Sunday, November 6, 2016

It's the little things that make life BIG.

If you live your life just looking forward to the big moments, 
you'll lose a lot of those little things along the way.

I have made a material collage on this Altered Book spread - mostly found things and objects - pieces of an old lace curtain and a kind of brooch that my daughter wanted to throw away. Texture paste as a glue - heavy things you can glue on with modelling paste or texture paste very simple.
Just  a bit patience is requested since it tooks a longer time to dry.

 I had fun to build an insert tag and glued a stamped quote behind it .

Of course this is made for the
No Faces, No Wings, No Leaves 
Challenge over at

For collages you can use nearly everthing - 

The super- talented, lovely  Marta Lapkowska
 has a new free JUNK JOURNAL SERIES on you tube for you!

my spread was inspired by Marta for sure -


For a nice friend of mine I created a birthday card . She loves to use her cards as decoration - at least for a while. She is a decoration queen in my eyes . So I decided to make a TriShutterCard for her. 

I used napkins and old bookpages 
I hope she will like it - but I think so - she loves the shabby chick style .

Thank you for visiting me today and watching all the many photos!
Wishing you a HAPPY SUNDAY!!!
AND----- hope to see you at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY!


  1. Love that fabulous textural spread Susi - it is stunning. The birthday card is stunning!!
    Enjoy your weekend

  2. Wonderful journal pages with lace, and the card for Herta is gorgeous. Hugs, Valerie

  3. wunderschön deine seiten,die texturen sind ja klasse.
    einen schönen sonntag.

    lieben gruß jenny

  4. Fantastic projects both of them!! The journal page looks amazing with those wonderful textures!!! I LOVE the muted, neutral colours you used!! The pocket is a wonderful idea too!! I can see Marta's influence :o) xxx Happy Sunday!!

  5. Stunning page with so many textures Susi and a wonderful art/ornament for your friend. What a great idea

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. wonderful spread page Susi !! and gorgeous birthday card !! really love both, Happy day ! big hugs.

  7. WOW, your textured collages are gorgeous and so is the card (lucky person to receive it). Have a great Sunday xx

  8. The first piece with the rescued brooch and the lovely soft pink is really stunning. Really love the hidden quote behind the fold.
    Lucky friend to get such an unusual and seriously wonderful card and the poppies and the one real poppy head! - it's perfect.

  9. Oooh both stunning works of art Susi, can't decide which one is my favourite!
    Donna xx

  10. Wow Susi! A fabulous page -love the gorgeous texture! Your card is sure to be big hit with your friend too! Hugs, Chris

  11. Its a gorgeous journal spread, love the fabrics you used and the tag with the message behind.
    Your friend will love that wonderful card.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Hallo Susilein ich schnappe hier grade nach Luft, so beeindruckend schön sind deine beiden Kunstwerke. Jedes für sich ein kreatives Feuerwerk,wow.
    Das regt zum selbst ausprobieren an. Die Karte wird wohl lange als Deko rumstehen, so schön und einzigartig wie sie ist.
    LG Sabine

  13. Great page Susi.I love how you added the lace which gave it a lot of texture. And your friend might be the decorating queen but you could be the card queen. Gorgeous card Susi. Hugs-Erika

  14. So good of your daughter to want get rid of the brooch, because it went so well with the lace and modeling paste. This turned out great, as did the beautiful birthday card for your friend. I suspect she will love it.

  15. I just love the fabric scraps on your journal spread!! Beautiful ♥

  16. I love your beautifully textured pages Susi and your card is divine xx

  17. Love the new things that you tried out! So glad to see you make a fancy fold card! Fabulous!!! :)
    Suchi xx

  18. WOW!!
    Really great!!!
    I LOVE your art journal page, with the little tag added and quote inside, and your design, fabulous! It looks like you have drawn some curtains that can open.. Fabulous 'trompe l'oeil' if you see what I mean :)
    And your MM card for your friend is also fantastic! Hugs

  19. gorgeous journal spread and card dear Susi!!

  20. Wow your collage is really gorgeous and inspiring Susi... love all the details and textures and the colour is really beautiful.
    Thanks for the youtube link - will be watching that for sure :)
    Your friend will love the card you made - its really lovely.
    Gill xx

  21. Two beautiful projects! Your friend will love that amazing card!

  22. Oh Susi, I am so glad I did not miss this spread- how gorgeous is this!! I absolutely love your hidden treasure quote as well! You really made beautiful out of all sorts of pieces!Well done, one of my new favorites!
    And the card for you made for your friend is just outstanding!! I am sure Herta will adore this- I know i would! A treasured piece of art with special greetings!
    Bravo my friend! xoxo


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