22 July, 2015

Marie Antoinette Photo Frames by Meredith Hilly

Marie Antoinette Photo Frames by Meredith Hilly.

Hello everyone. I hope you are keeping warm with such cold winter weather. A great time to scrap.
 My off the page project that I wish to show you is using photos of the beautiful Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, who became a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century monarchy. I wanted to capture her in these photo frames of the young and older Marie. The  "Forgotten Meadows Paper " and embellishments from Megs garden are so stunning and feminine they complement her indulgence of fine possessions.

 In the younger photo frame I used the beautiful blue from her dress to feature in the frame.
Blue ribbon and small blue roses brought the frame together. Lace and silver sequences gave it a classy look.

The white roses and frame were sprayed with a pearl shimmer mist that caught the sun light beautifully. I used a matt silver for the leaves and inked the edges to give it a aged look.

For the second frame I choose the chocolate and bronze colours from Maries dress to
 bring the photo frame together. This colour also, I feel ,gives Marie a more mature look.

This rose I attached is like the one in the photo she is holding. Using the bronze coloured lace to frame her photo really draws your eyes to her elegance. I finished the frame with a dark ink that matched the chocolate coloured leaves.

Thank you for looking at my latest project.

Megs garden-

From my own stash-
Photo frames
Peal Shimmer mist


  1. Gorgeous photos made with Megs garden papers,beautiful!

  2. Both of these frames are so pretty Meredith .. beautiful use of the papers!!

  3. Sensational! Love how the metallic braid looks as a frame...so striking!