Monday, September 6, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge

Good Morning! Happy Labour Day Monday! Today is our last 'official' day as summer holidays- My Big Boy starts Grade 1 tomorrow!! He is very excited to be going back, but already worried about the early mornings (not sure why as he gets up early on his own every morning anyway??) Maybe he's a bit like his mom and is fine with things if they are a personal choice, but automatically gets his back up if it's a decision imposed by a outside organization;)LOL!! Anyway, I am taking him to the nearby Ellis Bird Farm to go and check out all of the birds! We are taking a picnic lunch and going to enjoy his last day of freedom;) He is really into birds right now. He packs around his Bird of Canada bird guide and practically has it memorized. Most kids aren't even that into books at the tender age of 6, but my kid is reading adult bird guides!! LMBO!
Well, I found this cool challenge as I was creeping on peoples blogs this weekend and I thought it would be something right up my alley!! I LOVE movies and some of my favorite activities to do are either a) going out the movies- popcorn is an absoloute must! I even bring my own bottles of seasoning that I carry in my purse! hehe....or, b) renting a movie, finding one in my stash, or coming accross a gooder on the satalite (which is equivalent to finding a needle in a haystack with the crap they put on nowadays) and of guessed it...making a big bowl of popcorn. Popcorn is one snack I vow to never give up!! I could be upwards of 500 lbs and still be enjoying my bowl of corn popped goodness! The only time I leave the house would be to buy more kernels...I'd be in luck though, as Costco sells a huge bag of kernels now! lol
Anyway, the challenge this week was to create a card based on the movie Sleepy Hollow (johnny depp and christina ricci). Any Depp movie is sure to please if you ask me and this one was no different..I am actually itching to watch it now, so I might have to find it next time I'm in town and 'accidentally' throw it in my cart. Maybe I'll take one of the kids with me and blame the whole mishap on them! Bad Mommy, Bad!!
Here is my card inspired by the terrifying Headless Horseman:
I used a bunch of my old trusty Stampin Up! wooden stamps...I've been using clear acrylic or rubber cling for the last while and I was really having a hard time stamping images where I actually wanted them. Guess I'll have to dig out the old stamp-a-ma-jig for correct placement...I embossed the owl tree so that it stood out from the other trees a bit more. The horse running threw the spook forest is totally Sleepy Hollow I think!! If only I had a headless horseman then it would be perfect! I went over all the un-embossed trees with a clear spica glitter pen (hard to tell in pic). Rich Razzleberry and Black ink were sponged on white CS panel to create the spooky night sky. Two little silver rhinestone sickers are on the owls eyes. Sparkly rhinestones were also added to the corners of the main panel. I glittered the yellow moon with dazzling diamonds glitter, as well as the center of the green flower. The purple flower was sponged a bit with black ink to darken it up. Black satin ribbon finishes it off. The DP is all from last years SU! Halloween pack. Now I am totally in the spirit of Halloween!!!!!!!!!
Stamps: SU! (Branch out, Wanted, House of Haunts, Halloween Frights)
Ink: SU, Memento, versamark
Ribbon: SU
other: rhinestones, flowers (walmart-purple, Prima-green), dazzling diamonds (SU), black embossing powder (SU)

Thanks for visiting!!


Sankari W. said...

WOWOWOWO!!!! JENNY!! This is simply amazing! I LOVE the feeling that you have created in this card - and that horse is simply the perfect touch! I mean WOW!!! I adore adore adore the way you created the forest feel and the close up of the tree and owl are amazing!!!! Congrats on your little one starting school - starting first grade is such a milestone!!! I am so glad that you found our blog and hope that you will play along with us again next week!!!
(and so glad that you like Johnny Depp :)))) He's only my fave ever!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Janeen Renee said...

This card is stunning!! Truly amazing, I love it!!

- Janeen

Eve said...

this is very cool! I watched this movie, and THAT HORSE is a great idea, besides the tree. :-)

Virginia L. said...

Hi Jenny! Your take on the cinama Challenge is spot on! I can tell you absolutely love the movie ( and.. Johnny Depp, who doesn't, really?). So glad that you entered this for the challenge! Spoo-tacular!

Nancy K said...

Great card Jenny! The way you've layered the trees gives it such a creepy, misty feel, and the horse -Great touch! Thanks for sharing!!

Jenny said...

Wow!! Thanks everyone! I am so grateful for all your supportive comments! I just started this blogging thing last month and for the mostpart feel that I am just talking to no one!! The effort sometimes feels a little pointless, but heh, I am doing what I love and I get thats what matters..BUT, then I read your comments and I feel inspired to keep trying to create and get my stuff out there! Thank you soooo much! You have all literally made my week!

Barbara said...

Nice card! That horse really makes it.I thought of using a horse but I have none,so I will enjoy your card.

Sankari W. said...

Jenny - we just all loved your card! You are our Audrey Award winner for this week's challenge - and we would love it if you would be the guest designer for next week. If this is something that you can do - please email me at - I can't find your email on your blog - so I hope you don't mind me writing here :)

Thanks again so much for playing along - looking forward to hearing from you!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Virginia L. said...

Hey Congrats on your win, Jenny! I'm so NOT surprised :) Keep on posting your fab work in your never know how this will take you. (I started a year ago with my blog and I am loving every minnute of it!). xoxo