March 8, 2012

Fearless Friends in Art Guest Blogger Series- Susan Weckesser

Have you ever met someone for the first time in person and you are absolutely SMITTEN??? It doesn't happen often, but this past CHA I was beyond blessed when I got to meet Susan Weckesser. I've been following Susan since I first started paper crafting. I think one of my first Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine purchases had some of her whimsical art and I've loved her work from the moment I laid eyes on it. I think it was an article about the importance of Scrapbooking, but don't quote me on that lol. Susan creates amazing mixed media projects, scrapbook layouts and her doodling is OUTTA THIS WORLD!!!Did I mention she has a great paper line that is  full of whimsy (you can check it out here).

So without further adieu, please welcome Susan Weckesser!!!

Taking a Little Time

I was so glad when Erika asked me if I would do I post for her blog because not only do I think that she ROCKS, but it gave me a chance to sit down for a moment a just create for myself. Sometimes life gets a little hectic and we don’t always have time to do the little things that puts a smile on ours face and that is so super important. Don’t get me wrong…. It is awesome to design and create for other people and for specific projects. But, you know as a mom, a wife, a sister, or whatever we might do, sometimes life gets super busy and the days seem to race by. So when Erika said that it didn’t matter what I created… well, I was thrilled. I took a couple hours and just played!

I went digging around my studio and pulled out some fun goodies.  I had to play with some of the stamps that I just co-branded with Unity Stamp Co.  The kit I played with is called Grandma’s Needlepoint and you can find it HERE. I adore it because it reminds me of my Grandmother and sewing with her when I was a little girl!

To distress the look of the stamp I pulled out my Smooch by Clearsnap and lightly went around the outline of the image.

 I love working on chunky canvases to. That is what I used here and I prepared it by base coat painting it with acrylic paint. I then used some Helmars’ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to glue on some wonderful paper & filters from Fancy Pants . To get my twine to holds it shape I lightly brushed on a bit of fabric stiffener.
Oh, and who can’t get inky when they are doing a project!? I love to age and distress projects just like I adore antiques! So, I also pulled out my Tim Holtz Distress Ink  from Ranger Ink and rubbed the edge of my papers to achieve that wonderful aged look! 

It was a wonderful afternoon. I had some time just to unwind and breathe! Life truly is a blessing! We just have to hold on somedays and not lose focus.
Thanks to Erika for inviting over! I loved it! Feel free to to pop over any time and say ‘hi’!
Susan xx



  1. Hi Erica! How wonderful to be able to showcase Susan's work. Susan, I loved reading your thought process as you create--lovely project!

  2. LOVELY Susan - thanks for sharing the link on Twitter. Hi Erica!
    I'll be adding your blog to my google reader list.
    I've had the pleasure of playing with Susan's paper line - its YUMMY.


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