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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

MY DARK VALENTINE BLOG HOP Day 3 & Vampire's Day Soiree: "Love Hurts" card by Leigh

Howzit Creative Friends!
Happy DARK Valentine's Day❤️
We are celebrating Valentine's Day in style with a 5 day progressive blog hop but we're going DARK and TWISTY and the creepier the better!  Our holiday of love has a very dark past with an assortment of sinister origins which I mentioned in my Day 1 post HERE!  Hop over for a read and then embrace your dark side, enjoy the show and join in too!  The Blog Hop Roll is at the bottom of this post and also up on the hop page, just click on each thumbnail in the Inlinkz collection to hop and leave your love for each blogger.❤️

Want to play too?
It is super easy to participate!  Think dark romance, gothic romance, bloody Valentine or go even kinkier if you so desire, all dark art is welcome!  You can play every day or just one day and link up anytime during the 5 days with no need to sign-up!  You can use images from any company and even old projects are welcome as long as you re-blog them in new posts and include a link to this blog, all the hop details and Blog Hop Roll!  Be nice and play fair by hopping and commenting too!
Everything you need to know plus instructions on how to add the Blog Hop Roll to your posts is provided on the MY DARK VALENTINE BLOG HOP page

There's PRIZES up for grabs plus a FREEBIE!
See the Day 1 post for details and grab the freebie๐Ÿ˜‹

Day 3
"Love Hurts"
card by Leigh

Today is also the seventh annual Vampire's Day Soiree at Holly's Horrorland and I'm attending the soiree with this vampire themed card and one of my Vampire resin ball jointed dolls is presiding over the proceedings!

doll is an Iplehouse BJD Lisa the Addiction in grey skin
 My card today features Dark Handsome Stranger, Scratch Hearts background, Skull Roses collage, Distressed Splatter Heart and 3 dark sentiments:  "Love Hurts" from the Dark Sentiments 2 set, "Love Dwells" and "Love Explores the Shadows" from the Dark Sentiments 1 set.

 I transformed Dark Handsome Stranger into a vampire by adding a single fang and scrumptious red blood drips.  

 I went distressed grunge for this one and the mood for the front of the card expresses how scary love can be and the inside represents the warmth and security true love brings but can be riddled with thorns at the same time...hence the bed of skull roses.

Here's a look at my card in daylight!

 The front of the card is fussy cut along the right hand edge following the Distressed Heart Splatter and then edged with black Inkssentials Glossy Accents.   The Scratch Hearts are watercoloured with Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany and Black Soot Distress Inks while leaving the sentiments white and black.  I also edged both the front and the inside of the card with Black Soot DI too.

The bed of Skull Roses, coloured with Copics, peeks out along the right side of the card and I added more black glossy accents along the edge to look like dark dripping blood.

Here's a closer look at the Vampire fang and blood which is done with Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops.  I coloured Dark Handsome Stranger with Copics.

The DARK VALENTINE Collection is available at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique with introductory prices good thru Feb 16!  There's also 2 Bundles to help you save $$$ if you can't decide which digis you want.  The bundles are not included in the release sale as they're discounted already and available 24/7.  I hope you see something you love and use it to play in the hop๐Ÿ˜‹
Check out my launch video and see the release post HERE!

Click on the following pix to go shopping for the images used on today's project!


Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy hopping, see you again tomorrow!



  1. I really like your vampire doll! She's awesome!

  2. Oh My Gosh!!! How like the great master*Christopher Lee* the dark stranger looks from this angle!!!

  3. Wow....a stunning card, love what you've done with the handsome stranger, love the red and black! x

  4. I adore your card and doll! Happy Vampire's Day! ^♥^

  5. Your card is vamptacular! And I love your vampire dolly! She's gorgeous! ❤ ❤ ❤

  6. Nice to virtually meet you! Seems Gina & I have a deep interest in Strangers! This year! Hahahahahah! Love your Art & cards!

  7. OMG!! This is beyond gorgeous, Leigh! LOVE how you've colored your fabulous stamps and the design is totally AMAZING! Dark Stranger is one hunk of a Vampire. YUMMY! xxD


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Leigh S-B