Hello everyone. We are starting a new feature over at Sin City Stamps. The first Wednesday of each month, Sin City Stamps will be highlighting one of their amazing artists, showcasing their designs and art. I encourage you to stop by frequently to see new products, designs, and examples of what can be created with the fabulous stamps, stencils, and chipboard products designed just for you! I get to go first!!! And be sure to read to the bottom of this post for a fabulous offer!
My name is Barbara Rankin, and I am not only a member of the Sin City Stamps Design Team, but I am honored and excited to also be an artist for Sin City Stamps. I love all forms of "crafting", from sewing, to needlework, to paper crafting, to my newest love, mixed media. From my earliest beginnings, I have always been fond of dimension, and to this day, I still love creating with dimension. My style is varied, but I truly love vintage, Victorian, Steampunk, and shabby chic. I have been published in several magazines, as well as contributing artist in a book that showcases mini albums, another form of art I really love. Depending on my mood, and sometimes, the seasons, my art will take shape from my surroundings. I also love quotations, and I use them as my jumping off point a lot.
My first design for Sin City Stamps is this Shrine Chipboard Book Designed by Barbara Rankin. It is quite versatile, and can be used as a free standing frame to sit on your table or fireplace mantel. I have even used these shrines to make a mini album, with complete directions you can view by clicking here. You can decorate and display it to feature your favorite photographs, or even use it to commemorate the changing of the seasons, as I have done here with my "Autumn Beauty". The possibilities are endless!
|Closeup of Deer Under Trees|
Thanks so much for stopping by, and as always, stay CRAFTY, my friends.