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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2021 Winner!

Howzit Creative Friends!
What a fabulous 6th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop we had🖤
Thank you everyone for playing along and celebrating the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe with us again this year, all your makes were truly POEtastic🖤
 
If you missed this hop you can still check out all the wonderful makes HERE and all the past hops HERE too!  Now don't forget to mark January 19, 2022 on your calendars and we'll see you then for our 7th Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop😁 
 
 
 The WINNER of our 6th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop
 is

NAN
 
Congratulations Nan, you've won a digi stamp set of our choice from LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps🥳  Please send me a message to claim your prize by Feb 5th!  Grab your brag badge and share with pride😉
   

Now get ready for our next fun blog hop in February!
Our annual My Dark Valentine Hop has a new name and look!
Please spread the word by sharing the hop badge below in your blog sidebars and on social media😘
See you on February 13 but don't forget to visit often until then for lots of glorious inspirational makes😉
 
 
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2021: The Black Cat - Finale make by Leigh!

Welcome to LeighSBDesigns 6th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday on January 19th!

Today is the finale of our annual 5 day hop!
Thank you everyone for playing along and celebrating the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe with us again this year🖤
 
The hop closes tonight at 5 minutes to midnight pacific so you've still got many hours to join in on the party!  Submit your Poe inspired makes in the Blog Hop Linky Party located on the main post HERE using any stamp company products and be in the running for a prize from LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps😉  You'll find the full details and Rules on how to play there too!
 
 
"The Black Cat"
by Leigh
 
For today's finale I created a scene from Poe's macabre tale, The Black Cat, using Wiccan Moon and the portrait from the Edgar Allan Poe Portrait and Signature set.

 
This story is so disturbing on so many levels....what happened to the kitties, never mind the wife, is just horrendous!  Just like the story this piece is bristling with symbolism.
 
 
 I bricked Poe up in the wall while the Black Cat looks on and gave the piece a fractured look with crooked edges.  I'll leave you to ponder the symbolism and draw your own conclusions while the tale haunts your nightmares until next year's Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop....see you in 2022 mwahahahahaha😁
 
 
 I used a die by Crafter's Companion and a Distress Oxide sprayed watercolour background to create the brick wall and watercolour painted Poe and the Wiccan Moon kitty with Distress Inks and watercolour crayons for a grungy look.  I used black 3D foam tape to create the depth for the wall crack and added stone pieces from the wall die cuts at the top and bottom of the crack leaving Poe's tortured face peering out.
 
 
Shop the Poe Appreciation Sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique through midnight pacific tonight!
  

Get ready for our next fun blog hop in February!
Our annual My Dark Valentine Hop has a new name and look!
See you on February 13 but don't forget to visit often until then for lots of glorious inspirational makes and the Poe Hop winner announcement😉
 
 
Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured Poe Appreciation make!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Friday, January 22, 2021

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2021: "Oddleigh Poe" compendium of makes by Leigh and Val!

Welcome to LeighSBDesigns 6th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday, January 19th!

Today is Day 4 of our annual 5 day hop!
Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired makes in the Blog Hop Linky Party located on the main post HERE using any stamp company products!  You'll find the full details and Rules on how to play there too!  We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us and be in the running for a prize from LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps😉
 
 
"Oddleigh Poe"
Compendium of makes by Leigh and Val
 
Today I'm sharing some past Poe makes of mine and LeighSBDesigner Val's featuring the Oddleigh Poe collection of fun and quirky designs.
 
Val thanks you all for your well wishes❤️  She's improving each day but still very weak and in bed still.
 

This one features the Oddleigh Poe and Raven set, Oddleigh Raven Nevermore, Oddleigh - The Raven, the Hop FREEBIE - Poe Love, 3 hats from the the Party Hats pack, lil miss Oddleigh Cherished Heart and lil miss Oddleigh Flower.  For more info on this make check out my original post HERE!
 
 
Val also made this striking tag using Oddleigh Edgar Allan Poe.


Val created a magical misty background to feature Oddleigh Raven Nevermore on this beauty!
 

 On this fun mixed media make I used the Oddleigh Poe and Raven Set and Oddleigh Cherished Heart set with her Heart border.  Poe is holding a Gothic Rose, the background is the Scratched Hearts collage and the sentiment is from the Dark Sentiments 1 set.  Check out my original post HERE
 
 
🥳Shop the Poe Appreciation Sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique through Jan 23rd🥳
 
 Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured Poe Appreciation makes!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2021: "Quoth the Winter Raven, Nevermore" compendium of makes by Leigh!

Welcome to LeighSBDesigns 6th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday on January 19th!

Today is Day 3 of our annual 5 day hop!
Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired makes in the Blog Hop Linky Party located on the main post HERE using any stamp company products!  You'll find the full details and Rules on how to play there too!  We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us and be in the running for a prize from LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps😉
 
 
"Quoth the Winter Raven, Nevermore"
Compendium of makes by Leigh
 
Today I'm sharing some past Poe makes of mine featuring my mysterious The Winter Raven

“Quoth the Winter Raven, Nevermore”
You can see my original post HERE to see how I made this mixed media tag.

 
“The Winter Raven” 
Check out my original post HERE for more info about this mixed media painting.

 
“NEVERMORE”
Check out my original post HERE for more info about this mixed media tag.

 
“Quoth the Raven, Nevermore” 
Check out my original post HERE for more info about this mixed media tag.

