Tuesday, May 23, 2017

where the wind takes you

I am showing how to make this page on the SinCity Inspiration team blog today, here

Supplies used:
Sin City Stamps sheets:
Water based ink sprays in purple and blue
Decoart ameicana acrylic paint in traditonal burnt umber and lamp black
Deco Art Dazzling Metallic paint in venetian gold
Water Spray bottle
Inktense pencils
White thread
Circle stencil
Archival in in jet black
Faber Castell pitt pen in black

assemblage heart frame

I made this shadow box using a home made clay heart and an cheap frame, You can see how to make this in my start to finsih video tutorial here

Deco Art Products used:

Metallic lustres in Iced Espresso, Burnished Brass, Gold Rush
Americana Decor Chalky finish in: Legacy, Vintage, Romance and Whisper
Americana acrylic in lamp black
Deco Art Media Gesso in black, Crackle glaze, Ultra matte varnish
Americana Decor Crackle medium

I also have a video how to use sillicone molds and air dry clay (what I used for the heart too) here

here some more pictus of the frame

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Blog hop and new Challenge at Sparkle and Glitter

Hi all welcome to my blog, hope you are enjoying the hop and will participate in the challenge at Sparkle and Glitter blog .

The hop and faebook party  and hop will start at 9 am USA time and 4 pm UK time, there is a special disount code for Rick's zibbet shop, THE CODE YOU NEED TO ENTER AT CHECKOUT IS Sparkle2017launch  that gives you -25% off across the shoppe
So check out the facebook group here to jpin the party and win prizes and enjoy the hop.

Theme of this hop is use your favorite  Rick St. dennis digi, now that was a bit of a problem because I like them all....

For the ones that really want to know my favorite images check out the coloring book that has them all in it here (there is a real book too at Amazon ).  For Sparkle and Glitter I thought a more cute image would be more appropriate and I decided to go for Debbie singing in the rain . i used her in my handmade journal (see how to make this journal out of envelopes on my you tube channel, link in the side bar).

 Here she is.....

The quote is by Marilyn Monroe and the doodles she stands on and the flower are drawn by me, if you like my doodles in rubber stamps check out Sin City stamps, they have a sheet of rubber stamps designed by me

 The digi was coloured using pencils, how the background is made you can see in the video and the sentiment was written using a stencil
see below all links to the rest of the blogs in this hop, please visit them all and find all letters and try to find the word so you can win the prize.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a nice comment.

Friday, May 12, 2017

some see a weed....dt card for Sin City sramps

Sin City Stamps used:
from the Art journalling set    the sequin waste stamp
the Flourish stamp
The Dandelion and the sentiment come from the Dandelion Wishes sheet
Watercolor paper
Water spray bottle
several colors of stamping ink
acrylic paint misters in Yellow and Magenta
foam tape
Embossed card base (in black)

Details and step by step on the Sin City Inspiration blog here

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Easy to make Mothers day gift

Today I have a easy and quick DIY gift idea for you (also fun to make with kids, and easy to adjust to Christmas or Halloween or any other occassion)

Supplies used:
 Digi stamp 1929 Hat  by Rick St.dennis
Deco Art Decou page Napkin, Decou page Crystal Glitter.
Deco Art Glamour Dust Celebration Pink Glitter Paint
Pink candle
Small beads in pink and lavender
Glass Votive holder

Step 1: Colour the digital image and cut it out, adhere the image to the votive holder using Deco pauge napkin and let dry.

Step 2:  Add a layer of Decoupage Crystal glitter over the entire surface of the votive holder, I added 2 layers, make sure to let it dry before adding the second layer. This gives the votive holder a frosted look. The Glitter doesn't show very well in the picture but it looks very nice in real life.

Step 3: add Celebration Pink glitter paint on the edge of the votive holder and let dry.

Step 4: poor the beads in the votive holder and put the candle in, also see picture below

And that's it, now you only need to gift wrap it is a nice way and your little gifty is ready.

Here some more pictures

This idea can also be used for all kinds of others themes, use different colours and a Christmas or Halloween themed digi and voila, you have some nice decoration or gift.

Some exciting news too, the challenges will start again at Rick's Sparkle and Glitter blog, first challenge starts may 13, and we are kicking off with a blog hop so go check the link here and follow the blog so you won't miss anything (there are prizes to be won)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sin City blog Hop in honor of National Crafting month

supplies used:
Deco Art Products: Decou Page and Americana Acrylics in Colonial Green and Moon yellow
In honor of National Crafting month in May, Sin City Stamps is hosting a (open to the public) blog hop showcasing Arts and Crafts made with Sin City Stamps.
Created by our Inspiration Team Members and friends from our Fan Club!
The premise is to share the love Sin City Stamps, to meet new people, and inspire others!
The hop will begin on May 3rd 2017 and end on May 9th 2017.
Giveaways for the hop will include assorted crafting supplies for you to have fun with!
To be eligible to win, please visit all the blogs participating, then comment on the Sin City Blog and let them know about some of your favorite projects!
Have fun hopping!
Here is some closer looks on my project for the hop, a fun tag using the Cat stamp set by Rick St.dennis

I have used the Tim Holz die to cut the tag and painted it Colonial Green, next used the Brick stamp from the Art Jounaling stamp set to create a background. The cat was stamped on printer paper and colored using pencils, cut out and decoupaged onto the tag, The sentiment is stamped using Moon Yellow Americana paint

BTW Sin City now has a stamp set designed by me :-) it's called Yikes Wild flower and here are some samples I made

I know, shameless selfpromotion...but hey this is just sooo exciting
Ok in hounour of National Crafting Month I have a little give away, To be eligible to win, please visit all the blogs participating, then comment on the Sin City Blog and let them know about some of your favorite projects! It would be nice it you follow my blog too and leave a comment here, it will give you a bigger chance to win my give away ;-)

My prize is a set of 5 stencils and a handmade tag using Sin City stamps

Monday, May 1, 2017

MMM inspiration by Tracy Weinzapfel

Hi all, here a quick post showing an art journal imspired by Mixed Media Monday by Tracy Weinzapfel.  I saw the canvas with the houses and just had to try one of my own

 Deco Art Products used: Media Fluid acrylics in :  Cobalt Teal Hue, Titanium White, Hansa Yellow, Quin Magenta, Pyrole Orange,Dioxazine purple.
Gesso, Matte Medium.  Andy Skinner stencil "Half Tone"

First I gessoed the pages and cut out the house shapes, using old dictioary paper.
Painted the background using Hansa Yellow, Quin Magenta, Pyrole Orange,Dioxazine purple.
Used the stecnil in the background. Painted the housed and adhered them to the page using Matte Medium.
See Tracy's MMM here