Monday, November 3, 2008

Grease - The Disney Version...

Hi everyone!
I'm a fan of Brooke's and Sankari's Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge. This week's movie is Grease. Okay... to be honest, I didn't see the movie when it was new, but of course I know the songs. And it always reminded me of some squeeking mice when I heard "You're the one that I want, oh, oh, oh...". And when I look with 2008's eyes on Olivia Newton-John with her 1978 makeup and dress... doesn't she look like Minnie Mouse??? LOL! I hope I don't offend your feelings towards this movie - of course it is a fun one, and I enjoyed watching it now, but well, sometimes I'm a little bit goofy with those 70's and 80's movies. And I'm a Disney fan... Anyhow - I WAS reminded of Minnie Mouse, and when I saw Sankari's card for the challenge, I knew what I had to do: just change her wonderful cupcake people into Mickey and Minnie Mouse!
I cut Mickey's car with my Cricut and used an All Night Media stamp for Mickey and Minnie. They were colored with markers, then cut out, and I can tell you, I'll never again just THINK of cutting them out - it took hours (at least it felt for me like hours, considering my lack of patience)!!!!! The street was hand-cut and shaded with pencils. I added a hand-written sentiment and some lines.
I HAD FUN! Hope you've fun, too!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

One, two, sixty...

I was asked to create two cards for a 60th birthday. This is the first one I came up with. It's a no-stamp card (sorry for that!), but I like it nevertheless. The flowers are cut with the Cricut machine, and I used this wonderful dp from CreaMotion. The sentiment is Word-printed, then punched with a Marvy Scallop Oval punch. I added some light brown rhinestones.

This is the second one I came up with. Today's featured stamper on SCS is Becca - look at her wonderful gallery! I used this wonderful card by Becca as my inspiration piece.
I tried to imitate Becca's wonderful subtle chalk coloring (I guess I need some more practice for that...) on a cuttlebug-embossed background, added a decorative corner (cut with a Sizzlits die) like Becca did and used some little pearls as embellishments (hard to see on the photo) - Becca used rhinestones. I changed the size of the card, the way of displaying the sentiment, the ribbon and the layers, and I added a flower (stamped with SU "Both Way Blossoms" stamp and colored with metallic watercolors (by Yasutomo) and Tombow markers, cut out closely and mounted on foampads).

What do you think about both cards?