Sunday, April 14, 2013

Love, true love . . .

 I didn't realize until I typing the title of this post how perfect the word "love" is for this card.  I will explain in a minute and maybe you will figure it out before then.  Two challenges this week are to create a card inspired by your favorite movie or song.  It's kind of hard to narrow it down as there are some really enjoyable movies out there.  But as I was thinking, I came to the conclusion that (yes, I know it's cheesy) "Princess Bride" is probably my favorite movie.  There are so many great one-liners in it and it's so ridiculous, but you've got to love it (or hate it, but one or the other).  I mean, really, what's not to love: pirates, rhyming giants, R.O.U.S.s, swordfighting . . . and love, true love.  I've wanted to use this image for quite a while and this was the perfect occasion because the movie ends by talking about the 10 most perfect kisses in the history of the world and how this one between Princess Buttercup and Wesley surpasses them all.  Awwww . . .  So, there you have the story of this card.  If you haven't seen Princess Bride, I apologize (and you should see it) and if you have, then you know what I'm talking about.
I sponged around the image, which was no easy task as my printer ink tends to smear, to create the look of a sunset (more romantic that way, right?) and added a few glitter pen dots to be like the first evening stars appearing in the sky.  Then I found this paper that I have had for ever that is actually a picture of a sunset (or possibly a sunrise) and I think it gives a really fun look.  I added the clear rhinestones to sort of mimic the sparkle of the stars.

Cutie Pie Challenges #41--favorite film
The Squirrel and the Fox #41--inspired by a song or movie
{Pin}spirational Challenges #52--inspiration photo

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #201--sketch

Stamps: Stamping Dragon Designs "Kissing Couple" digi; Verve "Text Objects" sentiment
Papers: DCWV
ribbon is recycled from a card someone sent to me


Linda Anderson said...

What a beautiful card, I love silhouettes. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


mulberry station said...

What a beautiful silloutte. I love your image and colors. So beautiful together. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Heide said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and your fantastic image. Such a romantic card. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Joanna said...

How can you not LOVE a movie that has the line, "Hear me now, I will ALWAYS come for you." Sigh. Truly romantic. Your card is PERFECT. Thanks for joining in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog challenge this week. Good luck.

Athina said...

What a perfect image for the challenge and an absolutely beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

Athina said...

Thank you for playing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

Zella said...

Love is the perfect word for this card! Very pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges! Good luck!!

Kathie said...

Oh Heather your such a romantic!!! I do love your card and this is a beautiful image. I love your sponging and I know what you mean you have to be so careful. Your design papers are just perfect for this pretty card. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Sally Dube said...

Beautiful card and wonderful combination of Challenges!! So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
Blessings to you Heather!!
Sally SSW-DT

Jeannie said... so sweet!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Sharon Basel said...

Wow this is so beautiful - the whole thing a gorgeous sunset. Thanks for playing along with us at SSW!
Sharon, SSW-DT

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Adorable card!!!!! Thanks for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!