Tuesday, April 24, 2018

You are Invited to Celebrate with us at LeighSBDesigns!

Yep, we are still celebrating all month long for LeighSBDesigns and our first birthday!  A whole year of fabulous designs by our own Leigh!  Here is a party cat, well, he is actually Santa Whiskers with one of the fabulous Party Hats instead of his Santa hat!  Digital stamps are quiet versatile and there are tons of ways to play with them!

This guy was on the Inspiration Blog and all of this month's fun can be found there too!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Limited Runs Progressive Challenge on Their Facebook Page!

This little guy is sooo cute and kinda looks like he could come up with some snappy jokes if need be!  He was free at Limited Runs to participate in the Progressive Challenge on the Facebook Group!
All the details are HERE!  So run see all the fun!

I used some paper that I had made with my left over acrylic paints and a brayer.  Then some smaller papers for the squares (the blue one another painted postcard).  The placement is to fit the Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz Challenge Blog!  Here is my sketch; it was use the one for this month or pick one from a previous year!

I am also entering this in the Outlawz Sketch Challenge and I am using the sketch from Jan. 4, 2017.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Midway Post for Ike's World Challenge Spring Inspiration Photo for April

Hi all!  I am back and delighted to be attempting to catch up on almost ten weeks of recuperating from a fall down the stairs.  My arm is healing nicely in all the broken parts :)  Now for Ike's World Challenge for April using a Spring Inspiration Photo!  I had so much fun working on this; it was nice to be inking and coloring up again!

Some background papers in soft pink and background stamps in green ink with some butterflies made a nice home for the pocket to hold my seed packets.  The Seed images from Ike's Art were colored with Touch New Markers and inked with Distress Inks.  A twine box in green made the last touch. Oh the gorgeous green background paper is a digital paper from Dragons Lair Designs that I printed out and is called Watercolor Papers set.

Entering into the following challenges:

Monday, April 16, 2018

Merry Christmas from Santa Whiskers at LeighSBDesigns

I am new to playing at the Outlawz Challenges and I am having such fun with all of the different challenges there weekly. This one is for Festive Fridays where the challenge for this week was between 4 celebrations.  Since I had Santa Whiskers all colored up and ready to visit I printed out some Dragons Lair Designs digital papers and flowers and made up a card.

Santa Whiskers is a wonderful digital image by LeighSBDesigns as we celebrate the one year anniversary/birthday of the wonderful digital stamps!  

Check out the awesome Outlawz Challenges, too!

Entering in the following challenges:

Saturday, April 14, 2018

April SUYP Challenge Furrything Goes!

Yoo Hoo!  I am playing again at the SUYP Challenge that Ike hosts each month and a super easy one with Furrything Goes this month :)  I used a freebie of Ike's from a previous month that is now only a dollar Cat Smiles.  He is also reminding us to NOT FORGET to SMILE!  He is enjoying the spring weather and letting all know he is!

Hope you are smiling!

Don't forget to have a look see at the SUYP Challenge and grab a kitty to love and create with!  And remember Ike's World Challenge, too!

Entering these challenges:

Dragons Lair Designs Facebook Coloring Challenge and Mini Kit Challenge for April!

Wow!  We had an awesome number of fabulous entries for last month's extended (due to my fall oops!) challenge but the extra time was spent ohh and ahhing over the awesomeness!  Now we have some dragon love and fairy love mixed together for April!   We are using Penny's Discovery from Dragons Lair Designs and what a cutie it is!

I colored up Penny and her friend with Touchnew Markers and fussy cut.  Then I printed out my layout from Girls Rule World and glued the image inside the circle.  I would have rather cut my layout out but scissors and cutting aggravate my arm so I took a short cut!

Girlz World Mini kit is the kit we are using with Janette's Freebie for April to play along with for the challenge she has going!  Click HERE to jump there and see all the details!  The kit is gorgeously rich in colors and yummy as ice cream to work with so beware!

Entering in:

April Progressive Challenge at Ike's Art Fan Page!

The image Ike so nicely gave us is the most charming little fairy I have seen!  Plump little legs and arms she is drawn delightfully!   The Facebook page for Ike's fans is a fun place to hang out and there is always something to do!  So go join if you haven't and get in on April's cutie!  It is not too late!

I made a simple journal page using the remains of a die cut flower sheet as a stencil to ink through with Distress Inks.  The lightly went over the white negative space with Wild Honey.  The image I colored with Prisma colored pencils and printed out that awesome quote by Monet (whom I am obsessed with right now!) was created in Photoshop CC.

As always we hope you have joined the Facebook group and of course the two fabulous challenges of Ike's which the linkies are right below so click on and start playing!

Also entering in:

                                                              Ike's World Challenge

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Time for April's Monthly Progressive Challenge at Dragons Lair Designs!

Janette has picked out the most resplendent, color bursting kit for us this month!  The awesomeness of Girlz World has to be seen to appreciate fully!  Here is my scrapbook page, digital due to the arm injury, using Girlz World Challenge kit and a picture of a lovely flower from Japan!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Pretty in Pink Birthday Wishes!

It is hard to believe a whole year has gone by since the first fabulous design was given to us by LeighSBDesigns!  Her digital stamps are remarkably unique and easy to use in so many different ways!  We are celebrating the whole month of April with fantastic prizes and games going on so make sure you visit our Fan Page on Facebook and the Inspiration Blog for all the details!!  Now on to my birthday wishes for LeighSBDesigns!

Oddleigh Cupcake Set by LeighSBDesigns
Spectrum Noir Markers in Pinks and Flesh Tones
Pink Cardstock
Sentiment in Photoshop

Entering in the following challenges:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ike's Facebook Fan Page!!

Hi all!  Here with a quick digitally colored and assembled adorable doggie image from Ike's Art!  I am still basically dealing with one hand so short blog typing hurts oww!  The image was the first in the Progressive Challenge on Ike's FB Fan page so go get ready for April and if you haven't joined do so soon!

Fabulous Ike was featured in Through the Craftroom Door on March 15, 2018, so make sure you grab one~

Friday, March 23, 2018

Dragon's Lair Designs Progressive Challenge for March

I am one armed as some of you know so check out our Facebook Fan page for all the details or our blog!  I did a quick spring page from the lovely kit on sale now and the FREEBIE mini kit!

Happy Spring!!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy Day One of the My Dark Valentine Blog Hop with LeighSBDesigns!


I had a blast splattering red paint and smearing some inky stamps to make one of my ATC's for the blog hop!  I know you have places to go and people to give some love to so here is mine in short order!

Spectrum Noir Marker DR3
Distress Inks Black Soot, Fire Brick, Salty Ocean, Old Paper
Various background stamps from my stash
black ribbon
Plastic bat highlighted with gold paint
Red acrylic paint

Now off you go to hop and comment! The link up above will take you to the event page or you can link up from the right side of my blog's home page it is there, too!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Starting the New Year with Ike's World Challenge Design Team!

First, I am so happy and excited to be back with Ike at Ike's World Challenge as a design team member again!  I always have loved her images and now having it on my list of to do's every month, I can't get caught up with other things and not play with her fabulous images!  

Secondly, I know this may not look like it fits challenge #104 What's New with You (New Year, New Stuff, etc.).  But as I was looking for an image I saw this one, the first time I had seen it and thought now Dorian Gray had his mirror and when a new year rolled around that reflection got older not gorgeous Dorian!  So my fabulously young and vibrant temptress looking over her shoulder while her reflection had grown a year older made me think. Yup me thinking always scary!  Out with the old her and in with her stunning self!  And of course a bottle of......well, let's just say it is not Revlon! and her first sip of the year she got her new year off to a roaring start!  And we all know I love Halloween so I thought we have Half-of-ween in May, might as well have a First Halloween or perhaps New Halloween year start in January!   There it is my reasoning behind this image.  I love her but I cover my mirrors up! 😁

Colored with Spectrum Noir markers and an attempt to lighten up her hair with a white and blue gel pen (dubious at best!) and then after coloring her older self I used a very light blue for the mirror and then used Golden Gloss Medium to give it a shine.  I also gave the little bit of her serum a coat of gloss along with the little bit that she hasn't wiped off her lips and her penetrating blue eyes.  I attached the image to a piece of cardstock that I keep by my acrylic painting spot and I always wipe up every bit of that yummy color and make my own papers.  Sentiment was a stressful time that I can only say these words about.  Photoshop Elements 15 and Adobe Support.  Nuff said about that!

Come play with us!  You can see my teamies really sweet and awesome interpretations of the theme.  So show us what YOUR thoughts are on the subject!  As you can see the minds work in many diverse directions on these things!