Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #33 - Ever After

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! And if you are living in the States: Happy Memorial Day!!! Welcome to our 33rd Cinema Saturday where we are happy to feature the 1998 romantic fantasy movie: Ever After - a Cinderella Story, starring Drew Barrymore, Angelica Houston and Dougray Scott. This is a beautiful version of the Cinderella story that weaves the fairytale with realism. We are also happy to have two wonderful guest designers joining us this week - Nellie and Jaimee who were our Audrey Recipients from our 31st Challenge: Steel Magnolias. Thank you so much Ladies for joining us this week - your creations are simply beautiful!

This week's requirement is to use flourishes in your creation.
Have fun flourishing your card!!!

Sankari's Card Inspired by the movie Ever AFter -

I loved watching the movie Ever After because of its playful and revised version of the fairytale. I love how learned Danielle is and her wit and repar with Prince was so refreshing. In making a card for this movie, I decided to not make a card - but to make Cinderella/Danielle's glass slipper. I tried with clear acetate - but had some problems - so I went with the glitter sheet route :) I love the shot of the glass slipper in the movie - it is such a beautiful shoe!! LOVE it - wish I had a few of those lying around !!! lol!

Today is also our 8th anniversary :) yay - so I was going to leave this little shoe on the steps with a note to where find the next clue :)

I hope you all play along!!! This is such a great movie with so many lovely images from which to craft from!!! Thank you to our wonderful Guest designers Jaimee and Nellie who did such an amazing job with their Ever After creations!!

You can find more information on my blog about how to make this shoe.

Sending you all hugs!
Sankari :)

Brooke Card Inspired by the Movie Ever After:

I have to say I just love any movie that is period piece. Whether it's true of not... I love how this movie open up with the Brothers Grim visiting with the Great.....Grand daughter of Danielle de Barbarac.. The first experiences most of us have with this story is of course the Disney version.. My was with my mother childhood Disney book version.. I treasured that book and looked at is all the time...
Besides adding my flourishes I new from the start I wanted to add a French Blue and the Portrait of "La Scapagliata" by Leonardo Da Vinci..(More detail on my blog)

I love the strength and fight that Danielle has... We all want to stand up for our selves and act the way she does in this movie but some times we lack the strength to do so..

I have to agree with Jaimee's comments below about Leonardo Da Vince.. He is one of my favorite part of this movie as well. I love his Whit and encouragement he gives her..

Leonardo da Vinci: I shall leave walking on water to the Son of God. Fortunately I tripped over an angel.
Leonardo da Vinci: I know that a life without love is no life at all

[after DaVinci opens a locked door by removing the pins from the hinges]
Louise: Why, that was pure genius!
Leonardo da Vinci: Yes, I shall go down in history as the man who opened a door!

And the line Jaimee adds is a favorite as well..

Hugs thanks to Jaimee and Nellie for recieving the Audrey's last week and joining us as this weeks guest designers...

Brooke :)

Jaimee's Card Inspired by the movie Ever After:

I just adore this movie! It is so sweet and romantic, not to mention Drew Barrymore is one of my favourite actress'. My inspiration doesn't come from one specific place in the film this time, more so the 'vibe' ;) of the story. I wanted to capture the sweet softness of it , so i opted for the pale blue and green colour scheme and cherish sentiment, the fairytale story elements, represented by the flourishes, the two sides of Danielle; rustic and elegant represented by the combination of the rustic flowers and the pearl brads and also the references to flight and freedom the bird motif.

My favourite part of this movie is the Character of Leonardo Da Vinci, he is such a kind and grandfatherly figure. I just adore his easy manner and quick acceptance of the soul of people irrelevant of their class. He sees Danielle from the beginning as a special young lady, and his knowledge that she is but a peasant changes nothing for him.
Danielle: Signore, my name is Danielle de Barbarac, and I am but a servant.
Leonardo da Vinci: Yes, and I'm the bastard son of a peasant. What does that have to do with anything?
I also love the representation of the character of Danielle, i love how her ideas challenge the Prince challenge the way he looks at himself. I think that her character shows us that just one person has the power to influence others in a positive way. Not necessarily that we can all be the Queen of France ! lol But she (and Da vinci) change people like Henry and Jacqueline just by the power of their convictions.
take care Jaimee

(you can check out more details on Jaimee's blog- click here)

Nellie's Card Inspired by the movie Ever After:
This is my first time to be a guest designer for anything, so I am pretty excited. The movie this week is Ever After with Drew Barrymore. I had never seen the movie, so I rented it on Monday and watched it right away. I could hardly wait to make something with this Cinderella story as my inspiration!!
The very first movie I saw in a movie theater was Disney's Cinderella. I remember hating the wicked stepmother and sisters, and I wanted to believe in the magic that took Cinderella away from the horrible home she knew, and turned her into a PRINCESS. I think there are many little girls who can relate to this story.

Ever After is beautiful. I was so inspired after watching it!! Check out my blog for all the details on this card and gift bag....and for a really funny story about the 'creative process'.....I will also have a link to a tutorial on creating 'bling' flourishes using stickles (or liquid glass + glitter) on a transparency. Thank you Sankari and Brooke for selecting me to be a guest designer, this was so much fun! And congrats to Jamiee, this week's other guest designer!!

(you can check out more details on Nellie's blog- click here)

TWILIGHT Audrey recipients:

We were thrilled to see all of your wonderful entries for last week's movie challenge Twilight!! You all seriously created some amazing beautiful projects - it was so hard to pick one! We hope that you all enjoyed checking each other's creations (hope you saw Amy's beautiful fan and Carol's hilarious and thinking out the box "spinner" card!)

Two creations that caught our attention are Nellie's amazing scrapbook and Robin's sparklicious card - we loved the way they incorporated the color & sparkle requirement with the Twilight theme - and would love it if both of you ladies would join us as the guest designers for next week!


Don't forget that if you play along with us for creating a creation for the movie EVER AFTER - that you can be entered to be a guest designer for next week's challenge:
So are you ready to play along!!?!!!

We sure hope you join us this week! All you have to do is to make a card or layout or altered project that is inspired by the movie: Ever After. The inspiration for your creations can be from the music, the characters, the dialogue, the costumes, etc. This week's requirement is to add flourishes to your card(a little or alot) to your card.

All you have to do is to link your creation to our blog by commenting on this post with a link to your direct post with your creation. You can add the direct link of your blog post to Mr. Linky - not your whole blog - because it makes finding your card int he future much easier. Kristina Werner has created a wonderful video showing how to do this.

Please link to our blog by this Thursday, May 28th by 9pm PST!

Can't wait to see your creations!!

big Hugs to All!!!!
Sankari and Brooke!


Erica said...

Love the challenge. I had finished my card when the official post came I am so happy I chose the vellum I did because it had flourishes. I can't find Mr. Linky again. Again, great challenge. Very fun to play along with...but aren't they all.

Sankari W. said...

D'Oh! Thanks Erica!! I keep forgetting to add My. Linky! Wow! Erica you are quick!!!

Shari said...

I love all the cards! Great job Ladies.

Carol Dunstan said...

beautiful cards everyone!

Tenia Nelson said...

Great cards!!

elana k said...

Love all the cards this challenge and love this movie, so I had to play along! First Cinema Saturday challenge, not the last! :)

Lindsay said...

everyone did a great job! and I sooo had to join as this is one of my fav movies, and my first time joining in on a cinema saturday challenge! yay!

scrapperjulia said...

I am sorry about your Grandfather, Brooke. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am going to take a stab in the dark and say The DaVinci Code.

Tanya said...

week and a half late, but I got it done! :) Love this movie...!