Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #49 - The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings) and some Blog Candy!

Good Morning Everyone,

Its time for another Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge - where every week we pick a movie for inspiration in creating a card, layout, altered item etc. This week's movie is the second one in the Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Two Towers. You can check out THIS LINK which will take you to blog post and projects that we created for the first movie: The Fellowship of the Ring.

I absolutely love Lord of the Rings - I have read it so many times since I just became a teenager and it always seems newer and newer. I definitely felt that they did justice to Tolkein's book in these epic movies that they have created - the details are stunning - and my favorite is to watch the extended versions and listen to the commentary - it blows my mind all the details that they show that you might never see because it appears just for a second in the movie. 

This week's challenge requirement was embossing - and for my inspiration I took it from the speech of Sam towards the end of the movie. To watch the part where I got the inspiration from - you can watch it here:

I love the hope that Sam gives to Frodo at a moment where things feel so heavy and he is struggling in the darkness. I took the quote that Sam says and downloaded a Hobbit font and typed this up in Photoshop and then cut it out with my spellbinders. I was trying to follow the sketch that my awesome buddy, Tammy has up for the sketch challenge today at PCP - but kinda switched up one of the elements (not so good at following sketches exactly these days :)

Here is the quote of what Sam says at the end -"Even the Darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer." And here it is on my card:

Card Details:
Paper: DP from Taj Mahal
Stamps: none - saying is printed with a Hobbit font on Photoshop
Ink: Martha brown for smudging
Accessories: ribbon from Taylored Expressions, heart button from stash, cuttlebug swiss dots, corner chomper, spellbinders. 

I kept the colors kind of muted - kind of like their cloaks that they wear - and the embossing is of three kinds: I scored a pattern into the cardstock for an embossed texture, I did some Cuttlebug embossing with my swiss dots and also used some flourished embossed paper (golden flourish) for another type of embossing. I really had fun making this card. It is super simple - but made from the heart. I added a little heart embellishment - as a symbol of Sam - who has such a pure heart - and whose love and his one pointed devotion to Frodo is beyond endearing. He is such an inspiration - My Sam :) Here is the heart button detail:

I hope you will play along this week - not only because of this awesome movie - but also because we are having some blog candy to celebrate our 49th challenge!!! Carol Dunstan and Jen Cuthbertson are our guest designers today - so make sure you stop by the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog today to see more of a chance of how you can win!!! 

And don't forget - next week is our 50th challenge! We have a special guest designer and some serious blog candy booty in store next week - so mark it on your calendars!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping in today and visiting!!!
Hope everyone's weekend is off to a great start! 
Hugs and happiness,
Sankari :)


WickedPixie said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning!! :-)Traci

gale said...

It's beautiful! It's ok to not follow a sketch exactly. :)

Carol Dunstan said...

fabulous card - you say it is simple but it really doesn't look it, and certainly not to the point where you could say it was lacking anything or needed something else. I love that quote too, that moment in the movie lifts things up at the end and highlights the relationship between Frodo and Sam. Gorgeous paper you have used.

PS (because I just sent you an email and forgot to put this in... sorry it was Johnny or Viggo, but hey... bet it was a lot closer to that mark (the Riddermark? lol) than you thought it would be ;) ~hugs~

Traveling Mama said...

Wow, girl! This is just amazing!! That font was perfect!

Durgagirl said...

OMG the TALENT. Amazing work.. Ahhh. If only I were more than just THUMBS.

CathyRose said...

Oh my goodness, this is just so original! Definitely one of a kind. Beautiful work as always!

Naomi said...

YOWZERS! Now that's a gorgeous card! The muted colors, the tons of detail, the different embossed elements, YOWZERS! The words in the quote are beautiful, and I LOVE the font you used for them! This is amazing.