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Marie Antoinette Opera Comique Theatre

Filed under Art Projects, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Marie Antoinette, Newsletters, Tristan Robin Blakeman
Update! A newer post about Tristan’s artwork is here.
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 project that are still available on the new site.

I hope all of you who live on the east coast are safe and warm… that snowstorm looks like a doozy.

One quick reminder before the beautiful Marie Antoinette artwork by Tristan: The Standing Couples Gift Sheet announced in last Thursday’s Newsletter is still on offer! FREE for all orders, regardless of order size (ENDS MONDAY NIGHT, January 25th)! If you place an all-digital order, I’ll send you the Gift Sheet as a pdf file.

See Rhonda’s artwork in Thursday’s Newsletter (and a snippet at right) for her Jungle Love Theatre (that was my inspiration).

AND the related Mother Goose Collage Sheets 50% off Sale also ENDS MONDAY NIGHT! Even though that sounds like “just” a children’s illustrations section, there are lots of Queen of Hearts collage sheets in the Mother Goose Collage Sheet section. Which makes them perfect for either a Valentine’s Day or Alice in Wonderland project.


Design Team Member and Marie Antoinette Aficionado, Tristan Robin Blakeman, has a gorgeous theatre he’s going to tell you about.

This structure was begun with one of Alpha Stamps most versatile shadowboxes: the Square Shrine Shadowbox. Turned one way you get a wonderful little room or theatre with a ‘header — turned upside down you get a charming little coach blank; add wheels and away you ride!

I also added three of the WONDERFUL miniature Victorian Coach Lamps across the back; a little luxurious perhaps – but I think Marie and her theatre are worth it! Besides the various metal findings and filigrees used, I found that Flower Soft was the perfect touch to add a bit of texture to the stage prop topiaries.

The stage Marie and the large Marie are 2 images that started as the same size (both from the French Ballet Costumes Collage Sheet); just printed at different percentages. The side panels with the columns and guards were cut from a collage sheet and added “wing style” to the sides of the theatre. From the front they look like they’re part of the architecture; when actually they are just deceiving to the eye!

Marie Opera Comique Theatre Supply List

For more details (like what percentages to print the Marie images at!) and photos, head on over to Tristan’s blog.

And check out the Giveaway that Leslie pulled, below, for pretty much all the items to create your own version of Tristan’s artwork!


Hooray for the Marie Opera Comique Theatre Giveaway!

I pulled a set of ALL the items from Tristan’s Marie Antoinette Opera Comique Theatre supply list! (Just click on that supply list link to see all of the items with links to purchase.) And since we all know that Marie has a sweet tooth, I also included one of the new Glass Jar with Cookies!

PLUS (not shown in the photos at right) I’m including:
– that Standing Couples Gift Sheet (this is the FREE gift with order sheet)
– a yard of Iridescent Plastic Pearls (Strands) — not exactly the pearls Tristan used, but these will work just fine
My Pretty Maid Collage Sheet and My Ladys Garden Collage Sheet (both shown below — these are some of the collage sheets on sale at 50% off through tomorrow!)

To enter the Marie Opera Comique 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, MONDAY NIGHT, January 25, 2016).

AND TO ENTER THE DRAWING, please tell me: What will you make with the Square Shrine Shadowbox? Are you game for a Marie Antoinette theatre?

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 make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Love Paris Theatre Giveaway? That would be Emily Ann!

And she replied to my query ‘What creative project would you make using ALL of the items in the Giveaway? Maybe just all 9 of the items in that grid? Would you make a theatre like one of Rhonda’s? Something different?”

I’d make a can-can dancer collage.

Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, January 24th, 2016

66 responses to “Marie Antoinette Opera Comique Theatre”

  1. InaGood says:

    I would also make a Marie Antoinette Theater because I love Tristans work and all things marie This is perfect!!

  2. Leanna Alverson says:

    I would Def showcase Marie with the key word “oppulance”! Oppulance, oppulance!

  3. jean marmo says:

    Such a creative piece! Love these works of art! I would love to make a scene such as this for my sister. She loves the theater and this would be perfect for her!

  4. Michelle B. says:

    Oh, yes, I am totally game for a Marie Theatre! I’ve been wanting to
    do a Phantom of the Opera Theatre as well and here Alpha has come
    up with the structure! Thank you — how creative!

  5. Andrew Francesconi says:

    What beautiful images. I would make a traveling theatre by adding wheels and perhaps a beautiful white plumed horse. Have a little paper mache horse that would be so perfect.

  6. Verna Stapleton says:

    The minute I saw this theatre I knew it would be Tristans art. What a lovely piece of fun. I would use these lovely giveaways to follow in Tristans footprints. Thank you.

  7. Rose says:

    Oh! This is so pretty and fun! I would be game for making the Marie Theater Comique. I just love all of the creative ideas that come my way from the creative folks here!

  8. Emily Dale says:

    I would make a Punch and Judy puppet theater

  9. Patricia Pierce-Phillips says:

    This is so exquisite! I would love to do a theater set similar but with all fairies and magical beings in stunning costumes! Tristan’s art is so inspiring and enlightening too!

  10. Pat Shaw says:

    As I love all things Marie I would definitely make the Marie Theater Comique. I have always been interested in the antique paper theaters and it would be fun to try to make one for myself. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Jen R says:

    Yes a Marie theatre! Anything Marie.. Would love to try this one

  12. Edith says:

    I would either make a let them eat cake or
    Marie Antoinette Queen of fashion theater

  13. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh, a circus themed theater would be fun.

  14. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    She loves the theater and always comes late. For this Giveaway, I would be on time.

  15. Della says:

    The Marie Theater! It is to awesome not to try.

  16. Kim Rayko says:

    “Let them eat cake”! I would totally do a Marie shrine!

