11.16.2012

Steampunk Circus and Retro Cafe Art Gallery GIVEAWAY!

It's FRIDAY, folks!  And...for most of us, next week is a super short week, so that makes it an even BETTER Friday!  YAY!  I say it's time to celebrate with a fun giveaway, what do you think?  Today, the fabulous Kristin is offering Just Jingle readers a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Retro Cafe Art Gallery store!  You already know I love RCA, but if you haven't checked it out you are MISSING out! SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR HOW TO ENTER TO WIN!

P.S. Retro Cafe Art Gallery has an AWESOME supply of Washi Tape, Baker's Twine, AND Tim Holtz goodies, too!


I want to share the Steampunk Circus shrine I created recently using some fabulous goodies from Retro Cafe Art Gallery!

Steampunk Circus Shrine - Soft Focus


I began with the awesome Steampunk Shrine Kit and covered it entirely with Graphic 45 papers.  You can also buy premade curtain cutout sheets to go with the shrine kits if you prefer.

Steampunk Shrine Gear Detail


The gears come with the shrine, and I used a gold leafing pen to make them a pretty metallic gold color.  You can also get the gears separately in a variety of forms!

Steampunk Circus Shrine detail


I used the Circus Paper Cutouts tucked into the fabulous little Theatre Character Stands painted with a silver leafing pen.

So...how do you win the $25 Gift Certificate to Retro Cafe Art Gallery?  Well, it's easy!

Head on over to the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Facebook page, like it, and let her know Jingle sent you!  Then just leave a comment here on my blog telling me that you did that and what your favorite thing from the Retro Cafe Art Gallery store is!

The giveaway will remain open through Friday, 23 November.  The winner will be announced on my blog and will have 48 hours to claim the prize.  After 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.  This giveaway is open worldwide, as it is a gift certificate with a set amount.  I receive free product from Retro Cafe Art Gallery, as I design for the store, however, I was not given any financial compensation for this post and all opinions are my own.


68 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my golly this is soooo cool!! love all the fine details! wonderful!

trisha too said...

VERY fun!

:)trisha

Debby said...

That is incredible. Great job.

Annette said...

wow wee this is amazing...

Connie Mercer said...

wow~amazing!! So creative:):)

Miriam Prantner said...

This is pretty darn cool! Love how you positioned the people! Stopped by to say hi to Retro Cafe (although already like them). There's too much stuff in that store to pick just one thing....but I'm very intrigued by the stencils, and of course I always like stamps!

Megan Aaron said...

omg great project! I had never been to retro gallery before, LOVE IT! What's my fave? I don't know it's hard, but maybe the cameo sets.

Netty said...

wow loving your latest project, this is so fab Jingle, Annette x

Fleursbydesign said...

Very cool project, love the gold gears

Deb said...

I left a comment on facebook and went over to their website. OH MY! I love it!!!The Vintage finds are awesome I am ordering the old library cards! I remember using them Thanks for sharing!!

Boni said...

told them you sent me and my favs are the steampunk theater and the day of the dead one :) Love how you did this<3

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Your piece is STUNNING Jennifer!!! xoxo

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

This is amazing!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Holy Guamamole.....amazing project!!! I have to go look again- too much 'stuff' to look at to pick just one fav!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

That is wicked cool! I love that the acrobats look so real and dimensional. The gold leafing on the gears are awesome!

Jan Garber said...

Thanks for introducing me to Retro Art Gallery! Love the vintage digitals available there! I could use some new-old goodies! Your circus project is so yummy and way over the top! HUGS!

Ana Marcela Herrera said...

I left a comment on facebook and went over to their website. !!The Vintage and retro finds are so pretty Thanks for sharing and for the chance!!

mauiquilter said...

Checked RAG out and was totally overwhelmed with all of the great detail - in everything! Mahalo for the link!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Hey Jingle!! thanks for the link. Never been to their site. Awesome place, plan to return. Love their vintage finds: antique ledger sheets and their vintage collage sheets of medicine labels. Thanks so much!!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

I liked Retro cafe on FB and let them know you sent me. Love the red ticket washi tape!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

I love my crop-a-dile!

