25.7.14

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
Chipboard
Metal gear embellishment,  clock hands
Black stazon ink
Gold acrylic paint
Perfect pearls petina set
Distress Inks
Ribbon 
Cardstock


 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! 




24.7.14

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!



11.7.14

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...

15.6.14

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! 

13.6.14

Steampunk Windchime with Sin City Stamps

 Hello! Peggy here and I am excited to show you my altered windchime now a fabulous steampunk bird windchime.
Supplies I used today are

  • Sin City Stamps
  • Laser Wood Birds
  • Flower Die Cuts
  • Embossing powder (black and white)
  • Heat tool
  • Fishing Line
  • White Gesso







I started with my wooden pieces that I painted with white gesso.
I took separate pieces of cardstock to stamp my bird images on with versa mark ink and embossed in white and black. I adhered the embossed cardstock to five wooden birds and stamped images on the back of the wood.  I alternated black and white on either side.  



I strung my birds with fishing line in different lengths to fill in the mobile/windchime.


I hope you enjoyed my short tutorial and I encourage you check out Sin City Stamps for your chipboard, wooden pieces, stencils, stamps and more!!





24.5.14

Sin City Stamps Envelopes

 Hello Peggy here to show how I put together some fabulous background stamps using Sin City Stamps and Green Sneakers Kreate-A-Lope Envelope Template.

Items used today are:
Sin City Stamps
Green Sneakers Envelope Template
Clear embossing powder
Versa mark ink
Distress inks
Heat tool
Eyelets
Twine
Bone folder
Paper
Hole punch
Double sided tape

Below is an envelope using the clear embossing powder on black to create a tone on tone effect.  I used a background stamp. Where the stamp didn't quite reach the edges of my envelope I used a texture stamp and stamped randomly around the edges. Since my background stamp was vertical I made a few adjustments to my template to create an envelope that opened at top.
 This is where I changed it up a bit.. I punched two holes and inserted two eyelets and threaded my twine for a closure. I taped up the two side flaps. I may use this technique for a future envelope mini album.

 Here is the same stamp as above. Only using clear embossing powder on a white sheet of paper. I distressed this white paper with distress inks. Then wiped my image clean to reveal awesomeness. 

This envelope below shows how I used the same stamp again for the background. My background stamp is not wide enough for this horizontal envelope, so I decided to stamp half on one side, half on the other and the entire stamp in the middle. I love how not all of the stamp made an impression. Where I had any lines to distinguish where my stamp started and ended I used a texture stamp to fill in the spots.
And last but not least .. an embossed focal image using the tone on tone effect with only clear embossing powder. The other images for the background were only using versa mark ink without embossing powder which gave me another tone on tone shade. 
 My Green Sneakers template made perfect envelopes every time and with
Sin City Stamps you can't go wrong!
Thank you for joining me, I hope I have inspired you to create
your own envelopes and have as much fun as I did! 
Check out Sin City Stamps for your next purchase of stamps, chipboard, stencils and more...


18.5.14

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge # 8

Challenge #8  and Hop!  
Show us Some Metal or Glass
Do you hoard gears, pins, brads, eyelets, frames, and other metal do-dads? Do you have a thing for tiny light bulbs and glass vials? Do junk drawers make you giddy? Do you hang out in office supply stores so you can score funky paperclips? Do bottle caps make you swoon? Dig through your hoard to find something metal or glass (or both) and make a project to share!
Hello! Today I have a hop with some great sponsors and awesome prizes.

I made a metal tag suspended by copper wire on a mixed media canvas. 
Products used today are: 
Sin City Stamps 
  • Metal Madness 
  • Beer Tab (hook)
  • Gears
  • Lightbulb
  • Metal Tape
  • Metal Ball chain
  • Metal Frame
  • Metal Brads/Eyelets
  • Metal Roses
  • Metal Keys
  • Wire Copper/Black
  • Buckle
  • Key Hole
  • Metal Wings
  • Metal Foil
  • Ink for stamping
  • Alcohol Inks
  • Metal Sentiment
  • Mixed Media Canvas

I have made a metal tag with metal tape and a regular tag. I covered the tag in pieces and colored with Alcohol Inks


I stamped my focal image from Sin City Stamps onto a piece of wrapping paper I had leftover from Christmas (Giorgio Armani metal wrapping paper) with Stazon Black Ink.




One talented participant will receive these prizes, donated by Sin City Stamps and Really Reasonable Ribbon! Challenge Rules are HERE. Make sure you LINK your project up using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.




I hope you can spend some time with us today to check out all of the awesome projects brought to you by both teams.   In addition, there will be prizes awarded, and all the information can be obtained on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Sin City Stamps is also giving away a fabulous $20 gift card, and the CHAC blog has this beautiful selection of Really Reasonable Ribbon to be awarded to the challenge winner.