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

Monday, December 9, 2013

"I Really Do Hate Being Cold" a Winter card for Smeared Ink DT!

Howzit Friends!
I'm my holidays at the mo so hopefully blogger cooperated and this post went out as scheduled ;0)

Smeared Ink released a new image called "It Could Be" last week that I could not resist playing with!  Cold weather and snow and I just do not go well together, LOL, and I knew I wanted to convey my feelings on the subject with this creation especially when I saw the word HATE was incorporated into the design!  Doesn't it look like she's been strangled by freezing cold hands...brrrrr!

I started out by working with the image in Photoshop CS6 and used one of Smeared Ink's "Honour the Dead" digi papers for the background.  I added the text and the frame and printed it out onto heavy weight cardstock suitable for Copic markers then trimmed the cardstock and made a folded card.   I coloured the image with Copics, outlined the text with a black Copic Multiliner and used a white gel pen to make the words pop a bit more before applying Judikins Diamond Glaze to the text, her eyes and lips.  To make it even more frosty I embellished the card with snowflake buttons.

Happy Holidays Everyone, stay warm and safe!
Happy Stamping!
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Monday, December 2, 2013

"Creepmas Candle", CyberMonday Smeared Ink Sale and Smudgy Antics News!

Happy Cyber Monday!
First up I've got deets on Smeared Ink's Cyber Monday Sale...25% off all digi stamps and papers, use coupon code CYBERMON2013 at checkout :0)

We have bid a fond farewell to our Smudgy Antics Challenge blog with the "Anything Goes" challenge winner post today.  But we are not disappearing, Smudgy Antics challenges are just moving back home to the Smeared and Smudged Forum to join all of the other fun challenges and events that are going on there every week!  The Smudgy Antics Challenges will become "Anything Goes" all the time and can be found in "The Challenger" group on the forum and we will continue to offer a prize from the Smeared Ink shop!

The Forum is FREE TO JOIN and everyone is welcome!  There's more than just the Smudgy Antics challenges going on at the Forum where you can network and socialize with other stampers.  Learn cool techniques in the newly revised Mixed-Media University, discover how to craft on the cheap in the Cheapskate Crafter group and express your feelings through art in the Art Journal Everyday group.  There are many other challenges offered, with prizes, as well as monthly member blog hops, mostly ATC swaps, a Birthday Club and so much more!

Here's my Smeared Ink Design Team creation for this week :0)

Smeared and Smudged have implemented some other changes starting Dec 1st and we bid farewell to the Design Team Throwdown too.  We had a blast while it lasted and the Smeared Ink DT were the last to win so we went out with a bang, YAY ;0)  I created this Creepmas Candle with the theme we had planned to challenge the teams with for the next round, "Undead Parchment".

I used Smeared Ink's American Gothic image from their Zombie Classics digi set, printed it out and coloured it with Copic markers.  I then proceeded to create my faux parchment effect... I tore the image to fit the candle size, 8" tall, so the edges are tatty and scrunched up the paper to add creases.  Then covered the entire panel with Tea Dye Distress Ink in varying degrees of light and dark application.  To make it a Creepmas candle I added snowflake eyelets down both edges and laced up the candle sleeve with burgundy ribbon.

Thank you for visiting with me today!  Don't forget my current DominoART challenge is still open and it's an Any Game Goes with Any Theme, so dig out your bag of miscellaneous game pieces and come and play with us!  DominoART's 12 Days of Xmas Festival sponsored by Delicious Doodles is underway and the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop with Smeared and Smudged is too... it's going to be creepy good fun so I hope you'll join us and snag some prizes a long the way ;0)

Happy Stamping!
I design for Smeared Ink  * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Sunday, December 1, 2013

DominoART's 12 Days of Xmas Festival!

Happy December 1st to you all :0)
Over on my DominoART blog my Merry Players are going to WOW you with their Xmas and Creepmas altered game art creations as we celebrate a mini countdown to Santa's arrival ;0)  So pop on over for
DominoART's 12 Days of Xmas Festival!


3 prizes are up for grabs so on Day 12 there will be an inlinkz collection of all the projects and you will get to vote for your 3 favourites!  I know this is a super busy time of year for you all so voting will remain open until Dec 20 to give you plenty of time to stop by and peruse all the awesome projects and cast your votes!  The winners will be announced on Dec 22!

To kick off the celebrations I created an Xmas tree domino ornament featuring Delicious Doodles Partridge in a Pear Tree digi image for Day 1, of course, so I hope you'll pop on over and check it out ;0)

Just a quickie reminder that DominoART's last challenge of the year is staying open longer too so I hope you'll come and play with us ;0)  Click the badge above for all the deets!


I had planned to play in the Smeared and Smudged Forum's 12 Days of Creepmas again this year but unfortunately I just didn't get my projects pre-made before I'm off on vacay!  I hope you will get chance to hop along with the Jolly Bloggers!  Click the banner below to start your hopping!


Happy Holidays
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents