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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Welcome Autumn Tanlged Pumpkins card by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
We are now in the second week of Autumn and trees are already colourful here in southern
California🍁  In celebration of the arrival of Fall LeighSBDesigner Val has been creating beautiful Fall inspired cards and here's another one featuring my Tangled Pumpkins🍁

  You can get Tangled Pumpkins and lots more in LeighSBDesigns Spooktember Sale🍁
The sale ends September 30 at midnight pacific!


Val used the following supplies to create this beauty!
LeighSBDesigns Tangled Pumpkins digi art stamp
"Welcome Autumn" Autumn's Pencil Rubber Stamp set by Leigh Snaith-Brunton
Wild Honey Distress Oxide
Promarkers:  Apple, Bright Orange, Gold, Canary, Lipstick Red and Almond
Clarity Stamps Frame
Circle Stencil
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns?section_id=1&page=2#items
 
See you on Tuesday for Day 1 of our 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/31-days-of-halloween-blog-hop.html

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

Monday, September 23, 2019

Welcome Autumn Tangled Maple Leaf card by Val!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Today is officially the first day of Autumn and to celebrate LeighSBDesigner Val has this gorgeous Tangled Maple Leaf card bursting with the beautiful colours of Fall to inspire you🍁

 Shop for the gorgeous Tangled Maple Leaf in the Spooktember Sale🍁
The sale ends September 30 at midnight pacific!


Val used the following supplies to create this beauty!
"Welcome Autumn" Autumn's Pencil Rubber Stamp set by Leigh Snaith-Brunton
Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink
Promarkers:  Apple, Bright Orange, Gold, Canary, Lipstick Red and Almond
Star Dust Ranger Stickles
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns?section_id=1&page=2#items
 Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Monday, September 16, 2019

Spooktember 2019 Release: The Quirkleighs CarnEvil Collection and Halloween Sale!

Howzit Creative Friends!
The most spooktacular time of year fast approaches and I'm thrilled to announce my Spooktember 2019 release today🎃  My new collection of seven spooktacular digi art stamps are perfect "must haves" for your Halloween projects this year🎃

 I'm now very excited to introduce you to my brand new Quirkleighs character series!
Unlike my Oddleighs with their large heads and big eyes, the Quirkleighs are tall and skinny with small heads but they are equally whimsically strange and fun in their own unique way!

The theme for this year's release is sinister circus, I now proudly present the
The Quirkleighs CarnEvil Collection!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/723179740/the-quirkleighs-carnevil-collection?ref=shop_home_active_7

The Quirkleighs CarnEvil has a wicked history shrouded in mystery and intrigue!
Watch the video if you dare...mwahahahahaha!



  First up is this gorgeous detailed design!  The Puppet Master is a wicked character indeed!  He ensnares victims to be the CarnEvil audience!  Just look at those evil eyes and wicked grin bristling with pointy teeth.  He's splendidly attired in a Victorian coat and top hat with a luxurious ruffled shirt and a cravat adorned with a skull brooch!  With his clawed hand he manipulates his tragically sad Marionette.  The background is a grungy collage of circus tent stripes and cobwebs!  This one is truly a must have!  The Puppet Master can be printed out as a colouring page or easily be the star of all your Halloween cards and more!  In fact he insists you add him to your collections...or else....mwahaha!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/737040677/the-puppet-master-quirkleighs-carnevil?ref=shop_home_active_6

The Puppet Master ensnares the victims and this strange beauty presides over the entire CarnEvil.
The RingMistress is a graceful anamorphic creature, half human and half Gazelle.  She's gracefully elegant in her corset coat and knee high lace-up boots and nothing gets past her alert gaze or the sharp end of her wicked whip!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/737041041/the-ringmistress-quirkleighs-carnevil?ref=shop_home_active_5

 The Marionette is The Puppet Master's favourite doll.  She's tragically sad because she used to be human but don't let that lovely face fool you, her wicked dance is deadly.  She's a gorgeous girl with doll jointed limbs, spiral hair, a Steampunk-esque dress and ballerina slippers on her feet.  The Puppet Master controls her every move from afar so all you see are her strings moving magically through the air adorned with pretty bows!
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/723179100/the-marionette-quirkleighs-carnevil?ref=shop_home_active_1

