Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #94 - Sleepy Hollow

Welcome Everyone to our 94th Cinema Saturday challenge where this week we are marking the change of seasons as summer closes and fall leaves appear with featuring the movie from 1999: Sleepy Hollow (starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci). This Oscar winning movie (for Best Art Direction) captures the Legend of Sleepy Hollow with a Tim Burton feel to it - no one can take you into a different realm or put an alternate spin on reality quite like Tim Burton! You can read the whole plot summary here. The challenge requirement for this movie is to use a Halloween tree in your creation - Sleepy Hollow is full of woods - so we thought it would be fun to use the Halloween tree element in our challenge requirement today.

Brooke's Card inspired by the movie~ Sleepy Hallow.
I saw this movie last year on t.v. for the first time and my first thought was WOW Christina Richi is so pretty as a blonde. She really has grown up. This was one of her big breakout rolls as a young lady and not as teen/child.. And Johnny is well Johnny in this movie.. There is somethings to say about a Depp/Burton movie.. You know it's going to be a little twisted and dark. The color in this movie are mesmerizing and has that same deep or should we say "DEPP" undertone that we have grown to love in the Burton/Depp movies...

If you are going into this movie thinking you follow along the same lines as the Disney store from 1949 then think again.. This has so much for DEPPth. If I was to create another card for this movie I think I would make a card with very sublet color and use more grey tones.. So many option for this challenge.. Enjoy getting in the Halloween spirit enjoy the show.


Sankari's Card inspired by the movie~ Sleepy Hallow

First of all - A HUGE thank you to everyone for their beautiful birthday wishes and cards - you guys completely surprised me and I can't even begin to thank you for making my birthday so special - thank you Brooke for your beautiful wishes, for organizing the little blog party yesterday and for being my sistah-girlfriend - I feel SO lucky to have friend like you!!! A big highfive to Nancy K. for guessing that today's movie might have a little Johnny Depp flavor to it :))) Ha! You know us toooo well! I am not a scary movie kinda girl, but am willing to watch anything that has Johnny Depp in it :) The main thing that I wanted to create in the card was a feeling of the mist, and dark woods of Sleepy Hollow where the Headless Horseman rides - I wish I could have figured out how to add wispy white mists without smearing the card. I stamped and embossed the trees on a metallic silver paper and the bottom and top part of the card use black shimmery chunky glitter paper:

I LOVE Johnny Depp in this movie - really - he is SO Tim Burtonesque and brings a whole other dimension to how he plays and portrays Ichabod Crane. And Kristinia Ricci (wow! she is so blonde!) really shows the depth of her acting skills. I hope that you enjoy creating a card to this movie! The crispness of fall is in the air and I am so excited to get out our sweaters and go for some hikes (but definitely NOT in woods like the ones from Sleepy Hollow - LOL!!)
Hope you guys play along this week!!!
Big hugs,

Guest Designer: Virginia's Card inspired by the movie~ Sleepy Hollow

"The western woods in Sleepy Hollow are very intriguing and oddly mysterious. The movie opens with a scene of Ichabod Crane venturing into them, unaware of the unexplained and eerie events that are about to take place. Therefore, I chose to focus on the tree scene and the haunting, enchanting atmosphere of the woods. I used the Hero Arts Scroll tree stamp and embossed the image in white.

Then I distressed the card with two colors of inks and misted it with gold glimmer mist. I finished the card with a bow with raffia as I think it is fitting for a fall theme. I also added lace for a feminine touch. Women's clothing was so much finer in detail and with lace in the 1800s. I hope you enjoy making a Sleepy Hollow inspired project as much as I did. This card is perfect for a Fall/ thinking of you theme (if not for Halloween)."

Thank you so much Virginia for being out guest designer this week. Your creation from Napoleon Dynamite was awesome and your creation for this movie is so beautiful - LOVE your gorgeous tree and card has such lovely rich colors and is simply beautiful! Virginia has created a lot of beautiful cards for this challenge - please check her out on her blog for more details and pictures and inspiration!

THANK YOU SOOOOOO much for everyone who played along with last week's movie challenge: ANNIE - WOW! There were so many beautiful cards that you guys created and we were so blown away by how you incorporated the movie, challenge requirement and feel of the movie into your card!. We loved Nancy K's Hard Knock Life Chore Chart! (how clever is that?!) and we loved Janet Katz's "The Sun will come out tomorrow" card - WOW! One card that caught our attention was Toni's beautiful birthday card - that little girl - was just SO Annie - and we could almost hear her sing through the card! Happy Belated Birthday and Congratulations Toni on being our Audrey winner this week and we hope that you will be our guest designer for next week's challenge!!!

Who's going to be our next guest designer? It could be you! All you have to do is to create a card, layout, 3D creation - that is inspired by the movie: SLEEPY HOLLOW and uses the challenge requirement to USE A HALLOWEEN TREE in your creation. You creation can be inspired by anything in the movie, from the themes in the movie, to the dialogue, costumes, character, music, lyrics, quotes, events in the movie, furniture, time period - anything at all that inspires your creative "light bulb" to go on!! Please share with us - where you got your inspiration from because we love reading about your creative process!!!

You can post your challenge entry anytime from now till Thursday September 9th at 8pm CST! Can't wait to see your beautiful creations!
Big hugs,
the Cinema Sisters


Brooke S said...

Sankari and Virginia what Beautiful cards.. I love how different they are.. Great examples to get everyone excited to create with a Halloween Tree.

Virginia thank you SOO much for being our guest designer..


Virginia L. said...

I adore both of the perfect inspirational cards from Brooke and Sankari! Simply stunning in every way!It is my utmost pleasure to work with you on this awesome project! Thanks so much for having me. Looking forward to future challenges!!

Libby Hickson said...

I'm a day late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANKARI!!! I combined your birthday card with the Sleepy Hollow challenge, and was a tad silly about it. hee hee!!! Hope you enjoy it. :-)

Libby Hickson said...

Meant to add - I LOVE all of your cards, they are fantastic!!!

Nancy K said...

Fabulous, spooky, halloween-y cards ladies! Love them, and the challenge to use a Halloween tree -very clever! Haven't seen this movie in awhile, will have to watch again. So glad to have another Johnny movie -it's been awhile. Hope you had a great b'day Sankari!!
Thanks for sharing your inspirations ladies!

Radha said...

love all the spooky creations!

scrapperjulia said...

I am really enjoying the spooky cards, everyone!

Betty J Schaub said...

One of my favorite movies and what an appropoe one for the challenge at this time of year! Wonderful cards ladies! Although I love the movie it was hard to come up with something suitable for the challenge. Hugs,
Betty aka ZacksNana

Laura E. said...

I made a card Saturday and forgot to post it til now...too late, but here it is anyway: