The Enchanted Garden Collection New Release!
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/707510082/enchanted-garden-collection-whimsical?ref=shop_home_active_6

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Oddleigh Snowy Christmas Card by Nan!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Today is the finale our Christmas in July week and don’t forget the Christmas digi sale ends tonight at midnight PT too🎄
Shop the Christmas in July sale!

LeighSBDesigner Nan is back today with a fabulous card featuring lil miss Oddleigh Snowflake Elf.



Materials used:
Soucolor Markers:
8, 28, 178, 185, 182, 9, 17, 101. 102
White gel pen
Designer paper from stash
Distress Ink Weathered Wood
Glue

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

Monday, July 30, 2018

Oddleigh Snowflake Elf Christmas card by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
We're busy keeping cool this hot summer by celebrating Christmas in July🎄
 Shop the Christmas in July sale!
All Christmas themed digis are on sale through midnight PT on July 31st!

LeighSBDesigner Val is back today with this stunning Christmas card featuring lil miss Oddleigh Snowflake Elf!


 ODDLEIGH SNOWFLAKE ELF and SNOWFLAKE SET
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/575232217/oddleigh-snowflake-elf-snowflakes-digi?ref=shop_home_active_1

Materials used:
Hobby Art Watercolour Pens:
Natural Beige, Beige, Wine Red
Colourista Pens:
Orchid, Denim, Leaf Green
White Gel Pen
Snowflake Flourish Embossing Folder
Double sided adhesive film
Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Glitter
Sentiment rubber stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Neenah white cardstock
Black cardstock
Glue

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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Baby's First Christmas List - card by Nan!

Howzit Creative Friends!
We're busy celebrating Christmas in July with daily projects and a 25% off Christmas digi sale through July 31st🎄

Shop the Christmas in July sale!
Sale ends at midnight PT July 31st!

LeighSBDesigner Nan has a wonderfully sweet project to share with you today featuring First Christmas🎄  All of baby's first moments are special and making their first Santa Christmas list is definitely a memory to treasure🎅🏻 



Materials used:
Soucolor Markers: 25, 28, 11, 3, 102, 95, 100, 109,
46, 47, 63, 68, 22, 37, 45, 34,38
Designer paper from my stash
Gold brads
Distress Inks: Barn Door, Black Soot
Glue

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

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Poinsettia Christmas Tag by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
We're celebrating Christmas in July and LeighSBDesigner Val is back today with a gorgeous Christmas tag featuring my lovely lil miss Oddleigh Poinsettia Elf🎄

Shop the Christmas in July sale!
Snap her up and the rest of my Christmas collection while they’re on sale through July 31st!
The sale will end at midnight PT!


https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/575229645/oddleigh-poinsettia-elf-snowflakes-digi?ref=hp_rv

Materials used:
Hobby Art Watercolour Pens:
Natural Beige, Beige, Wine Red, Mid Green, Yellow Green
White Gel Pen
Scalloped nesting dies
Christmas Light Embossing Folder
  Poinsettia silk ribbon
Black narrow silk ribbon
Neenah White cardstock
Red cardstock
Black Sharpie marker
Hole punch
Adhesive

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

Friday, July 27, 2018

Santa Paws Season's Greetings Card by Nan!

Howzit Creative Friends!
We're celebrating Christmas in July and LeighSBDesigner Nan has a purrfectly festive Christmas card to share featuring my adorable Santa Paws kitty🎄

Santa Paws and all the Xmas themed digis are on sale through July 31st!
Shop the Christmas in July sale!



https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/561418442/santa-paws-realistic-drawing-of-a?ref=shop_home_active_4

Materials used:
Soucolor Markers:  4, 5, WG2, WG4, 48, 124
Star Stencil
Distress Inks:  Black Soot, Pine Needles
Designer Paper from stash
Glue
 
Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Oddleigh Christmas Party - card by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
It’s Christmas in July time at LeighSBDesigns and Val is here to get the party started🎄

All LeighSBDesigns’ Christmas themed digis are currently on sale!  Enjoy 25% off the Christmas collection PLUS additional flash sales on all other digis that make an appearance like in today’s project!  The Christmas in July sale ends at midnight PT on July 31st, you don’t want to miss adding them to your collections😁

Now for today’s fun project by LeighSBDesigner Val featuring lil miss Oddleigh Cupcake festively wearing a party hat from the Party Hat pack!  She’s all dressed up and off to a Christmas Party 🎉 


https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/590710244/oddleigh-cupcake-set-3-digi-designs-by?ref=shop_home_active_11

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/581866181/party-hats-pack-of-4-fun-festive-hats?ref=shop_home_active_1

Flash Sale on today's featured digi sets ends tonight at midnight PT!

Materials used:
Hobby Art watercolour pens:
Wine Red, Natural Beige, Beige, Mustard, Mid Green 
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Merry Christmas and Bells stamps 
Clarity Stamps - Tree
White Gel Pen
Aleene's True Snow 
Neenah White Cardstock
Black Cardstock

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tutorial Tuesdays: Anubis ATCoin by Nan!

Howzit Creative Friends!
It's Tutorial Tuesday time and LeighSBDesigner Nan has a fabulous Anubis themed Artist Trading Coin to share with you today!

 Add the Anubsi Bust and the Anubis (sitting) digis to your collections, both are on FLASH SALE until midnight PT on Thursday!  Plus, have you checked out the Christmas in July sale yet?  All the Christmas digis are on sale until July 31st, you don't want to miss it!

Shop the Christmas in July sale!
Shop the Anubis sale!


Hi Everyone, Nan here to show you how I made my Anubis Artist Trading Coin!
Start by printing out the Anubus Bust image sized to fit the 2 1/2 inch circle for the ATCoin.  Then print out a background for the coin.  I used some samples of Egyptian hieroglyphics and aged them with Tea Dye and Black Soot Distress Inks.
 
 
An artist trading coin is 2 1/2 inches, cut out the circle for the background using the distressed Hieroglyphicks with scissors, a die or a large circle punch.  I wanted lots of texture so I created my own stencil using a die and scrap cardstock.  Add the stencil design to the circle using texture paste applied with a palette knife.
 

 Then sprinkle gold embossing powder onto the texture paste while it's still wet and heat emboss it.  A heat gun made the wet texture paste bubble nicely which added to the vintage distressed look of the coin.
 

Add some embossed detailing to the outer edges of the coin for even more distressed texture.   Then sprinkle gray and purple Nuance powders onto a craft mat, spritz with water and dip the edges of the coin into the colors.  Apply touches of white acrylic paint to the embossed design with your finger for an aged distressed look.  Age the image of Anubus with the same Distress Inks and let dry completely before using markers to color in the details.  I used blues on him after looking at Egyptian art online, he was done in striking blues and I liked that idea.


To give the ATCoin more weight cut a backing piece for the coin from a cereal box and adhere the decorated coin to it with your favourite glue.  I then created a "credits" panel for the back of the coin on my computer and only realized after taking my tutorial photos that I'd left the word "to" out of my description...darn it, LOL ;0)
 

Ink all of the edges again with Distress Inks after all the pieces have been glued together.  Fussy cut out the Anubus Bust and add fabulous molten metal detail to his collar with gold embossing powder and then finish off by adhering him in place onto the coin. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns?section_id=21475874

Materials used:
White cardstock
Cereal Box
Tea Dye and Black Soot Distress Inks
Gold Embossing powder
Embossing folder
White acrylic paint
Texture Paste and palette knife
Glue

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tutorial Tuesdays: Oddleigh Elves Post-It Note Booklet by Val!

Happy Christmas in July to you All🎄
I'm elbow deep in completely re-organizing my studio and melting in the process here in SoCal.  In fact, the whole of the northern hemisphere is experiencing extremely high temperatures so some wintery inspiration is definitely a welcome relief right now❄️

LeighSBDesigner Val has the perfect Christmas themed Tutorial Tuesday project to share with you today🎄  Plus, to help you get a head start on your Christmas card making all the Christmas themed digis are now on SALE!  Enjoy 25% off thru July 31st, sale ends at midnight PT😋


Hi, Val here today with my Post-it Note Booklet featuring our whimsically quirky Oddleigh Poinsettia Elf and Snowflake set and the Oddleigh Lizard Boy Elf and Snowflake set.


To make the booklet cover cut two pieces of white heavy weight textured cardstock measuring 4" x 5.5" and score fold lines at 1 3/4" on the middle edge of both panels to create the spine.


The Post-It note pad I used for my project measures 3" x 5" but you can use any size and create your cover to fit.


  Fold along the score lines then lay the pad onto the back panel and line it up with the fold.  Adhere the pad in place with double-side tape and your favourite glue to ensure it stays well and truly stuck.


Attach the front panel to the booklet with glue just along the spine.  The front panel spine overlaps the back panel spine to make it nice and sturdy.  Now to decorate the booklet!


Print out the Oddleigh Elves onto Neenah white cardstock and trim the images panel to fit the booklet covers.


 Add a stary background to both panels using a star stencil mask inked with Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  I applied the inks through the mask with a smoothie foam ink applicator.


 Edge and add corners to both panels with a black Sharpie marker.



Colour the images with Spectrum Noir Colourista pens and Hobby Art watercolour pens.



 For some fabulous icy texture I applied clear Versamark ink by tapping the ink pad directly onto the panels and covered them with clear embossing powder.

 

Paint the outside of the booklet with black gesso then, once dry, adhere the image panels to the front and back covers with a combination of double-sided tape and glue to complete the booklet.  

 I love these two images so it was hard to chose but I decided to put lil miss Oddleigh Poinsettia Elf on the front cover and Oddleigh Lizard Boy Elf is up to mischief on the back so you better keep an eye on him, LOL!


I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today!  These Post-It Note Booklets are fun stocking stuffers so hide indoors from the heat, shop the LeighSBDesigns Christmas in July sale, and have fun making some for your friends and family❄️

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

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/575229645/oddleigh-poinsettia-elf-snowflakes-digi?ref=shop_home_active_38


https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/561440246/oddleigh-lizard-boy-elf-snowflake-set-of?ref=shop_home_active_34

Materials used: 
White textured heavy weight cardstock
Neenah white cardstock
Spectrum Noir Colourista pens:
Leaf Green, Sandstone, Gold and Cerulean
Hobby Art Watercolour pens:
Wine Red, Natural Beige, Beige, Mid Green and Yellow Green
Black Sharpie marker
Black gesso
Versamark ink pad
Clear embossing powder
Sky Blue and Faded Jeans Distress Inks
Star Stencil (craft magazine freebie)

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Fan Art: Oddleigh July 4th ATC by Judy!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Happy Independence Day to my fellow USA peeps 🇺🇸

Today I’m sharing this fabulous ATC created by LeighSBDesigns fan, Judy Odell, featuring lil miss Oddleigh July 4th🌟. How super cute is she, I love it❤️


If you haven’t added her to your collections yet then here’s your chance, Oddleigh July 4th and my beautiful Monument Valley USA landscape scene are on FLASH SALE until midnight PT on Thursday!


Thanks for stopping by for today’s inspiration share!
Happy Stamping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN