Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring Blooms while the Bird Sings.

 Sometimes the best inspiration for card making can be found while walking around outside!
I love how the neighborhood trees are already showing the most delicate pink flowers and the birds are happily singing!
  I created this card using the following Robins Nest supplies:
Pink Sorbet Glitter
Aquamarine Sorbet Glitter
Mini Gold Dew Drops
Coppery tissue paper
A decorative bird paper napkin, a gold leafing pen, precision scissors,
 a mini flower punch and tombo glue.

 Cut strips of tissue paper and then start to roll it up length wise.
 It helps if you can moisten the paper as you roll.
  Twist the ends and crumple some for a realistic branch-like appearance.
 Once you have made the branches you need to fit your card, use some extra tissue to wrap the cluster of branches. (As shown above)

 Glue your wrapped branches to your card. Add more rolled tissue bits for little branches.
 Carefully trim your bird from the paper napkin and glue onto the card.
 Punch your flowers from the pink and aquamarine paper.
Trim some of the aquamarine flowers to become little leaves.



  Layer the flowers as shown. Form the top flower by bending the petals upwards.
Add some of the Mini Gold Dew Drops to the center of each flower and to the corners of the card after gilding the cards edges with the gold leaf pen.

Thanks for coming by and Happy Spring!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Look who moved into my garden!

Look who I found! The rustic bird feeder is a perfect spot for a her eggs as I know doves  usually build the worst nest of any bird. I'm also especially happy we have a great inside view from our dining table. I can't wait to see some chicks! :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Yea for Me!





I just wanted to announce that I am continuing with the Amazing Crafting Products Design Team!
This means I'll be able to teach you more Amazing mold and resin ideas to use with crafting, candy making and soap making! 
Please check out the rest of the design team members and see what they are all about!
View my past resin and putty crafts here.



Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Robins Nest -" Daisy" Blog Hop!

 Hi Everyone,
     I'm so glad you could join us in this "Daisy" themed blog hop! By clicking on the links provided at the bottom of this post you will not only see amazing "Daisy" themed projects, but by leaving a comment on each of the blogs, you'll be in the drawing for Blog Candy!
 Each Blog will give a prize  "Daisey Package" valued at $15. - This will include Tear drops, paper, and embellishments.
One  Grand Prize winner will get $25 towards The Robins Nest "on-line store"
All winners will be posted  Sunday April 21st on The Robins Nest blog.
So be sure to leave a comment here and on the blogs to follow for a chance to win!


Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring Flowers- Hair Clips!





The past couple of weeks have been filled with "Spring" cleaning to prepare for a community garage sale this weekend.  That is why you have not seen much activity on this blog and I am so sorry!
To make it up to you, I'm showing you a project I posted April of 2012.
 I hope it will get you in the mood for Spring!



Spring Flower Hair Clips!
You will need the following:

  • Large silk flowers, ( I found these at my local craft store on sale for 40% off).
  • Assorted colors of sewing thread, thimble and a strong needle..
  • Buttons.
  • Small felt flowers, I used this Sizzix flower die.
  • Alligator hair clips and a few ponytail holders.
  • Extra circles of felt and tulle.
  • Crayons (trust me on this).
  • Assorted colors of stickles or your favorite glitter glue with a fine tip. 
  • Beacon Fabric-Tac 
 
  Begin by removing your flower from it's wire stem. Then remove the center (yellow part), the bottom (green part) and the middle plastic, (pink part).


 
  Hold your flower together and stitch your felt flower onto the center.




Then add your button. Use a thimble to push your needle through the petals if the layers are too thick.

Using your Fabric glue, adhere a circle of felt to the bottom of the flower. Then place another circle of felt inside the hair clip as shown.Add glue to the felt and place the hair clip.


 Open the clip and firmly press down the felt to fuse with the glue. Hold for about 10 seconds.
  Then use a crayon to prop open the hair clip so it does not accidentally glue shut while the felt is setting.


 
 

 Complete your flowers with as much or as little of glitter glue as desired. 
Then let dry completely before wearing


Monday, April 1, 2013

How to make flowers from soda cans, alcohol pens and nail polish!

 Hi Everyone!
 I hope you having a wonderful start of Spring!
I'm excited that my garden has begun to bloom.Yea!
This months project for The Designer Crafts Challenge group was to show off some handmade flowers with items from around the home. So I gathered up a few supplies and had a little fun!
Won't you join Me?
For this project, you will need:
Favorite flower dies that will cut through tin
Embossing folders

Alcohol pens
Assorted nail polishes
Floral wire, buttons and jewelry pliers.


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