Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Circus Retro Cafe Art Giveaway



And now for something completely different....Let's go to a Christmas Circus!

I made this fun project  to celebrate my very first giveaway sponsored by Retro Cafe Art..... so how do you win the $25 Gift Certificate to Retro Cafe Art Gallery? Well, it's easy. Go to the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Facebook page, like it, and let her know Gerri 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  for a week through Monday,  December 10. The winner will be announced on my blog on Tuesday December 11th and you 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. 


So using  the Retro Cafe Art Circus Shrine Stage I created a fantasy winter wonderland by painting it red and gold and adding Red and Green Stickles. The background is some gold and red fiber ribbon and the ground is ivory cotton batting with glitter snow.

I adore Retro Cafe Arts cut outs, it makes creating so quick, no fussy cutting needed. These Retro Cafe Art Circus Cut outs  were detailed with Christmas colors and Stickles accents too. I cut the clowns legs so he could ride on the zebra or the elephant. I put them on the  Theater character stands which makes them stand up! I will be adding new characters as time goes by and will show  them to you.


Here's all the characters, props and the stage..... I love the giant snowball  the elephant is standing on. LOL. I added reindeer antlers to the zebra!

These are details on the cute bottle brush trees that I used for the props. I topped them with tiny stars from the Star Mix Cutouts and put them on red pointy sequin bases.


Here's the completed  Christmas Project. I think I'll have fun moving my little characters around during the holidays!

This last shot is just a close up so you can see my silly clown!





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 definitely my own.
Take care, Gerri

46 comments:

  1. Hi there - just joined the Gecko Galz DT and trying to visit everyone's blogs to say hello. I LOVE this circus it is such fun. Especially love those antlers on the zebra - inspired! Looking forward to working with you. Lisette

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  2. Delightful circus just want to pick up the pieces and have a play <3 it and reminiscent of days gone past.

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  3. Anything Christmas by Debrina Pratt ... love your fabulous circus.

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  4. This is wonderful! You did an amazing job! I 'liked' RCAG a long time ago, and commented that you sent me. Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite thing is the exploding Victorian box!

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  5. That is so awesome! I love your work!

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  6. This is fantasic, Gerri. I can't imagine the loving work that went into it. If it's missing, you will find it here. :o) xoDonna

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  7. This is gorgeous! The antlers are a fabulous touch!
    I have already liked Retro Cafe Art on Facebook. Right now, my favorite things are their washi tape collection and the fish cutouts.

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  8. So creative, thanks for sharing. I db. I am loving all the cutouts.

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  9. My favorite is the new carousel box :) love this theme will go so well with that box ....Love it mamadragon6@msn.com

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  10. I'd definitely go this circus if it came to town! I've left a comment saying you sent me at the Retro Art Cafe FB page (https://www.facebook.com/RetroCafeArt/posts/444648538933712). Thank you for the chance to win!

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  11. Think your circus is one of my favorite holiday projects yet -- festive without screaming Christmas. I'd be hard pressed to pick my favorite Retro Art Cafe goodies, though I love just about all of the Coffee Break Design items and she has a great selection of quirky embellishments as well.

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  12. What a fun project, loving all the details! There's so much fun stuff in the store. Right now I'm kind of partial to washi and alcohol inks though.

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  13. Visited you on Facebook, love receiving your blog posts; I love the circus tent and the vintage circus characters. I am just beginning to play with washi and love it.

    Kristin F.
    rockymountainbirder at gmail dot come

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  14. Hi, Gerri! Love the Christmas Circus theme, especially the antlers on the zebra! Kristen knows I "Like" her FB page. I'm a huge Retro Cafe Art fan!

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  15. Fabulous circusy fun, Gerri--what a great Christmas set!!

    :)

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  16. I linked over here from RetroCafeArt, and LOVE your awesome circus, Gerri.
    I've admired your creative artwork on other blogs before too. What talent :)
    Happy Holidays

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  17. Hi,

    Circus altered art is my thing what a beautiful set - so artistic!!

    Cindy Leaf

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  18. i think this is the cutest ever!!
    love the shrine kits at retrocafe....honestly,i don't think there is one thing i don't like!!!
    the antlers..my favorite!!!

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  19. Love your circus. Fantastic! Left a note on FB for RetroArtCafe - already liked. I love everything - great selection of charms.

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  20. What a delightful project! Gerri, I "liked" on FB long ago and have bought from the store. My faves are the Dolls collage sheets

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  22. I saw this earlier today at Retro Cafe- fabulous work! I'm already a fan of RC on FB and I'm not sure what I like the most- probably the ATC backgrounds- the tomb stones and such. However, the shrines... I've seen amazing things done with them...

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  23. hey Gerri, I already Liked Retro Art Cafe on FB - put have popped over and said hi, hard pushed to pick a fav in Kristin's shop- but i do love all the collage sheets :-)
    love your circus by the way, Debi x

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  24. Liked Retro Cafe on fb, told her you sent me and checked out her goodies for sale. I love the Vintage finds section with all the vintage clock parts. Love your circus as well. Thank you!

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  25. Oh this is so much fun, love all of your touches Gerri! I will go say hi on FB as I have liked it for ages! Favourite at Retro Cafe - hard to pick but it was the dolls that first got them there! Hugs,

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  26. Love this Gerri, just too much fun. Terrific details, I can hear the circus music playing in my head when I look at this. Keep smiling and creating.

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  27. Went to FB to tell them you sent me, but I am already a fan. Your creation is gorgeous. I love that store - so many wonderful items. I am a big fan of the shrines and the theatres, such as yours. Keep up the great work!!!

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  28. Love the circus. Happy Holidays!

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  29. Wow what a fabulous project, totally gorgeous! I love the elephant and the snowball lol.
    Claire xx

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  30. What a pretty Christmas circus. The trees are adorable.

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  31. LOVE, LOV, LOVEE your circus ~ simply delightful!!! Already a fan of Retro Art Cafe's FB page, so it was liked some time ago...always a pleasure to go visit her page, so I left a comment saying that you sent me ;) Love the Prima resin pieces :)))

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  32. Your circus is adorable! I use to want to join the circus (maybe I still do) I use to be a clown and went to the nursing homes!

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  33. This is stunning, love the Circus tent and the little trees are adorable.

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  34. Wow, love this Christmas circus, so many pieces too! Hope you are doing well, keeping warm I am sure.

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  35. OHHHH I love the Christmas Circus!!! Definitely have to put this on my Want to Make List! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Have a great day!!
    Take care,
    Diane

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  36. Wonderful work! Love the antlers!!! Have a great weekend.

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  37. What a fun cicus scene! Love it!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

    p.s. I'm hosting a Giveaway on my blog for Stuck On You. I'm sure you'd love their products as much as I do. I hope you stop by :)

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  38. Hello friend, love your fab Christmas circus! Hope you're doing well!

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  39. Very pretty and so very creative!!
    TFS!!

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