Sunday, 28 December 2008

MARIE ANTOINETTE PAPER DOLL

This is something i have been working on for over 2 weeks now, excluding christmas day lol.

My love of Marie Antoinette, just grows, and I really wanted to make a Paper Doll of her, and decided on making a trio of folded dolls.

Sixe 6" (15cm) high excluding feathers
Each doll 3.5" (9cm) wide
When opened out, 10.5" (27cm) wide.
I Struggled to get a decent photograph of the dolls, so decided to 'place' them in a photo of Versailles, using Photoshop 7.

I will add more photos, WHEN i can get a decent one.

I had real fun making this, and for once i was not in a rush to finish, as i wanted it to be right. I found it a bit of a struggle, due to lack of craft materials, would have loved to use Silks and antique lace, but funds will not allow that.

I received a Marie Antoinette Paper Doll book for christmas, so will be making more but with my own adaptations.

Hope you all had a GREAT Christmas, we did, and here's one photo to prove it.
Myself with dear hubby and my precious darling Grandson. (Oh he'll love me calling him that hahahahahahaha)

11 comments:

My name is CINDY...... said...

Hi Margaret, your dolls look really cool in their palace lol!! Glad to hear you had a great Crimbo, that young lad looks a bit cheeky - wonder where he gets that from?

Belinda said...

Hi Margaret so glad to hear you had a great Christmas, me too. What a great photo you all looks so cheerful and full of life especially your grandson.

Jan said...

The dolls are fantastic - lovely way to display them. I think you are going to have such fun making more because there is no end to the lush lavishness that you can put into them.
And what a wonderful Christmas photo - lovely of all of you. So nice to see you and Ernie looking well.....and as for that little cheeky chappy - just adorable!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Awesome Marie dolls, Margaret! I really think you excel at all things Marie.

Glad you had a merry Christmas!

Jacky said...

Oh Margaret your Marie Antoinette dolls are the BEST!!! You are so clever. Cant wait to see more photos of these lovelies and that background from Photoshop looks great.
Thanks for sharing the photo from Christmas Day. I have a couple of myself with my two boys (not sure if Paul featured in them...hubby not really into photos).
Dot tells me you still have not received the package I sent off to you (must be 2 months ago now!!!). If it doesnt appear sometime in January I will just have to make you another doll....mmmm I am sure it will arrive though.
Have a great New Year Margaret and look forward to seeing more of your Marie Antoinettes!

Jacky xox

Maureen said...

Lovely dolls Margaret, they (SS) should give you a whole book to yourself!!

Sherry said...

Loving your dolls Margaret - what fabulous costumes - look forward to seeing more!

....and your grandson is such a cutie!

Gaby Bee said...

Your dolls are simply beautiful! Wishing you and yours a very Happy Healthy New Year!

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Wow these are beautiful! I love Marie Antoinette items too, thanks so much for stopping by, i'll be back!! Hugs, Kim

Jinny Holt said...

Glad you had a great xmas Margaret- the photo is fandabydozey!!

I have at long last gone to my blogger and uploaded some pics-will try to get on there at least once a week from now on---hmmmm lol
HAPPY NEW YEAR SWEETI PIE XXX

nfaband said...

Hey Margaret ... just popped in to say Hello and Happy New Year ... looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, always nice to see your smiling face, your handsome hubby and that very handsome young grandson of yours. Hope you're feeling better and Ernie too.
Miss ya!