Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2316 - Moo Mania & More - Butterflies

 over at 
for the next two weeks!
I hope to see you at the challenge blog (again).

I have to share a spread for my new started
Free Spirit Journal 
a project to try out a new to me binding method  that hopefully will end up as a stitched mixed media kind of nature-inspired Junk Journal.

It's also meant for
hosted by Pearshaped Chris

 I have used some microwave dried  plant material again - 
dried in the microwave oven ( like so )  as already mentioned earlier (HERE).



  1. The sewing is incredible, but I also like how you attached the grasses, too. One thing I really like is it is so elegant and no words were needed to explain the beauty of this spread. What a gorgeous and well conceived spread. What makes it even better is you chose to add it to Chris's theme at Art Journal Journey.

  2. What a wonderful spread Susi - love the coxfoot seed head and the other flower you have attached - so much dimension, and I love the way your drying technique leaves so much colour in the plant material

  3. very inventive and beautiful journal, I have started journaling to...finally lol lol

  4. Immer eine Augenweide sind deine MixedMedia-Seiten für mich! Auch ans Sticken scheinst du ja jetzt zu kommen, wie man im letzten Post sieht. Eine tolle Verbindung mit den Blütenblättern!
    Liebe Grüße Ulrike

  5. Hi Susi x Thanks for your lovely comment, which I am responding too x Your journal spread is totally amazing and I love the layered details xx Heading over to join your challenge xx
    Hugs Annie xx

  6. Always something fantastic and different from you and I love todays, pages...amazing colours, layers and stitches...hugs to you.xx

  7. Servus Susi, alle deine Werke sind immer schön aber das ist wieder besonders gut kombiniert.
    Lg ins W4tel aus Wien

  8. Another beautiful spread, Susi. Very organic. You're so talented. I love the painted strips you added on the left and the three stitched Xs on the right. Perfect touches. Hugs, Eileen

  9. This is beautiful, Susi! I’m interested to see your binding as I haven’t gotten to that point with my “Wildlife, Native, American Indian” journal yet, and I don’t have a clue how to do it. I’ll be watching! Beautiful pages!

  10. PS...I copied and pasted your comment on my blog in the right place. Seems Blogger was glitching for a lot of folks yesterday.

  11. Dear Susi,
    another beautiful spread in your journal for sure! The butterfly theme is wonderful as I just love them and have so many in my garden this year!
    And I have to tell you, I just LOVE the cross stitching you used to secure those two flowers-genius! That looks so brilliant Susi!
    I hope the rest of your week is beautiful- like you my friend! xoxo

  12. Such wonderful sewing, here, Susi,- beautiful framing both pages, and with your dried things , so lovely attached with cross stitches . Love the layers of papers in your background, and the stamped items, too-
    a beautiful spread, dear.

  13. Another beautiful page in this nature inspired journal. Adding the dried flowers is a lovely idea.
    Avril xx

  14. oohh wow,was für wunderschöne seiten,sogar gestickt hast du,einfach klasse.
    schönen abend,liebe susi.

    schöne grüße jenny

  15. I love how you add the dries grasses to your gorgeous pages, These look so special, it is going to be an awesome book.
    Yvonne xx

  16. I love seeing pressed flowers and grass in pages and incorporated into art. I especially love the colors that you added to them, this journal looks amazing! Great work!
    World of Animals

  17. Wow Susi! This spread is fabulous - I love it for the sewing and those lovely subtle colours! You have made me feel especially happy by making this for Art Journal Journey! Chrisx

  18. I am liking where this journal is going. Can't wait to see the binding that inspired this. Nature lends such beautiful texture. Lovely, Susi!

  19. You have such a unique style - so pretty.

  20. So pretty! I especially love the dried plants. :)

  21. This is such a wonderful spread Susi, I love the dried flowers - I must try the microwave method.
    xxx Hazel.

  22. A really stunning spread once again Susi, this is going to be one amazing journal!! I specially love the dried flower additions, almost makes me wish I had a microwave, - but as I don't really believe in microwave cooking I must be one of the few people in the developed world who doesn't....

  23. I'm loving your natural pages this month! The layers of paper, paint and fabric looks amazing with your beautiful dried flowers and black tissue paper images - perfect 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative week dear Susi! J 😊 x

  24. I am very much enjoying the natural look of these pages...they make me want to go outside and play!

  25. It's a beautiful spread Susi, and just perfect for your new Free Spirit Journal!
    Thank you so much for your encouraging comments on my clay and teabag art.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
    Alison xx

  26. This is wonderful Susi, I love the organic feel to it xx

  27. Wieder super gemachtes Mixed Media liebe Susi. Da gibt es viele interessante Details zu sehen.
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  28. what an amazing spread.. I love the stitching and used of natural dried petals.. Its absolutely amazing susi. I learn so much from your art journals.

  29. Hi Susi,
    Thank you for commenting my potpourri post <3 I added later a link to your blog and the Youtube-link - how to dry flowers in a microwave. For DIY jobs very handy & good tips. Have a lovely weekend!


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