Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #2 - Breakfast at Tiffany's


Welcome to the second Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge

Can I even tell you HOW excited I am about today's Cinema pick?!! SOOoooooOOoooo excited! I absolutely love and adore Audrey Hepburn - she is just the epitomy of  style and elegance. I  grew up watching her in My Fair Lady (one of my father's favorite movies and he presented me with this movie when I was 12 - and I have since watched this movie over 60 times.... I totally know it by heart... and I feel like I have memorized all of Audrey's looks and mannerisms and little gestures. When I finally got to watch Breakfast at Tiffany's for the first time - I was just struck by her effortless grace, beauty and elegance. One of my favorite scenes is the opening scene where the taxi drops her off in front of Tiffany & Co - it is just gorgeous - the way she walks out  and the dress! that she is wearing is just so gorgeous - sigh!! she is just beautiful!

Here is a quick collage of her dress that I made in honor of this opening scene from the movie - she is just so elegant!


And it was really this dress that inspired the cards that I made for this challenge:

 There are so many points of inspiration from this movie and I have to say that I feel like I could make at least a few more cards using some of the other themes in the movie. But for now, I created two cards and when I was taking pictures, I just had to create a little "scene" by posing my cards next to the box from Tiffany & Co. from which we received our candle holders from our wedding 7 years ago. My DH has asked me so many times, why I store a box with nothing in it...

Well,  I can't very well throw out a Tiffany's box, now can I? and I haven't found anything extraordinary to store in it - but right now it makes me happy to know that I have a Tiffany's box in my closet, LOL!

Anyhoo! I had to make the cards with that Tiffany blue color in it - so my colors were black, white and Tiffany blue :) This first card that I made is an ode to Audrey's dress in the opening scene. I wish I could say that I made that dress, but I did not.... it was actually from a group of stickers that my MIL sent me a few years back - and I never wanted to use it because it is just too beautiful... and so I was psyched to use it today for this challenge. For this card, I used the sketch from Julee's Mojo Monday #45 - from a few months ago  - it is a great sketch and fit perfectly for this challenge. The sentiment was created on my computer and then corner rounded. I made this card for a particularly fabulous friend of mine. The bottom embellishments are pearls and the scalloped edge was created by a corner rounder. 
And then after I was done with this first card - I had all these scraps and had to make another card. So I kept it kinda simple - no stamping just adhering all the scrap together. This card was hard to take a pic of because of the diamonds on the circle around the "flower" were shiny and I couldn't capture their glittery gleams in the sunlight . I don't say this often - but I really like how this second card turned out - it was actually the one of the quickest cards I have made because it was basically putting together my leftovers . I have a had this button sitting in my button stash for quite a awhile and was totally psyched to finally use it, as I was to finally use this ribbon from my ribbon stash. The bling and and brads have been in my stash forever ( I was going to use it for a scrapbook layout and bought it so long ago - but it seemed perfect for this card to honor Audrey's Tiffany pearls and diamonds :) and the cardstock were just the leftover scraps from the first card. 





Hop on over to Brooke's blog and see her beautiful take from this movie - she always blows me away with her beautiful creations! Well, I have to say that I had SO much fun creating these cards for today's challenge and hope that you will come on over and play with us (click
HERE). Link your entry to this post anytime from now until this Thursday at 9pm Pacific time.

We would also love to hear what movies you would like us to feature on Cinema Saturday and we can't wait to see you creations!


Thanks for visiting!
Sending you all lots of sunshine!

Sankari :)

Card Recipe: 
Paper: Black cardstock from the Paper Company, Blue from DCVW, 
Accessories: Ribbons from stash, button from stash, dress sticker from my MIL not sure where she got i from, bling, brads from Making Memories, corner rounder for scalloped edge, silver gel pen for dots on the border, computer for printing out Hello Fabulous sentiment. 
Movies watched while making this card: I would like to say Breakfast at Tiffany's, but I watched Pride & Prejudice (1995 BBC version with my lovie Colin Darcy LOL!!! - thanks Anthonette for the heads up that it can be found as mini episodes on Youtube - you have no idea how that totally made my week!!! 

