Monday, July 2, 2012

Circle Journal Time Again

Hello, Dear Ones.
It's Circle Journal time and I want to share my two pages I've done for Grace's journal.
Her theme was Marie Antoinette.

Oh, this was so much fun. 
Her journal is going to be so wonderful.
You should have seen what the other gals have created.

Anyways, here is my first page.
Of course I had to have Marie herself all decked out. 

Look at her pretty face. I used some glitter pins and lipsticked up her tiny lips and eyes. And you can see, she got blinged with glitter too! I always think of feathers and all on her head, so that's just what she got!

I was trying to be creative and do something different so I created her a fan skirt, trimmed in lace. Each fan was trimmed in glitter. I was really having fun playing in the glitter and was washing it off for days! :)

Just some little embellishments for Marie and I even gave her a cake.
You know what she thought of cake.
I don't think she really said 'let them eat cake' but it will always be attached to her memory.

Then my second page! I made a little tag book 'The Many Faces of Marie Antoinette'.

I added this little butterfly and think now it was probably mistake.
I don't think this little winged creature is going to make it through the journey.
Oh, well, if she falls off or rips it'll be okay.
I'm so forgiving like that you know! :)

Now I know there were no digital cameras in Maries day but found these paintings on the web supposedly being Marie. So, I started with the one who looked the youngest to me and finished with the oldest looking Marie. Notice the clock behind the last Marie. Sniff sniff...her time was ticking by. : (
All the Maries got glittered and glitter penned! :)
I'm so amazing like that, you know! :)

Grace had these darling little Marie profile tags we were to use to put our info on. I made a little swing tag adding Frenchy things. I know, I know the Eiffel Tower wasn't there when Marie was, but I just had to include it. I doodled a bit on it too.

Oh, I see another gorgeous Marie popped out of my tag book. 
Look at her gorgeous gown, wig and head dress.
Um, does she look a little bit familiar to you?

Hmm, I just know I've seen her before! :)

Oh, I am so enjoying being part of this Circle Journal group.
I have been so challenged seeing all of the beautiful creativeness my CJers have done.
If you ever get the change to take part in a Circle Journal group - go for it!

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Marie Antoinett

Marie Antoinette
your name's a legend
in this land
treasure for your pleasure
bestowed on favoured gentleman
the people are in arms
marching on the town
they rise -
changing revolution!
"Vive la Nation!"

Marie Antoinette
your shadow's falling
along the land
anger born of hunger
poisons the hearts of your loyal men
fire in their eyes
steel in their hands
they rise -
changing revolution!
"Vive la Nation!"

Clamouring in the square
the rabble have gone insane
they're over the balustrades
defying the cannon fire
they're into the garrison
they murder the noble man
Marie - Antoinette
Marie - Antoinette

We are the people of France
We demand
that the elegant blue-blooded
leeches that bleed us
are taught what it means
to grow fat and not feed us
we are the people of France
you must heed us

Already at the Bastille
the prisoners all run free
they're hammering on the door
Marie Antoinette
they've taken the guillotine
they're coming to take the Queen
Marie Antoinette
the King and the guards
have fled...

Marie Antoinette
your shadow's falling
along the land
anger born of hunger
poisoned your men
they rise -
changing revolution!
"Vive la Nation!" 
~ sung by Curved Air


  1. Good Morning Shelia *hugs*
    HOW much fun you are having..*s*. It is gorgeous and I know you love those sparkles and glitters and the embellishing. I have never done that project but the results are soooo sweet. What a fun circle...have a great day. I hope you aren't toooo hot over there...

  2. I want to cry it is so beautiful! Thank you for putting so much love into my book. Everyone has done such beautiful things to my book and I know it must have been "strange" for some with Marie Antoniette as the theme. Thanks so much Grace xoox

  3. ♥♥♥ Shelia, I am so loving all the glitter and bling. That Marie was some character. And, her many faces are wonderful, too.

  4. I love it Shelia. And I think the butterfly should be there so I hope he makes it! I'm loving being in this group also and look forward each month to see what everyone has done and you in particular as I love your work. xoxo Nancy

  5. This reminds me of playing with paper dolls! You've done a great job with these. I especially like your own "Marie" that you included!

  6. How cute! I can tell you are having a lot of fun with this one! Love the Eiffel Tower Tag! hugs, Linda

  7. Beautifully done, so many faces.

  8. Shelia,

    This is so pretty and cute. You are one talented lady. I love Marie Antoinette and all her beautiful gowns. And, you're right...that last Marie does look familiar! I think I do know her - but from where? Maybe a reflection in a mirror??? LOL!!

    Thanks for visiting my garden today. I don't feed my Hydrangeas at all. I did the year they were planted - every time I watered, I used MiracleGro!! The Hydrangeas right in front of the house...the Endless Summer...are on their 6th Summer...and were only fed the 1st year! When we got the gardens ready for planting, because we had clay soil, I added Peat Moss and black dirt and hubby mixed it all in. But that's it. Go figure I'd have a garden like this.

    Jan ♥

  9. That is soooooo cute!! And I see you are having a lot of fun....I recognized that sweet little face.....keep enjoying yourself!!! hugs...cleo

  10. You are so very creative. I just love visiting your blog and seeing the beautiful things you create. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, to you, Karie

  11. Fantastic....and I would love to do that someday....You think of the neatest ideas...miss Marie!!

  12. Oh my word... BRILLIANT! LOVE your beautiful pages Shelia!!! What a wonderful blend of both pretty and fun to just two small pages of "real estate"!!! Wish we could see the whole album (can't find a link?) when it's done. Might somebody show it on a blog or YouTube video eventually? I hope so!... Have a nice week! ((hugs)) ~tina

  13. This is the most awesome one you have ever created! Absolutely gorgeous, and the fan skirt is my favorite. Well, that and the last Marie :) I don't know how you can come up with such creative ideas, but I really admire your ability. P.S. I tried to comment first thing this morning but my computer wasn't cooperating. Glad it's working now! Hugs ~ Mary

  14. Hi Shelia, Your Marie pages are so pretty. Especially the one on the tag. Smiling here. Of course I saw them in person and the photos do your beautiful work perfect justice. Lovely and very sparkly. I think Marie was a sparkly person just like you. She was just born in the wrong century. HA!

    Love, Jeanne

  15. Brilliant! Shelia, you are one talented lady. I love all of your pages, but you, as Marie, is my very favorite. Love the whimsy in that. Love your fan skirt too. What a clever work of art. laurie

  16. You knocked it out of the chateau Shelia! Beautiful.

  17. Shelia,
    You have got to be "The Queen of Bling", dear friend! This is amazing, indeed! Love the Marie at the end...she looks like someone I've seen before! Gorgeous lady!

  18. I. LOVE. BLING.
    and you sure know how to do it. :))

  19. Wow! All the detail is just amazing! It looks like it was a lot of fun, too. How do you become part of a Circle Journal?

  20. Hi Sweet Sheila, WOW WOW WOW, your journal pages are amazing. I love all the details you added and the many faces of Marie, but the last one is beautiful. She looks so familiar. What a cute idea to create that one.

    Looks like you really enjoyed the circle and did a fabulous job.

    Happy 4th of July.
    Hugs, CMD

  21. Wow!!! I was mesmerized. Your journal looks so beautiful and divine Shelia. It's for the win!!!

  22. Very, very beautiful! Love all of her glitter! Now who is that face? Is it you?


  23. Love the glittery pages you made.

    I've always thought Marie's story was so tragic.

  24. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing....happy 4th!

  25. You are so talented Shelia. I just love visiting your blog and being inspired.




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