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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, August 16, 2015 @ 8:54 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! Today I have a card to share that I made for my dear DIL who recently passed her Pilates certification written and practical exams. April's currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Elementary Education but since she enjoys teaching Pilates and it's much more lucrative than teaching elementary education she is not going to return to her second grade classroom this Fall. 
I created lots of texture and design to the background using the Tim Holtz brick wall stencil along with modeling paste. For color, I used the following colors of Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Brushed Pewter, Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean.
For the focal point, I featured a butterfly that was die cut using a Tim Holtz Sizzix die which I applied a generous layer of Wendy Vecchi crackle texture paste to prior to adding Peacock Feathers Distress Stain:
Lots of texture:

I'm entering this in a trio of my favorite challenges: 
A Vintage Journey where the theme is Things with Wings,
retrosketches:
and color throwdown:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet ;)
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31 Sweet Comments So Far:

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS colors and FAB textures! I LOVE this and so will April!

mamablitger said...

Mona congrats to your DIL with her Pilates exams. Well done !!
Thank you for sharing the lovely card you made for her. I love the brick background. The crackled butterfly is awesome. So are the colors ! And the doily behind the butterfly looks fabulous.
Thank you so much for sharing this pretty congratulation card.øhugs to you... Monica....Spain

Sue Marrazzo said...

NICE! LOVELY GREEN!

Helen Wallace said...

Love the colour and texture Mona. You are clever to enter three challenges at once.

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats to your DIL ... I did Pilates for years ... it's so hard! Beautiful card and wonderful textures ... She's sure to love this!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Stunning Mona! Love the blue and grey together and that crackle butterfly is such a gorgeous centerpiece!! Another incredible card full of texture and wonder! hugs :)

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful card for April! Love that deep crackle on the butterfly - thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge Mona! Julia xx

Christine L said...

This is so beautiful Mona.... What a fabulous crackle effect you've achieved on the butterfly - it gives it such a vintage feel!

Big hugs
Christine x

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful card, Mona! Love the colors and texture. Congrats to your DIL.

Lynette Jacobs said...

So very beautiful. I love the crackle effect on the butterfly.

Samra Leshinski said...

Stunning card Mona! Gorgeous textures and such a wonderful color palette! Huge congrats to your DIL! Thank you for the inspiration :)
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs:)
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Petra Swart said...

WOW, how beautiful, Mona!!! The doily behind the butterfly really looks great and the brick wall stencil is stunning!!!! TFS.
Have a great week!!!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, how beautiful, Mona!!! The doily behind the butterfly really looks great and the brick wall stencil is stunning!!!! TFS.
Have a great week!!!

Cheryl W. said...

This is beautiful, Mona. Add my congrats to your DIL. I think that's an amazing accomplishment that reflects her hard work and determination.

Wanda Cullen said...

WOW!! This is a jaw-dropper! Had to pin it as the colors are so beautiful and your distressing and texture details are so perfect! Thanks so much for adding this beauty to the Color Throwdown gallery!

Angie said...

It's kind of sad when teaching young minds doesn't pay as much as teaching exercise but that's the way our world works. I think it would be a LOT more fun teaching Pilates! I keep hearing very sad stories from my friends who work with children on a daily basis.

Your card is stunning! I love the color combo and all the crackle! Love the doily behind the butterfly. Your DIL is so fortunate to have you in her life!!!

Redanne said...

Your DIL is a very lucky young lady to receive this gorgeous piece of work! I love the 'shabby' layering and the butterfly is just oustanding with Wendy's crackle paste. A stunning make Mona! Thank you so much for sharing this in our Things with Wings challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Mona, love the colour and you've achieved a wonderful crackle effect on the butterfly.
Avril xx

Stella said...

Such a fab card for a wonderful occasion. It's good to hear she found something she's happy and passionate about. And your card is a gem . The layers, tecture and colors are fabulous!

Wendy said...

Wow! love your color combination.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning, Mona!! I adore the butterfly!! The colors are so beautiful!! The texture is amazing!! What a gorgeous card this is!! Congrats to your DIL!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Susan Lankford said...

Beautiful elements, color, and design! It will be a keeper for her!

Kathy Bradley said...

Such a beautiful card, Mona! I'm sure your DIL will cherish it - and it sounds like she is on the road to a successful career!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!! Love all the texture....perfect!!

Davi said...

A really Beautiful card!! I love the textures and aqua. The crackle butterfly is stunning and Im sure April will love it!! A Crazy world that pays educators less that teaching Pilates isnt it!!

Lisa said...

Congrats to April!! Lots of pretty layers and textures, she's going to love it!

Jan Evans said...

Amazing color and texture! Jaw dropping as always!

Pammy said...

Wow, this is stunning, Mona!! I absolutely love your color palate and that crackle butterfly is so gorgeous!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

April will treasure this gorgeous card! Love the colors and all the yummy textures!

GabrielleH said...

Oh my, April will surely love this card! such amazing detail! The crackle on the butterfly is gorgeous! You are the queen of texture!

Denise van Deventer said...

A beautifully textures and soft page! Always so love your amazing details! ;-)


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