Friday, June 24, 2016

Brand New Relics and Artifacts Fabric Flowers + More


Happy Weekend Everyone! We're super excited that the brand new Relics & Artifact Fabric Flowers by Sandra Evertson are in stock and ready to ship! So many stunning colors and styles, and of course they all work beautifully with the cast blanks! The bloom combinations are all beautiful and unique, just like the rest of the Relics & Artifacts line! You'll want to grab them all! 








You're going to love this fabulous tutorial by Design Team Member Cat Kerr! Her stunning shadowboxes will have your heart BEE-ting a little faster! In addition to her wonderful art, she also included some lovely information about the meaning and symbolism of our busy, buzzing friends. You can find the full tutorial here: http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2016/06/just-bee.html

Be sure to check out the full tutorial!





Inspiration By Sherry Matthews!  

Sherry Matthews created a beautiful tribute piece! And she was lovely enough to create a step by step tutorial for you! Find the details surrounding this gorgeous piece of art on Sherry's blog! Thank you so much Sherry! <3 i="">
https://sherrymatthewsart.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/one-heart-one-pulse/




Inspiration By Linda O'Connor!  

Linda O'Connor sure created some magic with our Butterfly Stick Stand-Up! We're loving all the gorgeous altered flowers, and of course the fabulous crackle. And the way she attached a small sign to the wing was so clever! Beautiful job Linda!
Butterfly Stick Stand-Ups: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6117/Butterfly-Sticks-Stand-Ups-Set-of-Three.htm




Inspiration By Kim Collister!

We have a wonderful bonus project for you today by Design Team Member Kim Collister! Kim used our Large Santos Doll Kit (http://ow.ly/4Ypg301ziAN) standing at 17" tall to create this remarkable "Forest Guardian"! She combined several other RCAG goodies along with the wonderful Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts pieces to create her fantastic doll. Stop by Kim's blog for more details and photos!
http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2016/04/the-forest-guardian.html

Friday, June 17, 2016

New Cherry Blossoms + Color Burst Powders + Inspiration


Happy Weekend Everyone! We have some wonderful new goodies in the shop including the Ken Oliver's Color Burst Powders! You can do so many wonderful techniques with these powders and you can find a short video here to get you started (scroll to the bottom)! Of course the sky's the limit!

I also designed some wonderful new Cherry Blossoms that have so many wonderful creative combinations! You can also buy some branches and blossoms separately too. I can't wait to see them arted up! Because you can also layer the flowers, you can really achieve some amazing dimension!


All of the Relics & Artifacts are still ON SALE too! The brand new Relics are flying off the shelf so grab them while you can! 
(photos by Sandra Evertson, used with permission)




Art Time Feature With Kim Collister!  

Design Team Member Kim Collister has a wonderful tutorial for you! Her "Shrine of a Different Kind" is sure to put a smile on your face! Kim has added so many wonderful details to her bird cage shrine, which is sure to inspire. Just beautiful! Check out Kim's post for the full details: http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2016/06/a-shrine-of-different-kind.html


 Be sure to check out the full tutorial!






Art Time Feature with Kim Collister Part 2!  

You are in for another treat from Kim Collister! Kim has put together a second wonderful tutorial for you. And this time she shows you some wonderful ways to use your beloved Dresden Foils. Hop on over to Kim's fabulous blog post for the details: http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2016/06/she-hath-wings.html

Be sure to check out the full tutorial!





Inspiration By Martha Richardson!  

We had to share this amazing sea themed Chandelier by Martha Richardson, created for the Relics and Artifacts team with a little Retro Cafe Art Gallery love sprinkled in. We're just loving all the wonderful details. So beautiful Martha! Here's the link to her project: http://www.sandraevertson.com/news/2016/6/1/from-the-tribe-relics-artifacts-guest-ambassador-martha-degroat-richardson

She used our Coral Cut-Outs and Seaweed Cut-Outs so beautifully!




Huge Congrats Cat Kerr!

A huge congrats to Design Team Member Cat Kerr for her Storytellers article in the current Stampington & Company Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine! On the stands now! We love the way she incorporated our Tiny Inspiration Fairies (http://ow.ly/GjQf301mKxN) and Face Cut-Outs (http://ow.ly/csvM301mKRd) into her wonderful wearable masterpieces! Go grab yourself a copy today. Fantastic job Cat!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Brand New Relics and Artifacts by Sandra Evertson + Inspiration


Happy Weekend Everyone! We're super excited that the brand new Relics & Artifact by Sandra Evertson are in stock and ready to ship! You're going to love the new styles and of course they all work beautifully with the rest of the line! So many amazing combination possibilities! 






All of the Relics & Artifacts are ON SALE too! Happy Shopping!
(photos by Sandra Evertson, used with permission)




Art Time Feature With Linda Cain!  

Design Team Member Linda Cain has created a wonderful tutorial for you, featuring her Enchanted Forest Treasure Shelf! Her piece is not only stunning, but very useful too! And don't you just adore the back piece she made! Check out Linda's blog for the step-outs, supply links, and more awesome photos! Beautiful Linda!
http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2016/06/an-enchanted-forest-treasure-shelf.html

Be sure to check out the full tutorial!





