The Mixed Media Monday challenge this week was "stars". In pursuit of my goal to do vintage which isn't brown ... I started off with this delicate blue paper, over which I pasted some hand-made tissue which has silver stars in it (sadly they don't show up that well).
This image from Digital Collage Sheets is just so ethereally pretty! So delicate that it needed great care to cut out the face, and don't you think she has a sort of yearning expression? I added some lace, silver stars and a crown (there always seems to be one in there somewhere).
So why is she gazing so longingly at the stars? She dreams of being an engineer like Papa, and being at the forefront of science in this age of steam. Mama however has other ideas about a suitable career for a young lady, which include marriage to a suitable scion of a noble house. Now if only Mama could find someone for her who was also interested in engineering, as well as rich and handsome. Don't I go on?