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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 7:24 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! I've had a creative kind of day. First up is a card that I made for my sweet sister Tina. We enjoy drinking Orange Spice ice tea together when she comes over to visit so I pulled out the PTI Tea for Two stamp set and created a card for her :)
I recently purchased a few PTI ink pads including Autumn Rose which I used to stamp the tea pot with and I'm really disappointed because the image is not real crisp. What's up with that?! I've contacted customer service and I'm hoping to get some sort of response. Tina will surely appreciate the card regardless ;)
For card sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge:
It's Day 9 of 30 in 30:
I was in the mood to paint roses so I pulled out one of Gary Jenkins The Beauty of Oil Painting books and followed along with the Tea Rose tutorial. Since I haven't practiced painting roses in awhile, I first painted on an 8" x 8" linen canvas board:
the roses seemed to grow as I painted and the canvas became very full in no time!

I was brave and gave it another try on a 16" x 20" linen canvas. NO two paintings are ever the same (at least not for me)! There are so many that I've done in the past that I'm going to revisit and repaint on a larger size canvas to hang in my home. 




I'm linking my paintings to this week's Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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26 Sweet Comments So Far:

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful card and what a gorgeous colour! Your paintings are always amazing, I love seeing them!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Lovely card !! Tha painting is amazing th depth you have through corlors on it looks fab !

Stella said...

Both your card and painting are lovely! I know what you mean about the ink pads; some of them don't cover the image. That's where I use my MISTI :)

Helen Wallace said...

What a lovely card Mona. Especially as you share cuppas together. The painting is dramatic on the dark background. Lovely, lovely Art. Have a good week.

Kathy Bradley said...

Mona, A lovely card and exquisite paintings! You bring the roses to life! Sending warm hugs to you and prayers for your sis and family.

Patty O'Malley said...

What a pretty card, Mona! I am in awe of your paintings and love this one! Beautiful!

Eloise said...

Love the roses! So life-like. You should be proud of your work; it is great.

Nora N. said...

Oh WOW!! Those roses are STUNNING!!! I envy your ability to paint. I love that card. That doily is perfect behind that teapot!!

Linda Kunsman said...

darling card Mona, and your roses - especially against the black background - are gorgeous!!

Lisa said...

Your card is so elegant and gorgeous, Mona!! The tea pot looks beautiful, even if the ink wouldn't cooperate!! And WOW!! Your roses look amazing!! I love the colors against the black background!! One of my favorites so far!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jen Brum said...

What a lovely card Mona! I love that tea pot! I also really love that doily as well! Your sister will love that card! Those paintings are gorgeous! Wow! Those are some amazing flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa said...

What a sweet card for Tina, love the color. I know what you mean about the ink. I hope you get an answer and that you share the results if you do. Fabulous depth on your pretty painting. I looks like I could reach right in and pick those flowers!

Davi said...

I love teapots and even though its now crisp it is very pretty! Teapots and cups always say friends and comfort to me! I LOVE your card and the autumn rose color! You painting are AMAZING Mona, your did a fantastic job. The black background really makes the painting pop :)

Cheryl W. said...

I think your teapot actually has a pretty textured look. Your rose painting is lovely - I really like those lavender and bluish leaf sprigs. So pretty!

Karren said...

Beautiful tea-themed card and such pretty, pretty colors. And wow, your paint is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh that's sch a sweet card!! Love the teapot... Your painting just blew me away!! Oh what beauty! Love love love how it pops on the black BG ... It's a stunner Mona!! Well done to you!

Robyn Lynn said...

Both are beautiful Mona. Have you tried the MISTI? It would have allowed you to restamp for better impression. I love mine!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful card and painting, Mona! You are so talented!

Gale Evans said...

Love your card but your painting is absolutely jaw dropping! Mona, you are so good!!! :)

Samra Leshinski said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!! I love this card!!!! So simple, so elegant and graceful! Stunning!!!
And the painting is simply AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! That is what I said when I saw it! Breathtaking!
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Giggles said...

Beautiful and so good to hear you painting on canvases for your home! I was shocked to know you hadn't yet... Glad your partner is encouraging it! People with the most talent always seem the last to know it!! Stunning work ALWAYS!

Hugs Giggles

Denise van Deventer said...

Love the simple and elegant card and your roses...just fabulous! Love it against the black background! ;-)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

YOur card is so sweet! She's going to love it!
And your painting is gorgeous!!!

Julia Aston said...

A sweet card for Tina - your roses are just beautiful Mona! You are becoming quite a professional painter!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

OHHH my. You are a wonderful artist. Those flowers are breath taking.

Greta said...

Your paintings absolutely amaze me, Mona--gorgeous colors & strokes--really love how you do the leaves! Fun you can enjoy tea time with your sister & she will certainly love your beautiful card! Gotta say, the Mini Misti is one tool purchase I don't regret as I can just keep stamping until the image depth is what I want.


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