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Mona Pendleton | Friday, August 1, 2014 @ 8:00 AM | , , , , , ,

Happy August! I'm trying to get in touch with my mixed media side more, try new techniques, revisit old ones and play with the products I've been hoarding collecting. So I created a layout featuring a photo of my sweet daughter Angie while combining some of my favorite inks, paints, stencils, stamps, dies, etc...
I started with a plain 12 x 12 piece of watercolor paper which I absolutely LOVE! It's strong, holds all the wet mediums with minimal warping and provides a blank slate allowing for 100% creative freedom.
I die cut a clock and gears from grungeboard then applied various acrylic paints:
I added lots of texture and design using Ranger texture paste along with the Petal Pattern stencil and for color, I used a variety of 13arts inks:
I embellished with various flowers from my stash along with a resin bicycle and my journaled about Angie's bicycling: (you can read all about my little star HERE :)
For theme and color inspiration, I joined along with the CSI133 challenge:
This is how I interpreted the case:
Color: All colors used
Evidence: polka dots, clothespins, flowers, paint/watercolor, tie something
Testimony: I incorporated the Inspo Words: oh, delight 
and for sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Sketchabilities sketch challenge
as well as the Mixed Media Place Summer Music Vol. 1  ~ Freedom challenge
My interpretation of freedom within this layout is using a blank piece of watercolor paper allowing 100% creative freedom.
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be sweet ;)
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39 Sweet Comments So Far:

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous page and the colours are just stunning Love the bicycle it's fabulous.. Elizabeth xxx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautiful layout with great textures and colours. I love the tiny bike embellishment! So cute!
Ingrid x

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful page ... your background is fabulous!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesomesauce!!

Ruki said...

love this!!! such a cool background

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is stunning!! Wow, Mona, everything about this is fabulous!! I love the background...the texture details and colors!! The embellishments you added are perfect!! You should frame this and hang it on the wall!! Gorgeous!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

Beautiful Mona! Your watercolory background is amazing!

Redanne said...

Your layout is stunning, I love the amazing background you created, the bike is brilliant, as are your other embellishments. Your lovely daughter looks like she loves riding her bike too. Anne x

Chris said...

Breathtaking project! Love the colors and pretty embellishments!! What a perfect layout for your sweet daughter!

Tracy said...

Truly beautiful Mona, so happy Elizabeth sent me over . . . love your work! xoxo

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh Mona this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it to bits!

Denyse B├ędard said...

WOWOWOWOW Amazing page i love the colours !!! Thanks for playing at sketchabilities!!

Helen Wallace said...

Stunning, stunning arty and gorgeous. What a way to use the hoarded supplies. You rocked the challenge. Thanks for joining us at CSI :D

Greta said...

You're a mixed media master in my book! This is wonderful, Mona!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Awesome Mona! You totally rocked that case and sketch and I love those colours. The inks create such a pretty effect. Glad to see you joining along for the Summer Music Series. :)

jolande said...

Lovely lay out, and the way you use mixed media technique's WOW!!
Thanks for using sketchabilities!!

Christine L said...

Loving the wonderful background to this fabulous layout Mona... and obviously the gorgeous photo too!

Have a wonderful weekend..
Christine x

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome mixed media techniques used on this page, Mona. Love the little resin bicycle and how it is perfect for this page on your daughter.

Petra Swart said...

This is just oh so beautiful, Mona!!!!! Love what you've done here!!! Stunning!!! TFS!

Susan Lankford said...

Lovely and so is your daughter....you are the mixed media expert!

GabrielleH said...

This is so beautiful, Mona! Love that you pulled out your hidden treasures and finally used them! That background looks incredible! The colors are magnificent and the sweet photo is framed perfectly! Fabulous and inspiring! Thanks so much!

Paper Profusion said...

So pretty Mona! Love how you have designed and arranged the focal point. (I've been MIA as I was on hols). Nicola x

Carol McCready said...

Great layout. I love the colors and embellishments. That little bike is perfect.

Sue Lelli said...

STUNNING, Mona! The bicycle, the sentiments, the colors, the flower, and that FAB photo of Angie made the most AMAZING layout! LOVE it!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful subject! I am always in awe of you amount of detail! I finally tried paste/stencils so I know this layering and detailing takes time....and practice! This is stunning!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, what an awesome page! Love all of it, the beautiful flower with the added white, the background, the stenciling all beautiful. ~Diane

Lynette Jacobs said...

It is amazing how well the Sketchabilities sketches combine with the CSI casefiles. You made grungy so feminine and pretty. Beautiful work.

Scrappy Chick said...

Love the photo you used! All of your little details are fabulous! Thanks for playing along at Sketchabilities!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Absolutely stunning layout! Love your interpretation of freedom! Thank you so much for joining the Mixed Media Place Summer Music challenge!

Val Thorpe said...

WOW Mona... just gorgeous. Love the texture and the colour. A beautiful piece of art

Ashley said...

WOW and OMG, this is so beautiful, Mona!

Stella said...

Geesh Mona this is a jaw dropper! Your work based upon mixed media makes me sigh. This is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
xx

Trudy said...

Just love these colours! WOW! So incredible!

Christina Lampropoulou said...

WOW Wow Wow!!!! This is gorgeous!!!!I love every detail on this LO!!!!Thank you for keeping supporting Sketchabilities!!!!

Rikki Graziani said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities

Gayle Price said...

Very beautiful page. Lots of wonderful mixed media techniques and I adore your application of those gorgeous watercolours. It's so great you could play along with our challenge at Mixed Media Place this month.

nanou navarro said...

I love your creation in real freedom!

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful LO! Love the texture and the color! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place Challenge

Tusia Lech said...

Stunning!! As always xxx Thank you for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place!


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