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

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sending Smiles! New Mailart Rubber Stamp Set by Rick St Dennis MFA at SIN CITY STAMPS!

Hello Hello!

Long time no see! I have missed all of you and seeing all your amazing projects!

Please forgive me for letting my lil blog fall behind! I have a good excuse, really I do! Some of you may remember late last year I bought a small business called Sin City Stamps. We make and sell real red rubber stamps and ship them out ourselves, all made in the USA. This post contains links to my shop.

Well, this weekend we launched our very first brand new design, a stamp plate, called Sending Smiles,  hand drawn by Rick St Dennis MFA!  It's now available to order in my shop, Sin City Stamps. In fact, right now until March 20 you can purchase the plate for 14.99 +shipping, after that it goes up to 18.99. Rick has also offered a special incentive, everyone that buys Sending Smiles will be entered into a random drawing for a piece of mailart drawn, dated and signed by Rick himself! How cool is that??

Without further is the plate and a sample piece of mailart I colored using my Prismacolor pencils.

Warning...picture heavy! Click each one to see it a bit bigger! :)

This is a regular paper white envelope, 4 3/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches.

Love this bird!

Silly Cat!

Back flap of envelope

This was so fun to color and I loved just using color!
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!!