tirsdag den 5. januar 2021

New Beginnings 2021

Remember it is a two month challenge!

I reflect on what we have all experienced in this year 2020 here on the last day of the year with the hope that 2021 will be much better. We can all help to do a lot but unfortunately there are things we do not have an influence on. Therefore, I came to think of keys and what I use them for: unlock and close, they can also illustrate the five senses, to see, hear, feel, taste and smell.


These keys are an illustration of two people's love ups and downs and
all the decades that one has lived together.

My words for 2021 are: curiosity, listening, optimism, intuition and thinking ahead.


My background is an old tin can found on the road where it has been run over by cars where it has been lying in all kinds of weather and got this lovely patina of rust.


I have used:
Brilliant Blue DecoArt Crafters Acrylic
DecoArt media Black Gesso
DecoArt media Fluid Acrylics Cobalt Teal Hue, Yellow Green light, Quinacidone Gold and Quinacidone Burnt Orange


All the other things I have used are from my desk.

Remember it is a two month challenge!

I hope that everyone gets a fresh start, that the year will be creative and full of hope and good health,
Many thoughts and love to you all from Copenhagen.
Hugs, Susan

søndag den 1. november 2020

Winterstorm - November/December

 New SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. Remember it is a two month challenge November/December 2020. We will love to se your project.

The snow is flying on fields and meadows, withered stumps and
flower stands sticking their stems up over the snow,
frost in the air on a clear bright blue sky with faint stars.

That's what I imagined when I made my tag...


If you want to know how I have rusted my focal point, then read here:
1 deciliter of vinegar and 1 deciliter of water, put it on a spray bottle.
Take the things you want to rust - put other old rusty things in the package, but before you wrap it all in old cotton fabric, the fabric must be wetted with your vinegar/water solution so the fabric is moist, wrap it all tightly and put string around many times. Put it in a plastic container, spray with your solution and repeat for a few days until you see that the fabric is stained by rust-
unpack your package and see the good result


I have used: DecoArt Media Black Gesso and Crackle Paint
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Ice Blue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff and Quinacridone Gold
TANDO CREATIVE Tag


I have also used  metal ephemera, fabric, stars, gaze and die.

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges

I wish you a good Christmas holiday and that you may have good health for you and your family, get well into the new year.

Hugs, Susan

torsdag den 1. oktober 2020

Matchbox with mini envelopebook


I am part of a book club where a lot of exciting books happen as inspiration.


 This little envelope book has been fun to make and I hope you like it.


I have decorated a sheet of thin marker block paper with lots of DecoArt paint on my Gelliplate.


As you can see it is very small : 6x4 cm


The little book has pockets and there I have put tags.






Front and back sides on the tags.






I have used: DecoArt Media Black Gesso and Liquid Glass Clear
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turqoise Hue, Dioxazine Purple,
Cadmiun Orange Hue, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide


The full length is: 24.5cm.


Front of the book


I have also used my sewing machine, linen thread, ephemera, Die matchbox from Tim Holtz,
stamp, metal paper and tags.






It was a very long post, Thank you for holding on so far...


 May you all have a wonderful and creative October.
Big hugs, Susan

tirsdag den 1. september 2020

My Field Notes - September 2020

September Challenge on SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges

I know I will miss the summer, but I also hope that we will have a
good autumn where we can breathe freely, meet those we have missed with
open arms and give them a good hug.


I have had fun with this journal, the pages I have colored on my gelliplate and added collage,with retro glossy scraps from flea markets.


The journal has a tab binding that I have seen on youtube with DeeDee Catron and Dina Wakley, the method is smart as you can take your single pages and put them together into a journal.


I have used: DecoArt media fluid acrylics Burnt Orange, Paynes Grey, Sap Green, Titan Buff, Cobalt Teal Hue, Yellow Green Light and
DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Citrus Green


I have also used: Gelliplate, watercolorpaper, painting tape, teabags, stamps, scraps, sewing machine, thread and rubons




Last page


My journal is 8x18 cm 

 
I wish you all a fantastic September with lots of creative hours.
Hugs, Susan

onsdag den 1. juli 2020

Reach The Beach




Hello lovely readers, July and August are our Summer Special Challenge at
and there is plenty of time to join us.

What is not more beautiful to stand by the blue sea looking
at the horizon. I always think of the blue sky, warm air
with a light breeze, light summer food with fruit from the sea.


 This year we are not leaving, with all the strange things that have happened,
my husband and I have managed well we have not been sick
and our supermarket has delivered food to the door. We are very grateful


I am very fond of fluid acrylic because they can be used as watercolor,
so here you see what colors I have used, very diluted.

I have used:
DecoArt media Fluid Acrylics:
Cobalt Teal Hue, Cerulean Blue, Yellow Oxide and English Red Oxide
Americana Decou-Page Matte


Lots of ephemera and as the bottom of my tag laid a napkin divided into three
where one of these is glued on and used as watercolor paper.
As the last I sewed around the edges with black thread.


We vill love to see you at 

I wish you all a wonderful summer with many creative projects
here from Copenhagen, Denmark
Hugs, Susan

mandag den 1. juni 2020

The universal creativity

Dear readers
If there is anything that I really appreciate, it is to be able to sit down
at my desk to experiment and create a project, use colors and papers.
I feel very grateful that I have the opportunity.

Today I used my black journal from Ranger.


I have used:
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste/White Gesso
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Burnt Orange,
Paynes Grey and Cobalt Teal Hue
DecoArt Media Metallic Lustre Brilliant Turquoise

Gear from Tando Creative


There is a new challenge at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges
on June 1st - come and join us, we will be glad to see you


Designer Paper, stencil and bling








Come join us and we will be glad to

I hope all is well and you will have a creative month.
Hugs, Susan

fredag den 1. maj 2020

Bug's Tale

I love old and weathered wood, the sun is shining and
warming my body, it is soon summer and I will
be dancing with my species companions.


Come and play with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges




I have used:
DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Christmas red
DecoArt Media: Crackle Paint, Matte Medium, Black Gesso and
Antiqning Cream Medium Grey
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Paynes Grey, Cobalt Turquoise hue,
English Red Oxide, Yellow Oxide and Quinacridone Gold

Tando Creative Technique Tags and Industrial Elements 






Dried branches with flowers hanging close to my path this vinter.



Have a creative and crafting month, and stay safe.
Hugs, Susan
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