Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Inspired by the Heart

I am sometimes asked where I get my ideas...what inspires me?  The answer is simple.  It depends.  Sometimes it's an event.  Sometimes it's a photograph.  Sometimes it's an image.  For this canvas, I was inspired by the little pink hearts that appear on one of the whimsical papers designed by Susan

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 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!

Whatever inspires you, I hope you find the time to play and create today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Susie Bentz
Susan K. Weckesser Design Team Member


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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