Saturday, September 26, 2015

Let Them Eat Cake!!! Marie Antoinette Pocket Journal & ATC~

When I saw all those fun Marie Antoinette Graphic 45 Papers in the Scraps Of Elegance~Lisa's Sweet September Kit, I just had to make some Marie Antoinette themed projects from them!!!
First up, I have a "Let Them Eat Cake" Marie Antoinette Pocket Journal. This piece is filled with unique spots to house journaling, small photos and momentos. There is even a removable  glass vile of  Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass!! So perfect for sprinkling a little glitter on some of those memories!

I started with a Handcrafted Pocket Journal Base, and then cut and distressed a layer of the kit paper. I then added on a fussy cut "If The Crown Fits piece, and then over layered with some Golden Goddess Lace, I then fussy cut out the Marie Antoinette and  Lois XVI of France Image and layered it on top of the lace with foam tape. 

Next I created a floral layer with a Shabby Blush Chiffon Flower, one of the peach Petaloo flowers from this month's Floral Add On, and a past kit rose. 

I painted a couple of the little Blue Fern Crown Pieces  with Prima Platinum Crackle Texture Paste and tucked them in.

I then fussy cut a "Let Them Eat Cake piece from the paper and added a Brass Spoon trinket onto it. The Champagne Dreams Butterflies are some of my handcrafted butterflies that I carry in the and Reneabouquets Etsy Shops.

I took a corked glass vile and filled it with some Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass that I customed tinted for this project and used the peach twine from the kit to tie on one of the G45 Chipboard pieces from the Elements Add On.

I created a pocket from the G45 Pocket & Tags in the kit and added the "Keep Calm" piece on with foam tape. The whole piece velcros onto the base so that it can be removed.

There is a "Let Them Eat Cake" piece tucked inside the pocket.

Here is the system with the pieces untucked. There are:
2 Oversized, Double Sided Tags with lace, Hand dyed seam binding bows and pearl and gold buttons
2 Smaller pieces that open up for journling and small photos
A large tag with a hand dyed seam binding bow topped with a Timeless Button 

This piece has a back pocket 

With  a small double sided piece and 2 small G45 Chipboard tags.

2 Julie Nutting Armoire Pieces(from the kit) that I decorated with Prima Resin Pieces and pearls.

I then cut the doors so that they open up with some of the Graphic 45 Quote Paper Pieces mounted into them. The Armoires tie closed with some of the kit twine.

This is the back view of the Armoires.

And this is the back view of the entire pieces that has been finished out for a complete, designer look. 

Up next is a little 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 ATC that I put together in the same theme as the Pocket Journal. I needed a quick ATC to do a swap with and using scraps from the pocket journal and running with the same theme allowed me to pull it off in about 15 minutes!! A busy girl has to do what she has to do!!

I created a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 ATC from Chipboard and then layered both sides with the kit paper that was left over from the background paper on the Pocket Journal. I then grabbed a scrap of TimelessVintage Lace In Ivory that I had lying on my super messy desk. I added a Baroque Metal Frame, and then fussy cut the small images from some of the kit paper that I had cut on for the 1st project. 

I added one of those sweet Peach flowers from the Floral Add On along with a past kit mini rose and some stash leaves.

Used some leftover seam binding from the Pocket Jouranl to create a bow, and topped it with a Little Tea Cup, and then cut out the "Let Them Eat Cake" Quote from the same paper and popped it on with some foam tape, and there I had it an Easy Peezy, use up some scraps little ATC so beautiful and so perfect for swapping!!

Well, now I am in the mood for cake!! How about you?? Lets go grab a slice, and a cuppa and take it easy now that all our work is done!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Hugs ~Renea

Items Used On Pocket Journal from and Reneabouquets Etsy:
Handcrafted Pocket Journal Base
Shabby Blush Chiffon Flower
Golden Goddess Lace
Timeless Buttons~Gold
Brass Spoon~Reneabouquets Spoon Trinkets
Champagne Dreams Butterflies
Prima Platinum Crackle Texture Paste
Crochet Lace #004

Items Used On ATC from and Reneabouquets Etsy:
TimelessVintage Lace In Ivory
Little Tea Cup~Reneabouquets Tea Trinkets
Baroque Metal Frame

1 comment:

Roosterhead Designs said...

O. MY. Word!!
So seriously gorgeous Renea!
This is beautiful and romantic and shabby and...
(I need to just hold down the exclamation button
indefinitely here: )
I love to investigate all the details you put into
your work! It is amazing and you are inspirational
(I am busy with family visiting
for a few weeks but hope I can get crafting soon:)
and, seriously? - "Keep calm and adjust your tiara"!
That will HAVE to be my new motto!
Thanks for sharing your creativity,