Beware The Snake Charmer!  She's an exotic anamorphic beauty also part human part animal which gives her the unique ability to controls snakes.  She mesmerizes you as she walks the tightrope high in the air while her snakes perform tricks!  Look closely, that snake wears quite a mischievous smile and that clawed parasol is actually part of it's tail, oh my!!!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/737041163/the-snake-charmer-quirkleighs-carnevil?ref=shop_home_active_4

You know the CarnEvil has reached its chilling end when The Grimm Reaper appears!  He's strikingly handsome in his magnificent long coat and tall top hat adorned with a skull.  He carries a deadly scythe bearing the symbol of a soul eater!  Don't look into his eyes I implore you....too late, you're doomed!  He devours souls, but don't worry, he won't claim you yet!  You might want to add him to your stamp collection too, I'd keep the keeper of your soul close if I were you!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/723179196/the-grimm-reaper-quirkleighs-carnevil?ref=shop_home_active_8

When the bizarre CarnEvil vanishes it leaves behind a strange Stack o' Carved Pumpkins to mark the spot where it stood!  Their eerie grins are an unnerving sight to behold!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/737041473/the-stack-o-carved-pumpkins-quirkleighs?ref=shop_home_active_3

 And if you still think it was all just a feverish dream then the whispered warning from this creepy cute Carved Skelly Cat lurking close by will definitely chill you to the bone!
Before the cat stalks off into thin air he grins wickedly at you and purrs
....'til next time....

https://www.etsy.com/listing/737041571/the-carved-skelly-cat-quirkleighs?ref=shop_home_active_2

If you love them all then take advantage of the discounted price on The Quirkleighs CarnEvil Collection bundle of all 7 designs!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/723179740/the-quirkleighs-carnevil-collection?ref=shop_home_active_7

The Quirkleighs CarnEvil Collection is now available in LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique at special intro prices good through September 30th!  I hope you're dashing off right now to add them to your collections!  I can't wait to see what you create with them!

While you're shopping be sure to also check out my Spooktember Halloween Sale!
 The sale starts midnight tonight and ends at midnight pacific on Sept 30th too!

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

Get ready for my annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop, it's going to be truly spooktacular with lots of fabulous prizes sponsored by amazing stamp companies!
You'd be crazy to miss it🎃

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/31-days-of-halloween-blog-hop.html

Thanks for stopping by to see today's new release, I hope you're wickedly inspired and cant' wait for 31 Days of Halloween to begin!  See you Oct 1st!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tutorial Tuesdays: First Responder Tribute - Foiled Luminary Frame by Leigh!

Howzit Creative Friends!
Today I'm showing you how to make a lovely mini luminary frame foiled in silver featuring my "First Responder Tribute" drawings.  I've been having so much fun playing with my new Gemini Foilpress by Crafter's Companion.

 In remembrance of Sept 11th and to honour all First Responders I released my drawing the "First Responder Tribute" to raise funds and help our brave First Responders.  There's a little Boy and a little Girl version for you to choose from!

Please help support our brave First Responders and never forget what they do for us!
I will donate a $1 from each sale of the drawing to the Gary Sinise Foundation!
See my release post for more details!

The glow from a tea light behind the open backed frame illuminates the drawing beautifully.

"First Responder Tribute" Foiled Luminary Frame
Tutorial by Leigh
 
Here's a little video tutorial showing the lovely Foiled Luminary Frame in action and below is step by step instructions too!
Enjoy!


 

 The gorgeous silver foiled frame featuring the little boy version of the "First Responder Tribute"


Supplies used:
"First Responder Tribute" drawing mini prints
Gemini Foilpress and Gemini Jr machines by Crafter's Companion
Gemini Foilpress Ornate Frame Stamp 'n Cut die
Foilpress Silver foil
Sheena Black Cardstock
Red liner tape


Foil and die cut out the ornate frame in silver foil using the Gemini Foilpress Stamp 'n Cut die and heavy weight black cardstock.


Die cut out the same ornate frame twice from heavy weight black cardstock.  This time I ran the die through my Gemini jr without adding foiling to the debossed design.


To make the easel stand for the frame score a fold line about 1/3 from the top edge of one of the die cut frame panels.


