Monday, February 02, 2009

Cinema Saturday #17

This weeks Cinema Saturday challenge is the fab movie The Princess Bride. I must admit that I did not see this movie until a couple of years ago, though I had a fair idea I'd love it from other people's comments about it. It was great to have an excuse to dig it out and pop it on again.

For my card I decided to take inspiration from Dread Pirate Roberts... ok, so I can't pass up an opportunity to use this set! I left the sails white so the card wasn't too dark, though I dare say the Revenge had all black sails. I've paper-pieced the hull of the ship, stamping it on a piece of Ginger Blossom paper (I wanted to include some of this red for a dress Buttercup wears), trimmed and then stuck it on over the hull as stamped on the White. The Soft Sky background is inspired by another of Buttercup's dresses (you just can't get me away from the costumes... speaking of which I rediscovered The Costumer's Guide To Movie Costumes, great for checking out the costumes without having to pause the dvd, and there are often additional shots though we probably don't need that much detail for cardmaking...), the silver flower represents Buttercups wedding crown, she's got pearls on a number of her dresses, and the sentiment should be self-explanitory :)

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Whisper White, brushed silver
Stamp Sets: Ahoy Matey, Brocade Basics, So Many Sayings
Inks: StazOn Jet Black; Ruby Red, Soft Sky, Bashful Blue for watercolouring
Accessories: Ginger Blossom DSP, aquapainter, Basic Black marker, Spring Bouquet punch, Word Window punch, Pretties Kit, mini glue dots, dimensionals
Show watched while creating: The Princess Bride, ODI cricket


Erin R said...

What a cute stamp! Great card!

Karen said...

Hey there Carol!!

I'm lovin' this card! Great job!!

I just use that set again's gathering dust in my cupboard! lol


Karen said...

Oh that that was "must" not "just"!

Good lord I think its coffee time!lol


Melanie said...

love it Carol! Thanks for the tip on the costume link, how cool!

Ryemilan said...

Fabulous card Carol! Great idea to take the pirate angle...I hadn't even thought of that!

Best wishes,

Sankari W. said...

awesome awesome ! love the dred pirate roberts boat and the sentiment!!! LOVE it!!! and that link is amazing - ! WOW!!!! talk about a brain meltdown when i saw it -- all these ideas were just spinning around in my head!! sending you lots of happy wishes from across the way!
much love Sankari :)

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

I love that stamp set, it's too cute, with the little pirate heart. Great card. TFS, Amy.

Ann said...

As soon as I saw this, I started thinking of this scene:

Inigo: You are sure nobody's follow' us?
Vizzini: As I told you, it would be absolutely, totally, and in all other ways inconceivable. No one in Guilder knows what we've done, and no one in Florin could have gotten here so fast. - Out of curiosity, why do you ask?
Inigo: No reason. It's only... I just happened to look behind us and something is there.
Vizzini: What? Probably some local fisherman, out for a pleasure cruise, at night... in... eel-infested waters...

Heeheehee!!! Your card is so cute!

Allison said...

I love it! What a clean design...and I love this movie (I once gave it to ten different people one Christmas!).

Catherine said...

very cute!

Brooke S said...

How cute is this card... I love the whimsey it has... All the hidden inspiration is pure genius.. I always love all the thought that goes into your work. We love our CAROl..

Stephanie said...

Very cute!

Jaimee said...

gorgeous i love the pirate ship them..and the swirly background