Sunday, February 17, 2019

It's Wine O'Clock - How to Create a Quirky Scrapbook Page

Hello and welcome to the blog.  Shelly with you today sharing a layout featuring the beautiful "Water" Dew Drop Mix.

 Dew Drops are my "go to" embellishment for every Layout, card and project I make . They add sparkle and dimension, while highlighting the colors of your project.  Solids or Color Mixes - there's a Dew Drop for EVERY project!

To re-create this page, you will need:

  • Dew Drops - Water Mix
  • Cardstock - White (base)
  • Cardstock - 5 Patterns 
  • Embellishments of your choice
  • Paint Mists to create drips on background

Cut Measurements (starting from L to R on layout)

  • Strip 1:  12" H x 3/4" W (tear ends, ink all edges)
  • Strip 2:  9" H x 1" W (ink all edges)
  • Strip 3:  10" H x 2" W (tear one edge, machine stitch down center, ink all edges)
  • Photo Mat:  6" H x 4-1/2" W (add random machine stitching, ink all edges)
  • Journaling: 1-3/4" H x 3" W
  • Journaling Mat:  2-1/2" H x 3-3/4" W
  • Photos: 3" H with varying widths

White on White gives great subtle dimension to your layouts!

Designer note:  I keep all of my "sentiment / word" style embellishments and journaling in a single column down center of page for consistency.  

Have I mentioned how obsessed I am with the new packing for Dew Drops?  These glass bottles look so cute on my shelf and will make a great altered item after the Dew Drops are gone!

One last look at my finished layout......

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - have a creative week!


Imperfection Is Beauty

Hi, crafty friends!  Mary here, on the Chattering Robins Blog, to show you how I made this small art piece with some awesome Robin's Nest products!

I started off by gessoing a white piece of cardstock and letting it dry thoroughly.

I picked a beautiful piece of gel printed deli paper from my stash and ripped it into 4 strips.  Then I collaged them down with matte gel medium and dried it with my heat tool.

I had this beautiful piece of teal Robin's Nest Glitter Cardstock, so I punched 1/2 inch circles out of it so I could glue them down randomly over the gel prints.

Another great Robin's Nest Product I used is a die cut circle embellishment.  I colored it black with distress ink and a blending tool.  

To give the stripes more definition, I traced the edges with black ink.

Then, I glued everything down, centering the die cut.

I found a great quote stamp and stamped it in black permanent ink onto a gel print on cardstock and colored the white edges with a pink marker.  To add some dimension, I stuck it down with foam double sided tape.

To add more bling to the glitter circles, I glued down Diamond Dew Drops in Shimmer to the center of each circle.

I always like to edge my art, so I used a silver paint pen to do that.

Here's the final product with some close up pics.  I hope you like it and am inspired to make one of your own!

Supply List

Golden White Gesso

White Cardstock 4.5x6.5 inches

A Gel Print on Deli Paper from your stash

Liquitex Matte Gel Medium

Ranger Distress Ink- Black Soot

Rotring Tikky Graphic 3.0 in Black

Gel Print on cardstock

Strong Glue

Visible Image Stamp "Imperfection Is Beauty"

Black Ink- permanent

Double Sided Foam Tape

Krylon Silver Leafing Pen

Double Sided permanent tap

Kraft Cardstock 4.5x6.5 inches

Visit me on my social media pages as Motley Mixed Media- Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Create a Dew Drop Dragonfly

Hello all,

I thought I would take on the task of creating a dragonfly out of dew drops.  Why?  Well for starters, I love dragonflies! I also love dew drops so, how could I go wrong?  This project walks you through the steps of creating the dragonfly in addition to showing you how to create a cool textured background on canvas.  These two techniques combined create a bright and fun Mixed Media piece.  Check out the Mixed Media Tips video below for the step by steps!

The Robin's Nest Products:


Other Products:

  • Canvas board
  • Tuskineko, StazOn Pigment Ink
  • Acetate sheet
  • Faber Castell, Artist Pitt Pens
  • Dina Wakely, Media Paint
  • Plastic wrap
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Cheese cloth
  • Lori's Cards & Creations rubber stamps

Check out the video below:

Hope you enjoyed this project!

Happy day!


A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Dew Drops How To: The Absolutely Perfect Mixed Media Embellishment

Hello Creatives!
Welcome to the Chattering Robin's blog.

Michelle here today, bringing to you, the answer to an often asked question 
when creating ANY project, even mixed media.
You know, the perfect embellishment to bring a certain pop to your completed project.

The answer......DEW DROPS from The Robin's Nest!

The DEW DROPS come in a variety of collections and colors, including metallic, clear and pearlized finishes, and shapes such as round, diamond & tear drops.

Be sure to visit The Robin's Nest online store, following the link at the end of this post, 
to find YOUR perfect embellishment for your next project!

Now a demonstration on how I used DEW DROPS to add a special element of "pop"
to some faux metal and paper covered heart wall hangings I made this week.

I first used small corragated cardboard cardstock, cut into hearts, first covered in black Gesso, and added Plaid's Painted Finishes in Rust, and Finnabair's Art Alchemy Metallique Wax for heart finishes and the clay embellishments of roses that I used on each heart.

On the third heart, I went simple, with a sheet of scrapbook paper, designed in a news ad style.

I added eyelets and wire to create a way to display the hearts as wall hangings, and ribbon and lace to lend to a delicate look.

The finishing touch.......DEW DROPS!

I added coordinating colors of DEW DROPS to each each heart, and also gold metallic too.

They truly are the perfect finishing touch for cards, scrapbook layouts, mixed media, even jewelry making projects.

Visit The Robin's Nest online and find your perfect DEW DROP collections too!

Thanks for visiting today, while you are here, please be sure to check out the project galleries, with oodles of inspiration of projects created by the talented Robin's Nest Design Team!

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Until next time......
Be Crafty!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Mixed Media Notepad with Dew Drops

Hello Crafty Friends,

Marie-Christine with you today for a birthday present for a co-worker. She is young, loves unicorns and princesses and all that glitter. I decorated a notepad to put on her desk with Pink Metallic Dew Drops. Hope, she will love it!

How to do

First, prepare your notepad with papers and stencil.

Cut some layers of papers and stuck them on the notepad.

Apply texture paste with the stencil.

Put some masking tape.

And spray some inks.

Draw a little princesse and colour it , here I used watercolor.
Add some wood embellishments, unicorns, rainbow and your friend's firstname.

Here the result!

Hope I inspired you with this project!

Dew Drops I used

Other Products

Printed Papers
Masking Tape
Spray Inks
Wood Embellishments

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

Marie-Christine Denis
Design Team Member


Monday, February 11, 2019

Few dew drops ideas

Hi crafty peeps
Frezja here with new dew drops ideas..

first of all I'll show you the first pages of my calendar..

and then I had a lot of fun with my daughter and dew drops ..
we played tic tac toe,

...we have created these forms..

What do you think about it?

I used:


Thank you for attention, and have a great day :)

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