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Petite Shrines by Nichola Battilana + Angels & Wings FLASH SALE!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Nichola Battilana, Sale

Oh, these are so lovely! Amazing what magic Nichola has created from bits of chipboard and paper! (And gold Dresden & embossing powder never hurts!) AND (drum roll please): there’s a GIVEAWAY today!! Plus new shrines and collage sheets, German scraps back in stock, AND a FLASH SALE on Angels & Wings! It’s a full plate so let’s get started!

Saints, Sinners and Mystics Little Niche Shrines by Design Team Member Nichola Battilana

These new little shrines — and they are small: see the photos below of me holding each (the inside of the little shadowbox is approx. 2″ x 3″) — look so rich (with all the layers of paint and metallic gold). They are just beautiful (and easy to reproduce as all the images shown are from 2 new collage sheets by Nichola)!

Here’s some intro text from Nichola’s blog post:

Some things take time. Life gets in the way, plans change, priorities shift, wrenches halt the wheels of progress. In other words, stuff happens. These little nicho shrines are a perfect example. An idea spouts, brainstorming swirls like mad, but somehow it takes months and months for the planets to align ‘just-so’ to make them happen.

And this isn’t a bad thing! Waiting for the right moment is far better than rushing the wrong moment. (That’s what I keep telling myself, so I hope it’s true.)

Each of these shrines is made from chipboard, a small box and a decorative piece affixed to the front. There are 4 styles of niches available.

To decorate each of these I’ve followed the same process:
– assemble the niche
– cover with old paper
– apply washes of paint
– stamp and apply gold embossing powder (the tarot nicho skips this step)
– combine layers of fussy cut collage sheet elements spacing with foam squares
– add finishing touches like gold Dresden and brass stars

Nichola also designed 2 beautiful new collage sheets with small images sized for these petite shrines.

Beautiful work, Nichola!! Go visit Nichola’s blog post for more photos and text! And here’s her supply list for all 4 shrines. Don’t forget to come back to see new products, a new sale, and a Giveaway for all the supplies Nichola used!!

New & Back in Stock Goodies

See everything new today! (14 items, so more than these previews… including more long-awaited German scraps!)

FLASH SALE: Angels & Wings – 30% off!

Over 40 items! These tags caught a few butterfly wings too! Click here to see ALL the sale items!

The sale ends TOMORROW night, November 11, 2019.

Saints & Sinners Giveaway!

What? A Giveaway?? It’s true! Sorry for the lapse (and thanks for your patience) — we had to turn off the blog comments for a bit of technical maintenance. But we’re back! At least for occasional Giveaways! (And remember: Miz Bella still hosts Monthly Kit Giveaways on the Alpha Stamps Facebook page!

So, back to this new Giveaway! I decided to include EVERYTHING from Nichola’s Supply List! From the new shrines to the new collage sheets (and gold dresden and stars, too)!

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Nichola’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

To enter the Saints & Sinners Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, November 11, 2019).

And what are you going to make?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight Monday night, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via and the winner will be announced in the next newsletter.

Posted by Leslie, November 10th, 2019

34 responses to “Petite Shrines by Nichola Battilana + Angels & Wings FLASH SALE!”

  1. Melanie says:

    I will make a shrine in honor of my late mother!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Erin says:

    I absolutely love this project.

  3. Kim R says:

    Im a redhead…I’ll definitely be making a sinner shrine! Lol

  4. Christine V says:

    These are lovely and fun! I need to order the new shapes to try out variations on the triptych shrines I make!

  5. Denise Humenik says:

    Completed shrine will make a perfect Xmas gift for my friend who adores them. Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Nancy O says:

    Loving the mad mystics shrine ideas.

  7. Sylvia L says:

    The shrines are beautiful. I would make my version of an angel shrine.

  8. Gimme, Gimme, gimme…I mean I love shrines, and these are wonderful! Beautiful art, as always! xoxoxo

  9. Ann E Pierce says:

    I’m starting to make Christmas presents and these little shrines fit right in with my projects! Nice!

  10. Anne S. says:

    So excited the giveaways are back. I’ve been thinking about a series of modern goddesses, so I would make a little shrine for one of them.

  11. Pauline Halloran says:

    Nichola is so talented! I love her design style and always with a twist. I would make a vintage, Victorian shrine. Thank you for the opportunity.

  12. Barbara Griggs says:

    I *love* making tiny shrines. These products will eliminate some of the tedium of constructing a pretty surround. The tarot shrine Nichola made is particualrly striking… and there are 77 additional cards to potentially enshrine. I could be working for years on the project (which is a good thing!)

  13. Sue Young says:

    I’d make a Day of the Dead shrine with these!

  14. Phoebe Diamond says:

    I think my shrine would be a Krampus one for a friend who loves Krampus. This is a perfect size to get me making shrines again.

  15. Denise Bryant says:

    These are awesome! I am in the mood to create something Christmas-y so I’d make a winter scene with a sweet angel in it!

  16. Margery McInerny says:

    I love the angel image

  17. Laural Svoboda says:

    My youngest daughter is getting married, she’s 35, for the first and the last time❤️ in two weeks. I would love to make them into memory ornaments for their first Christmas.

  18. Luanne Shoup says:

    angle wings are tickling my nose.

  19. Kate Hudak says:

    I would love to make the angel. I would gift to my daughter who makes my life wonderful!

  20. Christi Ashcraft says:

    I absolutely love these!!!!!

  21. Donna Kottcamp says:

    This is the best giveaway yet! I love religious cards and ephemera. I have all sorts of images flying through my mind right now…I’d love to try some out.

  22. Karen Mallory says:

    These are so fun! You can sure pack a lot of arty goodness in a little package. I love mini shrines and would make some kind of holiday shrines!

  23. Pauline Pire says:

    I would love to make one of these Shrines for a dear friend.

  24. Kathleen S. Cole says:

    I would make an angel shrine for my mother, who died last year. Another couple angel shrines for friends, and a Krampus shrine for me!

  25. Marilyn Ray says:

    Wow. What a perfect project to restart the giveaways with. These shrines would be perfect for me to immortalize my pets.

  26. Kat Cashwell says:

    Beautiful project !!!

  27. Patty OConnell says:

    I love these! Need to win.

  28. Kathy Toews says:

    Amazing shrines! Love them.

  29. Kitty Tatman says:

    I love the mystical vibe but definitely have to make something with those awesome WINGS! Already brainstorming what kind of crackle paste I want to incorporate 😍…

  30. Rhonda says:

    These are so pretty. I have always loved shrines.

  31. Anne W says:

    I am obsessed with shrines! I would make one for my grandma. SO cool.

  32. Madelin says:

    I would make a shrine to my Father. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  33. Bonni H says:

    My friend recently lost her husband quite unexpectedly. I would make a shine for her to remember him.

  34. Sheree says:

    Love these projects! I would make the blue angel.