Saturday, August 27, 2016

India - Art Journal

Hello crafty friends,

I created an Art Journal page for you, always girly but with India theme.

I fell in love with a so beautiful The Robin's Nest's paper!!!

Products I used


glitter paste
picture from Pinterest

How to do

I colored my background with green gelato and I used a stencil with pink and blue ink pads.

I sticked my picture on a small square of paper, used glitter paste with a stencil. I stamped some butterflies that I colored and sticked around my picture. I added some flowers too.

You can see some stamps and Dew Drops.

I cut elephants from the beautiful paper and sticked them under the picture and on the bottom of the other page.

I did the title with Alpha Glitter Stickers.

Do you love this?

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, August 26, 2016

Clearance Bin Makeover (clipboard frame)

I am constantly digging through the clearance bins at ANY store I go to - you just never know what you might find.  The other day at Michael's, I picked up an ugly clipboard standing frame twice and set it down twice - walked away.  Then the light bulb went off - I CAN make this PRETTY!  So I snatched it up for under $5.00

It so easy to re-make small home decor items using The Robin's Nest products - - you just need to keep an open mind when rummaging through those clearance bins!  Just remember how easy it is to use paint, paper and embellishments from The Robin's Nest to re-imagine an item!

And in keeping with our Girl Power theme this month - I re-imagined this piece in a classic black & white animal print - - because EVERY girl's decor can benefit from a dash of animal print & bling!

You know how I work -- let's start by gathering:

An ugly clearance bin find (Clipboard Frame from Michael's)

First - remove clip from frame.  Spray paint clipboard frame black

Cut Zebra Print Cardstock to fit your frame and adhere (my piece is 6 x 9).  And let's just take a little aside on this "Thermal Animal Print Cardstock" - - it has a great weight and feel (the pattern is very "slick" with a hint of glitter - - I would almost compare it to a vinyl - - but it's paper - - thick, yet pliable and it is PERFECT for projects like this!)

Now re-attach your clip (which I also spray painted a solid black)

Next - add your Dew Drops and Sequins to add some glitz

Add some "straw" to your clip

And that's all there is to it - - really, the star of this project is the Thermal Cardstock - - try it on your next project!


Be a Star

Colleen here and can't wait to share this girly layout page.

I decided to try a different shape this time, so I cut out a star using my Cameo, and cut out the star from the paper and from chipboard.

I used the backside of the Diamonds beautiful paper and adhered it to the chipboard.
Next I used a couple of my stencils and white molding paste onto the Diamonds paper.  Once it was dry I went over it with watercolor paints that I made myself.

While the paint was drying I embossed the beautiful Deco 6" Frame by Ginas Designs using silver embossing powder.  I also embossed a butterfly and all the leftover pieces from the frame.

I cut the photo into a circle and also cut a frame using the back side of Valentine Stripe paper.

Next I used back side of the Valentine Stripe paper and a die and cut out all the flowers.  I wanted the flowers to sparkle so I added glitter to each flower.  You just use a paintbrush to brush a little glue on the flower and sprinkle the glitter over the top.

To finish off the flowers I added a silver dew drop from the Black/White/Silver dew drop package.

I used a sizzix die and cut out all the leaves from Green Grass Glitter paper.  I added butterflies, some of my homemade stick pins and my homemade pearl accents and finally used Glitter Word Titles and cut out the "So Sweet" and used a star from the Silver Fireworks collection.

Thank you looking and don't forget to check out the beautiful products in the store.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Friendship Wraps with Bev

Hi Bev here today. I am creating with some of these amazing Friendship Wraps. What a great new addition to the product lines. So many fabulous different shapes and styles to pick from.

Supply List: 
Dew Drops: Fairy Dust
Chipboard: shape accents
Fairy: Gina Designs
Other: Memory Box Die, ribbons, lace, flowers, leaves, beads, Kreaxions punch, copic markers, liquid pearls

Here is the one specifically that I am using today.

1. Assemble the box using glue to firmly hold it in place.
2. Pull some accents that you would like to use on this.

3. Trim base with paper wrapped around.

4. I chose to punch a solid border to accent around the upper edge.

5. With the main paper and border done ... the rest is easy. Just trim and accent using things in your stash. On this side I die cut a gold accent using Memory Box die, then clustered Robin's Nest shapes cut from glitter chipboard and the fun silver heart accent. Dew drops were added to the upper right corner and a great cluster of ribbon, lace and beads tied off to finish this side.

6. On this side I made a cluster of flowers, some leaves and beads and wrapped and tied them off with ribbon. To match the other side I added the drew drops and using Gina Design fairy I copic coloured her and added liquid pearls to her wings.

This cute little Friendship Wrap could be used at parties as hostess gifts, candy boxes for those kids get togethers or fabulous fun table pieces for so many occasions. Notice from the side that they have great depth to add what ever you would like.


I was having so much fun I made another one... to share with you.

For this one I folded the upper handles to fold down just a little and meet in the middle.

Supply List:
Paper: Olive Stripe, 
Other: lace, ribbon, beads

Here is the front view with all the fun accents from Robin's Nest.

The other side with more accents... so many to choose from.

The side view where I left it plain sparkle paper in forest green with gold. Tie off the top with ribbons, lace and beads and you have a 2nd  Friendship Wrap box all done.

Thanks for stopping by today... see you again soon.

On Safari at Grandma's

Hello Robin's Nest Readers,

Robin posting today for Chattering Robins.

We have grandma week during the summer at our house.  
Grand kids come for a week, and we focus only on them,
Play games, go to the park, visit sites, and just have fun,
Each year we have a photo day, the kids dress up
with a box filled with all sorts of dress up clothes,
and they bring dresses from their closets for photo day.

Here the girls wanted to drive my sand rail,
it is parked on the back patio of our house during the summer
so it can take jaunts around the yard with grandpa, and 
the grand kids.  They beg for these rides.

I just loved how they got on the roof and just played their own
little game of being on a safari,
Look over there what I am seeing!

So when I started working on this page of pictures
I decided we needed to use the papers that would fit a safari theme.
Zebra and cheetah!

Black and White Glitter Animal Cardstock  Pink Glittered Leopard Cardstock

Then I added a few other papers that matched 

Shocking Pink Glitter Sorbet Cardstock  Summer Pink Glitter Cardstock  

and a sticker tag
Daughter Sticker

All other embellishments come from my scrapbook stash.

2 flowers are made from pipe cleaners and twisted in the middle.

And there you have it a very girly, pink safari layout.

You can find these products on the Robin's Nest Website

Have a great day!

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