Saturday, May 31, 2008

In The Dark

Hello everyone! If anyone is wondering where I'm at, I'll be here, but with no power :(. Our power went out Friday night due to a big storm and they said MAYBE it will be back on by Monday night. And I'm starting my new job Monday! Yikes! Right now I'm in Panera using the free wireless. Tomorrow we will be staying in a hotel. I'm so so sorry for any delays with any orders from Retro Cafe Art Gallery. I'll be sending extra images for the extra delays. Please send good thoughts our way! I'll be busy throwing out everything from our fridge/freezer when this is done!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Design Team Art

I just finished updating the Design Team Galleries on the site and had to share the gorgeous work!

Kelly Burton created these darling pieces using the NEW Applegate family sheet!

Audrey Hernandez created these gorgeous pieces using everyones favorite, the Lucy collage sheet. I had to do a bit of cropping, but you can see the full pieces here on her blog!

Check out what guest artist Jean Zoss did with the fab little Masonite Windows!

Last but definitely not least, Bianca Mandity made this SUPER COOL necklace using the popular clear acrylic shrine charms! Love it!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Applegate Family!

I just finished a new collage sheet, "The Applegate Family". I hope you like it! The colorizing took me HOURS! But it was worth it I think. And the oldest girl's face is SO sweet. You can get it HERE on paper, and HERE in digital format.

Vintage Soup

I just finished more of my "Vintage Soup Series", resin and vintage baby spoon pendants. I listed them all HERE on my site. They are toward the bottom of the page. I hope you like them!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

New Resin

I just added a bunch of new resin HERE on Etsy. Here is a sampling. Yes, I was in the mood for some sushi :).
Also, I put a BUNCH of items HERE on CLEARANCE! Time to clear out the studio to make room for more art!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Handmade Collage Cards and a Question (with a GIVEAWAY)

Here are some collage greeting cards I've created for the local gallery where I sell my goods. Each one is blank inside created on heavy card stock and packaged in a plastic sleeve with envelope. Each one is an original, not a print. I tried to keep them pretty simple so they're quick to make. Now I can use up all my scraps/images and just have some fun with it! BUT, what do you think I should charge? I really need your help on this! (the gallery will get 30%). Leave me a comment with an answer to my question and I'll draw a few names in the end to win a digital collage sheet from my store!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

My First Inchies!

These are my first ever inchies. I made them for the Indiana Altered Arts group swap next month. They were SO fun to make and thank goodness for my 1" square punch!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Items on the Site!

I'm so excited to announce some new products on my site as well as some re-stocked items. First of all, I have re-stocked the pendant shrines which were sold out! Get them HERE.

Check out what the TALENTED Jean Zoss did with the pendant shrines! They have many uses!

NEW mini-dash shrine!

NEW Personal Give me a Sign Shrine Kit!

New "Splat" stencil

NEW "Circular" Stencil

NEW "Gradone" Stencil

NEW Clear Acrylic Tag Charms!

NEW 3-D House Charms! These are the coolest! You can alcohol ink them, cover them with papers, fill em' with goodies, etc.!

NEW MEGA Chipboard House Kit! Pages measure 5 7/8" x 5 7/8"

NEW 25 Mini Dice!

See it all on the NEW PAGE HERE! Happy Creating!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Design Team and Guest Artist Work

I have some gorgeous artwork to show off! First some fab pieces from design team member Kelly Burton using the Vintage Car Collage Sheet, the NEW BIRDS sheet, and Lucy!

Next some gorgeous pieces by DT member Heather Robinson using the vintage jewelry sheet, lucy, and Daguerreotypes 2.

DT member Bianca Mandity found some FABULOUS uses for the Lady Clear Buttons and the Lady Colored Buttons! I love these!

Check out these SUPER SWEET cupcake tags that guest artist Sherri Mitchell created using the cupcake cuties 2 digital collage sheet! I adore these!!!

Guest artist Sandy Reid made this adorable piece using Beautiful Birds 1! So sweet! (she has really great music on her blog too...I've been listening as I do my updates!)

And last but never least, guest artist Sandy Scholz made this gorgeous art using the Pull Up a Chair digital sheet and the Collage Cuties 2 digital sheet.

Everything is gorgeous! I love seeing what transpires!