Play in our 4th Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop!
Join us Jan 19 - 23 & celebrate the life and works of Poe!
https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/poe-blog-hop.html

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

LeighSBDesigns THANK YOU Sale!

Happy Thanksgiving Creative Friends!
I'm so very thankful for all the wonderful support you have shown LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps this year, you are all so very much appreciated😘

Nov 22 thru midnight pacific on Nov 26th my entire Etsy Boutique is on sale (excluding bundles), I hope you'll see some must haves and will have a wonderful time shopping😊

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

Have a fabulous holiday and safe travels😘
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tutorial Tuesdays: 'Tis The Season To Sparkle - Fall Roses canvas art by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
It's Tutorial Tuesday time and LeighSBDesigner Val is here today to show you just how versatile and how much fun you can have with my Fall Roses designs!

Fall Roses is perfect for your Fall/Autumn projects and so much more, you can make it work for any season you want with a splash of imagination😉  Val's project would also make the most fabulous gift, there's nothing more joyous than giving and receiving a gift handmade with love❤️


Hi everyone, Val here today to share my canvas tutorial using the wonderful Fall Roses coloured in shades of purple and pinks.  This image really can be used for any seasons just by changing the colour scheme.  


I printed out Fall Roses and coloured them up I using 3 different pens to get the colours I wanted.


I started out by spritzing an 8 x 10 inch canvas with water and sprinkled Nuance Powders directly onto the canvas.  Nuance Powders are similar to Pixi and Brushos powders so you can use whatever you have on hand for this fun technique! Tip the canvas to make the water and powders combine and run down the canvas.


Then apply white gesso with a flat brush to paint the canvas and dry it with a heat tool.


Once the gesso is dry apply crackle paste to the canvas with a palate knife and heat dry with heat tool until you see the paste start to crackle.


I then made acorns and leaves with Hearty Soft air drying clay and molds and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Colourista pens.


Now the fun really begins, putting everything together!  I adhered the leaves and acorns and some real pine cones to the canvas with PVA glue and then sprinkled them with Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Glitter.


I fussy cut out the Fall Roses as well as some extra printed pieces from the design for layering to add dimension to the image.  I adhered the main image to the canvas with the Mod Podge.


The extra images were then adhered in place with 3D silicon glue.  I coated all the Fall Roses images with Mod Podge using with a flat brush and then sprinkled them with glitter to add some sparkle.


I stamped out the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto white cardstock and trimmed.  I then coat them with Mod Podge and added the glitter.  The sentiment was also adhered to the canvas with 3D silicon glue for extra dimension.


Your canvas is now ready to display on an easel or hang on the wall. 


Materials used: 
Fall Roses by LeighSBDesigns
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion rubber stamps 
Leaf and Acorn Moulds - Katie Sue8 x 10 inch CanvasSpectrum Noir - PP4
Colourista - Purple, Leaf Green, Pale Mint
Propmaker - FuschiaNuance Powders:  Purple and Lilac
Smooth White Card
Tim Holtz Distress Glitter - Clear Rock Candy
Imagination Crafts Crackle Paste
White gesso
Mod Podge
3D Silicon Glue
Flat Brush

Fall Roses is now on FLASH SALE until Wednesday midnight pacific!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/621727468/new-fall-roses-realistic-drawing-of?ref=shop_home_feat_4

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

Saturday, November 10, 2018

31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop WINNERS!

Welcome back for the

Blog Hop WINNERS 🎉

LeighSBDesigns annual 31 Days of Halloween was a HUGE success, WOOHOO🎉

THANK YOU to my Wicked Bloggers and Sinister Stalkers for your overwhelming show of participation and support🎃  I was thrilled to see so many SPOOKtacular projects linked up this year and delighted with all the love you all left one another as you hopped along with us!  So many of you were both Wicked Bloggers and Sinister Stalkers too...that's so AWESOME!!!!!
Congratulations to you all for an amazing hop👻

THANK YOU to my lovely minions, Val and Nan, for your faBOOlous projects😘

A huge THANK YOU to my wonderful hop sponsors for their generous prizes!!!!

https://wp.me/psmPc-64j
Stampendous is sponsoring FOUR Andy Skinner stamp sets!
They're also celebrating 31 DOH, hop to their blog for more ghoulish goodies!
http://www.ikesart.com/
Ike is sponsoring her Zombie Pet Shop 1 set!
https://www.kitandclowder.com/
Alyce is sponsoring TWO $15 vouchers for her online colouring classes!
http://simplybstamps.net/
Betty is sponsoring a $12 gift certificate (value of 3 digis) to her store!

