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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Day 31 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop and New Winter Release: Happy Halloween Yeti card by Leigh!

🎃Welcome Creative Friends to LeighSBDesigns 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃


Thank you so much for all your well wishes while I'm on high wildfire alert here in San Diego😘
 As of Wednesday everything is still okay by me while the wind blows a gale outside!
Keeping everyone in California as well as all the other states that are battling wildfires in my prayers😟

I want to take this moment to remind you about my special First Responder Fund Raiser!
I'm donating $1 from each and every sale of my First Responder Tribute drawings!
See my First Responder Fund Raiser Page for more info❤️




Woohoo, it's HALLOWEEN🎃
We wish you all a most spooktacular and safe Halloween Night🎃

THANK YOU to all our Wicked Bloggers for helping us count down to today in style!  It has been an absolute joy to see all your creeptastic creations and Val and I are delighted you've enjoyed seeing our faBOOlous projects every day and thank you for all the love you left us and your fellow Wicked Bloggers!  Your participation has made my 9th 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop a huge success🎃

The Blog Hop linky closes at midnight pacific tonight and then you all have until Sunday November 3rd to hop today's new additions as well as check back on all the blogs to make sure you haven't missed any posts!  I will start my tallying on Nov 4th and announce the Week 4 Wicked Blogger Winner as well as all the 31 Days of Halloween Winners soon after so keep an eye out for my big Winners Announcement post!

 If you're joining us for the first time today then it's not too late to join in on the spooktivities!
You can play either as a WICKED BLOGGER by linking up your new and old, cute or creepy Halloween projects and hopping the blogs entered on this last day of the hop or be a SINISTER STALKER and simply creep around all the blogs in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE and leave lots of love in your wake🎃

I've got PRIZES to give away so you'd be crazy not to join in on the spooktivities🎃
Prizes are available to EVERYONE including the Stampendous prizes!  Stampendous ships to the USA only so I personally cover the shipping of prizes to my international winners!

Full details on how to play and the hop rules are in my DAY 1 POST!
Please make sure you read over the rules so you can play as well as qualify for the prizes!
 
🎃31 DAYS of HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP SPONSORS🎃
 I'm delighted to have these creeptastic sponsors ready to hand out Halloween Treats!
A huge THANK YOU to them for supporting LeighSBDesigns spooktivities again this year!
 
https://www.stampendous.com/

This year I've got weekly Wicked Blogger Prizes generously sponsored by Stampendous for you to win!!!!  All you have to do to qualify is link up a NEW project each week and follow the Hop Rules!  The more days you play each week the better your odds at winning the weekly Wicked Blogger prize🎃  Everyone also has the chance to win spooktacular prizes generously sponsored by

https://www.etsy/shop/LeighSBDesigns
http://www.ikesart.com/
http://simplybstamps.net/
https://www.kitandclowder.com/
   
❄️🎄❄️

LeighSBDesigns New Winter Release

 ❄️There's a new monster in town and he's been begging me all month long to let him out to go trick or treating so I'm now excited to announce the release of my new Yeti Build-A-Scene Collection❄️

https://www.etsy.com/listing/749025867/winter-yeti-build-a-scene-set-cute?ref=shop_home_active_3

 ❄️Here's my new cutie Yeti monster in the "Winter Yeti Build-A-Scene Set"!
In this set you get to create Winter scenes for the cutie Winter Yeti using the included Winter Mountains, Winter Trees, Winter Snowflakes and the Winter Star.  This set also comes with one Yeti Senti that says "Yeti Snow"❄️

https://www.etsy.com/listing/735165898/a-very-yeti-christmas-festive-add-on?ref=shop_home_active_2

 ❄️You can then have lots of fun creating festive scenes for the Winter Yeti with the "A Very Yeti Christmas add-on pack"!  The festive add-on pack includes a Scarf, a stack of Presents, a Gift Tag that says "25" on it, a Santa Hat, a sprig of Holly and a Christmas tree as well as the Yeti Senti, "Have a Very Yeti Christmas"❄️
Please note:  The Winter Yeti is NOT included in the festive add-on pack!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/735166770/yeti-senti-sign-post-set-add-on-pack?ref=shop_home_active_1

❄️Take your Winter Yeti scenes to another level and create all year long with the "Yeti Senti Sign Post Set add-on pack"!  This fun add-on pack includes a customizable Sign Post, a Party Hat as well as 17 Yeti Senties for the sign post!  The Yeti Senties includes Winter, Christmas, Party, New Year, Birthday and Friendship sentiments❄️
Please note:  The Winter Yeti is NOT included in the Yeti Senti Sign Post add-on pack!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/735150454/yeti-build-a-scene-collection-bundle?ref=shop_home_active_4

❄️I know you will just love this fun "Yeti Build-A-Scene Collection" so I've bundled the entire set together and included FREEBIES for you!  You get the "Winter Yeti Build-A-Scene Set", the "A Very Yeti Christmas add-on pack", the "Yeti Senti Sign Post Set add-on pack" as well as FREEBIE horizontal Yeti Senties❄️

❄️The "Yeti Build-A-Scene Collection" is now on SALE in LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique!
The special release promotion will end at midnight pacific on November 7th!

 And now for my finale project for

🎃Day 31 of 31 Days of Halloween 2019🎃  

Here's my new cutie Yeti dressed up as a Candy Corn Monster and ready to go trick or treating with his beasties👻


To create this spooktacular scene I used the Yeti, Trees, Sign Post and Star from my new "Winter Yeti Build-A-Scene Set" and the following cling stamps by Stampendous:  Count Catula, the Batty Cat set, the pumpkin is from the Spooky Wishes set and the words "Happy" and "Halloween" from the Fabulous set.


I coloured all the images wtih Copics and added white gel pen highlights plus touches of pretty sparkle with a clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.  I used a silver Spectrum Noir sparkle pen on the stars.  I then fussy cut out them all out leaving a narrow white halo around each image.


The Yeti wanted to be a Candy Corn Monster for Halloween, I used a black Copic fineliner to add some extra fur to divide the candy corn layers👻


I printed the trees twice but first reversed one of them in Photoshop.


I stamped the "Happy Halloween" sentiment onto the sign post with black Memento ink (also used to stamp the other images) and adhered it to another piece of cardstock to make it more chunky.


 I made the spooktacular background using mixed media cardstock and Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Sprays.


I added lots of magical splatters to the background with watered down Viva Pearl Ice White pearlescent 3D paint.


I glued the Yet, Trees and the Stars to the background and used pop dots on the Sign Post, Kitties, Bat and the tiny pumpkin to create the spooktacular Halloween scene!  The scene panel was then mounted onto a folded card made from heavy weight cardstock.


And now we're ready to go Trick or Treating🎃
Thank you again for joining us this faBOOlous October, we've had a spooktacular time and hope you've enjoyed seeing all our creeptastic inspiration!
Don't forget to keep checking in to see if you've won the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop prizes and I hope you'll stay and continue to follow our creative adventures!  We'll have lots of seasonal projects to share throughout November and December and then you've got my annual Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop to look forward to in January and more in 2020😉

Play in the hop by linking up your Halloween projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE🎃

Entered this project in SUYP challenge #47 Meowloween 
 
Happy Halloween!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Day 30 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop: Mystical Anubis Tag and Tangled Witch Hat Card by Val!

🎃Welcome Creative Friends to LeighSBDesigns 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃


Thank you for your well wishes while I'm on high wildfire alert here in San Diego!  Still okay as of Tuesday night but more Santa Ana winds are expected through Halloween so crossing fingers we continue to be safe while keeping the rest of California in my prayers!

Woohoo, just one more sleep to go til all hell breaks loose and ghoulies, beasties and ghosties roam the streets🎃

If you're joining us for the first time today we're counting down to Halloween in style with my 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃  We're now in the final week of our spooktivities with daily inspirational eye candy by Val and I here as well as all the spooktacular creations shared by YOU, my Wicked Bloggers, in the Blog Hop Linky Party located at the bottom of my DAY 1 POST🎃  Plus, all the LeighSBDesigns digis Art Stamps featured every day are on FLASH SALE so you can take advantage of some creeptastic sales throughout October🎃

It's still not too late to join the blog hop!  You can play either as a WICKED BLOGGER by linking up your new and old, cute or creepy Halloween projects and hopping the blogs entered on the same days you play or be a SINISTER STALKER and simply creep around all the blogs in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE and leave lots of love in your wake🎃

I've got PRIZES to give away so you'd be crazy not to join in on the spooktivities🎃
Prizes are available to EVERYONE including the Stampendous prizes!  Stampendous ships to the USA only so I personally cover the shipping of prizes to my international winners!

Full details on how to play and the hop rules are in my DAY 1 POST!
Please make sure you read over the rules so you can play as well as qualify for the prizes!
 
🎃31 DAYS of HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP SPONSORS🎃
 I'm delighted to have these creeptastic sponsors ready to hand out Halloween Treats!
A huge THANK YOU to them for supporting LeighSBDesigns spooktivities again this year!
 
https://www.stampendous.com/

This year I've got weekly Wicked Blogger Prizes generously sponsored by Stampendous for you to win!!!!  All you have to do to qualify is link up a NEW project each week and follow the Hop Rules!  The more days you play each week the better your odds at winning the weekly Wicked Blogger prize🎃  Everyone also has the chance to win spooktacular prizes generously sponsored by

https://www.etsy/shop/LeighSBDesigns
http://www.ikesart.com/
http://simplybstamps.net/
https://www.kitandclowder.com/

🎃Day 30 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop 2019🎃

LeighSBDesigner Val is ending her Halloween sharing for 2019 with a bang with TWO spooktacular creations for you today!

First up is this drop dead gorgeous tag featuring my handsome Anubis Bust!
ooooo I love how elegant and intense he is....he's a mystical creature indeed!


Val created this mystical tag with the following supplies:
CC Illustrator Pens:  Moonlight, Gold and Gold Yellow
Forest Green Promarker
Tag die
Tim Holtz Shattered stencil
Distress Oxide inks:  Peeled Paint and Black Soot
MDF Mystical word
Ranger Crystal Stickles
Brown Fibre
Smooth white cardstock
 
Val's 2nd spooktacular creation is a dark and moody monochromatic card featuring my Tangled Witch Hat!
Oh la la...so spooky!
 

 Val created this creepy card with the following supplies:
Spiderweb and spider die
Black Soot Distress Oxide ink
Promarkers:  Cool Grey1, 2, 3 and 4
Ranger Crystal Stickles
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock

FLASH SALE 
Anubis Bust and Tangled Witch Hat are on sale until midnight tonight pacific!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/604012988/anubis-bust-egyptian-god-of-the-dead?ref=shop_home_active_7
https://www.etsy.com/listing/544469326/tangled-witch-hat-whimsically-dark-digi?ga_search_query=tangle&ref=shop_items_search_5

Check out my sinsiter circus themed spooktember release video featuring
The Quirkleighs CarnEvil Collection🎃



Round up your all Beasties and join the spooktivities👻

Play in the hop by linking up your Halloween projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE!
 
Happy Haunting!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Day 29 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop: "Pennywise the k...IT...ten Clown" Coffin Plaque by Leigh for National Cat Day!

🎃Welcome Creative Friends to LeighSBDesigns 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃


Thank you so much for all your well wishes while I'm on high wildfire alert here in San Diego and we all truly appreciate your kind words about our precious Mango kitty😘  Everything is still okay by me, thank goodness, but Los Angeles county and northern California are struggling with multiple wildfires!  Keeping everyone in California as well as all the other states that are battling wildfires in my prayers😟

