Thursday, June 21, 2018

2310 ♠♣♦ Inspired by NEUTRALS

Today I  join Wen at Simply Neutrals #45 and I also like to join Astrid who hosts "Stencil It" at A Vintage Journey  and of course not to forget
 Art Journal Journey where Gill hosts "Inspired by " this month!

I found the lovely bird stencil together with a second stencil for just 1 Euro at the discounter and wanted to try it out. 

  Crackle paste, Derwent Inktense pencils and Neocolore 2 watersoluble painting crayons for colouring.

It's made on gessoed sheet music in my 

 A bible quote about birds in German : 

Happy weekend for all of you
my lovely visitors!

Do you have problems with the 

Email notifications for the comments on your blog 


Mia has a great tipp for you:




  1. dein zen-balance-journal ist von außen schon so schön, aber mit den gefüllten seiten wird es zu einem schatz! toll, was du aus den einfachen schablonen gemacht hast!
    liebe grüße

  2. Superb stencil work Susi 😊
    Thankyou too for Mia's link, I shall try it xx

  3. Your journal page is amazing Susi! I had never thought that I could use my Derwent Inktense pencils this way. Wow! You always inspire me, my friend. Hugs and kisses!!!!!!!!!

  4. wow Susi such beautiful work,well done my friend xx

  5. Wonderful neutrals, I like the theme.

    1. thanks for sharing those email comment tips, much appreciated

  6. What a bargain buy Susi, those stencil have left a great impression. A stunningly creative page with those muted colours all beautifully composed within your journal. I'd love to be able to flick through that journal.
    HUgs Tracey xx

  7. I checked and if my conversion is correct, these stencils cost you less than $1.00 USD. IF only I could be so lucky! Of course, the stencils were only the beginning of the beauty on this spread. Your use of the crackle paste through the stencils was awesome, as was your use of the watercolor crayons and pencils you used to turn the sheet music background into a neutral and beautiful vintage composition. It's a lovely spread dear friend and another perfect example of Gill's great theme at Art Journal Journey.

  8. BTW, I suspect all those people who rely on e-mail updates are over the moon with happiness about now. For me (and apparently you, too), nothing has changed. I get my updates from my left sidebar.

  9. Beautiful stencil Susi, and love the result.xx

  10. Guten Morgen liebe Susi,
    die Schablone gefällt mir so sehr, tolle Arbeit.
    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende.
    Liebe Grüße

  11. I love this Bird's Love Song in neutral colors. Happy weekend.

  12. Wonderful nature page, Susi.
    Have a happy weekend xx
    (We celebrate the Midsummer festival here)

  13. Da hast du wunderbare Schablonen sooo billig erstanden, toll! Und gleich damit eine wunderschöne Doppelseite gestaltet ... sehr interessant ist der Effekt mit der Krakelierpaste (was du alles hast :))
    Danke für den Tipp über die Kommentar-Benachrichtigung! Ich habe das gleich ausprobiert.
    Sei lieb gegrüßt, Rike

  14. Hi Susi - what a gorgeous page - love the muted colours behind the wonderful stencilled birds. May you have a wonderful weekend - ours is supposed to be cold, starting with a frost tomorrow morning, and then overcast turning to rain.... that gives me crafting time :-)

  15. That stencil was a good deal for sure. It's one I would use too, and I really like your page. Neutrals are interesting-I haven't done much with that combo but I should try it. I should have more art time very soon and have a bunch of ideas in my head to try. happy Friday. have a great weekend my friend. Hugs-Erika

  16. Great stencil and great bargain Susi and what a fantastic grungy, weathered and textured beauty you created - I adore it!
    Thanks so much for Mia's tip/link I shall look at that as soon as I finish catching up with AJJ posts :)
    Hope you have a lovely day and wonderful weekend and I hope your weather is nice if you are spending time in the garden too.
    Gill xx

  17. Don’t you just love a bargain?! I’ve tried crackle paint, but I didn’t know of paste. Very interesting result! I like the short music background a lot. The link you posted worked for me. I could have managed without the email notifications, but prefer to get them. It’s so easy to say thanks that way.

  18. A beautiful page from your bargain stencils Susi! I love the crackle!
    Happy Friday!
    Alison xx

  19. Umwerfenden Seiten wieder, liebe Susi, kaum zu glauben, dass du hier Stencils verwendet hast! Deine Texturen sind immer unglaublich schön, bin wieder mal begeistert.
    Liebe Grüße Uleike

  20. Sehr schöne Seiten sind das wieder, liebste Susi.

    Ich wünsche Dir und den Deinen ein tolles Wochenende.

