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Marie Antoinette for Halloween!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Magic Potions Kit, Marie Antoinette, Teri Calia, Tristan Robin Blakeman

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Tristan’s and Teri’s projects that are still available on the new site.

Before Miz Bella introduces TWO Marie Antoinette projects, here are a couple quick reminders:

FIRST, Laura Carson’s Haunted Village Halloween Event is live!! See this newsletter for an introduction, the Haunted Village Event Supplies Section, and Laura’s site for the full experience!

NEXT, a new FREE gift, it’s all about Marie Antoinette! Check down in the Giveaway section of this newsletter for more info.

LAST, are you participating in the Haunted House Book Swap?? Sign up by Monday, September 21st — NEXT Monday. Artwork postmarked by Monday, October 26th.

There’s no time to go running around losing your heads, today is Marie Day so grab a cup of tea and get comfy! Design Team Member Tristan Robin Blakeman and Design Team Member Emeritus Teri Calia are having dueling, spectacular Marie Antoinette-themed creations.

Tristan is up first with the crazy cool Marie Antoinette Carriage (that he designed himself!) that also houses a Lace-Storage Album inside of it (beautiful and useful). Both pieces are made from the highly-hoardable and gorgeous, Gilded Lily Paper Collection.

Also used throughout are the Bonjour Paris Framelits Dies & Stamp Set that Tristan that used to cut portraits and frames with. I love the shapes in that set — there’s a lot of possibilities with the upcoming holidays for those shapes!

I love the storage album idea (see wide photo below). And ingenious that Tristan used the Pointed Scallop Chipboard Pennants (large size) inside of the Tim Holtz Large Worn Book Cover – Chronicle as flip pages (tethered swatch cards… not sure what to call them) to wrap different lace samples on. You could make a similar album to organize your ribbons. Or gift one to a crafty friend, filled with beautiful ribbons & trims for them to use in future projects! And ALL of the lace trims are on sale!

Marie Antoinette Carriage Supply List

Tristan’s next Marie-themed project (I know! He didn’t stop at the first project!) is the Magic Potion Shop that is made from a Blank Altoids Tin and the Magic Potions Kit. A cute little project, less ambitious in scale.

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 from the Magic Potions Kit. The other items are from my stash of crafting treasures!

Visit Tristan’s blog to see a video where he walks you through his Marie Antoinette Carriage.


Next up: Marie Antoinette was a Witch with a Magic Flying Shoe — or so Teri says! (I knew we’d get Halloween into this newsletter!) How fabulous is that fancy new 4 Inch Black Velvet Marie Shoe? I’m loving the contrast of the black velvet from the shoe and the bright green from the new Mini Fern Garland (that links up nicely with the green decor on Marie’s hat, an image from the new 18th Century Witch Collage Sheet). Also worth noting, those new Mini Bat Wings!

Marie seemed a bit naked by herself, and I wanted to play with an image from my other collage sheet, so I threw together this triptych as a background for her.

Ahuh… I love what Teri just “throws together”! The triptych is made from an Arch Top Reliquary – Triptych with a center image from her new Saucy Witches Collage Sheet — and it is gorgeous!

Here’s a partial list of additional supplies:
– Mini Rose Buds – Purple
– Tiny Felt Black Bat Stickers
– Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes Die
– 20mm Rhinestone Flat-Back Setting (used as a setting for an eyeball!)
Click here for all of Teri’s supplies with photos and links.

Read more in her Marie Antoinette was a witch… blog post.



Hooray for the Marie Antoinette for Halloween Giveaway!

I mixed up items from both Teri and Tristan’s artwork. Working my way around the photo at right (left to right starting with the top row):
Acrylic Black Sitting Cat Cut-Outs
White Curly Petal Paper Flower Spray
Mini Rose Buds – Purple
40x30mm French Ovals Collage Sheet
4 Inch Black Velvet Marie Shoe
Saucy Witches Collage Sheet
18th Century Witches Collage Sheet
Dark Circus ATC Frame Set Collage Sheet
Cotton Lace Sampler Set

AND, a new FREE gift! Continue our recent trend: I went looking at our large stock of Marie Antoinette Collage Sheets and picked out a few that work well shrunk down to 1/4 size! Tiny Marie Antoinette Gift Sheets: one of these tiny wonders is FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! If you place an all-digital order, I’ll send you a special Marie Antoinette Gift Sheet as a pdf file.

(Psst, the images shown are from the Pink Fans and Romantic Perfume Labels Collage Sheets.)

