Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Marie Day ~ 1st April ~ Celebrate The Year that was Marie Antoinette ~AND JOIN IN FOR MY FIRST EVER GIVE A WAY TOO !!!

Well today marks the day that Marie the Magazine from Stampington is out.
A magazine filled with all art dedicated to Marie Antoinette ~ and if you didn't know by now ~ though you must do ~ she was the beautiful, lavish and highly stylish Last Queen of France.



































Back in 2007 (seems a life time ago now) I embarked on a beautiful project along with 3 other talented women  Holly  Heather  and Natasha - see this POST .it was an International Round Robin on the theme Marie Antoinette ~














We submitted our books to Stampington in the hope that they might feature our work. So when they told us one small feature would not be enough and that they wanted to use our work and another group effort to put into a new publication called Marie we were thrilled. A call for more Marie inspired work and months of eye candy later Marie is born!!
So we are celebrating by having a Marie Day, and each of us have a giveaway too ~ so please go visit the other 3 girls - see their links in red white and blue, and if you have come from them thank you for visiting !!!!

Holly's and Heathers Covers were featured in all their glory.
Natasha created equally stunning work, embellishing her work with the most beautiful and exotic trims. Gorgeous work on display.

























































Then came my pages  ....(this was the picture I took below )










































  
But I have to be honest and say the Magazine photograph of my  page above  is looking a bit smashed up and bleached out. Not how I remember it at all.



































The inside page of the corset is ment to visualise a door opening onto a world that was hushed up, of partying and affairs, dangeous liasons.

My Marie page  as seen in the magazine, still very bleached out ~ all details kind of lost in the blur.



































Below is the picture I took. Thats my girl  :-) thankfully she is all in one piece.
 ( I used my daughters image for Marie ... see how I turned her into Marie below )


































Marie with a little more detail, all these petticoats lift up to reveal an embellished shoe underneath.











I thought it might be nice to show you how I came to create my Marie page before it was submitted and share with you some of the inspirational historical art and film that inspired my round robin page.
Original portraits of Marie below served as perfect inspiration.








































































 As did costume from the film Marie Antoinette by Sofia Copolla seen above..
This Picture below inspired Heathers corset page.


































































I created a few hairpieces for this project too and loved all the twisting and coiffuring LOL.






















































 So giving away a little secret here and talking hair do's ~my own daughter got a make over of a whimsical
 kind, with various  poses in corset and skirt we ended up with this picture for the pose, however the face was looking the other way and I wanted her staring straight through the lens at me.


 
































so a few twists and tweaks and close ups of her face in various positions I finally found the look I was after, ironically this picture was taken just before she headed off for her Prom and so her look was filled with all the nerves and fear of the unknown, of how her evening would unfold. A perfect look for Marie Antoinette.

then a bit of photoshop

then a tad of blur
and then dressed



































The first page of my book.























The pocket page ( featured) shows one side a pocket page to house info about all 4 girls who took part in the round robin. The other side is Marie ( a paper doll) arriving at Versailles carrying her packages ~ this particular package unfolded provides the story of Marie Antonia of Austria at age 14 travelling to France to marry the young dauphin of France (uncrowned king of France in waiting).























  This beautiful candelabra on the left similar from the era is installed in the Palace of Versailles and originally owned by the Duchess of Windsor. The sweet shape inspired this bird cage for my first Marie page -
I found that researching the historical archives on Marie quite eye opening and extremely interesting. I tried to bring this emotion through on to the pages.



































Even while participating in a swap last year I could not resist doing up this little china figurine
re -doing her into a Marie Antoinette image. This little lady went to Cheryl of Rosy Posy Confections
In the Marie Publication you will find many more talented artists all creating some incredible work all in the name of Marie Antoinette. So if you have not bought the magazine do so.

So to celebrate the publication of Marie, Holly, Heather Natasha and me Ginny are all doing a giveaway. This will be my first GIVE AWAY . I have decided to put together a collection of trims, fabrics and embellishments ~ many of which were used in the round robin.

Vintage and modern millinery including some beautiful velvet blooms.












