Saturday, November 13, 2010

Quite Necessary to My Delight

Good afternoon!!! You have caught me in a card making break from report cards to bring you my entry for the 100th Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge.  Sankari and Brooke are celebrating 100 challenges with a fabulous movie and prizes!! Congratulations, ladies :D  I found out about this challenge over a year ago when Julee (Verve owner) was sponsoring a challenge.  I was hooked since :)  Who doesn't love a great movie?  The movie they are celebrating with is Pride and Prejudice.  Now I will admit, I have heard about this movie, but never had the chance to see it.  I went to Blockbuster last weekend and tried to rent the Colin Firth version, but they only had the most recent one with Kiera Knightly.  I still enjoyed it, although I was expecting a little more romance...hence a 2.5 hour version vs a 6 hour version.  Now, I need to let you know that I was in Future Shop on Thursday and tried to buy the BBC/Colin Firth edition, but no luck except that the very helpful clerk said I should try to buy it online through Chapters (our huge Canadian bookstore chain). Sure enough, they had it, 15% off AND free shipping!!! Bonus!!! It won't arrive in time for this challenge deadline, so I made the card based on the movie I saw.  I took my colours from the scene at the house where Mr. Bingley, his sister and Mr. Darcy were staying.  After they leave, the house staff started covering up all the furniture.  It was a really cool scene shot in slow motion with the colours of white, cream and pink.  It really stood out in my mind.  The sentiment I picked because of how it sounds...very proper and very English and gives the feeling of a sweet, pure love, like the love between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth :) 
The added requirement for the challenge was to add lace to your creation.  I've used lace trim I picked up at the sewing machine store where I bought my Janome last spring.  I tried to keep the card vintage-y to keep with the story.  What's neat about this story is that soooo many love stories/movies have been based on Jane Austen's idea, especially Bridget Jones' Diary...a book and movie I just loved as well :)  I hope you are having a lovely afternoon...I'm back to report cards...thanks so much for visiting :) 

what's in it?
stamps: waltzing mouse holiday label 14, ippity (unity) delightful little things
ink: pti sweet blush, tea dye, versafine onyx
paper: pti kraft, sweet blush, cream, sugar plum dp; october afternoon dp, su blush
accessories: distressor, stitching, gemstones, lace trim, seam binding (etsy), button, linen thread, nestabilities labels 14, dritz pins, vintage crystal button (etsy)


Marisa said...

LOVE the soft colours of this card and the nestie shape you used is wonderful! Great seam binding flower and the lace is wonderfully delicate. Great card!! Good luck on winning something :)

Hope report cards are going smoothly and quickly :)

Rachel said...

Stunning card! Love your blog :)
Hugs, Rachel xx

Lynn said...

Oh Maureen...beautiful sentiment and so soft and soothing! Glad the report cards are done as of your more recent post!

Ann said...

Maureen, this is absolutely beautiful, and that sentiment is just perfect! Yay for Colin Firth! :D

Brooke S said...

Spot of girlie.. I adore the quote you used.... Brilliant! Your card is SOOOOO beautiful... We are so very glad you found us through Ms. Julee.. We have enjoyed your fabulous art every time you play.. You ALWAYS meet and exceed our expectations...


Nancy K said...

Beautiful Maureen! Love that you went with the pink too. :)
Your ribbon embellishment with the pins is gorgeous!!

Laural-Lee said...

This is quite fantastic Maureen! I wish I could have played along!!!

Alma7 said...

Such a romantic card!
Good luck!
Here's mine:

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