 
“The Winter Raven” 
This The Winter Raven collage is coloured up with Copics in shades of grey and blue with hints of purple. 
 
 
🥳Shop the Poe Appreciation Sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique through Jan 23rd🥳
 
 
 Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured Poe Appreciation makes!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2021: "Ode to Poe" compendium of makes by Val!

Welcome to LeighSBDesigns 6th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday, January 19th!

Today is Day 2 of our annual 5 day hop!
Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired makes in the Blog Hop Linky Party located on the main post HERE using any stamp company products!  You'll find the full details and Rules on how to play there too!  We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us and be in the running for a prize from LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps😉
 
 
"Ode to Poe"
Compendium of makes by Val
 
Today I'm sharing some past Poe makes of LeighSBDesigner Val's with you because she's currently fighting the nasty COVID 19 virus😞  She's doing okay but it's hit her hard so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers😘
 
 
 
Val used Ode To Poe to make this handsome card!
 
 
 
🥳Shop the Poe Appreciation Sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique through Jan 23rd🥳
 
 
 
 Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured Poe Appreciation makes!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2021: Day 1 Poe Gnome Painting by Leigh!

Welcome to LeighSBDesigns 6th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday!

Today is Poe's birthday and Day 1 of our annual 5 day hop!
Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired makes in the Blog Hop Linky Party located on the main post HERE using any stamp company products!  You'll find the full details and Rules on how to play there too!  We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us and be in the running for a prize from LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps😉
 
 
"Poe Gnome"
digital painting by Leigh
 
I'm kicking off the hop today with a POEtastic digital painting of Poe Gnome in a magical forest scene.


Poe Gnome is enjoying his birthday sitting in the forest pondering his next masterpiece with the help of his pet Raven.

 
 
🥳Shop the Poe Appreciation Sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique through Jan 23rd🥳
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured Poe Appreciation make!
I hope you'll come and join in on the blog hop fun!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation 6th annual Blog Hop 2021!

Happy January Creative Friends and Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe!

It's time to kick off our creative year of fun with LeighSBDesigns 6th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop in celebration of the Master of Macabre's birthday!
 
Today is Poe's birthday, the official Poe Appreciation Day, and Day 1 of our annual 5 day hop!  Everyone is invited to enter Poe inspired makes in the Blog Hop Linky Party below using any stamp company products!  Full details and Rules on how to play are below!
  The Linky Party closes on the 23rd at 5 minutes to midnight pacific.
We always have a POEtastic time so tell your friends and celebrate your love of Poe with us and be in the running for a prize from LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps😉
 
 
🥳Shop the Poe Appreciation Sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique through Jan 23rd🥳


Check out my POEtastic Edgar Allan Poe collection!
 

 
 
Check out my 2018 Collection 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 5 hops HERE!


 
 The POE SALE is on for the duration of the hop and you're also welcome to grab my "Poe Love" FREEBIE HERE!
 
🖤🖤🖤
 
** HOW TO PLAY and HOP RULES **
 Please follow the Rules to participate and qualify for the prize!
This is a Blog Hop NOT a challenge....link ups that don't follow my few basic 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!

** PARTICIPATION RULE **
 *My hops are always stress free, i.e. enter makes on as many days as you want and only hop and comment on the days you play, easy peasy!
 In fairness to the players hopping to your blog and commenting on your makes you must hop and comment on ALL the entries submitted on the same days you choose to play!
 
*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!

*Social media entries are welcome as long as your posts are public and don't require visitors to sign up!
Tag @LeighSBDesigns and use hashtag
#LeighSBDesignsPoeAppreciationBlogHop2021

*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!
*Please link to your actual project post and not your blog home page!

*LeighSBDesigns events are GDPR compliant, please read my PRIVACY POLICY  
 
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Happy New Year - Oddleigh Elf card by Leigh!

Happy New Year Creative Friends!
Today is the last day to add the Oddleigh New Year Elf and Fireworks set to your collections!  The SALE on this cutie ends tonight at midnight pacific!
 
❄️ Oddleigh New Year ❄️
card by Leigh


I printed the Oddleigh New Year Elf and Fireworks scene out onto mixed media cardstock then had lots of fun painting her with aqua pencils.  I used a metallic gold gel pen on her party hat tassels and the Happy New Year senti on her sign.  For lots of pretty sparkle I added crystal Stickles to her party hat tassles, snowflakes and the hat rim as well as the snowflake on her dress.

 
 
I then painted the background and fireworks with Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter brush pens.
The glitter has an encrusted texture to it and super sparkly in real life.  I also added crystal Stickles to the Fireworks for even more sparkle. 
 
 
To get the effect of bursts of fireworks light mixed in with snowfall I created a mottled distressed look by splashing the background with water and removing paint with paper towel.  I then added white snowflake speckles with a white Dylusions paint pen and splattered the entire scene with Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain.  I then edged the panel with Spectrum Noir Midas gold pigment ink and matted it onto black cardstock and then mounted everything onto a panel of Distress Oxide Sprayed background cardstock I'd previously made and had in my stash.  I then completed the card by edging the Distress Oxide panel with Black Soot Distress Ink.  
 

Oddleigh New Year Elf and Fireworks set is on SALE through Sunday midnight pacific!
 
 
Get ready for our next fun blog hop!
Our annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Hop begins on Poe's birthday, January 19!
 

 
Check out my STAMPtember 2020 Collection - especially my new Poe Gnome!


Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured make!
Stay Safe and Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN