The One Ring
on Sunday Morning…

I always have to giggle when I make up the titles for my posts!
It just happens so that if I place the titles of my layouts together,
nine out of ten times a new title is born.

Yes, I have two layouts to show you today.
Both made with Harlee Quinnz Designs papers (from two different lines.)

Here’s the first:


 The One Ring 

The background paper is called “Fairy Grove”
(from the Harlee Quinnz Design line: “Butterfly Garden”)

It totally fits the atmosphere I wanted to create in this layout…
a bit of a mystical, secret feeling.
If you remember my Leonard Cohen art journal page “If It Be Your Will”
then the image of the woman will look familiar to you…
it’s a picture I cut from the same magazine article.
I painted a bit over this one too…

The “one ring” is a photo of my own ring… read more about that over here

The journaling is elvish from “Lord of the Rings”

“One ring to rule them all –   One ring to find them
 One ring to bring them all –  And in the darkness bind them”

Machine stitching
to intensify the
woman’s posture.





I fooled around
with Tim Holtz
alcohol ink and
blending solution
on a transparency
sheet… wonderful

I wrote the text
on the transparency
with a sharpie.


I made the next layout – Sunday Morning – for the challenge at
These are a few of my favorite things

Their challenge was to scrap about your favourite time of the day.
I love Sunday Mornings – when my men are still in bed and
I am alone in the living room, having a coffee and enjoying the quiet 
and peacefulness of the room.

For this layout I used the Harlee Quinnz Designs line “Scents I remember”
I made the background with two sheets of paper: “Smokin” and “Lucky Stripe”
I love the colours of this paperline… those earthly, smokey browns, caramels
and beige’s are totally up my alley! 

Painted some old
chipboard alpha’s
and inked the

…and I’m in love
with my sewing machine






(written on a journaling
notepaper from
“Making memories”)

peeks through
the curtains.
My men are
still asleep.
Just the
quiet room,
and my coffee
on an early
Sunday morning”


I finished yet another layout but I’m not allowed to show that to you today…
I will publish it on Friday (“Lotus day”) so you’ll have to wait for that one.

And now, I’m gonna make me a large pot of hot tea with lemon,
curl on the couch with a family package of paper handkerchiefs right next
to me and cough my longs out…. yes, it’s that time of year!
My son came home with a nasty cold last week, and now the whole family
is infected. A tickling cough (for the Dutchies,  “drop” helps!) and a voice
like Bob Dylan…. eeeeeeccckkkk!!!

So I will be giving my hug from a safe distance this time…

Je t’embrasse!

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15 Responses to “The One Ring
on Sunday Morning…”

  • Denise Cousins Says:

    Marit, wow, totally blown away with your layouts today!! So inspiring…love the stitching around the lady…really made emphasizes her pose! Love the muted colours of the second one, you and I love the same things on sunday mornings…quiet and coffee! too bad we couldn’t share one together eh!

    Hope you feel better soon, Happy Belated Birthday!
    Big Hugs,

  • Jenneke Says:

    Marit, wat ben jij enorm creatief!!! Geweldig, die layouts, zo ‘bijzonder’ en ‘afwijkend-van-de-rest’, en dat is dan allebei heel positief bedoeld!

    Dankjewel voor het meedoen met TAAFOMFT!
    En heel veel beterschap!!


  • Thinkie Says:

    je ‘elfs’ ziet er mooi uit, bhet is echt een sierlijk schrift h

  • Tumble Fish Studio Says:

    Hi Marit! I’m so very behind in my blog visiting so I had a lovely time here browsing through so much I’ve missed. I hope your dad is okay – what a scary thing to have happen, scary for all of you.

    These layouts are lovely. Just divine. Your work is always divine. I read your post about putting more of yourself into your pieces. I think that is something I’ve struggled on and off with too – just have to let it come a little at a time and down the road you end up amazed at how much you’ve grown every time you stretched a bit. But, from the viewer’s perspective, your pieces are lovely and so definitely uniquely yours.

  • Hanneke Says:

    WOW wat een mooie LO’s zeg!! Prachtige kleuren en design!!! Enne zo’n zondagmorgen daar droom ik ook van, ik vrees dat ik nog even moet wachten maar ik blijf hopen!!! Bedankt voor het meedoen met TAAFOMFT!!!

  • Julie Says:

    GORGEOUS lo’s!!! Thanks for playing along with us at FAVE THINGS! :):):):):)

  • Chris Says:

    Oh Marit, so sorry you are sick – I had a bad head cold about 2 weeks ago but fortunately it cleared up pretty quickly.
    Your layouts are so beautiful and unique – so mysterious. You’re right about the HQ Scents to Remember papers; they lend themselves to a lot of ideas, and the smokey ones look very ethereal. I love all the stitching on your layouts and your journaling is so moving and always to the point. Thanks so much for playing along with us at TAAFOMFT. BTW, I have been working on some more Harlee-Quinnz Designs layouts and hope to show them next. And the blog is looking great – you have done a spectacular job on it!

  • jessica Says:

    ohhh beautiful layouts Marit..I especially love that second soft and quiet…like your sunday it!

    hope you feel better soon…no smoking when you are sick! ;-D

  • Vivian Says:

    Gaaf hoe je de naaimachine hebt gebruikt op beide pagina`s!

    En zondag morgen is ook een van mijn favorieten, lekker eens uitslapen 😉

    Alvast een fijn weekend, groetjes Viv

  • Glenda T. Says:

    Both of these are amazing Marit!!! Looovveeee the machine stitching! If I tried that, which I can’t because I don’t own a sewing machine, I probably would have sewed all over that poor woman! haha Hope you get better soon!

  • Jeanet Says:

    Oh wow,dat gestikte is helemaal geweldig! Super LO! Lord of the rings is echt gaaf! Prachtig die elfentaal!
    En ik vind je zondagmorgen LO ook heel erg mooi, je stijl is erg mooi en zo uniek! Heel erg bedankt voor het meedoen met TAAFOMFT!
    Enne we hebben 5 dingen gemeen; laat me raden, 1) jij rookt ook! (Dat wist ik al) 2) Jij draagt vast ook vaak zwart 3) Jij houdt ook van de Muppets 4) Jij houdt ook niet van reality TV en 5) jij bent ook verslaafd aan koffie…. zit ik een beetje goed of heb ik het helemaal mis!?
    Jammer dat je niet op de SIS crop komt, ik had je graag ontmoet… maar dat komt vast nog wel es!
    Heel goed weekend!

  • Cynthia Says:

    Oh these two show fabulous diversity 🙂 I adore all the techniques and the sewing detail is just beautiful. I adore how you made the image look so magical. this one should be hung on your wall Marit 🙂 And I love the sunday morning. So, love the peaceful quiet you captured!!!

  • Deana Says:

    Great FAV TIME OF DAY LO! I ? your stitching & your journaling! Thanks so much for playing along with us! 🙂

  • sarah Says:

    GORGEOUS STUFF!!! you are definitely an artist! 🙂

    your stitching work is amazing too!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at fav things! 🙂


  • Bekka Says:

    Love the simplicity and stitching on this one! Fantastic! Thanks for joining us!