Saturday, 16 February 2019

Leigh's Dark Valentine Blog Day # 4 Part 2



I am delighted to once again join in one of Leigh's Hops:
Leigh's "My Dark Valentine"
2nd Annual Blog Hop
February 12 - 16, 2019
Prizes sponsored by LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and Stampendous.
Join in and explore the Dark Side of love! No sign up required.
Take a look at the Blog Hop Rules on how to play and qualify for the prizes!

This is my Day #4 Post, Part 2!

Just another quick ATC out of my box...a Valentine's hearts and flowers - but not red roses...

  
You may have read that I have been clearing out my craft room - it is a long job!!

Anyway I came across a heap of old cards - and amongst them a hand painted little beauty that came from someone in Vietnam.

I decided to use the image as part of an ATC for my box - not pretty pretty flowers - but an image I really liked and reminiscent of the crocuses that are popping up everywhere here.



I started with a piece of black card layered with a scrap of Fabscraps paper.



I cut out the image and added it along with some green embellishments - a button, some beads and a green heart.





I will add this ATC to the linky...on Leigh's Day #1 on 12th February



Happy Hopping!


Leigh's Dark Valentine Blog Day # 4



I am delighted to once again join in one of Leigh's Hops:
Leigh's "My Dark Valentine"
2nd Annual Blog Hop
February 12 - 16, 2019
Prizes sponsored by LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and Stampendous.
Join in and explore the Dark Side of love! No sign up required.
Take a look at the Blog Hop Rules on how to play and qualify for the prizes!

This is my Day #4 Post!

I have three more ATCs to show you in this post.

  



My first one uses black card, a scrap of DP, then the image (printed and with added colour from Copics, then trimmed). I added the sentiment and two felt hearts. Distressing was with Brick Barn distress ink.
The image is Leigh's Tree of Raggedy Hearts



Leigh's image reminded me of a Hero Arts rubber stamp that I have in my collection:




I stamped this with the Christmas ornaments masked. I then added spiders (my favourite spider stamp from Viva Las Vegas stamps) and webs with a fineliner.
 I then made two ATCs:



I then trimmed the images, distressed them with Wild Honey distress ink and palced them on scraps of DP.  I then added sentiments and tiny spider embellishments.


I will add these ATCs to the linky...on Leigh's Day #1 on 12th February



Happy Hopping!


Friday, 15 February 2019

Leigh's Dark Valentine Blog Day # 3 Part 2



I am delighted to once again join in one of Leigh's Hops:
Leigh's "My Dark Valentine"
2nd Annual Blog Hop
February 12 - 16, 2019
Prizes sponsored by LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and Stampendous.
Join in and explore the Dark Side of love! No sign up required.
Take a look at the Blog Hop Rules on how to play and qualify for the prizes!

This is my Day #3 Post Part 2!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Not only is it Valentine's Day, it is also our Wedding Anniversary!



14th February 1976
So a special day...

I have three more ATCs to show you in this post.

  
 I have used an image from Limited Runs
This is the current image in the Facebook Group Progressive Challenge.



In each case I printed the image and added a little colour with Copics and then cut it out. I used scraps of black card and scraps from a Valentine Paper Pack behind the images.

I distressed with Brick Barn distress ink.
I printed the sentiments on the computer, trimmed them and distressed them.
Finally I added googly eyes.


I will add these ATCs to the linky...on Leigh's Day #1 on 12th February

Happy Hopping!


Thursday, 14 February 2019

Leigh's Dark Valentine Blog Day # 3



I am delighted to once again join in one of Leigh's Hops:
Leigh's "My Dark Valentine"
2nd Annual Blog Hop
February 12 - 16, 2019
Prizes sponsored by LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and Stampendous.
Join in and explore the Dark Side of love! No sign up required.
Take a look at the Blog Hop Rules on how to play and qualify for the prizes!

This is my Day #3 Post!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Not only is it Valentine's Day, it is also our Wedding Anniversary!

February 14th, 1976
So a special day...

I have three ATCs to show you in this post.

  
Today I have used images from Oddball Art Co



In each case I printed the images and added a little colour with Copics and then trimmed or cut them out. I used scraps of white card and BoBunny Double Dots behind the images.
I distressed with Worn Corduroy distress ink.




I will add these ATCs to the linky...on Leigh's Day #1 on 12th February

Happy Hopping!

Leigh's Dark Valentine Hop Day #2 Part 2



I am delighted to once again join in one of Leigh's Hops:
Leigh's "My Dark Valentine"
2nd Annual Blog Hop
February 12 - 16, 2019
Prizes sponsored by LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and Stampendous.
Join in and explore the Dark Side of love! No sign up required.
Take a look at the Blog Hop Rules on how to play and qualify for the prizes!

This is my Day #2 Post Part 2! 


Not only have I been making ATCs, I have also been making ATCoins.

Having made this one, shown in the last post, using one of Leigh's sentiments
(find them here)


I went on to complete the pair - the ATCoin is just the sentiment trimmed to a 2.25 inch circle, distressed around the edge, coloured with a Copic R29, layered on black card. I added a heart gem and several heart eyelets.



I then went on to make an ATC and ATCoin using Leigh's 
Love is the Strongest Magic sentiment and raggedy star flourish.


I started with black card as the bases.
 I trimmed the images to size and added Copic Y35 and glitter glue, distress ink and a variety of embellishments.




I will add this picture to the linky...on Leigh's Day #1 on 12th February

Happy Hopping!



Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Leigh's Dark Valentine Blog Day # 2


I am delighted to once again join in one of Leigh's Hops:
Leigh's "My Dark Valentine"
2nd Annual Blog Hop
February 12 - 16, 2019
Prizes sponsored by LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and Stampendous.
Join in and explore the Dark Side of love! No sign up required.
Take a look at the Blog Hop Rules on how to play and qualify for the prizes!

This is my Day #2 Post! 


Today I am going to share some of the ATCs that are in the box.


Here are three that use some of Leigh's sentiments - find them here.


I combined the sentiments with Leigh's new background Raggedy Heart Strings and added colour with Copics. I trimmed these, added distress ink and layered them onto black card.




I will add these ATCs to the linky...on Leigh's Day #1 on 12th February

Happy Hopping!


Leigh's Dark Valentine Blog Hop Day #1 Part 2



I am delighted to once again join in one of Leigh's Hops:
Leigh's "My Dark Valentine"
2nd Annual Blog Hop
February 12 - 16, 2019
Prizes sponsored by LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps and Stampendous.
Join in and explore the Dark Side of love! No sign up required.
Take a look at the Blog Hop Rules on how to play and qualify for the prizes!

This is my Day #1 Part 2 Post! (I didn't have chance to write more earlier!)

In my first post I showed you the top of my ATC box.


Open the box and this is what you see:


I used black card and a Graphic 45 paper from Le Romantique Collection.
At the same time I made a quick ATC - similar papers and a couple of embellishments.


Maybe this is not so dark...but within the box you will see my last year's make:


Last year's make was a postcard flip book. If you open this link and scroll down you will see the original posts. But here is a flavour of the 8 folders - each one containing a postcard.


'My Dark Valentine' is one of Leigh's sentiments - find them here.
Within the flip book I used digis and rubber stamps - from Leigh, Smeared Ink, Rick St Dennis and others.







I will add the picture of my opened box to the linky...on Leigh's Day #1 on 12th February

Happy Hopping!