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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 7:35 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I had a lot of fun creating a layout for Prima's October Build A Page sketch challenge:
I scrapped a photo of Connor and Meredith that was taken over 10 years ago when we were on vacation in California exploring around the Santa Monica Pier:
I also had a blast helping Meredith get ready for her costume contest tonight! The costume was ALL her idea, I just had to mist some flowers from my stash, adhere them on her and paint her body green! She did all of her own makeup! She is a fairytale nymph :)
Hard to believe she was only 3 when we met and now she is already 17! Where does the time go??
To create the layout, I combined fun papers from Prima's Cartographer collection (black flowers and photo mounts) along with paper from the Something Blue collection (background):
Peeking out from under the famous Santa Monica Pier ferris wheel is a Prima die cut doily and below that is a stenciled Prima doily. I embellished with mostly Prima flowers with the exception of the three turquoise ones:
For the title, I used a teeny Prima light bulb and embellished with a sweet Prima resin cherub. All the fun heart gear die cuts were made using a Prima Sizzix die:
I added lots of texture to the background and finished out with splashes of paint:
For color and theme inspiration, I joined along with the current CSI challenge:
This is how I solved the case:

The Scheme: I used all 5 colors
The Evidence: I used: paint, polka dots, a lightbulb and flowers 

The Testimony: I journaled on the back of the layout using the Q & A format. This is what I wrote: Where does the time go? We met when you two were 3 & 4 years old. Meredith, you were just starting Pre K and Connor you were just starting Kindergarden. Now at the ages of 17 & 18, you both have blossomed into beautiful young adults. I'm so grateful and feel so blessed to had the opportunity to watch your grow up.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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28 Sweet Comments So Far:

Greta said...

Beautiful children & such an incredible way to showcase that darling photo! Your pages are such treasures, Mona--never tire of looking at them! Meredith had to win the contest--she looks fabulous!

Deepti said...

Wow!! Jaw dropping pretty :) love the Aqua and yellow !!! I am always stunned at ur creations :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the Prima LO, Mona! GORGEOUS colors and the love and cherub are just so Sweet with that FAB photo! Please let us know if Meredith wins! What a Creative and Beautiful costume!!!

Kerry said...

This is so beautiful, Mona! Love your color palate and that darling photo! What cute kids and gorgeous background! TFS!

Heather Jacob said...

such a beautiful softly stunning creation ... love this, it is so arty yet so soft ... stunning work x

Tumbleweed said...

This is so pretty, Mona! Love all the pretty dies and flowers! And that photo is so sweet! TFS!

Sue Marrazzo said...

I LOVE the post!!!!
The face make-up is so artistic and glamorous! KUDOS to you!

Christine L said...

Absolutely beautiful layout Mona.... and what a wonderful costume and makeup... she looks stunning!

Hugs
Christine x

Constance said...

Really gorgeous page!!! Love the mix of colours and that photo of the kids! Sweet! Also, Meredith's costume is really incredible! Such a beautiful girl too! TFS!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love the sweet photo of Connor and Meredith, Mona and what a stunning lo you have made!!! The colours are so beautiful and again your bg is just amazing!!! You are so talented!!!!!
What a lovely photo of Meredith with her costume - she looks absolutely beautiful!!!! What a stunning costume and make-up!!!

Enjoy the Sunday!!

Helen Wallace said...

A gorgeous take on the Prima sketch and CSI challenge. Love the MM background and the sweet photos, as well as the use of die cuts and blooms. Your art always inspires and delights :D

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! I was drinking my coffee when I opened your blog and spluttered everywhere when I saw this fabulous page!! I LOVE the colours and those circles, the spray of flowers ... everything!! And Meredith looks amazing!! She's so pretty!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Ooohh, instant LOVE! That fabulous dreamy background, wow! The layout is fantastic! And so is you gorgeous daughter, that costume and her makeup is beautiful!!

Mona, what brand of paint do you use, it is always so white, love that!

Dodie said...

Oh my gosh! What a beautiful job. Love the colors especially!

mamablitger said...

Mona this is a lovely layout ! Such nice colors. Soft and feminine. Love the photos and that you used two of them. Fabulous way you combined gears, flowers and the cute lightbulb.
Gosh that outfit Meredith wears is stunning !!! So nice you could help her with the right color of flowers.
Thank you for sharing your lovely art !!!!
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Patty O'Malley said...

This has to be one of my favorite layouts of your's, Mona! I love everything about it from the soft colors to the beautifully textured background to the gorgeous embellishments. A perfect combination to show off these sweet photos. Meredith looks fantastic--I think this photo is begging to be shown on a layout!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning, Mona!! What a gorgeous background!! The photos are so sweet and you showcased them perfectly!! I love every detail you added!! I could stare at this all day - spectacular!! And Meredith looks amazing!! What a fun costume!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Julia Aston said...

I love coming here and seeing your beautifully designed pages Mona! what a lovely way to remember a fun day at the pier - boy have those kids grown! what a fantastic costume/makeup Meredith has created!

JennyGerber said...

Wow, this is so beautiful and your kids are just darling!

Lisa aka Raining said...

Just a gorgeous page! Love the soft colors and flow to it all. :)

Heather McMahon said...

Oh wow - I adore this! The colours and the circular elements are amazing!

Charlene said...

This page has such a light airy feel to it with the circles and colors, beautiful as always!!! LOVE Meredith's costume, fun!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow...your page is just gorgeous Mona! I love those soft colours and how amazingly you have blended them! So beautiful! Your daughter is soooo pretty...definitely a fairy delight! I hope you she had an an awesome time! ;-)

Becca Cruger said...

Amazingly stunning, Mona! I love how the soft blues and the yummy yellows just play together so nicely. Also - what a great costume! Way to incorporate craftiness into your everyday life!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Your layout is simply gorgeous, Mona! And, wowee! Meredith looks so beautiful! She did a fabulous job with her makeup!

Buttons said...

The closer you look at this incredible layout the more the detail comes alive! I love those bumped circles and the way you've mounted the lovely photos. Jenny x

Gale Evans said...

Stunning layout! Gorgeous use of color and texture! Just amazing! And thanks for sharing that photo of Meredith! She's so beautiful! Incredible makeup!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous lay out Mona, love the background especially! Meredith s costume look is fabulous too, what a beautiful Fairy she will be! ~Diane!


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