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New Heart Shrine & Artwork; Celestial & Alchemy SALE!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale

Wow! Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas has made a beautiful shrine called A Gift For Natasha using the new Heart Little Niche Shrine! Hard to believe it’s just a simple chipboard shrine form under all those lush fabrics & trims!

Beside the photo at right, there are 2 more photos below — and there are more photos in Rhonda’s blog post:

I am a sucker for rich, deep colors and vintage, embellished fabrics. I have found that it is easy to find pieces of Indian Sari fabrics on line, that are not expensive at all. At times, you do have to wait for the lengthy shipment from abroad, but it is so worth it.

Using a combination of vintage jeweled bits and new yet classic Dresden pieces, I created this heart shadow box that looks like it once belonged to a wealthy Queen from long ago. Maybe even the woman in the heart. I will call her Natasha. A token, from her lover, full of precious stones.

These gorgeous wings intimidated me at first. I was being too obsessive about every part of the design showing and wanting them to have lots of texture. I added just a little color with acrylic paint and the dab of an ink pad. Some vintage trim worked perfectly for the top of the wing, and then I used a stencil and added a bit of coarse molding paste. After drying the paste carefully with a heat gun, I ran a gold ink pad over the raised texture and was very satisfied with the results.

(See the photo in the Giveaway below for a close-up) showing another example of combining the old with the new. Each stone and bead is from a vintage piece, but using the Antique Gold Dresden Starburst Rosettes brought all of the items together as a whole.

Read more (and see more photos in Rhonda’s blog post! Above are photos/links for a few of the items from Rhonda’s supply list… and keep reading as there’s a related Flash Sale and Giveaway!

What else is NEW today?

New or back in stock! I tried to find some embellishments worthy of a shrine like Rhonda’s. Note that all 4 of those brass/gold items below are part of the Flash Sale! (See below for more info)

NEW Flash Sale: Celestial & Alchemy

Wow! This is a big, mixed-item group, inspired by Rhonda’s artwork!
40% off on Collage Sheets!
30% off on EVERYTHING ELSE in this collection! (Includes scrapbook paper, charms, glittery embellishments…)

Over 140 items! AND: Anything on clearance or a rubber stamp in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

The sale ends FRIDAY NIGHT, February 21st at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Hooray for the Heart Shrine Giveaway!

Wow! I had to zoom in on just the top section of Rhonda’s beautiful shrine to show off some of the layered bling!

Yep… EVERYTHING in Rhonda’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway! (Except for some vintage fabrics or trims, that’s everything you’ll need to make a heart shrine!)

I’m only highlighting 3 of the 7 spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway in the photos below.

BONUS: I’m also including a Talisman Collage Sheet (both part of the sale and would be another good option for a main image in the heart shrine).

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

To enter the Heart Shrine 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, FRIDAY Night, February 21, 2020).

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, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Oh! The Sicilia Paper Pad Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Kim R! Please check your email for more information.

Posted by Leslie, February 20th, 2020

35 responses to “New Heart Shrine & Artwork; Celestial & Alchemy SALE!”

  1. Maria B says:

    What a fabulous giveaway. I especially like the dresden halos.

  2. Jen says:

    Love the shrine! Also Loving the dresden

  3. Louise says:

    Stunning- my daughter is absolutely obsessed with everything Russian (we are of Polish descent)and this idea is perfect for her shrines to the opulent czarina eras! And, since I collect all kinds of jewelry bit and boxes and fabric pieces – this is an project that has to happen!

  4. Louise says:

    Oh, meant to also mention -her headpiece is reminiscent of the kokoshniks that Russian women would wear for special occasions.

  5. Nadine says:

    Always interesting ideas!

  6. Anne W says:

    Oh my I would really love to win this kit!

  7. Monica Gabehart says:

    Gorgeous heart shrine.

  8. Valzora Spriggs says:


  9. Kathy Toews says:

    So many gorgeous things to make, so little time!

  10. Nancy AndersonTaylor says:

    OMG! This heart shrine is gorgeous. It makes me want to make one, too!

  11. Denise Bryant says:

    Looks like fun to put a heart shrine together!

  12. Rhonda says:

    The lady is so pretty. I would love to make one

  13. Anne S. says:

    Love the shrine! I need one.

  14. Sharon says:

    What a gorgeous shrine — would be so thrilled to be the winner!

  15. Laural says:

    I adore shrines! Very pretty Rhonda

  16. Libby White says:

    what a beautiful give away. All the pictures give me such incredible ideas. Love the beaded headpiece and the trims are lovely.

  17. Nancy S says:

    This kit is so amazing. It would be fun to use a vintage family photo to make it a family heirloom!

  18. Karen Mallory says:

    What a fabulous shrine! Thanks for the giveaways!

  19. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    This is amazing! I love the bling, and the way she did the wings is lovely. I could never give something like this away!

  20. Mary K says:

    FANTASTIC kit!!!! Beautiful shrine and such great supplies!!!
    I hope I’m lucky!

  21. Sara Cook says:

    so gorgeous!

  22. Barbara Griggs says:

    Beautiful supplies and the example is gorgeous.

  23. Jo says:

    Love the heart shrine – would love to play with these pieces – especially the fairy dust bottles!!

  24. supplies are so gorgeous

  25. Marilyn Ray says:

    What a beautiful project. I would love to win this giveaway.

  26. Nancy Gray says:

    Another gorgeous shrine…something about red, just grabs me everytime.

  27. Jean Marmo says:

    Such a wonderful shrine! I would make one of my grandkids:)

  28. Roe says:

    I would love to do this with more of a steampunk vibe.

  29. Lana says:

    simply divine!!!!! I hope i win this one!

  30. Janet Turner says:

    I love the shrine. The trims are amazing!

  31. jackie says:

    all I can say is….wow

  32. Kat Cashwell says:

    This shrine is beautiful!!

  33. Deanne says:

    Gorgeous. Love it!

  34. ricki walker says:

    So pretty! Love all the bling!

  35. KIM says:

    What a great giveaway!