Thursday, June 10, 2010

Muchness anyone?

Okay, I was excited and a bit nervous when the gals at Cinema Saturday put this up for the challenge this week. Excited, because I've been wanting to see this movie despite mixed reviews. Nervous because I hadn't seen it, and "out of the box" is kind of challenging for me. Turns out, the movie is just amazing.
For the costumes, art direction, etc. which were fantastic and sooooo Tim Burton (with much more color than he normally does), I thought the story may lack. What I found was that there was just so much heart, character building, and so much connection I felt to so many of the characters. I wanted to just hug the Mad Hatter who is just full of "muchness", and made me want to always keep my "muchness" on display. :)
I love the part where the Mad Hatter just goes listing all different hat types. I wanted to make a ton of tiny different paper hats for my project, but time ran out -I needed to go be muchier instead. However, I did get one hat done satisfactorily, a fez, which reminds me of another Hatter part where he is talking to Alice, and just randomly interjects "Fez" into a sentence. It made me laugh!
So, here is the baby's funky little monkey wearing a Fez that I made with the Sizzix Bigz XL die "Baskets & Blooms" -I just trimmed around and cut the handles off, then stamped a brocade-y pattern, sponged a little gold, and braided and knotted some gold cord.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bueller, Bueller....Bueller? *updated 06/04*

Oh Yeah....What a great, fun, classic 80's film! One of my faves!
I used an oft repeated Ferris quote: Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop once in awhile you could miss it"
I thought this suited watching kids grow up, and I love the "shower scene"; Ferris has crazy soapy hair -something I always loved to do & my kids do too, and he's singing -it's just fun! I also love the parade scene, and the scene where Jeannie is at the police station (with Charlie Sheen), so many great parts!!
I like to think we all have a little Ferris Bueller in us that wants to have fun and a day off.

I used: Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White c/s, Pink Flamingo DSP, Button Bouquet, Button Latte, Vanilla Smooch Spritz (tried to mimic soap suds), Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, and 5-petal Flower punches, MDS for photo layout and text.