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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop Winners

Howzit Creative Friends!
Thank you again to everyone who joined us to celebrate Poe's birthday in LeighSBDesigns 5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop😘  If you missed all the fun you can see all the fabulous Poe inspired art in the Blog Hop Linky in my January 19th post HERE!


I’m now delighted to announce the WINNERS of
LeighSBDesigns 5th annual Edgar Allan Appreciation Blog Hop 🎉

Thank you again to my generous prize sponsors❤️

Congratulations to
LYNEEN
You've won a surprise stamp set from
https://www.stampendous.com/

 Congratulations to
AJ
You've won a $15 gift certificate to spend at
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns

Congratulations to
VIVIAN
You've won a $15 gift certificate to spend at
https://ikesart.zibbet.com/shop

Plus...I've got a 50% off LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps coupon code as a thank you for playing for
SUSAN, IKE and NAN 😋

Please Facebook message or email me at LeighSBDesigns at cox dot net to claim your prizes before February 5th and snag your WINNER badge to proudly display on your blogs😋

please link the badge to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog

Hope to see you joining us here for our 3rd annual My Dark Valentine Blog Hop
so mark your calendars and join the fun February 12 - 16❤️

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/search/label/My%20Dark%20Valentine%20Blog%20Hop

 Have a fabulous day!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Day 5 Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop: "Quoth the Winter Raven, Nevermore" tag by Leigh!

Happy January Creative Friends!
Welcome back for Day 5 and the finale of  LeighSBDesigns 5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday🎉

 My 5 day hop began January 19th on Poe Appreciation Day and ends tonight on at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.  I will tally up the hop entries and comments starting on Monday so you have 3 days to double check you've hopped and commented on all the entries😉

The Blog Hop Linky, hop details and Rules on how to play are in my January 19th post HERE!

 Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party using any stamp company products!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to show their appreciation of Mr Poe, we've thoroughly enjoyed seeing your POEtastic creations and delighted you've enjoyed seeing mine and Val's too❤️ 
THANK YOU to our generous prize sponsors❤️

 
*** HELP AUSTRALIA'S ANIMALS ***

All proceeds from my POE SALE plus store-wide purchases will be donated to the Animal Rescue Collective to help all the poor animals effected by Australia's horrendous bushfires! 

https://mkc.org.au/donations/trcqld?fbclid=IwAR2BLguLCTrmMh9W0qOvvkcj2BG1PcqPKIUvJ5ZQGTxVsQCTWczo9QoIT6Y
 
The Animal Rescue Collective are using all donations to get food, water and medicine to all the injured animals and to help them survive the lasting effects of this tragedy!
I'm donating every month indefinitely so THANK YOU for your support😘

Shop LeighSBDesigns POE SALE!
Sale ends TONIGHT at midnight pacific
 I also have a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!

Check out my 2018 Collection release video, it will get you in the Poe mood for sure!
Need more inspiration then check out the POE-tastic art shared in the past 4 hops HERE




Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2020 is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/

https://ikesart.zibbet.com/shop

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

“Quoth the Winter Raven, Nevermore”
Tag by Leigh

I've had lots of fun playing with Tim's Stacked Tags dies for this hop and here's one more for my finale project featuring the gorgeous and mysterious The Winter Raven.


I printed The Winter Raven out twice and used one to die cut the main tag panel to create the background and the 2nd to fussy cut out the winged creature.  I used Mustard Seed, Ground Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Peacock Feathers, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Black Soot and Fired Brick Distress Inks to watercolour paint the background and the Raven with touches of watersoluable crayons and Ranger white gel pen highlights.


Tilt and move the tag and the magical snow storm she's walking through appears!  I created this stunning effect by watering down silver Midas Spectrum Noir gilding wax with water and randomly splattered the painting after I adhered the Raven to the background with black foam tape.


I made the base tag and layer from brown and black cardstock and covered the entire tag with 2 die cuts of Tim's Tangled Twigs to add wonderful texture.


For a fun twist I used Tim's Gearhead dies as "Snowflakes" and Tim's Crochet die to decorate the bottom of the tag and enhance the femininity of the Raven.  I used silver and bronze gilding wax to colour the gears and silver gilding wax to edge all the tags and enhance the crochet too.


Thank you for joining us for our 5th Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop😘

 Our next fun party is the 3rd annual My Dark Valentine Blog Hop so mark your calendars and join the fun February 12 - 16❤️

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/search/label/My%20Dark%20Valentine%20Blog%20Hop

 Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project and joining in on the fun!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Day 4 Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop: Poe Portrait cards by Val!

Happy January Creative Friends!
Welcome back for Day 4 of  LeighSBDesigns 5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday🎉

 My 5 day hop began January 19th on Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.  Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party using any stamp company products!

The Blog Hop Linky, hop details and Rules on how to play are in my January 19th post HERE!

