Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Halloween hat with Helmar Glue

A Halloween Hat with Helmar Glues

I can't believe it's October already!  How time flies.  Speaking of flying I thought I would share with you this quick and easy Halloween hat centerpiece featuringHelmar Scrap Dots . We are now in the busiest months of the year but that shouldn't stop us from creating something fabulous in a short time.

Items needed for this project.

2 12x12 sheets of decorative paper ( I choose two from BoBunny's "Fright  Delight" collection.)
Something round to draw a circle with on your paper at least 10" to 11" in diameter.

Cut one full circle from your first 12x12 paper.  Cut a half circle of equal diameter from the second paper.
Taking the bottom of the semi circle fold it in half forming a conical shape.  Release, now run a line of adhesive with your  Helmar Quickfix Adhesive runner from the center to the end refold over lapping over the glue and stick it together. 
I applied a beaded piece of lace down the seam of the cone and a braided ribbon around the brim of the hat with Helmar Craft Glue

Center your conical piece on the circle brim then with a thick ribbon of Helmar Scrap Dots
go around it.  Gently press a decorative piece of ribbon or lace on top of the Scrap Dots boarder and allow to set and dry for a few hours if not over night.
I also used Helmar Scrap Dots to secure the bat spray on top of the hat.

With the base of the project secured we can now decorate with our favorite items.  I used fall silk leaves, sequins, black flower etc using Helmar Craft Glue
to keep them in place.

I hope this Halloween project has inspired your to create your own haunting creation!  As always the perfect design starts with the best Helmar glue products.

Helmar products

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

C'est Magnifique

Greetings everyone, Kathleen here sharing with you my first projects as a Design Team member with C'est Magnifique!  I simply adore this months kit "Among the Birds".  The colors are vibrant and alive just perfect to scrap these pictures from my trip to visit my son and his family in Washington,DC.  We arrived just in time to see the famous cherry trees in bloom!  It was amazing to see.  Of course there is also nothing better than having quality time with my little grandson.

For this layout I used the main kit and flower add-on.
From my stash: water colors.

Here are a few close ups.

This kit is super awesome!  I used every bit of it.  I popped the dots from the tags and used them as accent pieces in the above layout.

For this layout I cut the center piece of houses from the main paper and fussy cut the houses to use in a later layout you saw for the sketch challenge.   I used the main kit and the flower add-on for this layout.  Can I say again how crazy I am over this kit!

Stash item: paint mists, stencil and modeling paste, drywall tape, doily .

I used a stencil and modeling paste down the center of the layout then used strips of drywall tape(you can find this in the hardware store super cheap and it will last forever!) for added texture.

My third layout uses the main kit only.

 Stash items: Paint mists, dictionary paper, purple netting.

 I have a few butterfly stamps and I decided to use one on the papers to create my own embellishments that coordinate perfectly with these papers.  Aren't they fantastic! 

 I carefully peeled apart this gorgeous purple rose and refolded it into two more separate roses to create the bouquet.  The background was create from stencil and modeling paste then a few paints to add color and finally a stamp for design.

Above I fussy cut a tag edged it in brown and used an arrow sticker for detail plus a sticker underneath.  I use lots of torn paper and one from an old dictionary for my frame.

For my final layout I used the main kit plus the flower add-on.  I saw this incredible courtyard in from of a countryside house in Southern France.  So incredibly beautiful.

To show how awesome this kit is I even used the packaging from the flowers for layering around the picture plus the corrugated cardboard from the box it all comes in.  How much better can it get!!

I love the different colors the alpha stickers come in. They perfectly match all the papers in this kit.  Look closely at the large flower the petals have old timey picture on them.  Gorgeous!
 Just look at this precious fairy that comes in the kit.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.  I can't wait to see what you create from this kit.  Happy crafting!  Please check out the store for this and past kits.

Monday, October 5, 2015

"She Lived" Nani Ke Ola

Mixed Media Layout {Nani Ke Ola design team}

Last year my hubby and I took our first Viking River Cruise to the South of France.  It was an amazing adventure.  This picture was taken in front of asylum of St. Paul de Mausole near St Remy.

