Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #67 - Tristan & Isolde

Welcome to our 67th movie challenge where this week's featured movie is the 2006 film Tristan & Isolde, which is similar to Romeo and Juliet and was originally an opera created by Richard Wagner. We love featuring movies that are both extreme box office hits, as well as quiet films that have a beautiful story. This film is a beautiful love story (albeit a romantic tragedy - but so lovely) and if you do watch it on DVD, check out the story of the screen writer and how he translates his dream into reality - very inspiring. You can also watch the whole movie on Youtube if you haven't seen it before (its divided into 12 parts). Our dear guest designer today, Amy Park, gave us the challenge to create a card with a gatefold/or trifold look to it (**if you are not going to make a card, you can use an interesting kind of fold or opening in your creation). There are a lot of different gates, hidden passages in this movie, and this challenge requirement is a tribute to that. Here are some more ideas from the Cinema Inspiration Corner for this weeks movie!
If you want to get more about the story, you can check out this awesome link
To watch it on Youtube - here is the link for Part 1 (divided into 12 parts/segments total)
You can watch the trailer here or here:

Brooke's Card inspired by the movie Tristan and Isolde:
Ok. I have to say I got totally sucked into this movie.. I was looking for a quote that would summarize this movie in one statement, so I did a little YouTube of this move and I was instantly hooked. I left the main computer and grabbed the laptop and headed down to my crafty place. I watched EVERY scene of this movie and it all felt so familiar but new at the same time. The last time I watched this movie I was on my way to England (ironically) and was trying to rest. The lady who was sitting next to me yacked the whole time. Now don't get me wrong; I can talk as well as anyone or better but it was LATE and I had taken half a sleeping pill to be able to rest. So watching it again made me feel like I had found an old friend with this movie.
Thanks for the Gatefold suggestion Amy I was so fun to create this card.. A huge thanks to Amy for being our guess designer. I love to see all of your many creations. I get to so excited when I see you name on mister linky...

On this card I have one very unique element can you guess what it is?
Come visit me on my blog and see what it is. Don't forget to leave me some love and see the inside of the card...

Sankari's Card inspired by the movie Tristan and Isolde:
This is such a perfect date night movie (except for the romantic tragedy part of it) it has action/battle scenes mixed in with romance and love, something for everyone :) I remember watching this movie and being charmed by all of the small details and so my inspiration came from all the Celtic work on the plates, the armor, the jewelry and I created a gatefold card based on this. I loved watching this movie (not so much the war/violence part - more the beautiful parts :). And especially loved watching the making of this movie, the screenplay writer's vision of this movie - it is so inspiring. Both Tristan and Isolde's love was something so deep and passionate and that which could be felt in the heart:

The sentiment says: "The Best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller - They both carried each other in their hearts till the end - where she says - "Wherever you go, whatever you see, I will be there with you." Sigh....
I loved creating this little gatefold creation and can't wait to see all of your creations!
Sankari :)

Last week, we loved Amy's beautiful creation of a boathouse that she created for the movie challenge Sleepless in Seattle, this week she has created some more papercrafting genius with this lovely creation:

Amy's Card inspired by the movie Tristan and Isolde:
I watched "Tristan and Isolde on YouTube, had never heard of it before, but throughly enjoyed the love story. I think the whole idea of a romantic tragedy applead to me from the lidea of living in the moment. Perhaps never seeing a loved one again to rejoicing in simple reminders until you do meet again. Make sense? This card reminds me of the secret doors fromt he movie & the coral bracelet that Tristan made. I made mind from Flower Soft and a piece of ballet slipper elastic :)
The technique of the faux bois can be found at SCS. Thanks for the fun creative brain stretching exercises. I always have a great time with this challenge & seeing how everyone else interprets.

Thank you so much Amy for your gorgeous gated creation - love the way you did the wood and the inside is simply lovely! Amy has been playing along with our cinema challenges from the very first one - and we would like to thank her for her weekly creations and for being such a support to us! Thank you so much dear Amy!!! Please check out her lovely creations here!
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: Tristan and Isolde! 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 create a card with a gatefold to it in your creation or card!!!!
****Please link to us by thisTHURSDAY, February 25th - by 8PM CENTRAL standard time
and we will announce the Audrey winner on Friday
with the sneak peeks for the next movie!!!
WIshing you all love and happiness,
the Cinema Sisters


Betty J Schaub said...

Ok ! was waaaay off on my guess. But I do love this movie too!

Ummm, but at the end of the post, you wished everyone a Happy Valentine's Day???


Sankari W. said...

WHOOPPPPPPSSS!!! Thanks Betty!!! That's what you do on very little sleep!! Off to fix it!!

But i do hope ya'll had a happy V day!!! :)))

Tethered2Home said...

Must the Romantic movie that has her stuck on Valentines day LOL.

Gorgeous card, Sankari & that is one of my favourite Helen Keller quotations.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!


Carol Dunstan said...

you are not going to believe this, but I very nearly suggested this movie based on the sneak peeks, but I thought it would be that obscure you wouldn't have picked it. I absolutely LOVE this movie, and now that the craft show is finishing today I'll have time (in theory!) to make a card for this... woot! Now to actually look at your cards!

Betty J Schaub said...

I'm done! Looking for Mr. Linky now!

Anonymous said...

What a great movie for this week's challenge. I saw this a while back and it captured my sad and romantic!

I am loving the inspiration samples this week. So pretty.
Sankari, Brooke and Rocked the gatefold feature.:)

scrapperjulia said...

I love your gate fold cards Sankari, Brooke and Amy! I posted mine:)

♥Jan♥ said...

First time player. Really agonized over it, but it was fun.

Radha said...

I feel like silly... because I didn't see the movie:))

Everytime I play CSCC- I play for my self ofcourse... but in honor of a FRIEND:)))

It is TRUE:))
You all Rock:))

grammie jackie said...

Thanks for another great movie. I wasn't sure I could make a card for this one, but I was just looking at it from one side.

Carol Dunstan said...

hope I'm not too late! I finished my card last night but didn't get a chance to take a photo. Doing that now and I'll have it up in about half an hour