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by Mona Pendleton


PoppystampsMona Floral Watermark copy

Hi there! It's Mona here today to share a mixed media style layout featuring a variety of fabulous products included in the New 2017 Spring Release along with a variety of other Poppystamps products as well as a photo of my sweet daughter Angie. This layout has a textured background that was created using the memory box Texture Chicken Wire stencil and is embellished with beautiful Poppystamps Stitched Bloom Trio flowers, Stitched Butterfly Trio butterflies, Freida Leaf foliage, a Festival Tag, a Garden Lantern and a Scribble Flower Circle:


PoppystampsMona Floral Watermark copy


PoppystampsMona Floral Watermark copy


PoppystampsMona Floral Watermark copy


PoppystampsMona Floral Watermark copy

Here's a few step shots I took along the way:

To create the background, I started with a 12" x 12" piece of watercolor paper. I applied a coat of clear gesso, allowed to dry then to create lots of texture, I used texture paste along with the memory box Texture Chicken Wire Stencil:


Once dry, I applied a thin coat of white gesso:


After the gesso was dry, I randomly applied various colors of paint:


While the paints were drying, I created the embellishments. I applied Distress crackle paint to the die cut Garden Lantern. Once dry, I applied Distress Ink:


To create the flowers, I die cut several Stitched Bloom Trio flowers using watercolor paper then colorized with spray as shown below and paint (not shown):


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed my project today as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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Beautiful :) love those stitched flowers. Thanks for the tutorial

Beautiful work Mona!

Wow! This is gorgeous Mona! Thanks for the how to - I love your work and this gives me tremendous insight and inspiration to try this myself!

Beautiful layout and love how you added the lantern and stitched blooms.

Oh WOW! Takes me away gorgeous!!!

woww love the colors, thanks for the tutorial is so divine♥

Très jolie et très lumineux !!

This is absolutely stunning!!!!

Gorgeous. I just love it ! Thanks for sharing.

Wow!!! Really Beautiful LO!!!

GORGEOUS layout, Mona! LOVE the colors and all of the techniques! THX for the step by step pics and the inspiration!

Awesome layout!!!

WoW!! A fantastic layout. Love the colours and the flowers and the butterflies. Crackle paste on the lantern great technique, I will use that one. Thank you for sharing your inspiring project today.
Jacquelene L.

Hi Mona, This layout is absolutely gorgeous !! I love the tutorial, and you have used my favourite lantern too, I am so glad you have done a step by step as I will be trying this, thank you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Oh my, this is mesmerizingly beautiful!!

Beautiful layout. Love all the techniques and pretty colors. Thanks for sharing the steps.

WOW... that is one stunning mixed media scrapbook layout. SO LOVELY and BEAUTIFUL!


Absolutely stunning! Thank you for the tutorial. xxx


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