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Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Very Sassy Marie"








Melange's "Spooky" Challenge



With Halloween coming, it was the perfect time to create a Marie Antoinette tag for a little bit of spooky whimsy that would add some color to a formal home. This mixed media piece was created from my original digital artwork (above.) The Gothic Architecture from my original photograph was blended with a graphic of Marie Antoinette, as well as the image of a gate from the Graphics Fairy.





A raven sits atop Marie’s shoulder while the queen herself dons a witch’s hat. Of course, the sentiment is a twist on her notorious, “Let them eat cake!” statement. The background is made from commercial black and cream flocked damask paper and curly seam binding adorns this 3 X 5 tag. The hand-crafted, French-inspired paper rose adds to its delicate quality.



I am linking this to Tag Tuesday!

I am also linking this up to Dezinaworld--Honestly, I didn't realize it was Thursday!!!

This is also being linked up to the Melange team. This was just added to my Etsy shop!

And I am linking this up French Country Cottage! If you are an admirer of anything French or cottage or both, please scroll down to see my Paris Rose Tag and other creations.

40 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh just fantastic Cindy!

Donna said...

Very clever! I love the "let them eat candy corn"! Too funny! And the rose is gorgeous, such a great tag!

Melody said...

That is a great tag. Who knew Marie was into Halloween?

Tammy said...

Very cute! Nice interpertation of Anne, crow, candy & ween! Hugs. Tammy

sissie said...

Good to know the Queen is generous with the candy corn! LOL!! Lovely tag.

hugs
Sissie

Incipient Wings said...

what can i say? everthing you make is incredible..!

Vicki said...

I love this! I was immediately drawn to your blog by the picture in the header. Looks like my own studio right now. Nice to meet you. I'm your latest follower.

Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage.

Linda said...

I love it, Cindy~ great line, too!

Suz said...

Cindy,
I think that is really funny...as well as beautifully executed. How did you ever think of that? I love the flower, too, and I just took a quick peek at the card below this and I am going to have to get a really good look at that, too! This is fun...I love following links. Glad I got here!

Suz
http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

A Vintage Chic said...

I love seeing Queen Marie as a witch, Cindy! I'm about to sit down and turn my great-great grandmother into a witch, too--hope she doesn't mind!

Your work is always just lovely, my friend! Hope you're having a wonderful night...

Julie

Daniele said...

great whimsical take on Antionette....like your style
best wishes

Jan said...

Love your Marie tag and the candy corn sentiment!! TOO CUTE!

Linda M. said...

Cinci, Great tag, I love the twist on the quote, perfect.

agypsyangel said...

Love the tag.

Betty said...

Wow amazing creation Cindy love it x x

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous little tag! Absolutely darling! Thanks for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this! Nice to meet you! :)

Nancy Y said...

Beautiful Halloween Tag! I love the sentiment too! Have A Great Weekend! :)

Laurel said...

Wonderful tag Cindy! Very creative!!

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

What a wonderful interpretation!

Ann Nichols said...

Beautiful tag. I've always felt very sorry for Marie A. The press of her day was so mean to her... But somehow, I think this tag would make her smile! They are long gone but we all remember her! She's coming back to hunt them all!
Ann

2amscrapper said...

I literally LOL when I saw the sentiment as I have had a few too many real candy corns today! This is great art!

Terry said...

Love the Queen of Candy Corn! That sentiment is just so fun! Love this all! Have a fabulous weekend!

Electra said...

This is terrific-thanks for the (huge) smile!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

HAHAHA Candy corn! This is Amazing! WOW layering like you did is amazing! I have no idea how to do that! You are so good! The idea and beauty is marvelous! I am glad you liked my Halloween Party!
Big hug!

Devonay@LumpkinAndMe said...

So funny! I actually laughed out loud. Great creativity! You Rock!!! ;)

Faye said...

Creative, Cindy. Marie is a versatile woman.

Michele said...

gorgeous Cindy -- full of style! xo

Erica said...

Very cool! Love the style.

Claudia said...

Gorgeous tag!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Cindy, I love every bit of this -- the sentiment, the altered Marie, the design. A fabuous tag!

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Cindy, hehe, its friday here now lol .. i think it may be the time differences :) This is superb and so beautiful too ... how do you make something gothic,spooky and gorgeous all at the same time ? Well you did !! Fabulous tag my friend, really beautiful. thanks for joining in.
hugs June xxxxx

stampdiva said...

Hi Cindy. How is life this week? She was made to be a witch, this is perfect. Love the Gothic elements. Stunning art as always. Wishes. Lynne M x

Hellemor said...

Oh gosh, this is stunning. Great art.

minnie_mac said...

Love your tag. Made me smile.

Marilyn

The Paint Splash said...

What a fun tag. Love the saying! Have a great week. Debbie

Wendy said...

Oh what an amazing tag. I love it!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Love it!!! and the quote:)

Heather said...

Great quote and a beautifully made image

Carola Bartz said...

This is super beautiful, Cindy. One of my favorites! I'm very late for Tag Tuesday this time...

Ann said...

What a cute take on halloween. Love the witch hat on Marie. Such creative work.
Ann