The Mermaid Collection - MerMay New Release!
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/702786593/mermaid-collection-bundle-realistic

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

World Goth Day, Half-o-Ween News and Gothic Rose card by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Happy World Goth Day!  Yep, it's a thing and to celebrate I've put some of my digi stamps on sale that work within the gothic realm😋 

Update!!!  I've extended the sale, it now ends at midnight pacific on May 23rd!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/leighsbdesigns

Shop the sale and get ready coz Something Wicked This Way Comes💀
Join us here May 27-31 and play in my annual Halloween in May Blog Hop🎃
That's 5 spook-filled days of Half-o-Ween celebrations as we count down to the halfway mark, Oct 31st is creeping up on us scary fast👻


Now for today's wonderful project by LeighSBDesigner Val to celebrate World Goth Day.
Val made this beautiful card using my Gothic Rose!

Materials used:
Spectrum Noir ColourTint Pencils: Vintage Rose, and Deep Purple
Distress Oxides:  Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce
Blended with Satin Promarker
Americana Tripple Thick Gloss
Mini Leaf rubber stamp - Lavinia 
Happy Birthday rubber stamp
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock

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

Saturday, May 18, 2019

MerMae ATCoins by Val!

Happy Saturday Creative Friends!
LeighSBDesigner Val has 2 sets of fabulous Artist Trading Coins to inspire you today!
She created these beauties in shades of greens and the end result is so serene and magical❤️

Both feature MerMae from my new Mermaid Collection which is now on FLASH SALE for the weekend!  Pop on over to LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique and grab your faves before midnight pacific on May 19th!

Materials used:
Promarkes:  Apple, Meadow, Ivory and Satin
Distress Oxides:  Iced Spruce, Black Soot and Peacock Feathers
White Gel Pen
Pearls
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock for the back of the ATCs
 

MerMae is a beautiful realistically drawn fantasy mermaid with flowing hair framing her lovely face and a magical tail with gorgeous fins.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/701338989/mermae-mermaid-realistic-fantasy-mermaid

MerWitch is gorgeous creature with a darker edgy vibe.  She's very haute couture in her stylish Witch hat embellished with seaweed, exoskeleton torso and spiderweb fins.  She will be perfect for your Halloween projects especially for our upcoming annual Half-o-Ween in May blog hop😉

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/701339395/merwitch-mermaid-realistic-fantasy-witch

The Ocean Scenery set completes the Mermaid Collection!
With the Bubbles, Tall Greenery and Leafy Greenery you can create fabulous underwater scenes for MerMae and MerWitch.  You can even use the greenery for land scenes too, the possibilities are endless!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/688929878/ocean-scenery-set-mermaid-collection

 Need them all then get the Mermaid Collection Bundle!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/702786593/mermaid-collection-bundle-realistic
Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured creations!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Friday, May 10, 2019

MerMae Storybook card for Mother's Day by Leigh!

Happy Mother's Day weekend! 
The other day I showed you one of my MerMae colourings in progress and today I'm sharing the finished colouring and the magical project I made with it featuring my new designs, MerMae and 2 of the Ocean Scenery elements, plus, how to get more poses and scenes out of one image😀

 The Mermaid Collection is available as a bundle and individually!
You can now shop for them at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique on FLASH SALE through Sunday May 12th.
Sale will end at midnight pacific!
 

 It's so much fun to break up an image and use it in unexpected ways like I did here with MerMae.  By making it look like her tail is curved up I've given her a different pose and the enchanting scene looks like we've caught a glimpse of her swimming by!
 

 Here's the finished colouring done with Prismacolor pencils before I added white gel pen details and glitter accents.  I had a fabulous time colouring this double page spread. 


I made a 3D storybook card for my Mom for Mother's Day using the Storybook die set by Crafter's Companion.  I had so much fun making it💜


The finished Storybook stood on the awesome easel that comes in the die set. 


