Thursday, May 29, 2014

Layout with Shimmered and Textured Chipboard by Tracey Sabella

It's Tracey here to share a mixed media layout featuring gorgeous Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard.

I've been a crafter since I was a young girl. So although I had not done much with flower arranging, I was game when Elizabeth asked me to create the bouquets for her and her bridesmaids. The wedding photographer captured them so beautifully.

"Wedding Flowers"

Tips and Techniques

Leaky Shed Studio has some amazing designs and their high quality chipboard stands up to most any mixed media treatment. Here, I've added texture to the Fern Flourish by dabbing with extra heavy gesso, then painting with a couple shades of green. 

When I was a girl, I was always intrigued by the shimmery, translucent wings of dragonflies. I tried to recreate that feel by painting the wings of this Spring Dragonfly with teal metallic paint, then a dusting with Donna Salazar's Clearsnap Twinkle Dust Glitter in Mixed Berries. The body was covered with Helmar Gemstone Glue and sprinkled with silver microbeads. 

My chipboard pieces are a focal point to my cluster and by placing a Fern Flourish at each corner of my photos, draws your eye across the page to focus on the lovely wedding flower photos. 

A close-up side view of my layered cluster of flowers, chicken wire, leaf charms, and of course Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard.

Here's a shot of the smaller grouping of flowers. I've added color and texture to my background with random stamping and blending Pan Pastels into the edges and behind the photo cluster.

I hope you've been inspired to add shimmer and texture to your next Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard project!

Leaky Shed Studio Products
Fern Flourish
Spring Dragonfly

(Other products used can be found on my blog post here.)

~ Blessings ~

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Prom Page using LSS Flourishes with Tracey G.

I am having such fun exploring the versatility of Leaky Shed Studio chippies that I find myself adding them to all my projects!
Today I would like to share my Prom layout:

This is my oldest son,Hayden, at his Senior Prom, 4 years ago. His date looked gorgeous,but that was a difficult dress to scrap!

Using a Prima stencil,I applied texture paste to the background and misted it with blues and greens.
The LSS Flourish chippie was covered in Crackle Accents and microbeads. Under the tearaway openings I inserted black Prima mats after embossing and highlighting them with blue chalk ink.

I added a few flowers from my stash and used mixed microbeads on this larger Flourish chippie as well.

Keeping the same color scheme, I embossed the paper and used it to mat the pic that was edged in gold Rub n' Buff. The large circle frame chippie was rubbed with a mix of Copper,Gold and patina Rub n' Buff. I seriously love this stuff,if you can't tell. 

As you can see, lots of dimension to this page!

Stop by the  Leaky Shed Studio Shop to pick up the goodies I used here:
Butterfly on Garden
Flourish #2

This page was created using the Swirlydoos May Kit

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Steampunk Box with Tracey G.

Today I have quite a bit to share!
Using an unpainted wood photo cube,
I went with a "Wicked" meets "Dr Who" steampunk theme.

First I painted the entire cube with Copper acrylic paint. I pulled out the inside glass,covered the sides with the kit's Kaisercraft Kaleidoscope papers then backed the glass with the paper and set it back in.

I topped the Tim Holtz light bulbs with a Holtz knob from my stash, altered a LSS watchpart chippie and topped it with a gem.

I am having fun with microbeads at the moment and added them all over using gloss accents.

The LSS watch parts chippies were embossed in copper and the smaller one embossed with Stampendous aged black enamel.

This is one of my favorite embossing powders because of the combination of colors.

The large LSS gears were embossed with Stampin' Up powder in Vintage Verdigris then distressed with copper ink.

I was inspired by Tracey Sabella's tutorial here and created a cracked glass effect using the plastic from the package, Ranger Crackle Accents and gold microbeads.

The larger LSS watchpart was embossed lightly to give it a hammered look.

For the top, I used the gorgeous LLS clock and painted it with Copper Rub n' Buff. 

I popped out the inner circle and after inking it with Patina Rub n' Buff,covered it with Crackle Accents. The knob was altered with Gold Rub n' Buff.

I hope this inspired you to go "Off the page" and create something of your own!

