Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!
Play in our 6th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop
Jan 19 - 23!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2021: Day 1 Poe Gnome Painting by Leigh!

Welcome to LeighSBDesigns 6th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday!

Today is Poe's birthday and Day 1 of our annual 5 day hop!
Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired makes in the Blog Hop Linky Party located on the main post HERE using any stamp company products!  You'll find the full details and Rules on how to play there too!  We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us and be in the running for a prize from LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps😉
 
 
"Poe Gnome"
digital painting by Leigh
 
I'm kicking off the hop today with a POEtastic digital painting of Poe Gnome in a magical forest scene.


Poe Gnome is enjoying his birthday sitting in the forest pondering his next masterpiece with the help of his pet Raven.

 
 
🥳Shop the Poe Appreciation Sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique through Jan 23rd🥳
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured Poe Appreciation make!
I hope you'll come and join in on the blog hop fun!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation 6th annual Blog Hop 2021!

Happy January Creative Friends and Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!

It's time to kick off our creative year of fun with LeighSBDesigns 6th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday!
 
Today is Poe's birthday, the official Poe Appreciation Day, and Day 1 of our annual 5 day hop!  Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired makes in the Blog Hop Linky Party below using any stamp company products!  Full details and Rules on how to play are below!
  The Linky Party closes on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.
We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us and be in the running for a prize from LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps😉
 
 
🥳Shop the Poe Appreciation Sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique through Jan 23rd🥳


Check out my POEtastic Edgar Allan Poe collection!
 

 
 
Check out my 2018 Collection video, it will get you in the Poe mood for sure!
Need more inspiration then check out the POE-tastic art shared in the past 5 hops HERE!


 
 The POE SALE is on for the duration of the hop and you're also welcome to grab my "Poe Love" FREEBIE HERE!
 
🖤🖤🖤
 
** HOW TO PLAY and HOP RULES **
 Please follow the Rules to participate and qualify for the prize!
This is a Blog Hop NOT a challenge....link ups that don't follow my few basic rules will be deleted.
HAVE FUN, BE NICE, PLAY FAIR AND LEAVE LOTS OF LOVE! 
 
*Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired projects in the Linky Party below using any stamp company products!

** PARTICIPATION RULE **
 *My hops are always stress free, i.e. enter makes on as many days as you want and only hop and comment on the days you play, easy peasy!
 In fairness to the players hopping to your blog and commenting on your makes you must hop and comment on ALL the entries submitted on the same days you choose to play!
 
*Please include the Poe Blog Hop badge and mention LeighSBDesigns Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop in all your blog posts and social media posts with a link back to this post!

*Social media entries are welcome as long as your posts are public and don't require visitors to sign up!
Tag @LeighSBDesigns and use hashtag
#LeighSBDesignsPoeAppreciationBlogHop2021

*OLD projects are welcome but if you’ve been playing each year I'd love to see at least one NEW one too😉  Re-share OLD projects in NEW posts and include the hop details, NO back linking!
*Please link to your actual project post and not your blog home page!

*LeighSBDesigns events are GDPR compliant, please read my PRIVACY POLICY  
 
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Happy New Year - Oddleigh Elf card by Leigh!

Happy New Year Creative Friends!
Today is the last day to add the Oddleigh New Year Elf and Fireworks set to your collections!  The SALE on this cutie ends tonight at midnight pacific!
 
❄️ Oddleigh New Year ❄️
card by Leigh


I printed the Oddleigh New Year Elf and Fireworks scene out onto mixed media cardstock then had lots of fun painting her with aqua pencils.  I used a metallic gold gel pen on her party hat tassels and the Happy New Year senti on her sign.  For lots of pretty sparkle I added crystal Stickles to her party hat tassles, snowflakes and the hat rim as well as the snowflake on her dress.

 
 
I then painted the background and fireworks with Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter brush pens.
The glitter has an encrusted texture to it and super sparkly in real life.  I also added crystal Stickles to the Fireworks for even more sparkle. 
 
 
To get the effect of bursts of fireworks light mixed in with snowfall I created a mottled distressed look by splashing the background with water and removing paint with paper towel.  I then added white snowflake speckles with a white Dylusions paint pen and splattered the entire scene with Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain.  I then edged the panel with Spectrum Noir Midas gold pigment ink and matted it onto black cardstock and then mounted everything onto a panel of Distress Oxide Sprayed background cardstock I'd previously made and had in my stash.  I then completed the card by edging the Distress Oxide panel with Black Soot Distress Ink.  
 

Oddleigh New Year Elf and Fireworks set is on SALE through Sunday midnight pacific!
 
 
Get ready for our next fun blog hop!
Our annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Hop begins on Poe's birthday, January 19!
 

 
Check out my STAMPtember 2020 Collection - especially my new Poe Gnome!


Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured make!
Stay Safe and Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy Oddleigh New Year! card by Val

Happy New Year Creative Friends!
May 2021 bring you much love and joy and crossing fingers it turns out a lot better than the last one🤞
 
❄️ Oddleigh New Year ❄️
card by Val

LeighSBDesigner Val's New Year inspiration for you today is a beautiful card featuring the Oddleigh New Year Elf and Fireworks set🥳
 

Val used the following supplies to create her PURRfect card!
 
Oddleigh New Year Elf and Fireworks set is on SALE through Sunday midnight pacific!
 

Spectrum Noir Tri-blends, Bamboo, 
Mint Blue, Gold, Brown
Spectrum Noir Glitters, 
Raspberry, Fiery Red, Silver 
Hobby Craft Pastels Glitter Card
Smooth white card 
Distress Oxide, Concord
 
Get ready for our next fun blog hop!
Our annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Hop begins on Poe's birthday, January 19!
 

 
Check out my STAMPtember 2020 Collection!


Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured make!
Stay Safe and Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Yeti Greetings - Christmas card by Val and 'Tis the Season Hop Winners!

Season's Greetings Everyone!
 Thank you to everyone who played in our fabulous 'Tis the Season "stay crafty @ home" Blog Hop, if you missed all the festive fun you can see all the fabulous makes that were shared HERE!
 
I've now got winners to announced but first a quickie reminder that the WINTER SALE
 ends Dec 25th at midnight pacific so dash on over and shop select designs perfect for Winter and Christmas!

Congrats to LYNEEN for the month of November!
You've won a $3.50 gift certificate to spend over at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique☃️

Congrats to SUSAN for the month of December!
You've won a $3.50 gift certificate to spend over at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique☃️
 
and coz its Christmas😁
Congrats to NAN!
You've won a $2 gift certificate to spend over at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique too☃️
 
Please send me a message or an email to claim your prizes by Dec 31!


Here's your winner's badge for your blogs, please link it back to the hop HERE!
 
 The fun continues on with more fabulous inspiration for the remainder of 2020 into 2021 and you've got more blog hop fun to look forward to starting with our annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Hop that begins on Poe's birthday, January 19!
 
 
 
❄️ Yeti Greetings ❄️
Christmas card by Val

LeighSBDesigner Val's sends you Yeti Greetings with her festive inspiration for you today featuring my Yeti Build-a-Scene collection in this fabulous winter wonderland scene❄️
 
 
Val used the following supplies to create her winter wonderland!
Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers:
True Blue Blends, Red Blends, Green Blends 
Tim Holtz Glitter 
Star Dust Ranger Stickles
CC Snowflakes Die
Pattern Paper
Pop Dots
Smooth white cardstock


 
Check out my STAMPtember 2020 Collection!


Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured make!
Wishing you a wonderful and safe Christmas🥳
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN