"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge # "Singing in the Rain"

Who Else Has Spring Fever?

What a great show this is.. It has been years sense I have see "Sing in the Rain". The first thing that comes to mind of course is the title song "Singing in the Rain". When I was little my Grandmother would sing this song. She even had a music box that had this tune. I have to say I love watching Gene Kelly sing and dance.. I love him in Xanadu as well. I can't help but think of "The unsinkable Molly Brown" When I see Debbie Renyolds. She is such a little spit fire of a singer and dancer. Did you know that she was not even a dancer until this movie.. She is a fast leaner. She said "This movie and childbirth were the hardest things I ever did". When I think of Debbie I also think of her daughter "Princess Leia" Carrie Fisher. I guess that's what happens when you have such a long carrier and then you family jumps on the Hollywood bandwagon as well.

Our challenge this week was to bring an element of water to our projects. I decided to use three elements of water.. Window sheeting, Crystal effects and Clear dew drops. From the time Sankari and I talked about this movie I had this little umbrella stamp in the back of my mind. I think it's actually the first time I have ever used it.. (sad I know) I stamped the image in black "Stazon" ink and water colored the image with chalk. When the image was dry I used crystal effect on the image. I used a stylus to add it in just the right places.
(tutorial on crystal effects)

The best adhesive to use on Window sheeting is Glue dots. There hold were strong and secure. I even used the glue dots on the floating ribbon. I really love the floating effect you get when you use window sheeting. It's also fun to create the different layers that build upon the card as you open and close the card.

Floating effect using window sheets.
Closed view of card.

Inside view of card.

I could not forget the back of the card.

Card Recipe:
Card stock~ Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Kraft, Real Red.
Ink~ Brocade Blue, Pink Pirouette, Stazon Black.
Stamp Write Marker~ Barely Banana.
Stampin' Up Chalk~ Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Ribbon~ Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Stampin' Up
Window Sheeting ? You can purchase it from Stampin' Up (I had to use up my old batch)
Punches~ Eyelet Border, Heart to Heart (Stampin' Up)
Glue Dots
Coluzzle circle cutter
Dew Drops Michale's Craft


Carol Dunstan said...

, I too love the effect of the layers when you open and close the card :D

Angie Tieman said...

What a beautiful card!! Love how you achieved the water feel, so genius!

Julie Davison said...

I love this card! I am ready for spring, too!

nelliemaeii said...

Brooke!! I LOVE this card! Great work!!

Anthonette said...

Beautiful, beautiful card, Brooke!

I'm sorry I didn't have time to participate in the challenge this week.

tomiannie said...

So pretty! I love the detail on the flower umbrella.

shantel said...

Oh Man!!!!! You love all the classics that I do. Oh, I will visit your site very often. Excellent work. Lovely just lov-e-ly.

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