enjoy life 58

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, July 7, 2015 @ 9:32 AM | , ,


Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! Today I have a layout to share featuring a photo of sweet Meredith that was taken several years ago while we were vacationing on Maui:
I combined a variety of Distress Inks to create the ink splattered background and to colorize the die cut Grungepaper greens:
 For the title I die cut a couple words using Tim's Adventure Words Sizzix dies:
 I joined along with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 3, Challenge 32:
Using Frosted Film and following the tutorial found on page 59 in the Tim Holtz’s A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 3, to create a large Tattered Floral:
I also die cut a Grungeboard sand dollar and seahorse then gave them a crackled texture using crackle paste:
I randomly stamped the dot stamp from Tim's Ultimate Grunge stamp set on the background then heat embossed using white embossing powder:
I'm also joining along with the following challenges: 
Anything But Cute Challenge #3 where the theme is to create projects with a romantic theme a beach/sea theme or both, but they must be strongly inspired by the colors of this mood board:
For sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current Let's Get Sketchy sketch challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day / night!
Be Sweet ;)

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58 Sweet Comments So Far:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Mona, you just melted my heart with this one! What a wonderful photo of Meredith and such a great theme to match it. I am loving your frosted film flowers, I am definitely going to try some of this stuff, so gorgeous! Love the crackle on your sand dollar and seahorse! I have been whisked away to the east coast, I can almost smell the ocean!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our "Summer Romance" challenge, I am just blown away with your project! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Vibekke Adelia ( Blog: Memories keeping ) said...

Beautiful summer layout you have created! Have a great summer day!

Cherished said...

Gorgeous page. Love the colors. Thanks for playing at LGS.

Marjie Kemper said...

Mona, this is such a beautiful layout! The photo drew me right in and then all your sweet accents grabbed my attention... the colors are so rich and your FF flowers are stunning. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning seashore page Mona. Especially love your film flower. Nicola x

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, Mona, this is stunning!! I love the sweet photo of Meredith!! She looks so happy!! The colors and details you added to this are so fabulous!! The flower looks amazing!! And I just love that crackled sea horse and sand dollar!! What a gorgeous page this is!! It makes me want to be at the beach!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Stella said...

I am in awe........wow!

Anita Houston said...

Those flowers are just gorgeous!!! I always love when you join along! Great project! Thanks for joining us at CC3C!!!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Hi Mona,
I like the found objects and sweet photo in this one! GREAT JOB!

Lisa said...

A perfectly lovely summer layout Mona! I'm smitten with that little seahorse!

Cheryl W. said...

Oh, my stars, this is so beautiful! So many gorgeous details, but my favorites are the seahorse and sand dollar.

Anne Dwyer said...

Mona - such a lovely layout - the coulours work so well together. Could you please let me know what the foliage die's name is? Thanld

Kathy Bradley said...

Gorgeous layout! The colors are lovely and I love the seahorse - my favorite little sea creature!

mamablitger said...

Mona you did it AGAIN !!! You are always creating the most fabulous and pretty layouts.. This one is as well awesome !!! Love your details with the crackle. And your flower is breathtaking.. Gosh love that it's a bit translucent !!!
And Meredith looks so happy and seems to enjoy life !!!! Pretty girl !!!
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Inkypinkycraft said...

just totally gorgeous x love your use of texture and the softness and delight of the colourful layers x

Nidhi Shah said...

Totally Love your layout!! Love all the embellishments you have created and the way you have put it up!Thanks for playing with us at LGS:)

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely work!! The flower and the little sea horse are beautiful!

Patty O'Malley said...

I love all the detailed textures on this beautiful layout, Mona! I would love to see a video tutorial of how you made the flower and the background details--have you considered doing a video tutorial?

Candy C said...

Mona...this layout is so completely beautiful that I don't quite know what to say! I so love your use of the frosted film here. It gives such a light, airy feeling to your already lovely layout design. The colors are very beachy...perfect for the photograph. That dimensional flower is just gorgeous. The white embossed random polka dots and the white splatters on that gorgeous tattered flower and in other areas of the layout really finish it off perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Sherrie K. said...

What a beauty! I love the soft colors and the texture is beyond gorgeous! The picture of Meredith is so sweet and enjoying life! I love the cracked paint on the seahorse and sand dollar and the flower...ofta, just amazing! LOVE everything!!!
Have a great day and thanks for sharing another masterpiece!
Hugs,
Sherrie k

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Ah, Mona!! I keep trying to read your blog but its difficult can't I can't take my eyes off your art! I completely love the white splotches on your Frosted Film flowers. Just inspiring! Love the words die cut from white CS and your stenciling layers and crackle paste on the embellishments. Brilliant! And glad to see you back at CC3C!!

Susan Lankford said...

Gorgeous colors and love the flower!

