Thursday, June 26, 2014

"You Make My Heart Sing"

I'm a music teacher so when I saw the musical staff border I was very excited!  I debated using it on a layout but decided I really wanted to make a card with it!

One measure was a perfect fit for an A2 card!  So after using my black mist to color it, I cut it off there and added it to the top of the card.  I followed the curve of it to line the bottom with patterned paper.

I then topped the whole thing with heart embellishments and stickers to go with the color scheme.  It comes together to make a perfect card for celebrating someone be it their birthday, congratulations, or just encouraging them along!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"Enjoy Today"-simple elegance with Tracey G.

Happy Tuesday! Tracey G. here today to share my latest page using the gorgeous and versatile Leaky Shed Studio chipboard.

These aptly named Ornate Corners are the perfect anchor to give my page a look of elegance.

First I colored the chipboard with 2 different shades of blue with blunt tipped alchohal pens. I then randomly smudged blue,white,gold and coral gelatos. I added stickles in Patina for some extra sparkle!

I played with paper pleating as you can see in this closeup. After running a lace ribbon and some bling, I pleated and used hot glue to hold it in place. I like how it anchors my framed title and draws the eye to my daughter in her lovely gown.
 That's all I have for today-thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to take a look at the Leaky Shed Studio website to see these chippies and so much more!

Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard:Ornate Corners
All other contents:Swirlydoos June Kit

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Make Every Minute Artful with Veronica Johnson

Hello, Veronica here to share with you a "timeless" artful tag.

I love the detail on these chipboard pieces and had to use them on my tag.  Tags are such fun to create; they are like little pieces of art.  I like to collect tags and have a wall in my scrap room to display my little treasures.  They are also great to give away as gifts with a gift card.

Today I am sharing my "time" themed tag - I haven't used orange for a while and it is one of my fav colors.


I used the above chipboard and added some metal time pieces.  I also added some hand cut Leaves/Feathers to bring the whole piece together.

I adhered the clock to the upper right. In order to balance the piece I laid the big flower and Leaves/Feather on the lower left.

I then added "filler" with the watch parts and smaller flowers.

My tip and techniques for this piece are:

1.  Coat your chipboard piece with either gesso (in my example) or paint.  It will add tooth to the chipboard and leave a base to hold color.

2.  Add balance to your pieces by creating "weight" to one side or the other.  In this example I loaded the top right and then balanced it with heavy bottom left embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to have inspired you to add some Leaky Shed Studio chippies to your stash.
Happy Scrapping, Veronica (Kitsnbitscraps)

Leaky Shed Products Used:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Always & Forever Glittered Chipboard Wedding Card by Tracey S.

It's Tracey S. here to share a wedding card with you. Of course bling is an important part of wedding decor, so I've glittered my Leaky Shed Studio chipboard pieces to add an elegant sparkly touch to my card. I've added touches of purple since it is one of the wedding colors.

Always & Forever

Tips and Techniques
Leaky Shed Studio has a large variety of styles in their chipboard. I wanted this card to have an elegant feel, so I selected this Large Damask piece to layer behind my flower. I'm always cutting my chipboard into pieces and this is no exception. I cut the damask into two pieces with the flower hiding the cut edges.

A tutorial for my Crushed Voile Peony can be found HERE.

Here's a close-up where you can see how glittered this is. It is such an easy technique. I painted the Large Damask piece with black gesso, but any coordinating paint will work. Once dry, I spread glue across the piece and sprinkled with fine black glitter. My favorite glue for glitter applications is Art Institute Designer Dries Clear, which really holds the glitter in place.

I also glittered one of the Medium #2 Hearts as an accent. I've done lots of layering, stitching and even some fussy cutting here and inked some of the edges to highlight.

One final view.

Leaky Shed Studio Products

A list of additional products used may be found on my blog HERE.

~ Blessings ~

Time to Fly Collage by Altered Pages Designer, Francine Perri

This delightful collage is created by
Altered Pages Designer, Francine Perri.

"Time to Fly"

Leaky Shed Studio Products

More details and a listing of Altered Pages Products
can be found HERE.

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, June 13, 2014

"We can't all travel by Bubble" with Tracey G.

Hi there! Tracey G. here to share a new layout made with the elegant Leaky Shed Studio chipboard pieces. 

The picture is of my daughter,Naomi,enjoying some overdue fresh spring air. She looks like Glinda to me and thus my title from Wicked. As Elphaba said to Glinda,"Well, we can't all travel by bubble."

The large circle frame was first painted with white acrylic paint,then using Distress paint,I shaded it to add dimension.

