Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #82 - Alice in Wonderland

Welcome Everyone to our 82nd Challenge, where this week we are featuring the awesome movie: Alice In Wonderland (you can do either version, but we wanted to celebrate Tim Burton's movie that just came out on DVD on June 2nd). If you haven't seen this movie yet - it is really simply AMAZING!!! We both love TIm Burton and couldn't wait to watch this movie when it came in theaters. His vision is simply AWE inspiring - he really made Wonderland come to life! For our challenge requirement - we decided to be a little open ended and decided that the challenge requirement should be just to go wild and "create something out of the box" - that could be anything at all that inspires you from Wonderland - something that goes outside of the traditional card - whatever you would like! The only thing that we ask is that you tell us what part of the movie your inspiration came from!

Brooke's Projects Inspired by the Movie~ Alice in Wonderland

Feast on this little snack while my other projects are baking.

"Queen of Hearts"
Look closely and you will see a little crown and jewel.

I have always enjoyed the movie of Alice and all her adventures. This just happens to be a couple of my favorite rides at Disneyland as well. The Adventure of Alice in Wonderland ride with all the neon light is fun but the Mad Hatter's tea cups are a MUST do. The lanterns and music just set the tone before you even set foot in the sauces...

We just bought the newest version of Alice this week and watched it as a family. What amazing photography and color. I love how the low light really play up the bold and bright colors. And the creative foursome that created/acted in this production are the NUTS ! How amazing are they all! (Tim Burton, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonny Depp, and Danny Elfman)!

Before Alice even wonders of and falls in to wonderland She is being told by everyone Whom, What, and where by everyone in her life.. You find yourself wanting to just tell her don't listed to any of them... One of my favorite scene in the movie was the tea party and I only wish it was longer.. But when you meet the Red Queen and you sit in her quart with her don't be surprised if she hollers for a pig! LOL.

As far as this weeks challenge is concerned this is a little summory of how I feel about creating a project/card for it:

"There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A Land of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be mad as a hatter". ( the Mad Hatter)

I could agree more.. Good luck trying what to make for this challenge.. I just sat there with a blank stare for a while.. THERE ARE SOOOOOOOO MANY THINGS YOU CAN GET CREATIVITY FROM YOU WILL GO MAD TRYING TO PIN DOWN JUST ONE OR EVEN TWO!

Enjoy the show and get Futterwacking!


Sankari's Project Inspired by the Movie~ Alice in Wonderland
As some of you know - I have a slight crush on Mr. Depp -- okay HUGE - and can I just tell you that he was simply brilliant in this movie as the Mad Hatter (who knew that he could make the Mad Hatter become a sweetie?!) But the other character that I absolutely LOVED LOVED in this movie was the Red Queen - I simply ADORE Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, her cute little heart lips with her simply GINORMOUS head and teeny crown - and HUGE turquoise shaded eyes and her desire for a warm pig belly for her feet.... simply the epitomy of all things wonky and wonderlandish - so from my inspiration I drew it from a little bit of the Red Queen and a little bit from Alice:

1. from the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter)'s colors: I simply LOVE the bright right against that turquoise - And the way Tim Burton shot her in the movie so that her head was just huge - simply brilliant!
2. from the quote that Alice's father says to her - and that she then says to herself before she slays the Jabberwocky - to paraphrase"I try to believe in at least 6 impossible things before breakfast."
3. The mirror in the jewelry box represents that looking within journey that Alice goes through as she realizes that her "muchness" has not gone - and that she can create her own future - forge her own path - she comes into herself - just as the caterpillar goes within himself only to emerge as a beautiful butterfly - which she does - so this little box that I created was in homage to Alice's journey - and to everyday start with thinking about 6 impossible things that you want to make happen - and well, the might come true!

I painted the box with the colors of the Red Queen and attached the sentiment with a little bit of bling - its hard to take a picture of the mirror -
This is a little present for my little girl - so that she always dreams - believes - and always knows that whatever she dreams of - can become real - all she has to do - is just believe in the power of herself... :)

I can't wait to see what awesome creations you pull of your sleeve with this challenge!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

We have some awesome blog candy for you today!! The Audrey winner from this challenge will get a $35.00 gift certificate to the Taylored Expressions online store - where you can get some yummy crafting magic and get your craft on! So come on to Wonderland and play along with us!!!

Please create a card, scrapbook page, 3D creation that is inspired by Alice in Wonderland - this can be from any part of the movie, characters, costumes, music, colors, quotes - anything that inspires you - here is some inspiration:
Falling Down the Rabbit Hole
A Mad Hatter Tea Party
The Caterpillar and Alice
TweedleDum and TweedleDee
The White Queen or the Red Queen
Create your own crazy color combination - or wonky juxtaposition of colors and textures!

these are just some ideas! We can't wait to see what you create!

Please link to us by this Thursday June 10 by 8pm CST!!!

See you through the Looking Glass!
big hugs,
the Cinema Sisters!


Sankari W. said...

Can't believe you guys guessed it!!!! Seriously - you are all amazing! Hope you have fun with this challenge!!

Audrey winners to be posted soon!

Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Libby Hickson said...

SQUEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Johnny!!!! Must. Play. This. Challenge!!!!!

Ira said...

What a fun challenge this is! I actually created something with this theme in mind a little while ago, hope you don't mind me putting it up here. But I'm thinking of adding something new here, too :-)
Thanks for having a peep. ~Ira

jane said...

Thanks for the challenge, it's really great! I just LOVE Tim Burton, and I love the movie!

Shaz Wall said...

All the submissions are fabulous!
Sorry I couldn't play along. I am actually planning a Mad tea party for my 11yr olds Un-birthday. I have a hundreds Alice/mad hatter things going on! boohoo.

scrapperjulia said...

I am sad that I missed this one! I actually watched this on the way to Hawaii for my daughter's wedding last weekend! You guys made some great cards for this one!!