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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 9:01 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! It's the start of Stamptember over at Simon Says Stamp and I really hope you'll join us for a month long stamp party full of inspiration and celebrations. It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's challenge theme is: bold stamping. Make a statement with bright ink, a large stamp, or otherwise be bold in your stamping! Whether you take a big chance in your art journal or try stamping onto a nearly finished project- we can’t wait to see.
I was inspired to create a page in her art journal using a bold color palette along with a lot of bold stamping.
I had so much fun challenging myself to create an art journal page using a bold and bright color palette with Distress Paints including broken china and picked raspberry.
The colors are so vibrant and seem to jump right off the page! 
After applying many layers of paint, I added various bold stamped images using the following stamp sets: Stuff to Say, Papillion and Fairytale Frenzy.
I might just have to step outside my pastel comfort zone again sometime soon!
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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Products Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Paint Broken China Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Paint picked raspberry Ranger, Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Stuff to Say, Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Papillion Butterfly, Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps Fairytale Frenzy Stampers Anonymous, Ranger Archival Ink Pad Jet BlackDina Wakley Ranger WHITE Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Latticework, Sizzix Originals Die Butterflies and Rings, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Bubble, Simon Says Stamp Stencil Irregular Dots Pure Sunshine, Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits Collection Wafer Thin Die SetTim Holtz Idea-ology LINEN RIBBON


 Comments

41 Sweet Comments So Far:

Greta said...

Beautiful color combo, Mona & I love the stamped images! Such a wonderful quote, too! Hope you're having a great holiday weekend!

Carol McCready said...

I love those vibrant colors with the black stamping.

Tumbleweed said...

Wow, Mona you are so good with color! Absolutely stunning design! TFS!

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful!! So very striking and so brave to step out of your comfort zone ... Glad you did because it worked!! Really inspiring!

Petra Swart said...

This is simply amazing, Mona!! Love the great colours you have used and the stamps are all so lovely!! Beautiful page!! You are so talented!! TFS
Have a lovely Monday!!

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful page, Mona! Love those stamps and colors.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mona!! I absolutely love the colors!! The stamping is fabulous!! What an amazing journal page!! I love, love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Awesome! You are super talented with bold colors and pastels, girlie!!!

Pauline said...

Beautiful journal page Mona! Love those bright colours!

Sandra said...

Amazing page, Mona! Love it! The colors are really stunning! Hugs, Sandra

crafty creations said...

Wow Mona these pages are just amazing - the colours are stunning

I've just linked mine

Susan Lankford said...

Vivid! I had to put on my sunglasses...LOL!

Bonnie McLain said...

I don't even know where to start... love the colors.. love the layout... love the thoughts you show here... but I think I love the boldness of this most of all.. amazingly different for you... but I love it... GREAT piece.. Especially love all the layers of white going on... really nice flow to this piece too... love it all.. can you tell???? also thanks for all the lovely comments you have been leaving on my blog... I really appreciate them greatly... as I do this piece... thanks Mona... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Meihsia Liu said...

Beautiful colors and textures! Love your gorgeous creation, Mona. :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful Mona!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Mona, I am becoming addicted to your wonderful style! The color palette here is divine. I look at all the activity and layers in the background of this wonderful piece, and it feels like life....all running into one another, ordinary days, hectic days..special days....each wonderful in their own special way. And then there is your fabulous sentiment tag that defines it all. In the middle of all that busy-ness, while we are planning and plotting and working and worrying....life happens. I say it to myself all the time, and it brings me a sense of peace and serenity, just like your tag does in the middle of this layout. It's pure poetry!

Helen Wallace said...

A superb example of vibrant use of colour and lots of stamping. Beautifully done :D

Silke Ledlow said...

Pure gorgeousness GF!!! Love the details and the beautiful quote! Hugs ~S~

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous, I love the bright bold colors you used too! ~Diane

Michelle said...

Mona, this project is delightful. I love the colors and the composition is wonderful. A perfect combination!
I'd like to thank you for bringing the broken link to my attention. I had forgotten to check for myself. Thanks again!

Yesnir said...

Gorgeous design, Mona! I just love these colors!

Julia Aston said...

Love the bright colors and splashes of white!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Vibrant and gorgeous.

Sanja Grdinić said...

So beautiful... Love the colors & stamping.

Sanja Grdinić said...

So beautiful... Love the colors & stamping.

Charlene said...

This is fantastic Mona!!!

Davi said...

GREAT job on the challenge Mona!! Love the wonderful bold colors and cool stamped images, another winner for sure :)

PaperLover said...

Very beautiful, Mona! So neat to see your mixed media projects! TFS!

Carol Reisner said...

Lovely design Mona! Love the bright colors!

soapHOUSEmama said...

so eye catching and beautiful!

BethieJ said...

LOVE this Mona!!
Have a GREAT day!

GabrielleH said...

Wow, love the bright bold colors! Your stamping is always amazing!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Absolutely gorgeous design! And some of my favorite colors, too!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

FeistyCrafter said...

Very striking! It's bright and bold, but it's girly too, love it!

barbarayaya62 said...

Gorgeous piece Mona! your palette is absolutely bold and beautiful! I adore your stamped images! BARbarayaya

Karen Garrard said...

Wonderful piece Mona!! Great colours. Karen.x

Hammers said...

Mona, I love your page, it's another one from the Monday DT that inspired me and encouraged me to be a bit braver with my cards. I really love how the colours and elements work so well together here. Cx

Emma Williams said...

Fabulous colour palette and so beautiful! It's fantastic, Mona... :)

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous Mona! Love the vibrant colours, circles and fabulous stamping.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is gorgeous, Mona! This color palette manages to be whimsical and sophisticated at the same time. You are always so versatile as an artist, yet your style is always yours! Love this!

Suzanne C said...

Yummy Yummy I think this got me going with these colors on my tag for TIm! Gorgeous inspiration and love the bold stamping!


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