Thursday, July 8, 2010

Just Bend it!!!

Wow! Has it been a month already?? Time is just flying by.
So, this week, the lovely Brooke and Sankari over at Cinema Saturday are hosting a challenge to make a card that is anything but an A4 (standard 4.25x5.5"), and is inspired by the fun and fabulous film:

If you haven't seen this, I soooooo recommend it. Written and directed by Gurinder Chadha (who also wrote and directed one of my all time Top 10 movies: Bride and Predjudice), this movie shows Jess, a good girl from a traditional Sikh family in the London area, stretching her family's bounds by playing on a women's  soccer team and dreaming of going to "uni" (university) and playing professionally in the U.S. Instead of looking for a husband & learning to cook a proper feast, Jess is out learning to bend it like Beckham (aka Becks, Mr Posh Spice, David Beckham). Along with a great story, there is a great cast: Parminder Nagra (of ER fame), Keira Knightly, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. You can read more about the film here.

My card was inspired by the journey Jess takes along with her friends and family as she realizes her dreams and breaks from what is expected of her. Also, I noticed in many scenes there were airliners flying overhead, and in an homage to Jess' father, a commercial airline pilot, who recognized and supported his daughter's dreams, I used an airplane image.

The card is 3x6" and uses new colors: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, and Marina Mist.


  1. Love your take on the movie, Nancy and your card is awesome!

  2. I{♡ ♡ ♡}
    Your work!!!

  3. Nancy,
    Great colors. Love the stamp set(I don't have it) and I LOVE doing long rectangle cards... Way to capture the dream for going to play soccer in a far of land...


  4. love this sentiment :) I forget to use this set and it's so versatile...wasn't this a great movie? Very inspiring :)


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