Monday, July 31, 2017

More Skull tags by Monique- Quick Idea's

I had a play with the 3 new stamp sets and my own :-)   I just mixed them and this came out
Sin City stamp sets used: Background Grunge set  , Wildflower Yikes and DriBonez 
 All backgrounds are Distress ink in various colors.
Next I used a waterproof black stamp ink and mixed and matched the sets.

 On this one I added some red glitter paint around the edges of the tag and in the flourish behind the skull (the flourish is also on the Grunge background set)
 Around the edges are the bones border stamps and on the bottom a nice pair of skulls and bones.
 On the pic below you can see the flourish stamp in the background and the glitter.......

The last tag, is just the Dribonez set and a splatter stamp from my stash.

It was fun to have a play with the sets and see what you can do combining them.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Quick Idea's- Grungy Textures ATC Set

Hi all

Here are some quick ATCs to show you using the new Background Grunge stamp set by Pam Bray.

To create the backgrounds, Add paint and then stamp textures over the top.

Stamp out the circles onto card stock and colour them in before adhering them to the ATCs.

Create different style of ATC by changing colours and combining different texture stamps.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Wings of love tag

Today I have a tag to show you here on the Sin City Inspiration blog:

Products used:
Sin City stamp sheets:  Background grunge art , Flower and Bird Sketches , Correspondence pens Ink, postage art   , Wings rubber stamp set , steampunk circus set ,

White cardstock
Black stamp ink
Ink pads (blue, brown, black, green)
colored pencils
Tim Holtz tag die (big and small)- or blank tags

Step 1: Stamp the bird
Step 2: Color in the bird

Step 3 : Cut out the bird and put is aside, use the die cut and cut out 3 tags in different sizes

Step 4: Take the biggest tag and use the inks and the crackle stamp to create the background
Step 5: Stencil the pattern using brown ink.
Step 6: Take the middle size tag and use brown ink to give it an aged look, make impression with the lace stamp and blue ink to create a background. 

Step 7: Stamp the feathers and the butterfly using black ink
Step 8:  Use green ink to age the smallest tag and create a background using the script stamp

Step 9: Use blue ink to make an impression of the postage stamp
Step 10: Make an impression using the circle stamp and blue ink on the biggest tag

Step 11: Age the tab and the bookplate die cuts using blue and green inks. Edge the tags with black ink.

Step 12: Layer the tag like in the picture and adhere all pieces, add a ribbon.

Below some more close up pictures

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mini Cube Embossing!

Hi Sin City Fans!
Firstly to all of you who are enjoying Summer and nice warm weather can you please send me some heat here Down Under!!!!!
And now onto my step by step post for today which is having some fun with embossing powder, ink cubes and the fab Sugar Skull Stamp Set!
Hope you enjoy!
  • Index Cards or 6 x 4 white card (I used lined 6 x 4 index cards - I like the lines for added interest!)
  • ATC size white card
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Pigment Ink Mini Cubes - assorted colours
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Embellishments of your choice eg. muslin cloth, charms, old jewellery, computer generated wording, printed ribbon
Gather your crafting "goodies" so you have everything at hand!

Using your ATC sized plain white card stamp your pigment cubes directly onto the background to cover the entire piece. It's not necessary to be perfect but aim for a "grid" like pattern. Use 2 or 3 complimentary colours.
Note: this is a perfect way to "use up" old ink pads - some of mine are so old that when I stamp them onto the page the top layers are actually falling off but I am getting good value by using every bit of ink!!!

Move straight onto the next step so the coloured ink doesn't dry. Using your black ink pad stamp your skull over the top of the coloured inks.

Cover the entire card with clear embossing powder. Tap off the excess and replace in the jar and put the lid on so you don't accidentally knock it over!

Use your heat gun to "emboss" the entire card. I love watching the powder and ink melt together and get all shiny!

It's a good idea to make more than one card at a time whilst you have all the items out and your heat gun at the ready! As you can see below I have made 3 ATC's below. You can decorate the ATC's and have completed creations or continue on as shown below.

The next step is to use your 6 x 4 index cards (or plain card) and repeat the steps above to emboss and decorate the sides of the card to create a border. Use the small flower stamps from the set to add to the border. Use the same colour stamp pads on the index cards as the ATC's so they "match".

The final step is to add embellishments of your choice to the base index cards and adhere your ATC's to the fronts! I have "recycled" old costume jewellery on one card which looks great and also used flat metal charms, cloth and other bits and pieces to complete!

Hope you have enjoyed my "project' for today!
Remember to check in regularly for more DT inspiration - always so many different creations and always so many amazing stamps to play with!
Don't forget to share your creations at the Facebook Group - we love to see what everyone is creating!
Happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Quick Idea's- How To Create ATCs With The Exciting New Release Correspondence Set

Hi all
I am back with a few ATCs or Artist Trading Cards using the new
 Correspondence stamp set by Katy Leitch.

The base is created by blending acrylic paint together and then stamping over the top using the new stamp set.

Stamp the pen tip stamps along the edge of the ATC and then stamp over the top with a lighter colour of ink using a texture stamp.

Stamp the ink well and pen onto white card and cut out before adhering them to the card using 3D foam.

Stamp the writing background over the ATC and then stamp out the pen tips in black ink  onto white card. Cut them out and adhere them onto ATC. Stamp out the paperclips and cut them out. Glue them over the top of the ATC to look like they are cliped on. 

Stamp writing texture over the ATC and then apply a stencil mask with modeling paste. Dry brush over with green mettalic paint.

Stamp out the pen tips and ink well. Colour them in and place the pen tips at opposite corners of the ATC. Adhere the inkwell to the ATC

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wallflower ATC's- Quick idea's

 I was inspired by the book "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"not my usual style of ATC but I like how they turned out as mini Art Journal pages/ ATC's.

Sin City Stamp set used:  Wildflower Yikes

They were pretty quick makes, the backgrounds are gelli prints I had in my stash, So I just stamped over them. The first one and the third one  are supposed to look like graffiti on a wall.

The one in the middle is stamped on the background and colored using pencils.

 I wrote a quote from the book on all 3 ATC's
 I know it makes them look a bit grunge , but I like the effect.

 You can't see it very well in the picture, but the scary flower has a bit of glitter( the top of the leaves)

To purchase the stamps for this project, please visit 
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