Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Queen & Her Cake - A Marie Antoinette Collaborative Art Journal

 
As my first collaborative art journal (Through The Eyes of An Artist) nears the end of its year+ journey, I am getting ready for the start of our next project: The Queen & Her Cake.  We'll be interpreting the Marie Antoinette theme in a variety of ways.  My choice, Marie's Scrapbook.  Everyone will do 2 page scrapbook layouts in my journal, imagining Marie as a scrapbooker, inserting pictures, memorabilia, embellishments, and journaling fit for a queen!  I am very excited about this group.  There are 17 of us, and we represent the United States, Canada, England, Australia,  and Belgium.  

 Our launch date is March 10, and I am ready.  Here is my cover (an 8x8" fabric covered scrapbook that I have altered):

 

I do have an introductory page, but for some reason, blogger refuses to upload it.  Onward....I took the advice of many in this group, and decided to use the Marie paper doll I made the other day in my own layout for my journal.  Here is Marie enjoying the gardens of Versaille:


 
I added a bit more bling to the doll.  And here is the facing journaling page:

 
For someone whose usual style goes toward the darker and grungier, this has been a fun challenge for me...I'm really unleashing my inner Marie, frou frou and all!


18 comments:

Dorothy said...

Eileen,
you art is always so nice to look at!

Healing Woman said...

Your journal page is dynamite! The queen on the page looks like she could just step out and do her queenly thing. I'm into making paper art dolls right now and yours, although she looks like cloth, is wonderful.

Scrapping Mom said...

Absolutely beautiful. I just love love all of your art.

Carol's Crafts said...

That is awesome, Eileen. What a great idea to scrapbook for Marie. your cover is fabulous too.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Eileen!! Love the cover!! and the pages are BEAUTIFUL!! What a FUN journal this will be!!

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

Wonderful cover and the inner pages are just as beautiful. I think you captured perfectly the essence of a spring day. I love the backdrop you have created to set Marie into. The ribbons and laces you've used on both pages are perfect. Wonderful journal.

Elaine Allen

Sherri Auld said...

Eileen, this is just stunning. The book will be wonderful.

Diann said...

I'm catching up, Eileen, and what a thrill to get here and see what awesome ART I've been missing! I've enjoyed each and every page of journals you share. This will be a fun one for sure and I love the cover and pages you created for M Antoinette - it will be a fun journey and I hope to follow along! Great ART from the previous days too! Diann

Lori said...

Wow, these just keep getting better! Yay, kinda girly for you, but you're very good at it! lol Love the cover and the pages, so colorful! Mmmm, love the prima say it in pearls, I'm addicted to those babies.

Julie Ann said...

Yes- Marie is quite a change for you!! But a delightful one! I just love how you've done the cover! Your journal is going to be a masterpiece!

Sherry Goodloe said...

I know what you mean about stepping out of the grungy box - LOL! But I have to say, you have done it quite nicely Eileen *smiles* These are just gorgeous!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen...How GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE the cover and the pages are breathtaking!!!!!! What a fun project!!!

Jennifer R.D. said...

Eileen,
I love your girly girl Marie scrapbook! But you are putting the pressure on me to finish mine!
Hugs,
Jen

Nanc said...

You did a great job on this. It looks like a great project.

Princess of glitter said...

WOW! That is beautiful! Sometimes its fun to dabble outside your normal box!

Scrapping Mom said...

Eileen I left yo a special gift on my blog.

Sandi M said...

Having wandered those gardens on a rainy April Monday when they weren't open for tours really gave me a sense of what it must have been like. You've captured that feeling perfectly! It's gorgeous. Have fun with the group project :)

Patzee said...

Eileen, such delightfully light-hearted images. That's a great way to start Marie Antoinette's scrapbook. I sure hope it will soon be filled with images of cakes and kings! Great job!