Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Beautiful Angel Inspired Christmas Mixed Media Canvas How To

Hello there crafty friends!
Michelle here with you today, sharing 
my latest mixed media canvas 
using exclusive products from The Robin's Nest.

  This project is inspired
by the angels announcing the birth of Christ.
From the first view of the beautiful 
"Our Temple Wedding" cardstock, 
I have wanted to use it on a canvas,
and what better season then Christmas
to do so.

Robin's Nest items used:
Our Temple Wedding Cardstock
Alpha Glitter Stickers (white)
Irredescent Classic Glitter Swirl Vellum
Gold Dew Drops
Silver Bells Dew Drops

Additional supplies:
Pigment Powder
Metallic Paint
Glitter/Metallic Gel Pens
Metallic/Irridescent Mists
Resin Wing/Crown & Cross Embellishments
Pigment Sticks
Paint Brush
Word Embellishment

I began with a 4x12x2 canvas as the base,
as I wanted the entire design of the
"angel" with the trumpet and the fencing.

I wanted a little bit of "glitz"
on the sides, top & bottom of the canvas,
so I chose the TRN Glitter Swirl Vellum.

Once the cardstock & vellum glue set, I
used a metallic rose-gold paint around the 
front edges of the cardstock.

I then applied pigment sticks in white, gold & silver,
with water to add a bit of depth and texture to the "angel" figure.
I used Mini Dew Drops, along with mist splatter,
as sort of a starry snowy sky.

I used wired gold ribbon to make a bow & tendrils, 
and added dew drops to pigment powdered 
resin crown/wing embellishment, 
and glued it as a center for the bow.

For final touches, I added 
"Luke 2" as reference to scripture,
and a pigment powdered resin cross, 
as well as the wood laser cut word
"Wonderful" to the bottom of the canvas.

And there you have it. This type of 
design would be a perfect addition hanging on the wall
or sitting on a table or shelf.

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project and so much more,
 please visit The Robin's Nest online store
at the link below, or the product links above.

Until next time.....Happy Crafting!

Alpha Glitter StickersAlpha
Alpha Glitter Stickers

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Hello Readers,

A few months ago I posted the opposite side to this page. 
Little sister was on the center of the page, with the 
non smile that we get from her, and I used the glittered
pink zebra paper for her layout.

I finished the other side with Becca holding her.
and just simple like the original page I have just added
a doily, bird, ring, 2 roses, and a small card to 
journal on.

I did spray some glitter spray on the page before I started
and pink dew drops when I finished.

Here are the Robin's Nest products I used:

Pink Glittered Leopard Cardstock   Pink Zebra Glitter Cardstock   Rusty Rose Cards

                                                            Pansies Mini Dew Drops

The original page that I made this layout to match

You can find these products on our website

Have a great day!!


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Wedding envelope

Veronika here to share my wedding envelope.

and welcome to see the video tutorial

Thank you for your attention! 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Layout Xmas 2015

Hi everyone!!

Here is Elisa from Italy with a new project for The Robin's Nest!
Today I want to share with you a new LO with an old Christmas photo... The first Christmas in the new house, the first one as Michele's wife :)

When I saw for the first time the Snow Covered Trees Carstock, I thought that it would become the backgrounf for a Xmas  Scrapbook Page... And here it is!!

Here is the processing video: hope you enjoy it!!

And hera are some pore pictures:

The Robin's Nest supplies list:

Till next project!!!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Simple or rich card?

Hi all.

I would like to ask you what do you think about my new card

for today's inspiration.

Does it simple or rich card for you?

I can't decide.

I think it's quite simple like for my style, but there is so many elements

which can be see like rich.

Please watch and decide.

All thoses wonderful products are from the Robin's Nest shop.

Thank you for your attention.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

How to Create a Cute & Easy Canvas Ornament with Dew Drops

Are you looking for an easy holiday ornament to make?  Shelly with you today and I've got a great project to share with you using a tiny canvas, Dew Drops and Glitter Cardstock!

Let's get in the holiday mood - make yourself some cocoa, put on a little holiday music and gather the following items:

Dew Drops (gold, red, pearl)
Glitter Cardstock (Gold)
2x2 Canvas (Canvas Home Basics)
Inks or Paints (I am using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Barn Door, Walnut)
Twine or Ribbon (cut to 30")
Jingle Bell

*Special tools:  Cricut, Die Cutting Machine, Punches or hand-cut your sentiment!

Let's get busy!

  • Using a Cricut, Die Cut Machine, Punch or Hand Cutting, cut out sentiment or holiday shape from Gold Glitter Cardstock  (I used Cricut Font Candy sized to 1" to cut out my title).  Set aside.
  • Cover your canvas in red ink (I chose to let some of the natural canvas show through)
  • Darken the edges with Walnut ink
  • Attach your Glitter Cardstock sentiment / shape to center of canvas
  • Randomly apply Dew Drops
  • Fold your twine / ribbon in half, tie a knot creating a 3" loop for hanging
  • Using a good, tacky, clear drying adhesive (I am using ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever) make a bead of adhesive around outside edge of canvas and attach twine
  • Knot twine at bottom of canvas
  • Thread jingle bell onto twine and knot again - trim any excess twin if necessary (I trimmed then frayed then end of my twine)

And there you are!  The sweetest little ornament (or package topper!)

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


Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Beautiful Colors Of Autumn: A Jeweled Canvas How To

Hello Crafty Friends!
Welcome to the Chattering Robin's blog.
Michelle here with you today, to share my latest
project using a variety of Robin's Nest Dew Drops & Diamonds
to create a beautiful autumn color themed canvas.

The canvas I chose to use in this project is a 6x6 "chunky" canvas.
It is the perfect size to use on a shelf of even hung on the wall
in a group art collection.

Here in the Ohio valley, this time of year is usually filled
with bold orange, vibrant yellows & green, and a gorgeous scarlet red in the tree's.
This year, not so much, as we have had warmer than the norm in temps, and much more rain.
This project was inspired by fall's of the past.

This project will work with medium to larger canvas as well, the choice is yours.
I always purchase the pre-gessoed canvas. only adding additional
gesso if I am using "wetter" mediums in my design.

I used ochre' & gold colored paints over the entire canvas,
leaving the front center much lighter to give a highlight illusion.
Once my paint had dried throughly, I used archival ink with mini stamps 
to add some interest to the background.

I chose a tree silhouette from my die cutting machine library, and used the GORGEOUS
Robin's Nest Copper Glitter Cardstock.
Once cut, I used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever to adhere the tree to the canvas.

I then used Robin's Nest Tear Drops in Dark Green from the Christmas Tree collection, an Orange color from the Fall Foliage collection, a Citrine color from the Gum Drops collection, and a Red diamond from the Ace Of Diamonds, Diamond Dew Drop collection.

And in no direct pattern other than trying to alternate the colors a bit, I added the Dew Drops to the tree, once again using ScraPerfect's BGE & Embellie Gellie to apply the Dew Drops.

So if you too are wanting to capture your favorite foliage colors, whether it be winter, spring, summer or like me the glorious colors of autumn, grab a canvas and order some Dew Drops and more, and you too can have a beautiful piece of art!
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