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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, January 4, 2015 @ 1:15 AM | , , , ,

Hi there! Today I pulled out an art journal and had lots of fun playing around with a variety of Tim Holtz products including Distress Inks, Stains and Paint to name a few. I joined along with the current Compendium of Curiosities 3: Challenge 19: where the theme is to create a project featuring Frayed Fabric.

I created two wintery themed pages:
To create the backgrounds on both pages, I collaged Tim Holtz tissue paper to cover the surface, trimmed the edges with Tim Holtz tissue paper tape, adhered die cut Grungepaper Chevrons. Once dry, I randomly applied a variety of Tim Holtz Distress products shown below: 
The first page features a sweet image from Found Relatives ~ Occasions which I layered and stitched to a piece of frayed Tim Holtz fabric:
Page 2 features a Tim Holtz frayed fabric die cut tag:
embellished with a couple of Tim Holtz Grungeboard Stacked Snowflakes and silver embossed stamped Tim Holtz snowflakes:
For added interest, I used Tim Holtz Bubble Layering stencil to add additional texture and design along with splatters of paint:
Here are some of the Tim Holtz products used:
For color inspiration, I joined along with the current Pals Paper Arts challenge:
I'm also joining along with Brenda's A Visual Journey 2015 weekly inspiration as well as A Vintage Journey where the challenge is to create a project inspired by a poem shared on their site ~ I was inspired by the word snow.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great Sunday!
Be Sweet ;)
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P.S. ~ I'll be back tomorrow, January 5th  Midnight Eastern with an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge ~ hope to see you then!




 Comments

37 Sweet Comments So Far:

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous wintry pages Mona, the steely ice blues look perfect with the snowy scene and additional snowflakes and I love the frayed fabric as a wonderful contrast. Thanks for linking to A Visual Journey 2015 and A Vintage Journey (seeing the similarities in the titles them both together makes me smile).
Happy New Year to you and yours.
hugs Brenda xx

Kimberly Hogan said...

Love the journal pages. I'm most impressed on how you were able to do one project and meet several challenges, BRAVO!!! I'm happy to have visited your blog. I found you kinda like a Six Degrees of seperation kinda thing…. I started out on Margie Kemper's blog and several clicks of the mouse and here I am. I will most definitely come back…. Happy New Year!!!

Ros Crawford said...

These are fabulous! I am always inspired by your work...

butterfly said...

Gorgeous journal pages, Mona - so frosty and beautiful. The frayed fabric adds a really special touch - love that tag!! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison xx

Linda Callahan said...

The colors you used are gorgeous behind the vintage photo! Beautiful wintry look! Love the final result! Thanks for sharing it at PPA!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow! Amazing work!

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning pages, Mona!! The texture is amazing!! I love the vintage photo and the tag!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year! Wonderful spread Mona. I love the lilac hues with the cream. It has such a great vintage feel to it. Great textures and images.

Clareene Forbes said...

Oh my goodness. I love the colors you chose. Reminds me it is still Winter. I especially love how you mounted the photo. Great texturing...

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful journal pages, Mona! They capture the essence of winter perfectly.

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Just gorgeous, Mona! The colors are fabulous together and the texture of the Eclectic Elements fabric adds so much to the piece. The stenciled texture paste is awesome. LOVE this!!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, this is amazing! Again, love the textures...so fun and creative! The colors are beautiful! Great job on these pages!
Sherrie K

Patti MacLeith said...

Oh my gosh, Mona. I love your art! Come back and play at PPA very soon.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your colors and I LOVE the frayed fabric, Mona! GORGEOUS pages!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Great textures and colours! So pretty!

Candy C said...

Mona...these are such beautiful pages in your journal! Your color scheme is perfect for a wintery feel. I love how you've embedded Tim's chevron die cut. It's so subtle but adds nice dimension. Your frayed fabric background behind that adorable vintage found relatives photograph and the coordinating tag on the opposite page are beautifully done. I also love the stacked snowflakes and silver embossed snowflakes. They complete your pages perfectly. Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. Here's hoping that you have a wonderful 2015. <3 Candy

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Mona! Visiting your blog is like taking a breath of fresh air in the country side! This is absolutely stunning! I was hypnotized by the colours and all the wonderful texture makes me want to touch it! Just gorgeous! Until next time, hugs :)

Lynette Jacobs said...

Your pages and techniques are stunning. You have so much talent with mixed media.

Sue said...

Hello Mona,
I am so impressed with your pages, the wintry scene looks wonderful, I especially like the addition of the Tactile fabric.
Smiles:)
Sue

Greta said...

Wonderful way to use the fabric & colors, Mona! This is stunning!

Tracey McNeely said...

Mona love your mixed media journal, the shades of blues you used are gorgeous!

RobinH said...

Lovely journal! Love the colors you used here and the texture you create with the stencils is amazing! Wish I had your eye for all of this! SO beautiful!

Martha W said...

Fabulous mixed media journal, Mona! Always in awe of your creativity! Stunning as usual! TFS!

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning, wintery pages....love the colouring....fabulous! ;-)

Charlene said...

Just gorgeous Mona!! LOVE the snowflakes and all those layers, fun!!

Redanne said...

Oh wow Mona, these pages are just stunning! I love your frayed fabric and those gorgeous steely blues - and the snowflakes - I love it all! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne x

Michelle Gleeson said...

Such details and texture! I love the way the colors all blend so beautifully.

Sandie Conner said...

Wonderful project, thanks for sharing it with the PALS this week.

Petra Swart said...

Mona, you are definitely one of the most talented mixed media artists out there!!!!!! These pages are stunning - lovely use of the colours and the texture is just amazing!!! Love the fabric and all the amazing detail on the pages!!!! TFS.

Annette Green said...

Mona, I am SO jealous of anyone who can create such beautiful journal pages. And yours are truly that. You've used the frayed fabric technique so well here. I especially love the tag with those layers of paint and snowflakes. What wonderful texture! Thanks for playing along with us in the CC3 Challenge!

Anita Houston said...

WOW!!! Your pages are fabulous, just gorgeous!!! LOVE that you used fabric on them! Great colors and your stitching is wonderful! So unique and fun too! Thank you so much for joining in our first challenge of the year and stitching up a great project for CC3Challenge!!!

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful winter pages Mona! love the frayed cloth and the sweet image you chose to highlight - and, of course, all the white snow splatter! Thanks for joining us at AVJ!

Gabby said...

Wonderful pages! Love the colors, inking, layers and what a nice pic. :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh I love these wonderful pagesMona! Stunning colours and layers, and such a great photo too! Love the addition of the fabric and stitching! A wonderful wintry spread!

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful journal pages Mona and I love your wintry colour choice and addition of frayed fabric. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ and good luck.
Julie x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this colour combo and the texture is beyond scrummy! Chrisx

Yvonne said...

Wow...your colors are gorgeous and the stitching is fabulous! Love the way you incorporated the challenge into your journal! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!


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