It's Marie Antoinette birthday! She would have been 257 today. The Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group marked the event with a "Gala d'anniversaire de Marie", and they held numerous swaps with special brithday themes to celebrate. It was so much fun. Some days I wonder if I will ever tire of creating in the Marie Antoinette theme and the answer is "absolutely not!" Who doesn't like those fabulous colors of pale pinks and aquas. And then you get to mix in lace and ribbon and jewels - what's not to love about that!
Here is a cake slice box that I created for my partner, Terri Gordon. I have been making lots of these little slices lately and was well practiced for this one. Thank goodness, because Terri is the moderator of our group and is amazingly talented so I always hope that what I create can even come close to matching hers. I decorated my box with pretty papers, lace, flowers, seam binding, and I created an arch over Marie and added a little birdie. I made Terri a little cake stand to display her little cake slice. We filled our boxes with goodies "fit for a queen", and I also added this other little cake that I created out of a battery operated votive.
Marie, I wish you a happy birthday. You lived a short and turbulent life, but I bet you had no idea on the artisic inspiration that you would provide for many centuries!
And welcome Pink Saturday visitors!