Christine L said...

Oh MY, Mona.... this is soooooo stunning....... every detail is so fabulous around the wonderful photograph..... but I really have fallen in love with that flower!! I don't have volume three, so will just have to play!

Sorry my commenting is a bit lax lately - I have a blurry dry eye, so am struggling with the computer monitor at times!

Big hugs
Christine x

Masami Tsuji said...

Such a beautiful summer layout!! Thanks for sharing it with us @LGS!

Laetitia PAUCHET Triniti said...

Love, love, love this !! and the colors !! That feels the holidays :-)
Thanks for playing at LGS

Tenia Nelson said...

GORGEOUS!!

Greta said...

Oh wow, Mona--love this layout! The background is so gorgeous & I love the look of those leaves!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Well crack me upside the head and call me stupefied! This is marvelous and so yummy delicious. Those frosted film flowers are AMAZEBALLS and your ocean blues and greens are perfect! You have captured this moment with Meredith beautifully dearie. Isn't Maui the best!?! I went there for my honeymoon in February this year.

Thanks for joining in our Summer Romance challenge this month at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

LauraVi said...

Your projects have always something magic! I simply love this page!

RobinH said...

AMAZING!!! What a gorgeous project! Love the darling photo of Meredith and how beautifully you surrounded her! That background is incredible! WOW!

Annette Green said...

Absolutely wonderful! Love your beautiful colors, love the use of the Frosted Film, crackle paste, and white embossing. Fabulous!! So glad you joined us again in the CC3 Challenge.

Davi said...

Gorgeous LO Mona!! The colors so perfect for summer fun and the sand dollar and flower are stunning!! LOVE it!

alexandra s.m. said...

Such a beautiful page Mona!
I love the way you made the flower and that crackled seahorse!
Thank You~

Lauren Tomecek said...

This looks amazing! I really like the flowers and leaves, such a great effect. Thanks for playing at Let's Get Sketchy.

eRi (きひと) said...

Cool! beautiful page. Love the colors. Thanks for playing at LGS.

Crystal said...

Amazing summer layout! The colours are just perfect! Love the giddy photo of Meredith too! Brought a smile right to my face immediately!

Sara Barker said...

What a gorgeous layout, with a lovely photo to draw my attention right in! I love how you have complimented it with that fabulous film flower and crackled sea life! Just breath taking! Thank you so much for joining our Summer Romance challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Beautiful Mona! Love those colours and all the Tim products that you used. That flower is awesome!

Samra Leshinski said...

Oh my, I am so behind with my visit to you!!! This layout is absolutely stunning and is so perfect for our challenge at Anything But Cute!!! Thank you so very much for joining :) Your support of our challenge blog and continuous participation is tremendously appreciated!
Hugs :)
Samra

Sayaka Aihara(sariko*) said...

Gorgeous and beautiful layout ! Thank you for joining us at LGS !

Ashley said...

Amazing layout! The flowers are just gorgeous! Sweet photo too!

Kimberly Cobb said...

Your layout is lovely Mona. The flower is so delicate and summery. Great use of the frosted film technique.

Jacqui said...

Love your design of this layout. Thanks for joining in with us at LGS!

Melinda Felicilda said...

As always beautiful page i love everything you did in your layout.... Thanks for playing at LGS.

Mary Chen said...

Gorgeous page! Love the colours!

Brenshevia Baker said...

Great take on the sketch, thanks so much for joining us at LGS!

Denise van Deventer said...

Sooooo gorgeous...love the different greens and earthy background! Beautiful photo too! ;-)

Strangely Creative said...

Lovely - super colours perfect! Cx

Brenda Caldow said...

Mona, I just love your take on the sketch. The flower is beautiful and the little sea horse is adorable. Thanks for joining in at Let's Get Sketchy.

sue said...

That flower and seahorse are stunning!! And the colours...aww! Thanks for sharing with us at LGS :)

SomethingAboutMarie said...

Wonderful page!!!! love the photo, flower, horesea and that blue & green!!!! Thank you for joining us @LGS!

Joefil said...

Beautiful page Mona! Thank you so much for joining us at LGS :)

Pauline said...

Stunning page Mona! Gorgeous colours and elements, and a real cute pic too!

Veronica Tovar said...

Super cute layout Mona, and congrats for winning the CCC3 challenge!!!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh -- what a fabulous LO Mona. The flower is amazing!! It so evokes the feeling a warm summer days at the beach. Sigh -- longing for a vacation :) Anyway, congrats on your win at CC3C!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Rea' said...

Congratulations... such a refreshing layout; colors are gorgeous and that flower ... just beautiful !

Stefania Salmi said...

Congratulations Mona, this LO is truly magnificent, I love how you have applied the technique Frosted film.

Lisa H said...

beautiful!! congrats on your win. =)


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