I'm back today to share the details of my layout featuring Leaky Shed Studio chipboard. It's been snowy in this part of the world - a perfect time to share this wintry page. This is an older photo of our daughter Grace enjoying an afternoon of sledding.
"A Snowy Day"
Tips and Techniques
Here you can see the French Curve Scroll which I cut in half to use as a flourish. Don't be afraid to cut your chipboard to get different looks. Flowers and other elements were dry brushed with gesso to lighten and give a snowy feel.
I thought the Clear Scraps Cracked Glass stencil had a wintry, icy feel and added some nice texture using molding paste. Paper strips were distressed and inked then dry brushed with gesso. I used BoBunny Cardstock Stickers for the title, adding rhinestones to the sticker strip below the title.
These snowflakes are a brand new design at Leaky Shed. They'll be showing up in the LSS Store soon. To give them a shabby look, I sprinkled the embossing enamel with a light hand so some of the natural chipboard would show through. These snowflakes were absolutely perfect to fit the design of the flakes on this BoBunny Winter Wonderland paper.
I distressed the photo edge and brushed with gesso. Texture is added with corrugated board, burlap and my handy Distrezz-it-All on the paper edges. The smallest LSS snowflake is perfect for the corner of my photo. The tiny snowflake on the tag and around the page are wood veneer pieces I picked up at Michaels.
One of my favorite LSS chipboard pieces is this ornate corner with it's intricate design. Stampendous Fran-tage embossing enamel is a great product that makes dressing up chipboard so very easy. I simply pressed the chipboard into a Perfect Medium pad (Any clear embossing pad will work.), then sprinkled on Shabby White embossing enamel and heat set. This embossing enamel has several different colors and sizes of enamel and even some fine gold glitter, perfect for this wintry page.
One final snowflake. Look at the wonderful cut detail on this piece!
Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard
Snowflakes (Set of 6 different flakes)
French Curve Scroll
Bo Bunny Woodland Winter~ Woodland Winter, Snowfall, Blizzard
Bo Bunny Woodland Winter ~ Cardstock Stickers
Zutter ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Corrugated Board
BoBunny ~ Buttons
BoBunny ~ Blossoms - Natural Earth Daisy
BoBunny ~ Chocolate Jewels
BoBunny ~ Lace - Denim Blue
Petaloo ~ Darjeeling - Medium Mix, Petites
Petaloo ~ Penny Lane Garden Collection - Ruffled Roses, Vanilla
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage Embossing Enamel - Shabby White
Clear Scraps ~ Shattered Glass Stencil
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Tombo Multi Mono Liquid Glue
Zutter ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Distrezz-it-All
Tim Holtz ~ Paper Distresser
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments. ~ Blessings ~
I am blessed to work in an industry I love. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am currently working as a freelance designer in some capacity for the following companies: Donna Salazar Designs, Scraps of Elegance, and ScrapBerry's. While I am compensated by these companies in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don't personally use and enjoy.