Sunday, February 6, 2011

Marie Takes A Chance With A New Designer

Elena's theme in our Marie Antoinette journals is Marie's Diary.  I decided to have Marie write about her anxiety over an upcoming gala.  She's to wear a gown created by a new designer and she fears it may result in a scandal.

Well, truth be told, she's not all that worried about the scandal part, but she doesn't want any more ridicule coming from the snobbish members of the royal court.

So, here in mainly black and white, is Marie's dilemma.


The background is a piece of scrapbook paper from Creative Imaginations and I barely did a thing to it.  It was already full of gorgeous patterns and black flocking.  I just added some ribbon, flowers and bling, and, of course, Marie herself.

The base of my Marie is an image from a collage sheet (by Itkupilli),  which I altered by cutting away the voluminous dress in the original and adding the form fitting one made of layers of black lace ribbon.  I also fashioned a headpiece for Marie with bits of paper, fabric, ribbon, feathers, and other blingy scraps.

Next, is the page with Marie's diary entry.  In case you can't read what she wrote, her concern is that the dress might not be received well at court.  While the tops of dresses in those days were revealing, the skirts were generally quite full.  This new dress of hers hugs the hips and that worries (and intrigues) her.

Of course, all of this is totally made up, so don't send the history police after me.



The background on this page is some scraps from the previous page's paper over a piece of Stampin' Up scrapbook paper.  The diary page was printed on vellum, and more blingy flowers embellish it.

So, do you think Marie's wardrobe choice was met with appreciation or derision?


11 comments:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH WOW....LOVE these pages, Eileen!! I just LOVE the black and white!!! Marie made a Great choice in her new designer!!!

Dorothy said...

Wow!! That's really nice!

Chrystal S said...

Beautiful! I love the black and white and I just love reading your blog! You have such a way with words. :)

Vic said...

Well, I think she didn't worry so much about what the snobs said! LOL

Great pages!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I'll bet it was met with envy! Marie looks gorgeous!

Diann said...

The black and white makes it regal and elegant! I love your ART for this journal...Marie never looked so good and loved the diary entry!
Diann

Tammy D said...

Very cool.

Ziggyeor said...

I think she would have caused quite a stir. Love how you did Marie!

Lori said...

Black and white is always a great combo, always so elegant. These are superb pages! That dress is awesome, as is the diary page! Well done!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Those two pages are AMAZING!!!!

Barbara Mason said...

Wow!! Marie must have been the originator of dressed up punk!!! Edgy & Elegant...*@#!* the snobs...off with their heads !!! Great piece!!!