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.


  1. Gorgeous page, Kathleen!! Love it so much!
    Thanks so much for joining us at SATW this month.

  2. What a beautiful and amazing page!! LOVE the blue and your work!!

  3. Absolutely beautiful. Love your work

  4. Gorgeous layout! All that work really paid off! Such a stunning page! Love the colors! All the best from SATW! :)

  5. This is just stunning!! The layering, the design, everything look fabulous!! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World!

  6. Amazing colors!!! Super cool background! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World!

  7. What a gorgeous layout - love the colours especially!

  8. Super cool way to fill background with beautiful things and stunning details ♥ Thank You for playing with us at Lindy's Stamp Gang!

  9. Great work! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap Around the World! ♥♥♥

  10. Oooooh Kath this is absolutely WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for playing along with us at SATW again this month!!