Saturday, November 5, 2016


We have wheels as our theme at Moo Mania & More and I thought I could use my lovely Tim Holtz  by Stampers Anonymous bicycle stamp once again. I like it very much and used it very often in the past. It has been well worth buying this stampers Anonymous rubber stamp plate .
The other motifs on the plate are super as well in my mind.

I made a collage  with some washi tapes and the bicycle was stamped on tissue and glued on as well. It's so much easier for me to use stamped images on tissue . I can check out the layout easier and I have no difficulties with inaccurate stamp impressions. The tissue melts into the background - I use
gluestick or thinned white glue to glue tissue on. I love this and do it very often.

And since it is much collaged on here 
I think I will enter it into the
No Faces, No Wings, No Leaves - But COLLAGE
theme over at Art Journal Journey!


  1. Beautiful collage, and with all those bicycles it's very suitable for both challenges. Hugs, Valerie

  2. What a beautiful collage , great colours and background , and what a good idea to stamp on tissue and than glue it on your page, you don't see that you did this, everything is on whole artwork !! I love it!!


  3. A terrific collage Susi with the wonderful bicycle stamp

    Enjoy the weekend

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. That's a beautiful spread, Susi! I like the background and the colors. The bike stamp is wonderful.
    Have a happy weekend!

  5. Wunderbar! Die Aufteilung (waagrecht-senkrecht), die Auswahl der Farben und die Fahrrad-Collage, eine tolle Komposition!
    Ein schönes Wochenende!

  6. Nice repetitive use of the wheels n the whole spread! Xox

  7. Gorgeous colours and fabulous painty layers. I'd forgotten about stamping on tissue paper, so thank you for reminding me how it makes it possible to choose your positions with less stress!
    Alison x

  8. Great minds and all, right? I like the stamp you used and wish I'd stamped my bicycle on tissue first. I really MUST invest in some washi tape because I like how you used it to add to the composition. Hope you Saturday goes/went well.

  9. This is a lovely collage, great title and love the use of washi tape.

  10. Really gorgeous page Susi !! >Love these bicycles stamped on tissu, it´s great !! Wish a very nice weekend, big hugs.

  11. What a great AJJ layout! Plus you just reminded me to get ON my bicycle and go for a truly does make me happy....until my legs start screaming...LOL!
    Love the addition of the washi tape too.

  12. Susi, my sincere apologies. I just NOW read your question from Nov 3: "I have to try out your technique with the alcohol thinned reinkers on normal cardstock... makes me curious- I just used glossy cardstocks until now to use alcohol inks ... I would love to know how you apply the mixture to the paper as well."

    I've never owned glossy cardstock, but I've used this technique on 90 lb. cardstock, 140 lb. cardstock, watercolor paper, and regular printer/copier paper. I prefer it on cardstock, but it works ok on the printer paper, too.

    I place about six drops of reinker in the container, then add alcohol until I get the color I am looking for. If I get too much alcohol, I add a couple more drops of ink.

    I then saturate a foam brush with the mixture and swirl it over the paper. When I'm running low on the mixture, I first dump the last of the mix onto the pages and swirl two pages together. Then I finish by pressing the foam brush hard until it no longer gives out any color. When you go over the same color a second time, you get the unique shapes that remind me of bubbles. To wipe your cup before storing OR changing colors (especially if the colors aren't in the same monochromatic range), simply saturate a wet wipe, baby wipe, kitchen towel, or piece of dry fabric with alcohol. Two swipes is about all it takes and the cup is clean and ready to be reused over and over.

    Sorry it took so long to answer this, but I just now noticed it, since I don't get updates from my spam loving e-mail.

  13. It is a fantastic bike stamp. love how you used it on the journal page and the words are super as well.
    Yvonne xx

  14. A wonderful spread Susi! I have that stamp set too, it's great!

  15. wich reminds me, I fixed my bike but has not used it. Your beautiful art urges me to do that :)

  16. Oh My Susi! I loVe this! The quote is brilliant too! Chrisx

  17. Love this bicycle collage Susi! You know, I have always wanted a bicycle stamp but never got one...

  18. Farben, Texturen, Motivplatzierung einfach perfekt liebe Susi.Postkarten tauglich sag ich mal. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Liebe Grüße und eine schöne neue Woche voll Kreativität.

  19. How cheery and fun. I love how you used the bikes and those colors are a lot of fun. Adding the black on the page edges really makes those colors pop even more. Nice Susi. :) Hugs-Erika

  20. Such a colorful spread- so cheerful and happy!!! I agree that tissue helps! :)

    Suchi xx

  21. Gorgeous collage Susi!! Makes me happy :) xx

  22. Fantastic spread - love the stamp and the colours.
    I have meant to go through my stamps as I know I have loads of wheel things :)
    Gill xx (I will now go off to look for wheels)

  23. What a cool spread! I love that bike,and you worked it so perfectly with these pages! Your colors are infectious! xoxo


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