Stop by the Leaky Shed Studio Shop to pick up the goodies I used here:

All papers and embellies except for the Holtz knobs are from the Swirlydoos May kit.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An All American Picket Fence

 Hi Leaky Shed Studio Fans!  Since Memorial Day is coming up I decided I wanted to create a layout with an Americana feel to it!  The Picket Fence was the perfect accent for that!
I painted it white but didn't work on perfect painting - I thought a worn feeling added to the Americana feel! I also love that it is a full 12 inches long making it perfect for a layout!   My whole layout was build around the fence with that as the anchor.  The layout tells the story of my little boys watching school kids out the window (we live across the street from a school).

Adding a little sticker banner to it allowed it be accented a little bit without detracting too much from the fence itself!  This fence would also be cool painted black and used in a halloween style layout or brown for a fall layout - such a versatile piece!!!

Hope y'all enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend and kicking off your summer!

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Once Upon A Time in Paris Mini Album with Veronica

Hi, my turn to share and today I would like to show you my latest mini album.  I have made several of these because they are fairly easy to create and make GREAT gifts.  This one is a Paris theme inspired by my girl friend's trip to France.

I used the Leaky Shed Studio Victorian Mirror Frame.  It is so beautiful and detailed, I thought it made the perfect center piece for my album.


I misted the chipboard with Art Anthology colorations sprays in blues and greens.
Then I rubbed some metallic olive over the entire frame.

As a highlight I finished the frame with gold metallic rub-on;  just in the corners
I also decided to add this beautiful Harja Flourish to my mini album.  On this piece of beautiful Leaky Shed Studio chipboard I decided to go with a different technique.
My process:
 Light Gesso:
Paint with H20 very thick, not much water

Emboss with clear powder
I love the way chipboard looks with embossing powder on it.
This part is optional.  I used it because the rub-ons were already out.  I rubbed some metallic gold on the sides for depth.

Now that I have finished my Harja Flourish I can add it to my mini.  You can see the finished inside of my album on my blog Kitsnbitscraps.
I hope I have inspired you to try out some Leaky Shed Studio chipboard.  There are so many themes and shapes.  I especially liked using this beautiful Frame for my Paris Book.  See you soon.
Happy Scrapping, Veronica (Kitsnbitscraps)

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Musical Moments with Tracey Gregory

Tracey here and today I am excited to share with you my first DT project using Leaky Shed Studio chipboard!

My simple pleasure is singing in the car. I have an awful singing voice but,oh,how I love to sing loud and strong anyway. Fortunately, God graced me with a child that sings like an angel and together we belt out Broadway and Disney songs as we make our way down the road. 

 I am so impressed with the weight and quality of details to these chippies. I put them through a lot of heat and mediums and they held up perfectly.

I used Wow! copper embossing powder and rubbed patina Rub n' Buff all over. I then added Ranger's crackle medium for some extra texture.

For the larger note chippies,first I colored them with blue and green gelatos. Then I rubbed in gold gelato and misted with Heidi Swapp and Lindy's Stamp Gang mists. 

I made all the sheet music flowers on the page. I used the new Marion Smith Bloom tool and was inspired by this tute for the ruffled flowers. I punched leaves from a printed word strip  and colored them with gelatos. See my tutorial on the small blooms here.

Leaky Shed Studio Products
I hope you've been inspired to create a special layout featuring

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Leaky Shed and the County Fair

Hi - Veronica here today to share with you a layout I created of my niece at the Fair. I used the Ferris Wheel and the Hot Air Balloon from Leaky Shed Studios.

I started off with bright primary colors of Green, Red, Blue and Yellow since I wanted that whimsical feel for this layout.  Then I started to layer patterns, cardstock and burlap

With my Hot Air Balloon Leaky Shed chipboard I first put a layer of gesso as the base. Then I rubbed Art Anthology sorbet paint, colorations spray then added a stamp image when dry.
Next I took the Leaky Shed Studio Ferris Wheel and used Art Anthology sorbet black paint for the Ferris wheel stand.  Then I used Stampendous red glitter for the ferris wheel.


I used some stamp images, ink and stencils to shabby up my layout and added some tickets and brads. 

I love how my Leaky Shed chipboard pieces turned out and it was easier than it looks to add some dimension and color to the chipboard. 
I hope I have inspired you to try out some Leaky Shed Studio chipboard.  There are so many themes and shapes.  I am pretty sure you will find one to fit any occasion.
Happy Scrapping, Veronica (Kitsnbitscraps)

Leaky Shed Products Used: