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Lily and the Lotus and Circle of Friends Nature Swap

Welcome to my blog.
Caroline has chosen Nature as our theme on tags.

I chose to use my stencil girl  and water colors for the nature with in.
Thanks for stopping in
susan s

My swap with Inky Froggies January ACT swap

well I had fun.with my friends at
.and the returns are so awesome.
..I wanted to turn them into a attraction in my new I made a small journal book

Here we go
the papers were printed from my purchase at Studio Manu the name of the paper are Never Forget.
This is the cover I added the little post card print of Paris from
and my little muse from Stampers Anonymous.

My first ACT is on my Never Forget Me papers. This beautiful act is from my wonderful friend Ike. She is like a sister to me and this is a treasure forever now. Bad pun considering the name of the papers lol.

My second beautiful act is from Abby Miller . Placed in the Never Forget Me papers and I added a pink plastic flower and a suitcase tag . On the suitcase tag I used Tim Holtz Dabber mustard seed.

The next beautiful ACT came from our Host Kristy Lee, how beautiful is this page. I added the Tim Holtz ideology $4 and black and white dot ribbon…

Stampers Anonymous February Jum,bo Tag Swap 2014

Hi there and welcome to my blog Lily and the Lotus.
 Here is a new stamped image to add to my gallery. Ted is fabulous and gave us a new stamp to play with.So the February 2014  swap theme..... is jumbo tags and I  decided to add the beautiful Tim Holtz tissue paper Melange to the tag and used many shades of alcohol inks to enhance them. The little Fae and serendipity stamp are also from stampers Anonymous .
I still do not have the means meaning a vagabond to cut my dies :( but hope that will change next month.I have been saving for my own Birthday prezzie.)
 The fence is a Tim Holtz die and I ran out of I used a border from Wendy Vecchi art parts...on one of the tags.
The keys are from Tim Holtz ideologies. well this was interesting...project.

I did this:

1.cut your jumbo tags using manilla folders
2. tear your tissue paper into pieces and ink with alcohol inks..blend sever colors using my color blender.
3. I used Mod Podge front and back of the dried inked tissue …

smeared Inks Day Three Bloody Valentine Blog Hop

I am running late posting today. I fell asleep deep and woke up so! I have been taking better care of myself this year and I think I am exhausted from caring for my mom.
Went out and had Chinese last night and that did it. so sleepy when we got home and slept until 4 am ...had coffee with son and lol and fell asleep.
My offering today is a mixed media journal page of course. I cannot tell you about it until  my post soon at Smeared's a secret.

enjoy and see you in Art Journal Every day

Lily and the Lotus and Day Three smeared Ink Bloody Valentine Hop

Welcome to Lily and the Lotus Day Three Bloody Valentine Hop
"In Dark Moments you Must Inspire the Dance"

I hope you have had fun I always love viewing other people art. It is always inspiring and so often a learning experience.

I have had my share of Dark Moments and I am sure many of us have. When I saw this Ballerina by Tori at Smeared Ink it was so moving.

I hope you join us at out Art Journal Every Day group

Have a wonderful Day.
susan s

Freaking Blogger Burped and ate one weeks worth of post welcome to smeared and smudged HOP

I will make it short . I freaking hate blogger and this is why!wake up and what you posted for the past week and a half is gone.
Making coffee cussing at google the most retarded system there is in blogging!

here are my pic's from yesterday and today
They are from the smeared ink store. They are the new releases from The keeper series
The fifth keeper
The first Keeper

On both of the tags The Keeper digi was used along with the red rubber set of hearts with wings.
On the second tag my newest red rubber set was used one with colomuns ..both sewts are awesome.

I will place links at the bottom of the post because I am hurring

on the first day I had posted other pieces I had recently made

Teri Shermans
1. Deadly Night Shade
2.Dark forest
3. Valentina
all colored with prisma pencils and watercolorsa

Ike Art
Bite Me

The Keepers were colored with prisma pencils and Tim Holts distress inks were used.
Petaloo ribbon and flowers.

