Welcome Everyone to our 60th Cinema Challenge, which also happens to be our first Challenge of the New Year!!! YAY!!! We missed all of you and are so happy to "see" you again!!! Today we start with the Oscar winning movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe! This movie is based on the famous series by acclaimed writer C.S Lewis (it has sold over 120 million copies!!
One thing that we were thinking to do is to have a little inspiration corner for each movie - we know its hard to sometimes to figure out what you want to do (BOY do we know THAT!! Lol!) There are so many wonderful themes, colors, and inspiration in each movie and sometimes it might be hard to find an inspiration starting point -so here are some ideas to help you get started!! Again - these are just ideas - we can't wait to see what inspires YOU!!!
- Themes from the movie: friendship, faith, destiny, journey, seasons, adventure and of course there are so many more - but just some ideas to help you get you started.
- Visual inspiration: Here are some pictures that you can use as inspiration for your creations (you can pick out colors or textures etc. that moves you!) but of course feel free to pick some other picture or still from the movie for your inspiration! (The pictures of Mr. Tumnus, The White Witch and Battle scene are linked to their original sites)
- Sometimes its helpful to check out more about the movie or watch the trailer to refresh it in your mind. Here are some links you can check out for more information aboutthe Chronicles of Narnia:
For more about the author: C.S Lewis click here
For more about this beautiful series - click here
To watch the trailer for this movie - click here
Hope that this helps! Again, these are all just ideas! We can't wait to see what inspires you from the movie! I think that is part of the process that I simply love - translating an idea from the movie into a card :) Speaking of which - here are our cards for this week's movie:
Brooke's card inspired by the Movie:"The Lion the witch and the Wardrobe"
My memories of this story go way back to 4th grade.. My teacher read this book out loud to the class. I was hooked.. I love the magical world and she was a great storyteller. When we had our book fair that year at school I snapped up another book "The Silver Chair". I was so excited to have another book from this series even if it was not the next book in the series. As I grew older I enjoyed learning more of the religious undertones that C.S. Lewis had intended.. I think of all the movies that have been made of this story I really enjoy this the most...
Hugs and Happy New Year!
Sankari's card inspired by the Movie:"The Lion the witch and the Wardrobe"
I never had a chance to read the stories until the movie was coming out and then I wanted to read it so that I wouldn't be biased by the movie :) I absolutely loved the story and loved learning about CS Lewis and his inspiration behind the stories. In making this card, my inspiration came from the fact that when the wardrobe is opened - it takes the children into a different world -beyond their wildest imaginations!!!
I loved the colors that Mr. Tumnus has in this picture - so I drew from it and picked out the following colors (dark red, carmel, ice blue and chocolate brown) as the colors for my card. If you would like to use this same color palette - please feel free to do so (in no way is that a requirement!!!)
So I thought for my card that I would create a little wardrobe that opened up into Narnia :) (this is made for one of my dear friends who adores this series of books - I can't wait till she opens it!!). The challenge element which is the Iridescent Sparkle was added to the picture with loads of Crystal Stickles - it really does sparkle but its hard to capture that in the pic...
And I can't even tell you how good it is to be back and with you all again!!
Can't wait to see your creations!!!
So who is going to be our guest designer next week? It could be YOU!!! All you have to do is to create a card, layout, altered project etc., that is inspired by the movie: Chronicles of Narnia! Your inspiration can come from the costumes, the dialogue, the music, the themes, the characters, the colors - anything at all from the movie!!! The challenge element in this card is to add some Iridescent Sparkle to your card!!!!
BLOG CANDY - as a way to kick off our 60th Challenge and a way to ring in the New Year - we would like to offer the Audrey Recipient from this challenge with $20 gift certificate to Taylored Expressions!!! So get your inky fingers out !!!!
*****Something new that we are doing this year is changing the time that the challenge ENDS and also when the Audrey winner is announced. It makes for a shorter blogpost for saturday - and also lets the Audrey recipient have more time to play along for the next challenge. We hope this helps :). We are also hoping the the winner from the last challenge will join us next week :)
****Please link to us by this THURSDAY, January 7th - by 8PM CENTRAL standard time
and we will announce the Audrey winner on Friday
with the sneak peeks for next saturday's movie!!!
Wishing you and your families the Happiest of New Years!!!
Can't wait to see your yummy creations!!!
See You at the Movies!!!
The Cinema Sisters ;)