Thursday, February 21, 2013

Marie Antoinette Swap

I signed up for a Marie Antoinette Swap on Kindred Souls Art Group. We were given a 3-1/2" x 5" wood sample board as a base. Here's the front of my creation:
and the back:
I started with this background paper, stamped some french script with vintage photo Distress Ink, colored over the chandelier with silver and blue metallic gel pens, and added some yellow drop rhinestone brads. 
 Added more metal rimmed rhinestones and some plain rhinestones to the chandelier. Used a vintage Marie image and filled out the skirt using layers of lacy ribbons. Attached beads and lacy ribbons around the sides of the block.
 Made a large flower out of lacy ribbon and attached a large fleur de lis brad to the center front and a large metal rimmed "pearl" brad to the back. This was attached to the top of the beaded hanger, along with more iridescent beads.
 On the back, attached some textured paper with a "pearl" to the flower center, a smaller Marie image and the swap details.
Hope my partner likes it.


Elena said...

That is so beautiful!

Vic said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person.

Mary-Beth said...

Carol, it is gorgeous! I'm sure your partner will love it! I would!! lol

Renee said...

Very frilly & beautiful! Well done.