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.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

C'est Magnifique Kit Club

Marion Smith: Romance Novel Chapter 2: Forever
Kaisercraft: Miss Nelly: Her Style
Prima: Garden Fable: Birdhouse
Prima: Garden Fable: Blushing Floral (2)
Prima: Garden Fable: Garden Fable
Prima: Garden Fable: Lover Momentos
Prima: Garden Fable: Porcelainware
Prima: Garden Fable: Primrose & Proper

October Flower Add-On


Petaloo: Expressions: Mini Fabric Flower: Fuschia
Pink Paislee: House of Three: Daily Junque: Felt Flowers
Prima: Cottage Blossoms: Baby Blue
Prima: Evita: Esme
Prima: Garden Fable: Mulberry Paper Flowers: Everbloom
Prima: Lady Godiva's Fabric Flowers with Pearls: Grape Ice

October Embellishments


American Crafts: Dear Lizzy: Serendipity: Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes
Bella Blvd: Color Choas: Trinkets Stickers
C'est Magnifique: Doily: Pink
C'est Magnifique: Velvet Ric Rac: Pink*
Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Hello Lovely: Sequins: Pink
Pebbles: Washi Tape: Begonia
Prima: Chipboards & More: Debutante
Prima: Garden Fable: Wood Icons
Prima: Say It In Crystals: Garden Fable: Self-Adhesive Jewels

*Partial Package

October Mixed Media Kit


Blue Moon Beads: Tokens Metal Word Charms
C'est Magnifique Shimmer Mist: Majestic Purple
Darice: Paper Mache Purse Box (10"X8"X3")
Dovecrat: Grosgrain Ribbon: Picket Fence: 2m
Everything Mary: Round Grommets: Black
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Gelatos Double Scoop: Guava
Heidi Swapp: 6x6 Stencil: Doily Flower
Prima: Large Rose: Pink
Prima: Say It In Pearls: Leaf Swirls: Gray
Stewart Gill: Opaque Medium

*Partial Package

October Card Kit


Basic Grey: Highline: Be Yourself
C'est Magnifique: 3.5-inch Paper Doily: Orange
C'est Magnifique: 3.5-inch Paper Doily: Lavender
C'est Magnifique: 4.25x5.5 Patterned Card Bases (2)
C'est Magnifique: 4.325x5.5 White Envelopes (5)
C'est Magnifique: 5.25x7.25 Cream Envelopes (3)
C'est Magnifique: 8.5x11 Cardstock: Assorted Shades of Pink (6)
DCVW: Juniper Check on Fossil
DCWV: Zebra with Pink Stitching
Dovecrat: Ribbon: Pink Dot: 2m
Heidi Swapp: Hello Today: Cardstock Stickers: Remember
Kaisercraft: Miss Nelly: Her Style
Offray: Ribbon: Pink/Green Flowers*
Marion Smith: Romance Novel Chapter 2: Forever
Prima: Garden Fable: Birdhouse
Prima: Garden Fable: Blushing Floral (2)
Prima: Garden Fable: Garden Fable
Prima: Garden Fable: Lover Momentos
Prima: Garden Fable: Porcelainware
Prima: Garden Fable: Primrose & Proper


Visit our website and facebook page.  You can view information about our past kits, read about our fabulous design team, take part in challenges where you can win prizes and most importantly - you can  JOIN our club!

Monday, September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015

Boo (Robin's Nest DT)

I love the light fun childish side of Halloween, not the gory scary side.  I think my little Eloise looks adorable in her costume don't you.  Kathleen here to share a fun whimsical layout filled with incredible Halloween  Robin's Nest products.

I started out by gathering items that would fit my layout idea.  I would later come back with more items I found in my stash to complete the look.

I love the stripes on this paper(Robin's Nest-Orange Bones Cardstock) it matches Eloise's leggings!   This fun flair splash mask was applied around the paper to give flow and interest.  I came back with another mask, ledger style, and used only the top portion of it to create a frame for the layout.
 Next I started spritz the masked areas with black and mustard paints.  Then I splashed the areas with orange water colors, black paint, and white gesso.  Stamped around the area with ghosts and witches and sayings.  Now to build.  The chipboard was sprayed with Art Anthology-Raider.  The broom and cauldron were embossed with Tim Holtz-Distress embossing powder, Black Soot and the cobwebs with Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder, Silver Moon Turquoise.

I used an old Graphic 45 packaging in the shape of a large tag as my template to cut a tag from Robin's Nest-Pumpkins Glitter Cardstock. Now to build my paper stack under the picture to frame it.  I torn a sheet of dictionary paper to add interest in the stack.  Next I tucked my cob webs around the page and began to add more color with mists and water colors.  Then on to some fun ghost and witch stamps.
Finally I added my embellishments and with wisps of cheese clothe tucked here and there.  Check out Robin's Nest-Bats Glitter Chipboard and Robin's Nest-Pumpkin Glitter Chipboard .  They sparkle and glitter in person.  There are quite a few in each package too!
The Robin's Nest Friendly little Friend is the perfect add on to any Halloween layout.  Just look how cute it is! 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope what you have seen here today has inspired you to let your own creativity take flight!  Please stop by The Robin's Nest Store to see what is new or just to stock up on your favorite items.



Creative Embellishments-broom, caldron, cobwebs chipboard
Paper wings Productions-clear stamps, Fall add ons 
Stash items-flowers, cheese clothe, bakers twine, stencils, stickers 

Mixed Media

Grumbacher-water colors
Art Anthology-Raider
Heidi Swapp-Color Shine, Mustard
Shimmerz-Glingz,Pixie Dust
Tim Holtz-Distress embossing powder, Black Soot
Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder, Siliver Moon Turquoise


Helmar-Craft & Hobby PVA Glue

Creative Embellishments 
I was inspired by the graffiti and grunge look

Mixed Media Place-Creative Gym exercise#11

Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

Kathleen her with  my  project for this wonderful company Helmar.
I am happy to announce that I will be with them for another six months!

Additional photos

I hope this project has inspired you today.  It is always a delight when you stop by.  And, as always, don't forget to use your favorite Helmar products on your next project!

Product list


All paper are from my stash as pieces of scrap.

Basic Grey Konnichiwa die cut flowers, stickers and chipboard
Dailylike Fabric tape pink
Holiday Style Bakers twine green
Scrapping Clearly acrylic album

Craft Glue 1.7 fl.oz.Tacky Craft Glue 8.45 fl.oz.Liquid Scrap Dots 1.06 oz.Decoupage & Craft Paste 8.45 fl.oz.