Friday, 8 February 2013

literary inspiration?

Literary inspiration is the challenge this week on Make my Monday - Mynette wanted something related to Jane Austen's Persuasion, which floored me totally. I studied English literature under protest many many years ago, and hated Jane Austen's Emma with passion (one of the set books) and have never touched one of her books since......and had no intention of reading it for this challenge!
Fortunately, Val  provided the inspiration for this card - thanks Val!- when I saw her bicycle card, I realised this penny farthing stamp from Stampin Up fitted the bill nicely - definitely Victorian.
The square card base is 6x6 coredinations card and the backing papers are from the discontinued SU mocha morning set. The penny farthing was stamped on white using vintage photo distress ink - it was originally  torn out and inked round the edges with more vintage photo, but I felt it was too large, and ripped more off the edges, then decided I quite liked the white edges on the smaller piece. It was mounted onto a linen finish gold card cut using the window frames framelits die, also SU


  1. Just right - I have my eye on this stamp set! I'm so glad someone else hated English lit at school and was happy to own up to it as well!!

  2. This is great,I love the penny farthing stamp and all the elements work so well together.
    Jean x

  3. I was hopeless at English Lit - failed it at O Level but for some reason the Head thought I should do it for A Level - that was even more dire. Well done with the Penny Farthing.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. I actually liked English Lit, lol, but not Jane Austen's work so it's a good job I didn't get one of her books to study for O level ;-) I got Great Expectations which I loved and have read many times since.

    Love your card Veronica and I agree with you that the white torn edge is very effective. Lovely backing papers you chose for this card too.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Such a beautiful card! LOVE the monochrome and the fabulous bike image! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  6. Fabulous bike, image I love the backing paper you have used with it, it works so well. Hugs x ChrisB

  7. A lovely vintage style card, thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

  8. Really lovely CAS card.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM literary inspiration challenge.
    Fliss x


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