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HELLO FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS AND COMMENTERS!   WE SAID WE WOULD DRAW A WINNER AND WE DID.   We used random number generator and got number 86
And the Winner is.....   JACKIE.   Please email us with your mailing address so we may  send your awesome Gift!    We will post a photo of July's gift soon, so stay tuned!    Each comment gets you an entry into the drawing!    Share on Facebook for even more FUN.   And now see Francine's post below!   

Hi! Francine here with my first Leaky Shed Studio post in July.  During July we are partnering with Leaky Shed Studio.  The theme is "flying" so I decided to make a canvas collage.

I took a 9x11 canvas and painted it blue and added some white to look like clouds as it is supposed to be the sky.

I added a Hot Air Balloon, Barn Swallow, Ornithoper and Snow Flakes all from Leaky Shed Studio.

To the bird I added a top hat, an eye and a propeller that "really moves".   A piece of twine attaches to the propeller to the hot air balloon.  The hot air balloon is painted and decorated with rhinestones and glitter.

In the middle of the Ornithoper is a clock with a key in it to signify "time flies".  I then added Snowflakes from Leaky Shed Studio.  On those I used stickles in stardust.

To the sides I added drywall tape for a little texture.  To finish my canvas I added scrabble pieces that spell out SOAR and FLY.

Supplies used:
Leaky Shed Studio Hot Air Balloon
Leaky Shed Studio Barn Swallow
Leaky Shed Studio Ornithoper
Leaky Shed Studio Snowflakes
Altered Pages charm, gesso, paint, stickles and glitter

From my stash: Steampunk embellishments, canvas, scrabble pieces, rhinestones

Don't forget to check back all month
 to see what the team is creating with our partner
  Leaky Shed Studio         


  1. Francine, I love all the bright colors! Fun canvas.

  2. Super fun little canvas! Love all the details and colors!!! <3

  3. Congratulations, Jackie!

    Francine - so MUCH activity on this canvas - so much FUN to look at! Love this!

  4. Thank you everyone for your kind words!

  5. Oh my! I love this canvas♥ There is so much to see but not overdone!

  6. Thank you for drawing my name, I will be waiting by the mailbox♥

    1. CONGRATS! You are such a great follower and commenter! You commented everyday!

    2. Congrats Jackie and thanks for your support and kind words.
      Hope you enjoy all the AP goodies!!

    3. Congratulations, Jackie. Hope you enjoy all the goodies, and thanks for all your support.

  7. You added so many pieces of Leaky Shed on one canvas, WOW! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Fun Canvas Francine - love the whimsy of it all!

  9. Hehe this is great! I just love that bird with the top hat and the hot air balloon--there's something very charming and eclectic about this piece and I adore it! TFS more inspiration and congrats to Jackie on her lucky win! Thanks so much AP! :)

  10. Congratulations Jackie and thanks for the compliment!

  11. Wonderful canvas, Francine. Love all your elements. Great job!

  12. Such a fun collage Francine, love the shimmering snowflakes and your background!

  13. Very cool collage!!! I love the look of the drywall tape!

  14. Is there a current challenge for this month that I can enter? I am inspired by this canvas!


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