Good Saturday Morning Everyone!!!
Our challenge site: Cinema Saturday premiers today!!!! Click HERE to check it out!
This week challenge draws inspiration from
Pride & Prejudice.
This is a site where we (Brooke and I) pick out a movie and then create a card, altered project, scrapbook page etc. from any inspiration from the movie - it could be from anything, like the costumes, the furniture, the dialogue, the colors, the movie cover, the characters, etc. Brooke and I discovered our love for all things Jane Austen and so we had to pick Pride & Prejudice for our first cinema inspiration.
I think I have watched this movie over.... 30 or 40 times..... (both versions included!) and then have watched some scenes in particular over and over and over....such as both of Darcy's proposals and especially the Lake Scene with Colin Firth (...sigh..). If you have never seen this movie - you can get more information at Wikipedia, click here to read Austen's novel online, click here for more info about the TV mini series from the UK (starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehlie), click here for more info about the 2005 movie (starring Matthew McFadden and Keira Knightly).
For this card - I drew my inspiration from Austen's words... I love her use of language - it is just beautiful to read her books and beautiful to hear them on the silver screen. One of my most favorite lines from Austen is the phrase from Mr. Darcy: " You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you...." I love love love love that line (and love watching Colin Firth delivering them in his first disasterous proposal - click here to watch it on Youtube).
The other phrase that I love is from the Mr. Darcy played by Matthew McFadden when he says in the second proposal: "You have bewitched me, body and soul..." (click here to watch it on Youtube). I love these two lines and can merged them together for my card.
The outside of the card is kind of hard to read (sorry about that) and it says: "I love you ardently..." and then the inside says: "body & soul". This card was made for my DH who I adore and love and wanted to make him a special card to show how much I appreciate him for all the wonderful things he does for us.
At first when I was making the card - I started out with more of a muted green and blue... but somehow it didn't feel... ardent enough (LOL!) - so I switched it to the orange and kept the blue. The scalloped edging was made in photoshop and then cut in half and adhered with brads - the same motif was adhered on the inside of the card (where it was already printed out "body and soul" from my computer.
The sentiment on the front that reads " I love you ardently.." was written out with paint (hard to take a pic of it in the sunlight...). The ribbons were a cream and white ribbon adhered together into a bow as a tribute to Mr.Darcy's collar ties. And then I of course had to paint some dots around the card - can't help it. (Brooke and I joke about my love for using paint on a card and her love for using Crystal Effects... :)
In making this card - I watched a lot of Pride & Prejudice on Youtube.. and I feel even more in love with the book and the characters - and I love Austen's language in her book... I have been trying to talk like Elizabeth Bennett's character and have been cracking myself up in the process... Anyhoo - it has been a really fun challenge and I hope that all of you come and join us!!!
All you have to do is create a card, scrapbook page, or altered project and then link it to the post HERE on the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog by Thursday, October 16, 2008. There is a very special award for the this challenge - read more details on our blog here. Also we have loved getting movie suggestions - so if you have some favorite movies - let us know! Please spread the word!
Can't wait to see what you all come up with!
Thanks for coming over for a visit!
Hope you are enjoying your saturday!!
Wishing you lots of sunshine!