Friday, February 24, 2012

DCM 'Marie Antoinette'

Yeah it's Friday and another exciting challenge at Daring Cardmakers. It's Sharon's turn and she wants to see your Vintage / Parisian / Palace of Versailles creations as the this weeks theme is

Marie Antoinette

Your card doesn't have to feature the Queen herself, but can be in a Baroque/Palace of Versailles style, or something inspired by the fantastic gowns and wigs she wore. Or, you could even opt for a 'let them eat cake' inspired card (even though she apparently never actually said that!)

Here is my card...

I was stumped for a while what to create and this slowly fell together. I'm not totally happy with it but still had such fun creating it. I'm trying to break out of my keep simple style and challenge myself using different colour schemes, techniques or products.

I was so lucky to find this sweet image in my stash from Crafty Secrets which fits the challenge perfectly! I placed it behind a chipboard frame which I covered with crackle glaze.

This beautiful soft peach rose is from Prima (I think!), I added a mini 'with love' tag and placed on top of a double from baby pink seam binding. I also folded a paper doily into a cone shape and tucked behind the bow.

I actually decided on creating this beautiful paper ruffle at the start of making my card, inspired by the truly talented Clare Buswell (you can find a tutorial on how to create these on her blog!). Okay, so it is no where near as good as Clare's but as my first attempt, I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I added a length of Ivory & Lace pearl trim to hide where the papers meet.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT cards for some beautiful inspiration.

Charisma Cardz Challenge #7 - Love
Little Red Wagon #121 Chipboard
Simon Says Stamp - 3 different papers
The Shabby Tea Room # 102 - High Tea
Allsorts Challenge #142 Anything Goes

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Melissa Frances
Ribbon - Ivory & Lace Pearl trim and baby pink seam binding from The Ribbon Reel
Stamps - with love sentiment from WMS
Image - Mini Vintage Sheet from Crafty Secrets
Other - Prima rose, OA chipboard frame, crackle glaze, white acrylic paint
, paper doily



Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Lythan said...

that frame idea is fabulous. The whole card has a real Louis XVI vibe to it.

Heather said...

Beautiful card!! I love your image and your fuffle at the bottom :0)

Rein said...

Stunning card Keilly!

Jeanne J said...

So pretty! I love the crackled frame and the glittery flower! Great vintage feel to this card Love it!

purple_pea_fran said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Keilly! Loving the Prima flower and ruffled ribbon. Thanks for joining us in The Shabby Tearoom this week. Fran x

Regan said...

really pretty card

Jo said...

Gorgeous card - That image is just perfect! Love the ribbon ruffle :)

jo x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Gorgeous card Keilly, I love the pastel colours and that image is absolutely perfect. Love that ruffle too, and the trim.

Tammy said...

Wow-love the pleated ruffle on the bottom--lovely card!
Thanks for playing with us at LRW!

Pauline said...

Wow, this is totally stunning Keilly! I love your paper ruffle, and the baroque feel you have created with the image and soft delicate colours. Gorgeous!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Keilly, so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx