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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, July 9, 2015 @ 10:00 AM | , , , , ,


Hi there! I'm so excited because our summer vacation is right around the corner. I really would have liked to revisit Paris but Scott opted for more of a relaxing vacation so instead we will be heading to lounge around on the Maui shores which is COMPLETELY fine with me :)
With Paris on my mind, I created a card featuring the beautiful Eiffel Tower:
I joined along again with the Compendium of Curiosities challenge, creating another Frosted Film tattered floral as well as the A Vintage Journey challenge ~ where the theme is Destinations. This is the smaller version and if you missed my card yesterday, you can see what my bigger Frosted Film Tattered Floral looks like by clicking HERE:
I gave the die cut Grungeboard Eiffel Tower a generous coat of Crackle Texture Paste:
Amongst all the layers and crackle, is a metal bird embellishment which I altered using Gesso and Distress Ink:
Here are a few steps I took along the way sharing my creative process:
Use Texture Paste along with stencil (****done prior to applying Distress Inks!***)
Randomly apply Distress Inks of choice:


 The ink I used to add color to the flower is even French! :) LOL
I'm also joining along with the following challenges: For sketch inspiration ~ Cardabilities and Try it on Tuesday where the theme is In the Frame.

Here are a few photos taken while on our Paris trip in 2011. If you have visited, I'm pretty sure you will agree that this city is quite breathtaking. There is so much to see and do and that is exactly why Scott didn't want to go. He didn't want to have to take a vacation when we returned home to recover from our vacation :)

Scott took the following photos from the observation deck on the Eiffel Tower:

 Silly me :)

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have enjoyed my project and photos.
Be Sweet ;)
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55 Sweet Comments So Far:

17-17 said...

Cute work Mona! thank you for sharing beautiful pictures from Paris!

Magda

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful card Mona! Enjoy your holidays. Save Paris till the Springtime! Nicola x

chrissie said...

Lovely photographs and a stunning card

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous photos and gorgeous art to match. Love the frosted flower and your co,our palette, the crackle is gorgeous, Tracy x

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Mona, your card is absolutely stunning!! As always, the texture is amazing!! I love the colors you used and the gorgeous details!! The frosted film flower is fabulous!! And what beautiful pictures, too!! You've made me want to visit Paris!! Love, love it! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Samra Leshinski said...

I adore this card!!! What a gorgeous color combination and superb elegant design! The photos you took are so beautiful!!!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a gorgeous creation, Mona. Love all the stunning details. And love your beautiful photos, too. :)

Lisa said...

Amazing layers on this pretty card Mona! Wonderful Paris photos too!

Greta said...

Haven't been to Paris--so fun seeing your wonderful pictures! Amazing shabby chic card, Mona--love the crackle & colors & every embellishment! Enjoy your relaxing vacation--think Scott has the right idea!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

What a gorgeous take on the sketch n theme too ! I have never been to Paris..I am sure it must be as enchanting as your card is :) ! The crackle textures are just amazing and loved the vintage touch with colors !

mamablitger said...

Mona your card is very pretty and exciting. What a lovely way to show off the Eiffel Tower. I love your crackle and your flower is awesome. Fantastic background.
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work. I wish you a great weekend
Hugs from Monica... Spain

sirkkis said...

Very beautiful card. Gorgeous design. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

Crystal said...

Absolutely stunning card! Love the gorgeous layering and beautiful fall colour palate! Also, thanks for sharing your holiday photos too! Magnificent!

Redanne said...

Paris is such a breathtaking city, you are right, but your card is equally breathtaking Mona! I love your layering, the crackled elements look stunning and that flower is 'to die for' - this is a stunning card.

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art with us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Aah Mona! We have only been back for a couple of weeks but with this fabulous card I can see that your memories of Paris are still as fresh as mine! Brilliant crackle, lovely colours and of course that amazing flower! This is such a stunning card and I am so pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Patty O'Malley said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Love the flower and would love to see a video on how you made it if you do one. I've never been to Europe but would love to go. The photos are wonderful.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An breathtaking card and wonderful photos !
Thank you for sharing all this with us at TIOT's!
xxx
Susi

Valia Katzaki said...

I have to say I loooove the crackles! Tres chic card!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Mona, this is so lovely. Subtle and powerful at the same time, how do you do that?? Your layers of crackle are so beautiful. Very, very well done!!

Christine L said...

Wow Mona... a wonderfully French shabby-chic creation... I love all the wonderful detail as always! But that frosted film tattered floral....... I really am going to have to find out what this frosted film is... as I already have the tattered floral die!

Fabulous photos too... thanks for sharing them..

Happy Weekend..
Christine x

Angie said...

