Brag Monday Entry 09/10/2012

Bonjour Mes Amies,

It’s been a little while since I posted, but I have been out of town off and on, and now I’m back on track!! I wanted to share my Brag Monday entry with you which is held at the Graphics Fairy (see her blog badge to the left in my favorites column). I have had the bezel for this necklace for quite some time, and have been waiting for inspiration to hit. And, Voila, while looking through the Graphics Fairies free clip art, I finally struck paydirt.

I’ve been doing quite a bit of studying lately about many of the illustrations that I use in my jewelry and graphics art. And so I have been spending a lot of time back in history, at least in my head. So, what better decision than to go farrrrrrrr back in time and use a royal coat of arms? Since I absolutely adore French history, British history, truly just history period, for that matter, I thought this would be a fun design to work with.

I have to admit that I have read so many classic novels that center in one historical time period or another. And, many a time I have wished I could have lived then … only with air conditioning and good hygene. I’m not too picky, am I? So, if I were to live in a historical time period, I would definitely want to have been royal, or at least from a noble family. They couldn’t have promised air conditioning, but I would at least have had a shot at wonderful fashion and better hygene!

So, here is my entry. I wanted to create a piece that would work well with Autumn tones, as I cannot wait to get into my sweaters and Fall clothes. Let me know what you think! If you were to live in the past, which time period would you choose, and why?

Au Revoir, mes amies. A Bientot!!

Lorraine

Primp or Not to Primp? That is the Question

Okay, Okay … I know that’s a cheesy title, but I couldn’t resist. Because, bien sur, when talking about beauty, Primping is definitely part of the picture!

And, speaking of pictures … I’m participating in the “Primp Your Stuff Wednesday” hosted by Primp (please see the button to the left to participate as well!) and wanted to share my entry with you. I’ve shared the Marie Antoinette Coaster tile with you before, but I’m actually using the whole series in my living room because I love the subtle tones, and … well … the whole set just says “Oo La La” to me and therefore is a must in my living room!!

So, here is what I’ve primped my living room coffee table with:

I’m so proud of them, that I had to show you each one separately. I guess I’m most proud of the fact that I digitally designed all but the French chair (many thanks to the Graphics Fairy for her generous lending of that design – she’s also to my left in the side bar). I’m newer – really been playing around since this past March — to the digital designing playground but am absolutely loving it.

Hope you do too!

Bisou Bisou,

Lorraine

P.S. I do carry this set, and each of the individual tile sets in my store if you really, really, really, love them! :o) — Sorry, but I couldn’t help myself!