Friday, September 22, 2017

New Charms + Vintage Goodies + Tombstone Swap Photos + More


Happy Weekend Everyone! We have some lovely new goodies in the shop including amazing charms (mini crowns, pocket watches, and more), plus these AWESOME vintage price tags that are just perfect for collage and assemblage! A definite must have and a very unique item!





 
Feature Inspiration By Kim Collister! 
    * We're sharing this fabulous piece again since we had a short store closing after this was posted! *
    Step right up and feast your eyes on this incredible Dia De Los Muertos Carousel Doll by Design Team Member Kim Collister! Kim has taken this project to a whole new level, creating a magical DOTD masterpiece! Bursting with stunning colors and details, you don't want to miss this one. Have a look on Kim's blog: http://www.kimcollisterstudio.com/2017/09/dia-de-los-muertos-carousel-shrine.html





Linda Cain Halloween Past Inspiration!

Here's a wonderful project from the past by Design Team Member Linda Cain! Halloween ornaments are fun and fast to make using our wonderful cameo frames. And you can hang them just about anywhere. From a doorknob, from a light fixture, adorn your fireplace, or make and entire banner. The possibilities are endless!
You can find the tutorial here on her blog: http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2014/10/halloween-cameo-owls.html




Tombstone Swap Photos!

The Retro Café Art Gallery Tombstone Swap is now closed, however you can view the awesomeness and make some of your own. We had 34 amazing artists participate! A HUGE THANK YOU to our hostess with the mostest Sherry Westfall Matthews for opening all the packages, taking the wonderful photos, and swapping them out! Fantastic job everyone!
Sherry Matthews has posted them all to our album on Facebook HERE. Check them out! 
(Tombstones below from top to bottom by Luci Brito, Kaleigh Brewer, and Deb Moon)



Friday, September 8, 2017

New Halloween Brads + Stunning DOTD Carousel by Kim Collister + More


Happy Weekend Everyone! We have some lovely new goodies in the shop including six FUN new brad styles! Owls, Aliens, Witch Hats, and more! Several that are great for your Halloween projects!
And if you haven't grabbed them already, we still have some of the new Tim Holtz Paper Dolls in stock, but they are going fast!
 





Feature Inspiration By Kim Collister!  
    Step right up and feast your eyes on this incredible Dia De Los Muertos Carousel Doll by Design Team Member Kim Collister! Kim has taken this project to a whole new level, creating a magical DOTD masterpiece! Bursting with stunning colors and details, you don't want to miss this one. Have a look on Kim's blog: http://www.kimcollisterstudio.com/2017/09/dia-de-los-muertos-carousel-shrine.html





Linda Cain Halloween Past Inspiration!

Here's a wonderful project from the past by Design Team Member Linda Cain! This Halloween ATC Box is the perfect place to store those fabulous ATCs and Tombstone ATCs. You can find the tutorial here on her blog: http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2013/09/gothic-tombstones-and-halloween-atc.html




Swap Reminder!

Just a reminder, tombstones for the swap are due at Sherry Matthew's studio on September 15th. That's just ONE week away! So get those tombstones mailed!
Of course if you don't have your tombstones already, it will be too late to play in the swap. But you can still make some for yourself or for a friend!

Friday, September 1, 2017

New Tim Holtz Paper Dolls + Halloween Ephemera + Tombstones by Linda Cain


Happy long Weekend Everyone! I'm so excited about the new Tim Holtz Ephemera packs and even more excited about the new Tim Holtz Paper Dolls! So many uses for these sets, and you get lots in each pack! You're gonna want them both! 
 





Feature Inspiration By Linda Cain!  
    Design Team Member Linda Cain has posted all four of her fabulous tombstones! Stop by Linda's blog for the info and links to her last two tombies. It's much cooler here today, so we're really getting into the fall spirit! Thanks for the extra boost Linda! http://cain81art.blogspot.com/2017/09/two-tombstones-done-and-on-blog.html

    And if you missed them, check out her previous tombstone posts!






Congratulations Kim Collister!

Design Team Member Kim Collister has a wonderful bonus post for you this week. By request, she's put together a fantastic write-up about her recently published Shelf Shrines. Each one is more beautiful than the next. Stop by Kim's blog for the full details! http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2017/08/come-little-birdie-shrines.html



Friday, August 25, 2017

New Palm Reading Hands + Tiny Shrine Bookmark By Chrissy Colon + More


Happy Weekend Everyone! I'm really excited about the new Palmistry hands (and arms!) in the shop. Perfect for so many of your mystical projects! They work nicely for Halloween too. What does the future hold? Perhaps a purchase from Retro Cafe Art Gallery? (couldn't resist). More styles in the shop, so check them out!
 




Feature Inspiration By Chrissy Colon!  
Design Team member Chrissy Colon has a sweet project for you! See how she transformed a tiny house shrine into a lovely bookmark. It may be small, but it's still packed with lots of detail and some lovely lessons along the way. Great project Chrissy!
http://twistedmusedesigns.com/a-journey-through-simplicity/





Congratulations Kim Collister!

A big huge congrats to Design Team Member Kim Collister! She has an article in the latest Somerset Studio magazine, using several Retro Café Art Gallery Shelf Shrines. Her article is fantastic and her art pieces are absolutely stunning. Be sure to check it out! Way to go Kim!






More Tombstone Inspiration!

Sherry Matthews has received more of your tombstones, and is photographing them for our album on Facebook HERE. Check them out! New tombs have been added! (tombstones below by Sherry Matthews)




Swap Reminder!

Just a reminder, tombstones for the swap are due at Sherry Matthew's studio on September 15th. That's just 3 weeks away!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

New Goodies + Tombstones by Sherry Matthews + More


Happy Weekend Everyone! We have several new goodies in stock as well as some restocked favorites! How about these Sugar Skull stamps! I'm loving the incredible detail! So many great uses for these wonderful stamps!
 

 

Feature Inspiration By Sherry Matthews!  
    Design Team Member Sherry Westfall Matthews has some wonderful tombstones to share with you today! Check out her blog post to see how she created her beautiful Tarot inspired pieces! And get a nice peek into Sherry's process. So awesome!





Inspiration By Kay Pierce!

And for even more Halloween goodness, check out this wonderful Pedestal by Kay Pierce! We love the placement of her flying bat, not to mention her kitty and pumpkins. Absolutely wonderful piece Kay!



More Tombstone Inspiration!

Sherry Matthews has received some of your tombstones, and is photographing them for our album on Facebook HERE. The creators of these fabulous tombs from top to bottom are Sherry Matthews, Kay Pierce, Vickie Kammerer, and Linda Cain! Amazing start ladies! Stay tuned for many more. Happy Hauntings!




Saturday, August 12, 2017

New Engraved Wood Cameos + Tombstones by Kim Collister + More


Happy Weekend Everyone! This week we have some fabulous new Engraved Wood Cameos in the shop! They measure 30x40mm and are the perfect size for several of the settings we sell (click the listings for links). Of course I love the Sugar Skulls, but we also have a fantastic Anatomical Heart and Halloween Mix too. Be sure to check them all out! 
 



Feature Inspiration By Kim Collister!  

I know many of you are working on your tombstones for the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Tombstone Swap! Design Team Member Kim Collister has some wonderful tombstone inspiration for you today. Hop on over to her blog and feast your eyes on her spooky creations. You can find more details and supply links in her post! Hauntingly awesome Kim! http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2017/08/the-2017-tombstone-halloween-swap-is.html





Inspiration By Susan Harkness-Williams!

I just had to share these stunning Circle Shrines created by Susan Harkness-Williams. We adore the placement of her House Shrines, and the finishes on both are to die for! If you would love to see these beauties in person, you can find them at the Artist Gallery Sunriver in Oregon! Here is a link to the gallery, and congrats Susan!





Inspiration By Sherry Matthews!

Design Team Member Sherry Westfall Matthews has a bonus post for you this week! Trick or treat? Well this is most definitely a treat! Sherry shows you another way to use those fabulous Tombstones and our ATC Box to make a terrific treat holder! Fill it with candy, art supplies, ATCs, and more. Hop on over to Sherry's blog for the sweet details! https://sherrymatthewsart.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/tombstone-treat-box/





Swap Reminder!

Just a reminder, tombstones for the swap are due at Sherry Matthew's studio on September 15th. That's 5 weeks away. So if you're playing and still don't have your tombstones, get those babies ordered!

Friday, August 4, 2017

New Charms + Charm Sale + Tombstone Inspiration by Linda Cain


Happy Weekend Everyone! We're experiencing some cooler weather this week, which is getting me excited for Fall and of course, Halloween! I know many of you are excited too!
This week we have several favorite charms back in stock, plus some brand new favorites. Plus, all charms are ON SALE! It's a great time to stock up.
 




Feature Inspiration By Linda Cain!  

Design Team Member Linda Cain is helping us get into the Halloween spirit with another fabulous Tombstone! We love the way she used her Finnabair Patina and Rust Paste sets! Those trees really look like they're part of the tomb! Fabulous!
Hop on over to Linda's blog for more details and supply links: 

And join in the Tombstone Swap too:





Inspiration By Kim Rayko!

I just had to share this stunning mirror created by Kim Rayko! We love her Dia De Los Meurtos theme, and her liittle skulls and roses were the perfect touch. Not to mention the cool skeleton hand on the back. Brilliant theme Kim! And such a cool decoration for the house!





Inspiration By Stampington!

We adore this project created by Sarah Donawerth of Stampington and Company using our Stand Up Steampunk Woman. You can find Sarah's complete tutorial here on Stampington's website:
https://stampington.com/Stay-Strong-Steampunk-Assemblage-Woman-Project