I hope you are feeling well this Friday morning!
Do you have a favourite book, or series of books - something you go back to again and again, re-reading, or happy to listen to over and over? This is the challenge Leo gave to the Daring Cardmakers this week - to use those favourite books as the starting point for making our cards.
For me it's Jane Austen's books, and especially Pride and Prejudice. I love the way she writes of the society and times she lives in, and the humour and insight she shares. I feel it's probably a fairly accurate picture of how life was for those in the social groups she was part of and those she observed.
Nowadays, my favourite way to enjoy her novels is listening to the unabridged audio books, especially if they are read by someone like Juliet Stevenson, who really brings the to life. I'll often listen while I'm crafting - which is a perfect combination, and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!
For my card I was inspired by the very old style Penguin Book covers with their simple colour palette and 3 "tier" design. A lot of older versions of Jane Austen's book feature some sort of cameo on the cover, so I added that in too, and of course some "love" elements are always involved!
Cream and Peach card (Bazzill)
Broderie Anglaise Border Punch (EK Success)
Largest, scalloped oval is a die cut (Tonic Nested ovals set)
Other Ovals and the cameo which is 3 layers adhered together are Silhouette cut (own templates)
"with" is also cut with the Silhouette
"Love" is another die cut (Echo Park)
I love this simple colour theme. The urge to add a ribbon, or a few gems was strong, but I just about managed to keep it simple, and in the end I'm pleased I did, because I think it works pretty well.
I hope you'll pop over to the Daring Cardmakers Blog - there are some fantastic cards (as always), and if you visit the team member's own blogs you'll find out more about the books they chose as their inspiration.
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