Monday, February 24, 2014

To the moon layout.

Hi everyone. It's Tiffany
Today I have a layout to share with you. It is a fun boy layout. 

For my layout I have used some October Afternoon paper. It is from the Rocket Age collection. I tore up some paper into strips and adhered it to the cardstock. I used lots of Shimmerz sprays and products on my layout.  

I used the Rocket ship and painted it with some gesso. I used some shimmerz sprays and dimensionz. I also used a polka dot stamp. 

Here is a couple more photos. 

Stay connected. 

Thank you for stopping by.  

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gift Bag with Altered Photo Corner

Hi everyone!  Robbie here today to share a gift bag that I made.  I put this bag together using canvas paper, some trim and some jute.  Then I got to the fun part!  Decorating using my Leaky Shed Chipboard gave it the special touches that it needed!

I love the Flower Leaf Corner from Leaky Shed Studio, but I wanted to use it to frame the flower cluster, instead of the traditional way. 
As you can see from the picture, this is a really pretty chipboard piece with leaves and flourishes.  I just cut it up to arrange it in a different way.  I used chalk ink to color it brown.

I tucked the Leaky Shed Studio Barn Swallow with Crown above the flower cluster.  Instead of coloring it with ink, I covered it with paper.  I chose a subtle print to keep the monochromatic look that I was going for.

Supplies:  Barn Swallow Crown, Flower Leaf Corner

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my project!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Stampede Border with Embossed Stars

Howdy Leaky Shed Studio Fans! Juliana here with a simple, yet fun, chipboard technique to share with you. While horsing around with my Leaky Shed Studio chipboard, I came up with an idea for embellishing it with stamps.

Remember Capture The Moment Scrapbook Layout using Stampede Border and Corners for Leaky Shed Studio by Juliana Michaels

Plain stamping wasn't enough though. I repeatedly stamped the same image (a small star) across the Stampede Border using Versamark Watermark Ink. While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled the images with white embossing powder and then heat set it using a heat gun. I only stamped one or two stars at a time before heat setting the embossing powder. Once I had finished stamping and embossing, I colored the chipboard with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain using a foam applicator. 

Remember Capture The Moment Scrapbook Layout using Stampede Border and Corners for Leaky Shed Studio by Juliana Michaels

I colored two chipboard corners with the Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to coordinate with the border and placed one on each of the top outer corners of my two photos. The placement of the border and coordinating corners helps frame the photos and draw your attention to them.

Remember Capture The Moment Scrapbook Layout using Stampede Border and Corners for Leaky Shed Studio by Juliana Michaels

For a complete list of other supplies used on this layout, please visit my blog - 17turtles.

Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Layout with Chipboard Stained Glass Window Tutorial

Happy Valentine's Day to all our Leaky Shed Studio followers!!

It's Tracey here to share a special Valentine's project. I created a layout with a love theme ~ the love our sweet daughter, Elizabeth, felt on her wedding day. 

I've used a number of Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard pieces, but really wanted to showcase the Prairie Grass stained glass window piece ~ so perfect to go with this lovely photo of Elizabeth standing in front of a stained glass window at the church. 

"You Are Loved"

Tips and Techniques
This gorgeous chipboard is the Prairie Grass piece. Details on how I created my stained glass window can be found in my tutorial below. 

Here I've used the Small Spring Butterfly. To get these delightful layers, I soaked it in warm water until thoroughly wet, then carefully split each wing into three layers and left the body intact. I painted it ecru, dried, then brushed Stickles across the wings. Several rhinestones on the body finishes it off.

A mix of flowers dry brushed with gesso and layered die cut leaf flourishes which were inked and then dry brushed with gesso. You can see a couple layers of punchinella I've tucked under and around my photo.

Another view of this sweet cluster.

Leaky Shed Studio has a wonderful collection of clocks. Here I've used the small Clock #2 and watch parts. They were simply painted with metallic paint, then randomly rubbed with Ebony Rub'n Buff. Finally, I dry brushed them with Gesso. A Prima heart gear was a perfect fit for the center of the clock!

This lovely flower cluster flows right on out over the edge of the window.

There was a white spot in the photo where the sun was streaming through the window. It looked bare on this black and white photo, so a cross from the cross set was just perfect to fill the space. You can see more of the goodies I tucked around the photo like this Abaca Ribbon and painted chicken wire. 

Now, here's my tutorial for the Stained Glass Window. 

Stained Glass Window Tutorial

Supplies List
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Prairie Grass
Acetate sheet or large scrap of acetate packaging
Ranger Crackle Accents
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage Embossing Enamel - Aged Silver
Ranger Alcohol Ink and felt applicator
Ranger Perfect Medium or other clear Embossing pad
Scissors to cut Acetate

Step 1. Cut a piece of crafting acetate or clear packaging to the width of the window piece. Place the acetate over the back of the chipboard piece and mark a cutting line for the top of the window. I used a Sharpie. Trim the top on the marked lines. 

Step 2. Heat emboss the window chipboard piece with embossing powder to coordinate with your project. I used Fran-tage Aged Silver Embossing Enamel.

Step 3. Apply a thin bead of Crackle Accents to the back of the chipboard. 

Step 4. Adhere the chipboard to the acetate by placing the back of the chipboard covered in Crackle Accents onto the front of the trimmed acetate. Don't worry if some of the Crackle Accents oozes out onto the acetate since in the next step you will be covering the window in it. 

Step 5. Apply a layer of Crackle Accents into each "window." ***Hint*** You do NOT want to completely fill the windows to the brim. Just a thin coat across the acetate, making sure to completely cover the entire surface. I removed the occasional larger bubble with a needle, however I did not worry about the tiny ones. I figured the bubbles would give the look of vintage glass. 
Step 6. Set aside to dry and crack. I allowed mine to sit overnight. 

Step 7. Apply alcohol in in the color of choice to the back of the acetate. I used a light pink. Because I used a monochromatic color scheme on my page, I kept my window the same color throughout; however, you could brush the alcohol ink on in different colors, using the chipboard frame as a guide. 

It just takes a few moments for the alcohol ink to dry and your Stained Glass Window is ready to use. 

Hint - to adhere to my page, I cut very thin strips of Crafty Power Tape and placed them on the back, lining it up with the chipboard so it isn't visible on the front side of the piece.

Here's how it looks on my page:

Leaky Shed Studio Products
Prairie Grass
Clock #2, Small
Watch Parts
Spring Butterfly Small
Cross Set

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you've been inspired to try your hand at creating one of these Stained Glass Windows.

~ Blessings ~

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Labrador Chippy LO with Maggi

Good morning everyone,, Maggi here to share a layout with you of my sweet Brandy. She has left us Dec 28, 2007 but as with all our furbabies, she lives forever in our hearts!

Leaky Shed has such a wonderful range of pet chippies and I really love this Labrador #3 chippie as it looks just like our Brandy's profile.    I simply painted it all black except for that sweet pink tongue!   We have a whole line of dog and other animal chippies and they are so fun to use with your furbaby projects. 

Brandy was an alpha female but she was a really sweet gal and sometimes oh so silly! The only thing bad about her was that she thought all the toys were hers. The two poodles we had at the time were not allowed to play with the toys, ever. When they would get a toy, Brandy would get up and take it away from them and the poodles would just sit in respectful silence as Brandy collected all their toys!

I love these two photos of Brandy collecting the toys, after which she laid down and protected them!

Underneath my floral cluster I've used our Flower Corner but I've cut it in two pieces and layered it under my flowers. I painted it with Via Maya Cacao and used Range Antiquities Rose Quartz for the flowers on the chippy.

In this closeup you can see both the Flower Leaf Corner and Labrador #3 chipboard pieces.


Thanks for stopping by, we really appreciate your taking the time to visit our blog.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Love Canvas

Hello everyone!  Debbie with you today.  I wanted to share a fun project with you that can be done in a few hours and just in time for Valentines Day...although it could be used throughout the year. I used some of my favorite Leaky Shed Studio chipboard to make this.

All the chipboard pieces were given a base coat of Gesso and then painted with Silks to match the rest of the canvas. 

I also used several pieces from the Scraps of Elegance January Delightful Kit.

Leaky Shed Studio products used:
Chunky Caps
Key No. 3
Ring Frame Large
Flower Leaf Corner

Thank you for stopping by the Leaky Shed Studio today!


Friday, February 7, 2014

"CREATE" a banner with our chippies.

Maggi here today to share a really fun banner project with you.  I used Graphic 45 papers to make my banner and a number of our Leaky Shed Chippies.  Below I have shared the process for preparing the letters.
  Here's the whole banner.

The banners are Leaky Shed chipboard pieces and are nicely sized at 6.4" x 8" as are the letters which are 4" tall.

I love altering my letters and this is one of my favorite methods for giving them a vintage and worn appearance.  The steps for making the letters are as follows:
1.  Paint the letters with acrylic paint in vintage white and allow to dry.
2.  Ink around the edges of the letters with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.
3.  Stamp the letters with a patterned or script stamp using Archival ink in coffee.      Be sure to use Archival ink so that it doesn't smear in the next step.
4.  Apply a thick coat of Ranger Crackle Accents and allow to dry naturally, i.e. do not use a heat gun to speed the process.
5.  Rub Frayed Burlap Distress ink into the cracks.
6. Take a lightly moistened paper towel and lightly wipe the ink off the letters leaving ink in the cracks but not on the surface of the letter.

The word inspire is one of our chippies that I have covered with Stampendous Aged Embossing Enamel in aged spice.

Up in the corner is our butterfly that I've simply painted with Splash of Color Silks in Emperor's Gold.

I added a Julie Nuttig doll to this banner.  I painted her body with iridescent water colors and cut her dress from a French Country paper scrap.  I really love these chipboard dolls, they are so fun and work with so many different projects:  cards, tags, layouts and even banners!

On this banner I've used one of our oval frames behind the letter T.  The frame has been heat embossed, again with  Stampendous Aged Embossing Enamel in aged spice.

Leaky Shed Studios chipboard pieces used:

This is the first banner I've made and I must say, it was so fun!!  I hope you're inspired to give it a try!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Blog Hop Winner and Layered Chipboard Frames for a Shabby Chic Birthday Card

Hi everyone. It's Tracey back to share a birthday card I've created featuring Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard,
but first I have some exciting news to share that I know you've all been waiting for.

Our design team along with Authentique provided lots of gorgeous Valentine inspiration
during our 3-day Blog Hop, and now we have a winner to announce. 

The winner of this fabulous prize package of Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard:

. . . is . . .

Heather Thompson

Congratulations, Heather!!

Please email your shipping information to
Debbie Sherman at

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Now for my project details. 

Our family has a birthday to celebrate nearly every month of the year, and I enjoy creating personalized cards to help celebrate these special days. This one is for my sister.

Listen to Your Heart
Shabby Chic Card by Tracey Sabella for Leaky Shed Studio, Chipboard Frames

Tips and Techniques
Shabby Chic Card by Tracey Sabella for Leaky Shed Studio, Chipboard Frames
Leaky Shed Studio has some gorgeous frames. I layered two different frames that fit together perfectly ~ the French Oval Frame and the small Victorian Oval Frame from this set. I heat embossed Fran-tage Embossing Enamel on them in two different colors to coordinate with these lovely BoBunny papers from their "The Avenues" collection.  It can be difficult to adhere slick surfaces like these enameled, layered chipboard pieces, but I find that Helmar 450 gives a strong permanent bond. 

Shabby Chic Card by Tracey Sabella for Leaky Shed Studio, Chipboard Frames
A close up of the flower cluster around the bottom of the chipboard frame.

Shabby Chic Card by Tracey Sabella for Leaky Shed Studio, Chipboard Frames
Another close-up with a better view of the hand-dyed and scrunched seam binding ribbon tied into a double loop bow. I used the chipboard to frame my sentiment which was stamped and embossed.

Shabby Chic Card by Tracey Sabella for Leaky Shed Studio, Chipboard Frames
I used more Leaky Shed Studio chipboard inside my card using another Vintage Oval Frame (smallest in set) that perfectly framed the sentiment printed on my paper. It was also heat embossed with Fran-tage Embossing Enamel. The birthday sentiment was stamped and heat embossed. I just adore distressed edges and use the Distrezz-it-All to achieve these edges.

Shabby Chic Card by Tracey Sabella for Leaky Shed Studio, Chipboard Frames
Leaving you with one final shot.

Leaky Shed Studio Products
French Oval Frame Chipboard
Victorian Oval Frame Chipboard

Helmar Products
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Glue
Helmar Fabric Glue

Other Products
BoBunny ~ The Avenues paper collection
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 25mm Cottage Rose in Mixed Pink and Mixed White/Cream; 15mm Open Roses ~ Deep Ivory
Pebbles ~ Jewel Flower Brads - Happy-Go-Lucky
Prima Serenade ~ White
Darice ~ Ivory Berry Sprig
1/2" Seam Binding - Cream
Lace ~ my stash
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Clear Stamps ~ French Connection; Urban Grunge
Stampabilities ~ May Your Birthday Be Filled . . .
Donna Salazar for Clearsnap ~ Mixed Media Inx ~ Indigo, Honey
Donna Salazar for Clearsnap ~ Mixed Media Inx Embossing Powder ~ Honey
Ranger ~ Embossing Powder - Clear
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Ivory, Aged Spice
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold
Donna Salazar for Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Tim Holtz ~ Grid Blocks

~ Blessings ~