Monday, January 12, 2015

Stampers Anonymous Tag Swap "Steampunk" and a tribute to Wendy Vecchi

Happy Monday to you.

I have finished my tags for a swap with Stampers Anonymous yahoo groups. The theme is Steampunk. I chose Wendy Vecchi to speak the theme for me.
This is the link to Stampers Anonymous
If you haven't been there before you are in for a treatThe stamps I am using you can find under WENDY VECCHI STAMPS..enjoy the journey and the treat..all her stamps are wonderful.
The products I have used can also be found there and if you have a question just call them or email them under the contact button.


I wanted to go Casablanca style.
but I wanted black and white and brown.

I embossed many papers with Tim Holtz time and compas{travel} embossing folders
I used Tim Holtz dabbers over the papers and his tissue tape/
The light bulbs were colored with ink stain wild honey and prisma pencil colored using black white and brown.
The wings are a di cut and I used glossy accents to pull out definition in the light bulb and the border of the eyes.
I used bronze stain on the hearts and wings.
I used glossy accents to attach the wings
I used ideologies to add flavor and ink stained ribbon.
Hope they like their tags.

Thank you Sandy are a lovely Hostess.

Take care and have a wonderful Monday

susan s

Friday, December 26, 2014

Stampotique Designer challenge SDC 176 Anything goes

I made a few pieces for a dear friend of mine.This stamp is by Daniel Torrente and Jill Penny if you go to their store. It is called "Relaxin"
I am posting this at
This is the one entered in the challenge. I also made my friend a blank card she can do what she wishes with
and a act to inspire Valentines
This is Perl...
Have a Blessed Holiday

susan s

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

susan's Lily and the Lotus and Stampotique challenge Anything goes SDC176

Welcome to my blog.
I love Stampotique stamps and I have fallen short terribly of their challenges and purchasing more of them!
The challenge theme  is ANYTHING GOES ..just my cup of tea.(coffee preferred)..
here is the link to this fun challenge many I decided to go with something very simple.
I love Daniel Torrente.. actually I love many many of the fabulous designers I chose "Perl" artist Daniel Torrente.
"Perl" has always been one of my favorites she has that "AND???????" look on her face lol.
Here is a simple act/or aceo as many call them.
The retro circles are from Tim Holtz a red rubber stamp I butchered so I could use it in many desirable ways hahahahaha.
Merry Christmas friends.
susan s

Monday, December 1, 2014

A Little Glitter for Tori's smeared Ink Challenge

Hi there I made a little card for a friend and wanted to add it to Tori's glitter challenge over at
Smeared ink and Glitter..maybe I am dreaming lol
well I have a deep love of the skulls and this is one of a fabulous set you can find in Smeared Inks Red Rubber club.
Have a fabulous day everyone
susan s

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lily and the Lotus and Quote the Raven Nevermore

It is snowing right now and I had to pull out my Smeared Ink reds rubber stamps ...than I thought what is Black Dragon up to ?????uuummm????
so I popped over to her challenges at
oh goodie I thought uummm must do this one.
so as the snow fell and is still falling..I made some coffee and kicked back and played.
I love the snow and Edgar Allan Poe.
Thanks for stopping in.
susan s

Friday, November 14, 2014

Dream Catcher and Ikes World new Challenge

Hi there. I have enjoyed making this piece.
Ike's World even offered a free digi to play with for the challenge....this beautiful Dream catcher.
My background is layers of gesso and acrylics..this is a color challenge so I layered in the colors.
chocolate and
teal so here we go...the first layers
see you there at

susan s

Monday, November 10, 2014

Where have I Been???

 Hey everyone I hope you are well and happy.
I have been making act/aceo's and getting lost in the fun of it right now.

I am making aceo/act  boards for shows .
As I have pack things into my sheds to make room for family and friends when Mama  passes I am gathering a few items am placing them on ebay and zibbett.It entertains me and I need that right now.
I have also been preparing to go on the road at the first of the year I think the physical contact will be so good for me.
I am working in my journals but will not publish the pieces until I have quality time with out interruption and my reproduction prints made. Soon etsy will hold my canvas pieces and originals...but not yet.I will post my all in one new blog soon
I have also begun a journey with "Fun Stampers Journey" and will be posting  more about that soon.
for now...I played the past two weeks here
and here

Keeping myself conntect to my art is so important right now...well hugs to all
susan s

I just wanted to let all my wonderful friends know you are missed in my life right now and always loved.

Take care everyone
susan s