Saturday, July 26, 2014

Paris Leaky Shed Board Book

What an AWESOME MONTH of inspiration from both the Altered Pages and Leaky Shed Studio Design Teams! Just a few more days left of art.  Be sure to stop by each and comment! 

Working in my Leaky Shed Bracket Book 
I created a Flight In Paris!

This is the technique I use to cover odd shaped pages.  The Bracket book is 6X6.  I used 6x6 sheet from the Glitz Paper Pad.  First, apply adhesive to one side of the chipboard, the lay it on the paper carefully centering it.  

Gently cut away excess paper.  Use an emery board (or sand paper if you prefer) to sand the edges with paper side up use strokes in a downward motion.   

With a file, poke holes where the ring holes are, then file down the paper to create nice round holes. 

Now repeat the process on the other side of the page.  Be sure to do both sides before you add any embellishments as it is difficult to work with the page once one side is finished. 

After the paper is on the page, edge with Delicata Golden Glitz. Cut the Eiffel Tower and Butterfly postcard from collage sheets Altered Pages, adhere to the page. Paint the Leaky Shed Paris chipboard with Art Anthology Acrylic and spritz with Shimmer Mist let dry and adhere to the page.

Add finishing embellishments:Petaloo FlowersGlitz Rhinestones and Ribbon!

Altered Pages Collage Sheet Eiffel
Altered Pages Collage Sheet Vintage Butterflies
Leaky Shed Paris
Leaky Shed 6x6 Bracket Album
Art Anthology Acrylic
Delicata Golden Glitz
Shimmer Mist
Petaloo Flowers
Glitz Rhinestones
Glitz 6x6 Paper
Ribbon on the rings

Friday, July 25, 2014

Caged Beauties

Happy Friday, everyone!  It’s Robin again and today I have a greeting card to share with you.  All throughout July, Altered Pages and Leaky Shed Studio are partnering to bring you projects that fly!  Each day brings a new inspiration so check out both blogs often!  On the Altered Pages blog, commenting on posts this month means you are entered into a drawing to win this prize!  It's not too late!  Keep commenting for a chance to win!

Altered Pages & Leaky Shed Studio Designs art supplies

Today I am using this lovely chipboard bird cage from Leaky Shed Studio.  The images are all from two Altered Pages collage sheets – Beauty in Yellow and Fairy Wings.  Don’t worry, I've listed all of the links are at the bottom of the page for you.

The background is made from a single 8 x 8 piece of paper from the Glitz Sunshine in My Soul pad.  

The black vine on the card was one of the wonderful precut strips from Bazzill’s Just The Edge collection.  The flowers from my stash were embellished with Dew Drops and a string of pearls from an old Mailbox Muse kit (Paris, I believe).  I hope you like the card.  If you would like more details on the construction of this card, please visit my blog, Robin’sBirdhouse. 

All of the Altered Pages collages & ephemera and Leaky Shed chipboard pieces have so many wonderful possibilities!  I hope you’ll use them and share your pieces with us on the Facebook Altered Pages page.

The list of products is below for your convenience:

Dew Drops – use your own or find them here

Tacky Glue (on the embellishments)

Foam Squares (on the butterfly’s wing)

Metal lock and key charms - use your own or find them here

Paper flowers – use your own or find them here

String of mini pearls cut into single beads

Yellow and rust color inks

Glue stick (torn paper and images)

double sided tape (to attach panels to card)

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Are you enjoying the cross promotional pieces this month?  We've all been having fun playing with the Leaky Shed Studios chipboard, and today I've got a bird themed piece to share:
Here is the charming Barn Swallow with crown, and the chip is so sturdy, it's a delight to work with.  Here, the swallow is collaged with a layer of music from an Altered Pages Vintage Text pack, a little glitter, and the crown has a nice metallic sheen--the Art Anthology Acrylics are great for achieving some gorgeous paint effects.

Added a standard tag, cut down a bit

The Leaky Shed Bird Branch has several layers of paint and crayons

Thank you for stopping by--just a reminder, leaving comments on the Artsociates blog posts automatically enters you in the draw for the July drawing for a fun prize package!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Home Tweet Home Canvas

Hi everyone it's Danie here today!

Partnering with the Leaky Shed this month has been lots of fun and I really love the quality of their chipboard.  For my project today I am using their Jack and Cat Bird Piece.  

Everything else that I have used to create this canvas is available from Altered Pages.

Leaky Shed Studio Supplies:
Jack and Cat Bird Chipboard Piece
Altered Pages Supplies:
4 x 6 Canvas Board, Gesso, Splash Inks, Glitz and Bazzill Papers, Big Brush Stamper Pens
Staz On Inks - Emerald Green, Cactus Green, Hawaiian Blue, Gold Leaf, Dylusions Around the Edge Stamps, Burlap, Collage Sheets Off Cuts which included Vintage Bird Eggs and Nests and Butterflies, Music Ribbon and Green Seam Binding, Red Felt Flower, Robin's Nest Dew Drops,

For people home is wherever they lay their hat.  For birds I guess it is wherever they lay their eggs.  Hence my title 'Home Tweet Home'. The Green Seam Binding resting behind the red flower allows for this to be hung on the wall whilst the tree branch and die cut paper towel flowers are simply photographic props.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Guest ~ Leaky Shed Studio Artist ~ Tracey Gregory

During the month of July Altered Pages is partnering with Leak Shed Studio.  On Tuesdays we are featuring projects done by the Leaky Shed Design Team on our blog.  

Today we are honored to share Tracey Gregory's AWESOME Mixed Media Page.

"Everyone Deserves a Chance"

To learn more about Tracey's page visit Leaky Shed HERE!

