*blush* admitting that I used to read historical romance novels when I was a teen and forever was fascinated by the balls, dresses, and the masquerade ball's that would be detailed in those books. It was wonderful summer teen reading for an only child and I would just let my imagination go. The swap just brought me back to those wonderful book details. I was fascinated to see what I could create. Holly's crowns are to die for and you need to check out her flickr. BEAUTIFUL! That might be why I now make my dress form gowns (see my flickr on the sidebar for pictures). They are a labor of love. Anyhoo, getting back to the crown--let's present:
Now for the mask:
I just adore the mask; vintage papers, tid bits, tulle, and red lace and ribbon left over from the crown. The paper matches the crown. The crown has a vintage lace, french inspired paper, red lace, and sparkle bits and vintage leaves.
I'm slowing down for the Summer now. The weather has been extreme here 100 plus degree for the past 2 weeks with no break. It just puts me in a down mood and I move soooo slow. My creativity is snoozing for awhile so I have begun to focus on 'to do' projects for the house. I have Heather's swap to post next. I hope you all have a great weekend!