Ten of Beverly’s Pink Saturday fans are working on a set of collaborative circle journals. Today we are mailing out the current month’s pages. I went to the post office this afternoon with a very special package… Grace’s Circle of Friends journal. You probably know Grace from her blog Pink in the City. http://graceinthepinkcity.blogspot.com/ Grace picked Marie Antoinette in Paris for her theme. the first three journal artists have done amazing jobs. Nancy, My Crafty Little Page, did the pages just before mine and she had created a wonderful glittery carriage for Marie. Using that carriage as my inspiration, I took Marie on a shopping trip through the streets of Paris.
The vintage map of Paris was the first layer on the background. Then a second layer was a pocket collaged with fabric samples and ribbon roses satin trim and a dress form and a couple of images of shoes and gowns Marie had her eye on. The fabric and trim actually came from my big first-time-ever trip to Grace’s city…New Your City! The layers of fabric and pictures were stitched down beneath ivory tulle.
The right side page has a picture of Marie as a young girl and no tribute to Mare would be complete without CAKE! There’s a gold fleur de lis, a velvet flower, and a leaf from Tinsel Trading Company in NYC. I made tags for the pockets… Each one has vintage sheet music and
of course, the map of Paris.
But my favorite addition is the Bag of Cats! That’s right, a bag of six cats…
They’re dressed and glittered for a royal ball…
There is a legend about a breed of cats in Maine, here in America that are said to be the offspring of her cats. Look up Marie’s cats to read the whole improbable tale. I doubt that Marie planned an escape to America,(especially a plan that included six of her favorite cats being sent on ahead of her.) but it makes for a fun feline addition to Grace’s journal…I don’t know if Marie dressed her cats in party attire, but it sounds like something she might have done.
I’ll be spending part of my Pink Saturday watching our favorite team, the San Antonio Spurs in the National Championship play offs…Wish us luck! We love our Spurs! Now back to Beverly and How Sweet the Sound to see this week’s happy Pink.