Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sometimes All We Can Do Is Laugh

Hello Everyone, 
I wanted to share another tag I created today. I have below the supplies used as well as the finished tag. I used the drops all over the tag to symbolize that even when we want to cry sometimes all we can do is laugh at the situation.
Drops used:

Monday, May 21, 2018

How to Create Patriotic Mini Signs (So Easy!)

Hello and welcome to the blog today!  Shelly with you to share a mini patriotic sign project.

The time from Memorial Day through Labor Day is my favorite season to decorate - I love all things patriotic!  This year I am playing with the traditional red, white & blue colors for my decor.

The project couldn't be easier - let's get our supplies together:

And here's how it came together:

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


Saturday, May 19, 2018

How To Make A Trinket Box Decorated With Dew Drops

Hello there, WELCOME
to the Chattering Robin's blog.

Michelle here today to share with you an 
innovative way to make a beautiful trinket box, 
using a deep canvas, canvas board, a tile & 
a variety of the FABULOUS Dew Drops 
from The Robin's Nest.

The selection of Dew Drops I used
came from the following collections:


Silver Bells

Candy Amaryllis 

Fall Gems

I also used selections from the Springs Blooms Dew Drops & Orange Tear Drops.

You will also need:
6x6 Deep Canvas
5x5 Canvas Board
4x4 Ceramic Tile
Texture Embossing Folder
Heavy Cardstock
Miniature Knob
Metal Accents
Permanent MM Glue

The first thing I did was cut heavy white cardstock to fit
my Sizzix Moroccan Tile Embossing Folder, and used my Sizzix Big Kick
machine to emboss each piece.

I then measured & cut the embossed cardstock, to fit the top and sides
of the deep canvas and glued into place.

 To add accent to the corners, I used a faux
metal embossed design, and added a light coat of 
white "wash" paint to lighten the color.
For the "inside", I used a remnant of a vintage handkerchief
to serve as lining.

To create a top for the box, I began by using a mandala design stencil, along with a white artist marker, to shadow the design on the tile.
I followed by using a variety of color & shapes from 
The Robin's Nest Dew Drops Collections listed above.

I also added a miniature knob to the center, and glued all into place with permanent mixed media glue.
I added some metallic Dew Drops to the knob as well, to match the corners of the canvas box base.
Using more of the embossed card stock, I covered the canvas side of the canvas board, and used felt for the back side.
Once the glued Dew Drops had set on the tile, I glued the tile to the embossed cardstock side of the canvas board.

To finish the canvas box, I added pearlized Dew Drops
all around the top edge of the "box design, 
and a variety of colorful Diamond Dew Drops all around the sides.

 I gave it about an hour for glue to really set up,
and VOILA! 
A beautiful trinket box to display on a shelf or desktop.

For the Dew Drop Collections I used, and so much more, 
please visit The Robin's Nest online store at:


Thank you so much for visiting today, be sure to check out the galleries
here at Chattering Robin's, to find creative inspiration for your next project.

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and product announcements.

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

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Coloring Dew Drops CAS Card by Melinda

Hello crafty friends,
Melinda here with you today and it is my turn to share. I created this very clean looking card.
My card is a finished A2 size. I started with a white base. It is a top folding card. I then cut a piece of Emerald Green Bazzil Bling cardstock for a mat.

colored flowres
I then used my Pazzles Craft Cutter to create my flower pattern. I cut the mat out and then laid it onto a matching white piece of cardstock and used my pencil to draw the outline of the flowers. I then proceeded to use my Spectrum Noir Water Color Pencils to color the flowers. I purposely colored them beyond the “line” as I knew I was going to be adding foam tape for dimension. I didn’t want the top flower cuts to cause the color underneath to be inconsistent with the pattern.

I then used an embossing folder to add the soft swirls you see in the background. To really make the flowers stand out, I added a larger sequins to the center and then used 3 dew drops for the centers. I wanted them to match the color of the flowers as closely as possible. So I colored them!
marker color
Here’s a look at the dew drop that I colored with my blue violet Copic marker. I started with a clear dew drop and then colored it. It isn’t a perfectly smooth finish, but you can wait for the marker to dry and then dab here and there to get a more fully colored look.
marker yellow
Here’s a look at the yellow version.  I also did a third one with an orange marker. I love that this allows me to really match the dew drop to my project.
I finished off the card by adding a sentiment I created on my computer and cut out with my scallop stitched oval die cut. I then added a few small drops of some Nuvo Crystal drops to add just a bit more to the card.

Please feel free to pin this image for some great inspiration!

Robin's Nest Supplies Used

Be sure to head over to the shop and pick up some of these pretty embellishments! They come in such a wide array of colors and mixes!  As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!
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Monday, May 14, 2018

Icecream topping with Dew Drops

Happy Monday!
It's Libeeti here again, sharing with you a fun birthday card I've made, where I used the beautiful Dew Drops to mimic an icecream topping.
The icecream images had already 'a cherry on top', so I deciede to add some dew drops, just like the 'cherries'.
Here are some close-ups on the details:

I've used the sunflower dew drops:

I hope you like it.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Dew Drops and Wildflowers

Hi everyone!!!

Here is Elisa from Italy!! Today I want to share with you my new tag... I used a lot of  Sunflower Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest to create some color gradation effect (brown to clear yellow).

I realized for you the processing video:

And here are some closer pictures about detail:

This are the Sunflower Dew Drops I used in this project:

I really hope you enjoy this project!! Till next time!!!!


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Dragonfly Canvas by Jenn

Hello everyone! Jenn here today sharing my fun dragonfly canvas using The Robin's Nest Dew Drops! Dew Drops are very versatile and are available in many colors as well. The creative possibilities are endless!
For this canvas project, I used Grapes and Leaves
Grapes & Leaves Dew Drops
Other Supplies
6X6 canvas
White Gesso
Hot glue gun
Heat Tool
Iridescent Embossing Powder
Distress Paint Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage
Black Archival Inkpad
Script and texture stamps
Bubbles Stencil
White Crackle paste
Wooden Dragonfly 
Ink Sprays in Purple

I started with a 6X6 canvas and coated it in white gesso. Next, I added texture paste in white crackle through a bubbles stencil. 
*TIP* Be sure to allow your crackle paste to dry naturally to get the best results.
While the canvas was drying I used distress paints in greens to paint the wooden dragonfly. I then coated it with iridescent embossing powder and set it with a heat tool.

I used a hot glue gun to apply the dragonfly to my canvas and once it dried I added my colors.
I used green distress paint and water first and allowed it to run then dried with my heat tool. Next I added the purple ink and water. I let it run a bit and then dried. Next, I added some stamping with black archival inkpad randomly

Finally the Dew Drops!! These were placed on the front and sides randomly and adhered using a clear adhesive.  Also, two green were used for the eyes of the dragonfly. As a final touch, some white acrylic was splattered all over.

Thanks for visiting the blog and viewing my post today!

Dew Drops are conveniently available online as well as many other products from The Robin's Nest!

Thanks again! Stay Creative!

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