Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Far and Away

Happy Wednesday and happy August!  It's time for a new challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week is a Designer's Choice challenge and Cheri has challenged us to "stamp our favorite movie"!  Wow, was this a hard one!  First, I had a hard time thinking of my favorite movie; I have so many.  Then, I was trying to think which stamps I had that would fit different movies that I like and I was drawing some pretty big blanks.  I've always been a Tom Cruise fan so I started thinking of different movies he's been in and then remembered my favorite movie from high school "Far and Away" with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.  It's a story about two Irish immigrants to America in the early 1900's and their struggle to survive.  Classic story of how they don't realize they love each other until it's almost too late.  And I remembered that at the very end of the movie, they're going out west to buy a plot of land and they come across the very one they had been dreaming about earlier.  And it even has a river running through it, and that, folks, is how my card fits the theme of stamping my favorite movie.  It was long and round about, but it works!  Here's my card:
I "water colored" my card with my SU! blender pen and some SU! dye inks and added a few highlights on the water with a white gel pen.  Over all, it has a very soft look, specially when paired with the kraft card stock and this beautiful paper.  It is going to make a perfect anniversary card.
I hope you will play along with us this week.  It IS a challenging one, but if you think about it long enough, like I did, I know you will be able to come up with something.  Make sure you hop over to The House blog to see what movies the rest of the team picked.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Footbridge" and "Love Stencil" I only used the 'love' part
Dies: Verve "Scalloped Trim Trio" heart border die; MFT "Mini Tickets"

Sketch Saturday #474--pick your sketch (I used #259; the bottom left)

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #392--water
Sheep Ski Designs #5--flower power
Dies R Us #78--summertime fun
Divas That Cut--anything goes
Through The Purple Haze #130--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Cards Galore--anything goes
Come And Get It--just add flowers
Southern Girls--flower power


Donna said...

This is beautiful and peaceful Heather, I like how you trimmed it with hearts, perfect for an anniversary card!

Glittered Paws said...

Loved reading your synopsis of your favorite movie - and the rive with the bridge worked great.

Gina Arnone said...

I adore your card! It's funny when I first looked at it I thought it was the bridge from Winnie the Pooh. Then when I read your connection to the movie I realized how iconic bridges are in so many books and movies that it was the perfect card for your challenge because it could fit with whatever you see it as being a part of. Now I am thinking of all sorts of books and movies this would be perfect for :)

Cheri said...

Heather, this is such a great card for the movie you chose. I loved your story of how you came to depict that particular movie. I'd forgotten all about this movie (another one to add to my list of faves) and before I saw which movie your chose, I thought it might be "A River Runs Through It". But, wow!!! What a great job with this!!!!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Summertime Fun’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Such a pretty scene and perfect with the background paper. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Laurie Unger said...

GReat take on the challenge theme. Your card is wonderful.

Claire Grantham said...

Your card is so pretty, it feels like a country house, I really like the image and the border. Thanks for playing along with us this time at Sketch Saturday. Claire DT

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely creation. Thank you so much for joining uor challenge at Come And Get It challenges. Hope to see you next time.
Hugs, Iwona

Arlene said...

What a pretty scene. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Patti J said...

Heather, this is lovely! What a great choice for this challenge! Beautifully done!

Claudia Rogier said...

Stunning card.

Thanks for joining us at Sheep Ski Design



DT Sheep Ski Design

Monica Maier said...

Lovely paper and pretty image! Thanks for joining us Die Cut Diva's!