Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July partnership with Altered Pages and Bejeweled Chipboard by Tracey S.

Leaky Shed Studio is excited to be partnering with Altered Pages during the month of July. Our design teams will be sharing projects created with gorgeous products from both companies. Our theme is "Flies." 

In addition to the talented Leaky Shed Studio Design Team work, we'll be featuring product photos and links for the fabulous Altered Pages team, projects. Be sure to drop by frequently during July to see the gorgeous and creative projects we have in store to inspire you. 

About Altered Pages: 
We are Altering YOUR Creativity
~ join us in the adventure!
Find Collages, find inks,
find papers, find art tools,
find embellishments. 

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It's Tracey S. here to share a layout with you featuring Leaky Shed Studio chipboard. This first project of the month is my regular Leaky Shed Studio project. Next week, you'll get to see my project partnering with Altered Pages.

I've used the July sketch from Once Upon A...Sketch and journaling theme ~ Numbers. 

The Warthers Museum is just down the road from us and is filled with amazing hand carved trains. On the museum grounds is a red vintage train caboose. The afternoon sunlight was caught and bounced by this hanging caboose light. As I planned my page, the Leaky Shed Studio Gear Set was an obvious choice. You'll find all the details below.

"Caboose Light"
"C 2122"

Tips and Techniques
The caboose light has such rustic charm aglow in the afternoon light, yet corroded with rust and peeling paint. I wanted to pull that charm onto the page with my chipboard. I started by painting the gears with metallic and pearlized paints. Then I covered the gears in Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. When dry and cracked, I rubbed black ink into the cracks to highlight.

I collect jewelry finding odds and ends whenever I see them clearanced out at craft stores. You just never know when they might come in handy. Here I've used some to give some glam to the rustic background. On the larger piece, I've centered blue rhinestones on the metal pieces to pick up the blue of the light. The centers are decorated with charms and a piece from a door handle.

Yes, this is plain old corrugated board. I wanted it to look like the rusty corrugated tin you might find around an old railroad yard. I painted it with metallic pewter and rust paints, then brushed on Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint here and there. I've added a pop of color and texture by spreading glossy accents along a portion of either side the corrugated piece then sprinkled with mini marbles and microbeads. When dry, I brushed on blue alcohol ink. 

I've used the same techniques for these clock hands, which were left from a previous project.

I've mixed a variety of colors and textures in my flower cluster including the round mini light bulb colored with alcohol ink. The flowers were dry brushed with gesso to soften.

I hope you've been inspired to grab your Leaky Shed Studio chipboard to embellish your next layout!! 

Leaky Shed Studio Products:

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

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is a lovely project. I like that it has the locomotive vibe without actually being a train. Very cool.

    1. Thanks so much, Robin!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  2. Awesome project, Tracey. Love every detail!!!

    1. Thanks for your sweet words, Barbara!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  3. beautiful layout LOVE the colors and the jewels you added to chipboard brilliant!

  4. WOW!!! Just amazing!!!! I love all the details!!!!

  5. Wow your alteration of the chipboard for this project is just stunning! such a gorgeous layout!