Wednesday, June 19, 2013

smeared ink journal prompt something wicked this way comes

Hello and wow am I behind this was a few weeks ago a journal prompt something wicked this way comes...that would be my mind when I have to stop and clean Lol
anyway here is my page for
Thanks for stopping in.
susan s

Today I want to be a butterfly

The wings are from Laura Carson
Laura is always a great inspiration to keep making art..she is awesome.
This is a simple piece for my simple mood last night
susan s
The mushroom stamp is Donna Salazar, the fish is Queen kat.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

relaxing on a Saturday afternoon

Happy Saturday everyone. i made a journal page with a image from the
also a thinking of you card i received from a friend so music valentine paper gesso , watercolors stamps and stencils. I am so relaxed now.
Hope you enjoy this.
susan s

This piece was featured in Creative Souls

Friday, June 14, 2013

playing with new stamps

Got some new stamps from smeared ink today so added the birds onto a journal page
and thank you Tori for the gift
susan s

Thursday, June 13, 2013

In my previous journal post I had made a journal page from a manilla folder..I wanted to share with you the back of that page and the acts I made from the idea for the all things Tim Holtz act swap for June
This is the front finished and embellished
this is the back and my idea for the act
gessoed white
added yellow acrylic with brayer
used stampers anonymous nib stamp and Tim's bird, the heart in red is red acrylic using Wendy Vecchi's stencil
now to add the embellishments.
Thanks for looking in
susan s


journal art by suswan and just free thought

I was so excited today when my friends Bear (Stephen) and Fi shared with me a link to Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday, on Facebook..thanks guys!
okay so I had to swirl in my try.  I have one giant Tim's rub on other than that nope I could not find any so had to go a different way
I cut my journal page out of manilla folder and used gesso
and also used my brayer to get a green tone wasn't ready for the mustard look this early lol.I used Americana foliage green
I then stamped with one of my butchered stamps I use for everything I think one of Tim Holts spiral stamps

I added some Iron Oxide acrylic by creamcoat (had it back in my ceramic shop)
added more gesso and green
then I added some hearts with my Wendy Vecchi stencil
some numbers from a regular hard ware stencil some of the race stripes I call them from Dyans dylusions..then torn some lose paper scraps and gesso(ed)them on
had to use the two stamps here from Stampers Anonymous love them both.
I love the blue moon I could base all my art off of the blue moon..infact what a cool idea right?
so I tore a image from my stash of a blue moon and attached one on the left and one on the right.
final touch modge podge matt.
well I am off to make the back now. Thanks for stopping in.


Monday, June 10, 2013


Creative souls a marvelous place to be if you love every form of art has a book club let me give you the link.
We are going to study the wonderful books of Julia Cameron "The Artist  Way". Today I received my last book for this study and had to go ahead and look into it...
The fourth book that came to me is "Blessings" Her second paragraph say " In my Fathers house are many mansions" "we are told. By counting our blessings, we name ourselves accurately as children of the universe, the richly dowried children of God., or if you prefer the "good" . Focused on our good , focused on our abundance, we naturally attract more of the same. This is spiritual law. Our consciousness is creative.. What we focus on we empower and enlarge. Good multiplies when focused upon.Negativity multiplies when focused upon.The choice is ours. Which do we want more of"? there it is so!wow! how excellent is that simply said and so powerfully truthful

so with that thought in mind...I made this journal page. I am going to love this book.
Thanks for stopping in
susan s

Happy Monday everyone

I received my stencil about a month ago and I am so behind getting to a few projects I really wanted to do. Yesterday a wonderful friend of mine Miranda inspired this page., she made a wonderful journal pages, well she inspired a try out of me..Thanks Miranda..The stencil is from Dyan Reaveley Dylusions.
susan s

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The warmth of friends

Hi there it is a wonderful Sunday afternoon and I am sharing with you my journal challenge piece for
love that place...with all the wonderful kind people.
here it is
The warmth of friends
Thanks for stopping in
susan s

Sunday, June 2, 2013

canvas stuff


my first try I used and smeared ink image a lot of acrylic and every gadget i could find.
Thanks for looking
susan s