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How to Create a Romantic Embellishment with Creative Canvas

 Hello and welcome – Shelly with you today sharing my latest project using Creative Canvas and Dew Drops.

The Creative Canvas line is so versatile – I will use this piece to embellish a scrapbook page.  You can use paints, inks, chalks and even pens on the canvas – then finish with Dew Drops.
Let’s see the process…..

Gather your supplies:

-Sharpie Markers
-Clear Drying Glue
-Distressing Tool
-Scissors

Make it:

Use Sharpies to color your canvas

Fussy cut image and distress edges

Attached Dew Drops in different shapes, sizes and colors

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

How to Make a Quick & Easy Layout of Life’s Funny Everyday Moments

Welcome! Shelly with you today, reminding you to record those silly, everyday moments!

And I am  sharing my every layout dynamic duo – Dew Drops and Sequins!  Dew Drops and sequins play off of each other with light, color and texture.  I love combining these 2 elements in groupings on all of my layouts.

What I used:

 

This layout is 8 x 8 with (3) 1″ Patterned paper strips overlapping on one edge
Cardstock stickers and Die Cut
Foam dimensional tape on all of the elements adds dimension and interest

What’s so funny?

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

 

How to Create Yummy Recipe Scrapbook Pages

Hello and welcome to the blog.  Shelly with you today sharing another of my recipe layouts for my cookbook scrapbook of family faves.

 

Gather:

  • Original Dew Drops
  • Mini Dew Drops
  • Photo Play “We are Family” Paper Collection with Die Cuts and Cardstock Stickers
  • American Craft Thickers Alpha Stickers
  • Chunky Acrylic Confetti – Color Cast Designs
  • Best Glue Ever
  • Optional:  Machine Stitching

Make it:

 

  • My base measures 8 x 8
  • White Cardstock is trimmed just 1/2″ smaller
  • Journaling is 4 x 4 and was created using the Rhonna Ferrar app on my phone and printed with my Selphy (this is a great way to journal when you are at crops and retreats)  Mat journaling

 

My favorite way to use Dew Drops on my scrapbook layouts is tone on tone for subtle dimension

 

Dew Drops play well with other tiny embellishments when making embellie clusters!

 

and for those who are interested in the recipe…….

 

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

 

Shelly

 

How to Create a Clean and Simple Beach Layout

Hello and welcome!  Shelly with you today sharing a Clean and Simple beach layout.  Dew Drops make the perfect bubble accents on water layouts!

Early Morning and Sunset – South Mission Beach, San Diego, California

Make it:

 

 

Dimensions:

 

  • Layout base – (2) different patterned papers cut to 5×12 and 7×12
  • Photo size – 3-1/2 x 5 (bordered) – mat with a 3rd patterned paper

 

Other:

 

  • All die cuts and stickers from the “Voyage” collection – use foam tape to create dimension with some of the pieces

 

And the finishing touch – – Dew Drop water bubbles (or vintage fish net floats!)

With beautiful photos, sometimes less is more.

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

Cropping in the Time of Covid-19 (a scrapbook layout)

Hello and welcome – Shelly with you today sharing a scrapbook layout that is the first of several I will  be creating to document my experiences during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

I decided to create this layout about the last crop I attended before we were hit with lockdowns, shut downs and mandatory mask wearing – we were doing the “6 ft social distancing” but we were blissfully unaware of what was to happen the following week!  So I kept the tone of this layout bright and happy.

Supply List:

Original Dew Drops
Mini Dew Drops
Tear Drops
Diamond Dew Drops
Sequins
PhotoPlay Paper “You had me at Paper” collection
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
Tattered Angels Mists

Lots of layering, die cuts and stickers

I often decide after a layout is all glued down that I need some drips and sprays – so I just use a piece of scrap paper to mask off where I do not want the paint to hit

Now kick this layout up a notch with Dew Drops!

I like to dump out the Dew Drops and spread them around until it looks pleasing to my eye….

 

Mix in a few sequins, too

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

How to Make Tiny Details on your Scrapbook Page POP!

Hello and welcome!  Shelly with you today, sharing another recipe layout demonstrating how Dew Drops always add that finishing touch your scrapbook layouts!

 

Tiny details like bullet points can become a focal point of your layout by using Dew Drops – for this smaller scale (8×8) layout, I used Mini Dew Drops in Red.

 

 

Details for layout:

-White Cardstock Base 8 x 8
-Patterned Paper 7 x 8
-Recipe 6 x 4
-Recipe Mat 7 x 5
-Photo Play “What’s Cooking” Paper Collection

 

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

Shelly

How to Use Dew Drops in 3 New Ways of Scrapbook Layouts

Hello and welcome to the blog – hope you are faring well during the current world madness and using lock down and quarantine time to relax and feed your creative soul!

Shelly with you today sharing a scrapbook layout with 3 different techniques using Dew Drops.  This layout features our newest family member – Sugar, but who really goes by Tiny Cat and more recently Puddle ( because she is getting a little pudgy and when she lays down, she turns into a puddle) and isn’t she a beauty!

