Thursday, 18 November 2010

Wedding card... Pride & Prejudice style!


Sorry for the long absence between posts - life is kinda hectic at the moment with everything I'm involved in with work, study and church. I do want to post more but I literally am either too tired or too busy to get to it! I will keep stopping by and sharing when I can though... please be patient with me!

I made this card for a friend's wedding on Saturday - and I used the Cinema Saturday challenge - inspired by the movie Pride and Prejudice - as my starting point. Oh how I love Pride and Prejudice - it's a favourite of my sister and I to watch on a Saturday, vegged out in front of the tv in our pj's and dressing gowns... ah the comfort of good old-fashioned romance! There's also so many brilliant lines in it... "A single man of good fortune must be want of a wife!" and I love the "violence of my affections" line from Mr Collins (shudder..!). If you haven't watched it you simply MUST!

Anyways, enough of my rambling... Here's my card:

I went with the romance theme (seeing as I was making a wedding card!) and was inspired by the costumes and general elegance of the time period - all the satin and lace and beautiful gowns (sigh!). I used some gorgeous shimmery DSP I got in the States - black, cream and taupe with classic damask and pinstripe patterns. I added some music DSP from the same pack because I was reminded of the piano playing and singing from the film (in particular the rather awkward scenes with Mary playing!). The girl who's getting married is also part of our church music team so I thought that was rather appropriate!

I stamped a frame from Gina K in black then stamped and cut out two rose buds (from PTI) and coloured with copics and layered over the frame. The greeting is from the same PTI set (Year of Flowers: Roses). The lace was a must (part of the challenge, but so perfect for this card). I used the Mojo Monday sketch from this week for my layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


Marisa said...

Beautifully done!! I am ashamed to say I haven't read the book or seen the movie yet! Just put it on my bucket list :)

Nancy K said...

Beautiful card! I love the color choices and the clean lines! I like the music incorporation from the movie and how it fits for your musical friend's wedding.
Thanks for sharing!