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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, August 7, 2014 @ 8:39 AM | , , , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week. I've been having so much fun getting inky and playing with various inks, paints, texture paste and various mediums. Today I have a few mixed media projects to share. First up is a layout that I made featuring a photo of Connor that I took prior to his high school graduation ceremony a couple of months ago.
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with Prima's August Build A Page sketch challenge. 
I combined fun papers and flowers from the Cartographer collection that I purchased 8 months ago! 
All the flowers with the exception of the three teal ones are Prima flowers. The leaves were die cut using beautiful Prima dies:
I added lots of texture and design to the background using a Prima stencil along with a variety of inks and paints from my stash:
I finally used another item that I just had to have ~ the fun Prima industrial lights vintage trinkets. The title was stamped using one of the very first Stampin' Up stamp sets that I purchased about 12 years ago:
I wanted to join along with the Craft Hoarder's Anonymous challenge which is to upcycle something so I die cut the flourishes from an upcycled corrugated cardboard box:
My second project is a mixed media card that I made for Connor who has just completed his scuba diving certification. Surely this will come in handy as Connor will be leaving in a few weeks to attend college in California to study Marine Biology.
I added texture to the background using texture paste, the Fishnet stencil, various inks, and paints. 
I can't get enough of the crackled finish! 
Both projects were inspired by the ColourQ color challenge:
I'm also entering the card in The Mixed Media Card Challenge where the theme is Summer, and the cardabilities sketch challenge:













Thanks so much for visiting my blog ~ I hope you enjoyed my projects.
Be Sweet ;)
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65 Sweet Comments So Far:

Ros Crawford said...

Gosh that's one handsome young man! And as always your fabulous page and card take my breath away!

Lisa said...

I think Ros put it perfectly..love them Mona!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Both creations are stunning! Glad to see you joining the challenges.. ;) good luck! This will be so hard to beat.. If not impossible! Live your work, Mona! Xx

Kerry said...

Beautiful projects, Mona! Love the pretty blues and wonderful embellishments and Connor is so handsome!

Stella said...

I pinned both the LO and your card on my mixed media board. I fell in love the moment I saw them:) You know me when there is a shade of blue involved:)
Connor is attending acollege to study Marine Biology? Our youngest in his master year at University. Working hard for a degree in Evolutionary Biology:)

Julia Aston said...

Wow - what a handsome young man Connor has become - that smile is a killer!! watch out ladies!! love your page and your wonderful card - that seahorse is so cool - I've been trying not to buy her! Thanks so much for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge Mona!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous layout Mona. Love the way you used the challenge colors and your layouts are always so pretty.

Lisa said...

I am so inspired every time I visit you, Mona!! These are absolutely stunning!! The layout is amazing!! The texture and design is so fabulous!! And what a handsome picture!! And wow, the card is gorgeous!! I love all of the details!! Fabulous as always!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Vickie Z said...

So much gorgeous masculinity going on!! Love them both. Love that faucet...you have such a knack at adding elements! Connor looks fantastic and congrats!

Claire said...

I didn't realise you scrapbooked as well Mona - both stunning creations...and ones I'd fail miserably at! Have never been able to get that whole 'shabby chic' thing going...you're obviously a master at it. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Kathy M said...

Really phenomenal layout, Mona! Absolutely gorgeous colors and textures as you always do! So inspiring! Love the wonderful embellies! Just perfect and Connor is one handsome fella!

lost coast scrapper said...

Amazing work!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Greta said...

What a cute kid & wonderful layout, Mona! Your backgrounds are stunning! Great elements--love the corrugated flourishes!

Chris said...

So Beautiful! Both are stunning! Love the colors and the pretty backgrounds!

Lori said...

Beautiful creations, Mona! Really love anything you do but especially mixed media! Love how you use color and texture! Amazing and inspiring! Thanks so much!

KathyO said...

Lovely card and layout, Mona! Stunning mix of color and beautiful details! Connor is so handsome! You must be proud!

Evelyn Walter said...

Stunning projects, dear Mona! I love the pretty little things you added on them. What beautiful childred do you have! You must be very proud.
Have a nice weekend.
xxx Evelyn

Sue Marrazzo said...

LOVELY and what a striking photo!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Exceptional beauty in your projects and what a handsome young man! You have inspired me once again! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Lizzyc said...

Oh wow what pretty colors these are together! Love the gorgeous layout and love the card too!

Kripa Koushik said...

Both ur layout and card are fab! Loving the textures, details and lovely play of colour. So happy that you joined us at the mixed media card challenge this month.

Patty O'Malley said...

Your layout and card look fabulous, Mona! Love how you used the diecuts and stencils. Congratulation to Connor!

shirley-bee said...

Wonderful layout and card! Love the texture and crackle. Thanks so much for playing along with the Mixed Media Card Challenge :)

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous projects Mona. Fabulous design and so much wonderful texture. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my word! The amount of detailing and created elements is just astounding and so beautifully done, Mona! Congrats to Connor for sure on certified scuba diver and wanting to be a Marine Biologist!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic projects Mona. Love the turquoise along with tan and white. Great textures, embellishments... the crackle finish is awesome.

Deepti said...

