Several recent projects have included crowns and queens.... I noticed, as I was putting together this post, that I've been using more and more of the faded creams, ecru, and soft grays and tans tones in my projects.
In the BlissfullARTSwaps Group, we made ATC's for the theme "Where's My Crown?"
I used Shakespeare's female characters as my muse.
(images are courtesy of The Graphics Fairy)
Also for the BlissfullARTSwaps Group (make sure to check out the work of all the amazing artists in this group).... I joined the "altered Pierrot paperdoll" swap...
I had all these divine laces I've been saving for a special project,
so I decided to use them for my doll's gown.
The bodice of the gown is made from a scrap of very, very old silk (1800's dress).
Oh, how I wish I had seen the actual dress back in it's day - I guarantee is was magificent!
of course, every royal beauty needs her jewels...
The original doll had a traditional Pierrot hat which didn't quite work with my "beaute royale" look, so off it came.... and in its place, a beautiful crown.
I am quite pleased with how she turned out... and she is enroute to her rightful owner: my swap partner, Janet.
(this is actually the second Pierrot doll I've made for Janet, as the first one never made it to its final destination! Thanks to delivery confirmation; we were able to identify where it went... seems like my first beauty is "stuck" somewhere in the St. Paul, Minnesota USPS routing center).
So there they are.... my regal beauties.
Thanks for letting me share them with you!