Friday, September 16, 2016

"First Sight" 3D paper art - The East Wind New Release!

Howzit Friends!
Today I'm sharing a 3D paper art project featuring The East Wind's new release digi called "Aurora's First Sight"!  Isn't she lovely!  She'll be up in the Etsy store later today.


Here she is ready for framing in a shadow box.  The flowers are fussy cut out and layered to create a 3D garden.  Some flowers have 2 layers and others have 3.

A closer look at Aurora.
 I printed the image out 3 times onto Neenah solar white cardstock and then fussy cut out all the sections I wanted to layer.  The digi is coloured with Prismacolor pencils and the background is done with a Derwent pastel pencil blended with a Dove blender pen.


Above is a closer look at the flowers and below the photo gives you a better idea of the dimension.  I also added shimmery transparent dimensional drops to the tendrils, flower centers and the background corners with a Viva Pearl pen in magic transparent white.  I layered the finished piece first on black cardstock, then pink and then another sheet of black and now she's ready to be framed.
 

Come and join the fun at The East Wind...we have 2 blog challenges every month and fun challenges on on our TEW Facebook Group too!

http://www.theeastwind.com/

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *

Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Happy Vacation" Kinetic Card for The East Wind DT!

Howzit Everyone!
Our 2nd challenge for the month of September began today over at The East Wind Challenge blog.
Challenge #63 theme is "I Like to Move it, Move it" and I designed this fun kinetic card featuring TEW digi called Vacation.


Isn't she cute!  She's so very happy to be going on vacation she can't stand still.
 Here's a little video clip showing the swinging movement of the girl holding her suitcase.


The photos below show the various back and forth positions of the movement too.


I also used one of The East Wind's background digis for my scene called Into the Woods


In Photoshop CS6 I enlarged the background digi quite a bit and then added the digi girl layer.  I erased the parts of the image that I didn't need and also drew in the missing parts of her skirt that would be revealed by the swinging action of her arms.  I then created an additional layer of the girl and erased everything except the areas I needed for the moving part of the image.  I also needed to draw in her hair on her left side.  I then printed everything out on Neenah solar white cardstock and coloured her with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  I added  subtle colour to the background with Derwent Pastel pencils blended with a Dove blender pen.  I fussy cut out the girl, determined her placement and made a tiny hole in the background panel.  I then adhered a tiny brad to the girl and secured her to the background panel.  I matted the image onto black cardstock and then a folded card made from white cardstock.  I then completed my card with paper flowers and pearlescent green self adhesive pearls.

Here's a closer look at her, isn't she sweet!


Come and join the fun at The East Wind...we have 2 blog challenges every month and fun challenges on on our TEW Facebook Group too!


http://www.theeastwind.com/

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *

Sunday, September 4, 2016

"Once Upon A Tail" - Comic Strip for The East Wind

Happy Sunday!
Today I'm sharing a Comic Strip project for a Storybook Critters challenge going on over at Markers! Papers! Digis! Facebook group for the month of September.  A whole bunch of companies are sponsoring $1 digis for the challenge and The East Wind is one of the sponsors.  Unky created this fun cat and dog digi called Storybook Animals and it will be a $1 until Sept 30th so grab it quick and join the fun.


I had blast creating my little comic strip story.  I designed the comic strip cells in Photoshop CS6 and then added the digi parts and text.  I printed the comic strip out onto a full sheet of Neenah solar white cardstock and coloured it with Copics.  Here's a closer look at each scene.


Come and join the fun at The East Wind...we have 2 blog challenges every month and fun challenges on on our TEW Facebook Group too!

http://www.theeastwind.com/
Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!

I've entered this one in
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes 

Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *

Friday, September 2, 2016

"Keeper of the Sacred Flame" DT art piece for Delicious Doodles

Howzit Friends!
Our September Challenge over at Delicious Doodles is underway and the theme this month is "Orange and Brown".

