Saturday, February 8, 2014

Antique China Doll Head Shrine Kits and a FREE GIFT!

Happy Saturday everyone! We have some super sweet new goodies in the shop including lots of embossing supplies and my favorite, Antique China Doll Shrine Kits! They are SO Retro Café Art Gallery and I'm so in love! They come in two styles and of course the Doll Head Paper Cut is included! Sweet!

I decided to play with one of the new China Doll Shrine Kits (of course!). And while I was at it, did a bit of embossing too! It was my first time using the Embossing Dabber, and I really loved it! Tons of control and as promised, gives you plenty of time to add your powder. The other extra fun part of this project was using our Hinging Tape to attach the doors to my shrine. I do love metal hinges, but sometimes they can be a bit tricky. Using the hinging tape was a breeze and it will stay put forever.

(Photo below shows the embossing I did on the back and sides.)

Back when we had our Mini Day of the Dead Shrine Swap, I fell in love with this shrine by artist Constance Taylor! And I know several others did too! This shrine was a big part of the inspiration behind our new Door Cut Outs. You can get them in two sizes. Small, to fit the Tall Mini DOTD Shrines and Medium to fit the ATC Shrines. Thank you for the awesome inspiration Constance!

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I had to share this adorable piece by Design Team Member Gerri Herbst! Gerri used our Cupid Stand Up and Brass Love Letter Charm. The base is a repurposed candy container. So clever and cute Gerri!

Not exactly a Valentine's Day piece, but most certainly romantic, is this gorgeous Santos Doll by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens using our Medium Santos Doll Kit and Santos Doll Head Paper Cuts. Below is her home in Lynn's beautiful studio. She is fabulous!

Swap Reminder, Sweetheart Fairies are due February 24th!
These lovely ladies were created by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens!

You can view more of the entries we have so far on our Facebook Page and Pinterest Page.

We have a FREE Vintage Candy Ad Digital Collage Sheet for you. Our way of saying thank you for supporting Retro Café Art Gallery! This vintage ad was generously donated by artist Sherry Matthews for us to edit and share with YOU! Thank you so much Sherry! Feel free to share this "candy" with your friends too!
Download it FREE on our site
HERE. xoxo


  1. a post filled with gorgeous art!!
    love the china doll shrine kits!!
    ..and a big thanks to Sherry Matthews and you for the fabulous vintage ad that you have so generously edited and shared!!!


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