Bliss...13arts April Challenge 34

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, April 13, 2014 @ 2:00 AM | , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend. It's time for an all new 13arts challenge and it's my turn to choose the challenge theme which is Flowers. Spring has sprung here in many areas of the United States and maybe in your part of the world as well? With that thought in mind, as the saying goes ~
April Showers Bring May Flowers ~ show us your Flowers!
Your artwork must include: a 13arts flower, a flower made using 13arts papers / products or some creative way on how you used a flower when creating your project.
I made a layout featuring a photo of Meredith that was taken after her and her friend played around face painting each others faces:
To create this layout, I combined the two following fun patterned papers from the Timeless collection: Good Times (paper) and Today, tomorrow, always. I added texture and design using Gesso Acrylic Primer with the MFT Petal Circles Stencil:
I framed Meri's photo with a wooden frame from my stash that I added lots of texture using Gel Medium along with Glass microspheres D2
I embellished the layout with a fantastic variety of 13arts blossoms including: White and Pink FlowersTwigs, ornamental fruit decorTwigs, pink, and Rubella paper, Crushed Pink flowers:

Here are a few steps that I took along the way sharing my creative process.
I applied Gesso Acrylic Primer to the wooden frame then applied Gel Medium along with Glass microspheres D2:
Once dry, I applied Gesso Acrylic Primer:
Then applied more Gesso Acrylic Primer and Matte Coral Acrylic Paint:

For sketch inspiration, I joined along with kreative koncepts:
I hope you join along! Your artwork must include: a 13arts flower, a flower made using 13arts papers / products or some creative way on how you used a flower when creating your project. Please be sure to visit the 13arts blog for complete details and info.
Thanks so much for visiting!
Be Sweet ;)



Other products used:
MFT Petal Circles Stencil


 Comments

34 Sweet Comments So Far:

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Love the sweet, feminine look of your lay-out, Mona! Great photo too!

Ros Crawford said...

Love it!! She looks like a beautiful mermaid in your sea of flowers

Ageeth Holster said...

Beautiful work as usual! Have a nice day, Ageeth

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful LO! I bet Meredith and her friend had loads of fun. :)

Sue Marrazzo said...

The Glass Beads are awesome!
GREAT effect.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning!! The glass bead frame looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing the technique!! The flowers are gorgeous!! Love this!! Have a great Sunday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

I LOVE what you did with the wooden frame Mona, just beautiful!!

Julia Aston said...

what a great face painting on Meredith - and a wonderful page to remember it by - love that beaded framing!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

That frame is awesome! Thanks for showing the how-to!!!! And the flowers and colors are gorgeous!!!

BevL said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for the tutorial! So creative!

Jennifer W said...

Gorgeous page, Mona! And OMG that frame is absolutely phenomenal! Thanks for showing how you did it!

Ashley said...

Absolutely incredible page, Mona!

Greta said...

Another stunner, Mona! Love the flowers & how you altered the frame--gorgeous! The stencil work is wonderful!

Zeneva Kovic said...

Stunning page! Love how you have altered the frame. Thank you for using our sketch for this wonderful layout-thanks for joining us at Kreative Koncepts.

Diane Jaquay said...

The background you created on this piece shows off the photo perfectly, Mona! Beautiful work with stunning details!

Sherrie K. said...

Absolutely incredibly beautiful! The background is so pretty and what an awesome picture! The elements and embellishments are just fabulous! I LOVE the textures...the frame is amazing! Just gorgeous!!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous layout, Mona! You always make the most lovely and creative backgrounds! Love how you framed the sweet photo of Meredith!

Linda R said...

A beautiful page my friend.

Hugs~

Angie said...

Beautiful!!! What a fun photo to create a layout around! Beautiful layout and gorgeous frame! Love the little butterflies!

Christine L said...

Loving this layout Mona.... and oooooooohhhhhhhhh to that fabulous frame around the gorgeous photograph!

Hugs
Christine x

Brenda said...

Gorgeous project! Love that beautiful frame! The texture looks amazing! Wonderful photo as well! TFS!

Isabel Jett said...

Wow, your glass bead frame looks absolutely amazing Mona! Love this beautiful page!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the frame, your stencils, your flowers, but most of all, Meredith's face! FABULOUS page!

Jenni Calma said...

So much lovely texture...and your step by step photos are great! I love the colors you chose for the photo...Thanks for playing along with Kreative Koncepts!

Kerry said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Mona! That frame is out of this world! Thanks for showing your steps!

Jan Hirsch said...

Fabulous, layout! Really love the colors and texture! That frame is really gorgeous!

Davi said...

Awesome!! Love the treatment on the frame and cool colors :) A perfect frame for Merediths fun pic! Flowers are very pretty with it .

Stacey Pembroke said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning, Mona! LOVE your glass beaded frame! Great colors and love the photo! Bravo!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Wow! Great photo and take on the sketch. Your flower clusters are amazing and that frame is spectacular! I enjoyed you step by step of its' creation. TFS the process.:)

1CardCreator said...

What a cute layout. ~Diane

Mirna said...

Wow, Mona! Another jaw dropping layout! That frame is absolutely stunning! Thanks for the tutorial! So neat to see how you do this!

Lisa S. said...

I'm in love with the way you altered the frame Mona, it's stunning and the texture looks amazing. Hugs, Lisa

Crystal said...

Stunning layout with that magnificent frame! Amazing technique! Thanks for sharing your secrets! You are an amazing talent! Cheers!

Deborah Frings said...

ABsolutely gorgeous! I love the photo you've used and the beautiful frame! As always, your work is an inspiration!


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