Use the foiled frame panel and the 2nd die cut panel to create the frame.


Use the mini print as a guide apply red line tape to the back of the foiled frame on just 3 sides, leaving one long side of the frame open, and adhere the two panels together.


Apply red line tape to the upper portion of the easel stand and adhere it to the back of the foiled frame.


Alternate back of the frame:
If you plan to make a permanent framed piece you can adhere the rectangle piece left over from the die cut to the back of the frame.


But to make a luminary frame leave the back of the frame open!


Slide the mini print into the frame on the open side and place a tea light between the frame and the easel stand to illuminate the print.


 The gorgeous silver foiled frame featuring the little girl version of the "First Responder Tribute"


"First Responder Tribute" is a beautiful realistic drawing of a child giving a "Flower of Thanks" to a kneeling fireman.  This nostalgic scene is both heart wrenching and heartwarming and is a symbol of bravery, gratitude and loss.

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

I have two versions for you to choose from:
a Fireman with a little Boy and

https://www.etsy.com/listing/719284034/first-responder-tribute-drawing-boy?ref=shop_home_feat_1

a Fireman with a little Girl

https://www.etsy.com/listing/719285244/first-responder-tribute-drawing-girl?ref=shop_home_feat_2

Raising funds for a good cause!
LeighSBDesigns is donating a $1 from each sale of this drawing to the Gary Sinise Foundation to help support the families of First Responders who lost their lives or were injured in the line of duty!

Pay tribute to your local First Responders!
 Our beautiful planet is being ravaged by natural and man made disasters and our First Responders risk their lives for us every single day!  Join me in paying tribute to our local Firehouses and Police Stations and make cards for them to say "Thank You" for everything they do!

I look forward to seeing your creations using this beautiful tribute drawing!

 Share your "First Responder Tribute" cards with us on Instagram!
Use tag @LeighSBDesigns and hashtag #LeighSBDesignsFirstResponderTribute

 Also share with us in LeighSBDesigns Facebook Fan Group!

Don't go far...

LeighSBDesigns SPOOKtember 2019 New Release is coming!!!!
Get ready for the most anticipated event of the year, our annual
31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop!!!!!
You REALLY don't want to miss it🎃

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/31-days-of-halloween-blog-hop.html

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

Sunday, September 1, 2019

LeighSBDesigns Special New Release: First Responder Tribute Drawing - Fund Raising Release!

Howzit Creative Friends!
I've got a special drawing for you today that's dear to my heart and it's a fund raising release in remembrance of September 11th and to honor all First Responders everywhere!

I'm sure you all share in my deep admiration and respect for our brave brothers and sisters who put themselves in harms way for us daily!  To express my gratitude for what they do I drew this tribute drawing to honour them!

"First Responder Tribute" is a beautiful realistic drawing of a child giving a "Flower of Thanks" to a kneeling fireman.  This nostalgic scene is both heart wrenching and heartwarming and is a symbol of bravery, gratitude and loss.

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

I have two versions for you to choose from:
a Fireman with Boy child and

https://www.etsy.com/listing/719284034/first-responder-tribute-drawing-boy?ref=shop_home_feat_1

a Fireman with a Girl child

https://www.etsy.com/listing/719285244/first-responder-tribute-drawing-girl?ref=shop_home_feat_2

Raising funds for a good cause!
LeighSBDesigns is donating a $1 from each sale of this drawing to the Gary Sinise Foundation to help support the families of First Responders who lost their lives or were injured in the line of duty!

Pay tribute to your local First Responders!
 Our beautiful planet is being ravaged by natural and man made disasters and our First Responders risk their lives for us every single day!  Join me in paying tribute to our local Firehouses and Police Stations and make cards for them to say "Thank You" for everything they do!

I look forward to seeing your creations using this beautiful tribute drawing!

 Share your "First Responder Tribute" cards with us on Instagram!
Use tag @LeighSBDesigns and hashtag #LeighSBDesignsFirstResponderTribute

 Also share with us in LeighSBDesigns Facebook Fan Group!

Don't go far...LeighSBDesigns SPOOKtember 2019 New Release is coming!
Get ready for the most anticipated event of the year, our annual
31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop!!!!!
You REALLY don't want to miss it🎃

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