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

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Queen of Hearts - Ike's World Challenges Guest DT!

Howzit Stamping Friends!
First I would like to express my sympathies to everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey, my thoughts and prayers are with you all😢

I'm thrilled to be guest designing over at Ike's World Challenges this month with this fabulous Queen of Hearts digi by Ike!  Challenge #96 started today and as always the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist and this month is Mythology...think mythology, legends, popular culture, folklore!

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 on my ipad using a stylus.  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 including this photo of my kitten Neo checking it out😋

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

I design for The East Wind, Delicious Doodles and Joggles

Friday, August 18, 2017

Broken Hearts Accordion Book - Joggles DT Tutorial

Howzit Stamping Friends!
It's my turn again to share an in-depth tutorial over on the Joggles blog and this time I'm telling a dark tale about Broken Hearts while featuring Joggles' Accordion Books.

 Joggles has a wonderful selection of Accordion Books in various shapes and sizes that come already folded as well as 3 sizes of Itty Bitty ones that come in a roll so you can customize the folds yourself.

I was thrilled to receive the delightfully macabre Ghoulish Portraits collage sheet in my Joggles design team stash and knew immediately I'd be using them to make this dark "photo album" and wrote my story around each creepy image.  I then went in search of a poem that would fit my theme and found one by Leo Christopher that seemed tailor made for my project!
I needed a tall narrow accordion book for my project so I cut a 6 x 6 inch accordion book nearly in half and got 2 projects out of the one book.  The book I used for my tutorial today measures 3.25 x 6 inches and you'll be seeing the book I made with the other half later this month!  
Here's a look at my finished project and I hope you'll pop over to Joggles to check out my tutorial!
Let the tale begin.... 

"Broken Hearts"
…You found an old photo album bound in black ribbon 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)

Get the supplies I used from Joggles, they offer an awesome 15% discount off retail prices every day! Thank you for shopping via my affiliate links, I appreciate your support😀
Joggles 6x6 inch accordion book
Ghoulish Portaits collage sheet
Joggles Stencil Punchinella Trio 1
Distress Inks re-inkers:  Pumice Stone & Weathered Wood
Ranger Mini Mister
Black Soot Distress Ink pad
Inkssentials foam blending tool
Dylusions Ink Spray Cherry Pie
Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
Craft tool
Craft non-stick sheet
Paper towel
Black Photo corners
Computer printed text
White card stock
Black card stock
Black ribbon
Metal flower embellishment
Paint brush

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

I design for Joggles, Delicious Doodles and The East Wind

Saturday, August 12, 2017

LeighSBDesigns New Release: Grunge in Wonderland Collection PLUS Sponsor Weekend SPECIALS!

Howzit Stamping Friends!
Today is a fabulous day😃
I've got 3 wonderful new digi releases for you plus a special FREEBIE BUNDLE promotion as well as a SPONSOR COUPON CODE for members of the Markers! Papers! Digis! Facebook group for 30% off my entire Etsy Boutque🎉

I'm excited to announce that LeighSBDesigns is now an official sponsor over in the Markers! Papers! Digis! Facebook group run by the lovely Betty Roberts of Simply B Stamps!
This means we'll be participating in lots of fun future events and celebrations over in the MPD group as well as having the opportunity to be featured in the group all weekend long like now so dash on over, join the fun and enjoy a special Markers! Papers! Digis! Facebook Group member coupon...you must be a group member to get the coupon so join NOW🎉
Coupon is good until midnight PDT on Monday 8/14!

Are you ready to go Grunge in Wonderland?
Today's release is an Alice Grunge Collage, Queen of Hearts Grunge Collage and a Grunge Card Suits set!

Pick up BOTH collages and receive the Grunge Card Suits set FREE!
PLUS don't forget that the members of the Markers! Papers! Digis! Facebook group are enjoying a coupon code of 30% off my entire Etsy Boutique so grab the coupon and save even more!

The three new images are available individually and there's a separate listing for the FREEBIE BUNDLE so make sure you click on the right one to get the freebie!

click to get the Alice Grunge Collage
Click to get the Queen of Hearts Grunge Collage
Click to get the Grunge Card Suits set
Click to get the FREEBIE BUNDLE SET of both Collages and Card Suits!

Pop on over to LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog to see some wonderful projects featuring these new beauties!

Happy Stamping!

I design for Joggles, Delicious Doodles and The East Wind

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Summer Solstice Witch tag - Delicious Doodles DT project!

Howzit Stamping Friends!
I can't believe it's August already, where has this year gone to?
August 1st means we have a new challenge over at Delicious Doodles and the theme is Colours of Autumn.
I haven't made a tag in quite a while so decided to do some tag art for my design team inspiration this month featuring the gorgeous Summer Solstice Witch by Delicious Doodle.
I printed her out onto mixed media cardstock and trimmed into the shape of a tag.
I coloured the entire design with Copics using yellows, browns, greens and reds.

The background was done with Distress Oxides.  I applied Fossilized Amber with a sponge ink blending tool, spritzed with water and dabbed it off with paper towel to create the mottled oxide effect then dried with a heat tool.  I smeared some Fired Brick on to my craft sheet and spritzed with water.  I then applied the ink to the tag by randomly pressing the background into the ink and immediately dabbing dry with paper towel and zapping with the heat tool.  To finish off the edges of the tag I added more pure Fired Brick Oxide ink with the blending tool.

I finished off my colouring by adding white highlights to the image and sun rays and speckled dots to the background with a white Dylusions paint pen and shading with a black Prismacolor pencil.

I then adhered the tag to green, yellow and red cardstocks in the darker autumn palette and trimmed to leave a 1/4 inch border for each.  I completed my tag by punching a hole at the top and embellishing with colour coordinating ribbons in stripes and polka dots.

 Shop for the supplies I used via my affiliate links with Joggles and Blick Art Materials, both have amazing prices and the best deals!
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Other supplies
Spice Market Recollections cardstock pack at Michaels
Digi stamp - Summer Solstice Witch by Delicious Doodle
Ribbon - Target

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

I design for The East Wind, Delicious Doodles and Joggles