Friday, 26 December 2008

An Affair To Remember

First of all, I feel so honoured to have been asked to create a card for this week's Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge....so huge thanks go to Sankari and Brooke for asking me :-). Anthonette was also asked to be a guest designer this week, you can see her fabulous card here.

This week's movie is 'An Affair To Remember':


...and it almost turned into a drama of epic proportions. I've never seen it (yes, I live in a cave) so I zipped down to the local Civic Video store and tried to borrow it. No luck! They didn't have it. I then looked online to see if I could borrow it through iTunes. Again, no luck...they didn't have it either. Starting to feel a tad deseperate I checked YouTube hoping some naughty person had posted it....ARGHHHHHHHHH, no luck!

I was starting to wave goodbye to my first-ever guest designer appearance. On Christmas eve, I bit the bullet and headed down to the mall in a last ditch effort to find it. I went to Virgin...no luck, Sanity...no luck, EzyDVD...no luck, Target...no luck. I was hyperventilating (along with all the other last minute Christmas shoppers ;-). My last stop was Kmart...I was feeling defeated. I was flicking through the racks without enthusiasm, already composing my tragic email to Sankari in my head. I was so absorbed in my defeat I actually flicked right past the movie and had to go back to it! EUREKA!! I did a little happy dance right there in the aisle....a bit of Christmas eve entertainment for the security camera dude :-).

Now, before you get tired of all my waffling...here is my card:


I think you can guess where my inspiration comes from. I have used Stampin' Up!'s 'Boatloads of Love' boat stamp set to recreate the Constitution...as seen through a porthole (created using Spellbinders Nestabilities circles and my Cuttlebug). I've decked the boat out with a love theme...of course. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

I deliberately kept the colours muted...a la a colourised black and white movie. The boat has been watercoloured with Night of Navy Classic ink and an aquapainter. The sky is Soft Sky and the water is very light Night of Navy. I have used some retired 'Loves Me' Designer Series Paper to cover the heart and then painted it with Crystal Effects. I have also added Crystal Effects onto the water and fenders for some added texture. I have used white Liquid Applique on the exhaust cloud above the stack and I have recreated portholes on the Constitution using eyelets.


And, that's all there is to it! A simple little card which reminds me of An Affair to Remember.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you and your family had a lovely Christmas. Best wishes for 2009!

Sam.

PS. Thanks for all the comments on my Twilight post. I read the first book last weekend, read the partial draft of Midnight Sun (which is the first 12 chapters of the Twilight story from Edward's perspective...it is available on Stephenie Meyer's website....PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE finish it Stephenie, I promise to buy it), then I went and saw the movie again (I enjoyed it even more the second time around)! I'm listening to the Movie Score as I type (but my favourite song is from the Soundtrack not the Score, and is Supermassive Black Hole by Muse...the baseball game theme song :-). Yep...completely hooked!

7 comments:

Andrea said...

Hi Sam, This is just gorgeous, so many little touches you have added, and beautiful colouring. Have an incredible New Year!

Liam said...

Just beautiful Sam. I love all the detail. I am glad you managed to find the movie.

Liam

Dani Fender said...

Hi Sam,

Congrats on guest designer! This card is awesome. I love reading your desperation to find a movie. It really reminds me of myself when I just have to do something. Nothing else matters but to find that DVD!

Have a great new year, Dani

Mandy Schiller said...

Hi Sam

Happy New Year! The boat card is so cute! The colours work fantastic together! Love it!
Mandyxx

Debbie Pamment said...

When I saw the challenge I thought of this set - but don't have it and think you did it more than justice!! All the extra details are great and better than I had imagined!

kareNstampZ said...

absolutely awesome card! Love the boat inside the big porthole. Happy New Year Sam & all the best for 2009

Karen

Mrs Adept said...

What an awesome little card. Very well done.