Opulent Embellishments, silk antique buttons, silky bobble trim, beaded trim and a gorgous antique french tassel.





















































TWINKLE* that's PINK
beautiful Blue hand dyed silk velvet,















French Fabrics ~ this one ideal for book covers. Strong and hardy





































































French embellishmets and Blue Millinenery, ribbons, lace and English and French Rose fabrics






































































































So please come by and leave a comment here ~ (open to the entire world) I will draw a name on the 14th April .I hope that all my visitors that might just look will leave a comment on this occasion ~ you might get lucky you never know.












 Well even though I had a few criticisms of the way my work had been presented in the Marie magazine (its the artist in me) , I am still thrilled to have been included with so many like minded women within these pages of Marie and will never forget the fun I had with my 3 girls across the continents creating our own round robin.
I enjoyed the experience of doing this project so much and  was even invited to join a Marie Art Group. So I look forward to creating many more cakes and dresses in some way or form.

This my final post on our international round robin will serve to be a reminder of the year that was most definitely Marie Antoinette.
xxx to Heather, Holly and Natasha because without you we wouldn't have these beautiful books. Thank you
And thanks to you all for coming by. xx

135 comments:

Ardice said...

Wow! What a lot of lovely goodies.
I've never entered a give a way before. I don't even have a blog page. Yours is wonderful. What info. do I need to give you to enter? It would be fun even if I don't win.

Barbara H. said...

What gorgeous,embellishments! I'd love to be entered.

The Rose Room said...

Happy Marie Day Ginny and a huge congratulations to you. Such a treasured thing to be part of! Rachaelxo

LiLi M. said...

Congrats on being in Marie! I love your photos. I'm drooling over my desk. I especially like the (what we should call:) look in the kitchen, to see what has inspired you to make a special page. I love that you used your daughters' image too. She is a beauty queen!
Happy Marie day!

CupcakeDD said...

WONDERFUL post & giveaway!!
COunt me in!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Big congrats on being featured in Marie and what wonderful giveaway to go with it.. I love what your girls did.. the embellishment was beautiful and so Marie Antoinette.. and do count me in your giveaway!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Ginny,

Oh, I just love your post. And I have not yet found the magazine, but am looking furiously for it! Love your corset page. Your pictures truly do show the nice detail. And the hair picture (lol!), love it! You absolutely do marvelous work.

Have a wonderful day!
Kitty

Melinda said...

I love your Marie...and all the darling embellishments!
Please enter me for the draw!

Bunty said...

Oh Wow, Ginny, what a story and what an experience! I see what you mean about the difference in your pictures. I love how you arrived at what you did and I think your "blue dress" Marie is gorgeous.

What a gorgeous give away too - all those beautiful goodies, I am drooling! Please put my name in the hat and fingers crossed!

Any more thoughts re the V&A??!!

Best wishes

Barbara

Bunty said...

P.S. What did you use for the lovely hairstyles?

Barbara

Cassandra said...

How stunning, how amazing! I simply LOVE how you created your Marie doll using your daughter! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing the process with us. We are so glad to have such wonderful talent in our group. Also thanks for a chance to win the wonderful goodies. ~Cassandra

Lyn said...

Congrats on the publication! It looks so lovely. =)
I love how the costume in Marie Antoinette was inspired by the real one!
Thanks for sharing so much Marie goodness!

Gabriela said...

Hello,

Congratulations on your feature, the book is fabulous! Amazing pages!


~ Gabriela ~

julie - eab designs said...

I have long admired your Marie creations, especially your page featuring the spectacular blue dress. Thanks so much for sharing your details and inspiration. They are just lovely!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Wow! What wonderful pieces of art! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog for my Marie Celebration. It's so wonderful to meet another MA lover and another artist who is also in the Marie Magazine, especially one who helped this magazine come to life! ~ xo Joy

Sheila R said...

What yummy goodies! Your artwork is simply gorgeous! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

Bumble Bee Cottage said...

Hi Ginny, you and the other ladies must be so very proud to finally see your beautiful work in print. Well done to you and the other 'Marie' girls.

Lolly said...

