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Friday, May 31, 2019

Day 5 of Something Wicked this Way Comes Blog Hop: MerWitch Water Shaker Card Tutorial by Leigh!

Happy Halloween in May, we are now officially half way to October 31st, OH YEAH LOL๐Ÿ‘ป

Welcome to Day 5 of this year's "Half-o-Ween" celebrations and the last day of the Etsy BOOtique Sale!

Today is the last day of our "Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop!
Thank you to everyone who came out to play with us, it's been a delight to see all your wicked creations๐Ÿ˜ˆ  Now onto the final day of sharing and hopping, get in your projects before the midnight cut off TONIGHT for the chance to win PRIZES!
Gotta be in it to win it๐Ÿ‘ป

The Blog Hop linky can be found in my Day 1 post HERE!

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/2019/05/something-wicked-this-way-comes-blog.html

Late to the party?  Then here's the scoop!
Join us for 5 spook-filled days of Half-o-Ween fun as we gleefully count down to May 31st when we officially reach the halfway mark to Halloween, oh my Goth, October is sneaking up on us scary fast๐ŸŽƒ

This is a fun stress-free BLOG HOP to encourage creative sharing and player interaction!
You can link up just 1 project on 1 day or play all 5 days, it is totally up to you but please do still hop and enjoy the whole show even if you can't play๐Ÿ‘ป  Even old projects are welcome but they MUST be re-shared in NEW posts!  Please play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists, hop all the entries and leave kind comments!

The link-up can be found at the bottom of my Day 1's post!!!! 

I've got prizes to give away so make sure you follow the Hop Rules to qualify!
***A minimum of 5 entries is needed for the Stampendous prize to be awarded!

"Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/

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

Something Wicked this Way Comes
Blog Hop Rules

  ๐ŸŽƒPlay, hop, comment and have FUN is what this blog hop is all about๐ŸŽƒ

๐ŸŽƒEnter your Halloween themed projects in the Blog Hop linky party located in my May 27th post and link directly to your projects, not just your blog!

๐ŸŽƒLink up 1 project on 1 day or play all 5 days, totally up to you!

๐ŸŽƒHop and enjoy the whole show and leave lots of love even if you can't play!

๐ŸŽƒYou MUST include the following info in your blog posts and social media photo descriptions:
๐Ÿ’€LeighSBDesigns "Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop
๐Ÿ’€Link back to this May 27th post 
๐Ÿ’€Use hashtag #LeighSBDesignsHalfoweenBlogHop2019
๐Ÿ’€Display the Blog Hop badge in your blog sidebars and posts!

๐ŸŽƒNew and old projects welcome - re-share old projects in new posts!

๐ŸŽƒAll art is welcome and you may use rubber and digi stamps from any company!

๐ŸŽƒThe Blog Hop linky closes at 5 minutes to midnight pacific on Friday May 31st!
You then have the weekend to catch up on hopping and commenting!  I will tally up the participation starting on Monday!

๐ŸŽƒFollow the above rules in order to play and qualify for the prizes!
***A minimum of 5 entries is needed for the Stampendous prize to be awarded!

MerWitch Water Shaker Card
by Leigh

For today's finale inspiration I'm sharing a really wicked and super cool project!
I made a water shaker card featuring the digital painting of MerWitch I shared with you on Wednesday!


I printed out my digital painting and colour coordinated the die cuts and textures to match MerWitch's glorious hair and body!  She is drop dead as she looks at us through the ocean window surrounded by all the vibrant metallics and sparkle.


In addition to all that luscious metallic goodness, the magical focus of the card is the "water shaker" die cut window.  Water Shakers really give a card the WOW factor and are so much fun to make but remember they involve real liquid so aren't for mailing, only for gifting personally๐Ÿ˜‰


To make a "water shaker" pouch cut a plastic page protector to size and fully seal three sides shut with a Creative HotMarks hot tool (We R Memory Keepers has one too).  Leave a gap in the seal on the 4th side and fill the pouch with goodies and a gel-like liquid, I used clear hand sanitizer.  I recommend you test the shaker goodies with the liquid first to avoid unwanted surprises.  I tested mine with copper microbeads and all the copper colour stripped off and turned the liquid orange....hmmm interesting, will be cool for a future project but I wanted clear liquid for this one so scrapped the beads.  I used Recollections mini Round Gems, The Robin's Nest Tear Drops and also trapped in some real air bubbles too.  Once the pouch is full seal the gap shut with the hot tool and move onto making the card.


