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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Gothic Valentine Blog Hop 2021: Finale (Day 4) "Love is the Strongest Magic" Gothic card by Leigh!

 Welcome Creative Friends to
LeighSBDesigns' 4th annual
 

Today is the finale of our 4 day annual hop celebrating the darker side of love and romance in LeighSBDesigns style🖤  Thank you everyone for playing and sharing your fabulous dark makes with us!  I’ve been enjoying them each day and today I’ll be hopping back to leave you all some love!  It's not too late to play if you're just joining us today as the linky party closes tonight at 5 'til midnight pacific.  Everyone is welcome to come and join the fun using any stamp company supplies and products.  All the details, hop rules and the linky party are in my main hop post HERE!

Shop the new 2021 Valentine designs through tonight midnight pacific to get 20% off plus all my other Valentine themed designs are on Sale through Feb 28 midnight pacific too!
Check out the sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique❤️

I’ve got some fabulous new designs coming very soon for Spring and Easter and a blog hop to celebrate so I hop you’ll join us!  Stay tuned!

Day 4
"Love is the Strongest Magic"
  gothic card by Leigh

My finale make for you today is a gothic scene showing how love truly is the strongest magic...even from beyond the grave🖤
 
 
I've conjured up a magical twilight scene of a lone grave beneath a winter tree shrouded in fog.  The engraving on the tombstone says "Love is the Strongest Magic"🖤
 
 
Hanging from the tree above is a dripping broken heart.  From a single drop of blood a magic spell shoots down in a glittering swirl of stars to the grave below where it dramatically brings the lost loved one back to life.
 
 
I designed the scene then printed it out onto mixed media cardstock and trimmed to make a slimline panel.  I used masking fluid to mask the scene and created the magical twilight sky with Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Hickory Smoke and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide inks and splattered with Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and Distress Brushed Pewter sprays.
 

After removing the mask I applied more fog with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink and a magical glow with Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink over the images.  I darkened the outer edges with Black Soot Distress ink to create more drama then edged the card panel with Spectrum Noir Midas Silver pigment ink.  I coloured the heart with Prismacolor pencils and the bow with a metallic gold gel pen.  I then applied pearlescent yellow Viva Pearl gel to the stars for a magical 3D effect and finished off by mounting the panel onto a folded card base made from black heavy weight cardstock.
 
 
See you again soon for our Spring New Release Hop!

 
 
Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured make!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN




Monday, February 15, 2021

Gothic Valentine Blog Hop 2021: Day 3 - Gothic Heart Blooms card by Val!

Welcome Creative Friends to
LeighSBDesigns' 4th annual
 
 
We are celebrating Valentine's Day in LeighSBDesigns style with our annual blog hop where we indulge in the darker side of love and romance🖤  This year the hop is for 4 days from Feb 13 to Feb 16 and the linky party closes at 5 'til midnight pacific.  Everyone is welcome to come and join the fun using any stamp company supplies and products.  All the details, hop rules and the linky party are in my main hop post HERE!

Day 3
Gothic Heart Blooms
card by Val
 
LeighSBDesigner Val's inspiration for you today is a stunning gothic floral heart card featuring my new set called Heart Blooms🖤
 
 
The Heart Blooms set comes with 3 "Bloom" themed quotes and this lovely Buddha quote is one of them.
 
 
Val used the following supplies to create her gorgeous card:
 
Spectrum Noir Tri-blends:
Reds, Alpine Greens, Golds, Greys
Crystal Ranger Stickles
Black Sharpie pen
Red Glitter cardstock
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock

 
Shop the new 2021 Valentine designs through Feb 16 midnight pacific to get 20% off plus all my other Valentine themed designs are on Sale through Feb 28 midnight pacific too!
Check out the sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique❤️


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

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Gothic Valentine Blog Hop 2021: Day 2 - "smitten" Romeo Balleigh Monster card by Val!

