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Lover’s Promenade Traveling Theatre

Filed under Amour Kit, Art Projects, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters, Regency Era, Sale
Update! A newer post about Laura’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 Laura’s project that are still available on the new site.

Mardi Gras?! Yes, it’s that time of year!! Easter comes early this year, so of course, Fat Tuesday does, too. I have put ALL Venice/Carnival Collage Sheets on sale for 50% off now through TUESDAY night, February 9th! (The Casanova Collage Sheet and Art Deco Party #2 Collage Sheet from the sale section are shown at left. And another is included in the Giveaway below.) Oh, and if you’d like some inspiration, remember the 2 Carnival Swaps we had a few years ago? Yes (or no), take a peek at all the artwork from those swaps. Now I’m handing this intro off the Miz Bella!

Design Team Member Laura Carson has created a gorgeous, traveling theatre inspired by the Amour Kit.

For the base of her theatre, Laura used and Open Front Shadowbox and a Cirque Theatre Shadowbox Facade.

Once the Open Front Shadowbox was put together I used decorative paper to cover the outside of the shadowbox. On the inside, I added the background scenery from the French Fairies Shadowbox Facade Collage Sheet.

“So they would be more sturdy, I backed the characters from the new Mini Regency Fashion Collage Sheet with heavy cardstock and attached the characters to the back wall of the shadowbox. To make it appear as if the characters were at different distances in the theatre, I used pop up Glue Dots.

“Images from the Gatefold Shrine Curtains collage sheet to create a skirt for the stage. I thought that the skirt gave the piece more height and provided a place to attach the wheels.

“The side, faux door frames come from the Antique Frames Digital Set Download. You’ll notice I used the same image in the background as I used for the background in the shadowbox. The couples on the doors are from Days Gone By Collage Sheet (and/or the Download Set). To adorn the theatre 3 sets of white feathers were then colored with Inca Gold Gilders Paste; using my fingers to apply the paste to the feathers. The feathers add a nice touch to the theatre and give it just a little extra oomph!

Lover’s Promenade Travelling Theatre Supply List

For more photos and details on how Laura made her Travelling Theatre, please visit Artfully Musing.


Hooray for the Regency Traveling Theatre Giveaway!

I picked out a mix of items from Laura’s Lover’s Promenade Travelling Theatre supply list to make this pretty 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
– Days Gone By Collage Sheet
– French Fairies Shadowbox Facade Collage Sheet
– Gatefold Square Shrine Curtains Collage Sheet
– Mini Regency Fashion Collage Sheet (new)
– Spoked Wheel Set – 2 Inch
– Square Shadowbox Curtains – Teal Collage Sheet
– Amour Violets are Blue Scrapbook Paper

PLUS (not shown in the photos at right) I’m including:
– a Masked Collage Sheet (one of the Venice/Carnival Collage Sheets on sale at 50% off through TUESDAY night)! I picked out one that coordinates with the blue colors in the rest of the Giveaway… maybe you’ll make a masked ball travelling theatre?

To enter the Regency Traveling 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, February 5, 2016)! And tell me: What kind of travelling theatre would you make?

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 February Kits Giveaway? That would be LeAnn!

Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, February 4th, 2016

51 responses to “Lover’s Promenade Traveling Theatre”

  1. Rose says:

    I’m thinking of perhaps a fairy traveling theater? Not too certain of that yet, but I am certain I’ll find something fabulous to do either way!

  2. Kim Lucak says:

    How wonderful, I might add a Valentine twist 🙂

  3. Jen R says:

    I really love the idea of a fashion show and I love Regency style.

  4. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is so awesome! I think I would have to do a traveling show that went out west to the wild wild west!

  5. Peg says:

    I like the lovers promenade. It is fabulous!

  6. jean marmo says:

    Oh so cool! Our family has a tradition with Phantom of the Opera and I thought of that when I saw this!Such fun!!

  7. Winnie says:

    This is great! I would make a scene of pride and prejudice.

  8. Jennie says:

    I would make a medieval theatre wagon!

  9. barb macaskill says:

    I would stick to my Fairy theme and do a traveling Fairy show that will teach the fine art of being a Fairy to the younger fairies! A few trolls may have to make a guest appearance to show that Fairies and Trolls CAN get along!! So much fun packed into a little traveling box!

  10. Margaret D says:

    Thinking ahead to Halloween I think. Maybe a small production of the Raven…

  11. Oh I love these the miniatures are awesome I would love to make a collage with these pieces Thank you

  12. Emily Ann says:

    I would make a circus wagon!

  13. Alma Casiano says:

    I think I’d make a gypsy traveling show, I would turn the shadow box into a gypsy wagon… with lots of extra’s to boot.

  14. Andrew Francesconi says:

    The traveling theater that you created is beautiful, however I would love to make a traveling circus theater. I have all the animals and circus creatures that fit perfectly in these little boxes. All I need to do is allow my imagination to run wild.

