Sunday, April 25, 2010

Marie Antoinette Folder Swap

I spent the weekend preparing my folder for our Marie Antoinette swap. My theme for this swap is "Dans Le Boudoir" which translates into "In the Bedroom..." I started by spray painting my entire folder silver. I had these fabulous buttons made with fuschia rhinestones which I wanted to use as my folder enclosures. Inside (on the left flap) I used pink glitter paper and a lace doily to create a pocket. Sox gave me a wonderful picture of a chandelier which I printed on a transparency and secured with eyelets to the inside of my folder.

As I began to gather my materials, I was drawn to pink, black and silver. Suddenly, it dawned on me that my theme was taking on a decidedly "dirty glam" edge. Marie Antoinette, boudoir, dirty glam, hmmm...guess it was no surprise that I chose to make a corset for my spread. It's hard to see in this picture, but I placed eyelets and threaded a thin leather cord to lace up the corset. I finished off the corset by decorating it with little pink rhinestones. Perfect!


  1. quite elegant really. interesting juxtaposition with the Red Queenʻs "Off with her head" followed by Marie Antoinette, forever vilified in history due to a bad sound bite. but seriously, beautiful job!

  2. oooh....I love it! Hey, we were supposed to get together last weekend....
    On big Island until Sunday night.