To enter the Marie Antoinette for Halloween 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, September 18, 2015)! AND tell me: in addition to the 54 collage sheets in the Marie Antoinette & French Fashion Collage Sheets section, what else would you like to see? OR what historic images in that same collage sheet section would you make Halloween art with?

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 So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Halloween Tic Tac Toe Giveaway? That would be Kathy Bumb!

(And she replied to my question “Tell me what you’d make from this collection! A Halloween Tic Tac Toe game of your own? Or can you think up another project that would use all of these items??”: I love the idea of a spooky Tic Tac Toe game, but I just might use different game pieces, such as scary pumpkins. Love your designers and tutorials so much.)

Posted by Leslie, September 17th, 2015

54 responses to “Marie Antoinette for Halloween!”

  1. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    How beautiful these are. Marie Antoinette Halloween is a great idea–one I’d never have come up with but am not eager to try. As for collage sheets, I love cats so more cats are always good. Are there any Halloween cat images with cats other than black? My orange cat is about the size and color of a pumpkin!

  2. Most of my work is French themed-this would be a perfect addition to my collection…..

  3. Barb J says:

    The saucy witches sheet soonds very interesting. I love the black cats and of course that black shoe!!!

  4. Jean Beck says:

    How about making Halloween art by using the lovely French fashions in the 4-Inch Paper Doll Collage Sheet to dress up some of the skeletons in the Death Cards Collage Sheet? I’m picturing a very fashionable vintage French Halloween party – perhaps in one of the swap houses?! Fantastic giveaway as always – thanks!

  5. Mary Helene says:

    I think it would fun to use the clown collage sheet for halloween, You can easily make them spooky.

  6. Always knew that Marie was a closet witch! Love the colors and the design. Halloween is just the best.

  7. Christi C says:

    Ohhh LOVE this!!! Marie & Halloween, fab combination 🙂

  8. Rosemary Woodruff says:

    I am not really all about Halloween….but I love this and could surely do something with this……love it…..awesome

  9. Lana says:

    simply divine!

  10. Kimberly Barcello says:

    French Provincial meets Halloween!

    I particularly love the Paris show girls #2 sheet. Those ladies would love to sport a tall witch hat and leathery bat wings. Dont you think?

  11. Jo says:

    Love the triptych! Would enjoy working with more old labels or Edgar Allen Poe of course. Or witches. Or maybe a haunted Alice in Wonderland!

  12. Roxanne says:

    Wowza! Absolutely love all things Marie Antoinette! It might be fun to have a ballroom scene that I could change out to be a costume ball…with a few different outfits, costumes and of course all kinds of wigs and masks! Love all the goodies in this set! Cool!

  13. Dawn says:

    Two of my favorite things, Halloween and Marie Antoinette. I would like to see more collage sheets of male French fashion as well.

  14. Jen R says:

    Marie and Halloween?? two of my favorite subjects! I would absolutely use Ms. Marie images, I have an art-a-thon coming up for Halloween and they would make perfect trades!

  15. KIM says:

    All three Marie Antoinette items are amazing.
    I would like to see is old horror movie posters.

  16. Marilyn H says:

    Love the Marie Antoinette items. Awesome!

    And looking at Kim’s comment, I have to agree with her. I’d like to see some old horror movie posters.


  17. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    So, which thing could I use first? It’s too hard to choose.

  18. Karen says:

    Oh how can it get any better? Marie and Halloween – love the collaboration! I think it would be fun to see some mischievous Halloween fairies, brownies and sprites. Wonderful giveaway!

  19. Judy Harris says:

    Wow! Your giveaways are all so great and Marie is no exception. Would love to win. Thanks!

  20. Pat says:

    Wow, love these new projects combining Marie Antoinette and Halloween! Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. barbara macaskill says:

    WOW! Tristan is a magician!! What a gorgeous carriage!!! I am in awe!
    I would love to see a collage sheet or two filled with images from old time (black and white) horror films. I am thinking Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein. Maybe even one themed around the Munsters for more whimsical creations. That would be my wish! TFS!

  22. Margery McInerny says:

    My head is spinning, so is my credit card. Your designers have outdone themselves this Halloween season. What to make first?

  23. Marie and Hallowe’en are boo-licious … I’d love to see some of Henry the V!!! wives particularly Anne Bolyn and of course I love the fantasy realm of mysterious fairies and elves etc… The “pretty and dastardly” seem to be a spookalicious blend..Thanks for this invitation to participate.

  24. LoisC says:

    Love the shoe! I think at least some of the “How’s My Hair” images could be altered for Haloween.

  25. Kristie says:

    I love the Marie angle. I am not much on gory Halloween so,this is great.

  26. I love this giveaway I have to have those shoes!!! I would love to see some scary Steampunk stuff

  27. lynn legge says:

    I absolutely would use everything in this giveaway..i love all your goodies..i think I would like to see more smaller images to fit the atc’s and charms so we could add to projects.thank you for the inspiration

  28. You must have been reading my mind! This is just what I’ve been dreaming about. Thanks!

  29. LeAnn says:

    I would use the 18th century witches collage sheet from this collection. Great artwork!

  30. Jenni says:

    I would definitely like to see more paper dolls with costumes and accessories. I would also like to see animals dressed up in the historic fashions of long ago. That would really be fun!

  31. Traci says:

    I love the shoe so cool->^..^<

  32. Tanya says:

    I love, love, love the Marie themed Halloween fun. There is never too much of Marie! Anything in her theme/style is always fun.

  33. Emily N. says:

    Love this giveaway! I would like to see more collage sheets with jewelry, compacts, and fans, and chatelaines.

  34. Ina Good says:

    I love Marie and Halloween and I was thinking of some witch mermaids and good witch onesI love your mermaid collage sheets! Now wouldn’t that be different and have an underwater Halloween party with dress up octopus Fish etc!

  35. Gail S says:

    Love Halloween , but with Christmas coming I would like to see Santa’s from different countries .

  36. Michelle says:

    There was a new ink recently by Tim Holz. It was something like a lavender. That would be great to incorporate for some cool colors in the same tint as everything pink.

    For me, to make Halloween work with this set, I would say, add a layer: black tulle, for example, are there Halloween-themed corset stamps? The white lace takes my breath away; a black equivalent would make for a totally different feel.

    Fabric is something I work with a lot, so I could also imagine a sheer black fabric with opaque spiderweb netting. If I were to use figures, probably a sort of goth/dark steampunk and some teeny tiny (terrifying?) jewelry. A very fine tipped black black waterproof marker would make for good detailing work.

  37. Karen Mallory says:

    I love that black shoe!!! I would like maybe a Baroque theater background.

  38. Winnie says:

    How about some Anne Boleyn collage sheets. I think you could do some great Halloween stuff with Anne.

  39. Kathy R says:

    Great kit! You can’t go wrong with Marie. 🙂

  40. Daylan says:

    Merry with Marie! I like it! Thank you for another opportunity!

  41. Luanne Shoup says:

    Marie is stunning!

  42. MaggieM says:

    Fabulous projects all! I would like some “Steampunk” themed Halloween images for new collage sheets:) Great giveaway as always:)

  43. kate jo says:

    Love Marie…so many cool things to do with her and all the wonderful accessories! The big hair collage would be fun to hide spiders in.

  44. Sokat says:

    I would like to see vintage images of old Hollywood. Awesome projects

  45. Ronda Liebert says:

    What a fabulous giveaway. Love this.

  46. Lisa R. says:

    THESE CREATIONS ARE JUST AMAZING!!! This shall be mine lol. There are sooo many beautiful collage sheets… It’s hard to pick!

  47. Carol Slowik says:

    I would definitely use the 4 inch paper doll sheet and add faces of my friends and family along with creepy skeleton arms and legs. I would also add lots of halloween accessories to dress them up! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

  48. marykay chisum says:

    These projects are amazing! Gotta love THE SHOES! After all, where would a witch be without a great pair of shoes!

  49. Ginette P. says:

    How about Miss Monroe as a witch… and the story of Merlin!!

  50. Jackie Neal says:

    Tristan’s carriage is absolutely beautiful and enchanting!! Gosh he is good with all things Marie!! I love his art!!
    As for something else, hold on, I have a great idea…how about…
    Joan Crawford with Bride of Frankenstein hair and dress?!!! I think that would be the bomb!!!

  51. Christine V says:

    Wow! Tristian is truly talented! (Wonder if he’d organize all my lace & ribbons FOR ME)?!
    I would so love to have more artwork paper in a “traditional style” or ‘realistic’ of sewing & embroidery supplies to work with!
    Loving the new shoe…

  52. Ann says:

    The little black velvet pumps are ooh so chic–perfect attire for a witchy Marie Antoinette! What fab projects and giveaway!! I think the elegantly dressed birds in the “Oiseaux de Mode” collage sheet would be fun for Halloween–they already look a bit macabre!

  53. Sylvia L. says:

    Some amazing work went into this wk.’s projects.
    I would like to see some gypsy/fortune teller collage sheets.