Thursday, 16 May 2013

Jane Eyre

I love this weeks  Make My Monday challenge - Literary Inspirations - Jane Eyre.  I just had to have a go at this challenge. It has really got my old brain going, in fact I love these challenges because they really get me thinking.  I had two or three ideas for this one, but so far have only had time to make one card. I was inspired by the story not the book cover.  I don't have any Victorian Ladies or Gentlemen stamps in fact I don't have any people stamps, I'm more into nature and scenic stamps.  So I thought about the location for the story, the bleak moors, the remote house and remote master, after all Rochester wasn't very warm was he and I thought of poor Jane, who must have been so lonely at first, miles from anywhere, living in a huge hall with a little girl and a man who was quite unemotional and aloof.  Here is my card.  I hope it is suitably atmospheric.

The background was not brayered as I was going to do, but sponged using Distress inks and cut and dry foam.  The middle panel, was brayered and the grasses stamp is from Stampin' Up, Just Believe set. The wistful face of Jane (?) is a freebie from a craft mag. The face was originally white of course, but I thought it was a bit stark, so I toned it down a bit by gently sponging a very pale blue on it. I hope you like it.
I am busy gardening today, but I might have another go tonight, making a card using another of my ideas, a bit more ordinary this time.  I might put in on my blog and I might not.  It depends how it turns out. I hope you are enjoying the sunshine, rain supposed to be coming later.


  1. This is a really beautiful interpretation of the story Viji. Love the ethereal background and the stamped images look so lovely.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM Jane Eyre challenge, great to have you with us.
    Fliss x

  2. Hi Viji,
    Beautiful card, such a lovely interpretation,
    Rosie x

  3. Viji, this is lovely, and the background is stunning.

    Bev x

  4. Gorgeous atmospheric card a lovely interpretation of the story.
    Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B x

  5. A beautiful card Viji - fab background, thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  6. What a beautiful scene--I can definitely see poor Jane there looking for hope! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)