Sandy Leigh said...

I love the Exploding Carousel Box kit! Ahhhdorable! Thank you for hosting the giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving! --Sandy Leigh

PaperPixie said...

This project is gorgeous! I always like when you use their stuff because I feel like it is a really different style for you, but one I also like.
Man, I am a washi junkie and they have so many styles I have never seen! My favorite at the moment is the white dots and pink hearts on orange. I am all about orange right now. :)

retta519 said...

What an awesome job! I'm already a fan of the Retro Cafe on Facebook...how can one not be??? hehe. I have to say I want one of everything they sell!

Char said...

Love their doll and doll parts! and other altered art stuff.

jennifer said...

gorgeous piece! love it, already a fan of RCA every where - kind of a stalker I guess, lol

Danielle said...

Fabulous piece!

Jackie said...

I visited Retro Cafe Art Gallery and left my comment!
Your circus is divine!
What is my favorite item. That is very hard to say. Right now I have ornaments to make for the exchange and I like the theaters. I also like their collage papers!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fantastic project!!! I liked them on fb... LOVE their collection of Washi tape, but have to go with the snowflake gems as my favorite since I'm working on holiday gifts right now...thank you so much for the chance to win!

Chris-aka-ChatterScene said...

Super Fun Project! TFS

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Oh my...their washi tape collection is devine!!! I'd have to say I really like their snowflake

ScrappyRae10 said...

WOW awesome giveaway!!! I hope I win! lol thanks for the chance! Liked their facebook page and my fav of the store is OF COURSE the washi tape and I am loving their Chirstmas Grunge ATC backgrounds, the tiny mice, Tim Holtz stuff and seriously almost everything else!!!

Scrapaholic Mommy said...

what a great giveaway!!! i just cant choose though but im sucker for all christmas themed stuff!!! thanks for the chance to win!!! liked thier page.and commented ...happy holidays!!

Pam said...

Great project! Thanks for introducing me to Retro Cafe. I just spent forever just looking through the Christmas section. Fabulous finds! Loved the Washi.

jordanbev5 said...

Your stage is so retro and gorgeous! Great job!! As for the Retro Cafe Art Gallery, I loved their mini tinsel wreaths and santa collage sheets! Great store!!

gale said...

What a cool project!

Nicie Ibarra said...

This is a gorgeous little shrine - awesome take on the Steampunk!!!

jengd said...

Fabulous shrine! So much to love at the Gallery but I'd have to say one of my favs right now is the Pine Lake Stand-Up Village Kit.

Claudine C. said...

This is an awesome project. Steampunk is one of my favorite themes. Thanks for sharing this with us. I am already a liker of the Retro Facebook page, I love them!! My favorite thing in the store? Wow, how can I pick, I think I'm really loving stencils and stamps right now. :) thanks for the chance to win!!!

Theresa Goldman said...

Unbelievable theatre! I love the steampunk theme and all the detail you used. Yes, I 'liked' your work on the fb page and you know what I do like it. And as for Retro, who doesn't like Kristin. She's great and so are all the goodies she has in the shop. Yeah, Kristin.....:)

Bast said...

Gorgeous....Love it! Already 'Liked' her FB page. Hard to pick only 1 favorite product but would have to be the German Cotton Spin Mushrooms. They are adorable! Thanx for sharing and for the chance to win.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Lyneen said...

Been to Retro Cafe Art Gallery and left a comment... I must sat I am in love with all of the shrines available! Awesome Circus you cerated with the Steampunk Shrine Kit!!!

paintedlady89 said...

What a great project! You are so creative!
I love the Collage sheets. They are so much fun and there are so many types of projects that you can create from them.
Gigi

windycindy said...

"Happy Thanksgiving!"
I already "Liked" them on Facebook,
but still left a comment that Jingle sent me about the fabulous giveaway.
I love the Melissa Francis Shabby
Lovliness goodies!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Marie Z. Johansen said...

