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