Saturday, August 8, 2015


(Zeit, die man am Strand verbringt ist niemals vergeudet.)

I especially take pleasure in mixing my handdrawn and -painted elements together with stamped images. So done here.
(Es macht mir viel Freude meine handgezeichneten und -gemalten Elemente mit gestempelten Elementen zusammen zu  bringen. So hier geschehen.)

I used some pastel-crayons to draw and diluted the edges of the drawings with water.
Some white gesso over random  places and again the pastel crayons used to draw some texture.
(Ich habe Pastelkreiden zum Zeichen benutzt und die Ränder mit Wasser verwischt. Etwas weisses Gesso da und dort aufgebracht und nochmal die Pastelkreiden zum Aufbringen von Texturen genutzt.)

The background was made with stencils found in the household -
so it's a reminder for our challenge at

 where stencils should be used this time.

 It will be linked to 


Moo Mania  &  more

and to TIME at

Art Journal Journey


  1. This is so pretty Susi - and I wholeheartedly concur with your sentiment!! I love the beach..

  2. wunderbar, einfach wunderbar, eine freude!
    Herzlich Pippa

  3. Ganz, ganz toll, die zarten Farben und die Zeichnung gefallen mir total. Strand wäre toll bei diesem Wetter! Dir einen schönen Tag, keep cool! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Very beautiful spread and I certainly agree with the quote. Our beach was filled with people enjoying the sunshine and the sound of happy children filled the air.

    Have a lovely weekend

    Chrissie xx

  5. Mein Reden Susi! Mein Reden! :)))
    Stimmt haargenau :D
    Und es sieht wieder klasse aus mit
    wunderschönen Farben :)

    Wünsche Dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende!
    Liebe Grüße

  6. Stunning Susi, the colours just glow. Yes I love mixing hand drawn with stamps too, especially word or background stamps...saves time too!
    Big lovely weekend hugs
    Donna xxx

  7. Fascinating to read how you made these really lovely pages, Susi, and great quote with it too, how true. I must have a look round the house for some "household" stencils.

  8. At one time I had a fabulous image on vellum of about 10 women from around 1900 in those long bathing suits that covered them from head to toe. When I couldn't find it where I thought it should be, I decided to give up on creating something this fortnight. Now you have given me an idea and I may have to run with it. You are a god-send and such an inspiration. Thank you for that. That's what this entry did for me. It is fun. I'm like Sheila. I also need to find some household stencils.

  9. Stunning page with great drawings and images, and I love how you combined the time and beach themes together. Mar xx

  10. beautiful page!
    Groetjes Karin

  11. I agree, time at the beach is never wasted. I am visiting beaches for a project, quite unlike your lovely soft interpretation. The stamp with writing finishes the page Like it all

  12. Love how you combine stamps and painting. A fantastic take on time today, what better way than to while away the hours down on the beach relaxing.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Oh my gosh Susi, this is beautiful! You always use such gorgeous colour blends and this is no exception! Love your big shells! hugs :)

  14. Wonderful page Susi!!! beautiful and more!!! I love the stamps and the colours!! I wish you a very nice weekend, big hugs.

  15. A great job at combining both challenges and a lovely summery double page spread.

  16. Hallo Susi,
    toll was du wieder gezaubert hast.
    Bei uns ist auch Beach-Time, 35 Grad ich freue mich schon
    so auf eine Abkühlung, doch die scheint nicht in Sicht zu sein.
    Lg und schönen Abend.

  17. I have a question about Moo Mania, Susi. When I went to the site, it showed the challenge was posted on July 29. However, the Inlinkz link shows we still have 10 days to complete the challenge. If we have two weeks, we should have till the 11th, but the link shows we have till the 18th. Am I reading something wrong, or ????

  18. I love how you combine hand-drawn elements with stamped images! This is something I love to do too. This is such a beautiful and evocative page. i love the dreamy colour choices and the sentiment. x

  19. Hand drawn and stamps together in perfect harmony! Love this Susi. Happy PPF and have fun at the beach out for crabs

  20. *wunderschön* das ist wieder die Meerwelt sehr romantisch und dein Spruch wie wahr er doch ist und gleich gehe ich an Strand mit meinen Schatz dann denke ich an dich!
    Schönen Sonnatg wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  21. Wonderful page, beautiful colours and images Susi! How I wish I lived nearer to the coast!
    Happy Sunday! xx

  22. I love this page. I love the effect of the pastels and a little water. Smooths the edges of those shells. And so true. Time at the beach is never wasted.

  23. Wonderful journal spread!
    Sandy xx

  24. Very true
    so very beautiful your lovely pages are liebe Susi!
    We are looking forward to a beach getaway late in September.

  25. Beautiful,my friend! And I agree with the quote- there is nothing like the serenity one feels when at the beach! xo


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