Sweet Marie (GSC)

Joining in the fun at Gingersnap Creations has been long overdue so the weekend before last I settled down to a relaxing evening to make something for their  “Kings and Queens” theme.  Sometimes when we start to plan a project all the pieces come together with actually, very little planning, just pure luck. I had just the perfect stamp for this theme from Character Constructions (CC stamps and making art dolls go hand in hand) but of course she would need a gown. Well I did not need to look very hard as that same day a bounty of goodies arrived from my friend Cynnie which included a bundle of serviettes/napkins. One in particular caught my eye because it had  “Chocolat” and a French address, could this be anymore perfect for Marie’s gown, I think not.
Marie was stamped onto watercolour paper and painted with washes of delicate colours, imagine the colour of French macaroons.

I know that vintage is my preferred style but now and again I like a little whimsy and CC stamps are whimsical in abundance.I trimmed the hem and bodice of her gown with pink lace .Her bodice edged with the finest French lace!
Her hair is so high she doesn’t realise she has the Eiffel Tower caught in it. I spy a feather, could there possibly be birds nesting in her hair?
From the tip of the feather to the hem on her dress, she stands at more than 12″ tall.


25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan Hennings
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 18:28:00



  2. Jingle
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 18:31:24

    This is brilliant! I absolutely LOVE this!!!!


  3. Julie Forest
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 18:40:00

    OMGoodness, Lynne! Marie is stunningly fabulous! You’ve outdone yourself again!! She’s magnificent!! Love the “chocolat” dress and the feather and tower headpiece!! the soft, subtle colors are beautiful! And all your little lace and beading details are perfect! WOW!! 🙂


  4. craftytrog
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 18:52:27

    She’s fabulous Lynne! Love everything about her! xx


  5. crafty dawn
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 19:12:30

    This is truly wonderful loving the Eiffel Tower! and the addition of the fabric skirt

    Love Dawn xx


  6. Penny
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 22:29:12

    A perfect queen! Such a fun item to have used for her skirt – it all looks perfect!


  7. Cynthia Schelzig
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 23:04:33

    wow, this looks fabulous….what you did with that napkin,,,unreal…jus gorgeous!


  8. Terry
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 23:44:48

    She is just adorable! Love the little cake! Beautiful!


  9. Ali Manning
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 02:33:24

    What a fun creation, Lynne – I love it!


  10. Kottage Kreations
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 03:57:59

    Congrats! You are the winner of my give-away for OWOH! Please email me your address at kottagekreations_2009@yahoo.com


  11. Lucy Edmondson
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 08:55:29

    Very cute!

    Lucy x


  12. Marie
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 11:06:08

    Hi Lynne,
    she is just fabulous! Have a lovely weekend.


  13. Shelley
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 13:56:41

    She is wonderful!! I adore the Eiffel Tower in her hair, lol!


  14. Chris
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 16:16:39

    This is such a fun piece, Lynne. I laughed out loud when I saw the Eiffel Tower in her hair. Brilliant!


  15. CarolQ
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 16:29:23

    gorgeous Lynne, and slightly bonkers. love your idea for the dress skirt


  16. Brenda
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 16:49:15

    WOW – I love this and as an artist you really are good!


  17. Jack
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 19:15:27

    Ooh la la, c’est magnifique! xx


  18. Hazel
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 22:24:14

    She’s amazing, I love her.
    xxx Hazel.


  19. Shar B
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 12:19:11

    Wonderful and creative piece, Lynne! I especially like the Eiffel Tower crown! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Kings and Queens Challenge!


  20. Dot Arnott
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 14:23:13

    Good enough to eat.



  21. Katie
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 15:35:40

    Oh my ~ that corset is so sweet and beautiful as is your whole Marie doll!
    Lovely creation from a very lovely artist! ~ Katie


  22. Catherine Moore
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 15:23:04



  23. caroline hallett
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 20:46:11

    oh she is lovely – and very creative – brilliant


  24. trisha too
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 03:40:47

    She really IS sweet!!



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