Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tombstone Swap from Retro Cafe Art Gallery and a SALE!

Some of my favorite color combinations are used for traditional Halloween projects.

Orange...Purple....and Green.

So these Tombstones for Kristin's Swap are a lot of fun for me. The Antique Skeleton Cut-Outs are perfect for these little tombstones.

I like to use Fresco Paints applied with Cut-n-Dry foam for a lot of my backgrounds. Then I stamped with the Mini Halloween 3 set from Tim Holtz in various Archival Ink colors.

The Bats in the background are added using the Bat Camp stencil and archival ink. 

The Cat Cut-Out and Bat Cut-Out have some white Sharpie Poster pen outlines.

This Zombie hand is reaching for the bats that are flying away. I really love the intricate cut of this Spider Web Tombstone.

The background is stamped onto Finnabair Sunrise Sunset Paper here. Great colors for this. And the Newsprint Words are layered onto mat board. 

The EEK is painted and used as a base for out little Skeleton's feet to perch upon.

You've gotta love the Bat Charm.

Now this one is altogether different. It has an Ultra Thick Embossing Powder background with some gold paint dabbed over spots. I pushed the tombstone into the embossing ink and then added different colors of my discontinued Brightz UTEE before hitting it all with the heat tool.

The Cat Lantern is hanging from a snap back.

The little Moon Face is made from Paper Clay and a Punch Mold from RCAG and is painted with various paints with a bit of ink.

These Art Doll Faces are just way too much fun, and VERY easy to make.

I stamped the little Trick or Treaters on the backs and signed them. This one has branches stamped around the edges, and some vintage text...all from the same stamp set. LOVE IT!

I really like how they have spots of the background showing through them. Kind of looks like they're at a bonfire or watching the sun set on their way into the Scary Night!


Check out the products from RCAG and get yourself entered into the SWAP! (Click the SWAP link for all the good information.)

These are going there soon!

NOW! Here is the GOOD stuff...SALE TIME at Retro Cafe Art - 10% off ALL items! Use this code LABOR10OFF until Monday at Midnight. All NEW items here.


Retro Cafe Art Products:
Gothic Tombstone Bases III
Antique Skeleton Illustrations Paper cuts
Vintage Skeleton Paper cuts-Colored
Tim Holtz Cling Mounted Stamp Set - Mini Halloween 3
Zombie Arm Cut Outs
Halloween Word Scroll Cut Outs
Cat Cut Outs-Black Mat Board
Bat Cut Outs-Black Mat Board
Bat Camp Stencil
Brass Fancy Bat Charm
Paper Clay and Sculpey Flexible Push Mold-Art Doll Faces
Halloween Lanterns Embellishments
Halloween Collage Vintage Paper Cuts-Newspaper Grey
Jet Black Archival Ink

Monday, August 25, 2014

Emma's Charm Bracelet

Every little girl need a charm bracelet at least once in their life. And this one is so simple to make, even I could do it!!!

The charms are all from Inspiration Emporium and the chain and clasp are from my local bead store. You can see all the charms here.

What was really fun was how she explained each charm and how they symbolized her summer....even though she didn't pick any of them out!  An imagination is a wonderful gift!!!
The door and umbrella are a symbol of the door to her backyard pool with an umbrella.
The crescent moon is something she's fixated on since she was a toddler.

The butterfly has some symbol of a show she's watching this summer....

She loved the lock and key, and of course everyone has to have a pair of flip-flops in the summer.
The paper is a torn sheet from the Sunrise Sunset Collection by Finnebair. And they're in stock. Use my code iecain81 and get 10% off your order!!! $5 shipping in USA.
Hard to believe the summer is almost over and school starts back up next week here....
Time Flies so Swiftly.
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