Gorgeous! I am amazed at all the combining of challenges you worked into this fabulous project. Some days It makes my head hurt trying to combine! Really fabulous project!!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous photos of you in Paris! LOVE your make!!! The tower and flower are stunning! You rock! Thanks for playing AGAIN!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Your card is so very, very gorgeous! I love the colors you opted to use - the touches of blue are lovely. I hope you have a most wonderful trip to Maui and that you get some sun and relaxation!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

The layers and texture and color is just gorgeous!!
I'm with Scott.....tropical vacays are the best!

Susan Lankford said...

Beautiful, romantic card...great tutorial...cute pix!

Ashley said...

Incredible work, Mona! So beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

Have a wonderful vacation Mona - (how could you not!?!) what a lovely Paris theme card - wonderful crackle and layers - beautiful inspiration! Julia xx

Lizzyc said...

Your card is amazing, the crackle looks fabulous.. thanks for joining in with Cardabilities..

Candy C said...

Mona...I am with you, girlfriend. Paris was even more beautiful that I expected when we visited there last summer. But Maui is no slouch vacation spot either. :) Your Parisian themed card is so pretty. I love your layering of all of your elements: the crackled Eiffel Tower, the beautiful ornate frame, the bird in flight, the gorgeous tattered flower made out of the frosted film, etc. I really like your torn, distressed edges, too. It is the perfect finishing touch of detail on an already lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. Have a great time on your vacation! Aloha! <3 Candy

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh WOW! Beautiful take on our sketch ... LOVE IT! Awesome photos also ... looks like a fabulous time! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Cardabilities! We hope you’ll join us again real soon! Good Luck!
Darlene
Cardabilities DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Helen Wallace said...

Absolutely divine. Especially love the pale lavender flower. Brings back blissful memories of Paris, TFS

Kimberly Cobb said...

Beautiful Mona...I love your flower and I am heading over to your post from yesterday to take a look. I have never been to Paris but your pics are certainly enticing.

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful photos!! I love your card ... so beautiful!! Enjoy your vacation!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Mona, this is stunning!! I would never think to put Stormy Sky with Rusty Hinge, but there it is...and it's amazing! You have such a wonderful sense of style, I truly admire your work and have used a little Mona style in my latest post. Thanks for being such an inspiration today and every day! hugs :)

anapretties said...

wow what a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities!Good luck!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous work and stunning photos!!

Davi said...

That is one stunning card Mona!! Love the colors, layers and treatment on the Eiffel Tower, Love every inch of it :)

Annette Green said...

Wow, two Frosted Film projects. This one is just as fabulous as the first! Love all the textures and layers. Lovely! Enjoy your vacation. Sounds wonderful.

alexandra s.m. said...

As a Parisian girl, I can only approve and be charmed by your beautiful creation Mona. I see your hubby's point! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures with us, perfect timing with Bastille Day!!

Stella said...

Have a Fab vacation;ENJOY!!!
I love the desiGN and added terxture on this gem. That Eiffel Tower you created is
A-M-AZ-I-N-G!

Stella said...

I meant design :)

Mary Chen said...

Amazing design, Mona! Love the beautiful layers and textures! So creative and inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing!

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Mona, love all the texture and such wonderful details. Great step by step pics too.
Enjoy your holiday, thanks for sharing the Paris pics.
Thanks for joining in our challenge at TioT
Avril x

Avril x

Stéphanie Grenouillat said...

Great work!!!! Thanks for playing with us at cardabilities

Anna Rogalska said...

Gorgeous card Mona!

Cheryl W. said...

Your card is a beautiful work of art. The colors, textures and embellishments are so gorgeous! Your husband sounds like an amazing man. Who wouldn't want to spend some time on Maui?

Evelyn Walter said...

Wonderful work, Mona! Maui - you lucky one! Paris will wait for you, I´m sure :)

Mirna said...

Wow, Mona, what a beautiful take on this sketch! Stunning layers and details! So ornate and elegant! You are an amazing talent! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautiful card! All the texture.. Oh my! Paris is a wonderf place.. Lovely photos from your trip xx

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, another beauty! The Eiffel Tower is AMAZING! The texture, the crackling looks awesome! I love the layers and the whole design is stunning!
Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!
Sherrie K

Denise van Deventer said...

Love this shabby chic card...love the colours and the beautiful details! Just fabulous! Gorgeous photos too! I am sure you are looking forward to your vacation....have a good time! ;-)

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Mona you have done it again, - so many stunning effects on this wonderful vintage shabby piece, just stunning!!
Thanks so much for adding it to our Destinations challenge at A Vintage Journey!!

Yvonne said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the textures and layers....a dreamy piece!
Thanks for playing along with us at CC3C!

Buttons said...

LOVE your card and you've whet my appetite for our own upcoming visit to Paris! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

butterfly said...

Such beautiful colours and fabulous shabby chic detailing and crackle - it's absolutely stunning, Mona! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison xx


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