  21. ...und 1000 Dank für den Link zu Mia! Gerade habe ich es ausprobiert und getestet, es hat tatsächlich geklappt!
    Bei meinem nächsten Blogpost werde ich diesen Tipp auch weitergeben. LG Ulrike

  22. Woooww that a wonderful spread page Susi!! Really love these neutrals colours, the layers, and the stenciled birds!! GORGEOUS !!
    I think I shall buy neocolor crayons, yes, I love the results. The stencils are very beautiful and so cheap!! Good shopping!!
    I wish you a very nice weekend, hugss & besotillos, Caty

  23. What a beautiful neutrals page for Simply Neutrals dear Susi 😁. The stencils you found were such a bargain and are such beautiful designs. I love the organic look and feel of the page with the gessoed sheet music, crackle paste, fabric and stitching - wonderful 😀. Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend my friend! J 😊 x

  24. I love the antique feel you achieved in this gorgeous page. Blessings!

  25. mion susi,

    wow,was für traumhafte seiten,wunderschöne neue stencils hast du,mir gefllt deine neutrale seite sehr,hat was tiefsinniges.
    nun hast du mich so inspieiert das ich auch eine seite mit stencils gemacht habe *LOL*
    dir und deinen lieben ein wunderschönes we :-)
    was macht dein hochbeet? wächst da eigentlich auch gemüser,zeig mal wieder bilder.

    schöne grüße jenny

  26. Lovely kissing birdies, dear Susi- I love you left this in white and with the wonderful crackles, created, using the paste- They stand gorgeous against the papers and music pages, in the more brown tones .
    Love it , my friend.
    Hugs, Dorthe xx und schöner Wochenende Susi .

  27. Wow Susi, this is gorgeous!The crackle looks amazing, especially on the music sheet. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  28. Hola Susa!! Felicidades por el tratraba.. Has dado ub bonito usuarios tú nueva plantilla.


  29. I like the contrast of the crackle paste and your background. That stencil is beautiful. Loving your page, Susi!

  30. Stunning Susi! And the crackle... I love the addition of it!

  31. Love this Susi, great crackle effect!

  32. Beautifully composed pages, Susi, especially with the beautiful Bible verse.
    How nice to find that wonderful bargain on the stencils. Love the crackle! Love everything about this post.

  33. Das ist wieder so schön, wie du saß alles auf's Papier zauberst ist unglaublich. Das ist wahres Können.
    Liebe Grüße

  34. Totally LOVE this page Susi, brilliantly put together and stunning use of that stencil! Great quote too! A real inspiration piece, thank you for sharing!!

  35. Servus Susi, fantastisch ist das wieder geworden. Danke für deine netten Mails und Kommentare. Da freue ich mich immer sehr.
    Lg ins W4tel aus Wien

  36. What a beautiful page Susi!!! Love this colours!
    Thank you for Mia's link!!!

  37. A Gorgeous journal entry . Love all those muted tones, the stenciling and the grungy black shadowing . Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey x

  38. Susi, I know I commented on this already, I just wanted to say thanks for adding it to our Stencil It challenge at A Vintage Journey! We really appreciate it!!

  39. What a beautiful page in your Zen Journal Susi! Wonderful texture on your stenciling and I love how you colored it all in the earth tones - thank you for sharing with us at a Vintage Journey! Julia xx

  40. This is stunning Susi and what a bargain you got! Hugs, Chrisx

  41. Just lovely, Susi! I love the neutral palette and of course, those birds! Thank you for sharing your artwork at A Vintage Journey in our Stencil It challenge! Hugs!

  42. Ah how lovely and artsy your spread is, Susi! I don't get all the drama over the email notifications of comments not working. But then, I just go to my blog and read them. Blogger's a free service, not room service, tee hee hee. Sorry, couldn't help it! :-O xoxoxoxoxo

  43. Those stencils are so wonderful! You created a gorgeous spread with them. Sorry I'm so late in visiting, I'm so behind with everything... I'm busy with the SNT post for this month now, and try to publish it today. Sending you big hugs, xx

  44. Beautiful texture here, Susi, and the quiet colour just pulls one in.

  45. Oh, so beautiful - the delicate neutral colours and fabulous stencils work brilliantly together to create a really atmospheric page. I love it. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x


Thank you so much for your comment!
I do read every one. Your comments help me to grow as an artist.
Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog and by providing the comment, they have published their own personal details on this blog.