Friday, July 10, 2015

Welcome to the 8th Annual MAD TEA PARTY!

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Today is the day! Every year Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist and A Fanciful Twist Blog hosts a magical mystical enchanted blog hop, The Mad Tea Party! I look forward to it every year.

Usually, I do a tutorial of some sort of an Alice in Wonderland project, but this year, the project is just a little too complicated for my limited abilities in writing instructions. So, instead, I'm posting this video of it.

Please enjoy a carpet ride through my Mad Tea Party photo and memory album that I created.

To see it really well, I suggest clicking the enlargement icon on the lower right of the video (next to the YouTube logo) and it will go full screen. It makes it much easier to see the tiny parts of the piece.

Hope you enjoyed my album!
My Mad Tea Party giveaway contest prize is this adorable White Rabbit charm ... he is layered on a lacquered heart and has a teensy teeny tiny chain dangling with a teensy teeny tiny wee pearl and deck of cards spade symbol. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below ... and if you would like to become a new follower of my blog, let me know in your message and I'll put your name in the cyber Mat Hatter's hat twice!
I'll announce the winner of the charm/pendant on Wednesday, July 15. AND, if by that time we've reached the magical number of 800 followers of my blog, I'll announce the contest to celebrate with a terrific prize you'll either enjoy for yourself or be able to give as a gift with pride!

Be sure to head back to the Mad Tea Party blog list and go to the next person participating! Thanks so much for joining me at my little tea party ...

... and after you've done the blog hop, go make something beautiful!

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(¸.•´♥ Tristan

42 comments:

Carolee said...

Hi Tristan! Gosh, it's been AGES since I've visited your wonderful blog (Facebook has made me soooooo lazy, lol)....

Your work is enchanting as always (LOVE the album!) and I really must chat with you re Zibbit sometime too - I've been considering it.

Please do drop my name in the Mad Hatter's Hat, and if you have a chance, stop by my blog. :)

~ Carolee

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING TRISTAN! How wonderful to hear your joyful voice - there is a lot of goodness here, starting with your voice, showing your wonderful art. How I love little books handmade with a person's passion. Love the lace, the little photos and pages, ribbons....YOU tickle my fancy! Have you ever been to Carmel-by-the-sea? Well, in the little fairytale village, there is a great shop called, THE WHITE RABBIT, dedicated to all things Alice. The art and souvenirs are all original and beautiful works by the owner of the shop! You'd love it.

Loving the trinkets you used in your album! Enjoy the party today and YES, put me into your contest to win the charm!

HUGS dear Tristan....oooooh, the ice resin piece is GORGEOUS!

JP Bloch said...

Cool blog!!!

Sandra said...

Love your blog and I'm going to buy something beautiful from your shop!! Yes, please add me to your blog followers!

Wendelou72 said...

A very nice party indeed. Thanks for the treats. It was wonderful.

Wende

https://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/

aspiritofsimplicity said...

love the pendant and happy to visit your mad tea. I will be a follower as well.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Tristan,
Good Morning!! What a talented and creative soul you are! The details, charm, creativity and artistry to this amazing book are priceless, such a beautiful treasure! I enjoyed the video and it was truly the best possible way to capture the intricate workmanship! Thank you ever so much for sharing this with us today and I want to thank you for your visit too-you made my day!
Jemma

Kerstin Bulin said...

Ohhhh WOW...i love it...and your blog is so great....happy unbirthday to you Tristan...
Hugs Kerstin from germany

Art @ Home said...

Wow, I loved the video of your amazing Alice album. You are so creative! I love the charm that says Off WIth Their Heads….where in the world did you find that? My favorite page is Alice Meeting the Cheshire Cat in the Woods. The tree is amazing.

I enjoyed my visit, and I want to thank-you for hosting a giveaway (I'm hosting one, too).

I'm your newest follower.

Linking from A Fanciful Twist,
Happy Mad Tea Party!
Ricki Jill

Jorgelina said...

A very nice party!

Calamitous Botanicus said...

Wow! What an amazing album! That photo from the silent movie is amazing. You sir have not lost your muchness! Thanks for the inspiration! Cheers, Sarah

L J Dogsmom said...

LOVING my visit here today. Now following as much as I can.
Please add my name to that magic white rabbit's hat, or even the Mad Hatter's size 10/6
I will return to watch the video again as today I must quickly AWAY.
please visit me
http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-fanciful-twists-8th-annual-virtual.html

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Hello Tristan! What a FABULOUS album! I love all the embellishments you used (or bits and bobs, as you mentioned). Absolutely lovely!!! Happy Mad Tea Party Day! :) Theresa

Christina Paul said...

Your book is fabulous- what a work of art- love all the little pockets and interactive details! I must pop back to watch it again
I am now following (I thought I was :( - what I must have missed - sigh)
Cheers to you
Christina

Caroline Ouzts Hay said...

Your book is fabulous! Lots of time and love and creativity went into that sucker. Very inspirational video on a theme that I adore. Wish I could have taken part this year, alas too much is going on...it's very Mad Hatter tea party over here.

Lovely!
Caroline

matgrif said...

Thank you for sharing your amazing album, I loved every carefully thought out detail. (I also love your table cloth ~ beautiful)

Carmen said...

I can see you put so much love and work into your album! It's really magical... thank you!