Happy Marie Day and congratulations on being published. That is so exciting! You are really talented and your work is just stunning! What a unique swap you shared with your friends! Your blog is lovely!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Ginny,
A big kiss and congratulations from me - I'm so pleased that all of your hard work has been rewarded in this way - well done to all four of you talented ladies!
The magazine will be something to treasure alongside your round robin album. I loved your Marie with her beautiful petticoats and embellished shoe - and at the time I remeber the stunning grey/black velvet creation - such a labour of love. (And my favourite!)

Please enter my name in the (sure to be froufed-up!) hat!

Hope to see you sometime this year - take care,
Niki xx

Gail said...

Just gorgeous, please enter me in your lovely giveaway!
Gail

Robin Sweet said...

Congrats on the publication. The books look incredible. I to am a member of the Marie Antoinette mail art group.

A Thing for Roses said...

OMG! What gorgeousness! Is that even a word. I never enter a giveaway unless it is something I really, really want and I have to tell you. I am drooling over all of your giveaway goodies. I would be the luckiest girl ever to win it. Thanks for sharing your special Marie Day.

Lisa

Holly Loves Art said...

Such a lovely post to really see how the whole process developed. The first time I saw you post photos on flickr I flipped over your creativity! I got the Marie magazine a couple weeks ago and have really enjoyed it. It's so fun to be a part of something so special. Thank you for the post and for offering such a generous giveaway! Wow!

Have a wonderful day.

Holly

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Ginny, you are amazing. I love how you have shown the way your daughters transformation came about. she is a gorgeous girl! I am so lucky to have seen these beautiful details in person and when our books come back I will admire them just a little more before I send it home to you. ;)

I hope you will enter my name in that GORGEOUS giveaway! wow!

xoxo Heather

Marie said...

Lovely! I would love to win and maybe I have a chance as my name is Marie - Marie Day! I like that!

sandra said...

What an honor to be featured in this magazine....can't wait to get my copy. This post is just fabulous. I love seeing how you researched Marie, and all the details that went into your creations...especially those splendid hairdos!! congratulations,
Sandra

Secondhandrose said...

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Please add me to your drawing. thanks, karen

Dragonlady said...

I am loving this new book, Marie, I have to go looking for it...congratulations on the project and your page is wonderful...Lovely giveaway too..
Hugs
Brenda

Angie G said...

I preordered my Marie copy and have already drooled over your gorgeous work for several weeks! Congratulations!

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Wow! What an accomplishment for a fantastic international project! You four are amazing artists!

Thank you for sharing your adventure together!

Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Wow! What an accomplishment for a fantastic international project! You four are amazing artists!

Thank you for sharing your adventure together!

Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

sherijohnson (Shay) said...

Unbelievable detail.
Great work,you should be very proud.
Lovely.

LindaSonia said...

Your creations for this effort are beautiful. I just picked up my Marie issue today, looking forward to pouring over it. Your giveaway is fabulous - fingers and toes crossed :-) LindaSonia

Jodie LeJeune said...

I wanted to stop in to tell you how BEAUTIFUL the Somerset article was. I could go on and on about the pictures and pages...it was totally fascinating to see how much work each one of you put in. The details are amazing! Thanks for hosting such a generous giveway! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!!
everything vintage

Deb said...

Congratulations! Your artwork looks absolutely wonderful - can't wait to see the publication.

sashagirl said...

Oh my goodness! I can truely say, I don't think I have seen another art project as beautiful as this Marie Book that you talented ladies have created!!! I am just in awe looking at it all!!! I can't wait to get the Marie Publication of Somerset!!! A Huge Congratulations to you all!!! I love that you used a photo of your daughter for Marie, soooo clever!!!
Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!
Milli (sashagirl on flickr)

Suzette Thoeni said...

Dear Ginny, I LOVED your artwork in Marie and even though you thought it didn't photograph well, I was amazed by the detail and the beauty.
God bless,
Suzette

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Congratulations on your publication! You also must be so happy to have your book back :)

I would love to enter your giveaway. I guess the pressure in on for the winner to create a stunning piece of Art, LOL. Karen.

Wanda said...

I can't believe that someone would criticize your work. That's nuts. You did a lovely job. You're an awful generous person as well as a great artist. Just look at what you are offering up. :)

Marlene said...

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous! What an amazing gift you have to create such beautiful work of art!


Marlene Jackson

Heidi said...

Congratulations! What fun it must be to see all your hard work in print. Can't wait to get to a bookstore to pick up my copy!

Thanks for the giveaway!

RobinBirdsNest said...

Oh My!! Your pages are gorgeous!! Congrats! can't wait to go get the new magazine! Your work is amazing! Please enter me in your giveaway and thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

i absolutely love the marie theme---you are all so talented

Lorrie said...

What a fabulous project you took part in. I'm looking forward to my copy of the magazine arriving in the mail.
Your giveaway is wonderful - so many pretty things.

Lorrie

AmyB said...

Your round robin books are exquisite! I've got to get a copy of the magazine. Your giveaway items are glorious. Fingers crossed! - Amy Bauer

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I am truly in heaven! Your daughter looks so lovely.When I turned 40 I celebrated with a Marie themed birthday bash and I have been thinking that I needed to create a special book in which to hold the photo's, cards, etc from that special day. Such inspiration. I am crossing my fingers, toes, legs.... :)

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations on being published in this new Marie Magazine. I can't wait to get my copy and have a closer look at your beautiful designs. Thank you for entering me in your beautiful giveaway.
Karen

Angela Harris said...

Wow, it is amazing to see how the originals and the magazines differ sometimes. You created SUCH beautiful work for their beautiful publication. Thanks for entering me into your giveaway. Please come over to my blog and see if you might be interested in my "Marie Shoe Soiree". I'm having a Marie Antionette month over at my blog!
Thanks!

Amy said...

Congratulations to all of you and the rest of the girls...your work is extraordinary and I can't wait to get my hands on that magazine!! Please do enter me in the drawing even though I never win :)
~amy

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

Yippee- congrats on this, and I hope to win your goody bag!

Recycled Rita said...

Oooo La La! What decadent trims! What a wonderful giveaway, I would be so happy to win this!
Your books were beautiful..thanks for sharing your experience!
karen...
recycledrita.blogspot.com

Geralyn Gray said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful post--Congratulations on your book being published in Marie.....I really enjoyed how you were inspired...love how you used the picture of your daughter.... I joined the mail art group as well.....Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bluemuf said...

Hi Ginny, I have come over from Natasha's blog and have been enjoying seeing some of your beautiful Marie art work again. I was following along when the four of you were working away on the pages. I also enjoyed how you made the lovely blue page using your daughter's photo. I'm looking forward to picking up the magazine.

Karen

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

It's all just so beautiful! Congrats on the publication!

Tiffany ~ Shabby Scraps said...

Ginny, your work is absolutely amazing, and you all are so well deserved to be published in a beautiful showcase!! Congratulations! I cannot wait to go out and get my copy!
xoxoxox, Tiffany

Cathy said...

The magazine feature of your Round Robin came out beautiful. I have a copy in my hands right now. You ladies did a stunning job and it was so awesome that the world will have a chance to see the great work you put into your projects.

Stunning beyond words.

Love every bit of eye candy here!

xo Cathy

Keepsake Cakes said...

what a beautiful post and lovely work you put into your art!

Chelsea Ann

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What beautiful creations - soooo beautiful! I am in awa of the gorgeousness of your work and those of the others. And such incredible attention to detail!

Dolly said...

Ginny ... stand proud girl.
Those pages are beautiful! Marie would be so proud! ;-)
Congrats on being published!
How exciting!

I'd love the chance to win your give away....fun goodies to create my own Marie book!

Hugz n blessings,
Dolly

craftyhala said...

How fun! The pages, all of it is beautiful.

Jessica said...

What a gorgeous giveaway! Congratulations on your book being published! I can't wait to see the issue. Thanks for the chance to win!

Attic Charm said...

Ginny your pages are just so beautiful, I am proud like a mother hen of you four talented girls :)

What a wonderful giveaway, I'm going to tap my heels together three times and close my eyes and dream of my name being drawn...lol. Ah well, whoever wins will be a lucky girl!

Laura
xxx

Cyndi said...

Everything looks just so gorgeous! Your give away items look wonderful, also.

Victorian Lady said...

Gorgeous! I love how you made it out of your own image...looks seamless! :) Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!

Mere

Katie said...

Beautiful!...You are very talented...Take care, Katie

Colleen said...

