Monday, July 22, 2013

I've got an idea...Let's have a Giveaway !!!

Well actually, it was Kristin's idea from Retro Cafe Art - owner and designer. What a great one though!
 
Who wants a GIVEAWAY?????
Dumb question, right.... 
 

I was so inspired by Kristin's DOTD Shrine that I had to jump in and make one of my own.

These guys are just way too much fun to ignore!

Thanks to  Sherry Westfall Mathews,  I got out my Dremel and drilled holes for the Gold Wire Earrings I twisted. It drills through that Masonite like it was "butta".

You MUST check out Sherry's works of ART, they are AMAZING!


This is the one Kristin made.....PERFECTION, no?

Love the Black and White detailing.


So I had to make one with her perfect Carved Stone Ivory Skull Bead, Paper Flowers, Doll Arms, Mini Dice for eyes, and a tiny Bottle full of Poison which is  Lettuce Alcohol Ink.

A little bit of Christmas Red Stickles adorns the Crown.

I sprayed the Flowers with  Turquoise  and  Sunflower Sparkle  Perfect Pearls Mists and used 2 stamps from Tim Holtz's  Mini Halloween  set to make the Bottle Label.

This stamp set and PP are still available at Inspiration Emporium!
 
 


This is a detail of the Shrine where I used Gold Tinsel and black Tulle to fill in the area.

I added white and silver Rubons and Posca Pen detail around the piece, too.

So here's the deal.....

Leave a COMMENT on this blogpost and the Random Generator will select a winner NEXT MONDAY to receive....
 
NOT ONE, but TWO Inspiration Shrines - Dia De Los Muertos kits  plus several other pieces to embellish them as in charms, roses, beads and such from Retro Cafe Art!
 
OR....you can have a $25 Gift Certificate from Retro Cafe Art...your choice!

Good luck to everybody and don't forget to click on the links here to see the products you can get at Retro Cafe Art!

Linda
Check back on July 29th for the winner!!!


103 comments:

judy gratz said...

I love these shrines and your work!!!!

judy

Vtj

Baroque duJour said...

totally exciting - WAAAYY outside my comfort zone, love it, and really enjoy your work and what you share with us. intrigued follower, greetings from Ireland.

Jennifer Young said...

Love those little coil earrings on your DODT Shrine!

Karen Buchanan said...

Love the shrines! What fun, the little poison bottle is too cute!

Terrie said...

Love the shrine I have seen a lot of pictures of these and didnt know what they called them.

Pat Jimenez said...

You are so creative and I love your "outside the box" thinking! I am an artist also and I too create shrines, but yours are so intriguing and filled with adventure!

Donna Gibson said...

Both of you ladies did a fabulous job on these DOTD shrines! I'm inspired to make a couple for myself! Very cool!

christine blackston said...

Very cool interpretations - I love all the creative items Retro Cafe Art has to inspire us!!

Mary Blake said...

Love it. it is so wonderful I would of never come up with anything like this.. amazing!!

Caroline D. said...

Wow... both are shrines are fantastic!! The mini dice for eyes is so clever! The giveaway is very generous too... thanks for the chance.... love Retro Cafe "stuff". :)

Martha Richardson said...

I don't have enough time in a day to create all the things I want...such as these shrines!!! LOVE!

Marta G (Pelusas Factory) said...

I love these creations!
good luck everybody :)

Cathy L. said...

Retro Café and Linda Caine, what a combination!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dottie said...

Those are so cool! I've never made one before, but I'd love to try!

LOC said...

Oh Linda your are so clever. I love what you did. I better finish my shrines soon before I continue to get even ore ideas from all I see. They are fun.
The other Linda

Tami said...

WOW-I'd love a chance to win one of these shrines! My daughter loves these sugar candy skulls and it would be fun!
Thanks Linda,
Tami (rotht@windstream.net)

Ladybug 458 said...

I know this isn't specifically Halloween, BUT I would like to make one of these for October. This piece has given me inspiration.

InGothWeTruss said...

Gorgeous and inventive! Such a great contest!

Wanda said...

inspiring!

Danielle Ritch said...

These could become addicting...such fun!!!

sam21ski said...

Oh wow these little shrines look fabulous and sooo much fun, would love to get the chance to play with one!!

Sam xxx

Patti said...

Fantastic piece and great inspiration... I can feel my favorite season coming on! xo

Julie Steed said...

These are so cool! My niece would definitely get one if I win - she's a big Dia De Lost Muertos fan and makes sugar skulls (out of sugar!) to sell. She'd love this.

Kathi said...

Your shrine is fabulous. I love all the details you added.