I adore this new 7 Dots Studio-Lost and Found Collection!  The colors are perfect for those fall layouts filled with gold, muted greens and rich dark browns.  For this layout I selected "Stained" paper. 

I decided to create this layout with a vertical appeal full of old world color and charm.  From the "Sticky notes" paper cut out a selection  and stack them around the photo.  Then using my clock 12x12 stencil I used a clock circle twice vertically on the design using modeling paste.

Then randomly apply areas with modeling paste for a stucco look.  The background is spritzed with a combination of Lindy's Stamp Gang Incandescent Copper and Cattail Copper brown.  The cut out pieces are then roughed up on the edges and glued in place.

On the blank centered pieces I use a selection of Tim Holtz rub-ons then with pop dots add a couple of die cut elements from the Lost and Found collection.  For the back ground I used several stamps to add more interest and

 The chippie was spritz with LSG Red Hot Poker Orange as the base then touched with LSG Autumn Maple Crimson followed by Shimmerz Inklingz-Emerald City. With Medium gel I applied some copper colored mica flakes here and there for added texture. 

Some close ups

 Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.  I hope you stop in by the store to see what is new or just to stock up on your favorite supplies.

Items used
7 Dots Studio-Lost and Found-collection kit
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Autumn Leaves Starburst set 

Pixels and Paper challenge; clocks and time

Scrappy Friends Moodboard challenge

Halloween Night

Easy Peasy layout design {The Robin's Nest}

We just moved in to our new home on Halloween several years back and the children had long since flown the nest so who can I dress up for the night?  That's right my fur babies!

As we gear up for the holidays our time spent of crafting lessens.  So today I would like to show you how to create this cute layout in minimal time.  We start off with this adorable  The Robin's Nest-Black Bat Cardstock.
Black Bats Glitter Cardstock

I had bits and pieces of purple card stock and The Robin's Nest-Forest Trees Specialty paper  which I torn in strips.  The pumpkins were painted orange then tipped with white paint to give them a moon glow. One of the pumpkins with vine was placed in the top corner over the card stock pieces.
 Last month you saw my layout(if not check on my September 14th blog post)with the black bats.  The Robin's Nest-Bats Glitter Chipboard contains both black and purple bats. This time I used the purple ones to contrast with the  black bat Cardstock.  Using Helmar liquid Scrap dots they are now elevated on the page to add a 3d look.

To begin the main piece I took one strip of , The Robin's Nest-Forest Trees Specialty paper which has a tree design on the front and a gold and cream design on the back and  punched them with two separate lace designs.  One piece is placed on the bottom and the other on top of the purple torn piece. They add light and airiness to the design.  The web chip board was first painted black then embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang-Silver Moon Turquoise embossing powder.
The picture was matted in black.  I found this purple chip board frame in my stash which is the perfect color for the bats!  I couldn't resist using it to frame my sweet Dorry who has long since left us.  I glued a piece of cardboard on the back of the picture so I could tuck bits and pieces underneath.  Now on to the layers!  First I placed the rub on title from The Robin's Nest-Halloween Rub-ons.
Next I placed my pumpkins and spiderwebs followed by the flowers and cheese clothe and ending with my little fussy cut spooks!

Voila the project is complete!
Thank you for stopping by and having a peek.  I hope what you have seen inspires you to let your own creativity take flight!  Don't forget to check out the store to see what's new or just to stock up on those items you need for your holiday crafts!

Creative Embellishments-Pumpkin corner chipboard and spider webs
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Silver Moon Turquoise embossing powder
Tattered Angels-Valencia Chalkboard
Art Anthology-Raider paint
Stash items; cheese clothe, flowers on a vine

Monday, September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

We are so happy

Sharing a new layout design for Chattering Robin's.

A very happy Monday morning to you all!  Kathleen here to share a new layout I created with some inspirational papers from the Robin's Nest Store!  I have been waiting to scrap this picture of my sweet Eloise and myself sitting in the Texas Blue Bonnets for a couple of years now.  This gorgeous The Robin's Nest-Khaki Glitter cardstock, and it truly does glitter, was a perfect background to create my long awaited layout.

To start my design I began by tracing lightly around a doily then came back using a stencil and mask to create my design.  I repeated on the side of the paper.  I covered the paper in a thin coat of gel medium to prevent the paints from soaking into the paper. 

I selected this neutral Khaki Glitter cardstock paper with tiny flecks of gold sprinkled all over the paper.  The paper has a more greenish tint rather than grey as seen in the store.   Simply divine!  It has a nice weight to it that hold up to any paints or mixed media you throw at it and believe me I threw a lot of mixed media at it!  lol!!  I cut out  several cards from the Wedding Cut Outs Cardstock and arranged them as shown below covering them with a thin coat of gesso.

Next I released my inner child and began to paint!  Such fun OMG!!  I started by applying green paint first then layering one blue after another down and around the masked area.  When you are satisfied with the effect come back and flick some white and black paints around the perimeter to accent your creation.  Then I came back and applied various stamps.  Then finishing up with these gorgeous coordinating -Dew Drops, Safari randomly place around the layout.

I clipped a couple of sections from gina's designs-Collage Border Spring and embossed the butterfly and bird in blue and painted the honey comb green.   I love to use dry wall tape for added texture as seen below.

Thank you for stopping by and having a peek.  I always enjoy your visits and encourage you to let your own creativity take flight.  Don't forget to check in and see what's happening with the Chattering Robin's here.  Also, pop into the Robin's Nest store to see what is new here.

 The Robin's Nest-Khaki Glitter cardstock
The Robin's Nest-Wedding Cut Outs Cardstock

The Robin's Nest-Dew Drops, Safari
gina's designs-Collage Border Spring
Petaloo flowers
Kaisercraft-Clear Stamps, butterflies
Prima-Shabby Chic Treasures, leaves
Creative Embellishments-Chipboard, flourish

Mixed Media
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Startburst, Clam Bake Beige
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Flat Fabio, Ocean Breeze Blue
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Starburst, Hydrangea Blue
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Starburst, Silent Night Silver
Art Anthology- Raider
dylusions-Ink Spray, white linen
Tim Holtz-Distress Ink, faded blue jeans
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Embossing Powder, Morning Glory Azure
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Embossing Powder, Hydrangea Blue Mauve
Shimmerz Paints-Inklingz , Emerald City
Stampendeous-Pearlized Mica fragment.
Tim Holtz-Distress Ink, black soot

Scrap Around the world September Moodboard
 I was inspired by the saying and soft rustic look of the pictures.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"Hold my hand" Nani Ke Ola design team

Mixed Media layout

High School senior year is always a very special time in a teenager's life.  My daughter always wanted to go on a cruise.  So for her graduation present we took her on one then travel over to Busch Gardens in Florida.  It was a magical time!

7 Dot's Studio Cold country-Forgotten was the perfect choice to show off this fun filled photo of my daughter giving a gorilla statue a high five!

To create the background on this layout I used a piece of bubble wrap with a few drops of Lindy's Stamp Gang-Frenchy's Pink Pouf and dotted it around the right side of the paper.  I followed by flicking a paint brush with LSG-Silent night Silver then LSG- Ponderosa Pines Olive paints. The LSG-Ponderosa Pines Olive paint has this incredible gold sheen to it.  You will see it clearly in the close ups. 

The film strip chipboard was sprayed with LSG-Silent Night Silver and the leaves and fronds with LSG-Ponderosa Pine Olive along with the cheese clothe.

The photo was double matted with black and purple card stock with a sticker from the elements sticker sheet. 

With all the elements gather together I started layering them and finishing with some flowers and metal medallions.  

A few close up.

Thank you for stopping by for a peek.  I hope you will stop by the store to see what is new or just to stock up on supplies.  Also check out those specials!

Items used in this layout

Lindy's Stamp Gang-Ponderosa Pines Olive 

Berry71bleu Forest challenge
I was inspired by the forest even though mine looks more like a jungle.

7 Dots Studio-Frame it challenge

Scrap Africa moodboard 
I was inspired by the color purple and the heart filled with love.