Shabby chic ... book page or card? And a secret revealed

Hello dears, Hope you had a beautiful weekend!

I'm sure you all know Sissi, the Austrian Empress, and her story.

Did you see the movie with Romy Schneider?
I was such a big fan of Romy.

I love this portrait of Sissi, painted by Franz Schrotzberg.
It's said to be painted around 1855, so never mind the 1872...

... I just found that beautifully decorated number on pinterest.

As a background I distressed and stamped water colour paper.
The flower pattern and the image of Sissi are printed on fabric,
which gives a soft look to it.

This project could be used as a card,
but I'm actually thinking it might be a book page as well.


A secret revealed

Now do let me come back to the little secret
about my collage with the sad little girl.

 I do have to admit I've been having so much fun with reading your guesses.
Here's the secret...

the collage is a digital one.


Every bit of it.

Can't touch it, for it doesn't really exist.
It exists only in the computer :)
The upper left corner reveals the secret I think. Especially the bow.

Here she is again:

Wishing you a wonderful week with lots of love and time to create!
I'm off, for we get a new King today here in The Netherlands
and I don't want to miss anything!!!

xx Wen


  1. Oh yes, I remember the film very well, even though it is many many years since I saw it last. Sooo beautiful. And your collage captures Sissi's beauty so well, it is delicate and romantic and charming. What a lovely piece.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous,Wendy.Sissi was one of my favorite movies:)
    Have a wonderful week.

  3. A beautiful soft page - and I hadn't guessed the other was a digi one.

  4. Romantic soft and so very pretty ... I can see you really loved making this and it would be perfect in a book ... Imagine a whole book of your favourite people ...
    Have a wonderful day ... enjoy the celebrations

  5. Love the romantic feel, the lace is adorable, fabulous piece!

  6. WOW!! This is gorgeous. I just love this.

    Hope you have a Happy week my friend.


  7. Oh Wendy, I would never have guesssed it is digital,-looks so reat and touchable to me, and so very are so clever!!
    And your new piece so very beautiful,too- I love the image ,also, and all the lovelyness you added to the page-so romantic and gorgeous, dear friend.
    Thankyou for letting us use those wonderful images, I love the child image of her, and might use it :-) thankyou and hugs,

  8. Gorgeous Creation Wendy!! Love the romantic and vintage elements:)

  9. Oh, wat heerlijk om even weg te kunnen blijven dromen na onze prachtige Koningsdag gisteren! We blijven lekker in hogere sferen! Schitterende creatie Wen, ik dacht eerlijk gezegd meteen aan een geheim dagboek of zo, zo dromerig mooi...
    En verhip! Het schoot nog door m'n gedachten, het zal toch geen digiwerk zijn? Neehee, met die kanten achtergrond ziet het er te echt uit! Wel dus, ha ha ha! Hoe dan ook, het is en blijft een juweeltje om te zien! Liefs, Ira

  10. So soft, so pretty and so artistic!

    Enjoy your little break!

  11. Prachtig!Wonderful work again, dear Wendy!
    And I love your digital collage. Looks so real. :)
    Hehe, no, I don`t speak your language,only a few words. We love The Netherlands and visit often.
    Have a great weekend!
    Lieve groetjes, Viola

  12. oh ♥WOW♥! both of these are amazingly lovely, clearly you are the master of ANY type of collage!!! ♥


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen