Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jane Austen Inspired


Hello, friends!  I hope your week is going great and that you've taken some time to craft! ;)  I'm here today with a card for the C.R.A.F.T challenge--INSPIRED BY A MOVIE.  Great Impressions is sponsoring this time, so hop over for a chance to win some free stamps!  Come and take a peek at my card...


I was inspired by the movie Emma, based on the book by Jane Austen.  Technically, I believe my card could be inspired by any Jane Austen novel set as a movie, but I chose Emma. ;)  I started by stamping and head embossing the main image, H147 Romantic Collage, onto some distressed looking patterned paper.  I then used a water color pen to watercolor the image using pink, green, blue, and brown inks.  This was fussy cut before it was added to the card.


Next, I created a card base that included patterned paper, a doily, some pearls and rhinestones, and the sentiment (E859 Forever Yours) head embossed directly onto the base.  A couple of pearls were added behind the image.  A piece of lace was added to the heart shaped pin to fill in more of the blank space and add texture.



After it was all put together, I questioned my decision to mat the patterned paper with brown paper.  I'm thinking now black would have been better, but I don't know.  All in all, I think this card came together rather well!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear your opinion in the comments below!


That's all for me today!  I hope you hop over and play along with this week's C.R.A.F.T. challenge for a chance to win some goodies from Great Impressions!  Thank you SO much for stopping by today--I very much appreciate your visits and kind words.  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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3 comments:

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful ! loved how you have drawn inspiration from the movie and the collage stamp !

Lisa said...

I like your mix of pretty little elements, this is wonderful!

Becca Cruger said...

Just oh-so-bright and beautiful! Jane Austen happens to be my favorite writer. I have a giant print with my favorite quote from Sense and Sensibility "Know your Own Happiness".