Halloween Decor Box with Sin City Stamps


Peggy here to show you how I altered this box. All month we have been patnered up with Pan  Pastels.  Now that it is officially  Fall I can't  get my mind off Halloween! This box could be used for home decor or filled with treats for a special  little ghost.

List of supplies used today :
Black oven baked clay
Black Gelato
Various metal gears
Homemade Stencil
Black Acrylic paint
Rub and Buff
Fixative spray
Black Cardstock

I began by covering my box with pieces of clay that had been poked to resemble metal. I stamped my red rubber unmounted stamp into the clay and I cut around the balloon image. I baked my pieces in the oven with the given instructions on the package of clay.

I painted the box with black paint. After drying I glued each piece on the box with crystal lacquer.
I colored my pieces with my finger and rub & buff lightly catching the raised areas only. I used pan pastels on the edges of my balloon embellishment.

I created a piece of paper for the inside bottom of my box using a pan pastel blend using my soft tools sponge.  I cut out a homemade stencil and using my black gelatos I randomly  placed some bats, again using my finger for applications. I sprayed my cardstock with a sealer to ensure the pan pastels and gelatos stay in place.

I made some bats cut out of black cardstock, colored with black gelatos and edged with purple pastels.

I used some thread to simulate the bats pulling the balloon through the air.

Finally I added some metal embellishments.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and I encourage you try Pan Pastels and Sin City Stamps!



Mushroom Mini Album with Sin City Stamps

Hello! Peggy here to show you how I made this fantasy fairy mushroom mini album.

Todays supplies include:
I began by covering all chipboard with cardstock  using matt medium and fussy cutting around each piece.  Using sand paper
around the edges blends the cardstock into the chipboard almost seamlessly.  I used pan pastels in two shades of purple for shading around windows, the door, mushroom holes and fairies.

I used stickles around the wings of each fairy

I cut some paper pages I had previously coffee stained into mushroom shapes using my back cover as a template. I hand crinkled the pages, distressed the edges with both distress Inks 
and purple pan pastels

Here you can see the thickness of the mini album and the dimension brought in by crinkling the pages.

I added my hand made flowers and a couple from Michaels. I colored and shaded all flowers with pan pastels.
I layered all embellishments on a lace applique. 
My see through holes are exposing the patterned cardstock from DCWV.

This is my finished fairy mini album. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I encourge you take a look at Sin City Stamps for your stamping, chipboard and stenciling needs.


Halloween Tag using Sin City Stamps and Altered Pages

Hello, Peggy here to show you my halloween tag inspired by our sponsored partners Altered Pages and our fabulous Sin City Stamps.

Suplies used today are:
Stazon Ink
Patterned cardstock G45
Foam stickers
Black Accents
Black Pen

 I stamped my images onto G45 patterned paper 
with stazon ink and accented the dots on the 
balloon with black accents.
 I fussy cut all of the images.
I cut out my own tags using
 a ruler and drawing straight lines to help 
ensure an accurate scallop on top.

I put all of the pieces together using foam
 adhesive dots. Finally adding the collaged
Words and a shadow to each of the 
blocked collaged words with a black pen.
A black ribbon on top brings it together.

"Over Treetops Fly The Witches 
Happy To Bring Toils And Twitches"

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I encourge you
to stop by Sin City Stamps for your stamping, 
chipboard and stenciling needs. A big thank you to our 
sponsor's please take a moment to visit their page


Designing with Sin City Stamps and Altered Pages

Hello! Peggy here to show you how I made this fabulous friendship hot air balloon wall decor piece.

For the entire month of August we are partnering with Altered Pages to bring you some really awesome projects from some very talented designers.
Todays list of supplies include:
I started with a blank chipboard book from Sin City Stamps. I painted the edges with black acrylic paint before pasting patterned paper to the front and back of the back cover.

Next I traced the slats and edges of the balloon onto another piece of patterned paper and cut with an exacto knife.  I distressed all edges with Broken China Distress ink. Then glued my papers down with Golden matte medium for a smooth finish.

I fussy cut my Fairys as well as my stamped images of Wings and Fairy Words and distressed all edges. I used Aged Mahogany distress inks to color the stamped image of the fairy wings and glued them to my fussy cut fairy above.

I used white gesso around the edges for a shabby look using my finger

Next I wanted to embellish my piece. I made clay pieces, first I cut strips of clay and cut them to resemble a banner and bent them befor baking. After baking I stamped the words "Pixie" and "Dust" with unmounted stamps to easily bend over the curves in stazon black ink. Not pictured, I used a spellbinders die to cut and make an impression in clay by pressing with my hands and baked as directed on package.  I stamped the word "Friends" in stazon black ink and distressed and colored with Distress inks.