More Inspiration By Linda Cain!  

"Fearless", a fantastic journal page by Design Team Member Linda Cain! So many luscious layers, and oh my, that crown! Have you been "fearless" in your art lately?
Ornate Flourish Cut Outs Style 4: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6422/Ornate-Flourish-Cut-Outs-Style-4--Set-of-2.htm
Chipboard Script Words Set 5: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_7025/Chipboard-Art-Script-Word-Cut-Outs--Set-5.htm
More details on Linda's blog: http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2016/06/fearless-just-for-fun-journal-page.html




Inspiration By Mandy Chilvers!  

An egg-stra sweet journal page by Mandy Chilvers! We're loving the awesome layers and cool vintage bits. And of course the lovely fairies. Great page Mandy!
Hello Dollie Nature Fairies Collage Sheet: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_737/Hello-Dollie-NATURE-FAIRIES-Doll-Collage-Sheet.htm




Huge Congrats Cat Kerr!

Have you heard the wonderful news? Design Team Member Cat Kerr is on the cover of the July/Aug. issue of Somerset Studio magazine with her stunning "Believe" Shadow Box project! We are over the moon excited for her! Definitely one of the best covers yet Cat Kerr! Huge congrats! Make sure you grab yourself a copy!
Mega Circle Shrine Kit: http://ow.ly/ZOhI4
Basic Shadow Box Shrine Kit 5" x 7" x 1": http://ow.ly/ZOhfc
She also used our Dresden, Brass Crown, and Brass Sparrow. And Relics & Artifacts by Sandra Evertson.





Grab up some Relics & Artifacts today, and make some stunning art!
(photos by Sandra Evertson, used with permission)





Nature's Gifts!

Yesterday on my daily walk, I found the sweetest little abandoned nest on the ground. I took a photo, but didn't decide to take it with me. Later I wished I had, thinking of all the creative things I could do with it. I made a plan to possibly grab it the next day if it was still there. 


Then today, the fabulous new Relics & Artifacts arrived and I just KNEW I had to go grab the nest since it would be beyond perfect for the new Finch. Luckily, it was right where I left it. Nature's gift. 

Friday, June 3, 2016

HUGE Dresden Restock and SALE + Two Fantastic Tutorials




Happy Weekend Everyone! Got Dresden? We sure do! We just had a major Dresden restock plus we added several new styles! That makes over 240 gorgeous trims for you to choose from! And to make it easier for you, we have ALL of the Dresden ON SALE this week! Now is a great time to stock up and save! Woot! 



And don't forget this fun tip from Design Team Member Linda Cain! You can alter the color of our German Dresden with a little bit of Gesso and Paint (Or Gilder's Paste, Inka Gold, and more!). You can customize your Dresden to fit any project!





Art Time Feature With Chrissy Colon!  

Design Team Member Chrissy Colon has an amazing Enchanted Castle Project for you! Griffins, Shields, and Dragons, oh my! Stop by Chrissy's blog to experience the magic, and get more details and the full supply list! http://twistedmusedesigns.com/enchanted-castle-antiquity-shrine/

Be sure to check out the full tutorial!







Art Time With Sherry Matthews!  


We are absolutely in love with this "Majestic Grace" cuff bracelet by Sherry Matthews! Sherry has incorporated lots of Retro Café Art Gallery goodies and Relics & Artifacts to make this stunning piece of art! And Sherry was awesome enough to create a tutorial for you, so you could learn the process! So beautiful Sherry! 
https://sherrymatthewsart.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/blog-post-title-6/





Inspiration By Linda Cain!  


A stunning journal page by Design Team Member Linda Cain! We love how the colors POP, and of course how she incorporated her Chipboard Word Cut Out! Just beautiful Linda!
Chipboard Art Script Words Set 2: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_7008/Chipboard-Art-Script-Word-Cut-Outs--Set-2.htm
Find out more on Linda's Blog: http://ow.ly/q0t2300QLqN





Inspiration By Amy Nieman!


"Find Your Wings and Fly", such a beautiful piece by Amy Nieman! Amazing collage work, and we really love how she added the Gold Dresden Wing (ON SALE)! So gorgeous Amy!
Victorian Dollie Collage Sheet:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_1684/Victorian-Dollie-Digital-Collage-Sheet.htm
Also Used Our Fancy Gold Dresden Angel Wings

Friday, May 20, 2016

Stunning Shadowbox Tutorial by Cat Kerr + More


Art Time Feature With Cat Kerr!  

Design Team Member Cat Kerr has a stunning Shadowbox Tutorial for you! You will fall in love with her brilliant colors, fabulous textures, and gorgeous composition. Go grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and head on over to her awesome post. Just beautiful Cat!
http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2016/05/for-in-dew-of-little-things.html

 Be sure to check out the full tutorial!





Inspiration By Lynn Stevens!  

