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Saturday, June 24, 2017

#artifacts Journal Project of Seth Apter's

I signed on for the #artifacts journaling project for 2017 proposed by Seth Apter which much trepidation!  I am not known for my journaling skills but after a very emotionally draining 2016 thought that getting some things down on paper with art might help me on my way to healing.  So I am giving it a try although very far behind; I do enjoy the time I spend on it.  This month my page that spoke to me most was made with a pair of gorgeous rainbow eyes painted in acrylics on a canvas by the Art Sherpa on Youtube.  They seem to represent the tears of sadness and joy that have come my way in the last year and a half.


They also remind me of how people we know and strangers watch our journeys and make their own decisions about how we should and should not act.  This page seemed to sum it all up with a beautiful pair of eyes as the prize.  I used acrylic paints, stencils, washi stamp, die cuts and stamps.

I took this out of my 3 ring binder to photo it but it is now in place with my next favorite page that is a reminder of a cruise in February of 2016.


Hope you will join the quest plenty of time to catch up or start now....no rules!  One of my favorite things about it!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Uh Oh! Oddleigh Mockingbird is Keeping LeighSBDesigns Awake Again!

The fantastic Leigh of LeighSBDesigns has had a little mockingbird problem for a couple of years now.  And this guy loves to keep her awake at night and has actually followed her during the day!  Yep, stalker mockinbird!  Well, meet Oddleigh Mockingbird, released with Lil Miss Oddleigh Dreaming of Sleep!


 He comes with 4 digis, a cluster of 2 stars, a pile of fallen Zzzzz's, floating Zzzzz's that are hollow so you can make them any colour you want plus the same Zzzzz's in solid black too.

Those darts will keep your eyes wide open until dawn as I know for a fact!  Sleep and I have a terrible relationship!  I colored him with Prisma colored pencils and then used acrylic paint in purple and blue to give him a dark of the night look.  The Z's are colored with Spectrum Noir markers with lines added with a white gel pen.  Also used the gel pen to add some twinkle stars.

Check out the store of LeighSBDesigns at Etsy and see all of her awesome images!  This wonderful fellow is on sale for a short while so run carefully don't walk to get him and all the images that come with him!


Meet a Very Sleepy Lil Miss Oddleigh Dreaming of Sleep from LeighSBDesigns!

YAWN!  Never has a digital image reminded me of myself as much as Lil Miss Oddleigh Dreaming of  Sleep by LeighSBDesigns!  This fabulous image comes with three digital images!  And my fondness for her is our shared lack of sleep!  Apparently we both suffer from horrible insomnia so I have found my mirror image :)


 She comes with 2 digis, a cluster of 4 stars and a thought bubble full of sleepy Zzzzzz's.

I colored her up with Prisma colored pencils and fussy cut leaving a small white line.  I used a piece of paper made for acrylic paints to paint a galaxy background (thanks Art Sherpa) and the zzz's bubble is Spectrum Noir markers with a Q-Tip dipped in alcohol to make some spots.  A white gell pen to make some really big sparkle stars and she is ready for a long night of no sleep!

I hope you will go by the fabulous shop of LeighSBDesigns at Etsy and check out all of the wonderfulness there and this beauty will be on sale for a short while so don't miss out!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

It's June and Time for All Things Great and Small

I so love Teri's images at Delicious Doodles!  So much talent and so many gorgeous really gorgeous images!  I colored this one up for the June challenge with Prisma colored pencils.  I then painted some paper purple and green and make some water plants and cut and curl around a pencil.  Then some die cut doillies!



A few sea beads and she is set to have fun with her friends!  Marina the image is a delight to color!

I hope you come join our challenge at Delicious Doodles for June with the theme of All Things Great and Small!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Revisiting Japan!

I was so excited to see Neko the whimsical Japanese cat as a new image by LeighSBDesigns!  I wanted to use some of my gorgeous photos from Japan in November last year and this worked out so well I thought!


Colored with Spectrum Noir markers and scanned into the computer then some magical thingy cut it out for me and I was able to pull it into my picture from Japan!  Magic I tell ya!  I added Japan 2016 with Neko for a nice feeling :)

Please check out the Etsy Store of LeighSBDesigns as new designs are coming and each is more fantastic than the last I do believe!



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Oddleigh Lizard Boy Joins the Family at LeighSBDesigns!

What fun is this one!  I love this guy!  And he loves bugs and spiders which will be coming up next!  He is the Whimsical Oddleigh Lizard Boy with Spider at the LeighSBDesigns Etsy Store!  I colored him up with Prisma colored pencils and added some watercolors for a background for him to have a colorful home!


You are missing a treat if you don't run to the store and have a look see!  As a new image is released it is discounted until the next one is released!  Such fun and odd and whimsical images our Leigh has created and at such a fast pace!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Boston Terrier Jack in the Box! by LeighSBDesigns!

I was smiling so big when I saw this little guy!  So fun yet so much details!  I knew at once that I was going to be scrumping up a LeighSBDesigns image just a wee bit!  I wanted him to be jumping as much as he could!  His name in the LeighSBDesigns Etsy Store is Boston Terrier Jack in a Box so grab him while he is on sale!


Colored with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut; gluing the box down and pop dotting his upper parts after folding the lines of his pop up mechanism.

Keep checking the LeighSBDesigns Etsy Store in case you miss one of these lovelies!  I am having so much fun with them!