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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 3:25 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope all is well! Today I did a double workout session ~ one at my local gym, Life Time Fitness and one at the Mixed Media Place Creative Gym :) This month's challenge is to create a project using black, white, grey and ONE color.
My dear husband challenged me to create using one of my least favorite colors ~ red:
 I scrapped a photo of the amazingly beautiful Sagrada Familia Roman Catholic church that Scott took while we were vacationing in Barcelona, Spain a few years ago.
I combined pretty papers from 7 Dots Studio
I added lots of texture using Prima art basics Light Paste along with a Prima stencil:
 I embellished with a variety of flowers from my stash along with die cut foliage:
 For a little splash of color, I flicked on black and red paints:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Let's Get Sketchy sketch challenge:
I loved the color palette so much, I ended up making a greeting card:
To create the card, I used pretty Prima patterned papers, PTI stamps and dies, embellished with a couple of flowers from my stash:
 For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the retrosketches sketch challenge:
Many thanks for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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40 Sweet Comments So Far:

Lisa said...

Mona this is stunning! The church is gorgeous and you highlighted it so beautifully! I love the pops of red. And then you gave us an equally beautiful card! Marvelous post ;)

Lisa said...

Oh wow, these are both stunning, Mona!! What a gorgeous layout!! The church is amazing!! The pops of red look so beautiful!! I love the design and the beautiful card, too!! You do red so fabulously!! These are spectacular!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Paper Profusion said...

Both are wonderful Mona. The photo and your colours are a terrific blend in first layout. Nicola x

Jacqui said...

Your work is always gorgeous. Love the grey and red colour combination. Thanks for joining us at LGS!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!! :)

Greta said...

Wow--sure wouldn't know you don't really like red as you've used it to perfection on the layout & card! These are just stunning, Mona!

Lynn Good said...

WOW - stunning layout to compliment such a beautiful photo. Thanks for joining us at LGS

mamablitger said...

Mona you did it again !!! Created a stunning canvas. And today also a greeting card.
I really dont get the impression of you avoiding red. You used it quite perfectly here. I love the work you shared with us today. Hard to work with the restrictions of only being allowed to use black, white, grey and ONE color.. I'm happy your DH challenged you into using red... ( i love red....lol ).
Thank you for sharing this inspirational art. Love it !!!
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Ros Crawford said...

This is one of my favourite colour palettes and your rally worked it brilliantly with your amazing page and card! I've been to Barcelona too and visited the Familia ... It's so huge!!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Wow, that backgound, how well does it coordinate with the photo! Great work, Mona. Love the grey, white and red together too. And the card you made is very pretty!
I have been to Spain many times, but not to Barcelona, but we will do that for sure some day.
And thank you for the sweet comment on our Liftchallengeblog, we really loved casing your card and I think our participants will too!

Evelyn Walter said...

Great LO, dear Mona! Love your background of paperstripes and the popping red. The card is nice too!
Have a happy weekend!

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mona!!

Cherished said...

Gorgeous Page! Thanks for joining us at LGS.

Helen Wallace said...

Love the photo - it's a dream of mine, to one day visit this stunning church. You blitzed the colour challenge set by your husband. Red just works perfectly with the muted greys and neutral palette. And a bonus card!!...you must be a very quick scrapper. Gym, theatre nurse, and scrapping too. Magical work here :D

Patty O'Malley said...

I always love the way you work with mixed media. The layout and card are beautiful. Have a wonderful day!

alexandra s.m. said...

Works of art Mona and with that soft palette a little bit of color just makes every other element pop!
Thank You!!

Dawn LL said...

Stunning Mona! I love red and this is the perfect amount. Thanks for sharing this beautiful design. Your card is so pretty to

Lucinde said...

I love how it turned out! You've managed to use the red in a good way :)

Stella said...

The segrada Familia is impressive and I love the Lo you created around this amazng photo. It 's a stunning color palette and your card....it made me sigh:) Gorgeous!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Isn't it funny how everyone drifts to different colors.....red is my FAV and purple always made me nervous (which I know is one of your favs).

Paula Cheney said...

this turned out really pretty Mona. I would have never guessed you didn't like red. Beautiful work.

Petra Swart said...

What a fantastic job you did with the red on both the lo and the card, Mona!!! Both are just stunning!! TFS.

Have a great weekend!!

Tricia Ann said...

Amazing! How do you DO this?! I want to do this.

MichelleMc said...

Stunning projects, Mona! Love the color combo and amazing textures!

Gale Evans said...

Wow, this is breathtaking, Mona! Amazing texture and I love the dichromatic look!

Mirna said...

So pretty, Mona! Love the colors! The splash of red looks amazing! I must give this technique a try! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Halloween!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the pops of red ~ so unlike you to use that color ~ but you rocked it! Beautiful layout and Fabulous card!

Danie Ramirez said...

Mona this layout is GORGEOUS!!! WOW! I LOVE everything about IT!
Thank you for playing along at Let's Get Sketchy

Devra said...

Goegeous LO. The black and white make it feel like a cold winter day. Thanks for joining us again at LGS

Riikka Kovasin said...

Fabulous, fabulous creations! Love the layout with Sagrada Familia! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

Linda R said...

Your page is Beautiful my friend! Always enjoy my stop here!

Hugs~

wendipooh13 said...

stunning work!!! just so amazing and love the layers!!! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

Shirley Mijares Mascarina said...

Oh dear! Beautiful page and card, elegant and classy! Love both of them! Thank you for joining us this week at LGS!

Tone-Lill said...

Stunning and beautiful page... A real classy piece of art work. Thank you for playing with our sketch at LGS :)

Joefil said...

Stunning layout, love the color combo! thanks again for joining us at LGS :)

Heather McMahon said...

Wow! You should scrap with red more often! This is beautiful!

Brenshevia Baker said...
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Brenshevia Baker said...

Beautifully done, thanks so much for joining us at LGS, we love having you here!

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful!!! love all this textures!!! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!!!

LindaBrun said...

Beautiful. Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!


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