  I really needed the new Nautical collection by Crafter's Companion for my project but it's still on its way to my eager hands so had to get creative in the meanwhile and pulled elements from various other stamp and die sets in my Crafter's Companion stash:

Shell, Starfish and Leaf elements - Birdhouse Create-a-Card stamps/dies accessories pack
Border greenery and Dandelions - Enchanted Garden and Wisteria Window Dimensional Create-a-Card dies
Dream die cut sentiment - Subscription Box #6 Aqua Markers Kit
I love You sentiment - Crafter's Companion Advent Calendar


To capture how truly enchanting this project is in real life with all the magical shimmer was a challenge so here's lots of photos from different angles in different lighting!


Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle pen, Crystal Stickles glitter glue and 3D Viva Pearl blue magic transparent.




Here's a look at the gorgeous easel die cut from CC's Centura Metallic Precious Metals cardstock which I also used for the base of the storybook.  The next page is a gorgeous aquamarine/teal pearlescent cardstock.  I used double sided adhesive foam tape to add dimension to the book pages.


 I love how it turned out and I hope I've inspired you to create your own magical Mermaid scenes!

 The Mermaid Collection is available as a bundle and individually!
You can now shop for them at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique on FLASH SALE through Sunday May 12th.
Sale will end at midnight pacific!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/701338989/mermae-mermaid-realistic-fantasy-mermaid

MerMae is a beautiful realistically drawn fantasy mermaid with flowing hair framing her lovely face and a magical tail with gorgeous fins.
 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/701339395/merwitch-mermaid-realistic-fantasy-witch
 
MerWitch is gorgeous creature with a darker edgy vibe.  She's very haute couture in her stylish Witch hat embellished with seaweed, exoskeleton torso and spiderweb fins.  She will be perfect for your Halloween projects especially for my upcoming annual Half-o-Ween in May blog hop😉
 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/688929878/ocean-scenery-set-mermaid-collection

The Ocean Scenery set completes the Mermaid Collection!
With the Bubbles, Tall Greenery and Leafy Greenery you can create fabulous underwater scenes for MerMae and MerWitch.  You can even use the greenery for land scenes too, the possibilities are endless!
 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/702786593/mermaid-collection-bundle-realistic

Or get the Mermaid Collection Bundle!
 
See you soon for my upcoming annual Half-O-Ween - Halloween in May blog hop, details announced next week😉

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

MerMae art tag by Val!

Happy Tuesday Creative Friends!
LeighSBDesigner Val has this magical art tag for your inspiration today featuring MerMae and the Tall Greenery from the Ocean Scenery set!

I love the soft and ethereal look Val has given this piece, so gorgeous💜


 Materials used:
Prismacolour Pencils
Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink
White Fibre
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock
 
 The Mermaid Collection is available as a bundle and individually at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique!  Snap them up on FLASH SALE today only!  Sale will end at midnight pacific!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/702786593/mermaid-collection-bundle-realistic

MerMae is a beautiful realistically drawn fantasy mermaid with flowing hair framing her lovely face and a magical tail with gorgeous fins.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/701338989/mermae-mermaid-realistic-fantasy-mermaid

MerWitch is gorgeous creature with a darker edgy vibe.  She's very haute couture in her stylish Witch hat embellished with seaweed, exoskeleton torso and spiderweb fins.  She will be perfect for your Halloween projects especially for our upcoming annual Half-o-Ween in May blog hop😉

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/701339395/merwitch-mermaid-realistic-fantasy-witch

The Ocean Scenery set completes the Mermaid Collection!
With the Bubbles, Tall Greenery and Leafy Greenery you can create fabulous underwater scenes for MerMae and MerWitch.  You can even use the greenery for land scenes too, the possibilities are endless!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/688929878/ocean-scenery-set-mermaid-collection

 Need them all then get the Mermaid Collection Bundle!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/702786593/mermaid-collection-bundle-realistic

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