Tuesday, April 18, 2017
A Brand New Shop ~ LeighSBDesigns
Hi everyone! Have you checked out the new Etsy shop called LeighSBDesigns? It's owned by Leigh Snaith-Brunton and features her amazing, quirky, and inspiring designs. I am smitten! So smitten, in fact, that I have joined her design team so I can play to my heart's content! The image above is called Miss Oddleigh Flower and is the first of a series which we will be introduced to in time. I love her to bits! She also comes with her own flower garden image which I will use another time.
I coloured Miss Oddleigh Flowers with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, fussy cutting her while leaving a narrow white border. She was then matted with black, and fussy cut again leaving a narrow black border to help her stand out from the background.
The 6 x 8 inch background was cut from designer paper and then used to pull prints from my gel plate in several layers. Jet Black Archival was used to stamp VLV heartbeat and star background stamps. Two lengths of washi tape were adhered to the background to give Miss Oddleigh a place to stand. The sentiment was printed onto white card stock and matted with black before foam tape was added to the backs.
Besides the Etsy shop, Leigh has a Facebook group where everyone is welcome to share their LeighSBDesigns projects. We are all excited to see what you create with these inspiring images. Leigh has been sharing some freebies in this group as part of her Grand Opening.
There is also an Inspiration Blog where Leigh and her DT will be sharing their finished projects and providing inspiration as new images are released. Be sure to check it out!
Anyway, congrats to Leigh on the launch of her new Etsy shop and in pursuing a longtime dream. I am super excited to be part of her talented DT and cannot wait to see the new images as they unroll.
Life is good; so is art.