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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Daffodil Trellis layered tag by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
LeighSBDesigner Val created this fabulous multi-layered tag featuring my Daffodil Trellis for your inspiration today!  This fun layered technique reveals portions of the design on each tiered layer for dramatic effect!

Daffodil Trellis is on sale this weekend😉
Sale ends Sunday at midnight pacific!





Materials used:
Spectrum Noir Markers
Prismacolour Pencils
Silk yellow ribbon
Smooth white cardstock
Black Sharpie Pen
Black cardstock

Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, February 20, 2020

My Dark Valentine Blog Hop 2020 Winners!

Howzit Creative Friends!
What a fabulous 3rd annual My Dark Valentine Blog Hop we had last week, I loved all the makes you shared over the 5 days🖤  If you missed the fun then check out all the wonderful Dark Valentines in the Blog Hop linky at the bottom of my Feb 12 post!  Mark your calendars for 2021, My Dark Valentine #4 will be here before we know it😁

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/my-dark-valentine-blog-hop.html

Thank you to Stampendous for sponsoring us again this year❤️

My Dark Valentine Blog Hop 2020
is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

Now for the WINNERS!
Congratulations to
SUSAN R
You’ve won the surprise prize sponsored by Stampendous!

Congratulations to
VIVIAN
You’ve won my $10 LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps prize!

Please email me at LeighSBDesigns at cox dot net or Facebook message me by February 27 to claim your prizes!  Snag your Winner’s Badge and please link it back to my blog😉


Thanks again to everyone else for celebrating with us, I’ve got a coupon code for 30% off LeighSBDesigns digis at my Etsy store for you, please email/message me to claim your coupons by Feb 27 too😘

 If you’re not already following LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog then please do, I’ll be releasing new designs soon, celebrating LeighSBDesigns’ birthday in April closely followed by my annual Halloween in May blog hop too!  There’s always lots of inspiration and fun events for you to enjoy and you really don’t want to miss a thing😁

Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Sunday, February 16, 2020

My Dark Valentine Blog Hop Finale: “You Stole My Heart” shaker card by Leigh!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Welcome to Day 5 and the finale of LeighSBDesigns 3rd annual My Dark Valentine Blog Hop🖤
I can’t believe we’re on the last day already, the fun goes by too fast...it will be 31 Days of Halloween again before we know it LOL🎉

Thank you for joining in on the fun and sharing your Dark Valentines with us❤️
Thank you to Stampendous for sponsoring us again too❤️

If you’re just joining us today for the first time then it’s not too late to join the party!  Our annual 5 day blog hop closes tonight at 11:55pm pacific and the Blog Hop linky is at the bottom of my Feb 12 post along with the details on how to play and the Hop Rules!
We have fun celebrating Dark Valentines coz there’s some rather dark and twisty origins to our romantic holiday and you can read about it all in my 2018 post HERE!
 
https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/my-dark-valentine-blog-hop.html

My Dark Valentine Blog Hop 2020
is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

Check out my VALENTINE and DARK VALENTINE COLLECTIONS
Shop my VALENTINE SALE through Feb 16th, sale ends at midnight pacific!

There's also a "My Dark Valentine" sentiment FREEBIE you can snag HERE!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns?section_id=23324840



“You Stole My Heart”
shaker card by Leigh

For today’s finale I made a gothic heart shaped shaker card featuring my Skull Roses Collage and “You Stole My Heart” sentiment from the Dark Sentiments 1 set!


To make the shaker heart card I used a Cut ‘n Emboss Gemini die from Crafter’s Companion die cut 3 times from heavy weight black cardstock.  Two pieces make the front frame and the 3rd creates the easel back.  To enhance the embossed design I applied gold Spectrum Noir gilding wax.



 For the Skull Roses Collage I used Fired Brick, Festive Berries and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Sprays to make the coloured background and printed the design on to it and then water coloured the roses and skulls using water soluble crayons.



The hearts I put inside were left over from my Dark Valentine card I shared on Day 3.  They’re die cut from black glitter card using Tim’s Falling Hearts die!



 I printed the “You Stole My Heart” sentiment onto more Distress Oxide sprayed cardstock and die cut it out using a mini ornate tag from the Precious Memories Crafter’s Companion collection.  I also cut a tag from black cardstock to cover the back of the tag.  I attached the tag to the shaker card with a tiny gold brad which allows the tag to move.



Here you can see the easel back with the design enhanced with gold gilding wax too!


