Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #26 "My Fair Lady"

First a Happy Birthday to Ann from Creative Antics whose birthday was yesterday along with Brooke's daughter Abbie!!! Happy Birthday guys!!! And a BIG Happy Birthday Tomorrow TO BROOKE!!!! YAY!!! Wishing you all the chocolates, a little bit of luck and Audrey gowns!! All the wishes are inspired by today's movie: My Fair Lady!

Welcome Everyone to our 26th Challenge, where the movie of choice this week is the beautiful 1964, 8 time Oscar winner: My Fair Lady - with the every elegant and gorgeous Audrey Hepburn! Among others, this movie won for best picture and for best costume design (there can be no doubt about that as there are just spectacular designs and creations in this movie!) We adore Audrey - her style and her grace and couldn't believe that its been 25 challenges since our last Audrey movie!

My Fair Lady is a musical that is based upon the famous 1913 book Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. According to Wikipedia: "...the story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins so that she can pass as a lady. Higgins takes credit for Eliza's success, but she realizes that she can now be independent and does not need him."It was made into a smash hit muscial in 1956 and then turned into a movie in 1964 - and has been called the perfect film muscial.

We would also like to welcome our special Guest Designer this week: Jaimee Voight of A Creative Soul who has been capturing our attention since she started playing along (she was the Audrey recipient for Crouching Tiger and for Bride and Prejudice). Jaimee has a lovely style and all creations are just beautiful and lovely! YAY! Thank you for joining us today Jaimee!!!

The requirement for this week: is to get your embossing on!! Go ahead and emboss something (show whose the boss (like Eliza) and emboss! You choose whatever type of embossing you would like: faux embossing, dry embossing, faux dry embossing, etc. Whatever you would like!

Brooke's Card inspired by My Fair Lady:

This weeks card was inspired by the outfits as the Ascot as a starting point. I also have lots of hidden meaning through the card. All the formal blacks, grays and whites are so elegant. I added just a little flair of color to remember Eliza's presence at the ascot..

Just a little trivia:

The single most important costume ever created for a motion picture, Audrey Hepburn's Ascot Ascot (ăs`kət), town, Windsor and Maidenhead, S central England. The famous horse races instituted by Queen Anne in 1711 are held annually in June on Ascot Heath. Ascot remains an important social and fashion event, attended by the royal family. dress from "My Fair Lady," designed by Academy Award(R)-winner Cecil Beaton with an estimated value of US$100,000-$150,000;

I had a butterfly in my head from the start. Just imagine a homely little caterpillar that emerges into a beautiful butterfly. The songs are just so catchy you can't help but sing them aloud. How about:
With a little bit...with a little bit...
With a little bit of bloomin luck!
There is the
floral inspiration for my card.

You're not the "EMBOSS" of me... Eliza is reminding you to all to add
of embossing on your projects this week for our challenge.

Wouldn't it be Loverly...
(sentiment inspiration)

It's rather dull in town, I think I'll take me to Paree.
The mistress wants to open up
The castle in Capri.
Me doctor recommends a quiet summer by the sea!
Mmmm, Mmmm, wouldn't it be loverly?
Eliza All I want is a room somewhere,
Far away from the cold night air.
With one enormous chair,
Aow, wouldn't it be loverly?
Lots of choc'lates for me to eat,
Lots of coal makin' lots of 'eat.
Warm face, warm 'ands, warm feet,
Aow, wouldn't it be loverly?
Aow, so loverly sittin' abso-bloomin'-lutely still.
I would never budge 'till spring
Crept over me windowsill.
Someone's 'ead restin' on my knee,
Warm an' tender as 'e can be. 'ho takes good care of me,
Aow, wouldn't it be loverly?
Loverly, loverly, loverly, loverly

Don't forget the BLING!
Remember all the bling she wears at her final presentation/test. I used a Rhinestone brad to represent her bling.

Here is a great link for the Lyrics to "My Fair Lady"

I hope you enjoy the show.. I can't wait to see where you all get your inspiration..


Sankari's Card inspired by My Fair Lady

I feel like I know this movie like the back of my hand because I have watched it and sang along, day dreamed to it every since I was 12. My father bought me the complete set of Sound of Music and My Fair Lady (back in the day where it was VHS :) and I remember that was the biggest treat for me! I watched this movie EVERY day during the summer of 8th grade... I adored Eliza Do-little, had a mini crush on Freddie and dreamed about dancing with the prince (I had a HUGE crush on the prince...). I used to be able to recite the lines to the whole movie word for word... and loved singing in my completely off tune voice to the songs from the movie... :) I love every song: The Rain in Spain, WIth a little bit of luck, I'm getting married in the morning, Ordinary Man, and countlesssssssss other classics!

But my most favorite and my most favorit-est scene ever is the song " I could have danced all night" and the scene is the Embassy Ball. When Eliza emerges wearing this incredible gown (I am always in awe - even now - of that moment!) I just love the jewlery of stones glittering around her neck, the crown in her hair and the sparkles in that ethereal gown of hers that seemed to flow as she glided in the ball! And when she danced with the prince... well that was just the crowning moment for me... (talk about every little girl's dream) and I was hooked and in love forever :)
So my card is inspired by this scene in the movie and I used the embossing requirement in the embossed paper, and in the embossed sparkles of her dress. Her dress is white

You can check out more details on my blog (will post it later this afternoon :)
Hugs and chocolates to everyone

Jaimee's Card inspired by My Fair Lady:

I was tickled pink when Sankari and Brooke asked me to be a guest designer and even more excited when i knew the film was "My Fair Lady". I just adore this film, its sweetness, its sardonic humour and of course the fashion! There's a lot to love about this film i especially finding myself laughing myself silly at Higgens and Pickering, the song "Ordinary Man" especially has me laughing, could that man be any more conceited! The gorgeous Eliza so rough but such a lovely heart has so much to teach us about beauty on the inside being more important than the trappings of high society; and of course those 'catchy' loveable songs i have been singing around the house all week!

