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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tutorial Tuesdays: Oddleigh Elves Post-It Note Booklet by Val!

Happy Christmas in July to you All🎄
I'm elbow deep in completely re-organizing my studio and melting in the process here in SoCal.  In fact, the whole of the northern hemisphere is experiencing extremely high temperatures so some wintery inspiration is definitely a welcome relief right now❄️

LeighSBDesigner Val has the perfect Christmas themed Tutorial Tuesday project to share with you today🎄  Plus, to help you get a head start on your Christmas card making all the Christmas themed digis are now on SALE!  Enjoy 25% off thru July 31st, sale ends at midnight PT😋

Hi, Val here today with my Post-it Note Booklet featuring our whimsically quirky Oddleigh Poinsettia Elf and Snowflake set and the Oddleigh Lizard Boy Elf and Snowflake set.

To make the booklet cover cut two pieces of white heavy weight textured cardstock measuring 4" x 5.5" and score fold lines at 1 3/4" on the middle edge of both panels to create the spine.

The Post-It note pad I used for my project measures 3" x 5" but you can use any size and create your cover to fit.

  Fold along the score lines then lay the pad onto the back panel and line it up with the fold.  Adhere the pad in place with double-side tape and your favourite glue to ensure it stays well and truly stuck.

Attach the front panel to the booklet with glue just along the spine.  The front panel spine overlaps the back panel spine to make it nice and sturdy.  Now to decorate the booklet!

Print out the Oddleigh Elves onto Neenah white cardstock and trim the images panel to fit the booklet covers.

 Add a stary background to both panels using a star stencil mask inked with Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  I applied the inks through the mask with a smoothie foam ink applicator.

 Edge and add corners to both panels with a black Sharpie marker.

Colour the images with Spectrum Noir Colourista pens and Hobby Art watercolour pens.

 For some fabulous icy texture I applied clear Versamark ink by tapping the ink pad directly onto the panels and covered them with clear embossing powder.


Paint the outside of the booklet with black gesso then, once dry, adhere the image panels to the front and back covers with a combination of double-sided tape and glue to complete the booklet.  

 I love these two images so it was hard to chose but I decided to put lil miss Oddleigh Poinsettia Elf on the front cover and Oddleigh Lizard Boy Elf is up to mischief on the back so you better keep an eye on him, LOL!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today!  These Post-It Note Booklets are fun stocking stuffers so hide indoors from the heat, shop the LeighSBDesigns Christmas in July sale, and have fun making some for your friends and family❄️

Materials used: 
White textured heavy weight cardstock
Neenah white cardstock
Spectrum Noir Colourista pens:
Leaf Green, Sandstone, Gold and Cerulean
Hobby Art Watercolour pens:
Wine Red, Natural Beige, Beige, Mid Green and Yellow Green
Black Sharpie marker
Black gesso
Versamark ink pad
Clear embossing powder
Sky Blue and Faded Jeans Distress Inks
Star Stencil (craft magazine freebie)

Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project!
Happy Creating!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Fan Art: Oddleigh July 4th ATC by Judy!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Happy Independence Day to my fellow USA peeps 🇺🇸

Today I’m sharing this fabulous ATC created by LeighSBDesigns fan, Judy Odell, featuring lil miss Oddleigh July 4th🌟. How super cute is she, I love it❤️

If you haven’t added her to your collections yet then here’s your chance, Oddleigh July 4th and my beautiful Monument Valley USA landscape scene are on FLASH SALE until midnight PT on Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by for today’s inspiration share!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday: "BrightLeigh Beautiful" by GDT Gina!

Howzit Creative Friends!
I'm delighted to have Gina joins us again today to share this fabulous creation featuring the lil miss Oddleigh Flower set who is now on FLASH SALE until midnight PT Thursday!  What a fabulous creation Gina, thanks so much for sharing this joyful project with us😘

 Gina used the Flowers included in the set to create a wonderful garden for lil miss Oddleigh Flower to stand in.

