Saturday, November 29, 2014

I love fall colors

Hi everyone!
Laura here and although now it feels more like winter here just a few short weeks ago it was autumn.  Cool days and crisp nights and gorgeous fall colors!

Here is a layout I created 

The handsome young man in the photo being a leaf monster and having a great time is our youngest son....he usually has a grin on his face!

For the awesome chipboard I sprayed it with 3 different mists in fall colors
then I used some embossing powder to add texture!

I also used the mists on the lace and the background

Leaky Shed Products

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christmas Card Making Season Begins!

Hi Leaky Shed fans! Cathy here with you today and all of us here at Leaky Shed Designs want to wish you a 
Happy Thanksgiving!
May your day be special and may you cherish all your memories made with friends and family today!

Now, Christmas is just right around the it's time to get into holiday card making mode and with Leaky Sheds gorgeous winter and holiday chipboard pieces, it makes creating stunning cards easy!
With a little help from my Silhouette Cameo and Leaky Shed Six Snowflake set...I create the card below.  I painted the 3 snowflakes white and once they were dry, I coated them with Diamond Stickles.
I love how this card turned out!

And for my second card, again I used my Silhouette Cameo and added the Leaky Shed Snowflake Scroll ornament.  I painted it white and while it was still wet, I added a coat of glitter.
Let the Christmas Card Making begin!
Make sure to check out all the fun designs in the 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Snowflakes and Cards with Veronica

Hi, Veronica here today to share with you a set of simple to make Christmas cards!  Leaky Shed Studio has some new reveals and one of them is this beautiful Large Snow Flake Border.

Snowflake Border Lg  sk:740-1

Step Out Instructions and Photos:

1. First I cut my border apart so that I would have my single snowflakes.  Then I painted them with Chalk Paint.

2.  Second, I layered the new Bobunny Glitter paste (gold) on my snowflakes

3.  Then I finished off my snowflakes with crackle paint from Ranger.

After I dried them all I added a pretty crystal jewel I had in my stash, then I added a dot of crystal dimension paint to give the snowflake more layers and interest.

I made my cards (4.25 x 5.5)out of white smooth card stock with my first layer of grey card stock. My third layer was thick vellum snow flake paper I had in my stash.  For embellishments I added ribbon, glittery stickers and a stamped sentiment "Merry Christmas."  

Since all the cards are the same I was able to make them quickly because I did everything in stages. You can see that the Leaky Shed Studio Snow Flake really stands out on the cards and brings the dazzle.

Thank you for stopping by and happy scrapping.  

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

an Orient Express altered book layout (and a little bit of Alice) with trisha too

Right now, I have two altered books that I'm actively working in.  Well, okay, sporadically working in, but more actively than others . . . the first layout is from an Orient Express themed altered book.  (Yes, really-- the railway line, train, Orient Express!)

The last stop on the Orient Express was Istanbul, Turkey:
 The Moroccan Border seemed the perfect accent for this layout, which I painted and cut to fit (there are two long strips per pack, so PLENTY to work with).  Leaky Shed Studio has some gorgeous Eastern influenced chippies, including the Moroccan Frame to match this border.

Check this out--I actually started this book a year or two ago, and specifically chose it because of the Eastern influence motif on the cover.  Here is the back:
Do these go well together or what??
I have a several more layouts in mind for this stop on the Orient Express, some with real photos, as my daughter and I were in Istanbul a couple of summers ago.
The LSS Arabian Balcony and Arabian Border are definitely up for a future appearance, probably with some Topkapi Palace pics.

Today, I will leave you with Alice--she's the theme of the other, aforementioned, altered book, and this layout has already appeared on my personal blog:
(You can find tall Alice on the LSS site as Alice Long Neck.)

Here's wishing you a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Autumn Mixed Media Card by Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone. It's Tracey here to share a card I've created featuring one of Leaky Shed Studio's gorgeous new release chipboard pieces, the Autumn Leaf Crown along with a classic Victorian Oval Frame.

One of our daughter-in-law's, favorite colors is purple, which pairs beautifully with autumn oranges, golds, and yellows.

Tips and Techniques
To paint the Autumn Leaf Crown, I watered down some gold metallic paint and brushed it across the bare chipboard. I wanted just a gold shimmer, rather than a heavy metallic look. Once dry, I brushed orange Twinkling H20's randomly across the leaves, and heat set. These paints are no longer available in stores, but you could also mix up any watercolor paint and mix with mica for shimmer or even brush on a sparkling mist.

The Victorian Oval Frame is painted black, then lightly brushed with gold metallic paint. 