❤️ Happy Valentine's Day ❤️
Welcome Creative Friends to
LeighSBDesigns' 4th annual
 
 
We are celebrating Valentine's Day in LeighSBDesigns style with our annual blog hop where we indulge in the darker side of love and romance🖤  This year the hop is for 4 days from Feb 13 to Feb 16 and the linky party closes at 5 'til midnight pacific.  Everyone is welcome to come and join the fun using any stamp company supplies and products.  All the details, hop rules and the linky party are in my main hop post HERE!

Day 2
"smitten"
Romeo Balleigh Monster card by Val
 
LeighSBDesigner Val's inspiration for you today is a fabulous card featuring a very smitten Romeo Balleigh Monster🖤

 
Val used the following supplies to create her wonderfully quirky Valentine card:
Spectrum Noir Tri-blends:  Reds, Alpine Greens, Ice Greys, Rose Blush
Red Sharpie pen
Fired Brick Distress Oxide
Tim Holtz Star Swirls stencil 
Black Glitter Cardstock
Smooth white cardstock
Black cardstock
 
Shop the new 2021 Valentine designs through Feb 16 midnight pacific to get 20% off plus all my other Valentine themed designs are on Sale through Feb 28 midnight pacific too!
Check out the sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique❤️
 
 
Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured make!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Gothic Valentine Blog Hop 2021: Day 1 - Romeo and Juliet Balleigh Monster Heart Blooms Ornament by Leigh!

 Welcome Creative Friends to
LeighSBDesigns' 4th annual
 
 
We are celebrating Valentine's Day in LeighSBDesigns style with our annual blog hop where we indulge in the darker side of love and romance🖤  This year the hop is for 4 days from Feb 13 to Feb 16 and the linky party closes at 5 'til midnight pacific.  Everyone is welcome to come and join the fun using any stamp company supplies and products.  All the details, hop rules and the linky party are in my main hop post HERE!

Day 1
"Romeo and Juliet"
Balleigh Monster Heart Blooms Ornament by Leigh

I'm kicking off the hop today with my hanging ornament featuring all my new February releases, Heart Blooms and the Romeo and Juliet Balleigh Monsters 🖤  There's no love story more romantic and tragic than Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet🖤

 
I coloured my adorable love monsters and floral heart wreath with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.
 

I used my Silhouette Cameo to fussy cut out all the images as well as mat layers which I coloured with Tea Dye and Black Soot Distress inks.
 
 
I used a white Dylusions paint pen to add white detailing.
 
I used a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen to add sparkly shimmer to all flowers, leaves and Juliet's heart bow, lips and eyeshadow.  I also applied transparent violet Viva Pearl 3D gel to the twirly flower centers on the Heart Blooms heart wreath.
 
 
 
I assembled and layered the images with black foam tape to create a fun dimensional ornament and embellished with a black satin ribbon in 2 widths and 2 Tim Holtz die cut bats coated with clear Rocky Candy Distress crackle.

 
Here's a bonus look featuring just Romeo Balleigh Monster on the Heart Blooms wreath.


I hope I've inspired you to come and join the celebration!
 
 
Thanks for stopping by to see today's featured makes!
Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

The 4th annual "Gothic Valentine Blog Hop 2021" main post!

 Welcome Creative Friends to
LeighSBDesigns' 4th annual
 
 
We are celebrating Valentine's Day in LeighSBDesigns style with our annual blog hop where we indulge in the darker side of love and romance and everyone is invited to play using any stamp company supplies and products🖤
 
This year the hop has a new name, Gothic Valentine, which better describes the darker feel and style of the hop.  Gothic Valentine conjures thoughts of dark romance, black lace, ruby red velvet, the seductive world of vampires, forbidden love, tragic love, monster love stories, the torment of broken hearts, betrayal and sorrow.  You get to interpret all of the above and create whatever your heart desires!

If you’re just joining us for the first time you’d be interested to know that our holiday of love has some very dark and sinister origins!  You can read all about it HERE!  
 
The Blog Hop linky party is below with the details on how to play and the Hop Rules!  This year's hop is for 4 days from Feb 13 to Feb 16 and the linky party opens today at 9am pacific and closes at 5 minutes 'til midnight pacific.  This is a progressive hop with new makes added to the linky party daily.  Click on each thumbnail in the linky and leave everyone lots of love as you hop along🖤  

Everyone is welcome to come and join the fun using any stamp company supplies and products.

