Happy Weekend Everyone! We're really excited about our SIX Brand New Tombstone Book Kits in the shop! You can thank Design Team Member Sherry Matthews for the inspiration behind these awesome kits! (See below)
As soon as I saw Sherry's tombstone project, I knew what had to be done. And I couldn't stop at just one! I hope you love them as much as I do.
"Fight for the fairy tale, it does exist", by Amy Nieman! A beautiful collage with a beautiful message. We're loving the amazing colors and cool textures. Wonderful as always Amy! Cotton Spun Mushrooms: http://ow.ly/B7lO304BUdD She Also Used Our Mini Trees and Deer Charm
Happy Weekend Everyone! The gorgeous new Artisan Powder Colors are in the shop and ready to ship! I love all four colors, however I think French Sage is my favorite! I'm also partial to Antoinette Pink as well, but part of that may be the cool name!
If you missed the Artisan Powder video I posted last time, you can catch it HERE.
While I was perusing Youtube, I also stumbled across and amazing Rust Paste Camera video and photo by Anna Dabrowska (Finnabair)! And since we just received more Rust Paste stock, I thought I would share. Check it out HERE.
Art Time Feature Cat Kerr!
Design Team Member Cat Kerr has a wonderful new take on Art Journaling for you today! See how she transformed her page into a 3-D work of art using our new Niche Shrine Kit. The perfect piece to place on a shelf or desk to admire over and over again! So wonderful Cat! Find the full tutorial with supply links on Cat's blog: http://inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2016/09/brave-heart.html
Bonnie Ashurst is sure to make you smile with her fun and funky "Halloween Bingo Caller"! We love how creatively she used our Paper Mache Skull. He has so many wonderful details, including his thick spectacles! Awesome job Bonnie! Paper Mache Skull: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_7179/Paper-Mache-4-Inch-Halloween-3-D-Skull.htm She also used several of our Skull Beads, Brass Wings, Brass Gear, Letter Beads, and Brass Crown
Some of you have already completed your 2016 Tombstone Set! And the rest of you still have plenty of time to play along with us! Come see what everyone has been up to in the new Facebook Group! (You can find the link on the Contest Page)
Tombstone photos are due October 14th! So you still have just under a month to play along!
I created not one, but TWO Digital Collage Sheet prizes for everyone who plays! If you've submitted a photo already, your Collage Sheets have been emailed to you! If you don't see them, check your junk email box and let me know. Sometimes things get lost in cyber space. I hope you enjoy "Pumpkin Patch" and "Witching Hour", created especially for the challenge! And special thanks to Sherry Matthews for the cool skeleton dictionary page image!
Happy Weekend Everyone! We have some fun new goodies in the shop! Awesome Dimensional Embellishments, cool beads, and oh my that Paper Mache Skeleton! The skeleton is super cool on it's own, but you can also embellish him or her further with rhinestones, flowers, lace, and more!
And just a reminder, you still have a month to join in the 2016 Tombstone Challenge. Posted photos are due October 14th. Find the full details here: http://www.retrocafeart.com/pages/TombstoneContest.htm (P.S. Design Team Member tombstones are for inspiration and are not included in the contest winners.)
Happy Weekend Everyone! We have some really fun new goodies this week! Of course our favorite are the brand new Misfit Monsters! HOW scary cute are they? We can't wait to play! And the Mischievous Cats and Black Cats now come in a super handy MINI size! We also have several new must have Halloween Charms waiting for your Halloween and DOTD projects!
Boil, bubble, toil, and trouble! Design Team Member Kim Collister has a fantastic tutorial for you today! If you weren't already in the Halloween spirit, you will be after feasting your 'eyes' on this gem. Hop on over to Kim's blog post to see what those frisky little skeletons are up to inside this stunning shrine! So many incredible details you won't want to miss. Amazing Kim! http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2016/09/the-wardrobe.html
We're absolutely thrilled to welcome artist Sherry Westfall Matthews to the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Design Team! Many of you have seen how talented Sherry is, and have watched her work her magic on our goodies in the past! Of course, you'll be seeing even more of her stunning creations in the months to follow! Please help us in welcoming Sherry to our stellar team! We are very excited and look forward to sharing her amazing work with all of you!
Sherry Westfall Matthews is a self-taught Southern artist who lives and creates in Alabama with the support of her two kids, three dogs, and a cat. Sherry believes creating art keeps you young at heart through looking for the magic of inspiration in the world around you and continuing to grow by experimenting with new art techniques and products. She is a long-time loyal Retro Cafe Art Gallery customer (she says that's where the Art Supply Fairy lives!). Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Somerset Studio, Holidays & Celebrations, Somerset Gallery, Art Doll Quarterly, and Jewelry Affaire. You can see more of her work at dalaimomma.etsy.com or check out her blog at sherrymatthewsart.wordpress.com. You can also follow her on Instagram (@sherrymatthewsart) or find her on Facebook at Sherry Matthews Art/Dalaimomma.
Several of you have already completed your 2016 Tombstone Set! And the rest of you still have plenty of time to play along with us! Come see what everyone has been up to in the new Facebook Group! (You can find the link on the Contest Page)
We can't wait to see what you create with the New 2016 Tombstones! Find all of the details HERE!
Happy Weekend Everyone! We have some fun new goodies in the shop! I'm really loving the Paper Mache Skulls and Pumpkins! With a little bit of paint (and maybe some glitter and rhinestones), they will really come to life! See a cool painted sample here! We also have several other fun skeletons themed goodies, and lots of amazing back in stock items!
Above is a great shot of the new Sandra Evertson Bohemian Jewels just listed in the shop last week! Sandra sent me this photo, and I had to share it with you! Get some jewels for yourself HERE.
And the long awaited RUST PASTE is finally back in the shop! We've been waiting for a bit, so grab some while you can.
(Art sample below by Linda Cain!)
Design Team Member Linda M. Cain has in incredible tutorial for you! Her Embossed Metal Butterfly Shrine is full of awesome techniques. We especially love how she created her fabulous "tiles" for the front of the shrine. You won't want to miss this one! Wonderful tutorial Linda! Find the details on Linda's blog here: http://goo.gl/LJTQzz
A stunning Flourish Shrine by Rebecca Sandbek! This gorgeous shrine is packed with so many awesome objects, and the color scheme is perfect! These are great little shrines for Halloween or any theme really! Fantastic job on this beautiful piece Rebecca! Ornate Flourish ATC Shrine Style 1: http://www.retrocafeart.com/item_6431/Ornate-Flourish-ATC-Shrine-Kit--Style-1.htm She Also Used Our Amber Bottles and Frozen Charlotte
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