Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #58 - Roman Holiday

Good Morning!!!
We are SOOOO excited today to feature the three time Oscar Winning movie: Roman Holiday as our movie for today's Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge! You know we love the one and only Audrey Hepburn - whose grace, style and elegance inspires even to this day! Roman Holiday was created in 19553 and stars Audrey as Princess Anne, a princess who according to ImDB is a "a bored and sheltered princess (who) escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome." The American newsman is played by Gregory Peck - and the way they fall in love - and also the way the end the movie is simply sweet.

This week's Challenge Requirement:
We love Audrey's grace and elegance and so for this week's Challenge Requirement - we thought to add a touch of elegance to your cards by adding some pearls (these can be liquid pearls ;) or pearl bling, or pearl brads - anything pearly that you would like to add!

Sankari's Card(s) Inspired by the movie: Roman Holiday
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie - it has Audrey and Gregory Peck!!! Who couldn't love that!!!?!!! I got so inspired that I made two cards!!! The first card is inspired by the scene where Audrey and Gregory take a ride around Rome in the Vespa scene - I LOVE this scene because of the pure happiness on Audrey's face as she lets down her "princess" role and becomes just a "girl" for the day - Isn't this picture of pure happiness on her face - just the loveliest!!!!
I used the Mojo Sketch #112 from the awesome Juleeeee Tilman - I love this sketch and I couldn't wait to use Julee's beautiful stamp set: Wishing You for this card - and choose to pair the "Wishing you" part of the sentiment with the sentiment: "a day filled with happiness" - because it just perfectly captures the feeling of the beautiful day that Audrey and Gregory Peck spend together - my favorite scene is the "Mouth of Truth" scene - soooo cute! I loved the Vespa scene - I downloaded this Vespa image and then I matted it and added dimensionals to give it some pop :) Here is my card inspired by all of those elements:

I also couldn't stop making just one card - here is another sneak peek that I made inspired by Princess Ann wanting to escape being a princess for a little while - hop on over to my blog to see the rest :)
There are so many fun places in this movie for inspiration - from the costumes, to the dialogue, to the characters, to the different scenes. I hope that this movie inspires you and that you play along with us!!!!

Thank you all for being part of our Cinema Family!! :)

Big hugs!!!

Brooke's Projects Inspired by the movie: Roman Holiday

This project is inspired by the colors or rome and the influence of pearls...
While I was browsing one of my favorite craft blogs I saw a similar necklace and had to make one for my self... I used some of my quilt scraps.. This was a great project to make while watching a movie or two..

I have one more project on my blog inspired by the black and white portion of the movie...
so come visit me here.

What can we say it's AUDREY... You know we love that girl.... It's has been sooo long since we have done an AUDREY movie that we were just inspired to do another... My projects are done... How ever they need to have a photo in daylight they are to large for my little Ott light to even make a difference... If you don't see them posted on your first visit please check back. I will try sooo very hard so squeeze them in before I leave town... My projects are not cards.. So don't forget that you can think outside the box here on Cinema Saturday and explore you creative side..
I love the premise of this movie... Princess Ann just want's to be a everyday girl.. She wants to just be able to live and do as she wished with out all the restrictions and regiment that is part of her life... This is just a delightful movie... I can't wait to be able to watch it again from start to finish...
And oh the Irony... The Princess was right there under his nose the whole time.. .Staying at his place sleeping in his bed... You will just have to watch the movie to see all the adventure she has while living a life NOT as the princess...

Can't wait to see what you all create this week...THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE LOVE YOU HAVE SENT OUR WAY... You all are so sweet

If you want to see loads of great photos you can check out this sight I found.. Or visit IMDB here.


Maureen's Card Inspired by the movie: Roman Holiday
This week we are happy to have Maureen of as our Guest Designer. Maureen received the Audrey Award for her beautiful Blossom card from the Legally Blonde movie Challenge and we are so happy to welcome back as our Guest Designer today with this elegant card!!! Maureen writes:

My card is inspired by the lovely Audrey...always classy. So I made a "classy" card with black and cream and a touch of Tiffany blue.

The quote I found that inspired my sentiment was by Dr. Bonnachoven, "The best thing I know is to do exactly what you wish for a while." This week's requirement is to use pearls...I love that!! The perfect embellishment for this card. I hope everyone can play along this week...thanks for stopping by!! I can't wait to see all your cards :)

What a beautiful quote and beautiful card inspired by the movie with the lovely "Audrey colors" :) The stitching on the side and the sweet touch of pearls is just beautiful! Thank you so much Maureen for joining us this week as our guest designer!!! For more details check out Maureen's wonderful blog!!!