 🖤🖤🖤 VALENTINE SALE 🖤🖤🖤
 
Shop the new 2021 Valentine designs through Feb 16 midnight pacific to get 20% off plus all my other Valentine themed designs are on Sale through Feb 28 midnight pacific too!
Check out the sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique❤️

There's also a "My Dark Valentine" sentiment FREEBIE you can snag HERE!

Included in the digi stamp set is a lovely floral heart shaped wreath and 3 wonderful "Bloom" themed quotes❤️


Romeo and Juliet Balleigh Monsters
This bundle is perfect for your sweet Valentine makes as well as your darker makes too coz there's no love story more tragic than Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet❤️
 
 
These love monsters are so adorable in their quirky cuteness!
The following is included in the Romeo and Juliet Balleigh Monsters bundle:
 
 
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns?section_id=23324840


 
🖤🖤🖤
How to Play and Hop Rules
 
 Please follow the Rules to participate and qualify for the LeighSBDesigns Prize!
This is a Blog Hop NOT a challenge....link ups that don't follow the few basic rules will be deleted.
HAVE FUN, BE NICE, PLAY FAIR AND LEAVE LOTS OF LOVE! 
 
*Everyone is invited to enter dark love inspired makes 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 Gothic Valentine Blog Hop badge and mention LeighSBDesigns Gothic Valentine 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
#LeighSBDesignsGothicValentineBlogHop2021

*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!
 
QUESTIONS AND TROUBLESHOOTING
*If you have any questions please leave a comment on this post below.
*If you have trouble adding your make to the linky party please send me a message/email and put direct links to your makes in the comments below.

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

Happy Hopping!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN

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Friday, February 12, 2021

LeighSBDesigns Valentine 2021 Release: Romeo and Juliet Balleigh Monsters and Heart Blooms digi stamp sets!

Howzit Creative Friends!
I'm excited to release some brand new Valentine themed designs today❤️
 Valentine's Day is this Sunday and tomorrow our 4th annual gothic themed Valentine Blog Hop begins so here's 3 fun new digi stamp sets for you to play with❤️ 
 
Shop the new Valentine designs through Feb 16 midnight pacific to get 20% off plus all my other Valentine themed designs are on Sale through Feb 28 midnight pacific too!
Check out the sale at LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique❤️

First up is a beautiful floral heart and sentiment set called Heart Blooms❤️
Included in the digi stamp set is a lovely floral heart shaped wreath and 3 wonderful "Bloom" themed quotes❤️


In addition to being perfect for Valentine's Day the beautiful floral heart is super versatile for any occasion make throughout the year like Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries and Sympathy cards too. 

The sentiments included in the set are:
❤️ Let Love Bloom
❤️ Hope your day Blooms with Joy
and the Buddha quote:
❤️ If we could see the Miracle of a single Flower clearly our whole World would Change!

Now for the next 2 sets which I've bundled together for you coz they really do belong together but you can also get them as individual sets too!  Here's 2 new characters in the Balleigh Monsters Collection!
 
This bundle is perfect for your sweet Valentine makes as well as your darker makes too coz there's no love story more tragic than Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet❤️
 
 
These love monsters are so adorable in their quirky cuteness!
The following is included in the Romeo and Juliet Balleigh Monsters bundle:
 
 
❤️ The Juliet Balleigh Monster set includes:
❤️ Juliet Balleigh Monster
❤️ Heart Bubbles
❤️ stacked XoX senti
❤️ smooches senti
 
 
❤️ The Romeo Balleigh Monster set includes:
❤️ Romeo Balleigh Monster
❤️ Heart Balloons
❤️ smitten senti
❤️ Love Sick senti

You can also get the Juliet Balleigh Monster set on it's own HERE and the Romeo Balleigh Monster set HERE!
 
Now get ready to indulge in the darker side of love, I'll see you all tomorrow for Day 1 of
 
 
Thanks for stopping by to see today's new release!
Happy Creating!
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN