Welcome to Velvet Paw Creations - Design Team Projects by Leigh Snaith-Brunton - The Sharpie Domino Queen & owner of LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Miniature Watercoloured Flowers - 2 ATCs for Delicious Doodles DT

Hiya Stamping Friends!
It's time for our new challenge over at Delicious Doodles and this month the theme is Flowers!

I've been experimenting lately with my newest toys, Spectrum Noir ColourTint pencils by Crafter's Companion.  I'm loving the vintage colour palette in the two available sets, Primary and Nature.

For my Delicious Doodles DT projects I painted these two miniature watercolours using the pencils and Derwent waterbrushes featuring Delicious Doodles Wild Roses and Apple Blossom digis.


Both are ATC sized and I enlarged the lower design to create subtle backgrounds for each one in Photoshop before printing out onto Spectrum Noir premium paper.
 



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

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for The East Wind, Delicious Doodles and Joggles

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Gentleman - a The East Wind card

Howzit Stamping Friends!
Today I'm sharing a card I made awhile ago but kept until now coz I've been experiencing some annoying Facebook group glitches with posts not publishing or vanishing once I managed to get them up😟  Today I was finally able to get this one up on The East Wind FB group so YAY, I can now blog it!


I love Lucy Loo, she's my favourite TEW character and pair her with a Boston Terrier....fabulous!!!!  Alas, this fabulous Lucy Loo Boston Terrier image is not currently up in the shop so ask Unky about it and do check out all the other wonderful Lucy Loo digis too!



I printed the image onto Neenah solar white cardstock and coloured it with Copics.  I used a Ranger white gel pen to add some highlights and a metallic gold gel pen for a touch of bling on the buttons on her coat and belt.  I fussy cut the image, layered it onto black cardstock and fussy cut again.  I made a card from brown cardstock and adhered the floral background paper to it after I edged it with Black Soot Distress Ink.  I adhered the acetate lace down the right hand side and mounted the image onto the card with pop dots and embellished with the paper flowers.  I coloured the beads in the center of the flowers with a gold Sharpie marker and randomly applied gold shimmer to the petals with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pen.

http://www.theeastwind.com/
Join The East Wind Facebook group and follow The East Wind blog for lots of inspiration!

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

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for The East Wind and Delicious Doodles

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Hare "Pearls of Wisdom" ATCs for Delicious Doodles DT

Howzit Creative Friends, happy March to you all!
It's time for our new challenge over at Delicious Doodles and this month the theme is March Hare/Rabbit.

 The March Hare is a very wise hare with his pearls of wisdom😆


I used Teri's portrait of a Hare for my quirky Alice in Wonderland inspired ATCs.


My little Alice (Tonner BJD Sad Sally) wanted to model with them for this photo😉

showing the sparkly background
The background of both ATCs are done with Nuance Powders and I applied Frosty Sparkle Kiss - Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss to just the right hand side of both backgrounds.  The edges are distressed with Tim's paper distresser tool and matted on black cardstock.  I printed out 2 Hare's, fussy cut out leaving a narrow white border, matted onto black cardstock and fussy cut again leaving a narrow black border.  After adhering them to the ATCs I drew in the whiskers with a black Micron pen.  I hand wrote the quotes with the black Micron pen, trimmed and matted on black cardstock.  I finished them off with Recollections kraft flower embellishments and applied Icicles Stickles to the flower petals and centers.

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

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for The East Wind, Delicious Doodles and Joggles

Friday, February 16, 2018

MY DARK VALENTINE BLOG HOP Day 5 finale: Broken Hearts accordion book!

Hiya Creative Friends!
We're now on Day 5 finale of the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop I'm hosting over on my LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog!  It's been a fabulous 5 days of hopping with a creeptastic showing of Dark Valentines!  Thank you everyone for playing, hopping and leaving lots of love, your comments are very much appreciated😘 

 Don't dispair, you haven't missed out if you want to play or just hop!  No need sign-up, just link up your projects by the deadline tonight at 5 to midnight.  You've also got until Feb 20 to enjoy the show by hopping and leaving lots of love on all the entries, sharing and hopping is what it's all about after all!  Prize winners will be announced soon after so become a follower of LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog!

Even old projects are welcome as long as they're re-blogged in new posts and you include all the hop details, a link to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and the Blog Hop Roll.  Everything you need to know and full instructions are up on the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop page!

The Blog Hop Roll is above at the top of my blog and at the bottom of this post.
Click on the thumbnails to hop each blog!

I'm sharing some of my old faves on this blog and today I'm sharing a macabre love story accordion book I made in 2017 as a member of the Joggles DT.  Click HERE to see my original post.

I paired up the Ghoulish Portraits collage sheet with a poem by Leo Christopher that seemed tailor made for my project!


"Broken Hearts"
…an old photo album bound in black ribbon was found in the attic…you are drawn by the feeling of sadness that seeps from between the pages…you untie the ribbon and read the words on the cover and are drawn deeper into the tale as you turn each page and become lost in their sorrow… 
The covers:  I split the poem in half, the front tells the story from the woman's point of view and the back tells the man's.
She’ll cry tonight
one more time
hoping it’s the last
&
I’ll lay beside her
a thousand miles apart
shedding the same tears
knowing it’s not.
by Leo Christopher


She sits alone
nothing to soothe her pain
not even sweet bird song
Her thoughts betray her
and dwell on the day
her Love broke her Heart
Her Love
tearing out her Heart
haunts her
she wept as
he crept away
never to return
He believed he was happy
Free to pursue his Dreams
But alas not
Doomed to wander alone
as Her face
haunts him &
her Tears of
Love Destroyed
rain upon his
Broken Heart
Here’s a tissue and a nice cup of tea…you’ll feel better once you see how much fun I had making this book over at Joggles ;0)

On my original post you'll also find my affiliate links for all the products I used which you can get from Joggles at 15% off retail every day!
Thank you for supporting me while you save $$$ too😜

Thanks for stopping by to see my project and for hopping with us!
Happy Stamping!

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for The East Wind, Delicious Doodles and Joggles



Thursday, February 15, 2018

MY DARK VALENTINE BLOG HOP Day 4: Queen of Hearts

Howzit Stamping Friends!
Before I share my project for today I'd like to express my sympathies to everyone impacted by the Florida shootings, my thoughts and prayers are with you all😢

We're now on Day 4 of the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop I'm hosting over on my LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog!  It's a 5 day hop ending at 5 to midnight on Feb 16th so there's still time to come and join the fun.  There's no need to sign up, you can play each of the remaining days or just one day, totally up to you or just enjoy the show by hopping and leaving lots of love on all the entries, sharing and hopping is what it's all about after all!

Even old projects are welcome as long as they're re-blogged in new posts and you include all the hop details, a link to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and the Blog Hop Roll.  Everything you need to know and full instructions are up on the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop page!

The Blog Hop Roll is above at the top of my blog and at the bottom of this post.
Click on the thumbnails to hop each blog throughout the week!

I'm sharing some of my old faves on this blog and today I'm re-sharing this card featuring my absolute favorite Ike's Art digi, the fabulously wicked Queen of Hearts!  I had the pleasure of being a guest designer for Ike with this card back in August 2017!


I love making tall and skinny cards and love doing fancy cut outs and combined both on this card.

I coloured this dark and twisty version of the Queen of Hearts in Paper 53 with a stylus on my ipad.  I then printed her out onto Neenah Solar white cardstock and added the background with brown Derwent Pastel pencil blended with a Dove blender pen.

 
I trimmed down the panel and folded the cardstock in half to create the tall thin card.  I then fussy cut out the right hand side.  To complete the card I adhered black cardstock inside and trimmed it down leaving a 1/4 inch border on the top, bottom and right hand side but didn't leave a border around the fussy cut section.  To balance the card I finished it by applying Black Soot Distress Ink to the fold down the left side.

 
I couldn't resist re-sharing this photo of Neo checking it out it again too😋

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

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for The East Wind, Delicious Doodles and Joggles

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

MY DARK VALENTINE BLOG HOP Day 3: The Keeper's - Digital art

Happy Dark Valentine's Day!
We're now on Day of the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop I'm hosting over on my LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog!  It's a 5 day hop ending at 5 to midnight on Feb 16th so there's still plenty of time to come and join the fun.  There's no need to sign up, you can play each of the remaining days or just one day, totally up to you or just enjoy the show by hopping and leaving lots of love on all the entries, sharing and hopping is what it's all about after all!

Even old projects are welcome as long as they're re-blogged in new posts and you include all the hop details, a link to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and the Blog Hop Roll.  Everything you need to know and full instructions are up on the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop page!

The Blog Hop Roll is above at the top of my blog and at the bottom of this post.
Click on the thumbnails to hop each blog throughout the week!

I'm sharing some of my old faves on this blog and today I'm sharing 3 full on digital projects I created for Smeared Ink's 3 day Bloody Valentine hop back in 2014.  Click on each day to see my original posts.

This old hop took place Feb 11, 12 and 13 so I incorporated the numbers into each creation.

  
Day 1 - Feb 11
The Keeper's is the name of the digi set from the now closed Smeared Ink.  


Day 2 - Feb 12 I used the Fifth Keeper plus lots of other Smeared Ink digis and papers.
 


Day 3 - Feb 13 I used the Second Keeper.

Thanks for stopping by to see my projects!
Happy Hopping!

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for The East Wind, Delicious Doodles and Joggles



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

MY DARK VALENTINE BLOG HOP Day 2: Love Sick Domino Grumpie Horde!

Howzit Creative Friends!
It's time to romance your dark side, come and play in or just hop the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop that I'm hosting over on my LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog!  It's a 5 day hop ending at 5 to midnight on Feb 16th.  No need to sign up, play all 5 days or just 1 day, totally up to you but please still hop and leave love on all the entries, sharing and hopping is what it's all about after all!

Even old projects are welcome as long as they're re-blogged in new posts and include all the hop details, a link to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and the Blog Hop Roll.  Everything you need to know and full instructions are up on the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop page!

The Blog Hop Roll is above at the top of my blog and at the bottom of this post.
Click on the thumbnails to hop each blog throughout the week!

I'm sharing some of my old faves on this blog and the Grumpies are running amok today!  This time I'm sharing my altered domino Love Sick Grumpie Horde from 2015!  You can see my original post HERE!

Watch out, there's a love sick Grumpie Horde creeping up on us in the dark!!!  
Eeeek RUN!
 
Wanna Balloon?
 In 2015 one love sick grumpie broke away from the horde and dashed over to the Smudgy Antics challenge blog where it was my turn to give a daily dose of Smeared Ink DT inspiration!  He's still Love Sick over there if you want to take a peek!

Love Sick Grumpie hiding out at Smudgy Antics!
Chaos reigned that day as another one darted over to my DominoART blog!  His mission was to entice you into joining my DominoART challenge, the theme was HEARTS + Any Game Goes!  He's still hanging out over there if you'd like a better look at the Love Hurts grumpie too ;0)
 
Love Hurts Grumpie hiding out at DominoART!
 Thankfully two grumpies stayed behind!  Here's a better look at these two cuties!
I used super-sized white dominoes to create my balloon toting horde which feature Smeared Ink's Love Lil Grumpies rubber stamp set.  The balloons I drew myself and the text on each one is also from the Love set!

Stalker and Love Me Grumpies
The dominoes are all coloured with various Sharpie markers using my signature Sharpie Domino Queen technique.
 

Thanks for stopping by to see my 2nd share of the day!
Happy Hopping!

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for The East Wind, Delicious Doodles and Joggles



MY DARK VALENTINE BLOG HOP Day 2: Love Me or Die...your choice!

Howzit Creative Friends!
It's time to romance your dark side, come and play in or just hop the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop that I'm hosting over on my LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog!  It's a 5 day hop ending at 5 to midnight on Feb 16th.  No need to sign up, play all 5 days or just 1 day, totally up to you but please still hop and leave love on all the entries, sharing and hopping is what it's all about after all!

