This week I received two to work in, and have completed the pages for Daisy's. Everyone picked a specific angle on the Marie theme, and Daisy's is "Fashionista Marie's Couture." Daisy did some beautiful pages of Marie in various backdrops, wearing the most magnificent clothes, fashioned from paper, fabric, and lots of trimmings. Tough act to follow (I'm the first to work in her book), but I've been accumulating loads of frou frou, so felt up to the task.
Here is page one of the two page spread:
The background is a photo of a period room, printed in black and white, with parts tinted with pastels. I took a Marie paper doll as the base and fashioned her dress and headpiece from bits of fabric, ribbon, lace and other trims. I covered her hair with lots of champagne stickles, glittered her shoes, and added pearls and other bling all over. The text, printed on the computer, cut apart and edged with gold embossing, says, "the dresses are lovely, but....."
What's the but????? Well, fancy dresses might be nice, but for me at least, it was always, "all about the shoes." Or, as Sue, our resident French expert told me, "il s'agit des chassures."
Oh, I did have fun with this page. Shoes, shoes, and more shoes. The tiny one on the bottom is completely dimensional. I found a pointy shoe pattern on the internet, and reduced it in size and made this little gem....I think that took longer than anything else on these pages. Working in miniature is NOT easy. But I'm really happy with the way these pages came out. This style, as I'm sure you know, is so not me, and yet, so much fun to play with.
Now, on to Sue's journal. Her journal is all about Marie's dreams. Daisy's pages for her are great....Marie dreams of being a can-can dancer in the Moulin Rouge. Haven't decided yet what my Marie will dream of, but I'm leaning towards something very 21st century. Should be a hoot to do.