Monday, 21 October 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: Marie Antoinette

Happy Monday!

It's my DT day at Vera Lane Studio and today I have a project featuring Marie Antoinette, a new set which is released today.

Marie Antoinette was the beautiful, but extravagant Queen of France who, after the poor harvests and increased grain prices of the 1780s when the poor could not afford bread, is attributed as flippantly saying, 'Let them eat cake.' However, it is unlikely that she said these words and it is widely thought they were accredited to her by French revolutionary propaganda to portray her as uncaring and ignorant.

Here is my card:

I coloured Marie with Copic markers. I added some white Posca pen highlights and dots and some Crystal Stickles to add sparkle to her hair decorations and cake toppers. Her background is a gelli print from Fresco chalk paints. White gesso was applied through a couple of stencils and Broken China Distress Oxide was used through a stencil, for stamping the text and to edge the background. Black archival ink was used along the very edge of the background.
I added a strip of sparkly, metallic, pink lace to ground Marie and her gorgeous cake and cut the sentiment into strips, inked the edges and glued them onto the background.

Marie Antoinette

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane.
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!


Thanks for stopping by today.


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude #56 AG 27/10
Craft Rocket #64 Pink 27/10
Crafty Cardmakers #243 Sparkle 27/10
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1942 AG 28/10
Polkadoodle #42 AG 28/10
Brown Sugar #294 AG 29/10
Crafting by Designs Oct AG 29/10
Dream Valley #212 Add a Sentiment 02/11
Cutie Pie Challenge #140 AG Cute 03/11
World Wide Open DT AG 12/11



  1. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous card. I love that image. Hugs Jackie

  2. What a great way to begin my Monday, Carol! Colorful and beautiful - your card is so sweet (in a morbid sort of way LOL) Fantastic creation! hugs, de

  3. Lovely card and divine Maria Antonina. Thank you for participating in the Brown Sugar Challenge. Danka DT

  4. Cute card. Let's hope that she really didn't say those words. Love the color combo you used. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Barbara DT Member for

  5. Such a pretty card you have made here. Loving the gorgeous colours you have worked with too.Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  6. Beautiful card 😊 thanks for joining in the Polkadoodles challenge 😊 Good Luck 🤞 Michela Piras DT

  7. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Your project is lovely and wishing you all the best with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  8. Lovely card. Thankyou for joining in the Crafty Cardmakers challenge.

  9. Cool card, Carole! I love the pinks and blues that you have mixed together here to created the background and Marie's outfit.
    Hugs Monica

  10. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  11. Fabulous card, such a pretty colour scheme. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)
    My Little Patch of Heaven

  12. Great card thanks for joining us at Cute Pie's. Sue x

  13. Fab card - love your background.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x


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