Saturday, May 8, 2010

Good Morning Everyone! Its Saturday and that means its time for another Cinema Saturday Creative challenge! Every Saturday on the Cinema Saturday blog, Brooke and I pick out a movie from which to create a card and we invite everyone to play along! This week we are featuring the movie: Much Ado About Nothing:


This movie was made in 1993 and features the talent of Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington and even Keanu Reeves. If you haven't seen this adaptation of this Shakespearean play onto the silver screen and you like this kind of period pieces - you must watch this movie - its really well done and so full of joy, wit, humor - along with some elements of Shakespearean tragedy/betrayal - but in the end everything returns unto joy :) This week, we picked the challenge requirement to be "to use parchment paper" in our creations. You can create your own parchment paper with some distressing or tea staining technique, etc.

So the inspiration for my card comes from my favorite couple in this play/movie - Beatrice and Benedick (played by Emma Thompson & Kenneth Branagh <--- who used to be married) and they do such an incredible job to bring these characters to life!

I LOVE LOVE how they are both convinced by their friends that the other one is in love with them and they in turn who used to despise each other, begin to fall in love with each other. Their quick wit that they used to joust with each other begins to be used to detail their love for each other - it is just so sweet!

This is why I used the beautiful sentiment: "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides" which is from the gorgeous stamp set: Feel the Sun from Verve stamps. When Benedick and Beatrice realize that they both love each other and are loved by each other - for real - there is this joy and rejoicing and merriment in their hearts (and in the hearts of all their friends). It is such a beautiful sentiment that describes this joy as feeling the sun from both sides! LOVE this sentiment!

I created this card inspired by that using the Viva La Verve Sketch on SCS for this week. The colors started as one of the colors from the hobby room that is an inspiration pic for the VLV sketch, but got "distressed".
I LOVED making this card while watching the movie (you can watch the whole thing on Youtube, starting with this link for Part 1 of the movie!).

We would love it if you would play along this week! Check out the Cinema Saturday blog from more details and to see the beautiful cards from our three guest designers this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you guys are having a fabulous weekend!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

11 comments:

Smita said...

Gorgeous card, Sankari.

Maureen said...

Sankari, this is sooooo beautiful!! I really do need to see your studio and all your embellishments...if you are like me...it's so fun to add them after the main part of the card is made. Your ribbon is divine and it looks like seam binding...I have ordered a whole bunch from Esty via Michelle Phillips blog ;) It looks sooooo fabulous :) Hope you are feeling better ;) I have lost my voice and so work has been a bit difficult but I hope I'm on the mend too :) Hugs!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just absolutely GORGEOUS Sankari! WOW!

Anonymous said...

your card is da bomb--beautiful! I imagine the card as a wedding invitation . . .

Brooke S said...

Sunshine,
You card is soo elegant and over the top beautiful.. The little pearls just jump right of the page and make you happy. Love the colors and texture... And I want to see how you fit all you goodies in your creative closet at home too :)

LOVE YA
HUGS
BROOKE

Shauna said...

What a great card! so much to look at, yet nothing is overwhelming. Love it :-)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! While the pearls are lovely, I just adore the rose! How did you do it? I have a wedding card to make this week and you have sparked new ideas..

Tangii said...

Oh my goodness Sankari... this is beyond words! This is the most gorgeous card!!!!! Everything about it is just perfect!!! I love ALL of the pearls (a girl can never have too many) and the flower! The colors are fabulous! If this doesn't inspire someone to play, nothing will :)

Karli said...

Oh be still my heart- as always, Sankari! I haven't been able to play along lately b/c I haven't seen any of the movies as of late :( But i always check in to see your beautiful work. Feel better soon, hunny & Big Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Stunning! I am amazed by how you can pull off a card like that. If I made one like that it would look horrendous! You have the magic touch!

Carolina said...

What a stunning card Sankari!!! Love all the little touches that really make this card ever so elegant! Hope you have a fab weekend!