Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mixed Media Layout with Tracey S.

It's Tracey here to share a layout featuring gorgeous Leaky Shed Studio chipboard. I like to cut things apart and use them in non-traditional ways. Here I've cut apart the swirl tree and used the flowing limbs as flourishes below and next to the photo.

I've used a photo of Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland taken by my scrapbooking friend, Linda Eggleton. As soon as I saw this image, I fell in love the the lines and colors and knew it would be a gem to create with. Linda has graciously given me permission to scrapbook a copy of it. You can find more of her delightful photos and work HERE.

"Splendid, Wonderful, Breathtaking"

Tips and Techniques
I just adore how the lines of the Swirl Tree chipboard follow the lines of the gorgeous trees in my photo. I've used two layers of Fran-tage Aged Silver embossing enamel to pick up on the colors of the limbs as well.

Here you can see the larger piece of the "tree" below my photo. I've added textures to the background with stenciled molding paste, sheet rock mesh topped with super heavy gesso, then spritzed and splattered with Lindy's Stamp Gang Mists.

Above the grungy photo slide frame, I've added a bit of a Leaky Shed Studio Bird Cage. I used the bottom part in a previous project and of course saved the top to tuck in here. It's painted with black gesso, then dry brushed lightly with white gesso. 

This Leaky Shed Studio Spring Butterfly is heat set with a couple different colors of embossing enamel. First I covered and heat set the entire piece with Fran-tage Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel, then applied just a little Perfect Medium to the wing edges and sprinkled very lightly with Aged Hunter and heat set again. I was careful not to sprinkle too much of my second color so it wouldn't be a solid block of color as I wanted the lighter color to show through. 

Isn't it sweet how this metal flourish looks like the butterfly body and flows into a lovely, flowing trail? If you are wondering how I adhere chipboard and heavy metal pieces like this to my background, I have found that Helmar 450 gives a strong bond even in difficult hard to hold situations like this.

More flowers and textures. 

One final shot.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll grab some
Leaky Shed Studio chipboard to use on your next project!

Leaky Shed Studio Products
Bird Cage
Swirl Tree Small
Spring Butterfly Small

For a complete product list, please stop my my blog, Garden of Grace.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

hummingbird and willow flower on monotype fabric background with trisha too

Well, you can see I'm not feeling particularly creative today with the title, but at least you know what you're going to find, right?  First let me show you the crackle--I do love a nice texture, and this effect is on all the chipboard in this "canvas":
Pretty, right?  It's several color of metallic paints, with a rose antiquing cream over the crackle finish, all from DecoArt.  
The background is a monotype print on a piece of cotton fabric, created using a Gelli plate with SoSoft fabric paints, and adhered to the cover of an old book:
The sentiment stamp is from Red Lead . . .
Here is a close up of the Wildwood Flower--I was impressed how the laser cut detail still showed, even after two layers of paint, a layer of crackle finish, and the antiquing cream!

You'll find the Hummingbird HERE
The large Wildwood Flower HERE
The smaller Willow Flower HERE  (this one was trimmed a little--don't be afraid to cut your chipboard to fit your project)

Thank you for stopping by the Leaky Shed Studio today! 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Angel Canvas with Tracey G.

Hello, lovely scrappy folks! Tracey G. here to share my latest project using the wonderfully versatile Leaky Shed Studio Chipboards. Using just this Large Damask Flourish piece, I was able to separate 5 separate sections of detailed chippies for my project.

I separated the side sections to use as angel wings. They were painted white, then stamped using the same script stamp as I used on the burlap canvas. As the glossy accent was wet, I sprinkled large cellophane glitter on it. Once dry, I added small pearls as accents.

I then used the 3 remaining pieces as Cornishes by first applying gesso, then Tattered Angels' Glitter Glam. I added crackle as it was still wet to pull up the color into the gel. I layered the top 2 as shown:

Then used the remaining piece to counter balance the dollar store frame.

Some more pearls add to the glamour and add some smooth texture to the burlap canvas and crocheted doily. As always, this is a very 3D project!

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to stop at the Leaky Shed Studio Store to see all the new collections!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March Playtime with Veronica

Hi Veronica here today to share with you a layout I created using photos I had of my nephew.  He was such a cute baby.

I used the frog theme because the park we would take the kids to was called Polliwog Park.

I used the LSS spring butterflies, dragonfly, and the Moroccan border chipboard

I also used the pack of LSS "12 months".  I painted my chipboard yellow then decided to paint over it with my zig painty pen

Thank you for stopping by today, happy scrapping ...

Leaky Shed Studio Product Used:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Getting dirty and grungey!

Good morning everyone!
Laura here to share a layout I created!

I am a mom to two very different boys - Cody is tidy and neat! Then there is Tyler....I end up cleaning up after our youngest the most - why you may ask....because he is a dirt magnet!
His favorite pastime is being in the shop with his dad, getting covered in oil and dirt and who knows what else....but he is happy so therefore so am I.
I always say 'God made kids in wash and wear sizes' lol!  

Tylers other favorite activity?  
Riding the go kart - he loves it the most after a rain and he can get a rooster tail going and do doughnuts with mud flying everywhere.....
The smile on his dirty face is proof that he is having a wonderful time!

I wanted the elements and the 7 dots paper to fit the dirty feel I was going for....

I covered the Leaky Shed Watch parts and the Gear Set  and that circle is a part from the Scroll Frame Ornament that I did not use when I used the ornament in sand texture medium, then sprayed them with mists and inks!
after I had everything layered I added some gesso!

I also used the sand gel medium with 'My'  and 'Boy' and with a stencil, then sprayed and inked and gessoed

thanks for stopping by

Leaky Shed Materials used;

Watch Parts
Gear Set

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Blackbird canvas with Tracey G

Happy Tuesday! 
Tracey G. here to show you my latest project using Leaky Shed Studio chipboard.
 I've seeing a trend of silhouette paintings on Pintrest so I thought I would give it a try using chipboard. Here is the result:

I finger painted the night sky background on to a burlap canvas. I smoothed it out with a wide brush until I was satisfied with the appearance. 

I painted the chipboard bird matte black. I used the flourish chippie  to make the large bird branch. 

I painted the smaller swirled chippie branch and adhered it to the top right corner for perspective.

The song, "Blackbird" by the Beatles was my inspiration for the canvas.

        "Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise."

Have a wonderful Tuesday and can't wait to see what you create!

Tracey G.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

a peeky Easter egg--you know, like a sugar egg? with trisha too

I loved sugar eggs when I was a child--you know the kind I mean?  Made of pure sugar, with little Easter scenes inside.  They seemed magical.  

So here's my paper person type version:
Spring Butterfly Small--3 pack!

luminescent metallic paint

It rests on a wooden spool pedestal, and is full of roses.  If you'd like a quick how-to, there is more information available on my blog.

Thank you for stopping by the Leaky Shed Studio, and have a wonderful Thursday!