Thursday, March 3, 2011

Oh to be a Queen!!

I have to tell you I have been holding back. I made this crown and doll
last summer and had grand illusions I was going to submit it for possible
publication, Well I still haven't gotten around to it. So when I saw
the challenge on Gingersnap Creations Was crowns I knew it was time to share
my Marie Antoinette Crown I made.
Last summer I had purchased a poor little vintage doll at an estate sale. 
Who's legs and arms were broken, Her skirt had been home to a spiders nest. I knew she was in bad need of a makeover.
I striped her down and found a bird cage for her skirt. made her clothes and adorned her with the jewels a proper Queen would wear.

For her crowning touch a nest from a handmade flower ,pearl eggs and a bird with a long feather tail.
Inside holds a bouquet of the same handmade flowers and a sweet bird making
her skirt a Home sweet Home!
Oh to be a Queen!!!!


Also entering this in the anything but a card challenge at Cheerful Stamp Pad.

69 comments:

Sheryl said...

OH MY WORD!!! This is GORGEOUS! (sorry for all the yelling) I am in serious love with this.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful Lynn, how your imagination runs wild! I'm a queen, but don't have a dress or crown like that one, mine is ah...rather grungy! lol xxoo

Lucy Edmondson said...

Glorious! This would definitely get published. Do you have a photo of the doll beforehand>

Lucy x

Cher' Shots said...

I love the creativity you've shown in this piece. The birdcage, nest and birds are such 'tweet' embellishments for the Queen.
'hugs from afar'

Vicki Romaine said...

Lynn, this is gorgeous. It must have taken days to put this together. I showed to my hubby and he was fascinated too which means you did an awesome job. He seldoms comments on things I show him.

Don't stay away so long as you are missed.

Timi said...

Wow, that is fantastic!! What a great transormation. The bird on her "crown" is beautiful. Love it, love it.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Oh wow what fabulous creative pieces, love the crown, beautiful detail and the doll is superb, love the cage as her body and the bird o top, stunning work. Tracy Evans x

Zoechaos said...

Adorable doll so much detail and so witty! XOXO Zoe

Netty said...

Oh to be a Queen if they all looked like this gorgeous doll Lynn. So much work has gone into this it must have taken you weeks to complete it. Truly wonderful. Annette x

sonya said...

Oh my goodness, Lynn! I am just in awe! I love the color you chose for your crown and doll! Just beautiful! Love the bird and nest on top of her head!
What can't you do?
You so inspiring!
Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for sharing your fantastic creations.
Hugs,
Sonya

glitterBugStudios said...

Lynn you have created magic here! Adore the birdy in the cage looking out from her dress...

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning, you never cease to amaze with your work, so inspirational but I could aspire to produce something as fantastic as this. xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning, you never cease to amaze with your work, so inspirational but I could aspire to produce something as fantastic as this. xx

Jingle said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Lynn,
I don't know how many times I can say; you are amazing!!!WOW, love your projects.Have a wonderful weekend GF!
Hugs,
Marie

craftattack said...

Lovely doll, very regal. Well done!

Helen said...

Oh, she's fabulous! What a hairdo!!
And I love your Hot chocolate challenge too - love hot chocolate, may have to have some this evening now you've put me in the mood.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

You may not have been posting, but you've been leaving really nice comments at my place, thanks. What's holding you back girl, send these in and get published-crown is wonderful, but you have surpassed yourself with this little Queen--she's a beauty!!!

PetraB said...

WOW, Lynn, I am speechless ... this is so stunning .. any queen looking at this must be seriously jealous and wishing for a makeover!

LynnF said...

Such elegance and such creativity! Awesome, Lynn!

Elaine A said...

Lynn -

What a beautiful creation! I bet she is so happy you brought her home with you? You've turned her into an extraordinary piece of art.

Elaine Allen

Lululiz said...

Both are just gorgeous. I love what you have done with the little doll, that hat is TDF!

Teri said...

The crown is absolutely stunning!! I love it. Your doll is gorgeous too. Great idea for the topper on her head.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what are you waiting for GIRL! Send that crown in for publication. Better yet...send it to me and i'll send it to Somerset Studio for you! Really...i will! LOL! Soooo gorgeous!

Janet Ghio said...

Love your crown!! Wish I had one! and the bird on the doll hat is fabulous!! as well as the doll!

Jo said...

OMG!!!! Lynn, this is just freakin' gorgeous ... like totally gorgeous ... i am in love with her!!! your beautiful brain just never ceases to amaze me ... wow!!! i love it!!! and the crown is pretty cool too!

misteejay said...

Stunning...

Both pieces are just amazing and I adore the colour choice.

Toni xx

2amscrapper said...

so glad this little doll was rescued and turned into a stunning queen--love the headdress. And the crown is perfect for the Gingersnap Creations challenge!

Terry said...

Oh the beauty that lurks in your head!!! The royal crown is stunning, but the transformation of the doll is sheer brillance! Love them!

Katie_Bolinger said...

the birdcage below the bodice is wonderful. So cool.

Cgra said...

Fantastic!!