Gina found decorative papers in her stash perfect for creating a whimsical and bright colour palette.

She coloured up all the printed images with Promarkers and did some fussy cutting.  But, to Gina's dismay, lil miss Oddleigh Flower ended up with a smudge on her cheek which you'll see how she "fixed" later on😋

She wanted the card to be really bright and cheerful so she covered the 5.8" x 8.3" (A5) base card with multi-coloured polka dot decorative paper.

But Gina says she felt that left lil miss Oddleigh Flower "floating".

So to fix the "floating" issue Gina simply added a strip of decorative paper down the left side to "anchor" her as she didn't want too much layering going on.

She also strategically placed a little flower on her cheek to hide the smudge...problem solved😋

Gina then created a sign stamped with the perfect sentiment for lil miss Oddleigh Flower's garden and embellished both sides of the card with paper flowers.

Gina completed the scene with glitter glue for lots of magical sparkle in the summer sun.

Gina says lil miss Oddleigh Flower will be sitting by her desk to remind her to keep the sparkle in her life!  Brilliant idea Gina...everyone needs to be reminded of that I think😉

lil miss ODDLEIGH FLOWER set

Materials used:
5.8" x 8.3" (A5) base card 
160gsm super smooth printer paper
Assorted decorative papers
Belle and Boo glittered butterfly card
Ranger Diamond Stickles
Die cut paper flowers kit - Craftwork Cards

Thanks for stopping by to see today's Tutorial Tuesday project😋
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday: Oddleigh Flower-fest Gothic Arch by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
LeighSBDesigner Val has a fabulous Tutorial Tuesday project for you today full of the joyful flower filled days of Spring🌸

If you missed yesterday's news, LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique currently has a 15% off storewide SALE to celebrate Etsy's 13th birthday!  Sale ends June 22 at midnight PDT!

Hi Everyone, Val here with a fun Gothic Arch Flower-fest tutorial featuring the wonderful lil miss Oddleigh Flower set and Candles border from the Oddleigh Cupcake set!

 Start off by cutting out the gothic arch shape from white cardstock using the dimensions provided in the photo or you can make the arch any size you wish.

Cut out a second arch to create a frame.

Colour the base arch with Broken Glass and Peeled Paint Distress Oxides and colour the frame with CR2 and CR3 Spectrum Noir markers.  Rubber stamp birds flying in the sky with your favourite black ink.

Mount the frame arch over the base arch using 3D foam strips to give the arch dimension and to make it more sturdy.

 Cut 2 more arches from black cardstock.
Cover the back of the white base arch with one of them using double-sided sticky tape.

 Print out all the images multiple times onto Neenah white cardstock and colour them up with Spectrum Noir Colourista pens.  You will need lots of flowers and just one print of the candles border for this one!

Cut out all the images and use sticky foam strips and your favourite glue to adhere everything to the arch.  Embellish all the flower centers with yellow glitter glue.

Use the 2nd black arch panel to make a stand for the Gothic Arch.
 Cut the arch in half and score fold lines about a 1/4 inch from the center cut line on both pieces. 

Attach the stand to the back of the Gothic Arch with double-sided tape.

This would make a fun birthday card don't you think!  I had so much fun creating the arch and decorating it and hope you will give it a go!  Come and share your projects with us in LeighSBDesigns Facebook Fan Group😉

Here's a look at the finished project!

 Don't forget to check out our 15% off storewide SALEbration happening right now!
Sale ends June 22 at midnight PDT!



I used the following materials:
Spectrum Noir Colouritsta pens:
Gold, Leaf Green, Orchid, Forest Green, Cobalt
Spectrum Noir CR2, CR3
Black ink pad
Neenah white cardstock
Black cardstock
Yellow glitter glue
Bird rubber stamp (craft mag freebie)
Double sided tape

 Thanks for stopping by to see Val's project today😘
Happy Stamping!
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