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

Friday, April 29, 2016

Almost Mothers Day Coupon Code + Fairy Shrine Tutorial by Chrissy Colon‏


Happy Weekend Everyone! Since it's almost Mother's Day, we have a coupon code for you! Mothers work hard (that includes fur baby moms and caregivers) and what better way to relax than with some fun new art goodies! Use Coupon Code: Retro10Off at check-out for 10% off your entire order, including sale items. Now through Tuesday 5/3 at midnight! You deserve it!


Art Time Feature With Chrissy Colon!  

We adore this magical fairy shrine by Design Team Member Chrissy Colon! We especially love the tiny treasure chest bursting with fun! And of course, the GLITTER! Hop on over to Chrissy blog for more info and the full supply list: http://www.thetwistedmuse.com/2016/04/spring-has-sprung-fairy-shrine.html

 Be sure to check out the full tutorial!





Inspiration By Cat Kerr!  

We adore these beautiful tags by Design Team Member Cat Kerr! So elegant, and a wonderful way to use those Chipboard Script Words! Stunning details and lovely composition Cat!
Chipboard Script Words: http://ow.ly/4mZmr3
She Also Used Relics & Artifacts by Sandra Evertson




Inspiration By Donna Kishbaugh!  

A trio of TINY Steampunk mermaids by Donna Kishbaugh! We especially love the creative tails and glitter she added. Really cool pieces Donna!
Tiny Articulated Chipboard Mermaid Art Doll Kit:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5545/Articulated-Chipboard-Mermaid-Art-Doll-Kit--TINY--Set-of-TWO.htm




Inspiration By Kim Collister!

A fabulous project from the archives! "Sea Messengers", an amazing set by Design Team Member Kim Collister. Check out Kim's blog post for tons of stunning photos, links, and more about her process. She even made tiny suction cups out of paper clay for the tentacles. So cool Kim!
http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2015/.../sea-messengers.html

Friday, April 22, 2016

New Sand and Sea Goodies + Three Fabulous Design Team Tutorials


Happy Weekend Everyone! We have even more new Sand and Sea goodies for you this week! Stunning Coral, lovely Seaweed, new Finnabair, and our Octopus Sea Maiden gone TINY by request (you know who you are!) Everything goes wonderfully with our large Sand and Sea Section! (which is ON SALE this week. Woot!)


Art Time With Cat Kerr!  

We're running away and joining the circus with Design Team Member Cat Kerr and her amazing Circus Wagon! Her wonderful piece seems to be coming to life! Hop on over to Cat's blog for the full tutorial and lots of magic!
http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2016/04/im-running-awayand-joining-circus.html

 Be sure to check out the full tutorial!





Art Time With Kim Collister!  

Design Team Member Kim Collister has created some adorable Fairy Topiaries for you! She combined tons of wonderful elements to create these fun and whimsical assemblage pieces. Stop by Kim's blog for the full details! http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2016/04/fairy-topiaries.html




Art Time With Linda Cain!  

"Listen to Your Heart", a gorgeous journal page by Design Team Member Linda Cain! We love the way she used our Chipboard Script Words (http://ow.ly/4mZmr3) and so many yummy Finnabair products to create this wonderful page, full of color and texture! Hop on over to Linda's blog for step-outs and supply links: http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2016/04/listen-to-your-heart-journal-page.html




Inspiration By Martha DeGroat Richardson!

Our Steampunk Theatre turned Sea Shrine by Martha DeGroat Richardson! We love this transformation, and the wonderful colors and textures. Such a cool piece Martha!
Steampunk Theatre Shrine Kit: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_3166/MEDIUM-Theatre-Shrine-Kit--STEAMPUNK.htm

Friday, April 15, 2016

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea + a Steampunk Santos Doll by Kim Collister‏


Happy Weekend Everyone! We're so excited that the brand new Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea Collection is in stock and ready to ship! Stunning sea inspired paper, ephemera, and stamps! And of course they go wonderfully with all the goodies in our large Sand and Sea Section! (which is ON SALE this week. Woot!)




Art Time Feature With Kim Collister!  

Feast your eyes on an incredible Santos Steampunk Doll by Design Team Member Kim Collister! You're going to adore the cool finishes and amazing vintage pieces Kim incorporated into this stunning masterpiece! Can you spot the mousetrap? That's right! Check out the amazing full tutorial on Kim's blog:
http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2016/04/steampunk-victorian-age-of-science.html

 Be sure to check out the full tutorial!





Inspiration By Martha DeGroat Richardson!  