If you're joining us for the first time today we're counting down to Halloween in style with my 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃  We're in the last stretch of our spooktivities...Woohoo, Halloween is just a few days away already🎃  October has just flown by with all the fun we're having while Val and I are sharing inspirational eye candy here as well as all the spooktacular creations shared by YOU, my spooktacular Wicked Bloggers, in the Blog Hop Linky Party located at the bottom of my DAY 1 POST🎃  We're absolutely loving all your creations each and every day!
 Plus, all the LeighSBDesigns digis Art Stamps featured every day are on FLASH SALE so you can take advantage of some creeptastic sales throughout October🎃

It's not too late to you join the fun!  You can play either as a WICKED BLOGGER by linking up your new and old, cute or creepy Halloween projects and hopping the blogs entered on the same days you play or be a SINISTER STALKER and simply creep around all the blogs in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE and leave lots of love in your wake🎃

I've got PRIZES to give away so you'd be crazy not to join in on the spooktivities🎃
Prizes are available to EVERYONE including the Stampendous prizes!  Stampendous ships to the USA only so I personally cover the shipping of prizes to my international winners!

Full details on how to play and the hop rules are in my DAY 1 POST!
Please make sure you read over the rules so you can play as well as qualify for the prizes!
 
🎃31 DAYS of HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP SPONSORS🎃
 I'm delighted to have these creeptastic sponsors ready to hand out Halloween Treats!
A huge THANK YOU to them for supporting LeighSBDesigns spooktivities again this year!
 
https://www.stampendous.com/

This year I've got weekly Wicked Blogger Prizes generously sponsored by Stampendous for you to win!!!!  All you have to do to qualify is link up a NEW project each week and follow the Hop Rules!  The more days you play each week the better your odds at winning the weekly Wicked Blogger prize🎃  Everyone also has the chance to win spooktacular prizes generously sponsored by

https://www.etsy/shop/LeighSBDesigns
http://www.ikesart.com/
http://simplybstamps.net/
https://www.kitandclowder.com/
   
🎃Day 29 of 31 Days of Halloween 2019🎃  

"Pennywise the  k...IT...ten Clown"

 Today is National Cat Day and I just couldn't resist creating this creeptastic chunky coffin plaque for you today inspired by IT chapter 2!
 
There's new scary clown act at the Quirkleighs CarnEvi!

Here's Carved Skelly Cat as Pennywise the kITten!
Want a balloon?  mwahahahaha
 
 Carved Skelly Cat is on FLASH SALE until midnight pacific tonight!


To create this wicked chunky coffin I started off by altering an ArtMinds corrugated plaque!
I covered the plaque with black cardstock then wrapped the edges with Recollections washi tape.


I created my kITen scene in Photoshop using Carved Skelly Cat and 2 balloons from my Birthday Bunny image that's available as a freebie in LeighSBDesigns Facebook Fan Group and printed it out onto mixed media cardstock.  


I coloured the images wtih Copics, Prismacolor pencils and a metallic gold gel pen, white Dylusions paint pen and a black micron fineliner.


Then painted kITen's red face paint with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen and applied a coat of Judikins Diamond Glaze to kitty's eyes, nose, the red balloons and the "IT" writing.
 

I created the decaying background with Derwent Pastel Pencils, Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink, Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Inks using Tim's Grime and Decayed layering stencils.


The blood drips are die cut from Tim's red Kraft Core cardstock using the Drip Edge die.


 I grunged up the blood drips with Black Distress ink then applied clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint to the die cuts and all the edges of the plaque using the Decayed stencil.


 I used craft gauze to make the clown ruffles and adhered it to the cat with glue.


To darken the coffin plaque edges I sprayed them with Black Soot Distress Oxide Spray and then adhered the blood drips to the coffin plaque.  I used Spectrum Noir Inca Gold gilding wax to enhance all the dimensional cracked paint.

A closer look at all the details!


FLASH SALE
Carved Skelly Cat from the The Quirkleighs CarnEvil Collection is on sale until midnight pacific tonight!

  Check out my sinsiter circus themed spooktember release video featuring



Round up your all Beasties and join the spooktivities👻
Play in the hop by linking up your Halloween projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party HERE!

Entered this project in SUYP challenge #47 Meowloween 
 
Happy Haunting!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN