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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, November 27, 2014 @ 7:15 PM | , ,

Hi there! I hope you are doing well. Today was a great day! While Scott watched football, my dear sister, Tina and I took advantage of the beautiful warm weather here in the desert. We went for a 20 mile bike ride then came home and had some crafting time. I took on another type of exercise at the Mixed Media Place Creative Gym and joined along with the Exercise #2 challenge ~ go 3D!


I altered a wooden birdhouse that I had on hand:
Here's what it looked like before I got my inky hands on it ;)
I added texture to all four sides, embellished with various trinkets then added a variety of inks and paint. I covered the roof with buttons from my stash, covered with a coat of Gesso, followed with blue ink, Gesso and a dusting of course glitter:


Using the same color palette, I made a tag joining along with the Prima 12 Days of Christmas Cards Day #2 ~ Prima dies:
I added texture using Prima Light Texture Paste along with a Prima stencil to a pretty piece of paper from the Prima Vintage Vanity collection.
After adding various inks to the background, I embellished with a wooden snowflake, a die cut that was made using one of the Prima Flowers Set of 3 dies and a beautiful Prima flower:
For color inspiration for both projects, I joined along with Colour Me creative challenge:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great Friday!
Be Sweet ;)
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37 Sweet Comments So Far:

sandi said...

Wow! Both of these are absolutely fabulous! The house is just awesome and the tag is a real beauty! <3!

Isabel Jett said...

WOW, what beautiful colors! Amazing!

Samra Leshinski said...

Amazing project and the tag is absolutely stunning! Love the colors, they are so vibrant and happy. :) Your creations are show stoppers as usual. Thank you for bringing joy to the world...

Cheryl W. said...

Your birdhouse is an amazing transformation and your tag is just beautiful. You are so inspiring!

Andreja L. said...

WoW, what a fantastic house you made and the tag is so beautiful :-))
You use a pretty colours!
Hugs, Andreja

Ros Crawford said...

20 miles? My goodness you are fit! I love your pretty altered birdhouse - beautiful colours and your tag is gorgeous!

Patty O'Malley said...

Sounds like you spent Thanksgiving in a wonderful way! I would never have recognized the original birdhouse. Your altered version is beautiful. And the tag--so gorgeous. Love it!

Dawn LL said...

Wow these are stunning Mona- so love the texture and colors you used on both projects. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving

Sanja Grdinić said...

Oh, so pretty, Mona... :) Love the texture & colors.

Julia Aston said...

Wow - good for you on your 20 mile bike ride Mona! What a wonderful project - love how you made your plain wooden birdhouse a lovely work of art - with all the stenciling, layering and paint! And the tag is gorgeous too!

Susan Lankford said...

An amazing transformation, Mona!

Lisa said...

Wow, Mona, these are both amazing!! The birdhouse looks stunning!! The texture and colors are beautiful!! I love all of the details!! The tag is gorgeous!! I love the pretty flower!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Yasmina TIN SANG said...

Stunning Mona!!! I love both!!!

Lisa said...

Love your pretty makeover on the birdhouse Mona and your tag is just lovely!

Helen Wallace said...

You must be a super fit gal to ride for 20 miles! The transformed bird house is a delight and the colours work equally well on the delightful tag. Thanks for the inspiration :D

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love them, they looks so wonderful!!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your tag is stunning! I love the colors! And your birdhouse is a beauty!!!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Beautiful tag and altered piece! Love these bright colors! Just gorgeous!

RobinH said...

Lovely project, Mona! Really amazing texture and colors! Have a great weekend!

Marjan Küppers said...

Love both, the gorgeous birdhouse and the beautiful and colorful tag!

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my word! These are absolutely amazing! The altered birdhouse is over the top fabulous....then I saw the tag and my jaw dropped even more! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!

Pascale B. said...

Love how this little bird house turns out!!! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!!!

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

Hi Mona, this is so pretty and sweet.

Davi said...

Mona, the little birdhouse turned out sooo pretty! Love the colors and textures you added, really nice :) The Tag is beautiful I love the way you enhanced the dp and the cool way you layered the snowflake and flower!!

GabrielleH said...

Lovely project! Really enjoy your mixed media projects! Absolutely stunning as always!

Greta said...

Did you hear my jaw hit the floor? Stunningly beautiful work, Mona--love the way you used the colors & all the elements! Sounds like you had a lovely day. I froze just walking from the hospital to my car today.

Fiona said...

So sweet and colourful! Absolutely amazing detail!

Evelyn Walter said...

I love the colors and texture, both are stunning!

Neets B said...

Wow, these creations are stunning. You really are talented when it comes to transformations! Thanks for sharing and using the colours at Colour Me...!

Anita x (Guest Designer)

Joanne James said...

Mona both the birdhouse and tag and complete works of art! You are so talented when it comes to mixed media - they really are two inspiring pieces. A fantastic use of this week's colours - thanks for joining us again over at Colour Me...! this week.

Deepti said...

I would love to live in this dreamy home :)

Sue Lelli said...

Your creativity is just out of the box, Mona! LOVE the textures and the colors and the glitz on the birdhouse and the tag! FANTASTIC creations! Really!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

WOWSA! Beautiful hous! I love the gorgeous tag!

GinaB said...

Stunning color and texture! Really creative!

Chark said...

beautiful projects--love the house!

nanou navarro said...

An amazing transformation

Riikka Kovasin said...

Love the colors in these! Beautiful and gorgeous crafts them both! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge! <3


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