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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tutorial Tuesdays: Birthday Kitty Card - How to transform holiday specific stamps to suit any occasion by Leigh

Howzit Stamping Friends!
 It's Tutorial Tuesday time and today I've got a birthday card to share featuring one of my new digi designs from the Christmas Collection with a little tweak to the image plus a peek at an upcoming digi set I'm working on!  Did you see Sunday's post unveiling LeighSBDesigns 2017 Christmas Collection, check it out if you missed it!  Shop the new releases which are on sale for 30% off until Dec 3rd!

featuring Santa Whiskers plus a peek at an upcoming digi set 😜
 Today I want to show you how easy it is to transform a holiday specific image and make it work for any occasion!   I'm sure you have looked at a stamp image and had second thoughts about whether you should buy it coz you think it can only be used once a year.  For this demo I've used Santa Whiskers from my new Christmas Collection and transformed him from a Christmas kitty into a Party kitty just by changing out the hat.


 I started out by adding the Party Hat (which is part of an upcoming set) to Santa Whiskers in Photoshop CS6 and then printed out kitty with the hat and a 2nd hat onto white mixed media cardstock suitable for both Copics and coloured pencils.  No worries if you don't have fancy software to merge the images before printing, just print the images as is and simply cover the Santa hat with the party hat afterwards.

Prismacolor pencils used:  black
dark brown
blush pink
canary yellow
chartreuse
grass green
 I coloured the kitty with Prismacolor pencils and the background is done with blue Derwent pastel pencil blended with a Dove blender pen.  I coloured the hat on the merged image a solid dark grey to enhance the cast shadow of the layered hat which I fussy cut out and coloured with Copics.  I used Dylusions white paint pen for the highlights.

Copics used: 
BG02, 05, 07, 09
Y13, 15, 17, 38
G82, 85
R32, 34, 37 and 39
 The hat was adhered to the main image with pop dots and I applied Viva Pearl Magic Transparent white to the green dots for extra dimension and shimmer.  Yellow stickles glitter glue was applied to the hat pompom and fringe for lots of fun sparkle.

  
I used colour coordinating decorative paper and cardstock to make the card and a Happy Birthday Cuttlebug embossing folder which I tinted with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I also applied the glitter glue to some of the text as well as the edges of all the panels which were also distressed with Tim's paper distresser tool.   I embellished the panels with dots of metallic gold Liquid Pearls to complete the card.


I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made my card today and inspired to look at your stamp collections with fresh eyes with the knowledge that you don't have to be limited by a holiday specific stamp image any more😉

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Sunday, November 26, 2017

LeighSBDesigns New Release - The Christmas Collection!

Seasons Greetings Stamping Friends!
Christmas has arrived at LeighSBDesigns and I'm excited to unveil my 2017 Christmas Collection🎄

  The collection consists of 7 new digi designs sure to appeal to everyone from a realistic winter themed faerie, festive kitties and of course there's Oddleigh Elves too❄️

I've had a fabulous time drawing these and hope you love them as much as we do🎄
Check them out in the new release video❄️



 The new designs are now available in my Etsy Boutique and are on sale at 30% off now thru Dec 3rd!

Also don't forget about LeighSBDesigns store-wide Thanksgiving Sale!  All stamps are currently 25% off and the sale ends Nov 27th!

Winter Solstice Faerie

Winter Solstice Faerie is a realistic fantasy drawing of a beautiful elemental ice faerie.   She's both whimsical and gothic with her snowflake wings and leather corset and a must have for fans of fantasy art and beautiful feminine imagery.

Santa Whiskers

Santa Whiskers is a realistic drawing of a whimsical kitty wearing a little Santa hat cutely perched over one ear.  Who can resist such a cutie pie!

Santa Paws

Santa Paws is a realistic drawing of a whimsical kitty wearing an oversized Santa coat decorated with a sprig of holly.  Another cutie pie kitty people can't resist!

 First Christmas

Experience the joy, the magic & the wonder of Christmas through the eyes of a child!
First Christmas is a realistic, whimsical & sentimental drawing depicting baby's first Christmas.

 Oddleigh Poinsettia Elf and Snowflakes set

lil miss Oddleigh Poinsettia is a whimsical, quirky and super cute Christmas Elf and she comes with a cluster of 3 Snowflakes.  She is dressed in her winter finery with a cute elf hat made out of whatever takes your fancy, it could be snow or candy! She has a sprig of holly on her hat and she is holding a large poinsettia flower.

 Oddleigh Snowflake Elf and Snowflakes set

lil miss Oddleigh Snowflake is a whimsical, quirky and super cute Christmas Elf and she comes with a cluster of 3 Snowflakes.  She is dressed in winter finery and wearing a cute heart embellished Elf hat and holding a large snowflake! 

