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Madam Rue Gypsy Fortune Teller with Tutorial!

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New art (with video tutorial!), new goodies, new FREE gift! And…

ALL Gypsy & Playing Cards Collage Sheets are 40% off — through MONDAY night (October 10, 2016)! That’s a big section (over 40 sheets) AND includes the new collage sheets by Laura announced today! Also includes popular items like the Tiny Magic Books & Potion Labels, Gypsy Fortune Teller #1 and Magical Books #1 Collage Sheets shown at right.

FREE Lanterns Collage Sheet!

In honor of Design Team Member Laura Carson’s Madam Rue Gypsy Fortune Teller, ALL ORDERS on Thursday, Friday AND Saturday, October 6th through 8th (2016) will receive one of these new collage sheets FREE! This sheet contains 15 different lanterns with two of each style of lantern for a total of 30 images and was designed by Laura!

I took a color cue from Laura and today’s new items are full of saturated hues for Autumn!

Wow! Believe it or not, this entire project started with that wee hutch at left (just 4″ wide). Laura obviously loves fortune tellers and tents (like this earlier one), and has made this new fortune teller tent full of color and textures (and lots of props)!

I love this tent lit up, too. See the wide photo below to see what I mean. Laura cleverly used washers (painted gold) as borders (covers?) around the holes in the base platform, that are sitting around each bulb in the Mini Globe String Lights. (And don’t fret: Laura explains how she made the holes, and built everything you see, in her tutorial.)

Here comes another Halloween project,
although I’m thinking gypsies are never out of season.

For those who have built or are building the
Halloween Carnival, this is a piece you might want to add to your display. 

My choice of a jeweled toned color palette comes from looking at pictures of gypsy caravans where I noticed bright colors, fabrics, beading, fringe and bling.

What did I love the most about this project?

I think the mini globe lighting is right at the top. I wish I could go back to some of my older pieces and use the lighting.

It would also look cool with the Mad Scientist Lab from earlier in the summer.

I also love the furniture which is made from either a kit or from unfinished wood items.  My particular favorite is the 3 Panel Hutch sitting on top of a Library Table. The furniture pieces could easily work standalone or as part of another one of your projects.

Don’t sweat the details as there is a video tutorial where I’ll walk you through creating Madam Rue’s tent.

See everything Laura used to create Madam Rue Gypsy Fortune Teller in her Supply List. And be sure to visit Laura’s blog for lots more photos and that tutorial. (And check below as lots of items from Laura’s artwork are included in today’s Giveaway!)


Hooray for the Gypsy Fortune Teller Giveaway!

I decided to focus on this table from Laura’s project. I’ve picked out the obvious items shown here, plus the table that’s underneath it all!

Here’s the list of items included in the Giveaway:
– Gypsy Fortune Teller #3 Collage Sheet (the tarot cards on the table, and the square top tablecloth — and the book covers) – New!
– Unfinished Round Table – Spindle Legs
– 10mm Square Glass Bottle with Lid
– 12x8mm Green Glass Rectangular Beads
– American Crow
– Black 3-Piece Candleholder Set
– 16mm Clear Glass Marble
– Fancy Swirl Bead Caps (the base of the crystal ball)
– Iridescent Crescent Moon Beads (one is sitting on a green bead as a bottle stopper)
– Gold Dark Mix Sweeper Fringe – New!


Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Laura’s artwork, including all of the Giveaway items listed above!

Bonus: A set of the back in stock Tiny Antique Silver 3D Crowns!

AND as I’ve just put them on Clearance Sale: A set of the Bronze Suitcase Latches!

To enter the Gypsy Fortune Teller 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, October 7 2016)!

And tell me: What will you make with this mix of items? And/or: What is most novel or useful to you from Laura’s tutorial?

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 Wonderfully Wicked Giveaway? That would be Kimberly Laws! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, October 6th, 2016

57 responses to “Madam Rue Gypsy Fortune Teller with Tutorial!”

  1. Jeri Aaron says:

    I love love the Gypsy caravan – Laura Carson, you rock!

  2. Jen R says:

    I love the little lights. She’s right, they would work in many different projects. I do think I would make my own fortune teller table with the items tho.

  3. Susan S says:

    The little books are adorable!!!

  4. Kat Cashwell says:

    The round white lights that Laura used as stage lights are awesome! Laura is so creative!

  5. Amy says:

    wow, just wow. love it.

  6. Eve Watters says:

    Just glorious! I will make all my fortunes told be GOOD ones!

  7. I always wanted to make a fortune teller seen. This is so pretty.

  8. These ideas will really help me complete my gypsy fortune teller caravan!

  9. Holly McGuinness says:

    I’d combine this with the vardo to make a traveling Romani scene.

  10. Karen says:

    What an incredibly detailed project! It’s just so full of ideas. I think I would like to create a fortuneteller type scene.

  11. M. C. Sparks says:

    Apothecary shop piece…that’s what I want to make

  12. Cherry Koontz says:

    I checked my fortune and horoscope today and they both said I would win the give away!

  13. Laura’s Madam Rue Gypsy Fortune Teller is just amazing. I feel like I’m really in the little tent! I love all the items on the table top and that chandalier made from beads is just beautiful! There are so many beautiful projects that artists share through Alpha Stamps. Thank you for keeping us thinking creatively! Right now I’m making apothecary books with tins inside for Halloween. This will be my next project!

