Friday, July 21, 2017

Tiled Treasures Technique by Sherry Matthews + More




Hooray for the 2017 Tombstone Swap! Lots of tombstones have gone out the door, and some of you may even have them in hand. We already have lots of amazing players, and the more the merrier! So who's in? Do you already have your tombstones? Plan to order and play along? Let's do this!
 


Feature Inspiration By Sherry Matthews!  

See how Design Team Member Sherry Matthews transforms some humble masonite squares into several masterpieces! Get the look of ceramic tiles with a few easy steps. You can view the full tutorial here on Sherry's blog:






Inspiration By Kim Collister!

We are in love with these Skinny Paint Brush Dolls by Design Team Member Kim Collister! They are perfect with our Doll Head Paper Cuts and more. Kim had these beauties in her Etsy Shop, and although most of them have sold I think she has one left. Find Kim's shop HERE.
So wonderful Kim!





Tombstone Inspiration By Linda Cain!

Design Team Member Linda Cain is already creating magic with her tombstones! We love this piece just exploding with DOTD goodness! Linda was nice enough to whip up a tutorial too! Check it out here on her blog:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Halloween Goodies + Tombstone Art SWAP


Happy weekend everyone! Not only do we have lots of amazing new Halloween goodies in the shop, we are having a 2017 Tombstone ATC SWAP! And our very own Sherry Matthews is hosting this year! If you've played in the past, you know this swap is a ton of fun! We hope you will join us! 
 





Feature Inspiration By Kim Collister!  

Design Team Member Kim Collister has a fun and funky project for you, jam packed with creativity. See how she transformed our Paint Brush Doll Kit into something wonderful and whimsical! Find the full details here on Kim's blog: http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2017/07/she-wore-flowers-in-her-hair.html

Tombstones below by Kim Collister


Tombstones below by Mary Jane Chadbourne

Friday, July 7, 2017

Paint Brush Doll Totem By Linda Cain + More


Happy weekend everyone! We hope you had a safe and wonderful 4th of July! 
We have several new goodies in the shop, including some IOD molds. Scroll down for a fun project by Linda Cain for some inspiration! 
 




Feature Inspiration By Linda Cain!  

Design Team Member Linda Cain has a fabulous project for you! See how she transformed her Paint Brush Doll into a fantastic Totem. We especially love the sweet face Linda created, and her doll's whimsical hair. So wonderful! You can find the supply links and more photos on Linda's blog here: http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2017/06/my-paintbrush-totem-pole-doll.html




More Inspiration By Linda Cain!

Here's a wonderful bonus post by Linda showing you a fantastic way to combine Finnabair Waxes, Paper Clay, and IOD Molds! You can learn more about Linda's stunning piece here:

Friday, June 30, 2017

Dia De Los Muertos Cats + Santos Shrine By Chrissy Colon


Happy long weekend everyone! Can I just tell you how excited I am about our new Dia De Los Muertos CATS! Yes! There are 5 different styles, and they are available in Paper Cuts and Wood Cuts (for a limited time). Grab em' up while you can! Meeeooowww!
 




Feature Inspiration By Chrissy Colon!  

You don't want to miss this amazing post by Design Team Member Chrissy Colon! Sometimes projects tend to go in a different direction to create absolute magic. Chrissy's project is a wonderful combination of goodies from Retro Cafe Art Gallery as well as Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts. "Gabriella" is bright, bold, and beautiful! Hop on over to Chrissy's blog for the full details: http://twistedmusedesigns.com/gabriella-santos-shrine/

In honor of Chrissy's post, our Large Exquisite Santos Doll Antiquity Shrine Kit is ON SALE HERE!





Inspiration By Kim Collister!

Since we're celebrating all things Dia De Los Muertos, I wanted to give you another peek at this Wardrobe Shrine by Kim Collister in case you missed it!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Duo de Fridas by Sherry Matthews + New Shrine Kits + Frozen Charlottes


Happy weekend everyone! This week we have even more of our DOTD Shrine Kits available in a larger size! Our Flame Arch Shrine and Ornate Fan Shrine have so many design possibilities!
We also have several goodies back in stock, and some intact Frozen Charlotte dolls up for grabs! 

Need some DOTD Shrine inspiration? Check out the Facebook album from our 2013 DOTD Shrine Swap here
 


(Shrines by MaryJane Chadbourne!)





Feature Inspiration By Sherry Matthews!  

Design Team Member Sherry Westfall Matthews has a wonderful bonus post for you this week. Hop on over to Sherry's blog to see how she created these fabulous Frida pieces! Two necklaces and some earrings, fit for any artist. So lovely Sherry!
https://sherrymatthewsart.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/duo-de-fridas/




And while we're on the topic, I had to share Sherry's amazing Frida garden again in case you missed it the first time!
https://sherrymatthewsart.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/frida-in-the-garden/




Inspiration By Linda Cain!

In honor of summer, here is a fabulous piece by Design Team Member Linda Cain! We ADORE the stamping she used to create the "scales", and check out the amazing "sea foam"! Gorgeous Linda!
Medium Octopus Sea Maiden Articulated Doll Kit:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6483/Medium-Octopus-Sea-Maiden-Articulated-Art-Doll-Kit.htm
And hop on over to Linda's blog for links, step-outs, and more awesome photos: http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2015/07/my-octopus-sea-maiden.html




Intact Small Frozen Charlottes!

