Enjoy this special day 24

Mona Pendleton | Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 1:53 AM |


Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! Today I have a card to share that I made for my sweet sister to accompany a gift. I combined a sentiment from the PTI What the Doodled Butterfly set and made a coordinated die cut butterfly:
I think the butterfly is quite elegant don't you?
This card is accompanying the painting shown below.  It's week 4 already of a 5 week painting e-course that I am currently taking presented by one of my favorite impressionistic floral artists, Nancy Medina. This week, we are learning how to paint brilliant pansies and geraniums. Pansies are my sisters favorite flowers! Since time of the essence with my sister, I'm going to send her the first attempt!
Here's what my canvas looked like in the transparent phase:
 Although pansies are rather small, they sure require a lot of patience as they are rather detailed!

I also tried not to over work the geraniums and blend them to oblivion as Nancy would say!
 I'm so excited to have learned how to paint not only brilliant blossoms but pots that resemble a metallic silver appearance.


For card color inspiration, I'm joining along with the current ColourQ colour challenge:
and for card sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current Retro Sketches sketch challenge:
I'm linking the painting up with the Paint Party Friday link up:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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24 Sweet Comments So Far:

Denise van Deventer said...

Hi Mona, glad to see you are back. I am catching up on your posts. Loving your card....the pops of teal are gorgeous. Your painting is beautiful too... so amazing and really love those pansies! ;-)

Ros Crawford said...

I adore your card! Such wonderful colours that make this so bright and happy. Your painting is breathtaking! The pansies are so real! This looks like one of my geranium and pansy pots in the garden ... Amazing work!

scrapbymina.com said...

gorgeous!! the card and your painting!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your card, love the clean crisp design and pop of colour. Your painting is absolutely fantastic . Tracy x

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeously classy card and beautiful first attempt painting pansies!
Sending happy thoughts to your sister!
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Lynette Jacobs said...

Love the white on white tone of your card and the pop of blue. Your paintings are getting better and better. Well done.

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful painting for your sister Mona - I know she will enjoy looking at it everyday! Your pansies are wonderful!

Jeanne J. said...

My favorite card at colorQ this week! Absolutely stunning Mona! Your painting is amazing too. You are multi talented!

Lisa said...

Wow, Mona, the pansies look amazing!! I can't believe it's your first attempt at them!! It's stunning!! And what a gorgeous card, too!! I love the butterfly!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Diane Jaquay said...

Stunning painting and card, Mona, your sister will love them!

Lisa said...

I like your fancy butterfly and the pops of aqua! This is a lovely card to accompany your lovely painting. Your sister si going to treasure them both! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

Greta said...

I know your painting will bring some joy into your sister's life, Mona--very special & beautiful! The card is really stunning--so classy! Now I think that butterfly die has to go on my wishlist!

Cheryl W. said...

I am sure your sister will love your painting and your card, Mona. What a special gift of love!

Helen Wallace said...

Love the crisp, clean and elegant card and your painting is a riot of colour. I'm a big pansy fan too. They always remind me of smiling faces. Best wishes for your precious Sister.

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Mona - beautiful card and beautiful canvas. I bet your sister will love them both. Sending hugs, Kathy

Sue Lelli said...

The pansies are STUNNING and I LOVE your lacey butterfly card!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I know your Sister loves this card. Wonderful pansies.

Patty O'Malley said...

I'm sure this beautiful card and painting will be a bright spot in your sister's day. The metallic pot looks so realistic!

Susan Lankford said...

Love the card, Mona! You are always good at contrasting color with neutrals! And the painting is very fun and playful! Your sister will be amazed at your talent! (I'm sure she is already aware of that!)...

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is not only elegant but beautiful!!! And the painting is gorgeous! Your pansies look so real!

Heidi Stamps said...

Your card is lovely! I like the grey color with the pop of Aqua! Your painting is just beautiful! Your painting course has really paid off!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful soft card, Mona, love your painting as well! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Your card is beautiful! Absolutely love the painting. The colors are vibrant, just beautiful to look at all the details. Looks like you are really enjoying yourself :o)

Valerie Thorpe said...

It is a perfect card for your sister :D the papers are so soft and pretty. Very elegant. Love the butterfly die too. Your painting is just lovely. Pansies are one of my favourite flowers.


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