This week's Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge movie is The Princess Bride:
Now, through some unbelievable turn of luck we happen to own The Princess Bride (considering we own about five non-animated movies, that's pretty darn amazing), BUT, it is on a VHS tape.....go to your local museum if you don't know what I am talking about. I was worried we wouldn't have anything here to play it on, but as luck would have it our DVD unit has a second slot (I had always assumed this slot was just for the <3 year olds to post vegemite toast in).
So I popped it in this morning while hubby was having a sleep-in (sheeeeeesh, its a nice life for some ;-). I was a bit concerned about how Miss almost-five would handle the torture scenes...so we fast-forwarded through them (and the attack of the mutant oversized rodent...AND the screaming eels [I'd forgotten all about them Kim]). I hope we don't have nightmares tonight. It really was like watching an ancient film though...all that VHS fuzzy crackliness...Gee I don't miss that at all!
SIDETRACKED...AGAIN! I'll get to the point. I really loved Buttercup's lovely Wedding Day crown:
I was mesmerised by it in fact. All those pretty silver flowers and leaves and baubles...so I used that as my inspiration, and here is my creation:
The final card measures approximately 4.5 x 5 inches, and opens from the bottom (A-frame). I used an oval punch to create the scalloped top, being careful not to scallop it all as this also forms the hinge of the card IYKWIM? I've used a truckload of Clear Rhinestone Brads, from the Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit. I thought it would be a lovely card for a little girl's birthday...especially if the party theme was Princesses...and it is probably safe to bet that there'll be one of those sooner or later (in fact five princess parties doesn't seem out of the question).
Ingredients (all from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Cardstock: Brushed Silver cardstock
Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, Spring Bouquet punch, Five Petal Flower punch, Large Oval punch, Pretties Kit, glue dots, SNAIL, Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder.
Now, if you are on a diet..AVERT YOUR EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is what hubby brought home for me for afternoon tea yesterday:
(DON"T SAY I DID NOT WARN YOU) It was soooooo YUMMY...what a sweet guy! I had to get the camera out. I figure I should be able to dine out on the picture alone for a few days at least :-).
Hope you are having a peaceful weekend.
PS. Check out this site that Carol recommended...great for some close-up shots :-)
Now you can actually see what the real crown looks like!