Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Baby Canvas with Tracey G.

Hello! Hope the weather isn't too crazy in your neck of the woods. Living in New England, we are buried with over 3 feet of snow! Today's project is a burlap canvas embellished with all things warm,soft and fuzzy. The sweet baby is my dear friend's daughter. 

I love her "fierce" pose! She is the baby sister to 2 older brothers so bring on the pink!
The burlap canvas is 12" by 12" and layered with a large crocheted doily and a strip of pink burlap.
I wanted to keep the feel of the project as soft and cozy, just like Maddy snug in her baby blanket.

Using the Leaky Shed Studio Hot Air Balloon chippie, I colored it in with yellow gelato then layered pieces of stretchy baby headbands,lace and some soft pompom trim. I added a "sweet" light bulb embellishment from Prima as a basket. The final touch was adding a small felt flower.

Keeping with the soft and fuzzy theme, I altered the Spring Small Butterfly chipboard. I first glued some pink felt petals to the back of the gessoed chippie. Using baby yarn, I layered in the fluffy wings. The body was created with 3 cut pompoms-I left the strings on the head for antennas. Add 2 sweet pearly eyes and you have a set of adorable butterflies.

Because the chipboard is so sturdy it holds it's shape no matter how much paint, material or glue you add. All my felt flowers were created with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and layered. The pink ceramic frame was from the dollar aisle at Michael's and just the right size to balance the hot air balloon chippie. 

As you can see, there is lots of depth and soft texture to this project. I hope my friend likes it!
Don't be afraid to load up materials on these chippies and have some fun with your scraps!
Have a creative day!

Tracey G.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

time--a 6x6 canvas, with trisha too

For you today I have a 4x4 inch gallery wrapped canvas, featuring an intricately cut  Leaky Shed Studio clock.
As always, the LSS chipboard heartily withstood many layers of paint, even the finely cut clock hands.
DecoArt Traditions Acrylics
Such careful attention to detail in this chipboard cut, so pretty!
This particular clock is 3.5 inches across, but it's big brother is available also--he's 5.5 across.
You can see I left out the center piece--it's detachable, so no problem.  To peruse the complete collection of LSS Clocks and Gears, click the following link:  Leaky Shed Studio Clocks and Gears.  There are some really lovely clocks to choose from, and some fine steampunk inspired cuts, as well (the watch gears are exceptional).

Happy Thursday to you!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Floral Birthday Card by Tracey S.

Hi everyone, it's Tracey S. back to share a floral birthday card featuring two classic Leaky Shed Studio chipboard pieces. There are some shapes that never go out of style and two of my favorites are the gorgeous Spring Butterfly and Small Ring Frame.

Tips and Techniques
I heat embossed the butterfly with Fran-tage Aged Ivory Embossing enamel, the heated small sections at a time and sprinkled lightly with amethyst Iced Enamels Relique Powder, continuing to heat until melted. I repeated this until the entire image had sprinkles of purple. I centered three iridescent gems down the center to create a head and body. 

I've used the same technique to color and texturize this Ring Frame chippie. Along the bottom inside of the ring, I've adhered some lovely Prima lace that I colored with Color Bloom spray and layered mica chips. The top is filled in with microbeads, chunky glass glitter, and Shaved Ice fragments.

I've embellished with lots of flowers, buttons, pearls, and die cuts along with pearl beads and berry stems. The background is stenciled with molding paste, misted to color, and splattered with white ink.

One final side view.

Leaky Shed Studio Products

For a complete product list, please stop by my blog, Garden of Grace.

So glad you stopped by today!

~ Blessing ~

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fairy Doll Canvas with Julie Nutting Chipboard

Hi, Veronica here today to share with you my latest mixed media canvas.  I layered and used lots of paints, sprays, paste, markers, etc.

Today I am using the Julie Nutting chipboard doll and new willow flower to make a cute Fairy Doll Canvas. In order for my my doll to look like a fairy I added the Leaky Shed Studio Large Spring Butterfly wings.

I have lots of photos today to show you my process from start to finish.  I first prepped my canvas with a layer of gesso then strips of G45 fairy paper.

For the butterfly wings I first painted it with Gesso, then I brushed some Art Anthology "Amber" gemstone sorbet and last I covered the wings with BoBunny Gold Glitter paste.

For my process of how I prep my canvas for my chipboard and the step by step photos of layering my embellishments please see my blog.

Thank you for stopping by, Veronica (kitsnbitscraps)

Please go on over to my blog HERE for photos of my process of how I embellished my canvas.  There is also a complete list of products I used besides my main Leaky Shed Studio chipboard.

Leaky Shed Studio Product Used;

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Altered Faith Journal with Tracey G.

Tracey G. here today in my first official post back on the DT.
I have missed playing with theses fabulous chippies! The details are beautiful and they come in such a range of styles to fit your style.

My first project is a altered faith Journal.