Teri Shermans pieces were colored with prisma pencils and water…

Lily and The Lotus Day Two Smeared and Smudged Bloody Valentine hop

When I am Dancing I am Rebuilding my Dreams

A simple journal page using the awesome ballerinas by Tori with Smeared ink.
This is the link to visit more artist on this hop

The link to the store to pick up your awesome Ballerina by Tori

Feel free to join us at out Art Journal Every Day we would love to have you

Happy Hopping
susan s

Lily and The Lotus and Smeared Inks Bloody Valentine Hop Day Two

Welcome to Day two with Lily and the Lotus and

Day Two

Here is my offering today
The First Keeper from Smeared Inks Digital Store

The border is from

Here is my second offering from Ikes World!__digital-art-stamps
This one is called Bite Me
I love Ikes beautiful images..and you will to so check her store out.

Happy Bloody Valentine Hop

Sue The Nanny
Black Dragon
Airless Chambers
Quoth The Raven
Ike's World Challenges
Left Of Center Creative Challenges
Violent Kitty
Lady Brayton

Welcome to Lily and The Lotus and Smeared Ink's Bloody Valentine Hop 2014

It is such a pleasure to be with Smeared Ink this year for their Bloody Valentine Hop 2014....

This is many wonderful friends have joined the hop and I cannot wait to see what everyone has made.

Well I have a confession to make first...I did not make a journal page..I made a tag. lol lol

Have fun stay safe and enjoy the hop
loads of hugs and love to all of you
Susan S
This image is a new digital image from the awesome Smeared Ink Store. It is called The Fifth Keeper.

You can find this image at
My Fifth Keeper  from is colored ink inks with pain brush. The skin and feathers are inks and pencils.
The heart at the bottom and the sentiment Flutter are from

Have fun ....
A few recently finished pieces
Valentina By Teri Sherman
Deadly Nightshade By Teri Sherman
Dark forest By Teri Sherman
Octopode Factory Alice catapiller
Ching Chow Kuik's Spring Moony Ni…

Smeared Inks Art Journal Every Day Day Seven Blog Hop The Fabulous Aletha

Oh wow can you believe Day 7 with smeared Inks Art  Journal Every Day

I would love to hear how you have felt about all you have seen. If there is a technique or idea please leave a comment or talk to us on the forum here is a link

This is Aletha's Technique 7 Scrap paper Background
and Prompt 7 Resolutions

I made this in Aletha's scrap paper style
My resolution is to step forward in my art to grow and over come my fears of not being good enough and just expressing me

I hope you have had fun


Lily and the Lotus and the New Musically Challenged Challenge

Welcome to my Blog Lily and The Lotus I am Susan s and I have a new Challenge for I know you will love.

This Challenge involves music ...did you guess where yet..

Okay...and a big announcement we have a new sponsor

 I am so proud to have Sweet Pea Stamps join us.

My song for this challenge is 

see you at the challenge.
Iwill be adding this to

Smeared Ink New Releases February Blog hop

Man am I running late but at least I think I am getting there,Has anyone heard of the hackers anonymous? they got into a place that had my bank this am instead of blogging I am dealing with BS.

Well there are some awesome images Smeared and Smudged Ink has come out with and of course I had to throw them into a journal page. This is just two of the images I will be journaling more every tutorial I am offering at smeared ink. Hope you like this page.
hugs susan

Smeared and Smudged Ink Art Journal Every Day Design Team Blog Hop Day 6 With Titbelsoeur

Hi everyone how are your fabulous Journal pages coming? I have been a long time admire of my co team designer Tibelsoeur. Her blog post are just incredible and her art is fabulous.It is such a privileged to work with the fabulous ladies I work with on this team.

here we go....

Prompt 6 Sales
Technique 6 Make your own Art Journal structure with junk envelopes.
Here is mine

All this from junk envelopes :)

Thanks for looking.. have fun