Friday, July 31, 2015

Lily and the Lotus and Delicious Doodles "White" Challenge

"White" is the theme at this new challenge.
This bottle is special to me. I have seen it most of my life. My Grandmother 's Old Listerine bottle.
I can remember taking many trips with her and she always had her Listerine bottle After my Mother passed in January, it seems my Dad slowly goes through things daily almost daily and many strange items end up with me. Like this 1950 something Listerine bottle. Thick lead glass.Measurments on the side.
I wanted to thank my friends who came to my rescue because I have not worked with the mediums before.
I gesso(ed) the bottle and than used white acrylic.
Let it air dry and then added my image.
I then used the Deco Art Media Crackle paste
and then the varnish.
I let them dry over night each step. ..and last I added Delta Cream coat Sparkle Glaze.
I make mermaids for my future home my own personal bathroom  will be ocean nautical :) so she has a place in the future.
The beautiful image is from the Delicious Doodles store at Etsy.
Astrology/Zodiac sign of Cancer

Looking forward to you creations on this challenge.

Susan S

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lily and the Lotus and Ching Chow Kuik's "Sparkle and Shine Challenge" and DT Call

Hi and welcome to my blog.I cannot wait to show you this beautiful digital image from Ching Chow Kuik called "Ocean Crescent Moon Journey".
I have been a fan of Ching Chow Kuik for many years, My friend in Odessa Texas Carolyn introduced me to her art in 2009 and I have loved it since. 
has many more images I have made of her art if you have time to peek.
I made this two nights ago on a Blue Moon so fitting I thought.
Thank you for stopping in.
Susan S.

Lily and The Lotus and Create and Inspire 's New Callenge "Lacy Sunshine"

Hi and welcome to my blog. The New Challenge at Create and Inspire Is Lacy Sunshine. I think her images are so cute.I was so excited about this challenge.
My image is called Mayde scrub scrub scrub.
 I hope you come join us I love to see your creations
This is the link to the Lacy Sunshine store

This is the link to the challenge 

Have a wonderful week.
susan s 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Lily and The Lotus and Ike's World Art Challenge "All About The Night"

All About the Night. I am a night person ...I love the Night. I worked 15 years night shift and loved it.
I can feel music in the night and dance.I live in the Southwest where we still have a very strong hold of Mexican/Spain..Native American and Cowboys. Exciting?..not always.
 Ike has the dreamiest Digital stamps of far away places. I fell in love with "Spain" partially because I was raised in New Mexico  Northern New Mexico and Spain is to this day a beautiful part of the culture there.
I have this moon stamp from Cherry Pie Stamps. Which I could not find until about 2 pm today.I have been looking for a week! I was determined with my idea and fortunately I did get to make what I had envisioned.Thank everyone for waiting on me.
All About the Night and Spain dance romance flowers and beauty. Thank you Ike for the beautifully made images. I used just one of several so here is the link to Ike's store!__digital-art-stamps

Here is the link to the challenges.!__digital-art-stamps

Come have fun with us.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Happy Mail from Jane Bradshaw

I have a prezzie...I have a prezzie. Thank you Jane Bradshaw.This card is amazingly gorgeous. You so made my week probably my month!!!!!

ok here is the gorgeous stamp from the UK
My life has truly been blessed with so many beautiful friends around the world. I have had a dream of visiting them all one you do that ? just dream a sweet day dream like that? well I do!
Royal awesome!
now for the wonderment on the inside. are you ready?
Look at this. Oh my gosh.....oh my gosh...
so beautiful. Look at the coloring and the beautiful die cut. oh my gosh.
yes it is a late Birthday card...and how marvelous. Today it was so treasured. Hot outside miserable here in west Texas. I spend a lot of time organizing my things lately and going through beautiful things my Dad gives me that were my Mother's. I did not realize how totally stressed I was until I sat down and felt eight years old. and looked at the beautiful postage stamp and felt the box in my hands, and carefully opened it and smiled and took a deep breath and smiled again.

Thank you sweet friend.Thank you precious Jane.

Susan s

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Journal Page using Stencil Girl by Mary C. Nasser,Dylusions and inspired by Journal Artist Effy Wild

Thank you for stopping in today.I made a post on this link
I have so many beautiful talented friends and I always hope to share inspire and encourage and I thank my friends from everywhere for inspiring me.
susan s 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Create and Inspire and a new challenge with Fitztown Images

Hi there and welcome to my blog. Your comments are always loved.

This is a fun challenge with a beautiful company called Fitztown.I love the images there. I purchased one I know you will love also.
Let me show you this image, but first I wanted to share I am entering her in on a journal challenge so yes I made this image on a journal page and it represents a postage stamp, which is part of my challenge.
 The Theme with Create and Inspire is Black and one other color
I chose brown. The back ground is water colored and the fairy is made with Prisma pencils.
I am really excited to see your fabulous pieces in this challenge.
I will be entering my page in
Have a fabulous day everyone and good luck!
Here is Fitztowns store addy..have fun shopping there I did! 
Susan s 


Monday, July 13, 2015

Lily and the Lotus and Ikes World art anything BUT a square July 14 2015

Welcome to my blog so glad you stopped in and comments are always loved.

Ike's World Art has a new challenge."Anything but a square" This was really fun making today because I have a new art partner named Sammy my Mothers cat now mine who loves to play in ART.

yes this is the monster who all day long has stood on his back two legs like a human and pulled my art to the floor just to delight in watching it fall.
I decided to make a little box to fill up around the Holidays and add to my Santa sack lol
I picked this gorgeous image from   Ike's store..

promise to keep the Sammy cat away.
Susan S.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Moo Mania "Swirls" and Whispers through the window

Hi there. I just wanted to post my challenge for
you can find it at this addy
The theme is "Swirls"
again my apologies for the long view..blogger and i do not see eye to eye today.
susan s

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A little Moon Journaling with Effy Wild..Never be afraid to be late!

I made a post today on my other blog

If you love journal art I hope you take a peek. It's nothing great but I love to share the teacher Effy Wild!
Have a fabulous day my friends.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Smudgy Antics and Lily and the Lotus July 2015 Challenge

Welcome to My blog Lily and the Lotus.
Smudgy Antics is having a new challenge "Anything Goes"
This is one of the first images I purchased from Smeared Ink. and I still love her.
I am making many journals for my future house "studio" it really helps me as I help my Dad go through my Mom's things. This little chick always makes me smile.
Here is the link to Smudgy Antics 

Have a awesome July 2015 people.
Susan S