Earth laughs in flowers... 27

Mona Pendleton | Friday, July 31, 2015 @ 9:01 PM | , ,

Hi there! I'm quite honored and excited to share with you that I have the honor and privilege to join along with the fun and inspiring Words 2 Scrap By challenge blog! Thank you ladies for the invitation and inspiration! Please be sure to visit the site here and join along in the fun!
The current challenge is to create a project based on one of the following book titles:

Where the Wild Things Are 
The Good Earth 
Eat, Pray, Love 
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
I was inspired to create a couple of projects based on the book The Good Earth. The book title made me think of the famous quote: 
                                  Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
 which inspired me to paint a few pages from an oversized pad of paper measuring 18" x 24". Lately I've been practicing painting abstract flowers in hopes of painting something that I'm proud to hang on a wall in my home. The first one up is rather colorful:
It was rather messy but I had so much fun finger painting the flowers!
To finish off the painting, I used the Prima Floral Petites stencil to randomly add additional interest and contrast:
Here's a photo of a step taken along the way:
Up next is my second painting featuring a vase full of blossoms:
Lots of fun finger painted flowers:

Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoyed my projects! Please be sure to visit the Words 2 Scrap By challenge blog to see all the fabulous DT inspiration and hopefully join along in the fun!
Be Sweet ;)

Prima product used: 580049- Prima Floral Petites
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Natural Beauty... A Prima Bloom Girl 23

Mona Pendleton | @ 8:09 AM | , ,

Hi there! Today I have my first official Prima DT project to share. I would be honored if you stopped by the Prima blog and / or the Prima Facebook page and said hi :) I created a layout featuring the new beautiful Peyton stamp from the Bloom Collection designed by Jamie Daugherty:
I colored her using a variety of Prima Palette markers then embellished her using a variety of beautiful products all listed below:
Please be sure to visit the Prima blog to see a variety of beautiful projects! Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)

Prima Products: 980542-Bloom Collection by Jamie Dougherty Cling Stamp Peyton, 583361-Royal Menagerie Maud, 583378-Royal Menagerie Patricia,  582340-Royal Menagerie Cling Stamps, 580803-Garden Fable Sprout, 579562-Garden Fable Wood Icons, 582715-Cling Stamp, 582074-Nikko Chico, 847333-Garden Fable A4 Paper Pad, 847180-Debutante Regency Roses, 961442-Finnabair art basics Heavy Gesso White, 891176-Dry Sand Chalk Edger, 891213-Old Rose Chalk Edger, 890995-Black Coal Chalk Edger, Palette Markers: 576547-A000 Palette Blender, 576431-A10 marigold, A94 umber, 576486-A86 potato brown, 576448-A91 sienna, A85 rose beige, 546455-A120 black, A117 warm gray 5, 576479-A12 cream, A19 honey, 576462-A83 bareley beige, 576523-A01 peach red, A06 flesh red, A03 carmine red, 576516-A81 deep pink, A79 red violet
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A Steampunk Style shoe...ColourArte Blog Hop 75

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, July 30, 2015 @ 3:51 PM | , , , ,

Hi there! Today is the ColourArte Altered Shoe Blog Hop!!! There are many fabulous prizes to be won, all you have to do is leave a comment! The more DT members blogs you visit and comment on, the more chances you have to win!!!
The DT was asked to alter a shoe or pair of shoes featuring any ColourArte products of our choice. 
I combined the following ColourArte products: Dimensional Paint Autumn Leaf, Silks Bolivian Blue and Silks Teal Zircon to create a steampunk themed shoe:
Here's a before and after shot:
To alter the shoe, I adhered embossed Ranger craft foil, applied Prima Black Gesso to the shoe as well as ALL the embellishments. Once everything was dry, I randomly applied the following ColourArte productsDimensional Paint Autumn LeafSilks Bolivian Blue and Silks Teal Zircon.
The gorgeous Butterfly of Gears chipboard piece is from Gina's Designs and made for the perfect focal piece on my shoe:
Note the sole is a tread mark pattern :)
I dug out some dewdrops from my stash and adhered each one to create a studded trim:
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit ALL the DT members blogs as well as the ColourArte Blog for lots of amazing inspiration and a chance to win!
Be Sweet ;)

ColourArte productsDimensional Paint Autumn LeafSilks Bolivian Blue and Silks Teal Zircon Other products used: Gina's Designs  Butterfly of Gears, Prima Black Gesso