For the background I embossed a 5x7 inch piece of black cardstock with an Ocean Waves embossing folder.  This is a fun design, I think it also looks like flowing mermaid hair and entwined seaweed.  I then die cut out the window with a torn edge circle die and applied Gold and Bronze Gilding Wax to enhance the design!  It looks so rich and gorgeous!


The starfish were stamped onto metallic copper cardstock and mounted onto black cardstock.  I then die cut them and the Halloween sentiment out.  The corner embellishments were die cut from black cardstock which I first covered with onyx black Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to add some yummy subtle shimmer to the card too.


I adhered the water shaker pouch to the back of the embossed panel with strong double-sided adhesive tape then adhered MerWitch to the back of the pouch.  The entire panel was then mounted onto a folded card base made from black cardstock with strips of clear double sided foam tape to accommodate the thickness of the water shaker pouch.    I then decorated the card front with all the die cut elements!  I love how it turned out and so does Neo๐Ÿ˜ป

Even Neo is colour coordinated with MerWitch today LOL๐Ÿ˜ป

Supplies used:
MerWitch by LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps
Crafter's Companion:  Torn Edge Circle die, Starfish - Seashells die and stamp set, Spectrum Noir Inca Gold and Bronze Pebeo gilding wax, Gemini corner die, Ocean Waves embossing folder, Spectrum Noir Onyx Black Sparkle pen and black cardstock.
Halloween sentiment - Cheery Lynn Designs
Jet Black Archival ink pad
Recollections mini round gems and The Robin's Nest Tear Drops
Sizzix copper metal adhesive cardstock
Hand sanitizer
Creative HotMarks tool
Clear adhesive foam tape, double sided adhesive tape and Scotch Quick Dry glue.

Shop LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique Half-o-Ween Sale for some creepy good deals๐ŸŽƒ
The sale ends at midnight pacific TONIGHT!

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

Thanks for stopping by to see today's inspiration!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Day 4 of Something Wicked this Way Comes Blog Hop: MerWitch ATCoins by Val!

Happy Halloween in May Creative Friends!
Welcome to this year's "Half-o-Ween" celebrations and Etsy BOOtique Sale!

We're now on Day 4 of our "Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop!
The Blog Hop linky can be found in my Day 1 post HERE!

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/2019/05/something-wicked-this-way-comes-blog.html

Join us for 5 spook-filled days of Half-o-Ween fun as we gleefully count down to May 31st when we officially reach the halfway mark to Halloween, oh my Goth, October is sneaking up on us scary fast๐ŸŽƒ

This is a fun stress-free BLOG HOP to encourage creative sharing and player interaction!
You can link up just 1 project on 1 day or play all 5 days, it is totally up to you but please do still hop and enjoy the whole show even if you can't play๐Ÿ‘ป  Even old projects are welcome but they MUST be re-shared in NEW posts!  Please play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists, hop all the entries and leave kind comments!

The link-up can be found at the bottom of my Day 1's post!!!! 

I've got prizes to give away so make sure you follow the Hop Rules to qualify!
***A minimum of 5 entries is needed for the Stampendous prize to be awarded!

"Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/

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

Something Wicked this Way Comes
Blog Hop Rules

  ๐ŸŽƒPlay, hop, comment and have FUN is what this blog hop is all about๐ŸŽƒ

๐ŸŽƒEnter your Halloween themed projects in the Blog Hop linky party located in my May 27th post and link directly to your projects, not just your blog!

๐ŸŽƒLink up 1 project on 1 day or play all 5 days, totally up to you!

๐ŸŽƒHop and enjoy the whole show and leave lots of love even if you can't play!

๐ŸŽƒYou MUST include the following info in your blog posts and social media photo descriptions:
๐Ÿ’€LeighSBDesigns "Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop
๐Ÿ’€Link back to this May 27th post 
๐Ÿ’€Use hashtag #LeighSBDesignsHalfoweenBlogHop2019
๐Ÿ’€Display the Blog Hop badge in your blog sidebars and posts!

๐ŸŽƒNew and old projects welcome - re-share old projects in new posts!

๐ŸŽƒAll art is welcome and you may use rubber and digi stamps from any company!

