Monday, August 1, 2011


Hello, today I revisited my Dark "over-the-edge" journal, which is a WIP.

It is dark, because it deals with my depression, and bad things in my life, or things that my depression makes "bad". It is Over-the-Edge, because every page has stuff that hangs over the outer edge.

Today for SMUDGEFEST you had to use a SMEARED INK image and make something opposite= BI-POLAR.
so, I went for my broken heart (winged broken heart image by SMEARED INK) vs. a whole, sweet heart (image by DESIGNED 2 DELIGHT) The word "broken" is also by Smeared ink, the rest of my verse is computer generated.

The front:
Images as stated above, paper by MARTHA STEWART, Diamond Glaze by JUDIKINS used over the blood splats, German scrap wings in chocolate by COLLAGE STUFF. Both Heart painted with Tim Holtz distress inks by RANGER. Misc. clear and frosted heart buttons

The Back, for journaling:
misc. paper. TIM HOLTZ distress ink black soot and sharpie

I am also entering this Dark Journal page in the "anything goes" challenge at:
Allsorts challenges
Come and Get it challenges 
Inspire me Fridays 
Digis with Attitude! #32
Digi Doodle Shop Challenges
Craft us Crazy

and the anything BUT a card challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity 


Laura B said...

I love this!!

~Lady B~ said...

OK...this RAWKS! Deep and beautifully done!

Tori said...

Excellent, Susan! I really like the look of the journalling area on the back too. Thanks for playing!


Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is gorgeous! I love that sentiment, and the whole page is wonderful :D

ike said...

Hi Susan,
I love all the texture and the splattered bloody bits. Very nice project.
Ike xx

Toriz said...

I like the name you've given the journal... "Dark over-the-edge"... Mostly I like it for the reason for the choice of name.

OK, so I'm amused by strange things. ;)

Debs M said...

great journal page, love the idea of the opposites! Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge’ at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. We hope to see you again next week!
Debbie Dt x

Jane said...

Hi Susan

I love your journal fantastic work
Luv Jane xxx

Gaynor said...

Really nice project,thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion challenge and good luck, Gaynor DT :)

I Don't Do Straignt said...


Fiona. x

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Jill said...

Gorgoeus Susan
Love the colours
Thanks for joining Allsorts for our last Free and Easy july challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you again!
Hugs, Jill

pinky said...

Stunning project! Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Susan, This is totally awesome! You rocked this challenge! I love your sentiment (wholeheartedly... sorry had to say it)!!!

DK Spins said...

Love your journal page, Susan. it's so sad, depression sucks I know. Love the glaze over the blood splats, and the senti.

Scrap Vamp said...

This is amazing! Love the hearts and the paint splatter!