Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TRY IT ON TUESDAY Challenge and more

HEARTS AND FLOWERS is our new theme over at TRY IT ON TUESDAY.

 I found a nice illustration and  just reproduced the individual motifs onto my bookpages and colored  them with watersoluble colored pencils without any gesso as ground. The  paper took the colored pencils - even diluted with water - quite well,  but the colors are not very brilliant on this  kind of bookpaper.  All  in all it's o.k. for me.

HAPPY T-DAY to my ♥ friends ♥ at 


( I guess it's tea in my cup )


this is also

my  last spread for this month for

Erika's "Every Page Tells A Story" at AJJ,

where so many ( phenomenal 200 ) fantastic pages were linked this month!

Erika inspired us each day with a new page and did such an amazing job as hostess!

A big Thank You to Erika and all the ambitious supporters of the theme!




  1. Wonderful happy pages Susi with so much colours.

    Happy T Day to you

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. I actually adore your hearts and flowers that are muted. I think if they were bolder, they wouldn't have the same impact they have with the slightly less in-your-face effect.

    And the cup fits in nicely with the TioT theme, too. It is also a gorgeous drawing. Thanks for sharing this with us for T this Tuesday. And if you say it's tea, I'll go along with you (grin).

  3. I would also like to add that Erika has done a fabulous job as host this month at AJJ. I told her that she set the bar high for those hosts to come next.

  4. The pages look so nice! Yes, Erika did a great month, big thanks are appropriate. Valerie

  5. Wow Susi! This is a real treat for the eyes! Beautiful images and fabulous colouring! Hugs, Chrisx

  6. Deine Stil erkenne ich mittlerweile immer sofort heraus.
    Gerade habe ich meinen Beitrag verlinkt und bewundere die vielen schönen Kreationen.
    Deine Ausführung wie immer ansprechend und einfach schön.
    Herzliche Grüße.

  7. This is gorgeous. Love the colors.

  8. What a happy page today Susi! I love all the images. They feel full of joy and color-maybe not bold but still great colorful! Thank you for all your support this month at AJJ too. I can't believe all the posts this month-of course a huge chunk were mine, but still, so many great pieces of art. Thanks again to you and Valerie for asking me to host. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  9. Love the variety of the colours Susi! Soo optimistic! Warm hugs!

  10. kräftiger bräuchten die farben hier gar nicht sein, ich finde sie ganz gut so! ein stimmungsaufheller, denn seit heute regnet es hier, das gibt jetzt leider eine richtige suppe, denn der Untergrund ist noch gefroren:( na ja, beschäftigt man sich halt drinnen, kein Problem für uns:)
    liebe grüße!

  11. oohh susi,wie frohlich und heiter deine creation ist,die tassen ist ja stilvoll gemalt,und der kleine piepmatz auf den rand der tasse ist soooo süss,ihm schmeckt sicherlich der schöne tee.

    gruß jenny

  12. Susi loving your journal page.. especially that tea cup!!! And all the bright colors.. Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  13. I LOVE how happy this page made me feel, and isn't that what art is supposed to do......make you feel???
    Happy T-day

  14. Such a pretty spread, a really happy feel to this!

    Sally x

  15. I love your colors and those flowers! I'd definitely find a place for that cup :) Happy T Tuesday!

  16. I love your page, Susi. It's charming, happy and sweet. I love that you just drew anad painted right over the text without any other background. I want to try that.

  17. Your colourful rendition of the illustration is wonderful, the hearts and flowers are adorable :-). Erica has done a fantastic job of hosting AJJ this month, it's been so much fun taking part in the challenge - thank you :-). Wishing you a Happy T Day dear Susi! J :-)

  18. Liebe Susi,
    das gefällt mir sehr gut, einfach zauberhaft.

    Viele liebe Grüße

  19. this is such a delightful journal spread Susi and I love all the Spring colors and motifs! Happy T day!

  20. Ach wie bezaubernd das ist ich spür den Frühling mit deinem hübschen Journal!Das Muster in den Sachen ist herrlich ausgedacht von dir! Da smacht gute Laune....
    Ein tolles Thema liebe Susi
    Schönen Abend wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  21. Gorgeous your spread Art Journal page Susi !! I love the flowers, the heart, the so lovely birg, and, of course, the fabulous cup of tea ! Big hugs.

  22. What bright and beautiful book pages. The images are so cheerful and I love the colours that your used. Happy crafting, Sandra x

  23. A lovely colourful page Susi, great flower images and it has such a 'happy'
    look to it.
    Avril xx

  24. das ist wieder so wunderschön, so fröhlich und optimistisch, einfach wunderbar. Ich bin immer wieder überwältigt von deinen immer neuen Inspirationen.
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  25. So very pretty, fresh looking and a happy journal spread Susi.
    Loved Erikas theme this month and her wonderful inspirational pages - I really enjoyed joining in with this - thank you.
    Hope you had a nice T-day...
    Liebe Grüße Gill xx

  26. Your pages are so playful and beautiful liebe Susi!
    ♥♥♥ them!
    Erika certainly did outdo herself with her super theme and art work to inspire everyone.
    Happy T Day my friend oxo

  27. Wonderful spread Susi, the colors and the images are so lovely!
    Mar xx

  28. Lovely looking page . . . Nice & colourful and a little whimsical. X

  29. Sorry I am late calling in Susi.
    Its a fabulous journal spread with wonderful images and happy colours.
    hope you had a Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

  30. Wow Susi this is just stunning....looks like a William Morris wallpaper its that good
    Donna xx

  31. Susi this is such a sweet page - quiet but lovely

  32. Tolle Idee die Motive einfach in die Buchseiten zu zeichnen und zu bemalen! Ich bekam zu meinem Geburtstag ein Ausmalheft geschenkt und male jeden Abend darin - mit Buntstiften ohne Wasser. Aber deine Version mit Wasser gefällt mir besser und auch die Auswahl deiner Farben, das Bild wirkt so frisch und fröhlich!
    Sei lieb gegrüßt!

  33. Farbenfroh,fröhlich und frühlingshaft gestaltet, sooo schön.
    Erinnert mich an die Entwürfe einer schwedischen Designerin, deren Mode ich sehr mag. Toll wie du immer wieder neue Stilrichtungen bedienst.
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  34. I am a hopeless romantic and lover of folk art. I really like this Susi!
    Sandy xx

  35. A charming and sweet journal spread...love the colors and whimsical style! flowers and birds make me long for Spring!! Happy T day...on Wednesday! ;)

  36. I loved what you have created here- so happy and cheerful! :)
    Suchi xx

  37. So beautiful Susi!! I love your teacup!
    Never thought to go ahead and create over the pages as they are. Did you find the writing below distracting s you worked? I do love the idea!
    Huge hugs,Jackie
    ps Susi, you are a dear wonderful friend and I very much appreciate your comments- just needed you to know this lots of love to you <3

  38. Liebe Susi, dieses herrliche Bild ist weit mehr als ok. Ich finde es zauberhaft und dieses Bild war es ja auch, das mich zu meinen Herzen heute inspiriert hat. Es hat mich einfach nicht mehr losgelassen. manche Bilder üben irgendwie etwas Magisches auf mich aus und dieses gehört absolut dazu.


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