I would like to share a mini album page that went out in the mail to Cari M. This was my entry for the "Around the World on a Budget" travelogue group over at Your Paper Pantry. Her theme was "Queens of Opulence" which meant we could do a page (front and back) of any woman, real or fictitious, who fit in that category, yet they didn't need to be a Queen. In my search to find a person who could be considered a "Queen of Opulence", I found Lady Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire who once lived in the 18th century from June 7, 1757 to March 30, 1806. Princess Diana was her great-great-grand niece on the Spencer side of the family. After reading her bio, I felt that she fit into the category, even though she truly wasn't a real queen.
Here's a link if you want to read up on her: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgiana_Cavendish,_Duchess_of_Devonshire
I originally created this as the front page, but Cari can choose whichever side she wants to be the front.
I used papers from Bo-Bunny and Websters. The flowers are Prima and Recollections. I also added keys, crocheted doilies, a stickpin, a metal crown, faux pearls, bling flourishes, faux pearl sprays, rhinestone flower centers and lace trim.
I was trying to create a look of wealth, elegance, opulence and feminity. I think I achieved that.
Here's the other side:
On this side, I layered a gold paper doily with some Webster's papers and fussy-cut a 'frame' from a scrap of Bo-Bunny 'Gabrielle' paper. I edged the frame with some silver beaded trim. Because the portrait (a painting done by Gainesborough) is mostly browns and blacks, that's the color theme that I stayed with. The flowers are Prima and Recollections with black feathers, crystal spray and bling centers. The scroll with her name was simply typed on copy paper, inked to give an 'aged' look and then glued to a metal rod by K&Co. (I think). I then rolled up the bottom and glued it in place.
Here's the video that shows more of the two pages:
I hope that Cari enjoys this page in her travelogue. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look at another one of my creations.