Technique #1 FLOWER CENTERS:

This is a no-brainer!  Dew Drop Originals and Minis make PERFECT flower centers for ANY medium!

Use one or multiple – same color or contrasting color – it is a nice sparkly, dimensional touch to any flower embellishment.

For this layout, I created layered flowers using stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations and used green mini dew drops for my flower centers.

Technique #2 TONE ON TONE Dimension:

I love popping a Drew Drop of the same color onto parts of my layout for some added “oomph!” and  a little extra surprise.  Black Dew Drops on a black background is a great, subtle design choice – check out my black stripes!

 

Technique #3 SPOT LIGHT  Color from your photo

There is no denying the single, striking feature of my photo is my cat’s different colored eyes – that one crazy blue eye!  I have not used any blue in this layout – instead, I have popped some blue Dew Drops in strategic places on the layout to make you really notice that blue eye!

Machine stitching is another favorite technique to add texture to a layout

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Have a creative week!

Shelly

 

How to Add a Golden Glow to your Scrapbook Layout with Dew Drops

Hello and welcome to the blog, today I am sharing a Christmas Layout from my “Christmas Traditions” Snap Album.

I have given this layout a soft, golden glow using the Sunflower Dew Drops Mix.

Crate Paper – “Peppermint” Paper Collection

Layout Details:

Base 8-1/2 x 6 (to fit in Simple Stories “Snap Album”)
Patterned Paper Band:  4 x 6
Photo Collage 4 x 4
Three Patterned and Scalloped Stripes (fussy cut off label strip of patterned papers where collection name and UPC code are located)
Wood Veneer Trees
Arrow / Date Stamp (Stampin Up)
Newspaper Clipping
Sunflower Dew Drop Mix 

Don’t overlook good packaging that can be used on your layouts!

 

Tips for using Dew Drops:

 

 

 

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

Shelly

How to make a Fun Cookbook Layout

Happy Monday!  Shelly with you today sharing the newest addition to my “Family Favorites” cookbook scrapbook.

I love using paper piecings (hand made or pre-made) on my layouts and Dew Drops give that extra texture, dimension and sparkle.

*Note:  At the end of this post I announce the winner of my Dew Drop RAK from my last post!!

Supply List:

8 x 8 White Textured Cardstock (Base)
Diamond Dew Drops
Original Dew Drops
Stand Mixer Paper Piecing from Paper Wizard
“What’s Cookin” Paper Collection – Photo Play

Optional:

Machine Stitching
Inking

Make it!

  • Ink the edges of your paper piecing (use same color for subtle dimension, or black/brown for a more defined look)
  • Assemble piecing
  • Embellish with your Dew Drops and Diamond Dew Drops – – I like using odd number of Dew Drops in my groups with an odd number of groupings – ie I have used 3 clusters of 3 Dew Drops on this piece
  • Recipe is printed on plain white cardstock using Albertsthal Tyewriter Font in 10pt ( recipe size is 4.75 x 4)

Dew Drops & Diamond Drops make this recipe layout EVERYTHING!  Show me YOUR recipe
layout!!

And finally…. Congrats to ScrapEnabler (Debbie L) for winning my Dew Drop RAK!!

How to Make Easy Mosaic Magic with Dew Drops Creative Canvas

Hello and welcome to the blog. Shelly with you today sharing some mosaic magic with the “Artsy Rose” Creative Dew Drop Canvas.

I have become completely enamored of the Creative Canvas kits from the Robins’s Nest – – there are so many ways to use them and the process is relaxing, creative bliss!

There are so many different looks that can be achieved – my project definitely has a mosaic vibe – and it was as easy as doing a paint-by-number!

Kits come with a pre-printed canvas, a supply of Dew Drops and an inspiration pic!

There are many ways to apply Dew Drops, just dot some glue on your canvas and add the Dew Drop!

My go-to for applying a LOT of Dew Drops is Embellie Gellie from ScraPerfect – gently pick up and place Dew Drops – so easy and fast!

 

 

Designer Tip #1:  Use a Fine Tip Sharpie to outline the canvas design – helps anchor and define your piece

Designer Tip #2:  Use ALL of the different shapes and sizes to give your piece dimension and texture – experiment!

I did add some ink and paint to the canvas…
But I am still undecided how this piece will end up… I have 2 ideas:
-Fussy cut rose, add to a mixed media canvas with quote from Beauty and the Beast (Beauty is Found Within or Until the Last Petal Falls)
-Fussy cut rose and add to a card for Mother’s day – I think this would make a SPECTACULAR card!
So if you have read this far, I am going to let YOU decide how I should use this rose!  Leave a comment…..
Choose 1 of my 2 options – – or tell me how YOU would use it!  Someone will receive a Dew Drop RAK direct from my stash!!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today – have a creative week!
Shelly