Sunday, April 1, 2018


Happy April dear friends!
A new month at 

Art Journal Journey

Alison/ Craftytrog is our hostess and she has chosen 
RECYCLE and COLLAGE as our theme for April. Hop over to ART JOURNAL JOURNEY to learn more about the theme and to have a look at Alison's inspiring page for her theme.
My spread is made out of different recycled things, even a part of a potato packaging was used. I had so much fun.

 I hope to see many of you at the challenge again!

 I want to send out a HUGE thank you to all of you who linked up and joined in the March Challenge.

 Your  "Spring" pages were amazing and inspiring. I enjoyed visiting all your blogs and all the inspiration you shared.  And to those of you who were new to AJJ, it was wonderful to meet you!
Thanks for being part of the fun.

For Elizabeth's  2nd on the Second  I want to show the pages I made in July 2015 for the Post & Postage theme at Art Journal Journey as the most of them fit the new theme quite well and could maybe bring some inspiration.




  1. Happy Easter for you and your family

  2. A brilliant journal spread Susi - have a lovely Easter.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. I love what you made with stamps. Great ideas. Happy easter!

  4. Haven't been here for quite a while, I just stumbled on over today. his months theme is just wonderful!!! I'm always using leftovers and all kinds of discarded material. Might have to just jump in after my long absence :-)

    Love your spread and all of those beautiful colors! Makes me smile ♥

    xo Michelle

    P.S. Happy Easter!!

  5. Love your recycled page Susi - I so admire your imagination and artistry when you make pages kike this!
    It was interesting to see the older pages too!

  6. Liebe Susi,
    für mich ist es immer wieder eine Freude, Deine Werke zu betrachten. Auch das Recyceln beherrschst Du meisterhaft.
    Und auch die Werke, die Du in dem kleinen Film zeigst, demonstrieren sehr gut, wie viel Ausdrucksstärke Du in jedes einzelne Werk legst. Für mich sehr beeindruckend.
    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Osterfest.

    Viele liebe Grüße

  7. Happy April - looking forward what recycling ideas you get!

  8. Two beautiful pieces Susi - I love the fresh and happy looking colours. What a great theme this month :)
    Happy April and Happy Easter.
    Gill xx

  9. Liebe Susi, vielen Dank für all deine wunderschönen Kunstwerke. Deine Bilder sind immer so wunderschön...
    Ich wünsche dir und den Deinen schöne Ostern
    LG Susa aus Hamburg

  10. Hello Susi! Happy April!
    Your spread is super colourful and using part of a potato packaging is fun. (Now could we use part of a potato in a collage?)
    Your video has so much that is spectacular. I'm going to have another longer look at it later on this evening. There is so much I want to examine and see again. Nice choice of music too.

  11. Happy Easter. My keyboard STILL isn't working properly. Wanted you to know I stopped by, and am truly inspired by your wonderful AJJ entry. You put my recycling efforts to shame, dear. I remember your second on the 2nd post. I loved it then, and love it again, too. I HOPE my keyboard is more cooperative tomorrow. Still loving your recycle and collage entry and using a potato sack is SMART and outside the box.

  12. Deine Doppelseite ist sehr fantasievoll strukturiert und eine herrliche Inspiration! Deine Kreativität kennt keine Grenzen!
    Das zeigt auch das Video - sensationell, wie du für jede Seite ein neues Thema findest und es wunderbar umsetzt!
    Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie ein wunderschönes Oster-Wochenende!
    Knuddel, Rike

  13. guter spruch, der meisterhaft auf dich zutrifft!
    mir war gar nicht bewusst, wie oft du postalische elemente in deinen collagen einsetzt. dein rückblick hat mir sehr gut gefallen!
    weiterhin schöne ostertage:)

  14. Nice recycled collage today Susi! How clever to find even plastic from a potato bag and work it in. This should be a fun theme. Got out for the first walk on my gravel road this morning since last fall. It was a little chilly and grey but oh it felt so good. :) Hope your Easter is a good one and the sun is shining and you still have some of those warm temperatures. It's April and spring should really come this month I think. Hugs-Erika