The mixed media background was applied to a piece of white mixed media paper brushed with clear gesso. I've stamped and misted using stencils to create the color and design. I randomly applied gel medium and sprinkled with microbeads and chunky glass glitter. 

The rose is edged with Prima's new Art Sugar super fine glitter, and I misted the natural dried phalaris grass to color it a golden yellow.

One final shot. You can really see here how the colors vary on the chipboard giving the feel of autumn leaves.

Autumn Leaf Crown (New Release)

A full product list can be found on my blog,

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A window with Christmas Memories

Welcome to the Leaky Shed Blog, Cathy here with your today sharing a easy Christmas card with you today.  The season is quickly approaching and it's time to start creating your
 Christmas cards.  This card went together quickly with 
Leaky Shed's Window & Flower Box.  I didn't use the flower box piece, I will save that for another project.  
I just painted the window gold and layered black snowflake paper behind it with a Silhouette Cut file with trees.
I love the simplicity of this card!  A simple sticker, a few sequins, buttons and twine....complete in no time at all!

Make sure to stop by the Leaky Shed Store to check out all the gorgeous chipboard pieces for the holidays.  Lots of amazing designs!  So excited!

Friday, November 7, 2014

SO many Christmas ornaments with trisha too

Fair warning--you may want to get a cuppa something before diving into this post. I've got a lot of ornaments to share with you today, but I'll keep the details short and sweet--let's start with this pretty pink angel:

Leaky Shed Studio Scroll Bracket Frame
Leaky Shed Studio Scroll Frame Ornament
For this last one, I layered two of the snowflakes from the Six Snowflakes set to make super snowflakes, and the base is actually the small chip from the 6x6 Bracket Album.

Thank you for visiting us today at Leaky Shed Studio --if you'd like more details on supplies and whatnot, plus a few more photos of these ornaments (yes, seriously, MORE photos!!!), please stop by my personal blog at easily amused, hard to offend.

Have wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Say Cheese with Veronica Johnson

Hi Veronica here today to share with you my project.  I have been in a Disney mood for a while and finally got the opportunity to get some scrapbook time.  I love making mini albums and this Leaky Shed Studio Camera Album was perfect for what I had in mind.  How many of you have been to Disneyland?  How many photos do you take?  I am sure its a lot, so next time think about using this fun Leaky Shed Studio Camera album.

Here at Leaky Shed Studio the design team uses many different techniques to glam up our chipboard; but sometimes, its OK to just cover the chipboard with pretty pattern paper.  That is what I did with my mini today because the shape of the album itself was enough.

Here are some of the steps I took in preparing and creating my album:

Using the chipboard album as my template I cut out the pattern paper I wanted to use

I added some glossy accents to the "camera lens" to make it stand out

Next I prepared my Mouse Balloon Border by painting it gold, then adding glossy accents

My final step was to start embellishing my album with punch outs of Mickey ears, Mickey name, some red and yellow

and the result .....

Thank you for stopping by today and try a Leaky Shed Studio.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Weathered Chipboard for a Beach Layout with Tracey Sabella

It's Tracey back to share my latest project featuring gorgeous Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard. I've always been inspired by the beauty of God's creation, particularly the vibrant colors and power of crashing waves during a sunset at the beach. This photo was taken on a family trip to Indian Rock Beach a few years back. I've featured the Leaky Shed Picket Fence and new release, Floral Pirouette (small) which are perfect for a beach layout. 


Tips and Techniques
I painted my chipboard to give a slightly weathered look, and highlighted and shadowed the edges to make it look like it was catching the final rays of light from the setting sun. I splattered the background for a seafoam effect, with some of the splatter touching the fence. 

I've clustered a variety of flowers (mostly Prima) around the layout along with natural seashells. Here I've added a bit of fishnet as well. I've scattered Prima pebbles and Dew Drops around the page like pieces of polished sea glass.

Here's a side view showing more of the fence, flowers, vines, and berries. I've softened the vibrant flowers by dry brushing with a little white gesso.

This Floral Pirouette chipboard is a new release which will soon be available on I painted and shaded the flowers with acrylic paint. I love how the laser carved design shows on the petals through the paint. I wanted the stems to look like gnarly seaweed, so painted brown, then covered with transparent Viva Crackle paint for texture. I allowed a bit of the white splatter to splash across the piece and dry brushed with white gesso along with the flowers.

Here's a side view. To break up the more vibrant colors, I've included some lighter blue flowers along with some in burlap.

Here's one final shot of the top corner cluster. My wheat stencil made for some nice looking "seagrass" on the background.

A full product list can be found on my blog on November 2:

Thanks for stopping by today!