a season of Blessings 21

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ 8:47 AM | ,

Hi there! One thing I miss about living in the northeastern US is the abundance of pretty fall foliage in my backyard. We are taking a road trip to Flagstaff located in northern AZ to soak in some of that natural beauty! With the change of seasons on my mind, I created a mixed media style Autumn art project featuring a homemade wreath on an 8" x 8" art board:
I was inspired by the September Mixed Media Place challenge moodboard for color:
To create the wreath, I die cut a collection chipboard of leaves, added lots of crackled texture paste then painted using a variety of glazes. In between the leaves, I tucked in some gathered twigs from my backyard :) 
I embellished with a variety of metal trinkets:

I stamped and partially heat embossed a  sentiment using gold embossing powder. I wanted lots of texture on the background as well, so I using texture paste along with a stencil:
I'm also linking my project to the following sites: Stamps and Stencils challenge where we are challenged to use Metallics, Paint Party Friday and 30 in 30 Day 23.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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21 Sweet Comments So Far:

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome art project, Mona! While it is Fall officially here, summer still wants to hang on. I can't wait for the cooler temps!

Lisa Elton said...

We are at the beginning of those lovely fall colors here in Ohio Mona. Just a few colorful trees sprinkled here and there! Your autumn wreath is layered in loveliness. The textures are fantastic!

Sherrie K. said...

Ooooh my goodness, do I ever love this Mona! The leaves look amazing and so colorful! Love the crackling texture~the metal trinkets look so fabulous! Your creativity amazes me!!
Enjoy your trip to Flagstaff. I am actually in your neck of the woods this wknd~We love visiting AZ. Your weather is great which we love as it's only 65 back home.
Have a great evening!

Sherrie K

Marjan Küppers said...

LOVE it, the leaves with crackle, the metal embellishments worked into the wreath and the beautiful background ... gorgeous!!

Valerie Thorpe said...

Ohhhhh Mona that wreath is just gorgeous. We don't have those kinds of colours here in fall either and I would love to see it just once. This is just spectacular though and I love the textures. <3

Eloise said...

Stunning card. Gorgeous wreath, colors are spectacular.

Susan Lankford said...

So beautiful, Mona! Love those Fall colors....wish the weather would match up to them here in So Cal. Have fun in Flagstaff!

Greta said...

Looks like a piece to buy at a boutique, Mona! One of my all-time favorite decor items!

Maria said...

Wow! Just fabulous, Mona!! Wonderful texture and dimension! Gorgeous leaves! Love all the beautiful color! The metal embellishments are perfect! One of my favs...love it!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Nobody does texture and color like you!!!! Love!!!!

Heather Jensen said...

LOVE LOVE this!! I sue do miss all your mixed media artwork. You can just send that beauty my way. :)

Beth Norman said...

I'm just getting caught up in my subscriptions. This project is a beauty. Love how your leaves turned out and that blue bg. Gives a shabby chic feeling.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! I love all the textures and colors. Fall is my favorite season and I would buy this artwork in a minute if I saw it in a boutique.

Team Clark said...

This is so very beautiful Mona! A stunner! Hugs, Autumn

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Beautiful are and have fun in AZ.

geistige_Schritte said...

*wow* wonderful artwork, mona!!!!
Happy weekend, Elke

Cheryl W. said...

This is just beautiful, Mona! I love the rich colors. You're so talented.

toni said...

This is gorgeous Mona! Love the metal Florwers in amongst those beautifully coloured leaves . Thank you for sharing your project with us over at Stamps and Stencils. Toni X

Юлия Тирская said...

Gorgeous work!
Thank you for joining as at Mixed Media Place!

Nadya Drozdova said...

Magnificent project! Thank you for joining us at MMP challenge

Ola Khomenok said...

Amazing project! Thank you for joining us at MMP challenge!


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