Do you happen to have any 'before' pictures? I think it would be inspiring to see all the wonderful changes you've made.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

What a great vision you had for that rejected doll, Lynn. I love her birdcage torso. And your crown is certainly publish-worthy! (Although I know how you feel, I have several things just sitting here because I'm too busy to write up the directions:)

umelecky said...

Love the color, the crown and the doll! Simply gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

oh wow what a stunning post hun,gorogues or what just fantastic hugs cheryl xxxx

A Gypsy Angel/Stamperbee said...

Just love your crown and doll! Beautiful. Hope you are having a great week. Hugs, Kim

Diane said...

These are so imaginative and pretty. I love the crown and what you did with the doll. I love, too, the way that bird's tail droops down, perfect!!

Artfully Musing said...

Wonderful stuff Lynn! Laura

trisha too said...

That is awesome--I like how the skirt is a bird cage, it kind of juxtaposes how they sometimes actually wore the bird cages (with live birds in them!) on their heads!

You made that dolly VERY happy,
Lynn--you can just tell she loves her majestic makeover!

:)

Marlene said...

OH WOW. You are without a doubt, the most talented woman I know!!! BEAUTIFUL!

Susan said...

Oh how gorgeous is that bird!! I love it!!

Marva said...

Okay, the crown is awesome but the doll is totally fabulous!!! I love her!!!! You are amazing!

Createology said...

I am breathless with how glorious your crown and doll are. The colors are perfect. The details are perfect. The theme of birdcage skirt and flower nest with exquisite bird on her hair is genius. You are amazing my dear...

Riki Schumacher said...

OMG Lynn, how darling!! You outdid yourself with this one. I LOVE her little cage, and bird in her hair. OMG, you are so clever!!! Yes, great minds do think alike. Thanks for visiting, and letting me know. I haven't been too good about surfing these days, just tooooo busy! Hugs, Riki

Evelyn S. said...

Oh to be queen is right! You are the queen of this kind of creation, Lynn!

Linda R. said...

Oh my sweet friend.. You have done it again.. These are wonderful works of Art. I just love them..

Hugs, Linda

Michele said...

this is beyond fabulous! LOVE it! xo

Jennie said...

ABSOLUTELY gorgeous .. am loving the Marie Antoinette bird lady!! genius!
xx

Sandy said...

O M G !!!!!
Lynn I´ve missing all my words. What for a wonderful project. Absolutely excellent. I love it.

Have a lovely weekend my dear friend.

joy said...

This is one amazing creation, Lynn! Lovin' that bird in the crown!

stampdiva said...

OH MY WORD - jaw dropping to floor. You definitely need to submit this - which publication I don't quite know but they will flip when they see both these items. What about Holidays & Celebrations for that divine crown. Incredible artwork, as always.
Wishes
Lynne

Healing Woman said...

I love the embellishments you have given your queen. Pomp and Circumstance is my immediate thought!

Jack said...

I think you should wear that crown because you are definitely the queen of make-over for dolls. She is just absolutely stunning. Wish I had a hat like hers, lol. xx

Shar said...

Fantastic pieces, Lynn! Truly fit for a queen!

Oxana said...

WOWWWW Lynn! This is simply GORGEOUS!!!! and I love the cage and nest.
Many hugs
Oxana
Have a nice weekend!

Autumn said...

WOW! Such eye candy! Always a pleasure to see what you're up to.

Dawn said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! er did I say WOW

Love your imagination from a spiders nest to a birds paradise. This is a work dying for publication. I am so happy you decided to share it with us though.

Her clothes and hair oh my, she must be so happy to be loved again. just stunning Lynne just stunnning

Love Dawn xx

Dawn said...

Oh and I forgot all about the crown having looked at the doll. The crown is truly YUMMY

love Dawn xx

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Lynn! I'm speechless! Absolutely beautiful!

Sherry Goodloe said...

1 word and in all caps! . . . FAB-U-LOUS!!!

Suzanne C said...

WOW! Stunning projects! Lovely details. Would love to see this in person!

Sandy Davis said...

Lynn she is so beautiful! Love the birdcage body....very creative and of course that crown is so awesome but love that bird to.

Lori said...

Oh my! Stunning, Lynn, just stunning! I just love that you used a bird theme for the doll make over, just wonderful!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

*big smile*

love her xx

Minxy said...

Absolutely speechless... she's amazing :D

Vicki Romaine said...

There are not enough adjectives in the English language to describe your masterpieces...wonderful, awesme, beautiful, georgeous, full of imagination, original, You get the idea. I'm envious of your talent!

Vicki Romaine said...

P.S. Thanks for entering "Anything But a Card" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

donna said...

Gee I got so lost looking at your mural that I forgot my main reason for coming to your blog. Thank you for your warm welcome to my becoming a Gingersnap Yahoo. Your crown and doll are spectacular as is your mural. You do such fantastic art.

JeanFB said...

Lynn!!!! Good gracious, I'm speechless. These are stunning, that doll is over-the-top gorgeous! So creative, so beautiful, so WOW.

Maggie said...

Oh WOW! absolutely fabulous what a gorgeous makeover just love the bird and flower hat, stunning. What a lucky doll to be found by you!

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