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Friday, 31 January 2020

30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 30

Hello Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING.  
This last day's Theme is " GOALS FOR  2020 ".

I must say that on some days I found it all a bit of a struggle but I finally finished and only 1 day late :-D

Here is my page for DAY 30.



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30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 28 + 29

Hello Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING.  

These last few days I have taken on a couple of emergency foster furbabies so things have been a bit hectic.
I am now trying to play catch-up and these are my DAY 28 + 29 pieces
The themes were " FAVOURITE PLACE and  MOVIES ". 

One of my favourite places is here in my garden in Greece looking up at the stars at night. There are no lights up here so no ' light pollution ' so the stars are really bright.
I added cats because if I'm out here then some of my cats usually are too :-D.

This was made by finger painting and cut out silhouette grass and cats added afterwards.

DAY 28



DAY 29
My take on a classic film - pen and ink.



Oh, and here are the Foster Furbabies..... Mother and son :-D

 



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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 27

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 27 pieceThe theme today is " WEIRD SCIENCE ". 

My take on Davinci's ' Vitruvian Man ' with Perspective background and stripped musculature.

In my usual fashion I went over the top with this and then my pen started to run out and I smudged it a couple of times !!   
I shall be glad when this Challenge has ended - my ideas of quick 10 minute sketches goes straight out the window because my anal brain doesn't seem to be able to grasp that concept ! 





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Sunday, 26 January 2020

30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 26

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 26 pieceThe theme today is " FAIRIES & GOBLINS ". 

I got the watercolours out again today - I would get told off for getting 'too fiddly' ...but Hey  :-D
Learning how to sort of 'push' the wet colour around but this paper's not that good.
A bit scary for some but she has got some added glitter  glue on her wings though to brighten her up hahahaha  :-D :-D 







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Saturday, 25 January 2020

30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 25

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 25 pieceThe theme today is " FAMOUS PEOPLE ". 

I have done a pen and ink sketch with pencil shading.
This image is available in Digi form from my SHOP.





Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0


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30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 24

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 24 pieceThe theme today is " THE ZOO ". 

I have done a pen and ink sketch looking out from the other way !! :-(



Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0


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Friday, 24 January 2020

5th ANNUAL EDGAR ALLEN POE BLOG HOP 2020 - DAY 5

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This is Leigh's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop.


AAaarrrrggggh !!! SOOOO late and playing catch-up and haven't even done my Commenting yet :-(

Ran short of time yesterday - car had to go to garage, got 2 new emergency Doggie Fosters so had to get something ready for them, so I totally ran out of time and am playing catch-up with everything now. Not doing so much better today either !!    :-(

This is my DAY 5 piece.


Thank you for dropping in.
Hugz


IKE xxx


30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 23

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 23 pieceThe theme today is " HOBBIES ". 

Ran short of time yesterday - car had to go to garage, got 2 new emergency Doggie Fosters so had to get something ready for them, so I totally ran out of time and am playing catch-up with everything now. Not doing so much better today either !!    :-(

Along with painting, drawing, pyrography, gardening etc. I like to knit and crochet so I have done a quick pencil sketch of that.



Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0


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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 22

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 22 pieceThe theme today is " CARTOONS ". 

I played with water colours again but just had to draw in some detail with pen and ink :-D






Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0


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5th ANNUAL EDGAR ALLEN POE BLOG HOP 2020 - DAY 4

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This is Leigh's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop.

It starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.

Sign up not required... simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun!

Find more details HERE 

This is my DAY 4 piece using a POE image from Figaro Designs, which I covered in clear sticky-backed plastic..
I cut multiple die cut oval frames and stuck them together then painted them gold to make a frame. 
I used a piece of wood as my base and stenciled with paste using Dutch Doobadoo stencil - A5 Burlap.
I added some words from " The Raven ' by Poe and some embossed corners. The whole thing was painted with pearl paints. Then I added some strip pearls bought from my local Chinese shop and some flowers from Samflora.



Sorry about the glare picked up by the sticky-back. It was impossible to take a photo using flash but it still picked up a bit of the ceiling light. Unfortunately it didn't show up the gorgeous shine of my pearl paints !!!  :-(   Grrr - you can't win :-)

Thank you for dropping in.
Hugz


IKE xxx

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

5th ANNUAL EDGAR ALLEN POE BLOG HOP 2020 - DAY 3

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This is Leigh's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop.

It starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.

Sign up not required... simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun!

Find more details HERE 

This is my DAY 3 piece using " ODE TO POE " by LeighSB Designs at Etsy.
I have made another page in my Art Journal. 
I gave this journal tucked up on a shelf and I am never remembering to get it out and do some more pages ! 

Ode to Poe realistic Poe portrait decorated with the titles image 0




Thank you for dropping in.
Hugz


IKE xxx

30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 21

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 21 pieceThe theme today is " REFLECTIONS ". 

This piece is called " Reflections of Athena and I used Spectrum Noir markers -going a bit dry so the face didn't blend too well :-(.   Actually, she looks better in real life - I think the flash photo makes it look worse than it is !  :-D



Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0


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Monday, 20 January 2020

5th ANNUAL EDGAR ALLEN POE BLOG HOP 2020 - DAY 2

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This is Leigh's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop.

It starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.

Sign up not required...

simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun!

Find more details HERE 

This is my DAY 2 piece using " Scarecrow " by Oddball Art.


I have coloured it using Spectrum Noir markers and hand written part of POE's Poem - The Raven around the edges.

Thank you for dropping in.
Hugz
IKE xxx


30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 20

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 20 pieceThe theme today is " THE FOUR SEASONS ". 

I went literal and did a pen and ink pointillism sketch of Vivaldi against a backing of sheet music for his " Four Seasons ".

Now my eyes are seriously buggered for the rest of the day hahaha :-D


Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0


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5th ANNUAL EDGAR ALLEN POE BLOG HOP 2020

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5th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop!
Jan 19-23, 2020


This is Leigh's 5th Annual Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop.

It starts on January 19 at 9am PST and is a progressive hop spanning over 5 days.

Sign up not required...

simply join the hop at any time before 5 to midnight PST on January 23 to join the fun!

Find more details HERE 


Here is my piece for Day 1 - I have a re-show of a mobile I made which has Ravens and using the Nevermore and Quoth The Raven wording as balances. It's all strung with fishing line and uses two pieces of soft metal for the arms.

I want to try and make something new today but I am really pushed for time due to card commissions and taking Doggo Boi to the Vet.

Thank you for dropping in.
Hugz
IKE xxx


Sunday, 19 January 2020

30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 19

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 19 pieceThe theme today is " TECHNOLOGY ". 


Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0


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Saturday, 18 January 2020

30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 18

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 18 pieceThe theme today is " SUPERMAKET ". 
I have done a continuous line pen sketch of a still from the Netto -  cats in the supermarket video advert.







Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0


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Friday, 17 January 2020

30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 17

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 17 pieceThe theme today is " SOMETHING THAT SMELLS BAD. ". 

Trying with water colours again -D

Never smelt one but I'm told it's pretty nasty and best way to get rid of the smell is to bathe in tomatoes !!  :-D





Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0

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30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 16

Good Morning Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 16 pieceThe theme today is " SOMETHING THAT SMELLS GOOD. ". 
I adore Lavender so had a go with the dreaded water colours. It didn't go quite how I wanted but I am relatively pleased with it. I mean - you can see what it is right ?  :-)



Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0

Challenges I am entering:


30 Day Sketchbook Challenge - Day 16

IT's COMING !!!!........

https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/p/poe-blog-hop.html

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 15

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 15 pieceThe theme today is " THINGS THAT FLOAT. ". I learnt a really great technique for painting petals at watercolour class last night and I thought it might work with Balloons. Not quite the right shape I wanted and I must admit I did them on separate paper and then stuck them on because I didn't know how to do them with sky behind !  :-D






Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0

Challenges I am entering:


30 Day Sketchbook Challenge - Day 15
Double D Challenges - Fun with Balloons  3/2

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 14

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 14 pieceThe theme today is " F is for.... ". I have chosen FAIRY.



I have used image - " SPRING FAIRY " available at IKEsART Shop.


Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0

Challenges I am entering:

30 Day Sketchbook Challenge - Day 14
Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge #5 - AG   20/1   *** WINNER ***
Digi Choosday Challenge Wk 1 -   AG   16/1
TTCRD Challenge 31  2020 - AG     14/1


Monday, 13 January 2020

30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 13

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 13 pieceThe theme today is " WINDOWS ".

This is a digital piece made using my " GOTHIC WINDOW " image from IKEsART.
I made the glass portions of the window blank and then put a scene behind. This image comes in JPG and also with PNG window sections so you can add a scene behind :-)

Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0

Challenges I am entering:

30 Day Sketchbook Challenge - Day 13


Sunday, 12 January 2020

PRIZE FROM MIA

Hello there,
I have popped in to show you the gorgeous Prize gift box I received from CRAFTARTISTA - the love Mia. :-D
She is so generous and put together Prizes to celebrate her Birthday and I was lucky enough to win one :-D
So many gorgeous goodies inside....



Thank you so very much Mia. I shall enjoy crafting with these goodies xoxo


30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE - DAY 12

Good afternoon Peeps,
This year I decided to join the 30 DAY SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2020which is organised and run by MAGENTA SKY PRINTMAKING and this is my DAY 12 pieceThe theme today is " # 12 ".

I have used one of my images from " The 12 Days of Creepmas "..... 12 Drummers Drumming - available at IKEsART.
Coloured using Promarkers.









Thank you for stopping by and I welcome your comments. x0x0x0

Challenges I am entering:



30 Day Sketchbook Challenge - Day 12