Monday, May 1, 2017

Post No. 2112 -- ELEGANCE & GRUNGE

For the month of May I am pleased to have the lovely and very talented Gill as our hostess. She has chosen ELEGANCE & GRUNGE as her theme and I am really looking forward to all the entries you all will come up with this month. /

We can  chose just one word of the two terms as well and so I have chosen the term ELEGANCE for my first entry. I started with a Mixed Media Fabric Collage on light-weight cotton, using different scraps of paper napkin motifs and paper . I fused the papers and different scraps of lace with fusible web and added machine- and handstitching.  Thank you dear Elizabeth for your BONDAWEB/Fusible WEB  Inspirations and explanations - I am now so happy with all the possibilities. 

With the help of THIS TUTORIAL I have sewn a cover for a folder, which I want to use for single sheet collages. /

Clean and simple with  flaps - I am very pleased with the result.

 I wish you all a happy start into May and you would make me happy to be with us again over at Art Journal Journey this month ! A special HELLO to my friends at TSFT - hope you all are well - Happy  May to you!




  1. Oh How beautiful!! A stunning bit of useful elegance to be sure!! Well done!! Love this combination!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. What a fabulous fusion of fabric and paper with a gorgeous design. It serves your purpose as a binder cover beautifully, love it xxx

  3. This is very beautiful, very elegant and also very useful Susi. It looks amazing in your 'white things' photograph

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Ich bewundere deine Nähkünste .-... und auch sonst so alles ♥

    Wunderschön, liebe Susi!

  5. Beautiful book cover! Have fun with the challenge!

  6. WOW!susi das sieht sehr eleganz und zart aus,ein wunderwunderschönes cover ist das geworden,ich bin hin und weg.
    einen schönen feiertag.

    schöne grüße jenny und schatzi

  7. Liebe Susi,
    ein tolles Thema und deine Seite ist
    wirklich sehr passend für das Thema "Eleganz"
    ich bin mehr für GRUNGE.
    Ich wünsche dir einen sonnigen 1. Mai
    LG Sadie

  8. Good morning Susi - what a stunning piece - so fresh looking and very elegant. I zoomed in to look at the details close up and WOW! (love the textures and details) I really adore this!
    Happy May and thank you once again for having me as the host this month :)
    Liebe Grüße Gill xx

  9. This is really elegant Susi. I love how you chose to keep it all white and shades of light cream. :) Pure white really is elegant, isn't it? Hope your day is sunny and warm. :) Hugs-Erika

  10. Wow Susi, sure is elegance and grunge and I just love it.xx ♥[aNNie]

  11. Das ist eine sehr gute Umsetzung des Themas. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
    LG Trillian

  12. Weiß in Weiß liebe ich ja sehr, und du hast eine so schöne Collage damit geschaffen! Als Hülle hat sie eine wunderbare Verwendung gefunden - und hoffentlich bleibt sie lang sauber! Da musst du dir jetzt immer die Hände waschen, bevor du sie zur Hand nimmst...
    Noch einen schönen 1. Mai - Ulrike

  13. Marvelous, what a great theme and binder, gorgeous. xox

  14. I'm in love with this!! What a brilliant idea for a binder.

  15. No wonder you're pleased with this Susi, it's gorgeous and I'm sure it feels wonderful with all the different textures. Great take on the theme.
    Avril xx

  16. *schwärm*
    Das ist wieder wunder-wunderschön geworden, liebe Susi

  17. ich finde, du hast den begriff "eleganz" hervorragend dargestellt! deine stoff-papier-collage sieht sehr edel aus und macht sich hervorragend als ordnerhülle! was das nähen angeht würde ich ja gern mal zu dir in die lehre gehen!!
    liebe grüße

  18. wunderschön die Seite für das Thema eleganz und mit der Hülle hast du ein wundervolles Meisterwerk von Ordner der griff bereit für neue Werke ist!
    Schönen 1. Maiabend!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  19. Elegance and grunge...a beautiful combination theme Susi!
    Your entry is just that...Elegance and a touch of Grunge!!!
    Great idea for your binder, too, talented lady :)

    Big Hugs~

  20. Eine sehr zart wirkende und elegante Hülle für deinen Ordner. Mir gefällt sie sehr gut.
    LG Dagmar

  21. Absolutely gorgeous binder, so stylish how it is all in white and has such amazing textures.
    Happy T day Susi.
    Yvonne xx

  22. Sooooooo beautiful Susi, your art just keeps getting more and more amazing :)
    Donna xx

  23. This truly is elegant! I love all the textures you incorporated: the fabrics, buttons, embroidery knots, and paper...I wish I could touch it! Thank you for passing on the video instructions so we may try this ourselves. I hope you will be sharing the pages you create for this gorgeous new journal.

