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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, January 4, 2015 @ 10:01 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! It's time for the first Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of 2015! It's all so very exciting and we are kicking things off celebrating both old and new
This project is full of lots of goodies, both old and new!
I embellished the front as well as the inside of an altered configurations book / shadowbox with a variety of fantastic new and old die cuts.
I recently purchased the beautiful Tim Holtz Layered Butterfly die and have been waiting to put it to good use. Rather than using the coordinating texture fade to add texture to the die cut butterfly, I applied crackled texture paste, allowed to dry then applied brushed pewter Distress Paint and seedless preserves Distress Stain
To create the background behind the beautiful butterfly, I layered and adhered previously Gesso'd Trellis Frameworks  and GADGET GEARS die cuts:
Once dry, I randomly applied  seedless preserves and dusty concord Distress Stains:
On the inside, I featured a photo of my sweet daughter Angie that was taken when we went to visit the Butterfly Wonderland located here in Phoenix. It is FULL of amazingly beautiful butterflies fluttering about EVERYWHERE! I filled the smaller boxes with die cut MINI BUTTERFLIES and MINI HEARTS:
Peeking out from under the heart is a beautiful ELEMENTS REMNANT RUB:
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you join along with theSimon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp Challenge blog to see all the DT's fabulous inspiration!
Be Sweet ;)
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Products used:
Tim Holtz Sizzix Trellis Frameworks dieTim Holtz Sizzix LAYERED BUTTERFLY Bigz Die With Texture FadesTim Holtz Sizzix Die MINI BUTTERFLIES Movers & Shapers AlterationsTim Holtz Sizzix Die MINI HEARTS SET Movers & Shapers AlterationsTim Holtz Sizzix Die GADGET GEARS Bigz Alterations, Ranger Dina Wakley White Gesso,  Ranger Wendy Vecchi embossing paste crackled texture Studio 490Ranger Tim Holtz brushed pewter Distress PaintRanger Tim Holtz seedless preserves Distress Stain, Ranger Tim Holtz dusty concord Distress Stain, Ranger Tim Holtz milled lavender Distress Paint, Ranger Dina Wakley Gel Medium, Ranger Tim Holtz 4 Oz Rock Candy Distress Clear Crackle PaintTim Holtz Idea-ology ELEMENTS REMNANT RUBSTim Holtz Idea-ology MINI CONFIGURATIONS BOOK Shadowbox 9X6Tim Holtz Idea-ology NATURE Adornments Metal CharmsTim Holtz Idea-ology HEART CHARMS Custom MetalTim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Word Bands OBSERVATIONS, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ring FastenersTim Holtz Idea-ology MELANGE Tissue Wrap Paper, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Gears and Sprockets, Tim Holtz Idea-ology 1088 Chitchat Stickers, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Word BandsTim Holtz Idea-ology LOCKET KEYS Metal Hardware Keyhole, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard Basics, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Tape Sketchbook, Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink Pad, Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps MIXED MEDIA cms125


 Comments

40 Sweet Comments So Far:

Sue Marrazzo said...

A very stunning project!!!
The butterfly has a cool crackle look and the color is sweet!

Yasmina TIN SANG said...

Lovely project!

Kathy Bradley said...

Mona,
I know I keep saying this - but your work is just amazing. The colors and distressing are beautiful - as is your daughter!

Helen Wallace said...

Superb colour and texture blending, combined with a gorgeous photo, make this a standout project. Very, very special :D

Patty O'Malley said...

You've created a most beautiful box, Mona! I love the texture and embellishing you gave to each item.

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW! Another work of art! I love absolutely EVERYTHING on this crafting gem!! All the texture, embellishments and colors are stunning. Have a great week!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous layers of texture and colour - what a fabulous start to the new SSS season!
Alison xx

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, Mona, this is stunning!! Wow!! I absolutely love everything about this!! The colors, texture, butterfly on the cover - perfect!! And the inside is just as gorgeous!! What a beautiful photo of Angie!! I love how you decorated each compartment!! This is amazing!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous project and gorgeous photo! I love the mix of textures and PURPLE! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Breathtaking beautiful.

francesca said...

oh this is amazing! love these colors!! :)

Sanja Grdinić said...

Your shadowbox is amazing - so many pretty details and great color tones... Fab work. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Another masterpiece Mona! The soft purples with the silver highlights is stunning and the texture on your butterfly is incredible! Love the pink you added to the inside, such a great splash of contrast! What an amazing project! hugs :)

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful layers of colour and texture which harmonise perfectly. I love projects that you keep looking at to find more details.
Julia

Dawn LL said...

This is so beautiful

Greta said...

"Magical" applies to this project, Mona--love it! Do you use the spray bottle to color with the stains or do you use a brush? I'm determined to make use of the ones I've bought instead of having them just decorate the shelf--LOL!

Lisa said...

Love all of the pretty little details and the sweet photo of Angie! This is wonderful Mona!

RobinH said...

OMG, Mona, what a magnificent project! Stunning details and gorgeous colors and texture! What a masterpiece! TFS!

Martha W said...

Gorgeous project! Really amazing mix of texture and color! Absolutely breathtaking!

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow....so beautiful, as always Mona! Blessings and best wishes to you in 2015...may it be a stunning year! xx

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! Love the colours and the beautiful butterflies

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Mona, we're back from holiday in Cape Town over the festive season and I'm visiting all my favourite blogs to enjoy what I have missed out on while away from Blogland!!! I hope you had a lovely holiday season and I would love to wish you a very, very happy 2015 with lots of time to be creative!!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects with us and I'm really looking forward to enjoy your amazing work in the new year!!!
Have a super day!!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic project Mona. I love the vibrant lilac colors, he amazing textures... that crackled butterfly is beautiful. I love everything!

Terry said...

Beautiful use of old and new! Love all the texture and colors in your configurations box. Your daughter is adorable! Happy New Year!

Janeen said...

so nice to see you here on Simon!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!!!!

Sandra said...

This is stunning, Mona! So pretty! Love the purple color! And the butterfly is really amazing! Hugs, Sandra

Dortesjs said...

stunning and very cool

Angie said...

Oh wow! So cool!!!! I haven't tried anything like this yet. Someday!!!! :) Gorgeous!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Love the colors you used and I thought it was so clever to mix that elegant butterfly with the industrial look of the gears. Great use of the configurations box!

Maura said...

Gorgeousness!!!! Love all the purple goodness.

AimeeOh said...

Breathtaking page! OMG, love the purples! You are amazing!

Macarena said...

This is absolutely amazing <3

Cathy said...

This is so striking, I love the colours and the distressed look. How amazing to have a butterfly place to visit, gorgeous photo, Cathy x

Meihsia Liu said...

Love every beautiful details on this project. Wonderful! :)

Gabby said...

FABULOUS cover and beautifully embellished sections. LOVE the colors, techniques, layers of dies and stamps and ... it's fabulous. :)

Emma Williams said...

A stunning project with so many wonderful details to feast the eyes on ~ it's fabulous, Mona! :)

Kerry said...

Incredible project! The color and texture is phenomenal! Love every inch of it!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning Mona! I hope you have a fabulous and blessed new year! I love the outside and then inside just as beautiful!

barbarayaya62 said...

Gorgeous project! I Love your colors choice and the embellishments are fabulous! BArbarayaya


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