Saturday, September 20, 2014

Believe with Leaky Shed's Mouse Balloon Border

Hi and welcome to the Leaky Shed Blog!  Cathy here hosting the blog today and I have a super simple layout to share with you using Leaky Shed's Mouse Balloon Border.
Really, this layout went together in about 20 minutes....that includes painting the mouse balloon border!

I simply layered a bit of paper, and then my photos and adhered the mouse balloon border with some scor-tape right over the top of the layers.  A bit of twine and some sticker stitches and it was complete.  The black mouse balloon border just makes everything pop!  Love creating when it comes this easy and with such great designs from
 Leaky Shed!
Thanks for joining us today at the Leaky Shed and happy creating!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Getting an early start on Halloween!

Fall is in the air and that means Halloween is coming up soon.  I love to do Halloween craft projects, not sure if it's the bright colors or what!  Christine joining you today to share a Halloween card featuring one of Leaky Shed's great cuts the Tree - 2 Cuts set!

Did you know Leaky Shed has some items in cardstock too?  This is one of those items - this set comes with two sizes and is black which makes it perfect for those Halloween projects!

By simply adding some gemstones too it and some Halloween characters throughout it makes for an eye catching card that will be fun for all the little spooks in your life!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mixed Media Card by Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone, It's Tracey here to share an Anniversary card I created featuring gorgeous Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard. Our daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Andrew, will be celebrating their second anniversary next month.

"Hand in Hand"

Tips and Techniques
This Harja Flourish Zwei is just the right size to accent a flower or cluster on a card. I painted it with Clear Viva Crackle Paint, then when dry a blend of metallic/pearlized paints in colors pulled from the background. When the paint was dry, I spread glue randomly at the edges of the flourish and sprinkled with microbeads and mini marbles for some lovely shimmer.

The background was stenciled with the TCW Mini Art Is sentiment stencil and splattered with black ink. I've also placed pearls of Viva Halo Iridescent Glitter Liner around the cluster. The background edges were stitched then distressed with my Zutter Distrezz-it_All.

My Feathered Rose is created with white cardstock, ink, feathers, and Spellbinder dies by Donna Salazar. A tutorial for this flower can be found HERE

This Leaky Shed Studio Spring Dragonfly was painted with metallic paint and when dry, spread with glue and Twinkle Dust Glitter by Clearsnap. It shimmers so beautifully.

Here's a peek of the inside of the card with the sentiment stamped on a die cut. Seam binding ribbon is pulled through the edges and the background is lightly dry brushed with white gesso.

One final shot.

I hope you've been inspired to try out mixed media techniques on your next Leaky Shed Studio project.

~ Blessings ~

Leaky Shed Studio Products

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Collette in Paris with trisha too

Happy Saturday, everyone!  
For today's post I have a layout from an Orient Express themed altered book I've been working in, on and off again, for about a year now.

That Leaky Shed Studio Eiffel Tower = PERFECT for the Paris stop along the route.  It comes in a black cardstock, diecut, too--and what gorgeous detail on the chipboard, right?  I just gave it a little smudging of pastels, but it really looks great "naked."

(I have a friend who loves Paris;   wouldn't this Eiffel be great on a card for her?  There's a lovely "Paris" script chip, too.) 

"Collette never revealed the real reason for her trip to Paris."

If you'd like more information on this altered book or layout, please stop by HERE.

(Have you seen the new Alice In Wonderland themed chipboard???  Oh yes, thank you, I am working on a new book with them!)

Have a wonderful weekend!  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Jolly Halloween Home Decor by September Guest Designer Gloria Stengel

We are so delighted to have the talented Gloria Stengel designing with us this month.

September Guest Designer 
Gloria Stengel

My name is Gloria Stengel and I live in beautiful, southern California. I am a wife of 27 years, and the mom of three kids, and the owner of two cats. 

 I have been hooked on paper crafts all of my life. I have always loved to color, play with paper dolls, and create "projects"! In 1990, I discovered rubber stamping and in 1996, I stumbled across "modern" scrapbooking. I love all aspects of paper crafting: card making, scrapbooking, mini albums, altered art, up-cycling, you name it! I am happiest when I am making a mess! It's the cleaning up part that I don't care for! My newest passion is designing stamps and other digital paper crafting items. I design stamps for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (clear/cling) and Hampton Art Stamps (wood mount). I also design digital stamps for myself and my blog readers. My dream is to have my own paper line someday!  I have been on a number of design teams over the past few years, including three terms with Graphic 45. I also accept various guest design spots and work with online stores from time to time. I have recently started my own challenge blog, Craft Hoarders Anonymous. I think the name says it all. I have a blog (Scraps of Life), a Facebook Fan Page, and a YouTube channel in order to share my creative work. 


I am very excited to be the September guest designer here at Leaky Shed Studio! I love chipboard, and Leaky Shed has some of the BEST! I created a 9 x 7 inch, Halloween home decor piece to share with you.

"Jolly Halloween"
I love Halloween colors. The oranges and greens are just so lovely. When I saw the Julie Nutting Designs Spooky doll in my chipboard pack, I knew what I wanted to do with her! I wanted to really deck her out! However, once I got going, I decided to keep her rather plain, and deck out the rest of the project! I started by cutting a piece of chipboard to 9 x 7 inches, and inking the edges with black ink. I added decorative paper (Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale) as the background. I trimmed out the pumpkin border (Graphic 45 A Place in Time October) to span the top of the project.

I colored the 8-inch Spooky doll with a white pencil, just to give her that pale, spooky glow. I colored her hair and mask with Copic markers. I added some glitter to her hair with a glitter pen. I added glitter to her mask and to the little spider webs with glue and loose glitter. I created her dress out of paper, edged with black ink. (Graphic 45 Happy Haunting)

I nestled the Clock #1 next to the doll. It fit perfectly into the curve next to her hip! I inked the clock chipboard with black ink and then dabbed it with Delicata Silvery Shimmer pigment ink. This brand of ink dries very quickly and is a beautiful color. I used the same ink for the clock hands and the Watch Parts.

I  backed the center of the clock with decorative paper (Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale). And then I added fussy cut images all around the bottom of the clock. Once I had all the images placed where I wanted, I decided to add dimensional pieces. I used olive pigment ink to ink up the Small Flower Corner, which I trimmed in half in order to use it in two locations.

I added paper flowers and the Watch Parts chipboard, plus a few other fussy cut images to the display. I wanted this to look full and dimensional.

I used some foam squares to pop some items. I also added some "vines" by curling the flower stems that I cut off the flowers. Nothing goes to waste in my studio!

I finished off the piece with a polka dotted bow and a "button" that I cut from some of the paper. To give the "button" more dimension, I stacked it on top of 3 cardstock circles.

Thanks for reading! I enjoyed my guest spot today!
Gloria Stengel - Scraps of Life

Leaky Shed Studio Supplies:

Other: Designer paper: Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale, Happy Haunting, A Place in Time Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Markers: Copic, Sakura, Zig Pencil: Prismacolor Ink: Tsukineko Delicata Silvery Shimmer, Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Olive Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts Chipboard tag: Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Brad: Tim Holtz Idea-ology long fastener Glitter: Hampton Art Circle punches: Stampin' Up! Scissors: Fiskars Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Glue Dots

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Kitty Kat Special with Veronica Johnson

Hi Veronica here today to share with you photos of my Kitty Kat "Scrappy-Doo".  When I saw that Leaky Shed had a variety of Cat chipboard I knew I had to have them.

I used the following "Animal Collection" chipboard


I used acrylic paint on the chipboard then after it was dry I used clear embossing powder.


Thank you for stopping by today and try a Leaky Shed Studio next time you do a scrapbook layout.  Leaky Shed Studios has a wide variety of themed chipboard.  I am sure you will find something that fits your pages purrfectly!

Leaky Shed Product Used:
Cat Pawing
Cat Leaping

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Twine Double Heart Card

Hi Leaky Shed Fans!  Cathy here sharing a super simple card with a fun embellishment made with Leaky Shed's
 Double Heart!  I created the card base with my Silhouette Cameo and then I simply wrapped the double heart in twine.
A bit time consuming, but it really did turn on cute and is the perfect embellishment for this simple card!

I can't wait to try this on a few other Leaky Shed chipboard pieces!

Thanks so much for joining us today at Leaky Shed!