๐ŸŽƒThe Blog Hop linky closes at 5 minutes to midnight pacific on Friday May 31st!
You then have the weekend to catch up on hopping and commenting!  I will tally up the participation starting on Monday!

๐ŸŽƒFollow the above rules in order to play and qualify for the prizes!
***A minimum of 5 entries is needed for the Stampendous prize to be awarded!

MerWitch ATCoins
by Val

For Day 4's inspiration LeighSBDesigner Val has these 2 sets of mer-mazing Artist Trading Coins to share featuring MerWitch!

 What a gorgeous creature she is, she's so stylish and rocks every colour scheme she's coloured in!


 Val used these materials to create these beauties:
 Promarkes:  Arctic Blue, Calbot Blue and Ivory
  Distress Oxides:  Iced Spruce, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint 
White Gel Pen
Ice Blue Gems
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock for the ATC bases


 Shop LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique Half-o-Ween Sale for some creepy good deals๐ŸŽƒ

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

Thanks for stopping by to see today's inspiration!
Please do join the fun, there's only 1 more day left of the hop so get creating!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Day 3 of Something Wicked this Way Comes Blog Hop: MerWitch painting by Leigh!

Happy Halloween in May Creative Friends!
Welcome to this year's "Half-o-Ween" celebrations and Etsy BOOtique Sale!

We're now on Day 3 of our "Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop!
The Blog Hop linky can be found in my Day 1 post HERE!

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/2019/05/something-wicked-this-way-comes-blog.html

Join us for 5 spook-filled days of Half-o-Ween fun as we gleefully count down to May 31st when we officially reach the halfway mark to Halloween, oh my Goth, October is sneaking up on us scary fast๐ŸŽƒ

This is a fun stress-free BLOG HOP to encourage creative sharing and player interaction!
You can link up just 1 project on 1 day or play all 5 days, it is totally up to you but please do still hop and enjoy the whole show even if you can't play๐Ÿ‘ป  Even old projects are welcome but they MUST be re-shared in NEW posts!  Please play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists, hop all the entries and leave kind comments!

The link-up can be found at the bottom of my Day 1's post!!!! 

I've got prizes to give away so make sure you follow the Hop Rules to qualify!
***A minimum of 5 entries is needed for the Stampendous prize to be awarded!

"Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/

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

Something Wicked this Way Comes
Blog Hop Rules

  ๐ŸŽƒPlay, hop, comment and have FUN is what this blog hop is all about๐ŸŽƒ

๐ŸŽƒEnter your Halloween themed projects in the Blog Hop linky party located in my May 27th post and link directly to your projects, not just your blog!

๐ŸŽƒLink up 1 project on 1 day or play all 5 days, totally up to you!

๐ŸŽƒHop and enjoy the whole show and leave lots of love even if you can't play!

๐ŸŽƒYou MUST include the following info in your blog posts and social media photo descriptions:
๐Ÿ’€LeighSBDesigns "Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop
๐Ÿ’€Link back to this May 27th post 
๐Ÿ’€Use hashtag #LeighSBDesignsHalfoweenBlogHop2019
๐Ÿ’€Display the Blog Hop badge in your blog sidebars and posts!

๐ŸŽƒNew and old projects welcome - re-share old projects in new posts!

๐ŸŽƒAll art is welcome and you may use rubber and digi stamps from any company!

๐ŸŽƒThe Blog Hop linky closes at 5 minutes to midnight pacific on Friday May 31st!
You then have the weekend to catch up on hopping and commenting!  I will tally up the participation starting on Monday!

๐ŸŽƒFollow the above rules in order to play and qualify for the prizes!
***A minimum of 5 entries is needed for the Stampendous prize to be awarded!

MerWitch digital Painting
by Leigh

For Day 3's inspiration I'm sharing the digital painting I did of MerWitch in Adobe Sketch on my iPad with a stylus.  You already caught a glimpse of this mer-mazing creature on my Blog Hop banner this year๐Ÿ˜€  She's so wicked cool and drop dead gorgeous in these colours don't you think!


 Shop LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique Half-o-Ween Sale for some creepy good deals๐ŸŽƒ

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

Thanks for stopping by to see today's inspiration!
Please do join the fun, there's only 2 more days left of the hop so get creating!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Something Wicked this Way Comes Blog Hop: Day 2 MerWitch tag by Val!

Happy Halloween in May Creative Friends!
Welcome to this year's "Half-o-Ween" celebrations and Sale!

Today is Day 2 of LeighSBDesigns' "Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop!
The Blog Hop linky is in the Day 1 post HERE!

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/2019/05/something-wicked-this-way-comes-blog.html

Shop LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique Half-o-Ween Sale for some creepy good deals๐ŸŽƒ

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

Join us for 5 spook-filled days of Half-o-Ween fun as we gleefully count down to May 31st when we officially reach the halfway mark to Halloween, oh my Goth, October is sneaking up on us scary fast๐ŸŽƒ

This is a fun stress-free BLOG HOP to encourage creative sharing and player interaction!
You can link up just 1 project on 1 day or play all 5 days, it is totally up to you but please do still hop and enjoy the whole show even if you can't play๐Ÿ‘ป  Even old projects are welcome but they MUST be re-shared in NEW posts!  Please play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists, hop all the entries and leave kind comments!

The link-up is at the bottom of Day 1's post!!!! 

I've got prizes to give away so make sure you follow the Hop Rules to qualify!
***A minimum of 5 entries is needed for the Stampendous prize to be awarded!

"Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/

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

Something Wicked this Way Comes
Blog Hop Rules

  ๐ŸŽƒPlay, hop, comment and have FUN is what this blog hop is all about๐ŸŽƒ

๐ŸŽƒEnter your Halloween themed projects in the Blog Hop linky party located in my May 27th post and link directly to your projects, not just your blog!

๐ŸŽƒLink up 1 project on 1 day or play all 5 days, totally up to you!

๐ŸŽƒHop and enjoy the whole show and leave lots of love even if you can't play!

๐ŸŽƒYou MUST include the following info in your blog posts and social media photo descriptions:
๐Ÿ’€LeighSBDesigns "Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop
๐Ÿ’€Link back to this May 27th post 
๐Ÿ’€Use hashtag #LeighSBDesignsHalfoweenBlogHop2019
๐Ÿ’€Display the Blog Hop badge in your blog sidebars and posts!

๐ŸŽƒNew and old projects welcome - re-share old projects in new posts!

๐ŸŽƒAll art is welcome and you may use rubber and digi stamps from any company!

๐ŸŽƒThe Blog Hop linky closes at 5 minutes to midnight pacific on Friday May 31st!
You then have the weekend to catch up on hopping and commenting!  I will tally up the participation starting on Monday!

๐ŸŽƒFollow the above rules in order to play and qualify for the prizes!
***A minimum of 5 entries is needed for the Stampendous prize to be awarded!

MerWitch Tag
by Val

For Day 2 LeighSBDesigner Val created this this fin-tastic tag featuring MerWitch!
What a beauty she is in those colours Val chose!  I love how MerWitch gives us a new spin on our Halloween projects for this year!


To create this mer-mazing tag Val used:
 LeighSBDesigns' MerWitch
Distress Oxides:  Mermaid Lagoon and Peeled Paint
Promarkers:  Arctic Blue, Meadow Green, Satin and Pastel Beige
White Gel Pen
White Fibre
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock

Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project and hope you'll have a creepy good time joining in on the fun๐Ÿ‘ป

Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Monday, May 27, 2019

Something Wicked This Way Comes Blog Hop: MerWitch Tag Card by Leigh!

Happy Halloween in May Creative Friends!
Welcome to this year's "Half-o-Ween" celebrations!
Today is Day 1 of LeighSBDesigns' "Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop
and week long Half-o-Ween Sale๐ŸŽƒ
Shop LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique for some creepy good deals๐ŸŽƒ


Join us for 5 spook-filled days of Half-o-Ween fun as we gleefully count down to May 31st when we officially reach the halfway mark to Halloween, oh my Goth, October is sneaking up on us scary fast๐ŸŽƒ

This is a fun stress-free BLOG HOP to encourage creative sharing and player interaction!
You can link up just 1 project on 1 day or play all 5 days, it is totally up to you but please do still hop and enjoy the whole show even if you can't play๐Ÿ‘ป  Even old projects are welcome but they MUST be re-shared in NEW posts!  Please play fair, be respectful of your fellow artists, hop all the entries and leave kind comments!

