Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sneak peek at a new flourish!

Hi everyone, Maggi here to share a very special layout for me because it is a photo of me with my beautiful Chena who I miss so much.  Chena crossed over the bridge Sept 5, 2013 and there is not a day that goes by that I don't miss her and think about her sweet soul.  Ah, but such is the nature of pet ownership, their time on our earth is much too short.  I have to thank my dear friend, Jen aka jrabs, for taking this beautiful photo of me and Chena conversing in our own special way.  AND I must note that my hair is not red, its just the beautiful late afternoon soon making it look that way.

I heat embossed the letters with Ranger Antiquities embossing powder in turquoise. LOVE this stuff!!!  

This is a sneak peek of a new flourish that will soon be added to the store!  It is so elegant, I just love it.  I first painted it with Viva Precious Metal Color - silver and then painted on a little embossing ink, sprinkled with embossing powder and this is the effect.  I love this two toned effect!

Leaky Shed chipboard:
Leaky Shed flourish (soon to be added to the store!)

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today!  We appreciate the time you take to visit with us!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Family Layout

Hello everyone. Tiffany here. 
I have a layout to share with you. 

I used a couple large corner flourishes and I painted them with Shimmerz paint. I clustered and layered some flowers on top. 

Here are a few more pictures.

Thank you for stopping by. 

Stay connected. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wedding Layout with Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard

Hi, it's Tracey here to share a layout I've created featuring gorgeous
Leaky Shed Studio chipboard. 

Weddings are such special days, and in this photo of Elizabeth and Andrew,
I sense that they looking forward to a life of  . . . 

Faith . . . Hope . . . Love

Tips and Techniques
The photo is framed with large Clock #2. I created texture with extra thick gesso that I tamped with a stencil brush. Once dry I painted with metallic gold paint. 

I clustered with flowers, metal heart gears, bling, and die cut leaves. I've also added some stamping and stenciled molding paste to the background.

The Leaky Shed Studio Butterfly Garden Spring fits this background design so perfectly!!

I heat embossed the flourish with red and green Fran-tage Embossing powder, then embellished with self-adhesive pearls.

The Leaky Shed Studio Heart Key and Fancy Keyhole represent how these two hold the key to the other's heart. A simply coat of gold metallic paint gives them an easy gilded finish.

I fussy cut these pieces from coordinating paper to created this layered medallion. The layout edges are distressed and the bottom corner has some machine stitching.

Leaky Shed Studio Products

Other products can be found on my blog, Garden of Grace.

I hope you've been inspired to create a layout using Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard.http://store.scrapbook.com/unp-425.html

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mixed Media Tag by Tiffany

Hi everyone. Tiffany here. 

Today I have a mixed media tag to share with you. 

I used lots of mediums to create this tag. I began by using a stencil and some modeling paste. I used different sprays to create the background. 

I used the Ornate corner. I used gesso to prime the chipboard and then used some Shimmerz paints to color the chipboard. I added some lace behind the chipboard. I added a stamped verse flower and butterflies to finish off the tag. 

Here is another photo. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Create Home Decor Banners with Leaky Shed Studio

Hi it's me  Veronica also known as Kitsnbitscraps.  Today is my first post here on the Leaky Shed Studio Blog and I am so excited  to be a part of this fabulous company and a Design Team member.

A little bit about me, I LOVE chipboard!  Leaky Shed Studio has so many to choose from.  I know that you will find what you need - no matter the theme of your layout, card, tag or album.  Speaking of albums, I love to make them but I have been asked numerous times to make some layouts and other altered items.  So for today I am sharing this pretty banner with my favorite inspiring words - Create!

I used the Pennant Banner along with the Fancy Lower Case Alphabets.

Below are some step-out photos of my process in creating this pretty banner.  Banner's are easy and so fun to make - they make G R E A T gifts.  I just made two for a wedding and a bride's luncheon.

First ... I painted my chipboard using regular acrylic black paint

Then I covered the pennants with pretty paper ...

I wanted the ruffle chipboard to be different so I added some black glass glitter with glue ...

Turned out chunky - I like chunky and bonus its glittery.  Next I used my lower case alphas and painted them white
And repeat .... more glitter
I used alcohol inks on the "garden butterfly" and the "Butterfly on Garden Sprig" to color in the chipboard.  I also added a touch of acrylic paint for highlights.  Then I embossed the pieces with clear embossing power.  So pretty ...
I enjoyed sharing with you today, and I have some layouts planned for the coming months.  I hope you enjoyed my pennant banner; thank you for stopping by.
  :) Veronica (kitsnbitscraps)

Leaky Shed Studio Product Used:
Pennant Banner (1201-04)
Spring Butterfly (small- 6081-03))
Fancy Lower Case 2 1/2 inch Alphabet (1009)
Butterfly on Garden Sprig (6081-06)
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hi there, Maggi here.  Its seems like forever since I last posted anything here.  We were on an extended (5 weeks!) road trip so I got all my March work done in February.  It is great to be home and in my craft room again.  I had the greatest package waiting for me when we got home,  a box full of yummy Leaky Shed chippies!

