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Be Merry! Slimline Card

Hello, my artsy friends, Kelly Parker on the blog today! Hope you are all ready for the holidays, they are right around the corner.  Today, I am on the blog with Robin’s Nest Dew Drops and a slimline card.

I used a rubber stamp of lights on my card stamping it multiple times down the front of the card. I then used two colors of Distress Inks in green to go over the front. I let this dry and sorted out the teardrop dewdrops in assorted colors called Gum Drops to look like Christmas lights, these were applied to the lights on the card with glue. I stamped the Be Merry along the bottom of the card and add white dots with acrylic paint.

One Christmas card down, many more to go! When do you start your Christmas cards?

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a merry holiday!

Sparkly DIamond Candle Holder

Hello, on the blog with Robin’s Nest dew drops and a beautiful candle holder!  I love using dew drops for all kinds of home decor projects.

Supplies used –
candle
Art Glitter Glue
This project looks like it takes a long time to finish but in reality, I was probably about 1/2 an hour. It took the longest time to line up the red dew drops along the bottom and then from there adding the rest of the colors went pretty fast.
To start with, I lined up about 5 of the red dew drops then added a few of the orange ones this helped with keeping them straight. I also made sure to set the candle down on the table for adjustment.
I laid out my dew drops in rainbow colors and then started to glue then in place, completely covering the candle.

 

 

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Fairy Spools

Hello, today I am with Robin’s Nest Dew Drops! I have created some Fairy Spools.
I used the following products –
Grafix Shrink Film
Wooden thread spool
Paper flowers
Lace and muslin
Glue gun
Black Sharpie Marker
To start this project, print off your images on to the Grafiz Shrink Film and cut them out, then bake them to the manufacturer’s directions on the package. Remember they will shrink about 50% so print your images according to that measurement. I printed my images about 4″ tall and they shrank to approximately 2″ tall.
Using a Sharpie marker, I colored the edges of the image black. Using the glue gun, I attached my fairy to the top of the spool and then filled around her feet with flowers and Dew Drops.

 

Next, wrap the spool with lace or muslin and use a pin for decoration and add the dew drops to base. Here are the finished pieces.

 

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Necklace with Dew Drops

Hello! Today I am on the blog for Robin’s Nest using their dew drops, brightly colored drops of awesomeness!!  

 
I created this necklace using the following items – 
 
Tim Holtz pocket watch
18″ Ball Chain
 
First, I decided on the image I wanted to use them using the template from the watch packaging, I cut out the face and glued it to the inside back of the pocket watch. I then added 5 pink dew drops and left them loose inside, snapped the back on the watch, added the chain and it is ready to wear! 
 
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Purple Dreams Collage

Hello, today I created a collage for Robin’s Nest using purple dew drops, paint, and collage materials. 

I started with a piece of cardboard as the base for this collage then built up the layers starting with gesso, acrylic paint, and some water. I then used Distress ink and TCW stencil Sunflower Mandala to create some depth to the center of the collage. then added some modeling paste to the background along the edges with a TCW stencil. Using black ink along the edges to enhance the piece I then glued down the image from Gecko Galz and added the purple dew drops.

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Love Collage

Hello, on the blog today with Robin’s Nest using dew drops to create a collage. Let me tell you, this was fun to do, I was shopping one day and found these posters at a ridiculously low price and bought several to make into collages. When I first bought them, I was thinking I would cut them up but then I had the idea to use the poster and embellish it!  This one happens to be 12″ x 12″ like a scrapbook page. 

First of all, I dug around in my stash of paper dolls and found the wedding couple. I then used my Pink dew drops and glued them around the heart. I then added the washi tape and glued down the couple. Quick and fun!! This would make a great framed gift for a wedding.




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Contessa Tags

Hello! Kelly on the blog today using Robin’s Nest Dew Drops with some really cute digital images on tags. I used Beach Party dew drops to enhance the pieces and they are really cute!

Here is how they were created –

1. cut the tag from watercolor paper

2. using distress oxide ink, do some smooching on the tags, let dry

3. here are the finished tags

4. print and color the images along with the sentiments glue to the tags, punch a hole in the top of the tag and add some fibers and the dew drops, add glossy accents to the eyes to make them shine

 

Head over to Chattering Robins blog and check out all of the awesome designs using dew drops!

Altered Spoons and Dew Drops – A Perfect Combination!

Hello, today I am on The Robin’s Nest blog using Dew Drops and antique spoons! See below for a quick tutorial on how to make some for yourself.

 

For starters, I had to hunt down some spoons in local antique shops, gave me a reason to shop! Bonus! To start these spoons, I first colored them using alcohol ink, just remember that a little ink goes a long way.
While the spoons were slightly wet with ink, I applied gold foil to the raised areas to give them a little bling.
Gathering my supplies such as small flowers, Dew Drops, and Gecko Galz images, I started to decorate the spoons. The images needed to be cut down to fit the spoon bowl and I used Stickles around the edges of the image. I then added the flowers in matching colors and the Dew Drops in clear.
I then drilled a hole in the top of the spoon so I can be hung on the wall.
Thanks for stopping by and check out the beautiful collections of Dew Drops!
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Bunny Frame

Hello! I am on the blog today with Robin’s Nest Dew Drops. I hope you like this fun project.

I started out with the wood frame, leftovers from Valentine’s Day, then dug through my stash of Gecko Galz images to find just the right image of bunnies. I love this image and it works great with the frame.

I then painted the frame in light green that was mixed from a darker green and white. I let this dry then made a glaze with the darker green and water brushing it over the light green and wiping it back with a paper towel.

While this was drying, I used the plastic from the frame front and cut out my bunny image to fit the heart-opening. Then using some washi tape that was the perfect color of green, added two stripes along the bottom of the frame.

Then, using the green/yellow mix of Dew Drops called Spring Blooms, I worked out a pattern and glued them to the top and bottom of the heart.

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Lovely Hearts Ornament

Hello, today I am on the blog with Robin’s Nest Designs using Dew Drops. I love the dew drops, they are so fun to use and I seem to be embellishing everything with them!

My first project this month is a Valentine Ornament that could be used as a card or tag for that someone special.

I used an image from Gecko Galz, white heart doily, a red doily, a burlap heart, kraft paper, red and white twine, and Love Birds Tear Drops.

I have to apologize for the white doily below, I used a heart but took a picture of a round doily. You know how you get in the zone when creating, I do that often then forget to take pictures, so I sometimes have to go back and try to recreate what I used and I only had one white heart doily!

I cut out my image then inked the edges with Distress Ink Vintage Photo, set it aside.
Then layer the red doily over the white one and glue, lay the burlap heart over the red/white doilies and glue down.
I then added the image to the center. I then laid this layered piece over the kraft paper and cut it along the edge following the heart shape. I then punched a hole in the top and strung it with the twine.
When everything was dry, I then add the red tear-shaped dew drops around the edge.
Your ornament/tag/card is now ready for giving! Be sure to stop back by for more art. XOXO Kelly