"Under The Sea", an incredible shrine by Lynn Stevens! This piece is packed with stunning bits of sunken treasure! And we love how her flourish looks like flowing water. Just gorgeous Lynn!
Ornate Flourish ATC Shrine Kit Style 3:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6433/Ornate-Flourish-ATC-Shrine-Kit--Style-3.htm
She Also Used Our Brass Treasure Chest, Colorful Crab Cut-Outs, Collage Sheet DP104, Sea Shell Paper Cuts, Brass Crown, German Dresden Shell Border, Vintaj Metal Patina Verdigris, Copper Alcohol Ink, Stickles Peacock and Turquoise, and Colored Bird Word Paper Cuts




Inspiration By Cindy O'Neal!

"Bloom with Love", a fantastic Art Doll by Cindy O'Neal! We're esepcially loving the wonderful colors and fabulous textures! A true beauty Cindy!
Large Articulated Dress Form Art Doll Shrine Kit Style II: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5034/Articulated-Dress-Form-Art-Doll-Shrine-Kit-Style-II--LARGE.htm
She Also Used Relics & Artifacts

Friday, May 13, 2016

Brand New Ornate Bird Cage Shrine Kit + a Tutorial by Kim Collister



Happy Weekend Everyone! We have a wonderful new Large Ornate 3-D Bird Cage Shrine Kit for you! It's generously sized, and can hold so many awesome keepsakes. We're really excited about this unique new kit, and we can't wait to see what you create! We also have some new Finnabair goodies in the shop, including the wonderful new Rust Paste Set! (more info below!)




Art Time Feature With Kim Collister!  

Design Team Member Kim Collister has a wonderful tutorial for you! We adore Kim's wonderful doll, and her lovely little "bonus" shelf! Stop by Kim's blog for the step-outs and a lovely tribute to someone special!

Be sure to check out the full tutorial!





Inspiration By Elitia Hart!  

A stunning Triptych by the talented Elitia Hart! We absolutely adore the embossed metal, and the way she framed out her imagery! Such a gorgeous piece Elitia!
Shelf Shrine Triptych Large Basic: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5311/Shelf-Shrine-Triptych--Basic.htm




Inspiration By Sylvia Larkin!  

An incredibly cool Frida inspired Steampunk Santos Doll by Sylvia Larkin! We especially love the color palette and gorgeous texture she achieved. Amazing piece Sylvia!
Large Steampunk Santos Art Doll Kit: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5274/3-D-Articulated-STEAMPUNK-Santos-Cage-Doll-Shrine-Kit--LARGE.htm




Inspiration By Gerri Herbst!

A beautiful bird cage ornament by Gerri Herbst! The perfect piece for this lovely Spring we've been having! So lovely Gerri!
Layered Masonite Bird Cage Ornament:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5054/Layered-Masonite-Bird-Cage-Ornament.htm
Also Used Collage Sheets DP289 and DP247, and Pink Stickles




The New Finnabair Rust Paste!

The cool new Finnabair Rust Paste is in the shop, and Design Team Member Linda Cain has some wonderful art samples for you! We especially love how she transformed the key below! 


Friday, May 6, 2016

French Riviera Collection + Loaded Chipboard Tags by Linda Cain


Happy Weekend Everyone! We're excited to have the new French Riviera Collection in stock and ready to ship! This collection will have you singing about the sea for sure. And we also have some new beachy Chipboard Script Words that coordinate beautifully! Dive on in!




Art Time Feature With Linda Cain!  

Check out these amazing "Loaded Chipboard Tags" by Design Team Member Linda Cain! Each one is just fabulous with lots of layers, and Linda has conveniently linked the supplies for each one in her post! So wonderful Linda! It's hard to pick a favorite! Stop by Linda's tutorial for the full details:
http://www.cain81art.blogspot.com/2016/04/loaded-chipboard-tags.html

 Be sure to check out the full tutorial!





Inspiration By Amy Nieman!  

An adorable tiny sea themed shrine by Amy Nieman! We love the painted purple coral and the fun way she used her fish charm! Fabulous Amy!
Charming Tiny Shrine Kit 1 Inch x 1.5 Inch: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6514/Set-of-TWO-Charming-Tiny-Shrine-Kits--1-x-1.5-Inch.htm
She Also Used Our Chipboard Coral Cut Outs, Brass Fish Charm, and Maps Collage Sheet SC63




Inspiration By Milagros C. Rivera!  

Milagros C. Rivera has an amazing project on the Relics & Artifacts blog today. She used our Chipboard Dragons within the project (http://ow.ly/4nq9gg) and really brought them to life with her impressive skills! Stop by the Relics & Artifacts blog for the full tutorial! Beautiful project Milagros! http://www.sandraevertson.com/news/2016/5/1/dragon-warrior




Inspiration By Cat Kerr!

Did you catch these gorgeous Mini Dreamcatcher Necklaces created by Design Team Member Cat Kerr using our Masonite Feathers (http://ow.ly/4nnpwP) on the Stampington and Company website? If you missed it, be sure to check it out. Cat gives you the step-outs here on the Stampington and Company website: http://ow.ly/4nnpIb