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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop 2020: Reaper Luminary by Leigh!

πŸŽƒ Welcome Creative Friends to Day 1 of LeighSBDesigns 10th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop πŸŽƒ
 YAY, the most spooktacular time of the year is here and I'm thrilled to be hosting my 10th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop again this year!

Haunt with us all month long to see spooktacular Halloween themed makes shared here daily by moi and Val as well as all the spooktacular makes shared by YOU that will magically appear each day in the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop linky party located HERE!
Everyone is invited to join in on the spooktivities!
My Blog Hops are always stress free fun with a few simple rules to ensure YOU have a wicked good time as well as qualify for the prizes too!  Check out all the hop deets and rules on how to play as either a Wicked Blogger or as a Sinister Stalker HEREπŸŽƒ
Join us and countdown to October 31st in spooktacular LeighSBDesigns style!
πŸŽƒπŸ’€πŸŽƒ Halloween Sale πŸŽƒπŸ’€πŸŽƒ
Check out the SALE section at LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique to see all the digi stamps that make HEXcellent Halloween creations and snag some wicked good deals throughout October!
Sale ends at midnight pacific Oct 31st! 

If you love Halloween as much as me then be sure to also check out all the Cryptkeepers participating over on the Countdown to Halloween blog!  I've been a Cryptkeeper for many moons now and this year I was delighted to design these 3 Cryptkeeper badges for the 2020 participantsπŸŽƒ

I'm now super excited to kick off the spooktivities today with my make for Day 1!
πŸ’€ Reaper Luminary πŸ’€
by Leigh

 I love love love luminaries and had an absolute blast making this one featuring my wicked new Reaper from this year’s Halloween release!
 I printed Reaper out onto a sheet of vellum and applied Tim’s Cranberry, Terra Cotta, Ginger and Caramel Alcohol Inks to the reverse side to create the distressed luminary panel.

The frame is a gorgeous cut file I found at the Silhouette Design store by Rivka Wilkins which I modified by removing elements from the center oval and I also resized it and elongated the shape.  I cut the frame out twice from black heavy weight cardstock for strength and twice from diamond patterned cardstock.  I glued one of each panel together and then grunged everything up with Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Inks and a coat of Tim’s crazing medium to simulate rusted metal.  Then adhered the vellum panel to the back of one of the frame pieces.

I applied Bronze Viva Decor Pearl pen to the cobweb cutouts on the front panel of the frame to create a beautiful stained glass effect that sparkles during the day and dances prettily in flickering candle light at night.  I then assembled the frame by adhering the 2 panels together just along the top edge and scored a crease line to the back top edge to form the easel.

The finishing touch was the Jillibean Soup "Something Wicked" sentiment cut file from Silhouette which I converted into a print and cut and coloured with Fired Brick, Tea Dye and Black Soot Distress Inks then mounted onto the frame with black foam tape. 

Here's a little video showing the luminary in action!
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Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured project!
Happy Haunting!


  1. Love your CryptKeeper ATCoins there awesome!

  2. Fabulous Reaper Luminary, love the frame too!

  3. Brilliant Reaper Luminary!
    Shame I missed out on the Halloween Countdown but love your badges!

  4. Positively gorgeous luminary! The Reaper looks so menacing with the flickering flames! Absolutely brilliant as Susan has already said! :)

  5. Yes agreed The Reaper does appear menacing and such an awesome job you did on him.

  6. I am back for another 31 days of Halloween!! What an awesome post.... love the REAPER~


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