I just received Lori's Marie journal to work on and her sub theme is "Marie's Emails," and she even provided a list of possible topics. As soon as I saw the one that said, "....found a book...." something went CLICK in my head and I even had a vision of what my finished pages would look like. And that doesn't happen every day.
So, Marie is young, miserable in France, and getting no respect at Versailles. She comes upon the greatest book, "French Royalty for Dummies," downloads it onto her kindle, and shoots off an email to her mom in Austria telling her the good news. The book is just chock full of useful tips for getting along in the French court.
I don't know about you, but this just tickles me to pieces. Hope it brings a smile to your face as well.
Here are the two pages side by side:
Marie's email to her mother:
Marie with the book on her kindle (if you click on the photo it should enlarge enough for you to read the text):
The paper I used for the backgrounds is Webster's Pages, and I added lots of embossing to them. Marie's email was typed on parchment paper in French Script font. I found the graphic of a hand holding a kindle on google and replaced the text with my own. Marie is an image courtesy of Val, and I used fabric and paper scraps for her hat and clothing. Her hair is a combination of several shades of yellow embossing powder. Her face was colored with Portfolio water soluble oil pastels.