Friday, September 9, 2016

Welcome Design Team Member Sherry Matthews + More

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! 

Art Time Feature With Kim Collister!  

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!

Be sure to check out the full tutorial!

Inspiration By Kim Rayko!  

Kim Rayko will have you walking the plank with her fabulous skeleton assemblage! We love his pirate gear, and of course all the wonderful embellishments! Awesome piece Kim!
Graveyard Skeleton:
Tim Holtz Coffin:
She Also Used Our Skull and Crossbone Charm, Ship Wheel Cut Outs, and Medieval Weapon Cut Outs

Welcome to the Design Team Sherry Matthews!  

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!

About Sherry:
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 or check out her blog at You can also follow her on Instagram (@sherrymatthewsart) or find her on Facebook at Sherry Matthews Art/Dalaimomma.

Inspiration by Sherry Matthews!  

We are absolutely in love with this incredible piece by Sherry Westfall Matthews! The way she transformed her 2016 Tombstone, is absolutely amazing. Time to ride right into Halloween folks! Stunning piece Sherry!
2016 Gothic Tombstone ATC Bases:
She Also Used Our Small Wheel Cut Outs, Victorian Flourish Cut Outs, Medium Baroque Cameo Frames, Ornate Flourish Cut Outs Style 4, Inka Gold, and Skeleton Paper Cuts

Once again, welcome to the team Sherry Westfall Matthews!!! We can't wait to see even more of your incredible talent!

The Tombstone Contest is Underway!

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!

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