fredag den 1. februar 2019

The little girls

Old photos are always interesting, when I saw this I thought these girls were very
quiet, thoughtful and awaiting.
The girls had to have a frame that, like backing up the
atmosphere this image radiated.

I have made various pieces of 250g papers with different textures,
cut into strips and put together again with canvas fabric and
a small piece of fabric with embroidery

I have used: DecoArt media
crakle paint, paste and DecoArt matte medium, Black and white gesso
DecoArt media fluid acrylics:
Titan buff, Raw umber, Prussian blue hue, Quinacridone burnt orange
and Quinacridone gold
DecoArt media Antiquing cream
Tando Creative Masks/cogs

Design paper, gear, embroidery thread, ink to the edges and an old photo

I hope you liked my frame, here are some details.

Come visit and take part in the challenge at
we would love to see your project.

I wish you a nice February with lots of light
Hugs, Susan

søndag den 6. januar 2019

Geometric Shapes * Art*Journal*Journey* 2019

First, I wish everyone a Happy New Year!!!

Is it a new challenge with host Alison/Craftytrog on AJJ and I am excited with this theme, and there are many ways to solve this ...

I have drawn from a photo in a magazine and
I have used Derwent color pencils and Panpastel color on the stencil.

My Journal is 22,5x30,5 cm.

I wish everyone get a great 2019 with many good crafting hours at the desk.
Hugs, Susan

Link to : Geometric Shapes

tirsdag den 1. januar 2019

A new year has started.

Happy New Year!

To all my good blog readers and Steampunkers.
It will be very exciting what the new year offers, what I know is that DecoArt has come up with something new and good, get over at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges and see!

On the first day of the new year I have made something I can wear on my blouse.

 I have used:
DecoArt media Black gesso, Crackle Glaze, Crackle paint, Crackle paste,
Antiquing cream Patina green
DecoArt media fluid acrylics quinacridone Gold
Andy Skinner Stamp ASCRS04
TandoCreative Tag and Industrial Elements/Andy Skinner
Boozybear gears

 I have also picked up some cones in the forest, used my sewing machine for the edges on the ribbon, rust wire and wax.
The band behind my tag is new found from a supermarket by my husband.

The size is 8x15 cm

I wish you all a new and exciting crafting year and I will be happy to see you
Hugs, Susan

tirsdag den 11. december 2018

December post #1 - The Paper Crafting Magazine Scandinavian Edition 2018

This is my last post on TPC.

It has been exciting to participate in The Paper Crafting Magazine
and I wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Hugs, Susan

lørdag den 1. december 2018

December wishes to all good readers at SASPC and on my blog 2018

I wish peace and good harmony for all people of the world.

I wish Steampunk DTs, and the boss, DecoArt and Boozybear
a merry christmas and a happy new year.

 I came past old posters last time I was in Jutland and I could not help taking great pieces of these posters.

I have used: Americana Decou-page matte DecoArt
DecoArt media: Black gesso, crackle paint, Matte medium and
Liquid glass clear.
Tando creative greyboard tags.

From my stash: Text, heart, napkin, rust wire, scraps and string.

I hope to see you next year at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges.

I wish you a good Christmas month and
that you will jump well into the new year 2019.
Hugs, Susan

tirsdag den 27. november 2018

tirsdag den 13. november 2018

November post #1 - The Paper Crafting Magazine Scandinavian Edition 2018

Here is my new post in November to TPC, I hope that you'll visit the magazine.

I wish you a good crafting at your desk and a lovely month.
Hugs, Susan

tirsdag den 6. november 2018

Vintage -*Art *Journal *Journey* - November 2018

A new challenge on AAJ, which is being hosted by Erika from  BioArtGal
I chose to make a "raggedy" as vintage and Nik the Booksmith has inspired me.
It's scrap that has been on my desk for a long time.

And Erika found a wonderful theme.

I have written on my flower card:
"The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all."

(It's a quote and I can not remember who has said it.)

My raggedy will live in my 22x22 cm dylusion journal as a lovely reminder of freedom to attend *Art*Journal*Journey.

