Hey everyone! My name is Stephanie Jones Rubiano and I am so delighted to be here as the Relics & Artifacts Guest Ambassador this month!Read More
Hi My name is Etsuko and I am so excited to be the Relics & Artifacts Guest Ambassador this month. This is a great opportunity and honor to me.Read More
Guest Artist, Susan Harkness-Williams shares a Dream and her Art.Read More
Do you have a favorite holiday movie or story? Is it a classic like "White Christmas" or "The Christmas Carol"? Is it modern like "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" or "Elf"? Is it untraditional like "Die Hard"? We are hosting our annual holiday challenge now in our Tribe on Facebook and we want you to join in the fun!
Create a piece that illustrates your favorite holiday story whether it be a movie or literary piece and post it in the Tribe under the appropriate album. Use #RAHolidayStory in your caption to be entered to win an awesome prize. One winner for each category will be chosen and we've added a twist! Your fellow Tribe members will choose! Entry deadline is December 24!
We recently held an International Talent Search within our Relics & Artifacts Tribe on Facebook and let me tell you. They did not disappoint! Our Tribe answered the call with so much creativity, imagination, intuition, brilliance, and such a range of styles that we felt compelled to share each and every entry with all of you.
The contest is to have one of our Tribe member's project professionally photographed and then featured alongside the Ambassador projects in a full-size advertisement campaign within the illustrious pages of "Where Women Create" magazine.
We received well over sixty submissions, each one unique and profound. Each piece an expression of the creator's heart and soul. Each submission a risk being taken and vulnerability being shared.
To say we are overwhelmed by the level of participation is a gross understatement. We were moved. We were blown away. We were emotional.
What was even more compelling than the sheer volume of entries was the genuine support each artist and craftsman shared with their peers. The comments and cheers for their fellow creatives captured the essence of what the Relics & Artifacts® ethos, no movement, is all about.
We have always tried to make sure that this mantra of shared inspiration, creativity, and artistic enlightenment transfers not only through the pieces themselves, but the community these pieces have helped to create.
We have our work cut out for us in choosing a winner and as of today, we are still trying to figure out who that artist will be.
But what an amazing challenge to have before us! While the decision is by far the toughest we've had to make to date, it is a glorious feeling to see all of these pieces showcased together.
Every style, aesthetic, and skill level represented in vivid color, side by side with seasoned veterans is a thing of beauty and something uniquely special about our Tribe.
You are one of the biggest and greatest gifts this Relics & Artifacts journey has blessed us with. We treasure not only your works, but you as well. Your creativity, heart, soul, and love is reflected on a universal scale.
You have moved us. And for that, we love you and we thank you.
It's time for our 2nd Annual INTERNATIONAL TALENT SEARCH! Last year, we held our inaugural talent search contest, the first of its kind, and we received such a great response that we felt we needed to do it again! Get ready to flex, massage, and work those creative muscles and put your mojo jivin' thinking caps on! It's time to create the project of a lifetime!
The grand prize winner of this contest will have their credited artwork featured alongside the world renowned and uber-talented Relics & Artifacts® Ambassadors in our next printed ad campaign in Where Women Create® magazine! Where Women Create is published by Stampington & Company and is a best selling international craft magazine sold at major retailers like Barnes & Noble, Michaels Art Supplies, JoAnns, Target, Walmart, Amazon and more! The winning piece of art will be professionally photographed for its inclusion in our full page print ad.
What do you need to do? Create a unique, brand new, never before seen work of art using Relics & Artifacts® matte resin craft blanks. You can blend them or mix and match them to highlight the versatility and timelessness of the entire line. You can enter as many projects as you wish. The winning entry will need to include brief stepped out photos, instructions, supplies list and a story of how your project came to fruition as the artist will also be featured as a Relics & Artifacts® Guest Ambassador on the Muse.
To enter simply join the RELICS & ARTIFACTS® TRIBE on Facebook and post your entries using the hashtag #RATalentSearch. The deadline is May 31, 2017. Don't waste a minute and get started on your entries today. This is a great opportunity to launch your art career in a monumental way with a high profile Relics & Artifacts® ad campaign!
Good Luck to everyone and we can't wait to see what you come up with!
We love to host challenges that really push our Tribe members to step outside of their comfort zones and try new things. This challenge was no exception and was completely different than any other theme we've had in the past. We decided to go retro mod and our Tribe members did not disappoint! We had several amazing entries but the following two really blew our minds.
Our first place winner, Julie Lee! Her piece was not only mid-century modern inspired, but she added her own creative little twist with the wing and the imagery she is so widely known for. She kept with the theme and yet, she infused her own signature style into her piece to come up with this wonderful composition. Congratulations, Julie!
Our second place winner really captivated us with her mix of mid-century geometrics and a warm, luscious grunge inspired color palette. Jackie PN, congratulations to you! Jackie's use of the eyes and the face were an inspiring touch and very unique direction in which to take this theme.
We always enjoy our members' submissions to our challenges. Our next contest will be announced **THIS FRIDAY** and we promise. You absolutely do NOT want to miss this whopper. Join our Relics & Artifacts® Tribe on Facebook and be sure to keep an eye on the Muse for the big announcement this Friday. It's sure to get you fired up and excited for what's ahead.
We celebrated Valentine's in true Relics & Artifacts® fashion with our #RAShadesofRed challenge. We had some many wonderful entries. Choosing our winners was a monumental task and after much deliberation, here are the results!
Congratulations to Iva Wilcox, our **FIRST PLACE** winner with her "Momento Mori". The color pop of red mixed with the luscious antiquing and exquisite design are simply marvelous. The tributary nature of this piece melted our hearts.
Our **SECOND PLACE** winner is Linda Carter! Her framed cherubs were simply beautiful and they just look so delicate and precious.
Congratulations to both of our winners. All of our Tribe members had superb entries and we truly loved looking at each and every one of them. Interested in joining the fun and having a chance to win major prizes? Join us on Facebook in our Relics & Artifacts® Tribe. Our next challenge will be announced soon and it's sure to be a (hint, hint) blast from the past!
Seeing the projects our Tribe members post in the Relics & Artifacts® Tribe on Facebook is always so much fun. I love seeing all the different ways everyone creates with these craft blanks. As Relics & Artifacts® Ambassadors, we like to create projects for these challenges to cheer you on and inspire you. I have been so busy the last few weeks, that I wasn’t able to participate and make something for the #RAShadesofRed Challenge we just wrapped up.
After seeing all the submissions for the challenge, even though it has ended now, I was so inspired that I had to make something. This piece, “Inspiration”, is dedicated to our Relics & Artifacts® Tribe. You are all an inspiration to me. I love seeing what you create. I learn and grow from watching you make.
Leave me a comment here on this post, and tell me where you find your inspiration. I will be drawing one winner from the comments below to receive my "Inspiration" piece as a thank you gift. Keep creating and inspiring. Keep growing and pushing your boundaries. We love what you do!!
If you are not already a member of the Relics & Artifacts® Tribe, we would love to have you join us. It is a friendly, positive, and very supportive group with endless inspiration.
Relics & Artifacts® "Rising Spirit II"
Relics & Artifacts® Dresden Trim Gold Angel Wings
Relics & Artifacts® Bohemian Jewels "Peridot"
Verday 2 oz Paint Kit
DecoArt Acrylic Paints (reds and pinks)
White Signo Pen
Black Micro pen
Liquid gold pen
Art has always played a happy part in my life. I love looking at things that people view as having only one purpose and seeing another life for that piece. In 2012, I moved to Tampa to take care of my now 94 year old mother. When I moved into her condo I painted everything in sight. Walls were pink and black, while the furniture showed years of love shared with her puppies and many, many cups of coffee. I went through gallons of paint and lots of paintbrushes. It seemed a shame to just cast aside brushes that had done so much to beautify our home.Read More
Our most recent Challenge featured all that magic that is ICE Resin® and the limitless possibilities to be explored in pairing the medium with RELICS & ARTIFACTS®. The entries we received were all beautiful, thought provoking, and simply inspiring.Read More
After a very agonizing decision making process, we finally have our winner of the "International Talent Search". Please give a HUGE congratulations to Sherry Matthews and her "S.O.A.R." banner.Read More
Hello! Hello! We have a BRAND NEW challenge for all of you Relics & Artifacts® fanatics out there! Your next mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to stretch your creative muscles, broaden those artistic horizons, and get down and dirty with resin!
Since we now carry Susan Lenart-Kazmer's renowned Ice Resin®, what better way to welcome this brand new product into our creative folds than showing us what magic you can work. Pair together this jeweler's grade resin with any Relics & Artifacts® resin piece and upload it to The Tribe on Facebook. Please be sure to label your photo with #RAExplorethePossibilites in order for it to be considered for the prize.
Prize? Wait what?! Yes! There are prizes for first and second place and these prizes are way more than just bragging rights, though those are equally awesome too. This round of prizes will include product from both RELICS & ARTIFACTS® and Ranger! Totally awesome, I know.
One more little thing to keep in mind. Please be mindful of copyright etiquette. Replications of any part of Relics & Artifacts® line or packaging are not only unallowable, it's also extremely uncool. Please be careful to observe and adhere to copyright standards and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask any of the Ambassadors or Relics & Artifacts® Powers That Be.
Good luck and don't forget that hashtag, #RAExplorethePossibilities, when uploading your project!
It is time again for our monthly "From the Tribe" feature. This month, we share a lovely project from the talented Kim Williams. Let's get to know Kim a little better!Read More
Announcing a first of its kind, RELICS & ARTIFACTS® International Talent Search! Get ready to Create the project of a Lifetime! The Grand Prize Winner will have their credited artwork featured alongside the uber talented R&A Ambassadors in our brand new ad campaign in Where Women Create® magazine!Read More