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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, August 10, 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's challenge theme is: "all scratched up". From rubbing with steel wool to sandpaper, giving an aged look with a brown ink pad to crumpling and then flattening back out some paper, or even using a scratched up looking stamp ~ this week we challenge you to embrace imperfection and get grungy!
I was inspired to create a grungy canvas with scratched edge butterflies:




Striving to create a grungy canvas, I reached for a variety of Distress Ink Refills, Distress Stain and Distress ink to add color to the burlap panel filled with vintage trinkets and die cut embellishments:

Wanting to add more texture to the canvas, I scratched up the edges of the die cut crackle painted butterflies:

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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43 Sweet Comments So Far:

Ageeth Holster said...

Beautuful Mona, Great colours very artistic work, have a nice day, Ageeth

Stella said...

This is one of your best projects ever; I'm impressed. Stunning!

Chris said...

A beautiful canvas Mona, the colours and elements are gorgeous, I love the shabby chic style too. Hope you had a great weekend. Chris :-)

Helen Wallace said...

A wonderful example of grunge with a shabby chic flair. Too divine, such texture and clustering is an Art form. TFS

Suzanne C said...

The canvas texture makes you want to reach out and touch all the texture. The flowers and colors are gorgeous! Beautiful canvas!

Patty O'Malley said...

This canvas is awesome, Mona! The embellishing looks beautiful especially the crackled butterflies.

Carol McCready said...

You always create my favorite Simon's Monday Challenge piece.

Marjie Kemper said...

Wowza! Mona the texture is unbelievable... LOVE it!

1CardCreator said...

I have never seen you do grungy but you do it so well, this is a beautiful piece! ~Diane

Kelly said...

What amazing texture, Mona! This is a masterpiece! OMG, so beautiful!

RobinH said...

Phenomenal project, Mona! I absolutely adore your gorgeous shabby chic design! That background texture is divine! WOW!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Mona!! The texture is amazing!! All of the elements you added are just fabulous!! What a gorgeous canvas!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sandra said...

So very much texture, and I love it! The embellishments are gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

PaperMomma said...

Beautiful work of art, Mona!!! I just can't imagine how you create such gorgeous backgrounds! Love it so much!

Sue Lelli said...

Wow, Mona! Love the burlap and crackle butterflies and painted trinkets! Fab creation! Really!!!

Bonnie McLain said...

Mona, this is outstandingly beautiful... it truly is one of my favorites you have ever done... very relaxing again... and the colors so very pretty... I would again, love to hold this in my hands... to see all the hidden things that you have embellished this canvas with... love it all.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Vickie Z said...

Another beauty!! Love the mediums on burlap....hard to tell the burlap is there :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mona, wonderful texture and delightful colours too. I adore how,you embellished, Tracy x

Lisa said...

You my friend have taken grunge to a whole new level...this is beautiful!!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous canvas! I love the flowers to add dimension :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Davi said...

Oh my is this a gorgeous canvas Mona!! I love all the fabulous texture, beautiful color and wonderful flowers and butterflies!

Christine L said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW Mona... I'm just catching up.... this is just AWESOME and I love everything about it!!! You are one UBER talented lady!

Hugs
Christine x

Charlene said...

Wow Mona!! what a fantastic project I love all your trinkets your background your grungy butterflies awesome

Michelle said...

The crackle effect is gorgeous. Beautiful mixed-media, Mona. Love the textures.

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the gorgeous texture and colors! Such a beautiful creation. :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful, artsy canvas, Mona, I love the colors and all the texture! Happy Wednesday.

GabrielleH said...

Amazing canvas, Mona! I'm in love with that gorgeous texture you created!

Lynette Jacobs said...

You created such amazing texture...gorgeous little canvas.

barbarayaya62 said...

You have mixed shabby and grungy, really difficult work , your canvas is wonderful! I especially like the embellishments and texture! BArbarayaya

Mary Chen said...

Gorgeous canvas, Mona! These colours and details are really incredible! How do you create such magnificent texture! OMG!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

The texture in this is absolutely amazing! I love the monochromatic color scheme, too.

HeatherCz said...

Jaw dropping! You are incredible, Mona! LOVE that background color and texture! Absolutely gorgeous!

Ros Crawford said...

What a terrific canvas!! The texture is unbelievable!

Heather Jensen said...

Great canvas! Love all the detail and distressing. :)

Lisa S. said...

Love the texture and crackle on the butterfly, this looks amazing!

Carol Reisner said...

Amazing, Mona! Love all the fabulous texture! Absolutely stunning!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Such absolutely gorgeous textures here! I always walk away inspired and I like how you have a mastery over so many different color palettes.

Emma Williams said...

Wow! You've created such a wonderful canvas full of so much amazing texture ~ everything about this is just fabulous, Mona! :)

BevL said...

You make us all speechless with phenomenal projects like this! Truly inspiring and so creative! WOW!

crafty creations said...

Have had an amazing time looking through your blog Mona - so much to see the textures you create and the techniques you use are truly stunning

Greta said...

Mixed media masterpiece, Mona!

Pamela_U said...

Awesome texture and colors! OMG, this is incredible, Mona!

Anna-Karin said...

This is so gorgeous Mona!! Love all the wonderful texture, crackles and embellishments. Stunning!!


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