Happy Holidays To You 30

Mona Pendleton | Monday, September 12, 2016 @ 9:45 PM | , , ,

Hi! It's official ~ I've made my first Christmas card for Christmas 2016!!! I'm joining along with the September PTI create Along With Us challenge.  This challenge allows you to select something that the amazing team has created during the release that inspired you and you create your own version.
I was inspired by the beautiful card created by Amy Sheffer. I love the bag full of foliage:
I combined three different PTI stamps including: Winter Swirls, Season's Greetings and Spruce & Sprigs to create version of Amy's card:
I love the die cut PTI seed packet full of Spruce & Sprigs:
For the main sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Season's Greetings stamp set on a die cut label. The die cut tiny tag and the snow flurries are all from the Winter Swirls stamp set:
It's Day 11 of 30 in 30:
Up next is a 5" x 7" painting featuring a pear that was inspired by an online art lesson presented by Hall Groat Oil Painting Video DVD course. The lesson is about color theory and this particular painting is focusing on a monochromatic color scheme. I also incorporated a new technique which is referred to as "fracturing" thatI learned from one of my favorite artists Julie Ford Oliver:
I'm lovin' the loose brush and palette strokes and impressionistic style of this painting and can't wait to start painting another pear in another color scheme:

I'm linking my painting to this week's Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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30 Sweet Comments So Far:

Colleen said...

Mona your Christmas card is wonderful! What a great idea to use the seed packet die for your envelope filled with all the luscious greenery! And your painting is amazing!

Gale Evans said...

Wow, gorgeous Christmas card, Mona! Love how you used the seed packet! So beautifully done! And your painting is pure simplistic beauty! WOW!

Helen Wallace said...

I love the seed packet idea Mona and may have to card jack your idea. The impressionist pear is inspiring too. TFS

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful CASE of Amy's card Mona...love it! And your pear painting is gorgeous...beautiful work!! :0)

Heather McMahon said...

I know this sounds weird but I've got a bit of a thing about pear shapes in art - I love them! Your painting is absolutely amazing! And I love the idea of the seed packet on the card - so clever!

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! Gorgeously heartwarming Christmas card and fantastic job with the pear! Can't wait to see what you make and paint next!
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Sherrie K. said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful! The bag of foliage looks amazing! Love the painting to...so gorgeous!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K

artful-notions said...

Mona, your card with it's bag of foliage is wonderful! And your painting is beautiful. Your style is so free and full of movement. Love it!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE the colors on your pretty card, Mona, and the pear is awesome!!!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, Mona!! I love the bag of foliage!! It's so beautiful!! And wow!! Your pear looks amazing!! I love the monochromatic colors!! Stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful Christmas card Mona. I know you have lots happening right now but you will likely find it easier to make more now that you have started. Totally love your oil painting! Nicola x

Linda said...

Mona, lovely Christmas card. So pretty.

Astrid Maclean said...

A super card, love the non trad colours! Your blue pear looks amazing too!

Patty O'Malley said...

What a sweet card, Mona, and lovely painting!

Lisa said...

Your CASE of Amy's card is marvelous Mona!! Another lovely painting too!

Cheryl W. said...

Love your packet of foliage. It makes such a unique Christmas card. Congrats on your first!! :) I love that you try painting objects in new and interesting colors. So much fun to see your progress.

Denise van Deventer said...

2 great Christmas cards and a partridge in a PEAR tree...LOL..
my silly sense of humour! ;-) A great pear.... you are really such an awesome creator! ;-)

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! I love it!

Stella said...

I think I see a winner; I just love this card! And your paintings are amazing!!

Christine L said...

Both your card and your painting are wonderful Mona. And I have to mention - today I went to a small art gallery that is local to me in Harrogate. There were paintings of flowers - similar to yours but nowhere near as good.. and they were listed at £800 each!!! So you need to get selling!! LOL! I'll be your agent!! hehe!

Christine x

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a beautiful case of Amy's card!!! Your's is so pretty!
And your pear is perfect!!! Love it in these colors!

Ros Crawford said...

All my favourite colours today and beautiful work! Love that card and your painting is stunning!

Birgit said...

Your card is so sweet, Mona! I never would have thought to use the seed pack die, I love it! Your painting is amazing too!!

Julia Aston said...

A lovely CASE of Amy's pretty card - and your blue pear is wonderful!! Julia xx

Heather Jensen said...

I adore this, Mona! The sprigs of greenery look super cute in your mini envelope die. I was actually going to order this set last night, and wouldn't you guess it, it was out of stock!! Rolling my eyes. ;)

Susan Lankford said...

Cute card, Mona...and love your blue pear...have never seen one, but I can imagine!

Betty Wright said...

Your card is fantastic! Love the recreation with different images! Your painting is amazing! WOW!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Your imaginative card design and colors used are beautiful. Love the pears. Just figured out which Mona you are!

Helen F. said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful, Mona. I love non-traditional colors for my cards and this is perfect :-)

Greta said...

Love your take on Amy's card, Mona--the striped background is just perfect to compliment those beautiful greens! Looks like a fun painting technique for the pear!


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