Saturday, August 24, 2019

How to Create an Underwater Scene Using Dew Drops

Hello Ladies,
Karen here to bring today's bit of inspiration.  For me ,Summer means lots of time spent in the water either swimming in the pool or at the beach.  Grab your Dew Drops for your next summer-time project.  Dew Drops come in a glorious range of colors.  I used only shades of blue Dew Drops in various sizes.  Let's dive in as I show you how to create a bubbly underwater scene using Dew Drops. 

Water Dew Drops
Pool Dew Drops
Lakeside Dew Drops
Sky Dew Drops

1. Place watercolor paper into an embossing folder and press. Paint inside the depressed design with watercolors. Set aside to dry.

2. Stamp the mermaid with black ink onto watercolor paper. Carefully color the image and cut out the design. Add glitter glue to highlight parts of the images.  Set aside to dry.

3. Matte the embossed paper with light blue card stock and adhere to the card base.

4. Glue a small seashell to the top of a straight pin and adhere to a flower. Arrange all of the embellishments and adhere them.

5. Finally, use clear drying liquid adhesive to attach a selection of blue Dew Drops to create a cascade of bubbles around the mermaid.

Other Supplies:
wave embossing folder
watercolor paper
paint brush
watercolor paints
light blue card stock
mermaid stamp
black ink pad
glitter glue
flower & seashell
liquid adhesive
card base 5x7"

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

Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy Crafting!

How To Use Dewdrops On Watercolored Cards

Hello Crafty Friends!
It’s Fairuz Fabiha from “Craftivation” here with you today as a member of The Robin’s Nest design team.
Today I’ll be sharing with you a simple yet elegant watercolored card.


1. At first I randomly drew some flowers on watercolor paper.

2. Then I colored the background with a light wash of blue paint and started coloring the flowers.

3. I then added some details with a darker shade.

4. Splattered some blue ink, outlined the flowers and the leaves with a mixture of silver pigment powder & glue and then added a sentiment.

5. Then adhered the watercolored card panel over a slightly bigger card base.

6. Last but not the least, added some royal blue ‘The Robin’s Nest’ dewdrops!

Used Robin’s Nest Products:

1. Royal-Blue-Dew-Drops

Closeup pictures:

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

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!
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