We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us!
There's prizes up for grabs😉

 
*** HELP AUSTRALIA'S ANIMALS ***

All proceeds from my POE SALE plus store-wide purchases will be donated to the Animal Rescue Collective to help all the poor animals effected by Australia's horrendous bushfires! 

https://mkc.org.au/donations/trcqld?fbclid=IwAR2BLguLCTrmMh9W0qOvvkcj2BG1PcqPKIUvJ5ZQGTxVsQCTWczo9QoIT6Y
 
The Animal Rescue Collective are using all donations to get food, water and medicine to all the injured animals and to help them survive the lasting effects of this tragedy!
I'm donating every month indefinitely so THANK YOU for your support😘

Shop LeighSBDesigns POE SALE!
Sale ends Jan 23rd at midnight pacific
 I also have a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!

Check out my 2018 Collection release video, it will get you in the Poe mood for sure!
Need more inspiration then check out the POE-tastic art shared in the past 4 hops HERE




Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2020 is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/

https://ikesart.zibbet.com/shop

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

LeighSBDesigner Val has two elegant cards for your inspiration today featuring both versions of my realistic Poe portraits!

"Ode to Poe"
Card by Val
  
Val used Ode To Poe to make this handsome card!


 Supplies used:
Ode to Poe
 Tim Holtz Layering Stencil
Black Soot Distress Oxide
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock

“Edgar A Poe”
Card by Val

Edgar Allan Poe Portrait and Signature set is featured on this striking Poe card!


 Supplies used:
Edgar Allan Poe Portrait and Signature set
 Tim Holtz Layering Stencil
Distress Oxide ink
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock

Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured projects and joining in on the fun!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Day 3 Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop: "NEVERMORE" tag by Leigh!

Happy January Creative Friends!
Welcome back for Day 3 of  LeighSBDesigns 5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday🎉

 My 5 day hop started January 19th on Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.  Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party using any stamp company products!

The Blog Hop Linky, hop details and Rules on how to play are in my January 19th post HERE!

We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us!
There's prizes up for grabs😉

 
*** HELP AUSTRALIA'S ANIMALS ***

All proceeds from my POE SALE plus store-wide purchases will be donated to the Animal Rescue Collective to help all the poor animals effected by Australia's horrendous bushfires! 

https://mkc.org.au/donations/trcqld?fbclid=IwAR2BLguLCTrmMh9W0qOvvkcj2BG1PcqPKIUvJ5ZQGTxVsQCTWczo9QoIT6Y
 
The Animal Rescue Collective are using all donations to get food, water and medicine to all the injured animals and to help them survive the lasting effects of this tragedy!
I'm donating every month indefinitely so THANK YOU for your support😘

Shop LeighSBDesigns POE SALE!
Sale ends Jan 23rd at midnight pacific
 I also have a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!

Check out my 2018 Collection release video, it will get you in the Poe mood for sure!
Need more inspiration then check out the POE-tastic art shared in the past 4 hops HERE




Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2020 is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/

https://ikesart.zibbet.com/shop

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

“NEVERMORE”
Tag by Leigh

I've got a vintage grungy Poe tag for your inspiration today!  It looks like a tarnished copper mirror with Poe's face peering eerily out at us from the rust covered depths!


This tag features the Poe portrait from my Edgar Allan Poe Portrait and Signature set and The Winter Raven.


I reversed the Poe portrait digi for this tag and collaged portions of the poem from The Winter Raven in Photoshop and printed out the design in green ink.  I then die cut the main panel and tag layers using Tim's Stacked Tag dies, black cardstock and brown coloured paper from my stash.  I coloured the collage tag and the brown tag layer with Peacock Feathers, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Tea Dye and Black Soot Distress Inks with touches of watersoluble crayons.


I stamped the "NEVERMORE" text with Midas Bronze metallic pigment Spectrum Noir ink on a piece of black cardstock and edged it and all the tag layers with the same bronze ink.  The rust effect is done with Tim's Grime stencil and Finnabair Art's set of 3 rust pastes.  I then used black foam tape to adhere all the layers and create more drama to the stacked tags.
 

Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project and joining in on the fun!Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Monday, January 20, 2020

Day 2 Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop: Distress Raven Nevermore card by Val!

Happy January Creative Friends!
Welcome back for Day 2 of  LeighSBDesigns 5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday🎉

 My 5 day hop started yesterday on Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.  Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party using any stamp company products!

The Blog Hop Linky, hop details and Rules on how to play are in my January 19th post HERE!

