Saturday, May 23, 2009

Guest Designer! CSCC # 33 EVER AFTER

YAY!! This is my first time to be a guest designer for anything, so I am pretty excited. The movie this week is Ever After with Drew Barrymore. I had never seen the movie, so I rented it on Monday and watched it right away. I could hardly wait to make something with this Cinderella story as my inspiration!! The very first movie I saw in a movie theatre was Disney's Cinderella. I remember hating the wicked stepmother and sisters, and I truly wanted to believe in the magic that took Cinderella away from the horrible home she knew, and turned her into a princess. I think there are many little girls who can relate to this story. Ever After is beautiful. i was so inspired after watching it to create something wonderful!!

This week, I was asked to be a guest designer for the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge.
Tuesday evening, I was working away in my craft room, making some beautiful transparency bling flourishes (the challenge this week is to use a flourish in your design....i learned this really cool new technique from this tutorial!!) and I was thinking about the handsome prince that swept Cinderella off her feet and the beautiful glittery makeup that Drew Barrymore was wearing when she walked into the masque with her shimmery wings.

"In the world of stamping, cartoon princess are acceptable....Besides, there is a story behind it....and other stampers will appreciate it.....And I am making a card and gift bag for a niece's birthday on Saturday...and the cartoon princess is completely appropriate for this challenge."
You know, I have never considered myself a perfectionist....If something isn't good enough, then I will do better next time, but I am not going to KILL myself over something that is perfectly acceptable and appropriate for a situation. I am driven to create something using the means available, limitations on time, inspiration and flow of ideas. If something better just isn't there because of time constraints (like the American Idol Finale!!), means available (I lost my Silver Pearl embossing powder, it would've been perfect for this card!), inspiration (the movie IS about a princess), and flow of ideas (I tried to combine a new technique, a sweet memory, and the experience of watching the movie into the creative process of this card)

I hope you like this card and gift bag. I am sticking by the cartoon princess.

I used some beautiful shimmery watercolor paint for her dress and hair....The card features lots of bling with glitter, rhinestones. I also used rubons and some sticker bling from the Paper Studio. All the stamps, ink, and patterned papers are CTMH.

I did end up making an extra card, I like it.


yael said...

you had to see me gigling as i read through your post....totally thought of "everybody loves raymond"....
loved the movie (when i saw it years ago) and loved your take on it...and loved also the last card - tell DH we appriciate you and you WOWED me!!!

Carol Dunstan said...

well, I got a giggle out of your little story - main reason I don't ask Glenn for his opinion! LOL I like everything you have made, so :P hubby!

Anonymous said...

What's not to like? I LOVE your princess with her acetate wings and big crown...very sweet. I think most DHs react the same way to their creative wives' request for comments (but we love 'em anyway). Your second card is truly gorgeous!


scrapperjulia said...

Congratulations on being picked guest designer, you deserve it, you are so creative! Your husband sounds like mine, I don't ask his opinion anymore! I love all of your cards!

Sarah said...

What a crack up....I was laughing!
Your cards and bag are totally gorgeous!!!! I love all the shimmer and bling.
Congrats on being a guest designer

Jaimee said...

this really cute i am sure your niece would love it! those wings look great

Krista Ritskes said...

I love your post! That's totally the kind of feed back I sometimes get from my hubby as well! They just don't get it. I love the card with the wings, by the way. That movie is one of my favourites!