Today, I thought I'd post my "Portraits of Marie" album - though it did keep growing as I went along, and at 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 6" deep I think it no longer qualifies as a mini-album. It's just an album.
The right side features two lift-up flaps (or, as they're called in min-album circles, "waterfalls"). Again, each has been stamped, embossed and glittered in pretty swirls and feathers. There is a large rhinestone pendant hanging from the top waterfall page and the bottom of the page is decorated with an especially lovely piece of ribbon, with a pewter embossing embellishment of Marie Antoinette and more Petaloo flowers.
The facing page has really stunning paper which doesn't read well in the photos at all. It's quite regal and dignified. The image, again trimmed out in gold rhinestones, is a portrait of 'toinette with two her children. The page is finished with a delicate piece of gold lace ribbon, topped with a luscious French bombe glacée cake.
The facing page has a pocket trimmed in pleated paper, ribbon with fleur di lis on it and a nice pink and white cameo of a flower and butterfly. The tag is adorned with a vintage metal oversize button with various colored rhinestones and a lavender feather.
The facing page has some gorgeous lace on the pocket. I don't believe it's vintage - but it's definitely high end couture stuff! Another tag with a well-known portrait of Marie embellished with silk seam binding.
Next is a whimsical illustration of the Queen which teases her preference for outlandish over-the-top hair design and decorations. It is framed with rhinestones; the pocket has a piece of gathered fabric trimmed with rhinestone edging and a laser cut die cut crown.
The inside back cover features another whimsical drawing of the Queen wearing a huge ship in her hair. Her famous words "Let them eat cake" (which she never actually said!) is in the lower corner, surrounded by a plethora of laser cut die cut French pastries and cakes. A delicious way to end the album!
Thank you for visiting - I hope you enjoyed the little tour through "Portraits of Marie." I won't be back again for several days ... I go into surgery tomorrow for knee replacement (Fred Astaire, watch out!), so I'll be incommunicado for a few days.
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