LOVE nature 38

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, November 23, 2014 @ 4:03 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I joined along with the Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 16:
For theme inspiration, I joined along with the current Our Creative Corner challenge where we are challenged to create a project based on Magical Nature Moments:
I scrapped a photo that was taken about 15 years ago when I was hiking with my children in Allegany State Park located in upstate New York where I used to live:
Using the layering stencil: embossing technique I added lots of gold shimmery detail to the background using the Tim's Burlap stencil:
I'm lovin' all the new metallic Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain. The flowers, gears and leaves were all colorized using various metallic Distress Spray Stains:

The die cut foliage was made using Grunge paper, coated with Gesso followed with Distress Crackle Paint then Distress Spray Stains. I think the Crackle Paint is too old because it didn't leave a nice crackle effect :(
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the My Scraps and More Sketches sketch challenge:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great week!
Be Sweet ;)
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38 Sweet Comments So Far:

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW! What an amazing layout! Even though the crackle paint does not show as much, your flowers look absolutely stunning! I'll have to try out that technique since I am absolutely amazed by the flowers!
Thank you for the inspiration and for always making a point to visit my little blog and leave me such sweet comments. Your visits always make my day! Hugs :) Samra

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing, Mona!! Wow!! Nature at it's finest!! You didn't need much of the crackle effect for the flowers to shine - they look gorgeous!! The colors and details are spectacular!! The photo is beautiful, too!! Wow!! Stunning!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tracy F. said...

WOW! This is stunning! I love all the wonderful details and your background work is amazing! Thanks for joining us at My Scraps & More Sketches!

Dawn LL said...

This is a beauty, love the use of stencils and wonderful colors. Hope your having a great weekend Mona

Lisa said...

Love what you've done with the flowers Mona, very pretty! Bet you're glad to be in sunny warm Arizona instead of upstate New York right now!!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Beautiful, artful layout. Your interpretation of this composition is just gorgeous and I love how you've incorporated the CC3C technique. Thanks for sharing!! ;-)

mamablitger said...

Mona as always I adore your layout. Love the way you used the stencil, the colors you chose, the photo you took so looong ago just pops up. And your gorgeous FLOWERS !!!! Oh gosh... Love your flowers. Even though the crackle did'nt show up as much as you desired. I LOVE them.
Thanks a lot for sharing your art. Always a lovely source of inspiration.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Helen Wallace said...

How gorgeous - love the photo, love the sketch and love what you created with it. The gold touches are superb. I must invest in some of the Tim Holtz Distress spray stains. Thanks for always leaving such lovely comments on my blog - you are so sweet to do so. Thanks for the inspiration :D

Charlene said...

I love the gold burlap and all those yummy flowers Mona, Spectacular!!

Christine L said...

A wonderful fall creation Mona.... you'ved used such perfect colours and fabulous details and texture... Just fabulous!

Hugs
Christine x

Vintagelady said...

Wow, beautiful flowers and details on this gorgeous LO. Thank you very much for sharing with us at Our creative corner. Kerstin

Patty O'Malley said...

Love the shimmering effects of the sprays used on this awesome layout.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh your creativity is perfectly in tune with that photo ... wonderful work!

Sue Marrazzo said...

A Beautiful photo...and the gold really shows this off!!!!!!

Petra Swart said...

Love what you have done with the spray paints, Mona!!!! As always a stunning lo!!!! TFS!!!!

Anita Houston said...

What a gorgeous layout! LOVE the photo and stenciling and all the florals! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Layering Stencil Embossing Challenge at CC3Challenge!

Marjie Kemper said...

Mona, your LO is so beautiful! Love what you've done with the stenciling and the combination of the stacked flowers and gears. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

Susan Lankford said...

A beautiful tribute to nature, Mona!

Lynn said...

This layout is magical! I love the soft colors and all the textures. Truly a work of art! The simple sentiment and gorgeous photo are perfect together.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Beautiful flowers! Love their colors and textures!

Angie said...

Beautiful!!! I always love seeing the photos you include with a project! This is gorgeous. Lovely stenciled background!

Crystal said...

Wow, absolutely magnificent, Mona! Beautiful photo and an even more beautiful background and flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Soooo beautiful, I keep drooling over all the beautiful details!!

LisaM said...

Gorgeous page Mona! Thanks for joining us at My Scraps & More!

Candy C said...

Mona...this is such a gorgeous layout! Your use of the layered stenciling technique to develop your background is absolutely beautiful. It is only outdone by those gorgeous flowers that you've created to surround your photograph. I also love that you've "framed" the photograph in Tim's postage stamp frame. So pretty. The added die cut gears in the metallic washed look are really striking as well. Thanks so much for sharing your always beautiful art with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Julia S-W said...

What a beautiful background you've created here. The flowers are stunning and I love all the layers of soft colour you've built up. All these elements come together beautifully to frame your magical photo.
Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for Kerstin's challenge.
Julia x

Julie said...

Mona, this is absolutely incredible! Every color and every detail is just amazing! I love your background and the pretty flowers! That photo is gorgeous too! TFS!

Linda R said...

This looks amazing. So many wonderful details.

Hugs~

Yvonne said...

Wow...your layout is amazing! All the little details just sucked me right in! Beautiful page! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

jenessa said...

Stunning page! Love all the beautiful texture. Thanks for playing along with us at My Scraps & More!

Clareene Forbes said...

Wonderful project. I love all the metallic flowers with the different textures and how you clustered them.

Rea' said...

A stunning layout, love the colors and the various textures; awesome layers and background !

Annette Green said...

What a gorgeous, amazing layout. Love all the textures and layers!

Michelle said...

Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at My Scraps & More!

Missy Whidden said...

This is so beautiful!

wendipooh13 said...

your texture and colors are stunning!!!! Thanks for joining us at My Scraps & More Sketches!

Tracy said...

This is such a gorgeous page!!

Nadine said...

Wow, wow, wow! Love this stunning page! Thank you for sharing it with us at My Scraps & More Sketches!


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