Monday, June 30, 2014

Leaky Shed Studio with Tina

For the next couple of weeks, we will all be highlighting some fabulous chipboard pieces from Leaky Shed Studios.

The Crafty Scrapper started stocking these amazing products a few months ago, so be sure to look for them when you stop by!

It's Tina here again with another card creation using some fun products including an oh, so cute die cut from The Leaky Shed! The Leaky Shed was kind enough to let all the design team members pick out a chipboard design to use in a special project.  I picked out a set of fancy ovals.  Then last weekend I was at The Crafty Scrapper and saw the cutest die cut I think I have ever seen!  I just had to trade it out so I could make this adorable card for you!
Isn't that Airstream Camper die cut adorable?  To transform it, I first colored it with Ranger Distress Paint in the color Peacock Feathers.  I then covered it with embossing ink using a Ranger dabber and added clear embossing powder.  The tires, trailer and the door were accented with a black Copic marker and a medium point silver marker from Pilot.
I used a new Echo Park collection, Walking on Sunshine to make my card come together. I found the perfect words from a set from My Favorite Things. I used twine, rhinestones, and a wooden heart circle from Maya Road to finish up my card.
You can find all the supplies and see the card in person at my favorite store, The Crafty Scrapper!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wendy Vecchi Style Paddles with Gena

Hi everyone, it's Gena! I hope you are having a GREAT summer! 

I know 28 ladies who started their summer off right with a blast of creativity with Wendy Vechhi! If you missed her this time, I'm sure she will be back. I did not get to take her class this time, but have taken classes from her at other events. I have always learned SO much.. so I had the idea to make Wendy Vechhi style paddles for the students to use in class. I got busy creating and my buddy Anita Houston came and helped me too! Here's a look....

Here are ones using her brick stencil, embossing paste and inks...

This is one of my favorite techniques... using gold or silver embossing paste and then adding the crackle paste on top. It creates a very, very cool look!

And last but not least... using a stencil and some inks can create a beautiful look too.

Be sure and check our class list often... we are always adding new ones. So many will incorporate fun techniques you can fit into your card making, altered art or scrapbooks.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Leaky Shed Studio with Anita H

For the next couple of weeks, we will all be highlighting some fabulous chipboard pieces from 
The Crafty Scrapper started stocking these amazing products a few months ago, so be sure
 to look for them when you stop by!

Hello Crafty Scrappers!!! Anita Houston of the Artful Maven Haven, to show you an awesome shaped piece of chipboard from Leaky Shed Studio. The company was generous to give each of the Design Team Members at The Crafty Scrapper, our choice of pieces, and I chose the Eiffel Tower. I love the sturdiness of it, and would love a much larger one...hint hint!!!
I was stumped for a base for this though, and after rummaging through a new bag of stash from The Crafty Scrapper, I found a package of Ten Seconds Studio's new Emboss-able Leather! Words cannot express how much I LOVE THIS STUFF!!! Leather might be my new go to base! Oh the possibilities!!!

 I cut an 8.5x4 inch piece of the leather, and trimmed it up into a jumbo sized #10 tag. I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the A and B plates, and Tim Holtz Sizzex Texture Fades, as it was too thick to go through my Vagabond. It embossed like butter! I love that the Eiffel Tower on the Texture Fade fits the Leaky Shed tower wonderfully. 
 Part of the leather collection from Ten Seconds Studio is the Cattle-ist Stains to color the leather. I LOVE them too! I used all three colors to stain my leather tag, using a soft moist cloth. Then I used the Glaze over the stain! EASY! 

 I wanted a little more definition of my embossed images, so I rubbed the pad of Ranger's Jet Black Archival directly over the tag to highlight the images, and then traced in some of the deeper impressions with a Uniball gold gel pen! LOVE!!! I added the Leaky Shed Eiffel Tower, and the tag really came to life! Then a few Prima Flowers (Colored with the Cattle-ist Stain and Gold Paint Dabber), and lots of Maya Road Metal Embellishments and Lace (Colored with the Cattle-ist Stain) finished the tag off.



If you want to see more close up photos, click on over to my blog. Thanks and have a great creative day!!!

To see this project and a list of supplies, be sure to stop by the store!

Don't forget, you have a few more days to link up your project for this months blog challenge!
We have a great prize up for grabs- so be sure to join in the fun.
Check out all the details HERE.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Leaky Shed Studios and Patty

For the next couple of weeks, we will all be highlighting some fabulous chipboard pieces from 
The Crafty Scrapper started stocking these amazing products a few months ago, so be sure
 to look for them when you stop by!

Good morning, everyone! It's Patty again with a layout featuring a sweet Leaky Shed chipboard frame and Bo Bunny's lovely Enchanted Garden Collection.

 I have been spending a great deal of May and June in my garden, which I love doing. One feature in my garden is a Fairy Garden, which is something I have added to my "Favorite Things to Do" list. Miniatures have always been something that I like to collect and  share with friends, and Fairy Gardens fit perfectly into gardening and collecting miniatures.

A variety of techniques were used on this layout. Hand stitching took the greatest amount of time, but I also embossed, stenciled, fussy cut, painted, inked and did some 3-D work.

This beautiful frame is from Leaky Shed Studios. I loved working with it and imagining where each part of the vine would twist and turn... in and out, creating the frame. The frame came to life using markers in colors that would work well with the color scheme in the papers. I started by coloring the entire frame a light green, then used a variety of darker greens to add shadows.

For the banner across the top, I hand cut each pennant, punched holes, stitched and inked. Last, I ran baker's twine  through the holes and popped it up across the top of the scene.

Here's a little more 3-D and fussy cutting.  

The Prima flower received a little ink to make it perfect for this fanciful scene. Also, I inked and stickled the letters LOVE. The Maya Road wooden butterflies were inked, embossed and tied with colored wire from my stash, and the alpha stickers are by Glitz Design.

    Hope you have a sensational summer day and enjoy the "little things". Until next time.....Patty

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Leaky Shed Studios with Ginger

For the next couple of weeks, we will all be highlighting some fabulous chipboard pieces from 
The Crafty Scrapper started stocking these amazing products a few months ago, so be sure
 to look for them when you stop by!

Hi!  It's Ginger here with my newest layout!
Everyone was asked to pick their favorite piece to work with.
 Since I was born and raised in Texas and I love windmills that is what I chose!  

  My husband took this photo of the longhorn and I found a picture of these bluebonnets.  For those of you who do not know me and my family we came to Texas in 1854 and settled in East Texas.  I can trace my family tree which we go way way back and we have always been southerners.  In fact there are 5 generations alive today with my grandmother being 102 (still lives in her own apartment and renewed her drivers license) and my youngest grandchild just turned 3!  I love telling this story!!!  I was lucky to know her parents who were born in 1880's.  In fact I had two children born in the 1970's  when my great grandmother died!!  Perhaps I will be lucky to live a long and healthy life like most of my relatives.  Please say a prayer that I may be so lucky!!  Amen!!

I found in my stash burnt orange cardstock and these wonderful papers of old wood and this green and brown paper.   I distressed them both.  On the windmill I used two stains and after drying I used crackle paint.  I then found some cardstock and cut out the little bricks and the flourish.  I cut the large photo into a circle and added the longhorn picture.

Here are some close up!

Thank you for taking a look at my project which was a complete joy to make!  Please visit The Crafty Scrapper to see a lot of great projects and layouts!  You might even see this layout of mine!!!

Hugs – Ginger

Saturday, June 07, 2014

June Blog Challenge - METAL!

Good morning everyone!
Summer time is here, and I hope you are enjoying it!

Today we a new blog challenge for you
and this month we want you to 
anywhere on your project. 
Your project can be a layout, card, tag, off the wall- pretty much anything
as long as you have METAL on it! 

Here is a look at my project
I have used yummy new papers from Bo Bunny, Echo Park and Carta Bella for my layout.

Here are some close ups
This chippie is from Blue Fern Studios. I used embossing powder on it, then highlighted it with a white pen.

New Prima Flowers, and some amazing new METALS from Maya Road.

Die cut stickers from Carta Bella and more METAL from Maya Road.

I used my Wendy Vecchi stamp to create a double layer flower. I colored it with Faber-Castell pens and pencils.

Well there you have it!
Use any kind of METAL on your project and link up below before the end of June!

Here is a look at our fabulous prize this month
I have a package of fabulous Lawn Fawn products for this months winner.

Good Luck!

Anita S.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

May Challenge Winner

Hi Everyone!

Are you ready to know who the winner of the May Blog Challenge is??

I am running a little behind, so sorry about that!

Without further ado,, here is our winner

Sweet Scraps by Karrie

Karrie you win our fabulous blog prize this month.

Please contact Gena at the store to collect your prize.

Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!!

We will have a new challenge later this week, so be sure to check back.

Anita S.