søndag den 1. marts 2020

A Journal Page - Author's letter

We look forward to seeing you

My female author is on research in Paris, this city that exudes
vintage and steampunk style,
so the old typewriter was packed and brought along on the journey.

I have used:
DecoArt Media Gesso White
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Raw Umber, Sap Green, Titan Buff,
Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Quinacridone Gold
DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Citrus Green

There is nothing to sit at the Vitorian hotel, and write in the journal about all the
experiences seen during this trip.

See all the local attractions such as museums and churches that she loves.

We must always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.
(E.B. White)

I have also used: 
Tim Holtz dies and stamps, gears, frame, stamps, Archival ink, brayer and quote.

Come play with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges
We will love to see you.

Have a great March for all the creative stuff you may have.
Hugs, Susan

lørdag den 1. februar 2020

A Bird Song

February 2020 where we have a new Challenge at

Then we have come to the month of great love,
where birds and all the other animals start thinking about settling down.
And who does not look forward to a little light and love.

I have used: DecoArt Media Black and White Gesso
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Titan Buff, Quinacridone Gold,
Quinacridone Burnt Orange

I have also used:
wrapping paper, watercolor paper, quote chips,
embossing folder, thread, cardboard,
kraft metallic, twine, dies and sewing machine

Phew, I really had trouble with the photographing of this card,
I found a shoe box and some daylight lamp LOL, then it got better.

We will love to see you
so come over and play with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges

Have a nice creative month, many hugs from me.

onsdag den 1. januar 2020

Let the dream come true

Welcome to another year at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges.

I think it must be a very special year with the numbers 2020 and my word for
the year is intuition. To use my intuition, and to use my first thought that comes to me.

Dreams are amazing, they fly off at great speed and I'm lucky if I can write them
down when I wake up in the morning.

I have used:
DecoArt Media Black Gesso, Crackle Paint
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal Hue, Titan Buff,
Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Quinacridone Gold
Tando Creative: Masks Cogs and Tags

I've used steel wire for my dragonfly, tissue paper for the wings,
watercolor paper and my typewriter.

I wish everyone a Happy New Year.
May it be a fantastic creative 2020 for us all.
Come play with us at
Hugs, Susan

fredag den 13. december 2019

Words and Numbers at Art Journal Journey

Welcome to Yvonne Aka Meggymay who is the new host at Art Journal Journey. 

The month of December is difficult where everything has to go into a higher whole.
I love the city light and I have to learn how to take it easy.

That is why I think of nature and especially the forest where there is silence.

Unfortunately I got too much fixatif sprayed on my drawing so it is a bit fuzzy.
I hope you can see my opinion anyway. (LOL)

I wish all my readers good holidays and may you come well into the new year 2020.
Hugs, Susan

tirsdag den 5. november 2019

A*J*J - "Fruit & Veggies" November 2019

In Art Journal Journey this month of November, it is Rike that
hosts a new topic "Fruit & Veggies"   
The first thing that struck me was the apple. I love big juicy apples.

 I think this quote fits well and that it tells me not to give up.

 Last weekend I was with an old colleague at a fair in Frederica that had knit and
various things for hobby, paper and lots of inks.
There I found these beautiful chalk from Mønsklint produced here
in Denmark and the beautiful box made of recycled wood.
These are fine earth tones and these are the ones I have used in my drawing.

I wish you all a fantastic November
Hugs, Susan

fredag den 1. november 2019

Three Times Swimming

Remember that SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges run for 2 months,
November and December. We hope you will come at play with us.

I came across a nice quote or reminder how to get the nicest dinner and I'm thinking of New Year's Eve. It is a tadition with fish this evening here in Denmark.

I love Andy Skinner's Forssils stamps and I wanted to use DecoArt's fluid acrylics
as a watercolor to make them vibrant and I think they
became beautiful in these colors.

