Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge - #17 - The Princess Bride

Welcome Everyone to our 17th Cinema Challenge – where this week, we are so happy to present the movie The Princess Bride. Each Saturday on the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, we pick a movie from which to draw inspiration from in creating a card, scrapbook layout or altered project. This week's movie pick comes with the chance to win an AWESOME PRIZE! (towards the end of the blog)

This week we have 2 wonderful guest designers. Ann from Creative Antics and Melanie Muenchinger from Hands, Head and Heart who have created amazing projects for this week's movie pick - the Princess Bride. Please check out their blogs and the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge for more details.

I can't even tell you how excited we were to pick this movie. This movie (released in 1987) was originally a book (released in 1973) that slowly grew into a cult classic. I totally fell in love with the Princess Bride when I was in highschool. I think I was like Ann, and could quote the movie line by line. I think I must have watched it over a fifty times. One of my favorite memories is watching it with my highschool girlfriends at a slumber party eating popcorn and swooning over Westley's character and quoting all the memorable quotes (in our pajamas, with popcorn in our mouths) as the movie was on. One of my favorite lines from the movie is: "My brains, his steel, and your strength against sixty men, and you think a little head jiggle is supposed to make me happy? hmmm? "

The other line that I love comes from Westley's devotion to Buttercup and how he expresses his love with the sentiment: "as you wish". For this card, I a stamp from Melanie's beautiful stamp set that I colored to show Princess Buttercup and Westley (Dread Pirate Roberts) holding hands with the sentiment as you wish being repeated in the circle again and again.

I had so much fun making this card. I used the colors from the dress the Princess Buttercup wore and tried to mimic the beautiful beaded work in her dress by doodling with my silver pen. The pretty shimmery teal paper is from the Paper Temptress. I don't know if you have had a chance to check out this awesome company - but if you haven't - please check it out here. The papers are truly beautiful and exquisite. The sentiment "as you wish" was typed and repeated and then cut with my CM circle cutters. The beautiful stamp set is from Melanie Muenchinger's set.

I love this stamp set and so this week - YOU have a chance to win this stamp set - all you have to do is play along. In order to be eligible for the prize this week you have to create a card, scrapbook layout or altered project inspired by the movie using the sketch from this week's PaperCraft Planet's sketch challenge. Every satruday Paper Craft Planet has a new sketch challenge and this week - it was my turn to create a sketch. I was so excited - I love playing along with sketch challenges but have never created one - so here is my sketch challenge for this week's Paper Craft Plaent:
I hope you play along with the sketch and also with the Cinema Saturday movie.

In order to be eligible to be eligible for the prize for this week's challenge, you have to use the sketch below with this week's movie which is the Princess Bride.
1. you don't have to use the sketch challenge to play along with the Cinema Saturday challenge
2. you can use the sketch for something else and then upload it to PCP using the tag sk013109
3. in order to be eligible to win Melanie's stamp set - you have to incorporate the sketch with the movie Princess Bride and also:
a. Please leave a comment on this blog post with your entry by this Thursday -9 pm PST
b. If using the sketch and movie challenge together - please also upload to Paper Craft
Planet using 2 tags: sk013109 and cinemasaturday (all one word, lowercase letters)
in this way - i can create an album that can be featured with all of your works ;)

I hope you have fun and try out the sketch and also try out the movie challenge. It has been so much fun to meet you all through these challenges! You are all such wonderful inspirations!
Don't forget to check out the beautiful creations at Brooke's blog, Ann's blog and Melanie's blog!!!

A big thanks to Ann and Melanie for guest designing and for making our 17th movie challenge so amazing and wonderful!

Big Hugs to all,
Sankari :)


Tanya said...

oh yeay!!! I'll find a way to play along- I LOVE this movie. Yes I can quote the whole thing too. I'll gush more when I post whatever I make.... THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I don't even know where to start. Everything is so pretty.

Carol Dunstan said...

Love your card Sankari! But urgh... circles... large circles! I'm "large circle challenged" but I shall find a way

Tlbran said...

Love your card! That bow is so gorgeous and I love the green color. Great job creating her dress, gorgeous

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is *so* cute! I love it! What a great job! Thanks so much for hosting such a fun challenge! I always love seeing your creations! You are so clever!

Alley said...

I love the ribbon effect on this card.

Regan said...

wow, what a cool card!

Regan said...

wow, what a cool card!

zukesgirl said...

AWESOME as usual!

That is so funny as that is what sticks in my mind from the movie the "as you wish". I love how you put it in the circle - very cool and that ribbon is gorgeous!

I am so sorry I cant partipate the next couple weeks due to work travel.

Maria said...

Wow, Sankari!! Your card is. . .what can I say. . .GORGEOUS and oh, so elegant. I love your sketch too! I will try to play along this week, if not the cinema challenge, the sketch challenge!!

I love everything about your card especially that lovely bow!! So beautiful!

I've seen the Princess Bride long long ago. I just remember parts of movie but it was such a cute movie. I have to take a look at it again. I do know I did like it!!


Heather said...

Beautiful card! I love the ribbon! Your card is just so elegant! Great job!

gale said...

Wow what a neat card! I love the colors and ribbon.

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh, I love this movie! It is a classic!

The ribbon and paper you chose are just perfect for the period of the movie, too!! Always such great attention to detail!!

Jennifer Schmidt said...

This card is stunning and just perfect for the movie! I LOVED this movie when I was in HS too!!

Dawn said...

STUNNING... as always! You did a great job with the challenge... this is just such eye candy!!!

Rachel Brumley said...


What a beautiful card! Your work is always so awesome! I love the gloves on the hands - so original! And the bow is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUSLY Beautiful card!!! I love your ART...BTW, I've left you something on my blog!!
Penny Duncan

Maria Matter said...

This was great fun!
I used the sketch too!
The Princess Bride
Blessings, Maria

Jennie said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the rich royal green and that ribbon is fabulous *~* It was a great challenge, what a great movie and already looking forward to this Saturday's challenge.

thescrapmaster said...

How stunning! THat ribbon is just so elegant and gorgeous! The card is just great. So is the sketch too. TFS!


Sherri said...

Oh I love this movie!! ...and your projects are all darling! We've been away for the past week and just got back last night or I would have played along too!

Naomi said...

Everytime I come to your blog, I am blown away. WOW! I still can't get over the amount of texture and detail in your work. This is amazing.

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous card!

Savitri said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Love it! You're so detailed oriented where I just slap things together ha ha...

Oh, I've been meaning to comment many many times but for some reason your blog always crashes my browser. It'll just sit there. Today I got in so I'm super happy! Hope you're enjoying your time with your family!