Who is going to be our guest designer next week??! Well, we LOVED all of your cards inspired by las week's movie challenge which was My Big Fat Greek Wedding (wasn't that just such a FUN movie!!!!) One card that caught our attention was Karli's beautiful card: Dreams Really Do Come True! The embossing, the rich colors, the sentiment - were all simply gorgeous and lovely! Karli, we hope you love your Audrey and that you will join us next week as our guest designer!!!
A HUGE Thank you so much to everyone for playing along!!! Hope that you had a great time playing along and we hope you play along with us this week!!!

So are you ready to play along this week!!!!!! Well, all you have to do is to create a card, layout, altered project etc that is inspired by the movie: Roman Holiday! Your inspiration can come from the costumes, the dialogue, the music, the themes, the characters, the colors - anything at all from the movie!

Sometimes, people have written to us that they find it hard to make a card for the movie challenges - but just know that your card can be whatever it is that inspires you from the movie (and if you haven't seen the movie - you can usually see snippets on Youtube) - sometimes you can look at the themes in the movie to help you make a card, or if there is a favorite dress that a character wore that inspires you - you can create a card based on that - or perhaps its a particular color, item, scene, theme that inspires you - whatever it is - just have fun! Inspiration can come from so many different places - and we can't wait to see what inspires YOU!!! We love looking at all your beautiful creations and are always excited to "see you" at Cinema Saturday!!! So grab your fave drink, check out some Roman Holiday links, pics and videos and then join us by playing along!!!! Woot!!!

Please link to us by Thursday, November 19th at 9PM PST!

We can't wait to see your lovely Roman Holiday creations!!!
You are all such inspirations to us!!!

See You at the Movies!!!

Hugs to all,
Sankari and Brooke :)


Maureen said...

Oh, Sankari!! What a fun card!! Love the colours...amazing!! I hope everyone can play this week...I like your comment on not having to see the true...reading the synopsis and quotes on your IMBD movie link really helps get a feel for the movie...thanks for having me as Guest Designer!! It was so much fun!!

Sankari W. said...

Thanks for being our Guest Designer Maureen! And I know what you mean about the IMDB link - my favorite part of the IMDB - (which stands for Internet Movie DataBase) is when they give all the fun stuff and trivia about the movie!

This movie has a ton of Fun Trivia - you can check out the link here:

Here are some of my fave trivia from the movie:

1. After filming, Gregory Peck informed the producers that, as Audrey Hepburn was certainly going to win an Oscar (for this, her first major role), they had better put her name above the title. They did and she did.

William Wyler at first wanted Jean Simmons to play Ann, and reportedly nearly canceled the project when Simmons proved unavailable.

2. Audrey Hepburn won the role of Ann thanks to a legendary screen test. In it, she performed one of the scenes from the film, but the cameraman was instructed to keep the cameras rolling after the director said, "Cut." Several minutes of unrehearsed, spontaneous Hepburn was thus captured on film and this, combined with some candid interview footage, won her the role.

3. Gregory Peck's role was originally written with Cary Grant in mind. Grant, however, turned the role down as he believed he was too old to play Audrey Hepburn's love interest. He did however play her on-screen love ten years later in Charade (1963). The two became firm friends working on the film, and Grant considered her one of his favorite actresses to work with.

4. Shot in black and white so that the characters wouldn't be upstaged by the romantic setting of Rome.

5. The first American film to be made in its entirety in Italy.

6. Paramount originally wanted to shoot this movie in Hollywood. William Wyler refused, insisting it must be shot on location. They finally agreed, but with a much lower budget. This meant the movie would now be in Black-n-White, not the expected Technicolor, and he would need to cast an unknown actress as the Princess - Audrey Hepburn.

Karli said...

Woo Hoo! Thank you ladies!!! :) I would love to guest design again! Sankari and Maureen, both of your inspiration cards are SOOOO beautiful (as always!) Playing with pearls is so right up my alley so I'm game for this week's challenge!

Nancy K said...

Beautiful cards Maureen and Sankari! Can't wait to see your projects Brooke!
Congrats to you Karli!
I am so excited for this week, I love this film -it was actually a later guess of mine, but I didn't get back in time to guess. I love Audrey, I love pearls, and I LOVE Gregory Peck! Thanks for such a great pick this week ladies!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

I agree - lovely cards ladies! I hope I can get a copy of this movie to watch - I've been looking for "old" movies to enjoy. And using pearls will be wonderful!

Sankari W. said...

Yay!!! SOOO happy that you guys love the movie pick and I can't wait to see all of your beautiful cards!!!! Love to all!!!

Radha said...

hey girls!
Hope all is well ...
Sankar! did u hear the last news????

SnappyStamper said...

Oh, I really wanted to play this week, but I never got the chance to watch the movie! I'll try to watch the one tomorrow... All the samples are beautiful... such a talented group of ladies!

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