  14. cg says:

    The most useful thing from Laura’s tutorial is using the washers under the light globes! Holy cow! I would’ve NEVER thought to do that!!! And I’d totally make the gypsy tent or sideshow tent. Love it!

  15. Ina Good says:

    I would go with the gypsy table in a caravan setting and for me is the use of global lights from Lauras’tutorial.

  16. Jo says:

    Love the fortune teller table and the hutch- it’s beautiful! Would love to make something like this myself!

  17. Stefanie Ladley says:

    Oh wow!! I’m in love!! I think the most useful bit of the tutorial iis the lighting :o)

  18. Barb A says:

    Love this table, would be great in a Halloween scene.

  19. Traci says:

    Laura is so awesome I am so envious of her imagination. She has the best projects. I would love to make all of her creations-truly amazing. >^..^<

  20. Michelle Beck says:

    Ohhhh! I would use this set in the wheeled caravan I am constructing, the perfect interior!

  21. Connie L. says:

    Love the lighting!

  22. Denise Bryant says:

    Very cool projects! Love the effect of the lighting!

  23. oh how I would love to win this I am making a circus themed item and this would go great I love the download!~ Thanks


    Ooh I love that gypsy table with the Tarot cards, it looks so authentic.

  25. Jean Marmo says:

    Another outstanding project! Love the lights and books. Those Tarot cards are delightful! Love it all.

  26. barb macaskill says:

    Congratulations Kimberly! Enjoy your new goodies!
    I love how Laura used the lights to highlight the fortune teller signs and the hutch and library table are decorated so beautifully! I have added them to my wish list and would love to be the lucky winner!!
    Can’t forget to say how enchanting this whole setup is from start to finish!! Fingers crossed!

  27. Christine D says:

    I love how Laura used the lights at the base. I’m already thinking of ways to use that idea! I love the mix of items in this giveaway. Maybe they will bring me good luck!

  28. Aggie Stiefer says:

    I love the mix of items and would make a fortune tellers table

  29. I want my fortune told today! I hope madame rue foresees me as the winner!!!!

  30. Lana says:

    love the tarot cards and love the crystal ball…this is an awesome giveaway, hope I win!!!!

  31. itsmebarbj says:

    I have to admit this project is so perfect and I would change a few things but I love this layout but I would change a couple of things to make it mine. The tutorial is great!!!

  32. Karen Mallory says:

    I don’t know how Laura does it! LOL I am still working on the mad scientist lab. Might make the whole tent and everything, eventually! But like she said, gypsies are in any time of the year!

  33. Michelle says:

    I love it.

  34. Tina Talboo says:

    I’ve just recently discovered Alpha Stamps and have been waiting to pick a project to make – I think this is it! Absolutely love the gypsy caravan.

  35. LeAnn says:

    I would follow Laura’s tutorial and make the fortune teller table. Thank you for the tutorial Laura. You are amazing!

  36. Lou Anne says:

    I love the lighting added to the gypsy tent and the hanging lamp is beautiful! So creative.

  37. Laura callies says:

    I love making anything that has to do with the concept of Gypsies. I adore Laura’s demonstrations and there iare a lot of techniques i carry into my other projects, but for this one project, i found the lights to be the most helpful!

  38. Christi Conley says:

    OMGoodness!! Love fortune teller goodies, the colors are fabulous!! Laura can do no wrong and everything she creates inspires me tremendously. I love those little lights!!

  39. Leah Fein says:

    I would like to make a tiny evil fairy fortune teller tent

  40. Julianne says:


  41. Kay W says:

    I love the fortune teller table!

  42. De says:

    Love both the hutch and table. Great idea!

  43. Cheryl Lee says:

    The idea for the mini lights is awesome! Laura, you rock with creativity!! I would probably make a table similar to this one.

  44. Megan Warren says:

    I love this and think it needs a caravan to go with it to complete the theme

  45. Kimberly says:

    This is just so freakin cute. Where’s the Oija board? I know you have a mini one somewhere.

  46. Karen Kruger says:

    I love this. One of my favorite would love to make something similar to this. Thank you for the opportunity to win this

  47. Guess I won’t need my Love Potion No. 9 to adore this! Beautiful work…inspiring materials!

  48. Margaret says:

    I love the whole gypsy idea! Such a wonderful little world she made. I would definitely do much the same thing. I have t had a chance to look at her tute yet but I certainly plan to. They always have the best little ideas!

  49. Kari Gluski says:

    I need the table, books and crow for a library scene…

  50. Merrilyn says:

    There’s just something so magical about mini dioramas. As a child I loved dollhouses and making mini things for the rooms out of found objects. I have been following your newsletter for years here in Australia and adore all the projects..but I am yet to start one! I would love to order several complete kits to get me started!

  51. marykay chisum says:

    This would make a lovely addition to my Halloween village!!

  52. Diana bittaker says:

    Ok – I love all of this – I have been making gypsy themed items but love the books, cards and crow on this table!!!

  53. Lorna E says:

    I love fortune tellers, so would make a fortune teller scene with the giveaway items. And Laura’s use of the globe lights is brilliant.

  54. Carla says:

    Love the table..I see it as a spell table in a witch’s house

  55. anne stodghill says:

    I love the table. I would put it in my witches cottage that I’m working on. The lights are amazing. May need to add those as well.

  56. I love anything with drawers, cubbies, etc., so I’m not sure exactly but lots of miniatures stored and displayed!

  57. I am a gypsy traveling heart. The crystal ball is my favorite imaginative piece in the wagon!