using Distress Inks to colorize the background.
To create this card, I stamped and heat embossed the beautiful Butterflies image on a piece of Gloss Paper then added color using a variety of Distress Inks. For added interest, I distressed many of the edges and embellished with a distressed die cut wreath.
For added interest, I distressed many of the edges and embellished with a distressed die cut wreath.
Many thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created!
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49 Sweet Comments So Far:

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the pretty background with the embossed butterflies and the distress inks! And that distressed wreath is awesome! Love the embellies on it!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Very beautiful, Mona! Love the embossed butterflies in the background and the lovely die cut wreath! Have a great week!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your BG butterflies and the TH image! That sentiment is perfect! LOVE your colors and wreath too! Super card,Mona!

Ruki said...

really pretty! lovr your colors

Alina said...

Woow! This is soo beautiful! Love the color combination! Love it!

Sue Marrazzo said...

I love the wreath effect on this piece!
OH So Pretty!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful color combination. Love the emboss resist of those butterflies on the background. Gorgeous all around!

Diane Jaquay said...

GASP, this is GORGEOUS, Mona! Wonderful job with the distressing, and I love the butterflies and that divine wreath!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, what a stunning piece! Love the embossed butterflies and the background is gorgeous! ~Diane

sandi said...

Wow! So pretty! Love all the butterflies......looks fab!

Fena said...

Wow this card is absolutely amazing!! love all the butterflies...pinks and blue combination are my absolute favorite...love this card!!

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous card ... That image goes great with the sentiment and I love your distressing

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mona!! I love the colours!

Lisa said...

I like the delicate wreath with your embossed butterflies! Pretty card Mona!

GabrielleH said...

Gorgeous project, Mona! Amazing butterflies!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! The background looks amazing!! I love the beautiful wreath!! What a stunning card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol Reisner said...

Beautiful card! Love that gorgeous background and the pretty wreath!

Petra Swart said...

Love your beautiful bg and all the distressing, Mona!! I should make more use of my distress inks - I love them and at one stage I used them very often, but nowadays I tend to forget to take them out and put them to use!! Your card is really lovely!! TFS.

Christine L said...

oooo LOVING the turquoises and lilacs on this gorgeous card Mona.. those colours look so good together and make the perfect background for the butterflies and the main image!

Hugs
Christine x

Meihsia Liu said...

This card is so beautiful! Love the pretty colors and the fabulous distressing effect. :)

Stephanie Leykauf said...

These are seriously my favorite colors that you used for this piece!! I adore the way they're blended :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sandra said...

This is really stunning Mona! Love the colors and the butterflies are so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

BethieJ said...

Mona this is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE it!!!
Fun challenge too!!
Have a GREAT Day!

Greta said...

I seldom use glossy paper, but now I want to try my distress inks with it. Love your colors & the composition is fabulous! Love this card, Mona!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Oh so pretty! Love the colours, design and techniques!:)

Davi said...

Gorgeous Mona, I love the way you surrounded the butterfly with the wreath and beautiful colors ;)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I've decided that you are truly a color-blending genius! I always look forward to seeing which color palette you choose and this one made me feel happy and Spring-y. Great dimensional elements, too.

KathyO said...

Your really make these butterflies look amazing! I want it all! Gorgeous work as usual, Mona! TFS!

Lisa S. said...

Love all of the butterfly goodness on this card and the color palette is gorgeous Mona! Can't wait for spring. :) Hugs

Carrie said...

So beautiful! Love all the butterflies especially the dry embossed ones! Gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

wonderful background and vine framing Mona!

BevL said...

Absolutely gorgeous background! Love the pretty butterflies!

Yesnir said...

So beautiful! Great image and great sentiment!

MichelleZ said...


What a pretty card! I love the wreath. It may be my favorite element. But then again, the embossed butterflies are beautiful as well. The soft colors are so welcoming and peaceful. Lovely!

Emma Williams said...

This is such a pretty card Mona...I love the embossed background and the delicate colours you've used are just so beautiful! :)

Chris said...

Gorgeous card! I absolutely love the butterflies!

Jan Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the embossed butterflies!

barbarayaya62 said...

Every time I visit your blog I am enchanted! I greatly admire your class and your ability to work with soft colors! This combination is fabulous and the perfection of details really amazing! BArbarayaya

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card Mona! The colours are wonderful and I like all the butterflies and that pretty wreath.

soapHOUSEmama said...

there is so much beauty in this card! I love the layers of colors and dimension!

Stella said...

This is a lovely way to use distress inks; I rediscovered them:) and your card is a wonderful inspiration. The idea of using that wreath really adds an interesting element. It seems like it is keeping it all ""together"". My oh my; fab idea! Your card is stunning!

Colleen said...

Mona,
This is very pretty in all the spring colors

Anita Houston said...

This card says "Hello Spring!" Gorgeous color!

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful! I love that ink blended background!

butterfly said...

So lovely! Really clever that the focal image is white on kraft and then all the gorgeous inky colour is happening in the background, and that delicate die-cut wreath is just perfect. Beautiful, Mona!
Alison x

Sherri Tremblay said...

This is such a pretty card! I love the colours and the embossing. :) What stamp did you use to frame your sentiment?

Mona Pendleton said...

Thanks so much for the awesome comments :) Sherri, I used the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Stamp Set to frame the sentiment. All supplies are listed and linked at the bottom of the post :)

Suzanne C said...

Elegant! Love the mix of purple and blues! So beautifully designed as always!

Maura said...

Gorgeous card. Love the stitching, and the colors you chose.


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