Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Finally, MARIE!



I say, "Finally, MARIE," because I finally finished making my arch for the Sunday Gothic Arches challenge of "Marie Antoinette" and also, I finally got on the Marie band wagon; she is such a popular subject for collage and stamp artists these days! In making my arch, I used a background paper from K & Co., added my image of Marie, and embellished the piece with embossed stamping, little crystals, and Stickles glitter, which I applied to the lace on her dress and a couple of other places with a tiny brush. Lastly, I edged the arch with a copper Dauber Duo. (Do they still make those? I have a lot of old stamping stuff!) My lighting in the house isn't very good this evening, but click on the photo to get a closer look at the details. This was fun!

9 comments:

Lydia said...

Oh, she is very pretty Jann!! Beautiful job, just beautiful!

lena said...

Wonderful Marie Antoinette! So much work and a beautiful end effect! I adore the colours and that swirl - relly nice!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Jann, this just took my breath away, it is stunning! The embossed embellishments along with the background are just perfect for your Marie image. Truly gorgeous arch!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Jann
your arch is fantastic - a real beauty! I love how you made the photo into an arch and the flourish stamps. The colors also highlight the photo. gorgeous piece!

Femmy said...

fantastic arch!!!

Robin said...

Fabulous arch Jann! I love the embossed swirls and the delicate addition of stickles to the lace on her dress.

Kristin Long said...

Jann, this is incredible! I loved it the moment I saw it! Wonderful job! I think you captured her royal-ness beautifully! Wonderful!! Thank you for participating!

Kristin

Sandy said...

Wow what a stunning arch.
Unbelievable design.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Jann. I have seen your wonder and beautiful Gothic Arches the past several months...so I decided to sign and join the group. ??? Where do I locate the info for the week's theme? Sorry for the hassle to respond. Thank you in advance for your assistance! Sharon