***Contest remains open until August 5th!***
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aloha 36

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, July 19, 2015 @ 2:28 PM | , , , , ,

aloha! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a couple of projects to share featuring a variety of beautiful and shimmering ColourArte Twinkling H20s. They are packaged in compact containers but they are full of intense and shimmering color. A little goes a long way! First up, is a page in my art journal featuring a happy faced Maui beach girl :) 
Here she is with just a few shades of ColourArte Twinkling H20s. I was so excited to start painting, I forgot to take a photo before I started to paint my sketch!
Not in love with her eyes as they seem to be flat and not quite animated and whimsical as I would like them to appear. Hopefully next time :)
I added lots of texture using a Prima stencil along with Prima Heavy White Gesso. The trio of shell flowers were made using shells from Scott's shell lei :)
The background and flowers were painted using the following colors of ColourArte Twinkling H20s: Stargazer, African Jade, Summer Breeze and the pretty beads are Prima Turquoise Glass Beads:
Next up is a greeting card featuring many of the same products:
Lots of layers, beads, a trio of painted blooms and seashells to carry on with the sea / beachy theme:
Lots of texture as well and a hand made banner and Martha Stewart doily:
I joined along with the following challenges:
Frilly and Funkie ~ Raise It Up! 
For card sketch inspiration ~ Cardabilities:
color inspiration for BOTH ~ Words & Paintery
theme inspiration ~ scrakki-wyzwaniowo ~ The Sea
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet ;)
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a great adventure 25

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 10:12 PM | , , , , , ,

Hi there! Today I have an art journal page to share that was inspired by the beautiful Hibiscus flowers here on Maui :) I brought a very limited number of supplies with me including a variety of ColourArte Twinkling H20s, Prima stamps, Prima White Gesso, Prima Modeling Paste, an assortment of stencils and my art journal. I like to try my crafty hands at anything creative, so I thought this trip would be a great time to play in my art journal having fun. Please keep in mind, I don't claim to be able to paint like Monet and I find it extremely challenging to draw faces but like to try regardless.
Here's what my initial sketch looked like before bringing her to life with beautiful ColourArte Twinkling H20s Shimmering Watercolors:
My girl kind of looks sad so my goal is to try to draw the next one with a much more cheerful expression :)
I randomly stamped the butterflies then added lots of texture using Prima White Gesso along with a couple different stencils:
For the sentiment, I used a Tim Holtz sticker with a few scribbles around it :)
I'm entering this page in the following challenges: 
For color inspiration the Colour Me...! challenge 

the Mixed Media World where the challenge is to create using Stencils 
the Art it Friday ~ Show Your Face inspiration post.

Thanks so much for visiting :)
I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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love...a ColourArte Tutorial 17

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, July 15, 2015 @ 9:00 PM | , , , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week! It's my turn to share a project along with a step by step tutorial on the ColourArte blog today. I would be delighted if you were to stop by and check out my project here: ColourArte blog.
Here's a sneak peek:

Please feel free to take a moment to visit the ColourArte blog and absorb all the amazing DT inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)

P.S.~ Mark you calendars!
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stay curious 38

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, July 14, 2015 @ 9:56 AM | , , ,

Hi there! Today I have a couple of pages to share in my art journal featuring a wide variety of products including an assortment of ColourArte Twinkling H20s (watercolor paints).
Here's a closer look at page 1:
To create all the floral texture on the background, I combined texture paste with Lemondrop ColourArte Primary Elements and Prima White Gesso then randomly applied to the background along with a Prima stencil:
I stamped the beautiful butterfly image from the Prima Don't Forget To Fly set, colored with ColourArte Mediterranean blue Twinkling H20s then topped off with a pretty flower which I custom colored using ColourArte Pink Grapefruit Twinkling H20sFor a little extra interest, I adhered glitter and glass micro beads to the center of each blossom:
Here's a closer look at page 2:
For the focal point, I layered a pretty vintage image from Pion Design on coordinating papers which I watercolored using  ColourArte Mediterranean blue and Pink Grapefruit Twinkling H20s:
The title is a Tim Holtz sticker:
I joined along with the following challenges:
The Craft Stamper: Take It Make It Challenge: July which is "Take A Stamp" Anything Goes, For color inspiration ~ The Scrap Around The World July mood board:
For sketch inspiration, the Let's Get Sketchy July Week 2 challenge:
Mark your calendar!
ColourArte products used:
Mediterranean blue Twinkling H20s Mediterranean Blue, Pink Grapefruit, Bashful Blue
 Primary Elements Lemondrop 

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day / evening!
Be Sweet ;)
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