I love reading about Pagan symbolism and long lost meanings of things we still do to this day and being inspired by them!  Here's my DT project for the DD challenge, I made an art piece featuring Teri's February Goddess Colouring Page - Imbolc.


 Imbolc has various meanings and traditions depending on the cultures.  I can see where Teri was going with this design when I read about a Pagan holiday with a Celtic connection relating to the Irish goddess Brighid.  She is the keeper of the sacred flame and the guardian of home and hearth.  You honour her with purification and cleaning in preparation for the coming spring...hence our tradition of doing a "Spring Clean" was born.  In addition to fire, she is also a goddess connected to inspiration and creativity!


 I printed this wonderful design out onto Neenah solar white cardstock and went to work with my Copics, Marvy Le Plume alcohol markers and Prismacolor pencils.


 I distressed the edges with Tim's Paper Distresser tool and applied a touch of Tea Dye Distress Ink to the decorative frame.  I mounted the finished piece onto black cardstock, rust brown and then black again.  Now it's ready for framing.

 Thanks for stopping by to see my project today and have a fabulous weekend!

I've entered this one in
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *

Thursday, September 1, 2016

"Full Moon" - The East Wind DT card!

Happy September to you all!
It's time for a new bi-monthly challenge over at The East Wind and today I'm sharing my DT inspiration card featuring today's new Newsletter Freebie digi called Borum and it will be up in the TEW Etsy store today!  Borum-dal means Full Moon in Korean.


The theme for our Sept 1-10 challenge is SHINE ON
http://theeastwindchallenge.blogspot.ca/2016/09/challenge-62-shine-september-1-10.html

 I love incorporating my photography with my rubber and digi stamping art and knew immediately that I wanted to use one of my 4th of July Fireworks photos for the background of this joyful and whimsical image.  I started out by combining my photo with the digi and also added the sentiment text "SWING like there's no TOMORROW" in Photoshop CS6 and then printed out onto Neenah solar white cardstock.  I coloured the digi image with Prismacolor pencils and added touches of highlights with a white gel pen.  To keep the focus on the carefree "wide open sky" feeling of the piece I didn't add any embellishments and kept the layered mats narrow and simple.  I left a white border when I trimmed down the printout and matted it onto hot pink cardstock and then onto a folded card made from a sheet of black cardstock.


Come and join the fun at The East Wind...we have 2 blog challenges every month and fun challenges on on our TEW Facebook Group too!

http://www.theeastwind.com/
Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!

I've entered this one in
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes 

Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *

Friday, August 19, 2016

Boys over Flowers - New Release at The East Wind!

Howzit Friends!
I'm back today to share today's new release digi over at The East Wind "Boys Over Flowers"!
Isn't he lovely!


Boys over Flowers
https://www.etsy.com/listing/459823014/digital-stamp-boys-over-flower-300dpi?ref=shop_home_active_1

 The blue background was done in Photoshop CS6 and then I printed him out onto Neenah cardstock.  I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and the brown shadow background area is Prismacolor pencil too. 


 I had so much fun doing my Tartan Rose girl for our current challenge Paper Piecing that I decided to paper piece his t-shirt!  The paper is from the same paper pack I used for Tartan Rose too.


I used a simple geometric paper punch to add a touch of decoration to the corners and then matted the coloured panel onto green cardstock and then onto a folded card made from black cardstock.
http://www.theeastwind.com/
Come and join the fun at The East Wind...we have 2 blog challenges every month and fun challenges on on our TEW Facebook Group too!
Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Leonardo Artist Trading Block - Hip 2 Be Square with Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!

Hello Friends!
Today is Day 1 of a fun new event over at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!

HIP 2 BE SQUARE!


Join us daily through to the end of August for tons of SQUARE inspiration featuring Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda Square rubber stamps as well as projects that incorporate squares and are square shaped!