The other shrines are fantastic as well.

Jess said...

Beautiful!

Linda said...

These shrines are amazing and you do them so well. Mine aren't so good. Thanks for the chance to win a kit. Practice makes perfect - right.

CraftyLikeLindy said...

OH MY! It's just gorgeous!! Great job. What did you use for the white on the wings???

Rhea said...

Love! These new shrines totally rock! Thanks for the give away, those are always fun.

Jackie said...

Linda you did it again!

scorpiogrrrl said...

i love the dias de los meurtos theme! aways have. this is just a funner version. love the sugar skulls! what inspiration!

Lori said...

Wow, way cool! Really great work! Love the little shrines!

julie case said...

Very cool Linda, and I love those earrings!! I would love to create my own!

ionabunny said...

Linda that is just so cute (can a DOTD shrine be cute?? tis now!) I love it. The skull and the doll arms and well just everything. If I don't win, and I would love to win, I think I need to get one of these, at least one, to decorate. What a cool gift they could make. So wild I luv it

Carol Q said...

fabulous Linda. I would love to offer a home to one of these. I'm going to have to take the plunge and order from the RCA guys one day.

Ana Marcela Herrera said...

I love these shrines and all your cool work!

RaNae Ellett said...

As Always Linda, your talent never ceases to amaze me.....The pieces look fantastic! I would love to win any of the items you mentioned.........wish me luck!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is another fabulous creation! I love the skull and all the detail, in fact! Julie Ann xx

Phyllis Olson said...

What an awesome creation -- as usual! Your creations are such fun! Would love to do my own!!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

My little ATC shrine is put together, but not decorated yet. You have inspired me to get busy! Fabulous details and textures. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize pack!

Theresa Merkling said...

What fun projects! Thanks for sharing!

Dennis Haynes said...

I love DOTD! This is fun and imaginative. Thanks for sharing your creations!

angelyn said...

Your work is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing the glory! :)

Laura Morrigan said...

That sounds fantastic! They are so awesome! I wanted to go in the last shrine swap but there wasn't enough time to get them posted to me, make them and then send them back!

Anonymous said...

What remarkable work! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy Smith

Kate said...

I love your little shines. I am not into skulls but yours are pretty. Your work is always so unique and interesting. Love it!
Kate

debbig said...

Great shrine. thanks for all the great projects you show on your blog!
debbi g

suzieq23 said...

I love all the shrines you have made! the two above are just "da bomb"...... the colors and originality is great. Would love to win anything from Retro Art Café. It's a great place to shop.

Christi Conley said...

Oh I ABSOLUTELY love your work & Kristen's work is what I aspire to!! This would make me SOOOO very happy - I hope I win :) oh, good luck to all of you, tooo <3

ann said...

Wow I want to be a winner....
Retro Art Cafè is so creative with their products :)

Tarnished Rose said...

Love your shrine? What did you use to color it?

Marilyn

Susan said...

These are so great. Your work is always such an inspiration.

kay(texfolkart) said...

Wow! Love these.....would love to try my hand at a shrine....looks like fun....hope I win!!!!!!

juliek said...

This would be so out of the box for me! How awesome!

Theresa said...

OMGOSH! I LOVE these shrines!!! I would love to give it a go and try making one!!!!!

Natasha said...

Wow these are absolutely amazing, I love what you have done with them both and so does my 14 yr old daughter, she was hanging around beside me whilst i was reading this post in my inbox and all she kept saying was wow they are awesome, i want to make some of them. I've not seen these shrines before so of course I would love to win some, not only for me but for my daughter too. I'll definitely be visiting the Retro Art Cafe and no doubt having my arms twisted really hard behind my back to spend some pennies lol. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win these awesome products. Hugs xNx

Karen Lynn M said...

The shrines are amazing. I have never seen one of these before. I'd love to try my hand at making one. Thank you for sharing!

wwilloww said...

I love all the art of Day of The Dead though I have never created anything to celebrate it. So, it would be wonderful to win this awesome giveaway!!! Not that I could make anything as beautiful as you and Kristin made but I would love to play!

Sherry Matthews said...

Such an awesome piece! and thank you for the shout out- coming from such a talented artist, it means a lot! Can't wait to see what all you do with your beautiful art in the future!

Sandra Strait said...

Wow! These shrines are gorgeous!

Lisa said...

The shrines look amazing!! I love the designs!! How fun these must be to make!!

Lisa
indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

Fran Elliott said...

60 comments. What's left to say? I want a give away. I love your work Lin. I can always be sure to see something new.

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, they're stunning & really, really gorgeous. It would be great to win these, so thanks for the chance.

