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Friday, April 18, 2014

Lily and The Lotus (Allywhitecats) Mixed media and Delicious Doodles Pink for Cancer Post

 Welcome to my blog.
Pink for cancer ..this is such a important post for everyone for I have met noone...not one person that has not lost someone in their family or friendships to Cancer.

I lost my great grandmother RUTH BAINES POPHAM and great auntJONIE LEA PARKER and my paternal grandfatherRAYMOND L. KYSAR  to cancer.

so I made a mixed media piece I  showed you  a while back..a piece I am using for Michaels in a mixed media class.
I have chosen beautiful little angel "Fallen" from
"Fallen" is adorable with her sad little face and her little boots available at

I used a 12x12 die cut board book from Michaels. I used white "basics" paint and apple Barrell pinks.
I colored her with Prisma Pencils.
I used the mixture of art journals for this piece and some paper roses and ribbons. Hope to see you at the challenge
have fun!!!!
susan s



Monday, April 7, 2014

Lily and the Lotus and Smeared Ink's spring Blog Hop

Hi everyone ..this fun image in the flowers is from Alex at Smeared Ink.. I deeply am sorry I have not done better and more for this hop. My 13 year old pomeranian began bleeding today at first I thought maybe my mom's boy dog got her..thn the blood kept coming we rushed her to the vet and she has endonetriosis and spell check will not spell that correctly for me so I hope you can forgive that too.
They wanted to keep her tonight but I said no. I will bring her in the morning they are going to spade her but she has been so ill and after several visits now we know. please say a prayer for shem.

Smeared ink new images go check them out
and look at the red rubber selection if you havent joined please do

My journal page I will add to my Art Journal every day page..:) would love for you to join

and do not forget the smudgy antics challenges 

susan s

Friday, April 4, 2014

Lily and the Lotus and Allywhitecats new challenge piece for Delicious Doodles

Hi and welcome to my blog.
The new challenge is here with Delicious Doodles and it is Seasons...
I chose a beautiful image from
This reminded me of my Grandmothers flower bed. I sure miss her. She could garden anywhere and grow anything. I used to tell my son when he was little she was God's little fairy.

I am learning some new techniques so I tried my hand with one of them on my piece.
I colored the image with prisma pencils . The background is a french script stamp and the tea dye and vintage photo stain under it.
I then glued the iris in the center and began adding particles like a zipper buttons clips and loads of paper lace using Golden molding paste. I cut out the little dove from dove soap and placed him over the bottem left and covered him in gesso. :) perfect touch I thought.
I added die cut pieces and more paper lace.
when it was dry I sprayed with Dylusion inks and covered the IRIS with glossy accents.
I added a chain and this makes the perfect cheerful wall hanging for a room.
I used a cereal box for the backing as well as mixed media paper on the front from my journal book.
enjoy the challenge...can't wait to see your creation :)
susan s

Monday, March 24, 2014

Allywhitecat and Lily and The Lotus and Delicious Doodles Dark side Cranium Caressess..and Haunted Design house challenge Skullduggery

Hi there I have a wonderful DARK image to share with you from Teri at Delicious Doodles  This is Cranium Caresses.
I also used this image with my project
Pile o" Bones
I chose to make a bottle. Both images were painted by brush with distress inks by Tim Holtz with Ranger Inks.
weathered wood
Barn Door red
vintage photo
old paper
peeled paint

I am entering this in
Skullduggery is the theme..come join in.
also I am adding to
Take care
susan s

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lily and the Lotus and Delicious Doodles new Challenge "Monchromos"Black and one other color

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog The Lily and The Lotus.
Today I am so honored to post my second entry for Delicious Doodles.
Maany of my followers I have learned the sad way are not familiar with all the places I love to play so I am not only going to give the link many times in this post but I hope to share more about Delicious Doodles with you so you can enjoy this fantastic place the wonderful DT's and the friends you will meet or may know already there.
Teri Sherman is the owner and the artist for Delicious Doodles.
Teresa (Teri Sherman) may be a familiar name from Sweet Pea stamps will find many of her beautiful images there in red rubber and digital but she has her own store also and her own challenge blog.
This is the link to her awesome and fun challenges.
This is the link to her blog
and this is the link to her store
I hope this will help you as to where you would like to begin in this fun experience.

The challenge is "Monochromos" with selective and one color.

I used Four  different images on three different project for this
The first image is "Allura"  and  "Angel of Death".
I colored with prisma pencil.

My third image to share with you for this "momochromos" event/challenge is
"Mermaids Revenge"
This too was made on a candy box . The image was colored with prisma pencils and black acrylic paint was used on the box and black ribbons and two small dominos .

I really hope you have enjoyed the images I have share with you made in Black and White and one other color. It is not a difficult challenge and I know you will have a fun time.
susan s

PS so glad to be here with Delicious Doodles.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lily and The Lotus and Delicious Doodles "Let Me Out"

There is a new and fun image in the Delicious Doodles shop
This is going on the cover of my sons log record cover bahahahaha
This has been a fun day for me using awesome images from Delicious Doodles
Hope to see you in our challenges :0 
Have a wonderful day.

Lily and the Lotus and LOC post with Delicious Doodles "Bloosom"

This is made for LOC on face book. I chose a beautiful new image from Delicious Doodles called "Blossom"
I love this image she is gorgeous. Thank you Teri for the lovely art.
If you would like athis image you can find it  at
Delicious Doodles Store is gorgeous. Filled with the most fabulous art you could possibly image.
If you would like to join her challenges please find it at this link
Enjoy your day
susan s