Monday, April 16, 2018

2283 Happy Journey Erika!

My friend Erika starts a fantastic journey this week . She visits Japan! Oh I would love to visit Japan as well. Maybe once in my life?! We will see!
Happy Journey dear Erika!
And as last week's ATC Challenge was "Asia" at TMTA 
 and I started to recycled  old ATC's here on this spread in my 
a kind of "Japanese" Junk Journal spread it is for you Erika!

It's meant for Alison's "Recycle and Collage" theme at 
Art Journal Journey  and I show some of the  Asia ATCs 
of my collection here as well for TMTA, even though I am too late.

But I have an ATC for this week's TMTA theme "locomotive, train" also found in my stash and recycled it digital .

 and  this was the old, original ATC

Thanks for looking!


  1. Dear Susi, I love the pages made for your friend. , in your Japanese journal, lovely , lovely colors used, the Japanese woman, so adorable, and your use of old text , and stamp bits, give it a real feeling of a Japanese art piece!! Gorgeous,
    and also your ATC , I in fact love both the old, and new one :-)
    Hugs, Dorthe- xx

  2. Hallo Susi,
    toll das Du wieder dabei bist. Meine Tochter bsucht auch Japan und ich kann die Bilder genießen die sie macht.Eine tolle Seite hast Du da gestaltet und auch super ATCs zu beiden Themen. Danke fürs Zeigen Deiner Werke.
    Auf bald Dani

  3. That is a super page Susi and an even better bon voyage message too! :) I love the collage and the Japanese images. The pink and orange are a great choice! I am getting very excited and have my camera all ready so I will have lots of photos to show you when I get back-maybe too many! :) Now I am just trying to decide whether to use a medium suitcase or find a large suitcase so I can buy myself a kimono and get some other gifts also. I also have a small sketchbook and some pens packed so I can maybe do some doodling-at least on the plane. Looking at your page is making me get even more excited, as you can tell because I am responding to your post while at work which I usually don't do. Thanks again for the fantastic bon voyage page. I really appreciate you thinking of me and my trip. Hugs-Erika

  4. I love your Asia ATCs! A trip to Japan would be exciting! I'm a fan of Sumo and would love to go to a tournament. There's so much in Japan to thrill a traveler :)

  5. I do love recycling old work and your digital remake is really cool.. lovely pages! x

  6. Eine wunderbare Seite. Du hast sooo grossartige Ideen, unglaublich toll ♡♡♡
    Liebe Grüße

  7. Your Japanese page does look Japanese in a minimalist way although it actually isn't minimalist, and I like it a lot in ways I can't quite describe. A Zen-Balance-Journal sounds pretty fascinating and who wouldn't like to have a little stroll through that.
    ATC's are fun too, especially with a little bit of recycling of an older one.

  8. What a wonderful tribute to Erika. Your Geisha girls are fabulous, and so is the entire beautiful spread. And of course, I adore how some of the text shows through in the background. And, I love the fact you shared it on AJJ, too.

    Of course I love your ATCs. I really MUST create a few next month. Each of yours is fabulous, but the latest digital creation is awesome.

    I also wanted to tell you, I went back and looked at Nancy's writing, and the lady she referenced was Kristen Robinson. However, the short video didn't include the ironing process. Next time, I will probably use parchment paper between the lines. Thanks for letting me know about the technique, too. Apparently Kristen wrote a book and now the "lessons" aren't free.

  9. This page is so sweet of you-thinking of Erika's trip to Japan-how exciting

  10. Wow, Erika will be thrilled to see these wonderful pages. It is a fantastic Japanese spread. Your ATC's look super as well, I love the one you digitally altered.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Hi Susi wow your japanese page is amazing and love your ATC,you are so clever,well done my friend xx

  12. Susi I love your Asian themed art- so beautiful!!! Love the ATCs. I didn't know Erika was going to Japan. Somehow I missed that. How cool! I have a bin of Asian themed stamps and papers but haven't used them in awhile...I also happen to like both your new and older version of the masculine card. You are to be commended for your daily creativity and frequent posting- I don't know how you manage it all. Hugs!

  13. Nice for your friend lovely Japanese style which I love, anything oriental makes it all adventurous.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

  14. Das sind tolle Werke Susi!

  15. deine art-journal-seite ist so schön und anregend geworden, dass ich jetzt große lust verspüre, auch nach japan reisen zu wollen!!
    liebe grüße

  16. Deine Japanseiten sehen toll aus und auch die ATCs sind super, liebe Susi! Ich drücke Dir die Daumen, dass es irgendwann mit einer Japanreise klappt.
    Viele liebe Grüße

  17. Wunderschön hast du die Doppelseite gestaltet für Erika's weite Reise!
    Eine gute Idee, die Asia-ATC's wiederzuverwerten - sehr schöne Sammlung!
    Die digital recyclete ATC-Karte sieht interessant aus, aber das Original gefällt mir auch!
    Knuddel Rike

  18. What a great re-cycle Susi - I prefer the blue one! Your journal spread is lovely too

  19. What a wonderful page inspired by Erika's trip! I love your little ATCs too dear Susi!
    Alison xox

  20. Toll ist das, wie Du Dich von Erikas Reise gleich wieder hast inspirieren lassen. Die Motive sind klasse und passen fantastisch zu den zarten Farben. Ich höre im Geiste schon das zarte japanische Klingklong der japanischen Musik. Und schwups, schon geht man mit einem Satz und einem schönen Bild auf Reisen :)

  21. Such a wonderful page to wish Erica a Happy Journey! I love the pretty papers and colours that you used to create the Japanese look and feel - beautiful 😁. I hope you had a lovely weekend and wishing you a happy new week dear Susi! J 😊 x

  22. Your journal page for Erika is super Susi, what a wonderful place to experience and I love those ATC's, old, new & recycled they are all so creative..
    Hugs Tracey xx

  23. Lovely work, how fabulous that Erika will be in Japan!

  24. How fun, Susi! I just love how you integrated the images into the background. And of course the Asian theme is right up my alley. Beautiful ATC's. May I ask where these stamps are from?
    I LOVE this layout!
    PS: Just wanted to let you know that I frequently lose comments while typing on your site. Hopefully it is just a fluke but it has happened several times. Darn technology!

  25. What a fabulous gift for your friend's trip start; I'm sure that she'll be really pumped for it now!

  26. Susi, don't feel alone, I'm still trying to finish my egg rolo for TMTA. Your art journal spread is so lovely and Asian. And how clever to digitally pimp up your train atc! Well done! xoxo

  27. What can I say about this page Susi ? It´s incredible fantastique, adorable, and I love it! Yours Atcs are gorgeous too, wonderful.
    I wish you a very nice evening, besotillos.


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