I drew inspiration from a few places in the film. The monochromatic use of pink is inspired by the beautiful floaty pink dress Eliza wears in the final scenes; so soft and feminine. I selectively stamped this Madonna and child stamp, excluding the child to get this profile of a young brunette. I think this image nicely represents both the girl Eliza, with her hair down and a flower in her hair, and the refined lady Higgens turns her into when her hair is all coiffed perfectly. The swirls have been embossed with versamark and clear ink, and layers of both organza and grossgrain ribbon enhance the feminine feel.

In the gift box the large cluster of silk roses is inspired by the opening scenes of the film where we see all the stunning bundles of flowers. I plan to fill the box with my Mum's favourite chocolates and give the set to her for mothers day, so just like Eliza she will have "lots of chocolates for her to eat"!


So are you ready to play along!! We sure hope you join us this week!

All of you have to do is make a card, layout or altered project that has a little bit or a whole lot of GOLD! and that is inspired by the movie My Fair Lady - (you can take inspiration from the costumes, music, characters, furniture, anything from the movie that inspires you!) and link your creation to our blog by commenting on this post. Please add the direct link of your blog post to Mr. Linky below- not the whole blog - it makes finding your card in the future much easier - and Kristina Werner has created a wonderful video showing how to do this: If you are uploading to SCS or to PapercraftPlanet - please use the keyword: cinemasaturday (all lowercase and all ONE word :).

Please link to our blog by this Thursday, April 9, 2009 by 12pm PST.

Speaking of Audrey's - we are still processing the Audrey and blog candy winners for this week - but that will up later tonight to check in!!! In the meantime - we can't wait to see all your loverley creations!!!

Sunny Hugs to all,
Sankari and Brooke


Sankari W. said...

Brooke and Jaimee - your cards are simply perfect, I love the Ascot scene and I love that pink dress that she wears at the end! Thank you so much Jaimee for being our Gesut Designer today!!! and a big happy birthday to my buddy Brooke tomorrow!! YAY!

Brooke S said...

Sankari and Jaimee!

Amazing cards girls.. I love how different all our card are.

Sankari~ The textured part of you card is my favorite part it totally looks like the texture in the material of the dress. I love the ribbon as well great touch.The bling is beautiful as well.Your whole card is so life like. You totally rock. LOVE YA!

How great that we both used the same stamp set.. Way to use just a part of a stamp image.. You have to love it when you can make thing more flexible. I love the dress in the last part of the movie so soft flow and elegant. Thanks for creating with us on this challenge.

Carol Dunstan said...

wow, beautiful cards everyone, and congrats Jaimee on being guest designer!

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Smita said...

Awesome!!! One of my favoritest movies and one-act plays of all times!!!! :-)
'The rain in Spain staiys mainly in the plains....' :-D

I have to try taking part this week. Wonder how I couldn't figure out from the sneak peak :-(

Amazing cards, all of you! :-)

Gina said...

As this is my all-time favorite movie I had to do this one...and it was so easy for me to do. Now, I'm off to watch MFL for the 150th time...and no, I'm not kidding. Thanks for a great challenge!

Rosemary said...

What a great challenge blog - I was recommended over here by my dear friend and I'm so glad I came by. I love the examples that you have each done for this inspiration. I can't wait to start working on something to link over here! I love Audrey and her beautiful smile.

scrapperjulia said...

Loved your cards Sankari, Brooke and Jaimee! I love this movie too but it had been a while since I had seen it. I did a layout. My embossing is the same embossed paper that Sankari used! I had bought it Saturday morning and then came home and saw her card using it! I love that paper, trouble is that I covered most of it up! Hope everyone has a great week!

Chat Noir said...

Hi Ladies, I love both of your cards and simply had to add some black and white of my own. This is such a great movie and all the songs are running through my head, pity I cant sing so that's where they'll stay......

Codi Jo said...

Hey thanks for inspiring me to get going on my Mother's day cards. Just what I needed to get it done.

zukesgirl said...

Well I was completely fooled again! Both of your cards are just gorgeous. WOW!
And Jaimee -- how cool!!! It was an extra treat to see yours!

Kim Marie said...

Wonderful cards and projects...great choice of film!!!
I've always loved and dreamed of being an Eliza, myself :)

FYI...the final paragraph of the post could be confusing to someone new (who didn't see last week's challenge) it still says part of the challenge is to use gold...

I'm going to try to find time for the challenge...can't wait!
Kim Marie

Laurie said...

Too much fun! I hope I didn't go overboard, but I just couldn't stop! I love this movie, and theme!

clouds shadler said...

Brooke, Sankari and Jaime-beautiful cards! Awesome challenge!

-Clouds :o)

Jaimee said...

thanks for having me giirls was great fun. I love your cards Sankari and Brooke they are amazing..

Carol Dunstan said...

finally got a chance to make my card... I will have to check everyone else's out later, I'm off to the school Easter Hat parade!

Carol Dunstan said...

you know what - I completely forgot about the embossing! I had been going to heat & stick my glitter but decided it would be better done in sections so went with the glitter instead... oh well

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