Wow, we have reached the 20-week milestone here on the 52 Card challenge! Many congrats to everyone that has managed to keep up so far. :)
This week's prompt has been very much inspired by a fantastic programme I watched this weekend.
Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball - it's available here on BBC iPlayer for those that can watch it, but only up for a few more days so you need to be quick! :)
Here's the blurb from the BBC website:
Documentary celebrating the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, revealing the hidden world behind one of the greatest love stories of all time by restaging a regency ball at Chawton House, the grand estate of Jane Austen's brother. Amanda Vickery and Alastair Sooke lead a team of world class experts as they reconstruct the ball in loving detail, from music and dancing, to food and fashion.
I'm a big lover of this era and I was really inspired to find a way to transform this inspiration into a card.
I know that not everyone will have the tools to go out all Austen on their cards this week, so the prompt is a more general one, but if Austen floats your boat I look forward to seeing your homages!
The prompt is "The printed word" - basically take inspiration from literature, stories, and tales... it doesn't necessarily have to be certain works, perhaps iconic periods and characters, for example we have the Great Gatsby soon arriving on the big screen - no doubt lots of 1920s inspiration will be creeping into fashion, furnishings and the like.
For my main card this week I turned to the Jane Austen stamp and die set from PTI - I bought it mainly for the frame and the regency silhouettes, but I do love a good quote! ;o)
Paper: Pink Paislee
Other: Sewing machine, Stickles, 3D foam
So, the question is what shall I use as my inspiration for this week's Christmas card? I have a little time still to work that one out. ;o)