Thursday, March 18, 2010

Map to my heart

Oooh! I may have missed the deadline on this week's Cinema Saturday. Ah well, sometimes this is the way it goes.

This is a wonderful film -a beautiful tearjerker about the relationships between mother and child. It also required the use of some map. I am very sad to say we said goodbye to my Grandma today, however you will see a bit of her (and my Grandpa) in my project today. They always had beautiful National Geographic maps displayed in their guest room, and my sister and I would spend time looking at them again and again. I ended up with a few of these maps over the years, and photocopied a section of one to use on this scrapbook page for my son's album of our visit to Chicago.
Sorry, the photo quality isn't the best, I was in a bit of a rush to get this done.
I'll add the "recipe" later!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Top Ten List (#1?)

So, you may have noticed, the challenges I participate in most frequently involve movies -I love movies and don't get to go to the theater very often, hence my longtime Netflix membership. I also love lists (Dave's Top Ten anyone?) I thought I would post my Top Ten favorite movies of all time. These may not be award winning (although many are), but these are films I can watch over and over and over. And, as my parents may tell you, I can pretty readily quote from them too. I tried to post a mix of genres, etc. but it's hard. There are many runners up, and because of that this list may evolve.

Love Actually
Bride and Predjudice
Billy Elliot
As Good as it Gets
Star Wars
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Please leave a comment -let me know what your faves are!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

He does whatever a spider can

Look out! Here comes the Cinema Saturday  Challenge for the week:

I was so excited to see an action movie for this week's film!! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE comedies, romances, dramas, and various combos of them, but I do really enjoy a good action film! This week's requirements were to take inspiration from the film, of course, and use acetate. I went with the theme of dark vs. light, good vs. evil, double life, etc. and showed this with the black and white spiders and webs and black and white background paper. I also wanted to exhibit Peter Parker's attempt to find balance or a middle point in the "gray area" of his double life. To show this I wove shades of gray into a background, as a spider must weave, with some "light" peeking through, and put a splash of red for some "spidey" color through the middle, where it looks like those creepy little spiders are crawling toward.

I used: Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, and Going Gray c/s, Window sheets, Chills & Thrills Rub-ons, mini glue dots, 5/8" Real Red satin ribbon.

This will probably be saved for a Halloween card...:)
Have a great week!