Sunday, January 22, 2012

A little vintage

When PTI did their new release this month they had a set called Simply Jane ... inspired by the era and writings of Jane Austen,  Now I'm not a huge Jane Austen fan, but I love this set and its companion patterned paper titled Dearest Jane.

This weeks CPS sketch just screamed (figuratively not literally ... that would just be weird) "use the Simply Jane set on me!"  So I did ....

I used my ticket corner punch [SU!] on just the outer panels to create a more unified backdrop for my silhouette.  The paper is from Chapter 1 of the Dearest Jane collection ... its vintage handwriting script of some of Jane Austen's works.  This one happens to be from Pride and Prejudice which is the only Austen work I've seen as a movie (and I haven't read any books although I am now reading Pride And Prejudice because I did sort of like the movie).  I also aged the paper a little using the Chai Tea from Tea Dye Duo

The frame die cuts the scroll part as well as the cuts the oval out of the center (brilliant).  The card stock is dark chocolate but the ink is Early Espresso to give an added contrast.

I also die cut the silhouette , but opted not to stamp the matching stamp on it.  Instead I added the  necklace and flower, again in early espresso.  (by the way I actually die cut the silhouette from the oval center piece so no wasted scraps on this project either).  The ribbon is Dark Chocolate satin.

For the sentiment I selectively inked just the Happy Birthday part of one of the sentiments in the set and created the banner .

Thanks for stopping!!


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  2. Love this set and just got mine yesterday! Beautiful design and love the dp! Great job on the CPS sketch and thanks for playing along!