Check out our large selection of SQUARE stamps:
Carmen's Veranda Squares
Lost Coast Designs Doodling Squares
Lost Coast Designs Zentangle Squares
I kicked off the event today with my Leonardo themed Artist Trading Block (ATB) featuring Carmen's Veranda Cracked Face Square plus Lost Coast Designs Cosmos Collage and Leonardo Accessories Set.
I handmade my own ATB from black cardstock with a template I made myself but you can use wooden blocks and now there's even ATB dies available in different sizes!  Later this month I'll be sharing this project in a more detailed post with a template of my ATB over at Lost Coaster's Review, so make sure to pop on over, follow us and subscribe to our emails too so you don't miss seeing it!

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *

Monday, August 15, 2016

Durer Art Nudes - Lost Coast Designs DT!

Hello Friends!
We're midway through our August Challenge "Watercolour Backgrounds" over at Lost Coast Designs event and challenge blog, Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!


I made these Art Nude tags featuring 2 of Lost Coast Designs Durer Women, Balancing Vixen and Backside Woman.

Durer's Balancing Vixen
These started out as standard white shipping tags and I created the watercolour backgrounds with Nuance pigment powdersLost Coast Designs carries all the colours including the 5 new ones which will be up in the store soon but you can request them now if you want to order them.  I'll be featuring these two tags in more detail over at Lost Coaster's Review on August 18th so please stop by for more info!

Durer's Backside Woman
Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *

"Tartan Rose" for The East Wind DT!

Howzit Friends!
We are halfway through August already and that means it's time for our 2nd challenge over at The East Wind!


Here's my DT inspiration featuring Tartan for
Challenge #61 "Paper Piecing" 

"Paper Piecing", which I also know as "Paper Applique", is a technique where you remove a part of the image and replace it with decorative paper.  My "paper pieced" part is the lovely girl's dress and to keep with the theme of the digi stamp I used DP with a rose design in shades of blue and I also made a matching paper bow from the decorative paper too!  From the same DP pack I also used the colour coordinating stripe to pick up on the tartan theme too.  I've had this paper pack from Michaels in my stash forever!  I knew I was keeping it for something special, it was just made for this image ;0)

 
   I coloured the lady with a combo of Copics and Prismacolor pencils and the roses just with Prismacolor pencils.  The background is a combination of brown and blue Derwent pastels blended with a Dove blender pen.


I printed the image twice and fussy cut out the lady I coloured and and layered her on top of the rose background with pop dots.  To create that dark shadow on her right side...I coloured the lady image underneath solid black and then slightly offset her when layering so that a bit of the black peeked out further enhancing the dimension.


I distressed the edges of the coloured panel and matted it onto black cardstock then the stripe DP and another layer of black.  I then completed my card with blue pearl jewels and embellished the bow with a matching jewel and Tim Holtz Idea-ology spinner for good measure!  Here's a closer look at the details....click on all the photos for a closer look.


http://www.theeastwind.com/
Come and join the fun at The East Wind...we have 2 blog challenges every month and fun challenges on on our TEW Facebook Group too!
 
Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

First Place Winner - Tonner Doll Company Wilde About Colouring Contest!

Howzit Everyone!
Tonner Doll Company recently released their first colouring book called Wilde About Colouring featuring Robert Tonner's Ellowyne Wilde doll sketches and in celebration of Robert's July birthday they held a colouring contest.

FIRST PLACE WINNER!
I entered these three coloured pages and I'm thrilled to announce that the black one won First Place, personally picked by Mr Tonner himself!
SQUEEEEEEE!



http://www.tonnerdoll.com/wilde/wilde-coloring-book

My prize is a Tonner doll of my choice autographed by Robert Tonner and I chose event exclusive 16 inch Elloywne "Satin Doll", isn't she gorgeous!


Here's a video of all the entries!

Thanks for stopping by to see my artwork today!
Happy Stamping!

 Leigh S-B

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * The East Wind * Delicious Doodles *
Leigh S-B Designs - Home of The Sharpie Domino Queen!
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