22 comments:

Catherine said...

Sankari, both of your cards are just BEAUTIFUL! Btw, i'm still drooling over here...LOL!

Sherri said...

Drop dead gorgeous!! You've recreated the dress!! And I love that you've kept your Tiffany's box!! ...and your cards even match:))) What a great theme again this week!! I'll be back to play later this weekend for sure!!

scubasubie said...

I LOVE YOUR CARDS! I like the Tiffany's theme as well as Audrey Hepburn (did I spell that correctly? lol) I can't wait to see what other great things you've created.

Anonymous said...

Sankari, the audrey dress is beyond amazing!!! I love the silhouette; it is striking...breathtaking!!! You are gifted and I truly beived these cards are treasures.

Love, Caty

Laura said...

wowza, great blog, LOVE LOVE these cards.....

Anonymous said...

I love these cards and this challenge. I too have a box from Tiffany's we received crystal plates from Tiffany,s for wedding favors a few years ago (yes I did say wedding favors). I like you could not throw away the box and I am saving it for who knows what. Have a great weekend. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Regan said...

holy gorgeous-these are amazing!

Brooke S said...

OH My Word!!!!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them both... That dress is so amazing I love the hips and curves... Dang... I just love being able to use all the fun bling it makes me feel so girls.... I really want to make another B at T's card... So maybe I will... I had so much fun hanging out last night just chatting the night away...

I love that you have a Tiffany's box. I would keep it as well. For our wedding I received a set of crystal salt and pepper shakers from O.C. Tanner Jewerls (a local company that is featured in Elle and Vouge for years now.. They even made the metals for the Olympic. ) that I will keep for ever as well. Just to say I have something from there.

I hope you and the family have a wonderful week-end I just love you to pieces... What would I do with our my little "sunnysankari". My world would just not be the same... Thanks for all the hard work your do..

Hugs!!!
Brooke

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I just love that dress. Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite acresses. Such style and grace.

Jennifer said...

Wow! Both cards are beautiful, but there are no words for the dress. It's just stunning.

Traci said...

Gorgeous! I love both your cards! They are so amazing. I love that your kept your box! What a theme.

scrappinmominky said...

Wow, what stunningly beautiful cards. I love them both.

Heather
your new blog buddy

Heather said...

WOW!! Your cards are STUNNING!! You have a great talent!!

Two Happy Stampers said...

You not only made one, but two gorgeous, original cards! Wow! They're both beautiful and capture the movie very nicely. Well done!
-Adriel

Dawn said...

I dont even know how to tell you hoe amazing these cards are! They are just perfection from start to finish! Awesome job!

Curt in Carmel said...

These are absolutely beautiful! You certainly captured the movie with these cars! So impressive! Best, Curt

Christine said...

What gorgeous cards, Sankari! They're both so stunning! I adore the dress card...it's so unique! They are both so jaw-dropping awesome!

Louise, that's me!! said...

Just stunning! I am totally in awe!

Anthonette said...

You totally captured the movie with these cards. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love your Tiffany box. Men don't understand why we keep a box. I would totally keep that box too.

I'm digging through my stash trying to find Tiffany blue.

Glad you watched P&P again!

gale said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love the color combos and all the glitzy stuff on them.

Donna said...

wowee! gorgeous cards - I went into a Tiffany's once & dreamed (not sure if I would ever buy anything from there but if it was gifted I sure wouldn't throw away the box either!) what a fun challenge!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Sankari!!!! You've outdone yourself here!! These are just GORGEOUS!!!
I've only just managed to get back onto your BLOG to take a peek, My newest addition to the family arrived 2 weeks ago (2 weeks early!!) so I've been a tad busy to say the least. ANyway, I hope to get back into the swing of things soon and hopefully check out your NEW challenges and maybe play along too!!!

Sarah
xx