Saturday, November 14, 2009

This is a Marie Antoinette collage I put together for the AlphaStamps site. AlphaStamps is having their 5th Anniversary and along with that they are having a contest called "Let Them East Cake." Back in the Spring of this year when everyone was in "Marie Antoinette Mode"
I never did end up making anything using one of her images. Not because I didn't like her or anything, I just never got around to it. Plus I'm not big on trends so I was kind of waiting for it to all die down. But let's face it, how could you not love this young queen who was such a rock star before there were rock stars. Or maybe she was the Britney Spears of her generation? Or possibly the Paris Hilton of the Versailles? Who knows, but she was young, beautiful and full of spunk and who doesn't love a girl like that?

Well finally, here is my first Marie piece. I painted the chipboard birdcage with a metallic pink paint and then on portions of the birdcage I attached some glitter. I just love how the birdcage turned out. If your looking for a birdcage like this, you can find them on the AlphaStamps website. The french document that the collage was done on is an authentic document I got from and I believe it is dated 1870. I think it's the prettiest document just by itself, so I knew it would be perfect to do the collage on. And I love the way the roses and flowers look against Marie, the document and also the birdcage. I'm debating on whether I should add some satin pink ribbon to the collage or not? It just seems like it needs a little something else. What do you think?

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