Congratulations on being part of the Marie publication. I got mine about a week ago and was so amazed at the quality and beauty of artwork. We are so lucky to be a part of it.

smnavarro said...

Ginny, your work is beautiful and I can't wait to get my copy of the publication this week. Thanks so much for a chance to win some of your lovely vintage goodies. I truly want to do my own version of Marie.

Teah said...

I LOVE your book. What a treat to be a part of something so beautiful. Congratulations! Thank you for your contest. Please enter me . Thank you! Teah

Becs said...

Ginny, you are amazing! Your work is awesome and deserved to be showcased. I am sorry the pictures did not do your work justice, but even so, It is beautiful! I would love to get to that level someday with altering books. I am doing my first one now and it is very basic at this point. COngrats! Becs

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Ginny
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such s lovely comment. It's funny I had just finished reading Niki's blog in which she mentions your giveaway then saw that you left me a comment. Really pleased to have discovered your blog which is stunning! Definitely interested in the giveaway please, it is Sooo beautiful!!!!
I shall be visiting regularly.
Isabelle x

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Congratulations and Happy Marie Day!! Your work is absolutely beautiful and it looks wonderful in the magazine but your photos do show so much more detail. Don't be disheartened, you deserve to be proud that your works inspired an entire magazine publication, one of your very own almost!! I think your work is wonderful and I look forward to seeing some more of your cakey and bouffanty creations....I won't complain no matter how many pictures you shoe, I promise. What a fantastic giveaway, I do hope I am lucky!!!
Kiss Noises Linda

Lori said...

Ginny, how exciting for all of you to have your beautiful books published...and actually to be the inspiration for the publication itself...i remember when you were all in the middle of the round robin and showing your gorgeous pages...i had really hoped to see Heather's book in person when i went to visit her, but it was off being photographed...i'm sorry that your pages didn't photograph to look the way they do in person...they are still quite lovely...how sweet of your daughter to pose as your model...she really is pretty!!! please enter my name into your very generous and beautiful giveaway...i DO so love trims and laces...and i can never seem to find millinery...i would be delighted to win this bounty from you!!!

Josie said...

a lovely post and lovely prizes too! please enter me
Josie

Glenda said...

I love looking at your blog it is so beautiful and all the pictures are just great.I would love to win your giveaway.love from Glenda

alveen said...

Congratulations!!!!! Great work, just love it. Would be soooo delighted if I were to win your giveaway.
Regards Alveen

mummakat said...

I have been drooling over my Marie magazine for a while now. The round robin books were my favorites. Just amazing!!

tracy b said...

the marie book is gorgeous- and your work so lovely and detailed. congrats on getting published .

Tracy B

wendyrsm said...

Ginny,

What an inspiration! My goal this year is to make my very first journal. With a creative sister-in-law and all of these wonderful blogs, I am inspired to give it a go. Thank you!

Wendy

HollyDoodleDesigns said...

Ginny, your work in these books is exquisite. And your give-away is amazing, I really want to win! It was such a joy to work with you on these treasures. xo

Anonymous said...

your work is lovely- how i wish for you creative gene- thank you for sharing with us all. terry

Claudia said...

Congratulations, you have a beautiful blog.

Vintagebella ~ Andrea said...

So very pretty! I love it and can't wait to get mine!!! Come by and sign up for my giveaway!!xoxo Andrea

Andrea Singarella said...

Beautiful pages Ginny! I'm sure this book was a labor of love and you probably can't wait to get it back in your hands! It's gorgeous!
xo andrea

Sandi said...

WOW.. Amazing post and a gorgeous giveaway! I would be honored to enter. LOVEEEE Your blog!
Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginny. Happy Marie Day! I love your blog and am still trying to find the Marie magazine in the stores. Please enter me in your give a way.
Linda

Stephenie said...

Congrats on being in Marie!!! You ladies so deserve it too..THe art work is just so amazing...I got to see your pages one day over Heather's house..I must say I was speechless...You do such amazing work...I loved the one of your daughter..I actually loved every single page...I still can't pick a favorite because the whole book was just amazing..
What wonderful goodies for your giveaway...
Stephenie

scj said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful thing to be part of and such beautiful creations. I would love to be entered into the draw with the possibility of wining such gorgeous goodies.