I have used: DecoArt media Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt teal hue, Cadmium orange hue,
Quinacridone burnt orange, Dioxazine purple.
Stamps ASCRS11 AS Forssils
Creative Expressions, Andy Skinner Transfers
Black embossing powder
Mini gear dies, Watercolorpaper and black pen.

The card background I have used is my brayer to mix orange,
brown and some purple to get rust color

We hope you will come at play with us at

I wish you all creative and active months and wonderful holidays
until we see each other again. Hugs, Susan

tirsdag den 1. oktober 2019

Edgar Allan Poe - With Love

Welcome to SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges in October.

 I imagined it was E.A. Poe's book telling his poem about the raven
coming and knocking on his door. His love for the mysterious and macabre,
E.A. Poe has always sent icings through my entire body,
when I read his short stories.

My cardboard book is 10x15 cm.

I've really been playing around with lots of paste and crackle paint,
using my spatula and my fingers to create layers and depth.
In some places I have also used sandpaper 

I have used: DecoArt medium Crackle paste, Modeling paste. Crakle paint.
DecoArt medium Fluid Acrylics Translucent White,
Translucent Yellow iron oxide,
Cerulean blue, Titan buff, Quinacridone Gold,
Quinacridone burnt orange and Paynes grey.
DecoArt medium Antiquing cream Carbon black.

TandoCreative Industrial Elements, Andy Skinner

Thin metal and letter punch for metal used for the front. Old book paper, stamps,
jet ink printer used for Poe's photo, pen, cardboard book, acetate and rubons.
Transfer of photos to a prepared acrylic background.
Drawn with black charcoal pencil, Quote: Edgar Allan Poe.

The inspiration I got from a course at Wanderlust with Kat Kerr.

It was hard to photograph and I hope you, my good reader can get a small
impression of how my layers sit in the book.

I send a big October greeting to all of you and hope to see you at
Hugs, Susan

søndag den 1. september 2019

Rules of Summer

I've made a little journal so I can write down my thoughts for this summer.

Walking around the dunes just behind the North Sea and still hearing the waves
hit the beach and feel the fresh air is one of my rules for a great summer.

Finding beach things and picking flowers and leaves that I can use
in my flower press, and saving for winter projects is also one of my rules.

I have used:
DecoArt media:
White gesso, Modeling paste, Crackle paint
DecoArt Crafters Acrylic:
Cinnamon brown, Brilliant blue, Golden brown, Bright orange, Yellow
and Citrus Green
DecoArt media Fluid Acrylics:
Translucent white, Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone violet

Andy Skinner Stamps: ASCRS06 Toxic, ASCRS11AS Fossils, CEASRS002 Dem Bones
and ASCSA5018
Mixed media Transfers CEAST003

I'm still looking for skeletons of birds and other animals, it's never succeeded.

A really good rule of mine is to find a nice retaurant that serves fresh fish
with new potatoes and parsley sauce.

I started with an A3 watercolor paper that I applied gesso, paste, crackle paint on.
When everything was dry, I tore the pages to the size I have shown here.
Then I painted, drew, stamped and aged the pages.
I sewed the sides together with waxed thread and put beads at the end.

My focal points are stamped on other coarse paper, stitched
with embroidery thread with gauze behind.

Thanks for your patience for my long post, I hope you like my North Sea rules LOL

I hope to see you at the Septemper Challenge

Many loving thoughts to you all
hugs, Susan

søndag den 14. juli 2019

*A*J*J* - We are going....Out in nature in the City

Thanks to Chris for a nice theme and your journal page is great.!
This year we will play tourists in our own city, here are many
beautiful places that we usually do not go to.

I started by painting a little landscape with my brayer. My journal lay overnight,
and then in the morning I saw a face ... I think it's mother nature.
There is used pastel and gouache and finally a little with a white pen. 

 It's a hollyhock taken right by our entrance.

I wish you good summer holidays with wonderful experiences out in the nature.
Thanks for visit my blog. Hugs, Susan

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