Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #17

Here is this week's Twilight Tuesday Challenge. This week’s challenge is issued by Beth and here is what she said:

"Our theme this week is: Jacob Black!

I like Jake. No secret there. And it is clear where the lines are drawn in the sand, so to speak, in Twilightville! Having said that, I invite everyone to objectively think about the character, Bella’s trusted friend, her strength in her weakest hours, her light through her darkest times and her humor on a seemingly humorless day. Theirs is a special friendship. My challenge to you is to capture the essence of the special bond in a project of your choosing.

Comment Portion: Explain your version of the relationship between he and Bella, or he and the other Quileutes… basically, the essence of Jake. What is the dynamic that draws you in or *GASP* deters you from him. ***note: I don’t intend for this to be a TJ vs TE debate! This is NOT about Edward!*** Do you know someone who is as special as he is to Bella? Does the rebuilding of a car remind you of something or someone? Did someone special teach you to drive (a motorcycle?), or save your life??? et al… Take this any way you want. I just want to see a little puppy love and will abuse my executive power on this one to get it!!! "

Here is my submission:

From Semper Papercrafting

I was inspired by Jacob and Bella's friendship that has changed and developed over the course of the Twilight series. In New Moon, after Edward left Bella, Jacob became Bella's reason to live and was her "sunshine".

Jacob was simply a perpetually happy person, and he carried that happiness with him like an aura, sharing it with whoever was near him. Like an earthbound sun, whenever someone was within his gravitational pull, Jacob warmed them. It was natural, a part of who he was. No wonder I was so eager to see him.

Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 6, p.145

Their relationship takes many ups and downs in Eclipse, and they are finally able to be just friends in Breaking Dawn, even after Bella becomes a vampire.

The way Bella shines whenever she is with Jacob made me choose the quote for my card. It seemed to be very fitting. I tried to incorporate an earthy tone to the card due to represent Jacob's Native American/werewolf side.

Since I focused on the topic of friendship, I was reminded that I have many close friends. Our friendship has been tested through challenges in our personal lives, separations of many miles and just time passing by, but we always find a way to remain good friends. I am thankful for those friendships, it gives me a reason to smile each day.


  1. Awesome! Love the tearing and pawprints :)
    Thanx for playin TTIC!!!

  2. Wonderful representation of Jacob & Bella's friendship. TFS

  3. Fantastic! I love your card. Awesome!!

  4. What a perfect depiction of their friendship -- really great job! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  5. OMJ! This card ROCKS and I those pawprints are just the coolest!

  6. This totally ROCKS! You did an EXCELLENT job and really captured the relationship well!