  17. marykay chisum says:

    Amazing! Just the project I need for a snowy day

  18. barb macaskill says:

    OOOO! As soon as you mentioned “coach” an idea popped into my head!! I am thinking a fancy coach to rival Cinderella’s pumpkin! So many ideas racing through my head right now that I am going to write them down so I don’t forget them!!!

  19. Barbara Anderson says:

    This project is perfect, wouldn’t change a

  20. Charlene says:

    Perhaps make something Marie and friends would be watching.

  21. Jo says:

    I would make a theater of Shakespearean mice!

  22. Kate says:

    I’ve always wanted to create a Marion shrine …this would be a great way to start.

  23. Dawn says:

    I love all things Marie Antoinette, and would create a similar theatre to Tristan’s.

  24. Karen says:

    Well, this is just perfect and I love Marie. I continue to pour over the “Marie” periodical that was published a few years ago as I love anything and everything “Marie.” I would definitely try the theatre!

  25. MaggieM says:

    Love, love, love all of the AlphaStamp miniatures! I’m not into Marie so much but love Tristan’s theatre:)

  26. Laura callies says:

    I have a few Marie A. Items that would marry in wonderfully with these items. I would love ro combine them and pay a special attention to the sweet tooth.

  27. Luanne Shoup says:

    I love those little bottles so much that I would like to make a little shop!

  28. Erika says:

    I think I’d like to do something Phantom of the Opera themed!

  29. Jenni B. says:

    I would like to make a mini French theater as well, but with a New Orleans twist, so I guess it would be Creole or perhaps a bit Cajun. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

  30. April Dudko says:

    The snowstorm was a doozy! 22.4″ here in Pa. I love the Marie theater, but think i’d try a valentine themed one instead.

  31. Mary Helene says:

    I would love to make a Marie Antoinette theater.

  32. Tanya says:

    Love anything Marie! This is wonderful, with a Valentine theme would be great!

  33. Lana says:

    If I don’t win this, I will have to buy it, just too beautiful.

  34. Kim Lucak says:

    Sweet! Love Marie Antoinette!!! The cookie jar is adorable 😉

  35. Pam Weiler says:

    I will try to make the theater just like Tristan’s

  36. Barb Striethorst says:

    I have a set of Punch and Judy characters looking for a good home!!

  37. sheila AR says:

    What a luxe giveaway, thank you! I adore Tristan’s theatre and would jump at the chance to create a Marie extravaganza of my own.

  38. such beautiful items I would love to make a diorama with them Thank you

  39. Margaret D says:

    I would do a Marie theatre! Love Tristan’s work 🙂

  40. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is gorgeous!!! I would have to make the Marie theater !

  41. Jackie Barth says:

    Great giveaway! I would make the Marie Theatre for sure.

  42. Lori D. says:

    I adore this giveaeay and would love to make a Marie Antoinette Theatre! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  43. Karen Mallory says:

    Oh yes indeed! A Marie theater would be perfect for Valentine’s!

  44. carmen g says:

    I’d settle for a fifth of Tristan’s talent. Good LORD what an awesome theatre!!! Yep…I’m CASEing that sucker…it won’t be nearly as awesome, but I’m doing it anyway!

  45. Maryellen says:

    I am thinking about a circus themed shadowbox, just sounds like a ton of fun.

  46. Rosemarie Grant says:

    I would make the Marie Antoinette in a cake shop. “Let them eat cake as I do” I would put as many court members as I could fine eating cake too.

  47. Heather L Cook says:

    So pretty… I think this would make a fantastic start to a Dia de los Muertos theater.

  48. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Beautifully done theater! I love the idea that the theater blank itself could make a coach blank when turned around. I’d love to take the theater on the road and make a traveling stage show.

  49. I would loooove to make a Marie theater! Marie is one of my favorite muses. What gorgeous whimsy!

  50. Danielle Lazenby says:

    I am obsessed with Marie Antoinette, so I would definitely make a Marie theatre! Such beautiful items!

  51. Nancy S says:

    I think it would be fab to create Marie and “Let them eat cake!”

  52. Evelyn Valencia says:

    The project is so pretty that I would have to make my own with the kit.

  53. Lou Anne H. says:

    This Marie theatre is fantastic! I’d make one of my own.

  54. kathy sokol says:

    Marie Antoinette–mais oui s’il vous plait!

  55. STEPHANIE Hoffman says:

    The beautiful ladies stopping on their journey, to roll in the grass, giggle, exchange hair pieces AND of coarse munch a few sweets. But what, an old temple hidden in vines, so we must, we must, have a play about old, new and imaginary, perhaps future lovers. Oh, what a marvelous day in France.

  56. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would do a version of her theater at Petit Trianon.

  57. Marilyn H says:

    I wouldn’t make a Marie Antoinette theatre, but I would make some type of one.

  58. Jennie says:

    Oooh, how about a traveling theatre troupe wagon???

  59. Eve Watters says:

    My shrine will be something special– a little whimsical, but also inspirational. I will take oodles of great ideas from AlphaStamps postings…but what it will look like? I never know till it’s all done!

  60. Kitty says:

    I am up to making a Theater with these items!

  61. Angie says:

    I would make a Marie/Cinderella mash up theatre

  62. Carol Feiner says:

    I love all things Marie! I want to alter a board book with windows from one page to another, and these theater items will make great layers.

  63. Linda says:

    I would have to go the Marie route. Tristan make a fabulous stage for Marie!

  64. Denise Bryant says:

    Lovely! I’d make a special Valentine shrine if I won!

  65. Ginette says:

    So many projects are chasing me around, I’m sure I could use all of it

  66. Char- Deerborn says:

    I am game for a Marie Antoinette theatre! I would make something like this one with special little touches that make it mine.