  15. Amazing book dear Susi- love all the different pages, and wonders in each and everyone . Also enjoyed the wonderful music :-)
    Hugs, Dorthe

  16. Hi Susi!
    First and foremost, I must say that I LOVE all these pages!!!!
    Both the one made for the 'Discarded' challenge (how fun, and fab pages!!!) but also all the ones I can glanze in your video, on the postage theme. So beautiful art!
    Thank you for the inspiration, I'm in awe.
    And a big thank you also for wishing me a 'Happy Easter' on my blog this morning! :)
    Same for you, Happy happy Easter dear Susi!

  17. Your page is simply beautiful Susi! Great use of your scraps and packaging! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Alison xx

  18. Love this page and the quote! I have all sorts of wrapping rescued from the grocery shop so who know what will appear on my pages this month! I love seeing your postage journal pages - some for the first time for me I think! Happy Easter! Chrisx

  19. What a fabulous new theme this month at AJJ and your colourful collage of recycled papers is amazing! I loved that you used the potato bag too, I'm currently working on a piece using an orange string bag 😉. Wishing you a very Happy April dear Susi! J 😊 x

  20. This is just the best quote ever! Totally true of a mixed media artist. Your page is so abstract and I love it!
    Happy Easter,

  21. I'm back to thank you again for your beautiful entry at AJJ, and even more for your incredible Second on the 2nd entry. It is PERFECT and I LOVE IT.

  22. Toll, diese Verbindung von Musik mit Deinen Bildern, das habe ich eben sehr genossen.

    Ach menno, ist der März schon rum und ich habs nicht geschafft bei AJJ mitzumachen! War zuviel Alltag und andrer Kram und zu wenig Frühling drauszen. Aber das soll sich ja jetzt ändern - einen sonnigen Ostermontag wünscht Dir

  23. Actually, I sent the fabric to my friend Kathy who turned it into an art quilt for a swap. I was more than happy that she used it. I saved a small piece, but have done nothing with it. Thanks for asking about the fabric, though.

  24. Beautiful spread and love that sentiment, you always come up with something inspiring, whether sentiments or pictures.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

  25. Love the journal pages Susi and a it is a wonderful quote.

    Good to see your second on the second as well it is very beautiful.

    Love Chrissie xx

  26. Belated Happy Easter wishes Susi. I am having internet connection problems.
    This is a fantastic page and a great new topic at AJJ.
    Yvonne xx

  27. Good morning Susi, I really loved your video with art for post and postage your work is always so wonderful!
    Happy second on the 2nd Kathy

  28. I love seeing the beauty that can come from materials that would otherwise be thrown away. I enjoyed the video.

  29. Great theme for a challenge, love your art work!

  30. A wonderful journal spread with a fabulous quote, so creative.
    Hope you've had a lovely Easter.
    Avril xx

  31. Love your page made out of discarded materials, so neat when we can be creative with things that would have been thrown away. I love your video of your other pages, I like how you have used postage stamps in them, I have been saving them and have a little collection but have never used them, you have such great inspiration in them!

  32. Das ist ja ein süßer Film! Wirklich sehr inspirierend! Und der Spruch ist auch total schön und fasst perfekt in Worte, wie auch ich Kreativiät empfinde und was sie so wunderbar befriedigend macht. Passt wunderschön auf diese bunte, frohe Seite!

  33. What a great recycle - all the pattern against the white resting spots - fabulous!!!

  34. Wonderful look back on your work! Great video!

    Peace Giggles

  35. Liebe Susi,

    Dein Video mit Deinen zauberhaften Werken ist der Wahnsinn, sowas von schön.

    Auch Deine Seite schaut wieder umwerfend aus !!!

    Liebe frühlingshafte Grüße
    von Anke

  36. thank you for the video !
    Jackie xo


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