Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Secret of Inspiration

I’m joining the “Brutal Quest” at the Secret of Inspiration blog with this card for my father.



I have used two of the required elements:a big clock chippie and gears.



You still have a couple of days to join HERE.


Thanks for stopping by!
Nora

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Scrap Товары - Spring is near!


I’m joining Stage 2 of the Spring Challenge at Scrap Товары:

Pink and/or Red with Lace required.






Hoping to join the next stage.


Thanks for stopping by!
Nora

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Girl's Best Friend


The Secret of Inspiration continues with

~ Emeralds ~

I'm joining with this card.



Digging into the Swarovski stash!


Hopefully on to Stage 3.


Thanks for stopping by!
Nora

Sunday, February 4, 2018

A Girl's Best Friend


~ A Girl’s Best Friend ~

I'm joining Stage 1 - Sapphire

with this card…


...some close-ups to show you a few crystals and stones...




You can join here...


Thanks for stopping by!
Nora

Friday, January 26, 2018

Leo-Mammy Quest, Stage 1

I’m joining in the celebration at Leo-Mammy Chip.
Entering this card into Stage 1 using a beautiful Vintage Frame that I have painted with metallic purple.





The celebration continues...


Thanks for stopping by!
Nora


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Holiday Ornament

David (my nephew) and Blanca celebrated their first Christmas together, and I made them an ornament for their Christmas tree.

Sweet Santa Charm!

I love these tiny jingle bells in red, gold, and green!

 I've die cut leaves, whirling snowflakes, doilies, and flourishes.

Some green pom-poms and a lovely crochet flower...

Glitter star buttons!

Some beige lace and berries, lots of berries!

And always a hint of cheesecloth.


I’m entering the following challenges:

AltairArt – The Magic of Christmas


Lazer39 – New Year Project with Chip
I used a couple of chip stars


Creative Club – Whirling Snow
2+ mandatory elements: snowflakes, glitter, flowers


Button Craft – Tic Tac Toe
(diagonal – die cutting, snow/snowflakes, jingle bells)


Secret of Inspiration – Winter’s Tale Moodboard

I was inspired by the snow, pom-poms, knit pattern.


Thanks for stopping by!
Nora

Friday, November 3, 2017

Scrapek #61

Cards for men are always a challenge, am I right?

I've used a fish chippie (from HERE) as well as a couple of pieces of fishing net (from HERE).
Some metallic paint and, as always, some white paint splashes.





I'm entering the "Męskie sprawy" Challenge at Scrapek.



Have a great weekend!
Nora

Friday, October 6, 2017

Rapakivi Challenge with Guest

I’m entering the challenge at Rapakivi with this wedding envelope.
 I thought this paper was perfect, and I’ve made a couple of foamiran flowers.




This is the Lavender Moodboard.
I was inspired by the color and the pearly-white icing on the scone.


Thanks for stopping by!
Nora

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fearless and Grunge for MTW


This canvas is dedicated to my brothers and sisters, the #DREAMers. Without knowing what the future holds for them, I want them to know that they are not alone, and that so many of us continue to fight with our voices for their future. DREAMers contribute greatly to our communities and belong in the U.S. as the only home they’ve ever known. I want us all to remain optimistic and fearless that a bipartisan DREAM act will soon provide these young men and women with a path to citizenship that they deserve.



I was inspired by this beautiful new song, Fearless, written by the great Lin-Manuel Miranda, and sung by Mandy Gonzalez. It's barely been released, but here's just a taste of it.



That is the FEARLESS half of the challenge.
The GRUNGE is the other half.

I apologize for the excessive amount of close-ups, but it's very hard to capture the gorgeous shimmer of the blue, green, and brown metallic paint.


I love the color combination of brown with almost any color, but especially blue and green.
I've layered random-sized pieces of patterned paper, and I've etched some of their edges with a white pen. I applied the brown, blue, and green metallic paints with a sponge.
You may be able to see some of the tiniest mechanical parts that I could find.
I've made my own stencil for diamonds that I added with texture paste.
The rest is metal and chip, some glass pieces, a splash of white ink, and just one flower for good measure ;)









Entering the Fearless & Grunge Challenge at More Than Words...

Thanks for stopping by!
Nora