Sparkly Swirls - Kiss Journal

I've just been too busy to participate in Pink Saturday - too much digital stuff (see post below) but am really happy to be joining in this week. Plus... I finished another journal! (It's now in my Etsy shop SOLD).


Soft-backed: a flexible cover in extra-heavyweight watercolour paper with my own take on a paste paper & gesso treatment, stamping into the surface to create texture, then lots of sparkly colour with Glimmer Mists, gilt creams etc. The swirl and lettering are sugared with glitter glue for extra sparkle, and I've hand-plaited the silk Sari ribbon for the tie fastening.  I've also sprayed the end papers for extra pizazz...

Now in my Etsy shop! Sold

Hope you like it!


  1. How pretty! It looks magical Susie! Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Oh what a lovely journal. The soft pink and pages are so pretty. Thanks for coming by my post. Happy Pink Sat.

  3. Love the look of this Journal, it's magical!
    Thanks for stopping by Normandy Life.

  4. This is really a lovely journal, Susie. I know it won't last long in your shop. I did visit it!! What a wonderful assortment to choose have been very busy with designing and creating!! You're a talent, for sure!



  5. Hi Susie! Pretty journal, I imagine anything written in that would be magically transformed into Pulitzer Prize winning material! Thank you for commenting on my post, I'd lost the link to your wonderful site, now I'm glad to have it safely bookmarked!

  6. Thanks for sharing your Pink. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane

  7. Lynn@ The Vintage Nest14 January 2012 at 14:12

    ah Susie, they are just beautiful! I love making the journals. I made a few soft covered ones with so much fru fru on them. I put them in my booth and they sold for Christmas. I need time to make some more.....tooooooo much to do.....toooooo little time! xo HPS

  8. Oh that looks really pretty, and pink makes it even nicer.
    Happy pink Saturday

  9. What a very nice journal you have created. I regret not having started one when I was younger. Back then that was not what was on my mind or maybe did not know a thing about doing it.

  10. bohemiannie! art14 January 2012 at 16:12

    An exquisite art journal!!!

  11. cassandrasminicorner14 January 2012 at 21:47

    That is a beautiful journal. Like it:)

    Visiting for Pink Saturday! Here's my share-hope you can stop by:)

  12. Oh Susie, I don't like it, I LOVE it! Just fabulous! I am going to check out your etsy store and your tutorial for sure!
    I know I've visited you before, several times, but I was horrified to see I wasn't following you!! Forgive me! I'm following you now! your art and your blog designs are so awesome! June's Dezinaworld blog looks wonderful!!

  13. Hello Susie, your art is lovely. Those journals are so nice.

    Thank you for your visit and sweet comments. x jeanetteann

  14. Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday.

    My PINK is here. Please come and see.

  15. just lovely, Susie! You are so creative!! I really like the look of your blog too - very soft and angelic!! =0)
    Happy Pink Saturday

  16. Shari@Rain into Rainbows15 January 2012 at 08:32

    What a beautiful journal! I've added you to my favorites in Etsy.

    Thank you for stopping by my Pink Saturday!

  17. Susie, thanks for popping by my blog. Have been a bit out of it lately, will tell ya about it when i email :)
    Love your journals they are absolutely gorgeous. So neat and so arty.
    Love this one, the colours on the cover are beautiful and love the flexibility of it
    hugs June x

  18. Hello I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment about my precious Molly. Your pink post is adorable this week!
    Have a great week! Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  19. Thru Pink Curtains16 January 2012 at 01:39

    a nice journal to write and decorate in, somebody will be lucky to get it!!! have a wonderful week!

  20. Love love love your post this week. Such talent!HPS
    Wags, Niki


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