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Fairies and Footlights with FREE Collage Sheet

Filed under Amour Kit, Art Projects, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Fairy Garden, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Nichola Battilana

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 lists for both projects on the new site: Caroline’s Moulin Dude Theatre and Nichola’s Fairy Lanterns.

I was inspired by Caroline’s use of oval cabochon settings (with Parisian images) as footlights (see below for more info) so I’ve not only made a new FREE gift sheet, but have also put ALL Pendants & Ornaments Collage Sheets on sale for 50% off now through January 18th!

There are so many different styles in the Pendants & Ornaments Collage Sheets: Alice in Wonderland, Christmas elves, Valentine’s Day cherubs, fairies, skeltons & black cats, Santa Claus, Paris, angels… you get the idea. And what they all have in common is these collage sheets have images sized for inchies, slides, round ornaments or oval cabochon settings.

I’ve extracted a few images in a few of those styles and made a new Pendants Gift Sheet! It will be sent FREE gift for every order placed January 14th through 18th. All-digital orders will receive the collage sheet as a pdf file.

We have two projects for you by two different Design Team Members that both use LED Lights; in two different ways!

Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay’s project, Moulin Dude is a super cute theatre; and I’ll be letting Caroline herself tell you about the highlights:

This month over at Alpha Stamps the kit is all about love, an Amour Kit. What better way for 10 sexy dudes to show their ladies how much they love them than by facing down their stage fright and giving them a show?

This theatre uses 2 chipboard facades (Theatre Francais Shadowbox Facade and Cirque Theatre Shadowbox Facade) over an Open Front 4.5 x 5.5 Shadowbox. The curtains are a deep rich black velvet (Psych! They’re just paper from the Love and Lace collection, but velvet sounds so much better) embroidered with luscious roses. And what are curtains without some Pink Sweeper Fringe? (Boring, that’s what!) The stage manager didn’t stop there, little Golden Hearts dangle about the performers (think Victorian disco balls).

There was no way I was going to create a stage and not have it lit up; so instead of the traditional white lights I selected Red LED Lights for a more Valentines feel.

To hide the stage lights, Oval Filigree Settings were bent to form the shape. They were then adorned with images from the French Oval Collage Sheet and covered with Diamond Glaze. Wait! the stage details don’t stop there. To adorn the stage a 3/4″ Metal Deco Strip was wrapped around the box and then aged with various patinas from the Weathered Copper and Treasured Heirlooms sets.”

Moulin Dude Theatre Supply List

Visit Caroline’s blog for more photos and further details on her project.

Design Team Member Nichola Battilana has put together quick and adorable Fairy Lanterns with the supercalifragilously cute Chipboard Fairies. These are so fabulous! They come in a set of six (!) in three different sizes, Small, Medium, and Large. With an LED Tea Light providing the backlight, you end up with a fairy silhouette! And Nichola has put a video together (that has gone viral!) on how she made the Fairy Lanterns, you can check it out here. Note: I’d also check out her blog post (too) as she lists some tips.


Hooray for the Moulin Dude Theatre Giveaway!

I picked out a mix of items from Caroline’s Moulin Dude Theatre Supply List to make this pink-and-tan Giveaway (psst! that link is to the supply list, with photos and links to all of these products):
– Open Front 4.5 x 5.5 Shadowbox
– Cirque Theatre Shadowbox Facade
– Love & Lace 6×6 Paper Pad
– Dancing Men Collage Sheet
– 3/4 Inch Metal Deco Strip
– 18x13mm Oval Filigree Settings
– 9mm Heart Charm Set
– Resin Senorita Cameo
– Pink Sweeper Fringe

PLUS (not shown in the photos at right) I’m including:
– that new Pendants Gift Sheet (this is the FREE gift with order sheet)
– the 25×18 French Ovals Collage Sheet (so you’ll have images for the Oval Filigree Settings)
– a 25x18mm Oval Victorian Setting (to fit that Senorita Cameo)

To enter the Moulin Dude Theatre 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, January 14, 2016)! And tell me: What creative project would you make using ALL of the items in the Giveaway? Would you make a theatre like Caroline’s? Something different?

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 Fairy Godmother Wagon Giveaway? That would be Traci!

Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, January 14th, 2016

51 responses to “Fairies and Footlights with FREE Collage Sheet”

  1. I love all these items I never made a theater before but would love to try so maybe I would make something along that line Thanks so much

  2. Leanna Alverson says:

    I think I would create a victorian drawing room although there are a lot of good options here! I like this giveaway!

  3. Kim Lucak says:

    A parisian stage would be fun to create!!!

  4. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love the dudes!! I really love the pink sweeper fringe! fantastic ideas!

  5. Lisa R. says:

    I think I would create a male Faye theater!!

  6. Luanne Shoup says:

    The question is: clean the house or do some more paper therapy?

  7. barb macaskill says:

    I think that a Fairy planetarium would be a pretty awesome way to use all of the items in the giveaway!! I would use moonlites to create the constellation using the box as the sky.
    Nichola’s Fairy Lanterns are totally awesome!! Definitely need to make few of these to keep around the house as mood lights!! So delicate and dainty looking!! TFS!

  8. Kari Gluski says:

    I would decorate it as a sumptuous pet bed and add a picture of my late beloved cat as a little memorial to him.