Oddleigh Lizard Boy Elf and Snowflakes set

 Oddleigh Lizard Boy Elf is a whimsical, quirky and super cute Christmas Elf and he too comes with a cluster of 3 Snowflakes.  This cheeky little lizard-like boy Elf is ready for a snowball fight and he particularly loves catching snowflakes on his long tongue!  He is dressed in winter finery with an Elf hat embellished with a dangling bell!  You can mix and match all the new Oddleigh Elves with the other Oddleigh characters and accessories in the Oddleigh Family collection for endless possibilities and fun.

Join us now throughout December for lots of inspirational projects and tutorials!
Here's a peek at what's coming😊


Thanks for stopping by to see my new release today!

Happy Holidays and Happy Stamping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, November 23, 2017

LeighSBDesigns Thanksgiving Sale - 25% off Storewide!

Happy Thanksgiving🍁
I am truly thankful for your support of LeighSBDesigns and to show my appreciation my entire stamp collection is on sale thru Nov 27😘

Enjoy 25% off storewide, including the Freebie Bundle sets, at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique!


Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tutorial Tuesdays: Tangled Maple Leaf Time Lapse Copic Colouring with Leigh!

Howzit Everyone!
🍁Happy Thanksgiving week to my USA followers🍁

It's time for Tutorial Tuesday and I'm sharing a Copic time lapse colouring of Tangled Maple Leaf with you today😀  To show my appreciation and let you know how thankful I am for your support of LeighSBDesigns, Tangled Maple Leaf is on FLASH SALE for only $1 until midnight PDT on Wednesday Nov 22nd then shop my Etsy Boutique Thanksgiving Sale Nov 23-27🍁

 
🍁Tangled Maple Leaf🍁
time lapse Copic colouring with Leigh


I hope you enjoy my latest video and would appreciate a thumbs up if you do😊
Subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep these videos coming too😘



Here's all the Copic colours I used in the video:
Y11, 13, 15, 17, 38
E11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19
YR02, 04, 07, 09,
G21, 24, 28
YG00, 03
R20, 22, 24
BG11, 13, 15,
0 colourless blender

I also have a Tangled Maple Leaf colouring page available HERE!


Check out this gorgeous card by Susan Renshaw!
Thank you so much for your support of LeighSBDesigns Susan😘

Winner of my Tangled Maple Leaf Card Contest @ the Markers! Papers! Digis! FB Group
Thanks for stopping by to see my Tutorial Tuesday segment!
Happy Stamping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tutorial Tuesdays: Tangled Pumpkins Easel Card by Val!

Howzit Stamping Friends!
 It's Tutorial Tuesday time and LeighSBDesigner Val is here today to show you how she made her fabulous Thanksgiving easel card showcasing our new release, Tangled Pumpkins🍁


Hi Everyone, 
Val here and I'm excited to share my easel card tutorial featuring our new gorgeous Tangled Pumpkins!  This must have design is now on FLASH SALE for today only! 

 

How gorgeous are these pumpkins, they're so perfect for your Fall/Autumn projects and versatile enough to be used all year round too!
   

I started by printing out the Tangled Pumpkins digi twice onto Neenah white cardstock.
 

Next I coloured one of the prints with various Spectrum Noir Markers in shades of Fall/Autumn.


I fussy cut out the pumpkins and one of the leaves.  I then coated the coloured images with Versamark ink and applied Ultra Thick Clear Embossing Powder.  Heat emboss the powder to create a lovely glass-like finish. 


  I then created the easel card panel with the second print and coloured the background with blended Peeled Paint and Wilde Honey Distress Oxides leaving a halo of white around the pumpkins.   I decorated the background with a subtle leaf design stamped in Distress Oxide Peeled Paint.

I then adhered the coloured pumpkins onto the card with PVA glue.
 

I created the "Happy Thanksgiving" text in Serif CraftArtist2 and printed the words out onto Neenah cardstock.  I then trimmed and matted the words onto black cardstock and trimmed again leaving a narrow black border.


 To complete the card I made an easel stand from another sheet of black cardstock and adhered it to the back of the panel.

I had so much fun making this card and hope I've inspired you to create your own Tangled Pumpkins easel card this holiday season!  If you do please share them with us by adding links to your blog posts in the comments below or on our Facebook Fan Group!
Materials used:
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Oxides:  Wild Honey and Peeled Paint
Ultra Thick Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
PVA Glue
Single Leaf Stamp - Alt New
Neenah white card
Black cardstock

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

Happy Stamping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tutorial Tuesdays: "Oddleigh Catrina" Copic Colouring time lapse video with Leigh!

Howzit Stamping Friends!
It's time for Tutorial Tuesday and I'm sharing my Copic time lapse colouring of lil miss Oddleigh Catrina with you today😀  She is my latest new release in celebration of Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead and she's currently available at a special introductory price for a limited time!
 
Oddleigh Catrina
time lapse Copic colouring with Leigh


Please give my video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and I'd love to know how helpful you found it as well as how much you love lil miss Oddleigh Catrina😊
Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep these videos coming as well😘


Here's all the Copic colours I used in the video:
E40, 41, 42, 43
YG00, 03, 06
W0, 1, 5, 7, 9
C3, 5, 7, 9
Y13, 15, 17
BG02, 05, 07
R22, 35, 37, 39
V12, 15, 17
0 colourless blender

I used black and white Prismacolor pencils to enhance the hair details and add highlights throughout the image.

I also used YG03

Closer look at her lovely face.


Closer look at her outfit adorned with a bow and skull.


Closer look at the skulls, I even drew tiny skulls on her boots!


 The Oddleigh Catrina set consists of 2 separate digis.  You get Oddleigh Catrina and the Dia de Muertos text.  I collaged the two images in Photoshop to create this scene for my colouring video.

Oddleigh Catrina receives the seal of a-PURR-oval from Neo.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Tutorial Tuesday segment!
Happy Stamping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Saturday, November 4, 2017

New Release Oddleigh Catrina and 31 Days of Halloween WINNERS!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

I had a blast colouring up my latest release, lil miss Oddleigh Catrina, yesterday.  She's so sweet and so much fun to colour!  Stop by for Tutorial Tuesday next week for my colouring tutorial featuring her😀
She's currently available at a special introductory price for a limited time!

Stop by my Etsy Boutique to check out my other new release, the Tangled Pumpkins, which are also currently at a special intro price and enjoy browsing the rest of my stamp collection while you're visiting too😊
 



And now the moment my 31 Days of Halloween hoppers have been waiting for👻

31 DOH GRAND PRIZE WINNER
of 3 LeighSBDesigns digis is
SUSAN RENSHAW

31 DOH WEEK 4 GIVEAWAY WINNER
of 1 LeighSBDesigns digi is
DENISE 

31 DOH MEGA HOPPER WINNER
of 1 LeighSBDesigns digi is
MARY H

Congratulations ladies!  Off you go to SHOP and then email me (LeighSBDesigns at cox dot net) or Facebook message me your prize picks!
You have until Tuesday Nov 7 to claim your prizes!
I look forward to seeing what you create with your prizes😊

I hope you've all had a blast and will continue to follow my creative adventures, more new releases coming this month and you don't want to miss a thing!  Google has now fixed the Followers gadget so you can follow this blog with Google or Networked Blogs, Bloglovin' as well as via email and get LeighSBDesigns' posts straight in your inbox!  Plus there's also YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest too....all the links you need are over there in the right hand sidebar!

Have a fabulous weekend and as always,
 Happy Stamping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LeighSBDesigns New Release: Oddleigh Catrina -Dia de Muertos and Tangled Pumpkins!

Happy Dia de Muertos Stamping Friends!

I've got 2 new digi releases for you today! 
I'm pleased to introduce you to the newest member of the Oddleigh family, lil Miss Oddleigh Catrina and a new addition to my Tangle collection, Tangled Pumpkins!  Both are now up in my LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique for a limited time release price so dash on over and add them to your collections!

I'm still busy tallying up the results from 31 Days of Halloween and will announce the winners soon so please keep checking back😜

lil miss Oddleigh Catrina


Lil Miss Oddleigh Catrina is a whimsical, quirky and super cute Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead inspired drawing of a sweet girl dressed in festive finery with flowers in her hair.  You'll see some fab inspiration projects featuring this cutie this month!

 She comes with the phrase "Dia de Muertos" as a separate digi file for you to use together or on their own.  You can create all sorts of wonderful Dia de Muertos inspired creations with this digi set and Oddleigh Catrina is perfect for your future Halloween projects too!  You can mix and match her with the other Oddleigh characters and accessories in the Oddleigh Family collection as well for endless possibilities and fun.

This is an instant downloadable digi stamp set in 300+ resolution and contains 2 separate digi images without watermarks.  Each image is provided in 2 file formats, jpg & png files, and are ready for you to resize as needed, print and colour with your favorite mediums for cards, ATCs, journal pages and more!

Tangled Pumpkins


Tangled Pumpkins is a whimsical digi art stamp of two pumpkins decorated with tangled designs perfect for your Autumn/Fall projects!  Originally from my Autumn's Pencil rubber set and now I'm thrilled to release it in digi format.  This is an instant downloadable digi stamp in 300+ resolution and contains 2 files without watermarks.  You get one image in jpg & one in png file format (with a transparent background) and they are ready for you to resize, print and colour with your favorite mediums for cards, ATCs, journal pages and more!

Here's a project I made using the rubber version and you'll see some more fabulous inspirational projects featuring them this month too!


 Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN