Friday, 15 November 2019

Ahoy Captain! - Pirate Map

I know I'm a little late to the party but look how fun this is. I created an authentic looking map for my nephew as he dressed as a pirate for Halloween. Actually, my sister, her husband, 2 kiddos, Grandma, and I (Aunt) were a gang of pirates.  I even designed the map to been based on the area they live in which is surrounded by mountains with two lakes.

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Monday, 11 November 2019

Pop Cola Fizz Card - Robin's Nest DT

Using two different sizes of Dew Drops in three colors really added lovely dimension and a sense of movement.  Notice how the shades of brown vary depending on whether they have red or white paper behind them.  I hope you will visit my complete tutorial on The Robin's Nest Blog HERE.  There are also two additional soda pop themed cards to inspire you.  Enjoy!
This card is entered into the following challenges...
Forest Brown Mini Dew Drops
Winter Retreat Dew Drops


The Robin's Nest Shop
Supplies:
watercolor paper
colored pencils
ink pads (red, brown, black)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
cola & sentiment rubber stamp
black embossing powder
heat gun
black marker
liquid adhesive
card base



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Sunday, 10 November 2019

Sneak Peak - Cherry Cola Pop Fizz Card - Robin's Nest DT

I hope this little sneak peek will tempt you to go see my tutorial on The Robin's Nest Blog HERE. You don't want to miss how to create cherries using Dew Drops.  Two more soda pop themed cards are included to inspire you.  Enjoy Life!


The Robin's Nest Shop


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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Rustic Horse Card

Oh, how I wish I could draw!  Something so beautiful from a few wavy lines!  I can proudly say I shaded him with watercolors as the stamped image was purely a line drawing.  Then I created a rustic feel with woodgrain paper with delicate wildflowers. I added a border of faux stitching and a flower cluster to complete the card.


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Sunday, 27 October 2019

Sea Princess Headband - The Robin's Nest DT

If you need a last minute costume accessory idea, this is the perfect addition for a little ones costume. I decorated this headband in under 30 minutes. Headbands are great because the kids can easily put them on themselves, they stay on better than hats, and there are endless possibilities for decorating them for any theme. You can find the complete tutorial HERE.
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Other Supplies:
tulle
wire / pipe cleaner
headband
seashell embellishments
hot glue gun
liquid adhesive

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Life Is Beautiful Layout

I loved the natural elements of the moodboard and emphasized the woodgrain, meadow wildflowers, kahki color, and homey feel of the rustic images. I added faux stitches with a gel pan to create a patchwork quilted appearance.  Here is my layout Life is Beautiful. 

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Thursday, 24 October 2019

Sneak Peek - Sea Princess Headband - The Robin's Nest DT

If you need a last minute costume accessory idea, this is the perfect addition for a little ones costume. I decorated this headband in under 30 minutes.  You can find the complete tutorial HERE.

Monday, 14 October 2019

Rainbow Heart Card

Hi Friends,
I do hope you like rainbows as much as I do.  I find that I have really loved them since childhood and as adult I just feel my mood lighten when I see something made in rainbow order.  I wanted the Dew Drops to be the star of the show so I kept my card CAS.  A full tutorial with all the tips and tricks can be found HERE.

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      Saturday, 12 October 2019

      Sneak Peek - Rainbow Card - The Robin's Nest DT

      As you can tell, this project has Dew Drops in every shape and in every color.  You can find out all about my project on the Robin's Nest Blog HERE.



      Tuesday, 1 October 2019

      The Door - Craft Stamper Magazine

      Let's celebrate!  The new issue of Craft Stamper Magazine is out. Craft Stamper is the best stamping and mixed media based magazine you will find.  It is always crammed with beautiful inspiration and clear step by step tutorials.  I contributed an Alice in Wonderland themed card. You can find my card featured in the article about Blank Page Muse stamps (page 33).  For now, I'm only able to tease you with a sneak peek. Visit www.craftstamper.com to find out how to purchase a subscription or even digital copies if you prefer.  Hold on, it's time to follow me down the rabbit hole.   Wheeeeeeeeee!


      www.craftstamper.com to buy subscriptions
      www.mags-uk.com
      for single print copies
      www.pocketmags.com for digital copies

      Friday, 27 September 2019

      Starry Night Mixed Media Card

      Heat embossing, inks, waxes, gel pens, acrylic paint, glitter glue, chalk, & crackle paint.  This card really has a bit of everything. A true mixed media creation.

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      Tuesday, 24 September 2019

      Super Climber Layout - The Robin's Nest DT

      My nephew Colin has his fundamental origin in pushing his limits to explore the extremes of any situation.  His motto is "Bigger, Faster, Louder, Stronger." A true all American boy so I had to select red white, & blue which also complimented his Super Man t-shirt. I love these photos of him in action; climbing to the top of a hexagonal rope play-set. Aren't the wooden transportation embellishments the cutest thing ever?
      The step by step tutorial can be found HERE.
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      Oh boy, I must confess I find it a bit challenging to create little boy themed layouts because I can't use my favorite colors or items like flowers and butterflies. When I browsed through my wooden shapes, the transportation items caught my eye.  I like the look of the natural raw wood so I didn't paint them but something was still missing. Instead I added a pair of Dew Drops to each car to create realistic headlights or tail lights.  Dew Drops are the perfect finishing touch especially when a rhinestone or glitter is just too feminine.