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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😉


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!
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

“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😉

 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!  

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

 *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

*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!


  1. Awesome tag, love it! Happy Poe Day!

  2. Your tag is amazing... love the ink colors used! Happy Poe Appreciation! Thanks for hosting!

  3. Absolutely POEtastic tag! I am inspired! Happy Poe Appreciation!

  4. What a fun tag.. Love the paper and the embellished edges...


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