This flourish was cut and layered with a fern piece.Both were painted with Distress crackle paint,then touched with gesso.

I adore this large swirly vine! I treated it the same as the circle,shading for depth. I shaded underneath both pieces with the matching inks to highlight them on the page.

I do love a good flower and ribbon cluster!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard used on this project:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Shopping with Leaky Shed Flourish and Veronica

Hi Veronica here to share a layout of my daughter Vanessa shopping at the market place. I started off with these 3 Leaky Shed Studio chippies below.

I first thing I did was add gesso to all three.  I like putting down gesso as my base because then my color will not get absorbed by the chipboard and also the gesso with give my color some tooth to hold on to.

Flourish #2 (6080)
Spring Dragonfly (6081)
So first I want to show you the process of preparing my chipboards for my layout.
After adding the gesso, I added some vegas gold sorbet from Art Anthology.  Then I added crackle paint from Ranger.  After it was crackled and dry I added touches of tigers eye sorbet on top.
On the dragonflies I first sprayed blue colorations on to the wings.  Then I added green sorbets to the tips of the wings and to the body.  After drying, I added a touch of tigers eye sorbet paint to upper body.
When I got the colors I wanted I dipped the dragonflies in clear embossing powder.  Then I put jewels on the body as my finishing touch.
My first process after the gesso was to add vegas gold to the entire damask.  Then I added touches of tuxedo sorbet to the chipboard.

Then I embossed the chippie ...

Last I added gold glitter ...

 I always pick out my chippies first.  That starts me thinking about what kind of layout I want.  Then I pick the colors.

I did lots of distressing and layering on this layout.  My daughter Vanessa had gone to Paris and she was shopping at the market place. 

I hope I have inspired you to try out some Leaky Shed Studio chipboard.  
Happy Scrapping, Veronica (Kitsnbitscraps)

Leaky Shed Products Used:
Damask (new item)
Flourish #2 (6080)
Spring Dragonfly (6081)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gears, Watch Parts, and Three Year Olds - Oh My!

I've got three little boys in my house so when it comes to boy embellishments - I am always in need.  The Gears Set and Watch Parts Set are absolutely perfect for making those projects more masculine!  Tracey G. recently showed you these same gears in a Steampunk project - today we're gonna go a different direction and use them in a whimsical, playful manner!

My colors are masculine and my flat sickers are masculine but I needed that added dimension and texture that Leaky Shed Studio can provide!  For my project today I decided to focus in on my three year old son and some of his silly antics.  Can you see his future as a class clown?

Using some spray mist, I colored the gears black.

To bring in some color I added an enamel dot to the center of the gears. 

Leaky Shed Studio Supplies Used:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

"Love Always" Mixed Media Layout by Tracey Sabella with "Weathered" Chipboard

It's Tracey here to share a new Leaky Shed Studio, mixed media layout with you. I'm so blessed to have such a great relationship with our son and his wife, Rachel. This is one of their engagement photos. She was a Steeler's fan while Joseph is a Brown's fan. If you're not familiar with the NFL, that's one big rival, but they have not let it cause a house divided.

I've featured some gorgeous Leaky Shed Studio pieces which I've "weathered" with gesso and mist. The details are explained below. I was also inspired by the June Once Upon A...Sketch Challenge.

"Love Always"

Tips and Techniques
I painted the Leaky Shed Studio Heart Key with Gold Color Shine Mist, then dry brushed with Gesso. The background is stenciled with molding paste, then misted and splattered. The flowers and metal elements are dry brused with Gesso, then brushed with cork glimmer mist. 

I wanted the Leaky Shed Studio Picket Fence to look weathered, so I painted it with gesso, with the brush strokes going in the direction of wood grain, then I brushed it with a couple colors of mist that settled into the brush strokes to look like wood. The Prima butterfly wings are also dry brushed with Gesso and mist. 

I cut the Leaky Shed Studio Harja Flower into pieces and used half on each side of the page. I simply textured with gesso and brushed mist for this gorgeous effect. I've stamped the butterfly images in the corner.

I've used a mix of handcrafted flowers, pre-made flowers, and trinkets to cluster around my photo. I've also tucked in chicken wire and feathers. 

My Bitty Blossom tutorial can be found here.

I've included my journaling on a tag tucked behind the photo mats. My handcrafted flower camouflages the tag once it's tucked into place.

A tutorial for my Embossed Vellum Flower can be found here.

Leaky Shed Studio Products

A list of additional products may be found on my blog here.

I hope you've been inspired to "weather" some Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard on your next layout! 

~ Blessings ~