Please come to my party: http://www.moonlyf.com/2015/07/8th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

~♥Carmen♥~

bj said...

omygosh...THIS is amazing. A lot of work and wasn't it so fun.
Hope you will stop over and have tea with me...

http://bj-sweetnothings.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-tea-party.html

Ronni Ann said...

That album...it's gorgeous! So much love put into it. Hellos over at the designing fairy party: http://healingfairyalphabet.com/2015/07/11/join-the-fairy-mad-tea-party/

Kaye@KayeSwain.com said...

Hi Tristan, what a fun visit for the Mad Tea Party 2015. And thank you for your delightful visit to KayeSwain.com :) Have a lovely and whimsical week!

Sarah said...

Tristan, your album is an amazing project. It's such a treat to see al the details you've added to each page. I know your creative mind had hours of fun with this project. Thanks for sharing.
The pendant is darling.

Bella said...

What a gorgeous album Tristan, it's fabulous! I love that I can put a voice to the emails now too!

Rommy said...

Oh wow! Such an amazing amount of detail on that scrapbook! I'm in awe.

Halloween Fanatic said...

Happy Mad Tea Party Day! Thanks for stopping by to see us! Good to see you! Cool give away too friend! :) Robert

A Magical Whimsy said...

Fabulous goings one here today in blogland with this Mad Tea Party celebration! I wouldn't miss is for anything!
Thank you for the amazing tutorial. I love embellished mixed media books especially with the Alice theme. Lots of work involved for your frabulous book! Thanks so very much, and please do put my name in for the giveaway.
May all your days be Wonderland days!
Teresa in California'
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/
tscat@sbcglobal.net

Children of Eve said...

Your Alice book is spectacular! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a cuppa. I am really enjoying your fab blog!

dawaioser said...

What an amazing about of art work and detail in your Alice book. Really super. :)

When you get a chance, please stop by my LJ and join in on the "Wonderland After Dark" fun. Sure, it's a bit DARK but that's the way I like things and there's a lot of love and friendship thrown in there, too.
http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/861611.html

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Very talented book!!! Love the details!!!! Thank you for such a fabulous tea!
Hope you will visit me at Plumfield, and I will be following your blog, would love to have you do the same,

Neet said...

This is truly a work of art, a wonderful project, a homage to Lewis Carroll - it must have taken ages in the planning and I cannot even begin to think how long the execution took.
Love the little diecuts of the characters (any chance of letting us know where to get the dies please) and the ice resin pieces you made are truly beautiful.
I adore Alice and anything to do with her so will definitely become a follower in case you do some more Alice themed things or books similar to this on any subject.
Truly wonderful!
Neet (UK)

Susan McMenamin said...

Incredible work on your mini album! Love all of the resin charms. Please put my addy in the hat so I can get your postings.
Artfully grateful, Susan Mc

Susan Dietz said...

Wow! I adore your whimsical book! So many fun details and a delight for the eye! Well done!
Hope you get a chance to visit my party too!
Best,
~Susan
http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-hatters-tea-party-2015-blog-hop.html

Deborah said...

Oh Sir Tristan!!! Your attention to detail upon detail is superlative!!! What a delight and JoY you are.

Lovelovelove,
Deborah

Denise said...

Hello Tristan-I love Your name by the way. Your album is totally gorgeous.I can't imagine how long it took to finish it.It is the kind of work I like to do and Your talents,accomplishments in this area inspire me to keep on going with My own work.Yes,I would love to win Your lovely charm.I will check out how I can follow You.I'm hoping You have Friends Connect by Google.Respectfully-Denise

Vanessa {a fancifultwist} said...

Tristan, thank you thank you for that beautiful video sharing, wowwwww!!! Your album is unreal! I'm totally blown away, I need to send my mom your video too, she'll squeal! It's really spectacular.

The charm is beyond sweet. It's so great to share another mad tea party with you!! Thank you for being mad & magical ;-)

<3, Vanessa

Bill said...

Your book about Alice is so magical! Of course, having seen other pictures of your work, I expected nothing less. Thank you so much for sharing it with us! :-)

Nicole said...

My favourite part of these Mad Tea Parties is discovering new blogs! That books is so magical! You are very talented. I would love to enter your contest AND follow your blog! Thank you very much!

Anne said...

Fabulous, Tristan!! Like the Rabbit, I am running late, but I will be back to check out your video...I know already that it is going to be fabulous...Thank you...
Hugs,
Anne
www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

The Tragic Queen said...

Very creative! Love your website! I see your stuff on Alpha stamps as well. Keep creating!

Cynthia said...

It's beautiful! Every time I visit your blog, I am just blown away by your creativity, Tristan. This is one of the coolest mixed-media works I've seen in a while. Thank you for sharing your video, I am now subscribed to your YouTube channel!

Lola Enchanted said...

Hello Mr. Tristan!!! Loved your party and your book is amazing!

Darlene said...

Wow!! What a magical Alice book you have made. I am jealous. You are very creative!! Love you blog. I am following you now. Take care, Darlene

Jeanie said...

Everything about this inspires magic and joy -- even your basic blog design with our friend the Rabbit! Lovely! I hope if you have a chance you'll come visit my party at The Marmelade Gypsy -- http://themarmeladegypsy.blogspot.com/2015/07/make-and-take-tea-part-2-teatime.html