We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us!
There's prizes up for grabs😉

 
*** HELP AUSTRALIA'S ANIMALS ***

All proceeds from my POE SALE plus store-wide purchases will be donated to the Animal Rescue Collective to help all the poor animals effected by Australia's horrendous bushfires! 

https://mkc.org.au/donations/trcqld?fbclid=IwAR2BLguLCTrmMh9W0qOvvkcj2BG1PcqPKIUvJ5ZQGTxVsQCTWczo9QoIT6Y
 
The Animal Rescue Collective are using all donations to get food, water and medicine to all the injured animals and to help them survive the lasting effects of this tragedy!
I'm donating every month indefinitely so THANK YOU for your support😘

Shop LeighSBDesigns POE SALE!
Sale ends Jan 23rd at midnight pacific
 I also have a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!

Check out my 2018 Collection release video, it will get you in the Poe mood for sure!
Need more inspiration then check out the POE-tastic art shared in the past 4 hops HERE




Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2020 is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/

https://ikesart.zibbet.com/shop

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

“Distress Raven Nevermore”
Card by Val

LeighSBDesigner Val has this stunning card for your inspiration today featuring Distress Raven Nevermore!


Val used these supplies to make her dramatic card:
Distress Raven Nevermore - All Poe inspired digis are on sale thru Jan 23rd midnight pacific!
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil
Distress Oxide inks
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock

Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project and joining in on the fun!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Day 1: 5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop: Poe mixed media tag by Leigh!

Happy January Creative Friends!
It's time to kick off our creative year of fun with LeighSBDesigns 5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday🎉

 My 5 day hop begins today on Poe Appreciation Day and ends on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.  Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired projects in the Blog Hop Linky Party below using any stamp company products!  Full details and Rules on how to play are below!

We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us!
There's prizes up for grabs😉

 
*** HELP SUPPORT AUSTRALIA'S ANIMALS ***

All proceeds from my POE SALE plus store-wide purchases will be donated to the Animal Rescue Collective to help all the poor animals effected by Australia's horrendous bushfires! 

https://mkc.org.au/donations/trcqld?fbclid=IwAR2BLguLCTrmMh9W0qOvvkcj2BG1PcqPKIUvJ5ZQGTxVsQCTWczo9QoIT6Y
 
The Animal Rescue Collective are using all donations to get food, water and medicine to all the injured animals and to help them survive the lasting effects of this tragedy!
I'm donating every month indefinitely so THANK YOU for your support😘


The POE SALE is on for the duration of the hop and I also have a FREEBIE for you called Poe Love, you can grab it HERE!

Check out my 2018 Collection release video, it will get you in the Poe mood for sure!
Need more inspiration then check out the POE-tastic art shared in the past 4 hops HERE




Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2020 is proudly sponsored by

https://www.stampendous.com/ 

https://ikesart.zibbet.com/shop

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

“Quoth the Raven, Nevermore”
Tag by Leigh

I'm kicking of the hop today with my POEtastic mixed media tag featuring Poe Portrait and Signature and The Winter Raven.


I decided to flip the Poe portrait digi for this tag and collaged portions of the poem from The Winter Raven in Photoshop and printed out the design.  I then die cut the main panel and tag layers using Tim's Stacked Tag dies, black cardstock and decorative paper from my stash.


I coloured the collage with Mustard Seed, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress Inks.
I applied Brutus Monroe gold embossing powder thickly on the left side and stamped a "Nevermore" text rubber stamp into it while very hot to create the debossed effect.  I then applied EP to the bottom right side using Tim's Decayed stencil.


I embellished the tag with the wooden numbers “19” (painted black) and portions of Tim's Tangled Twigs die (cut from black cardstock).  I then coated the numbers and die cuts with clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and enhanced the crackle with silver gilding wax.


I had lots of fun creating this vintage mixed media tag and hope it inspires you to create your own Poe themed projects too😉

** HOW TO PLAY and HOP RULES **
 Please follow the Rules to participate and qualify for the prizes!
This is a Blog Hop NOT a challenge....please don't link up and disappear!
Entries not following the rules will be deleted!  
HAVE FUN, BE NICE, PLAY FAIR AND LEAVE LOTS OF LOVE! 

*Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired projects in the Linky Party below using any stamp company products, no sign-up required!

** PARTICIPATION RULE **
 *My hops are always stress free, i.e. you can play for just 1 day or more...YOUR choice!  In fairness to the players hopping to your blog and commenting on your projects you must also hop and comment on ALL the entries submitted on the same days you decide to play too!!
 
*Please include the Poe Blog Hop badge and mention LeighSBDesigns Edgar Allan Poe Blog Hop in all your blog posts and social media posts with a link back to this post!

*Public Facebook and Instagram entries are welcome (please don't use Flickr)!
Tag @LeighSBDesigns and use hashtag
#LeighSBDesignsPoeAppreciationBlogHop2020

*OLD projects are welcome but if you’ve been playing each year I'd love to see at least one NEW one too😉  Re-share OLD projects in NEW posts and include the hop details, NO back linking!

*Link to your actual project not your blog home page!

*LeighSBDesigns events are GDPR compliant, please read my PRIVACY POLICY  

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



Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project and joining in on the fun!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN