Altered Rolodex Card

I recently signed up for a Rolodex Card Challenge through an online art group I belong to and this is the card I came up with! It was a little challenging because the size is only 2 1/4" x 4" and the cards are really flimsy but I managed to find a couple of small stamps that would fit my Texas theme and I glued 3 cards together to make them sturdy enough for trading. Thanks for stopping by my nest!

Take Care - Robin


UHU Twist and Glue Product Review

Hi there! During the month of April the UHU glue folks offered a free sample of their Twist and Glue for product review and I decided to give it a try. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the results I got using this glue. I made this ATC for Earth Day using all recycled materials which included a piece of old book canvas and this glue worked like a charm! The bottle says that it glues paper, cardboard, wood, felt, fabrics and cork. With the exception of the upholstery tacks..this entire ATC was glued using UHU's Twist and Glue. What is great about the glue is the 3 different dispensing modes...small dots, a thin line or a medium line of glue. Fabulous product and thanks for the sample UHU!! Thanks for stopping by my nest!

Take Care - Robin

Soldering Class

I got an opportunity to take a soldering class taught by Tina Wright of {glue on my fingers} paint in my hair at my local scrapbook store the Crafty Scrapper last night and I had a blast. I have been wanting to try my hand at soldering and had so much fun creating these 2 glass charms that I will be making more! Tina is an exceptionally talented and wonderfully warm person. Taking a class from her is like learning from your best friend. She is very attentive to everyone and when you are so apprehensive about soldering like I was...she makes learning a breeze. Please stop by her blog and say Howdy to my fellow Texan Tina and if you are ever in the Waxahachie area please be sure to stop by the Crafty Scrapper! Thanks for stopping by my nest!

Take Care - Robin


Art Play Day

I was fortunate enough to get invited to attend an art play day yesterday hosted by a very sweet and talented lady named Jeri. Jeri has a studio in her home in McGregor, Texas and there were several talented and warm hearted ladies who also participated in this art play day. We had a lot of fun working on several art projects and we also had an awesome pot-luck luncheon and then pizza dinner...yum. These are the projects I had time to complete...but I left a little early!

This is a book that contains several french women with very little clothing on...hence the name "peep show".

This is an adorable vintage photo reproduction that was framed with old sewing pattern tissue just kinda gathered at will and glued around the matted photo.

This is a coaster book that contains several sweet vintage Easter images!

This is a piece of matboard covered with textured wallpaper, book print, vintage photo and then embellished with leaves, buttons, eggs and a flower!

Lastly, this is a wood block ATC that was painted and then embellished with paper, a vintage pic and some lace!

Thanks for stopping by my nest!

Take Care - Robin


Altered Jigsaw Puzzle Piece ATC

Well I have been playing with puzzle pieces again and this time I made one of the altered puzzle pieces into an ATC. I also wanted to provide a little more information on how I altered this puzzle piece and answer a couple of questions I got regarding what a Big Shot is. A Big Shot is a die cutting/embossing machine made by Sizzix. I have attached a link to it in the next paragraph.

To get the embossed look on my puzzle piece I first sponge painted it with Pearlescent Liquid Acrylics in a couple of coordinating colors and stamped it with a collage stamp from Inkadinkado using Versafine Archival Ink in Onyx Black. Next I ran it through my Big Shot machine using the D'vine Swirl Embossing Folder by Provo Craft. Once the image was embossed I took a nail file sanding block and sanded off the paint where the image was raised. I then took a Color Box Fluid Chalk Inkpad in Dark Brown and rubbed it over the raised areas. Heat set the ink and then I added a little bit of Copper Metallic Rub-ons from Craf-T-Products, Inc. Once I was happy with the colors I inked the entire piece with Versamark embossing ink and then used clear Ultra Thick UTEE embossing powder and heated until smooth. You could do more than one coat of UTEE if you like, however, I liked the dimensional look after just one coat so that is all I did on this piece. I mounted the puzzle piece on a background that was stamped with the same image and matched the images. I also added 2 butterfly sequins and applied some glitter glue on the wings. That was it in a nutshell! If you give this a try, please post a link to your work so the rest of us can go take a look at what you created. Have fun and thanks for stopping by my nest!

Take Care - Robin