Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Hand in Hand" Mixed Media Card for Leaky Shed Studio

Our daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Andrew, will be celebrating their second anniversary next month. I've created a special celebration card for them featuring Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard with mixed media finishes.

"Hand in Hand"

Tips and Techniques
This Harja Flourish Zwei is just the right size to accent a flower or cluster on a card. I painted it with Clear Viva Crackle Paint, then when dry a blend of metallic/pearlized paints in colors pulled from the background. When the paint was dry, I spread glue randomly at the edges of the flourish and sprinkled with microbeads and mini marbles for some lovely shimmer.

The background was stenciled with the TCW Mini Art Is sentiment stencil and splattered with black ink. I've also placed pearls of Viva Halo Iridescent Glitter Liner around the cluster. The background edges were stitched then distressed with my Zutter Distrezz-it_All.

My Feathered Rose is created with white cardstock, ink, feathers, and Spellbinder dies by Donna Salazar. A tutorial for this flower can be found HERE

This Leaky Shed Studio Spring Dragonfly was painted with metallic paint and when dry, spread with glue and Twinkle Dust Glitter by Clearsnap. It shimmers so beautifully.

Here's a peek of the inside of the card with the sentiment stamped on a die cut. Seam binding ribbon is pulled through the edges and the background is lightly dry brushed with white gesso.

One final shot.

I hope you've been inspired to try out mixed media techniques
on your next Leaky Shed Studio project.

Leaky Shed Studio Products

Other Products
BoBunny ~ The Avenues
BoBunny ~ Enchanted Garden - Spellbound
Cardstock ~ White
GCD Studios by Donna Salazar ~ Natural Beauty Collection
Darice ~ Guinea Feathers
White Thread
Beadies ~ Microbeads; Mini Marbles
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter ~ Pralines & Cream; Sugar Shimmer
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Peridot; Stormy
Lumiere Paint ~ Halo Blue Gold; Pearlescent White; Pearlescent Blue; Pearl Turquoise
Viva ~ Crackle Paint - Clear
Viva ~ Glitter Liner - Halo Iridescent
Liquitex ~ Gesso - Clear; White
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Higgins ~ Waterproof Drawing Ink
Spellbinders Dies by Donna Salazar ~ Carnation Creations
Spellbinders Dies by Donna Salazar ~ Rose Creations
Spellbinders Dies by Donna Salazar ~ Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders Dies ~ Pendants in Spades; Opulent Ovals
Memory Box Dies ~ Norwich Corner; Leafy Branch
TCW ~ Mini Art Is 6" Stencil
Cloud 9 Design Stamps ~ 8x6 Love Phrase
CTMH ~ Floral Happiness
Helmar ~ Gemstone Glue
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Zutter by Donna Salazar ~ Distrezz-it-All
Tim Holtz ~ Grid Blocks
Ranger ~ Heat It

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~ Blessings ~


  1. Such a beautiful card.. I am sure they will love it!

  2. Really, really lovely...that dragon fly.....shimmer-licious! And the flourish works a treat with the flower, too:):)

  3. So beautiful Tracey!! I love the awesome flourish treatment with the flower and dragonfly! The sentiment is so perfect for their anniversary card :)


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