Tuesday, October 21, 2014

13@rts - Lean on Me

 The challenge for October at 13@rts is Color My World. I’m showcasing this black and white photo of my boys with the beautiful theme song Lean on Me by Bill Withers.

My white background has a layer of gesso and then it’s watercolored, splashed, and stenciled with Ayeeda mists in pastels (turquoise, yellow, and salmon) and then stamped with text. The chip music and feather were also gessoed in white and then painted with the same colors (the feather was also stamped with text). The resist chip hearts were also white as well as the cheesecloth and fabric alphas. The die cut leaf is from white cardstock that was dabbed with the yellow mist and then stamped. The pretty Ayeeda flowers were also white. The photo is matted on white paper that was stamped with text and then distressed and inked with the yellow mist. I used the same yellow mist to color some texture paste that was brushed on the background and then mixed with Ayeeda 3D powder for some texture through a star stencil.
  

...and a close-up...

 

Rules of the challenge # 23:

1. Use a white background for your project. It can be cardstock, watercolor paper or patterned paper. You can have motifs and designs that are coloured but the base must be white and the white should still be visible after all your alterations.

2. Use a black and white photo. For cards or art journals, your sentiments/journaling should also be in either black or white.

3. The colours on your project should come from paints or mists, or any other colorants (distress inks, water colors etc). This applies to embellishments as well ie. if you use flowers or letters, they should be white or cream and you color them with your paints or mists. There's no restriction on what colours you want to use - you can have rainbows or you can have all black and white.

4. A song (title or words are ok, in your language of choice) as your theme/title.

5. Publish your project on your blog and add link directly to the post using Inlinkz tool at the end of this post.

6. Please add link and info about our challenge, where your work is published.

7. You may submit as many entries as you like.

8. You can enter with your project to maximum 2 other challenges and your work must be new, not published before our challenge has started.

9. The challenge ends on October the 26th at 23:55. Winners will be announced on October the 30th, 2014.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by. Here’s the song… Enjoy!
 
 
 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Scrap Around the World - August

 Here’s my entry for the August Scrap Around the World mood board.
I was inspired by the fashion theme, which is sometimes interesting when boys take an interest.
 
And this is my son on summer vacation ready to go to dinner…
 
 This is the lovely mood board by Marilyn Rivera...
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.
Nora

Saturday, August 9, 2014

CSI #133 - Life is Sweet


I’m back, baby!
 
Very glad to have found this lovely case for the week at CSI.
LIFE IS SWEET
  
TESTIMONY – inspiration words: delight and simple
This photo is special to me.  As my journaling states, we were on a road trip in Norway, where we made an unplanned stop.  There was a little park, and the simplicity of something so common together with my kids gave meaning to what little time we got to play.  It was completely unexpected, but I will treasure that moment forever.

EVIDENCE
There is a tree stamped next to my journaling, and I have used a vertical strip of polka dot paper along with splashes of hot pink watercolor and circles of white acrylic paint.
 
All five colors have been used.
 
 



 
And the lovely Case File...
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!
Nora
 
 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Skipping Stones - 13arts Challenge #16

This month’s challenge at 13@rts is to create your own background.
 
FUN!!!
I prepped some white cardstock with gesso and started off with some black and brown stamping with some words and patterns.
For texture I have stenciled some modeling paste as well as glued some die cut stones at the bottom. There is also a piece of dyed cheesecloth.
I sprayed and dripped some mists and inks and water and then more dripping and inking and misting…
Of course, some more dabbing and dripping and spraying with white paint and gesso J
 
...and a close-up...



And that is just a bit of the mixed media that I’ve been hoarding…
Thanks for stopping by ;)
Nora

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Scrap Lifting - Georgia Heald

Playing along at Scrap Lifting with this entry…
 
and a couple of close-ups...
 
 
 
 
 
Inspiration from the wonderful Georgia Heald – and this is her LO…

 
I was inspired by her layers of ink and paint and stamping as well as the clustering and layering under the photo.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by!
Nora
 
 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Scrap Around the World - January Mood Board

This is the beautiful mood board at Scrap Around the World for January.

 
I was inspired by the lighthouse image and its pretty blue sky and the sand.
Here’s my entry…
I've stenciled some painted modeling paste as well as some glass beads for the sand effect.
 
