Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Non-Halloween Break!

Hello Everyone:)

Well it's been an exciting couple of weeks
on my blog with the Co-Hosted Giveaway
with Kristin Hubick 
Retro Cafe Art Gallery

which both of us enjoyed so much!

So I thought, I would give a little break
to all the Halloween 
colours and projects, for all of our eye's 
to have a rest, 
So, I took on another 
Project Challenge 
from Kristin and
it's in conjunction with her latest 
on Retro Cafe Art Gallery in 
of her 
New Venture with
Land of Enchantment
Debrina Pratt!

I have been a collector of Debrina's Graphics
for a couple of years now, so I was thrilled
to see that she and Kristin have this 
New Venture together and
with this 
You all can Win too!

So here's my answer to Kristin's Challenge:)

This is my 
'French Peacock Shrine'
(and as some of you know from pictures of
my Art Room on Facebook, this is right
up my alley! LOL) 
( If you'd like to see, send me a 'Friend' Invite
on Facebook/Denise Phillips:)

I made this from 
Kristin's Coffee Break Design Kit
(Background sheet to display also one of
Land of Enchantments 
Graphics Sheets:)
I love these colours and graphics!
I also used Coffee Break Design's 
Arch Trinket Shrine and Fancy Brass 
Feather Crowns and of course
Mr. Tim Holtz Hitches as feet!
(Becoming a regular feature on my pieces!)

I so much enjoyed making it that I decided to go
a bit further with these wonderful graphics sheets

Of course for me, it's all about the Birds! LOL!
Debrina's Graphics of her birds have always
been a Favourite of mine!
But check out those mini crowns!
Teensy Tiny Brass Crowns from
Retro Cafe Art:)
I loved playing with this little kit of Mini Stand-Up Houses,
and my ideas are 'flying' 
on how to use more of them!

But until then, 1 more project I finished this
week, which I used some of Land of Enchantments
Graphics, and a Vintage Photo from my own
a few extra vintage goodies I've collected 
from Kristin along the way and 
also of course my favourite

This is an 8 x 10 Collage piece I'm calling
'Thrill Seeker'
( I just love that woman's expression!)
I photographed it before framing...

I mounted it in an 8 x 10 Shadow Box frame:)

So there you go!
I've had a wonderful week of being creative thanks
to Kristin's Challenge! 

So I hope you all will pop over to Kristin's 
blog at
and get your entries into her latest
Giveaway! Kristin is giving away FIVE Land of Enchantment Collage Sheets to FOUR lucky winners! All you have to do is leave a comment on her blog post!

And just a head's up....
more Giveaway's to come on my blog from
some more 
Wonderful Shops all in the works!

So hope you've enjoyed my latest flurry of
creativity, and hope you'll sign on as a 
Google Follower if you aren't already one,
and do come by and send me a Friends 
request on Facebook too!

It's isn't quite Halloween yet, so there's at 
least another blog post in the works to

So until then, as ever



Mary Jane said...

Wow Denise, you have been busy!! And in a wonderful everything you have created here...I am going to have to check out those collage sheets for sure! Happy creating!

Anne D said...

As I said on the Retro Cafe blog, these are just splendid!

Now I must follow you too!

Robin Swederske said...

What a great non-Halloween break! I love that thrill-seeker woman's expression, too!

Jingle said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Denise!!!

mitz said...

...ohhhh my GOSH... what a talent you have.. amazing.. wtg..

Cynthia Hanna said...

I'm so glad that the Retro Cafe blog has introduced me to you and your blog! I love your work and will be following you :)