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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop Day 5 Finale: Portraits of Poe by Leigh!

Welcome to the finale of my 3rd annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop!

Boo, it's Day 5 already of our 5 day blog hop in honor of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday🎉  What a POEtastic turn out, everyone really has done our Master of Macabre proud!  THANK YOU for sharing your fabulous Poe tributes with us, all of them are masterpieces!  Mr Poe is so feeling the appreciation from beyond the grave!  THANK YOU to everyone who has hopped and left lots of Poe love, your comments are very much appreciated❤️

But the fun is not over yet, you've still got until midnight pacific TONIGHT to add your Poe projects to the hop and 5 more days to hop and comment (last day to comment is Jan 28th) and enjoy the Poe Show so if you're late to the party or just joining us today then start your hopping on my Day 1 post HERE!  The Poe Blog Hop Roll is at the bottom of today's post and it's on the Poe Page HERE too!  Just click on all the thumbnails in the collection to hop to all the blogs!

This is a progressive hop with Poe inspired projects joining the fun every day as more Poe fans link up and share the Blog Hop roll on their own blogs!  EVERYONE is invited to take part or just hop so come join the fun and celebrate your love of all things Poe with us!  It is super easy to participate, you can play every day or just one day and link up anytime with no need to sign-up!  Anything goes, use any images from any company and all kinds of art is welcome including old ones, even the ones previously shared in the last 2 hops are welcome this year!  Only blogs that include links to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and the Blog Hop Roll in the posts can play!  If you're a fan of Poe here's your excuse to make some Poe-tastic art!

All the info you need is up on the POE PAGE!


I'm giving away 2 prizes:
A Blogger Prize will be awarded randomly to one blog playing and a Commenter Prize will be awarded randomly to one visitor commenting.
 To qualify for the prizes EVERYONE, including the bloggers, must comment on ALL projects shared in the hop!

Each prize is one LeighSBDesigns digi of your choice.
PLUS, if you use one of my new Poe digis your entry will count as 2!

You have until January 28th to do your rounds.  The winners will be announced soon after!  You will want to continue checking in coz I'll be featuring all the Poe projects Val and Nan have been sharing on their own blogs over the last 5 days too so the Poe fun will continue until the end of January!

 Don't forget to mark your calendars coz this hop will be happening again on the same dates, January 19-23, next year so we shall see YOU then😋 

This is also your last chance to pick up your birthday gift, my "POE LOVE" FREEBIE digi❤️
I'd appreciate it if you'd all go and favourite LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique and join my LeighSBDesigns Facebook Fan Group😋  Click the pic below to go to LeighSBDesigns' website to download the freebie.  It will disappear early on January 24th!  Please don't pin or share, send your friends here instead to grab it for themselves😋

UPDATE:  The FREEBIE offer is now closed but you can still add this fun Poe tribute design to your collections.  The digi is now available in my LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique😋

Day 5
"Portraits of Poe"
Wall Art by Leigh

 For my finale project I created a wall art piece I'm going to frame.  Portraits of Poe is inspired by my idea of someone peeking into Poe's living room and seeing the framed photographs on his mantel.

 I used 3 beautiful ornate Spellbinders dies to create my vintage gothic frames and printed out the 3 images to size.  I used Poe from my E.A Poe Portrait and Signature set, Raven and Distressed Raven Nevermore.

The frames were die cut and embossed and then I applied gold rub-on creme to give them the look and feel of antique frames.  I creased up the image panels and coloured them with Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks then applied gold rub-on creme to the edges.  For the background I used a DCWV sheet of antique keys from the Heirloom stack.  I punched the corners with an ornate design and applied the gold rub-on creme to the edges before matting it onto black cardstock.  To complete my project I attached antique brass screw eyelets to the 2 top corners, a vintage optical lens secured with a tiny gold brad and a vintage fountain pen nib.

Supplies used
Spellbinders Nestabilites Decorative Labels Eight, Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur de Elegance, Marvy decorative corner punch, Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, Neenah white cardstock, Black cardstock, DCWV Heirloom stack paper, gold rub-on creme,
antique brass screw eyelets, tiny gold brad, vintage optical lens, vintage fountain pen nib, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and pop dots.

Check out my Poe Collection launch video and my release post to see the entire collection I designed to celebrate my 3rd Poe Hop!  I'm so pleased you love them and have been using them in the hop😉 

All Poe Collection digis are on sale for 30% off thru Jan 23rd, sale ends at midnight pacific! 
Click on the pix to go shopping!

Are you ready to join the fun?  Check out all the info on the POE PAGE, plus the last 2 Poe Blog Hop collections are there too for even more Poe inspiration!   Come and celebrate your love of Poe and win a prize too!

Now to announce what's up next...
Get ready to play in LeighSBDesigns first "My Dark Valentine" Blog Hop❤️
The hop will be in the same format as Poe Appreciation Day and new and old projects by any company are welcome!  Who's excited to get dark and twisty with us?

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!


  1. Love the gothic frames! Great combination of elements...
    Thank you for an excellent hop. Sorry it's ending - what will I do next??

  2. Awesome frames, love the combination of colours! x

  3. Gorgeous wall art! Love the frames and antiquing. xxD

  4. The frames came up a treat, your living room will be the better for these members of the family upon them. Thanks for organising the Hop, it's been more motivating than Creative Jumpstart!!!

  5. Am already missing the Poe hop......but....I do have some rather gruesome Valentines to share mwahahahaha.
    Love this Poe arrangement! Super cool metal embellies XXX

  6. First I have to tell you how much I love your beautiful pieces and please message me the name of the border dies...I have to get them, second I am so sad today came ....but...I am playing in the next blog hop..warning I do not get paid till the first of the month.Thank you for bring us together again Leigh. We all just have such a awesome buddy system with each other.

  7. I have enjoyed participating in this blog hop and really loved looking at your fabulous art work! What a treat!!! I will definitely join in on the Valentine blog hop!

  8. Always inspiring pieces from you!

  9. Super gorgeous - I love those frames so much. FABULOUS Leigh xxxxxxxxxxxx


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