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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, January 11, 2015 @ 1:24 AM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are enjoying the weekend. Last night, Angie and I went to watch the Supercross Motorcycle races live ~ Wow! Talk about excitement! I'm trying to keep up with some sort of weekly art journaling so I joined along with a few challenges to help me stay on track including Brenda's A Visual Journey challenge where anything goes, simply create in a journal and the Compendium of Curiousities 3: Challenge 19 where we are challenged to use Tim Holtz's Frayed Fabric technique while incorporating various Tim Holtz products and Brenda's A Visual Journey c
 I made a double page spread in my art journal:
 I joined along with the current A Vintage Journey challenge where we are challenged to use a portrait. For the focal point, I layered and stitched the sweet Tim Holtz Found Relative card on a piece of Tim Holtz frayed fabric:
 I chose this particular photo because it reminds me of my sister Tina and I (eventhough she is 10 years older than me):
I surrounded the image with lots of texture made using a Tim Holtz heart stencil, texture paste:
 The title was spelled out using Tim Holtz chit chat stickers with a touch of Vintage Photo Distress ink applied to the edges:
For color, I used the following Tim Holtz Distress products: Concord Grape, Seedless Preserves and Shaded Lilac:
The die cut hearts were made using various Tim Holtz Sizzix dies along with Tim Holtz Grungeboard. For texture and interest, I applied Tim Holtz Distress Rock Candy to the hearts and random places on the pages prior to adding color:
For color inspiration, I joined along with the current colour me challenge and I'm also linking to the Sunday Stamper challenge where we are challenged to create using hearts along with some rubber stamping ~ (lots of hearts and I used a Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge checkerboard Grunge stamp around the perimeter):
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day!
Be Sweet ;)
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40 Sweet Comments So Far:

saygee said...

Мона, гармоничная работа и чудесная фотография девчушек!!!

Evelyn Walter said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the different textures on the pages!
xxx Evelyn

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Stunning work, Mona! Love the colour scheme! So beautiful! Xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

OK, you have sold me on purple, I am adding these colours to my wish list! GORGEOUS Mona! hugs until next time :)

Hels Sheridan said...

as ever Mona, you created a masterpiece, love the colours you chose, perfect with the black and white photo.... Thanks for joining in with the sunday STamper... and the CC3 Challenge too x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow you sure ROCK OUT the pages! These are fabulous~

Sue Balawajder said...

Love the colours,its just beautiful.

Sue Balawajder said...

Love the colours,its just beautiful.

Lisa said...

Wow, what stunning journal pages!! I love all of the amazing texture!! The colors are fabulous!! And what a sweet picture!! It reminds me of my sister and I, too!! Love these, Mona!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love that super cute photo, Mona and it looks great sewed onto the TH fabric!!!! Amazing texture and use of colour again - love all the beautiful purples!! TFS
Have a great week!!

butterfly said...

Fabulous heart texture - especially those crackled ones, and the photo is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic journal pages, Mona! Love the texture made with the heart stencil.

Sue said...

Hello Mona
Love your second double spread, the photo is beautiful...love the bloomers!
The texture you have created on your Hearts is amazingly gorgeous, just gorgeous.
Smiles:)
Sue

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning journal pages Mona and I love how you have used your crackle paint and the shadings of your ink is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ and good luck.
Julie x

Brenda Brown said...

Love the double hearts pages Mona with such wonderful texture and that crackle heart fits beautifully. Love that you are journalling and have combined it with a portrait too. Thanks for sharing at A Vintage Journey and my Visual Journey 2015, lovely to have your support.
hugs Brenda xxx

Helen Wallace said...

I'm not usually a fan of purple, but you rocked it here Mona. Love the use of fabric and the crackle hearts :)

Gale Evans said...

Wow Mona, beautiful masterpiece! Love these colors!

Cheryl W. said...

I inherited my mother's love of lilac (but I like all the purple hues!), so this project really appealed to me. The textures add so much interest and the hearts are a wonderful representation of the love you feel for your sister. I cherish mine, too!

Lisa said...

Just lovely Mona, I like the pretty shades of lilac!

Ros Crawford said...

I love you journal page!! so vibrant!

Christine L said...

This is just FABULOUS!! I so love all that texture... the crackled hearts in particular! And that photo... perfect! Like you, my sister was lots older than me (13 years).. she passed away 5 years ago now.... and I STILL miss her so much as despite the years, we were so very close.

Big hugs
Christine x

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, where to begin? This is just amazing, Mona! So much rich texture and detail, and it's amazing you did this all with one color. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at the CMCC!

Lynn Price said...

Mona, I love your work! Your compositions and color, texture, images..... all of it! Have you bookmarked so I can check in regularly. Your work inspired my little gift card, and I thank you also for the link to the color inspiration site!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

This is so sweet ! And so beautiful! Love all the textures!

Greta said...

Perfect use of the color scheme, Mona--beautiful! I really have to use that heart stencil which I bought weeks ago--you always inspire me!

Redanne said...

Your journal pages are gorgeous Mona, I love how you created all the texture, the heart stencil was a perfect choice. I love the Found Relative you used and it is wonderful that these brilliant cards evoke memories in us... he is pretty clever that Tim Holtz! Thanks so much for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

Lynette Jacobs said...

Love all the purple and the hearts....love the crackle effect on the bigger heart. Such stunning mixed media.

Mirna said...

Beautiful purples! Love the double hearts and the sweet photo too!

Carol McCready said...

Very pretty. Love all that texture.

Greta said...

Congrats on the HM at CM, Mona! I would have picked this as the winner, for sure!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Awesome creation Mona! I love the old time picture paired with the purple! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me!

Candy C said...

Mona..your art always has such a calmness and femininity to it. These art journal pages are so sweet and lovely. Love the purple hearts and the washy lighter lavender and white background. Your BW photo is absolutely adorable. I love the machine stitching and the frayed fabric technique matting the frame. Thanks so much for sharing your art with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous pages! LOVE the photo and the Frayed Fabric underneath, and the heart with all their shine and crackle are wonderful! Thank you so much for joining in our first challenge of the year and stitching up a great project for CC3Challenge!!!

Annette Green said...

Such lovely art journal pages. I adore them and wish I had your touch. The frayed fabric frame on your photo is such a great textured detail that compliments the spread beautifully.

S@ndy Diller said...

Really love your work Mona, these pages are beautiful. Love all the texture and the colors are fabulous. Thanks for joining us here at A Vintage Journey.

crafty creations said...

Fabulous layout Mona

Yvonne said...

What fabulous journal pages! The texture is amazing! Love the Found relatives stitched in. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Beautiful art journal pages - fabulous textures and such a great use of purple. Love the frayed fabric frame on your photograph. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Use a Portrait Challenge. Jennie x

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful texture and colors on these lovely pages Mona! the image looks so sweet framed in the stitched frayed cloth! Thanks so much for joining us for the A Vintage Journey Use a Portrait challenge!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Gorgeous! Love the shades of lilac and the fabulous texture here! Chrisx


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