Thursday, January 10, 2008

Crowns, Tiaras, and Fences!

I am a little obsessed with crowns and tiaras.
I think of them as royal art. So after talking with a friend the other day about making paper crowns, I came up with this.

Well kind of. We were looking for templates online, which we couldn't find any. Well not unless you want a simple child's crown for a birthday party. So I emailed Donna O'Brien of The Ribboned Crown. Of course she would know what to do. Well duh!!! She suggested looking at the Crowns & Tiaras book by Kerri Judd and Danyel Montecinos.



I actually have the book, and didn't even think to look at it, because we were thinking templates.
Well, if you just look at the pictures you get inspired. If you haven't seen this book, it's a lot of fun, as well as great eye candy!!!

So after cutting, gluing, folding, glittering etc. Here is the crown I came up with.


I also wanted to show you this cute little fence I got at an after Christmas sale.
It came from a store in my town called Canfield and Persons. It was 60% off!!
It is made of twigs and has really great moss all over it. I thought you could use it any time of year. I guess I am all about bringing the outdoors in these days. Maybe I am already wishing for Spring.



Now here is a view of my armoire that holds my pretties in my office/studio. See the Crowns & Tiaras book in the back. (You know, the one I didn't think to look in, until Donna told me to)
If you haven't been to Donna's blog, you should go now. She has a beautiful blog full of lovely stuff. She is a really great artist. www.donnaobrien.typepad.com/

I hope you enjoy the pictures! Oh yeah, my friend is still thinking about making one.




Have a royal day!!!

Rosemary

37 comments:

Susie Q said...

The tiaras are wonderful and oh how I love this crown!
The boxes are amazing! What a treat for all...YOU have such talent!

I adore this little fence! I have never seen one like it. It would be perfect in any season wouldn't it?

Have a sweet Thursday dear Rosemary!

Love and hugs,
Sue

Junie Moon said...

Your crown is wonderful and I've enjoyed all the pictures. For some reason, making some has been in my mind the past three days so your post is inspiring me further. I'll have to get that book.

That little fence is adorable and I like your idea of using it at other times than just Christmas.

Inspired Tokens said...

What could be better - tiaras and fences! I love the new tiara, it's beautiful. And, I love the book. I have it and keep saying one day I'm going to get going on making a tiara. Have you seen her crown in the new Sommerset Magazine made with chicken wire? It's adorable.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

You do like crowns, don't you?!
I love your creations & the little fence.
Hugs, DebraK

Felicia said...

Love those tiaras!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh love your crown, Aubern'e made me one for Chirstmas, I still need to show it. I have been wanting that book, it sounds like I need to get it. xoxoxo Clarice

Genevieve Olsen said...

Rosemary the Crown and the boxes are just lovely!!!! You have been so busy!!!I hope that you have a great weekend!

Alison Gibbs said...

Rosemary you did a great job on the crown.
Alison

Linda said...

Rosemary, I love your beautiful crowns. I'm crazy over crowns and have just started a small collection I just think they are so unique.
The twig fence will be fun to decorate with. Linda

Simply Me Art said...

Royally Beautiful! I Love what you did. How about some for your friends shop? keep them coming!!!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello from Toronto,

Rosemary, I really think you came up with a very interesting template for your crown. I really like it a lot, it's unique!

Warm regards,

Gabriela Delworth

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Rosemary, uhoh...you might fight Donna for the qeen of crowns title.

Your crown is so great, love it!
xo Lidy

Dolly said...

Ok Rosemary I am getting spring fever!
I am tired of all the snow and ready to see green grass and picket fences covered with roses!

I love tiaras....and crowns!
Yours is soooo pretty!
Hmmm.....I will have to order that book... it looks interesting!

Have a wonderful evening,
Hugz, Dolly

Robyn said...

OH How lovely! Just darling!

the feathered nest said...

I love tiaras & crowns! The jewely kind and the paper kind but I'm just not crafty that way. Your's is so pretty and I love the color. You did a great job - you crafty lady!

Manuela

Sugar Bear said...

Hi Rosemary,
I love the crown - it had beautiful coloring. Thank you for leaving your kind comment on my blog about the heart boxes. Can you believe I was in Michael's the other day and didn't even think to look in the box area?! I love your blog and have added you to my blog roll. Have a great day!
Karla

Jerusalem said...

I love it!!!

Sweet Remembrance said...

Love that book...it was my inspiration!
There was actually a template here on blogland from someone that I used! I will do some digging for it...We should do some kind of crown swap some day...
Priscilla

Donna O. said...

This is wonderful!!!! I love that the sheet music is printed in red- very unique!!!
D.

YoMJ said...

Love your crowns! And the fence is a great idea for Barbie!
She needs a yard.

Kim said...

Those are GORGEOUS!!!

Deb said...

Wonderful crowns! And I love the twig fence ... I have a craft table full of twigs :-} maybe after the word making phase I will make one of these :-}
Have a great weekend Rosemary.

NAME: CIELO said...

Very artistic, my royal friend! :)

Have a lovely evening!

Cielo

Amy said...

I love, love your crown. I think I join you in being obsessed with crowns and tiaras too. I can't seem to get enough of them. I wish there were more in the marketplace for us to purchase. I would love a little collection. I'll have to check out the book you mentioned. It sounds great. Amy

Robolady said...

Great projects, and crowns. Love the fence. have fun at the paris flea market this weekend.
Margo

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That is a fabulous crown, and that little fence is adorable! :)

Gypsy Mermaid said...

I have only made one tiara I put it on top of my little christmas tree!(pics are on my blog)I guess it turned out okay.. haha Maybe someone will come up with some templetes! Maybe I will do that tomorrow! I will let ya know if I do! Come visit me sometime!

Toodles-
Sarah

Laume said...

Great crown, I really like your color choices.

Your little fence reminded me of the fairy garden supplies I saw at Summer's Past Farms last time I had the chance to visit on a San Diego trip. Here's a link to some of the things they had in their shop:
http://www.summerspastfarms.com/fairygardens.htm

If you ever visit that area, it's one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon - shopping, drinking tea on the terrace, wandering the gardens. I'm betting it would be your cuppa tea as well.

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

I adore your crowns (and your boxes too) and can't wait to buy that book. It's been on my wish list for ages. I will have to get to it soon.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

I love your crowns, they are fit for royalty!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Rosemary, my you have been a busy lady. All those boxes & crowns. they're all very pretty & I wish you the best with your new venture.

xo,
Rhoda

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

great job on your crown =) i think i need rhinestone one. wonder if i could create one of those... debbie

Erin said...

Rosemary, your blog is a delight and I also love crowns! I just bought one last week at Paris to the Moon and hope to use it as an inspiration to make some! I need to buy that book!

Allison said...

Rosemary, your crown is stunning!! I really like all of the different papers and colors you used. Wow, wow, wow! And, how did I miss the "Crowns and Tiara's" book. It's like I've been in a cave. I'm totally ordering it. Love your home, as usual. Your armoire is so great!

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Allison said...

Hi, just wanted to let you know that I got the book!!! (huge smile :o) Thanks for passing it along. I also got "French Inspired Jewelry", and while I was at it I threw in "You've Got Mail"...just because :o) another huge smile. Thanks again Rosemary!!

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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