Jennifer said...

beautiful shrines!! total eye-candy!! I would a chance to win the give-away...thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a shrine kit! Just so cool. Thanks for the chance. collinsscarboro@hughes.net

Anonymous said...

How fantastic that works...those mysterious trinkets nestled in the tulle and tinsel. Thanks, many possibilities to try! Diane / devriesdesign@earthlink.net

patc said...

Awesome pieces, I love DOTD! Thanks for the chance to win.

Crafty E said...

The shrines are very inspiring. DOTD is such a wonderful and colorful celebration. I really like the one with black and white with a bit of Frida color.

pearlswithplaid said...

Next to Halloween, DOTD is my favorite celebration. I would love to display these on my shelf!

2amscrapper said...

Awesome art Linda! I'd love to win from Retro Cafe Art!

Lottie said...

Wow what stunning shrines - I have to admit, much to my chagrin, that I haven't been brave enough to tackle a shrine - but but Frida is an inspiration - as are all of the wonderful and different shrines

Good luck in the giveaway everyone

Ina Ftacek said...

Your DoD shrines are simply amazing! They look like so much fun to make.Thankyou for letting me enter the nice giveaway to try them. Kristen your products and shrines are da bomb! Hugs,Ina

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda......I love checking in on your blog....such great inspruation....good luck to everyone!!!!

BethW said...

This is something I really want to try. I love all the detail in your "stuff" you put in the center. Now to work up the courage and go for it.Thank you for the fantastic inspiration.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Loving all of these....went right over & had to make some purchases of my own. The ideas are swarming in my head!

Laura Cinae said...

Love these shrines, they are inspiring! Would love to make one of my own...

MaRyKaY said...

oh wow that is gorgeous. Love all the elements you put in the middle shadow part. how neat.
its amazing how you can start with same pieces of product and come up with such different works of art.
Those arms are a fab touch. really cute.
I'd love to have this work of fabulouso awesomeness sitting on my mantle.. thanks for giving us all the chance to own it.

Chrissy said...

Both of these are just amazing. When I saw Kristin's it made me want to go load up on goodies and try it myself. Of course, I ended up chickening out but now seeing yours with the cool arms and such makes me want to go load up again and give it a go.

Tanya said...

Love this and I love Retro Art! Thank you so much for the chance to win something awesome!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Chark said...

Cool work! I posted your giveaway on my blog just for fun. http://glitterinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-am-i-doing-online.html

Linda said...

Your work is terrific and I love Retro Cafe Art

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Donna said...

This is amazing, well everything you make is pretty much amazing!
I do love sugar skulls, so why would I not love this?
Great job Linda!

Anonymous said...

I love all your projects!!!!.....I left a comment earlier under anonymous "hi linda I love checking in on your blog such great inspruation good luck to everyone"...but lol forgot to put my name!!...RUTHIE.J.★☆★

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What fabulous pieces, so much fun color!!!

Sarah Lynch said...

They all came out awesome, I would love to create something like that !

Lin said...

Wow amazing Linda...these shrines are mad!!!

Christi Conley said...

Love everything about Retro Art Cafe - one of the first places I go when I get any crafty money :)

Barb said...

Fantastic shrine Linda! Love trawling your blog.

Coco said...

Wooow, I love these FANTASTIC shrines and your (always!) fabulous work Linda. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win ! Coco from France x

KC Inspired said...

You are such a versatile artist! Your work is always flawless. Love the earrings & the little bottle!

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Linda, your shrine is so cool and inspiring!
Thanks for sharing your art and for the chance to win... that could cheer up my day.
Hugs,
Dorly Weitzen

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

I am continuously amazed with your talent! This shrine is just too cool!

Glenda said...

Wow, thanks for the opportunity for this giveaway. Great work Sherry too. I got my shrines in the post and they are so cool. But would love some more so a voucher would be fantastic to have from you great people. hugs xxxx

backintheday said...

That works so well...the artifacts nestled in the tulle and tinsel...looking forward to trying that!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What an awesome fun project!!! Thank you for the chance to win some goodies!!

Erin said...

awesome! I love dia de los muertos too!

Bonnie@bonjboncreations said...

Very nice............thank you!

Debby said...

Don't remember if I left a comment or not. These are fabulous! You always do great work!

crazy4atc said...

Wow, these are awesome!!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Love, love, love, love, love, love LOVE! I'm a huge Dia de los Muertos fan and these absolutely ROCK! xxD

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous creation, great details.

ladyhwk01 said...

I just found this site and it is fabulous. Love the inspiration for "El Dia de Los Muertos." Thank you.

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