JOURNEY 43

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, April 6, 2014 @ 9:01 PM | , , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week, we are going on a journey! This word is so inspiring and conjures up so many images and thoughts we can't wait to see how you interpret the challenge!

I love to travel with my husband so I created a layout preserving a memorable photo that was taken while on a journey to Greece. I can't get enough of the gorgeous architecture that can be seen amongst the ancient ruins in Greece. I wanted to capture a vintage vibe when creating my layout, so I added beautiful gold detail using Viva Dacor's Gold Beeswax Polish along with Ranger's Espresso Color Wash. 
I embellished with a variety of die cut embellishments including a Tattered Floral that was made using Frosted Film and Wendy Vecchi Modeling Film:
For a little contrast, I randomly applied several Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs Words on the background. I topped the photo with a die cut PEDIMENT and MINI Butterfly:
For the title, I framed a Remnant Rubs Words with an Ornate Plate along with a couple of chipboard die cut MINI hearts:
Thank you for visiting! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created!


 Comments

43 Sweet Comments So Far:

Sue Marrazzo said...

The columns are awesome!
Nice layout and colors ( ;

Greta said...

Drop dead gorgeous! You never cease to amaze me, Mona!

KathyO said...

Gorgeous and so creative, Mona! WOW! Great colors too!

Lisa S. said...

The paper layers, pretty flower out of modeling film and the fab embellishments make for one awesome LO Mona! Love it!!!

Ros Crawford said...

You certainly succeeded in capturing the look here! What a fabulous page ... Love what you did with those crackled pieces!

Tracey said...

Wow Mona!! I feel like I always say the same thing on your projects but you always blow me away!! Gorgeous work!!

wendy vecchi said...

very pretty. I love the monochromatic effect!

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic layout! You and Scott get to go the best places. :) The soft white on the acetate flowers is gorgeous and I love the mix of the neutral colors they really accentuate the photo.

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful page Mona - love the gold/tan/crackle highlighting this memorable photo of your trip to Greece!

Deborah Frings said...

Fabulous layout - there's so much texture and interest on the page. I love the crackle effect. Super photo too!

Becky said...

wow, what an awesome layout..Great photo too :)

sandi said...

Wow! The combo of technique and mediums here look stunning together! LOVE what you've done here!

Diane Jaquay said...

Stunning! So many layers and patterns and textures to look at, yet they're subtle enough that your picture still shines!

Christine L said...

Fabulous layers Mona... to create the perfect surround for that gorgeous photo... I think I have one of me standing in the same place! Love the beeswax gold effect too!

Hugs
Christine x

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning!! The picture is gorgeous and you designed around it beautifully!! I love all of the layers and details!! This is fabulous!! Love, love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sandra said...

Stunning layout Mona! Love the neutral colors you've chosen for this. The black and white picture really is pretty! Hugs, Sandra

Sue Lelli said...

Love all your layers, the muted colors, the hearts and that GORGEOUS flower, Mona! Great LO!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow! It's could be difficult to find the right way to embellish and scrapbook a photo as magnificent as this one but you definitely did it! Fantastic!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Linda R said...

What a wonderful page. Lots of fabulous layers. What a fabulous trip that had to be.

Paper Profusion said...

Another stunner Mona! The soft monchrone works fabulously with photo. Beautiful work. Nicola x

sara j said...

Beautiful...just a great page!

Scott said...

Stunning page! WOw, so incredibly beautiful and creative, Mona!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS.....love the vintage look! Hugs ~S~

Lisa said...

Beautiful page Mona, love the aged colors and your wonderful design!

Tumbleweed said...

So gorgeous, Mona! You always create the most beautiful layouts! Thanks for the constant inspiration!

Mary Reidel said...

Gorgeous page! Really love the vintage colors and fabulous layers! So creative!

Ruki said...

wooow! stunning page!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous layout, Mona! Love how you added such lovely embellies while still highlighting your photo!

Angie said...

Stunning!!! Your frosted vellum flower is so elegant! A lovely layout preserving such a special memory!

Anna-Karin said...

Such a pretty layout Mona!! Love the soft textured background and that pretty flower. A perfect way to showcase that great photo.

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Emma Williams said...

Another stunning piece of art, Mona! This layout is just so pretty and all the embellishments are so beautiful and showcase the photo perfectly.

Candy C said...

Mona...this is a stunning layout. I so love everything about it! All of the layering of different bits of papers and the stitching makes such a gorgeous background. The photo in the center with the pediment topper is so cute and all of the other little embellishments you've added: the butterflies, the flower, the vine, the metal pieces all really work so perfectly together. <3 Candy

barbarayaya62 said...

A fabulous layout! Inspiring joy! I greatly admire your ability to work with neutral and soft colors! You are wonderful to create always refined projects and you're absolutely inspirational for me! BArbarayaya

Cindy Percovich said...

Another breathtaking page, Mona! Love this monochrome palate and the gorgeous flower! Very inspiring! TFS!

Zina Yarbrough said...

Thank you for sharing and inspiration of " On the road again". Nice pictures of Greece.

Cataleya said...

Mona, it's so COOL! I love it so much!
~Olga Kovalchuk

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a beautiful piece, Mona. Love all the pretty details and wonderful colors. Great design. :)

RobinH said...

Wonderful page, Mona! What a neat place! Love the pretty colors and all the gorgeous embellishments! TFS!

Angi Barrs said...

Love the gorgeous color on this one! Have a great weekend!

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning Mona! ~Diane

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Only YOU could create a background that's equal in beauty to Greece itself! Love the muted yet energetic color palette and all of the dimensional elements you included. This piece especially made me feel like I was transported to somewhere exotic and dreamy!

soapHOUSEmama said...

I love seeing a layout from you! Your take on scrapbooking is just fabulous... so very layered and artistic, as always!


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