Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #78 - Much Ado About Nothng

Welcome everyone to our 78th movie challenge, where this week's movie challenge was was made in 1993 and features the talent of Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington and even Keanu Reeves. If you haven't seen this adaptation of this Shakespearean play onto the silver screen and you like this kind of period pieces - you must watch this movie - its really well done and so full of joy, wit, humor - along with some elements of Shakespearean tragedy/betrayal - but in the end everything returns unto joy :) This week, we picked the challenge requirement to be "to use parchment paper" in our creations. You can create your own parchment paper with some distressing or tea staining technique, etc.

Brooke's card inspired by the movie ~ Much Ado About Nothing

When I think of Much Ado About Nothing I think of dancing and singing and merriment, heart break, scandal, sisterhood, brotherhood, wine, grapes, Italian countryside, natural colors, weddings, white blouses and music. I love the soundtrack from this movie. It's been years since I have listened to it because it's on CASSETTE. LOL! When I was thinking about this card I knew I was going to keep it natural and simple. I wanted to bring in the windows and wooden beams so I choose to make a grind with Kraft paper. I used my Score-Pal to make the grid on the Kraft paper then used a sponge and ink to antique the paper. If you haven't used parchment I hope you are able to find some. I love the feel of it. it's kind of a mix of card stock and vellum in texture and appearance. I found it at our local kraft store.

I know you are thinking what does Mother day have to do with "Much Ado With Nothing" well it doesn't directly.. But as I was making this card I though it would be a beautiful Mother day card for my Mother in Law. She loves blue.
For more details Check out my blog..

Hope you enjoy the show.

Sankari's card inspired by the movie ~ Much Ado About Nothing
I just love this movie! I remember reading this Shakespeare play in highschool and then when I watched this movie - it was like it brought out the beauty of this play onto the big screen. If you haven't seen this movie you MUST!!!! The inspiration for my card comes from my favorite couple in this play/movie - Beatrice and Benedick (played by Emma Thompson & Kenneth Branagh <--- who used to be married) and they do such an incredible job to bring these characters to life! I LOVE LOVE how they are both convinced by their friends that the other one is in love with them and they in turn who used to despise each other, begin to fall in love with each other. Their quick wit that they used to joust with each other begins to be used to detail their love for each other - it is just so sweet!
This is why I used the beautiful sentiment: "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides" which is from the gorgeous stamp set: Feel the Sun from Verve stamps. When Benedick and Beatrice realize that they both love each other and are loved by each other - for real - there is this joy and rejoicing and merriment in their hearts (and in the hearts of all their friends). It is such a beautiful sentiment that describes this joy as feeling the sun from both sides! LOVE this sentiment!

I had so much fun making this card! Click here to check out more details on my blog.
Can't wait to see your movie inspired creation!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

This week we have three wonderful guest designers who are joining us! Please give a warm welcome to the very talented Barbara, Libby and Tomi Ann!! Welcome Ladies and thank you for sharing your Much Ado About Nothing Inspired Cards!!!

Guest Designer: Barbara's creation inspired by: Much Ado About Nothing
There is so much fun, wine and merriment in this movie! I picked the nonny nonny sentiment for that very reason coupled by all the beautiful winery scenery in the Italian rolling hills.
This a perfect back drop for love among witty and timid.
Thanks letting me the guest inspiration this week! Barbara

Guest Designer: Libby's creation inspired by: Much Ado About Nothing
Doesn't my card immediately make you think of the Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing?!

No?? Well let me explain... one of my favorite scenes in the movie is when they are tricking Benedick into thinking Beatrice loves him. During this scene, Claudio whispers "Bait the hook well, this fish will bite!". Voila! My card inspiration. As for the rule to include parchment, this probably isn't quite what Brooke & Sankari had in mind, but I took some parchment paper from my kitchen and cut out the white wave under the fish.
I'd like to thank Brooke & Sankari for the Audrey award, and for letting me be one of their guest designers today. This is my very favorite challenge blog, so I'm thrilled to be here!

Guest Designer: Tomi Ann's creation inspired by: Much Ado About Nothing

"Our assignment was to use parchment in some way, and I have to admit that it was a huge challenge for me! The word parchment just brought to mind the old-school mottled paper that I used to print resumes on when I worked at OfficeMax in college -- so not my style now! I thought about the challenge all week but just couldn't get any mojo going. Then last night inspiration struck at last, and I ended up with not one but TWO cards that I really love! They are both wedding cards, because what better theme for Much Ado About Nothing?! For this first card, what inspired me while thinking about "parchment" was the rich texture of that paper.
I was also inspired by the costumes in the movie -- nearly everyone in the movie is dressed in some shade of white or ivory throughout. I sprayed the base of the card with "Old Lace" Glimmer Mist, then layered on the pretty scroll-y layer cut from the same cardstock. I love the white-on-white look, and that the glimmer mist gives it just enough sparkle to deepen that texture.

THANK YOU! So much ladies for being our guest designers this week!! you have provided such great inspiration!!! Please take a minute to visit their blogs and check out all the beautiful details of their gorgeous cards!!! :
Who is going to be the 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:MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and you could be our guest designer next week! The inspiration can come from the costumes, the dialogue, the music, the themes, the characters - anything at all from the movie!! **** The challenge requirement for this movie is use parchment paper in your creations!

Please link to us by this Thursday, May 13th by 8PM Central Time! and we will announce the Audrey winner on Friday with sneak peeks for the next movie!

Can't wait to see your love card creations!!
Big hugs!
the Cinema Sisters!


Maureen said...

Oh, ladies, you all have out done yourselves this week!! I remember watching this movie ages ago and loved the fabulous cast :) I hope I can sneak a card in this week :)

scrapperjulia said...

Gosh, all of your cards are fabulous! I love how each of you were inspired by different elements of the movie! I haven't seen this movie so I am going to have to and find some parchment paper, great challenge!

Brooke S said...

I love all the cards ladies.. It's So fun to see how we all interpret the same movie.. Thanks for taking the time to really dig deep into this challenge and create such inspired masterpieces.

Virginia L. said...

GREART challenge theme! I love all the cards as they are so inspiring! Great job with the guest designs, Barbara, Libby and Tomi Ann!

Allison said...

Just finished watching this movie again on youtube! I forgot how much I love this movie, great cast, great costumes, lovely setting, so much inspiration... now I just need to use it and make something!

Betty J Schaub said...

Oh Poo! I am too late. Well here's my link anyhoo...
If anyone cares to take a look.