Oh my this is gorgeous :) I love the textures, and all the lovely layers and embellishments :) Thank you for sharing with MMCC!

Christy Butters said...

I absolutely love your color choices. What beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Christine L said...

You've managed a real masculine feel with that fab layout... think it's the blues! Fabulous embellishments as always and a wonderful photograph. Love the card too!

Have a lovely weekend..
Christine x

Charlene said...

WOW Mona! This page is spectacular!!!! Adorable young man and the page is perfect for the pic! Your card is fabulous too! You rock at Mixed Media!!

Tammy L said...

Gorgeous work, Mona! Connor is so handsome and love his smile! I would be smiling too if I were surrounded by this beautiful design! Bravo!

Susan Lankford said...

Awesome display surrounding that good-looking boy!

AimeeOh said...

So beautiful! WOW! Love your layout and card! Your colors are amazing! Good looking son too!

Helen Wallace said...

Love the colours and the arty look to Connors page. Lots of MM and randomness happening, just perfect for a masculine page. Love the card too and you are clever to combine the challenges.. TFS

Sue Nader said...

Fabulous layout! Masculine but still gorgeous and magificent!

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is just beautiful... I like to get lost among all the details on your pages and this one is no exception, Mona. :)
Have an awesome day!

Crystal said...

Absolutely incredible page and card! All your details are perfect and I really love your colour palate! Mixed media is your forte! Congrats to the very handsome young man too!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Gorgeous page and card. The details of your layout is amazing and the colors so perfect for a masculine page.

JoAnn said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. Love all your mixed media elements on the layout and card.
You have a handsome young man and I know you are proud of him.

Pammejo said...

Stunning mixed media layout, just love every detail. Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Caroline said...

What a fabulous colour palette to follow as one of challenges, you totally achieved that one! As you did with mixed media & using up/recycling. Both projects are beautifully done, the card is favourite. .. I think? Just amazing how you do mixed media that looks so clean? Wish I could do that.. Also wish I could work out how to link to my blog, it has no posts as can't link to anyone/thing?
Great jobs here,Tfs : ))

Angie said...

Oh wow!! This is beautiful! The embellishments are so fun! I love the faucet! That's the first time I have seen the faucet! As always you did a gorgeous job interpreting the sketch! Your card is fabulous with all the texture!

Carol Reisner said...

WOW, Mona, your layout of Connor is magnificent and so is your gorgeous card! Just love these colors and the amazing texture you create! So many beautiful details! Love it!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Connor is so handsome!!! Your layout is gorgeous! And I just LOVE the card and how you did the seahorse!! Love all the details on the layout!!

Amber Milone said...

This is just amazing Mona! I love all the beautiful details and texture. I have that Tim Holtz die too with the sea horse and sand dollar. I haven't used it yet but your card totally inspires me to take it out of its box. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. I just LOVE being inspired by your work!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning and unique card - love it!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Mona, you do such wonderful things with the colour blue and these projects are no exception. You totally worked those colours beautifully! Love that Prima sketch this month and your take is outstanding. Gorgeous layers, textures and techniques on that card too!

HeatherCz said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Love your mixed media techniques!

Bente Fagerberg said...

These are so wonderfully shabby and pretty!! LOVE!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, wow and more wow! I love the Prima industrial lights vintage trinkets, they are fabulous on that page! Beautiful card for Connor too. ~Diane

Stacey Pembroke said...

Stunning designs, Mona! Really amazing colors and background! Love that photo of Connor too!

Kelly said...

Absolutely gorgeous layout! Masculine but with the perfect hint of beautiful! Connor is so handsome!

PaperMomma said...

Stunning layout! Love the colors and that handsome son of yours!

Sue Lelli said...

CONGRATS to Conner! He is so handsome! LOVE the LO and the colors and the marine inspired card! Exciting times!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous layout, Mona, love all the creative details! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

You totally captured the feel of the sea in this wonderful card. I love the crackle finish, too! That layout is totally WOW! I love all the layers and texture and wonderful embellishments. The use of corrugated cardboard adds so much to the layout. I'm such a huge fan of your work, Mona! So glad I found you! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Mrs Frizz said...

oh my ... that card is beyond stunning ... thank you for playing along with us at Cardabilities.

Monia - Monika Jakubowska said...

Fabulous mixed-media works Mona, I love this colours combo :)
Thank you for playing along with Cardabilities :)

Heather Jensen said...

WOW! Connor has grown up to be such a handsome young man! Love your mixed media LO and just as fabulous MM card. They grow too darn fast!

Nine said...

awesome

Gloria Stengel said...

Your work is beautiful. That layout...it is in my saved bin! So pretty! And your son....very handsome! What school is he attending? UCSD? I have a son at UCI and my daughter is at a local jr. college, hoping to transfer to university next fall. Ah, fun times. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

stampsandscrapbooks said...

Holy Cow, Mona! That page is a spectacular work of art! Every element is beautiful! I love how soft and textured it looks. Congratulations to your handsome son! Relaly fabulous projects!

Sara Barker said...

Your work always takes my breath away! Congratulations on your well deserved win on Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Sanna Lippert said...

fabulous card (and layout), Mona! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

Helen Tilbury said...

So beautiful Mona! Love your take on the BAP!!


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