11/19/09

Marie Antoinette Swap


I'm a member of the Marie Antoinette
Mail Art group, and there are so many
fun swaps going on all the time.


I made this hat box for the Les Vacances
secretes de Marie (Secret Marie Holiday Swap).
My partner was Tristan Robin Blakeman,
a very talented quilt and mixed-media artist,
which made me nervous
to be making something for him.


But, I had so much fun with it.







Some of the things I made to put
in the box were this Marie ornament....




....a little box that I filled with embellishments...




....and some Marie tags.

Tristan has pictures of everything I added to
the box, on his blog Enchanted Revelry,
if you want to see it all. And while you're
there, be sure to check out his amazing work.


Do something that makes you smile today!



13 comments:

Julie Ann said...

Eeek!! What a gorgeous hat box you created!!! And such a beautiful Marie ornament! I love all the feathers carefully resting on all your goodies :) Tristan was so lucky to have you as his partner!! And you can just see his delight in the words of his post! Wonderful job, Debi!

Elyse said...

breathtaking work as always, debi!

so loved your recent comment on my blog. thank you, sweetie. i think i have found my niche, too!

xo

Queenie said...

What eye candy you made....I bet your swap partner was overjoyed to open this package of goodies! They are all so unique and Gorgeous!

becky said...

Gorgeous! I wish I were so talented.

Julie Harward said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL...MY HEART LEAPT AT THE SATIN LINER INSIDE THE BOX AND THE CRYSTAL ORNAMENT...OH SO PRETTY! Come say hi :D

arty said...

Lovely hand made items. Very professional looking.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh sweet friend...it's complete magic! LOVE everything, you did a fabulous job! Absolutely stunning!! I'm heading over to see the rest!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Mimi said...

HI!!!
Oh that is so beautiful!!!
It is amazing actually!!! I too love Marie Antoinette!!! Great little club!!!
hugs,
jamie

Pam said...

Well you've done it again Debi! Brilliant, beautiful work! Love the colours. x

gypsylulu said...

OMG!...that is a most gorgeous hat box!...i have just come from Tristans blog....seeing how excited he is with this fabulous array of gifts!...you need not to have been nervous..its obvious he
is so pleased!...he should be..
and dusty too...so neat to include him!
gypsy

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

OMG,Tristan is a very lucky guy! Such fun gorgeous things and so wonderful of you to think of Dusty too!

I am following your blog and invite you to come and follow us!

Happy Thanksgiving and Holidays!

Debie

Household 6 said...

Oh my goodness gracious!! Your box is to die for, as are all the beautiful bits that you included in it!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That is just all so fab! And you included some over the top, wonderful goodies with the creation too!