This was a trip to a lighthouse near my husband’s hometown in Norway. This lighthouse now serves as a cultural center, and the beautiful 30-minute hike is totally worth it.
Here are some close-ups...

 
 


 Thanks for stopping by!
Nora

Kraft it Up - January 2014

Here’s my entry for January at Kraft it Up. There is a sketch that also requires a Summer theme photo, a number, and washi or similar.
We enjoyed a poolside game of Uno one summer, and we used these cool cards that are made of plastic. Totally Waterproof :) They're actually called Uno H2O.
 
 
...and a couple of close-ups...

 

...and here's the lovely sketch...

 
Thanks for stopping by!
Nora

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Let's shake it - CSI 91

I have solved Case File No. 91 at CSI for this week.
let's shake it 
The five pretty colors of the Scheme have been used.
A couple of clues for the Evidence are the wet medium in coral and black (color mist has been sprayed and splashed along with splashes of black ink), and rings of off-white are marked with acrylic paint and a spray bottle cap. They kind of look like rings left from the glass of the milk shakes J Also, one of the journaling spots is inside a speech bubble.
Inspiration word “enjoy” has been used for journaling the Testimony : “Nov. ’04 – sharing a shake with you is a delicious way to spend this afternoon”
  
…and a couple of close-ups…
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Nora

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

This is how I roll - LPS

Here’s my entry for the August Color Challenge at
Life. Paper.Scrapbook.


...and a close-up...
 

...and the color palette...
Thanks for stopping by!
 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Love - OUAS August


I’ve been inspired by songs lately. “Stubborn Love” by the Lumineers is already an awesome song. But do you ever hear a song, and you know right away that you have the perfect photo for that?!?! I love this photo of my boy, Emilio.
I found the song perfect to scrap him a LO of how love comes into your life and then you have to let go when the time comes. As painful as it may be, we find love and it makes us really happy, but when the time comes, we learn and we move on. (This bit of advice I have journaled on the orange tab to the left of the photo that you can pull out).
Thanks, OUAS, for the theme which could have gone in so many directions. Nevertheless, it helped me to unload a piece of advice to my son. “I will never forget” can apply to so many events in life, and although some of them are sad, we wouldn’t have had it any other way…
 
it's better to feel pain than nothing at all
the opposite of love's indifference
 

Here's the lovely Lumineers tune...


...and a close-up...

 
...and the sketch...
 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 19, 2013

OUAS July Challenge

Here’s my entry for the sketch with this month’s “GROW” theme at OUAS.
Of course my LO is of my boy, Emilio, of whom I found this sweet photo…

 
a couple of close-ups...
 
 


 And here is the sketch...
 
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sweet Baby Boy - Scrap Friends June Color Palette

There’s a really cool and minty color palette at Scrap Friends this month. Here’s my LO...


 
 
…and here’s the color palette…

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend J

Monday, April 29, 2013

Johnny's Original - CSI #69

This is my entry for this week at CSI.
My son, Johan, makes awesome pizza and this one is called...

Johnny’s Original
I’ve used all five colors of the scheme. The light gray is on the background paper as well as a banner at the bottom. For the cardboard color I have the wood pieces and the brown tissue under the photo.
For the evidence I have some number accents, circles, metal (brad), and a ledger stamp on the background paper.
There is a circular journaling spot for the testimony as well as the word “extra” in the journaling:
“NO Additional Charge for EXTRA Cheese or LOVE”.



close-ups?




And this is the case file...

Thanks for stopping by!
Nora

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Very Happy 9th Birthday

A sweet sketch this month at OUAS with a theme: the best day of your life.
Here's my entry...
 

Journaling: Always an awesome summer day for a birthday cookout! Soccer is good / Life is good!

And this is the sketch by the lovely Nadia Cannizzo...
 
Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

CSI 62 - Brothers

Here's my take on the challenge this week at CSI...
I have fulfilled two Testimony elements by journaling a friendship in a circular journaling spot. There are four Evidence elements with a couple of wood bingo numbers, some ink circles, and some tone-on-tone musical pattern. For the lovely sketch, I have pieced together the grid in the form of puzzle pieces. All the five colors of the palette have been used.




And here is the Case File...

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