Friday, September 20, 2013

Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Blog Hop

Hello There from Alberta, Canada!    
Welcome to the Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Blog Hop!
How COOL is this! I LOVE MIXED MEDIA and I really am excited to be part of this wonderful volume, jammed packed full of creative AWESOMENESS! Not to mention….how cool is this blog hop!
If you follow my work and my wonderful Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Design Team you know that I & we love to dabble a little in everything. I personally love mixed media because I find it to be so healing and uplifting. It truly is a way for me to unwind after a hectic day, let my soul recharge, and my heart soar! Here is a sneak peak of my work that you are going to find in this fun Creating Keepsakes Issue.
Inpire Weckesser 2
Hmmm…. I think I have a thing for little houses! *grin*
I really like playing with and creating collages. So…what are collages anyway?
/kəˈläZH/ :
  1. A form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing.
  2. A composition made in this way.
  3. sometimes include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of coloured or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.  *source: Wikipedia A white sphere made of large jigsaw pieces. Letters from several alphabets are shown on the pieces
It is fun to sit down with a whole bunch of random articles , put them onto a canvas, paper or card and to try to tell a story with them. A creative puzzle. Here is a collage that I worked on the other day with some of my Susan K. Weckesser Inc. products. Mixed Media Blog Hop CK SKWeckesser
Yup….there’s is a little house again! For this collage I have used photocopied vintage pictures of my family, old book pages, cardboard cut-outs, stickers, washi tape, stamps, Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Kuretake ink and pens.
I just adore this old picture of my grandmother. Isn't she cute!?Mixed Media Blog Hop CK SKWeckesser 4I love to layer papers and stamps, colors and mediums.Mixed Media Blog Hop CK SKWeckesser 5Stickers are super fun & easy to use on a collage.
Mixed Media Blog Hop CK SKWeckesser 6I often come back to a collage and add things like this corner piece that I stapled on.Mixed Media Blog Hop CK SKWeckesser 7
You can never make a mistake when creating a collage…how cool is that! *smile*
Guess What?
Mixed-Media-2-350pxI am SO excited because I get to give someone a copy of Creating Keepsakes new special issues Mixed Media, vol. 2. How AWESOME is that!!!  Leave me a comment here telling me that you have checked out the rest of the blog hop and also let me know if you have ever tried Mixed Media. I am super curious. Do this by September 26, 2013 and you could be randomly chosen to win a copy of Mixed Media, vol. 2. (International winners, you’ll be given a download for a PDF version of the magazine.)

BLOG HOP List: Be sure to check out this AWESOME CREATIVE GALS!!!
Thank-you SO much for popping by and visiting today!!! I hope that you have a super, AWESOME day today!
Susan xo


  1. Fabulous page Susan! I love the mixture of products you used!

  2. wonderful creations
    love the button walk way!

  3. Beautiful layout! Loving all the layers of paper/color!

  4. Love that page! So creative. I have so many ideas floating in my head right now I'm getting dizzy. Thanks for the inspiration(s).

  5. Such a cute way to use the buttons and cardboard cut outs. Very creative.

  6. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  7. super cute layout, thanks for sharing!

  8. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like fun. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  9. I have been dabbling in mixed media on my pages love love love the collage style. just bought an old songbook that I cant wait to use... and staples love it all... cut out pics too... ty for sharing cant wait to see vol 2 hope to win!!!!!! oh and waving back!! made me smile

  10. I love to play with paints, inks, fibers--whatever I can throw in the mix to make it more fun-guess I didn't do enough finger painting as a kid. Thanks for a great hop!

  11. I LOVE the very artsy feel of your layout! Would just love to scraplift some of your ideas and try some of this collage technique!

  12. That's really awesome and very interesting lesson of mixed media ! thanks for sharing !!

  13. Oh this is fun!
    Love all the details
    you added.
    Carla from Utah

  14. I don't use mixed media much in my scrapbooking because I don't really know how to do a lot of the techniques. I'm sure this issue will be helpful!

  15. Great canvas.
    cccrafting (at) hotmail (dot) com

  16. Love this! I find myself using more mixed media in my scrapping projects! Great hop!!

  17. I've never been big on mixed media but have dabbled a bit with embellishments that are already created with "mixed media" (does that count?). I am enjoying this blog hop and will finish visiting all the remaining sites (including CK). Thanks for sharing.

  18. I admire mixed media sooooooo much and would love to get the courage to try it. I guess I do a tiny bit of it, but not the "real" mixed media, like you do! I am really hoping to win a copy of this magazine to get even more inspiration!!!! How lovely of you to offer it to one of us!

    I have one more stop on this very fun hop. Thanks for participating. This was my first visit to your blog. Wonderful projects. My eyes had a feast here today!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  19. Loved the cardboard tree, the pictures trimmed down to essentials. I've done a little mixed media but could really use help. This magazine would give me a lot more information to get started. I've several projects in mind but haven't made the first step.
    I'm doing the hop right now - think I have one or two left to visit. I've gotten several good ideas to use on my greeting cards. thanks for sharing.

  20. love the colors - very whimsical and fun

  21. Great creations, thanks for sharing

  22. I hopped through the hop and yes, I use mixed media all the time in my scrapbooks, art journals and cards! Love it!

  23. wow, a great mix of textures and colors, perfect

  24. Love the colours. Look forward to getting the magazine and seeing more


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