Thursday, April 25, 2013

welcome to lily and the Lotus and Design Team throw down No 4
Congrats to the winners of  DT Throw down no one,two and three...the theme
to make something using Lace and /or Leather.

I chose the specimen Jar new digi are my journal photos.
links will be at the end of the post.
Thanks for stopping in blogger is now letting me post my pics sorry to be late I started this post originally at 4 am Texas time.
susan s

photo one is made with distress stains and acrylics. I used a brayer and added gesso to give it stregnth. Tim Holtz photo wheels are used in the back ground with black foil placed in each window.
The digi set Specimen Jar was used  colored in pencil a strand of leather attached to the side with two crystles and the border is hand sewn.
The lace is molded into the inks and acrylics with gesso some is paper and some is actual fabric lace.

photo two

scraped togeather and corner is lace again added on with gesso and acrylic

photo three is more of the awesome digi set again using acrylic inks and gesson paper and fabric lace was added on to the theme

photo four

I used inks and acrylics paper lace and fabric lace .

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susan s

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Welcome to Lily and the and smudgy antics new challenge...GLITTER AND can read about it at
I hope you join us there this new challenge.
I made my piece with one of
new images.
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susan s

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Welcome to my blog, the Lily and the and Aprils blog hop with Smeared Ink
The theme is to distress something..I just used one of my favorite distress inks peel paint.This is our monthly act swap the theme is the joker and this is my act. I hope to see you join next month at
and please come play with us at
tic tac toe.

Thanks for stopping in.
susan s
 The lips are from smeared red rubber group
The joker is a sa stamp
the ribbon is from alpha stamps

Friday, April 12, 2013

Quote the raven challenge

Welcome to my blog Lily and the lotus and
I have chosen Edgar Allen Poe, the raven and flowers as my three items of interest on my page..
I stained my journal page in vintage photo,inked in staz on jet black. The flowers are from Alpha

Thank you Black Dragon for the invitation and all your wonderful DT's for the inspiration.

Here is my journal page

Thank you for stopping in.
susan s

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lily and the Lotus. blogspot. com and smeared Ink act march 2013 returns

Welcome to Lily and the and march act returns with smeared
I wanted to share my wonderful returns with you I received from my friends at smeared ink.

Thank you for the wonderful treasures.
Thank you Jane
Sandy A.


and Angela

this one was the one I sent out
If you have not swapped with us before we would love to have you join us.also don't forget our new challenge at smudgy antics


Thanks for stopping in.
susan s

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lily and the new smudgy antics challenge Welcome to the circus

Welcome to my blog Lily and the Lotus.  and a new challenge with Smudgy Antics.
This time we are playing tic tac toe and I want you to come play with me !!
This is my piece..Blogger won't let me put the tic tac toe grid up tonight so please go to
also please read the rules...and most importantly...HAVE FUN

This is one of Smeared new images The Clown actually there is a whole circus there...there are new butterfly's and Queen bee's go have a peek in their shop..this week I shall be making more lovely art with their images...and I will be showing them off so hope you come again...

Thanks for stopping in
susan s

I had time to add to my project  and i so want to share this with you.
as most of you know I have begun my card became a journal page. Let me show you.

I added more of Tim Holtz "commute" tape, I thought it blended in with the urban look
on top of the "commute" tape i stamped with my new red rubber stamps just two of many wonderful stamps from smeared ink
Isn't it awesome can purchase one and join our red rubber group..we would love to have you. Here is the link..
in addition to Tim Holtz "game spinners" I used in the digital stamp of spirals I added a small mini clip to hold a extra ticket to get into that circus.
I used memo pins from Tim Holtz ideology products to hold the marvelous digital stamp from
The gears are die cuts from Tims dies inked with stazon jet black ink and covered with Ranger glossy accents as is each letter in the digi from smeared ink "marvelous"
The admit one Tim Holtz red rubber worked so well for this project.
On the ribbon the Tim Holtz ideology "trinket pin" i have several stamped "admit one" inked in Tim Holtz distress "fired brick" and stamped in staz on jet so you can have loads of fun....
thanks again for stopping in
susan s

Monday, April 1, 2013

smeared images gone journal

well the previous post I showed a few new images from smeared ink. I finished my project yesterday and here is my journal. It blends in with the smudgy antics theme this week.

Please visit the challenge at
and the wonderful images are avcailable in the Smeared store.
Thanks for stopping in
susan s