Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"A Snowy Day" for Leaky Shed Studio with Enameled Chipboard

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)
Ornate Corner
French Curve Scroll

Other Products
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
White Thread
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Liquitex Gesso
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
Sewing Machine

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments. 

~ Blessings ~


  1. You are amazing!! This is gorgeous! I love love love the flowers and the snowflakes!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. So so beautiful with wonderful sparkly touches. The distressing is just gorgeous so too are the snowflakes.
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  3. Thank you for sharing the techniques!! I love the look of the embosing enamel!! Have a great day :)

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  4. This is so pretty! I absolutely love the flowers and the gorgeous snowflakes! Beautifully done as always!

  5. Absolutely Stunning, great detail and techniques, thank you, hugs, Lori m

  6. soooo snowy and pretty!!! LOVE all the snowflakes!!! gorgeous

  7. I love that cracked glass stencil and your treatment to your chippies-beautiful wintry page!

  8. Oh my! Gorgeous! Love the chipboard treatment...amazing sparkle!

  9. LOOOVED this over at The Shed...love it even more here.....the colours & the way you've 'worked' the chippies....YUM!!!!!!!!

  10. Love those snowflakes and how you used them with the BoBunny!

  11. The embossed finish on these snowflakes is superb - love this Tracey. Simply gorgeous.

  12. Your layout is absolutely gorgeous! love the wintery feeling!!!

  13. Wow. The bits of shimmer on these accents are breathtaking, Tracey.

    Merry Christmas to you, my friend! May the new year be filled with all kinds of wonderful things. :)

  14. BEAUTIFUL details, as always, Tracey! I love, LOVE the wintry feel of your page! Your snowflakes are simply amazing!! Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us, my friend!


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