Monday, 4 February 2013

A Little Persuasion

Good morning folks, hoping you had a better weekend than me as I got woken up at 7am yesterday by my hubby saying the boiler wasn't working so we had no heating or hot water and I had to get up! Don't know about you but I would rather have stayed snuggled up under the covers! Instead, I had to get up and put layers of clothes on to go and clean out and feed the bunnies whilst hubby looked for a solution on the internet. Happily a few hours later all was sorted but it took ages for the house to warm up as yesterday was really cold.
Anyway, enough waffle and on to my reason for this post which is to tell you about the new challenge over at Make My Monday which has been chosen by Mynnette who is challenging us to create a project based on the cover of Jane Austen's Persuasion, which you'll find under my card. When I saw the cover, my thoughts immediately flew to my Stampendous Parasol Portrait stamp and here's the resulting card:

I've made a step card using a template from the Robert Addams Fabulous Folds CD and made my background papers by applying Victorian Velvet Distress ink to the card using a large acrylic block. I did this several times in order to achieve a shabby chic effect and then used both stamps from the Stampendous jumbo cling rosehips set and VersaFine Smokey Gray ink to add the flowers. I coloured these with pastel pencils and added them to the card sections.
I then stamped the parasol portrait with the grey ink and coloured her with the pastel pencils. I trimmed the panel and added this to a green die cut panel (Papermania set) which I embossed at the base with the sentiment folder from a very elderly Cuttlebug border folder set called With Love.

The Design Team have made some very varied creations based on the cover so do pop over for a peek as I promise you, it's not as hard as you think!

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Crafty Catz - Anything But Square
Moving Along With The Times - Punch It Out


  1. Can totally identify with the boiler problems Fliss, we had them for two days when the snow was on the ground ! Pleased hubby found the solution for you.

    Your card is a fabulous take on the inspiration and I rather like the stepper style of the card as well.

    B x

  2. Hi Fliss...Your image is a beautiful match to the book! Love the old world style to suit the inspiration.
    There is nothing worse than feeling cold, I hope you had hot water quickly at least then you could warm up a little.
    Dot x

  3. Lovely card, I think I need to watch a Jane Austin film again! Sorry about your heating! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Lovely card Fliss, I love anything by Jane Austen. All terribly romantic and I love the clothes of that period although probably wouldn't say that if I'd had to wear them! Glad you got your heating fixed.

  5. Hi Fliss, thanks so much for your lovely comment! Delighted to time a return visit to find this enchanting card inspired by my favourite Jane Austen - aren't we all literary this morning?! Glorious, delicate shabby chic pastels in your colouring - I love it!
    Alison x
    (Oh, and both Hunca Munca and Jemima P can be found in Nicecrane sets...!!)

  6. So many interpretations of this clever theme challenge and yours is wonderful. Love that rosehip background and your picture of Anne. Beautifully muted and layered perfectly. Hugs, Jenny x

  7. Hi Fliss, Gorgeous card and a great interpretation of the cover. Love the rosehip stamp you use for the background, its on the wishlist!
    Avril xx

  8. Hi Fliss, this is so pretty I really love that stamp and how beautifully you have coloured that gorgeous image and the pretty background.


  9. It is absolutely STUNNING, Fliss! TOTALLY inspired--I can see the cover in your card! Thank you so much for doing my challenge justice, friend! :) HUGS!

  10. What a beautiful card and lovely literary inspiration. Thank you so much for your kind words on my post -- they really made my day!

  11. Sorry to hear about the boiler... but your card is absolutely stunning, Fliss. Unmistakably Austen. Gorgeous papers and image. I'm getting better. Thanks for making me smile with your sweet comment.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  12. Your card is lovely Fliss and depicts the cover wonderfully - I hope I get to play along this week. Glad your boiler trouble was over quickly! Hugs Suzanne

  13. What a stunning card! Love all those soft and vintage hues, a real Jane Austin feel to it!
    (By the way, our boiler keeps conking out, hubby turns some taps and then the pressure goes up and it clicks on again, and then you have to quickly turn the taps again. Just thought I'd mention it as it may be something similar....)

  14. wow a gorgeous card love the colours thank so much for sharing with us at CRAFT CATZ hugs sassyxxxx

  15. Soooo pretty. Fabulous image choice. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina.

  16. Hi Fliss,
    Thank you so much for adding to follow my new blog :)
    I am thrilled to be back again and rebuilding the blog. I have just added to follow you again and I adore your beautiful Jane Austin card. As always your talent shines !
    Hugs June x

  17. such a lovely vintage card Fliss
    hope you are well
    hugs and best wishes


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Fliss xx