Happy Holidays 28

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, December 19, 2015 @ 5:08 PM | , , ,


Hi! Today I had a chance to sit down and create so I made a couple last minute Christmas cards featuring a beautiful cardinal inspired by a Ginger Cook on line painting lesson. I painted two versions, one with a darker background and one with a blue background. Both were painted using acrylic paints and the sentiments were stamped and embossed using a MFT stamp.





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28 Sweet Comments So Far:

Cheryl W. said...

These are both such wonderful cards, Mona! I especially love the one with the dark background. It is such a wonderful contrast to the bright red cardinal. Each winter we have a pair of cardinals that spend the cold months in and around our yard. It brightens my day every time I see them. Your cards have brightened my day, too! Thanks for that, and happy holidays to you and your beautiful family.

Sue Marrazzo said...

I really LOVE the green and RED together!!!!
So So SWEET = )

Carol Reisner said...

Very pretty, Mona! Someone will be lucky to receive these gorgeous cards!

Christine L said...

Both stunning Mona... I saw a red cardinal when I stayed over in the US with a friend a few years back!

Hugs
Christine x

Gabby said...

Both cards are very nice! Lovely painted birds, great bkgrds. Wish I was on your holiday card list. :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Mona these are a delight. Wonderful backgrounds and the cardinal is fantastic. Happy Christmas to you and your family and Best Wishes for the New Year. Tracy x X

mamablitger said...

Hi Mona
Oh what a blessing to see your lovely cardinals. They are painted in such a prefessional manner as is the berries etc.The snow looks fabulous too.
Love them both... Would have a hard time to choose a fave..
Thank you for sharing your lovely art.
Hugs from Monica

Lisa said...

Wow, they are both stunning, Mona!! The cardinals look so real!! I love the backgrounds and the branches with snow and berries!! Absolutely gorgeous cards!! Wow!! You are such an incredible artist!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful cards, Mona! I love your Cardinals - they are lovely and regal - just as they are when I see them in my trees. Merry Christmas to you and your family - and sending Christmas hugs your way.

Buffy said...

Beautiful work Mona, you are a very good artist. Your brush strokes are perfectly textured.
Merry christmas and a happy new year to you and yours
Buffy

Susan Lankford said...

Well, looks like a cardinal to me! **wink** I do think I like the darker background! Just looks more winter-ish!

Patty O'Malley said...

Really beautiful, Mona!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Oh my goodness, Mona! These are just so wonderful!

Greta said...

2 beautiful cards, Mona! So neat to combine painting & stamping--you're amazing! Hard to choose--I love both, but maybe the blue background is my favorite. Wish we had cardinals out west--loved seeing one in Virginia & always look for them when I visit Indy!

Julia Aston said...

Cardinals are one of my favorite birds - with their bright red and pretty crowns! What wonderful cards you painted here Mona - both backgrounds are beautiful! Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Julia xx

Lisa said...

The recipients of these are going to be very happy!! A pair of beauties Mona!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely stunning!!
Thanks Mona
xx

Charlene said...

These are a work of art! Merry Christmas Mona!

Gale Evans said...

Wow, what gorgeous cards! The painting is wonderful! Love the colors you chose!

Heather McMahon said...

Oh wow! You seriously hand painted cards! I'm so impressed!

Ros Crawford said...

They're fabulous!! I love your backgrounds too! Merry Christmas Mona!

Paper Profusion said...

Loving your new 'painterly'creations Mona. Really wonderful. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and all that you wish for in 2016. Nicola x

Mary Chen said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Very hard to choose a favourite! Both are wonderful! TFS!

Pon Malar said...

Both are so lovely, the colors are so vibrant and you did an amazing job ♥♥

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Stunning works of art. My grandmother would have loved these cards.

Diane Jaquay said...

These are beautiful! The birds look wonderful and I love these bright, vivid colors!!

Cindy Percovich said...

I love both of these sweet holiday cards! Your painting is magnificent!

Samra Leshinski said...

What a gorgeous set of cards! You truly are one amazing artist!
Hugs

Samra
Paper Talk with Samra


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