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.
 I LOVED IT!!!
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.
Enjoy!

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.
Enjoy!