Thursday, July 2, 2015

Challenge 115- "Marie Antoinette"

Challenge # 115 "Marie Antoinette" begins today.  This is one of the more popular themes for a challenge on the net.  I hope you will look through your stash and make something that will be compatible with the theme.

I love making tags and have many in my studio, but I tend to let them sit around and not use them in cards or on journal pages.  This particular tag has a little bit of everything on it.  Beside the wonderful Lunagirl image, there is the use of watercolor, diecuts, stickers, and an old book page..  In addition I used text and a little scribble handwriting.
I used one of the beautiful images from Lunagirl's Marie Digital Collage sheet, using two pieces of K & Co paper that have been in my box for ages. The sentiment panel was from Kanban and the flowers from Hobbycraft.

The first week of the challenge Marie Antoinette I made an ATC (artist trading card) for the base I used a Fleur dis lis rectangle die and layered the image on gold paper, added a couple of pearls and coloured the flowers and leaves with spica glitter pens. We had a holiday on Wednesday July 1st it was Canada Day and it totally threw my schedule off having a holiday in the middle of the week. For my U.S. followers have a wonderful 4th of July.
For the first week of Marie Antoinette, I made a card using an image kindly supplied by our s
ponsor Lunagirl and it is called Queen Marie Antoinette in Gilt Frames. It is such a vintage beauty! I layered it on a scrapbook paper and on a blue cardstock. I also added some decorating paste flowers and pearls. When I think of Marie Antoinette, refinement and graceful approach to life crosses my mind and those things are still important. Have a creative weekend! Hope you continue playing along with us!
For the first week of this challenge I chose to make a tag.  I started with some designer paper from my stash which was already covered in French script.  I gave the paper a light going over with watered down white gesso.  Next I selected an image from the "Marie" collage sheet by Lunagirl and cut it out.  I also added a scene from the Lunagirl "dreams of Paris" collage sheet and a compass from the Lunagirl "winds and roses" collage sheet.  I arranged and adhered these pieces, distressed the edges and also added a prima flower, some washi tape and a fleur de lis brad.
Don't forget that this challenge is being sponsored by Lunagirl and it is in conjunction with their challenge.  You may use the same entry on both sites.  You have twice as much chance to win some gorgeous images at Lunagirl.


  1. A beautiful tag, Vicki and such lovely designs from the rest of the team. x

  2. hi Vicky, I forgot to include and link your blog for this challenge. Just came to say that I have now rectified this. So sorry for my forgetfullnes!

  3. Fantastic DT samples. Great "Marie" artwork. Thanks for the challenge! PS...also love the digi stamp "thank you"!