Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dare to Dream


Last week I was fortunate enough to come across the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog through Brooke. She left a sweet comment on one of my cards and I followed the link back to her fabulous blog and then on to the CinemaSaturdayBlog. I had once stumbled across a blog where someone had created a Cinematic card that referred to a challenge, which intigued me, but I never followed through. Well...as fate would have it, I now know where to participate and now I need to go back through all of the past 15 weeks and make cards! LOL! They have picked some of my all-time favorites.
If you haven't guessed what this week's movie is by now, then you probably haven't ever seen "The Wizard of Oz". I was thrilled to see that it was this week's pick. After church, dinner and the dishes done, I headed down to get started on my creation. I quickly turned "The Wizard of Oz" on and watched it with my daughter while I created. I new right a way that I would use the new "Sweet Slumber" Specialty DSP from SU! This is heavy, textured cardstock that is exactly like My Mind's Eye "Wild Asparagus" paper. Yummy! The gingham print reminded me of Dorothy's dress and the red worked well because of her Ruby Slippers.


I really wanted to add blue ric-rac like Dorothy has on the neck band of her dress, but the blue I had wasn't the right shade, so I went with white. I carefully stitched it down with my sewing machine. The sentiments were created on my computer ( if you would like a copy of my document , email me at kellyrory1@msn.com )and then I printed them out and cut them. I used my oval and scallop oval Nestabilities to create the oval shape.
I used my "One of a Kind" set to stamp out the flowers. I stamped it twice in Riding Hood Red and twice in Baja Breeze onto whisper white cardstock. I punched them out using the Boho Blossoms punch and added them to the oval with dimensionals. The buttons were added to a few of the flower centers using mini glue dots. The red Chunky Essentials glitter in the center of the red flowers was added with liquid glue. Of course it wouldn't be complete without some ribbon, so I tied a simple bow and trimmed the edges and added it to the oval with a glue dot.

While I was printing the focal image on my computer, I decided to create a small "Somewhere over the Rainbow" sentiment not knowing if I would actually work it into the design. I was able to incorporate it in the bottom right corner with a small button on the side. I left all of the buttons "naked" (sorry Jody) because I liked how they looked as the centers of the flowers rather than a "sewn" button.
I do want to apologize for the photography. It is not the lightest and brightest and it really doesn't do the card full justice, but it is snowing outside and the light quality isn't the best.

I had a lot of fun making this card. My daughter came over to my desk and said that it wasn't a "Wizard of Oz" card because Dorothy wasn't on it. I instead read it to her and then she caught on.
She loves the "Wizard of Oz". Last year our Elementary school put on the play and for those of you who have followed my blog for a while might remember me talking about my "poppies". I was in charge of coreographing the dance for the "poppies" to put Dorothy and her gang to sleep. Good times and fun memories. My daughter came to all of the practices with me so she learned most of the songs from the play.
I hope to be able to participate in future Cinema Saturday Challenges and perhaps go back to the others that I totally love! Thanks for fluttering by! Also, I would like to send a big thanks to all of you who left such sweet comments yesterday congratulating me on joining the SFYTT "Team"!


Stamps: One of a Kind
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Paper: Ultrasmooth White, PTI White, Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP
Accessories: Valet Ribbon Originals, Buttons from my stash, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Boho Blossoms punch, Ric-Rac by Wrights, Sewing Machine and Thread, Nestablitites Ovals and Scallop Ovals, Computer and Printer

27 comments:

ChristineCreations said...

How fabulous Kelly! And the gingham reminds me so much of her dress! What a great challenge and a beautiful card!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

This is so pretty, Kelly, you did such a wonderful interpretation of the movie. Hope you can participate in more of CSCC. Blessings, Amy.

Bethany Paull said...

Your sentiments are so wonderful Kelly! And the card is really beautiful. Great take on Wizard of Oz.

Lisa Brown said...

This is awesome, Kelly! Beautiful job with the challenge!

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Melanie said...

gorgeous job creating your sentiment Kelly! :) beautiful card!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Kelly! I LOVE the look of those new papers. I wondered if they were like MME dp ;) So cool!
Funny, as soon as I saw the card I knew WOZ right away!! You rocked that challenge!!

Mandy said...

This is so very pretty...love that sentiment and the colors really do remind me of dorothy's dress and ruby slippers.

Brooke S said...

YAAA! HOw cool that your were able to find a little time to play along with us... I love that you took a part of the song that is not about the rainbow...(not that rainbows are bad, just that the part you choose is so amazing!!!) All aspects of this card rock the challenge.. The gingham, the flowers the sentiment of course... My son had a similar comment about my cards I have been working on.. he said "you have to do ruby slippers mom what is more Dorothy that ruby slippers" Aren't kids great...

Thanks for the sweet words in your post... you are so cute..

Lots of hugs
Brooke

Jackie Pedro said...

This is beautiful! I love this color combo and I can't wait to get my new SU! order because this DP is in it!!

Ann said...

Wow! So glad you played along this week! Love the colors and sentiment!

Carol Dunstan said...

wow, the colours are perfect, and I love your sentiments, the flowers... ~sigh~

Dawn B said...

Thanks so much for sharing this file with me Kelly. LOVE this card. It is incredible.
Hugs....

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How beautifully done this is Kelly! What a vision! LOVE the sentiment, the dp that you used is simply PERFECT for this movie (which is one of my favorites)...I just LOVE everything about this!!!

Cynthia said...

Oh so cute Kelly!! This card is so Dorothy!!! And now you've made me have to buy this punch and the set after holding out two years of not "having to have it". You are so dangerous and so talented. I just love to see you play!!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

I've been wondering about this paper. Glad to hear your input and see it in use. It looks great and so does your very pretty card! Sound like fun. I've been hearing about this challenge. I'll bet your daughter is an absolute doll singing the Wizard of Oz songs! Still one of my all time favorite movies!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is absolutely fabulous!! What a fun challenge!!

shel9999 said...

W-O-W! This is over-the-top gorgeous! I LOVE the colors, the little cut out flowers, the ribbon...just GORGEOUS!

Cindy said...

Great card!

Juliann said...

Such a pretty card! It is just perfect, and you made me sing the verse you wrote on there!
Beautiful!

Sears Family said...

This is fantastic! I love the sentiment!

Kim Marie said...

This is a really wonderful card!! Very very beautiful!
Kim Marie

zukesgirl said...

I love the colors you chose and how you did the saying!

That blue gingham --- so much like her dress!

Ryemilan said...

Hi Kelly,

I love your card. It is so very pretty and fitting for this challenge. Lovely attention to detail.

Best wishes,
Sam.

Jaimee said...

really beautiful love the ribbon!

mariemc said...

Love your card and that cursive font from your computer is gorgeous!! What is the name of it (if you have the chance to answer)? Thanks!!!

Angi Rankin said...

Your card is just gorgeous! I love the gingham with the red. It's definitely "Dorothy". Thanks for the inspiration!! Angi