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Monday, October 31, 2011

Harvest/Halloween Blog Hop with The Robin's Nest Design Team!






Welcome to the The Robin's Nest Harvest/Halloween Blog Hop! Please start the hop at the Chattering Robin's Blog and return there if you get lost! If you have already started the hop, you may have arrived from here from Jan's blog. There is candy on hop, and to qualify for the drawing you must follow all the blogs, and comment on all the blogs along the hop! Each blog has one gift certificate for The Robin's Nest store in the amount of $15.00 and there is a $50.00 grand prize as well! Please watch for the winner's name to be posted on November 6, 2011! Today I am sharing my project for a dew covered spiderweb! You can display it in a window (photo below) or use it on a page like the one above.
I have loved spiderwebs and all my life I have been amazed by them! Sometimes in life, we come across these fragile moments in nature, like a dew covered spiderweb and try to preserve them. So, I thought it might be fun to try and capture the beauty of the dew covered spiderweb with The Robin's Nest Dew drops. I started by googling spiderweb and found one on Flicker here. I found a photo of a dew covered spiderweb and noticed that at the intersections on the web, the dew formed drop shapes. Along the spokes of the web, the dew gathered in round drops.
I pulled out my salad packaging and cut the lip off the packaging cover with my scissors. I printed out a spiderweb on paper to trace and placed it under my packaging. I sorted out the dew drops before starting so I could work quickly. Using Rangers Liquid Glass I began tracing the web and worked from the center outward. It dries quickly, so I worked small areas at a time. Simple project, inspired by the most talented artist I know: Mother Nature!
Once I had my spiderweb, I cut a circle in the middle of the Halloween Swirl, so I could show the beautiful paper and put my spiderweb in the center. I added a matted photo and cut my title using The Robin's Nest Lime Green Glitter chipboard for the base of my title. The orange title is from Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge. I added a spider made with a button and some Stickles and a few flowers. I love how my oldest son is so interested in spiders and bugs. We just might have an entomologist in the family one day! Please find your next stop on the hop after the supply list!
Supplies
The Robin's Nest Lime Green Glitter Chipboard
The Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Prima Flowers
Want2Scrap Purple Bling
Close To My Heart Green flowers
Button (Spider body)
Stickles Black (Spiders legs)
K & Company Bug
Cricut Happy Haunting Cartridge (title)
Below is a list of stops along the hop, but if you get lost at any time, please stop by The Chattering Robin's Blog to finish the hop! I used dew drops from The Robin's Nest Hydrangea Freedom colors.
Clare Dempsey's Blog (you are here)
And your next stop on the hop is Peg Round's blog here!

29 comments:

  1. Followed...
    Love your Work! Very Cool things

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  2. Wow! Very cool! I bet it took forever to make the web! Well worth it though i might add! I am SOOO Loving all the glitter swirl cs!

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  3. What a spectacular idea. Love!

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  4. What a beautiful project you have done !

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  5. Fun idea. Bling and glitter, can't get much better than that in my book!

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  6. Awesome project. I'm a new follower.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  7. Pretty LO Clare and thanks for the Blog Hop.

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  8. AMAZING project Clare...Love your spider web...I think it's way beyond cool. TFS.

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  9. love that layout and what a great idea with the dew drops!

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  10. Becky Conley's comment accidentally deleted was..."Neat idea! love the dew drops!"

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  11. Love this, especially the web! I love spider webs too. So magical!

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  12. Lovely spiderweb. I'll bet it's fantastic when the light hits it!

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  13. so so cool great project..TFS!!!


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  14. I love the spiderweb!! Very cute

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  15. this is very creative and cute. and if i might add it looks like you took a lot of time on this wonderful creation. Keep up the adorable creations. The dew drops are a great way to show the rain upon the web

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  16. Awesome! The dew drops are the bomb!

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  17. Great layout. I love spiderweb too.

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  18. I love the spider web! That is a fanstastic idea. That piece of patterned paper from The Robin's Nest is one of my favorites. Great job on both things.

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  19. Love your layout. The dew on the spider web is so clever and just sets it off. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  20. Never would have thought of that for the web. So very cool!

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  21. Never would have thought to use dew drops that way, very creative.

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  22. AWESOME spider web.... what a great technique... thanks for sharing.

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  23. Great idea using dew drops!

    I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
    lillianchild at cox dot net
    http://pinterest.com/lillianchild

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  24. Great idea to make the spiderweb with the dew drops. I was drawn to it even before I read about what it was.

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  25. Fabulous spider web. How clever and creative. TFS

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  26. love the spiderweb, fabulous idea

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