The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

Showcase--Crown Swap

Sunday, July 11, 2010

This was a interesting and challenging swap that sweet Molly hosted. I have never made a crown before and the lovely Holly gave me some wonderful advice on how to construct her. Thank you Holly!
My partner was Rochelle of Lola's Mommy. Her preference was cream, black, reds, and aqua. I am quite excited on the outcome. I also made a mask to go with her sweet crown. I hope you love it Rochelle!

*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!


Kris

6 Sweet Thoughts:

  1. You did a WONDERFUL job!!! MOST of us read romance novels as teens!! I remember at 18 reading one where the requisite beautiful heroine slept on satin pillows. I immediately had to make some!!! You certainly made great use of the inspiration!!

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  2. Oh my! This is just gorgeous and exquisite and a host of other lovely words! I'm so glad you showed the backside of the crown as it appears as if you mounted this to a headband, perhaps? Love it!! Xo, Sue
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  3. Your crown and mask are gorgeous...you did a fantastic jub!

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  4. Oh wow this is STUNNING! So very beautiful I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Your crown and mask are absolutely gorgeous! Love your inspiration for them, and can definitely see the heroine wearing them to a masquerade ball where she meets up with her mystery man. I'm sure your partner is thrilled!

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  6. Oh my goodness!! These are beautiful! How great would these be for a birthday party!! Thanks for the fun idea.

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