Be sure to check back each day for more inspiration.  Comment each day on the Altered Pages blog for a chance to win this awesome prize package! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

STEAMPUNK Canvas with Leaky Shed!

What wonderful month! If you have been following this blog you know the Altered Pages Design Team is partnering with the Leaky Shed Design Team. I hope you have enjoyed all the projects so far this month... I think they have been fantastic.   Be sure to check back each day for more inspirational projects by each team.
Today I want to share with you my Steampunk Canvas Board.  The image I used for the background is from the Altered Pages Steampunk & Science Collage Sheet.

The Canvas Board was covered with a generous coat of Art Anthology Acrylic Paint. 

Once the Art Anthology Acrylic Paint was dry, it was sprayed with Dylusion Spray Ink. After drying ink edges with StazOn Midi Spiced Chai ink.

The Altered Pages Steampunk & Science Collage Sheet was coated with IMAGINE CRAFTS Creative Medium. Using a paper towel Dylusion Spray Ink was wiped over the image to distress. Finally it was lightly sprayed with   IMAGINE CRAFTS GooseBumps.

The Leaky Shed Ornithoper Was inked with StazOn Jet Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder several times. 

The Leaky Shed Chipboard Gears were inked with Delicata Golden Glitz the edges were gently distressed with StazOn Jet Black. Adhere to the canvas board and you have an AWESOME STEAMPUNK Canvas!

Canvas Board
Art Anthology Acrylic
Leaky Shed Chipboard Gears
Leaky Shed Ornithoper
Dylusion Spray Ink
Altered Pages Steampunk & Science Collage Sheet
Delicata Golden Glitz
StazOn Jet Black
StazOn Midi Spiced Chai
IMAGINE CRAFTS Creative Medium

From stash: Gears, Clear Embossing Powder

We have a give away this month.  Be sure to post each day on the blog.  Every day you post you receive an entry!!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Mailbox Muse kind of Week

Howdy on a lovely Sunday!

This week has been spent preparing 
The Mailbox Muse Summer 2014 Kits  
Hollywood Glam and Horror.

At World Headquarters of the Mailbox Muse and AlteredPages the pool table gets used for many things!!
The "crew" of helpers was truly great.  Ingrid and Stephanie sorted, packaged, cut, assembled and made it a fun effort! They provide labor and laughs!

Ingrid and Stephanie packing papers

Stephanie hamming it up when she should be working!

Wait until you see the special Video in this kit, it is an amazing jewelry project with how-to instructions.

GET YOUR ORDER placed so we can mail it this week.   There are a limited number of kits.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hope is the Thing with Feathers

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya, and I'm here to share an art journal page I created using a junk mail envelope as a base for my page. I used some of the awesome collage images that are on the AlteredPages site along with some of their other great products which I have listed below. Also we are cross promoting  Leaky Shed's assortment of chipboard dies this month too.

I started out with a business size (#10) envelope as my base for my page. I had a ton of left over scraps from mini banners I had cut out.  I hated to throw away all of those cool wavy scraps, so I decided to use them on my page. I started by applying decoupage medium to the page and then covering it with the leftover scraps. Once I got it the way I wanted it I applied more decoupage medium  over the top of the scraps to seal it so to speak. Once dry, I used a number stamp down the side of the page. Then I used an empty toilet roll and coke lid dipped  in turquoise and white paint to create random circles over the page.  I then dry brushed paint along the edges of the page.  Once it was dry, I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist to give it a shimmery look. 

The Leaky Shed birdcage was painted, then I inked over it with two different colors of chalk ink. The letter from collage sheet Vintage ATC Sheet 1  was "distressed" by inking the edges,  then I attached the letter and the birdcage to the page.  The bird and roses  were fussy cut, glued to the corner of the cage and topped off with  Stickles, sequins and a dew drop.

The sentiment  was stamped on the 1724 Collage Background Greencut apart and adhered to the page and finished off with dew drops and a tiny butterfly punch which was added on top of a butterfly I fussy cut from Vintage ATC Sheet 1.

Be sure to stop by the Altered Pages site and Leaky Shed to see all their wonderful assortment of crafty goodness.

Supplies Used:

AlteredPages: Vintage ATC Sheet 11724 Collage Background GreenSticklesDew Drops,
Leaky Shed: Birdcage Chipboard Diecut 
Other Supplies Used: Sequins, Junk Mail Envelope, Scraps of Cardstock and Scrapbook Paper, Paint, Rubber Stamps, Butterfly punch, Decoupage Medium, Chalk Ink, StazOn Ink, Perfect Pearl Mist

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bottle Cap Wind Chime

Welcome!!! If you visit the blog often, and I know you do, you are 
well aware of the fun partnership for the month of July between  

My project that I have for you is a cute little bottle cap wind chime.  
The really exciting thing about this project is that it will soon be offered as a kit from So, check the site in a week or two and you can have everything you need, including detailed instructions, to make your very own chime shipped right to your front door.

This idea came to me when I saw the sweet little 
Barn Swallow from The Leaky Shed. They gave our AlteredPages Creative Team such fun chipboard to play with. 
Pretty cool job this is, I tell ya! 

The next few pictures document the supplies & tools I used. 

(too perfect) 



Don't you just love my little helper?! 
Gabby sure did a great job punching bottle caps for me.  

 I had to show you a close up of this one. 
Between the artsy cap designs and the fun inclusions 
the thumb numbing punch work was well worth it. 
You can also see that I added big, chunky beads and crystals for
sun catching fun once hung outside. 

Here is my cute little barn swallow painted turquoise. 

Supplies used :
The Leaky Shed -
Barn Swallow

Altered Pages - 
Bottle caps
Bottle cap images
Clear dome stickers