  9. Karen says:

    This giveaway has alot of very interesting items included. Using it “all” in one project would require some more thought, but I must start my day. I would consider a Victorian gathering of some sort, but would need to ponder more. If I am lucky to be selected for the giveaway, I would definitely enjoy the challenge!

  10. Marilyn H says:

    I would make a theatre, but a little plainer. I love Caroline’s but my style is a little more sparse. Great giveaway.


  11. Debi Sizemore says:

    I would definitely use the items but use the fairy chipboards as silhouettes behind some vellum and a battery tealight.

  12. Jennie says:

    I would totally make a tiny theatre!

  13. LeAnn says:

    I would use the items to make a Victorian Valentine scene.

  14. Jen R says:

    Too many great items to use all in one project. Have to give to give it more thought. A valentines theatre for sure.

  15. Sandy says:

    I want to make a elf and goblin woodsy theme theatre. This kit would help me to start that. Thanks for the chance to win this.

  16. angelic says:

    I’m into steampunk, so I would make a steampunk theatre. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Kitty says:

    Just watched the movie Moulin Rouge, this is an out of box idea…please pick me, I would try to duplicate this idea I love it!

  18. Laura callies says:

    I would use the items for a gender bending theater delivering messages of love and acceptance… As i think those concepts sometimes get lost in the piles of cash being thrown about in the name of Valentine’s Day.

  19. Mary Helene says:

    I would love to make a miniature garden center.

  20. MaggieM says:

    A Moulan Rouge Theatre for sure! Terrific giveaway; keeping my fingers crossed:)

  21. Michelle says:

    I’m just mesmerized by the fairy lights. I want to know how they were made. They are magical.

    I don’t need to be entered into this contest (give people who want it more a chance); I just wanted to talk about that–commend the artist.

  22. Barbara Anderson says:

    I’d make a similar theater(love the flowers), but would replace the “dudes” with a love scene………..maybe an on
    stage marriage proposal.

  23. Karen Mallory says:

    I would make the dude theater. So much fun!!

  24. Jen C says:

    Not sure why, but I would be so tempted to try recreating a part from Phantom of the Opera, the Masquerade scene.

  25. Emily Ann Dale says:

    I would make the theater just like this one.

  26. Rosemarie Grant says:

    I would make it just as its is. I love that movie.

  27. Lana says:

    I have some vintage plastic ballerinas that would love to dance on this stage.

  28. Barbara Ferrell says:

    I would make a couple of mixed media jewelry. With the box I would make a display for the pieces.

  29. My son was born on Valentines day! I’d be blessed to win this kit!!!

  30. carmen g says:

    So, I thought of Phantom and it would have to be the scene where Phantom and Christine are in the boat below the theatre. The lights would be on the floor, glowing up through the smoke on top of the water (cotton and vellum).

  31. Ginette says:

    It could be used for so many things.

  32. Margaret Dolan says:

    I almost think I would try the stage… I really have t done a lot for men in the family though and I have several birthdays coming and Father’s Day also soooo… But I think that stage is a hoot! I think I would do something similar.

  33. Verna stapleton says:

    This is too cute. I would have to give this project a try. Great title!

  34. Carol Slowik says:

    I’m not sure exactly what the stage would have in it. Dancing snowmen or santa’s? I love putting Christmas in everything!!!

  35. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    The theatre is wonderful. I’d love to use the items in this batch for a theater of my own individual design. I might like something with a Carnival flair, as that’s timely right now.

  36. Carla Velting says:

    I’d love to make a run down/falling apart theatre or gypsy tent – where you can see the opulence that once was and that they’ve now fallen down on their luck – but still operating!
    I think the rich colours in fringe and the collage sheets would come up beautifully when placed next to the metal filigree settings or the deco strip with a little bit of tarnish and patina!

  37. Stacia says:

    A nice theater scene from the front, but a scandal-laden backstage…

  38. I found a plastic leg (like from a Barbie doll) on the beach today, as I did my usual “picking up after the boaters” walk on the sand. I’d make a Rockettes style theatre and have the leg thrust out from behind the curtain! Oooo-la-la!

  39. marykay chisum says:

    Love the theatre scene but may try to incorporate a little alice in wonderland in there. So many possibilities!

  40. Cindy Fitch says:

    Dancing Dudes! I would love to make the theater and add in pictures I have of my daughter dancing on stage. She would be dance right along with them. What fun!

  41. Lori D. says:

    Moulin Rouge all the way!!! I would totally make a theatre.

  42. Kay W says:

    I would love to make a stage with the dancing dudes.

  43. marybeth i says:

    I love fairies – I have an old jewelry box I am hoping to upcycle.

  44. Andrew Francesconi says:

    I love these theater giveaways. There are so many projects that can be made out of these. I would create a fairy theater with loads of little fairy actors.

  45. Nancy S says:

    I would love to try my hand at making the theater.

  46. Barb J says:

    Love it!!!

  47. Denise Humenik says:

    It is so nice to see the men lined up to do the entertaining! 🙂 I would love to make the Theatre and give as a perfect gift for a particular friend! Thanks again for the opportunity!

  48. Char- Deerborn says:

    I would use the items in this giveaway to make a theater that showcases Paris dancers doing the cancan on the edge of the stage while the dudes are dancing in the background.

  49. jean marmo says:

    My sister’s birthday is in a few weeks. I could make a super sweet gift for her!

  50. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I would try my best to duplicate the sample, but add a few twists of my own. Love this so much!