WONDERLAND 43

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 3:45 PM | , , ,


Hi there! I wanted to take a moment to thank all who visit my blog and who take the time to leave sweet comments over the past year! It means so much to me and is greatly appreciated. I hope I am able to inspire you throughout 2015.

It's been cold and raining here in Phoenix on and off all day which made for the perfect weather to create! I scrapped a layout featuring a photo of Scott, Connor, Meredith and myself that was taken years ago while we were on a ski vacation.
To create this page, I applied a light coat of Gesso to a pretty piece of patterned paper from the Tim Holtz Wallflower collection. Once dry, I adhered a variety of die cuts that were made using the following Sizzix Tim Holtz dies: Courtyard Frameworks, Snowflake and Stacked Snowflakes:
I added lots of color using the following Tim Holtz products: tumbled glass Spray Stain, salty ocean and broken china Distress Stains:
 For the title, I applied a Tim Holtz rub on:
 For a few final touches, I applied Gesso along with the Tim Holtz Bubble stencil:
and randomly splattered Gesso:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Let's Scrap Sketches sketch challenge. I combined the sketches to make a one page layout. I'm also entering this layout in the current A Vintage Journey challenge where the challenge is to create a project inspired by a poem shared on their blog ~ I was inspired to create a winter wonderland layout featuring lots of snowflakes. I'm also joining along with the Let's Get Sketchy sketch challenge where the challenge is to create a monochromatic sketch:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a safe, healthy and Happy New Year!
Be Sweet ;)
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43 Sweet Comments So Far:

Lisa said...

Wow, Mona, this is absolutely stunning!! You inspire me every single time I visit!! I love the photo and how you cropped it into a circle!! The colors, texture and design are just fabulous!! You showcased the picture perfectly!! I love, love this!! I hope 2015 is filled with much love, endless happiness and many, many blessings my friend!! Happy New Year :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Spectacular Mona!:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I l-o-v-e this layout. To me it says fun and happiness!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous layout Mona!
Happy New Year to you!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful layout and family! I really like all the texture and the colors are perfect for a cold Wintery day.

Cheryl W. said...

This is beautiful, Mona. I really love those shades of blue and all the texture you add.

Fiona said...

So beautiful! Happy New Year!

Pam said...

Stunning! Love the color and texture. Happy New Year!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is so fabulous with the black & white photo surrounded by the gorgeous colors!

ps - How is it that I have never noticed you lived in Phoenix??? I'm in Casa Grande! We're neighbors~ :) Happy New Year!

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful layout, Mona! I always love the shades of blue. Happy New Year!

Sanna Lippert said...

gorgeous layout!!! wishing you a fabulous 2015!!!

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful snowy scene Mona! love the blue stains and spattered gesso! Thanks so much for joining in the AVJ challenge again! and Happy 2015!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

The blues and snowflakes are stunning! Gorgeous!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is stunning, Mona. I love the frosty blue snowflakes and this design. Your projects are always amazing and I just adore how this layout turned out. Happy New Year to you too!

Evelyn Walter said...

Gorgeous LO! Love the monochromatic appearance!

Lisa said...

A beautiful page Mona, look how little the kids are!! Time flies ;)

mamablitger said...

Mona first of all Happy New Year. Hope next year will bring much joy, fun, happiness, love and more of your awesome creativity"
The one you shared today is fabulous. Love the monochromatic colors you chose. And the black/white pic added as a fun circle.. Wow... Lovely page !!! And adding inspiration to my upcoming projects.
Hope 2015 will let you share more of your lovely art. Sending hugs to you.. Monica... Spain

S@ndy Diller said...

So lovely Mona, the colors are perfect and fit in beautifully with the theme. Thanks for sharing how you made it. We are so happy that you joined us here at a Vintage Journey.

Cherished said...

Beautiful page. Thanks for sharing at LGS.

Brenshevia Baker said...

Great take on the challenge, thanks for joining us at LGS! Happy New Year!

Danie Ramirez said...

WOWzers!! STUNNING - just STUNNING!
Thank you for playing along at Let's Get Sketchy

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so beautiful

Christine Fontenot said...

VERY sweet page! Love the snowflakes and the darling photo! So inspiring as always!

Brenda Brown said...

This is a gorgeous winter wonderland layout Mona, I love the icy blues with the snowflakes, it all fits together perfectly. Thanks for sharing at AVJ and for your continued support. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and creative 2015.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Susanna Granroth said...

Such a lovely layout! Love the colors and the background work. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Scrap !

Ros Crawford said...

So very inspiring ... Have a wonderful New Year ...

Lori Apgar said...

Gorgeous layout - the inking and layering are just fabulous!!! I love your take on our sketch!! Thanks for joining us at Let's Scrap Sketches!!

Melinda Felicilda said...

Wow! beautiful layout...thanks for sharing with us at LGS.

Lynette Jacobs said...

You have been an awesome inspiration with all your creative flair. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle Looi said...

Wow, Amazing! Mona, you really did a beautiful job with the mixed media!
THanks for playing at Let's Scrap!

Carol Burger said...

Oh wow! Beautiful layout!!
Thanks for joining us at Let's Scrap!

Nadine said...

Another stunning page! Thank you for sharing it with us at Let's Get Sketchy!
Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

LisaM said...

Wow Mona! Gorgeous page! Happy New Year!

Joefil said...

Beautiful page Mona! Thanks for joining us at LGS :)

Kristine Ponte said...

All the mixed media elements are fantastic!!! So glad you were able to play along with us at Let's Scrap this week Mona :)

jenessa said...

Beautiful page. Love all the layering and texture. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

Tone-Lill said...

Wow!!! A stunning page Mona, I love the colours you have used for this fantastic monochromatic page, perfect for a winter theme LO. Thank you for playing with our challenge at LGS :)

wendipooh13 said...

totally stunning!!! LOVE LOVE your color choice and texture!!! Thank you for playing with us at LGS :)

MichelleMc said...

Oh wow this is completely stunning! Love the design and details!

Devra said...

Your technique, ;airing and detail are beautiful. Thanks again for joining our challenge at LGS and congrats on being chosen as the week 5 favorite

Greta said...

You truly are an artist, Mona! Your pages are incredible works of art--never tire of seeing them! Darling picture, too!

Val Thorpe said...

Grrrr I hate when that happens... I did a whole message for you but forgot to log in - now the message is gone :P Anyhow... Happy New Year - I always know I will find loads of inspiration here on your blog and this layout is no exception. I love these snowy layouts - wish we got a little snow here sometimes. Love the background and the colours. I have just got one of his dies too... but then I bought myself the Silhouette Cameo for Christmas ;) Love all the dies on there.... learning how to use it now. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Let's Scrap it means a lot to me :D

Bridgie Myburgh said...

What a stunning layout! I love the colours and thanks for playing at Lets Scrap!


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