Saturday, March 7, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #22 - Singing in the Rain

Good Morning Everyone,

First of all, we wanted to apologize for not having the Audrey ready this week - we both have been swamped running around and are excited for the weekend to go through all your fabulous entries and post the Audrey - so stay tuned!

And secondly: Are you all experiencign any spring weather yet? If not, don't despair, here is an absolute fun-tabulous movie that will totally put the spring in your steps and have you dancing in no time. We are so happy to feature the movie Singing in the Rain as this week's movie choice! This movie has been ranked as the fifth greatest American Film by the AFI (American Film Institute). It is a musical that was released in 1952, with the legendary Gene Kelley, Debbie Reyonlds and Donald O'Connor. This movie is set back in the day when silent movies were the norm and talking pictures were just emerging on the scene.

The dance moves and tap steps in this movie are just delightful!!! Here is some interesting trivia from IMdB - did you know that Gene Kelly had a 103 degree fever when he danced to the song Singing in the Rain? He insited upon one take - and that was all that it took! The milk in the rain scene was a mix of water and milk - so that it would show up better on the screen (although it caused Gene Kelly's wool coat to shrink in the process! You can read more of these trivia points here - and if you haven't seen this movie yet - the mastery, the spunk, the dance - is a complete delight - and is sure to bring a smile to your faces!!!

This week's requirement is to add something related to water to your card - this can be from Crystal Effects, to an acetate card, to anything that shows some water-ish element to the card.

Sankari's Card Inspired by the movie Singing in the Rain:
I absolutely love this movie - I had a smile watching this movie almost the whole time - I just loved the sweetnesss and was floored by the dance mastery of Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor - WOW! They make it look so easy and effortless.
My favorite song is the last one entitled "Lucky Star" - one of the lines from this song reads:"You are my lucky Star" So that is what I used as my starting point for the card. You can WATCH the song right here. I just loved the sweetness and softness of this song - and so I made a card inspired by this song - but used the colors in the title dance song Singing in the Rain.

My daughter was not feeling well last night - and I don't think I slept more than an hour... I stole away this morning to make my card -- and interestingly enough - it had been raining - can you see the drops on the window? It totally made me want to go out and sing in the rain - except that its freezing :)
You can check out my blog for more details.

Brooke's Card~

I was inspired by the Title Song "Singing in the Rain" This was a favorite song of my Grandmothers so she would sing it to us when we were little. We also got to listen to her music box with the song on it. I choose to use three elements of water on my card this week. I used the Window sheet for a floating quality of water, the rain drops reflected in the dew drops on the card and the crystal effect to make the umbrella have a wet and shinned look. I have love becoming familiar with all the other songs from the movie.. I think the coolest thing about creating to the classics is finding out where all theses amaging song we all have grown up with really started out. Come over to my blog and see lots of other pictures of the card front back etc.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks movie and jump in and get your feet wet.


Here are the full sneak peek pictures that we posted last night that were cropped:
and here is the second sneak peek picture (can you believe that he has a temperature of a 103 doing this dance sequence - all in one take - what a historic performance!!)


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 some element of water to it (either a clear acetate card, crystal effects, etc.) and that is inspired by some aspect of the movie Singing in the Rain (either from the songs in the movie, the characters, the furniture, the dialogue - anything from the movie!!) and ink your creation to our blog by commenting on this post. If you are uploading to SCS please use the keyword: CSCC21and if you are uploading it to PapercraftPlanet - please use the keyword: cinemasaturday (all lowercase and all ONE word :).

Please link to our blog by this Thursday, March 12th, 2009 by 12pm PST.

We can't wait to see your creations for this week's movie pick!!!

Lots of sunny hugs,
Sankari and Brooke

PS. We are finally using Mr. Linky! YAY! Please make sure that when you are linking - that you go and link only the direct link to your POST not to your blog!!! For more information on how to do this - Kristina Werner has made an awesome tutorial video that shows how to do this - you can watch it here. We hope that this makes it easier to see everyone's entries!!! Hope you enjoy the new Mr. Linkys feature!!!!


Mandy said...

That was my guess last

I hope I can play this week. We have another busy one.

Sankari W. said...

Mandy - you totally inspired us with your guess!!! Hope you get to play along too!!!

Sorry for the delay in posting the Audrey, sneak peek reveals and comments - we both have been swamped this week and on top of that my daughter was quite sick last night - so nothing happened till this morning...

Hope you guys all play along this week - it is such a feel good movie!

Hugs to all!!!

Libby Hickson said...

Sankari, I thought you'd enjoy this - I was just watching the Lucky Star video, and my 3yr old son came up, watched for a minute, rested his head on my lap and said "they are in love!". It was so sweet. :-) Sure hope your daughter feels better soon, take care!!

Sankari W. said...

ohhh - that is sooo sweet!!! I love that -

my son absolutely loves the song Moses Supposes

and also the song: Make Them Laugh

zukesgirl said...

oh wow -- love this movie - havent seen it in so long ---- hmmmmm a water theme --- you got me thinking --- yeah Mr. Linky - love that!

Thanks so much ladies for all the work you do!

zukesgirl said...

oops -- forgot to say how much I love your card! the "waves" are awesome!

Ann said...

Eeeeee!!!!!!!! My all-time favorite movie musical! Hope I have time to play...this is the week of the musical at school. :D

p.s. Yay for Mr. Linky!

Carol Dunstan said...

that first sneak peek was a huge hint! Haven't seen this movie in ages either, shall have to see if MIL has it

Nellie Mae said...

I guess I will go first! I haven't played in several weeks, this was the perfect springtime movie!! Thanks girls!!

Chat Noir said...

What a great choice of movie. Its so corny but it gets me in every time. I love all the dance sequences, and know most of the words. Hope this is an omen for us in Oz 'cos rain is what we really need in the south. Love your card........ I'll have to try harder this time. Got up early just to have more time!! :-)

Tanya said...

I DO love this movie!!! Thanks!

Ali B said...

My first card attempt is posted on my blog. Apologies for the photography and quality.

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Oooooo Mr. Linky, fantastic!!!
Great movie choice, I've been humming it since yesterday.

scrapperjulia said...

Your card is beautiful Sankari! It had been a while since I had watched this movie. I love the Gene Kelly Singing in the Rain part. I did another layout. I used 3-D glass effects on the hearts but it is hard to tell by the scan. Love Mr. Linky and the tutorial really helped!

Ann said...

Yay! I had time to play this week! SO fun!!!! Thanks, girls! :D

zukesgirl said...

I am soooo blanking on this card!
hmmmmmm ... still thinking!

Kerry Bunting said...

Thanks for another wonderful challege! This one was totally meant to be!

Brooke S said...

finally got my card up... What a sweet movie. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.. I really want Spring to come NOW! We still have snow..:(


Laurie said...

Oh, I love this movie. Thanks for the challenge, and the memories!

Maria said...

Oh my gosh, I actually made a card this week! LOL! I actually can't remember seeing this movie. I may have but I've seen so many movies, and most times only once (I can't see a movie more than once).

Love both your cards! So pretty!! Great interpretation of the movie (I'm assumming considering I can't remember the movie). LOL!