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!
Gothic Gazing Globe 3D Luminary
Once Upon a Nightmare the Wicked Moon kept a watchful gaze upon the enchanted Furness Forest as the creatures of the night began to stir....come with me, let's go deep into the forest to see what's there...if you dare!
I'm kicking off the spooktivities today with a SPOOKtacular Gothic Gazing Globe 3D Luminary featuring digi stamps and SVG Cutz from my new Once Upon a Nightmare Collection!
Everyone knows I ❤️ luminaries so of course I could not resist making one with my new faBOOlous Gothic Gazing Globe Stand 3D SVG Cutz set for electronic cutting machines!
I welded the Gothic Gazing Globe Stand 3D SVG Cutz with my gorgeous new Furness Forest Faerie Ring Layered SVG Cutz and cut out 4 of the stand elements out of heavy weight black cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 4.
I cut four of the base mat layers from vellum and adhered them to the backs of the stand base panels and coloured the vellum with Copics to create the Jack o' Lantern stained glass effect. I also cut the base frame overlay and the Fleur-de-lis overlay out 4 times from mixed media cardstock and coloured them with Bronze Spectrum Noir Midas pigment ink.
I printed the wonderful Wicked Moon digi stamp out twice with one as a mirror image and coloured them with purple Copics. I then adhered the moons back to back with fishing line sandwiched between to create the hanging ornament.
I then folded all the Gothic Gazing Globe Luminary stand pieces along the fold lines and carefully adhered each side to the next taking my time to line things up one side at time and then I placed the Wicked Moon ornament in the center before adhering the last side together. I didn't fully adhere the top and bottom of the base panels together near the center coz that's where I then slipped in the string lights to light up the Jack o' Lantern base!
The luminary takes a bit of time and patience to assemble but the finished Gothic Gazing Globe Luminary is glorious to behold once complete and taking pride of place in your Halloween decor this year!
Shop the Once Upon a Nightmare Digi Stamp and SVG Cutz I used 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!
Thanks for creeping in to see today's SPOOKtacular make, see you tomorrow🎃