1.19.2012

Let them eat Cake...and other such whimsies!

***This is my second post of the day! Please check out my Die Cut Challenge Card, too! There's GLITTER involved! YAY!***

Have you SEEN the new collage sheets over at Retro Cafe Art Gallery? Holy FUN, BATMAN!!! They are designed by Cassandra Vancuren and they are fabulous!!! I got to play with a couple of them and couldn't resist diving into the Marie Antoinette sheet and the ABSOLUTELY adorable borders sheet! I created a little Spoolie!!!

Marie Antoinette Spoolie


You do know she was a horrible woman, right? That whole 'Let them eat cake' thing was actually attributed to Marie when she was told that the people had no bread. She was actually referring to brioche, an enriched bread, and...for that matter, she probably never even actually uttered those words. They were included in a book written about her, but not likely actually uttered by Marie, herself. She was completely and utterly out of touch with her people and had not understanding whatsoever of how a person could be without bread. Interesting, huh? Anyway...enough history lessons for today...

Marie Spoolie (detail)


I wrapped one of the borders from the collage sheet around the spool, added some May Arts burlap string in PINK! YAY! and accented it with glitter glue and pearls!

Marie Spoolie


The little trinket pin is a Tim Holtz gem (which you can find at RCA!)

AND...you can WIN one of the new digital collage sheets! Just hop on over to the blog and comment with your favorite! There are Alice sheets, Marie sheets, pretty sheets, cute sheets, word sheets...I could go on and on! HA! Also, while you are there, check out the awesome Valentine's Day Contest! And...there are more giveaways, so just keep your eyes peeled!

Jingle Out!

29 comments:

onecraftymama said...

I think there's still a lot of people that are out of touch in her way - scary!
And, she may be a horrid person, but you know, her fashion was pretty awesome :) Love this -I don't know that I've ever seen a Spoolie before, but now I want to make one!
Congrats on your Alley Way FB win, by the way :)

Regina said...

Evil woman.....not YOU....Marie!!! Have to admit though...she sure does make a pretty spoolie. Great job, as always.

Happy Thursday!!

byondbzr said...

Love this so much!!

Pamela said...

This is fantastic!! :)

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Do you have any idea how much I love this?!!!!
Wishes
Lynne

Sandi said...

One sweet spoolie! I have never got into the "Marie" thing..just because of who she was..if only Joan had taken a bit of trouble with those raggedy tunics..perhaps we would have a different fashion icon LOL

Annette said...

what a fun idea...I love how you used the spool and great vintage image...

richardbreaks said...

Mmmmmm, cake......Oh, wait. Love this spoolie!!! Too fab!!

Debby said...

Great design and creativity.

Stephanie said...

I had to come on just to see what a SPOOLIE was. So cool--just love it!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

LOVE your spoolie! How cool is that?
And cute card, too :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is just too much fun!

craftattack said...

Cool, fun piece! Valerie

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

LOVE this! Such wonderful mix of elements! You are so creative! - WOW!!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Marie has never looked so snappy!!!! Yahoo! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

1CardCreator said...

Very cool!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh lah lah! I'm loving your Marie, especially that awesome little pedestal. Serious eye candy, Jingle!

Deb said...

gorgeous! this looks like a lot of fun to make!
Debxx

Netty said...

wow Jingle am totally in love with your latest make, she is fabulous. x

retrorevival.biz said...

Eke! She's ab fab! She'd make an awesome cake TOPPER!

~Cindy

505whimsygirl said...

I know that Marie was a horrible woman - but didn't realize that she may not have uttered those words...

Love the spoolie!!!

Kay

Elle R. said...

I wanna make that too!! I don't think I've ever seen one of those before =) thanks for sharing

Diana Waite said...

this is so unique and lovely!

papertrails leaver said...

totally shabby chic gorgeousness here! Love all the pink! Thanks for sharing this with me because now I will have to make one! :-)

trisha too said...

SO cute!!

But now I want cake . . .

Jan Hennings said...

love your Marie spoolie!

ArtSnark said...

super cute! You always make the best eye candy :)

Katy said...

I love that you call it a spoolie! It totally rocks! And didn't she find herself at the guillitine? Oh well! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh I love her, shes precious!!!
hugs Lynn

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