For my Frozen Charlotte lovers, these little gals are small, and completely intact! No missing limbs. Dolls in this condition are getting harder and harder to find. Grab em' while you can!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Mosaic Majesty Shrine By Sherry Matthews + New Shrine Kits


The other day it occurred to me that some of our Mini DOTD Shrine Kits would look awesome in a larger size. A size that would be great for Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts and so much more. They are slightly less deep proportionally too, so images and assemblage bits will really pop. I started with my two favorite designs! And they are both on sale this week! We also have lots of dresden back in stock this week too.

Need some inspiration? Check out the Facebook album from our 2013 DOTD Shrine Swap here



(Shrines by Linda Cain!)





Feature Inspiration By Sherry Matthews!  

Design Team Member Sherry Westfall Matthews has a divine project for you today! See how she transformed one of our Shrine Kits using bracelet bits, Sandra Evertson Muse Collection Stamps, and so much more. Absolutely stunning! Read Sherry's full tutorial here on her blog:





Inspiration By Monica Downing!

Monica Downing (aka Amazeballs!) created this fabulous brush using one of our Personalized Paint Brushes as a base. Isn't it just beyond awesome! Monica most definitely lives up to her nickname!




Congratulations Cat Kerr!

Big huge congrats to Cat Kerr for her recent article in the July 1st issue of Somerset Studio! See how she transformed our Phrenology Head Shrine Kits and more to create her stunning pieces. You will definitely want to pick up a copy!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Brand New Paint Brush Dolls + Set Sail With Kim Collister


Happy Weekend Everyone! We have lots of goodies back in stock including some fantastic dresden, plus, I'm super excited about our BRAND NEW Paint Brush Doll Kits! I had a blast designing them, and even more fun creating one! I can't wait to make LOTS more! The creative possibilities are endless. Click the listing for links to all the products I used! 
And in honor of Kim's amazing Sailboat project below, the entire Sand and Sea section is ON SALE
 




Feature Inspiration By Kim Collister!  

Get ready to set sail with a fantastic project by Design Team Member Kim Collister! Her wonderful project is so reminiscent of summer and simple days. "What would you do if you weren't afraid?"
You can find her fabulous tutorial here: http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2017/06/what-would-you-do-if-you-were-not-afraid.html


Congrats Vickie Kammerer!

Big huge congrats to Vickie Kammerer for her Mini Books published in Somerset Studio Gallery Summer 2017! These little creations are pure magic Vickie! As always, you've outdone yourself! Way to go!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Steampunk Shrine By Linda Cain + New Clock Hands



Happy Weekend Everyone! We have lots of goodies back in stock, plus, in honor of Linda' Cain's new post, something new and STEAMY! These brand new clock hands will be perfect for so many Steampunk projects. Plus the entire Steampunk section is ON SALE
 




Feature Inspiration By Linda Cain!  

Design Team Member Linda Cain has a fantastic project for you! Come check out her wonderful shrine, full of gears and rusty goodness. This would make a great gift for Father's Day or any day. A great way to use the new Finnabair Patina Pastes too. Check out her awesome tutorial here: http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2017/06/a-steampunk-shrine-for-fathers-day.html





More Inspiration By Linda Cain!

I always tell Linda she's the queen of Steampunk, and that's no lie! Here is another fabulous project from Linda, sure to get those gears turning!



Even More Steampunk Goodness By Linda!  
    And one more from Linda Cain, because, well, just LOOK at this amazing shrine!!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Make a Wish by Chrissy Colon and New Tim Holtz


Happy Holiday Weekend Everyone! We have lots of new Tim Holtz goodies in the shop. The botanical layer die cuts are so awesome! 
 



Inspiration By Chrissy Colon!  

Design Team Member Chrissy Colón has a gorgeous project for you, sure to help your creativity take flight! We love how she combined her pieces, with luscious colors and textures to create her beautiful assemblage. So lovely Chrissy! Find all the details and step-outs on Chrissy's blog here: http://twistedmusedesigns.com/make-a-wish-butterfly-doorplate/





Inspiration By Kim Collister!

Here's a fabulous bonus project for your by Design Team Member Kim Collister! Read about her stunning Santos Doll here: http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2017/03/our-lady-of-guadalupe-three-in-one.html




Brush Inspiration By Kim Collister!  

 We absolutely love how Design Team Member Kim Collister altered her personalized paint brush using some paint and a wonderful Relic from the Visage set! The before picture is below!
While these brushes are awesome on their own, you can get out those art supplies and really create some magic!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dream Boat + Frida Garden By Sherry Matthews


Happy Weekend Everyone! If you love the new Finnabair Waxes, you'll be happy to know we have a few more new colors in stock! 
 




Inspiration By Sherry Matthews!  

Design Team Member Sherry Westfall Matthews has a seaworthy project! Set sail on Sherry's dream boat, where there creative possibilities are endless! Such a beautiful project, perfect for the summer Sherry!
Find the awesome tutorial here on Sherry's blog: https://sherrymatthewsart.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/sailing-the-seas-of-dreams/




More Inspiration By Sherry Matthews!

Design Team Member Sherry Westfall Matthews has a bonus post for you this week. You've heard of fairy gardens right? Well, how about a Frida garden! Be still my heart! You will adore this fantastic project using our Doors and Picado. Get the details and more awesome photos on Sherry's blog here: https://sherrymatthewsart.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/frida-in-the-garden/