I used Leaky Shed Family and birdcage chippies on this layout.  They have been heat embossed with shabby white embossing enamel.  I  did some masking in the background with a Prima mask and Viva altgold paste & then I added some Lindy's Grab a Guy Gold mist for good measure! The metal flower on the right has been liberally sprinkled with Aged Gold embossing powder, love how that looks - molten metal on metal.  

I love this vintage photo of my parents, my older brother and sweet (?) little ole me. I think the photo was taken Easter 1952. Do I look the size of a 5 month old baby?

Closeups of the birdcage and family word.



Fabscraps French Heritage paper collection
Prima flowers
Flying Unicorn Adornments

Thanks so much for dropping by.  We appreciate the time you take to visit our blog!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Our Newest DT Member and a Mixed Media Layout

We are so excited to announce the newest member of the
Leaky Shed Studio Design Team
Veronica Johnson.

Hi, my name is Veronica Johnson alias “Kitsnbitscraps”.  I have been doing crafts since I can remember. My mom taught my twin sisters and me to knit, sew, cross stitch, embroidery, and I was always coloring and sketching.  I was raised in Southern California in a little town by the beach called Hermosa – then I was transferred to South Florida.  I was introduced to scrapbooking by my new co-workers in Florida and that was 12 years ago. That is when I became addicted to paper! I have kept busy by teaching scrapbook and stamping classes at scrapbook stores and conventions and love every minute of it. From the first time I walked into a scrapbook store I was hooked! I even went as far as buying a Scrapbook Store, then I opened an online Kit Club – finally I became a sales representative for the scrapbook industries manufacturers and sold and represented companies such as Ranger Industries, Prima Marketing, WeR Memory Keepers, BoBunny … good times.

I am very blessed to be married to my wonderful husband Kerry who is very supportive of my passion for color and pattern. And I am so blessed to be a mother to my beautiful and very kind daughter Vanessa who can draw better than I and is an inspiring make-up artist. Our family also has two fur babies, Bandit and Moe our kitties.

I have a passion for creating and sharing my love of crafting, whether it’s cards, layouts, albums, altered and mixed media; I love doing it all. I also enjoy bringing new tidbits and techniques to inspire as many crafters as I can through color.  If I had to name my style I would say “Shabby Whimsy” because I always start projects with lots of color then depending on my mood I will shabby it down with browns, texture and layers.  Each day is a new adventure and every day I try and learn something new.  I am grateful to be a part of this amazing company and hope that I can inspire you.

You can check out Veronica's gorgeous work on her blog,
Kits N Bit Scraps.

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Now it's Tracey here to share a mixed media layout I created featuring gorgeous Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard.

Weddings are special days and life changing events.
This is our daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Andrew, on their special day.

"First Day of Forever"

Tips and Techniques
I cut apart a Leaky Shed Studio French Oval Frame and tucked the top portion under my photo for a decorative accent in the side cluster along with Prima Flowers and die cuts.

This bottom cluster features one of the Leaky Shed Studio Springtime Flowers. I painted it with Brass Lumiere metallic paint, then shaded with Halo Pink Gold. The etched lines are darkened with a distress marker, which adds color, but is transparent so the shimmer from the paint is still visible, an easy way to highlight these etched pieces without using a detail brush to paint in the fine lines.

For the left cluster I've layered a large Prima daisy with more die cuts and another of the Leaky Shed Studio Springtime Flowers painted as above. I've been trying to use up some of my stash so this was a perfect way to use this older prima flower.

Another shot of this cluster that better shows my chipboard piece. You can also see the mist above the photo I created using the new Distress Marker Spritzer tool.

This final shot is of a retired LSS Flower Leaf Border. I'm thinking this should come out of retirement!! I painted it with more of the same Lumiere paints and added paper flowers. You can see that I used molding paste with a leaf stencil below the photo.

Thanks for stopping by our Leaky Shed Studio Blog today. I hope you've been inspired to grab some Leaky Shed Studio chipboard to accent your next layout!

Be sure to come back on Thursday to be inspired by a gorgeous layout by Maggi!

I drew inspiration for this layout from the April Once Upon A...Sketch Challenge.

Leaky Shed Studio Products
French Oval Frame
Springtime Flowers
Flower Leaf Border (Retired)

For a complete list of products used, please stop by my blog, Garden of Grace.

~ Blessings ~