Monday, November 13, 2017

Winter Art Journal Tag...

Hey there!

I have a Quick Idea over on my Sin City Stamps blog, I'd love it if you stopped by!

Here is a peek!

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!

Dusting off my blog here, sorry I have been away so long. Life and my kiddos being busier and busier, the time flies!

Over on Dream in Darkness I  have a colorful Sugar Skull card! Hope you hop over and check it out and play along too! We'd love to see your darker or quirky odd makes!

Shameless plug, I used the Sugar skull stamp designed by Michelle Frae Cummings for my shop at Sin City Stamps :)

Have a fantastic day!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Smeared Ink Reunion Blog Hop~July 2017


So sorry I have been away again! Wow as always the time is just flying, scary!

I had to dust off this blog and come back because Smeared Ink is having a Reunion today via an awesome blog hop! I have lots n lots of happy memories due in large part to the sister ladies of Smeared Ink. 31 Days of Halloween led me onto the path of creating and creating and playing and finding a "me" something, and another pathway to a new business so big hugs and thanks to you Tori and Terra :)

Here is the fabulous blog hop list! Hop along and be inspired!

Leigh SB Designs
 ​Dream In Darkness
 ​Ike Kelli

I made a postcard using the wicked Jester Jack rubber stamp by Smeared Ink. I'm very happy to have a few of their rubber stamps :) It is a mixed media collage with acrylic paints and coloring pencils, three SI rubber stamps and oh yeah, some ink smeared along the edges!

Have a great day and thanks so much for hopping over!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sin City Stamps~May National Craft Month & Blog Hop!

Welcome to May!

Wow! This year is flying by!

Today we are having a fun little blog hop at Sin City Stamps to celebrate National Craft Month! So get your crafty hat on and get ready to play! There are lots of fun projects along the way, hope you will be inspired to just play, make your crafty heart happy!

We are also giving away some little treats along the way, so please follow each blog and leave some comment love. I will be sure to return the bloggy love :)

 This post contains links to my shop at Sin City Stamps.
I made this art tag using some of my favorite Sin City Stamps.

and a bit closer

Thanks for looking!

Now I hope you have time to follow along in our Hop, the Hop list can be found HERE
Make sure to follow each blog and leave some comment love for a chance to win a crafty treat!

Have an awesome day!

Fabulous New Release red rubber stamps, shipping now!
Stamps designed by Rick St Dennis, Monique van Dijk and Katie Lamb
Sin City Stamps

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sin City Stamps Sugar Skull Blog Hop!


Welcome to our Sugar Skull Blog Hop for Sin City Stamps! Get comfy and grab your favorite beverage, are you ready to hop along and be inspired? The team has made so many awesome projects to share today and inspire you to create!

This post contains links to my shop Sin City Stamps and my Challenge blog Dream in Darkness.

The star of our Hop is the wonderful Sugar Skull sheet designed by our very own Michelle Frae Cummings!

So off you go, hop to it! We have teamed up with the Dream in Darkness Challenge team and the Sin City Stamps Inspiration team to bring you loaddddsss of eye candy!

Leave some love along the way and you will have a chance to win a prize! Details here:

"The premise of this blog hop is for you to meet our in house Inspiration team members along with a few guest members, discover more ways to create with these stamps and possibly win a set for yourself!

No matter where you have started, to qualify to win your own Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls stamp set, (we are giving away 3!) we ask that you visit each of the blogs participating, leave a nice comment and then come back to the Sin City Blog and let us know which blog projects you liked the most and why.

The blog hop will end on the 27th and the 3 winners will be announced on the Sin City blog and on our FB Fan Group on March 28th.

Now on to the show!!

Please click each photo to see it a bit bigger.

I made a mixed media canvas to share today. The substrate is an upcycled dollar store MDF plaque.

A bit like Monique, who used clay to stamp into, I covered the base with DecoArt Modelling Paste. Once the surface was spongy, I was able to stamp into it with my Sin City Sugar Skull stamps.

Once totally dry, I started to layer up DecoArt Fluid Acrylics in many different colors. I edged the canvas with DecoArt Carbon Black and Prussian Blue. I also used Prussian Blue over some of the surface texture. The highlights are DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Gold.

The layering and dry brushing helps bring out all the fabulous texture!

The last step was to apply DecoArt Antiquing Cream to get the nice patina. 

I stamped the Sugar Skull with Ranger Archival Ink onto Bristol Board. She is colored with various gel pens. 

That's it from me!
I hope you enjoy this Hop!

Check out the Sin City Stamps store HERE
Sin City Stamps Inspiration Blog HERE

Have a fabulous day!

By Michelle Frae Cummings available HERE