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.
Here's the glorious looking Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria.
I love this portrait, 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 an old catalogue on pinterest.
It's on my pinboard "ephemera and printables" if you like.
When I saw the piece of lace that's now bordering her image,
I immediately fell in love with it.
I love that beautidul key!
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.
And I took the photo below to show you some of the lovely laces
I found on a market besides the one I mentioned earlier.
I layered three different ones here.
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. Click to enlarge if you would like to see it more closely.
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!!!