 And now the moment you've been waiting for.....drum roll....

31 days

 327 blog posts

and over 3000 comments later

the WINNERS of 31 Days of Halloween 2018

are.....

LYNEEN
you've won an Andy Skinner Stamp set from Stampendous

IKE
you've won an Andy Skinner Stamp set from Stampendous 

SUSAN R
you've won an Andy Skinner Stamp set from Stampendous

TINK
you've won an Andy Skinner Stamp set from Stampendous 

BECCA
you've won a $12 gift certificate from Simply B Stamps

VIVIAN
you've won Ike's Art Zombie Pet Shop 1 set

ANGELA H
you've won a $15 voucher from Kit and Clowder

SARAH N
you've won a $15 voucher from Kit and Clowder

CONGRATULATIONS to you all🎉
Please email me at LeighSBDesigns at COX dot NET or Facebook message me to claim your prizes before Nov 24th!  Please include your full name and mailing addresses (for rubber prizes) in your emails.  Unclaimed prizes will be awarded to new winners!

Before you go don't forget to add our upcoming events to your creative calendars!
Follow LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog for new release news, flash sales and tons of inspiration!

 Here's what's coming up next!

 ❄️In December I'm hosting an Artist Trading Coins Christmas linky party and Swap!
Join us Dec 1 - 9 and link up the ATCoins you'd like to swap!  The details will be up HERE soon!
Players will receive a Freebie LeighSBDesigns digi stamp designed specifically for the swap❄️

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

The new year brings my annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop starting on his birthday, January 19th!
 
https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/poe-blog-hop.html

Then February ushers in our annual My Dark Valentine Blog Hop!

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/my-dark-valentine-blog-hop.html

So you've got lots to look forward to and prepare for, I hope you'll stay and follow us and enjoy the fun and all the wonderful inspirational projects we share😊

Here's all the SPOOKTACULAR hop projects if you want to have another look or if you missed all the October fun and excitement👻
Enjoy!




Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Happy Dia de Muertos - ATCoin by Leigh!

Howzit Creative Friends!
I hope you all had a SPOOktacular Halloween yesterday!  Mine was brilliant with lots of wonderful Trick or Treaters and, to my delight, many declared that my house was the best in the neighbourhood with lots of photo posing with my outdoor decor going on, Woohooo👻

Here's a peek at my Halloween home this year🎃


 Now it's time to plan my Christmas decorating, YAY🎄

Just a quickie reminder that you've got until tonight at midnight (pacific) to finish your 31 Days of Halloween blog hopping and commenting and then my mammoth task of re-visiting over 300 blogs posts and social media sites begins tomorrow, YIKES🙀  I will announce the WINNERS...soooooon....if you don't hear from me by mid-Nov please send a search party LOL😆


 I've got a little project to share with you today in celebration of Dia de Muertos - the Day of the Dead.  Dia de Muertos is a literal translation of All Souls' Day and it is a joyous 3 day Mexican tradition where the lives of passed loved ones are honoured and remembered🎉 

LeighSBDesigner Val is currently hosting an ATCoin Swap in my LeighSBDesigns Facebook Fan Group.  The theme is Anything Goes with an optional Halloween twist.

One of my swap coins features the fabulous Oddeigh Catrina - Dia de Muertos.
She's now on FLASH SALE until midnight pacific on Nov 2nd! 

She's coloured up with Copics, fussy cut out and mounted onto a Distress Oxide galaxy sky background which is a remnant of the background I made for my 31 Days of Halloween step card.


Turn out the lights and the stars glow in the dark.....so pretty and magical!
 
Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project and now off you go to complete your 31 Days of Halloween blog hopping, enjoy👻

Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN