Thursday, March 23, 2017

SinCity Sugar Skull bloghop

Hi everyone,  welcome to my blog, and thank you Sin City Art Stamps for hosting a blog hop on my favorite subject Sugar Skulls. Al inspiration team members were kindly given a sheet of the Sugar Skull stamps designed by the talented Michelle Frae Cummings.

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

If you'd like to see more inspirational projects using Sincity stamps , please check out the DT blog here and the facebook group here.

Blog Roll below at the end of the post......sooooo here it project for the a Sugar Skull Shrine (duh!)

The skull was stamped into clay and painted after the clay had dried. I made a video how to stamp into clay for my You Tube channel and it shows you not only the stamping but also the painting of this skull. Here is a link to the video (please subscribe to my channel so you won;t miss any of my videos)

Supply List:
Sugar Skull stamps by Sin City (both the skull but also the flower stamp in the backgound are on that sheet)
Deco Art Products:
For the Skull: Americana acrylics in: Sea Breeze, Carousel Pink, Antique White  Moon Yellow, Lamp Black. Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.
For the Shrine: Deco Art Media Gesso and Americana acrylics in Lamp Black,  Neutral Grey, Grey Sky and Driftwood. The Gold paint is Dazzling metallic Emperors gold.

For the Shrine I used Tim Holtz dies the big and small Cabinet card die, and chipboard.  I will have a step by step how to make the shrine for you on the Sin City Inspiration Blog soon, so follow the blog and you won't miss it :-)

All instructions on ow to make the skull ar in the video mentioned above, the roses are bought paper roses, I cut of the wire they were on and gave them a layer of Triple Thick Gloss to make them look like they are made of porcelain, and when dry I adhered them to the shrine.

here some more pictures
 I realy love how the background turned out using the flower stamp that is also onn the Sugar Skull sheet

I used my favorite colors to paint Mr. Sugar Skull, love his moustache

So tha's it folks, please check out the rest of the blogs in the hop and don't forget to check out the give away.
If you'd like to see more inspirational projects using Sincity stamps , please check out the DT blog here and the facebook group here.

Thanks for visiting

Blog rol:
  1. Sin City Stamps
  2. Michelle Frae Cummings
  3. Katie Lamb
  4. Chris Pozzi
  5. Irit Shalom
  6. Shilpa Nagaonkar
  7. Sharon Rogers
  8. Jenn Gary DuBell
  9. Monique Van Dijk
  10. Adam
  11. Kim Johnny
  12. Granne
  13. Anne


  1. Love this creation - like a little shrine! Love the skull effect!

  2. So cute! I also adore the color palette you chose!

  3. Love this shrine and the clay skull looks great.

  4. AMAZING creativity. Your shrine does NOT look like chipboard at all Monique. It's WONDERFULLY like a beautifully upholstered leather. It's almost like you LOVELY skull has a WONDROUS place to lay her head! j.

  5. Ooooo need to try stamping into clay

  6. Live the frame and the the color scheme!

  7. Fabulous shrine! I keep meaning to have a go at stamping on clay - maybe this will inspire me to do it!

  8. So cool Monique! I love your shrine headstone! You are so creative and put so much time/talent into your projects!

  9. Thanks for the tip regarding Triple Thick too.

  10. Amazing as always Monique! I love the stamped clay idea. Looks like you had fun with my stamps, thanks!

  11. Love the dimension here. Never tried stamping into clay. Cool project. Hugz

  12. I love the idea of stamping onto clay and painting on top of that. I also like how you used the stamps in the background.

  13. Wow so original need to try this...Fantastic work.Hugs Agnes

  14. So cute and very original! Love that you've used clay.

  15. Wonderful! It is so cool how you stamped it. The finished skull looks like ceramic, awesome!
    Thanks so much for sharing this and the how-to!

  16. Great idea to stamp into clay. Thanks!

  17. :) I really like the dark challenges with the bit creepy and interesting touch of dark dreams :) as well as the skulls-tamps :). The blog hop is a wonderful idea and the prize amazing :) - so I try my luck!

    Your framed skull has an amazing plastically effect and I love the fantastically surface structure! The idea is great and very well transformed to a piece of art!

    Hugs Senna

  18. Totally gorgeous, love the frames and the colors on the skull.

  19. Love the skulls in the frames!

  20. Love the skulls in the frames!