Tuesday, July 10, 2018

2315 - Add a Quote [NOT just a sentiment]

We start with : Add a Quote 
as a new theme over at 

where our Design team always pick their top 5 entries from the challenge and one of our Top 5 entries for each month is considered for a Guest Designer Spot to join us for a future challenge.

I hope that we can see FLOWERS in a world that sees weeds ~Donna Doyon

 I added a quote on this spread for my new started
Free Spirit Journal
it's a project to try out a new to me binding method . It hopefully will end up as a stitched mixed media kind of nature-inspired Junk Journal , but we will see if it ends up the way I hope.

A wait - and - see project ,
also fitting the  theme of
hosted by Pearshaped Chris
I got lost with some of my microwave dried  plant material again - 
dried in the microwave oven ( like so )  as already mentioned earlier (HERE).

And last but not least :
Happy T-Day to all the lovely ladies visiting from
T-Stands- For- Tuesday !

I just take it easy and drink more tea.



  1. So Very beautiful ! I love the delicate colours and the dried flowers are wonderful! I still use an old fashioned press for my flowers. Your microwave method sounds very interesting xx

  2. Oh Susi what a beautiful page - love how you have added the grass stem and lavender along with the petals. That quote is certainly true.

  3. That's a very beautiful and meaningful quote, Susi - love it. Lovely spread - great work.

    Cath x

  4. This is a gorgeous spread Susi and you chose a wonderful quote to add to the page. I love how you use the natural leaves and flowers, and you have great results using the microwave oven. I really like how the stitching frames the page.
    Happy T day wishes Susi.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Dried flower petals are so sweet. Creative Tuesday!

  6. Wonderful design and colours for this page!

  7. I have yet to try microwaving my flowers. I will need to get a large tile, since all of mine are small and the big ones are stepping stones in my yard.

    I adore that quote, but what captured my interest was that you hand sewed these flowers in place, along with decorating the page in hand stitches. I'm in LOVE. And of course, it made me feel good that y8u are linking it to Art Journal Journey, dear co-admin. Another thing that got me was how bright the rose petals were. Mine all turn dark when I dry them conventionally.

    So glad you enjoy hot tea on a day like this. It's supposed to be blistering hot, here. But I assure you, your tea goes beautifully with your art journal. Thanks for sharing it with us for T this Tuesday.

  8. I just noticed your question on my blog about the sauce on my omelet. Actually, I'm a sauce junkie, but this was a thin tasteless watery broth more than a sauce. There was a tomato look to it, but it really didn't have much of a taste. I would have expected herbs to infuse the both, but it was not to be. Thanks for asking.

  9. such a lovely quote Susi to match your beautiful nature inspired journal pages. I love the addition of the dried petals and stitching. You are always so inspiring and creative!
    Wishing you a happy T day!

  10. A truly beautiful spread Susi! I always see flowers!!! I love how you used some of your dried flowers in the making of this! Hugs, Chrisx

  11. Susi I always love seeing your beautiful art!
    Happy T Day Hugs Kathy

  12. Beautiful page, Susi, as always and a perfect quote! Hugs, my friend.

  13. Liebe Susi,
    das ist eine tolle Idee, die Pflanzen in der Mikrowelle zu trocknen( muss unbedingt ausprobieren) und ein wunderbares Zitat hast Du rausgesucht!!!! Die Seite gefällt mir wirklich ganz gut!!! Ganz liebe Grüße

  14. ein klasse spruch für dein neues journal! deine mikrowellengetrockneten blüten sind eine schau und die details, die du immer als textur zufügst ebenso. ach, wir haben so einen herrlichen sommer, nicht zu heiß, ab und zu regen für den garten... so kann es gerne weiter gehen. sei ganz lieb gegrüßt. johanna

  15. I love all the beautiful dried flowers that you added to the pages and you incorporated the new binding perfectly into your design! The circle of stitches is amazing and wow, all the texture that you created is stunning too 😁. Wishing you a very Happy T Day dear Susi! J 😊 x

  16. The dried flowers and embroidery are lovely and give a wonderful old-fashioned look. Happy T DAy!

  17. Wundervolle Seiten, liebe Susi

  18. Google ate my comment......grrr... Such loveliness here Susi.. i would love to know how your microwaved your flowers.. Happy T day!! Hugs! deb

  19. Hi Susi.. followed your links and i think i'm definitely going to give this a try!! Thanks so much! Hugs! deb

  20. I love when you use dried flowers and grasses, Susi, making the creation bloom , the hand stitching looks gorgeous, to , and these soft tones are so lovely -
    Hugs from Dorthe

  21. What a soft and beautiful spread, Susi. I'm enthralled with all your natural pages of late. They're all wonderful.

    Happy T-day! Hus, Eileen

  22. There is no limit to your creativity, Susi. Your pages are so beautiful! And thanks for sharing the links! I hope to give it a try.
    Hugs :}

  23. Lovely quote, beautiful pages!

  24. I love dried flowers but have never used a microwave. It'd be faster than my flower press! Happy T Tuesday :)

  25. Una creación fantástica!!

    Me gusta el conjunto, la frase y las flores secas.
    Todo un descubrimiento utilizar el microondas para secar flores.

    Gracias por compartir ... BESOS

  26. Lovely pages Susi, I love your use of dried flowers, last time I tried to dry flowers in the microwave I set them on fire! Back to my flower press if I ever do any more

    Joan x

  27. Hi Susi what beautiful pages my friend ,love the quote,well done xx

  28. Lovely pages! And your quote goes perfect with your dried seeds, etc. Thanks for sharing your teatime with us today!

  29. Dried flowers are always so beautiful and full of natural texture. And I love the zig zag stitching around the edges. A beautiful layout!
    Happy Tea Day,

  30. ooohh was für eine traumhafte seite,so sanft und verspielt,gefällt mir richtig gut,sogar seeeehr gut,hübsche zarte farben,schön feminin auch.
    die idee werd ich mal aufgreifen die blüten in der mikrowelle zu trocknen,habe soviel trockenblumensträuße,ich schmeiß die nie weg.
    hab einen schönen tag,liebe susi,hier ist es schon echt kalt geworden,der sommer geht *SNIEF*

    schöne grüße jenny

  31. Beautiful nature inspired pages Susi, and a perfect quote!
    And Happy T-Day!
    Alison xx

  32. Oh Susi! This is absolutely gorgeous! And that quote is so perfect for this journal!
    I love the stitching-it works so beautifully here with those lovely flower pieces!
    A gem for sure my friend!
    Jackie xoxo

  33. This is gorgeous Susi, love the soft colours with the added textures of the dried flowers and stitching. It's a lovely quote.
    Avril xx

  34. Ha I love this quote and your project. I'm always saying they are not weeds in my garden, they are wild flowers!!! it's been a delight to be Guest Designer with such a talented bunch

  35. So quietly beautiful, and I'm loving your use of embroidery on these!

  36. Geniale Seiten sind das wieder. Klasse wie du die Blüten, Blütenblätter und Gräser arrangiert hast. Super!
    Liebe Grüße

  37. i love all those textures Susi. this is an absolutely beautiful spread <3 love it

  38. Love the flow of the elements on this spread. You are so creative xoxo


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