Even old projects are welcome as long as they're re-blogged in new posts and include all the hop details, a link to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and the Blog Hop Roll.  Everything you need to know and full instructions are up on the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop page!

The Blog Hop Roll is above at the top of my blog and at the bottom of this post.
Click on the thumbnails to hop each blog throughout the week!

I'm sharing some of my old faves on this blog and today I've got a card from 2015 with an ultimatum.  Do you think they've got a "stalker" card section at Target?  I don't think you'll need to dial 911 with this one, who can resist this cute lovable lil Grumpie offering his heart and a pretty rose balloon ;0)  You can see my original post HERE!

Love me...or Die...Your Choice!
The background with the rose is from my rubber stamp set I designed for Smeared Ink, who are sadly no longer in business, and is now available as a digi in my LeighSBDesigns Etsy Boutique called the Tangled Rose Collage!  The message inside the card says you have a choice in the matter, but you don't really coz who can resist that cutie!

see, you've totally got a choice, nothing to worry about!
Thanks for stopping by to see my project!
Happy Hopping!

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for The East Wind, Delicious Doodles and Joggles



Monday, February 12, 2018

MY DARK VALENTINE BLOG HOP Day 1: Bloody Valentine Book!

Howzit Creative Friends!
It's time to romance your dark side and play or just hop the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop that I'm hosting over on my LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog!  It's a 5 day hop ending at 5 to midnight on Feb 16th.  No need to sign up, play all 5 days or just 1 day, totally up to you but please still hop and leave love on all the entries, sharing and hopping is what it's all about after all!

Even old projects are welcome as long as they're re-blogged in new posts and include all the hop details, a link to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and the Blog Hop Roll.  Everything you need to know and full instructions are up on the MY DARK VALENTINE Blog Hop page!

The Blog Hop Roll is above at the top of my blog and at the bottom of this post.
Click on the thumbnails to hop each blog throughout the week!

I'm sharing some of my old faves on this blog for the hop starting with this book I made for the Smeared and Smudge Bloody Valentine hop in 2013!


Page One - Broken Love, Shattered Heart
See my original post HERE!



Page Two - Obsession
See original post HERE!



 Page Three - Burning Angel
See the original post HERE!



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

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for The East Wind, Delicious Doodles and Joggles



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Bloody Valentine - a Delicious Doodles DT project

Howzit Creative Friends!
We're getting dark and twisty over at Delicious Doodles this month with our February challenge theme, Bloody Valentine❤️

My DT inspiration card features the voluptuous Rosie.  She's looking ever so wicked lying in a bed of roses American Pie style.  I used a Red Chameleon marker to colour all the roses and then the rest of the design is done in various shades of gray and red Copic markers.


I distressed the panel edges with Tim's paper distresser tool, layered onto a black cardstock mat.  I made a white folded card made from heavy weight cardstock and coloured a narrow border around the front of the card with gray Copic marker to match the leaves and then added the black and red silk ribbon before adhering the panels to the card with permanent adhesive tape.  I added the bow with a glue dot and then dribbled black 3D Inkssentials Glossy Accents along the top edge to give the effect of dripping blood.


If dark, twisty and gothic romance is your thing then come and join me on my LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog February 12-16 for my first My Dark Valentine Blog Hop.  All the hop info is up on the event page HERE!  No need to sign-up, you just show up when you want and play as much as you want and even old projects are welcome as long as they're re-shared in new posts and you mention the hop and include the Blog Hop Roll in your posts!  The format will be the same as my popular Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop so check those out on the Poe Page to get a better idea of how the Feb hop will work!  It couldn't be easier to join and it's going to be so much fun so come and play with us and have a fabulous Valentine.  I will even have a brand new LeighSBDesigns release with a gothic theme out very soon too😋

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/my-dark-valentine-blog-hop.html

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!

Happy Stamping!

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for The East Wind, Delicious Doodles and Joggles
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