Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Holidays!

 Happy holidays everyone! Our fabulous Design Team has been busy as usual creating some fantastic art samples. First I have a few Halloween images to share, which I'm sure you won't mind. I know for some of you it's Halloween year round! This wonderfully eerie journal spread was created by Bianca Mandity. Bianca used the Skull Stencil and had it created in a larger 7" x 7" size. You can have any smaller stencil made larger for you if it's not already offered right here. She also used the Small Gradone Stencil and the super cool newer Eye Stencil.

For the above page Bianca created several image transfers using the Steampunk Parts Collage Sheet and Skeleton ATC Collage Sheet. She also used the Wings Stencil, Small Onomotoholes Stencil, and the Spider Web ATC Overlay in the center.

In an earlier post I started to share some of Bianca's Christmas journal pages. Here are a few more! She colored the embossed deer using Varitone Ink! I just love how it came out.

For the wreath above and the center of the flower below, she attached a 25mm Crystal Clear Acrylic Cabochon to images from the Christmas Squares Collage Sheet. She also added a Journal Ticket to the page below.

And look how sweet this page with the Hello Deer Stencil is. She used the doe and added German Dresden Gold Antlers.

And here is Bianca's fantastic cover which includes several Retro Cafe Art Gallery goodies including a 2" Masointie Window, Adage Ticket, Fancy Scalloped Gold German Dresden, Christmas Muse Token, and a Christmas Squares Collage Sheet image. Awesome pieces Bianca!

Next we have some festive holiday creations from Jennifer Ingle! For the ornament above, Jennifer cleverly used the inside piece of Fancy ATC Frame Style 3 as the base for her ornament. The background is from the Vintage Grunge and Words Collage Sheet and she adorned it with several goodies including a 1" Chipboard Window, Christmas Muse Token, Red Fancy Scalloped German Dresden, and Gold German Dresden Antlers. Very creative!

Jennifer also created this fabulous holiday shrine. She used the ATC Shelf Shrine as the base. She also used some White Mica Flakes for the snow and bits of Antique Gold Medieval German Dresden Border.

What I love most about this piece is how she used the Hello Deer Stencil. First she used the actual stencil to create the shadow (look closely) and then she attached the inside cut-outs that come with the stencil! And a bit of Stickles (which we now carry - yay!) for sparkle! I can almost hear the crunch of the snow under the deer's feet! Love!

Next up we have several lovely samples from Gerri Herbst! For the tag above, Gerri incorporated several images from the Christmas Tags DP91 Collage Sheet. I love how she cut them out for a different effect and wrapped the whole thing up with Mini Christmas Tree Light Garland!

The piece above shows a clever way to use the Holes ATC Frame (one of my favorite frames!) and who doesn't love Steampunk!

Gerri made this sweet ATC using the 8 Pane Rounded ATC Frame. The image inside is from the Christmas Collage Sheet DP90.

And a Cheery Red Tag also using images from Christmas Collage Sheet DP90.

And look how cute Lucy looks! Gerri created the 3-D effect using the inside piece from the Fancy ATC Frame Style 4.

This elegant tag by Gerri features images from the Assorted Christmas Collage Sheet. Just love all of the golds!

Gerri is always so great at finding other uses for things. In the sample above she used a Gothic Arch Shrine on the front of a Christmas card! Sweet!

The next few samples by Gerri show several ways to use the Hello Deer Stencil. I love seeing some many different variations. The possibilities really are endless!

Now that was a lot of fabulous samples! But wait, we're not quite done...

We also have a few new Tutorials. You can see how Bianca created hand carved stamps using our stencils HERE.

And a fabulous ATC Gothic Arch Ornament Tutorial by Gerri HERE.

I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season! From the bottom of my heart a huge thank you to each and every one of you for helping to make Retro Cafe Art Gallery a success! Lots more to come in 2012! P.S. we will be open through the holidays and will continue our usual shipping schedule. xoxo Kristin


  1. All three of these Fabulous Artists hit it out of the park!!! What great stuff!!! Wishing all of you a Fabulous Holiday Season!!!!
    Coupon Girl!!! oxox

  2. every piece is eye candy!!! all just beautiful!!

  3. Dear Kristin, so many wonderful creations, -
    I wish you a very beautiful christmas, and a happy new 2012-
    Hugs and love from, Dorthe

  4. What a bounty of great creations. Perfect for the holiday season!

  5. Què hi tinc jo a veure, digueu-me homes,
    amb les espases i les batalles?
    L’única estrella que prenc per guia
    és la del gaudi i de la música.
    Feliç any 2012 !!


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