  24. I love everything about this Susi - it's so gorgeous.
    xxx Hazel.

  25. This is such a lovely mix of paper, painting and textiles, truly inspirational. That's a very clever idea to use whites and creams, very elegant indeed.

  26. What a beautiful, elegant cover you created Susi!
    Is that a new photo of you with your dogs? You look lovely!
    I hope you have a wonderful week,
    Alison xx

  27. This is elegant and I love it! You have such a good eye and the talent to go with it - stunning, absolutely stunning. You make me want to try!
    Sandy xx

  28. This is just lovely. I love your dragonflies, they are so dainty. I was wondering what to do with all my old ring binders. Now I know.

  29. Wow Susi, das ist ja mal wieder großartig geworden. Tolle Idee eine Ordnerhülle zu gestalten. Gefällt mir sehr-sehr gut.
    Tolles Thema...ich hoffe stark, dass ich diesen Monat auch mal wieder eine Seite schaffe.
    LG Carola

  30. Susi I Love what you have made-absolutely beautiful I love the dragonflys very much, and your new folder will be special-hugs to you
    Happy T Day

  31. Wishing you a very Happy May dear Susi! I adore your journal cover, you are such a talented artist working with fabric! This is a super elegant piece with the pretty dragonfly and white colour palette and when you combine this with the ripped paper and patches it has a lovely grunge feel too - perfect! I love it! Wishing you happiness this T Day! J :-)
    p.s. your comments on Sheila's post about your pink pyjamas made me smile! J x

  32. This turned out truly stunning! I love fabric collage with lace, and as a journal cover, beautiful! Happy T Day!💜

  33. This is so beautiful Susi - Hoping to join in! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  34. spät bin ich dran, aber was bin ich froh, dass ich diesen eintrag nicht versäumt habe (ich muss mir demnächst mal vornehmen, etwas länger bei dir zu stöbern, denn mittlerweile bin ich nicht mehr so viel auf blogtouren)
    liebe Susi, ist das genial oder ist das genial?? das ist so schön, ich kipp aus den latschen. ja, vliesofix ist wirklich ein fantastisches zeug! aber für die Komposition braucht es schon die Künstlerin dahinter! und ich mag es immer sehr, wenn dann ein solcher "Gebrauchsgegenstand" entsteht, den man auch immer mal zur Hand nimmt. traumhaft, zauberhaft... ach...
    ich wünsch dir eine schöne Woche & ganz liebe grüße:)

  35. Very elegant and clever to turn it into a book cover. Happy Day After T Day

  36. Wuaaaaa Susi !!!That´s gorgeous !!!! I love your book cover !! Really fantastique !!Have a very nice evening, big hugs.

  37. Wow - talk about turning a sow's ear into a silk purse, Your fabric collage-covered binder is gorgeous, Susi. The collage is just stunning!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  38. So zart, so so schön, so elegant ... ein traumhaftes Werk, liebee Susi.

    Begeisterte Grüße
    von Anke

  39. Susi!! This is absolutely stunning!!! So beautiful and elegant!! I just adore dragonflies! hope to create a spread to join in with you this month!!

  40. A beautiful project with so much interest, yet very clean and simple looking. Fabulous

  41. This is beautiful! I love all the details you've incorporated in the neutral pallete.

  42. Wunderschön gestaltet dieser Einband des Ordners. So sieht ein ansonsten langweilig aussehendes Utensil doch richtig chick aus.
    Schönes Wochenende
    Bussi Sabine

  43. Ah, jetzt weiß ich, wo die losen Kunst-Blätter hinkommen, die du gestaltet hast. Wunderbar elegant sieht die Ordnerhülle auf dem letzten Foto mit den weißen Pfingstrosen in der Vase aus.

  44. Hello Susi, I'm so in love with this gorgeous work by you! The beautiful neutral tones on white, the naturalist theme, the collage you created, so gorgeous!! Feeling very inspired now :)
    Would you like to share this beauty in one of my weekly Simply Neutrals Tuesday linky parties? Tomorrow is a new one.
    Wishing you a beautiful week, xx Wen of AppleApricot

  45. Hello again Susi! How wonderful to see you joining Simply Neutrals, thank you so much for linking up! Your work is so beautiful, and like you I really love botanical and naturist themes.
    By the way, I saw that you live in Austria. I LOVE the mountains of Austria! I visited Austria many times, in several seasons, and will visit many more times in the future. Actually we just went skiing in Imst :)
    Big hugs xx


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