Friday, August 28, 2015

A Walk in The Woods - Lost Coast DT card

Howzit Friends
It's my turn to share a DT project over on Lost Coaster's Review, our DT blog where we share a new project every 2nd day.  I've made a whimsical manga card.


Today I'm featuring two of Lost Coast Designs newest stamps, Manga Goth Dots and Grunge Tree.  Both are available on the New Images page HERE!  I hope my card will tempt you to add these 2 to your collection!


I stamped Manga Goth Dots with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah solar white cardstock suitable for Copics, then again on scrap paper which I fussy cut out to use as a mask.  I used a small removable adhesive glue dot to keep the mask in place and stamped the Grunge Tree background with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.  To create the watercolour effect I used a Dove Blender pen and controlled the amount of bleed just by how much I rubbed over the areas.  I coloured the Manga girl with Copics and added metallic gold detailing to her dress, jewelry and boots.  I just love how fun the buckle and details make her boots, I'm a boot junky so I think these rock LOL!  To add to the whimsy I used a Vive Pearl Magic Transparent White pen to add sparkle to the roses and to create the 3D water droplets in the top and bottom right hand corners.

I trimmed the panel to the size of the Grunge Tree frame and distressed the edges with Tim's paper distresser tool to reveal raw white edges.  The panel was then adhered to black and then dark red mats which were cut using my Perfect Layers tools by Perfect Paper Crafting.   If you're not familiar with these tools then you need to check them out ASAP coz they're awesome!  They completely eliminate the need for measuring and cardstock waste coz you get the perfect sized mat every time!  Click HERE to order and use coupon code LBrunton to get 10% off your entire order!

To complete my card I added the gold cord and tiny bow before adhering everything to a folded card blank.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * Forever Dark * Altered Eclectic Challenges *

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Memorial Hop for Lily Chilvers of Octopode Factory

Hello Everyone!

Today we are remembering Lily Chilvers a truly beautiful artist and soul taken from us too soon.
To honour Lily we are sharing projects we have made in her memory using the wonderful, whimsical and wacky art she shared with us all.


Today I'm sharing 2 notecards featuring Lily's quirky Alice with a Long Neck and Cheshire Cat and the matching verses.  I just adore these designs! More photos and deets are below the Blog Hop list.

Blog Hop List

Leigh Snaith-Brunton - you are here!


I designed the layout of my notecards in Photoshop CS6, the Cheshire Cat is ATC size (2.5 x 3.5") and the Alice is slightly longer than an ATC and printed them out onto white Neenah cardstock.  The images are coloured with Copic markers and the backgrounds coloured with a Derwent chalk pencil and blended with a Dove Blender pen.  Tea Dye Distress Ink was applied with a foam applicator and I applied Vive Pearl Magic Transparent White to small areas of each image to add a touch of magical sparkle.  Both panels were then mounted onto white folded cards with Scotch Quick Dry glue.

Thank you for hopping with me in loving memory of Lily and sharing your wonderful creations.
Lily will live forever in our hearts and in our art!  

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * Altered Eclectic Challenges * Forever Dark Challenges

Thursday, August 6, 2015

"Here cometh the Night" Forever Dark Challenge DT project #2

Howzit Friends!
Our August Challenge over at Forever Dark Challenges started on Tuesday!
We have THREE fabulous sponsors this month, what a pleasure to create with their images! 

Today I'm sharing another one of my 100% digi projects.  This time I combined Poppyseed Graphics - Reach for the Stars digi stamp with one of my altered skyscape photographs of clouds.
I just adore fairies!

...here cometh the Night...
click for a closer look
I do all my digi designing and colouring in Photoshop CS6 and thoroughly enjoy combining digi stamps with my own photography which is always a blast to alter for inclusion in my art.
Check out my 1st DT project for August HERE if you missed it!
I hope I've inspired you to pop on over to Forever Dark and join the fun!

A big THANK YOU to our sponsors!

Oddball Art

Poppyseed Graphics

 Rosey Hearts
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * Altered Eclectic Challenges *About Art Accents

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

"The Scary Shadow" - Forever Dark Challenge #3

Howzit Friends!
It's time for our August Challenge #3 over at Forever Dark Challenges!  
We have 3 fabulous sponsors this month and it was a pleasure to get to create with their images!

Today I'm sharing my 100% digi project featuring Oddball Art's
Fran Tick and Dave the Bat digi stamp combined with one of my altered photographs of a tree.

...Dave, I think there's a scary shadow creeping up behind us!...

 I do all my digi designing and colouring in Photoshop CS6 and thoroughly enjoy combining digi stamps with my own photography which is always a blast to alter for inclusion in my art.
Stop by again on Thursday for my 2nd DT project!
I hope I've inspired you to pop on over to Forever Dark and join the fun!

A big THANK YOU to our sponsors!

Oddball Art

Poppyseed Graphics

 Rosey Hearts
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * Altered Eclectic Challenges *About Art Accents
Leigh S-B Designs - Home of The Sharpie Domino Queen!
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