I am a huge fan of everything Jane Austin – I own all of her novels and have watched the movies based on those novels, some of them more times than I could possibly count! So this week’s Cinema Saturday Challenge gave me yet another excuse to watch Emma (not that I need an excuse, really) and all of a sudden my 3 year old son, Jamie, wants to watch Emma too. Every day, in fact! 🙂 So why do I love Jane Austin so much? I think it is the subtleties that are interwoven into the story lines, the relationships between the characters and the way she develops her story lines. The sometimes subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, humour, and wit, as well as the scenery, the gorgeous clothes, and the sumtuous colours that are indicitive of the times.
This weeks card is inspired by one of my favourite scenes in the movie (well, there are quite a few of them that are favourites actually) where Emma is trying not to think of Mr Nightley, but in reality can’t stop thinking about him – hence the greeting “Thinking of You”. The colours I chose for this card are also the colours worn on a number of occasions by Mr Nightley in the Gwyneth Paltrow version of the movie. He wears a waistcoat of very similar material to my background paper, in the scene where he and Emma are shooting arrows and arguing over Harriet Smith’s refusal of Mr Martin.
Stamp Sets: Three Thoughts (from the Simply Sent Kit)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, DSP Apple Cider (2008 Spring Mini Catalogue)
Inks: Close to Cocoa ink & marker, Chocolate Chip marker.
Accessories: Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Scallop Edge Punch, Flower and Pearl from the Pretties Kit, Sponge, Markers, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Caramel Gingham Ribbon.
Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes
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