thinking of you 28

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 6:50 AM | ,

Hi! Today I'm excited to be joining along with this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge where the theme is Ombre Cluster Stamping.
This was the perfect opportunity to ink up the various sized beautiful floral images from the PTI Vintage Linens stamp set to create the ombre effect. While I had the supplies out on my desk, I made two:
One for my dear sister:

and the other for my sweet niece who will be turning 27 on tomorrow:
For sketch inspiration, I'm playing along with the current challenge at the paper players site:
Thanks so much for stopping by~I hope you have a great day!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Monday, August 29, 2016 @ 11:25 AM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! I had fun hanging out with my dear husband and sweet sister :) Today I have a 12" x 12" painting to share inspired by Gary Jenkins The Beauty of Oil Painting Barnyard Roses video and book tutorial. To begin, I followed along with Gary's book instructions on how to paint a barnyard wood like background using acrylic paints:
After I applied several layers of paint and had achieved the look I was going for, I was able to move on and paint the roses and foliage:
I learned a lot along the way while painting this piece and can't wait to give it another try on a large 20" x 20" or 24" x 24" canvas to hang in my home:


I'm sharing this painting on the Paint Party Friday site:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day!
Be Sweet ;)
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Wish 26

Mona Pendleton | Friday, August 26, 2016 @ 12:58 AM |


Hi there! Today I have a small mixed media project to share. I was inspired to join along with the August Creative Carte Blanche creative challenge 
where the theme is to create a project inspired by the theme: Sun, Moon and or Stars.
 Since I had a package of Prima metal stars on hand, I opted to go with the star theme:
 Using texture paste and a stencil, I added lots of texture creating a star studded background:
Lots of crackled texture as well:

I'm also linking this project to this week's Paint Party Friday post:
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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so thankful...PTI Blog Hop 34

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 1:36 PM | ,


 Hi there! Today I'm joining along with the PTI August Blog Hop where the challenge is to create a project based on the pretty inspiration photo shown below:
I was inspired by the subtle colors of pink, orange and rust. While I had the supplies out, I made two cards rather than one featuring the pretty PTI Twig Wreath stamp set:



For sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Happy Hopping!
Be Sweet ;)
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Orange Ranunculus and Daisies 16

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, August 23, 2016 @ 10:17 PM | , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! Today I have a 24" x 24" painting to share with you that I was inspired by Nancy Medina's Orange Ranunculus and Daisies video tutorial and a lot of encouragement from my sweet husband. All this painting takes a lot of practice but my dear husband's patience is wearing thin because I keep telling him "I'm just practicing" but he's ready to see some art work hung around the house ;) LOL  ***Please keep in mind, this style of painting is impressionistic not realistic***







Here's my first attempt. I had painted the transparent underpainting and had worked on the vase which was quite large and lopsided. 
With a little effort and a lot of turpenoid, I removed the entire painting and was left with the semi stained canvas shown below:
I'm linking my painting to the current Paint Party Friday post:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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so happy for you 26

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 12:18 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! Hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have several cards to share featuring a combination of PTI stamp sets along with a variety of MFT dies. While I had the stamps and dies out on my desk, I decided to make three very similar rather clean and simple cards that just need a single postage stamp and on their way they go! I dread going to the post office to have cards weighed. The first one up is for my dear daughter (in law) April who began her student teaching this past week:

next one up is for a dear friend who is so thoughtful and I'm so grateful that she's my friend:
and this one is for my sweet sister Marlene who is always in my thoughts and prayers:
For color inspiration, I'm joining along with the current ColourQ colour challenge:

and for sketch inspiration, I'm joining along with the current MOJO Monday sketch challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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