Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It's Marie Antoinette and The Gilded Lily Day!

Today is Alpha Stamps celebration of all things Marie Antoinette and the fabulous "The Gilded Lily" paper and embellishment line from Graphic 45.

I have two projects to share with you, so I'll dive right in and not spend a lot of time twittering on! To view any photograph more closely, just click on it and a larger image will pop up.

I hope you enjoy seeing Marie Antoinette's carriage, which houses a lace storage album. Since it's a little hard to see what's actually happening with the operation of the carriage and it's album, here's a short video that will show you ...
If you'd like a closer look at parts of the carriage and lace storage album, here are some photos. You can click on each one to get a much larger image.

To make one for yourself, this is the list of supplies that I used - almost all are available from Alpha Stamps.com.

Marie’s Carriage and Lace Storage Album – Supply List
Graphic 45 “Gilded Lily” 12”x12” Paper Pad

Graphic 45 “Gilded Lily” 8” x 8” Paper Pad

Medium Weight Chipboard  (available at most craft and art supply stores)

Brenda Walton Framelits w/Stamps 660254 (oval die used to cut portraits and frames)

8mx4mm Teardrop Pearl with Loop

Laura Carson Ornate Rococo Frame (used on front of album cover)

Textured Elements Jeweled Flowers – White

White Curly Petal Paper Flower Sprays

Vintage Velvet Pansies – White

White Foam Stamen

White Petaloo Leaves

1” Natural Cotton Lace

5/8 Inch White Zig Zag  CottonLace

Cotton Lace Sampler Set

Tim Holtz Lace Trimmings

3/8 Inch Looped Ivory Lace

7/8 Inch Fancy Fan  Ivory Lace

Tim Holtz  Worn Book Cover – Chronicle

Tim Holtz Ring Binder Large

The crown on top of the carriage, the wheels, and the birdcage on the porch are all items from my crafting stash.

The other item I wanted to share with you is a much smaller - and much less time consuming project! It's an altered Altoid tin which has been transformed into a Magic Potion shop - right in time for Hallowe'en.

 If you don't have an Altoid tin you can pick one up from Alpha Stamps here. I actually prefer using the tins from Alpha Stamps because they don't have the raised lettering embossed on them found on Altoid Tins. 

 All of the miniature bottles and flasks are from Alpha Stamps also. There is a huge variety here and here. All of the bottles I used, I filled with glitter and micro beads - and the bead flasks are small beads with miniature beads used as lids and/or stoppers. The other items are from my stash of crafting treasures!

The flowers that I used on the sides are available here. However, while you're there, check out the amazing array of paper flowers and fabric flowers Alpha Stamps keeps in stock.

So, that's today's Marie Antoinette and "A Gilded Lily" projects ... BUT - while you're here, be sure to check out my giveaway prize celebrating my 800th follower. You can enter to win the prize here.  Oh! I guess you would like to know what the prize is! It's one of my handmade photo albums with a Marie Antoinette theme. Good luck!
... and after you register to enter the giveaway contest, go make something beautiful!

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(¸.•´♥ Tristan



Unknown said...

Very beautiful!!

Cindy R. said...

Oh my Tristan ! These are absolutely AMAZING ! Bravo my friend !

Jackie PN said...

Holy cats!! First off, I don't know why I did not know(or did I and forgot?) you were on the AS team- of course they would want you- You are the perfect match for their products!!
On to your wagon...This is completely and utterly enchanting and spectacular! I love your attention to details- always have(I have been following your forever!) I absolutely love Marie's magic potions! those tiny bottles all filled with glittery goodness! You rocked this wagon! From the gorgeous flowers to the Bee-autiful wheels! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial and sharing all of the links! Awesomeness!
Jackie ")

Lucy said...

Beautiful projects. Really a pleasure to see them.

Betsy Skagen said...

Wow! So beautiful and elegant Tristan! You always give such attention to detail Bravo!