Monday, January 19, 2009

Cinema Saturday #15

AKA "We'll always have Paisley" lol.

This weeks Cinema Saturday challenge is Casablanca. A classic no doubt, yet a movie I had not seen in full until last night. This week Sankari and Brooke also gave us colour guidelines, very fitting for this movie. I had initially picked out Pale Plum as my free choice, but as soon as Rick mentioned that Ilsa had worn blue the last time he'd seen her I changed my mind. I knew I was going to use this additional colour sparingly, aided by choosing a pale shade of the colour, though I wasn't quite sure how, but I made myself watch the whole movie before really starting on my card and I am glad I did. I was going to draw inspiration from Sam's piano though I have few stamps with a real Morrocan feel to them (ooooh, but how i would love it!), but as soon as I saw Ilsa's paisley blouse it was a done deal... I am a sucker for paisley, especially when I have such a gorgeous stamp of it! I ended up basing my card on that whole scene, the conversation that gave fond memories of Paris back to Rick and Ilsa. There's the paisley for her blouse, the ribbon for her sash/belt, the frame for a slightly Morrocan touch, the sentiment for the memories and the Carte Postale flower for the French connection.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Going Gray
Stamp Sets: Paisley, Frames With A Flourish, Baroque Motifs, Carte Postale
Inks: Going Gray, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Basic Gray marker, Basic Black marker, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, Pretties Kit, dimensionals
Show watched while creating: Casablanca of course!

14 comments:

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

OH MY! That looks just like Ilsa's blouse

Great job, Carol & glad you finally got to see the whole movie.

Amy.

Cindy said...

Beautiful card and I love the AKA...too cleaver...

Sankari W. said...

That is just beautiful Carol (totally LOL at we'll always have Paisley!! ha!) - love the feel of your card - its totally like Ilsa's blouse! beautiful color combo and sweet touch with the flower - absolutely LOVE it! the cherish sentiment is perfect! Love it!!! as always - you totally rocked it!! Thanks so much for playing along - its always a joy to see your awesome creations!
xoxo S. :)

Jaimee said...

really gorgeous Carol, so detailed!

Savitri said...

Carol, GORGEOUS card!!!

Ann said...

Awesome job with this challenge, Carol! I love how you incorporated the blue and paisley ideas into your design! Still working on mine...hope to post it tonight.

zukesgirl said...

WOW -- very cute - LOVE the paisley!

Claire said...

Gorgeous Carol - these challenges sound like so much fun!!

Sherri said...

How beautiful! So elegant!

Brooke S said...

Another great project from our sweet Carol... How do you have the energy after all those amazing LOTR cards... You Rock as usuall..

Hugs
Brooke

Ryemilan said...

Very stylish and beautiful card Carol. Like the post header too...very funny!

Best wishes,
Sam.

Night Owl Designs said...

Stunning card Carol, really love this one.

travelingmama said...

Love it! Such a great take!

Pamela said...

Carol this card is gorgeous.

xo Pam