Friday, January 31, 2014

Smeared and Smudged Ink Art Journal Everyday Blog Hop Day Five Prompt 4 with Laura and Technique % with Julia

Hi there. Welcome to Day Five with Art Journal every Day Design team Blog Hop

So what do you think so far? I would love to know ...are you having fun?

I hope you join us if you have not and become a member of Smeared Inks Art Journal Everyday group here is the link would love to have you.

If you feel like you are fluttering right about now I hope it is a happy flutter. I hope we have inspired you.

Prompt Four Laura and "glitter it up"

My journal page was inspired by Linda Wiggen Kraft from somersets "Journaling" magazine spring 2013 A Scared Circle" Her blog addy is

This is the direction I have been moving in this year. I have been moving for the healing and helping of others through art journaling. This lady is one of my greatest inspirations.
This was my first mandala.

The digi is from smeared inks store
this is Butterfly 2 Specimen Jar set
that link should take you stright to the page this digi is on.

Technique 5 with the awesome Julia

Hand Sewing
and Prompt 5 Hope

Here is the link

This was my piece for her Technique

The image I used is from the smeared Ink store
The angel Digi is called "Dialecticia Digi Single Septem Libberalis
The other images are from one of my favorite digital store you can find through
Have a awesome day

So have fun .... and good luck...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Art Journal Every Day Blog Hop with Smeared ink and me susan s Technique and prompt no 4

Day Four with Smeared Inks Art Journal Every Day Technique and prompt No 4 from me Susan S

"Save It"

In this prompt I am suggesting to use you scraps to simply help decorate your journal page.Use a image you love a fairy a monster a vampire a muse what ever and gesso this on..the water color crayons help seal it with color and stamp using a smeared ink stamp.

Have you joined the red rubber club. I have. I can say no if I cannot afford them that month or yes to the set that they are offering..or no I do not want that set but I want one you have in your red rubber list...Tori and Terra are awesome and will work with you.Here is the link

Now I hope by now you have joined our Art Journal Every Day Group here is the link for our fun group

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Have fun and enjoy

susan s

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Smeared Inks Art Journal every Day Blog Hop Day Three with Laura

Hi. Welcome to Day three with our Art Journal Every Day Design Team blog Hop !!!

Please tell me you are inspired to play with us..yes :) We are just a group of over grown kids you know :).

Day Three Lauras Technique Using Left Over Paint
mine was made using this awesome image from the smeared ink store

Venice Mask 3 Digi
If you have not joined our group yet...what are you waiting for..come play with us..relieve some stress and just have fun

Well have fun with your creation :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Art Journal Everyday Design Team Blog Hop Day Two With Tori Searcey

Hi and welcome to Day Two!!!

 Two wonderful fun filled days of experimenting  and playing in your own journals. Hopefully you are very inspired and having fun.

Prompt 2 Music Notes By Tori Searcey.

The prompt was to use music notes and a smeared ink image. This is a fun prompt and in doing so everyone was finding their own technique.

Here is my page

The circus men are images from
I hope you have joined our journal group by now if not we would love to have you there

Please take a look at the images from the shop there are so fun ones to work with .
Thanks for stopping in .
Have fun!
Good Luck

Monday, January 27, 2014

Welcome to Art Journal Every Day Design Team Blog Hop Day one

Hi there!
Please go to this link
 I am so glad you stopped in. I hope to see your art  soon on this technique if I have not seen it yet.
On January 4 Prompt one came out on
This is Laura's Prompt and technique

Laura, Had such a brilliant idea! I have had such a crazy January but I managed to capture a piece of my January history and use it in this technique.

The prompt Distressing  and the technique speckles and splatter
As you can see I speckled and splattered before I added the photo.
I hope you have joined our group

Good Luck

Have fun

See you tomorrow


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Katerina Kouiotis from Sweet Pea Stamps

Is this a stencil in the background? Can journal art be made to beautiful pages ?

I have more details for my journal followers about sweet Pea Stamps beautiful images and this fab stencil follow the link please

Thursday, January 23, 2014

I am learning Dyans Dylusions!!!!

Good morning. I have to confess I have barely tried Dyans art as much as I love it. I think it intimidated me and still does..hahaha BUT I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

I am so honored to be a member of  AJED Design Team with

I hope you have joined our group if not here is the link 

I have been encouraging others to step over their fears and journal! and what is good for the goose is good for the gander ...right?
I have been a Dyan Reaveley "Dylusions"
fan for ever. I have another wonderful friend Miranda a fab artist who in my book has mastered Dyans fabulous style of journals encouragement..we all have people that are our encouragement.

