Pride & Prejudice Subway Style Art

Jane Austen inspired Subway Style Art by Two Purple Couches #silhouettecameo #silhouettechallenge #austen #subwayart

Today is another Silhouette Challenge day! Which means at the end of this post, there’s plenty more inspiration and ideas. And this month’s theme? Our favorite things. And while I’m totally humming the tune in my head from one of my favorite musicals, one of my favorite authors, and one of her novels in particular, is the inspiration behind today’s Silhouette project: subway style art that I created using Silhouette Sketch Pens.

Jane Austen novels collection by Two Purple Cocuhes #silhouettecameo #silhouettechallenge #austen #subwayart #prideandprejudice #senseandsensibility

I have always loved classic literature. I read Gone with the Wind during our cross-country vacation at the age of 12. I read Dickens in junior high. When I finally discovered Jane Austen in high school, I fell head-over-heels for Darcy and Elizabeth. I’m proud to own multiple copies of Pride & Prejudice, and I’ve read each at least once. One of my most prized possessions is a leather-bound 1907 edition collection of Sense & Sensibility, Emma and Persuasion. Sadly, I don’t own the corresponding volume containing Pride & Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey.

Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice artwork created with Silhouette Sketch Pens by Two Purple Couches #silhouettecameo #silhouettechallenge #austen #subwayart #prideandprejudice

I don’t know what it is about this now-classic tale, but every time I read it, I am mesmerized, and I find that I get something new out of the text. A different perspective on a character, on their motivations, or on their relationships. Oh, and there’s Darcy. So, umm, yeah……..

Whaaa!! Where was I? Oh yes! Enough of me drooling over Darcy, let’s get on to the Silhouette project!

Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Subway Art by Two Purple Couches #silhouettecameo #silhouettechallenge #austen #subwayart #prideandprejudice #teamdarcy

Earlier this year, I bought this beautiful hand-drawn print of Jane Austen mounted on handmade paper. So I thought I’d made a corresponding subway style art print of my favorite novel of hers, containing my favorite characters and their estates.

As I did with the prints I designed for my recent birthday party, I searched for and downloaded some fonts (free for personal use) that embodied the feel of the time period. The font I used to write out “Jane Austen” is actually called Jane Austen!

Then I set my workspace to 8.5″ x 11″ and started playing around with the layout.

A snapshot of how I made my Pride and Prejudice subway style art in Silhouette Studio

Once I was happy with my fonts and word placement, I popped a Sketch Pen into my machine and watched her go. I got a little crazy this time around and sketched in two different colors (I know, I’m quite the rebel). I referenced Lauren’s post here to figure it out. The first attempt was a #craftfail on my part, but the second time worked perfectly!

As an homage to my favorite author, favorite book and favorite Silhouette material, I created a subway style print using characters and estates from Pride and Prejudice #silhouettecameo #silhouettechallenge #austen #subwayart #prideandprejudice #teamdarcy

And there we are! A lovely print to complement Jane and her fine eyes.

Now that you know about one of my favorite things, visit my fellow Silhouette crafters and see how their favorite things inspired them this month:

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36 thoughts on “Pride & Prejudice Subway Style Art

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  10. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    Oh my goodness, how divine is this?! You know that Pride and Prejudice is my absolute favorite novel of all time, so of course, I’m swooning over this sketch pen goodness right here. I love the feminine color palette you chose, too, and how perfectly it matches that hand-drawn print of dear Jane. So glad my sketch pen tute was a help to you and that your second attempt worked like a charm. Brava!
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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Thank you my friend! I don’t know how it has taken me so long to bring dear Jane and her characters into my home! But it’s such a natural fit! And I’m sure won’t be the last of the Austen-inspired art I’ll create! Thanks for your easy-to-follow tute! I’m slowly conquering my Cameo 😉

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  13. Kelly Hedgespeth of Simply Kelly Designs

    Hi Emily! I cannot tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE your project and how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pride and Prejudice and Jane Austen. I recently had a little Jane Austen day where I watched Becoming Jane (just adore James McAvoy) and Lost In Austen. It was great! Mansfield Park and Emma are my other Austen faves but give me a Mr. Darcy any day! My husband just rolls his eyes when I mention him. I think you’ve inspired me to make something to dedicate to Jane.
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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Haha, Mr. Darcy is by far, my favorite Austen leading man, though Captain Wentworth from Persuasion is a very close second! I need to put both of those movies on my to-watch list, along with Austenland! That would make for a fun theme party, too, I think!!

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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Awww, thank you for your sweet compliments, Karen Marie! But I cannot take credit for the sketch of Jane Austen – I purchased it from a local artist (who clearly, is very talented!!).

    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      The sketch pens are quickly becoming my favorite Silhouette tool! You should give them a try! Thanks for hosting Creative Spark! Glad to have found a great new link party 🙂

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