Wonderful artwork!
I can't think of only one thing that I like about RCA. Whenever I need something cool and unusual I head over there. I guess if I had to choose just one thing it would have to be their chip board shrines and similar object. So much fun and so easily individualized!

Kathy said...

I went to RCA - already follow their blog and have shopped at their store. They have great and unusual products. I love the shrines they have - they are unusual and easy to create!!!

Lillian Child said...

WOW - what a fabulous giveaway!! and your project is AMAZING, Jen! And thanks for the chance! I liked their facebook page and my favorite item from the store is the washi tape and those tiny mice!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your steampunk circus diorama. Blessings!

BurningRubber said...

I do love all their different shrines. They have such great products. How about that new carousal explosion box. I can't wait to get one.

Linda said...

Fantastical creation. Well done! I've been a fan of RAG on fb for some time now. Would love a gift certificate. Ty for the giveaway.

ferrellgraph-x said...

Your Steampunk shrine kit project is totally awesome! I am tickled to have found my way to your blog from Kristin's blog post!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

This is incredible! I'm totally starting to get into steampunk now.

KAM said...

My first visit to the Facebook page, looked like a great place so I "liked" it and added a comment.
I love the Steampunk shrine kit and would love to win the giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
Kristin

BethW said...

I am a Halloween junkie-I could spend hours looking at the Retro gallery.But I decided on this one:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=423469321051634&set=a.396865803711986.94345.147284858670083&type=3&theater
Tracy Delisle's fantastic jar for the 2012 challenge.
And I love steampunk-so you know I adore your shrine.I've been wanting to give one of them a try for quite some time.
Thank you so much for the chance to win one.

Karenladd said...

Wow Jingle, this is a whole new side of you! LOVE this circus project and left some love over at Retro Cafe Art on FB

Gilda said...

I'm already a FB fan - and left a message. Love everything in the store - the vintage selections are great. Thanks for the chance to win. (gildamc@hotmail.com)

Cindy said...

These are fabulous, I have bought several chandeliers (christmas ornaments etc) but then i don't know where to start. Why don't you make some kind of pattern to make a theatre - I would buy it and I am sure many more would. I would LOVE to wind the Retro Cafe Art prize - everything they gave is wonderful!!

Cindy Leaf

Tricia said...

Hi Jennifer - I "liked" Retro Cafe Art Gallery on Facebook. My favorite is definitely the washi tape!

Sandra Strait said...

I 'liked' the Retro Cafe Art Gallery on FB long ago, but I left them a message so they knew you sent me over! With so much awesome goodness at their store it's impossible to choose just one item, but I love their Antique German doll selection the mostest!

Laura Flowers said...

This is gorgeous! I already liked Retro Cafe, but I left them a note (and bought some stuff... lol) and would love to be entered in your contest. Thanks!!!

Laura Flowers said...

Ooops... and I love their stencils the most!

julie case said...

Hi! I already liked Retro Cafe Art, but I left a note that you sent me :) My favorite thing is the Victorian Exploding Picture Box that I just received in the mail. I can't wait to alter it! (and those cute reindeer antlers are my second fave ;)). Thanks for the chance to win!

nicoleqmullen said...

I stopped by and said hi, but was already a follower. I love the halloween haounted house from Retro Cafe, its my absolute favourite item! :D Thanks for the chance to win!!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

I visited them on FB. was already a fan though...so I said Hi for the both of us. :) What is not to love. I love their vintage finds. Always so neat. Oh and their Shrine kits. Ok I love too much to list. What a wonderful store they have. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jan Hennings said...

LOVE this Jingle...a real beauty!

TinaW said...

I already like them on Facebook. Right now, my favorite thing(s) are their selection of washi tapes!

Christina Edmondson said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! So much!! Cheers!!!

Kate Foote, Box 34, Farnhamville Iowa 50538 said...

I love your website. I am SO glad I found it! Keep up the great site! I love love love the washi tape. I have written down a list of the types I would love to get. I think there were 14 or 15 of them! How does one choose? lol.

Katie in Iowa

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