Saturday, July 4, 2015

Oh Marie!

Sometimes I get a craving for something overly sweet. Pink, frills, glitz - oh yes. Only a little nudge from Lunagirl was needed, and let's face it, Marie Antoinette as a theme just cries for a sweet treatment.

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I started with the backgrounds: an old green envelope, some shoe box tissue paper that has printed drawings of ballet flats on it (visible still on the left upper corner). I painted tissue portions pink, then added some more suitable scraps. It may sound weird to be spending so much time on something that doesn't even show... but for me background is essential.

Shoes always delight me

You can see black paper lace and stamped flower scrolls, too. And lots of rhinestones.

My life motto

I am a fan of Oxford Impressions at Etsy, they have awesome stamps, and quite a few on Marie A. Linking you over there. This crown and MA initials are part of the stamp set, too. I treated the images with gold paint, then cut them out. The quote is handwritten on tissue, I wanted an authentic hand. I placed a piece of tissue over the stamped quote and just traced it. I have a weird turquoise glue that doesn't turn white after drying, but here it adds a pleasing shade to the tissue.

The Girl Queen
And Marie herself - I colored her in, but decided not to add anything onto her head, not even a crown. I might do some of elaborate hair-do cards some other time.

Apart from the Marie Antoinette challenge by Lunagirl (joint challenge with The Cheerful Stamp Pad) , this fits also nicely into the Moo-mania: Swirls challenge.
I have used a satin ribbon for her shoe, so entering this into Stampotique SDC 202: Ribbon.
I recently found Use your Stuff challenge blog, and they urge you to use things that you are just hoarding. Just the nudge I needed: I used rhinestones and ribbon and that paper lace... all acquired long time ago and never put to use. (Shame on me.) So entering this into their summer challenge.

Marie Antoinette jos kukaan uskoi unelmiinsa, jotenka linkitän tämän Silpputehtaan kesähaasteeseen
TJK 27: Usko unelmiisi


  1. Replies
    1. Kiitos kovasti! Näitä oli hauska tehdä.

  2. Wonderful ATC's .. I own this wonderful MA plate as well and love it very much! You made a fantastic trio with this stamps!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Moo Mania & More!

  3. Lovely ATCs, great colours, too. Thanks so much for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

  4. Really beautiful artwork on your cards

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Nice set of ATC's. Thanks for joining me in my ribbon challenge this week !
    Corrie x

  6. What a fantastic trio of ATCs - so romantic and vintage - Marie A. looks marvellous!
    Alison x

  7. Olisikohan Mariekin vaihdettavissa? Marie Antoinette on lempihahmoni historiassa, siksi tämä koskettaa erityisesti. Hieno kolmikko.

    1. hei, ajattelin pitää tämän ainakin hetken itselläni, mutta mitäs jos tekisin sulle ihan oman sarjan?

    2. Ymmärrän ja kiitos, oma sarja olisi kiva juttu. :)

  8. Beautiful work and great post! Thanks so much for sharing your Marie in my Marie Antoinette challenge at She is lovely! ~ Karen

  9. wow! this is creative genius! so lovely in every detail. thank you for joining our marie antoinette challenge jointly hosted by lunagirl an the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  10. Hieno korttisarja!
    Kiitos osallistumisesta haasteeseen!

  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 115, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  12. You did a beautiful job on all three of these. Thanks for entering the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. Please come back againl