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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, August 7, 2016 @ 11:47 AM | , ,


Hi there! It's been probably a year or so since I've purchased products for papercrafting. Since I've been oil painting, I've been investing in paints, brushes and canvases. I was curious to see what new products were available in the Tim Holtz product line and was thrilled to discover the Tim Holtz Wildflowers Sizzix dies! Today I have a couple of very different projects to share featuring those dies along with a variety of other Tim Holtz products. For the first project, I joined along with Tim's 12 Tags of 2016 Technique Remix August:
featuring the following techniques:
Here's my interpretation of the challenge:
 To create the tag, I first covered a #8 tag using TH tissue tape then attempted the brayer technique using TH Tumbled Glass Distress Stain without much success. It didn't have the WOW factor so I spritzed it with water, dried then made a second attempt using TH Picket Fence Distress Stain again without the WOW factor so I decided to randomly stamp and heat emboss a TH brick wall image on the tag.
 For the frameworks technique, I used the Trellis die to cut TH Grungeboard which I then applied Picket Fence Distress Paint followed with random applications of Tumbled Glass spritzed Distress Stain. I randomly filled the negative space with die cut TH craft foil and corrugated cardboard:
I embellished with a variety of die cut Wildflowers, a bow and TH enamel tag featuring a butterfly rub on:
 Up next is a rather CAS card featuring a trio of TH die cut Wildflowers:
Love the versatility of all the TH products!
For color inspiration, I joined along with the current ColorThrowdown color challenge

and for card sketch inspiration, I joined with the current Freshly Made sketch challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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36 Sweet Comments So Far:

Linda Callahan said...

You are an amazing artist! Love the sweet simplicity of your card and oh that tag............fabulous!

Vickie Z said...

Both of these are gorgeous Mona!! I have been dealing with a couple issues and haven't been able to comment much.... My point- I read about your sister- prayers to you and your family. She sounds like a strong person and so lucky to have you to lean on/talk to.

Greta said...

Gorgeous tag, Mona--you really made it your own! That card is absolutely stunning!

Helen Wallace said...

Inspiring projects Mona - I enjoyed reading about the process and the way you persisted instead of chucking the project in the bin, as I would have done. Lovely work.

Sue Lelli said...

She's back! Looks like you had FUN creating some FAB projects with one of your FAV color combos! LOVE both the card and the tag.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh they're really lovely and those dies are so pretty! Gorgeous colour choices too Mona!

Samra Leshinski said...

Great take on Tim's tag and wonderful CAS card!
Have a great week Mona!
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are fabulous tags, love them.

Kathy Bradley said...

Gorgeous and elegant cards, Mona! Sending warm hugs your way.

Amy Rohl said...

Mona! Both are stunning, but I'm in. love. with that tag!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful ..both Tag n card too :)

Patty O'Malley said...

Pretty tag and card, Mona! I may just have to buy that wildflower die as well!

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh...these wildflower dies are gorgeous! Fabulous take on the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week!

Lisa said...

So nice to see you getting kinky again Mona!! Your tag is wonderful, so much pretty texture. But your card is my favorite. Those flower dies are fantastic and this is a fave color combo of mine!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your tag is fabulous!!!!! It definitely has a wow factor, you silly girl!!! And your card is so soft and pretty!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful work, Mona, the wildflower die cuts look wonderful on both of your projects!

Julia Aston said...

You made Tim's tag your own with your color pallet Mona - love how you used the die cut stems on your CAS card as well!

Stella said...

Both the card and your tag are fab! Love this colour palette and in my opinion; your tag is prettier as the one made by TH himself :)

Mylissa Stout said...

Mona....What a CREATIVE CRAFTER you are....YOUR tag is ABSOULUTELY gorgeous!!!!! LOVE it!!!!

Susan Lankford said...

Well, Mona, you certainly haven't lost your touch! Your tag and card are awesome! Love the colors!

GabrielleH said...

Stunning projects, Mona! Love them both! You creativity is so inspiring! TFS!

AimeeOh said...

Absolutely gorgeous project, Mona!

Team Clark said...

Glad you are focusing on what you are most interested in, because your paintings are really progressing. But it must feel great to play with some paper and dies again I'm sure! This tag is stunning and an excellent takeoff - gorgeous palette! And your CAS card is perfect! Hugs, Autumn

Lisa said...

Both of your projects are gorgeous, Mona!! I absolutely adore your take on Tim's tag!! The colors and design are so beautiful!! And what a gorgeous card!! The wildflowers look so pretty against the embossing!! Love them both!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Denise van Deventer said...

Such pretty projects...love those wildflowers and love your tag and card! You have a gorgeous style and I always admire your work! ;-)

LauraVi said...

Love your take on August tag, so elegant and sweet!

Cathy Potosky said...

Beautiful tag!! I love the colours so much!

Sara Barker said...

Both projects are breath taking, Mona! It's been a while since I've visited your blog, but today's visit really lifted my spirits! Your take on Tim's tag is so YOU, and I adore that enameled tag with the butterfly-simply sweet! And your simple card really is gorgeous, and inspires me to try clean and simple, although I'm sure it would come out grungy! Hugs!

Julia Aston said...

Congrats on your Tim Tag win!! Julia xx

Frederique stampaholic Mommers said...

Congrats on your win! Great tag :-)

Sybrina K said...

Mona, Saw your gorgeous tag listed as a Tim Tag winner! Congrats!!!

Mylissa Stout said...

Congratulations on your WIN!!! : )

Anita Houston said...

You tag is stunning! Congrats on your win!!!

Cathy Potosky said...

I know I already commented because I just loved your tag so much, but i'm back to say Congratulations on your win!! :)

Sara Barker said...

I'm back to say congratulations, too! And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!


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