Friday, January 31, 2014

Day 3- Leaky Shed Studio and Authentique Paper

We hope you've been enjoying the projects by the Leaky Shed Studio and Authentique Design Teams!  Today is our final day of inspiration.  The Leaky Shed Studio design team would like to thank Authentique for participating in such a great swap with our chipboard and for all their beautiful projects! Be sure to check out both giveaways for your chance to win either or both of the awesome prizes! You will find the details are at the bottom of this post. Next up our final projects with the Smitten collection and our fun Valentines Chipboard pieces.

Love Banner by
Juliana Michaels

To create the banner Juliana used 6 pieces of the Pennant Banner and covered each one with a different paper pattern from the Authentique Smitten collection.
She used the back side of the same paper to cover the border piece on the top of each banner and then hot glued a length of pom pom fringe to the edge. The Large Type 4" alphabet letters were given a coating of glitter that she adhered using Ranger Glossy Accents.

Next, she  created several mini collage pieces by mixing various Leaky Shed Valentine themed chipboard pieces with stickers from the Authentique collection. The chipboard was painted with a Gold Krylon Leafing pen. Once dry, she selected various stickers from the collection to create the collages and then adhered the glittered letters and collages to the front of each banner. A length of red tulle was used to connect each banner and she then used a piece of ribbon on each end to hang the banner.

Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard
 Key #1 
Alphabet Large Type 4"

You can see more of Juliana's work on her blog.

 Tracey created this Family Love Album as a Valentine's gift for her husband.

Family Love Album by
Tracey Sabella 

She applied aluminum tape to the chipboard cover cut outs and detailed with an embossing folder and metal working tools before coloring with alcohol inks.

The wood word hearts were inked and tied to the rings with distressed ribbon.
Wood Hearts - Joyful, Grateful, Faithful

Here are her pages with some close-ups.

To achieve a grungy masculine feel for her husband, Tracey applied corrugated board to some of the pages and then applied the Authentique Smitten papers using a gel medium transfer technique. She then distressed the edges and applied a variety of mediums to each page.

Ornate Corner

Clock Parts and Victorian Oval Frame

Her chipboard gears and watch parts are painted with black metallic paint,
then rubbed with Viva Gold.
Gear Set & Heart #2 - Medium

Her flourishes and frames are heat set with a mixture of Fran-tage Embossing Enamels.
Double Heart

You can see how the transfer technique transformed the papers
for a more grungy, masculine look. 
Heart #2 Medium

Here, Tracey cut a larger scroll flourish in half to fit the project.
French Curve Scroll

Flower Corner (1/2)

Flower Corner (the other half)
Her hearts are covered with aluminum tape, dry embossed, then rubbed with alcohol ink.
Watch Parts & Heart #2 - Medium

Authentique Smitten Collection
Leaky Shed Studio Love Mini Album ~ Small (This also comes in a 12 x 12 inch album.)
Leaky Shed Studio Heart #2 - Medium (25 pack)
Leaky Shed Studio Watch Parts
Leaky Shed Studio Flower Corner
Leaky Shed Studio Gear Set
Leaky Shed Studio Wood Hearts ~ Joyful, Grateful, Faithful
Leaky Shed Studio Victorian Oval Frame
Leaky Shed Studio Ornate Corner
Leaky Shed Studio Double Hearts

Valentine's card by

Her cupid is heat embossed with Fran-tage Embossing Enamel.

She also included some chipboard on the inside of her card.
Key #2

Authentique Smitten Collection
Leaky Shed Studio Cupid
Leaky Shed Studio Key #2
 Stop by Tracey's blog to see more of her work!

The giveaway!

 How would you like to win all of this Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard?!!!
 Leave a comment.
Follow us here and on  Facebook.   Easy Peasy!

Hope you enjoys all these gorgeous projects today.  If you haven't been to the Authentique blog yet, head over there for more inspiration from their design team and another chance to win a great giveaway! 

Thanks for stopping by our blog and letting us share our projects with you!
Stop by again soon!



  1. Just sooooooo gorgeous!!! LOVING all the cupids!!!!!!

  2. Fantastic stuff!! I am particularly fond of the banner!!! Such great detail!!
    PS. I follow your blog through feedly and I also follow you on fb!!!

  3. AMAZING projects! That mini album is STUNNING! Following blog and FB!! I'm a glad I found you!!

  4. I would be thrilled to win this prize. So many great embellishments for my cards and other projects. I love the angels and the keys. Great idea to use more masculine papers for the layout. Hadn't thought about using the corrugated papers for the background. thanks for a great hop.

    1. So glad you've enjoyed the inspiration!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  5. These projects are gorgeous. I hadn't heard of Leaky Shed until I saw Tracy's post on FB. So glad I found you. This is amazing stuff! I'm following and will like your FB page as well. Tracy's album takes my breath away! Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Kathy!! Yes, you will enjoy working with Leaky Shed's amazing chippies!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  6. What a gorgeous banner, Juliana!! So festive and perfect for celebrating Valentine's day!! ~ Blessings

  7. I am hoping to win the prize package - I LOVE your products! They are perfect for so many projects.

  8. Wow, awesome projects! Especially love that banner!

  9. Wow.....fab technique with the aluminum tape and embossing enamel, etc. Great look!!!

    Thanks for all the inspiration over the last few days. This has been a really fun time of getting a peek at your products!! I do not have access to Facebook, but am following you at Pinterest. :) Hope that will count for entering your drawing.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  10. love her project!!! so much detail and time went into it! Great job Tracey!!

  11. Beautiful! All of them.
    Great details and love
    all the elements used.
    Carla from Utah

  12. WOW, just WOW! Those are gorgeous! I love the cupid and the awesome album :)

  13. i love all the beautiful projects, i really need to start getting into journaling. great inspiration thanks for sharing.

  14. of course I already follow you on Facebook, I love it.

  15. Love Tracey's card and that gorgeous banner, oh my… it is just perfect!

  16. Oh my goodness. Absolutely lovely projects. I'm just Amazed of the talents!!!!

  17. Wow everyday has been loaded with gorgeous inspiration . Tracey's work is as stunning as always. Great hop

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Susie! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  18. LOVEly projects here today! Fabulous work.

  19. I can't believe how incredible all the different finishes are on the pieces. Beautiful and so unique.

  20. Beautiful projects! Love all the different techniques used!

  21. I am so impressed with how you make the chipboard look like metal, literally. Thank you for sharing what you do. You are so talented. Also, thank you for the opportunity to win such a fantastic prize. I would love to win this. Already "liked" on Facebook.

  22. It's so beautiful, I love your family love album. It's a very nice surprise for St Valentin!!!!
    Have a nice day.
    Marie-Christine from France

    1. Thanks so much, Marie-Christine!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  23. wonderful creations. Juliana's banner is gorgeous - I like all the details and those sparkly letter are fantastic. Tracey's album is stunning, it is filled to the brim with amazing textures and finishes

    1. Thanks for your lovely comments, Loulou!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  24. Wow! These projects are amazing!!
    I'm a follower.

  25. WOW wow WOW
    EACH and EVERY project is a DELIGHT to the eye and the heart!!!
    LOVE all the pretty details and the awesome finishes on the chippies :)

  26. I'm ready for a little LOVE to fill the air!


    VE chipboard is my FAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Oh my that journal is amazing!!!!!! just beautiful! No words to describe it.

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