Sunday, November 18, 2018

How to Make Incredibly Easy, Rustic "Snowy Night" Ornaments

Hallmark Movie playing, hot chocolate in my mug and getting my craft on!  Hello and welcome to the blog. Shelly with you today sharing an incredibly easy Christmas ornament with Dew Drops.

I used:

  • Dew Drops - Baby Girl Mix
  • Wood Round - Coaster Size
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Silver Sharpie Marker
  • Die Cut Silhouette (I am using a doe from a Tim Holtz Die)
  • Plaid Ribbon or fabric scrap
  • Eye Bolt

What I did:

  • Install eye bolt in top of ornament
  • Paint the wood round, following the contours, just inside the edge of wood round with black paint 
  • Using the silver Sharpie, trace around your painted background to clean up your line and add some sparkle
  • Glue silhouette to center of ornament
  • Add Dew Drops as desired to create your snowy night
  • Tie ribbon or fabric around base of eye bolt

So easy, but so cute!  These could even be used as gift tags - just use the silver Sharpie to write your "to" & "from" on the back.

Thanks for stopping by today - have a creative week!


Do Small Things With Great Love- Using Dew Drops in a Mixed Media Project

Hello friends!  Mary here on the blog today showing you how decorated a wooden plaque with paints, stencils and of course, Dew Drops!

I started with a blank 8x8 plaque I got on clearance (yay for a good deal).  I covered the whole thing with white gesso so I had a good surface to work on. 

I dropped blue and white paint randomly on the plaque and then used one of my favorite art sponges to twist the paint around and make a cool circular pattern on the plaque.

I grabbed dark brown and light brown paint and put some on my palette.  I sponged the dark brown paint through a cherry blossoms stencil, being careful not to use too much paint on the makeup sponge.

Then, I used a small paint brush to add highlights on the branches with the light brown paint.

For the centers of the flowers, I used Goldenberry Dew Drops for the centers of the flowers, gluing them down with strong liquid adhesive, adding a bit of dimension and bling to the piece.

After the Dew Drops dried, I painted the flower petals white with fluid acrylic paint.

To give the flowers a more realistic look, I used permanent black in to make lines on the petals, and then used a pink marker over top of the lines to give the flowers some color.

I felt the raised border on the plaque needed to stand out a bit, so I colored it gold with a leafing marker.

I added some more gold, in the form of stamping with a script stamp, on the blue painted areas, careful not to get any gold on the flower petals or white areas.

I wanted to add a nice quote, so I glued a quote sticker down (so it would be permanent) after I cut the words out individually. Then I traced around the words with a small-nibbed brown marker.

Here is the final result with some close up shots!  

My Supply List:

Keepsake D├ęcor 8x8 Plaque

Golden Gesso- White

Golden Fluid Acrylic- Teal and White

Liquitex Heavy Body- Titanium White and Phthalocyanine Green (blue hue)

ArtC Sponge with handle

Plaid Folk Art Stencil- Cherry Blossom

Makeup Sponges (from the dollar store)

Jane Davenport Neutrals acrylic paints- Brown and Light Brown

Dew Drops- Goldenberry

Ranger Glossy Accents Glue

Rotring Tikky Pen 3.0- Black

Tombow Dual Brush Marker- Pink

Krylon 18Kt Gold Leafing Pen

Small Script Stamp

Tsukineko Brilliance Ink - Galaxy Gold

Tim Holtz Quotations Metallic Stickers

Pigma Micron Pen 01- Brown

If you like this project and want to see more from me, please visit me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.  My screen name is Motley Mixed Media on all three sites.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Frosty Forest

Hello all,

How many Christmas cards do you make each year?  If you are like me, I always a challenge get them all finished and mailed to all my friends and family.  I have a few go to methods that I like to use each year and this card features one of them, dryer sheet glittered backgrounds.  I just love the frosty, shimmery effect!  Check out the quick video below for the step by steps.

The Robin’s Nest Products featured:

Other materials:
  • Glitter
  • Ranger Archival Ink
  • Used Dryer Sheet
  • Gel Medium
  • Stampers Anonymous Rubber Stamps

Check out the Video below:

I hope you have enjoyed this project!  Good luck on your Christmas card making adventures this year. 

Happy day,

A Simple & Charming Christmas Bubble Card How To

Hello Crafty & Creative Friends!
Welcome to the chattering Robin's blog.

Michelle here today, sharing with you, how to create a fun & charming Christmas card, using simple circle paper cut outs & Dew Drops from 
The Robin's Nest.

For this project you will need:
Base Card
Cardstock in Holiday Colors
Double Sided Tape & Adhesive Squares
Ink Pad
Holiday Greeting Stamp
Dew Drops

The Robin's Nest has an array of Christmas color Dew Drops, Mini Dew Drops & Diamond Drops as well.

For my card I chose the lovely Christmas Dew Drops

I chose a 5x5 square card in white for my base.
Followed by a red 4x4 square and 3x3 in white as my layers.

Cricut, to cut a variety of circles from double sided Christmas colored & designed cardstock, coordinating the colors in placement an layering.
The circles range in size from 1-1/2 inch up to 2-1/2 inch.

The cardstock I used also features glittered patterns, which adds a little bit more bling to the card design.

Now instead of placing the circles from largest up to smallest, I began by randomly placing the smaller circles first, using double sided tape on the very smallest, and using double sided tape for the larger of the 3, placing it to the top left of the center.

On the largest of the circles, I stamped my Christmas greeting, and using Distress Ink, inked the edge for a little definition.
Using larger double sided dimensional squares, I then placed the largest circle over the other circles.

To finish, I then used ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever in a a random pattern, to place drops of glue, and added my Dew Drop selection, using Embellie Gellie, also from ScraPerfect.

Literally only took about 10 minutes to put this card together.
And what a bright & cheerful card it is!

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Until next time.......
Happy Crafting & Blessings To You!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ATCoins: Sogni [7]

Hi everyone :-))))
I'm Troppostella from Italy.  

Today, I created for you a serie of ATCoins call "Sogni" :-)))
In this project I used the Dew Drops of The Robin's Nest.  

:-)))) Well, this is the preview.

Would you like to see how I did it??? :-)))

And now some detail of the serie:

 I used in this project:
Lily Pad Dew Drops

Thank you so much for stopping and watching the video.
Have a nice day!  :-))))

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Friends - Art Journal with Dew Drops

Hello Crafty Friends!

Marie-Christine with you today! I made an Art Journal page with Dew Drops and a vintage style.
Two friends who spent a lovely day together! Do you like to be with your best friend, I am sure, you do!

How to do

First, I applied some yellow Distress Ink on my page.

I took a stencil and a baby wipe to discolour my background.

Then, I chose another stencil and I used a purple distress with it.

With another stencil, I put some gold embossing powder.

Then, I stuck and colored my vintage image and found a title.

And to finish, I stuck my diamond Dew Drops on it.

Dew Drops I used

Other Products

Art Journal
Distress Inks
TCW Stencils
Tim Holtz's Paper Doll

  Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
See you soon for another tutorial!

Marie-Christine Denis
Design Team Member

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