Saturday, December 14, 2013

Let It Snow - Leaky Shed Studio

Let It Snow

I have been into purple and blue lately because my daughter's apartment is decorated primarily in purple, blue and gold.  I love these non traditional colors for Christmas projects and especially for winter projects.


The background of this 6x12" canvas is covered with a  piece of wrapping paper.  I just used Mod Podge to adhere it, then gave it a light mist of Color Shine.  The paper is silver and white, but I knew that I wanted to add gold as the primary metallic color.

I really love the idea of using wrapping paper for things that will sit out during the holidays.  In my case, I only buy what I love and what co-ordinates with my decor.

Tip:  Ok... weird tip for today!  If you want AWESOME wrapping paper, try TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Home Goods.  They are all owned by the same company and they have the BEST foil papers!!   They are also really inexpensive compared to buying them at other stores.  :)

You can see in the close-up that this is a really glittery project!  Be prepared to get covered!  

I first put purple glitter on the entire snowflake.  After it was dry, I just took my paint brush and dabbed in a few places with glue and added the blue glitter.  Repeat the same process for the gold glitter.

I also did the edges the same way.  I did use purple paint, but decided that the glue worked better.  

For the bling in the background, I just glued the blue trim down and then added adhesive jewels.   I also added some jewels in the center of the snowflakes.  

Finish the project off with a sentiment and a bow.  Actually a really easy and quick little sign to set out during the winter.  

Tip:  Since I am giving shopping tips for this post, I thought I would let you know that I picked up the trim at Michaels for $1.   They have several colors in the $1.50 spot, but always dig a bit in the dollar ribbon bin.  You never know what you might find.

Of course, while you are shopping make a stop by the Leaky Shed Store!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Card and Ornament-Leaky Shed Studio

 Hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving!  Our family had a wonderful holiday and are now gearing up for Christmas.  

For today's post, I used the Leaky Shed Studio Christmas Ornaments.  This is a terrific group of ornaments that is so pretty already, so designing with them was super quick and easy!  

This ornament was super easy.  I started by giving it a couple of sprays of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine.
I then added glitter to the edge and to the separate circle piece in the middle.

I used tiny strips of foam tape to attach the inner circle.  For the picture, I made sure it really showed up to show, but hanging on my tree, you don't see it at all unless you are looking for it.  :)

The flowers and letters are already glittered, so it took nothing more than gluing them to the project. 

Tie a bow and a hanger to the top and your are good to go!

I also made a card with two more of the ornaments. 
Now, since it's really obvious, I'm owning the fact that getting a picture of this card really did me in!  However, I think you can still see the details.:)

I repeated the basic idea from the ornament for the tree on these.  A couple of sprays of mist and glitter accents. 

For the centers, I used a 2" punch to make circles of paper.  This My Mind's Eye paper is already glittered, so all you have to do is glue it to the back.

Tip:  If you haven't ever tried it, let me recommend the Art Glitter Glue.  It lays down a fine line, dries quickly and is so much easier to use than school glue. 

Again, use foam to layer the chipboard, glue down the flowers and tie bows for this quick and easy card.

One more confession, since I'm owning my mess today... Notice the glitter on the bows.  Weeelllll...I had glue on my fingers and got it on one of the ribbons.  Of course, that meant I got glitter on it, too.  Guess what?  I liked it a lot, so I added it to the other ribbons, too!  Mistakes aren't always a problem!

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