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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, March 1, 2015 @ 10:01 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's theme is called "Just a hint of clover". Pull out your green colored supplies, create a fabulous project and share it with us! 
I was inspired by the color green to create a greeting card using various shades of green Distress Stain Sprays:
Admittedly, the color green is not one of my "go to" colors so I was brave and reached for the following Distress Stain Sprays: bundled sage, mowed lawn, evergreen bough and pine needles to create an inky background.
For the focal point, I embellished with a crackled die cut butterfly which was colorized using bundled sage:
For the sentiment, a small talk sticker was used:
I created a Harlequin textured background:
I completed the card with a custom colored Crinkle Ribbon bow and a fun Typed Token:
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: 
Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO MediaTim Holtz Distress Spray Stain RUSTY HINGE RangerTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps BITTY GRUNGE Stampers AnonymousBazzill KRAFT Classic Paper Pack Heavy Weight 12 x 12 CardstockTim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE NOSTALGIC ColorCore 6 X 6 Cardstock, Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Idea-ology PAPER STASH FRENCH INDUSTRIAL 12 x 12


 Comments

63 Sweet Comments So Far:

Greta said...

Love the harlequin background & the crackled butterfly! I'm not a "green" person, but this gorgeous project makes me want to play along!

Sue Lelli said...

Love how you use the green Mona! Gorgeous texture and design! Adore The Harlequin background too!

Sue Marrazzo said...

The green is the best! This is really a dreamy card = )

mamablitger said...

Mona this is another stunning project from you. Gosh do I love the crackled butterfly and the harlekin background. Love all the fab details... Wohooooo I love your art !!!
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Helen Wallace said...

Another gorgeous piece of art Mona. Love the soft green and the crackle. You do MM so creatively. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Gabby said...

GORGEOUS card, Mona! Every detail is an artful delight. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh boy Mona, this is just stunning!! Every time I visit you, I end up adding a dozen more things to my wish list...what a wonderful source of inspiration you are! hugs :)

Suzanne C said...

Mona another stunningly beautiful card. The butterfly is just wow and the background is a perfect complement!

Tracey said...

Stunning Mona!! You have such a pretty feminine style!!

Lynn D said...

That frosty textured butterfly is breathtaking! Your work is always so lovely!

Lynn D said...

That frosty textured butterfly is breathtaking! Your work is always so lovely!

Lynn D said...

That frosty textured butterfly is breathtaking! Your work is always so lovely!

Patty O'Malley said...

I absolutely love this card, Mona! It is my new favorite of your's. Everything about it is beautiful!

Marjan Küppers said...

So very beautiful!! I do love the way you create layers and the crackle effect!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful!! I do love greens and you used them so prettily with the texture and the white paint too

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! Another stunning creations Mona! Green is definitely not my go to color, but this card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you for the inspiration and have a great day!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are so amazing at adding texture to your creations. This is a stunning card~

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning!! The texture is amazing!! I adore the butterfly!! Green isn't my go-to color either but you have totally rocked it!! This is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Charlene said...

Do you need me address :-) LOVE LOVE LOVE this one so much!!!

Paula Cheney said...

really beautiful Mona - green is not my go to color either but you make it look great!

Kara Lynne said...

You did amazing things with a non go-to color! Beautiful!!

sara j said...

stunning and luscious and wonderful!

Teresa C said...

A beautiful work! I like the textures and colors!

Susan Lankford said...

Love, love the green and the butterfly is gorgeous!

Carol McCready said...

Your card is fabulous. Love the textured harlequin background and that butterfly.

Lisa said...

This crackled butterfly is stunning, fabulous card Mona!!

Oxana Moupasiridou said...

Wonderful piece of art! Truly breathtaking ^.^

Lynn Price said...

Fabulous, Mona!! Green is not my go-to color either, but you have inspired me to try it - this is so ethereal with the shading and crackle....wow! xx Lynn

Sherrie K. said...

Wowzers...someone will flip to receive this! It is incredibly beautiful! I love how you mixed the green tones....so pretty! The butterfly is gorgeous and love the crackled look:) Another beauty and I am looking forward to dabbling in some of these products once I receive my goodies! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
Sherrie K

Kathy Bradley said...

Mona, as always, your work is absolutely beautiful. For green not being one of your "go to" colors - the shades of green used are lovely. The texture, butterfly and little pendant are wonderful - again - gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your art.

Pam said...

This is stunning, Mona! That butterfly ia amazing.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful texture and bow! Love, love, love this butterfly!

Linda Kunsman said...

a stunning card Mona- and the sentiment is so perfect for it!

Barbara Derksen said...

Hello Mona,

I think your project should be under glass in a case all of its own. Just BEAUTIFUL!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a gorgeous creation! Mona. The textures and colors are gorgeous! :)

Linda R said...

This looks fabulous Mona, I LOVE the crackle technique on your butterfly. Looks amazing. And the color combo looks fabulous as well.

Hugs~

Val Thorpe said...

I love this card. The colour is just yummy and I love the texture. That butterfly is just beautiful :D

Valentina said...

Stunning CARD! I love the colour combo, the crakle accents and the little bit of white.

Sandra said...

Such a gorgeous card, Mona! Love the crackled butterfly! You're so good with crackle! You make me want to play with it more! Hugs, Sandra

Mirna said...

OMG, what incredibly gorgeous detail! Love that butterfly! You are amazing, Mona!

Tricia Ann said...

This is awesome.

Kimberly Cobb said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous...the greens are blended so softly and your crackled butterfly is just awesome. I love the simple sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Gorgeous work, Mona (as usual). Love how you went with the yummy minty green and you always make the color white stand out in such an amazing way. The harlequin background is stunning and I love how you incorporate so many clever techniques every time. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol Reisner said...

Absolutely stunning, Mona!! I just love these colors and your beautiful techniques! That butterfly is magnificent!

Wilma said...

Wow this is so beautiful!! Love it.

Lynette Jacobs said...

So very beautiful. I adore the crackle effect on the butterfly. I am always in awe of the amazing way you shade your colors.

Karine said...

First time I visit your blog and won't be the last. Your talent is amazing!

Wanda Hentges said...

Really Gorgeous card!!!!!!!!!!!!

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning crackles and beautiful soft vintage colours with a super design.
Julie x

Maura said...

Totally gorgeous!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Mona. Love the gorgeous butterfly with the fantastic finish... the background is amazing. Just a touch of green... it's perfect.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Sherrie K. said...

Ofta, this is amazing! I love the background and the colors are such a perfect combination! The butterfly is so beautiful and just love the crackled look! So pretty!!!!
Sherrie K

barbarayaya62 said...

Absolutely stunning! The background and the butterfly are breathtaking! barbarayaya

Sara Barker said...

I really could just sit here and stare at this for hours! There is so much luciousness to see! I am "green with envy" over your amazing talent!

Sara Barker said...

I really could just sit here and stare at this for hours! There is so much luciousness to see! I am "green with envy" over your amazing talent!

Macarena said...

Unbelievably beautiful. I just love your projects!

wendy vecchi said...

this is a beauty. love the textures...love the details.
fabulous!

Emma Williams said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! This is such a wonderful project and I love all the details and texture ~ just stunning!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absolutely stunning and I love your soft shades of green!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful card. So many wonderful techniques in one project. The effect of cracking is perfect and brings a touch of drama to the card.
Regards,
Bozena

Audrey Pettit said...

This is absolutely stunning!

butterfly said...

Stunning, Mona. I think your shabby chic makes are my favourites - the crackle on the butterfly is unbelievable, and I love that dyed ribbon. Beautiful!
Alison xx


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