enjoy this moment

Hi there! I hope you are enjoying the weekend! Today I have a layout to share that I created just for fun featuring a trio of photos of my sweet husband Scott and I on our wedding day over 10 years ago already! Time sure does...

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one of a kind

Hi there! Do you have any fun weekend plans? Early tomorrow morning around 6:00 am, Angie and I are headed to the one day event called Junk in the Trunk! It's a HUGE indoors flea market style event. We are hoping to find a few treasures and trinkets :) Tonight I have a layout to share featuring a photo of...

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life is good

Hi there! I hope you are having an awesome weekend! Angie and I had some girl time last night and we both made a project to share. First up is a hanging that Angie made using beautiful Pion Design patterned papers from the A Day in May collection: As you can see, Angie and I have very similar taste especially when it comes to...

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Hi there! Today I have a layout to share featuring a photo of my Great Niece Madison who is 12 years old already! For color inspiration, I joined along with the August Prima Product Picks challenge: I took this photo one day last year when I was caring for Madison. She had just had her braces put on her teeth. At the...

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Hi there! I hope you are have a great weekend! I had some me time so I created a mixed media layout featuring pretty papers from the Pion Design My Precious Daughter collection along with a photo of sweet Meredith: I added texture and design to the background using the following products: acrylic paints, inks, Fishnet and...

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Hi there! Today I have a layout to share featuring a combination of Pion design pretty papers from both the Shoreline Treasures and Flower Frames collections. I scrapped a photo of Connor, Gretchen and Griffin that was taken several years ago. I embellished with a beautiful die cut / embossed Fancy Butterfly as well as lots of homemade flowers that were made using Spellbinders and...

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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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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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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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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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