Saturday, May 9, 2009

Beauty by Jane Austen


I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. The challenge site is Bonjour Mon Coussin!
This is one of those cards where the paper did all the work for me. The beautiful paper is from My Minds Eye, Bella Bella Bellezo available at i {heart} papers. While I was making this card Sara kept saying it reminded her of Jane Austen and that she wanted to write the description on SCS for this card. Here is what she had to say:



Bonjour!

Sara here. For those of you who follow my mom's blog, you know that I pop in from time to time as the self-proclaimed editor-in-chief. My mom was inspired by this beautiful French pillow: http://www.bonjourmoncoussin.com/en/...php?act=1,1,89.

I told my mom that I thought this card looked very Jane Austen-esque, so she let me name the card. She debated using a black ribbon in the corner, but I told her that it would have changed the flavor of the card to being very Emily Dickinson-esque. She was having none of my literary references, so she slapped on the pink ribbon and called it a night. I hope you enjoy her card! Thanks for looking!

"...to sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment." -Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

6 comments:

Crystal said...

this is for sure a beauty!!! love your color combo and that beautiful bow!!! wonderful card!!

Rebecca said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love these papers!!! Someday I'd love to see it with black bow, too, because I think it would look nice! tfs

Michele said...

WOW gorgeous card. Love the papers and the fab bow. Hugs Michele x

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I thought that it was the dp looking soooo fabulous, *wink* you made it work totally perfect...wow....I would like to have a editor-in-chief like yours...she sounds like a real doll! *~*

Heather said...

Hi Cathleen,

I wanted to come by finally and say Hi!!! Congrats on the Inky Team I am looking forward to getting to know you better as we play along together on the team!!!!

I have spent some time going through your blog and you have some simply gorgeous and elegant wonderful creations!!!

Wow Lady you have some major Talent!!!

Heather Schlatter

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!!!