Wednesday, May 16, 2018

2293 --- EVEN MORE FLOWERS / Lavender's Blue

I am here today with a spread in the Zen - Balance - Journal 
as we start  or better to say "continue" with our theme of FLOWERS over at Moo Mania & More. We want you to show


during the next two weeks.

 I have used all kinds of scraps and took one of the sheet music backgrounds in my Zen Balance Journal as a surface. Napkins, images of advertising, fabric, thread , microwave oven dried flowers, gesso and acrylic colour, watercolor pencils, a script stamp, Gel Medium, a gluestick.... I hope I didn't forget something.

I want to take part in this month's 
"WORDS AND MUSIC"  at A Vintage Journey
hosted by the lovely and so talented  Alison Bomber with this spread as well.
I was inspired by a wonderful English folk song called LAVENDER'S BLUE.

And last but not least this spread is meant for Jo's fantastic and so popular May theme of Flora & Fauna over at
where you can already find absolutely artsy and AMAZING entries!



  1. Hi Susi these pages are so beautiful. ,love them,well done my friend xx

  2. I was singing words to that song even before I knew it was part of a challenge theme. The lavender is gorgeous, and I'm so glad to read that Moo-Mania is extending their time with flowers. And of course, the way it fits with Art Journal Journey makes my heart sing. It's a fabulous entry, and as always, I LOVE the sewing.

  3. So calming Susi, I can almost smell those beautiful flowers. I'm always in awe of such journal pages as they are a vision that I hold within my head but never have time to put down onto paper. It's all about balance and this is real beauty.
    Big Hugs Tracey xx

  4. Toll sind Deine blumigen Seiten, liebe Susi! Ein super Material- und Technik-Mix in schönen Farben. Gefällt mir ganz ausgezeichnet.
    Herzliche Grüße

  5. What gorgeous lavender blue shades you have used in your creations for this spread!
    So fresh and clear against the white and black stitching. Just Love!

  6. Mixed Media vom FEINSTEN!!
    Wunderschöne Farbharmonie in Lila und Weiß, mit Tupfer von Grün und so viele schöne Details! Diese selbstgetrockneten und gepressten Blüten sind ein Traum! Das Genähte bringt den besonderen Kick in das Journal!
    Knuddel, Rike

  7. These flowers are gorgeous Susi, and I think the new theme at Mpo Mania is perfect. Who doesn't love flowers? I am hoping today for some art time since I haven't had more than 30 minutes in the last week. I am so ready...and ready for summer break too. :) I guess it will eventually get here. Hope your weather is beautiful today and you are having some fun art time. Hugs-Erika

  8. Bei dir blüht der Lavendel so wunderbar im Journal... meiner, erfolgreich überwintert, steht noch in Knospen.
    Liebe grüße Ulrike

  9. Love love this Art Journal page Susi!! Really so so so gorgeous!! Congratulations!!Amazing!! :D Love all the details and the so beautiful composition you have created.
    I wish you a very happy afternoon, besotillossss, Caty

  10. Wow, these pages are spectacular! The fabric and sewing looks amazing with the beautiful images and dried flowers 😁. The music reference made me smile too, guess what I'm going to be singing to the plants today 😉. I love how you incorporated the sheet music and all the texture from those lovely threads - perfect! Thanks for joining in the fun at Art Journal Journey! Enjoy your week dear Susi! J 😊 x

    1. Many congratulations on your Pinworthy status over at A Vintage Journey for your stunning Lavender's Blue (dilly dilly 😁) pages! J 😊 x

    2. ♥♥♥ Thank you so much dear Jo!
      You are the sweetest!

  11. Beautiful pages Susi and you're going to have me singing that song all day!
    Avril xx

  12. Two lovely lavender pages Susi! What wonderful texture you created with your images, stitching, gesso and gauze - just beautiful!! Julia xx

  13. Really love this pages. Beautiful colours and perfectly designed!

  14. This is my all time favorites, dear Susi, and I love lavenders- ---in my garden, dried inside my house , in your gorgeous pages, here. Love your dried flower, too- and all the texture you have conjured up, with papers, stitches , napkins and more , an enchanted garden.
    Big hugs from Dorthe xxxx

  15. Wunderschön diese Lavendel-Seiten mit den zarten Stoffen und den genähten Effekten. Auch das lila Hornveilchen fügt sich da perfekt ein.
    Liebe Grüße

  16. wow susi,deine traumhaften lavendelseiten lassen mein herz höher schlagen,ich riche förmlich den lavendel und mit den genähten dazu,ein traum ist das.
    ich habe heute auch eine seite gemacht,werd ich später noch zeigen.
    ich hoffe du hattest heute auch so einen schönen sommertag wie ich,ich war unterwegs mit meiner freundin,wir wollen freitag schiff fahren.
    einen schönen abend,liebe freundin.

    schöne grüße jenny

  17. Wow, I absolutely LOVE these pages. The dried flowers and the great detail of the background are beautiful. The spread compliments the song you chose perfectly.
    Yvonne xx

  18. Dear Susi what a wonderful spread and the scraps, the sewing and everything you used makes it so special!
    I love lavender and planted new plants in my garden yesterday.
    Love, Lenie

  19. You are "sew" clever Susi - everything is beautiful. You never cease to inspire me!!
    Sandy xx

  20. Oh Susi, this is one of my all time favourites of yours, - those lavenders just make my heart sing and I just love all the textures and fabric additions, - stunning work!!

  21. What a gorgeous mixed media page, Susi!!!!!!!! I LLLLLLLLLOVE your page and your great technique!!!!!!!! Thank you for the inspiration, my friend. Kisses, my friend.

  22. Liebe Susi,
    ich liebe Lavendel´!!!Diese selbst getrockneten Blüten sind ein Traum!!! sehr schöne Seite.
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  23. What a wonderful combination of things you used for this piece. It is lovely on so many levels. Must go look at some of the challenges.

  24. Hola Susi!!

    Encantada de conocerte y conocer tú trabajo, adoro tus páginas de Art Journal. Una imagen preciosa en tono violeta.


  25. Oh Wow- I am totally in love with these pieces the lavender is my favorite flower herb. I would want to put this in a frame for sure.

  26. Wow love the combination of white and lilac, beautiful messy spread!

  27. Well, this has certainly made my heart sing, Susi. I love lavender, and the images you've used are so pretty, as well as the gorgeous collaged layers from the musical notation to the soft wisps of fabric and thread and those beautiful pressed flowers. I'm humming the tune as I look at this wonderful spread. Thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey this month.
    Alison x

  28. I love your journal page! Beautiful and feminine. Lavender is one of my favorite scents.

  29. I didn't know you could press flowers in the microwave! And I love how you took a song and turned it into a masterpiece of art.

  30. Wenn ein Bild beim Betrachten so richtig balsamisch duften kann– dann Deines, liebe Susi! Wunderwunderschön! Ich liebe Lavendel. Hier blüht er gerade auf <3

    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes laaaanges Pfingstwochenende!

    Liebe Grüße,

  31. Danke für den Song, den ich bisher nicht kannte. Liebe Susi, von Herzen wünsche ich Dir schöne Pfingstfeiertage!
    Ein herzlicher Sonnengruß... von Heidrun

  32. Oh My! This is so beautiful! I love Lavender and I am now singing the song! Hugs, Chrisx

  33. Susi, this just makes my heart SING! Gorgeous colors and lovely textural collaging make for some wonderful pages! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pages with us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  34. Hi Susi x WOW!! This is a fabulous make and I just love the wonderful details you have incorporated x Lavender is such a favourite and you now have me singing the song xx

    Great to have you on board with us at A Vintage Journey for Alison's Words and Music theme

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  35. This is SUCH a gorgeous journal page! Really beautiful. I love the flowers, the layers and the stitching!

  36. What a lovely multi-layered spread, Susi, and the colour is outstanding. You've created yet another beauty!

  37. SUSI!!!
    Stunning, stunning and even more stunning!!
    and....congratulations on being a pinworthy guest over at Vintage Journey! How fabulous!!


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