We had a ball creating our Dark Valentine makes again this year, thanks again for celebrating with us😘  I will tally up the hop Monday so check back to make sure you didn’t miss any posts while hopping!  I will announce the winners soon after so make sure to stop by often to see if you’re a winner😉  If you’re not already following us then please do, I’ll be releasing new designs soon, celebrating LeighSBDesigns’ birthday in April closely followed by my annual Halloween in May blog hop too!  Lots to do and see and you really don’t want to miss a thing😁

 Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project😘
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Saturday, February 15, 2020

My Dark Valentine Blog Hop Day 4: Tree of Raggedy Hearts ATCs by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Welcome to Day 4 of LeighSBDesigns 3rd annual My Dark Valentine Blog Hop❤️  I hope you all had a lovely Valentine yesterday!  I’m busy hopping all your wonderful creations now and I’m loving them all...keep those dark Valentines coming❤️

If you’re just joining us for the first time today then check out how our celebration of love came about, there’s some rather dark and twisty origins you can read about in my 2018 post HERE!

Our annual 5 day blog hop ends Feb 16th at 11:55pm pacific and the Blog Hop linky is at the bottom of my Feb 12 post along with the details on how to play and the Hop Rules!
 
https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/my-dark-valentine-blog-hop.html

My Dark Valentine Blog Hop 2020
is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

Check out my VALENTINE and DARK VALENTINE COLLECTIONS
Shop my VALENTINE SALE through Feb 16th, sale ends at midnight pacific!

There's also a "My Dark Valentine" sentiment FREEBIE you can snag HERE!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns?section_id=23324840



“Tree of Raggedy Hearts”
ATCs by Val

For Day 4 LeighSBDesigner Val made these fabulous wintery ATCs featuring my Tree of Raggedy Hearts❤️


Supplies Val used to create these ATCs:
LeighSBDesigns Tree of Raggedy Hearts
Sky Blue Distress Oxide Ink
Red and Green embossing pens
Clear embossing powder
Smooth white cardstock



Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project, we hope you’re inspired to come and join the celebration😘

Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Friday, February 14, 2020

My Dark Valentine Blog Hop Day 3: “Oddleigh Be Mine” card by Leigh!

Happy Valentine’s Day Creative Friends!
Welcome to Day 3 of LeighSBDesigns 3rd annual My Dark Valentine Blog Hop❤️
While we get all lovey dovey today check out how our celebration of love came about, there’s some rather dark and twisty origins you can read about in my 2018 post HERE!

Our annual 5 day blog hop closes Feb 16th at 11:55pm pacific and the Blog Hop linky is at the bottom of my Feb 12 post along with the details on how to play and the Hop Rules!
We’re loving all your creations you’ve shared with us so far...keep those dark Valentines coming❤️
 
https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/my-dark-valentine-blog-hop.html

My Dark Valentine Blog Hop 2020
is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

Check out my VALENTINE and DARK VALENTINE COLLECTIONS
Shop my VALENTINE SALE through Feb 16th, sale ends at midnight pacific!

There's also a "My Dark Valentine" sentiment FREEBIE you can snag HERE!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns?section_id=23324840



“Oddleigh Be Mine”
card by Leigh

For Day 3 of the hop lil miss Oddleigh Cherished Heart came out to play and I also used my Heart Splatter and put the “Be Mine” sentiment from the Dark Sentiments 2 set inside the heart!


I coloured Oddleigh Cherished Heart with Copics and Prismacolor pencils plus Ranger white gel pen highlights.  Then I fussy cut her out leaving a narrow white border to make her pop against the black background and popped her up even more with black foam tape.


To create the background layers I used Fired Brick, Festive Berries and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Sprays to make the coloured background.


Then layered Crafter’s Companion black glitter cardstock die cut with Tim’s Falling Hearts on top with black foam tape to pop it off the coloured layer.  I mounted the mats onto a folded card made from a sheet of heavy weight black cardstock.


I printed the “Be Mine” Heart Splatter onto more Distress Oxide Sprayed background, fussy cut it out and then painted the heart with pink Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.  I used a black fine liner pen to enhance the design and I also painted all Oddleigh’s hearts and her lips with clear sparkle pen.  It looks really sparkly and pretty in real life.  I gave her little heart earring a bit of dimension with red Nuvo crystal drops.


To create the fun 3D embellishment I used Tim’s Heartbeat die and cut out two pieces from red cardstock and adhered them together to make it chunkier, then applied Viva Pearl Transparent Violet 3D gel for more dimension and a subtle shimmer.  I then cut the heartbeat element so I could extend it across the entire bottom edge of the card.


Here’s some photos showing all the fun details.


My hubby is getting this card today for Valentine’s Day 😁


Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project, I hope I've inspired you to come and join the celebration😘

Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN