Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"Dream Layout"

Today I am sharing a layout I have made for the More Than Words Challenge which is Black and White + 1 and the inspiration word "Dream".
I chose to start with a black background and added white and a touch of teal. I chose a selfie to do this piece. I really liked this challenge and all of the inspiration of the MTW designers!!
I used several great products for this layout including:
Yvonne Blair Designs Stamps for Impression Obsession "Dream in colors that don't exist"
Heavy Black cardstock
Heavy White Cardstock
White Gesso
Many different patterned Black and White Papers (all cut into circles of various sizes)
Paper Straws
Prima and Kaisercraft Flowers
TH Flourish Stencil
Several different Stamps on background with both black and white ink
Texture Paste
Large Wooden Button (Flair)
Gemstone stickies
Nuvo Drops

First.. A look at the layout in its entirety...

And now for some closer views that showcase all of the details of this piece.......

Friday, March 24, 2017

Time Goes By Canvas

This month I  am delighted to go through some of my projects and showcase a few of my faves. I designed a canvas layout with a favorite color scheme of mine and a picture of my beautiful daughter!

I hope you like it and it brings some creative energy to you!!

I call this my "stash" canvas because I used scraps, stash, and leftovers from other projects to create it!
Most of the papers and quotes on this are from the "Time Machine" collection from Kaisercraft. I also used a mix of stencils and texture paste to create the background on black 10X10 Canvas.

This closer view shows the vibrant color scheme.
I added a lot of metal embellishments from stash as well as flowers that I hand dyed using Art Anthology Colorations Sprays.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sin City Stamps Blog Hop!!

 Welcome to the Sin City Stamps Blog Hop! We are having a blog hop so that you can meet all of the Designers of our Inspiration team along with a few guest members, We are hoping you 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.

Good Luck To You All!!

For my project I chose to do these cute candles using an embossing technique onto tissue paper. Using all the great little floral stamps Michelle created  I was able to create a more 3-dimensional effect by stamping them in black Archival on heavy cardstock, coloring, and adhering with different levels of foam.

They are so whimsical and fun aren' t they?

Blog Hop Participants:
  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 - You Are Here!
  9. Monique Van Dijk
  10. Adam
  11. Kim Johnny
  12. Granne
  13. Anne

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Hello Friends! This triptych panel is my most recent project created for Art Anthology. It's a bit outside my normal Art but I wanted to expand and ty something new and I actually love the result! I hope you enjoy it as well and it inspires you to create! At the bottom of the page there is a Snapguide tutorial for this project as well.

Here are the Art Anthology products I used:

Check out How to Make Smile Shrine Triptych With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Hi there! Thank You for visiting my blog today! I am presenting this little Ocean Inspired canvas for Art Anthology Dream team today.
The Ocean is by far one of my favorite places to be at any time! Looking through the sand for agates and sea glass to create with. For this little mixed media canvas project, I was greatly inspired by the effect the salt water has on metal objects. I re-created the look using Art Anthology paints and sprays in layers.

Here is a link list of all of the beautiful Art Anthology products used to create this look... 

Check out How to Create a Rust Look With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I would like to enter this in the More than Words Challenge below as well...Go check it out!
The word Beautiful instantly makes me think of the Ocean and all things created from it or about it. I also absolutely love butterflies and incorporating them in my projects like I did with the stamped butterfly here. This is a stamp from Sin City Stamps from the Love of Butterflies set.

Sunday, February 26, 2017


This is a fun project I recently created for Art Anthology! This is done a small block of wood using Art Anthology Colorations sprays and stencils.

Art Anthology Products Used:

This was so much fun to create! It is amazing how much texture you can achieve in such a small space. For a tutorial on how this was done follow the snapguide below.

Check out How to Create Little Cherub Artist Block by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Beautiful Dreamer......

Hi there! Today I would like to share my latest project created for Sin City Stamps! I made this beautiful collage on a balsa wood modeling board.
Here are some close-up images to show all of the wonderful textures. I really love the way this turned out!!

Detailed step by step instructions on the Sin City Inspiration Blog!