Saturday, January 21, 2017

One Fine Day Beautiful Shabby Chic Inspired Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Everyone,
Welcome to Chattering Robin's,
Blog for The Robin's Nest.
Michelle here bringing to you my latest project, a mixed media canvas, inspired
by a fun, romantic day at a park.
I began my project using a 6x6 chunky canvas.
I designed it to be two sided.
From The Robin's Nest I used:
Rose Diamond Cardstock
Wedding Cutouts
A variety of pink shaded
Dew Drops
including Hearts & Teardrops
Rosy Cards
Azure Bicycle
Doillie Cut Outs

I used a multitude of mediums, to bring various textures to this design, including texture paste and paint.

I designed it two sided, incorporating the diamond design on both sides. I also used the reverse side of the Rosy Diamond cardstock, to create flowers to coordinate with my design.
The Dew Drops I used on the flowers & through out the design.
I used the "One Fine Day" card as the centerpiece inside the canvas, and the bicycle card on the flat side, to coordinate with chipboard bicycle on the opposite side.
Just a fun project, something romantic and cheery.
A "shabby chic" inspired design through and through.
I hope you enjoy this design, as much as I did creating it.
Remember to visit The Robin's Nest online store for exclusive cardstock, embellishments & so much more.
Until next time,
Crafty Blessings!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Plan your year with hand made calendar

This year will be really busy for me and calendar to plan everything is a must!

From Robin's Nest shop I chose:

I bought plain calendar and decided for makeover
First I separated my covers
And prepared my cardstock, I did 4 of the so my calendar is nice inside
When my covers were dried I put them back
In the end I just add some embellishments on front of my diary

Hope you like it!
Have a nice weekend!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

How to Make a Sleigh in to Wondrous Winter Decor

Use Robin's Nest papers for this tutorial on how to make a sleigh in to wondrous winter decor.
Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with an altered project that is all about snowflakes, glitter, and
dew drops. This delightful wood sled brings the snow inside with out the cold and wet.
~ Winter ~
 Winter Sled with Robin's Nest Papers
Step 1. Disassemble the wood sled and trace the runners and slats
onto the back of the Winter Snowflakes Cardstock
 Winter Sled with Robin's Nest Papers
 Step 2. Paint the sled pieces with flat acrylic paint, leave to dry.
  Winter Sled with Robin's Nest Papers
Step 3. Cut the paper pieces and glue onto the top and sides of the sled. I used ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever
to be certain the paper would bond with the wood and not leave wrinkles.
Winter Sled with Robin's Nest Papers
 Step 4. Reassemble the sled using the same glue, clamp and leave to dry.
Step 5. Assemble a variety of embellishments using ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever
to adhere layers to each other. This is particularly important when using glitter stock.
Winter Sled with Robin's Nest Papers
 The Winter label is cut from the Winter Words Glitter Cardstock and backed with Blue Robin Glitter Cardstock.
The punched snowflakes are centered with Silver Dew Drops.
The larger circles and snowflakes are punched from Blue Glitter Chipboard.
The fluted glitter circles are topped with a smaller circle punched from the Snowflake Cardstock,
and the blue glitter snowflakes are topped with Winter Snowflakes Glitter Chipboard and a brad.
A Moss Green Doillie Die Cut and Blue Glitter Journal card finish out the embellishments. Winter Sled with Robin's Nest Papers
Step 6. Decorate sled with layers of embellishments.
Step 7. Hang your artwork with a bit of ribbon and enjoy winters gift of glitter!
Winter Sled with Robin's Nest Papers
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!


Jack the World Traveler

Hello all!

We are in Georgia for the winter this year!
And loving all the warm weather.  Just a few days ago
we had snow flurries, and I was freezing!
What a baby after living in below zero weather for
28 years, you would think it would have been nothing, 
but in the humidity was keeping the temp down
for sure.

A year and a half ago we went to Germany on a wonderful trip
with our youngest daughter and her small family.
Her twin brother was already there serving in the Army there
for a 6 month period of time. His wife flew over also for the
10 days we were traveling through Germany.

Our youngest grandbaby Jack.came on his first long trip with us,
across the ocean.  He was an amazing traveler, and we
loved having him along.

So I needed to do a page about Jack becoming a world
traveler at 5 months old!

I took this picture of Jack while we were waiting at the bottom of the hill
at Neuschwanstein Castle.   He was wearing the cutest ball cap ever!
He was off schedule, hauled around for 10 days with 4 adults
and out for dinner every night.  What a great little traveler he
was, and such a wonderful personality!

Love this little guy!

These are the Robin's Nest papers I used in this layout.

Boy Star Glitter Cardstock  Reindeer Stripe Glitter Cardstock  Belgian Chocolate Glitter Cardstock

Each of these papers work very well together, even though they are from different
collections.  I also used  Gypsy die cuts.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

How to make origami flowers in 9 easy steps.

Today I am going to show you how to make origami flowers in 9 easy steps. The flower I will be making is called Kusudama, I've always been interested by paper folding and thought it would be good to share a tutorial with you all.

Items used

We are currently collaborating with Scraperfect during our DT term, so I have some of their goodies to play with, in this tutorial I will be using their Best glue ever.


The flowers can be made in various sizes but you always need square paper, I used 3x3 inch.

Fold the paper diagonally to create a triangle

Fold the outer edges in to the centre

Now fold the inner folds to the outer edges

Open out the folds and flatten, it should look like you have 2 kites with a diamond between them

Fold the tips down

Fold along the creases

Bring the edges together and glue to create your first petal.

Each flower needs 5 petals, this is how they look when glued together.

Here I have stuck 6 flowers together and added circles of card to the centre of all the flowers

Here's a red version with black centres.

I think these will make lovely table decorations for Valentines day.

Thank you so much so stopping by today, if you'd like to see more of my work then please pop over to my blog

I'm Absolutely In Love With The King Of Hearts!

Good morning crafter's Penny here just saying: I'm absolutely in love with the "King of Hearts". Okay, maybe not him, but at least my grandson Matthew.

This is my newest layout designed using products from Robin's Nest Scrapbooking Supplies . I started with the double side paper
Side A This was the side I choose to use, it would be beautiful for a girl's layout, but I am using it for a boy page.

Side B  Also beautiful, and would also go with may themes, and subjects.

To the side A paper I added an old Halloween doily, cut in half, and a strip of washi tape.

Next I took out The King of Hearts Card from the Flame-Clippies I loved this card, and struggled on which layout I wanted to use it on. I also wanted to use it on another layout with my main squeeze Buddy, but my grandson Matthew finally won out, so here it is.

I used part of this sheet last week on a girl's layout, and today I am putting the rest of it to use, but on a boy's layout. I love that these paper's can switch theme's, and gender's so easily, that is really a money saving advantage to these papers. 

 I also used two pieces from the Vintage-Card-Kit This black, and the following Newsprint piece, both of which would have made great cards, but I wanted them for this layout. .

I'll be using all 4 of these pieces of pattern paper to decorate, and mat the "King of Hearts" card.

So here it is all matted, and with a little red bow for drama. This looks good, but I just wanted to add a bit more to this card.

So I took out a variety of Dew-Drops-Originals, and Diamond-Dew-Drops, and added some accents to my card. and mat. 

To glue all these tiny dew drops, I'll be using this amazing glue from ScraPerfect. It's the Best Glue Ever

and if you add the No Clog Writing Cap it makes gluing these little Dew Drops a breeze.

Now my card really looks like royalty. I also used a small heart punch to add the red plaid to the center of the hearts on the card. 

So here is what my layout look's like with the card added. I also added a larger heart punched shape surrounded by more Dew Drops, and some tiny black flowers.  

In this finished photo you will see I also added sticker letters, an arrow punched from the Vintage card kit paper, and some star stickers. .  

Well I hope you had fun today, and enjoyed this layout. Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny 

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