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Mona Pendleton | Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 11:22 AM | , , ,

Hello and Happy 4th of July to all those who celebrate! Any big plans? We are just enjoying the day off from work, relaxing at home :) Angie has been out of town this week and I wanted to surprise her with this mixed media canvas that I made for her which features a recent photo of herself:
It's been awhile since I played with a canvas and paints. I recalled the tips and techniques that I learned from taking a class instructed by Finnabair and it all seemed to come together. 
I used lots of lace and metal embellishments to create the layered background:
along with a variety of paints, inks and sprays to get the look I was hoping for:
 For color inspiration, I joined along with the current colour me...! challenge and I am also entering this in Paint Party Friday:
Here are a few steps I took along the way sharing my creative process:


Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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35 Sweet Comments So Far:

Faye said...

So beautiful with all the lace and textures.

Christine said...

beautiful mixed media, wow!

Giggles said...

Gorgeous artwork....I thought it was you! Wow I take it your daughter is your twin!!

Hugs Giggles

Kelly said...

Wow, this is an amazing project Mona! Love all the pretty details! WOW!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Outstanding! That is such a cool canvas! She is sure to love it. Love see in the process shots. TFS!:)

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful canvas! Valerie

Cathy McGrath said...

This is so fabulous Mona......it is something your daughter must really love. It looks like you had a blast creating this canvas as well. TFS your wonderful talent with us.

Ros Crawford said...

So clever and very beautiful!

Fiona said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Truly spectacular! One of you best ever! Enjoy your weekend!

Chris said...

Fantastic canvas Mona and so delightfully feminine, I bet your Daughter will be thrilled with it. I love the effect of the lace background and the painted embellishments. Have a great weekend, hugs, Chris.

Julia Altermann said...

What a wonderful project, Mona! I love the many layers and how you shared the process of creating the canvas. A true piece of art.

Thank you for joining us at Colour Me…! this week, we appreciate your entry!

Julia, Design Team Colour Me…!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Beautiful work.Thanks for visiting.

Helen Wallace said...

A beautiful take on Finn's style- soft and elegant :)

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful canvas, Mona! What a lovely surprise for your daughter!

Lucinde said...

Love those grey and silver colors, great project!

Susan Lankford said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing your creative process! Don't know how you do this and work, too! But the results are beautiful!

Lisa said...

This is just gorgeous!! I love all of the embellishments you used!! The colors are fabulous!! Your daughter will adore this - it's amazing!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

A pretty photo of Angie! Love the mix of metals pieces you used, this is FABulous Mona!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow this is just a stunning piece. very nicely done.
Nicole/Beadwright

Kerry said...

OMG, this is absolutely incredible Mona! I really LOVE this one! So gorgeous!

Claire Creates Cards said...

WOW---Mona this is beautiful! Angie will LOVE it! The mix of metals, lace and paints, etc. is incredible! The colors are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me this week!

Hayley Kew said...

WOW! These are something else, so many delightful details!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to play along with us this week at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you around again soon :)

Christine L said...

oooh WOWWWWWW this is stunning Mona!!

Hugs
Christine x

Susangail Powell said...

She's going to LOVE it! It's gorgeous!!

Greta said...

My jaw is on the floor & I'm speechless! Another masterpiece, Mona!

Yesnir said...

Wow, so beautiful! What a keepsake! Neat to see some of your steps! What a transformation! TFS!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow this is incredible so nice and thanks for sharing those steps. Glad you joined colour me.

Denise van Deventer said...

Soooo beautiful Mona and the colouring so subtle and soft! You really do that sooooo well! Awesome project!

Sue Lelli said...

Did Angie just scream when she saw this??????! It is Fabulous! Love all of the metals embellies and lace and how it ended up!

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful each way you did it here! ~Diane

Charlene said...

WOW this is awesome Mona!! I love Finnabiar, lucky girl getting to take a class, but you learned so much!!!! Stunning!!!!

GinaB said...

Stunning piece, Mona! WOW! Love the texture and amazing detail!

Lisa S. said...

I love Finnabair's style and you really captured it on this gorgeous canvas Mona. That's a great photo of your daughter and thanks for the step by step photos as well. Terrific inspiration! xx

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wowsa! Thanks so much for showing the steps how to make this gorgeous canvas!

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful canvas featuring Angie, Mona! thanks for sharing how you made this - I've wondered how so much depth was achieved - it looks so plain with just the metal - and then adding the pastes and colors is just magic!!


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