Saturday, April 18, 2015

a cup of tea to go . . .

Do you drink tea?  Lots of tea?

Me, too!

Here's a tea caddy I created for my portable stash, using the adorable Leaky Shed teapot:

What a great shape, right?
I pretty much use that awesome crackle on everything, but you have to admit, it's perfect for a teapot glaze!

Lots of deep pockets inside for my portable stash.
Thank you for stopping by the Leaky Shed Studio today.  If you're interested, there are a few more details about this tea caddy on my blogHave a wonderful Saturday!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Altered Clock with Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard by Tracey Sabella

It's Tracey here to share an altered clock I created featuring gorgeous Leaky Shed Studio chipboard. This is a gift for a sweet friend who will be getting married in June. Her grandparents were an important part of her life. She wanted a special memento to display representing their presence on her wedding day. 

Tips and Techniques
Here's a photo of the inside of the clock. I adhered the photo and elements to the back panel which I had gessoed, covered with crackle paste, then colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists.

I've used the gorgeous Clock #2 (small) behind Mandy's grandparent's photo. I had extra teal mist in my craft mat and rubbed the clock across the splattered mist to color. When the mist was dry, I rubbed with several colors of metallic paint in teal and gold.

The Leaky Shed Spring Butterfly (small) comes with three sweet butterflies per set. I've heat embossed this one with Fran-tage Aged Ivory embossing enamel, then lightly on the edges with Iced Enamels turquoise Relique (embossing) Powder. I stamped and die cut the love sentiment layered as the butterfly body.

Don't Mandy's grandparents look so happy and in love?

I trimmed down the Leaky Shed Studio Harja Flower Eins flourish and colored it with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists. Layering once color over another results in the color variations seen on the flowers. I adhered several burlap flowers around the flourish since Mandy's using burlap in her wedding decor.

The clock was painted with several coats of gesso then using a palette knife to apply crackle past to the surfaces of the clock. Here I was looking for a peeling paint effect. I brushed with watered down mists to color.

The natural topper for this sweet clock would have been a heart flourish, however, one of Mandy's favorite childhood memories with her grandmother was counting birds, so I just had to use this charming Leaky Shed Studio Bird Branch chippboard. I've painted the piece with white gesso, then brushed on several shades of Lindy's mists to color. The butterfly is created just like the one previously described, then centered with another of the tiny burlap flowers.

Here's a side-view giving you another angle of these sweet chipboard pieces!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!
I hope you'll try Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard
on your next altered project!

Leaky Shed Studio Products
Bird Branch

Please stop by my blog Friday for a complete product list HERE.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Scatter Joy Card with Veronica Johnson (kitsnbitscraps)

Hi, Veronica here today to share with you a sweet card.  This card is blank inside but the sentiment on the front "Scatter Joy" can be for a friend/family member that you are thinking of.  It can also be used as a Birthday card.

My card is 5x7 which is my favorite card size.  I have plenty of room to add lots of layers and Leaky Shed Chipboard.

Today I used the Leaky Shed Studio -  Bird Branch

I used the Outline stamps to create a stacked flower.

For my Leaky Shed Studio Bird Branch I used some paints, copics and embossing powder

For my process and the product list that I used other than Leaky Shed Studio chipboard, please click here for my blog:  Kitsnbitscraps

Thank you so much for stopping by today ...

Veronica Johnson (kitsnbitscraps)

Leaky Shed Studio Product Used:

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easter Card with Enameled Chipboard by Tracey Sabella

It's Tracey S. here. I'd like to wish you a wonderful and blessed Easter. With this sacred holiday approaching, I've created a card to celebrate featuring the Leaky Shed Studio Cross Set, Flower Corner Small, and to frame my sentiment inside - the medium Victorian Oval Frame.


Tips and Techniques
I kept my chipboard treatment simple by heat embossing all of the chipboard images with Fran-tage Shabby White Embossing Enamel. I adore how this product has flecks of gold enamel along with shimmering glitter giving a light but grungy effect. The Small Flower Corner nests around this image just perfectly.

I stamped the sweet lamb image onto white cardstock, lightly shaded with Pan Pastels, and colored the straw with Caran D'ache NeocolorII watersoluble pastels.

Sweet flowers dry brushed with gesso are tucked in and around the chipboard corner. I've surrounded the flowers with color fragments.

Another view of the flowers and you can see better here how they nest right into the Leaky Shed Studio Small Flower Corner.

A close up of the right cluster.

Of course, I had to include one of the Leaky Shed Studio Crosses, which perfectly accents my sentiment.

Here's another view. I stamped the image, inked around the edges, then popped it up with lace and tiny rose buds tucked in.

This final shot shows how I've used the medium size Victorian Oval Frame around my sentiment. This gorgeous frame set also includes a larger and smaller frame.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you've been inspired to grab some
Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard to create a holiday card.

Leaky Shed Studio Products

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sweet Baby Layout with Veronica (kitsnbitscraps)

Hi, its my turn today and I am sharing a Sweet Baby layout that I did using Leaky Shed Studio "Baby", and also Swirl Vine Corner.

I normally do not work with blank space but decided to go ahead and do something different.  The cute "Humpty Dumpty" is hand drawn and pieced together, along with the crowns.

For my main title I used "Baby"; then I used the "Swirl Vine Corner" which I cut in half and used on my page.

For more photos of my process and techniques used to create this layout please visit my blog "Kitsnbitscaps"

Thank you for stopping by ...
Veronica (Kitsnbitscraps)

Leaky Shed Studio Product Used:

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!