  15. Pat Shaw says:

    What’s not to like about the Regency era!!
    Once again Laura has created a masterpiece.
    Would be lots of fun to to make this travelling
    theatre. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  16. Michelle B. says:

    Laura’s creativity is beyond words. She’s at the top of my most
    favorite artists list! Since I am a Downton Abbey fan, I think it would
    be a tribute to the show to make a Downton Theatre — I don’t believe
    that Julian Fellowes has taken the cast to the theatre yet! How exquisite! Would love to win this!!!

  17. Karen says:

    What a wonderful traveling theater project – I like it so much that creating something similar would be fun. However, I am always looking for fairy projects and this is certainly a candidate for some kind of fairy fashion show!

  18. MaggieM says:

    I love all of the fabulous collage sheets! I would create a traveling “Marie” theatre using the prize package I recently won:)

  19. Eve Watters says:

    It was a fantasy of mine for the longest time to BE in a travelling theatre like this! With this lovely set of treasures I could make my own, full of mysterious French dancers and Venetian conjurers, roaming the English countryside in Thomas Hardy country!

  20. margaret walker says:

    day of the dead and a frog, pig and rabbit circus.. 2 different thetres..

  21. Kari Gluski says:

    I like the Regency theme, I’m making a Regency gown for my daughter right now…

  22. Verna S says:

    Oh my! I’m up for making Laura’s lovely shadowbox just as is. More beautiful work from a master. Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful traveling theatre project! I’d make a Christmas one, with some vintage treasures I have collected!

  24. Carla says:

    Love the traveling theater, like the Regency theme but also would think about gypsy or traveling medicine man show

  25. Luanne Shoup says:

    Try to imagine what it would be like to be in a traveling theater in that time period!

  26. Barbara Anderson says:

    Another wonderful traveling theatre…love the colors. I’d have to stock it with mini
    treats & goodies for a traveling sweet shop.

  27. Kitty says:

    The Scarlett Pimpernel is one of my favorite stories, I would mix these and Marie Antoinette figures together. Would love to win 🙂

  28. Els Schutte says:

    I love this theatre, but I like to make one in Disney style, I love Disney…………..

  29. Mary Helene says:

    I would love to make a traveling medicine man theater.

  30. Brenda Moehlig says:

    Wow, I see Magicians Studio and Traveling trunk show written all over this. What mysteries would lie in wait to be unpacked in such a magical playground. Wishing you all Queen of Hearts Luck.

  31. Leanna Alverson says:

    I want a traveling fairy show with lots of miniatures and netting!

  32. Karen Mallory says:

    Wonderful theater by Laura! I would make an Alice in Wonderland theater with changing backgrounds!

  33. carol says:

    Love the Regency fashions but not sure how to connect to theater. May fall back on a Circus theme

  34. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    A regency Cinderella? But nothing in the kit looks like a pumpkin so I’d have to be creative. If I look at Laura’s carriage long enough maybe some of her creativity will be absorbed by osmosis? What a wonderful project this would be.

  35. Ginette says:

    Magician or circus for sure.

  36. Diana Bittaker says:

    This is so beautiful!!! What a work of art! I would love to make a whole traveling theatre themed in vintage Venetian Mardi Gras ! Use the fabulous sheets with the masked people, add other masked creatures! Would want to make it very satiny and crystal studded!

  37. marykay chisum says:

    AMAZING!!Laura has outdone herself again! simply beautiful! I’m a fan!

  38. Lori D. says:

    I would make a traveling masked ball! How fun! Love it!

  39. Kim Rayko says:

    I would make a mermaid traveling theater

  40. Jo says:

    I would make a gypsy fortune teller theatre.

  41. Lou Anne H. says:

    I’d make an underwater traveling show!

  42. Barb Striethorst says:

    Punch and Judy travelling theatre!

  43. Elizabeth H. says:

    Everything looks great I would make a valentine themed theater.

  44. Linda says:

    Something from France or Germany

  45. Phoebe Diamond says:

    An Alice in Wonderland themed traveling theater.

  46. LeAnn says:

    I would use it to make a Victorian Steampunk traveling theater.

  47. Marilyn H says:

    A gypsy traveling theater.

  48. sheila AR says:

    The gorgeous blue curtains somehow remind me of Sleeping Beauty. Therefore, it would be a travelling performance of that story.

  49. Ina M Good says:

    Iwould make an alice in wonderland traveling theater for the children..and a regency for myself…Lauras is gorgeous!

  50. Lana says:

    this would make a great medical, traveling wagon. Hope I win this time.

  51. Kieran Grey says:

    What a neat idea. I think I’d make some kind of fortune teller wagon or a traveling shop selling odd little trinkets and potions and magical things.