Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Inspired by Susan Weckesser's Heart(s)!

I am sometimes asked where I get my ideas...what inspires me?  The answer is simple.   
It depends.  For this mixed media canvas, I was inspired by the little pink hearts that appear
on one of the whimsical papers designed by Susan K.Weckesser!

The Live, Love, Create paper (see below) has this charming little house on it and the door is full of sweet little pink hearts! 

It reminded me of an anonymous quote I had heard, "It takes hands to build a house but only hearts can build a home."  Our theme on the Susan K. Weckesser blog this month is mixed media, so I chose to make a canvas.

I used Susan's Fly Away stamp set to create the sun and clouds you see below:

I detailed the house using another stamp set, Grandma's Needlepoint, by stamping little bits of stitching with black ink. 

I stenciled, used rub ons, trimmed out washi tape, and even added a heart charm to my canvas.

I couldn't resist adding little puffy heart stickers from my stash - I love the dimension they add!

I layered paper over the canvas, washi tape over the paper, and chevron bling  on top of it all! 

Final touch was a few strips of washi tape in the upper left corner! 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie


Other products:  Kaisercraft rub on, TCW stencil, inks, washi tape, Mod Podge, tissue paper, black pen, music paper, ribbon, heart stickers

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