Sunday, August 18, 2019

How to Create an Easy & adorable Summer Watermelon Scrapbook Layout

Hello and welcome to the blog today!

There is nothing more SUMMER than WATERMELON!  And today I will share how to create a watermelon motif on your summer layouts with Dew Drops from The Robins Nest!

My Great-Niece Emma Jean, a muse for my summer scrapbooking!

Gather your supplies:

  • Tear Drops - Black
  • (2) Photos - 4" x 5"
  • Patterned Paper - (2) Pieces cut 3" x 6" (PhotoPlay Summer Day Dreams)
  • DIY Watermelon Slices (SUPER EASY step-by-step here)
  • Die cut and sticker embellishments  (PhotoPlay Summer Day Dreams)
  • Optional: Machine Stitching
  • Other:  Embellish as desired!  

Make it: 

Stitch around your patterned paper pieces and adhere to white patterned 12x12 cardstock base
Adhere your photos - just off center of patterned paper pieces

Add your watermelon slices made with Tear Drops

Add stickers and die cuts

Add black tear drops as finishing touch for watermelon design

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a creative week!


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Upcycle Faux Spool with Archival Seeds

Hello all,

Lori here, back with an up-cycle mixed media project for you.  I love to reuse and recycle items in my art work, anything is game!  Like with this project, I use a Faux Wooden Spool that had once held ribbon.  After I used the ribbon, I kept this packaging for future use.  Up-cycling is a great way to extend your art supplies as well as saving the planet one arty step at a time!  Be sure to check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Project below for all of the details.

The Robin's Nest products:

Other materials:
  • DecoArt Americana - Zinc, Green Lagoon
  • DecoArt Premium - White Gesso
  • DecoArt DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Little Birdie Hand Made Flowers
  • Prima Flowers - Flirty Fleur
  • Prima Chipboard Stickers - Flirty Fleur
  • TCW Light Fluffy Modeling Paste
  • Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holts Collection Stencil - THS308
  • Lori's Cards & Creations - Script Background stamp
Quick Tips Mixed Media Video


Happy day!

Frame it up with Dew Drops

Happy Saturday!
Victoria here again with a quick and simple gift idea for a photo frame with Dew Drops.

1.  Square frame (I got mine at the Dollar Store)
2.  Dew Drops - I am using red
3.  Twine
4.  Game pieces
5.  Tacky Glue to hold it together.


Assemble all of your elements.

Adhere Dew Drops, twine and game pieces to the frame with tacky glue.

Allow to dry.
Add your photo and your gift is done.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Selfie, mixed media Art Journal

Hello Crafty friends,

Marie-Christine with you today with a quick mixed media Art Journal page.
I used some purple Dew drops to give some light!

How to do

I made my background with pink Distress Ink, then I used a stencil with some pearl Texture Paste. When it is dry , I sprayed some pink and yellow inks.
My background is made, just let's dry!

After, I adhered my vintage image that I found on Pinterest, and a title "Selfie", that I printed on a white paper.

To finish, I adhered my mini purple Dew Drops!

here the result!

Robin's Nest Products I used

Others products
Art Journal
Image from Pinterest
Distress Oxide (Pink)
Spray Inks
Pearl Texture Paste from The Crafter's Workshop
TCW Stencil

Thank you for visiting!

Marie-Christine Denis
Design Team

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Painting the Roses Red Card

Hello Crafty Friends,
It's Karen and I am here today to share my Alice in Wonderland inspired card. I'm not a huge fan of the story but when I saw these little card soldiers I had to use them.  I couldn't actually remember the plot very well and didn't know why the card soldiers were carrying paint brushes and buckets.  A little online research informed me that white roses were planted by mistake in the garden and the Queen of Hearts demanded red roses.  I hope you follow me down the rabbit hole and enjoy a little creative adventure.  Grab your bucket of red paint and let's go!

The Robin's Nest Supplies:

1. Attach pattern paper to the card base to create a background for the garden scene. To create a realistic horizon, tear a strip of green paper and adhere it along the bottom edge to ground the characters.

2. Stamp the characters and color them in with watercolor pencils and markers. Cut them out and set aside.

3. Stamp various size rose images onto scraps of white cardstock. Use a red marker to color them. Shade them in such a way as they appear to be dripping with wet red paint. Carefully, cut them out too and set aside.

4. Die cut a small tree with brown cardstock. Trim the trunk to create a bush and adhere the roses to it. Tuck in short 2-3" lengths of leaf trim to add texture to the rose bush. Create a planter for the base of the rose bush.

5. Add the two characters to each side of the rose bush. Use foam tape underneath the paint cans for added dimension.

6. Next, add Red Tear Drops scattered around the rose bush to look like drips of wet paint.

7. Finally, complete the Queen of Heart's rose garden by making the card suits with Dew Drops. Use a black marker to add the stems to the Spade and Club emblem. Adhere the card suit emblems to the edge of the planter.

