Happy October Creative Friends🎃
It’s here, LeighSBDesigns most anticipated 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop is finally here with a twist this year...I'm excited to announce we now have a monthly challenge too so creep on in and countdown to Halloween in LeighSBDesigns style🎃
Woohoo, October is the most SPOOKTACULAR time of the year and I’m thrilled to be back with our 11th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop where we gleefully countdown to October 31st in SPOOKtacular style and this year there's a new twist for even more wicked good fun!
I'm excited to announce that LeighSBDesigns will now be hosting monthly Hop+Challenges🎉
Stress free creative fun designed to inspire and bring makers together is the name of the game so our annual hops plus the monthly hops we've had a blast hosting to help keep our creative spirits up throughout the pandemic are all merging into one big creative Hop+Challenge party where, as usual, YOU choose when and how often YOU play starting with 31 Days of Halloween! There are 3 ways to play and LeighSBDesigns has proudly partnered up with some fabulous companies to sponsor prizes for you to win plus all winners are invited to Guest Design in future Hop+Challenges too🎉
Put your love of Halloween and crafty stamina to the test and play as often as you want as a Wicked Blogger and hop along admiring all the faBOOlous makes shared throughout the month while leaving lots of love on the makes linked up on the same days you choose to play to qualify for the Sponsored Hop Prizes
If your crafty time is limited you can still join the spooktivities by playing in the Challenge part of the fun with no hopping required! There's 2 tiers to the Challenge:
Enter the monthly Challenge with makes using LeighSBDesigns digi stamps or SVG Cutz to qualify for the LeighSBDesigns Challenge Prize
Enter makes using any stamp company products to win a Top 3 badge plus a generous discount coupon to spend at LeighSBDesigns Etsy BOOtique!
There's only ONE Hop+Challenge linky party and the info and easy peasy rules are in the MAIN POST!
Please read them over before linking up your Halloween makes!
Shop LeighSBDesigns SPOOKtacular Etsy BOOtique Sale for some scary good deals through Oct 31 midnight pacific!
"Sleeping Batleigh Cameos"
Trio of Mini Slimline Cards
Once Upon a Nightmare....deep in the enchanted Furness Forest the Sleeping Batleigh Bats begin to stir from their slumber for a night of frightful mischief!
For Day 21 of our SPOOKtacular 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge I'm back with a trio of quirky cute mini slimline cards featuring digi stamps from my new Once Upon a Nightmare Collection!
The stars of my wickedly cute mini slimline cards are 3 of my new Sleeping Batleigh Bats which I coloured in Adobe Fresco on my iPad, printed out and fussy cut out leaving a very narrow white border around each one.
I designed a mini slimline folded card in Silhouette Studio with a slightly smaller top panel and used the interior shape of my new Fern Frame to make an ornate cut out window in the top panel.
I used my new Furness Forest Winter Treescape to create the cameo window backgrounds and cut them out using a larger matching cut shape. I left the backgrounds in black and white to create a nice contrast between the vivid colours.
I then created three top panels with the Fern Frame centered over the windows to create my cameos and added three different large senties from the faBOOlous A Wicked Compendium of Halloween Sayings.
I then printed out the panels onto a sheet of toxic mixed media cardstock I'd coloured with Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Speckled Egg and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide sprays and cut them out on my Silhouette Cameo 4. I also cut out 3 of my mini slimline cards from black heavy weight cardstock.
I applied metallic gold Spectrum Noir pigment ink to the outside edges of the panels as well as all the window cuts.
I assembled all the mini slimline cards and mounted the Sleeping Batleigh Bats inside each cameo with black foam tape.
Shop the Once Upon a Nightmare digi stamps used today and more in the Halloween Sale on now through Oct 31st!
Check out this year's "Once Upon a Nightmare" Digi Stamp and SVG Cutz Halloween Collection!