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

My My, you girls really did it!! You made such gorgeous work. Love it!!

vintageragz said...

Love the goodies. Your work was beautiful Hope I'm the lucky girl.
Erin

justjen said...

Wonderful work. Gorgeous goodies! Count me in!

laura said...

I WANT TO WIN!!I'm keeping my fingers, toes everything crossed!!

Natasha Burns said...

Thank you so much for being a wonderful part of our special books! I can't wait to see them in person after all this time!
Oh my gosh Ginny what an amazing giveaway you've got here! xo

michelle in mi said...

What fabulous creations you have made-so feminine and opulant! How wonderful it would be to win these awesome goodies!

Pinkie Denise said...

Congratulations on being published! Wow such pretty pages you created, I don't know which is my favorite, I love them all Pinkie

Country Cottage Chic said...

How fantastic! The pictures are gorgeous! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway.

Jayne

Kay said...

Your Marie book pages are exquisite! I love the dimension that you created with the little wigs and beautiful textiles. Congrats on being featured in such a wonderful publication. Please enter me in your generous give away.

Kay

Valarie said...

What a beutiful Marie your daughter made. Far prettier than the original!! Your creations are beautiful.

twinkleshabbystar said...

Ginny,
This single handedly must be the MOST beautiful, magical and stunning piece of artwork! The round robin you gals worked on for so long is a true masterpiece! The detail that you have put into your work is DIVINE!!! BRAVO for the recognition you SO WELL DESERVE!!! CONGRATS!!! XOXO,Jenn

jeneaevan said...

Congratulations on being published, your work is stunning! Thank you for the chance to win LOVELY prizes too!

Priscila said...

this is my first time on ur blog and im loving it. I will be back and Im marking it to my favorites because there is so much instperation and eye candy. Love the hair pieces you made and would love to learn how to make those. You have a beautiful site...thanks for all your hardwork and sharing!!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

It's all gorgeous; how exciting to be featured in a magazine too!
I would love a chance to enter your lovely giveaway; thanks so much!
:)
~Becca~

simplydelicious said...

Unbelievably beautiful work! I think that you all did a great job! I have by chance visited each of your blogs and seen all of your pages and am amazed at the beauty - I always buy the Stampington mags but didn't want to buy this one but after seeing all of your blogs...I'm getting it this weekend! I'd be so excited to be chosen for your giveaway!

SherryRoseBella said...

This will have to be the most amazing magazine ever put together! The pages are out of this world beautiful. I can't wait to get my copy of the magazine.
Sherry

Cindy said...

"A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes"...Cinderella

From one Princess' ear to that of the Queen herself, this "Cindy-rella" is wishing and dreaming that maybe, just maybe I'll be the lucky one to win this celebration to the life of Marie.

And, if not??? To the winner???

Let 'em cake!!!

LOL...just kidding of course :)

Congratulations on the well deserved recognition all of you shall receive once this lovely magazine hits the news stands of the world!

Wonder if the Palais du Versailles has any additional room to display these latest & greatest works of art? Your work would make Boucher and Fragonard jealous & wishing they too could enter your exqusite giveaways too!

Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us!

Cindy
LaFadedFleur@aol.com

Karin said...

Beautiful work!!

Pearl Maple said...

Congratulations on the publication. Those of us who have been lucky enough to see the sneak peeks knew that it was going to be special and it truely is.

Thank you for sharing all this wonderful creative inspiration with us all.

marie said...

What beautiful work ~ What a wonderful touch using your daughter's photo was!
I would love to be included in your giveaway...thank you for the chance!

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

What a GENEROUS giveaway! I LOVE your work...and the only real critic you have to listen to is yourself! You go girl!

The French Bear said...

Your Marie pictures are so beautiful!! I just got my copy of the magazine!! I love it, love the corset!! I am working on a Marie doll, she is still not done, but this is inspiring me to finish her!! Congratulations!!
Margaret B

Lucy Bloom said...

Amazing, stunning, I'm speechless, just managing to squeek out 'Please enter me in the giveawa!'
Lucy x

Maison Douce said...

Oh, my goodness!! What an incredible post!!! And your giveaway is so generous! I hope I am not too late!
Isabel

KatCollects said...

Congratulations, it looks beautiful!
Kathy

Heidi said...

Gorgeous work! And what a fab give away!
:)Heidi

Heidi Meyer said...

I have been counting down the days until the Marie publication was released. Such beautiful pages! It has been a treat to pour over every page - everyone did a fantastic job!

Sue M said...

How beautiful! Please enter me.

Suzie Button said...

What a fantastic artist you are, such detail in your work, absolutely STUNNING! Thanks so much for hosting a giveaway! Suzie

lovelylissie said...

Lovely work! Your daughter is a beautiful Marie Antoinette. I simply must order my very own copy of Marie.

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Wow, you sure do know how to celebrate! I emjoyed all of the pictures, artwork and information on your blog and this post in celebration of Marie! What a super assortment of goodies you have put together for your giveaway! Boy oh boy I hope I win so I can have the grandest of time creating! Thank you for your generosity and I hope you are having a blst with your first giveaway and celebration.

Jody

visionquest2020@msn.com

Kris said...

Your pages were stunning! I've got to go get the magazine. Thanks for sharing and offering such a wonderful giveaway!

Nancy said...

What a most beautiful collection of embellishments for your give away. Please count me in.

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Beautiful! Marie rocks!

Jean Knee said...

Oh, everything looks so beautiful. What a fabulous book.

Sameday said...

I would love to win this. Your blog is the reason I have been reading and watching any Marie movies and books out there.
Thank you

hayden232@verizon.net

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

What lovely treasures...both your work and the giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing! Rebecca

Tricia said...

Love your blog. and all of your wonderful pictures.
Congrats on being in Marie. Love what you do and
hope i win your treasures. Tricia B.

debi said...

This is a beautiful post. I love all things Marie Antoinette. You have done something wonderful.

Miss Rhea said...

Ginny, Your Marie's are the best, Truly Gorgeous !!! And the fact that that was your daughter, WOW. I just loved that page :) Hope that you are doing Great !!! It is Spring here and SO beautiful :)

Hugs :)

CAMILLA said...

Hello Ginny,

Many Congratulations on the publication of MARIE.

Your Blog Page is so beautiful, I have a passion for Pink and came across your wonderful site, everything truly gorgeous, you are very talented.

Thank you for allowing me to stop by, I live in England and would love to know how I may purchase the Marie Magazine.

Have a lovely Easter.

Camilla.

Carol said...

Wow not only is this the longest post I ever saw, it is also the best giveaway I ever saw. So I shouldn't wonder about the many comments. Everyone would love to win such treasures!!!
I'm so proud for you dear Ginny, as I already said over on flickr I congratulate your wholeheartedly!

And it was very interesting to see how you have used your beautiful daugthers photo to use as Marie's face. For me your pages were the most beautiful of all! I love your sense of detail! You are so right, your orginal pages have more color and depth and are more beautiful than the the magazine pages.

I wish you and your girls a very happy Easter time!

xoxo Carola

Janis said...

I am anxiously awaiting a copy
of the Marie magazine that I ordered
and hopefully it will be here
soon. Your artistry is absolutely
outstanding and so lovely.
Congratulations on being featured
in "Marie"!!! Please count me
into your gorgeous giveaway.

Janis

Tammy said...

Your work is lovely! I thouroughly enjoyed Marie. You ladies all did a wonderful job! Thanks so much for sharing!

TattingChic said...

I'm sure it's much too late to participate in your fabulous giveaway, but I just wanted to say your work is just beautiful! Congratulations on your artwork being featured in the "Marie" publication by Stampington. How cool is that! :)

TattingChic said...

I'm sure it's much too late to participate in your fabulous giveaway, but I just wanted to say your work is just beautiful! Congratulations on your artwork being featured in the "Marie" publication by Stampington. How cool is that! :)

TattingChic said...

I'm sure it's much too late to participate in your fabulous giveaway, but I just wanted to say your work is just beautiful! Congratulations on your artwork being featured in the "Marie" publication by Stampington. How cool is that! :)

Nelly said...

Your Marie creations are just divine!!! I'm sorry I missed the giveaway. What gorgeous stuff all around. Congrats on the publication.