Tuesday 5 February 2013

Jane Austen

Hi All

In between my house work today, I have made a card for two challenges.

The first is Mojo Monday where we have this sketch,

and the second is Make My Monday who have the Jane Austen Novel, Persuasion, as inspiration

This is my card

I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't read this novel, so I took my inspiration from the pastel colours of the lady's dress and the blossom trees behind her. I inked up the blossom branch and stamped it on scrap paper before randomly stamping the card ( the pale pink flowers aren't very clear on my photo, sorry ). The blue and pink cards were embossed before layering on the card under the Nestabilities panel, on which I sponged the sky and grass before colouring the little girls dress with SU Write markers which I blended with an Aqua painter.

Card = Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Rich Razzelberry, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, and White card FMS
Stamps = Garden Silhouettes, Summer by the Sea and Woodware sentiment
Inks = Bashful Blue, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Blushing Bride, Primrose Petals, Wisteria Wonder, and Basic Black
Tools = Big Shot, Butterfly Kisses and Cottage Floral embossing folders, Nestabilities and Shapeabilities, Aqua painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Martha Stewart border Punch
Extras = Gems

I'm off to see my 5year old nephew Nathan tomorrow, and he wants me to help him make a valentines card for his girl friend Adelaide, so I'll probably end up covered in ink again.

Last week, he had to go to school dressed as a Fairytale character and tell his class what the story was. As he believes in Elves, and has a special Elf named Boris ( it's me really !! ) watching over him and writing him letters, he decided to be the cobbler from the "Elves and the shoe maker". Nana made him an apron with a pocket for his tools, and I made him some shoes out of wallpaper with buttons on the toes. What do you think? Should Jimmy Choo be worried??

Anyway, must get something to eat now as it's 8.30pm and I'm starving.

Hope you can come back soon


  1. A stunning card, Bev, and I can definitely see that you were inspired by the cover! Gorgeous coloring! Those shoes are fab, too! :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  2. Hello hello hello! So pleased to see you back in Blogland Bev - you have been missed! And with such gorgeous cards too - you certainly haven't forgotten your skills. You've really captured the spring feel of the book cover with your card but I am bowled over by those shoes! Vicky x

  3. Beautiful Card Bev and I love the shoes! Fancy seeing a Fellow Pinkie posting here! ^Hi Vicky. :-)

  4. A pretty interpretation of the inspiration challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

  5. This is gorgeous Bev. A lovely image and love the simplicity of style and those pretty pastel colours.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM literary inspiration challenge.
    Fliss xx

  6. Hi Bev, lovely inerpretation of the MMM challenge, it's just delightful. thank you for joining in at MMM
    Suzi B :)


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