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The challenge over at City Crafter Challenge Blog is marking the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice. Now this is not a book I have ever read, in fact I’ve never read anything by Jane Austen. Neither did I get hooked on the tv series or see the film. What little I do know about Pride and Prejudice comes from the references made in the Bridget Jones books – mainly about the wet shirt. I know a little about the Regency Period as one of my favourite buildings, in fact my favourite building, is Brighton Pavillion which was built for the Prince Regent whose reign the period is named after.
So to my card, which I should point out has nothing to do with the Royal Pavillion:
I’ve used two images that are from book covers for the novel and printed them out onto neutral cardstock. The first image is a silhouette of Mr Darcy and Elizabeth and the other is a beautiful peacock tail. I edged both with Vintage Photo distress ink and then added a strip of ivory crochet lace across the bottom.
Next, I layered up the images onto cream card and then stripy designer paper. I was thinking Regency stripes here although, technically, I think they are wider.
I made a little rosette from more lace, added a button centre and then some ribbon streamers. Bonnets were big during the period and the ribbons reflect that.
Finally, I added a little ivory coloured paper rose.
I’m not really sure why, to date, I haven’t read any Jane Austen novels as I do enjoy a period romance. One of my favourite books ever is Jayne Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Maybe this will spur me on to get a copy. Once again, a great challenge – be sure to check out what the City Crafter Design Team have been up to – the projects are fabulous!