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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, July 4, 2015 @ 10:51 AM | , , ,


Hi there! Happy 4th of July to all my blogging friends who celebrate! It's time for Prima's monthly Build A Page sketch challenge and this month I'm joining along as an official Prima Design Team Member! Yipeee! In case you are not familiar with the Prima monthly challenges, there are just two simple rules: 1. Use as much Prima as possible (and only Prima flowers please!) 2. Enter before midnight on the last day of the month! You have ALL month to play!
I decided to show my patriotic spirit and create a mixed media layout in celebration of the 4th of July! 
I started with a pretty piece of paper from the Epiphany collection:
I applied a nearly a solid coat of White Crackle Texture Paste then allowed it to dry and works it's magic. Additional design and texture was applied using stamps, embossing powder, white gesso and the floral petites stencil:
I trimmed and framed a small photo of the Statue of Liberty that was taken several years ago when we were visiting NYC:
USA was spelled out using Heavy Black Gesso along with the Alphabet stencil:
I embellished with the following: die cut stars that I added texture to using a crimping tool:
A trio of stamped / fussy cut butterflies and of course a variety of Prima flowers:

I'm entering this layout in the following challenges: For colour inspiration, I joined along with the current ColourQ colour challenge:
Stamps and Stencils challenge where the theme is Happy Holidays 
~ The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge where the theme is Summer Days (a summer day celebrating the 4th of July!)

Prima products used: Heavy Black Gesso 96149, White Crackle Paste 961503, Stencil Alphabet 962296, Glass Beads Turquoise 962678, Glass Beads Ruby 962661, Glass Beads Crystal 961671, Rust and Dust Cling Mounted Stamps 962050, Epiphany Clear As Day 846855, Lyric Collection 845674, Floral Petites Stencil 580049

Many thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend! Maybe if you find some time this month, you will join along with the Prima challenges showcasing those beautiful Prima products!

Be Sweet ;)
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28 Sweet Comments So Far:

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its Gorgeous..the soft colors ,textures are superb n I loved the alphabets on photo ,very nice idea :)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!!

Greta said...

Happy 4th to you & your family, Mona! Amazing use of the sketch--love the crackle paste effect--have to try some one of these days.

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely tribute to the 4th Mona - have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Mona! Those little frames are so special and I love the butterflies. Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

Sue Lelli said...

What a GREAT layout, Mona! LOVE the USA with the photos in the frames! What a perfectly FAB Prima DT member you are!

Ros Crawford said...

So beautiful!! I love the little frames and that colour is gorgeous!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

As always so beautiful!! I love this striking combination of colors!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Mona!! I love how you used the colours from the colour challenge, your balance is just perfect! The staggered frames create such a wonderful flow, a beauty of a layout! hugs :)

Susan Lankford said...

Beautiful page and flowers...love the way you spelled out USA!

toni said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous layout Mona. Love your theme and beautiful cool colours and textures. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Stamps and Stencils Toni x

Kathy Bradley said...

Mona - your layout is, as always, gorgeous and wonderful. I love the colors and the USA framed out!

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic layout, Mona! Love the mainly aqua color but still getting the patriotic vibe.

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic layout, Mona! Love the mainly aqua color but still getting the patriotic vibe.

Pam said...

So beautiful. Love the frames. Gorgeous color. You have created another beauty. Mona.

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous layout, Mona, love your mixed media. Perfect design for a USA Layout! Love how you used the colors! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful layout, wonderful texture and colours. Thank you for joining our Happy Holidays challenge at Stamps and Stencils.
Yvonne

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is just stunning, Mona!! Wow!! I love the beautiful colors!! The way you arranged the frames is so creative and fabulous!! I just love this!! The details and textures are perfect!! Amazing as always!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! What a stunning layout Mona!!! I love the idea of framed letters and those little butterflies look so happy to be part of the celebration:) just stunning!!

Gale Evans said...

Amazing background! Great jobs with these colors!

Carol Reisner said...

Gorgeous work Mona! Love the colors and love the frames!!! Just perfect! TFS!

RobinH said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Davi said...

Beautiful Mona!! I love the textures and way you used the colors is wonderful!

Ashley said...

Stunning!

Denise van Deventer said...

Sooooo soft and gorgeous! Looooooove this.....so special! ;-)

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous layout! I love the summery colors and mixed media elements that you added. Please note to be considered for prizes and recognition at the MMMC you need to post our monthly graphic on your blog post. Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Lynn K said...

Gorgeous mixed media layout! LOVE all the texture you achieved and the color palette is so soft and lovely! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
www.lynnkopas.blogspot.com

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous textures, colours, details and layout as ever Mona. Apologies for my late visit but thanks for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia x


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