Thursday, October 16, 2014

Girlie Grunge Birthday Card for Leaky Shed Studio

Hi everyone, I'm back to share a girlie grunge birthday card featuring Leaky Shed Studio chipboard. 

I just have express how much I appreciate the quality of Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard. This chipboard comes ready to use. The chipboard is beautiful, thick, and the laser cuts are crisp, going all the way through so no little pieces to painstakingly pick out of the intricate designs. I hope you'll give this wonderful product a try! 

Our daughter, Maria's, favorite color is purple, but she's not a girlie girl, so I had fun including grunged up gears from the Watch Parts collection.

Birthday Card

Tips and Techniques
These Watch Parts are painted black, then dry brushed with metallic berry paint. I also used a small Watch Part in the center of my focal flower.

Here's another view. I mixed plum and gold Glimmer Mist to brush over the flowers to add some shimmer.

This is half of a Flower Corner. I started by brushing the flourish with clear gesso and flowers with white gesso. I then layered on different colors of mist. Mist is a form of water color and will reactivate when rewetted, so to keep the colors clear, I misted with Helmar Clear Kote Matte Varnish between layers.

I colored this sweet Spring Dragonfly with Perfect Pearls, then added Sugar Shimmer Twinkle Dust Glitter to the wings. 

The background was misted in plum then splattered with grey and black. Again, I misted with clear varnish between colors.

LSS Products
Spring Dragonfly (3 in package – smallest used)

Other products
Pink Paislee ~ Hope Chest – Documents; Records
Basic Grey ~ Serenade – Chemise
Pebbles ~ Phrase Tags #732639
Petaloo ~ Floral Embellishments – Darjeeling Collection, Eggplant
Petaloo ~ Penny Lane – Ruffled Roses, Plum
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Cottage Rose 25mm – Mixed Purple/Lilac
Liquitex ~ Gesso – Clear, White
Golden ~ Soft Get, Matte
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter – Sugar Shimmer 
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist – Sugar Plum Fairy; Almost Black; Graphite
Ranger ~ Perfect Pearls – Pewter; Forever Violet
DecoArt ~ Dazzling Metallics – Berry 
DecoArt ~ Crafter’s Acrylic – Black 
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine – Gold
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote – Matte Varnish
 Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Tool

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Loooove the dragon fly's wings....& what I like to call 'girly grunge' works a treat on your card:):)

  2. Such a beautiful card Tracey!! Love the 'girly grunge' look and the colours and shimmer are just gorgeous!! Bet your daughter adores this!! Pure magic!! ox

  3. Sooooooooo gorgeous! I loveeeeee the dragonfly!!!

  4. Beautiful Tracey! The shimmery dragonfly looks amazing!

  5. A fabulous creation with wonderful colours. Have a fabulous weekend.

  6. Stunning card Tracy....every piece you create is a work of Art! Love the soft muted purples, gorgeous flower cluster. Its been far too long since I have stopped by.....I really have enjoyed my visit :) Have a great week!

  7. Absolutely beautiful! Love the touches of gold and glimmer! ;-)


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