The link-up is below today's featured project!!!! 

I've got prizes to give away so make sure you follow the Hop Rules to qualify!
***A minimum of 5 entries is needed for the Stampendous prize to be awarded!

"Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/

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

Something Wicked this Way Comes
Blog Hop Rules

  ๐ŸŽƒPlay, hop, comment and have FUN is what this blog hop is all about๐ŸŽƒ

๐ŸŽƒEnter your Halloween themed projects in the Blog Hop linky party located in my May 27th post and link directly to your projects, not just your blog!

๐ŸŽƒLink up 1 project on 1 day or play all 5 days, totally up to you!

๐ŸŽƒHop and enjoy the whole show and leave lots of love even if you can't play!

๐ŸŽƒYou MUST include the following info in your blog posts and social media photo descriptions:
๐Ÿ’€LeighSBDesigns "Something Wicked this Way Comes" Blog Hop
๐Ÿ’€Link back to this May 27th post 
๐Ÿ’€Use hashtag #LeighSBDesignsHalfoweenBlogHop2019
๐Ÿ’€Display the Blog Hop badge in your blog sidebars and posts!

๐ŸŽƒNew and old projects welcome - re-share old projects in new posts!

๐ŸŽƒAll art is welcome and you may use rubber and digi stamps from any company!

๐ŸŽƒThe Blog Hop linky closes at 5 minutes to midnight pacific on Friday May 31st!
You then have the weekend to catch up on hopping and commenting!  I will tally up the participation starting on Monday!

๐ŸŽƒFollow the above rules in order to play and qualify for the prizes!
***A minimum of 5 entries is needed for the Stampendous prize to be awarded!

MerWitch Tag Card
by Leigh

I'm kicking off the hop with this fin-tastic tag card featuring MerWitch from my new Mermaid Collection!  I had lots of fun creating this different "look" for a Halloween project!


MerWitch is wicked cool in purple and yellow!


I coloured her up with Copics, mounted onto black cardstock then fussy cut her out!


Her dramatic ocean stage is a gorgeous die cut tag card with a fabulous 3D shell embossing folder layer.


All the glorious details highlighted in scrumptious gold and silver gilding wax.

 
Doesn't she just scream haute couture style in her witch hat, exoskeleton torso and spiderweb fins!


Copic coloured stamped and die cut shells, starfish and Halloween sentiment caught in a die cut fishing net decorate the bottom of the tag.


The "Happy Halloween" sentiment has a touch of Pumice Stone Distress Ink and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen for a subtle gold shimmer.


The view of the back is equally yummy!


To create this mer-mazing tag card I used:
 LeighSBDesigns' MerWitch, get her this week in the Half-o-Ween Sale!
The sentiment - Impression Obsession die
Crafter's Companion stamps and dies:  Ornate Tag die, Seashell Medley 3D embossing folder, Fishing Net die, Seashells stamps and dies and gold and silver Pebeo Gilding Wax.


Of course Neo had to cat check and give his a-PURR-oval๐Ÿ˜ป

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

Shop LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique for some creepy good deals๐ŸŽƒ

Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project and hope you'll have a creepy good time joining in on the fun!

Let the hopping fun begin๐Ÿ‘ป


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter



Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

World Goth Day, Half-o-Ween News and Gothic Rose card by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Happy World Goth Day!  Yep, it's a thing and to celebrate I've put some of my digi stamps on sale that work within the gothic realm๐Ÿ˜‹

Update!!!  I've extended the sale, it now ends at midnight pacific on May 23rd!

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

Shop the sale and get ready coz Something Wicked This Way Comes๐Ÿ’€
Join us here May 27-31 and play in my annual Halloween in May Blog Hop๐ŸŽƒ
That's 5 spook-filled days of Half-o-Ween celebrations as we count down to the halfway mark, Oct 31st is creeping up on us scary fast๐Ÿ‘ป


Now for today's wonderful project by LeighSBDesigner Val to celebrate World Goth Day.
Val made this beautiful card using my Gothic Rose!

Materials used:
Spectrum Noir ColourTint Pencils: Vintage Rose, and Deep Purple
Distress Oxides:  Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce
Blended with Satin Promarker
Americana Tripple Thick Gloss
Mini Leaf rubber stamp - Lavinia 
Happy Birthday rubber stamp
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock

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