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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 2:17 AM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! 
Today I have a page to share from my art journal:
I painted an owl using a variety of paints from my stash:
I joined along with the Compendium of Curiousities 3, Number 7 challenge which is to create a project featuring the Painted Industrial technique and embellished with an industrial painted die cut heart:
and randomly added design using various Tim Holtz stencils:
I also joined along with the Sunday Stamper challenge where the theme is Christmas / Winter and randomly stamped/embossed Tim Holtz snowflakes.  
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 10:05 AM | , , , , , ,

Hi there! Today I have a few projects to share featuring pretty Pion Design papers from the newly released Days of Winter collection. First up is a snowflake shaped wooden holiday hanging which features a beautiful image from From Grandma's Attic ~ tinted. I was thrilled to find the snowflake on clearance at a local for store for only $1! I altered it with some white gesso, crackle paint and glitter flakes:
All the die cut circles were made using a variety of Spellbinders dies and the sentiment is from  MFT Starry Christmas:
I finished it off with a few die cut sprigs and several flowers from my stash:
Next up is a card featuring a pretty image from Days of Winter:
I framed the image in a die cut rectangle then topped off with a die cut snowflake:
For the card sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch challenge:
Many thanks for visiting!
Be Sweet ;)

Pion Design products used:
From Grandma's Attic ~ tinted ~ PD3105
Days of Winter ~ Lilly and Siri ~ PD5101 front
Days of Winter ~ Christmas flower ~ PD5103 front
Days of Winter ~ Christmas flower ~ PD5103 back
Days of Winter ~ Borders ~ PD5110 back
Days of Winter ~ Images ~ PD5111 front
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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, July 27, 2014 @ 9:01 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend! It's time for an all new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's challenge theme is: "J is for..." July, journey, jump rings, jewel tones, and journaling. This week we are challenging you to be inspired by the letter J somehow. Be sure to tell us how you have been inspired by the letter J this week.
I was inspired to create a piece of Jewelry using Jumprings:
This challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to create a piece of metallic jewelry using a variety of products including an Ornate plate, Word Key, and Heart Charms:
I attached the heart charms and key using JUMP RINGS:
I colorized the metal butterfly and Ornate plate using picket fence Distress paint, broken china Distress ink and shabby shutters Distress ink. I trimmed a photo to size of my sweet daughter Angie then adhered and fastened in place:
Many thanks for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created!
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 75 JUMP RINGS Hardware Attach RingTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA Blue Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Shabby Shutters Ranger, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon
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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ 11:39 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a mixed media canvas to share. For technique, I joined along with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #7 which is to create a project focusing on the Painted Industrial technique.
To create this project, I painted the burlap panel with Gesso then applied various colors of Distress Paints along with more Gesso:
For added texture and design, I used the Painted Industrial technique to enhance the die cut house and heart.
For color inspiration, I joined along with the current colour me...! challenge:
Many thanks for visiting ~ I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | @ 1:57 AM | , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend! Today I have my very first card of 2014 to share with you featuring beautiful papers from the Pion Design collection Days of Winter:
 I die cut and framed the beautiful image using various Spellbinders dies. The sentiment is from MFT Starry Christmas:
 For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the current Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge and the Merry Monday challenge where you are to use ribbon and button(s) o you card:

Many thanks for visiting ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)

Pion Design products used:
Days of Winter ~ Blue ornament  ~ PD5108 front and back
Days of Winter ~ Church ~ PD5105
Days of Winter ~ Images ~ PD5111 front
Days of Winter ~ Borders ~ PD5111 back
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Mona Pendleton | Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 2:20 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! I'm here today to celebrate Christmas in July! Yesterday, Pion Design revealed the release of their newest collection ~ Days of WinterIn Pion's words ~ "Days of Winter is a collection capturing the essence of Winter and Christmas inspired by a snow-covered village of old times.With images and patterns of ice skaters on a frozen lake, calming walks through a silent landscape, delicate snowflakes, Christmas trees and Winter birds you will be given the opportunity to pass on the holiday spirit to all those precious to you."

When I received the box full of this beautiful collection, I couldn't wait to create! I made a holiday themed wall hanging featuring a gorgeous image from Lilly and Siri:
I combined the beautiful image with several layers other pretty papers from the Days of Winter collection then layered all on top of a piece of cut to size corrugated cardboard. I heat embossed enamel along the edges to create a snowy / frosted look:
I embellished with a few die cut pieces of foliage, doily, snowflakes and a variety of flowers from my stash. The sentiment is from Starry Christmas:
I am entering this in the current Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge where the challenge is to feature some sort of embossing on your project.

Many thanks for visiting ~ I hope you enjoy your weekend!
Be Sweet ;)

Pion Design products used:
Days of Winter ~ Lilly and Siri ~ PD5101 
Days of Winter ~ Pink ornament ~ PD55107
Days of Winter ~ Christmas eve ~ PD5104

Other supplies: Spellbinders dies, MFT stamps, Simon Says Stamp dies, lace, flowers and pearls from stash
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Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 8:56 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! I'm so excited to have had a project shared on the ever so talented Marjie Kemper's blog (thank you Marjie!) and I would be tinkled pink if you would check out her blog HERE. Today I have a layout share featuring fun patterned papers from the Pion design A Day in May collection along with photos of Meredith that were taken about 7 years ago. This is not my "typical" layout using Pion papers ~ I challenged myself to get inky and create a mixed media style layout:
For color, sketch and theme inspiration I joined along with the current CSI 131 challenge:

I created a patch like square using 4 different photos of Meredith in action grooming and riding her horse:
I added interest, I applied a layer of crackle paint to the wooden title and applied modeling past to the background:
I applied various inks to Pion papers and to several flowers to get the colors appropriate for the challenge and I also added polka dot design using a stencil and gesso:
I pulled out some brads from my stash and randomly fastened them to the page ~ sort of remind me of the latest craze for enamel dots. I haven't caved and bought any as of yet, have you?
I took a couple photos along the way to share how I added texture and color to the pretty Pion design papers:

To wrap it up, here's how I interpreted the challenge:
Colors: I used all 5
Evidence: wet medium, doodling, polka dots, brads
Testimony: I journaled about an outdoor activity
Sketch: followed
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)

Pion design products used:
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