I used Broken China Distress inks to color some seam binding to match and wrapped some wire for hanging. Lastly I used some stickles as fairy dust sparingly.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope I have inspired you to create your own decor piece to give to a special friend.
Please visit Altered Pages and Sin City Stamps for your crafting needs.



Sin City Stamps and Altered Pages sneak peek

Hello all! I have a little sneak peak of tomorrow's post. We are partnering with Altered pages for the month of August.

I hope you join me tomorrow for my tutorial on making a friendship decor piece.


As Time Goes by with Sin City Stamps

TGIF! Hello Peggy here to show you how I made this card using Sin City Stamps.
List of supplies used today are:
Sin City Stamps - clock, steampunk background stamp
Swirl stencil by Sin city Stamps
Metal gear embellishment,  clock hands
Black stazon ink
Gold acrylic paint
Perfect pearls petina set
Distress Inks

 I started with making a clock out of chipboard. I cut a circle  and little strips for roman numerals. I then glued each piece in place. I was not sure how I was going to color the background, so I had to play around a bit. I stamped my first clock in stazon black ink as I knew I would later be adding more ink and I did not want it to smudge.
Next I played with a new stencil from Sin City Stamps. I used a dabber and distress ink in aged mahogany.

I aged the cardboard with more disress ink. I painted with the perfect pearls to create a faux patina look and highlighted the numbers in gold acrylic. 
I created my card base out of black cardstock and layered with DCWV patterned paper. I added some fabulous ribbon and put it all together. I used score tape for the paper and foam tape for the clock.

Here is my final project! 
I hope you have enjoyed todays card. Come and check out what Sin City Stamps has to offer! 


Sin City Stamps Design Team Announcement

Hello! Today I would like to gratiously announce that I have  been chosen to stay on for another term with Sin City Stamps. I had such a great last term creating with Sin City Stamps from mini albums, wind chimes to mixed media. I am definatly excited about another six months with some fabulous products including chipboard, stencils, and stamps. I look forward to creating some fabulous tutorials and a big thank you to Terri Sproul and Donna from Sin City Stamps. Have a great day!


Sin City Stamps Mixed Media Canvas Cover

Hello, Peggy here to show yow how I used Sin City Stamp to create this canvas journal cover. 
Supplies used today:
I started with a cheap, not so pretty, dollar store book and painted it with black gesso.

Next I used a left over piece of canvas (approx.4x4) and frayed the edges. Then I took out my Faber Castel gelatos and randomly placed several colors, purple blue, green and yellow down and used my finger to blend and move the colors. I took out some of my favorite stamps and sparingly stamped in black Stazon. I used partial stamping meaning I rolled my unmounted stamps to give me a partial image.
I also used white gesso with my stamps. I used my finger to apply the gesso so I could control how much ended up on the stamp. Too much would result in an unclear image. I immediately placed stamps in water after use to ensure it would not ruin my stamps.

Next I desided to add some texture with molding paste and stencils. Then it was time to add some bright colors. I used red, yellow and teal and placed vertical and horizontal lines and dots of color. I wanted some black to pop as well so I used a cap from a bottle to make circles.

I stamped the word Journal in versa mark ink and I used black embossing powder. I heat to set and cut out my letters.

Finally I layered my canvas with some matching cardstock and adhered all layers including letter placement.

Thank you for joining me and be sure to checkout Sin City Stamps for all your stamps, chipboard, stencils and more...


Sin City Stamps Design Team Submission

Hello! Today I would like to show you my faux metal box with a secret treasure booklet inside.
Items I used today are:
  • Sin City Stamps
  • Wooden Box
  • Gesso
  • Stazon Inks
  • Clay
  • Perfect Pearls
  • Gold and Silver Acrylic Inks
  • Gelatos Black
  • Chipboard Book
  • Coffee Stained Copy Paper
  • Xacto Knife

I stamped my images from my stamps onto oven baked clay with Stazon Ink and pressing firmly to get the impression of the stamp as well as the stamped image on my clay.

After I cut my clay to size I baked it in the oven using direction that came with the clay. 
After baking I glued my pieces onto the wooden box and began to color in my images. 
I created a small booklet to go inside my box it measures 2x3.
 I also decorated it with Sin City Stamps as well as the inside. 

Here is my completed faux metal box. 
I hope you have enjoyed my short tutorial. Visit Sin City Stamps for your 
Chipboard , Stamps and more!