This stamps set is from Dylusions you can find at . She is called DoolallyDoris and her item no is DYR34384

ok hope this  helps you if you are wanting to try it.
This is far far from good it is a mess hey but I am learning!
isn't she a cute stamp and look at the fun mushrooms
Then I tried some stencils one Dylusions and a Wendy Vecchi
just to try to get some "learning" on textures...
what do you think? I kind of like it...
well I added another stencil by Dyan

I added some Tim Holts tissue paper with musical notes in the circles and outlined with black acrylic
The hands are from a awesome red rubber stamp set from Smeared Ink.Here is the link if you want to join the group there.

Now I just wanted to try this is a die cut from Tims collection I stuck on the bottom with gesso
aaahh the cute little footprints..oh this has to be one of my favorites from

well here is my try for something new..I will be growing with this endeavor and share as I learn.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

New Challenge with Musically Challenged...The theme is Alice In Wonderland

I am new to Musically Challenged and this is my first post as a DT with  them.
you can find the challenge at this link
Kapree  Clark has been my friend  from Smeared Ink. First I want to let everyone know what a sweet heart she is and this past week she had a death in her family. I hope you all hold a prayer for her in your heart and she will be back soon.
Musically Challenged is her blog and I hope you help us to make this awesome place grow.
Here are the songs in this challenge
1. I Am The Walrus – The Beatles
I will add mine in a let me tell you the sponsor is
Rick is a very experienced artist and his stores are filled with images from his creative mind that you will most certainly be able to have fun with in this challenge or any other time.

My song..I chose is Jefferson Starship Go Ask Alice. I love Grace Slick and her vocals are always so awesome..grew up listening to them..and her.

The piece I chose from our generous sponsor Rick Saint Dennis is

 Mad Tea Party!!!
Thank you Rick for the fun image!
Okay go to the link where the challenge is :) and get started..Have a fun time.
susan s

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Allywhitecats version of Mitzi Sato-Wiuff's version of Princess of the Sea

Hi there I just finished coloring a beautiful image from Aurora Wings, Mitzi Sato - Wiuff and yes she allows us to sell her images which I am so appreciative can find this card at
I am entering this in her challenge on face book which is my favorite colors..I could not help but think of this image and all the beautiful colors of the sea. 
if you would like to join us.
Thanks for stopping in. If you would like her image you will find it at Etsy type in Aurora Wings and hit search.
Thanks for stopping in

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Lily and the Lotus and The circle of friends journal rotation January 2014

Welcome to my blog. I am so excited to play with The Circle Of Friends Journal Rotation. This is my first time participating in this rotation and quite honestly I did not know what to do or what to expect..but my awesome friends have  guided me through it.
The first journal I am showing you is Andrea's.Andrea's art to me is always gentle and elegant.
Here is the beginning of her journal

this is what I added....This is my Queen
Now this is my journal I am sending to Caroline
My theme is style
The sewing machine came from Blossom Bucket ..Wendy Vecchi showed the item and it works so beautifully with this..
well I there is the beginning...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Oh my Gosh it's a blog Hop with smeared and smudged ink! change is over rated !!!

Sue The Nanny
Molly The Fishmonger

Here we are

I made a small addition using
and smeared inks digi specimen

I used my getatos and to make the journal pages. this one is called change is over rated.
have fun and hope to see you at smeared ink

Lily and the Lotus and Kristy Lee's Inky Froggie act swap January 2014

Hi everyone. I hope your day is wonderful. This is a swap I promised a friend I would do but just now got around to it. so I used my stampin up french script stamps as a back ground and my paper ladies came from
I love the beautiful images. As of tonight we do not know if Shell will join us I hope she does I love her gorgeous art...made her one anyway.
Inky Froggies is Kristy Lee's face book fun place. type in Inky Froggies! in your search bar on FB and you should find it.
hope they like the act's
There is a side bar gadget with a zebra on it click and that will take you to Kristys blog.
toodles :)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Lily and the lotus and Circle of Friends Swap

Hi . I hope your day is wonderful today. I am playing in a fun swap with some of my friends in The Circle of Friends and made a couple of ACT's so wanted to share them on a post today.
The images are from www://
I used my steam punk floral collection paper and some Tim Holts trim. In this swap we were to use a word.
I hope they like them

Monday, January 6, 2014

Lily and the Lotus AJED Smeared Ink technique 7

welcome to my blog. I wanted to share with you a technique from Aletha at
you can read about the technique on the link I just posted and I really hope to see you there. I chose purple instead of black.
My stamps Aletha said were RDS with hands and lips I love that set it is fun to ink with. I also used Stampers anonymous "journey" and "dream " stamps..anyway hope to see you there this was a fun try.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Lily and the Lotus and Graphic 45 Couture//a simple card

Hi and welcome to my blog.I want to share some beautiful Graphic 45 paper....from the Couture set.
This is a gorgeous set of papers from Graphic 45 this is just one card I have many more to make.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Lily and The Lotus and Just a Journal

I finished a journal book made off of
"Make your own Art Journal structure with junk envelopes" by Titbelsoeur
so that defines what I did..I used her prompt them sales as my book theme.

Thanks for looking