Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #94: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

First of all - A HUGE thank you to everyone for their beautiful birthday wishes and cards - you guys completely surprised me and I can't even begin to thank you for making my birthday so special! I am so sorry to post my Cinema Saturday post on a sunday - but it was so much fun to take a day off of blogging and just eat cake and hang out with my wee ones the whole time :))) As for which movie we are doing this week, a big highfive to Nancy K. for guessing that today's movie might have a little Johnny Depp flavor to it :))) Ha! You know us toooo well! I am not a scary movie kinda girl, but am willing to watch anything that has Johnny Depp in it :)

Welcome Everyone to our 94th Cinema Saturday challenge where every week we pick a different movie and then create a card by drawing inspiration from that movie. This week we are marking the change of seasons as summer closes and fall leaves appear with featuring the movie from 1999:Sleepy Hollow (starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci). This Oscar winning movie (for Best Art Direction) captures the Legend of Sleepy Hollow with a Tim Burton feel to it - no one can take you into a different realm or put an alternate spin on reality quite like Tim Burton! You can read the whole plot summary here. The challenge requirement for this movie is to use a Halloween tree in your creation - Sleepy Hollow is full of woods - so we thought it would be fun to use the Halloween tree element in our challenge requirement today.

The main thing that I wanted to create in the card was a feeling of the mist, and dark woods of Sleepy Hollow where the Headless Horseman rides - I wish I could have figured out how to add wispy white mists without smearing the card. I stamped and embossed the trees on a metallic silver paper and the bottom and top part of the card use black shimmery chunky glitter paper:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Bazzill silver metallic paper and black paper
Stamps: The tree is from the Frightful Night stamp set and the sentiment is from the Trick or Sweet stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Ink: Stazon Black, VersaMark, Clear EP, Stazon White
Accessories: embossing gun, clear EP, Adirondacks liquid pearls (chili pepper), wave cutter from CM, circle punch, white with black dot ribbon and dimensionals

I LOVE Johnny Depp in this movie - really - he is SO Tim Burtonesque and brings a whole other dimension to how he plays and portrays Ichabod Crane. And Kristinia Ricci (wow! she is so blonde!) really shows the depth of her acting skills. I hope that you enjoy creating a card to this movie! The crispness of fall is in the air and I am so excited to get out our sweaters and go for some hikes (but definitely NOT in woods like the ones from Sleepy Hollow - LOL!!)
Hope you guys play along this week!!!

Please check out the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge for more details! Hope that you have a chance to play along with us!

Hope you have had a great weekend!!!
Big hugs,


Denise Marzec said...

Wowwwww, awesome card! Love the rolling hills, clouds, and that fun ribbon. Looks AMAZING, Sankari!

Anonymous said...

You make the best cloud background ever!!! Don't tell me your secret, keep it safe! Amazing card!

June said...

Beautifully scary card!!!!! Loved the trees and really loved those clouds!!! I can't wait to try this out!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

WickedPixie said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! It so perfectly captures the mood of that movie! :-)Traci

Monique said...

This is spectacular... This has to be one of the best Halloween cards I have seen!!

Taylor said...

This is fabulous, Sankari! Those clouds are amazing! I think I need a tutorial! :)

Colorado Crafter said...

I know this is from a couple of years ago but I would love to know how you did the cloudy background behind the trees. I think it's sponging, but since you said you embossed the trees on silver paper, I can't figure out what color of ink you used and whether you sponged outside a cloud mask or possibly did some reverse sponging in some way. Since it's so hard to photograph metallic paper and glitter, etc. I would be so grateful if you could give more of an explanation of how you made such a cool background of clouds. Thanks in advance!!!