A stunning mermaid frame by Martha DeGroat Richardson! We're in love with the gorgeous shades of blue, and that bit of netting is the perfect touch! You can almost smell the ocean!
Ornate Mermaid Frame Stand-Up: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6523/Ornate-Mermaid-Frame-Stand-Up.htm
She Also Used Relics & Artifacts




Inspiration By Linda Cain!  

For those of you that missed her last year, an incredible Octopus Sea Maiden 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




Merfolk Inspiration!  

If you're looking for even more Seaside inspiration, check out our Merfolk Swap album. So many amazing pieces!
(Merfolk below by Lynn Stevens)

Friday, April 8, 2016

New Medieval Goodies + Steampunk Angel Tutorial By Linda Cain‏



Happy Weekend Everyone! We were so excited about last week's Enchanted Forest goodies, that we just had to whip up some more Medieval Goodness! Weaponry, Dragons, and Griffins! Being a huge Game of Thrones fan, I had a blast with this heraldic theme! And of course the new goodies look amazing with our Large Castle Antiquity Shrine Kit. See for yourself!

And check out the new Medieval Times Category!




Art Time Feature With Linda Cain!  

Design Team Member Linda Cain has a fabulous Steampunk Angel tutorial for you today! We love how she incorporated her Relics & Artifacts by Sandra Evertson, Finnabair products, and IOD moulds to create this stunning piece! Amazing textures and colors. Find the tutorial and supply list on Linda's blog: http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2016/03/relics-and-artifact-steampunk-angel.html


We're loving those Finnabair paints. Be sure to check out the full tutorial!



Inspiration By Cindy O'Neal!  

We're loving this sweet Bird Cage Art Doll by Cindy O'Neal! Perfect for spring, with a lovely Marie inspired twist! So beautiful Cindy!
Articulated Ornate Bell Bird Cage Art Doll: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5062/Articulated-ORNATE-BELL-Bird-Cage-Art-Doll-Shrine-Kit--MEDIUM.htm
She Also Used Our Marie Head Paper Cuts




Inspiration By Cat Kerr!  

A fantastic altered paintbrush by Design Team Member Cat Kerr! Such a creative piece, with a wonderful message. Paint splattered at it's best. So cool Cat Kerr!



Inspiration By Tracy Delisle!  

Anyone else feeling lucky today? A brilliant Hand Shrine by Tracy Delisle ! Happy weekend friends!
Hand Shrine Kit:
http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_3718/Hand-Shrine-Kit--Flat-Bottom.htm
She Also Used our Mini Dice and Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs

Friday, April 1, 2016

G45 Enchanted Forest + Brand New Castle Antiquity Shrine Kit‏


Happy Weekend Everyone! We're excited that the brand new Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest collection is in the shop and ready to ship! And oh my, check out the fantastic new Castle Antiquity Shrine Kit that coordinates perfectly! Any Game of Thrones fans in the house? April 24! We can't wait to see what you create!




Design Team Member Chrissy Colon has a fantastic tutorial for you! Meet "Maria", an amazing Dia De Los Muertos inspired Santos Doll! She has so many fantastic details, including intricate beadwork. Find the full tutorial here: http://www.thetwistedmuse.com/2016/03/queen-of-dead-maria.html

We adore the way she wrapped the bars with colorful fibers. Be sure to check out the full tutorial!






Inspiration By Denise Phillips!  

We're loving this cool nature inspired shadow box assemblage by Denise Phillips! Her framed bird is stunning, and check out those wheels. A marvelous piece Denise!
Basic Shadow Box Shrine Kit 5x7x2: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6866/Basic-Shadowbox-Shrine-Kit-2-Inch-Deep--5-x-7-Inch.htm
She Also Used Our Resin Elegance Frame, Verday Paint and Patina Set, and Pulley Wheels

Stop by Denise's blog for more awesome photos: http://www.birdnutsmixedmedia.blogspot.ca/




Inspiration By Aideen Fallon!  

Check out this egg-stra cute Faberge piece by Aideen Fallon! We adore the little chicky peering out! Just darling Aideen!
Large Exploding Faberge Egg Kit: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_5218/Exploding-Faberge-Egg-Kit.htm

You can find a sweet little how to video on Aideen's blog: http://bit.ly/1Y1Qad4




Inspiration By Linda Cain!  

Here's one of our favorite Spring pieces from the archives, by Design Team Member Linda Cain! There are so many amazing components in Linda's piece! Hop on over to Linda's blog post for gorgeous step-out photos and the complete supply list: http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2015/03/butterfly-shrine-and-birds-on-wheels.html