life is good 41

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 8:24 PM | , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having an awesome weekend! Angie and I had some girl time last night and we both made a project to share. First up is a hanging that Angie made using beautiful Pion Design patterned papers from the A Day in May collection:
As you can see, Angie and I have very similar taste especially when it comes to shabby / vintage beautiful things! Angie layered various papers, stitched around the pretty image and hand stitched the buttons in place. Angie turned to the MOJO Monday sketch for inspiration and to the Sunday Stamper ~ which is A Natural Women for theme inspiration:
She topped off the hanging with a cluster of flowers and sentiment:
Recently I had to let some DT commitments go because I was nearly at the point of burn out creating one card after another merely to meet a deadline or DT requirement. I have been really enjoying my hobby again, simply creating what inspires me at the moment. With that being said, next up is an art journal page that I made featuring a sweet owl that I painted using lots of layers of paints, stencils, stamping and a rub on:
To create this page, I first made the background using my Gelli plate, paints and stencils. I'm trying to get more fluent at painting eyes but I had A LOT of difficulty on this little one and basically gave in because the clock was chiming 2:00 am but I didn't want to throw in the towel at that point!
Up close, you can get a look at the layers and stenciled detail:
It's all about the layers! The fun stamps are new to my stash and are designed by an amazing talented designer named Kasia.
Admittedly, the color orange is one of my least favorite, (right up there with red), to create with so I worked real hard at using minimal :) The sentiment is a rub on from my stash.
For color inspiration, I joined along with the current ColourQ color challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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41 Sweet Comments So Far:

Sue Marrazzo said...

Life is Good! What a fun piece!!!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous work Mona.
Your attention to details always amazes me!
+ yummy stitching in the first piece ;)
Thank You~

Sue Lelli said...

OOH! Angie is getting to be as good as you! LOVE her wall hanging and perfect stitching and yes, Life is good! YOUR owl is just so Sweet! LOVE all of the layers and stenciling and even the teeny bit of orange! FAB page!

Pamela_U said...

Wow, you two are so talented! Both of these are gorgeous! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

Ros Crawford said...

Such talented ladies!! Love Angie's Wall hanging ... those banners are really lovely ... And who couldn't love that owl and your colourful page?

Karen Conner said...

LOVE them both!! The color scheme was excellent choice.

Kim said...

Both are incredible! She does have a very similar style to yours. I am in love with the way you put those colors together.... You are so very inspirational!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Susan Lankford said...

Like Mom like daughter! Angie's hanging is GORgeous and is so like your work, but I'm sure it has her signature on it! And your sweet bird is done so artistically.
Have to say, in regard to your dropping some DT assignments, I've often wondered how in the world you do it...I've never seen anyone so productive!! It is good to "refresh"!

Patty O'Malley said...

Isn't it wonderful to have someone to share come crafty girl time with?!! Angie's wall hanging is beautiful! I love your journal page and sweet owl. It's a great feeling to just let everything flow in a journal.

Lisa said...

Wow, Angie's wall hanging is stunning and your journal page is absolutely gorgeous!! The owl is so sweet!! Angie's design is fabulous!! Love them both!! How fun to craft with your daughter!! Happy Sunday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

Angie's hanging is just beautiful, love all of the shabby elements!! Well done. Your owl is adorable Mona. I know the feeling of cranking out one after another for a deadline, it's good to cut back, good for you! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!!

~amy~ said...

Mona, I love both of your projects but that page with the bird is absolutely over the top SWEET

Jen said...

What a feast for the eyes this post is! From vintage shabby-chic to modern art all in one sitting! What a delight! So glad you joined us at colourQ!

Kerry said...

Beautiful projects! You two are so talented! Love the colors on both! TFS!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Angie is amazing like her mom! Stunning card/hanger!
I just love this OWL! So adorable and captures an innocence that just seems so peaceful! Beautifully done, Mona!

Angie said...

Oh How fun to sit and create with your girl!!! I look forward to the day when it's "cool" again to create with mom! Both pieces are gorgeous!!!! Yes, you and Angie have similar styles! :)

I miss your DT work but I TOTALLY GET the desire to move away for a bit and just enjoy making art for your pleasure.

I LOVE your gorgeous art journal page! Such a cute face!!!!

Yesnir said...

Beautiful projects! Must be fun to create with your daughter!

1CardCreator said...

Your card is stunning, love all the beautiful layers of stitching and the distressed edges too. Your fun owl is so colorful and bright, just makes me smile to see it. ~Diane

Deepti said...

I am totally blown always by you artistic abilities and talent, Love how beautifully you combine the elements that they make each creation such a master piece :)

Mary Reidel said...

Beautiful work! Angie is so talented just like you!!!

Christine Fontenot said...

Wow, two gorgeous projects! Love the shabby chic wall hanging; Angie did a magnificent job! And your sweet little owl is stunning! Love those colors! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Kim Heggins said...

Mona...this is simply stunning, a beautiful work of art! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ this week.

Davi said...

Angies creation is beautiful, she certainly has her mama's talent ;) I love your sweet owl Mona and you did a great job on the eyes!! Enjoy your new found time for creating:)

Michelle Breston said...

Wow, Mona and Angie, I love them both! So creative!

Laural said...

Both of these projects are wonderful! Like mom like daughter! Love it!

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW, both are stunning and Angie sure takes after her Mum... what beautiful projects... I know what you mean about burn out... sometimes it is just so nice to have some proper time to create without there being a deadline knocking on the door lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Claire said...

The corrugated card looks so gorgeous on the first project and your arty journal page is just divine Mona. I'm amazed you still feel arty at 2am lol! Thanks for joining us at Colour Q again this week!

Bente Fagerberg said...

You both did super well. So nice to have scrappy company.
Well done!! .-)

Lisa S. said...

Love both of these projects!!!

Penny said...

Two beautiful projects! Must be fun to create with your daughter!

Stella said...

Geesh Mona you are on roll. So many lovely projects and these are as gorgeous as always:) The card is subtle and elegant and your mixed media owl is a beauty. I think you made the right decision about stepping back from DT assignments. Being creative is more than making projects for design teams. I must admit that I am always impressed that you were able to do it all. It must have been an extremely busy schedule. I will be here; it;s not about your DT but about you. And the beauty you create. You are an inspiration for me. Hugs! XX( is this English? Do you know what I mean?)

RobinH said...

Great project you two! I would love to be a fly on the wall and watch you ladies create!

HeatherCz said...

Wow, these projects are so creative! Great job, both of you!

Helen Wallace said...

Your card is superb - I love the layering and perfect stitch lines. The corrugated card works brilliantly with the lace and buttons. Then - off at a tangent and something completely different, but no less inspiring. :D

GabrielleH said...

Wow, you two are so talented and creative! I love both of your gorgeous projects!

Charlene said...

Angies is so romantic looking and yours is colorful and fun!!

Fiona said...

You two are so talented! Love both of your gorgeous projects! Bravo!

Heather McMahon said...

Wow! These are both so different yet both so amazing!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely hanging Angie created! love the stitching, the cardboard background, buttons and lace! and the background for your sweet little owl is beautiful Mona! so many colors and splatters!

AimeeOh said...

Wow, you two are so talented! I bet you have so much fun creating together! Life, truly, is good!

Jan Evans said...

Wow, magnificent projects! Angie's wall hanging is beyond gorgeous! Love the shabby chic look! Your canvas is amazing too! That little owl is darling! I love your colors! TFS!


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