I wish everyone a really good November month.
Hugs, Susan

*Art*Journal*Journey*- November 2018

torsdag den 1. november 2018

Steampunk ATCoins on a line.

Remember our November/December
 come and play with us

The new in blogland is ATCoins and there are already many different ways to design these. I've put mine on line with a little fabric and it's a wonderful format to work on.

I have used DecoArt media White gesso, Crackle paint, Matte medium.
DecoArt media fluid acrylics quinacridone gold and violet, yellow oxide, translucent white and cadmium orange hue. Bike chains and Flaming hearts. Andy Skinner stamp ASCSA50I8

I have also used the sewing machine, embossing powder, small tag, stamps, beads, gear, rust wire, doll and text.

I wish you great months for crafting. Many thoughts and hugs, Susan

tirsdag den 23. oktober 2018

October post #2 - The Paper Crafting Magazine Scandinavian Edition 2018

My October post is about Halloween... I hope you get curious and hop over to TPC.

I wish you a creative and a lovely autumn month.
Hugs, Susan

tirsdag den 9. oktober 2018

October post #1 - The Paper Crafting Magazine Scandinavian Edition 2018

My October post is about Autumn. I hope you get curious and hop over to TPC.

I wish you a creative and a lovely autumn month.
Hugs, Susan

lørdag den 6. oktober 2018

"Creature Comforts" - *ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY - OKTOBER 2018

Linda from heARTfullyinspiredby Linda is the host on *AJJ* and the theme is "Creature Comforts"
Thank you Linda for the inspiration.

I immediately came to think of our vacation, at the North Sea,
where there were lots of insects.
One night I managed to get 20 mosquito bites and I'm pretty bothered and my advice is to rub with raw onions, it helps on my mosquito bite and yet I miss that lovely summer.

A little greeting from the North Sea where the fishing boats are pulled up on the beach.

I wish you a creative weekend and the month of October with lots of inspiration.
Hugs, Susan

mandag den 1. oktober 2018

Survivoring Halloween ...

October is Halloween, and different artists have good examples of what meaning it is for them.
I feel scared in the dark ...

Here is the beginning of a poem by Robert Graves


Despair and doubt in the blood:
Autumn, a smell rotten-sweet:
What stirs in the drenching wood?
What drags at my heart, my feet?
What stirs in the wood?

Once in a blasted wood,
A shrieking fevered waste,
We jeered at Death where he stood:
I jeered, I too had a taste
Of Death in the wood.

 Here's what I've used:
DecoArt Media Gesso White, Black and Paste
Andy Skinner/Tando Creative stencil Skullduggery
Andy Skinner/DecoArt stencil Incoqnito

 Archival ink, art journal, fabric with rust, gaze, cardboard, quote chips,
charcoal and watercolor

Forgive if I'm too serious.
One of my favorite writers is Robert Graves and his poem fits my feelings
on this journal page.

I wish you a creative month and come join us

Hugs, Susan

tirsdag den 25. september 2018

tirsdag den 11. september 2018

lørdag den 1. september 2018

A mini box with three small stories...

Dear readers our September challenge on SanDee&amelie's Steampunk is started
and here's my little story ...

This little story begins with the box
was found under an excavation where a new metro station will be built.

Three records were discovered ...

Which is about the old laboratory which once stood in the middle of the city.

The journals have a fine marbled cover.

I have used:

DecoArt media Black and White gesso
Texture sand paste, Crackle paint and Matte medium
DecoArt media Fluid Acrylics Cadmium Orange Hue, Cobalt Teal Hue and Quinacridone Gold
Andy Skinner stamp ASCSA5018

(I had this small metal box of 6.0 x 3.5 cm that needed rust makeover.)
Tim Holz stamps, paper pad, distress ink, Archival ink, gear from Amazon and NeoColor ll

(I have made the marblering with the colors and a spartel that I have drawn along the paper.)

Picture of first lady who stands for everything in the old laboratory...

(Here the colors are placed on the stamps with Neocolor ll.)

I hope you forgive me for the long post and if you have reached that far, I wish you would like to play with us on SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges.
Hugs, Susan

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