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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Day 22 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop and Day 2 of the Cat Lovers Hop: Neko the Yúrei - Easel Card by Leigh

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

If you're joining us for the first time today we've now begun the 4th week of my 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop as we count down to Halloween in style!!  Every day of October Val and I are sharing inspirational eye candy 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🎃

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 We LOVE cats and are so excited to share just Cat themed Halloween projects from Oct 21 - 26 as well as any other day in my 31 DOH, we never really need an excuse to make a cat project, LOL, we've shared a few this month already😻 

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🎃Day 22 of 31 Days of Halloween 2019🎃  
😻Day 2 of the Cat Lovers Blog Hop😻

This is my beautiful Neko, which means Cat in Japanese!

Neko is on sale until midnight pacific tonight! 

My faBOOlous kitty project for you today is inspired by the TV series, The Terror:  Infamy!
I couldn't resist turning Neko into a Yúrei!

The Terror:  Infamy
When the betrayed Yuko kills herself the tragic circumstances surrounding her death creates an onnen that turns her into a Yúrei, a demonic spirit with a wild hunger for revenge!

I coloured Neko with Copics and white prismacolor pencil with the Kimono floral design and details done with a white and silver gel pen and a black Copic fineliner.  Her decay tears are painted with Black Soot Distress Ink and a fine paint brush.

I created the grungy decayed background with Derwent Pastel pencils and a Dove Blender pen.

I used the small fancy shape die included in Anna Griffin's Slider Card Die Set to die cut out the Neko panel.  I then used the large fancy shape die to make all the elements for an easel card die cut from Crafter's Companion matt black cardstock.

I then die cut decorative panels from Tim's Worn Wallpaper using the same large die and applied Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges.  I chose the beautiful gray-blue floral worn wallpaper for this project and hand drew the floral design on Neko's Kimono to match the wallpaper pattern.

I used Tim's crochet border die and holiday greenery mini dies and CC's black cardstock to die cut the decorative elements for my card.  I then applied Spectrum Noir silver metallic wax to all the elements and easel card panels.

I mounted the Neko panel onto the easel card base with pop dots and created the easel card stopper with 2 Making Memories pearl flowers and added a 3rd flower to the top right corner of the Neko panel.

I embellished the base of the easel card with one of Tim's Halloween Words metal Adornments and a silver/black metal rose.  I think the sentiment fit the theme of my card PURRfectly.

This is Neo, my beautiful Abyssinian😻
He hangs out in my studio while I create and loves checking out all my finished projects😻

He's a gorgeous boy😻

Neko is on sale until midnight pacific tonight!
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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!


  1. Fabulous Leigh! Love the colouring of the cat...

  2. Beautiful Image.. Love the colors!

  3. I have to say, you are one of my favorite designers! You are just awe-mazing! Gorgeous coloring, beautiful images. I'm always in love with what you do - today is no exception. And Neo - he's like a mini cougar with pointed ears. hehe So very beautiful!! (And I love cougars - they were our school mascot).

  4. Great coloring on her face and skin.

  5. Absolutely Stunning..fabulous easel everything! Looks like Neo does too! x

  6. Oh how gorgeous, Leigh! You never disappoint! Love how you've spooked her up and your Neo is just breathtaking. xxD

  7. Oh my! What awesome project!!! Colouring is pretty amazing!!!

  8. What a beautiful card. Love this image and the overall design. Neo is gorgeous. I am hoping all the 31 Days of Halloween and the Cat Lover's Hop today.. Can't wait to see your project tomorrow. =^-^=

  9. I love the way this stands up! Neo is andabsolutely gorgeous cat with great taste in gorgeous cards!!

  10. Beautiful work and I love the photo of your pretty! :)

  11. AWESOME LOVE.... NECO!!!
    Great card. BEAUTIFUL CAT!

  12. Super stunning work and how fabulous to see Neco xxx
    Visiting you from the Cat Lovers' Hop.
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  13. Wowzers, your colouring is AMAZING! This is a fabulous decor item! Your kitty is gorgeous - I've always wanted an Abyssinian - I've only ever seen one in real life - such a beautiful breed!

  14. Wow, such a stunning card, I love how you have coloured the image and constructed the easel card. Your cat is so beautiful too and clearly a fan of your work! Jenny x

  15. Oh, I LOVE Abyssinians!!! Neo is just gorgeous and I agree with Becca that he looks strikingly like a cougar!! What a beautiful creature.

    Your card is just AMAZING, Leigh!! Wonderfully colored and suitably! I love the metallic sheen you put over the whole thing by waxing it...what a great effect. Awesome easel design, too, with those beautiful dies. You outdid yourself here!!

    Thank you so much for sponsoring AND playing along in the #2019CatLoversHop!!!
    <3 J

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  16. Wow! What a beautiful and creepy card. Your cat is so pretty too.

  17. WOW!!! An awesome easel card, Leigh! Gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured! The easel card design is terrific - I love its shape and all the embellishments you used. Neo is a most handsome cat - such an enchanting face! xx

  18. Sooo happy to see Neo so healthy and obviously a happy kitty! This is image is so special to me! I love all things Japanese! I never thought to use them with the yokai legends that would fit them! Totally wickedly faboolously fantastic! :)

  19. Oh, what a precious image, Leigh! Love that you did an easel card. Fab coloring and your Neo is gorgeous!

  20. What an amazing card! Your work never disappoints! And Neo is absolutely gorgeous! Would love to have one like him to add to our fur family! ;)
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  21. Neo is too precious! Oh, that is a chilling, worthy of spooky Halloween card!

  22. Wow, what a stunning make and your kitty is adorable, Jo x

  23. Gorgeous coloring and details on your beautiful card!

  24. The original image of Neko is gorgeous and the terror-istic version sends shivers up my spine!

  25. Oooh! So talented! Kitty is like a little tiger!!


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