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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @ 9:56 AM | , ,

Hi! I'm really enjoying stamping again especially clean and simple cards. I'm trying to remain disciplined and use the stamp sets that I have in my stash rather but my wish list keeps getting longer and longer ;) 

I'm joining along with this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge where Ashley shared with us 3 ways to use pumpkins and dies. Ashley has challenged us to use our pumpkins and dies in a Traditional, Unique or Trendy way. I opted for a Traditional style.
I combined two of my favorite PTI stamp sets: Fall Abundance and Mat Stack 4 Collection to create my card:
For card sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current sketch at The Paper Players challenge:
and for colour inspiration, I'm joining along with the current ColourQ challenge:
It's Day 27 of 30 in 30:
Today I have an 8" x 8" painting to share featuring a little Tufted Titmouse:
When I repaint him, I would like to move him a bit more away from the left edge and maybe I'll add snow:
For inspiration, I referred to the beautiful photo taken by the talented photographer Rodney Campbell:
I'm linking my painting to the Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet ;)
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22 Sweet Comments So Far:

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

I always like to look at your creations. The CAS card is so nice, love how you incorporated the white into the backgroundstiches. But that bird... so adorable, I think I love your birdpaintings even more than the flowers.

artful-notions said...

Your traditional pumpkin is classic. Beautiful with the aqua. But it's your painting that is jaw dropping! Lovely, lovely. And please post if you do another with snow, like you mentioned. Sounds like it would a winter beauty!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Mona. Love the touch of turquoise. Oh, my... you are an amazing painter. The texture you gave the bird and the tree branch is fantastic.

Lisa said...

What a sweet pumpkin that is, delightful card Mona! So happy you could join us at ColourQ!

Cheryl W. said...

I so love your CAS cards. This latest one is just superb. I don't think to use aqua on my fall cards, but I will certainly keep it in mind from now on! Your painting of the titmouse is just awesome. You just get better and better, Mona. Go you!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the blue with the orange pumpkin Mona - and your tufted titmouse is beautiful! you have the proportions perfectly done!

Jill Norwood said...

Mona your titmouse is so very lovely! You are so talented my friend!!! And the card is gorgeous with that turquoise! Love it too!!!

Marcia HIll said...

Loving your traditional Pumpkin but with the trendy turquoise blue mat...fun, fun, fun!! And I LOVE your painting...WOW!! Absolutely lovely Mona!! :0)

Stella said...

CAS at it's best. I love how youused lots of white and your card is just perfect. And so is your painting. Your painting is so much better than the photo you used for inspiration!

Patty O'Malley said...

Sweet card and beautiful painting, Mona!

Helen Wallace said...

Gorgeous card with the turquoise background as a foil for the pumpkin. Your little bird is wonderful, especially the fine brush strokes on his/her chest :D

Marybeth said...

Simply beautiful Card Mona! The painting of the bird is amazing!

Greta said...

I love the fancy pumpkin image--beautiful card! Your paintings are just incredible, Mona! Being a lover of birds, I'm especially enjoying this one--a bird we don't have & so beautiful!

Christine said...

Lovely work!

lainey said...

Sometimes it's fun to make CAS cards and not have to think too much. Your card is CAS but looks very classy. Your bird is beautiful - especially with those textured looking breast feathers!

Paper Profusion said...

Wowsers Mona - I truly love your birdie!! Well done you! Great card too. Thinking of you and your sister, Nicola x

Joanne James said...

Love the colour combo and your pumpkin Mona - perfect for Fall! Thanks for playing along with my challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Valerie Thorpe said...

Love the CAS card and the colours are lovely.. That bird painting is just amazing and so like the photo. You are so good at it.

Skrater said...

Wow what a cute card and your painting is amazing!!!

Samra Leshinski said...

Love the color combination of your card and such striking CAS design.
The painting is marvelous! You really CAN do ANYTHING you set you mind to!!!
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Ros Crawford said...

Holy moly that painting is fantastic!! I love it!! You created a wonderful feather texture... Amazing!! Your card is lovely too!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I love birds and this painting is gorgeous!!! I am seeing lots of those little fellas now at my backyard feeders!


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