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Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ 5:00 AM | , , , , ,

***I have two posts today ~ if you would like to see my 13arts project, please click HERE ~ thank you :) ***
Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! It's Tuesday so it's time for an all new challenge at Seize The Sketch. Thank you to all who joined along ~ there were so many beautiful cards in the gallery and thanks to those who take the time to leave such kind comments. I really appreciate that. In case you are not familiar, Seize The Sketch is a bi-weekly sketch challenge site where all are welcome to play using ANY product of your choice. I hope you join along in the fun!
I combined pretty Pion design papers from the A Day in May Collection along with many MFT products:
I stamped a trio of flowers from Peaceful Flowers:
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the Seize The Sketch site for some fabulous inspiration from the DT.
Be Sweet ;)

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Mona Pendleton | @ 2:00 AM | , , , , ,

*** I have two posts today ~ If you would like to see my Seize the Sketch project ~ please click HERE :)
Hi there! I hope you are having a great week. Today it's my turn to share a project on the 13arts blog. I made a layout featuring a photo of Scott and I that was taken while we were vacationing in London several years ago: 
I combined pretty papers from the 13arts Cold Wall Collection
Frosted Life Collection and Faces of Spring Collection then for added texture and design, I applied Modeling Paste to the background:
Once dry, I embellished with Pearl Silver painted die cut gears, die cut foliage and a variety of blossoms:


for the title, I applied Pearl Silver Acrylic Paint to a chipboard Timeless Subtitle:

For sketch and color inspiration, I joined along with the current kreative concepts: sketch and colour challenges:




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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 9:01 PM | , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's theme is to create a project featuring an Artsy Stamp! It might be a background, a hand-drawn image, a sketchy texture stamp, or a special saying. We challenge you this week to get out your artsy stamps and play!
I created a card featuring a Tim Holtz artsy image as the focal point on a paintmarbled background.
I was so excited to ink up the fun butterfly image from Fairytale Frenzy with Archival Jet Black ink for this challenge. All the drips extending from the butterfly image mimicking dripping wet paint screams artsy to me, how about you? The colorful paintmarbled background was created using a combination of tarnished brass, brushed pewter and antiqued bronze Distress Paints. 
I finished off the card with layered Tatttered Flower along with a sentiment from Simple Sayings:
Many thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created!
Be Sweet ;)
Products Used: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Fairytale FrenzyRanger Archival Jet Black, tarnished brass, Tim Holtz Ranger brushed pewter Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Ranger antiqued bronze Distress Paint, Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Tatttered Garland, Tim Holtz Sizzix Vintage Lace, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash Menagerie 8 paper, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings, Tim Holtz Ranger Clear Distress Embossing Ink, Ranger Embossing Powder Silver, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Number Brads Metal Hardware, Tim Holtz Core'dinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Paper, Ranger 12" x 12" Specialty Stamping Paper Inkssentials Surfaces
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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, May 18, 2014 @ 9:01 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Suzanne is in the mood for flowers so it got May thinking about all of the really great botanical patterns from Tim Holtz, butterflies floating around the warm spring sunshine and flowers just waiting to bloom. So what are you waiting for? Find your botanical bliss and join us!
I was inspired to create a wall hanging feature a flower garden scene.
Living in the desert heat in Arizona, I don't have much of a flower garden but I sure had one in my mind that I couldn't wait to put in art form. I die cut a piece of Grungeboard using the Vintage Cabinet Card die, applied a layer of Gesso, allowed to dry then stamped and heat embossed the beautiful botanical image from Fairytale Frenzy
To make the embossed image pop, I applied various Distress Inks
A flower garden wouldn't be complete without a white fence so I used the Lattice die to cut a piece of Grungeboard which I applied Picket Fence Distress Paint as well as a coat of Rock Candy
My imagination went running wild with the Botanical Bliss theme which inspired me to add a trio of die blooms that were made using the Tattered Pinecone die.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 5:30 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Scott and I are away on vacation at our home away from home in San Diego, CA. I frantically packed a craft travel bag / suitcase full of supplies to play with during the evenings when we are both too tired to do anything else. I knew I wanted to join along with Prima's May Build-A-Page sketch challenge, so I packed lots of Prima goodies.
I made a layout featuring a couple of photos of Meredith and Connor that were taken more than 10 years ago. They weren't even in school yet and now Connor is graduation from high school in 2 weeks and Meredith will be a Senior next year! YIKES! Time sure flies!
To create the background, I started with a pretty piece of patterned paper from the Prima Princess collection, added lots of texture and paints then embellished with a variety of Prima flowers:
 resin embellishments including the butterflies and key:
 typo bulbs along with rub-ons from my stash:
 For color inspiration I joined along with the current ColourQ challenge:
Thank you for visiting - I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | @ 2:00 AM | , , , ,

Hi there! I'm here today sharing a project that I made for a DT assignment for 13arts. I made a wall hanging featuring an assortment of fabulous 13arts products.
To create this project, I dry embossed a die cut piece of paper from the Timeless collection which also had Distress ink applied to it. I embellished with a variety of blossoms which were made using beautiful papers from both the Timeless and Face of Spring collections:
The charm embellishment features die cut papers from both the Timeless and Face of Spring collections along with shimmery Gold Glittery Bars:
More blossoms along with 13arts twigs and fancy 13 arts blue trimming:

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you are looking for some fabulous inspiration, please be sure to visit the 13arts blog.
Be Sweet ;)



Paint: 13arts Gesso
Other: twigs, blue lace trimming

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Mona Pendleton | Friday, May 16, 2014 @ 9:25 PM | ,


Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! I don't have anything to share because I am here with Scott :)
(Coronado Beach, California)
 I do want to share with you that Pion design has just released a beautiful collection of papers called "My Precious Daughter". You can see close ups of all the papers on their blog - click HERE:
 Speaking of precious daughters, I have this photo to share with you of my precious daughter Angie who was named to ESPN's Top 50 female athletes in action sports ~ you can read about it HERE
Thanks so much for visiting - I hope you have a great weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with a project to share for 13arts.
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 9:00 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I'm so excited to be joining along with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #2! The challenge is based on the new book by Tim Holtz! One of the challenge guidelines is that ALL participants should work from their own copy of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 3. This is required out of respect and appreciation for Tim, who put countless hours and passion into writing the book. If you don’t have a copy, you can order one directly from Tim, who will even autograph it for you :)
Challenge #2 is to use Distress Glitter ~ the "how to" may be found on page 56:
In case you missed my post for the first challenge (click HERE), I've decided to create a book for this challenge. 

My second page features a photo of myself standing in front of the Eiffel Tower while vacationing in France. I used a couple different colors of beautiful Distress Glitter on my page:
I adhered a layer of pretty antique linen Distress Glitter to a die cut grungeboard butterfly:
and I dipped the homemade rose in Clear Rock Candy Glitter which I think resembles a coating of sugar. 
I'm also entering this into I am also entering this in the Sunday Stamper challenge where Hels is challenging us to feature the color PINK. 
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)post signature
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