I really should have taken a before picture. I've been writing in this journal about my prayers, answered prayers and times God showed me clarity and times I received miracles when I didn't even expect them.

The original cover was a blah green with plaid.

I used the Blowing Leaves Frame and started by using white gelatos for my base coat.
All the pastel colored sections are also gelato with various sections coated with glossy accents for texture and shine.

I went all shabby with this one, layering distressed papers with thrift store ribbons,buttons and pearls.

After adding lace to both front and back covers,I painted the outside of the pages in a coordinating blue. I fastened a closure with a Tim Holtz large pin and lace to use as a tie.

I hope you enjoyed my project.
 Look around your house and maybe you can see a good book to alter?
Stop by the Leaky Shed Store to see all the newest products!
 Happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

palette paper Valentines--trisha too

So in my last post, I was experimenting with using some Leaky Shed Studio chipboard as masks in monoprints, using my Gelli Plate and acrylic paints.  When I print, I generally just use a sheet of paper for my palette--it's some random paper picked up somewhere over the years, and it has a coating on it, so it doesn't readily absorb paints or inks.  Since it's almost Valentine's Day, I used the leftover "palette paper" as patterned paper, and the already painty Leaky Shed Studio chipboard pieces as embellishments, to create some Valentines:
Swirl Vine, strategically trimmed
The chipboard matched the paper, of course, since it had been used in the same paints.  
Swirl Vine Corner, with added bling
The palette paper is adhered to some heavy cardstock, cut to fit inside a business sized envelope.
the rest of that Swirl Vine Corner!
Don't be afraid to paint your Leaky Shed chips--they're incredibly sturdy.  And, like I did here, consider cutting the chips to fit where you want them--there are some very versatile Swirls and Flourishes.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Walk With Me Daddy.....

Good morning everyone....Laura here to share a layout
I created about my wonderful stepson and his beautiful daughter
When I saw this photo I knew I wanted to create a layout that captured the sentiment of the beautiful moment between father and daughter.....

I kept the layout soft and sweet....

I LOVE the Leaky Shed Studio picket fence and it fit this layout perfectly!

to create this effect of a cracked mossy old distressed fence I painted it grey, let it dry then applied crackle medium.  When the medium was dry I added some bone colored paint.  I let that dry and randomly inked with 'peeled paint' distress ink.  I randomly added some gesso and distress stickles!

I added the title and some flowers dabbed with gesso - both bought and handmade, to create a soft cluster.

With the Willow flower I wanted to keep it soft but not cracked like the fence.

I painted it with gesso, then layered different colors of mists, added some embossing powders and the ink!

the ribbon  I misted with the same mist from the edges of the white handmade flowers and the doilies!
Leaky Shed products used

Monday, February 2, 2015

Two-tone Enameled Chipboard with Tracey Sabella

Although it is sad to lose a family pet, we have many happy memories of our Australian Shepherd, Bounder. He was 13 1/2 years old and our daughter, Elizabeth's, dog. She had many fun times with him at 4-H and UKC obedience shows. They were one of the top ranked junior obedience teams for several years. When Elizabeth moved out, Bounder remained with us and he was quite a buddy to us, especially for my husband who took him on walks every day. Bounder loved to accompany us on any outdoor work we did around the house. 

I've created a layout to remember our buddy featuring the Leaky Shed Studio Harja Flourish Zwei and Victorian Oval Frame.


Tips and Techniques
The Leaky Shed Studio Harja Flourish Zwei fit perfectly to accent Bounder's name and my page title. I flipped the chipboard over for this orientation and since I planned to heat emboss, I was okay with not having the engraved design. To color, I covered and heat embossed with Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx Embossing powder. I then reheated areas and sprinkled lightly with Aged Taupe Fran-tage embossing enamel and continued to heat until it melted and repeated until the entire piece had sprinklings of the taupe color.

Here you can see a snippet of the Leaky Shed Studio Victorian Oval Frame, I used the same technique to color as I did for the flourish. 

I've embellished with mist dyed flowers sprinkled with chunky glass glitter.

I created a "dog collar" with a Tim Holtz Buckle and leather textured fabric.

Loops of thread are added in for texture. I wired pearl and crystal beads to tuck into the flower clusters.

I did a bit of fussy cutting from Prima paper to get these lovely and appropriate sentiments.

More of the Leaky Shed Studio Victorian Oval Frame and Prima sentiments. You know I love texture!! Here I've used a Prima Stencil with crackle medium as a base, then spritzed and splattered with Color Bloom mist and more splatter with drawing ink. Then I topped it all with microbeads, glass glitter, and mica flakes. 

For more details on how I drew inspiration from the January Prima Build-A-Page and Scrap Around The World Mood Board, please stop by my blog, Garden of Grace, HERE.

Leaky Shed Studio Products

So glad you stopped by today!!

~ Blessings ~