Heart - 1 Red Diamond & 2 Red Tear Drops
Diamond - 4 Red Diamonds
Spade - 2 Black Tear Drops & 1 Black Diamond
Club - 3 Black Tear Drops

TIP: All the suit emblems can easily be made for poker playing friends
or Las Vegas themed scrapbook layouts.
The Robin's Nest Shop

Other Supplies:
patterned paper
black ink pad
watercolor pencils
red and black marker
brown cardstock
tree shaped die
green leaf trim
Alice in Wonderland Stamp Set 1 & Set 2 (Blank Page Muse)

If you would like to see more projects by our talented designer Karen,
please visit her blog Art & Soul

Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy Crafting!

How To Use Dewdrops In Altered Mixed Media Art

 Hello Craftivators!

Today I’ll be sharing with you the video tutorial of my “Mixed Media Altered Cake Tray”. As blue is my favorite color, I love using it more in my projects.Through my projects I want people to learn how to turn even the most minute, random or unattractive piece of scrap/ household product/ junk into an attractive piece of art.
I want to help others find art in everything they see or find in their everyday lives and let people know that art lies within us, our way of thinking and our way of seeing.

To watch my YouTube video tutorial, please CLICK HERE.

Here are some close up pictures!

Used Dewdrops:

Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you guys liked the card. To see more of my work, you can follow  me on Instagram and subscribe to my channel YouTube channel- CRAFTIVATION

And don’t forget to keep craftivating your dreams! ❤️

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Create a faux Charm Locket with Dew Drops

Hello all,

Want a fun new way to feature dew drops?  How about nesting them into a faux charm lock made by poring melted embossing powder into a mold?  Yes, please!  The Quick Tips Mixed Media video below will walk you through steps on how to complete this project.

The Robin’s Nest:

Other Supplies: 

  • Seth Apter Baked Texture – Vintage Beeswax
  • UTEE – Flex Additive
  • Deco Art Metallic Lustre – Gold Rush, Radiant Red
  • Ranger – Melting Pot
  • Finnabair Mold
  • Jewelry findings & charms

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

I hope you enjoyed this project and will give it a try with your favorite Dew Drops!

Happy Day,

Upscale Dollar Decorations with Dew Drops

Happy Saturday!  Victoria here.  I am big on repurposing, reusing and recycling.  How about you? Or do you ever see a cute item that just doesn't fit your home decorations?  Today's project will show you how to "upcycle" a ceramic figurine from the Dollar Store!

Recipe for a Fantasy Horse

  • Ceramic Horse
  • Spray gilding paint
  • Paper
  • Washi Tape
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Fingernail polish
  • Dimensional Adhesive
  • Wet Adhesive
  • Dew Drops - gold, pink and clear

1.  Take your ceramic piece outside.  Spray with three coats of gilding paint.  I used Krylon brand.  Before you start be sure to protect the surface you are spraying on by using a spray box or spreading newspaper.  Let dry between each coat, so you can see any areas you may have missed.  By the way, I started with a flat white horse, if it has a shiny finish you may need to lightly sand your ceramic for the best results.

2.  While your painted ceramic is drying, Attach washi tape to paper, alternatively you could simply use a piece of patterned paper.  Cut paper to  4 inches by 2 inches.  Cut 1/4 inch out beginning at 1 1/2 from each edge.  This will form the saddle

3,  Decorate the saddle with Dew Drops.  I used pink and gold, which you will find here.
 I used Aleen's Tacky Glue to adhere the Dew Drops.

4.  Place the saddle on the now dry horse.  I used dimensional tape to adhere it.  One piece below the saddle and one on each side. I then painted the top portion of the saddle with hot pink fingernail polish.

5,  Adhere other embellishments, as desired to fit your vision.  I used three mini fabric flowers and bows made from embroidery floss.

Hope you enjoy this project and give it a try yourself!  Let us know if you do!  We love to see your work.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Baby Home Decor with Dew Drops by Angie Scrapchild

Hola saleros@s!!: 
Hello "saleros@s!!:

Ha nacido algún bebé cerca vuestro?, vamos a realizar un precioso y sencillo móvil para colgar en su habitación. El mío es pequeño, pero lo podéis hacer del tamaño que queráis.
A baby is born near your?, we will make a beautiful and simple mobile to hang in your room. Mine's small, but you can do it the size you want.

Materiales que vamos a utilizar :
Materials that we are going to use:
Dew Drops, algodón en bolitas, pistola silicona, sedal.
Dew Drops, cotton, silicon gun, Fishing thread.

En la tienda on line de The Robin´s Nest encontraremos:
The Robin´s Nest on line store will find:
Hyacynth Dew Drops
Spring Blooms Dew Drops
Water Dew Drops
Plumeria Dew Drops

Espero que os guste!!. 

I hope you like it!!

Vamos con el paso a paso!
Come on with step by step!

Encolamos los algodones haciendo que parezca una nube. 

We glue the cottons making it look like a cloud.

Cortamos tantos hilos de sedal como colgantes vayamos a poner.

Let's cut as many threads of silk as pendants let's put on.

 Aplicamos silicona con la pistola formando una bola con el dew drops.

We apply silicone with the gun forming a ball with the dew drops.

Me encantará ver vuestras interpretaciones!!. Y no olvidéis seguirnos en Facebook.
I love to see your interpretations!!. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook.

Además en el Blog Chattering Robins encontraréis cantidad de inspiraciones para vuestros proyectos!. 
In addition to the Blog Chattering Robins you will find a number of inspirations for your projects!.

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