Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Three Small Journals

Dear Friends
I am a very fortunate artist being able
to draw on a large amount of
mixed media supplies in the form of textiles,
vintage laces and fabrics as well as
handmade paper and
wonderful vintage images!

So from these I have just completed a set of three small journals
incorporating all of these with

sentiments of music!


 The books have been compiled with several pages
of hand made paper waiting for you
to write your thoughts from the heart, 
lines you wish to remember or
to store your secrets 
between yourself or your God!


 These images convey a sampling of the
pages in the book with vintage women,


stamping and stenciling

 embroidered patches of antique silk fabrics,
printed cottons and tapestry fabrics

layered on top of each other
with pockets sitting opposite for tags.




 Images have been embellished with
pieces of old lace, dyed cheesecloth, eco-paper and buttons.

 Oh and then there are these pieces of
silk organza roses - just perfectly blending
into the pages.


These little books which measure about 7 inches x 5 inches
are now available in my Etsy shop
at the time of posting this there are still 2 available.

Many thanks for looking today and hope you are all
having a very fruitful week!
xox Suzy  

Monday, July 1, 2019

"Reflections" - a little Plaster and Teabag book

As a tribute to one of my favorite artists
I created this little booklet using
plaster covers, water color paper and tea bags!

 I printed the art images onto the teabags
and was quite pleased how they turned out!


Even where I felt it was unsuccessful I still loved
the effect (below)!

 Serviettes, ephemera and washi tape

 along with stitching, some charcoal and lace
is what I used.


 To finish up I created a simple binding with string
and added some beading, a vintage button and a rusty tag!

It's always exciting when you take a leap of faith
and the rewards reveal themselves to you!
Enjoy and thanks for your kind
visits to my blog!

I still feel that blogging is the platform of choice
for showcasing and sharing what we create
so lets try to continue to support 
each other here!

So many thanks to you all!
Love Suzy xxx

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Vintage Inspiration Kits - Simply Neutrals Tuesday No 55

Dear friends
today I want to share a Vintage Inspiration Kit
I have put together for you.
Sometimes we wish to create little books but we don't often have
either just the right materials to combine together,
the right images or papers on hand
not to mention
the inspiration to put it all together
so to make it easy for you
I have come up with this gorgeous little book


filled with 24 pages of all sorts of media
including a doily, lace appliques, fine vintage laces, script
fabric, some of my eco-dyed silk, felt, burnout velvet, some
handmade dyed stamped pages, some water color paper dyed then stamped and stenciled with flowers, sari ribbon and a mother of pearl button.


 Now of the 5 kits I created similar to the book above
(but with different images) I only have two
left and these have different images but you can choose
which ones you like from these two kits
they are available in my Etsy shop

Please note as at 12.4. 19 I still have one kit
available if you wish to contact me
by email

I often get requests for these sorts of Vintage Inspiration Kits
so here's your chance to acquire one.

Today I'm also linking to Wen's Simply Neutrals Tuesday party


and as Wen is taking a break it will be the last one for you
to check out for a while. So pop over and see what
neutral posts she shares with us today!

So many thanks for always visiting and welcome 
to all my new followers. I hope you receive
some new inspiration here with me!

Love Suzy xxx 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Textures and Plant Dyed Art in my studio - SNT No. 53

Dear Readers
I think you all know about my passion for
creating with vintage textures, textiles, fabrics and laces
well just a quick post
to show you a few I have on my work table
at the moment!

I've started the new year naturally
with creating journals and this is a glimpse of the
next one I have on my desk!


These two images are from the new book which is
a WIP so I won't spoil your viewing 

 and these are a few items I have used to date!

Also on my table are these glorious silks and doilies which
have been plant dyed!

 as well as some papers which I dyed at the same time!


 Look at the beautiful soft colours
impressions from the plants!

 The little artworks below are some which
I created from these
have now been sold!


 That beautiful rose image was created by saving
the actual rose from the dye bath which
had been flattened in the plant press.
The wet result was still so beautiful that I decided
to photograph it and print it out onto handmade paper
so this then became the focal point of the
It was a rare opportunity which I took advantage of!

 Linking this post today to Simply Neutrals Tuesday

Thanks so much for coming to view my artworks here
and much welcome to my new followers! 

Wishing you all a Wonderful Valentines Day
dear friends!
Suzy xox
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