Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #53 - Elizabeth - the Golden Age

Welcome to our 53rd movie challenge over at Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge where every Saturday, we pick a movie and create something (card, scrapbook layout - anything - that is inspired by the movie). This week we are featuring the 2007 Oscar winning movie: Elizabeth the Golden Age with Oscar nominated actress Cate Blanchett. This is an AMAZING movie full of amazing color, amazing costumes, amazing cinematography about the rule of the Virgin Queen: Elizabeth. For this movie challenge - you can play with either this movie or its prequel: Elizabeth (another amazing movie with amazing cinematography!). According to Wikipedia, this movie: Elizabeth: The Golden Age "won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design and Cate Blanchett received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Blanchett was an Oscar nominee for Best Actress for Elizabeth as well." We hope you enjoy playing along with this challenge!

There was something so captivating about the first movie Elizabeth - there was something just lovely to watch with the amazing costumes (wow - the details are simply lovely) and the same in the movie Elizabeth the Golden Age. I just loved the cinematography and colors and the sets, costumes were like eye candy. I adore Cate Blanchett in these movies - she is an amazing actress - and the strength of character, emotion, vulnerability under the strength and beauty are simply lovely to watch. I am in LOVE with this dress/costume that Elizabeth wore and so i chose it for my card inspiration. You can kind of see the scoring that I did on the top to mimic the dress: (this picture comes from Grace Magazine)

I chose the sentiment: "Anything is Possible" from the gorgeous stamp set "Star Struck from Verve - I love the font in this set and the curls in the font felt like part of the dress. This is the sentiment I chose because I felt that is how she ruled -
she created possibilities and roles that were not thought possible at the time.

I loved making this card because I was watching the movie as I made it and love making cards when everything feels like it comes together :)

Here is a closer peek at the scoring, the ribbon (thank you Michelle and Laurie!!! You guys rock!!) and the sentiment:

Card Details:
Paper: DCVW
Ink: Memento Expresso and Cottage Ivy
Accessories: liquid pearls, scorpal, ribbon from stash, pearls from Kaiser, spellbinders, dimensionals (and copics to color the pearls and crown embellishment)

I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week!!! Can't wait to see your royal creations!! Next week we have a very special guest designer joining us - along with a very fun movie!! Stay tuned and see you at the movies!!!

Please check out the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge site for more details!!

Big hugs and a huge thanks for stopping by and saying hello!
Ciao for now Sankari :)


Brooke S said...

Seriously!! How beautiful is this card!! You totally caught the spirit of the movie.. Talk about candy to the eye... Absolutely stunning... The color,texture, ribbon, embossing.. It totally Rocks!
Love you girl!


Cassie_lu said...

WOW what an amazing card and so rich looking, great take on the challenge

theneon said...

You've definitely given this challenge the royal treatment. It is amazingly "Elizabeth" right down to the perfect phrase and your story behind it.

Traveling Mama said...

wow!! This is amazing! That is some tough inspiration to create from... not many could create something that could compare to that amazing dress and throne... but as usual you make it look SOOOO easy!

cnelson said...

wow!! you have outdone yourself!! this is beyond amazing!!

Anonymous said...

`WoW` so stunningly unique card..TFI:)x

Martha said...

WOW, stunning, this is soo beautiful!!!!

Melanie said...

wowee what a card!!! i still need to see this movie! Thanks for visiting the other day, GF! :)

Ree Donnelly said...

Good Lord, that is one beautiful card! Wow, is all I can say...

WickedPixie said...

Oh My!! This is stunning, gorgeous, beautiful...I really need more words! :-)Traci

gale said...

Gorgeous card. I am putting these movies on my netflix queue too!

Raet said...

Hi! I stumbled into your blog...well you know how, each amazing creation leads to another, and then another and then...there you are! Well,I just had to tell you how absolutely wonderful this card is. Your choice of, well, everything! made it just fantastic. I wonder do you give these beautiful creations away? If so, I don't know how... Your friends and family are very lucky! :) TFS!!
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